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    And now for the recaps....

    OMG - they had people that came just to catch a glimpse from outside the Cathedral!

    From the Edmonton Sun:

    The Hurricane bride
    Oohs and ahhs as ambassador's daughter marries hockey star
    By MATT WOOD, SUN MEDIA

    OTTAWA -- For some the lure of a star-studded wedding guest list was just too hard to resist.

    Mona Riopelle came downtown from her west-end home just to catch a glimpse of Anne Cellucci, the daughter of Paul Cellucci, U.S. ambassador to Canada, on her wedding day.

    "She's beautiful, lovely," said Riopelle.

    "It's all so exciting. I just love weddings."

    Riopelle was one of a crowd outside the Notre Dame Cathedral on Sussex Drive yesterday hoping to catch a glimpse of Cellucci before her marriage to Canadian hockey player Craig Adams.

    When the bride arrived, just minutes after 3 p.m., she greeted the crowd with waves and a smile and when asked if she was nervous, let loose a little giggle.

    "A little bit," she said as she made her way into the cathedral wearing a classic strapless silk gown.

    On the guest list were notables such as Prime Minister Jean Chretien, Finance Minister John Manley, Foreign Minister Bill Graham, U.S. Olympic gold medallist Kristi Yamaguchi and several of Adams's teammates from the Carolina Hurricanes.

    Minutes after the guests made their way inside, rain began to fall, a traditional sign of good luck.

    The foul weather drove away most of the stargazers, but not Riopelle.

    "The ambassador's daughter, a hockey player. It doesn't get much more interesting, does it?" she asked.

    After the ceremony, the 300-plus guests were taken by bus to the U.S. ambassador's residence for dinner and dancing.

    One of the ushers escorting guests under cover of umbrella to their ride was Oilers forward and childhood friend of the groom, Brad Isbister.

    "It was a great ceremony," he said. "They suit each other really well."

    The newlyweds met five years ago while living in the same co-ed dorm and studying at Harvard University in Boston.

    While Adams skates with the Hurricanes, Cellucci has done work in Hollywood, as a production assistant on the film Ocean's Eleven, studied law at Boston College and obtained her real estate licence.

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    From the Ottawa Citizen:

    An american wedding in ottawa
    A 'made in Canada' wedding for an ambassador's daughter
    Nicholas Kohler
    The Ottawa Citizen

    Sunday, July 27, 2003

    Old Lowertown collided with the American upper-crust yesterday in Ottawa's social event of the year -- the wedding of the American ambassador's daughter and a Canadian hockey player.

    Anne Cellucci, the 24-year-old daughter of U.S. Ambassador to Canada Paul Cellucci, and 26-year-old Craig Adams, a Carolina Hurricanes right-winger from Calgary, were married yesterday afternoon at Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica.

    It happened in the company of Canada's political elite, a posh Harvard University crowd and a cadre of up-and-comers from the National Hockey League.

    With the 3 p.m. sky overcast and grey, the soon-to-be Mrs. Adams and her father stood within the golden chasm of the basilica, the wind slipping through the threshold and playing with the gauze of the bride's flowing train.

    In her elegant white silk dress -- created by Ottawa designer Justina McCaffrey -- and holding roses of mixed hue, the smiling bride glanced past her shoulder at the dozens of well-wishers braving the growing rain to see her married.

    Next to her, Mr. Cellucci, the former Massachusetts governor and proud father, beamed in his dark suit.

    During the private service, performed by Archbishop Marcel Gervais, a throng of secret service men, umbrellas in hand, patrolled the mouth of the Basilica, with the Peace Tower visible atop Parliament Hill visible beyond. Mr. Cellucci's offices at the U.S. Embassy are just down Sussex Drive.

    As the wedding let out, onlookers gathered on either side of the church doors and gaped as the 300 guests -- including family from as far afield as England, Wales and Italy -- marched to the limos and buses waiting to transport them to the Cellucci family's Rockcliffe reception.

    Prime Minister Jean Chrétien and his wife, Aline, waved as shouts rang out from the crowd. Also in the fray were Deputy Prime Minister John Manley and Minister of Foreign Affairs Bill Graham.

    When Mr. and Mrs. Adams -- she has taken her husband's name -- appeared at the steps, the groom kissed his new wife on the forehead.

    Leaving, they boarded a London-style red double-decker bus, stopping to show their glowing faces -- he a man with rugged hockey-player-good-looks and a white tie, she pretty and poised -- through the door for cameras.

