Wednesday, June 06, 2007


A fun wedding tradition here in Sweden is the möhippa (bachelorette party). Typcially, all kinds of crazy things happen to the bride-to-be like having to play "The Star-Spangled Banner" on violin at a rock concert in front of hundreds of people or go into a club and dance with strange men and get their autographs in your forehead (yep - those are highlights from mine 12+ years ago).

Anyway, for my sister, Priscilla, we decided that since she is slightly stressed about the whole wedding thing and also quite exhausted from having worked 4 or 5 jobs all year we would just take her out for a nice dinner and throw in a couple of fun elements. My sister-in-law, Emily, organized everything and asked everybody to pick a color and dress accordingly and wear matching jewelry in the "Spirit of Scilla." I was put in charge of getting the unsuspecting Priscilla into Stockholm by train where the gang would greet us at the station. So, I decided that we would go for a "Sister/Niece Outing."

Rebecka with two of her favorite people.

When we walked out the station doors, we were greeted by a palette of friends who rushed over to adorn Scilla with a plethora of gold accessories:

Like Fredrick (husband-to-be) said when he saw her later in the evening: "You look like a Christmas Tree."

After initial greetings and hugs and wows, we walked as a group over to a fine Indian restaurant to have our dinner. It was a lovely evening with good food (and I didn't even pick the place!), laughter, wine, helpful hints and tips on a successful marriage, stories about Fredrick, and great catching up with friends and relatives. Rebecka captured some interesting images from the evening as follows:

It was a colorful evening to remember.

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