Perlita & John’s Festive Casa Cien Wedd...

Perlita & John’s Festive Casa Cien Wedding

Step into the world of understated elegance, romance, intimacy, and fun that defined Perlita & John’s festive Casa Cien wedding. Their vision was carefully crafted to create a celebration that would be a reflection of who they are as a couple. We loved the cultural elements that were brought in to honor heritage and Hotel Casa Cien served as the perfect canvas for their dreams to come to life.

Proposal Story: John and I are both from Midland, Texas and have the best time in Far West Texas and we consider it our favorite place on earth (Aside from South Africa). This includes Big Bend, Terlingua, Marfa, Alpine, and Fort Davis which we are VERY fortunate to be a short drive away from. We have some good friends who are very dear to us that have a beautiful ranch in Fort Davis which we have spent a lot time at and have made some beautiful memories at. So on Memorial Day weekend with all of our close friends there (I’ve always wanted to have friends at my proposal) JD proposed while we were on a hike just him and I the Davis Mountains. Afterwards it was just a weekend long party in the Far West Texas mountains with our friends! Stationary: Pink Champagne Designs did my save the dates and formal invitations along with day of paper goods (table numbers, cocktail menus, dinner menus). My friend Milan Organ at Magnolia Boone Paperie did my rehearsal dinner invitations along with cups for wedding day that had a beautiful custom monogram that fit into our Mexican theme. Design/Vibe/Vision: My vision and the vibe I was going for was understated, romantic, intimate, and fun. Our venue (Hotel Casa Cien) was already beautiful enough on its own and gave off the garden vibes I was intentionally going for and drawn to. It also helped make everything feel more intimate even though we had 130 people at our wedding.

My husband and I’s main goal was to make it as intimate and detailed as possible for our guests. Our original idea was to have less than 100 guests but are so happy we ended up with more than intended!

Another important goal we put a lot of emphasis on was for it to be a big party for all of our friends who traveled far and wide and we accomplished it! We still have so many people tell us that it was the funnest wedding they’ve ever been to. Bridesmaid Attire: Bridesmaids were in any pink shade of their choosing and style of their choosing. Bridesmaids wore Liza Yates Designs earrings on the wedding day that the bride gifted them. Bridesmaids got ready in matching white pajama sets from Piyama. Accessories: Pearl drop earrings and Pearl drop necklace by Melinda Wheeler Jewels. They were the groom’s gift to the bride. The bride’s engagement ring and the wedding bands were also from Melinda Wheeler. The groom’s wedding band had “forever and always” and the wedding date engraved on the inside.
Blue sapphire and diamond heirloom tennis bracelet from a good friend as my something “borrowed” and something “blue.”
Bride’s deceased grandmother’s gold wedding band as something “old.” Food & Drink: During cocktail hour we served traditional Mexican appetizers (Penzi should have a list) We had 8 different cocktails for our guests to choose from: Ranch water, classic margarita, mango margarita, guava margarita, tamarindo margarita, spicy cucumber margarita, triple berry mojito, and mint mojito. We served carajillos, which is Mexico’s version of an espresso martini, towards the end of the night. For the main course our guests got to choose from the following: Beef tenderloin served over a portabella mushroom, saffron potato cake, and topped off with a tres chiles sauce. Chicken cordon bleu served with a hibiscus sauce. Poblano stuffed with quinoa.
First course was a San Miguel Salad or a Poblano Pepper stuffed with Angel Hair Pasta. Second course was roasted corn and poblano soup. Our wedding cake was a funfetti cake with an italian meringue buttercream and it was a huge hit with our guests!! Funfetti was a strong and risky choice but I am so happy we did it. Wedding Colors: Light pinks, light oranges, whites, golds, and peaches. We also threw in blue with our authentic Mexican blue plates (Talavera) Florals and Decor: Details that included traditional Mexican elements were so important to me since I am Mexican. We had Talavera dinner plates, along with lit up golden stars on the ceiling of our tent and tinier golden stars with our guests’ names attached to them that we used as placement cards. A lot of guests took the stars home with them to use as Christmas ornaments. We had a mariachi playing, Mojigangas, and everyone got to hang out with Benito the donkey during cocktail hour. Each guest was greeted with Talavera style shot glasses with tequila to get the party started.

We had baby’s breath flowers during our ceremony which looked absolutely beautiful inside the church.

For reception florals we had light pinks, oranges, peaches, and lots of greenery per my request. We had romantic light pink taper candles at each table which got lit once the sun went down for the intimate feel. We incorporated gold where we could to match our stars – the stars are very traditional Mexican and you’ll find the stars all over San Miguel. Special detail or memory: We had a saxophonist during the fiesta who came out and played lots of tunes with our DJ. At one point the power went out for about 5 minutes or so and our saxophonist saved the day by stepping up and playing his saxophone in the middle of the dance floor. Everyone LOVED that.

Having my husband’s 90 year old grandmother there will always be a special memory to us. Both of my grandparents are deceased and my husband’s grandfather is as well so having at least one grandparent was awesome. She even got out on the dance floor a few times!

The entire weekend was a special memory. Having everyone there from different phases of our lives coming together and hanging out in such a cool place like San Miguel was the best thing I could ever have asked for. Wedding Venue: Casa Cien
Ceremony Site: Las Monjas Church
Photographer: Mariana Barbosa
Wedding Design: Penzi Weddings
Florist: Angelica de Solache
Cake: Jacinto Patisserie
Hair & Makeup: Daniela Palacios
Wedding Submission Services: Published + Pretty
Wedding Dress: Allison Webb NYC
Shoes: Loeffler Randal
Bride’s Jewelry: Melinda Wheeler Jewels
Groom and Groomsmen Attire: The Black Tux
Getting Ready Pajamas: Piyama
Invitation and Paper Goods: Pink Champagne Designs
Rehearsal Invitation and Cups: Magnolia Boone Paperie

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