Wedding in Cartagena, Colombia | Perfectly Disorganized

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Bride waits in a doorway before her wedding in Cartagena, Colombia.

Did you just see a pig fly past your window?  Because Dennis Drenner has actually gotten married!   Karen and I had a fantastic event in her native Colombia last week, enveloped by the beauty of Cartagena and surrounded by many of our closest friends and family members.

In true Colombian live-in-the-moment fashion, things were slightly disorganized and more fun that we could have imagined.  Rings were misplaced, readings were forgotten, and a piano broke five minutes before the ceremony. A beer vendor on the street sold out her entire inventory in seconds, and Miss Teen Colombia showed up at the reception and danced with some of the guests amidst a throng of carnaval dancers. Spanish speakers somehow spent entire days with English speakers and everyone had a great time. Salsa music flavored the proceedings like cilantro in the cazuela.

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The photographers!  From left to right: Me, Mary Gardella, Michael Bonfigli, Paul Smith, Michael Temchine, Michael Lutzky.

Posted by Dennis on 03/06 at 06:23 PM