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Alicia:
Muchas gracias por todas las atenciones que tuviste con nosotros desde el primer día en que empezamos a platicar de la boda contigo. Siempre te portaste abierta a escucharnos y nos diste grandes ideas que hicieron del evento algo memorable para nosotros y para los invitados.
El servicio que ofrece tu equipo, así como de las personas que conocimos a través de ti, es inmejorable. No se te pasó ningún detalle de todo lo que hablamos y es más, las consideraciones adicionales que tuviste para el día de evento fueron excelentes y oportunas.
No hay mucho que podamos describir con palabras acerca de la ceremonia y la recepción, sólo los comentarios positivos que recibimos de nuestra familia e invitados.
Gracias por ayudarnos a hacer de ese día algo especial. Definitivamente, tú eres la mejor opción en San Miguel de Allende para organizar eventos.
¡Felicidades y gracias por todo!
Con cariño: Lourdes, Gregorio y bebé en camino =)
Boda: 2011

Alicia,
Thank you SO MUCH for all of the hard work you & your staff put forward to coordinate our wedding.  People are still talking about what a fantastic time they had!  (Although some blame us for ruining all future weddings...)  We really appreciate your flexibility, creativity and suggestions that made this multi-cultural event a wonderful occasion.  Where do I start?  The food was great, and your chef Armando went well over what was expected to work with us to learn to cook traditional style indian chat, which was some of the best Indian food we have had.  The food for the main event was delicious and enjoyed by everyone.  The various musicians you suggested were great- from Hopalong, the Mariachis and the drummers for the Barat (who were phenomenal!)  The decorations were gorgeous.  Your suggestion of using Holly as the photographer was splendid- she was great to work with and produced amazing photos.  The fireworks were jaw dropping.  Bottom line, we could not have made our wedding such a remarkable, memorable, special occasion without your skillful coordination.  Please do not hesitate to use us as a reference if ever needed.

Thanks Again,
Meghan & Sachin Moonat
Chicago, Illinois
2011 Wedding

 


meghan@moonats.com

Alicia,

Thank you so much for your excellent work on Meg & Sachin's wedding.

You did a masterful job of making this into what everyone said was the most fun wedding they had ever been to. It is hard to list all the wonderful details:

- The excellent food at the Welcome Party on Thursday.

- The music -- the jazz combo at the Welcome Party, the mariachis, the drummers for the Barat parade from Parque Juarez, the guitar duo for the wedding day.

- The dance floor over the swimming pool, the attractive tents and wonderful lighting. The ability for the group to play their own music for dance selections at the Sangeet evening before the wedding.

- The wonderful dinner on the wedding night, with both vegetarian and traditional versions of Chiles en Nogada. And the wedding cake was the best ever, Karen wants the recipe.

- The fireworks display -- professional quality.

- The Sanjowasi venue -- an excellent choice for the wedding and a beautiful place to house the Moonat family.

It was a memorable event for sure, not just for us, but for everyone involved. The people from India loved San Miguel and enjoyed themselves thoroughly during their entire stay. Veejay had a blast using your facilities to cook the Indian chaat snacks for the Sangeet evening, and he seemed to get along well with your chef, Armando.  

We had people at the wedding from all over the world -- India, London, Dubai, Chicago, LA, New York, San Francisco, Puerto Vallarta, SMA and Queretaro. They all thought the wedding was terrific, and they loved San Miguel. Your suggestions, planning and organization made it a world class event.

Thanks again, and you have our highest recommendation as an event planner.

Kevin & Karen Murphy
(Parents of the bride)
San Miguel de Allende, Gto
2011 Wedding


ko_murphy@yahoo.com

Hola Alicia
Como estas? espero que muy bien y con mucho trabajo!
Solo te escribo para darte las GRACIAS!
Todo salió excelente, estuve encantada con las flores, la comida, la músicaaa… No hubo persona que no me dijera que todo estuvo INCREIBLE, de verdad te luciste, así como la florista, el banquete, todos estuvieron de primera!
Amé la música, la gente no dejo de bailar y bueno creo que la que más se divirtió fue la novia jjaja, no paré de bailar!

Gracias por todo, tu dedicación, tu tiempo y tu paciencia, eres una profesional!
Saludos y nos vemos pronto!

Cecilia Salazar
Tampico, Tamps
Boda 2011


Hola Alicia,
Ya lleguee! de la luna de miel, por fin en casita! ¿Cómo has estado?
Me urge enseñarte las fotos y contarte todo lo que dijeron de la boda!
Mil gracias! mil mil gracias! Eres lo máximo! todo quedo hermoso! Todo el mundo te echó mil flores y me preguntaron sobre ti ...ya tendremos que repartir tarjetas de presentación por todos lados!
Espero ir cuanto antes a San Miguel para tomarnos un cafecito y comentar sobre las fotos.
Te mando un besote y otro para Renata y Mariana que se portaron increíble.

Denisse Durán
Monterrey, N.L
Boda  2011


Hello Alicia,
Taylor and I are both writing this together to say a much needed thank you for all of your help and planning.  Thank you and your assistants for going out of the way and finding Taylor some medical help when he needed it, I know that was not in the description of your typical duties and luckily the next day we were both able to have the best time and such a memorable experience. We understand the nature of all the factors that play into planning a million details at a wedding and we have heard nothing but the most positive feedback about how wonderful the wedding was (even from people who have been to various weddings in San Miguel). The rehearsal dinner was also so special and really set the stage for the next day.

Best,
Taylor and Martamaria
2011 wedding


martamariagomez@aol.com

 HOLA ALICIA!
Por fin tengo un momento para escribirte...
Quiero darte las gracias por todo el evento, los invitados tanto americanas como mexicanas no paraban de decirme lo increíble que estaba todo, desde el lugar, las mesas, las flores, la música, la iglesia....la comida todo les encantó!
Muchas gracias otra vez y seguimos en contacto!

Magda Cater
(mamá de la novia)
Querétaro, Qro.
Boda  2011


Alicia,

We are so happy with our wonderful wedding weekend in San Miguel de Allende.  You and your staff created a truly unforgettable experience not only for us but for all of our guests, who use words like “unbelievable,” “fabulous” and “legendary” to describe what they tell us is the best wedding they have ever attended. 

For those who may be considering a destination wedding in Mexico, the beautiful and romantic pueblo of San Miguel de Allende is the perfect location for your nuptials.  Moreover, hiring Alicia to coordinate your wedding is a decision you will not regret.  Alicia organized four different events at three different venues for us: welcome cocktails, rehearsal dinner, wedding, and brunch the following day.  We learned a great deal about Alicia and how she runs her business during the six months we worked with her to plan our wedding weekend.  Alicia is extremely communicative, responding almost immediately to the innumerable emails, often multiple emails a day, we sent to her.  We had many different ideas for the events, from music to food to décor, and she was not only open to implementing all of our suggestions, but came up with creative suggestions of her own that we used to great effect.  Alicia is everything one would hope to find in a wedding coordinator, especially one located in another country.  She is responsive, helpful, imaginative, resourceful, and reliable, and has an easy going nature and an extremely hard work ethic.  I think the greatest praise we can give Alicia is that during the months we collaborated together to make our wedding a reality, she became a friend.

