Who’s buying a hat then?

March 20th, 2012 | Posted by Sonja in Uncategorized

Another reason I really wanted to go home that weekend was to see if I could get a chance to speak to my brother and his partner about this double wedding business.  It’s all very well saying these things over the phone.  But we are talking about my brother…

I wasn’t so sure that his partner was even open to the idea and I preferred to see facial reactions rather than having that conversation over the phone.

The opportunity didn’t really present for some time.  They had been invited to a birthday party on the Saturday night (which took place at the same venue as their evening reception.  As you can see their planning was in full drive…) and I had decided just to spend the evening at their place with a book and a glass of wine.  In the end it was fizzy pop and “Schlag den Raab”, a show where people compete in all sort of ridiculous tasks against a guy called Stefan Raab, who hosts a number of shows on German TV.

Anyway, before I could get comfortable on the sofa (and have a rest after I had been shopping for HOURS with those two!!) the phone rang and my brother said he was sort of on the way back to pick me up.  He had mentioned that I was visiting and his mates couldn’t quite believe he left me sitting at home on my own.  So before I knew it I was gate crashing a combined birthday party of these two guys I had never met before…

It was a really great opportunity to meet some of my brother’s friends though, most of which will also be at their wedding.

Whilst chatting to one of the birthday boys and talking about the wedding, my brother’s partner also said something along the lines of a double wedding and they had hoped we would have said something by now as they had mentioned it a few times now…

As everyone in Germany seems to think it’s hilarious to wear hats to weddings or have colour co-ordinated bridesmaids (it must just be a very british  thing), his mate said he would go and buy a hat if we ended up having a double wedding.  Which reminds me, I better send him an email to remind him and tell him which colour I would like him to wear…

It wasn’t until the next day though that I really got to speak to my brother’s partner about the double wedding and in fact he seemed even more excited by the idea than anyone else! Hooray!!

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