LENI"S RECAP!!! - part 2 - ::PIC HEAVY::
My man was waiting for me at the entrance of the church with his parents and mine walked me to him. Just before reaching each other our parents stepped back to let us meet.
(him acting silly while waiting for me)
(He has a really annoying habit to never close his eyes when kissing. But I love him anyway.)
The people that came to the church went inside to get a seat and we walked the church aisle together with the priest guiding us by the hand.
We had the ceremony and then we got out and we had a balloon release and rice and petals thrown, and we kicked a vase of water to spill the water and walk on it. This is for “our life together to run as smooth as water”.
Then I did the bouquet toss and my SIL got it!
We got some formal pics taken in front of the church and them we hurried to the reception hall. People were already waiting for us there and we took our places to greed people coming to the wedding, congratulating and giving us their gift.
This took about 3 hours.We had about 1700-1800 people coming. All the guests, after greeting us, got their cookie favor and headed to the buffet to get served and find somewhere to seat. During this time the DJ had a screen and he projected the original video clips of the songs he played as an entertainment for our guests. (Of course, in the Cypriot way, people came and go as they pleased, so by midnight there were only the closest friends and family left, about 300 people.)
At about 22:30 we headed up to the dance floor to have a toast and cut the cake which was amazing and everybody loved it!
We watched the same day edit video my photog made and then it was time for our first dance which was a surprise funny dance! And then PARTY TIME!!!! We danced ALL night. We stayed until 3:30 in the morning and I could not feel my feet the next day!
But there was no time to rest the next day. We spend the night at the same hotel we booked for our American friends. We woke up, had breakfast (well more of a lunch because of the time) with our friends and we headed to my MIL house to open and record all the envelopes in order for my MIL to take the money to the bank early the next morning. This took soooo long. We had to stop for dinner and continue until 2:00 in the morning. The next day we woke up early to go to the first tour we had organized for our US guests. They stayed the hole week after the wedding and it was like a mini honeymoon for us too as we took them on tours around the island.
It was super tiring because we didn’t have time to relax and sleep a lot but we enjoyed it soooooooo much! I got the chance to meet my husbands (eeeeeeep) friends and he got to spent time with them as he hadn’t seen them since he graduated from the university in California. We promised them we would go to the states to visit maybe in a year or too if we can make it! I can’t wait! It will be our normal honeymoon.