Rachelle and Hayster tie the knot!
Oct. 27, 2008
Introducing Rachelle (formerly Vandale) and Hayster Soriano! Last Saturday (Oct 18th), amidst a large group of friends and family, the happy couple walked down the aisle with smiles and pride in their gaze. Rachelle, looking absolutely stunning in her bridal gown, was greeted by a dashing Hayster at the alter. They both professed each others love for one another while everyone (some with tears of joy) looked on. The ceremony was a mix of both French-Canadian and Filipino traditions, and true to form, the church's congregation cheered the newly-weds upon their exit. The reception was held later that evening in downtown Winnipeg. The hall, decked out in satin and candle-light, complemented the ladies in the bridal party's burgundy dresses and the gents' black tuxes perfectly. Rach's Bridesmaids were numerous. Three of them former (and active) Aikens Team members: Geneviève Paquin (Rosset), Ludivine Coudière and Julie Turenne as the Maid of Honour. Annika and Martin (Pit&Julie's children) contributed as flowergirl and ringbearer respectively. But wait there's more... Pit was the co-emcee for the festivities. As you all know, his sharp wit had the crowd in stitches (Editor's note... quit sucking up Pat!). Funny anecdotes and touching speeches were shared by both sides of this great union. Then a truly one-of-a-kind First dance saw Rach&Hayster start a slow waltz which broke out into a choreographed hip-hop dance. This set the tone for the rest of the guests who tore up the dance floor till the wee hours. Levity, happiness and laughter was the "Ordre du Jour" as all rejoiced in the atmosphere of the happy nuptials. We are extremely proud of this radiant couple. Both are invaluable volunteers to the lodge, often times we are found beseeching their services at Aikens (most notably during our "Mollies & Dollies Week), or away from Aikens (picking up supplies for us in Winnipeg). Tante (Auntie) Rachelle and Mononcle (Uncle) Hayster are some of Annika and Martin's favorite babysitters too! On behalf of all of us here at Aikens, and the Aikens family in general, congratulations on your union and we wish you all the best for the years to come!