This was my first time at a Quinceanera. I had heard of them before and knew some of what is was all about. This is a celebration for a 15 year old girl in the Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central and South American cultures. Some of the traditions of a Quinceanera start with a religious ceremony followed by a reception. There is food, music and in most a choreographed dance or waltz done by the Quinceanera and her court which consist of special people in her life. She is usually dressed in a ball gown and the court in tuxedos or gowns.
It is customary for the Quinceanera to receive a Tiara, Cross, Bible or Prayer Book and Rosary. Other accessories that they might receive are a Flower Bouquet, Cake, The Last Doll, Guest Book, Photo Album, Ring, Shoes and Guest Favors. Please take a look at some of Maria’s photos of her special night. It was raining but it didn’t stop us from getting some great shots through out and at the end of the evening!
Maria’s beautiful dress!
The ceremony and reception were located at the wonderful Chambersburg Country Club.
This little guy stole my heart that night 😉
Maria, you are so beautiful!
There was a lot of emotion as Maria’s Dad was giving her her new shoes and ring.
These next few shots were outside in the rain. It wasn’t raining a lot but just enough to give the rain effect in the background. Many said it looks like stars.
Congratulations to you Maria! Best wishes to you!! 🙂