A European Wedding

Friday 15th –

Wedding bound.

Got up and made ourselves (or tried at least) presentable enough for the wedding of Timo and Julia.
Timo being Mikes cousin.

Toast with raspberry jam sent from home was our breakfast as we rushed out the door.

A lengthy 3 hour drive took us to the church in Germany where the wedding was to take place.

The ceremony and everything else that was said or sung was in both German and Dutch.
It was a lengthier event then I was used to for a wedding for sure.
Once they were officially husband and wife, everyone stood outside to make an isle for them to walk through to their car.
Small white bows were handed out to all the guests and they are to be put on your car as you head to the reception. It’s a European thing.

At the reception area the guests were told to enjoy the cakes and drinks while waiting for the couple to join everyone there. The cakes and sweets which took up an entire, long table in the middle of the room.  


This being another new tradition to witness… A spread of desserts to get you through the wait for the real meal at 6:30.

As a wedding goes, guest visiting and mingling took up the time between announcements and games and the eagerly awaited dinner (meat time ๐Ÿ˜œ).

Dinner was roast beef, pork and chicken, accompanied with potatoes and mixed veggies.  

(Notice the heart on the meal… I didn’t until now but I feel it’s safe to say it was placed there by our dinner companions ((and cousins Xander and Mathieu )) 

It was a tasty meal and much enjoyed after what seemed like years of waiting to this Canadian๐Ÿ˜‰

Mike was enjoying some snowball fighting out in the parking lot until a particularly far bend ended his career.
He came in with a strange grin on his face before pointing out to me that he had split his pants from front to back and would now be sitting out the rest of the evening ๐Ÿ˜œ


Author: jessicapeters95

Hello humans ๐Ÿ˜Š This is where you learn about me I suppose, though anyone reading this right now most likely knows all the boring details ;) I am Jessica Rose Peters-Hagenouw. (Always thought I'd be able to pronounce my married name but hey, life doesn't go as we plan.) June 11, 1995, tis the day Robert and Bonnie Peters received the most adorable, amazing, wonderful, surprise 3rd child they could have dreamed of. Speaking of being the third child, I have an older brother and an older sister. Both of whom are married and have wee little families of their own, making 'Aunty Jess' another name I go by. I grew up and have lived all of my years up till November 2015 in Saskatchewan, Canada. Making summers that are extremely short and winters that never end, vast open spaces, northern lights, unthinkable amounts of mosquitoes, lakes, forests and people waving to you on the grid road all different things that mean = Home. But Home is not where I'll be for some time. My husband is a Dutchman, living in Europe. Therefore I too have been living in Europe for the last few months. The reason I started this little blog/journal/writing thing, is to document a bit of my "whole new world," for those at home who wont be awake at 3:00 am wanting to hear about how I couldn't find flour at the grocery store. Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek into my little life ๐Ÿ˜Š

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