Friday, October 1, 2010

Wedding Story, Part One-The Before Party

The Before Party was held at the home of Petar and Jelena. There was a ton of food (we have a theme here...our Croatian friends eat very well) and wine and drinks. The rain stopped and people were able to stand on the porch and talk. 

There was a lot of hugging and kissing. We have another theme here! This is Petar's mom, Zrinka, and sister, Ana. They both showed us such a wonderful time. 

Here is Zrinka and her handsome son, the groom. Notice the interesting wall colors. They have really done some fabulous things with color. Let's take a quick peek...

Isn't that a cool wall and shelf?

Check out this couch...and the parquet floor...and the yellow door going to the next room.
Nice place for the new couple, huh?
OK...back to Wedding Story, Part One.

Igor and Ana's children, Ema and Sven, flower girl and ring bearer, respectively,  looked very happy and were totally adorable.

A half hour before the wedding, Petar and Jelena got into their decorated limousine (note the chile peppers hanging from the bouquet) and drove out to the Church of Saint Nikolas in a small town by the sea. They were followed by all their friends who honked their horns all the way to the wedding. When they got to the church, the men all got in a circle and had a convivial drink of Meditza (honey liquor) from the same bottle...
To be continued.


  1. Beautiful traditions, beautiful country, beautiful wedding, beautiful people...thanks for sharing this beautiful experience with us, Suz!

    Hope your have the most wonderful weekend, my friend!


  2. Love the front of the car! Do the chili peppers symbolize something?

  3. Oooooh!!! I love wedding stories! can't wait to see more!

  4. Looks like a wonderful and special time!

  5. I am just loving how bright and cheery all the pictures are! I can't wait to see more!Thanks for all your sweet comments Suz! I wish you lived close by so we could all hang out together!

    Sandy xo

  6. I have loved following your trip and the wedding! FUN! And thanks for sharing with all of us...........

  7. Hi Suz,
    looks like you having a wonderful time!
    Thanks for sharing.

  8. What fun pictures! The zig zag shelf and the sofa are very cool too. I finally posted at my blog and am trying to catch up with reading my fav blogs as well.

  9. Well I don't know where I have been but I had a lot of catching up to do on your blogs. Looks like a beautiful couple and wedding. How fantastic to travel to attend.
    Your sachets are lovely. Happy week to you...