Tues, July 9 – Day 12 WEDDING!!!!

Mike and I got married!!!

We decided a couple of days ago to have our wedding at CK’s house in Stung Meanchey. It just felt like the right place. They are all amazing people, and we have grown to love all of them. Yesterday we pre-ordered pizza and cake. We also had our picture taken in traditional Cambodian/Khmer attire. It was a lot of fun! You can see our picture enlarged in the photos. We bought Mike’s shirt and our flowers from the market. No wedding is complete without a Lotus bouquet, daisies, and rose & jasmine petals!

CK and the other ladies decorated the courtyard with balloons and branches from their palm tree. When we arrived music was playing, kids were dancing, and people were coming out of their homes to check out the festivities. The kids lined up with flower petals in hand. Mike and I walked down the “aisle” hand in hand as the kids pelted us with the flowers.

We wanted to incorporate both American and Cambodian wedding traditions, so when we arrived at the front we circled our cake table three times. Eric said a few words, as our officiant, while CK translated. Mike also said a few words from the heart, then we lit candles, made a wish, and blew them out!

The ladies made us rings that we exchanged, and finally the kiss sealed the deal! We had our first dance and pizza was served. Most of the people were trying pizza for the first time. They definitely loved the cake. Who doesn’t love wedding cake!

It was a wonderful night! We danced and laughed with all of the kids. CK is such a trooper to let us use her house and help with everything. We will be getting footage from the videographer soon so stay tuned!!!

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24 thoughts on “Tues, July 9 – Day 12 WEDDING!!!!

  1. Congratulations Mike and Barbie!! The wedding looked beautiful and a very special moment for you to share with your new friends. I am very happy for the both of you!

    Hugs,
    Jen

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  2. How wonderful, congrats to you both!!! Loving experiencing this experience through your words and the photos.

  3. Hey you two…..CONGRATULATIONS!!!
    Looks wonderful and Im very happy for you and also very proud of what you have been doing.
    Thanks for sharing because I have enjoyed seeing the photos immensely.
    See you when you return

  4. Congratulations! I’ve been reading every blog entry you have made and this one was my favorite! I’m so happy for you two!

  5. The wedding was beautiful. Your Dad and I are so thrilled for you both and can’t wait to hear all about it. Love to you both

  6. Following your blog is amazing. You should warn people to have kleenex nearby! It is wonderful to watch you engage with the children and their families. There are smiles on everyone’s faces, yours especially! What a blessing that God has brought you to this place to make a difference in their lives and your own. Isn’t it amazing how happy these people are with so little? Love, love, love the wedding pictures! All I can say is incredible!!! No wedding memory could surpass the ones you will have from that special day. Love you both and so excited to share in the rest of your journey. Keeping you in our hearts and prayers.
    Love, Aunt Gail

  7. CONGRATS!!! The wedding looked perfect and really seemed to fit you guys. I’ll see you married kids when you get back!

  8. Thanks, Barbie and Mike, for making me cry!! So happy for you two! What an incredible experience. Next step… Adoption? ;)

  9. Congrats Barbarella!! The pictures are awesome and it looks like you two had a one of a kind wedding! I’m super happy for the two of you, here’s to a life of love and happiness :)

    XO,
    Suzy

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