Thursday May 6th 2010 21:20
Heppenheim - Sarah & Andreas
It was Thursday 29th April and 29oC, we'd taken a sweltering train from Frankfurt am Main to Heppenheim an der Bergstrasse, drunk our last drop of water at the station and then meandered up to our hotel within the old town to be greeted with this scene...
The Hotel Restaurant Goldener Engel is on the far right - the hotel staff are lovely and Brit friendly. We were still sat in the square hours after dinner soaking up the ambience:
But onto the main attraction! We are in this romantic place for a very special occasion - the wedding of Sarah and Andreas. For some they need no introduction. For others - here is the blushing bride:
And the handsome groom:
Andreas before the ceremony receiving a helping hand from his father-in-law to be:
And here he is meeting his destiny!
But ah ah ah! No kiss unless he seals the deal:
A hop, skip and a jump into the adjacent Town Hall for the Anglo-German union. The service was very moving and full of sage advice for the newlyweds.
And it's official!
Time for an impromptu kissing line of family and friends:
Finally Andreas can have another kiss! Look closely and you'll realise she's pinned him down - literally!
Sarah's dress was perfection. She chose the fabrics and designed it herself:
Now this is why she had him pinned down - Andreas is enticed away by the crowd:
Yoo hoo! Hubby!
Obliging her fans Sarah poses with parasol keeping both feet firmly on the ground...
...only to be swept off them! These two are so in love:
Time to cut a cake from the amazing array made by Andreas's extremely talented sister-in-law to complete the wedding breakfast:
And later onto the evening of revelry! Another feast of food and drink, ceilidh dancing to music provided by Amrysain and some fun and games for the new Mr and Mrs!
Congratulations Sarah and Andreas! Thanks for sharing this day with us, for your brilliant international organisation effort and for picking Heppenheim not Newport!
A full set of photographs is available here.
Jennifer - Sunday 1st August 2010 at 04:48:11
these pictures are amazing i especially like #2 and #11!! beautiful bride