Getting married abroad
I remember a very nice ceremony: the parents of the bride had a house in the south of France and as a little girl she dreamt to marry the “love of her life” over there. He was a Dutch guy and the ceremony took place in the little chapel of the village. I started to speak French because the couple didn’t tell anyone there would be a Dutch Registrar:
“Bonjour à vous, les futurs mariés, les parents…….”etc. And after some time I said: “Oh, excuse me, not everybody speaks French, I can try to speak some English (and I said it with a heavy French accent) and then I continued in Dutch… Everybody was relieved and started clapping their hands, they were very surprised and pleased. I’m sure the guests thought at the beginning of the ceremony: Oh no, I won’t understand a word of what she is going to say! Afterwards we drank a glass of champagne at the little square in front of the chapel. For all of us it was an amazing event!