A wedding full of love, laughter and tequila in Mexico
18 Jun 2021
Texan couple Lydia Clay and Cory Laurel were able to celebrate their big day in Mexico before the covid lockdown
Photography: Ricardo Arellano
Wedding planners Guadalupe Alvarez and Katia Galvez of Penzi Weddings tells us about the couple's big day which took place in February 2020:
Where, when and how have they met?
They met at a dinner party - it was love at first sight and instant attraction.
How did they choose the place to get married?
The couple owns a home in San Miguel and loves the city and community. They knew right away they wanted to bring the people they love the most to the place they love to celebrate their marriage.
Did the couple have any special request for their wedding?
The brides wanted a fun and stress free wedding. The ceremony was centered around their love and playful relationship. For the reception, the brides wanted lots of tequila, good music and great food. To kick off the reception, the brides both changed from white wedding wear into party outfits. The first dance was to Kiss by Prince and the party was started! The wedding was the last weekend before the world was turned upside down by Covid 19. The brides feel they were blessed to be able to be married and celebrate without a thought of Covid.
How did this wedding change your career as a wedding planner?
Each wedding changes us, being part of this incredible celebration of love makes us want to be part of more loving couples weddings.
Tell us a little bit about this destination – what differentiates it from other places?
San Miguel de Allende is a colonial town in the center of Mexico is UNESCO world site, and is romantic and incredibly beautiful.
What was the couple's impression of the wedding?
"The wedding was the most magical experience and more beautiful than we expected", says Lydia and Cory. "We are so grateful to the entire Penzi team, Casa Cien staff and everyone who helped make the week so special. Everyone was kind, passionate and made us feel so welcomed. We consider them all friends and admire their work. The wedding was everything we could have imagined and more."
What was the most heart-touching moment?
The most heart touching moment of the day was the ceremony. When the couple met in early 2015, gay marriage was illegal. Living in Texas, a conservative state, they never believed they would be able to legally marry. The ceremony and their vows celebrated that love is love and paid tribute to the US Supreme Court ruling that allows their marriage to be formally recognized.
Steal Their Style
Wedding planner: Guadalupe Alvarez / Katia Galvez - Penzi Weddings
Photographer: Ricardo Arellano
Ceremony and reception venue: Casa Cien
Makeup: Josue Vazquez @makeupsanmigueljosue
Catering, bar, lighting, dance floor: Penzi Weddings