Sparkling wedding in Mexico beneath an ancient tree
Houston couple Pedro and Gerardo’s beautiful wedding took place in an ancient hacienda in Mérida, Mexico.
“The wedding was PERFECT,” they write. “Everyone had a blast…family, friends, and ourselves. There was a lot of happiness, dancing, and tons of Mezcal. It was a beautiful event that brought people together from the Unites States, Mexico, Venezuela, Colombia, and France. Every guest has reached out to us to let us know how much fun they had, and how beautiful everything was.”
Tell us your love story!
We met in Houston, Texas while preparing for our medical exam boards. Pedro Emilio thought that Jerry was very respectful and chivalrous. Jerry invited Pedro Emilio to a coffee and that’s when the love started. Jerry’s first impression of PE was just awe of how handsome he was. We both thought to ourselves, “Hmmm this guy is definitely boyfriend material.” We went out for dinner the next day and never separated since. We dated for two years before getting married and lived together for a whole year before the wedding so we were sure we belonged together.
What colors were used in your wedding?
The decor was amazing. Again, we tried to be very mindful of reflecting our taste. This was two men being married and there aren’t written protocol (yet) for gay weddings. So we chose tones of white flowers with green foliage.
Tell us about the ceremony
It was under an ancient tree, so it was just spectacular. The ceremony was led by both of our young brothers. We decided not to have a best men or women. No dance with parents. We wanted to keep it simple. After the ceremony under a 200 year old tree, we headed to the dance floor and danced a slow dance.
What advice would you give to engaged LGBTQ+ couples?
Have a wedding planner!! Tailor Made Dreams made it very easy from the beginning of the planning process. They were very approachable and responsive. They always put our interests and decisions first and gave us realistic and honest guidance and recommendations. They assured us that their priority was for us to have a fun and memorable day. They were very flexible to always meet with us for the Skype calls, phone calls, and trips to Mérida to visit haciendas.
When we travelled to Mérida to go “hacienda hunting” for our reception, we had a blast with them! It felt like a road trip with friends and the stress was definitely not present. All details were planned from Houston, so many miles away, but they made us feel present and were very detail oriented and transparent. Our wedding was perfect and we still can’t believe we pulled it off with just one trip to Mexico.
On that same trip that we looked for the perfect hacienda, Fernanda also planned the food tastings from different caterers, we met the florist, and it was all perfect. They were extremely efficient and spot-on to grasping our ideas on what style of wedding we wanted.
Did you encounter any pleasant surprises as an LGBTQ+ couple planning your wedding?
The planning process was definitely FUN. We never expected to have so much fun. We were never stressed, Fernanda really took care of EVERYTHING. We have even joked that we want to repeat the same wedding for our 5-year anniversary because 10 years just seems to far away, and we want to repeat it.
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Photographer: Black Hat Studio
Venue: Hacienda Temchen
Planner: Tailor Made Dreams
DJ: Kinetic Events
Videographer: Tent Films
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