Thank you for making this weekend the most magical weekend Johnson and I could ever imagine. It was seriously more incredible than I could ever have dreamed. You were wonderful to work with and I so enjoyed getting to know you.
You have gathered the most talented people to assist you and have one over all of our guests and obviously us with your professionalism, creativity, kindness, and attention to detail.
Thank you, thank you, thank you for EVERTHING!!!
Johnson and I love y ’all!
Mimi + Johnson
I would like to express my sincere thanks to you and your team for putting on such an amazing wedding weekend for our family and friends. It was nothing short of magical - everything. I must make special mention of that guava ice cream - wow!
You are welcome to give my name and contact information to any future clients. I would be delighted to tell them about our very positive experience.
With heartfelt gratitude,
(Mother of the bride)
"I cannot express how amazing Alicia and the San Miguel Wedding crew were. They completely exceeded all of my expectations and went above and beyond to ensure it was the perfect day. Having planned the wedding remotely (from Oakland) and having never been to San Miguel de Allende previously, I was definitely a little nervous about what to expect. Alicia and her team did a great job throughout the year communicating and making me feel heard. Once we got to San Miguel, they were nothing but hospitable and accommodating.
Even the Food tasting experience blew my mind — it was a beautiful experience on its own. Now, to get to the big day, the decor, flower arrangements and ambiance completely blew me away. They are true professionals and no doubt have the wedding planning process perfected. The food was exquisite and the drinks and appetizers were perfection. Throughout the process, Alicia made suggestions and recommendations that I would never have thought of and it truly came together beautifully. I wouldn’t have changed a thing and I cannot thank Alicia and their team enough. It was the best day of my life and I will forever treasure it. WE LOVE YOU GUYS!!”
- Morgan & Nick
I wanted to thank you for the extraordinary work you put into our gorgeous wedding! Alvaro and I cannot express our gratitude and appreciation enough for your dedication to making our visions a reality - you handled every detail so beautifully and we are so very grateful! We will never forget it, and we're still getting so much wonderful feedback from our guests saying it was the best wedding ever!
Everything was absolutely beautiful and even more than I could have imagined. I always felt like we were prioritized every step of the way. I always felt like you both considered our needs us first - and that is what I appreciate most.
Please feel free to reach out to me absolutely any time as a reference to future prospective clients. You get 5 out of 5 stars in our book!
All the best wishes and love to you beautiful women,
Sheila and Alvaro
This email is long overdue. We can't tell you enough just how happy we are with the way the wedding turned out. We had such an amazing time and all of our guests did as well. They continue to compliment us on how wonderful everything was and what a great time they had. The reception looked so beautiful and was everything we wanted. Thank you for making our day seamless and so enjoyable. We truly couldn't have made this happen without you and your wonderful team.
We had the best time at the wedding! Everything was beautiful. At least 20 people came up to us throughout the night and said it was the best wedding they'd ever been to.
We cannot express in words the amount of gratitude that we have for you and your help throwing the wedding of a lifetime. Our wedding exceeded our expectations and wildest dreams!
It was perfection. And the fact that you made this happen in such a short time, with even more difficult circumstances, makes you nothing short of a master. We will always remember our exciting and hectic time leading up to the wedding with fondness and our wedding was not only the best day of our lives, but many friends say it was also the best day of THEIR lives!
Everyone was so impressed with the beauty, thoughtfulness, and fun that filled the weekend. Thank you for making our dream wedding come true.
Please let us know if we can be a reference or if we can help show our gratitude in any way. We are happy to give your name to anyone who is looking since you pulled a full on miracle for us, and we will never forget it :)
Thank you again Alicia and to all the team! It was a blast working with you!
Aimee & Jake
¡Millones de gracias! ¡La pasamos increíble, mi mamá, papá, mis suegros, Benoit quedaron enamorados de todo! Mis invitados no paran de hablar de lo bello que estuvo. Nico Chessa, el chef, disfruto cada platillo y yo, sigo enamorada de la sopa blanco y negro!
