Chile, Argentina & Uruguay: Day 12-14

February 24, 2011

Back in Buenos Aires, there were reminders everywhere about ex-President Nestor Kirchner’s death.  It was a strange feeling to be planning such a happy moment in my life, when I was surrounded by such sadness.

Nonetheless, the show must go on as they say, especially when all I had left was three days to complete everything that had to be done in person before my wedding, since I would not be returning to Buenos Aires before the big day.  First, I needed to sit down with Julie, my wedding planner, and go over our plan of action.  Thus, she invited me to her home for brunch, with the guest of honor being Hachi (see below).

One of the most important appointment’s was with potential hair and makeup artists.  The first one was a disaster, however the second was absolute perfection!  I instantly knew that Kelo and I were a match made in heaven.  Although, I was surprised that I completely changed my mind about how I wanted to wear my hair at my wedding.  Until that point I was convinced I would wear it up.  Kelo showed me several different updo’s, but nothing felt right.  He took my hair down to try yet another style and in that moment I knew that I should wear it down.  It is how I feel the most comfortable and beautiful.

Then after much deliberation Lucas and I chose our honeymoon destination.  It was interesting to see how after I announced that I was getting married the first question I was asked was, “So where are you going on your honeymoon?”  I suppose that is the most important question to ask a travel writer, although it did put a lot of pressure on me to come up with a unique trip.  We strongly considered the South Pacific, however to be honest we both knew in our hearts that the right place was Brasil all along.  It was was where we became engaged and it is where we hope to move one day.  As far as the exact details go, well, those will be revealed in a couple of months.  I can definitely promise it will be unique!

The following days were a blur of busyness and excitement.  I can only imagine the amount of money I spent on taxis going from barrio to barrio.  It was difficult to treasure my remaining time with Lucas, since we were both so preoccupied, but soon we will never have to say chau again.

Oh my beloved Buenos Aires, she who conjures images of sultry tango bars, glamorous Eva Peron, and an overabundance of leather goods begging to be purchased.  She who when turning corners reveals new architectural wonders and hidden charms, and sometimes, if she is in a particularly good mood, love.

Endnote: While this may be the last post of this series, there will be upcoming posts with more specific wedding details.  The reason I am eager to share them is that our wedding has a ‘travel theme.’

58 thoughts on “Chile, Argentina & Uruguay: Day 12-14

    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      I can’t freaking believe how quickly this year has gone by, wow!!! I’m excited to reveal all of the details. I think everyone will really like them! And I promise to share the invites SOON.

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  2. Christy

    Is he moving to the States with you? If so, how’s all the immigration paper work going? Or are you planning on moving down there right after the wedding? Hopefully you won’t have to be separated for too much longer. I had to bring my husband in from Mexico and that could have easily been the most heartwrenching year of my life. Not a fun thing to go through for sure. I’m excited for your upcoming wedding though! Love destination weddings.

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    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      I’m definitely going to do a post on how to marry a foreigner haha. It’s been one of the most stressful things in my life to date. He’s moving here on a fiance visa. Between all of the paperwork and the costs for an international lawyer, you better be sure you love the person you’re marrying! I’m sure you know exactly what I’m going through having gone through the process yourself. Big hugs!

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      1. Christy

        You are VERY lucky to bring him in on a fiance visa! I wish I could have. We weren’t able to b/c of some rule with our situation. More trips to Mexico for me I guess! haha And so true, very expensive! I’m still paying off those lawyer and government fees. Best of luck, hope it doesn’t get much more stressful!

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        1. Andi Perullo Post author

          In the end it’s worth it, but it sure does add years to your life, huh? I have a feeling the true stressful part has yet to come to be honest. The next step in the process is the worst. 🙁

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          1. Ruth

            Hi Andi,
            Great to know all your wedding planning is going great. i had a similar situation. I brought my husband from his country about two years ago. I did everything by myself without any lawyers and it turned out well. I didn’t spend a lot of money. If you need some advice, let me know.

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  3. Elise

    Love the half up do! I’m thinking of something like that for my wedding hairstyle too…although my hair doesn’t look as thick and luscious as yours!

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  4. Krista

    Your hair is so gorgeous, Andi. 🙂 I’m happy you’re wearing it down the way you like it best. 🙂 Looking forward to more of your adventures!!

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  5. Laurel

    Buenos Aires sounds like a fabulous place to get married and Brazil sounds like the perfect place for a honeymoon. I had friends from Germany who honeymooned in Brazil and they can’t stop talking about it because they loved it so much. Congrats!

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  6. Ceri

    I absolutely adore hearing about your wedding details. Think I’m going to have to pour myself a celebratory drink on the big day from across the Atlantic in toast to you and Lucas.

    Brazil is definitely the perfect location for you two. 🙂 I remember how much you absolutely loved it there from your posts.

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    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      Awww you’ll totally be there in spirit, I love it! I’m glad people aren’t getting tired yet of reading about the wedding. I’ve noticed that I’ve lost my male commenters though haha. I can’t freaking wait to be back in Brasil. I can taste the caipirinhas now!

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  7. Sarah Wu

    I was just thinking about if putting my hair down for my wedding and then I saw your post. You look so cute like that. I can’t wait to see the beautiful wedding photos on that day from you.

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  8. Kirsten Alana

    I LOVE your description of Buenos Aires at the end. LOVE it!!!!!!!! And furthermore, I can’t wait to see how the details all come together that started so long ago and I’ve been a tiny bit a part of lately. It’s going to be an AMAZING weekend!!!!!

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    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      Thanks babe, it’s so hard to write about a place you love so much. I just feel like words never do your favorite places justice, you know? So, I’m glad that you connected with what I wrote about BsAs. And you haven’t been a tiny part, you’ve been a huge part! THANK YOU!!! You’ve kept me sane. And cheers to an amazing weekend!

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