Kimberly & Mike O'Meara
Chicago, Illinois
2010 Wedding
mikeylaw@hotmail.com


Dear Alicia:
We don’t know where to begin to thank you for an amazing and beautiful wedding. Although you disagree, I have to have been one of your toughest brides! You and your staff exceeded all of our expectations. The welcome cocktail was a hit with all of our friends. What a beautiful view of the city from Pegaso Lounge. The callejoneada was a fun, new adventure for many of our guests. It was definitely a bonding experience. Although, I still have nightmares of your tequila server chasing me with the bottle!
The rehearsal dinner was colorful and well organized. The Peneguy family was in awe of Casa Encantada. Most notably, they were grateful for the attentiveness of the staff. The food was incredible and everyone raved about the mango margaritas. Wish I was having one now.
The day of the wedding was an exciting one for both Matthew and I and your staff was there to help us with anything we needed along the way. The makeup artists were incredibly professional, patient, and talented.
The church decorations were simple, yet perfect. The petals on the side of the aisle made me feel like a princess. Everything went without a hitch. Even crossing through the parade was a memorable experience for all of our friends and family. Mauricio did a fantastic job. We could not believe the quality and quantity of the pictures. He really listened to what we wanted our photos to portray and he captured many happy moments. We can’t wait to see the video.
Although the tablecloths didn’t turn out as planned at the reception, Matthew and I hardly noticed that night. We were too busy drinking the margaritas and eating the delicious food. I can’t tell you how happily surprised we were with Staci’s toast and the fireworks on the dance floor. Thank you for such an unexpected and wonderful surprise. I’m not easily surprised and I certainly was that night. I wish I could tell you I remember everything about the end of the evening. ƒº
From the transportation, to accommodations for us and our guests, to the food, entertainment and all of the craziness in between, everything was perfect. Thank you, thank you for working so diligently on our dream wedding. You are truly a professional, talented, honest and creative wedding planner. Not to mention, reliable. We trusted your judgment every step of the way and we were glad we did. From avoiding the running of the bulls, to managing the festival and parade, you pulled it off! I can’t tell you how many times we have heard our guests describe our wedding as “the most fun wedding ever” and “truly a fairytale wedding.” You made our dreams for the perfect wedding come true, and for that we thank you and Celina.
Please feel free to include this letter on your website as well as my email address for future brides looking for advice.
We hope you will stay in touch and we hope to see you in San Miguel in the near future. We will definitely miss you.

Sincerely,
Maritza and Matthew Peneguy
Houston, Texas
2010 Wedding


mmantu80@yahoo.com

Alicia,  
 I am sorry that it has taken so long for to write you with my thanks.  The family is still remembering the wonderful time we had in San Miguel with the wedding of Matthew and Maritza.  You did a great job preparing us for everything.
 Thanks again for all of you help.

Lynne Peneguy
(Mother of the groom)
2010 Wedding


Congrats on arranging the most beautiful and remarkable wedding I've ever been to!

Many thanks! Tori Mellott
(Wedding guest)
2010 wedding


Dear Alicia,
We could not thank you enough for making our dream wedding a reality! Every time we look at the pictures we are filled with joy because we truly had an amazing time and were very happy with the way that everything turned out. Our guests still comment on how beautiful the details were, especially all the beautiful flowers! Our wedding and all the events leading up to it made our San Miguel Wedding one of the most unforgettable experiences for everyone in attendance!
For anyone considering a Destination wedding in San Miguel de Allende, We highly recommend Alicia! She was very helpful from the first time we contacted her about possibly having our wedding in San Miguel. We contacted her before our first trip to San Miguel to discuss the possibility of having our wedding in San Miguel and she was very helpful with recommending a hotel, making reservations and arranging our transportation to and from the airport. Once we were in San Miguel, Alicia took us to all the possible venues and made us feel comfortable about planning a destination wedding. Once we decided that San Miguel would be the perfect place for us to have our wedding we still had concerns about not being able to see everything come together but we were pleasantly surprised with how everything turned out! All the details that we were worried about from venue to the photographer to the DJ and the flowers; everything was amazing! Alicia’s vendors worked well together to make our day everything we envisioned! Our guests are still talking about the great time they had in San Miguel and at our wedding!
Alicia, you will be hearing from us again! We plan to go back and celebrate an anniversary out there and would love for you to help us plan a party!
¡Muchísimas gracias por todo!

Adelaida and Kirk Abayan
San Francisco, California
2010 Wedding


laida05@gmail.com

Dear Alicia,


I can't thank you enough for the amazing fairytale-like wedding you planned for our daughter and new son-in-law this past weekend.  The 3-day event truly created memories that will last a lifetime.  It exceeded our expectations, and you know me....I have high expectations :)   Your attention to detail is remarkable.  I have no idea how you pulled all the many parts together....from the gourmet catering, distinctive bar menu, bands, entertainment, fabulous flowers, table settings, printed items, gift bags, fireworks, burro, trolleys, street parade, and on and on.  As you know, we wanted a unique wedding....not just a USA wedding held at a destination.  You made all our dreams come true and more.
I'm also so glad we realized that the other event planner with whom we first visited would not have met our expectations. So, thank you for meeting with us without an appointment this summer.  Now that it's over, I can't imagine doing a wedding without you, no matter where in the world it is! 
I think our friends will be in touch with you to plan a business meeting in San Miguel.  Also, some of the bride's and groom's friends are already planning another trip back, so don't be surprised if they want you to plan them a party!
Please encourage your prospective clients to call or email me with any questions.
Many hugs and kisses,


Linda Yeiser
Nacogdoches, Texas 
(Mother of the bride)
2009 Weeding
lly01@yahoo.com


To whoever is planning to get married.

Marion (my new wife) decided to hire Alicia to help us plan our wedding in San Miguel in April 2009. Marion and I were so impressed by the work that Alicia and her team did for us. Our wedding was very special as we had a welcome dinner with 35 people on a Friday night, then a 12 hour ceremony and party Saturday with 120 people and THEN an Indian wedding ceremony and dinner on the Sunday. It was a whole weekend of events with people coming from all over the world. The details were amazing as well.  Alicia was able to source some amazing little special for us ie folkloric ballet, fireworks, mariachi bands, Indian belly dancer, sax player and a great dance band. It was not obvious that all those specials could be so well organized in a place like San Miguel. But Alicia pulled miracles here. She also sourced a great photographer and videographer that managed to record some lifetime memories of those events for us just beautifully.

Most importantly Alicia understood from the very beginning that it was going to be a job that required going the distance and not counting the hours and keeping the smiles and good attitudes despite all the setbacks, and she did extremely well on all fronts.

We would strongly recommend her for anyone planning a small to a large wedding and wanting something different to remember for a lifetime. Alicia was worth every peso and more,...


Stephan Rajotte
Hong Kong, China
(Groom)
2009 Wedding
srajotte8@hotmail.com


Hello Alicia,

These months have just flown by . . . I can't believe that three months have passed since the wedding!  Yet, people are still talking about it!  Due to a combination of factors, we just submitted a write-up and photos to the newspaper last Wednesday, and it came out in Sunday's paper . . . truly beautiful! …
 
Again, please know how much we appreciated your expertise, professionalism, patience, and your kind, calm nature during the months of wedding preparations . . . you were truly a joy to work with!  We will always recommend you highly to anyone who crosses our path seeking a wedding planner . . . you're the best!
 
Take care , Alicia...and keep in touch, ok?  Please let us know if there's anything we can ever do to help.
Elsa Nicholson
(mother of the bride)
2009 Wedding


elsanicholson@hotmail.com

Alicia 

My husband and I attended the wedding you planned for Rose and David.  What an event!  Everything was beautiful, the music at the church, the over-sized puppets, the mariachis, the food, the music at the reception, EVERYTHING!  But what impressed me the most was the perfect timing of each and every different part of the wedding and reception.   
 
