The Moldavian Wedding Massacre

My friend Matt recently published an excellent primer on weddings in Romania (and Moldova), and it reminded me of one of the weirdest episodes of television ever broadcast in the United States. Way back in 1985, at a time when Romanians were suffering from severe energy and food shortages in an effort to pay back…

Adrian Mutu Gets Married Yet Again

The soccer (football) player who was once the Great White Hope of Romania managed to get married for the third time in his life. Mutu recently published photos taken in the Cuban resort of Varadero, where he apparently signed the marriage documents alongside his partner. It appears the two are alone, although Mutu said in…

Join our Global Village

For those of you who don’t know me well, my name is Sam, and I was born and mostly raised in the United States. Then about 15 years ago, I visited Romania, and quickly fell in love with the people, the land, the music, the food, and the culture. I then moved to Romania, and…

Wedding Picture Part 1

If you want to see some photos of our happy day, enjoy! Note: I’ve put them here as thumbnails so they load more quickly. If you want to see a picture full-size, just click on it.

Wedding Video

A million thanks to our friend Sam Son (cool name, eh?) for shooting and editing this video of the morning of our wedding. Honestly, I can’t even watch it again because it brings tears to my eyes. Enjoy!

Our Official Wedding Registry

Well, as most of you already know, I am very excited about my upcoming marriage. A number of people have asked about giving gifts (other than money). No problem! While it is traditional for people to give newlyweds housewares (dishes, pots, pans, etc), Cristina have what we need. But we love to learn! So if…

Family Tradition

Hey DJ, you mind cuing up a good song for this article? Thanks, bro. Time for a shout out as the song loads. Aceasta melodia este dedicata din partea mea, Sam Cel Roman, pentru toti fratiorii mei pe care au ridicat un pahar bun, sau rulat o marfa buna cu mine, si a stat de…

Important Wedding Update

Hi there. An important update to my wedding announcement yesterday. I fully understand that in the Romanian tradition, gifts are given after the wedding. If that’s what is more appropriate for you, that is perfectly fine. We will be married at 10:00am Romanian time (8am London, 2am New York) on September 22 and all the…

Yupi! I’m Getting Married!!!!

Guess what? I’m getting married! Yaaaaaaaah!! If you live in Romania, open your window because you can probably hear me screaming with happiness all the way from here :PPP Honestly, I never thought it would ever happen. I’ve had some wonderful adventures, and shared my life with many wonderful people, and fell in love many…

The Best Wedding Photographer in the World

Today I have the great pleasure of introducing you to the most talented photographic artist I have ever known. His name is Sebastian Bratescu and this is his website. I met Sebastian, or “Sebi” as he is known, in Romania back in 2008, and we rapidly became good friends. He has near genius-level skills at…