Sunday, April 3, 2016

Riga... The Wedding

     Checking Riga off our travel books was long due, but I had no expectations at all... That is maybe why i loved it so much. I didn't look it up, check it out or learn anything about it before going there and it was a complete pleasure... First, it is bigger than I thought it would be, prettier and way cooler... We managed to take a tour and learn a bit about the history of the place, who has been there, where they came from, how the city adapted and survived, things that I had no clue about... Loved it! I don't know much about what it is like to actually live there, but the place has a really great vibe...

     One thing that stood out the most for me while we were there...the sky! I know this may sound stupid...duh! you have a sky everywhere you go! Sure you do, but I have never seen a sky like that in my life... ever-changing, surprising, beautiful, breathtaking sunsets... It was just amazing!

     Now, balancing out traveling with a 5 month old baby and tending to her needs, meeting so many people, being with friends, while constantly on the go, so joyfully taking part in a wedding... It was an experience, I'll tell you that! I struggled a bit with my ongoing duty to my small child and my desire to dedicate my time and undivided attention to Nina and Ismael. I wished so badly that I could have been somewhat of a pillar throughout their day, the helping hand in the background that they might have needed... they sure were more than available for us at our wedding. I wasn't all that, but I sure tried to do my best! (and I will forever remain indebted to the nanny we hired the day of, without whom I could have never enjoyed myself to that extent!)

     It was so wonderful to just be there in the company of Nina and Ismael, we wouldn't have missed it for the world... They were just wonderful and as I write this, several, long months later, the details of their beautiful day are more vivid in my head then those at my own wedding! 

     I congratulate them from the bottom of my heart not only for choosing each other, for the nice way they hold each other up, for always being warm, kind and well, for the easiness with which they show their love, for their fun way of facing the every day,  for being the best friends anyone could ever wish for, but also for arranging this entire wedding event to such exquisite detail, from far away! Bravo!! 

     Honestly, it was the best wedding I have ever been to and I am willing to put that in writing. It wasn't just about the good food and the pinteresting decor, the aroma of the flowers or the warmth of the twinkly lights, or even the sweet melodies of the live band... It was the atmosphere and it was definitely the presence of the people. When you see not only one, but a couple surrounded by so many amazing people, when you feel the love and see all the smiles around, you now they are some of the best. And boy am I happy we are family!  (You are never going to get rid of me now! mwahahahahaha!)

     Though late with posting this, I am so glad that I have! (also it happens to be their anniversary today so good timing for that and many happy years to them!)
     Here are some pictures, from Linda Briinums, the official photographer of the wedding.

We love you! 


Nina said...

Such a beautiful post! Thank you ☺️ I'm so glad we all enjoyed our day together

toytulip said...

It was so beautiful and so are all your wedding pictures!! :)

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