What timing!  What synchronization!  As we walked out of the church, we proceeded to parade around the 'Jardin" as if the plaza had been cleared just for us.  Just as we completed the circle, we went straight to the area where the vans were waiting to take us to Casa Carino.  We arrived and there was the cocktail reception with tequila, margaritas, canapes.  Just as the sun was setting we were called to "pick your star" - what an innovative way to seat people.  I loved that part!
 
The food and wine came immediately thereafter, then the dessert, dancing, fireworks, pozole and tacos . . . with not one misstep or mistake.  We never waited for anything, never wanted for anything.
 
A beautiful event I'm sure the bride and groom will never forget. . . . nor will we!!!
Best Regards,
 
Dee Dee Guzman
(Wedding guest)
2009 Wedding


Dear Alicia,

Thank you so much for making our wedding even more magical and beautifual than we even imagined it could be! From the gorgeous tables to the stunningly vibrant flowers, to the hand-embroidered linens and the thoughtfully unique touches that made every table sparkle- it was the Mexican fairytale that we dreamed of. And our guests can't stop raving about the food!

So thanks again for executing the event with such personal attention and grace- it was much appreciated!

Hope to see you again in San Miguel soon....

Cheers
Jessica Paul & Scott Rankin
New York, NY
2009 Wedding


jessicapaul@yahoo.com

Alicia,
Queremos agradecer tu ayuda, profesionalismo, sugerencias y creatividad que demostraste al organizar tantos detalles y el evento en torno a  nuestra  boda  en  San  Miguel.
La coordinación de la movilidad con los invitados,  la  sugerencias de los hoteles, los libritos de bienvenida, las cajitas tan  bellas  que  fueron un regalo precioso para los invitados, la decoración  tan  linda  del  hotel, la callejoneada, taquiza y piñata de la noche anterior, así como el entretenimiento de mariachis  post  ceremonia  religiosa  y  movilización  de  invitados  a la recepción.
Realmente  fueron tantas las cosas de las cuales te encargaste con mucho profesionalismo y muy buen gusto.
Julio y yo, nuestras  familias  y  amigos estuvimos encantados y pudimos
disfrutar   al  máximo  de  esos  días  tan  especiales  los  cuales  jamás
olvidaremos. Gracias a ti y a tu equipo de trabajo pudimos gozar de
las  fiestas  de  boda  mas lindas y disfrutar de la magia de San Miguel de Allende.
Alicia, cuenta  con  nuestro  respaldo y recomendación siempre, todas las personas  que  piensen organizar algo “especial” en sus vidas en San Miguel de Allende – deben de contar contigo.


Julio y Ursula Lara
Nashville, TN
Boda 2008


julio.lara@alcan.com

Dear Alicia,

How can I ever thank you enough for making our wedding weekend one of the most memorable moments of our lives? Rarely do events that I anticipate as much as I did our wedding meet my expectations. This was a first...not only were they met, they were exceeded beyond my wildest dreams.

Jon and I still cannot believe how beautiful, tasteful, joyous and personal our wedding was. We had the time of our lives, as did the 65 friends and family who made the journey to see us get married. Truly, we are still (five weeks later) hearing raves about the food, the decor, the drinks:), and the whole gestalt of the wedding.

We will sing your praises far and wide, and hope anyone deciding on your services will e-mail us for a personal testimonial. There are no words to describe how smooth, efficient and organized the event was, and truly, truly spectacular.

Thank you, Alicia, with all our hearts, for giving us and our guests such beautiful memories.

Your greatest fans,

Lisa Borneman & Jon Streeter
New York City
2008 Wedding
lisaborneman1@yahoo.com


Alicia,

You are truly a magician! A brilliant, brilliant magician! Ben and I can't possibly thank you enough for creating our absolute dream wedding! You have been such a pleasure to work with, as kind, gracious and thoughtful as you are detail-oriented and talented. It is truly amazing to me that even though you never met Ben and I prior to the wedding week, you were able to put together not only the wedding, but also a gorgeous cocktail party. Both events were perfect reflections of us and our style.

Your suggestions and recommendations were always right on, from the tequila bearing donkey to the incredibly gorgeous casas where the events took place. Every detail was carefully considered and the special touches that you added created a wedding that our friends and family refer to as ''the wedding of the century''! Everything was truly perfect--the dancers, the vendors, the mariachi band, DJ and the food was the greatest food I've ever tasted in all my life!

You are forever in my heart; I absolutely adore you and so appreciate all of the extra time you took showing me around, getting me to my hair appointment and helping us get our cell phones back in working order. Not to mention when my sister lost her passport...! Now that our guests have fallen completely in love with San Miguel and Mexico, Ben and I can't wait to have a 10-year anniversary party!

Thank you again so very Much!

Courtenay Goff and Benjamin Bucci
Old Orchard Beach, Maine 
2008 Wedding
courtenaygoff13@mac.com
benbucci@yahoo.com


Hi Alicia

Many, many thanks to you  for a perfect, fantasy San Miguel wedding. Everyone raved about it and how much fun it was. The setting was beautifully decorated, the music amazing, food excellent and everything went completely smoothly and according to plan. You more than exceeded our expectations.

For anyone contemplating a wedding in San Miguel I cannot recommend Alicia and her staff more highly. She is worth every penny, planning everything meticulously from start to finish, from picking up guests at the airport to organizing hair and makeup done at home. And Alicia handles everything with a calmness and a can-do attitude that soothes frayed last minute nerves. She takes the initiative and makes things happen exactly as you want them to. Alicia is Mexican with perfect English, an ideal combination for planning an event for out of towners in San Miguel. We had an absolutely amazing wedding, better than I even imagined and all the guests both gringo and Mexican, thoroughly enjoyed themselves. We ended the night out in the jardin in centro, dancing to the Estudiantina with the tequila burro at hand. A perfect event and pretty much stress free thanks to Alicia. I suspect she even had a hand in organizing the perfect weather after a week of torrential rain!

Thank, you, thank you.

Margaret  Nash
2008 Wedding
margaretnash2003@yahoo.com


Alicia!

Primero que nada, quería decirles a ti y a Gaby gracias por TODO.
It's amazing to me how well everything went, considering that we had never met and Oscar had NEVER been to San Miguel de Allende before! Everything went wonderfully. I think everyone had a wonderful time and were all very impressed by your professionalism and the quality of all of the services. We also enjoyed our officiant very much-thank you for recommending him to us! I hope we can return to San Miguel de Allende soon; I already miss the vivid colors, the food, and the people. It is a great city--many things to do, but still has the charm of a small mexican pueblito.

Thank you again for everything. It was wonderful to meet you and it is still amazing to me how smoothly everything went!
Hope to talk to you soon,


Heidi Benson

2008 Wedding

hbenson@osbornnet.org


Alicia,

Your creativity is beyond compare. The wedding and reception we had will be forever etched in our memories as the most beautiful day of our lives. It was so stunningly beautiful that it not only took my breath away, but our guests as well. The flowers were incredible, the altar was beyond belief, the cake was not only lovely but tasty, the food and drinks were amazing and the service was among the best we had ever had. You took care of every detail perfectly and kept my guests entertained throughout the night from the parade to the pink champagne with roses to the amazing fireworks at the end of the night! Thank you for making our dreams come true.

