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.
This post will show the prelude to the actual wedding. Climb aboard and join us as we await the arrival of the bride!
Flowers, flowers and more flowers… Why not, since this area of Ecuador produces a large percentage of the world s flowers! (See: Ecuador Trivia)
Northern Hemisphere to the left; southern to the right!
The musicians arrived….
Smiles and more smiles at the entrance to Quitsato’s Mitad del Mundo…
Roger and Sarah, friends and partners in the Expat Tours, enjoy a quiet visit.
This little guy deserves a post of his own!
What a backdrop!
Vlady, often the driver for the Expat Journey Tour bus, arrives with his stunning wife.
Susana, friend and Spanish instructor/partner on the tours, brings smiles and sunshine wherever she goes! (Susana is wearing the sombrero.)
As the magic hour approached, the mood turned a bit more serious as participants confirmed details of the ceremony.
When in responsible mode, Jonathan can be very serious. Surely he’s thinking of all the details for the upcoming hours.
That smirk suggests that he received confirmation that she’s on her way…
Ah-ha! The photographers arrived!
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!