As promised, I’ll write a bit about our wedding, now that most of the guests have left again and the stomach flu seems to take a break. Though it is almost impossible to put this whole beautiful day into words (especially while the little one is emptying my mother’s desk drawers…).
Despite the difficult circumstances, everyone managed to be in the pink on the special day. The weather decided to be sunny – the only dry and sunny day during the last 6 days! We walked the short way from our home to the cathedral, with the little one between us. We had ten cute little (and not so little anymore) flower maids. We had the most awesome priest with the most touching sermon we could wish for. We had a little daughter who started to explore the huge cathedral on her own as soon as we sat down, to the amusement of all the guests (it is not easy to concentrate on the ceremony when you watch your little daughter disappear behind the big altar!). The impressive organ on our way out was replaced by an equally impressive bagpipe player in front of the cathedral (who managed to pluck my heartstrings for the third time within 1 hour).
We had a beautiful afternoon with coffee, cake, a self-written wedding song, sparkling wine with elderflower and strawberry punch. With a great and relaxed band and dancing in the garden. With two horses for the children – and for the adults as well (it’s not that easy to climb a horse with a wedding dress!!).
We had a great evening, with the most delicious food, the most touching speeches and the most beautiful piano music played by my cousins. And the most beautiful contributions (which I will probably show in detail during the next weeks). We had the most awesome guests, relaxed and happy, and we always had several people looking after the little one (or the little one looking after them?). We had the best daughter in the world who didn’t complain at all, who didn’t even ask for us as parents but who was completely happy sitting in the grass, picking flowers, watching people and playing with all the children. Who went to bed at 8 pm and didn’t wake up once!
We had the most amazing DJ who rocked the dance floor, and guests who very quickly got rid of their shoes and danced barefoot for the rest of the night. We had many small children who walked around with self-made lanterns as soon as the sun set and who rocked the dance floor almost as long as the grown-ups. We had an amazing wedding cake (which lasted for three days).
We had the most relaxed and friendly waiters who blew soap bubbles at the end of the night when only two friends and Karsten and I were left and danced the last dance to “What a wonderful world”.
What a wonderful day indeed!