At the far end of Danube

Last year, a month before the wedding, we went on an amazing and serene trip to the Danube Delta. Although I live about 200 km away from the delta I have never been there. We sailed down the Danube on a restaurant type small ship with Chris’s family for 2 days with a night’s stop in a small village at The Big Fish Vila.

I am a water lover, but I generally prefer rapid rivers in the mountains. But the Delta just impressed me immensely; the quietness and the beauty of the channels of water and the flora and fauna  are unique, just as the Danube Delta is unique in the world. I couldn’t put the camera down for the most of the trip. But I did take some time to take a swim :)!

An army of pelicans!

Our boat.

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Happy Christmas with Jesus!

“But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.  This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” Luke 2:10-12

“For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, 
   Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6

Counting blessings and creating traditions

 

Such a packed year 2011. Probably the most eventful and crazy, in a very positive way. We have been so blessed by so many people, we’ve crossed valleys but also reached mountain tops, and every second we felt God’s hand at work. Oh, He is so faithful! Wedding preps, moving house, finishing Uni, going through the wedding, travelling abroad 3 times this year, graduation and starting a new life as a couple, in all of these we had many answered prayers.

Since the beginning of December Chris and I began to create our own family traditions, little things that will be only ours to pass down. And I think it’s working, and we’re having lots of fun whilst at it. Three months have gone since our wedding but it really seems longer, like we’ve been together since forever and we cannot perceive everyday life without each other (it might sound cheesy but that’s how we feel, and many times life IS cheesy! :D). We said it to many people and we say it again, we strongly recommend marriage :)! Can’t wait to enjoy our first Christmas together!

Greek honeymoon

After the fairytale wedding ended we headed for Greece by car (around 12 hours to get there) – destination: Thassos Island!!! Beautiful, quiet and so enchanting, and of course, really good weather. We chose to go there because it is so different from the other Greek islands, in that it is not as arid because of the pine covered mountains. We had it all in one package: mountains guarding our back and the beach just outside our hotel! We loved every second of it! We strongly recommend it (both the place and the honeymoon phenomenon – which comes attached to marriage!! :D)!

very very old olive trees

An improvised grill! We kinda’ charcoaled the fish at the end 😀

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Mr. and Mrs.

We know, unbelievable!! We got married! Finally!!!

We’re a bit late with the post since the wedding was a month ago :D, on the 10th of September, but…better late than never!

Impressions: the most incredible, fast moving, emotional, cry-your-eyes-out, overwhelming experience we have ever had!

There was a lot of work put into this wedding, a lot of ‘managing’, and it was worth every second. Although we wanted to do it ‘our way’, and stray a bit from the rules, we did put it into the hands of Jesus first and foremost, and prayed that He will be glorified through every second of the event.  And I think it did…at least that what the guests told us!

Now more than ever we realized the impact that our relationship has on people. We also saw how many friends we have, people who are there to support us, people who are ready to sacrifice for us. It was truly an amazing day, far beyond our expectations. And we thank everyone who was there, or wasn’t there but maybe thinking or praying for us!

We are so eager to live life together, at its fullest, and we praise God for every day we open our eyes and we are side by side.

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Wedding Photography by Ciprian Dragan – all rights reserved

And…this is our first dance!! On Ingrid Michaelson’s  The way I am.

Lastly, a short movie about us, created by Chris and I for our wedding guests.

For Romanian version go here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dohUVQpEYhk

All the other videos can be watched here: http://www.youtube.com/user/nicoletanoel13?feature=mhee#g/c/0EE086B89BED7C61