Some of the early wedding wishes we received.
Special napkins for the occasion.
Some of the wonderful gifts we received. Thank you!
Ann getting ready and not approving of the groom's idea to document the procedure.
Persistence helped the groom to get this intimate shot of his bride.
This vehicle serves as a wedding vehicle! It is allowed to be parked on the special parking space in front of the city hall's entrance on Alte Schulstreet on the 25.02.2011 from 10.20am until 11.30am.
Australia has the best produce around!
A closeup of the special pendant that Ann wore that day.
The weather was nice, albeit a bit chilly.
Self portrait in the bathroom mirror.
Our wedding rings.
The pendant "in action".
The bride is ready to head out (and still looking happy!)
Ann & Alison pose for a picture before the ceremony.
Ann framed by her future mother in law, Dorothée and her aunt who came all the way from Australia, Alison.
Bride & groom.
Dorothée, André, Ann & Alison.
André's father Ralph, André, Ann & Alison.
The groom's sister, Ilka.
The groom's mother, Dorothée.
The bride's aunt, Alison.
The groom's father, Ralph.
The official translator and Ilka's boyfriend.
At the "Standesamt" aka city hall.
Smiles all around.
The city of Monheim am Rhein's official, Mrs. Görlitz held a lovely speech.
Translating for the bride.
Things getting really formal now!
About to exchange rings. (Aussie style, left hand instead of the usual right hand that is custom in Germany).
The groom trying to make sure to pick the correct ring.
The groom's fits too!
Approaching for the kiss.
Almost kissing ...
After the kiss is before the kiss.
Thanking Mrs. Görlitz for all the work involved in marrying an Australian girl to a German boy.
More paperwork ...
Signing her new name for the first time!
(honestly, she practiced beforehand though) ...
"Here and here please ..."
Her new name has quite a few extra letters now.
Ann thinking "I should have made him take my name!"
André thinking "I should have taken her name!"