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Marcela Barrios + Luke Page ~ January 30, 2011~

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.

Yes, that’s a straight razor he’s using to shape her brows.

Pastor Terry fell in love all over again.

We were stopped in traffic on the way to Bahia when this old man came up to the car, looked inside and started telling Marcela how beautiful she was and repeatedly told her to “be a good bride!”

Luke and Marcela met in the chapel before the ceremony. It was perfect. I felt like I was watching something that was a pure priveledge to see.

The Wedding and Reception were held at Bahia, a breathtaking venue in the mountains above Bogota

I had to put this one in because it makes me laugh. Jeff is a crack-up.

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.

{{{{{{{{{{{{HERE IS THEIR AWESOME SLIDESHOW}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}