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…..
Thanks for the pictures Trev – it helped us feel a part of things. May we add our congratulations and best wishes for future happiness to Joe and Gabi. Love, Bryan and Anne xx
Hi Bry, Thanks, will do. Thought of you when we passed the ‘little hill’ south of Santiago on our way up from Pucon! All is well with us, hope the same at home. In Australia with Dan, Morgan and the boys from Tuesday. Tx
Lovely pics – we were thinking of you all xxxx hope you have been getting my emails and texts xxxx
Thanks for posting the lovely wedding photos (amongst the Pellagics!) – what a lovely couple they made. Everyone looks so happy and gorgeous. Wish we could have been there but look forward to the action replay in December – complete with log fire 😉 Wishing Joe and Gabi every happiness and a long life together. Love Gi, Rob, Huw and Peter.
Safe onward journey to the travellers – see you soon in the Land of Oz.
Lovely to see the photos – congratulations to the newly weds. Hope you enjoy the rest of the trip. Dan x