Hana as bridesmaid

Saturday, the 27th June was my cousin’s, Viki’s BIG day. But most probably, my daughter was even more excited about the wedding, then the birde herself. Hana got up from her sleep every morning and afternoon with the same question on her lips for a week before: “Are we going to the wedding NOW?”. So you can imagine how happy she’s been, once THE day arrived after all, when she could wear her “nicedress”.

My cheeky Hana in her lovely "nicedress"

My cheeky Hana in her lovely "nicedress"

We set up pretty early with the girls, so that I would have enough time to put Hana down for a little nap, before the whole party began. We took the train to my grandma, just as we do now once nearly every week, when weather is fine enough for an outing. I love these trips with them. They are just great, no sound from Dana and no fuss from Hana. Hana loves the whole idea, walking to the station, asking someone nice to help us lifting the puschair onto the train and then going for a ride. She always shouts to the train “Hello” which makes all people smile… so we are not without a notice that we are accompanying them for a while. Though after we are on, there’s no trouble at all. Once again when we arrive, we have to ask someone else for help, but people seem to be better and better at it, they offer help even without asking.

Baby Dana ready to go

Baby Dana ready to go

So this particular Saturday morning we took the 9:12 train and when we arrived Hana started to pick some flowers for Great Grandma and thanks to this, we nearly missed my Grandma who walked to the station to see us. No problem, as it is rather common to shout in Szigetcsép, the village where they live, so I felt no shyness and I have to tell you, it is an effective way. We walked to the house of my godparents where Viki, the bride has already been taken care of by the hairdresser. She looked quite scary with her hair all messed up and no wonder, Hana didn’t even want to stay in the same room with her. However the result was beautiful later on, thanks God:)

The party began at 1pm, so I had to beg Hana for some rest, which was not an easy task since her usual sleeping time is around 1 pm originally. It took me more than half-an-hour but at the end I went into bed with her and it helped. So by the time the first couple of family members, including my own parents, brother and Tareq arrived, she was already asleep and woke up just before we had to depart. She woke up all smiling, knowing that it is time to wear the “nicedress”.

1pm it started with the so called “guestwaiting”, when the bride’s parents are inviting her guests for a cold lunch, spirits and refreshments. It provides a chance for guests to get to know each other and Hana took the opportunity of knowing Ana very well. Ana is half-a-year older and they became friends in an instance. From then on, they didn’t want to go anywhere without the other, till we went home.

Ana and Hana, the two little ladies

Ana and Hana, the two little ladies

It was around 2:30 pm when the groom and his party arrived, walking from his house, accompanied by a brass band.  It is a real feast for all the village, as everyone is curious to see the march. To be continued…


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