MY SPEECH AT MY SISTER’S WEDDING ・ + CROATIAN TRANSLATION

Earlier this week I asked Stefan to tell me about his first date with Diana in which he answered, “I don’t want to talk about it, it was a disaster.” He then told me he sent her a kind “thanks, but no thanks” message the following day which resulted in my sister cutting her losses and ending her own message with, “I wish you all the best.” These 6 words triggered Stefan to see Diana through different eyes and give her another chance.

That second chance is the reason why we are all here today.

Diana and Stefan technically shouldn’t be together. There have been many whispers through the grapevine and around me, questioning throughout the years, “how could they be” and what my parents think about it all. When I look around this room right now and reflect on today, I wish more families under these technical difficulties experienced this kind of unconditional love and happiness because as we can see, the two beside me defy the odds and the stigma.

Stef, Thank you for the happiness you have brought into my sister’s life. Though we may be oceans apart, it still gives me great relief to know my sister didn’t settle for second best. It gives me great pleasure to welcome you into the family and also, Daniela, a new sister that ivana and I already adore.

Diana, I have never seen you look more beautiful than today. You may be younger than me but I have looked up to and admired you my entire life.

I feel so blessed to be standing here beside you on your special day and to watch a love unfold that many can only dream of.

Stefan & Diana, you’ve both proven that love has no religion and that love has no nationality. As everyone has seen today, you’ve shown that in the end, true love will always win.

I wish you all the best.

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Početkom ovog tjedna, pitala sam Stefana da mi prepriča njegov prvi spoj s Dianom. Dobila sam odgovor: „Ne želim pričati o tome, to je bila katastrofa.“
Tada mi je rekao da joj je idući dan poslao ljubaznu poruku koja bi se mogla opisati kao „hvala, ali ne hvala“. Zbog toga, moja se sestra povukla iz te nepovoljne situacije i poslala mu poruku koja je završila riječima „Želim ti sve najbolje“. To je tada potaknulo Stefana da Dianu sagleda drukčijim očima i da joj pruži drugu priliku. Ta je druga prilika razlog zašto smo svi danas ovdje.
Tehnički, Diana i Stefan ne bi trebali biti zajedno, a godinama sam slušala preispitivanja koja su mi drugi prenosili i koja sam sama čula: „kako oni mogu biti zajedno“ i što moji roditelji misle o tome. Kada pogledam ovu prostoriju i razmislim o tome danas, da je bar više obitelji s takvim tehničkim poteškoćama doživjelo ovakvu vrstu bezuvjetne ljubavi i sreće jer, kao što možemo vidjeti, ovo je dvoje ljudi kraj mene pobijedilo negativna očekivanja i predrasude.

Stef, hvala ti za sreću koju si unio u život moje sestre. Iako smo možda oceanima razdvojeni, veliko je olakšanje znati da se moja sestra nije pomirila s onim što nije bilo najbolje za nju.

Diana, nikad nisi izgledala ljepše nego danas. Možda si mlađa od mene, no cijeli život ugledam se na tebe i divim ti se. Osjećam se zaista blagoslovljeno što stojim ovdje kraj tebe na tvoj poseban dan i što gledam kako se razvija ljubav o kojoj mnogi mogu samo sanjati.

Ljubav ne poznaje religiju i nacionalnu pripadnost; naposljetku, prava ljubav uvijek pobjeđuje.

Stefan i Diana

Adriana Kupresak | Sister's Wedding Waikiki Beach resort, Tivat Montenegro

 

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  • Marina

    no one else but you adriana can write something that unites Serbians and Croatians svaka ti cast

  • Svetlana

    ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Victoria

    What an amazing speech Adriana bet you had most of the room in tears. Loving the blog lately, good to see you doing well.

  • Albert

    wow