July 6, 2009

052 - How’s a Chilean wedding anyway?

There’s a lot of different ways weddings are celebrated here in Chile (Just like in any other country) there’s several ways Chileans incorporate some tradition to their special days, some use our traditional music, clothes, dance, food, drinks or the basic horse ride in "Victoria". I’m not planning on adding all of those to our wedding but I thought I should share them, just for fun :)

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First our "Huaso Chileno" this would be our version of the "American Cowboy"

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Our national dance "Cueca" (I know, Sounds funny but it's pretty) This is not the best quality video, but you can still see the dance :)



The traditional "Huaso and China" Clothes. This is a very popular Chilean traditional dance group call "Bafochi" (link) They perform all over the world and here you can see the normal "Elegant girl" outfit on our national colors (usually is just black and white)


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I've seen a lot of weddings where the Groom is dressed on a "Huaso" outfit and the bride on a normal white dress and they do a small horse parade (I think is really cute) but Mr. Poodle would not know what to do on those clothes lol

Cort house is a very popular option here, but instead of having the ceremony at the Cort House usually someone goes to their homes and perform the ceremony (Usually a really quick one).This is how my parents got married, just the sign papers and a quick cocktail - The kind I never wanted, I always wanted the white dress :).

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But of course there's the normal Santiago wedding too :) not much different than any other wedding on a City.

I think you might recognize the following photographer - Kyle Hepp - from Miss Bear Cub's E-Pictures; She's an American Photographer based on Chile and she has an amazing portfolio with Chilean weddings, here some eye candy.

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Are you going to have (or had) a multicultural wedding? Witch were the things you incorporated from your SO's (or your) culture?

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