Real Wedding: Chic, Contemporary & Whimsical in Colonial Mexico

Houston Couple Carolina and Eric returned to Carolina’s native Mexico (where the groom had proposed on bent knee in front of the bride’s entire family the day after Christmas) for their late-spring destination wedding. He owns a hip Houston hair salon and she’s a fashionable public affairs pro, so naturally their wedding was super stylish, with the bride dressed in a custom gown of her own design and slinky Kate Spade sandals, and a fantastic reception at the contemporary Hotel La Purificadora in the colonial city of Puebla. But it was also warm, intimate and full of traditional and playful touches. Like the couple’s ceremony in an elaborate 17th-century chapel. Or the place-settings decorated with beloved Mexican toys, or the mariachi-fueled after-party… Plus we love that the handmade invites came from a co-op of Mayan artists, and the wedding cakes–a different one for each table–came from the bride’s mom’s kitchen. Big thanks to Trung Huynh of Montage Photographers for his beautiful photos of this unique and magical wedding!

Chic, Contemporary & Whimsical Wedding in Colonial Mexico by Montage Photographers Chic, Contemporary & Whimsical Wedding in Colonial Mexico by Montage Photographers
Chic, Contemporary & Whimsical Wedding in Colonial Mexico by Montage Photographers
Chic, Contemporary & Whimsical Wedding in Colonial Mexico by Montage Photographers Chic, Contemporary & Whimsical Wedding in Colonial Mexico by Montage Photographers
Chic, Contemporary & Whimsical Wedding in Colonial Mexico by Montage Photographers
Chic, Contemporary & Whimsical Wedding in Colonial Mexico by Montage Photographers Chic, Contemporary & Whimsical Wedding in Colonial Mexico by Montage Photographers
Chic, Contemporary & Whimsical Wedding in Colonial Mexico by Montage Photographers
Chic, Contemporary & Whimsical Wedding in Colonial Mexico by Montage Photographers

Venue/Catering: Hotel La Purificadora – Flowers: Edith Besenfelder (local artist) – Bride’s Gown: Custom (her own design) – Bride’s Shoes: Kate Spade – Groom’s Tuxedo: DKNY – Photography: Montage Photographers (with additional photography by Rene Grobet, Mexico City)

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4 Responses to “Real Wedding: Chic, Contemporary & Whimsical in Colonial Mexico”

  1. Martha BarralesF3 says:

    I loved to read this article, and it was wonderful to remember those memorable very important days for us. Thank you.

    Martha Barrales

  2. NGarber says:

    Our pleasure! What a magnificent wedding–sophisticated and beautiful, but also warm and full of love and playfulness. Congratulations to Carolina & Eric.

  3. Mercedes Barrales says:

    La boda fue maravillosa.The wedding was just great! Un dia antes, en la noche, Eric le llevo a Carolina una bella serenata con Mariachi. Lo increible es que cuando Carolina se asomo por el balcon del hotel, encontro que ademas de los mariachis, tambien estabamos muchos familiares y amigos cantando animadamente.
    Para muchos sera una boda inolvidable.
    Gracias Caro y Eric. Recordar es vivir.

  4. NGarber says:

    Y gracias a usted, Mercedes!

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