Wedding symbols were also skilfully hidden in the guests’ presents, idly basked in the summer sun, together with floral compositions and at the very top of the wedding cake. Two acorns on neat guest cards showed guests where to take their correct seats at the festive table. Combining the power and portliness of oak, romantic country touch alternating with light city elegance, marked the wedding. Colours of the grand tree – green, yellow and brown – made the colour palette for the wedding of Valērija and Jānis. The wedding guests were also dressed in clothes of these colours. Men’s smiles were highlighted by green bow-ties, while ladies shone in the sun’s colours. Although Valērija and Jānis are a couple from the land of blue lakes – Latgale, where weddings in the Latvian tradition are especially popular, they chose their own way to go. “We were looking for something untraditional, without the usual crossing of bridges and breaking of plates,” remembers Jānis.