Saturday, August 17, 2013

My brother's wedding and other stuff ~

Wohooo finally something that remotely resembles an interesting entry on my blog, hahaha!

So this week end was my brother's wedding - the civil wedding was last week end, and this week end they got married in a church. The bride's family is rather religious, so despite my brother being atheist he agreed to the ceremony. The wedding was rather big with about 150 people and of course the party was great :3 The bride was so beautiful, I wish I could show you pictures of her! Her dress was in an empire-style waist line with a long train, it was offwhite and had two layers, the top layer made of lace and little gemstones. It sounds super kitschy but it was really, really beautiful. I don't think that I would wear such a dress personally but it suited her very well, and I liked it a lot :3 My brother, the groom, looked very handsome as well - with a gray suit and off white waistcoat and tie. Before the wedding he was joking around that he wants to wear a red suit, but the bride wasn't too happy with that idea so he gave in to her wishes, haha!

Unfortunately I have no photos of my outfit :< But I wore a pink floral summer dress with pink high heels, hehe



The ceremony was not at all boring - despite the fact that I haven't set a foot in a church in a while this was a church I knew very well because it was next to my elementary school, which was led by nuns, so of course it was rather religious school and we went to church quite often. So despite the fact that I consider myself an atheist, I have a lot of happy memories connected to that church - and my brother's wedding is just another happy one to add to this list! There were also two musicians who played piano & violin and sang beautifully - a very fitting accompaniment for the ceremony. This reminded me that I was thinking about joining a choir sometime in the future.

Make up: Nothing special, so I only took a quick cell phone snap. And my eyelid shape looks weeeeird D:

The party after the ceremony was held in a restaurant about 20min from the church, and my step dad had rented a pink Cadillac plus driver to take the bride and groom there! Another surprise for them were the 150 white balloons that we let fly as a surprise and as a symbol for good wishes. At the restaurant, friends of them had set up a camera and asked everyone to take a photo with this old fashioned frame. The photos were printed out right away and then they had this "wedding book", which wasn't like the usual books with blank pages but with different questions to fill out on each page, so you would put your photo on a page and fill in the questions ans good wishes based on different topics, such as family, love, happiness etc.
And they played a classic prank on the groom, where they would write the words "Help me!" on the soles of his shoes, so when he kneels down in church everyone can see it, hahaha.


The restaurant itself was beautifully decorated with flowers and little glass bottles filled with M&Ms were used for the name cards - as the couple's initials are M&M this used to be running gag for ages in out families. They also had bottles with bubble liquid on each table so people would occasionally turn the dance floor into a bubble disco! I danced a lot, and after about 13h in high heels I was totally exhausted around 2am. We left quite soon, thinking it was 3am already, as there was this old clock that had stopped at 2:50, hahaha! We later heard that this turned into a running gag for my cousin's boyfriend who got pretty drunk but kept insisting that it's "Not even 3am yet" and they could still party on - even when the sun rose around 5:30am, hehe. I kinda regret a little bit that we went home so early, but I was really exhausted from getting up early and the days before thanks to my internship and out renovation. But we met the next morning for breakfast, many people stayed at the place over night, my boyfriend and me spent the night at his dad's house which was close by. People were so tired and hungover, but still we had a lot of fun :) We then helped out to bring the presents and leftover cake etc. to their place, and my boyfriend and me spent the rest of the day in out apartment, painting the walls, feeling like Cinderella must have felt the day after the great ball, haha.

As for my outfit(s), I don't have any photos, unfortunately :< Just some close ups of my make up.
I spend hours cutting and styling my bangs before the event, haha! I haven't been to the hairdresser in over a year now, and the tips of my hair look a bit ratty. But I can't afford a hairdresser right now, so I'll at least cut my bands by myself. I think I'm slowly starting to get a feeling for it. And I should straighten my bangs more often, I like the way it looks! Too bad it's really difficult to style them when they're so flat...

The other day, for the civil wedding, I tried to curl my hair with paper curls! It was fun to try it but unfortunately it didn't work at all! The photo speaks for itself. It ended up a very curly, super voluminous mess! But it was okay, people around me don't even believe me my hair is "my real hair" anyway, hahah.
I didn't wear much make up to the event because I was asked to be the photographer for the event, and also, I was just kinda lazy and too scared that I might overdo it and stand out too much (as the civil wedding was only a small event with few people, and everyone as more on the casual side).


I'm sorry that I can't take any proper outfit photos right now... We're still staying at my parents' place and they have only one full-body mirror in the whole house and it's in a small room with bad light and an ugly background.... But I promise that once we're set up in our new apartment the photo quality will get better again. I have already checked for remote control programs for my camera, I have a camera stand (but no space for it here) and a beautiful, snow white wall just for the purpose of outfit photos! I also might be able to get a dress form so I can show some coords on it in the future. Mainly I wanna get one for sewing, and my cousin has one that she would be willing to give me. I just don't know if I'll be able to use it for sewing, it depends if the measurements fit or if it's adjustable. But even if it turns out that it doesn't have "my size", I think they're a pretty cool decoration :)

I still have five more weeks of internship to go, and in the meantime also have to finish the renovation... it seems like it will never end, but slowly, slowly we are making progress and I hope we'll be able to move in at the end of the month, even if we won't have a kitchen till the end of September.
Until then, please bear with my crappy cell phone photos and lack of interesting topics to talk about!


