One day I was going through our email as usual and I see an email from our friend Shelly, who by the way is an amazing photographer and also the owner of the incredible Doggy Studio in South Miami. She asked if we would consider photographing her sister’s wedding in Bogota, Colombia and thankfully the date was available so it was an easy yes! We were so honored that she thought of us and also extremely excited to book an international wedding to such a beautiful country like Colombia that we couldn’t wait! Shelly’s sister Tamy and her husband Daniel were going to have their EPIC wedding on a ranch and were planning on having a 16 Hour wedding, yes 16 hours!
First thing we needed to be concerned with was the altitude. Bogota has an elevation of 8600 ft, which is around the same altitude as many cities in Colorado. So, we were warned by everyone that we would get really tired by just taking a few steps and would have to rest from time to time. They weren’t kidding!! We arrived 2 days before the wedding and were still getting tired by just walking around on wedding day! We did acclimate slowly but surely and within a couple of days we didn’t really feel much.
We found Colombia to be a very beautiful country with tons of amazing landscapes, phenomenal food and incredible people! We want to give a HUGE “THANK YOU” to Shelly, Jimmy, Tamy, Daniel and their entire family for their exceptional hospitality and for really treating us like one of their own family members the entire time we were there! We honestly had the time of our lives and felt extremely welcomed by everyone!!!! So without further delay here are some of the million images from their 16 hour wedding (Colombians really celebrate)….
Oh by the way, this is definitely the longest blog post we’ve ever had!!
Wedding ceremony and reception: Hacienda el Salitre, Bogota, Colombia
As soon as we arrived to our hotel we received a very special gift from Tamy and Daniel. It was a cloth sac with an amazing note on it and tons of delicious and very useful gifts inside…