My Mother’s Wedding

Late in life love – it was something I didn’t believe in. I never had any examples of it in my extended family as I was growing up. My grandmother who got separated from her boyfriend, moved in with us when she was 50 and never dated or married again. I thought that was the…

My Sister’s Wedding – The Reception

The official photo session was done, and we were a few bottles of champagne and a beer in when the bridal party poured out of the limo into the Poughkeepsie Grand. There was still about 30 minutes before the cocktail hour started, so I decided to find my family and kids, and see if all…

My Sister’s Wedding – The Ceremony

After the chaos of the wedding prep session, it was time to head to the church.       My sister was getting married in her husband’s family church, Poughkeepsie United Methodist. An beautiful building, with a large open parish, it served as a majestic backdrop for this auspicious occasion.        In the back…

Attending a Wedding with Children in Tow

As readers of my blog know, I’m part Puerto Rican, part Honduran, and all fiery Latina.   One thing that matters over everything to this Latina is family and fierce support of that family.  So when my god-brother/son of my father’s closest cousin, told me he had fallen in love with the man of his…

Attending a Big Fat Indian Wedding

We got invited to a wedding.  But not any wedding, a wedding to top all weddings.  The son of my husband’s business advisor was marrying the daughter of one of the top silk merchants in the south.  The groom, from the north; the bride, a South Indian.  This meant a blend of two different Indian…

My Father’s Wedding

It looks like 2015 will be the year of the wedding.  All my travel plans this year center around weddings and anniversaries.  However, while the other events I had fair warning, this January wedding came as a bit of a surprise.  My father and mother, who have been separated for many years, had finally decided…