Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Zenica Weddings...

On Saturday I went to a joint wedding in Zenica (about 3 hours away from Banja Luka, and where I lived in 2001-2002). There was some worship followed by a sermon and then the first wedding was for Dejana and Mario. Here with their best man Jim and matron of honour, Drazena. Here they are being prayed for by Enver, the pastor of the Evangelical Church in Zenica, who performed their marriage ceremony.
The next ceremony was for Sladjan and Tiffany. Although they had already married in the US in May, they wanted to have a ceremony for Sladjan's family and their friends here in Bosnia who weren't able to make it to that one. Here they are with kuma (maid of honour) Lina, and Buco (who is one of the elders of the Baptist Church in Zenica) who performed their ceremony. Here they are with the "kiss" and Lina and best man Jan.
The wedding cakes were all made (very beautifully) by the crazy Beth Summay... Here are Tiff and Sladjo cutting theirs:The battle of the bidermajer (bouquet): I ALMOST got it, but Lina who is much taller than me and had high heels on managed to grab it out of my hands... here we are re-enacting the drama!
And then what I think is the cutest pic of the wedding: Tiffany with the pig's head!! Not something you usually find at weddings in America! (and in fact in Zenica too as it is a Muslim city! but both Mario and Sladjan's mothers are actually Serb, so they decided that there had to be some pig at the wedding!!)
All in all I was glad that I could make it to enjoy their special day!!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

we were glad too! thanks for celebrating our special day with us! love you! Tiff

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