Saturday, January 24, 2009

*LaTiN LoVe*

So...tonight was a neighbor of ours daughter's wedding. They are from Colombia, and her husband (as of today) is from of COURSE we wanted to go. The wedding started at 6....and of course we were there early & the wedding didn't ACTUALLY start at 6 lol. I'm not mocking latin people, but I've had lots of friends from Mexico, Peru etc...and they do not do time! Period. LOL.

So the wedding finally starts & it was SO fun!! It was not an ordinary "Utah wedding" & that was one of the big reasons I was so excited to go. It was very different from what we're used to seeing here. And I'm sorry to say...but my wedding (if I ever find THE ONE) will be very unique (just like lil OLD me). They walked down the isle with a faster paced music & they didn't do the "one step next step" thing we do was awesome! The person who married them was from the LDS church & he spoke Espanol and the other man translated for English speaking guests. I caught bits & pieces of what he was saying (Mom and I are taking Spanish...since Cory is on his mission...more about him in another post) But I was glad they had someone translating, because it was hard to pick up everything & Spanish is so fast!!! AHHHH!!

They signed the wedding papers & then hugged everyone who came...then we go to sit at the tables (for dinner) and do toasts for the couples with yummy grape-apple Martinelli's. The groom's father was not able to come, along with his older brother & sister, because they live in Brazil. His mother was there & I guess his father & siblings had her bring a video of them congratulating him & his wife etc...He was crying of course & it was just so sweet...

Next the couple had their first dance together...Michael Buble "Everything" & I've always wanted the song "Save The Last Dance For Me" to be played at MY wedding. And so tonight I told my Dad to please start saving $$ because I physically want Michael Buble there to sing...and then I added "and Boyz II Men too!" LOL!! That would be a perfect wedding...I wonder what my hubby would think....Why do I keep talking about MY wedding?? I'm not even dating the lucky guy yet!!!!

Okay on with the show... they had their dance & then people were able to go up and dance...and they did that for about a half an was really fun to watch. Then we had dinner.... scrumptious!! I believe it was chicken cordon bleu. Very yummy!! The bride's aunt I believe cooked....was delish! Then they did more dancing...FUN FUN FUN!! It was seriously a really fun wedding!! SO different & unique for me....I loved it!! Mom and Dad danced *along with the nieghbor's we went with* and I took pics!! Ha ha!! Then Dad danced with me and it was fun!! Then our neighbor Marcos and I danced...and he showed me how I should dance...Ive danced with Latin music before...but it has been a few years.... Here is the Stephanie short version of latin dancing: "shake those hips!! shake ya booty!! and move move move!!" It was SO MUCH FUN!! Lots of calories I burned tonight!!! WAHOOOOO!!!

After all the dancing they cut the cake....and yes they nicely put the cake into each others mouths. Very sweet. They are a gorgeous looking couple & I'm happy for them, even though I don't know them really well. All in all I had a WONDERFUL evening with my parents & the neighbors...Oh yes!! One important thing....there were LOTS of cute guys!! The bad thing about them....they were ALL with women!! Just my luck! So I say to all of my Spanish readers (lol I don't think I have ANY readers lmao!!!) CUANDO CUANDO CUANDO (when when when) will I find mi el amor!?!?! I've been waiting 28 very LONNNNNNNNG years & I'm about ready to settle down!! So.....if you know of any cute, sweet men.....HOLLAR!!!! :) *(and may hear this in every deal!! lol)

That was my wonderfully fun Saturday night!! Thanks for reading!! Until next time...


Me said...

There is sersiously nothing more fun than a NOT TRADITIONAL UTAH wedding! Seriously! I wonder who thought that we should all stand in a formed line and greet our guests? BORING!

Sounds like you had fun! I love that you are taking spanish!

Stephanie said...

AMEN sister!!! Buh buh buh BORING!! I will never be "ordinary" or at least...I hope not!! :)

Kayleen said...

Love the post, Steph! Keep it up!