On September 10, 1988, while being second-year students, we entered into lawful marriage. The wedding was modest. We deliberately refused a long list of potential guests, around 150 people, who were acquaintances and friends of our parents but not our close ones. Instead of a lavish wedding “like everyone else,” on the second day after the wedding, we departed in the evening by bus to Almaty and then by plane to Sochi. On the third day after our wedding, early in the morning, we landed at the airport in the city of Sochi (Adler), on the Black Sea coast of the Caucasus.
Nearly three weeks in Abkhazia, in the town of Gantiadi, located near Adler, were simply unforgettable.
It’s been 25 years…Ironically, on September 10th, 2013, we celebrated our silver wedding anniversary in the company of our friends in the beautiful city of Varna, located on the Black Sea. The next day, we flew to Almaty for a week-long trip.
It was beautiful, warm, pleasant, and very symbolic. The silver wedding anniversary was celebrated in accordance with Bulgarian traditions in a cozy summer restaurant in the Sea Garden of Varna. Our close friends were invited to join us.
After the official ceremony, a festive dinner and entertainment program were organized.
The next milestone is the “ruby” wedding, or 30 years of married life.