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Finally I get to tell you about Posh Spice & Dave Beckham‘s beautiful wedding!

Jane (Lizzies cousin) picked us up in the morning as we had a pedicure/manicure appointment at 10. It was my very first pedicure ever(i know, boooo me!) and I was kinda scared because I’m very ticklish on my feet. But the second I sat down in that awesome massage chair all worries were forgotten and I found myself being in trance. I surely loved that chair! The pedicure went well and everybody survived and at 12 we were off to Lizzie’s make up appointment.

pedicureliz with make up

the big pimping 😉

When we were done with all that (around 1pm) we got all our stuff from the apartment and drove to the wedding location where I saw my room/suite for the first time. Just one word: WOW! It costs $450 a night and has 2 patios with an amazing view, 1 big jacuzzi, a big bed and lotsa room for other stuff(like partying). Big THANK YOU again to Liz & Dave for letting me stay there!! I surely felt like a (very drunk) princess!! I got rid of all of my luggage and then I went over to the bridal suite as all of the girls got ready there. (The guys got ready in my suite and I’d like to thank them for not trashing it and stacking it with lotsa alcohol…which came in handy later that night lol).

I couldn’t wait for Carl to come as he brought us our first meal of the day: a gigantic smoothie!!! After that everybody got their hair done and got ready for the photoshoot. This was very exciting as in Germany the bride and groom are not supposed to see each other in their outfits before the ceremony but here Dave and Liz saw each other before their ceremony…perfectly styled. MAGIC MOMENT!!! The photoshoot was fun too but it was kinda hard to look nice and smile for every single picture.

wedding party

the entire wedding party

The photographer was amazing! But I had to get used to the fact that she followed us around almost the entire day and took pictures of us doing ANYTHING…so u never knew when she would hit that evil button on her camera (paparazzi alert!!! lol can’t wait to see the pictures though lol).It was getting dark and the string quartet arrived. They played Beatles tunes only! I loved it!!!! We were all “hiding” in Lizzie’s room and wanted to listen to the strings so badly (and we could not really leave the room cuz we did not want anybody to see the bride) so we decided to open the window which was harder than expected as we did not open it but took it out of the frame…oopsie!

window almost fixed againcan’t see much but we kinda took it out of its frame

Anyways the ceremony started a little after 7pm and I am so proud of myself that I did not roll down the stairs on my way to the front!(yaayy me!!). When the entire wedding party stood up front the strings started playing  “all you need is love” and then she came…Liz looked like a fairy and I had a such hard time not to cry!!!! The ceremony was beautiful and so full of love!!! I did not even care that my toes went numb in my shoes and I could hardly stand anymore.

After the ceremony we went to have a few drinks and some finger food! I was starving and could not wait! And of course the first piece of food I touched that day dropped right onto my dress. And there I stood…with innocent eyes,pouty lips and a grease stain on my dress. It really is not easy being me!

Then it was dinner time where I ate like a pig and afterwards I could not really move in my dress anymore…but at least my hair looked good ;).

And what is a wedding without a tragedy?? The cake did not come!! We kinda had a feeling there would be a problem with the cake before the ceremony so we made up a plan B (sorry Liz we could not tell you at this time lol). We had arranged a plastic wedding cake (for the picture) and then 2 regular yummie cakes to eat. Nobody really cared much I think. The pictures still looked good and the cake was yum yum! The best man and man of honor gave toasts which almost made my cry again…but then whenever I felt a tear would come up I started sipping on my champagne lol.(bad idea!!)

After the food was gone the party started. I loved the DJ…Motown music only! Wahoooo!! Was not very easy to dance in my heels so at one point I just took them off. We kept on dancing, drinking and laughing.And then the bride threw her boquet. And guess in whose direction it flew? Nooo not Britney Spears…she wasn’t even invited!!(I wonder why lol)..but to answer the question: in mine!! Great so now u know that I’m the next to marry. I already have somebody in mind…(Juliane Sanchez…sounds hot right??…or Juliane Nowitzki…naa that one not so much..I dont think he’s hot but I’ve promised some people free Mavericks tickets…lol)

At some point the bar closed so we hung out in the garden before we continued the after-party in my room. I wish we didn’t though! Or at least I wish there would have been less alcohol and more water! I’ll let some pictures explain the rest. Just add a LOT more wine, shampoo, noise, singing, laughter, a little adventure on the roof and latter, and a broken glass:

dreamteamDreamteam: Liz,Carl & I

roofpartya little trip to the roof 😉

hardcore gang

tha gang that stayed to the last minute

jump on the bedat some point I felt like testing the bed 😉 (but why exactly?)

foam party 1 foam party 2

don’t ask! it was not me but i thought it was funny and joined 😉

I went to bed around 7 that morning and was woken up again at 9am by roomservice bringing my breakfast. It was a nice breakfast but I was still so drunk I could not eat a lot. I felt a bit better after a hot shower and some time in the jacuzzi.

