Civil Registry in Kaiserslautern
When one talks of a wedding i think love, romance, family, friends, cake, champagne,music and all things sweet.
Looking back on our beautiful weddings,Thomas & I feel fortunate that we were able to have classy & elegant wedding celebrations in two different continents.Given that both our families live miles away from each other presented us with the task of finding a stress-free way of sharing our love and joy with them. We therefore decided to have two weddings, one with our family here in Germany and the other with our family in Uganda.
|in our Atelier pimping up the invitation cards, afro-euro style :-)|
|air-drying enviromental friendly elephant parchment paper before glueing them into the bark cloth cards|
|the finished afro-euro custom made invitation cards(courtesy of Nakutana Atelier)|
Wedding in Germany: Our wedding in Kaiserslautern was a small cosy afro meets euro celebration where we tried to incorporate some african trends into a european wedding. First at the civil registry office in Kaiserslautern and later at the champagne reception in restaurant “21” before we later on proceeded to the restaurant "Haus Hamann" for the main reception.
|Lucy and Thomas`s cake topper (custom made by an artist friend)|
|The couple of the day (Lucy and Thomas Straubmüller)|
|The wedding planners (Donna & Jürgen )|
|"Yes I do", at the Civil Registry in Kaiserslautern...(Thomas could not stop admiring his ring)|
|you may now kiss the bride.....again and again and again :-)|
African drums at the Champagne reception in “21”: One of the highlights of that day was our present from Donna & Jürgen who also happened to be our witnesses (trauzeugen). They secretly hired african drummers to drum at the champagne ceremony instead of the usual european music. In which case euro met afro in style.The idea of the drums was so much appreciated by our guests and ourselves that we spontaneously decided to dance to them,most of the guests also joined in the dance to the drums!!!
|Champagne Reception -The Grand Entrance to the beats of the Djembe african drums. It was so emotional.|
|Prost!!!! zum Wohl ( A toast to the bride and groom)|
Cutting out a Heart: As the bride and groom are emerging newly married at Haus Hamann, our family & friends had prepared a sheet with a heart drawn on it. The sheet was held in front of us so we had to cut the heart out in order to pass.
|mastering the first challenge together as husband and wife|
|Lucy symbolically walking into her new life|
Photo Guestbook. In addition to signing the guestbook, our guests were asked to have their picture taken. Each portrait was later printed out and placed in the book and presented to the couple.
|guests at champagne reception|
|@main reception -the afro-euro, multilingual guests dancing the night away|
to be continued......watch out for part 3