Destination weddings are so exotic that you feel like trying out new things to double the level of enjoyment. Memories of a friend’s wedding at San Miguel de Allende still bring a gleeful expression on my face. We had reached San Miguel a day before the wedding. My friend decided on an all girlie day to pamper ourselves and have as much fun celebrating her spinsterhood. She was the first friend getting married and that too at San Miguel. The adventure quotient had to be best utilized with help from our wedding planner.
Mexican Spa for the Girls
When beautiful girls team, beautiful things happen. It began with pampering and spoiling ourselves. The Wedding planner had arranged for a spa. We had two Mexican masseuses who helped in relieving the pre-wedding anxieties. They also did a great Mexican Facial with natural ingredients like honey, clay, cactus, avocado, olive oil; tepezcohuite, mamey seed oil, mangrove and tequila which are great exfoliate. Oh! We did look radiant enough to burn all the men around!
Dressing up the Mexican Way
That evening we decided to dress in Mexican clothes. Two of us wore the traditional Chiapas dress. A wide skirt and blouse with heavily embroidered and decorated ribbons creating a dramatic effect for the evening. The background was is black and the embroidery bright and colorful with flower patterns. The other three wore Tabasco traditional dresses. White blouse with delicate floral embroidery, bright ribbons around the neck and on sleeves; colorful skirt with floral pattern and flowers in the hair made us look so feminine. Mexican style light makeup and light side buns that could be removed easily completed our appearance for the evening. We looked so lovely, almost Mexican except that our skin tone didn’t match with their perfect tans.
The food was a must over endless chitchats. That too was traditionally Mexican. Grilled salmon tacos with chipotle lime yoghurt and Spicy chicken, mango & jalapeño salad were so right to go with all the spicy conversation that completely immersed us. A touch of Sunset Margarita, the spicy Sangrita de Toro, Tommy’s Margarita, White Peach Sangria and Mexican Hot Chocolate for the bride as she had decided on a no alcohol diet filled our stomachs and cheered our minds.
Picture perfect in San Miguel
With all of us looking so glamorous it was important to capture the moment. The five of us with our photographer went to the terrace. With the brilliant cityscape in the backdrop and the clear starry sky of San Miguel above us, it was nothing less than a fairytale. The baroque Spanish architecture, the city’s historic cobblestoned walkways, the neo-Gothic church Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel, with dramatic pink towers that rose above the main plaza, El Jardín, The Templo de San Francisco church and the 18th-century churrigueresque outlined silhouette made the pictures so perfect.
The pictures still send a strong feeling of nostalgia. The wedding was great and everything seemed just right. Our special moments at the wedding in San Miguel de Allande will always remain a wonderful memory. One of the other friends too is planning a wedding there. San Miguel awaits us with another bountiful wedding extravaganza.