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??