When Liz came over that morning I wanted to show her some pics of the wedding/party and I was scared of how little I remembered. Thank god there are cameras who remind you of the things you actually don’t want to see/hear again! But I have to admit that I had an amazing time!!!!!!

It was so hard to say “goodbye” to Liz and dave at the airport and I have to admit that I had one or even two tears in my eyes. The newlyweds left for their honeymoon to Hawaii and I left for Helsinki again :(. The time at the airport was horrible! I was followed and stared at by 2 weirdo friends which were not even hot! And then I was so drunk/hungover/tired that I ran against a door in the airport toilets which gave me a nice bump on my forehead!(and it still hurts like hell!!!) And then to top it all off I had the worst flight ever! The guy next to me ordered alcohol all the time which caused me to almost throw up on his head! And then we had the worst turbulences ever! I really thought I’m gonna die!!! I’ve never seen that before there was even water coming out of the toilets on the plane!! And then when I arrived in Frankfurt I had only 20 minutes to change the plane and almost missed it because of stupid airport security!

Thank you Lufthansa for that breathtaking event! And thank you Watsons for making that week one of the best in my life and introducing me to so many great people!! I love and miss you and can’t wait for the reunion!!!!! UTZ NEIN!!

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One of the things that I really missed in Europe was (and still is) The Cheesecak Factory! I just love that place and I was sooo happy when we went there for lunch yesterday. I had a white chocolate and raspberry truffle cheesecake and OMG it was heaven(again lol).

cheesecake factoryshuffling at least 1.000 calories into my system…it was worth it!

As the weather kinda sucked yesterday we decided to go to a mall and do some (serious) shopping. And guess who we met? The only other German in Dallas who is more famous than me:

dirk nowitzkiDirk Nowitzki and I 😉

After browsing through some stores I found THE dress:

Bling BlingJule – the discoball

Of course I had to try it on…it was not that easy to get in there(especially when you dont notice that there actually is a zipper which would make it easier 😉 ). I did not buy it though as I am on a budget and it was kinda expensive ;)…well, next time – for sure!

When we came back from the mall we chilled a bit and watched Mamma Mia! Today we mostly ran some last-minute errands and got ready for the rehearsal dinner. I’ve never been to one so it was very exciting! We drove to the Maple Manor Hotel, which is the wedding venue and rehearsed the procedure of the wedding and when and where people have to walk, line up, carry and hand over bouquets. I have to go down those kinda steep stairs in a very long dress and heels tomorrow and I’m kinda scared that I’ll just roll down those stairs…we’ll see how it ends 😉

When we were done rehearsing we went to an Italian restaurant and had some yummy dinner and after that we drove back home and had a little “Rock Star”(guitar hero) session with Queen songs. It was lotsa fun but I was getting very tired. And now I am still up telling you guys all that crap. I have to get up again in 6,5 hours the latest. We’re getting a pedicure and then we have to get ready for the wedding!Aaahhhh I’m so excited!!!! I’m kinda sad though cuz my “vacation” is almost over but at least we will all be celebrating and ending this great stay and Liz&Dave with a big bang!

Dave had an appointment at the hairdresser this morning so Liz and I decided to check out some stores at the strip mall close by…we were not very successful though as most of the stores sucked…so we just went to Starbucks to get some caffeine and sugar and to CVS to get some make up.

starbuckssugar in the morning

Later on we drove downtown and went to the Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas. It used to be an old warehouse for books and is the place where John F.Kennedy’s assassinator hid and shot the president on Nov.22nd 1963. It was so interesting to learn more about John F. Kennedy and the course of his assassination but it was kinda sad as well.

place of assassinationthe window to the right on the second last floor was the place where the assassinator hid

place where kennedy was shotthe white mark on the street is the spot where J.F.Kennedy was shot in the car

After going through downtown for a while we went to eat at that amazing Mexican restaurant whose name I forgot. The food was amazing and I caught a little sunburn as we were eating outside on the patio. It was very beautiful though!

Have I told you that some parts of Dallas make you feel you are actually in Mexico? A lot of things are in Spanish here and the way some buildings are designed just seems a little Mexican to me(although I have never been to Mexico).

We went shopping as well…and as Halloween is coming up we had to go into a Halloween store(of course) and guess what I found there?? The best Halloween costume ever!!

halloween costumeKillerponcho!!!

For those of you who don’t know yet: I am a big Ugly Betty fan and the outfit she is wearing in that costume just cracks me up every time I see it (for several reasons). Hahaha I just love the costume! But I didnt buy it(yet) cuz I am not really sure if I would even use it.

best scene ever!

We drove to David’s Bridal in Arlington, Texas today and I found a dress! Not the color we were looking for though cuz they were out. I have a strapless dress in champagne with a latte sash so I match the other bridesmaid. It actually looks better than expected.

dress

the dress I’m wearing for the wedding

We went to have some lunch…real Texas style! I had chicken fried steak with some typical Texas sauce on top. OMG it was heaven!

chicken fried steakchicken fried steak with cream gravy I’m sure they serve in heaven!

