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Rosewood San Miguel de Allende Real Wedding


December 13, 2023
Words by Lauren Ertl
Photos courtesy of Ricardo Arellano

On a bright and joyous day in the historic city of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, Alexandra and Alexandro promised to be each other’s “forever.” 

The couple’s first encounter happened digitally. Alexandra’s older sister showed her a photo of Alexandro and Alexandra took a chance on an Instagram follow request. To her surprise, not only did he accept the request, he messaged Alexandra the next day and the two made plans for a coffee date. Later that very day, he asked her to dinner and the rest is history!

For their nuptials, Alexandra and Alexandro desired an event that would celebrate their Hispanic culture. The couple knew this could be best accomplished in a charming Mexican town known for its 17th-century Spanish architecture, thriving arts scene and cultural festivals: San Miguel de Allende. 

“My husband and I love our culture, the colors, the tradition and wanted to have one big fiesta,” Alexandra says. “We originally saw a wedding at a house in San Miguel that we fell in love with. After further research, we knew this was the place we wanted to get married, especially during Dia de los Muertos!”

Luckily, the next step proved to be relatively easy! The couple found their venue by simply researching places in San Miguel that could accommodate the large guest list.

“The Rosewood was the most beautiful place I could have asked for!” the bride says.

Shortly after, Penzi Weddings entered the scene and became the couple’s dream makers! The bride and her mom were in contact with planner Jennifer through phone calls and emails in the months leading to the wedding. 

“My husband and I were able to go once about four months before the wedding to pick details and see things in person,” Alexandra explains. “We actually found our rehearsal dinner venue on this trip which was awesome!”

When the wedding weekend finally arrived, the couple welcomed guests with a sweet gift put together by Alexandra’s mom. The bag included things guests may have forgotten like a razor, Advil and hand sanitizer, and the shawl and wedding book with an events agenda made for a crowd favorite. 

The ceremony itself actually took place in the Catholic church, Parroquia of San Miguel Arcángel. With sky-high ceilings and opulent chandeliers surrounding the couple, Alexandra and Alexandro honored Hispanic traditions by partaking in the Lasso ritual and exchanging of Arras coins to symbolize unity and blessings.

The celebration continued into a dreamy reception decked out with hanging starlike lanterns and pink floral arrangements. As guests got down on the dance floor shaking maracas and waving colorful ribbon wands, fireworks lit up the night sky. 

After what can only be described as a wedding celebration out of a dream, Alexandro and Alexandra shared their secret to successfully planning from afar.

“Get yourself a wedding planner and plan at least two trips to your venue if you can,” the couple says. “The welcome/rehearsal dinner should be used to say your ‘hellos’ and mingle. The day of your wedding should be focused on you and your bride/groom! You’re going to want to do it all over again the next day.”

Vendors: Photography: Ricardo Arellano; Planning & Design: Penzi Weddings; Venue & Cake: Rosewood San Miguel de Allende; Florist: Florklor; Makeup: Josue Vasquez; Hair: Lorena Ruth; Wedding Submission Services: Published + Pretty; Gown Designer: Diana Cons Atelier; Men’s Attire: Studio Suits; Bridesmaids Dresses: Show Me Your Mumu

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