Cindy and Stefan Pope
2008 Wedding
Dallas, Texas
cynthiazenia13@hotmail.com


Dear Alicia,
Antonio and I were both so happy with the wedding and reception. It was a dream wedding. So beautiful... better than anything we could have imagined! Thank you so much for all your hard work. Our family and friends are still talking about the wedding! We keep getting comments on how unique the wedding and reception were! It really was the best night of our lives! Thank you again!

Sincerely,
Bridget and Antonio De Anda
2008 Wedding
Houston, TX
bherschap@mac.com


Alicia,

We have received the photos and video from the wedding, and we are overwhelmed with how fabulous everything turned out. You are the most talented planner I have ever worked with! Your attention to detail, and all of your recommendations for venues, food, decor, music and photographers were outstanding. We simply could not be more pleased!
The entire wedding event, and the fun activities leading up to the wedding - including the ''bull fighting'' and the ''dancing'', were delightful and our guests all raved about what a wonderful time they had! The venue was the most amazing for all of our activities - incredible grounds and food and service. It was absolutely the right choice for us. And the ''extra'' was having the charming and intimate church right across the street!
Our photos are unbelievable - she is a true artist. Then, when the video arrived, we sat and cried through the whole thing - so well done, and such a reminder of the wonder of the wedding!
So, thank you again, Alicia! You made this the most amazing - yet stress-free - wedding we could ever have imagined!
Sincerely,

Alison Nordholm
Mother of the bride
Kansas City, KS
2008 Wedding

alison@nordholm.us


DEAR ALICIA,
I CANNOT THANK YOU ENOUGH FOR ALL THAT YOU’VE DONE.
THIS WEDDING TRULY WAS A DREAM COME TRUE. WE WILL
REMEMBER IT WITH SUCH JOY. ALL OF THE DETAILS AND SPECIAL
TOUCHES YOU CREATED WERE JUST SPECTACULAR.
THANK YOU FOR MAKING THIS ENTIRE EXPERIENCE SO WONDERFUL
AND MEMORABLE.

WARMLY,
HILARY NORDHOLM
WEDDING FEBRUARY,2008
hnordholm@nelson-atkins.org


Dear Alicia,

... the comments are still coming in from far and wide about Kyle and Josh's San Miguel de Allende wedding weekend on April 28th!

Amazing, spectacular, ''oh my god'', the best ever, when can we come back, the food was ''awesome'', the help were accommodating and always friendly, beautiful, classy, no stone left unturned .... and on and on ...

All the weekend activities certainly exceeded everyone's expectations... since I have been doing event planning for all major sporting and entertainment events with ABC Television for over 35 years we were delighted in experiencing this ''over the top'' feeling. ..

Your attention to each of our wishes was met with understanding followed by outperforming all of our individual circumstances. ..

It remains a wedding filled with love and smiles .. . thank you so much for all your efforts and beyond ...

ed wollock
senior vice president and general manager
abc television network - central division
representing espn/abc sports customer marketing and sales
ed.j.wollock@abc.com

(Father of the groom)
Chicago, Illinois
2007


Hello Alicia:

We just returned to the States after attending my son's wedding. He and his wife will be writing you in the near future regarding the wonderful time they had. The work of art you performed was so exquisite that I felt an urgency to write you while I could still visualize it all. I am grateful that you were the one who handled such a special occasion for our families. I can't imagine any set of circumstances or persons who could have made this situation any happier and stress-free than you did. Here are just a few of the things I want to compliment you on and I am sure there are others that I will think of later.

1. Your manner of working with people is superb. You are direct and to the point and, at the same time, showed sensitivity and flexibility when it was needed.
2. You have built a staff that knows what to do and how to do it. I will never forget how your workers arrived early in the morning the day of the wedding, after delivering many items the day before, and began diligently weaving a beautiful archway of flowers, placing immaculate tablecloths, chair covers, etc. around the house, and artistically placing flowers and other items throughout the house - all at your direction. At no point were we worried whether they would get the job done.
3. Your servers, bartenders, etc. were as professional as you will find at any of the finest restaurants in the U.S.
4. Your Chef was outstanding. Not only did he cater to our special orders, but he presented the food in such a way that it was almost breathtaking when it arrived at the table...and it was scrumptious.
5. Your dinnerware, glasses and all other items were spotless.
6. The manner in which you choreographed the entire occasion was more professionally done, with more precision, artistry, and beauty than I have ever seen at any wedding I have been to in Latin America or the U.S.
7. This was one occasion that, not for one instant, did anyone believe we were not getting what we paid for. The price you charged was fair. Perhaps most importantly, when it was all over, there were no hidden charges, no tacking on of small items, no $100/$500/$1000 surprises at the end, and we are deeply appreciative of that.
8. The classical musicians were perfect. The mariachis were excellent and loosened the crowd up.
9. Finally, I would like to say that the way you took care of everything throughout the afternoon and evening in such a discreet way showed what a true professional you are.

Please do not hesitate to give prospective customers our phone number. We would be honored to share one of the most beautiful days of our lives and our guests' lives with those who would be interested in hearing it.

Sincerely,
Jack and Cathy Gilbert
Dallas ,TX
2007
JGilbertLPC@aol.com


Alicia did a wonderful job of helping give us the wedding of our dreams. Her taste was impeccable and I had full confidence in her recommendations and taking care of so many small details. The location, food, music and flowers were amazing. We look back at pictures and it really does look like a fairy tale wedding. We were married almost 6 months ago and are still hearing raves from family and friends who attended! So many people have said it was the most beautiful and fun wedding they've ever attended, and I know I couldn't have wished for more. Thank you Alicia for helping make our day perfect!
Alicia-- thanks again for all of your hard work. You trully made our wedding beautiful!

All the best
Veronica and Bryce
San Antonio, TX
2007
vservantez@satx.rr.com


Alicia and team,
Thank you so much for helping us create such a magical weekend for our family and friends. Matt and I were a little apprehensive about planning everything all of the way from Atlanta, GA but you made it so easy. You were able to take the information and details we provided to create wonderful results that exceeded our expectations. The food was excellent and our guests could not stop talking about the mariachi band. The decorations, flowers and all of the vendors you recommended were terrific. I can not tell you how many people comment on my wedding album and want the photographer to travel to the USA for their wedding. Our family and friends loved San Miguel de Allende and a big reason is because of you and your team. Please give our thanks to the Chef, all of the musicians, florist, officiant and your staff. We wish you the best and will definitely recommend your services.

Thank you,
Dawn and Matt Fratangelo
Atlanta, GA
2007
dawn.porter@comcast.net


Dear Alicia,

Frederick and I just got back from our honeymoon last evening. It has been almost three weeks since our wedding and we are still getting notes and photographs from family and friends letting us know how much they enjoyed our celebration and all of the activities surrounding it.

We both want to thank you for putting together a magical event that completely exceeded our expectations. We were anticipating a wedding that was beautiful and fun, but what we got was absolutely unforgettable.

As you know, I had very little time in the months before the wedding. Since my family and I are from Mexico, Frederick and I both knew that we wanted an event that was fun, colorful and Mexican in “ambiente” but that was also elegant and romantic. We also knew that we would have to coordinate activities and arrangements for the130 guests arriving from all around the world. With only one brief trip to San Miguel 5 months before the wedding, and not a lot of time or patience to devote to details, we relied on you to help us pull together a whole series of events for the week of our celebration.

