If you are reading this blog post in 2020 you are probably thinking about how post-Covid-19 weddings will look like. We might definitely see some changes in how we celebrate weddings, but love will always feel the same. Before the pandemic started, we had the honor to witness the most intimate elopement in Mexico. Brenna and James were planning a vacation and dreaming of amazing food and culture experience in Mexico they thought: “Hey, why not get married while there?”. They couldn’t have chosen a better place to exchange their vows than Xochimilco, or “the Venice of Mexico”.
Xochimilco is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that preserves a lot of pre-Hispanic flairs. With its colorful trajineras (tourist boats) and its traditional floating gardens called chinampas, a tour around the Xochimilco canals is one of the attractions you can’t miss on any trip to the Mexican capital. 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. You could silently 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 the perfect spot and moment to start their intimate ceremony. They read other the vows, exchanged rings, and together we all shouted to celebrate the seal they just made. The day ended with some rain, however that did not stop us. Chasing mezcal with beers we were all too excited to have celebrated their new beginning. We hope this inspires other couples who may not want a big wedding to chase their dreams!