Our friend Olja got married! I am soooo happy for her and her husband Nenad... She had almost given up on ever getting married, and then met Nenad while on holiday two years ago and now I am so happy for them both as he is a great guy!
Ljilja and I were among the 45 or so guests at the wedding - and we had a blast! The day started at 9.30 for us, as we were helping with the decorating of the cars. We made the bows last week and then yesterday morning got to put them on the cars - below is the bride's car outside the church. We also decorated the other 10 cars with red bows - but only 4-5 bows on each, so that was easier...
Here are Olja and Nenad coming out of the church after the ceremony which was at 12.
After the ceremony we drove about an hour outside of Banja Luka to Kozara mountain to the hotel where the reception was held. We ate lunch - which had various different courses and in between we danced to the live music and went for walks on the mountain. Here is my favourite picture of the couple dancing at the reception - they just look sooo happy!
Olja also got up and sang a few songs - and she is GOOOOD!
Otherwise, we just sat and chatted to the other guests, and ate, and ate some more, and ate... Here we are below with Olja - spot the buttonholes that we are wearing that each wedding guest gets...
Eventually around 10pm many of the guests had gone home and the rest of them (like us) went up to bed in the hotel... Our room was great - we even had a jacuzzi! We breakfasted altogether this morning before heading back to Banja Luka! All in all it was a great experience!