We were both expecting to be a little surprised by the event given that neither of us had spent a great deal of time agonizing over details. But walking into the cocktail reception at the Instituto Allende after the church ceremony was incredible – the beautiful flower arrangements in the fountain and the courtyard, the many candles, the mariachis, the beautifully set up cocktail tables…all this despite torrential rain only a few hours before. To then walk into the main reception hall to find that it had been transformed into something even more magical took our breath away. It was a perfect combination of romantic, elegant and festive. The Mexican food got rave reviews from even the most discerning of “foodies”, the table settings with the modern/bright orange rose centerpieces were stunning and the chocolate bar was the perfect way to end the meal and get the guests to the dance floor. Even the wedding cake was a great surprise since neither of us had any idea of the flavor we had ordered until wetasted it that night!

So, thank you Alicia for an event that Frederick and I, and our family and friends, thoroughly loved and enjoyed! We could not have been happier with how it turned out.

Best Regards,

Brigitta and Frederick Medanich
2007
Chicago, ILL

Brigitta Medanich
Vice President, Environmental Affairs
Global Hyatt Corporation
Brigitta_witt@yahoo.com


Alicia!

When we first met you in San Miguel, we knew immediately that you would be the right person to help plan our wedding. With the nuptials now behind us, we can't imagine having chosen anyone else. You've always been kind, calm, and accommodating despite the small bumps that come with planning any large event. Many of our guests mentioned you specifically and asked us to thank you for the excellent service they received. You really went above and beyond the call of duty to make sure that everyone was taken care of.

The week of activities before the wedding were also a huge hit. Arturo was a GREAT guide during our trip to Guanajuato...thanks for recommending him. Also, having Gaby meet us at the golf course was very helpful...everyone had a great time. The spa day at the house was very relaxing...Patricia's staff was wonderful. And the food!...people are still talking about the mushroom quesadillas at the welcome party and the guava mousse at the reception.

Thanks to you, our wedding week in San Miguel went better than we could have ever imagined. With your help in shouldering the details, we were really able to relax and enjoy the time with our family and friends. Please accept our sincerest gratitude for all you've done to deliver our perfect wedding.

Cathy & Dimpi
New York, NY
2007
cathy.theo@gmail.com
dkalira@hotmail.com


Dear Alicia,
We hope you are having a great summer. We are still hearing from our friends, relatives, and guests that Ashley and Travis' wedding was the best one they have ever attended! We are all so grateful to you and Gaby for making it truly the wedding of their dreams. All of your vendors outdid themselves! The flowers and table settings were worthy of TV or magazines. The food was fabulous and all of the entertainment was first rate. Every detail was perfect and the few glitches that arose were handled with such grace. You planned for every possibility and were prepared to handle it. Vans magically appeared at the church for the guests when we were unable to process to the villa due to rain. Umbrellas appeared to take our guests from the food stations to the tented courtyard. Even the sky cleared in time for the fireworks! It was a truely memorable occasion and could never have been done so well without you! Thank you, thank you!
With our sincere gratitude,
Sonja and Andy Kever
(Parents of the bride)
Houston, TX
2007
sakever@hotmail.com


Alicia,
Firstly, Alex and I would like to thank you so much for the beautiful wedding you planned for us. It was everything we had hoped and more. The vendors were spectacular, the food was incredible, and the guests loved all the little touches. The ceremony was just perfect. We absolutely loved the floral arrangements, and the way in which the guests were seated.
The cake was absolutely delicious...we really were not expecting it to be so phenomenal! The DJs were exceptional and really had everyone dancing (much to our surprise!) The candy buffet was a huge success, and the guests are still talking about it! The salsa teachers were really worth it too ... they are such incredible dancers! The fireworks were just INCREDIBLE. We couldn't believe the quality of the show...wow....the ooos and ahhhs were so worth it!! It was really a spectacular ending to the night. (Just as an aside, did you know that the day after the wedding the large pillar candle by the pool was still lit?! People were joking that it was our eternal love flame!)
The whole day was such a huge success despite the little hitches, and I have heard so many comments now that it was the most beautiful/ special/ wonderful wedding that the guests had ever attended.
As for you as a person ... you are just so sweet! We really appreciated your humour, sweetness, and dedication to making us happy. You are truly a wonderful person.
Liz de Bakker
Montreal, Canada
2007
liz_z25@hotmail.com


Dear Alicia
Our wedding far surpassed our expectations and lived up to our dreams, largely due to all the work you put in. It’s been such a treat getting to know you and work with you. Your attention to every detail, willingness to be flexible with us and positive attitude through all of it were so appreciated.
We look forward to seeing you soon and feel blessed to now have a friend in San Miguel.
Love,
Jen and Jim
Washington, D.C.
2007
jennifer@jllane.com


Hey Alicia :

Jeff and I are back from our honeymoon in Costa Rica, trying to get back into ''real life'' and work. I just wanted to say thank you so much for making our wedding so perfect! I think everything went great, everything was so beautiful, and everyone had a great time. I couldn't have pictured a more beautiful wedding.

Let us know when you hear from the photographer! I can't wait to see the photos!

Thank you so much for everything!
Valerie
New York City, NY
2007
vroggen@earthlink.net


I have nothing but the GREATEST things to say about Alicia and her services. Thank you for reminding me, I want to write something on her website. We had the most amazing wedding and Alicia went above and beyond what I would and could have imagined. I never once worried after meeting with Alicia down in San Miguel that I would have any problems with the wedding I wanted. She is smart, artistic, nice, warm (as is her daughter Emma) and I feel like we found a friend for life. All of her suggestions and ideas were amazing and then there was little touches that she did on her own (especially during the reception) that took my breath away. We had about 76 people attend our wedding, and they still tell me that it was the best wedding they have been too and that San Miguel is magical.

Good luck
Jennifer McNamara
New York, NY
2007
jemcasting@gmail.com


Hello Alicia:
I’m so sorry it has taken us so long to send you a thank you email. We really appreciated your hard work on our wedding and wanted to thank you for organizing such a fabulous event. Our friends and family are still telling us it was the best wedding they ever attended! Thank you so much!
“Alicia did an excellent job planning our wedding in San Miguel de Allende. We were a little skeptical when we heard there were no formal contracts with some of the vendors.… but from the transportation for our guests to the last wedding event, our wedding was flawless. Everyone she hired–the caterer, the florist, the bands, the dancers—arrived on time and performed beyond our expectations. We did not have to oversee anything; everything was organized and well planned. Our photographs turned out beautifully and the wedding video really told the story of our wedding. I would highly recommend Alicia!”

Thanks again!

Susan and David
Washington, D.C.
skelly@capdevgroup.com


Dear Alicia:
Let me begin by apologizing for my tardy note…it by no means reflects the absolute gratitude I feel for all the amazing work you did for Rob and me. The wedding that you helped me plan & execute was my dream wedding-absolutely perfect!
It would have been impossible to pull off without your guidance and recommendations. All of the vendors were fantastic and 100% delivered on my ideas. From the music to the florist to the photographers I couldn’t have been happier.
The catering that you provided was also a smashing success! From my picky sister to my discerning “foodie” friends, every meal that we were served was met with compliments and delight by all. It was exceptional!!
As someone in the industry, my expectations are very high, and your crew surpassed everything I had hoped for. I often look at my wedding photos and think about just how much I LOVED my wedding. You were a very big part of that.
Thank you again and please don’t hesitate if I can ever help you in the future.
Regards,
Meredith Moehle
Catering Manager
Four Seasons Hotel
Austin, TX


Our wedding was in March 2006 in San Miguel and NEVER would have happened without Alicia! We visited San Miguel nearly a year before the wedding and Alicia helped us to put into place all of the details for the wedding-we secured a site, made menu decisions and selected a photographer and florist in just a few days while having a wonderful time with Alicia. Over the months before the wedding, we were in constant contact with Alicia to iron out all the details of the wedding and to make all of the remaining decisions.
When we chose to host a wedding in San Miguel de Allende we were faced with the task of coordinating travel for 80 guests from the United States and Europe. Alicia expertly booked lodging for all of our guests and all of our guests commented on how happy they were to have had her assistance and how enamored they were with San Miguel and the beauty of the surroundings.
In the days before the wedding we, with much help from Alicia, hosted two events (a cocktail party and rehearsal dinner) and these events were just wonderful from the live music to the beautiful and vibrant floral arrangements and delectable food. Our wedding was also incredibly well orchestrated and beautiful-- the live salsa band kept us dancing all night, the cake was delicious and the fireworks awed us all!
Kevin and I can honestly say that we would never have been able to orchestrate our big day without Alicia’s sense for organization and ceaseless time spent ensuring that all the details fell into place. Our guests truly fell in love with San Miguel and had the time of their lives, what more could we ask for? Since the wedding our guests have even been requesting a reunion…..So, Alicia, watch out, we may be back!

