I didn't know what to expect at the wedding. I was worried nobody would speak to me because most people aren't confident enough to speak English. It turned out everyone speaks fluently in English. We had a great time. Lots of food, lots of alcohol, lots of fun!
All the male guests got this. Maybe someone Slovak/Czech can explain what that is?
We went over to the bride's parents' to meet the groom. 'Bride picking' was in the afternoon. We headed to the church for the ceremony and drove 10km to the reception venue. There was the plate shattering custom (the newly weds have to sweep the shards which is a symbol of good luck).
The reception started with chicken soup (the groom and the bride had to feed each other), followed by more chicken, turkey dishes, lots of cakes and pastries. After midnight, a smorgasbord of cold cuts was served.
My Cinzano, Fernet and Kofola
Kofola is the Czech/Slovak's Cola - tastes weird for foreigners (think cough syrup!) but now I love it. Vinea is a grape-based soft drinks from Slovakia.
DH was very excited when he saw the seating cards. 'Oh! Look at your name! How cool!' We agreed I'd be keeping my last name after we got married. His parents have no objection and are fine with that. Yes, his last name is long compares to mine which is only a 3-letter word. :)
I went shopping with DH a day before the wedding. He picked this top when we're at Zara. I wore it with a pencil skirt and a pair of peep toe heels. I also get to carry my Eva for the first time. No photos taken during the wedding because we're too busy eating, drinking, dancing and chatting :) I had to change into a ballerina flats at midnight because the heels were killing me while dancing.
One wedding done, 4 more to go this summer.