On June 11, 2022, Bianca Moreno and Beto Vaca decided to be united in holy matrimony. The bride and groom were born and live in Chicago but his family is from Mexico, Michoacan to be exact. So they decided to celebrate their sacred union in Guanajuato, which is close to Michoacan.

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The ceremony took place at the San Miguel Arcangel Parish Church, then the reception was held at Rancho Las Sabinas which is a beautiful ranch located in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico.

Wedding Planning Rancho Las Sabinas

All the previous preparations and the wedding took place at Rancho Las Sabinas. This venue has everything necessary to carry out any celebration. For starters, its spacious gardens, as well as its patios with their beautiful and relaxing fountains and terraces make it the ideal place to celebrate and enjoy with your loved ones.

The ranch house has a large and beautiful dining room, as well as three interior patios, two comfortable living rooms, and five dream suites for you to enjoy with your friends and family. The suites are comfortable, with a beautiful country style, and have a maximum capacity of 25 guests.

The ranch has a pergola, perfect to enjoy the tranquility and the nature around it. It is the ideal space to receive your guests with a welcome cocktail or if you prefer, you can convert it into a space to set up your dream religious/spiritual ceremony.

And finally, the salon is an adaptable space according to the type of event. It works perfectly for presentations, conferences, meetings, or as a chapel.

Accommodation and events on the ranch

When celebrating your event at Las Sabinas includes lodging for 12 to 16 guests and 2 to 3 nights in 5 suites with the price of payment, in case you or any of your guests wish to stay at the ranch. Extra lodging and Villa (2 suites) have an additional cost.

Rancho Las Sabinas lodging is exclusive to the person who hires the facility. The suites are not open to the general public.

Las Sabinas is planned for you to celebrate not only your ceremony and reception but also the welcome cocktail for your guests. There are designated spaces for each.

 

In addition, the Ranch has a pergola for the religious/spiritual ceremony with a capacity of 200 people. Or if you prefer, you can use the pool area for the ceremony.

Penzi Weddings and Events

Penzi was the company in charge of planning the wedding. they are the leading wedding planning company in San Miguel de Allende.

This colonial city has stood out since the 1940s as the destination for national and international weddings and continues to become the preferred place to get married.

Penzi not only plans and coordinates events; they are fully committed to selecting every detail of this once-in-a-lifetime experience. You can rest assured that Penzi and its team of professionals will do everything possible to make your day perfect.

Penzi’s Process

Every wedding organized by Penzi begins with a meeting with the bride and groom where we get to know each other and they can tell us about their lives and what they expect from their big day.

We discuss topics such as if they want a specific food or music. It’s not just about planning the wedding, it’s about being aware of each step that needs to be taken to get there.

You will not have to worry about choosing the best photographer or flowers, because the Penzi staff will do it for you; for this, we need to know you and what you want, during this first appointment you will have the opportunity to tell us your story and then relax and watch us work for the fulfillment of your dream.

For Penzi feedback at all stages of the process is vital and throughout the preparation of your event. They will organize menu tests, so you know how everything tastes, meetings with suppliers, and sample tables so you know if, for example, the floral arrangements are right and you are reassured that we have fulfilled your vision.

This company is committed to doing things right and they know that communication is the key ingredient to success. Its team will be in constant communication with you, with questions, concerns, and requests for more information as the date approaches. They can source all the suppliers so you have nothing to worry about.

Planners and florists

It is worth mentioning that for Bianca and Beto’s wedding, they had the valuable collaboration and help of Marian, a Penzi Senior Planner, and Karla, a Penzi Junior Planner. These two planners provided a first-class service, very attentive and collaborative before, during, and after the wedding.

The floral decoration was in charge of Hollands Floreria. This florist specializes in floral decoration services for any event, especially weddings.

The wedding Callejoneada

The celebration started on Friday, June 11, 2022,  with a “callejoneada” which is a musical, magical, romantic, joyful, and spicy street parade accompanied by a band through streets, small squares, and alleys. These tours have become a tradition in Guanajuato.

Callejoneadas are fun and joyful and this one was not the exception. It was started with a donkey, followed by the bride and groom and their giant paper-mâché versions. Behind them came the band, cheering with their music the relatives and guests of the wedding who finished the parade.

The Parade began at Parque Juarez where before starting to walk, the bride and groom enjoyed the band along with their guests and danced to the rhythm of the music. Then they begin the callejoneada.

They walk through the beautiful alleys and streets of San Miguel de Allende. They made a stop in front of the San Miguel Arcangel Parish Church where they listened to a mariachi group and enjoyed the rhythm of this traditional music.

Finally, they headed to the Terraza de Restaurant Garufa which was the final destination. There everyone enjoyed beverages and toasted to the happiness of the future husband and wife. 

Ceremony

The ceremony was held on Saturday, June 11, 2022, in the San Miguel Arcangel Parish Church located in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato. This parish church was built in 1709, however, its current facade was built between 1880 and 1890 by Zeferino Gutiérrez.

San Miguel Arcangel has a façade in the Gothic style of Medieval Europe. Its beauty has made it the main symbol of the city, being one of the most representative religious temples in the country. This beautiful temple became the site of Bianca and Beto’s Christian union.

The Christian ceremony began at 19:30 and took place in a normal manner, the bride and groom shared their vows and formalized their union in front of God.

After a photo session outside the church, the newlyweds went to the reception first in a carriage and then in a vintage car. Trollies were available for the guest for the drop-off at the reception venue.

Cocktail Hour   

Everyone arrived at La Sabina Ranch for the cocktail hour where everyone grabbed some drinks, grabbed some bites, and got into party mode. Everyone was greeted by a glass of champagne that they had to pick up from a wall and were identified with the name of each guest.

Then every guest could choose between a mojito or a margarita, and a mariachi band played for those present. There was also a table with a selection of cakes and other sweets for everyone.

Reception

After the cocktail hour ended, at approximately 20:00, the reception began. The newlyweds together with the groomsmen and bridesmaids walked down a white carpet accompanied by fireworks to the hall where the newlyweds had their first dance as husband and wife.

Beto and Bianca cut the cake and eat it, then the toast began and the groomsmen and bridesmaids each gave their toast, sharing stories and anecdotes.

Then the party started with an ensemble of Banda music. Music, food, and tequila started to take center stage and the party officially began.

When they heard the music, everyone approached the dance floor. The newlyweds, the groomsmen, bridesmaids, and the rest of the guests began to enjoy the Banda music. Then the band’s singer started handing out tequila straight from the bottle to everyone on the dance floor, which raised the spirits even higher.

The newlyweds made their final entrance with transparent balloons, which were also distributed among the guests. Then, everybody formed a conga line, dancing, and singing.

Of course, the traditional bouquet toss was not to be missed. All the bachelorettes at the wedding were looking forward to grabbing it.

Later, the garter toss began. The bride sat while the groom danced for her, then the groom removed with his teeth the garter from underneath the bride’s gown and tossed it into the bachelors’ crowd. 

This is how the party continued on this lovely evening in which family, friends, and loved ones gathered to celebrate the love of Beto and Bianca.

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