Spencer and I met on a blind date. A friend of ours set us up and we hit it off from the start. We lived in different cities, but traveled on weekends to visit. We dated from 2019 to 2021.
In June 2021, Spencer took me to his family’s ranch in the hill country in Texas. We went to the highest point on the ranch and looked over the beautiful landscape. Spencer and I love the outdoors. I turned around and he was on one knee.
After the proposal, we went to his family’s ranch house and his immediate family and mine were there to surprise me. I was surprised and so thankful he was able to get everyone together. We had dinner and celebrated all weekend together. It was perfect!
The Destination Wedding – San Miguel de Allende
The wedding was magical! Guadalupe Alvarez and Meegan Carrdenas from Penzi weddings were my planners. They put together every aspect of the wedding to fulfill my dream wedding.
The weekend started with the rehearsal dinner on Thursday. They worked closely with my in-laws to make a magical night over looking downtown San Miguel de Allende from the Instituto Allende. One of my favorite views to see: all the churches lit up.
The flowers were blue and white. The cocktail hour was in the fountain area where the three tier fountain had flowers cascading over each tier. The amazing Penzi team bought in white couches and sitting areas, while others served up amazing appetizers and festive cocktails. There were mariachis singing, dancing and playing music for all the guests.
When we walked into the dining area we could see the whole city view. Above the mirrored tables with beautiful centerpieces of white and blue flowers where the Moravian Star chandeliers all lit up. It was beautiful. It was like walking into a dream. The food and service that evening was spectacular!
Friday night we had the welcome party in the Plaza de Toros downtown San Miguel de Allende. This night was hosted by family friends and was so colorful. We had a tuktuk (small car) covered in flowers bringing people to the bullring, the burro (donkey) named Benito carrying colorful flowers, and the Mexican folk dancers.
We had amazing taco stands for all the guests and colorful tables spread throughout the bull ring. Guadalupe, Meegan and The Penzi team put together a very fun event with a live local band and 3,000 lit candles around the seating area of the bull ring. It was beautiful.
Saturday, I got ready with my bridesmaids and parents at Casa Cariño over looking the city of San Miguel de Allende. Spencer and his groomsmen got dressed at the venue, Hacienda San Luis Gonzaga. When we got to the venue and got to see all the hard work Guadalupe, Meegan and the whole Penzi team had done. Walking in the entrance had an arch of pink flowers and flowers twisted around the big tree in the front.
Once you got through the hacienda there were flower arches leading up to the pool. The aisle was covered in pink rose petals and a large arch for the ceremony. It was breathtaking!
The tents in the back for the reception had arch flowers leading into the tent and flowers on the polls holding up the tents. The chandeliers were made up of flowers and the head table had flowers running across it and dipping down on both sides.
The Penzi team had hand painted our wedding crest onto the dance floor. It was incredible to see everything from our dreams made into reality. The Team worked so hard and everything was perfect. Our first dance there were sparklers on the ground surrounding us and it just felt like a fairytale.
Towards the end of the night we had a big firework show and as we made our exit our friends held sparklers and led us to this fabulous vintage jaguar with flowers on the back windshield.
It was the perfect night and perfect weekend. None of it would have been possible without the amazing Penzi team that worked so hard and made our dreams come true.
- Wedding planner & Catering: Penzi Weddings (@Penziweddings)
- Wedding photographer: Kristen Kilpatrick (instagram @kilpat)
- Florist: Angelica Solache Florist (@Angelicasolacheflorist)
- Wedding Venue: Hacienda de San Luis Gonzaga (@haciendasanluisgonzaga)
- Invitations: Alex Schwenke (@mesh_by_Alex)
- Wedding Cake: Penzi Weddings (@Penziweddings)
- Music: Band Atlanta Allstarts
- Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier from Casa de Novia Bridal (@cdnbridal)
- Groom’s Attire: Custom tux from Lakan Golden at harper and jones (@lakanfostergolden)
- Jewelry / Ring: Fannie Thomas (@Fannie_Thomas_Jewelry)