After that awesome entrance that included music of epic proportions, flames and fireworks, we finally got to see Erin and Wael. Erin looks especially radiant that night. In Egypt, when they say that a wedding is a celebration of the couples union, they really mean it. I've never seen a more hardcore celebration of a couple's marriage. As soon as they got off the vintage car, dancing ensued.
We danced, we partied and we made friends. Pictures below!
Erin and Wael surrounded by friends, family and their very own paparazzi.
Look how beautiful. ( Funny thing, in my Arabic classes, we've been taking up a wedding party situation to learn more words. And the sentences were playing in my head the whole night as in " Wasalat al khal (The uncle arrived), Al oris sayid (The groom is happy)" haha.
Lovely, lovely, lovely.
The couple was immediately welcomed by candle dancers. And when I say candle, I don't mean just one or 2 candles. I mean a whole candelabra.
And the arabic beats that accompanied the dance was upbeat.
We could have danced then and there.
With Erin's mom.
Inside the hall, the music played on.
And the bride and groom danced.
Wael looks great! I should copy some of his moves.
And here's Erin dancing.
And then it was time for the wedding ceremony.
Oh and there were several kids there too. And that always makes me smile.
Here are some of the guests.
Erin's happy parents.
Emily G.! who obviously wasn't having as much fun. haha.
I forget her name right now. All I know is she's British and she's really, really nice. :)
So many people taking videos and pictures.
Emily with her new friends.
Amy, Cathy and Fred!
The Emilys joined in.
We're halfway through. At this point we were hanging out waiting for Wael and Erin to finish the ceremony. Only close family was allowed to participate in the ceremony.
I promise to finish posting soon. Flickr only allows a hundred pictures at a time. So see you next post!