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February 19, 2008

Our Civil Wedding

I could not believe how nervous I got when I arrived at the Tarara Winery for our civil ceremony. I was not expecting to get nervous so it was strange to get there and feel over whelmed. We arrived late so all our guests were there already, Carolina and Uta helped me get dressed in the bathroom. Bless both of them because my nerves were not allowing me to think straight, let alone getting dressed without damaging my hair. So I greeted all my guests and had some wine to relax my nerves, Rob was as nervous as me so we kept having these frozen smiles all time (hahaha). The only thing I remember is that people tried to chat with me but my mind was just not there, so I just kept nodding and having the frozen smile. So after half an hour I could not take it anymore and Rob too so we just decided to have the ceremony so we could relax after it. Uta was playing the piano (“Dawn” from the soundtrack of Pride and Prejudice movie) and Rob and I walked together to the wedding officiant. All our guests were seated near us. The ceremony only lasted about 7 minutes but Rob and I had a feeling it took at least 1/2 hour. I messed up at the vows because I was nervous but it all went very relaxed and funny which is all we wanted really. We didn’t want a stiff ceremony so it was just perfect; small cozy and relaxed. After the ceremony we had some snack food and Uta played a little more piano for all of us. After that Lance gave a speech that was so beautiful it made me tear a little. He gave us a beautiful wooden bowl that he made for us. After that it was time for the cake, which the children so looked forward to and were starting to become inpatient. My friend Wendy made the cake for us and it was just really beautiful and delicious. We opened some gifts and in the evening we went for dinner at Firstone’s a local restaurant/bar. It was very nice to have good friends with us on this special day, the only thing we missed was our families but we will have our religious ceremony on the end of the year so all the family can come together. It was truly a lovely day and we are very pleased on how everything went. We are very happy that we are married and that we could share our love with some close friends in such an intimate way. Thank you again for all of you who came to our civil ceremony and for the ones who could not make it, we will see you at our religious ceremony. Please check our ceremony on the video below (unfourtently we had camera problems so only my vows were recorded) and check the pictures on the below links:

http://picasaweb.google.com/glitterlife.nl/CivilWedding170208/photo#s5168577412267485490
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