Romania (Part 1)

Last weekend Mark and I went to Romania for our friend Sorin’s wedding.  We know Sorin from our time in DC.  Sorin’s hometown, also where the wedding took place, is Alba Iulia in Transylvania.  It’s a beautiful part of the country, with mountains, lots of forests and old castles and fortresses.  We stayed with Sorin’s brother, Dani, and his family.  They gave us a wonderful experience of Romanian hospitality.

Last weekend happened to be an unseasonably hot weekend in Romania.  We don’t know what the temperature was exactly, but I’m sure it was in the high 90’s or more!  To top it off, it was an outdoor wedding!  I can safely say it was the hottest wedding we’ve attended.  But it was beautiful, and we are so happy for our friend and his new bride, Naomi.

The wedding itself was mostly the same as an American wedding.  The reception, however, was a bit different.  It lasted about 7 hours.  We were eating pretty much the entire time!  They also had games and singing planned throughout the afternoon/evening.

It was a gorgeous day for an outdoor wedding.

Here comes the bride!

No, Coca-cola was not a sponsor of the wedding.  It was so hot they borrowed the umbrellas from the restaurant to give the guests some relief.

Mark got to participate in one of the games at the reception.  Aren’t those old couples so cute?

Congratulations, Sorin and Naomi!

(More pictures to come from the rest of our time in Romania.)

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