Family and faith were central themes in Karla and Mike’s rustic wedding at Hacienda San Gabriel, which resulted in a beautifully understated celebration with accents of teal and lavender. The 16th century venue was an absolute dream from the antique architecture to the romantic ceremony courtyard. Master photographer Fer Juaristi captured such extraordinary candid moments the couple shared as they united as one before their loved ones.
Karla and Mike
Hacienda San Gabriel, Morelos, Mexico
We wanted our wedding to feel natural, relaxed and romantic, as we are. We chose a Mexican hacienda built in the 1500s with a very rustic and fresh style. We wanted to feel surrounded by nature and in a very calm environment. Our goal was to make everyone feel relaxed and we worked a lot in personalized details starting from our invitations that where made by hand. We are both creative so we added several touches of art, like making everyone paint a small canvas for our home. To keep the relaxed mood, we had acoustic music, lots of food, an artisanal coffee bar and we even made a “movie night” to end our wedding. Even our decorations had a relaxed and free look, with lots of creeper plants and lavender as our main flower.
The climax of my day was the first time I saw his face while walking down the aisle beside my dad and squeezing his arm. His eyes and smile only confirmed that everything was right exactly how it was supposed to be. The ceremony was the perfect moment for us, standing beside a big tree, surrounded by all this calmness with the presence of God and our most loved ones.
The Couple Recommends:
For us, Fer Juaristi was one of the best decisions we made at our wedding. We love how extremely sensitive he was to everything that was important for us and to capture not only the moments but the whole environment and emotions that were flowing that day. We felt all the love he was putting in everything he did and as photographers we think his creativity and vision is outstanding.
Working with Lalo Vargas Films was also amazing. We knew perfectly what to expect as we have been partners and friends with them for several years working together at weddings and watching him work from the other side. We were totally sure that we could trust him to tell our love story with his vision.
Banevents catering was out of this world. Their service, the food and every detail was better than expected. They were very flexible to work with our wedding style and made our dream dinner possible as we wanted to have a “starter & salads bar” with a varied main course that was delicious!
The music was an extremely hard topic for us as we did not want a regular band or DJ. We wanted to keep the relaxed mood and enjoy our favorite music that day with an acoustic and romantic feeling. We spent months trying to find what we wanted until we found Las Delailas. Their voices are so perfect and they made a personalized song list with all the songs that mean a lot for us. They are just amazing and it was totally worth it.
My BHLDN dress was perfect. They helped me create my own customized dress just as I had been dreaming of it. I had it in my house in less than a week.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Fer Juaristi
Event Planning – Banevents
Venue – Hacienda San Gabriel
Floral Design – Emma Design & Details
Catering – Banevents
Cake – La Papirola
Coffee & Chocolate Bar – Oromo
Live Music – Las Delailas
Videography – Lalo Vargas Films
Invitations – Q Press
Wedding Dress – BHLDN
Bridal Accessories – BHLDN
Groom’s Apparel – Massimo Dutti
Rings – Mario Ramos
A special thanks to Fer Juaristi for sharing Karla and Mike’s incredible wedding at Hacienda San Gabriel with Junebug! For more of Fer Juaristi’s stunning imagery, check out Katie and Mathew’s breezy wedding at NOW Amber Puerta Vallarta.