s sister, Maite Iribarren-Gorrindo.
After mass the crowd made it's way to the Basque Center to celebrate. Guests dined on a traditional Basque meal prepared by Flora Aldazabal. After toasts and well wishes, the dancing began. The party went well into the night, as guests danced to American and Basque Music. One Boise Basque tradition that started several years ago, includes former and current Oinkari's performing Zortziko for the couple. The dance was ended with Nicholas dancing for Izar. [Left side picture, Izar and Nicholas standing at the alter of St. John's Cathedral. Father Len McMillan married the couple. Nicholas' best man is his best friend Xanti Alcelay (right). Izar's maid of honor is her sister, Maite Iribarren-Gorrindo (left)
[A Boise Basque wedding tradition includes current and former dancers performing Zortziko for the bride and groom. Nicholas was the last of the men to dance for Izar who was sitting on the stage watching. Sitting to the right of Izar is her mother-in-law Toni Bicandi. Sitting to her left are several guests]
Nicholas is a third generation Boise Basque. He is currently Vice President of the Oinkari Basque Dancers. Nicholas' family comes from Bizkaia. Izar is a first generation Basque. Her father is from Nafarroa and her mother's family also comes from Nafarroa.
The couple will spend their honeymoon in the Dominican Republic. They will be making their home in Meridian, Idaho.
Oinkari Boise Basque Dancers
Ahizpak Design - Art, Gift and Collections - Boise, Idaho
Basque Community of Boise, ID
Boise Basque Center
Boise Basque Museum and Cultural Center
Cenarrusa Center for Basque Studies, Boise, ID
Basque Studies Center, Boise State University, Boise, ID
Bihotzetik Boise Basque Choir