Nordic couple gets married in border ceremony 北歐一對新人在邊境舉行婚禮

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Nordic couple gets married in border ceremony 北歐一對新人在邊境舉行婚禮

一位挪威新娘與她的瑞典新郎在兩國邊境喜結連理。按照新冠肺炎疫情期間的限制規定,賓客們分別站在邊境兩側參加婚禮。  

The idea started off as a joke, but soon Norwegian bride-to-be Camilla Oyjord and her Swedish partner, Alexander Clern, realised it could become a reality. They would meet in a forest at the border between their countries with guests standing on each side, in line with Covid-19 restrictions.

這個在兩國邊境舉行婚禮的想法一開始只是個玩笑,但挪威籍準新娘卡米拉‧奧尤德和她的瑞典愛人亞歷山大‧克萊恩很快意識到這個想法可以變成現實。他們在兩國邊境處的一片森林裡見面,邊境兩側站著婚禮來賓,這符合疫情期間的限制規定。

Because Sweden has taken a more relaxed approach to social distancing, neighbouring countries like Norway have not included it in the list of destinations people can travel from.

由於瑞典對保持社交距離採取了更寬鬆的做法,所以挪威等鄰國並沒有將瑞典列入可開放邊境的目的地名單中。

Camilla had suggested the idea to be funny, but found friends and family responded with enthusiasm. She told us, ”We did not want to change the date… all we wanted was to get married!”

新娘卡米拉最早提出這個想法是開玩笑的,但她發現親朋好友們對此反應熱烈。她告訴我們,「我們不想改變婚期……我們只想結婚!」

Two policemen were on site at the ceremony monitoring a long white ribbon, which marked the borderline, and their request to join in and watched the service was gladly received. Guests were then able to lean over the dividing ribbon and clink Champagne glasses after the couple finally said, 『I do.』

有兩名警察在婚禮現場看管一條長長的白色絲帶,這條絲帶標誌著兩國的邊境。警察要參加婚禮並觀看儀式的要求被欣然接受。在新人們終於相互許諾「我願意」之後,來賓們才可以探過分隔兩國的緞帶上方,舉起香檳酒碰杯。

Though, instead of a wedding reception, the parties then went their separate ways, facing a long, but no doubt happy, drive back through the woods.

儘管沒有舉行婚宴,而且雙方來賓在婚禮後各奔東西,但他們將要穿過森林的漫長車程無疑充滿了喜悅。

詞彙

bride-to-be 準新娘
in line with 符合,與……一致
enthusiasm 熱情
ceremony 典禮,儀式
service (婚禮)儀式
clink glasses 碰杯
I do 婚禮上新人們說的「我願意」
wedding reception 婚宴

閱讀理解:請在讀完上文後,回答下列問題。

1. True or false? The couple are from Norway and Sweden.

2. Where did the wedding take place?

3. How did the couple’s friends and family respond to the idea of having their wedding at the border?

4. Who else were at the ceremony and why?

答案

1. True or false? The couple are from Norway and Sweden.
True. The bride is from Norwegian, and the groom is from Swedish.

2. Where did the wedding take place?
It took place in a forest at the border between their countries with guests standing on each side.

3. How did the couple’s friends and family respond to the idea of having their wedding at the border?
Their friends and family responded with enthusiasm.

4. Who else were at the ceremony and why?
Two policemen were also at the ceremony to watch the service and make sure no one crossed the long white ribbon which marked the borderline.