San Carlos, Mexico 02.

san carlos, mexico, wedding, vacation, destination wedding On the day of the wedding, we girls woke up bright and early to start getting ready. My best friend and her sis had hair appointments that morning, but I’d opted to do my hair and makeup myself. Oh, and did I ever fill you guys in on my dress drama? When I got on the plane to head to the wedding, I didn’t have a dress to wear. Ok, that’s not quite true- I packed a little black cocktail dress as a backup, but the plan was to do a some shopping in San Diego once I landed.

My sister picked me up from the airport and after a quick pit stop at In-N-Out, we drove straight to the mall. After looking around for a few hours, I still hadn’t found a dress I liked. Then we decided to pop into JC Penney, a store I haven’t visited in ages. There, in the area that contained the Joe Fresh collection, I found this pretty pink dress for under $25. Scooore!

Although I don’t want to procrastinate like that again because I was having serious anxiety about what I would wear, I am really pleased with the dress I wore. The price was pretty perfect and I wanted to wear something light-colored like this. The printed design may look intricate, but the dress itself was comfortable and fuss-free (and it had pockets- swoon).

san carlos, mexico, wedding, vacation, destination wedding

san carlos, mexico, wedding, vacation, destination wedding

Best Friends

Now, back to the day of the wedding! As I was saying, we woke up early to get ready, but of course we were rushing to make it to the church on time. The first wedding ceremony took place in the loveliest little church- exactly what you might picture when you hear the words “wedding in Mexico.”

san carlos, mexico, wedding, vacation, destination wedding

san carlos, mexico, wedding, vacation, destination wedding

san carlos, mexico, wedding, vacation, destination wedding

san carlos, mexico, wedding, vacation, destination wedding

The wedding was so lovely. I can count the number of weddings I’ve attended on one hand, but that doesn’t mean I can’t call this one as my favorite wedding ever. It just felt so special since I’m close to their family. The bride looked absolutely gorgeous and the groom looked so dapper and happy.

san carlos, mexico, wedding, vacation, destination wedding

san carlos, mexico, wedding, vacation, destination wedding

san carlos, mexico, wedding, vacation, destination wedding

san carlos, mexico, wedding, vacation, destination wedding

After the church ceremony, there was a little break for pictures. Then we headed down to the beach for the civil ceremony in front of the judge. As it turns out, I ended up being one of the witnesses to sign their official marriage license- I felt so honored that I could play some small role in their special day.

san carlos, mexico, wedding, vacation, destination wedding

san carlos, mexico, wedding, vacation, destination wedding

san carlos, mexico, wedding, vacation, destination wedding

san carlos, mexico, wedding, vacation, destination wedding

The night ended with dinner, drinks, and dancing on the beach. The live band was fantastic and it was so much fun to cut loose on the dance floor. You could tell everyone was having a blast! Well, I shouldn’t really say the night ended because I stayed up into the wee hours of the next morning. I didn’t even realize it was after midnight until someone turned to me and said “Happy Birthday!

san carlos, mexico, wedding, vacation, destination wedding

san carlos, mexico, wedding, vacation, destination wedding

I hope you all have a lovely weekend! Come back next week for part 3 of my trip to Mexico and to find out how I spent my birthday!

  • Jenmarie

    I would’ve been stressed out too not having a dress! It all worked out though! I think the dress you chose it super cute. The photos are so beautiful, it looks like the weather couldn’t have been better. Happy Belated Birthday btw!
    stylethroughhereyes.com

    • You’re right- it all worked out, although next time I’m definitely going to pick a dress earlier! Thank you Jenmarie :)

  • it’s so beautiful!! you look absolutely adorable, and the bride so gorgeous!

    • Thanks so much Corina! :D

  • What a lovely wedding! And I love the dress you got! JCP is seriously getting some gorgeous stuffs!

    • Thank you Laura! Yes, I almost didn’t go in JCP because I didn’t really think they’d have anything, but I’m very glad I did.

  • beautiful beautiful wedding and your dress is amazing!

  • heather

    o how beautiful! I always wanted a destination wedding but with grandparents traveling far was not an option. anyway those bridesmaid dress are soooo pretty! LOVE the color. Also you look fab! I love Joe Fresh

    <3
    heather
    fashionistanygirl.com

    • Thank you Heather! They had quite a few people (a little over 100), which I thought was great considering it was a destination wedding. I loved the color of the bridesmaid dresses too- so current!

  • What a lovely wedding! You looked gorgeous. :)

  • Katherine

    What a great spontaneous dress :) Glad you go to find one that worked for you on the day :) It’s pretty! and the photos in Mexico are so pretty! The bridesmaids had beautiful dresses!

    katattack2000.wordpress.com

    • Thank you thank you Kat! :)

  • Monique Viard

    Happy Birthday Nenna! What a wonderful way to spend your birthday. Congrats to the Bride and Groom!

    • Thank you Monique! It was a fantastic way to spend my birthday :)

  • m

    i’ve never been to mexico! MUST make it there!

    off to INDIA this week though :)

    xx.M

    http://www.bellesandrebelles.blogspot.com

    • That’s awesome! I’d so love to travel to India one day :)

      And yes, you totally should visit Mexico sometime- I’m sure you’d love it!

  • Everyone looked gorgeous!!! Im not a fan of pink but the details on your dress sold me!

    XOXO

    • Thank you Nikki! :) The details are what sold me too- I feel like that dress should have cost way more than $24!