This is the formal event.
The bit where we say “Ja Wohl” or “I do”
The Standesamt (German equivalent of Registry Office) is the Civil Registration Bureau. The Hochzeitzeremonie (Wedding Ceremony) will be a 30 minute event.
After this there will be a “brunch” style finger buffet before a selection of “local interest” tours and a little time for Kaffee und Kuchen before the evening event.
We will all reassemble at the Parkhotel for 19h for the reception. Because we are splitting the celebrations this will be a more “traditional” Dinner & Speech style (in both German and English).
Dancing and Music and frivolity will be making a significant appearance at the Hochzeitsfeier in Oktober though!