Last June, I had the incredible opportunity to be able to attend my friendâ€™s wedding in Peru! It was such a wonderful experience. I had been hoping and dreaming of visiting Peru (especially the majestic Machu Picchu, one of the wonders of the world) for a long time so when Paola invited me to her wedding as a guest I was so excited! It was the perfect excuse to get my ass over to South America for the first time and boy, it was amazing! South America had taught me so much about life. It really opened my eyes to a different world. In the western world, I feel as though we tend to overcomplicate our lives. I visited a few small villages in Peru and their lives were so simple and happy. Families are close and they spent a lot of time with one another. They appreciate life and each other. I love that about Peru. The people were as beautiful as its landscapes.
Paola, a Peruvian Jungle Girl was about to marry her Aussie soul mate, Tom. Although Iâ€™m Aussie, I met Paola in Toronto and has since moved to Sydney to be with Tom. It was so cool to be in Peru with Tomâ€™s Aussie family who are from Melbourne as well! I love how their wedding toppers were a Kangaroo and a Llama!
It was unfortunate that it just so happened to downpour with torrential rain that day. The wedding ceremony that was planned by the river was no longer an option and was completely moved under a tent. But as it rained all morning and afternoon, the ground was completely muddy and my feet were covered in dirt. We had to clean our feet in the rain. It was pitch black when the wedding finally started and since I had decided not to bring my flash to Peru, my photos turned out quite dark and grainy.
But we had fun anyway. We danced until our feet hurt. We yelled instead of sang along with the music. We celebrated in true Peruvian style and made sure it was to become one of the most memorable nights of our lives.I was so happy to be part of Paola and Tomâ€™s special day. Iâ€™ve never had so much fun on the dance floor! It was so nice to see Paola and Tom so happy, celebrating with their family and friends.
I just want to wish a Happy Anniversary to Paola and Tom! I hope you both are enjoying all the joys of married life ðŸ™‚ Never thought I would witness a Peruvian wedding and such a beautiful one at that! Thank you so much for allowing me to share your special day with you!!