Dan & Kate's Wedding

Friday August 1st: "The women's night out" in Ulm.

Saturday August 2nd: "Polterabend", a German tradition. Friends bring some dishes and destroy them. It's supposed to bring luck. The wedding couple has to clean up the broken dishes.

Thursday August 7th: We picked up Dan's family and friends at the Frankfurt airport and stopped at the Strahlenburg Castle in Schriesheim on the way to Heidelberg. In Heidelberg we had a tour guide to show us arround the city.

Friday August 8th: "Standesamt", in Heidelberg. Everybody who gets married in Germany has to go to the Standesamt before they can get married in a church.

Saturday August 9th: "The church wedding". A carriage picked us up in front of the house and brought us to the St. Blasius church in Ehingen. On the way we met 13 riders on horseback from the riding club who escorted us to the church.
After the wedding ceremony we went to the Adler restaurant for the reception.
Some friends had made cards, attached them to balloons and we all released them. We already got some cards back from Austria.
After dinner we were dancing and did some games.

Sunday August 10th: Trip to Hohenschwangau ...
...and Neu Schwanstein.

Monday August 11th: Trip to the cathedrale of Ottobeuren.