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My summer 2011 was indeed very special. Besides enjoying the nice weather with great company, I was fortunate enough to attend three fairytale weddings in three countries and meet lotsa friends again I haven’t seen for a while.

1st: Alina & Mikko – 05 Aug 2011

Location: Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Finland

The day was just perfect for a wedding, which was held on Suomenlinna – one of Helsinki’s islands. The sun was shining and everybody was happy and excited. Oh, and there was a dresscode as well: Boys – Ocean’s Eleven; Girls – Sex and the City.

The priest was quite funny and even sang during the ceremony. Two of Alina’s friends sang Ronan Keating’s “When you say nothing at all” in church and I guess 80% of the female guests cried during the song. (I was one of them, of course). It was soo beautiful!

The party afterwards was fun! The venue had a medieval touch but it was still very romantic with all the candles, flowers and accessories. The wedding dance was very traditional but right before the newlyweds wanted to kiss, the bride was kidnapped. After a while the bride returned in her party dress and it was relieving to see that almost all of the girls,who did not wear flats, took of their shoes for the wild party dancing. So I had some barefoot friends 😉

just married

© Tuukka Ervasti Photography

 

party time!

© Tuukka Ervasti Photography

view from the ferry back to Helsinki city

2nd: Anastasia & Moritz – 27 Aug 2011

Location: from Maarssen to Amsterdam, Netherlands

Unlike in Finland, the weather in the Netherlands was horrible but I don’t think anybody cared that day. After we all met up at the Tulip Inn in Amsterdam we all were taken to Maarssen where our boat was parked. Yes, our boat. The entire wedding took place on a boat. Quite new experience for me. After the ceremony the boat took off going along the canal all the way to Amsterdam. This took a few hours and we surely knew how to use that time 😉 The wedding dance was very surprising.It started very traditional but then it changed to David Guetta & Rihanna’s “Who’s that chick” and the bride and groom showed off a hilarious choreography. And after that the party got even wilder!

getting ready in the hotel

just married on the boat

some footy entertainment

The fun table with our lucky balloons

lucky balloons up in the sky

party animals

the newlyweds

Thriller-riffic

3rd: Anja & Micha – 03 Sep 2011

Location: Waren & Klink, Germany

Here the sun was shining again. For a change, this wedding took place in my hometown in Germany. The ceremony was lotsa fun but also quite emotional. The priest was very cool and the gospel singer made everyone shiver and every girl cry. After the ceremony we all walked to Waren’s harbor to get on a boat which took us to Klink, a little village outside Waren. The party took place in Klink’s castle. At this wedding the wedding dance was also very special. It started off traditionally but then it switched to the Sugarhill Gang’s “Apache (Jump On It)” made famous by the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air over to MJ’s “Thriller” and many more. I laughed so so much!

Oh happy day ♫♪

on the way from Waren to Klink

love is in the air

some traditional German wedding game

almost like in old High School days

Klink’s castle

“Apache (Jump On It)”

some more games

I loved seeing my friends getting married and the countless blisters on me feet were totally worth it 😉

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!!

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!

Hello world!

Posted: June 9, 2009 in family, Germany
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Yes, I finally did it! I decided to transfer my blog to “wordpress.com”.

I added my last few blogs here and I will try to connect this whole thing to my homepage. Everything’s still a bit confusing over here but oh well…I’ll get it…at some point 😉

For all of you who don’t know: I’m in Germany right now…until mid-August!!! I’m on my summer break from university and trying to earn some money over here for a big trip I wanna do in October: Liz is getting married (http://www.elizabethanddaveswedding.com) and I am honored to be there!!! Well…I still need some money for the flight but I’m kinda optimistic at the moment…

Talking of weddings…my baby cousin got married last month!! Sooo happy for her!