Where did you get ready and why did you choose that location?
I chose to get ready in my childhood home in Mexico City. It was important for me to pick a place that felt safe, quiet and comfortable ahead of the ceremony, which made getting ready with my mom, dad, brother-in-law and nephew, extra special.
What did you wear to get ready for your big day?
I wanted to wear something classy and comfortable when getting ready for my big day, made of sustainable materials that I could wear again (our wardrobe has a terrible impact on the planet), so I knew Half Asleep’s Cami Ruffle Pant Set in white had to be my go-to. Not only did the breathable material pull through in the sweaty pre-wedding moments, but the set photographed beautifully and made me feel on cloud 9. We are a big Half Asleep family, so it made sense to also have my mom get ready in Half Asleep’s Ruffle Pant Set in Dusty Sunrise.
You got married in Mexico. Tell us more about your wedding location and why you chose it.
When Matt and I started talking about our wedding location, Mexico was the first place that came to mind for both of us. We wanted a place that was equally special to both of us as partners and to our relationship, but also to our culture and traditions.
What was the highlight of your wedding day?
There were two big highlights of my wedding day. Getting out of the car when I arrived to the church, with my dad next to me, and seeing in the distance Matt with his mom standing by the door, and Matt’s mom telling him to face forward and not look back. It made the moment very real and emotional! The other highlight was when we got to the hotel after the reception. We ordered room service (pizza), got into fluffy robes and read our vows to each other. We knew we wanted this moment to be intimate and very authentic to us - in robes, eating pizza at 3 am.
Looking back, what advice would you give future brides?
It is very common in Mexican weddings for the bride and groom to write hand written thank you notes to their guests. The thought of writing 250+ notes was very jarring, but this personal touch was very important to us, especially knowing the sacrifice many made to come all the way to Mexico. If future brides have the chance, I’d suggest this “easy” act of appreciation to your guests.