Monday, April 19, 2010

Getting Married in Mexico

Planning a wedding is stressfull and nerve racking. Planning a wedding Mexico is no exception. Last fall I had the results of months of planning, calling, emailing, facebooking and instant messaging fold out before me as the offical wedding planner for my younger brother´s wedding. He got married here in Morelia, a colonial city which is the state capital of Michoacán a state full of rich cultural heritage. *For more information on Morelia and Michoacan, see the bottom of this page.

The religious ceremony was held in the same church our parents got married in 1977. San José is a typical example of colonial architecture with a round plaza in the front of the church, providing a most dramatic stage for a bride to walk into her wedding.

The priest that officiated the mass was chosen because he had spent several years pastoring a church in Chicago. It was important for my brother and his wife to have a mass in English since no one in the bride's family spoke Spanish fluently. Finding a priest who speaks English is not always an easy task but not impossible.

For the wedding reception, we hired caterer extraordinare Roberto Omaña. He is one of the finest organizers with flair for the mexicana meets international in his food presentations. The party setting was held at Jardin Ego, which is strategically placed a top one of Morelia's hills, overlooking the city. Music was provided by RONA, a sounds and lights company. My brother and sister-in-law couldn't have been more pleased with the results. It was a lot of hard work, but well worth it!

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