If you opt for a traditional Colombian wedding in Cartagena, Las Arras and a candle ceremony will surely be part of your special day. Colombian history is rooted in Catholicism, so many traditional Colombian weddings, even those not performed in a church, tribute and pay homage to Christianity. In a traditional Colombian wedding, the priest begins with Las Arras. This customary ceremony involves the priest blessing thirteen holy coins that symbolise the apostles of Jesus. Once the priest has blessed the coins, the groom exchanges them with the bride to demonstrate his commitment to beginning a new life with the bride.
Traditional Colombian marriages also include a candle ceremony. During this touching tradition, you and your partner light individual candles. Then you join your candles together to light a single candle, sometimes referred to as a unity candle in other places. The candle ceremony symbolises that you are joined in one body for the rest of your lives. Whether you opt for a traditional Colombian wedding or prefer incorporating other traditions in your ceremony, you can hold your nuptials in the hotel. You will find the enchanting courtyard or spectacular rooftop pool area are the most popular choices for happy couples to tie the knot. Beautiful foliage, reflecting water from the pool, and glowing lights create the ambiance you want for your wedding. You need not worry about a sudden rainstorm. We can move the festivities inside the hotel to ensure the weather does not ruin your wedding day.
At Amarla, we can also arrange a beach weddings for an additional cost for couples who dream of having their feet in the sand when saying “I do.” You can join hearts with the Caribbean breeze and return to Amarla to celebrate.
Once you’ve booked your wedding, your Cartagena wedding planner will discuss Colombia’s marriage regulations and the documents you need to secure before your big day. If you are not fluent in Spanish, you will likely need assistance completing the proper forms, and we are happy to help. Your personal wedding planner will also discuss the finer details of your Amarla wedding and reception so you can begin making necessary plans as soon as possible.