But back to the topic of weddings. I was wondering if any of my readers are married already?
I've been thinking about this a lot lately. Two of my old high school friends are getting married soon. My brother has been with his girlfriend for 10 years now before they married. Their wedding day is actually their 10th anniversary. My boyfriend and me, we've been together for 7 1/2 years now.... maybe we'll get married for our 10th anniversary as well, haha! To me, marriage is a rather practical thing. If you buy a house together or have kids, it's better to be married for legal reasons I guess. Other than that, there are not many reasons to marry for me, as I don't believe in god. But a wedding, whether in a civil office or a church, is probably one of the most beautiful ceremonies mankind ever invented, and it's a wonderful way to express your love to another person and celebrate it with all other people you care about. It brings two families together, or, like in the case of my brother's wedding, even four families, as we are a patchwork family (my brother is actually my stepbrother, and he has step siblings his mother's side as well). So I guess I will marry some day, but I wanna earn my own money first so I can buy the most fabulously beautiful dress I could imagine, hahaha! 

How about you? Are you married? Do you plan to marry sooner or later in the future? Tell me about it ♥


9 comments:

  1. Bist du auf den Bildern bleich geschminkt oder siehst du immer so aus?
    "Other than that, there are not many reasons to marry for me, as I don't believe in god." Tue ich auch nicht, und ich bin trotzdem nächstes Jahr dran.

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    1. Ich bin schon recht bleich, nur meine Schultern sind dieses jahr etwas gebräunt weil ich viel im Garten meiner Eltern war, aber sonst werd ich nicht so leicht braun :) Dass es so extrem aussieht liegt aber vllt eher an der Handykamera. Mein Freund ist auch eine ziemliche blassnase ^^

      Und glückwunsch zur bevorstehenden Hochzeit! :D

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    2. Danke. ^_^ (Wobei ich nicht genau weiß, ob es tatsächlich nächstes Jahr wird - der Plan ist halt: Heirat, sobald mein Freund und ich zusammengezogen sind. Wenn aber wirklich alles so läuft, wie es soll, wird es nächstes Jahr.)

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  2. Jaja, Hochzeiten sind schon schön :) Ich glaub auch nicht dran, ich würds trotzdem tun. Mit 17 war ich kurz davor zu heiraten, wenn ich 18 werde. Jetzt will ichs erstmal nicht mehr :D
    Erstmal "groß" werden :D

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  3. ooh, ich wünschte, ich würde öfter mal auf Hochzeiten eingeladen werden :3

    Also ich würde heiraten wollen, bin auch nicht gläubig. Bei uns gibts natürlich nen Steuervorteil, aber auch so finde ich es einfach total schön. Ich würde keine besonders große Feier wollen, mit tausend Leuten oder so :D Lieber im kleinen Rahmen, dafür aber an einem schönen Ort und mit einem richtigen Traumkleid ^_^ so stell ich mir das vor.

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  4. Das hört sich wirklich nach einer schönen Hochzeit an. :) Ich hatte vor meiner Hochzeit große Angst, dass irgendwelche richtig doofen Sachen passieren, die uns den Tag vermiesen könnten, aber zum Glück hatten wir auch einen wundervollen Tag. Das einzige, was mich mittlerweile total an der Idee der Heirat stört, ist dieses "Es MUSS der schönste Tag unseres Lebens werden", "Wir MÜSSEN Eindruck schinden"-Getue - ich meine hä? Für uns war es einfach die Möglichkeit, einmal unsere Familien vereint zu sehen und uns bei allen zu bedanken, dass sie für uns da sind und uns begleiten. :)

    Was ich übrigens auch ganz toll finde, ist der grüne Hintergrund bei dem Bilderrahmenfoto. So viel Natur, das sieht richtig toll aus!

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  6. Das hört sich nach einer wunderschönen Hochzeit an! Aber ich denke so ähnlich über Hochzeiten wie du. Eigentlich unnötig, aber auch schön irgendwie. Auch wenn ich vor diesem Gebundensein schon sehr viel Schiss habe, vor möglichen Enttäuschungen und allem...ich weiß ehrlich nicht, ob ich es mich je trauen würde.
    Und vor Familienzusammenführung habe ich auch Angst ^^

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  7. I love weddings! Everyone is always so happy ♪

    The bride's dress sounds so beautiful *O* I think your makeup looked lovely, and I love the print of your dress. Floral dresses with small dainty prints in light/pastel colors are harder to find than they should be :/

    I actually really like the way your hair turned out after trying the paper bag curls. I'm a huge fan of gigantic voluminous hairstyles >:)

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