Afterwards Dave drove us to a Western store where you could get boots, cowboy hats and anything else related to that! You could even get a horse there…but see for yourself 😉

sexy cowgirlsyeee haw

I surely had to put on some clothes…So cool! I’m a real cowgirl now!

cowgirl

i should lose the flip flops though 😉

DallasBeautiful Dallas!

THANK YOU DAVE AND LIZZIE FOR THAT AMAZING DAY!!!!!!!!

We got up after 7 hours of sleep(still felt very tired!) and got ready for the race. There was a 5km charity race for breast cancer. I have never seen such a thing! It was HUGE! They should have such things in Europe. Great way to make donations for diseases like that! Liz ran the 5 km(in record time) but I and some of Lizzies friends(and 90%of the people there) just walked. It took us a while but it was cool.

charity walklotsa people!

After having lunch we tried to get my dress for the wedding…unfortunately they did not have any dresses in the required color (at least not in my size) so we need to drive up to Arlington tomorrow to check out David’s Bridal there. Let’s hope they have lotsa dresses to choose from!

When we were back home we started getting ready for Lizzies bachelorette party.

sporty spice & baby spice reunitedalmost ready to leave

We drove to the Renaissance Hotel in Dallas and had a little pre-party with snacks and a few drinks. Then we cabbed to Mattito’s, a Mexican restaurant with the best taco dip ever! Next stop was the Rose Room where we saw a drag show.

party gangthe party gang before the show started

Hahahahaah that was hilarious! For those of you who are on facebook look at the pictures of the Dallas album. I surely had to capture all of those sexy creatures and gave them new names(they imitated known singers). Wiener Turner and Gayoncé Knowles are just 2 of them…muahahaha. Liz even had to give another bachelorette a lapdance onstage and then at the end of the show that one drag queen had to make fun of the German(that’s me). Well, it was funny though lol but still…how rude!! 😉 After that we went dancing and some of us got sandwiched by ugly sweaty guy and regular sweaty guy(see those 2 got new names as well). At some point we left and cabbed back to the hotel where we had some after-party drinks and snacks and got disturbed by hotel security because we got noise complaints! Tzzzz Looooosers!!! Anyways, it was a great party and I got to meet great new people! I hope the bachelorette had a great time too! We left the hotel in the morning and went back home. I did not do a lot today except for eating pizza and trying to understand American Football. And that’s where I discovered another possible future husband: Mark Sanchez…

sexy bastard 😉

After turning my apartment into a battlefield with having clothes everywhere but in the suitcase, I eventually finished packing (for those of you who don’t know it yet: I hate packing and I’m so bad at it!). Jesse picked me up and I spent the night at his and Enrico’s place. We did a little “How I Met Your Mother Marathon” and then we went to sleep for a few hours. Well, they did…I could not sleep. I was too freaked out I would not hear the alarm clock and miss my flight. At 4:30am Enrico took me to the airport where the little adventure started. The line of the check in was soooo long that(freaking out!!) we tried the self-check in. But the machine did not accept my passport (aaahhh point where I freaked out the second time!). But there was a nice Lufthansa guy who had a little talk woth some of his colleagues and let me do my check-in at the business class desk. There was no line there so Jule was happy but then that Lady suddenly asked me for the address where I would be staying in Dallas.

Jule: “I don’t know the address. “

Lady:”Well, we need it otherwise you cannot check in. I’m sorry”

Jule.” Aaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

So I texted Lizzie with shaking hands and within 1 minute(wow!!)she sent me her address! I was so relieved!! Well after the check-in I tried to look for some food. I was so hungry. Unfortunately I was at a terminal in Helsinki-Vantaa airport where I haven’t been before…They did not have a lot of stores there.  They sold a bottle of water for unbelievable 2,50€!! In the duty-free store at the other terminal they sell it for 1€. So I spent over 6€ for a fucking sandwich and a bottle of water. GRRR. And I actually wanted to get a package of Fazer chocolates for Lizzie but they didn’t have them at that terminal. And I only would have had 25 minutes to get them from the other terminal which would not have been enough.

tickets

tickets to Dallas

The flight from Helsinki-Frankfurt went ok. My stomach gave me some trouble again and we had quite some turbulences…so the usual :S. I also tried to sleep but the minute I actually fell asleep the guy next to me woke me up again so I would not miss the food. It was nice of him but I was so tired and I think I gave him the evil eyes (and nobody really wants to get the evil eyes from Jule…).  The guy was very nice though.  When I arrived in Frankfurt I bought Lizzie some good old German chocolate…it’s way better than Fazer anyways (sorry Finland!).

The flight to Dallas was loooong (almost 11 hours) but I made it. I spent most of the time watching movies and talking to the nice woman sitting next to me.

CIMG3512view from the plane

When I arrived at Dallas airport I had to go through 4 airport checks and the last one involved a guy going through all of my bags and taking out all of my stuff and asking me stupid questions! Whatever I finally made it out there and Lizzie & Dave were picking me up from the airport. OMG it felt so good to see them again! Can’t wait for the upcoming week! But now I’m going to bed…after 43 hours of no sleep. Talk to you later zzZZzzz