29 January 2011

Heidi and Marco's Wedding

Our friends Heidi and Marco got married a couple weeks ago and we went to their wedding banquet. And banquet it was! It was quite the party, we were there from 5:30 to 10:30 and the party was still going strong... Heidi is the kids' favorite person in the world, so they were excited to see her on her special day.

Here is the beautiful couple! When we first moved here we always thought they would make such a great couple, a year later they started dating, and now here they are! We are so excited for them.

Jewel and Elora were very excited to see Heidi and Marco just before they made their entrance. Elora especially liked the fancy flowers!

Toasting the happy couple. There were sooooo many people there, it was amazing.

The bride and groom laughing as Tibor gives his speech. My favorite part was when Tibor said Heidi is like a ray of sunshine and everybody knows it. Too true.

Here is the head of the pig we ate. It was really tasty.

Om and Sarita with Marion. They spend as much time holding her as possible!

I didn't even see Marion for the first couple hours, so many people were excited to hold her!

Oliver went to hang out with Krista. When he found out that she liked the wasabi peanuts in the snack mix (and he does not!) he picked out every single wasabi peanut from every bowl he could find to share with her.

All the little girls loved throwing the flower petals out of little Sarah's basket. This kept them busy and happy for a good twenty minutes!

Elora and Oliver with the beautiful bride!

Oliver went to the head table to hang out with Heidi and Marco. I felt very nervous with Oliver so close to all those wedding cakes.

Oliver and Jasper liked checking out the DJ's equipment.

Oliver went to sit with Heidi and Marco - good thing the maid of honor didn't want to sit in her seat much, Oliver stayed with Heidi long enough for me to go get food and eat most of it.

We think Oliver has a little crush on Heidi, he kept trying to steal her attention away from Marco.

I don't envy the boys who got to carry the wedding cakes back and forth during the evening...

Oliver and our friend Mary Ann. He is all about the pretty ladies! And they all love him too, how can they help it?

Elora and Charlie stayed occupied for awhile with a variety of games... Here is Charlie watching Elora as she tries to figure this out. Elora still says she is going to marry Charlie when she grows up!

Elora and Daddy hanging out.

Elora went to find all of her "Castle Boys". We don't know why she calls them that, they used to be her "Take Your Button Boys" because she would pretend to take the buttons off their coats, but now she has a new game that apparently has something to do with castles. I love all these boys for being so patient with our crazy little girl. Chris told Abel he can't get married for about 15 years because he needs to wait for Elora...

Here she is with Alfin, these boys are so sweet and quite the favorite with many of the kids!

Heidi throwing the bouquet! I told Sarita she had to go try to catch it...

And she caught it! My favorite part of this picture is Om's face... I don't think Sarita was familiar with this tradition so we were explaining that she is supposed to be the next to get married! We hope she is.

There was dancing, which all the kids loved! And I love the way Oliver hold his overall straps. Ha ha, he is ready to live in the country.

Here is Oliver's first dance with a girl - he had a great time dancing with Jewel.

All the kids loved the pretty colored lights. It was so fun to watch the kids dancing together.

Late night train station on the way home. Elora enjoyed rolling around the bag Sarita had with her while the boys all kicked back waiting for the train. We had such a great time, I can't believe the kids were so good for sooooo long!

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