Sevinç was going with her mother to one of her neighbours wedding and she invited me along and I was happy to go as it gave me an excuse to get out the house without drinking.
That may sound a bit strange to my Scottish friends as wedding’s there are mainly just an excuse for a giant piss up but in the previous two weddings I have attended in Turkey, I spotted not one drop of alcohol and this was to be the same.
I had met the Bride and her sister as well, a couple of times before at Oktoberfest and I am always happy to witness people tying the knot. Not so much for the legal aspect of that particular contract but more for the celebration of love between two people.
It allows the rest of us to dream of happy ever afters although it can make some people depressed if they think it is never going to be their turn.
I’ve crashed and burned once already on that front so it’s not as if I’m desperate to do it again, but I always keep my heart open for the possibility of everlasting bliss, why not.
This young lady was sat on the other side of me at the table and we got chatting. Her daughter was sat beside her and put up the cloth behind her head. I think she was quite keen to Marry her off and who was I to deny her Mother the illusion of happiness, at least for a few seconds until the photo was taken.
Then it was time for the Bride and Groom to have their first married dance.
I, of course, had to get my photo taken with the Bride.
As well as with her friends.
I was making a bit of a spectacle of myself on the dancefloor, but in a good way for a change. The mother of the Groom even strutted herself with me for a song or two.
I’m not sure who this guy is but he was the other ‘character’ of the wedding. We had a bit of a ‘dance off’, the result of which I think was a draw.
Then the guy who bangs the drum loudly came out and we all got in a line and held our pinkies together as we do the 3 steps to the right, 2 steps to the left dance. It takes about 30 seconds to master but provides at least 10 minutes good fun before it is time to go freestyle again.
There were professional looking cameramen videoing the whole affair and I would love to get a copy of it as I had a riot. It just goes to show that alcohol free Weddings can be good fun and that you don’t need to wake up with your head down the toilet the next morning to show how good a time you had.
Wishing the Happy Couple all the best in their lives together and thanking them for letting me be a part of their celebrations.
Thanks also to Sevinç for inviting me and even paying for this photo from the professional dudes. As you can see she was a very beautiful companion for the evening.