Emma & Kevin
Philadelphia, PA


Hi Alicia,

I'm so sorry it took me a really long time to write to you. How's your wedding planning business coming along? I'm sure you're still busy as ever. To be honest with you, I do miss corresponding with you most especially about my wedding plans. You made it so easy for me that the whole thing went by so fast. I often look at my wedding pictures and feel quite nostalgic for San Miguel and for my wedding. I still think it was the best wedding and party ever and it was all because of you. You captured everything that I had imagined for my wedding....the magical and gorgeous villa with fantastic views, the quaint little chapel on top of the hill, the amazingly delicious food for the reception, the talented musicians that almost made me cry with their beautiful music while I was walking down the aisle, the perfect table setting.....you made it all happen. And it was unforgettable! Our families and friends still talk about it. I could never have pulled it off without your help. San Miguel will always hold a specal place in our hearts and we hope to come back sometime soon to see you and reminisce our wedding.

Anyway, I hope you can use this as testimonial for your site. Please feel free to use me as a reference for your future clients. I will recommend you without a doubt!!!

Hope you and Emma are doing well.
Love,

Regina and Michael
(New York City)


HELLO ALICIA!
I HOPEYOU AND EMMA ARE WELL. I HAVE BEEN CONTACTED BY A FEW BRIDES. I HOPE THIS MEANS BUSINESS IS GOING WELL. I ALWAYS HAVE GOOD THINGS TO SAY ABOUT YOU. THE FEEDBACK WE HAVE GOTTEN FROM OUR GUESTS CONTINUES TO COME IN. EVERYBODY HAD SUCH A WONDERFUL TIME. WE HOPE TO SEE YOU IN SAN MIGUEL SOON!

I AM FORWARDING AN EMAIL CORRESPONDENCE I HAD WITH SOMEONE WHO WAS INTERESTED IN GETTING MARRIED IN SAN MIGUEL.

THANK YOU AGAIN.
LOVE,

KATIE AND DOUG
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Katie_Mcnamara@gap.com


I TOO WAS SLIGHTLY UNFAMILIAR WITH SAN MIGUEL. MY (NOW) HUSBAND AND I PLANNED A VACATION THERE AND BEFORE WE LEFT WE GOT ENGAGES. SO I WENT DOWN THERE WITH A VAGUE IDEA THAT I MIGHT LIKE TO HOLD THE WEDDING IN SAN MIGUEL. WELL, I JUST FELL IN LOVE WITH THE CITY. IT IS TRULY AMAZING. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU GO DOWN TO VISIT. WORDS CANNOT ADEQUATELY DESCRIBE IT.
ON THAT TRIP WE DECIDED TO HAVE THE WEDDING IN SAN MIGUEL. MY JUSBAND RETURNED HOME AND I STAYED AN EXTRA COUPLE OF DAYS TO PLAN THE WEDDING WITH ALICIA VILAR. (I WAS REFERRED TO ALICIA THROUGH A FRIEND). ALICIA WAS AMAZING. HER FAMILY LIVES IN SAN MIGUEL AND SHE SEEMS TO KNOW EVERYBODY. SHE IS EXTREMELY PROFESSIONAL AND TAKES HER BUSINESS TO HEART. PLUS SHE HAS IMPECCABLE TASTE. WE WERE ABLE TO MAKE THE MAJORITY OF THE DECISIONS WHILE I WAS THERE. THE REST I JUST DID THROUGH PHONE AND EMAIL. AND WHEN I COULDN’T DECIDE ON SOMETHING, I JUST DEFERRED TO ALICIA AND SHE MADE EXCELLENT RECOMMENDATIONS. ALICIA BECAME A FRIEND TO MY WHOLE FAMILY, I COULDN’T BELIEVE THE HOURS AND DEDICATION SHE PUT INTO MY SINGLE WEDDING.
ALICIA AND I PLANNED A WHOLE WEEK’S WORTH OF ACTIVITIES. SHE ARRANGED A PRIVATE COOKING CLASS ONE DAY, WE HAD A COCKTAILPARTY WITH SALSA INSTRUCTORS ONE NIGHT, WE DID THE REHEARSAL DINNER OUT IN THE COUNTRYSIDE AT A RANCH, AND OF COURSE THE WEDDING. SO ALICIA WAS TRULY FULL-SERVICE. SHE EVEN RECRUITED HER DAUGHTER TO BABYSIT MY GUESTS’ KIDS.
AS FAR AS THE WEDDING, WE RENTED A VILLA FOR THE WEEK AND OUR IMMEDIATE FAMILIES STAYED THERE WITH US. I GOT MARRIED IN THE CHAPEL ACROSS THE STREET AND THE RECEPTION WAS ON THE GROUNDS OF THE CASA. ALICIA ARRANGED NO LESS THAN 5 MUSICAL BANDS FOR US. IT WAS AMAZING.
SO ALL-IN-ALL I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND GETTING MARRIED IN SAN MIGUEL. AND MOSTLY I WOULD RECOMMEND USING ALICIAS SERVICES. SHE MADE OUR EXPERIENCE DELIGHTFUL.


DEAR ALICIA:
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR MAKING KATIE AND DOUG’S WEDDING SO PERFECT! YOU ARE AMAZING. PLEASE TREAT YOUR DAUGHTER TO SOMETHING FUN. WE ALSO APPRECIATE HER ENTHUSIASM AND FUN SPIRIT AT THE EVENTS OF THE WEEK.
IF YOU EVER MAKE IT TO NORTHEAST FLORIDA, PLEASE COME STAY WITH US. WE ARE 2 BLOCKS FROM THE ATLANTIC BEACH.
SINCERELY,
VICKIE MCNAMARA
MOTHER OF BRIDE
PONTE VEDRA, FLA.


Dear Alicia:

We’re sorry it’s taken so long to write you, but it took us a while to come down from the tremendous high we achieved during our Wedding week. We can’t thank you enough for all the planning, consulting, and advice you gave us, not to mention the incredible catering. Our friends and family enjoyed every minute of it, from the salsa class to the Mexican fiesta/rehearsal dinner, to the fabulous ceremony, reception and fireworks to top it off.

We especially appreciate all the professionalism you demonstrated through every facet of the planning and execution. Your good taste and attention to detail always made us feel secure and of course the ultimate proof was in how everything looked and tasted. We were also happy that you were able to accommodate our obscure requests such as Hoppin’ John for our New Year’s Brunch, and also for arranging special services for our guests who had health related issues.

