Sofia and David's wedding, Instituto Allende, San Miguel de Allende


Handsome Wedding in the Historic Centre

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

The day after the callejoneada and drinks party the night before, I headed back to the same elegant house where the welcome party was held, to photograph the bride's preparations as well as to take some formal portraits of her and her family. The house, as you can see from the image of the parroquia visible from the open courtyard, is smack bang in the centre. It is the bride's grandmother's house and so of huge personal significance to her. The preparations were calm and peaceful, Sofia had her make-up and hair done in the cool of one of the shady passageways around the main courtyard, in the open air. I do sometimes do a double take at moments like these, realising in an instant how mesmerically beautiful life can be in a warm, blue-skied and picturesque country like Mexico. In the late afternoon we headed off down the road to the Instituto Allende where the ketubah was going to be signed, followed by the ceremony in a small terrace at the back overlooking the city, then by the reception and party back in the main courtyard. The mazel tov dancing part was amazing as usual, bride and groom being thrown in the air and somehow nobody getting hurt, am always impressed by this.