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Several months ago, my friend, Jonathan Hall, invited me to attend his wedding and said that it would be at the Mitad del Mundo and Hacienda Guachala.

“Are you serious?” I replied, “That’s one of my favorite places in the country! I love Guachala!”

This past weekend, friends and I basked in the beauty of a unique wedding that we’ll never forget.  Equally memorable was the outpouring of love as we witnessed this beautiful event.  Because Jonathan has a travel agency and often works with tours, he provided a special bus for out-of-town guests. Our tour-director groom gave us several chuckles as we traveled from Quito to Cayambe.

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This post will show the prelude to the actual wedding.   Climb aboard and join us as we await the arrival of the bride!

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Flowers, flowers and more flowers… Why not, since this area of Ecuador produces a large percentage of the world s flowers!  (See:  Ecuador Trivia)

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Details, details!

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Northern Hemisphere to the left; southern to the right!

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The musicians arrived….

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Smiles and more smiles at the entrance to Quitsato’s Mitad del Mundo…

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Roger and Sarah, friends and partners in the Expat Tours, enjoy a quiet visit.

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This little guy deserves a post of his own!

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What a backdrop!

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Vlady, often the driver for the Expat Journey Tour bus, arrives with his stunning wife.

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Susana, friend and Spanish instructor/partner on the tours, brings smiles and sunshine wherever she goes! (Susana is wearing the sombrero.)

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As the magic hour approached, the mood turned a bit more serious as participants confirmed details of the ceremony.

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When in responsible mode, Jonathan can be very serious. Surely he’s thinking of all the details for the upcoming hours.

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That smirk suggests that he received confirmation that she’s on her way…

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Ah-ha! The photographers arrived!

A wedding at the middle of the world!

Are you ready to see a wedding at the middle of the world?

Here’s one last shot of Jonathan as a single man!   Stay tuned for the bride!

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