If you are reading this blog post in 2020, you are probably thinking about how post-pandemic weddings will look like. We might definitely see some changes in wedding formats, but love will always feel the same. Last year, we had the honor to witness the most intimate elopement in Mexico. Brenna and James are a couple from Australia who are always in search of new adventures. As they planned their vacation, dreaming of the amazing food and cultural experiences they thought. “Hey, why not get married while there?”. They couldn’t have chosen a better place to exchange their vows than Xochimilco.
Xochimilco is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that preserves a lot of pre-Hispanic flairs. Xochimilco canals are one of the attractions you can’t miss on any trip to the Mexican capital. Its colorful trajineras (tourist boats) and traditional floating gardens called chinampas will definitely make your trip memorable. The backdrop with trajineras is definitely a postcard-worthy photo for your elopement. We started the day as they got ready in Colonia Roma, one of Mexico’s quirkiest and coolest neighborhoods. We could feel the love as they both silently wrote the vows. As the strolled around La Roma for some portraits, we made a stop at Floweriize studio to pick up some fresh cut flowers from her garden that became a beautiful bouquet.
Brenna and James were ready for their special day! Flowers, mezcal, some charcuterie, and mariachi, what else would you need for a perfect elopement in Mexico? As we navigated through the canals, we found a good spot and moment to start their intimate ceremony. They read to each other their vows, exchanged rings, and together we all shouted to celebrate the seal they just made. Shortly after the rain came in, the spirits were still high and we continued the journey. We hope this inspires other couples who may not want a big wedding to chase their dreams!