Sunday, October 13, 2013

El Nido de Gracia's First Wedding

We were blessed to celebrate our first wedding September 28th.  It was truly a blessing to see these two step out and legally marry.  We have others interested as well with the next one coming in December.  Many of the people in this culture have never been legally married but just live as man and wife.  This union often ends when normal hardships and struggles arise as there has been no formal commitment.

Mike, Victor, Viviana, Luis Fernando and Josh




It rained all day, not very common here but it happened just the same.  The plan was to be married outside in the front yard.  The kiosko ended up being a very lovely place to hold the ceremony.


Presentation of the newly married couple.



As is the Colombian way there was much hugging and congratulating of the new couple.