Colorful San Miguel de Allende wedding: Erica + Abrahm

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Oooooh. This is a good one, ladies (and perhaps a few gents?)! And by good, we mean delicious in detail and location. And there’s a burro. We rarely get tired of the unexpected theme animal. More people should include them in their wedding plans.

Erica and Abrahm were married in the unbearably romantic city of San Miguel de Allende, home of to loads of artists and travelers seeking authentic Mexico, on Valentine’s Day and Chinese New Year. How perfect!

They had guests fly in from LA, SF, NY, DC and as far away as Australia and India for a weekend of love and cobblestone streets, good tequila, and probably really delicious salsa. Almost everyone was a first time visitor to SMdA, which made it really fun for Erica and Abrahm to arrange all sorts of fun activities for their guests to experience.

Pretty pretty invites by our friend Viola of Chewing the Cud.

That bouquet is amazing, isn’t it? Just when we thought we were tiring of the succulent trend. We take it back. When it’s wrapped in twine and that beautifully textured, we’ll take it any day.

One of the surprises they planned for their guests was a procession through the streets of town… with the sweetest little burro in the lead. Don’t you love him? Other surprises (MAN, we wish we could have been at this wedding): mariachi band, the FLASHDANCE!, late night fireworks, and a midnight taco truck. They seriously went all out.

Erica is a designer, so she made all the paper pieces for the reception herself. Again, really nice E!

Such a beautiful celebration you two! You included the perfect amount of detail in your vision and your venue selection was pretty spot on. Thanks so much for sharing and congratulations!

Photography: Stephanie Williams / Venue: Casa Chorro / Planner: Penzi/Guadalupe Alvarez / Dress: Monique Lhullier / Shoes: Kate Spade / Groom’s suit: Victor & Rolf / Shoes: Ferragamo / DJ: Michael Antonia of The Flashdance (Holla!) / Invites: Chewing the Cud

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sylvie of silver lining on Aug 2, 2010

what a beauty! the bright clementine & washed aqua, vintage linen and charming succulents are utterly gorgeous. and a dance party by the flashdance? perfection. i hope our little beach wedding is just as lovely! xo, sylvie of silver lining

WeddingXpert on Aug 2, 2010

This is just gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! What an incredible location. The succulents and centerpieces make this beautifully rustic, and I'm in lurve with that dress!

Anna on Aug 2, 2010

Yet again I can't decide on a favorite detail --- The groom's socks are near the top of the list and so are those darling place cards. Oh! I almost forgot - what an adorable and festive little burrow!

gina on Aug 2, 2010

ooo i just loooove the dress!! why do all of my faves have to be soo pricey?? :) the flowers are gorgeous as well

F and S @ sanebrideadvice on Aug 2, 2010

I cant even pick things I love about this, because there are so many..her flowers, stationary, gown, hair..its all perfection..perfect way to kick off the week! on Aug 2, 2010

OH I loved seeing this one up on Stephine's blog! This is a great one!

Jenn on Aug 2, 2010

I adore the bride groom names, the vibrant colors, the cake and the back of the bride's dress is exquisite! ;) thanks for sharing! Many blessings to the new couple! xx Jenn

Jho on Aug 2, 2010

I love the orange socks and I'm trying to find some like them! Where did you get them?

lydia {ever ours} on Aug 2, 2010

a mariachi band, how fun!

a thousand mason jars on Aug 2, 2010

those bouquets are stunning! and i absolutely love the back of her and classic.

Jill on Aug 2, 2010

Wow. Really beautiful, yet not pretentious.

Camille @ STYLE NOTES on Aug 2, 2010

Stunning invites...the color, the calligraphy, all is perfect! Beautiful job to the team @ Chewing the Cud.

lauren on Aug 2, 2010

Where are those Bridesmaids Dresses from?!?! I saw this wedding on another blog months ago and have been searching for something similar for my girls and can't find them anywhere. Help!

Marissa on Aug 2, 2010

Ohmigod! This wedding is like the real life, expensive version of Paolo Nutini's video for "Candy". Beautiful! Love it!

viola | chewing the cud on Aug 3, 2010

Congratulations to the sweetest couple... Erica and Abe!

Erin*Sparkle&Hay on Aug 3, 2010

oh my goodness... succulents... twine... wood... and lace = LOVE!

Erica on Aug 3, 2010

Thank you 100LakerCake for featuring our wedding and thank you all for your sweet comments! Jho, you can get socks from Happy Socks--they have great colorful socks for men. And Lauren, the bridesmaid dresses were from Calypso and Laundry by Shelli Segal (they were non matching). xx, Erica

Amanda Thorson on Aug 3, 2010

I love how they paraded down the street, so great!

Victoria on Aug 4, 2010

The photographs on this post are simply beautiful - such attention to detail! Looks like a very happy day and I LOVE the groom's socks! : )

lauren on Aug 4, 2010

Thank You so much for the replay!

Dennis @ Wholesale Roses on Aug 4, 2010

Erica and Abrahm have fantastic taste in wedding locations! I really like Erica's dress. That is wonderful how the bouquet ties in perfectly with the flowers used on the cake.

Aprilette on Aug 5, 2010

Oh my the bride's dress is exquisitely sexy and beautiful. A Monique Lhuiller collection is truly a masterpiece. Great choice for a wedding dress...

Andrea on Aug 6, 2010

What an amazing wedding!!! Congrats!! I also did my wedding with Penzi, the owner Guadalupe Alvarez not only is amazing but she has the best taste and girls is NOT that expensive!! Check out my wedding

Mandy on Aug 6, 2010

What a beautiful dress, and so flattering on her

Secret Leaves paperworks on Aug 9, 2010

My favorite thing is the cake with the succulent details. So simple, so minimal, so striking.

Amity on Aug 18, 2010

The gown that Erica is wearing by Monique Lhullier is just absolutely stunning! Does anyone know the season/year it came from??? I can't seem to find it online... Congrats Erica and Abe, you two had a lovely wedding!

Sarah on Oct 4, 2010

The bride looks breathtaking! The dress is beautiful and I want the cake. :)

Jackie on Dec 9, 2010

Gorgeous wedding! Absolutely great taste. I am also looking for that dress online and can't seem to find it. Anyone know the year/design? Thanks!!

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Cassandra on Jan 16, 2013

I am absolutely in love with everything in your wedding! I wish I had the ability to have something as amazing as this! Gorgeous!

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