|Blake, Linda, Sam me and Happie in front of the State Dept. logo.|
|Mickey signing the big red book confirming their marriage|
|The bride and her mom dancing the oro|
The church ceremony was beautiful. The bride and groom don't say anything during the service - it's all chanting by the priest and a cantor. There are many parts to it - the blessing and exchanging of the rings, switching crowns, communion, and circling the table holding the holy book and bowing to it from all directions. I'll attach a short clip so you can get an idea of it. Afterwards we went to a big restaurant, had a wonderful meal, and danced the oro all night! A couple of days later the bride and groom went on their honeymoon to the Albanian 'Riveria', accompanied by a group of their friends.
|The spartan shepherd's cottage|
|The view from Galichnik|