My sister’s wedding reception, May 2006
After the wedding, M and P rode in a horse-drawn carriage to the reception in the Shakespeare hotel in Vilnius Old Town. M’s and my parents and P’s stepfather were waiting for the at the door.
Arriving at the Shakespeare hotel in Vilnius Old Town, M steps down from the carriage.
P’s mom is befriending the friendly horse that pulled the carriage
P, the groom, with the glass of champagne at the reception
P holds up something that looks like a giant pale egg that he and M received as a wedding present. I have no idea what that is. It looks like a balloon, but with some stuff in it. Perhaps the present is inside, and the balloon is an unconventional gift wrapper?
M receives a wedding present
My and M’s mom and dad give a speech
My and M’s mom and dad give a speech. Next to M and P is one of their witnesses, P’s friend E. On the left is my brother’s son J. Behind the couch is, I think, a friend of M’s who she used to date.
A Vilnius Old Town street, seen from the balcony of the Shakespeare hotel
The Shakespeare hotel staff brings in the wedding cake and sets it on a table next to other beautiful desserts.
M and P are about to cut the cake. A line of people queue up to be the first ones to get a slice. At the head of the line is my brother’s son J, and that’s me behind him. Well, my excuse for being near the head of the line is that I took pictures. Of course. I would never be the one elbowing my way to the cake, not me. Ahem.
P and M with cake
My brother, his wife, their oldest son, and our dad
One of the two M and P’s wedding witnesses, P’s friend E, is making a speech.
M’s friend’s L’s daughter A is pinching M’s cheeks
P’s mother is giving a speech. To the right of her is P’s friend E who was a witness at the wedding, and P’s stepfather.
My brother’s sons J (left) and D got a hold of a microphone
After leaving their wedding reception, M and P headed to Trakai, where they took a sunset boat cruise on a lake. This picture might have been taken by one of their friends who arranged the cruise.
The lake cruise included a romantic dinner for two. I’m not sure who took this picture — maybe the boat captain?