When the Princess Wed Her Prince
Saturday October 26th 1968

Maarten and Nadina

Reflecting on our years of marriage and celebrating the Princess and her Prince on the day they said,
We do, Love each other, With all our hearts.
Creating the ‘Possible Dream’

When the Princess Wed Her Prince

My Mother Ruth took this picture in our Stewart family home
709 Connaught Street Victoria, B.C.
My last look at the twenty-one year old maiden, Victoria Princess Crown as part of my wedding veil.

When the Princess Wed Her Prince

Pondering the yellow roses from my Prince Maarten.
 He sent me yellow roses after our first date.
Five months later we would be married.

When the Princess Wed Her Prince

On my Father Bill’s arm as we arrived at Centennial United Church 6:45 p.m.
Mother Ruth Ann Anderson Stewart in her beautiful pink dress and hat she designed and made.
Ruth is carrying my wedding train.

When the Princess Wed Her Prince

The Wedding Ceremony – Reverend John Travis
Family – Maarten’s brothers At, Jack, Kees, Maarten, Nadine
Behind us Maarten’s Mother Mabel, Father Kees Sr.,
Ruth, Bill. My sisters Bonnie and Karen. Flower Girls, nieces Victoria and Tara.

When the Princess Wed Her Prince

My cousin David Anderson plays the Bag Pipes
as the newlyweds are introduced as Mr. Maarten and Mrs. Nadine Schaddelee.

When the Princess Wed Her Prince

Outside Church we are surrounded by Family, covered in confetti
 fireworks are sent off by Will and other members of the Dutch Bakery.

Nadina and Maarten

In Father Schaddelee’s Toronado
A time to cuddle

When the Princess Wed Her Prince

Formal pictures at At and Anke’s

At, Jack, Kees, Maarten, Nadine, Bonnie, Karen
Adorable nieces Tara and Victoria, Sister Bonnie’s oldest children.
Bridesmaid’s and Flower Girl’s dresses designed and made by Mother Ruth.
As it is a time of the harvest the dresses have harvest symbols on them.

When the Princess Wed Her Prince

Formal pictures at At and Anke’s

Maarten’s parents Kees and Mable Schaddelee, Maarten, Nadine
Nadine’s parents Bill and Ruth Stewart
Notice the hand holding – Love it!

When the Princess Wed Her Prince

The sit down dinner reception at the Carlton Club
Food by Schaddelee Family.
Being hugged by Mother Leonette, Sisters Elizabeth, Mary Grace
of St. Mary’s Priory where I worked.
Bill’s sister Francis from Toronto and brother Jim from California surprise us!

When the Princess Wed Her Prince

The Grand Wedding March led by Father Schaddelee took us outside

When the Princess Wed Her Prince

George Fairfield’s Band supplied the fabulous music
Dutch game—At’s wife Anke and Maarten’s Mother Mabel show us how it is done
They are pulling themselves on little skate boards.
Mother ends up underneath the Head table.
So much fun!!!!

Nadina and Maarten

Going away suit knit by friend Elaine.
Mother Ruth’s mink stole
Maarten in his Thomas Crown three piece suite.

When the Princess Wed Her Prince

Catching my garter! 
The looks on the faces of friends and family!
We love you!

When the Princess Wed Her Prince

Throwing the bouquet caught by friend Phyllis
who made my wedding headdress for me.

When the Princess Wed Her Prince

Held in a Circle of Love as the wedding guests sing to us.
The joy and celebration of family and friends has continued throughout our
years of marriage
We feel blessed and grateful.

There is a Scottish Toast that I have personalized
‘Here is to us
And dam few of us
All the rest are dead
But looking on us lovingly’

Love is Forever and always in our hearts.

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