For Rosma and David, who tied the knot in Bolivia, showcasing the culture and beauty of their wedding location was a must--particularly with guests joining them from all over the place. Much thought went into the itinerary surrounding the actual wedding day, from the time the guests arrived to their departures. The Hotel Los Tajibos in Santa Cruz was selected for it's extensive grounds, amazing restaurant, and lovely pools. Because everyone stayed at the same place, they were able to meet and mingle before the nuptials, and enjoy the tropical setting all the while. Two days before the wedding, most of the group made the 6-hour drive to Concepcion via mini bus. Rosma's parents rented a cabin by a lake so people could swim and jet ski, in addition to relaxing at the hotel before the festivities.
After Rosma and David officially became newlyweds, there a big parrillada (a barbecue) at the cabin with cows raised by the bride's father. Later that night, immediate families and the guests from the United States journeyed northwest to the bride's parents' home in Samaipata, where they stayed for a few days through the New Year. It gave everyone the chance to spend time together after traveling from so far. They also slipped back into their cocktail hour attire and posed for a few more photos, without any fear of a downpour.
In between it all, they also celebrated Christmas and the bride's birthday...talk about an eventful week!