Last Friday, Andi and I tied the knot in the Rathaus (town hall) in Mannheim, surrounded by our immediate family. In Germany you need to have a 'official' wedding conducted by the Standesamt (registry office) before you are allowed to go on and marry in a church. Although this small celebration, in our minds, is not the BIG celebration we plan to have next May with the bridal gown, church, reception and honeymoon, it was an absolutely wonderful day. My favourite parts, beyond saying 'Ja, Ich Will' were absolutely seeing the little handmade touches in place that I'd started working on in the middle of trying to move house. It was almost worth the crazy rush it helped cause.
Want a sneaky peak at some 'marriage' pictures and my crafty touches? Read on, my friends, read on!