( for the most part, no explanation necessary )
Then he saw her standing there
|Part of the Party Preparation|
Makeup and Hair party
The Bride is ready
Going to the Chapel
Note: Very few people have cars. Madrid has over 3 million people - including the metropolitan area there are over Six million. That is 6,000,000. There is a great metro system and taxis, etc. Today, two friends arrive, ( not allowed to drive down certain streets ) We walk to the plaza and are whisked away to the wedding.
Rose petals along the carpet
Mother and Brothers of the Bride
Here comes the bride
Seated for much of the ceremony
A closer look at the ceiling
This couple played a huge role in this event and relationship, as did another couple
( without a photo )
Wedding Cake Number One
Wedding cake number two
Wedding cake number three
Who knows what they are watching, so much dancing and entertaining.
Some shoes are made for dancing, some are not.
Just to prove we were there..... that is me on the far right
And another ! on the right again :)
A couple wedding "stories"
We were invited to the rehearsal dinner. There was no rehearsal, but a time to meet family members and enjoy a great Chinese dinner.
We were also invited to the civil ceremony. A privilege we have never had before
The bridal party came to our apartment and so did a cosmetologist and hair dresser. I got in on the real treatment.
There is a tradition to cut the grooms tie and then offer pieces, for a $$ and the donations are given to the groom.
The confetti was in little cones and guests on the aisle got to throw the confetti as the bride and groom came back down the aisle. One of the bridesmaids' gown had a zipper issue. It just popped open and would not go together again. So, sew we did. In the end, no one else knew. And that is our secret