¡Todos están fascinados! Todos regresarán a SMA pronto, de hecho uno de ellos, Roger Swift Director General de Ralph Lauren, quiere celebrar sus 50 años en SMA y quiere "Callejoneada" !
¡Estamos en contacto, saludos y gracias nuevamente!!
It was a pleasure working with you and I cannot tell you how much you helped ease my mind about the myriad arrangements involved in this type of event.
My guests were "blown away" (a typical American phrase) by San Miguel de Allende and many could not stop thanking me for bringing them to a place they might otherwise have never visited.
If there is a place I can post some favorable comments about your services, I would be glad to do that. Or if you wish to use some of my words in your brochures, please do so.
I wanted to send you both an email to say Thank You Very Much for putting together such a beautiful wedding for Michael and I. We don't have the words to express how thankful we are for all of your time and effort that was put into making our wedding everything that we envisioned and so much more! Everything - the ceremony, the callejoneada and reception turned out so beautifully and beyond what we could have imagined!
All of our guests had very positive things to say about the wedding and the professionalism of all the staff involved. Thank you for working so hard to make sure everything came together flawlessly for the day of our wedding.
And if anyone I that I know happens to plan any type of event in San Miguel de Allende, I will be sure to refer them to you! If there is a testimonial I can leave on your professional page please let me know and I will be more than happy to leave an outstanding recommendation.
Muchisimas gracias! Saludos!
Sonia + Michael
Amazing! What fabulous day. Thank you SAN MIGUEL WEDDINGS for creating the most wonderful wedding. you guys are the best in town! The decor, food and commitment of you staff was beyond what I ever expected. I can not speak more highly of yoy. Warm regards
Mia and Guillermo
Muchas gracias a San Miguel Weddings por hacer nuestro "big day" extraordinario! En verdad que todo quedo divino, más allá de lo esperado! Fue un alivio y un gusto contar con su ayuda :) un abrazo!
Tamara + Fernando
¡Muchas gracias San Miguel Weddings! Superaron nuestras expectativas y cada detalle fue cuidado por Alicia y todo el equipo, desde la organización hasta la decoración que quedó de ensueño. Realmente hicieron nuestro día como lo imaginábamos. Un abrazo a todas, fue un placer trabajar con ustedes y espero sigan haciendo sueños realidad.
Feliz con mis eventos organizados por San Miguel Weddings! Alicia sabe perfecto lo que hace y todos gozamos muchísimo! Sin duda le pediré que nos ayude en algún aniversario o cumpleaños! Gracias Alicia y al excelente chef y equipo que tienen!
Thank you SO MUCH for all the hard work you & your staff put foward 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 events 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 musiccians you suggested were great- from Hopalong, the Mariachis and the drummers for the Barat (who were phenomenal!)
The decorations were gorgeous. Your Seggestion 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.
Meghan & Sachin Moonat
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
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!
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
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 jaja, no paré de bailar!
Gracias por todo, tu dedicación, tu tiempo y tu paciencia, eres una profesional!
Saludos y nos vemos pronto!
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,
(Mother of the bride)
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.
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.
Maritza and Matthew Peneguy
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 Cariño. 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!!!
Dee Dee Guzman
Thank you so much for making our wedding even more magical and beautiful 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!
Jessica Paul & Scott Rankin
New York, NY
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.
... 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.
Senior Vice President and General Manager
ABC Television Network - Central Division
Representing ASPN/ABC sports customer marketing and sales
(Father of the groom)
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
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
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!
Bridget and Antonio De Anda
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
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.
Dawn and Matt Fratangelo
Definitivamente recomiendo a Alicia Vilar y su equipo quienes superaron nuestras expectativas (con todo y la organización a distancia) y aportaron a que fuera un día maravilloso y excepcional! Muchas gracias y esperamos volver muy pronto!
Lucila y Robert