Wednesday, September 12, 2012

La Quinceñera de mi prima Briana

There's something special about culture and family traditions that allows for everyone to put aside any differences they may share and come together to simply eat drink and celebrate. We dance bachata, salsa and merengue, everyone helps decorate, some people help cook, while others help put the venue together.  It's truly a coming together of family for one special girl.
In the Puerto Rican culture when a girl turns fifteen it is her time to transition into a woman, and everyone is there to celebrate this special time in her life through a grand party very similar to a wedding, minus a groom.  She has her ballroom gown dress, crown, cake, venue, DJ, court, friends and family, all there to welcome her into the beginning of her 'woman years; people get sexy dresses, hair and make up done, nails done, the whole nine yards'.  You may call it over the top, but we simply call it, a quinceñera.

Happy Birthday Briana! 


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