We are still getting raves from our family and friends about houw great everything was, not only in terms of the events, but also for all the transportation and hotel arrangements. Your coordination of these key elements made us feel comfortable that 100 people would be traveling safely from many U.S. destinations to attend our wedding.

To say we couldn’t have done it without you would be a gross understatement. We also want to acknowledge the tremendous contributions of Alma with catering and Emma with design and production. The staff you’ve assembled is also a wonderful reflection of you, and collectively you’ve made us look very good to our loved ones.

With great appreciation,
Michele and Kent
Los Angeles, CA
kenterman@aol.com


Hi Alicia,
In appreciation for having you as Celeste’s “Fairy Godmother”, as a stylist wedding planner, as an artist in your elegant wedding setting , your extravagant flower arrangement reception at Casa Chorro and at Saint Paul’s church and fun entertainment with dummies, mariachis, etc. I am sending you some good thoughts with awesome pictures.
We were very impressed with your work.
Most rewarding is to have met such wonderful people in San Miguel
“Tu eres muy maravillosa para mi familia (especialmente conmigo y Celeste)”.
Muchas Gracias,

Vinh, Long
Father of the Bride
(Orange County, CA.)
LVinh@harman.com


I must tell you that you couldn't possibly find a better person to plan your wedding in San Miguel than Alicia for so many reasons.
Mexico is a very different culture than the US and I've lived in San Miguel for 3 years. Beyond being the most professional wedding coordinator...she's been the most professional, trustworthy individual that I've come to know here. She's done many catering events for us and always delivers what she says she will, when she says she will and for the budget that you provide her. She's the kind of person that will get the job done...whatever it is. Extremely resourceful, reliable and detail oriented.
I couldn't recommend her more highly and know that you will share my experience if you do choose to use her.

Naomi Lawler
San Miguel de Allende
naomilawler@yahoo.com


Dear Alicia,
Amber and I want to let you know how much we appreciate the incredible work you did to make our wedding so special. We could not have expected better. For a wedding as small as ours, it was treated as if it was a much larger one. Everything was perfect. You made the entire planning process easy and worry free. Its hard to believe we did everything in six months and all by email.
We are also thankful for the little things you did for us. Getting the hotel to let us stay for one night instead of two was a big help. The trip to Guanajuato you arranged was a lot of fun. The guide knew the city well, showing us everything. The poinsettias you got us two days before the wedding could not have been more beautiful. We still can't believe you were able to find them on such short notice. We also wanted to thank those on your staff that stood in as witnesses for the civil ceremony. I think they enjoyed it as much as we did.
Please thank Fernando for the wonderful food he prepared. I believe his food to be the best I have ever had in San Miguel. Everyone still raves about how good the food was. Everything not only tasted amazing but was beautifully presented. I thought the sugar cubes on the rose petals for the coffee was a nice touch. Amber and I believe the wedding cake to be the best cake we have ever eaten.
We just received our photos and we love them! If there was one thing we worried about it was how our photos would come out. Fabian put our nerves at rest. Everyone who sees the photos compliments us about how great they are. Our photo album was beautifully done. We also liked that he sent us several photos for us to frame and a cd with all the photos on it. It was fortunate he had his wife with him. She was able to help Amber fix her hair when it unexpectedly came down before the ceremony and helped Amber with her dress.
Once again thank you for a perfect wedding. You made it the most memorable day of our lives.

Sincerely,
Mark and Amber Joffrion


Just to let you know how much we enjoyed the wedding. Everything was handled in a very professional manner from getting Ambers hair done, to the carriage ride, to the wedding, to the meal and finally the fireworks. Everything went off without a hitch and the quality of every service including the food was of the highest quality. If you continue this level of service you will be a great success.
Once again thanks.

James R. Joffrion
(Father of the Groom)


Hello Alicia,
We want to thank you for all you did to ensure we had the perfect wedding in Oaxaca.
Everything exceeded our expectations- not only the wedding ceremony and wedding reception, but Friday night’s rehearsal dinner, the cocktail reception on Thursday night, and the trip to Monte Alban—a unique experience that everyone will always remember. Everyone LOVED Oaxaca and they were quite impressed with the perfectly planned events. We have already been contacted by another couple for your information as they would like to speak with you about coordinating their wedding and I am sure you will be hearing from others as well. Thanks again for everything -it was a pleasure to work with you.
Thank you again!

Kristine and Chad
San Francisco, CA
kwhitney@deloitte.com


… Of course, feel free to use the wedding pictures on your website. Everything was so beautiful and all of the pictures turned out so well. We were so pleased with the entire “wedding package”. From the very beginning, you set our minds at ease with your knowledge of San Miguel and putting us in contact with the different vendors necessary to accomplish such a wonderful event. Your prompt responses to all of our questions proved invaluable. You were essential in helping us plan our perfect destination wedding. You were an excellent wedding coordinator and I feel we now have a good friend in San Miguel.
Best regards,

Pam Winters
( Mother of the bride)


Hola Alicia,
Many thanks for your help in making the wedding for Taylor and Caterina a beautiful and delightful experience.
Everyone commented on the perfect menu and delicious lunch, the beautiful flowers etc. That arch was perfectly gorgeous.
I do hope the waiters survived those treacherous stairs. They did a good job despite the obstacles.
I have sent a note of thanks to the minister who performed the lovely ceremony.
I enjoyed working with you and getting to know you.
I will be happy to recommend you to my friends.

All the best,
Tracie Sokol
Mexico City
(Mother of the groom)


Dear Alicia,
Sorry it’s taken me so....... long to write. I have been so busy this last year. Both Steven and I have wonderful memories of our wedding.
It was the most beautiful wedding I've ever been to. I don't just say that because it was my wedding. You did a wonderful job. San Miguel is a magical town and our guests still to this day have wonderful memories of our wedding.
Love,
Nancy
(Los Angeles, CA)


Congratulations! You will not regret San Miguel!
Alicia is great to work with! She always responded very quickly to emails. She was on top of things the day of the wedding. We planned 80% of the wedding via email. I gave her pictures of what I wanted, we gave her a price figure from the beginning and she was able to work with that.
All our guests had a great time!
Good Luck
Paula Monsivais
Chicago, Illinois


Alicia and her team are simply superb at underpromising and overdelivering. We've been involved in several events with Alicia and she has always come through; sometime under difficult circumstances and even impossible deadlines. Still, she gets it done. She ''cares'' and that's the difference. It's not common for anyone in the planning business to somehow be one step of all the ''what if’s'' or to anticipate the inevitable things that can go wrong. That's Alicia. You can count on her and that's about the highest praise anyone can earn when you think about it. She treats the customer as if she were the customer.
Who could ask for more? We'd highly recommend Alicia for your wedding, party or special event. She'll come through for you. She always does.''
''Oh and by the way -- when it comes to catering with consistency and flair, Alicia and her team deliver really remarkable culinary experiences. Their dishes are imaginative, delicious and always tailored for any occasion..''

