I went home to Oregon for the weekend to sing at the wedding of one of my childhood friends. I also got to see my brother before he gets a job and moves out (he just graduated) and my dad before he joins my mom in Geneva next week (she’s at an internship at WHO). Anyway, here are some pictures:
I’m guessing most of you haven’t seen an Orthodox Christian wedding. This part is called the Dance of Isaiah and it’s between 4 and 6 thousand years old (adopted from Jewish tradition). You can also see the bride and groom wearing crowns that are joined by a ribbon (though the ribbon isn’t very visible in this shot). Some couples keep their crowns to be buried in (since there’s no “’til death do us part” clause). If that sounds interesting, you can read some more on the Wikipedia page.
I’ve known Emilia for around 9 years. The lucky man’s name is Arthur.
I was one of the people carrying the groom. Sadly you can’t have audio in a gif, so the Arabic dance music is up to your imagination.