The Wedding bells were ringing on Saturday for Omar and Nallely .Omars part time job/hobby is to take wedding videos/photos as well as for the 15th birthday girls (quinceanos)party here in the village and they have used The Pickled Onion numerous times for these events, to my delight.
Saturday was his day to be photographed and videoed and that is what was happening all the while I was there. Below you can see them nervously preparing for the professional photographer to do his thing
I could not possibly count how many people where coming and going as more table were set up to accommodate people that were arriving a little late, which is the norm here! The little bridesmaids where twisting and twirling around in their pretty dresses, children running around and grandmothers trying to stop them.
The botanas (snacks ) were hurrydly placed on the tables as guests arrived and of course there is very rarely a party without the beer!
Everyone that is related seem to be helping in one capacity or the other.
The cake was just amazing and it now seems the fashion is to have lots of cupcakes along side of the cake.
Everyone in the procession party was finally gathered together for the grand entrance to the music of the wedding march.
What made this wedding a little spectacular where the firework display that begun after the toast. Everyone was oohing and ahhing at the display and the last was the names of the bride and groom lit up.It was quite spectacular to say the least for little Santa Elena
But the night ended sadly for me as I watched my camera being grabbed by a little boy off the table and onto the floor.I was so upset because it is a new camera and a very expensive one that my dear brother brought from england on his last visit in November.
Yes it is broken and I am not sure it can be repaired. I left early in no mood to continue the festivities or even eat . I was checking on my computer at 3 am to see if there was anywhere I could get it repaired in Merida but did not come up with a solution.The family were quite concerned but were not willing to do anything about it especially when I mentioned the price of the camera. Oh well what can one do I will just have to go to Merida and buy another one
Or if anyone knows where I can get a Panasonic Lumix dmc 7 repaired please let me know.
As you can see all the photos got a little jumbled up whilst in the process of publishing but oh well . I really do not have the patience to re-format everything this is how it will be … sorry!