After our post-ceremony photo shoot on the beach, Mr Breezy and I headed back to our suite with the wedding party to freshen up before dinner (read: the guys smoked cigars while the girls touched up their makeup and then almost wet themselves over the hilarity that was me almost dipping my dress into the potty – I’ll spare you the photos of that).
Then we made our way to the oceanfront seafood restaurant where everyone was standing outside, waiting for us.
I’m not too sure why I felt that tooting my trucker horn was an appropriate thing to do in this moment but what can I say? I was reaaaaaally excited.
Because we were about to do our hugely fun Polish wedding tradition!
Not everyone in our group was Polish, of course, so our non-official but officially awesome officiant Brian got up and explained to everyone what was about to happen.
This is a pretty well-known tradition among Poles, though some do wine instead of shots. As you’ll soon see, I think our version is MUCH more entertaining.
At the wedding reception, the parents of the bride and groom greet the newly married couple with bread, salt, and two shot glasses.
With the bread, the parents give their wishes that their children will never go hungry or be in need. With the salt, they are reminding the couple that their life may be difficult at times and they must learn to cope with life’s struggles and persevere.
Mr Breezy and I tore off a bit of the bread, sprinkled some salt on it and chowed down. (We were pretty starved at this point so we may have been a little eager for this part.)
And then came the moment we were all waiting for – the shot glasses. One was filled with vodka, of course, but the other was filled with water.
And whoever chose the vodka? Well, they would be THE HEAD OF THE HOUSEHOLD FOREVERMORE!
There was a LOT at stake here! I was getting nervous and the crowd was laughing and cheering us on.
Mr Breezy tried to sneak in a sniff. Bad Breezy!! Cheaters never prosper!
I covered our eyes while our dads turned around and did a secret switcheroo so we wouldn’t know which shot glass was which,太阳城博彩.
Ever the gentleman, Mr Breezy let me choose first. I was fully aware of the implications of a bad choice so I hesitated back and forth a bit much to the amusement of everyone around us. Finally, I bit the bullet and picked one.
Na zdrowie, Mr Breezy! (Cheers in Polish!).
Everyone held their breaths”¦
”¦ and as you can see”¦
”¦ the winner is”¦
”¦Mr Breezy! Mr Breezy is the official head of our household and”¦ I. Am. Screwed.
Oh nooooooooes. What have I done?!? I laid my head on my father-in-law’s
shoulder here and had a bit of a faux-cry.
You bet your babka Mr Breezy had himself a little victory dance punctuated by
And our wedding guests (at least, the Polish contingent) bursting into a rousing rendition of Sto Lat. We sing it for weddings, we sing it for birthdays”¦ heck,澳门太阳城手机APP下载 [求助] 澳门太阳城娱乐官方网 像下面的这个网址可以试用discuz制作吗19个方法让同房更火辣罗迪克退赛引发球迷不满 现场观众报以响亮嘘声_体育频道_凤凰网, we just sing it when we’re happy!
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Sto lat, sto lat niech Å¼yjÄ…, Å¼yjÄ… nam
Jeszcze raz, jeszcze raz
Niech Å¼yjÄ…, Å¼yjÄ… nam,
Niech Å¼yjÄ…, Å¼yjÄ… nam!
As you can see, you just master the pronunciation of a few words and repeat!
Literally it means: A hundred years, a hundred years, may they live [a hundred years] for us (x2), One more time,澳门太阳城代理平台, one more time,申博公司 严重申博公司强迫症的表现_寻医问药网精神心理科频道, May they live for us, may they live for us. Impressive, I know. (I swear there ARE some amazing Polish poets out there; they just had nothing to do with the writing of Sto Lat.)
And if you’re confused about why I’m raising my arm here victoriously since I didn’t get the vodka, it’s because”¦
”¦ he may be the ”˜head’ of the household, but I’m the neck which turns the head.
The (sort of) demise of my happy reign was beautifully captured by Photophil Steingard and Michael Steingard.
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