flower petals outside the church
We had another dessert - wedding cake, and a three-tiered table with platters of fruit, flan, tres leches cake, cookies, chocolate mousse, manjar pudding, and more. Then the dancing began! There was a brazilian samba group that came out drumming and wearing Brazilian soccer jerseys. Then there was Chilean and Brazilian dance music for the rest of the night! Around 3:30 the servers emerged again with mini-hamburgers and cups of soup, probably as a "don't get too drunk" midnight snack.
The samba band!
What was interesting about this event was that it is one of the few times I have been around Chilean families, and people of all ages. Some things were different - like the Portuguese and the samba band - but otherwise it could have been a wedding or family celebration with my family in the states. The way that people relate to each other, the milestones they celebrate, the father of the bride's sentimental speech (of what I could gather in Portuguese) are pretty much universal.