Right when I wonder what I’ll write about next, I’m invited to a wedding. An Albanian wedding for one of the night guards at our school. I was honored to be included.
I'll admit I was a little concerned when I arrived. It looked like the Oscars. Women were dressed in ball gowns and looked very fancy. But as it turned out, there were women dressed as I was as well, so I was fairly comfortable. I decided to throw caution to the wind and didn’t even stop dancing after I discovered a run in my stockings!
|The bride and groom arrived.|
|The bride descended down one set of stairs|
while the groom came down the other.
|After meeting at the bottom o the staircase the couple walked through|
this "aisle of fire" to the front of the room where they sat in thrones.
|A traditional Albanian band played their horns and drums.|
There is so much more I could share. Perhaps another time.
Suffice it to say, it was fun and beautiful and a true celebration of this couple dedicating their lives to each other. And the next time I'm invited to a wedding I may go for a little more glitz and glamour...or not.
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