Monday, May 30, 2011

A Brazilian Wedding Weekend!

I went to a beautiful wedding this weekend in Teresopolis. The couple was so excited and in love. They were both sniffing and crying their way through the entire ceremony. It was beautiful.

And even more exciting was the reception that followed. You know when you are driving up to a party and you get a look at the venue and think 'HOLY SHIT! This is going to be a good party!" ? Yeah, I did that and then peed a little, that's how freaking amazing the place looked.

We left our car with the valet and walked in on a carpet of leaves. The entire place was draped with Christmas light (or fairy lights as they call them here), candles, greenery, and all around good taste. Whoever planned this wedding definitely had style (and money).

Our table

Mr. Rant and I managed to get the last table for our group of friends and we spent the first couple of hours drinking, eating, talking and toasting the couple. That's the thing about Brazilians, they really do come to weddings ready to celebrate! They are as happy as a bunch of old women on Valium. They bust out the real meaning of 'to eat, drink, and be merry.'

And that is exactly what we did. Between the 5 couples, we drank whiskey, Caipirvodkas, champagne, Caipirsakes, red wine, and water.

Mr. Rant and I sauntered out of the party at 4am. The Bride and Groom where still going strong and 2 couples out of our original party of 5 stayed behind. I have to say, I was proud that Mr. Rant and I stayed that long! We are a bit out of practice, especially in comparison to our friends. It's nice to know we can still hang with the big boys.

The Groom 

And so I ask you, what would you have drank at this wedding? (Don't even get me started on the food! YUM!)


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  1. Looks and sounds like a great time. I'm from the "never mix, never worry" school so I would definitely have done the variety of drinks you all did. Yikes!

    If someone is pouring good whiskey (or scotch, as we would say back in the States) I'm all over that. Plus lots of water. Otherwise I would never make it to 4 am.

    --- voted again...

  2. Actually, there were 10 of us and only us ladies mixed really. The men were good about sticking to one. I, however, felt fine the next day! Engov, lots of water, and 6 hours of sleep (plus not too too much alcohol) seemed to do the trick

  3. "I would definitely NOT have done..." Blogger needs an edit function for posts!

  4. hahaha, I took it as not anyway!

  5. I usually do Caipirinha with Bacardi Rum Clear.
    It sounds like this wedding was a lot of fun.
    I love Teresopolis by the way, it is really beatiful up and around that entire area, the drive itself is awesome and so close to Rio.
    I always thought Brazilian weddings are super fancy compared to all others I have seen.