Taking photos while the bride gets ready is such a fun time. The energy in the room is always exciting with bridesmaids, sisters, moms and girlsfriends and stylists all doing what they do best. I have to say that when we arrived at Carlos Munos salon, it wasn’t anything special to the eye and when I saw Carlos plug in hot rollers (HOT ROLLERS) I wondered if Marcela had picked the right salon. *Here is where I open my mouth wide and insert my big foot* It might have seemed very old school but Carlos is amazing at what her does. Hair AND makeup, he’s a 20+ year veteran who has worked with people from all over the world. Marcela has incredible beauty to begin with but he made every single woman that sat in his chair look like a bazillion bucks.
The Wedding and Reception were held at Bahia, a breathtaking venue in the mountains above Bogota
Marcela has two handsome nephews and 2 adorable nieces who were pulled down the aisle in a white radio flyer wagon that Luke brought from California. How cute is that?
Colombian weddings are a bit different in a few ways. They typically don’t have a wedding party so the coordinator was a little confused about why there were groomsmen and brides maids walking down the aisle. The groom walks down with his mother and also carries the bouquet. ( watch the slideshow!) Then the grooms mother is the one who gives her son and the brides father, his daughter.
The ceremony was so sweet, Luke wrote and sang a song for Marcela and both sets of parents came forward to bless the couple.
There were so many amazing aspects to this weddding. The slideshow shows so much more. It was an honor to witness and be a part of such an incredible union. My heart was overflowing with peace, love and joy.