All the best,
Michael Jorgenson
San Miguel de Allende


To whom it may concern:
On behalf of my husband and myself, I offer my highest recommendation for the wedding planning and catering services offered by Ms. Alicia Vilar.
In just over four months, my then-fiancée and I visited San Miguel de Allende for the first time, met Alicia, planned the wedding and got married. Ninety-five percent of Alicia’s planning was done via email and telephone since Paul and I live in Washington, D.C. and were not able to make a second visit to San Miguel de Allende before the wedding week.
Alicia’s wedding planning services- From the beginning, Alicia took great care in trying to understand our vision for the various wedding events. She asked us many questions and offered us many ideas. Once we, ourselves, were clearer on what we wanted, Alicia was tireless in seeking and presenting options. Whether it was selecting the venues for the wedding events, comparing haciendas that would serve as our immediate family’s accommodation or arranging an elegant pathway of cut greens, rose petals and candles at the wedding reception site, Alicia tended to every detail with the utmost of care. We were very pleased with her selection of vendors which included musical groups, transportation service providers and a florist, among others. She maintained and reported the financials with precision and integrity.
Alicia’s catering services- Alicia offered us extensive menu options --frankly, far more than we would have expected from a caterer. The dishes she prepares are complex, unique and, most important, very tasty. Our family and friends loved her food! She did a fine job of catering the wedding reception despite the fact that it was held at a venue that did not have a proper kitchen. If we had to offer any constructive criticism, we might have suggested a higher ratio of servers:guests for the wedding dinner –a detail that can be easily revised for future events. All in all, Alicia’s catering services were a distinct success.
As a final note, in addition to being a consummate professional, Alicia is simply a very nice lady. It was a pleasure to work with her and we look forward to keeping in touch with her.
Regards,
Christine M. Churchill
Washington, D.C.


Dear Alicia:

Thank you so much for all of your extra effort and personal touches in organizing my wedding. With only 2 weeks notice you did a fabulous job of making everything just right- from finding the perfect villa to the last glass of tequila, everything was perfect. I had not seen my parents have such a great time in years. Your idea to use the chapel “ruins” for the ceremony was simply visionary. It was truly a fairytale wedding.

Please feel free to use me as a reference. You clearly have the best contacts in terms of florists, photographers, etc. in the San Miguel area. The food was spectacular and the flow of events was flawless.

Best Wishes,
Monica Dougherty
Houston, TX


Destination Weddings

When Joe and Elaine dreamed of tying the know in some enchanted, romantic paradise they chose San Miguel de Allende. For their dreams to come true they turned to San Miguel’s premier Wedding and Event Planner, Alicia Vilar.
Planning a wedding even in your own hometown can be a stressful and complex experience—and even more so if you decide to venture abroad! Careful planning and attention down to the very last little detail are essential and this is where Ms. Vilar’s professionalism can work marvels!
Vilar studied Hotel and Restaurant Management in Mexico City. She eventually joined the Fiesta Americana chain, where she gained experience as Banquet Manager and Concierge.
With a bag full of credits and experience in event planning, Vilar decided to come home to San Miguel where her family lives and start her own business.
So why did Joe and Elaine choose to get married in San Miguel? Besides being incurable romantics they also had some practical concerns:
It’s usually cheaper to get married here than back in the United States
It’s a holiday for all the family and guests—besides attending your wedding they can see the sights and do some shopping!
It’s control—avoid intra-family fights and leave all the planning to the capable Ms.Vilar!
It’s fun—drive from the church in a horse-drawn carriage, have mariachis playing, a reception in an hacienda or a bullring, and your honeymoon can start right here!
Recently Vilar invited me to a sample reception at one of the most spectacular homes in San Miguel –a modern colonial mansion where the entrance led to an impressive patio with a central artist-designed fountain, surrounded by arches overlooking a large valley. Little tables had been set with delicate hand-embroidered cloths accompanied by the sought-after Tiffany chairs, original centerpieces, fine tableware and the local hand-blown glassware. A waiter brought out a succession of hors d’oeuvres created by Vilar herself (Martha Stewart, look out!), followed by an elegant first course and a chocolate mousse that was to die for.
This is only a small part of the services offered by Vilar. She said: “weddings can be very large or really intimate—one couple chose to be here on their very own and I even had to provide witnesses!”
You can reach Vilar by email: avilar@prodigy.net.mx

(N.B. Vilar is also available for organizing private parties, business meetings, et.al.)

Ines Roberts
The San Miguel Chronicles
inesroberts@thesanmiguelchronicles.com


A Destination Wedding

First you fall in love…then you get engaged…and then you start looking for the most romantic place in the world to get married—where else but in San Miguel?
San Miguel de Allende, with its wonderful climate, its charming colonial architecture, its pastoral scenery and its many traditions combine in a storybook setting for one of life’s most important events: a wedding.
Meredith and Robert met in Austin, TX through a mutual friend at work. When time came to choose a place to get married, Meredith chose San Miguel although she had never visited here. A friend of hers had married in San Miguel and after seeing pictures and hearing wonderful reports from her, she decided this was the perfect place for a romantic wedding. And indeed it was!
Meredith,  a Catering Manager herself at a prestigious hotel in Texas, knew exactly what she wanted. With the help of local wedding and events planner, Alicia Vilar, a baronial mansion overlooking the town was chosen as the residence for family guests and the wedding ceremony.
For the rehearsal dinner, Meredith chose a colonial hacienda in the outskirts of San Miguel with a breathtaking view of the surrounding countryside. Guests traveled there in San Miguel’s own tourist streetcar and were greeted at the entrance by a group of mariachis serenading them with popular Mexican tunes. As they toasted the bride and groom, lighted paper balloons were floated off into the sunset bearing good wishes for the happy couple, followed by a shower of firecrackers.
On this occasion an unexpected storm drove everyone indoors!
But the festivities continued—guests were regaled with favors of Mexican memorabilia and each received a small rebozo and dined on traditional Mexican dishes.
The day of the wedding dawned bright and sunny. Amy, the friend who had introduced the couple and a specialist in creating wedding cakes, insisted on making their wedding cake even though she lives in Austin, TX. She managed by baking it in Austin and finally assembling it in San Miguel. Based on a Martha Stewart design in pink and white and decorated with fresh roses, it was a tour de force—having passed inspection to the amazement and perplexity of customs inspectors north and south of the border.
The wedding ceremony was held in a chapel-like casita overlooking the large swimming pool and gardens, and a guitar duo played during the ceremony. An elegant Mexican-inspired candlelight dinner was served in the capacious atrium where tables had been set with brocaded cloths in fall colors.
When it came time to cut the wedding cake and as everyone gathered around the happy couple, a shower of fireworks lit up the evening sky. Later, a salsa group played and guests danced on the wide terrace overlooking the town of San Miguel that was all lit up like a picture postcard.
We are certain that they will always remember their wedding day. Muchas Felicidades! For more information on weddings and special events in San Miguel you can contact Ms. Vilar at avilar@prodigy.net.mx

The San Miguel Chronicles


Alicia,

Thank you for all the wonderful food and fun at Niall and Darlene's wedding. My husband and I enjoyed San Miguel so very much, and we hope to return. You were an amazing hostess and your hospitality was greatly appreciated.

Could you please share with me the wonderful recipe for the zucchini squash and corn that you served at Melissa's party on Sunday? It was fabulous and I would really enjoy adding this dish to my recipe collection.

Thank you for your part in a fabulous week in San Miguel.

Sincerely,

Ann Bryan

Gene and Ann Bryan
Huntington Beach, CA
(Wedding guests)


Dear Alicia, I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for all of the help you provided my husband and I as we journeyed to San Miguel to attend our friends’ wedding celebration. In addition, we wanted to express our compliments on the superb work you did to to create a spectacular wedding, rehearsal dinner and Sunday brunch. I could not have been more pleased with your efforts to provide a truly memorable celebration to one very old friend and one very new one. Thank you again, these days will be some of our very best memories. Sincerely,

Marlene and Lyle Oehler
(Wedding guests)


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