What an amazing wedding! The cultural traditions surrounding weddings in Mexico are so different than in the US, but being that Venessa is from the US and Raul is from Mexico, the wedding achieved a great balance.
Venessa’s mom (and my mother-in-law) made Venessa’s gorgeous lace gown. She is so talented!
Ben and I traded off taking the bridal party pictures. We had a great time with the gorgeous architecture of the huge cathedral where the wedding was held.
The mass was entirely in Spanish (which I don’t speak), but the feel in the cathedral was magical.
Following the ceremony we headed out to the cathedral grounds for some bride and groom shots.
You just can’t beat architecture like this.
The reception was also held in Cuernavaca, very near the cathedral.
Okay these next few pictures need some explaining. They played this game where the bride and groom each stood on a chair and held onto a handkerchief. The bridesmaids hold onto the bride, and the groomsmen hold onto the groom. Then the rest of the guests link arms and try to knock over the bride or groom. The first to get knocked over gets hauled away. Ben captured the following series while I held onto Venessa for dear life. As you can see, the male guests gave Raul no mercy.
Off he goes…
…into the pool! We didn’t see that one coming.
Time for the bouquet toss.
Celebrating catching the bouquet.
So sad that she didn’t catch the bouquet.
Dinner was all authentic Mexican food made by the family of the groom. This is roasted pork which was shaved off and served on tacos. Yum!
Congratulations Venessa and Raul! We love you!