Sunday, April 27, 2008
Brother's bride encouraged a friend of hers to build a venue for celebrations in Villa Alhue--the happy couple provided the start up funds by agreeing to hold their wedding reception there. The construction is sticks woven together, filled in with adobe and covered with cement.
It is a large room with plenty of area for tables and dancing. The last of it was finished the day of the wedding.
The ceiling was made of linen draped and tacked to the rafters. It was a nice effect.
The meal was delicious with grilled chicken and beef and plenty of fresh vegetables and fruit. Brother even had the caterer make southern sweet iced tea to go along with the Chilean wine.
After we ate, we danced to the strong Latin beat from the orchestra. I was self-conscious and concerned about not knowing how to dance in Chile, but C assured me that we should just jump in and do our own thing--we did and had a great time. Brother said "Wow, you two are good--do you dance a lot in Maine?" I thought that was funny because actually we don't ever dance in Maine--we hike, we shovel snow, we watch Jeopardy! and baseball but we don't ever dance.
We never made it to the cake cutting, as we had an early ride to Santiago to start our journey home and Mom and Dad were ready to go back to the guest house but we did manage to kick up our heals until after 1 a.m.--a new record for us.