It’s easy to see why Emily and Rigo chose San Miguel de Allende for their Mexico destination wedding: the city is filled with color and celebration! After saying “I do” in an intimate garden ceremony at Casa Cece, the newlyweds and their guests took to the streets. The callejonada, or wedding parade, was led by a mariachi band and brightly-dressed donkey, and Blest Studios brilliantly captured all of the fun. For their reception, Emily and Rigo envisioned a feast outside of the magnificent Casa Tortugas. Penzi Weddings created a fabulously festive scene of vibrant fruit and flowers that reflected the spirit of San Miguel de Allende.
Emily and Rigo
Casa Cece, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Elie Saab was my inspiration, but I didn’t want to devote an Elie Saab-level budget, so instead I had my dress custom made. Ethereal while feeling sophisticated and modern. Heels were Dior and jewels were family and estate. Hair was inspired by old Hollywood waves; makeup fresh, dewey and tears-proof!
The town set the tone for us, and we honored the colors, sounds, tastes and traditions of San Miguel, while blending the spice of our own personalities.
There were so many memorable moments, but the most unique was our callejonada, a wedding parade tradition local to San Miguel de Allende.
Casa Tortugas is a magical secret garden. We envisioned an abundant feast with our nearest and dearest.
We really didn’t have a set color palette. We embraced hues of warm love tones: bright orange with light peach, rose red with deep maroon. And always, natural green foliage sprinkled in.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Blest Studios
Event Planning – Penzi Weddings
Ceremony Venue – Casa Cece
Reception Venue – Casa Tortugas
DJ – DJ Reprise
Videography – Joel Yeast
Invitations – Kristen Leigh Lettering + Designs
Ketubah – Momental Designs
Wedding Dress – custom design by Efi Green
Groom’s Apparel – Armani
Rings – Gabriela Artigas
Congratulations to Emily and Rigo on their Mexico destination wedding in San Miguel de Allende! For more festive wedding inspiration, be sure to check out Kasia and Artur’s whimsical DIY wedding in Poland.