Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Our Wedding- Traditions

Traditions are very important and I made sure we incorporated a few of my favorites. Besides the ceremony, we added some in during the reception. I felt it put a twist into the "normal" routine of a reception..We had tons of amazing and sweet comments on our reception..which means soo much!

First, we did a Family tradition of a shot of slivovitz brandy. It is an ethnic/family tradition during celebrations. The bridal party and parents gathered together for a quick sip! Whew..did it burn :)








I love my face in this shot! It sure made my tummy warm!




Then I asked my Father if he could gather some of the guests who are in our church choir and sing the Lords Prayer in Serbian prior to dinner. It turned out beautifully. No music... They sounded amazing and I swear I heard my Grandmother's voice singing as well..(she passed away and the choir was her life.) My eyes swelled up with tears....





Below is a picture of my Father singing and his brother (my Uncle) in the background. Infact, all three Brothers were there to sing which meant so much since they hardly get to see each other...Weddings bring soo many people together...


Photo Credit: Sight Photography
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We also did a circle dance (i can't locate those pictures) which was a lot of fun and many people got up and gave it a try! In the end, I am sooo glad we decided to throw these traditions in! They were a lot of fun and meant so much!



Are you throwing in some family/ethnic traditions into your reception??

5 comments:

Sunshinemeg said...

Great pics!

FYI - something BIG is happening at Sunshinemeg tomorrow!

Nicole-Lynn said...

Oh how fun! I love that you made it very personal!

chelsea said...

what great traditions :) Love the authentic "after-shot" face! Now I need to get creative and incorporate/start a tradition!!

chelsea said...

Oh! And thanks for the butterfly sweetie!

LauraLou said...

Hi! I found your blog from august15bride and I had to comment on this post! I love those traditions - We're going to take a shot of Crown with our bridal party. :) And I love the singing of the Lord's Prayer - It reminded me so much of my grandmother and her siblings. She passed away almost 3 years ago, but she LOVED singing in the choir and her siblings sang her a song in German (I can't remember which one) hours before she passed away. I think I'd bawl my eyes out if they sang at the wedding, but that's such a sweet tradition!