“It is such a happiness when good people get together — and they always do.”
― Jane Austen
Valentine’s Day was also the wedding day of Ever and Blanca. I’ve written about Ever before in Humans of Nicaragua: Ever Builds a New Community. And now, Ever and Blanca are building their new lives together.
Ever’s father sat by the door drinking homemade fruit juice and greeting the families, neighbors, and friends who entered dressed in their finest party clothes.
Ever and Blanca’s grandmothers attended the wedding. We heard from one person that Don Cabo, Ever’s grandfather, was home sick in bed. But, when we asked one of his granddaughters, she said he was in excellent health. Maybe it was lost in translation, but I missed Don Cabo because he is always the life of all parties.
After the ceremony, the women tended to the hungry guests with plates overflowing with rice, chicken, tortillas, and other traditional Nicaraguan party food.
We enjoyed this wedding so much because we knew almost everyone. The families of Los Ramos have been our extended family for over 12 years. Too bad we had to leave before they brought out the homemade wine! We heard later the party was just getting started when we left and knowing this large family, it included lots of dancing.
Hooray for Nicaraguan weddings! It is easy to see their priorities are on family over pretentious showy weddings. Gotta love Nicaragua! They understand the happiness when good people get together…and they always do!
Congratulations Ever and Blanca!