Destination Wedding in Colombia: Maria Teresa and Raj in Cartagena

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

maria laughs at her wedding reception in cartagena, colombia

Event professionals would call this one a "destination wedding in Cartagena, Colombia."   I would call it a weekend blowout for the record books, where everyone who attended will sigh wistfully every time they see that white linen outift hanging in their closet. Raj and Maria Teresa had both Catholic and Hindu ceremonies,  and Colombian and Indian-themed parties throughout the weekend.  There were mariachis and Brazilian dancers, flowing Saris and intricate henna, old colonial mansions and sultry Cartagena nights of the sort that inspired Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Of course, what made everything truly magical were Raj and Maria and the amazing group of family and friends they surround themselves with.  I didn’t feel like I was working at all the whole weekend—except when the salsa band came on. Then  it was hard not to drop the cameras and, as a Colombian friend of mine puts it, "punish the dance floor."

mariachis play at a wedding in cartagena, colombia

Maria gets ready for her wedding in Cartagena, ColombiaA bride with her mother before a wedding in Cartagena, Colombia.

Bride with her mother and grandmother before her wedding at San Pedro Claver Church in Cartagena, Colombia

Maria with her mother and grandmother before the ceremony at San Pedro Claver.

Wedding ceremony at San Pedro Claver Church in Cartagena, Colombia

Raj and Maria at their wedding ceremony in Cartagena.A couple gets into a horse drawn carraige after their wedding in Cartagena.

The couple leaves in a horse drawn carraige after the wedding.

Brazilian dancers at a wedding in Cartagena, Colombia.

"Hora loca" (Crazy hour) dancers.

Dancing at a wedding in Cartagena.Raj and Maria dance at their wedding reception in Cartagena, Colombia.

Hindu wedding ceremony in Cartagena.

Hindu wedding procession in ColombiaRaj dances with friends at his Hindu wedding reception in CartagenaColombia wedding reception guest.

Posted by Dennis on 06/16 at 07:28 PM
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