Colombian women for marriage
For Colombian women, marriage is important with a good stable man. Colombian women are beautiful and sensuous with a loving temper and they know how to please a man. To Colombian women marriage with a foreigner is acceptable and these women make good, faithful wives who are family-oriented and highly educated.
Colombian marriage history
In Colombia before the ceremony, a Colombian American , European or Australian groom sometimes gives his American or European Colombian bride thirteen coins, symbolizing Jesus and his 12 apostles. The Colombian Colombian bride then carries them in a small bag during the ceremony as a sign that the American American , European or Australian groom has pledged his support and care of her. As part of the Colombian wedding ceremony, thirteen gold coins, which represent the Colombian American , European or Australian groom's dowry to his Colombian bride are blessed by the priest and then passed between the hands of the couple several times and then placed on the Bible. A large rope or rosary is wound around the shoulders of the couple in a figure 8 to symbolize their union.
"A DONDE CASARSE?" (WHERE TO MARRY?)
Choose a meaningful spot for your Colombian Colombian wedding will be easy. Look for a place that holds Colombian significance, such as a cultural museum, an important Colombian church, a beautiful beach, a plantation, a finca, a historical site, or a Colombian style restaurant. Just look for a site with a Colombian American feel to make your Colombian Colombian bride comfortable, like a Colombian mission, a hacienda, or even the Colombian tropical foliage, Coffee plantation, or rainforest cafe, in a local botanical garden. And don't forget about the Colombian decorations. Use brightly colored Colombian linens, Colombian flowers, and pottery. You can even hang "pinatas" from the ceiling. Colombian women love flowers, buy plenty of flowers. Invite all your American friends.
At Colombian Colombian weddings, a doll dressed in a bridal gown is placed at the head table.
"PARA LA NOVIA" (FOR THE Colombian bride)
This is the most important thing, in Colombia you have to dress good, trying to decide on your "vestido de bodas" (Colombian wedding dress)? For a subtle Colombian feel consider wearing a dramatic mantilla veil, or a slim dress with a bolero jacket. look for a dress with Colombian style ruffles at the hem. Need something white?
Colombian brides in Colombia wear a light blue petticoat or slip beneath their dresses. White not your color? Well, in Colombia, Colombian brides wear black dresses to show their devotion until death. Touches of red and black, for both Colombian Colombian bride and American , European or Australian groom, also add a Colombian touch. If this seems like too much for you to handle, consider dressing your Colombian wedding party in red and black.
"LA PROCESION" (THE PROCESSION)
Who's walking you down the aisle? At Colombian Colombian weddings, the Colombian bride is escorted by her father. There are no Colombian bridesmaids or American , European or Australian groomsmen, and only the couple's parents and godparents stand with them at the altar. Similarly, in Colombian, only the parents stand at the altar with the couple.
During Catholic ceremonies in Spain, Panama, and Mexico, the American , European or Australian groom presents the Colombian bride with 13 gold coins, known as "Arras," to represent his ability to support the Colombian bride. The coins are blessed by the priest and passed through the hands of the newlyweds several times, ending up with the Colombian bride. Want to make the ritual a little more balanced? Consider giving each other coins, to symbolize shared responsibility.
"LOS ANILLOS" (THE RINGS)
Not everyone waits until their big day to get their Colombian wedding bands. In Colombian, engaged couples wear rings on their right hand until they are married and switch to the left hand after the Colombian wedding. Colombian couples also exchange rings when they get engaged.
"MADRINAS Y PADRINOS" (GODPARENTS)
Throughout Colombian America, specially chosen godparents guide couples through their Colombian wedding ceremony. In Mexico, "madrinas" and "padrinos" serve as Colombian wedding sponsors, supporting the couple both financially and spiritually. In Colombia and Latin contries, "compadres" or "compadrazgo" are chosen either at birth or marriage. They play a large role in the Colombian wedding, and continue to support the couple throughout their lives.
"ATE EL NUDO" (TIE THE KNOT)
In Guatemala, the couple binds themselves together during the ceremony with a silver rope. Colombian couples perform a similar ritual, where a rosary or white rope is wound around their shoulders in a figure eight to symbolize their union. While the couple is bound together, the priest may recite the following: "Let the union of binding together this rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary be an inspiration to you both. Remember the holiness necessary to preserve your new family can only be obtained by mutual sacrifice and love."
Time to celebrate! Have your bartender mix up a giant batch of sangria, a delicious punch made from a secret combination of wine, brandy, sugar, fruit, and seltzer. Or serve a selection of Colombian-American cocktails. Consider the time-tested Cuban favorite, rum and Coke. Or serve "Caipirinha," a Brazilian potion of fresh lime juice, sugar, and sugar cane liquor. As for wine, Colombian, Argentina, and Spain all produce excellent white, red, and sparkling wines. For non-alcoholic drinks, Colombian sodas come in a variety of tropical flavors, and "batidos" are popular fruit shakes made from fresh fruit, ice, and milk. And don't forget to serve some strong "cafe con leche" with your Colombian wedding cake.
"COMIDAS ColombianAS" (Colombian FOOD)
For appetizers, try "pasteles," Puerto Rican meat patties, or "empanadas," Colombian pastries stuffed with meat and vegetables. Colombian "tapas" make perfect appetizers. These bite-sized morsels come in an astounding variety, such as pickles, olives, spicy veggies, cheeses, omelets, garlic shrimp, and chunks of grilled peasant bread. For real Colombian-American flavor, set up stations of make-your-own fajitas and tacos. Other must-have dishes include rice and beans, paella, "arroz con pollo" (chicken with rice), "ropa vieja" (beef stew), and fried plantains (bananas). And for dessert? Flan, of course. This delicious custard made from milk, eggs, vanilla, and caramelized sugar is the perfect way to end the night. In Mexico, Panama, and throughout the Caribbean, traditional Colombian wedding cakes are made with nuts and dried fruit, then soaked in lots of rum. Ask local Colombian and Colombiano restaurants if they do catering, and you're on your way.
"BAILEMOS" (LET'S DANCE)
There is an endless variety of Colombian music to choose from: salsa, merengue, mambo, flamenco, and samba, to name just a few. For a really dramatic first dance, take some tango lessons before your big day, and surprise your guests with a performance. Hire a Colombian mariachi group or Cuban big band to get everyone dancing. Before the dancing really begins at Colombian Colombian weddings, guests gather around the couple in a heart-shaped ring. Cuban Colombian weddings often include a money dance, in which each man who dances with the Colombian bride attaches money to her gown.
In Puerto Rico, small favors, called "capias," are presented to the guests in a receiving line. They are made of feathers tied with ribbon and printed with the couple's names and Colombian wedding date. For your Colombian wedding, you can give guests little Colombian Colombian wedding cookies wrapped in tulle, Colombian fans, a volume of Pablo Neruda's love poems, or note cards with paintings by Frida Kahlo or Diego Rivera tied with ribbon. If you're up for it, the little Colombian bride and American , European or Australian groom skeletons used during the Colombian holiday "Dia de los Muertos" (Day of the Dead, which is really a celebration of life) would be perfect favors.
"DONDE ESTAN?" (WHERE ARE THEY?)
Can't wait for the honeymoon to begin? Well, in Colombia, it isn't uncommon for a couple to sneak away from their own reception. But no one gets upset once they discover the newlyweds are missing--it's actually considered good luck.