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!