After moving from Mexico to Ecuador, Carolina and Andres knew that they wanted to tie the knot in the magical city where they fell in love–and that’s exactly what they did at their luxe San Miguel de Allende destination wedding. The couple exchanged vows in the chapel of Hacienda San José La Vista before dancing, drinking, and eating the night away underneath what can only be described as an indoor garden.
With the help of planner Lucero Alvarez, the wine estate was transformed into a wedding venue complete with a hanging garden of greenery, real trees, an abundance of white florals, and fairy lights that made the space feel incredibly romantic. And as if that wasn’t luxurious enough, they also had a five-course meal and a whole room dedicated to sweets, with everything from candy to an ice cream bar to churros. Oh, and don’t forget the coffee bar!
Photographer and Junebug member Marcela Cerbón did an incredible job of capturing every well-thought-out detail of the day, and one look at these photos will have you booking the next flight out to Mexico. So get those bags packed, those Pinterest boards ready, and keep scrolling to get inspired.
Carolina and Andrés
Hacienda San José La Vista, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Why A San Miguel de Allende Destination Wedding
I am from Ecuador, Andrés is from Mexico, and one of the first places we visited together was San Miguel de Allende. I immediately fell in love with it and when we got engaged, Andrés moved to Ecuador. That’s why we decided to get married in the magical city. And I fell in love with the venue–it was the first thing we booked.
Spending Time With Family At Their San Miguel de Allende Destination Wedding
Most of our friends and family members traveled from Ecuador and all around Mexico to be with us, so we spent three days pampering them. I really think that details make the biggest difference. We had welcome bags, umbrellas, abanicos, flats for the wedding party, hand sanitizer, Ecuadorian hats, and more.
Wedding Advice From The Couple
We would tell all couples to really enjoy every part of the process. It goes by too fast. When you feel stressed, just remember what it’s really all about–marrying the love of your life and being able to celebrate with the ones you love the most. That helped us stay calm and enjoy every part of the planning process, despite having to change the date three times because of the pandemic.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Marcela Cerbón
Event Planning – Lucero Alvarez
Venue – Hacienda San José La Vista
Floral Design – Gabriela Cabrera Expresion Floral
Catering – Massieu Banquetes
DJ – Frequence DJ
Live Music – Le Funk
Makeup Artist – Tatiana Pesantez
Hair Styling – Maria Isabe Pinos
Wedding Dress – Chernaya Bridal House
Bridal Accessories – Carmen Maria Mayz
Groom’s Apparel – Gustavo Moscoso
Congratulations again to Carolina and Andres on their San Miguel de Allende destination wedding. Big thank you to Junebug member Marcela Cerbón for capturing the elegant day! To see more of her incredible work, check out her profile in our directory of wedding photographers from around the world! And to get started planning your own far-off “I do’s,” be sure to check out our ultimate guide to planning a destination wedding!