Heather and Ricardo's Big Day

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Wedding in Guatemala: me and Breanna

Heather fell in love with Ricardo here in Chico, California. Ricardo was born and raised in Antigua, which was surprisingly a place she had already visited during her traveling nurse days. She already loved everything about Guatemala and now there was even more to love about it... the man of her dreams.


When the love birds decided to tie the knot it was an easy decision to have the wedding in Ricardo's home town of Antigua. For one thing, it would have been very difficult to get Ricardo's whole family to the United States for the ceremony. Plus, Antigua is a beautiful place to have a wedding!


Heather and I have been close friends since high school.

Wedding in Guatemala: the happy couple
When she asked me to be a bridesmaid in her destination wedding I jumped at the opportunity. I would not miss it for the world. Getting to travel to Guatemala was an added bonus.
The wedding took place on Sunday, January 13 2008. It was a magical evening at Hotel Santo Domingo, one of the more upscale hotels in Antigua. Over one thousand candles were used to set the mood between the outdoor ceremony and the indoor reception. Everything was gorgeous, from the grand centerpieces on the tables, to the upscale food, to the 20 piece live band, to the chocolate fountains… there are too many things to list. And let me tell you, Guatemalans know how to party! The fancy event turned into a crazy party on the dance floor with light shows, smoke machines, balloons and props. If I didn’t know better, I would have thought I was at a New Years Eve event.

I am at the age when several of my friends are getting married. I have been to many weddings in the past few years. But I can tell you this, the wedding in Guatemala was by far the best I have been to!



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