Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Marriage...is the reason we are gathered here today!

This last weekend I got to experience what weddings are like in Chile. If you thought that your wedding was hectic, just you wait! On Friday morning two of Pablo and I's friends got married and it was a day full of wedding stuff! Cristian Norambuena I met as a missionary and his family was always really good to me. And his now wife Stefanny is one of Pablo's very best friends. So it was cool to be there with them and share the day with our friends!
We started out the morning at the civil wedding. Here in Chile you have to get married lawfully before you can get married in the temple or in a church. Here is a picture of us outside the City Center where they got married.
After the civil wedding, we went back to Pablo's house to eat lunch and get ready to go to the temple. We were running a little late and ended up calling a taxi to take us to the temple. It was so neat to be there with them. When I was a missionary I got to work at the Temple Open House for the Santiago Temple and I grew to really love this temple. It is so simple and yet so beautiful. It was good to be back again and here the advice of the temple president, President Lyon as he sealed Cristian and Stefanny.
After the temple sealing we returned back to Pablo's house to get ready to go to the reception. It was supposed to start at 9 pm but we did not get there until a little after 10. But don't worry, the bride and groom didn't get there until almost 11. PM that is. The receptions here are a little more formal--you go dressed up, eat a fancy dinner and dance the night away! Around 1:30 am the couple cut the cake and then there was MORE dancing. Pablo and I danced the night away! My friend Cata taught me how to dance Cumbia so now I dance like a chileana! We finally decided to leave around 3 am--what a party! It was so much fun and I'm glad that we were able to spend the day with Cristian and Stefanny!

13 comments:

Carlos and Janese said...

Look at you partying it up! It's true, those Chileans do know how to party! I see that hand-holding stuff going on too! You'll have to keep me updated on that ;) Love ya!

James & Jamie Miller said...

Sounds like you had a great time. You are beautiful!!!

Kayla said...

Yes - you haven't clued us into Pablo much. Is there going to be another wedding soon?? ;) Looks like one fun par-tay!

Hillary said...

It sounds like you are having so much fun there! I love seeing all the photos. I can't imagine a wedding day like that! Take care.

Kurt and Kristy said...

You look beautiful!! So will we be getting a wedding post about you anytime soon!!?? ;)

Michelle said...

You and Pablo are so adorable together!!! What a party man they now how to celebrate! It looks like you are having a blast!

Brian and Carly said...

Awesome! Love the black dress. You look gorgeous.

Cristina said...

Hola Becki: Soy Cristina la mama de Diane. Por las fotos veo que estas muy feliz en Chile al igual que Pablo quien se ve un buen muchacho y que definitivamente siente algo muy grande por ti. Te deseo lo mejor pues se de antemano que eres una nina muy linda en tu exterior pero mas en tu interior y que mereces lo mejor. Abrazos,

The I.F. Rawlins said...

Look at how beautiful you are! I hope you don't mind me living vicariously through your blog, pretending to have a really exciting life! Have another wonderful week!

Julie said...

Happy Birthday To You...! It's so fun to share birthdays! Hope you have a good one! Look forward to reading your tag.

Katy said...

Dang girl- you had me going with the title of the post!!! Thought it was YOUR wedding! Looks like an amazing and fun wedding! You are so pretty and your boyfriend is a cutie! Happy Birthday to you!!!

Michelle said...

Beckita-

Llevo todo el dia pensando en ti - imaginate que te estoy cantando: Feliz Cumpleanos - that's how they say it in Spain. Espero que sigas bien. Venga!

Jake and Tricia Jones: said...

I'm glad to see that everything seems to be going well for you. We miss you, but we are excited for all of your chilean adventures. Clark misses his Tia and is excited to meet you in person. We ran into your mom and dad at Wal-mart. Love you!