The Bride Wore Pink + the Guests Wore White for This Striking Destination Wedding in San Miguel de Allende

Gathering your loved ones together in a dreamy destination city. Ditching traditional wedding day style for a bold and colorful look. These are the things that the wildest wedding planning daydreams are made of, right?

Well, then Lauren + Wade’s colorful destination celebration in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico was a wedding daydream come true. With the help of Boda San Miguel, these two planned + hosted a vibrant, inventive wedding weekend at the gorgeous Belmond Casa de Sierra Nevada. Guests looked chic + breezy in an all-white dress code that provided a neutral backdrop for Lauren’s unforgettable pink high-low wedding gown.

Photographer Ildefonso Gutiérrez’s eye for color + light captured exactly what was so special about this visually stunning day, and we can’t wait to show you!

Studio Y Creative was behind these perfectly pink + orange wavy border wedding invites along with the rest of the day’s fun + modern paper goods.

Loving Lauren’s sparkly pavé diamond wedding ring! Especially paired with that unique, asymmetrical two-stone sparkler 💍

The First Look

We’re not gonna lie: we are completely obsessed with Lauren’s pink Aje. wedding gown.

There truly is nothing sweeter than first look groom smiles.

“I had found this pink Aje. gown while looking for inspiration for statement dresses that were not white,” says Lauren of her journey to this nontraditional look. “It was from a previous season but I was able to find it resale not in my size and have it altered to my body.”

“The pink color was reminiscent of the bougainvillea found all over San Miguel de Allende, and I really let the dress lead the rest of the elements of the wedding. Pink florals, all white linens, all white for guests.”

Angie Mendoza was the hair + makeup mastermind behind Lauren’s sleek + chic center part down do and delicate neutral glam.

Head straight to our collections of the best pink wedding dresses and our favorite puff sleeve wedding dresses if you’re loving Lauren’s bridal look as much as we are.

So into this nontraditional bridal party look! Lauren’s crew got in on the all-white guest dress code that gave the day its elevated + airy feel with these mismatched all-white bridesmaid dresses.

Another perk of an all-white bridal party palette? How many fun accessories and bridesmaid shoes will really pop?

The Ceremony

Ophelia embraced the rich pink of Lauren’s dress in the day’s floral creations and added bright + sunny orange blooms for a bold + festive feel.

Our Musical Choices

Processional: "Hotel California" by The Eagles

Recessional: We had a Spanish guitarist who we let pick the recessional!

First Dance: "This Must be the Place" by Talking Heads

We love the unconventional runway-like way that Lauren + Wade laid out their ceremony’s guest seating. Check out our piece on how to get creative with your wedding ceremony seating to put your own unique spin on the typical ceremony setup.

“We really just wanted to have fun with our friends and family,” remembers the couple. “This included having our close friend officiate the wedding. We gave her carte blanche over the ceremony and she did an incredible job. Including surprising us with a custom shot ski to seal the ceremony!”

Blush orchids. Ranunculus. Roses. Lauren’s monochrome bridal bouquet was pink perfection!

Lauren + Wade’s custom shot board was such an exciting celebratory surprise!

A Stroll Through The Streets

Between the ceremony + the reception, guests enjoyed a scenic stroll through San Miguel de Allende from one Belmond Casa de Sierra Nevada location to another.

The Reception

Liking the the idea of a light, white wedding guest look but not sure if it’s a no-no? Explore our etiquette guide: Can You Wear White To a Wedding?

Very into the visual impact of these vibrant floral centerpieces paired with crisp, all-white table linens. Color blocked florals + decor are one of our fave wedding trends to watch!

How fun are these festive + ornate Oaxacan floral taper candles?!

The day’s delicious feast was catered by Belmond Casa de Sierra Nevada.

Our Favorite Memory From The Wedding

Walking down from the welcome drinks into the Parque where the tent, tables and dance floor was set up. It was magic hour, and with all of the candles on the tables and star pendants hanging from the tent it was truly magical.

Twinkly Mexican star lanterns created a beyond-magical glow as the sun went down.

Our Advice To Those Planning Now

Pick a great planner! We decided early on to not get stressed about the details, and simply provided inspiration to our amazing planner and vendors that they executed to perfection. It also made the day-of almost a fun surprise!

¡Felicitaciones, Lauren + Wade! Your destination celebration in Mexico was pure, pink magic. All the best from GWS!

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photography: Ildefonso Gutiérrez // venue name: Belmond Casa Sierra Nevada, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico // planning: Boda San Miguel // florals: Ophelia // wedding dress: Aje. // hair stylist: Angie Mendoza // makeup artist: Angie Mendoza // videography: Simone Luca // paper goods: Studio Y Creative // catering: Belmond Casa Sierra Nevada