Wedding Party – Weekly Photo Challenge – Threshold

Dear Friends,

One afternoon while we were in Cologne Manny and I decided to take a cruise on the Rhine. We bought our tickets and settled in for a relaxing journey on the river.

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Just as the boat began to leave the jetty we heard shouting and laughter. This jovial group was calling to the captain to wait for them – and he did.

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As they came on board we realised that they weren’t just another crowd of tourists wanting to enjoy the sights of the city.

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Neither Manny nor I had been to a wedding before so this was an opportunity we couldn’t pass up. We joined the party and gave the bride our best wishes. She seemed very happy to meet us.

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When the party was over the bride and groom walked up the gangplank together to a new life

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and Manny and I toasted their future with a hot chocolate.

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Later we were telling our friend Ursula about our wedding adventure. She told us there is a German tradition that if a bride meets a teddy bear on her wedding day it means there’ll be a baby on the way sooner rather than later.

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No wonder she was smiling!

Justin.

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8 Comments

  1. what an uplifting day, JB.

    • That’s for sure mrsc. We never expected to be invited to a wedding when we boarded that boat! JB

  2. LOL, how very sweet!

  3. Looks like it was a great river cruise.

  4. What fun to be part of a wedding party – I wonder if the bride will be expecting twins (I know you are not a teddy bear, but the same tradition might hold for other small furry mammals!) 🙂

    • I wondered that too Elaine. Ursula thought I would qualify for this tradition. I just hope the twins don’t resemble us! JB

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