Andrea and Michels wedding

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August 29th 2008
Published: September 9th 2008
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It was a very nice weekend in some lovely weather. We had sort of miscalculated which day it was on so we had to rush the day we got back to Amsterdam but it was worth it - a great way to meet up and catch up with lots of friends and to enjoy a very well organised day. Apparently a picture is worth a thousand words, so I'm going to leave it at that....

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hotel viewhotel view
hotel view

Netherlands on a sunny day can be pretty nice
The Sluis pub1The Sluis pub1
The Sluis pub1

We said that we'd take it easy that afternoon, but you know the hotel room wasn't ready when we arrived, and the sun was shinning on the terrace, so...
Mich and friendsMich and friends
Mich and friends

A last evening with his friends before he gets married - that's him on the left btw
Marie and JBMarie and JB
Marie and JB

I'll probably get killed for publishing this, but you know that saying about beer and dogs and stuff
The boatThe boat
The boat

the next day the weather was even better - driving all dutch people onto boats on the canals and rivers - a nice boat here though

the colour is called cherry apparently - doesn't fit within the 7 primary colours that boys use - matches the flowers though
The Dam gangThe Dam gang
The Dam gang

Just before the wedding and all are glammed up nicely. Left to right: Helen, Marie, Michella, Seppy, Maria, Tom
The carThe car
The car

Glad they got good weather and could use a lovely car like this. A Buick I'm told
I'm not nervousI'm not nervous
I'm not nervous

All week long Michel was saying that he had no nerves and that this was going to be just like any other Saturday with a few beers with friends. You can make up your own mind as he awaits Andreas arrival
You can kissYou can kiss
You can kiss

That's Andrea with Michel in case you dont recognise him in a suit
Music choiceMusic choice
Music choice

Well, I thought it was funny so there! Sounded pretty good though
Parents signing 1Parents signing 1
Parents signing 1

Michel's parents signing as witnesses. Before this, the mayoress had explained in detail the life stories of Andrea and Michel and their relationship. I think that is required to prevent marriages of convenience, but it was interesting all the same.
Parents signing 2Parents signing 2
Parents signing 2

Andrea's parents this time
The duckThe duck
The duck

The ceremony took place in the Museum of Nature or Natural History in the town - this was who was sitting beside me
The ring is onThe ring is on
The ring is on

sudden realisations are like that
Andrea in her dressAndrea in her dress
Andrea in her dress

My picture is a bit dark but you get the idea

10th September 2008

Guiness cake
Very classy cake. Only at a partially Irish wedding....... Sep will you have that at yours too one day?
6th October 2008

I looks like it was a great day
Congrats Andrea and Michel from Dee and Conor. Jon Boy and Seppy - will you two ever cop on and give us a day out?!?!? And I didn't mention Munster (or Connacht) once

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