We’re holding on to every last bit of summer here at Junebug–which isn’t too hard with beautiful destination weddings like this one. Sarah and Florzell’s elegant Yucatan wedding at Hacienda Sac Chich had everything we love in destination weddings. The couple, with the help of planner Joe Bolaños Alonzo, created a day that was complete with minimalistic touches that didn’t take away from the historic venue’s natural beauty.
RAW Studio did an incredible job with the florals–focusing on keeping the colors muted, which perfectly contrasted with the lush jungle. And we can’t get enough of the romantic lights hanging amidst the palm trees during their low-key reception. We can’t wait for you to see how Junebug member MemoryBox Photography brilliantly captured every detail of the day. Keep scrolling to see some gorgeous mismatched bridesmaids, a fun first look with the groom and his mother, and a golden hour ceremony.
Sarah and Florzell
Hacienda Sac Chic, Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico
Why Hacienda Sac Chich
We’ve always been drawn to the juxtaposition of historic and modern architecture, and we wanted a venue where both of our families could stay for the entire wedding weekend. When I stumbled upon Hacienda Sac Chich through The Venue Report, I knew it was the one. We put a security deposit down after one meeting with the venue’s property manager.
Including Family In The Wedding
One of the things we were most pleased with was how personal our ceremony felt. We are both extremely close with our families, who played important roles in the ceremony. Our parents walked us down the aisle, my uncle officiated our ceremony–which we kicked off with a thank you to our parents, our moms led our unity candle ceremony, and my cousin read our scripture passage. We also felt super comfortable throughout the entire ceremony. Looking back at the photos, we were smiling and laughing the whole time even through the tear-filled moments.
Advice For Destination Weddings
If you’re planning a destination wedding, I highly recommend hiring a local wedding planner that has worked with your venue before. We relied heavily on our planner–Joe Bolaños–to connect us with local vendors and negotiate fair prices. If your wedding is in another country, inquire about the vendor payment process ahead of time. We had a learning curve trying to navigate vendor’s preferences (Paypal, Remitly, Xoom, wire transfer, etc.), and we ultimately ended up paying a lot more in fees than we wanted to.
A Traditional Yucatecan Menu
We are big foodies and wanted our guests to experience local Yucatecan cuisine. We served sopa de lima, short rib sopes, shrimp enfrijoladas, and duck confit tacos. Even the cocktails incorporated local flavors like tamarind and guava. In place of a traditional wedding cake, we had a churro cart, making them fresh to order.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – MemoryBox Photography
Event Planning – Joe Bolaños Alonzo
Ceremony Venue – Hacienda Sac Chich
Floral Design – RAW studio
Catering – Paprika Catering
Dessert – Marquesitas Dudu
DJ – JAS Eventos
Makeup Artist & Hair Styling – Ruby Red Makeup Studio
Wedding Dress – BHLDN
Bridal Accessories – Veiled Beauty
Groom’s Apparel – P. Johnson
Rings – Beloved by Lizzie Mandler
Rentals – Malvatelier Eventos
Congratulations again to Sarah and Florzell on their elegant Yucatan wedding at Hacienda Sac Chich! Thank you to Junebug member, MemoryBox Photography, for sharing their special day with Junebug. To see more of MemoryBox Photography’s work, check out their profile in our directory of best wedding photographers in the world!