They're also two of my lovely nieces. I still can't believe I'm an aunt!
He made a number of funnies, most of which had to with Patricio's age. It was the most fun I'd ever had in a mass service!
One of the traditions during the ceremony, apart from the blessing of the rings and the small chest of coins (arras) that symbolize prosperity and good stewardship, the couple is also joined by a lasso to represent their unity.
I think the wedding really may have been our 15 minutes of fame. I had no idea we'd have so many photographers...
The wedding singer had a set of swivel hips that none of us could really match, but I still think we gave him a run for his money.
Lots of people insisted that we have the seasnake dance, the infamous "vibora de la mar." it entails having the bride and groom both standing on chairs, with their backs to each other, and protected by brave and strong friends from the seasnake. actually, there are two seasnakes. the first is composed of a female conga line, winding its way in a figure-eight around the couple, and trying to knock them off the chairs. it really gets wild with the male conga line, though, as you can see from patricio's demise in the next photo.
Not satisfied with just taking his shoes and socks off to parade him around, they tossed him up in the air a few times for good measure.
When the mariachis arrived at three in the morning, they entered the salon playing "La Negra," the only dance from Jalisco that I still remember, more or less. Patricio and I took full advantage of the opportunity.