Monday, February 16, 2009

An upcoming celebration....

My daughter got engaged this past weekend to a great guy she's been seeing for some time now. Her brother and I are so happy for her, and we know her father is somehow watching over her, too. In this photo along with the champagne bottle and glasses is my husband's wedding ring, which I keep where I can see it every day. May she and her future husband have many, many happy years together, as her father and I did. Stay tuned for a wedding photo sometime this year. (Most Serbs celebrate a happy occasion with rakija (RAH-kee-yuh), a strong brandy made usually from plums, but I find it too strong, and prefer champagne.)

24 comments:

Debby said...

Oh, congratulations! I'm so happy for your family.

Chuck Pefley said...

Wonderfully symbolic image, Bibi ... congratulations you you, mother of the bride, and to Lara as well. Now the planning and logistics begin in earnest! What fun!! Wish I could afford a trip to Europe this year ... but alas ... not in the foreseeable future.

Marianne said...

Poignant photo. Best to all. And I hope to be dancing at the wedding.

soulbrush said...

oh wow i am so very happy for you all. congrats and may they be very very happy.hugs.

marley said...

Many congrats to you all! It'll be fanastic to have such a wonderful day to look forward too :)

I like what you did yesterday with your museum, infact I copied you!

Virginia said...

What a beautiful image to capture all of your feelings in one. I"m crying and I'm not even at the wedding ceremony yet! Much love to the happy couple. Bittersweet , right?
V

Belgrade Daily Photo said...

That's wonderful!

USelaine said...

This is such a lovely, touching image. My best wishes to everyone.

Alexa said...

Lovely image, bibi! And such a heartfelt wish will surely come true.

MuseSwings said...

Congratulations to your daughter! What a wonderful composition of memories and celebration!

Babooshka said...

Such an emotive image when you read the text. Hearty congratulations to the youngsters. Will this be a Serbian style wedding?

Bibi said...

Hello, Babooshka. Yes, the wedding will be here; not sure when, but fall at the earliest.

Thérèse said...

Les cloches sonneront pour tous: présents et absents.

Saretta said...

Congratulations to the whole family!

Maki said...

Congratulations to All !!

Tash said...

Cestitam verenicima! I am so very happy for your daughter and your family. Very touching post. Ziveli. (I had my wedding reception at a Yugoslav restaurant in Redondo Beach - my mom decorated and made a three tear cake and hired traditional accordion band & all the women danced kolo. - it was so much fun)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations and best wishes to the young couple. They have a wonderful example in you.

Branka M.

Marie-Noyale said...

This is a lovely picture filled with emotions.
CONGRATULATIONS to the young couple and to you too.
Late summer weddings are very nice.

Nancy said...
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Anonymous said...

Thank you Mama for the lovely photo. I know Tata is watching from above and is here in spirit. As a previous post said, I have a great example in the both of you, and this is so true. I love you.

Lara

raf said...

Beautiful post, Bibi! Very touching. All the best wishes to your daughter and you and family. Wonderful!

Joni said...

Beautiful photo Bibi! I'm happy for your daughter too!

Tea Time With Melody said...

How exciting for you. My daughter is getting married this October and it has been quite fun so....

Jilly said...

Oh how lovely. A beautiful photograph to celebrate this moment in your daughter's life. Many congratulations to her and yes, I'm sure her father is watching over her as he watches over you and her brother - he'd be so happy and so proud. A beautiful post, Bibi.