Thursday, August 26, 2010

Congratulations Keila and Fred

What a great wedding!  American and Mexican cultures and traditions blended for an emotional, personal and fun filled wedding at the Grandview in Poughkeepsie.

A mariachi band,  a traditional Mexican dance, candy (and the groom) being tossed around the dance floor and a fun choreographed entrance are just some of the events that happened.  One of my favorite unexpected surprises was when Keila's dad got up to sing with the mariachi band just before the toasts were given.

I hope you enjoy some of the stills that I pulled from the video to show all their cute details and the video clip that gives a tiny peek at their wedding day.

I loved that they didn't use table cards.  They placed journals on the tables with the table numbers and a bunch of pens for the guests to write in them.  There was a gentle breeze off the river, but it was still hot that day.  Keila and Fred thought ahead and left fans on the chairs for the ceremony. Not only were they pretty , but I would bet, much appreciated by their guests.

I loved a lot of the design and details, especially Keila's dress, bouquet and their toasting glasses.

Here is a preview clip of their wedding

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When Keila and Fred told us about the live mariachi music we couldn't wait to hear them.  We honeymooned in Mexico and the sound of mariachi takes us back there and puts a smile on our faces.  These guys sounded great!  They serenaded guests during the cocktail hour and went table to table as the guests waited for the bride and groom to make their entrance.

Of the many surprises and fun things they did for their guests, our favorite was the assortment of interesting items that Fred found under Keila's dress, in addition to the garter, of course.  If you want to have a closer look, watch the video clip above.  It was too funny to watch and the guests loved it! 

I wish I could write more about the history of the tradition pictured below (maybe someone can write a comment for me so I can add it to the post).  Based on what happened, I think it has to do with the strength of their marriage.  The bride and groom got on chairs and Fred held Keila's train as the female guests ran under it looking like a train.  After they had run through numerous times, the men tried to push Fred off the chair (in the picture below, some of the girls got in on it too, but this was their last attempt).  This process happened a few times and by the end, they had managed to take Fred down.  Then they picked him up and tossed him in the air.  It was another great moment!

Congratulations to Keila and Fred on a beautiful wedding!

1 comment:

F. agustin said...

wish i could ave been there! great wedding, helerious! i love those two! greats shots too thnaks for posting this and letting me have a tiny taste of my cousins wedding day!