Rikke was in Copenhagen today, so we decided to eat lunch at Wokshop and talk about my wedding in September, where Rikke is the maid of honor. Poul and I got married in Las Vegas last year, but we decided that we also wanted a ceremony that all our friends and family in Denmark could attend, so we are getting married once again. The wedding in September will be in the picturesque small church in the village where I grew up, and where my parents still live today.
Getting married in Las Vegas doesn’t require much planning, but getting married in Denmark is really a huge project and I am so happy that I have Rikke to help me out. She is really good at planning and organizing stuff, and she has already considered lots of suggestions and alternatives that I haven’t even thought about myself. Today, we made decisions about highly important things (am I really writing this??) such as choice of color scheme, soap bubbles and even the design for the bridal bouquet, and I promised her not to decorate the church with gypsophila (which is called “bridal veil” in Danish and which, according to Rikke, is very much a cliché when it comes to chapel decoration).
The food at Wokshop was really good and my papaya salad was exactly as it should be: a little explosion of hot chili and salty, dried shrimp in perfect harmony with the sweet taste of fish sauce and lime. It is one of the best papaya salads I’ve had outside Thailand (and also one of the spiciest) and I hope that I’ll soon get the opportunity to visit Wokshop again and see if the rest of the items on the menu are just as good.