Joseph and Gabriella were married yesterday evening at what we think was definitely the wedding of the year…well we would, wouldn’t we! The venue, in the foothills of the Andes, looked fabulous and despite the rain, which meant the short civil ceremony took place in the lounge with a log fire rather than on the lawn bathed in sunshine, went without a hitch and even included a joke by the registrar about Gabi ‘catching a good looking gringo’! The bride looked absolutely gorgeous and I must say the groom ‘scrubbed up well’ too – Matt and Josh were informal best men and certainly did their bit to entertain us on the dance floor. The food, which just kept coming, was delicious and we finally departed at 03.30 – leaving the party still pretty nearly in full swing.
Jane and I would like to wish Joe and Gabi a long and happy future together and we’re looking forward to seeing them in England at Christmas. We would also like to extend our deep felt and sincere thanks to Gabriella’s family for making us feel so welcome….
And now some photos:
The ‘bridal carriage’ – not really, but part of the ‘retro’ theme of the event
Table setting, in the same ‘shabby chic’ style
Joseph the groom and best men, Matt and Josh
The guests await the arrival of the bride
Gabriella with her father, Juan Carlos
Joe and Gabi after the ceremony and before the never ending ‘wedding breakfast’ – aptly named in this case!
Gorgeous Gabriella and her Mum
The first waltz – Gabi and Dad with Joe and Jane…..