Sometime in the fall of 2012 we were on one of our usual video-calls with Josue’s family catching up on life when Sam, Josue’s younger brother popped in. In his usual high-energy fashion, he nonchalantly mentioned that there was girl at church who had caught his eye, and that he thought she was the one. Just a few months later she came up again in conversation and he told us a little more about her…she was sweet, had a heart to serve, volunteered in youth ministry at church, loved to paint, and that she indeed was the one. In fact, he had told her that. Way to scare off a girl, I thought! And she sounded so nice!
Thankfully, he didn’t scare her off, in fact she stuck around. And we couldn’t be more thankful she did! They are a match made in heaven. Just a few weeks ago we officially welcomed the beautiful Nataly into the family when she married my fun-loving brother-in-law, Sam in El Salvador.
In Latin America, there are usually two weddings…the church wedding, and the civil wedding which usually takes place a week before the church wedding. The civil wedding is when the couple signs the marriage certificate. A lawyer reads it aloud and invites the bride and groom to sign it along with their witnesses. A festive dinner ensues, usually with the bride and groom’s families and close friends. These are the photos from Sam and Naty’s gorgeous Civil Wedding at Linda Vista in San Salvador.