Cartagena de Indias was chosen by Maria Claudia & Ryan to celebrate their marriage within a unique colonial atmosphere. Maria Claudia from Colombia and Ryan from the United States gathered all of their closest relatives and friends in Cartagena for an amazing destination wedding.
The ceremony was held in the Cathedral Church of Santa Catalina, the largest of the Historic Center. The most emotional moment of the ceremony was the one when the couple read their wedding vows declaring before the altar and in the presence of their family and friends, the true love of each other. The groom's mother was also present from a distance through FaceTime, because of health reasons. Thanks to technology, she was able to join her son in this special moment.
With regard to technology, in the world of weddings today we can work 80% of the wedding planning process online; this is truly helpful for those couples with busy schedules and dreaming about a destination wedding in Cartagena. Just a single trip is necessary to visit locations, food tests, hairstyle, and makeup; there are even couples who only have the space to know Cartagena until the last week of the wedding and everything become as they whised.
The reception of this destination wedding took place in a Boutique Hotel at the Historic Center of Cartagena, the roof of the great colonial hall was decorated with illuminated rings and lights hanging from the center. The decoration also included gorgeous table centerpieces with white, red, pink, pastel pink roses and lots of green foliage.
During the toast, it was the turn of the best man who surprised everyone because he had the Colombia Soccer Team shirt under his elegant suit to show his love.
When the crazy hour came all the guests wore vueltiaos hats, representative of Colombian culture and danced to the sound of folklore and lots of fun.
Definitely what struck me most about this destination wedding in Cartagena was the simplicity and warmth of the couple, which was reflected in the love they gave to all their family and friends.
Photography: Antonio Florez Fotografía