    In her ice-blue dress with matching jacket, Jan Cellucci -- the bride's mother -- dashed into her limo under a stars-and-stripes motif umbrella.

    Hurricanes defenceman Bret Hedican held a firm hand under the arm of his wife, U.S. Olympic figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi -- now visibly pregnant.

    Massachusetts state police officer Anthony Dichio and his wife Anna -- longtime friends of the Celluccis -- described the wedding as emotional.

    "It was emotional for us," said Mrs. Dichio.

    "She's like our own daughter," added her husband as he waited for the Rockcliffe-bound bus.

    As the rain cleared, a bevy of hockey players and old friends of the bride and groom from Harvard University, where the couple met, stopped on the steps, joking, before setting off for the reception at the ambassador's residence, where Carolina Hurricanes colour commentator Tripp Tracy was slated to be master of ceremonies.

    A group of production staff from Oceans 11 -- the 2001 George Clooney and Brad Pitt vehicle that Mrs. Adams worked on as set production assistant -- also attended the wedding.

    Ottawa onlookers skirting the church steps hesitated leaving the scene -- even after the wedding.

    Why did they come?

    "We wanted to see the bride," said one onlooker, Jennifer Forbes, a 21-year-old University of Ottawa student.

    "We wanted to see the hockey players -- but we didn't recognize them," she added, noting: "They were really cute."

    "Too much black for a mid-summer wedding," commented Vera McCracken, a retiree who also came to view the procession. "It's the event of the year, I think," she added.


    "I just thought it was beautiful," said Kate Spurr, 21.

    Cécile Paquette was visiting from Montreal when she stumbled on the event by accident: "Madame Chrétien was very chic," she said.

    Another bystander, Eileen O'Neill, said she came "more from the political perspective," seeking to catch a glimpse of the Canadian political figures attending the wedding.

    "It must be exciting for a young couple to see that the local people are interested," she added.

    The wedding's almost deliberately "Canadian" orientation -- the bride, her mother and the bridesmaids wore Canadian-designed outfits, for example -- wasn't lost on onlookers.

    "Not to say home-made, but Canadian-made -- a Canadian flavour," said Mona Riopelle, a volunteer at the Ottawa Hospital's Civic campus.

    Asked what the wedding of the American ambassador's daughter to a Calgary hockey player means for Canada-U.S. relations, celebrity-watcher and federal government employee Lise Anne James replied: "It's a good sign -- a very good sign."
    There are numerous photos here, but here are a couple:


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    Sorry.. spent too much time organizing them..

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    Thanks Stewart - I was too lazy.

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    They really are a handsome couple. I hope they will be very happy.

    I am only a little frightened that Tripp was the master of ceremonies. The possibilities of what he may have said bogle the mind

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    I would have used that Amphi-Bus to leave there....go off by way of the water, then just hit the street in Ottawa somewhere and escape....

    If Craig Adams can plan, execute and get through that, he can score 15-20 us this year on the fourth line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by talkingcanes
    They really are a handsome couple. I hope they will be very happy.

    I am only a little frightened that Tripp was the master of ceremonies. The possibilities of what he may have said bogle the mind
    that is a scary thought

    They are a cute couple, aren't they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhardman

    If Craig Adams can plan, execute and get through that, he can score 15-20 us this year on the fourth line.
    Scoring all those goals will be a piece of cake after all that, right??

    Thanks for the links Eileen!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernHockeyChick
    At the Mall? Who needs to go to the mall?

    http://ww2.williams-sonoma.com/reg/find.cfm?src=regp
    http://bloomingdale.weddingchannel.c...98&listby=dept
    http://www.tiffany.com/registry/regi...THENTICATED=1&

    They've already gotten most everything from Williams Sonoma and Tiffany....still lacking a bit from Bloomies.[/url]
    Wow. Somehow I missed this post yesterday. First off, I hope Craig is planning to buy a new house for all this to fit (either that or it will go off into storage somewhere). And second, y'all want to chip in and buy a gift for he and Anne from letsgocanes.com? They still need a 6-Sided Box Grater from Williams-Sonoma.

    It's just about the cheapest thing they registered - $17.50

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    She's Italian...must be for all that parmasean (sp?) cheese!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nccanes
    It's just about the cheapest thing they registered - $17.50
    Is there any reason someone needs a $10.00 can opener? I bought mine for a $1.99 in college and I still opens cans. Maybe it is his hockey goodluck charm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by talkingcanes
    I am only a little frightened that Tripp was the master of ceremonies. The possibilities of what he may have said bogle the mind
    LOL!

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