Live from a Polish Wedding

Wow – talk about food and dance and food and dance and food and “Stola, Stola, ….” loudly yet tunefully sung best wishes for 100 + years….oh and the Vodka rounds. Bottles of Vodka on everytable and always a person helping make sure all galsses are full. I cheated and had mine filled with water (pronounced Voda). Despit the alcohole abundance most people were dancing and cheery all night / morning. Yes morning the official finishing time was 5am and that’s when we went.
The six piece band – professional musicians – played traditional Polish tunes as well as ‘disco polo’ (Poland) which is sort of happy techno. Two electric keyboards, two piano accordians, two female vocalists – to join the male signers who played the keyboards. Then for music while everyone ate the band came inside and played and sung and walked around the food laden Tables. One had a drum with triangle, then the accordians, plus guitars. Really Great very rousing and all present sang along to the Polish Songs.

Bride and Groom looked spectacular and happy – I wish them all the Very Best for the Future.

The Food was seriously abundant – course after course of “main-courses” all the way to 4.30am. Plus while that food was brought to your table there was also sporgous board – on the Tables with plates of meats, salads, fish, breads….then on large side tables there were deserts (as well as the one we were severed) fresh fruits, and maet table – ham, etc etc etc.

Something for everyone almost – vegans maybe not but vegetarians yes as the Salads and Soups (some all vegetaable based) as abundant.

Andre, the kids and I danced heaps and ate aswell :). A hotel room was booked upstairs for teh kids to sleep in adn they went to sleep about 10.45pm. Maja had been very keen to steal the Brides shoe – a tradition that after midnight you can steal the brides shoes and then they have to “buy them back” with Bottles of Vodka. No Vodka for Maja!

Watching the shoe recovery was great as the theives had to do a performance, dance, sing etc, to get the bottles of Vodka. Very funny.

I’ve never been to a wedding like this one and never seen so much food.

Even the Polish Wedding in the movie “What The Bleep” didn’t have so much food.

In the pics see the Grandma and Grandpa (Bubcha and Judge-Ga) – pic is from outside the church. These are the Polish Long Lived ~90 years old and dancing till 4am. Both drink the water from the deep well in their garden, have flowers growing all around and have purpose 🙂 oh plus a shot of the home made vodka from potatoes each morning – probably keeps them parasite free.

Signing off for now to put up some pics and get back to writing about Saltmarsh and how to re-create it.

About Geraldene

I'm passionate about People and their Connection to the Natural World. To supporting projects and ideas that result in Earth Care and harmony. I'm very interested in Indigenous Wisdoms. I'm a mum of two lovely kids, daughter and friend. I love travelling and meeting people. I am keen on being responsible and creating the world around me.
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