Technology is astonishing at times, to me and many in my generation!
Thursday I had an email from Alice telling me that Ursula’s bridesmaid had a web design business and she was arranging for the registry wedding to be streamed live on Friday morning. Later that day she sent me the link and password and Friday morning I got up earlier than normal to watch Ursula and Christian’s wedding as it was happening in Ravensburg.
I cannot share this video with you all, of course, but this necessary civil ceremony took place in Veitsburg, in this tower. Only thirty people could be in the actual room, but Alice and her family were there. Afterwards there were more events and everyone traveled to Hochhäderich.in Austria for the personal wedding ceremony and real reception and hike in the alps the next day.
This was at the little reception after the civil ceremony on Friday.
This is a bit hard to see, but it it Ursula sawing a log in half….Christian did lots of the sawing, too. It’s similar to something that happened at my daughter Emily’s wedding to her German husband Ingmar. People brought old plates and smashed them and then the couple had to clean up the mess together as the first task of their married life, showing how they could be a team and work together.
Here is the log after they finished their work!
This was a buffet meal after the registry ceremony, all local fruit, cheese and meats…
And this was the reception dinner the next day after the private ceremony. I hope this isn’t too confusing.
In Austria on Saturday.
I like this photo because the new couple are framed by Ursula’s parents, my wonderful bil and sil Joshi and Christa whom I have known since 1972 and ’73.
It was a wonderful two days of weddings and celebrations and I have more photos, but I think these will be enough and give you a good idea of all that happened. Ursula’s brother Christof’s two year old twins made delightful flower children.
Then at 5:30 Sunday morning, German time, which was 11:30pm Saturday night here, Alice and her crew woke up to travel to the Munich airport and begin the journey home. We have missed them all so much and are eager to hear more about all they have experienced in the last two weeks.