despite the wedding happening over 3 weeks ago now i'm still glowing from the 3 day wedding party of a very dear friend. the celebrations were full of stunning settings, delicious food and wine and some of the most lovely people i've had the pleasure to meet. and the guests can sure turn a good wedding into a great wedding!
the wedding took place in liechtenstein ("where?!" i hear you ask!) and we crossed swiss and austrian borders as the party moved from liechtenstein to the lake of constance (bodensee) and back again. guests had quite literally flown from all over europe which resulted in a wonderful collection of languages and people. the bride and groom had met in england and as a result there was a large contingent of english speaking folk and german speaking folk so they made the great decision to conduct the ceremony in two languages to ensure that everyone was involved. and then the not so good decision of getting me to translate....as i don't speak german!
no no i kid, i was incredibly honoured to be asked to stand next to the deacon and translate the prayers and speeches into english....despite having done lots of public speaking it was one of the most nerve wracking things i had done! i'll felt sick with nerves all morning and daren't have a drink before speaking for risk of getting very drunk! or maybe a drink would have helped to calm the nerves......
doesn't she look absolutely stunning?