Celebration in Germany, 15. March 2008

As planned, we celebrated our wedding here in Germany on Saturday ... and to start with:

IT WAS JUST AN ABSOLUTELY GREAT NIGHT !!!!!!!

... in fact, it was the best night, we ever had! Thanks to all our friends, who contributed to this wonderful, smooth and relaxed party!

Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). First thing, Saturday morning, Thomas drove to Frankfurt Airport to pick up the English guests, Gaynor & Steve and Beverly & Jonathan ... then we had a little breakfast at home ... ... here on the photo David and Steve ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). At 1:30 we drove the scenic way through the woods to castle Heinsheim (four cars in a row), checked-in the castle hotel ... ... and started at 4:30 with the reception ... everybody's waiting ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... and finally Cynthia and Thomas arrived ... looking immediately for a glass of champagne ... ... it turned out to be a nice grape juice evening ... for 33 people (incl. anklebiters) we had 12 bottles of champagne, 13 white wine and 19 red wine ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). With the champagne we had some nibblies ... which were highly appreciated ... you never know how dinner will be ;-)
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). Then everybody had to listen to the unavoidable speech ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... that Thomas gave here ... if I remember correctly another one followed ... as you can see on the photo at least the speaker was pleased ;-)
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). We were happy, that Thomas' mum could attend after her knee operation ... she actually stayed up 'til 2 am! here with Carola
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). Finally - everybody must have thought - we moved over to dinner ... see the tables in the background ... Thomas showing the way ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). After the first course Thomas held another speech ... uuaarrgghh ... ... but it was important to thank everybody, because all of them contributed with their support to this adventure and its success!
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). After another course, Cynthia followed, the heart pounding ... but she found lovely words for her "new" friends, that have welcomed her so nicely.
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). From a couple of friends we received a balloon ride ... and Bertram created a page-long poem, which was absolutely funny and we had a great laugh!
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). All guests enjoyed a lovely dinner ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). And here are the guests: ... let's start with Thomas' mum ... so happy, that she could be there ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... Monica & David from Melbourne AUS / Bristol UK ... Cynthia's witness ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... Susanne and Gabriel from Mosbach ... Thomas' witness ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... Eveline & Daniel from Zurich, Switzerland ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... Beverly & Jonathan from Letchworth, UK ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... Ute & Bertram with kids from Korb, Stuttgart ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... Gaynor & Steve from London, UK ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... Andrea & Peter from Regensburg ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... Susanne & Martin from Stuttgart ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... Doris & Friedhelm from Mannheim ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... Susanne and Martin from Heppenheim ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... Thomas' daughters Carola and Claudia ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... the daughters of Eveline and Daniel, Marianne, Stefanie and Carole ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... and some wedding crashers ... nobody knows, who invited them ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). After the main course we had a little surprise for most of the guests: The Second Hand Puppet Theatre from Tuebingen came again and performed just for us ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... a second room was prepared and we think the audience enjoyed the performance ...

... and the later the evening, the more fun we had ...
 

Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... together with Monica, David, Daniel & Eveline ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... our English friends Beverly & Jonathan with Bertram ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... nobody knows why, but some anklebiters fell of their chairs ... NATASHA !!!
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... here with Susanne & Martin and my mum, who suprisingly stayed up 'til 2am ... age doesn't prevent from having fun!
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... here with Doris, Friedhelm, Dirk, Carola and Susanne ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... Andrea & Peter and Gaynor & Steve ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... and with Susanne & Gabriel and Susanne & Martin ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... Gaynor, Monica and Cynthia ...

Thanks to all our friends, who contributed so much to this wonderful night, who were just happy together with us and shared this miracle, that happened to Cynthia & Thomas. Thank you!