Sunday, September 2, 2007

Sweet oh sweet French wedding :)


Some of you may remember my blog post about Pam and Matt's Bachelor party last June -well this weekend I went back home to my hometown for their wedding. It was splendid. First for the sweetness of seing so many loved ones I had not seen in a long long time - Soazic for example had just arrived back for her year in Australia 2 days prior to the wedding. And just because it was simply splendid all around! The wedding ceremony started a 9:30 in the morning, and the celebration lasted in 7 am this Sunday morning. The food was delicious - we were eating from about 3 to 8 pm - usual for a French wedding though :) Games and songs and many surprises for the bride and groom. Oh And on top of that, before the dance started I had the opportunity to play a game of "petanque" - this fun fun ball game from southern France that I had not played in 10 years! And of course I played veru poorly - what not even that got over my excitment of actually being playing the game :D We danced until the weeeee hours of the day - oh how sore my legs are!!!! Unfortunately I missed "la rotie" (Another French tradition where the friends of the couple make this made up concotion of "food" - usually has a lot of chocolate, and other food items, but other non-food items can be added-that the newly weds have to eat in the wee hours of the morning the day after their wedding when all the friends go and wake them up...sounds a bit weird, but it is always a lot of fun) was sooooooo hard to leave this morning to catch my flight back to Dublin, when everybody was getting ready for the "post-wedding partying". I really wished I could have stayed home longer.....but I guess I can't really complain since I'll be going to Seattle tomorrow :)

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