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Vamos a Zacatecas!

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On the plane back from a kamikaze 48 hour site visit in Zacatecas, Mexico!  I LOVE it down there and am so excited for this event in June.  I really needed about 5 days in Zacatecas, but had to make everything happen in 2 days.... not a problem, just had to work harder and think smarter!

When traveling to Mexico, I never leave home without the fabulous Lewis Barker. He was born and raised in Guadalajara, and in addition to being a brilliant lighting and set designer, he is the most extraordinary tour guide in Mexico! Lewis can strike up a conversation with anyone and he has this magic way of getting people to say yes when they say no to everyone else. He has gained us access to some extraordinary locations in Mexico and is always able to get us out of “situations” that occur while traveling in Mexico (ummmm…yah…kind of like the time we got pulled over by the Federales on our way from Puerto Vallarta to Costa Careyes with $7000 of alcohol in our car. We purchased the alcohol for one of our client’s events. Nothing illegal…we just didn’t have the right paperwork – but had Lewis not been there, I was certain I would have ended up in a Mexican prison!).

So….off we go to Zacatecas! Lewis and I took a red-eye from LAX, landed at 7:00 am in Zac City and literally worked non-stop until we boarded the plane back for LA. Was exhausting and exhilarating all in one.  One of the most efficient site visits we’ve done. Amazing what you can make happen when you are pressed for time! It was the “quick fire” challenge of site visits!
Zacatecas Wedding background (The beautiful monastery ruins will provide the backdrop for our ceremony)

We had 3 formal menu tastings to complete during this site visit (no complaints from me or from Lewis on this!). We packed in the food in between sourcing vendors and locations for Regina and Zaheen’s events, and everything was incredible.

This event is coming up in June. I know I say this about every event – but seriously - so excited about this one! Zacatecas is a charming old silver mining town, and is known for its amazing pink stone buildings. I adore our clients Regina & Zaheen, and everyone knows working in Mexico feeds my soul – so it’s a match made in heaven for me!

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The wedding dinner reception will take place at a historic bull fighting ring…now hotel. (And…side note…as an active member of PETA…I’ve confirmed that this bull fighting ring has been inactive for years! It’s last “corrida” was in 1975). Anyway - originally built in the 1600’s…the architecture is amazing, amazing!  We’re bringing in over 600 luminaries to cluster on the beautiful tiers of the bull ring, and having candelabras welded for the dinner tables. Will be muy romantico!

The ceremony will take at an incredible museum. It is the site of a former San Franciscan convent and the ruins are insanely beautiful. For the cocktail reception…we’re going to do a traditional Callejoneada (parade) from the ceremony location to the dinner reception. Burros will carry Mescal and Tequila for the guests. Can’t wait to dress up the burros!

(Lewis Barker taking measurements of the old bull ring)

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Reader Comments (5)

so so beautiful...i love it! lewis is such a character, so i know it was fun times!

March 24, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterchristina
The wedding sounds like it is going to be truly amazing and magical. The location is especially charming! ;)
March 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDana
Can't wait to see this one come to life!
Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!! Thank you for taking us with you in pictures. :)
March 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKelli Ahern
Stunning trip, I am jealous. It looks like an amazing wedding!
May 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterIvan

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