Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Wedding Wednesday: Hacienda Herradero Viejo

Buenas Dias! I'm going to dedicate a few Wednesdays to my wedding, that took place in Guadalajara, Mexico on November 11th, 2011. I will take through some of my planning, bridal shower, THE BIG DAY, and our honeymoon! I hope you enjoy these posts, as much as we do!XO


Without further a do, I present...
Hacienda Herradero Viejo BY DAY:

[All photos courtesy of Hacienda Herradero Viejo]

Hacienda Herradero Viejo, the best party I have ever been to was at this AMAZING location! Hahaha, I'm talking about the reception for my wedding, that took place on November 11th, 2011 (11-11-11).

Exactly a year before our big day, my husband and I traveled to Guadalajara, Mexico to visit family, friends and to hunt down the perfect church for our ceremony and location for the reception.

So we dedicated one whole day to finding "THE ONE," the place that  would hold some of our best memories, and possibly, the greatest day of our lives. I had always envisioned my reception in a big and beautiful Hacienda (Ranch). So, that day, with my vision, my mission was to find it! Thankfully, in Guadalajara, there is a town called Santa Anita, in the district of Tlajomulco de Zúñiga, that is known for their abundant (and beautiful) amount of haciendas. 

We visited 10 haciendas; some were small, some were big, and others were huge.  There were ones that were more modern, and some that were more rustic. Some had themes, like Asian and African tribal. There was one that was like a zoo; there were horses, zebras, deer and raccoons wandering all over the place.  

Before, visiting Hacienda Herradero Viejo, I wasn't really convinced of what I had seen. Yes, I liked some of the beautiful haciendas, but they were missing something. I  didn't feel like they represented us. We knew what WE wanted, and that was something romantic and rustic

When we drove up the rocky, un-pavemented road and pulled up to the large rustic gates of Hacienda Herradero Viejo, I hoped that this last viewing would take my breath away. 

The walls that enclosed la hacienda, were made of old ladrillo (la-dri-yo= brick). The buildings (washrooms, kitchen, bedrooms) that connected throughout the hacienda were also made of ladrillo. The jardin (har-din= garden) was huge, and surrounded by all sorts of trees, even palm trees! There were rustic chairs and benches scattered throughout la hacienda. The walkway (path) that led to different parts of la hacienda was made of ladrillos, pebbles and mosaic. The light stands that were along the path were rustic, too! The bar, was awesome, looked like a rustic shed. And I loved the idea that the bar was separate from where our guests would be sitting, dancing, eating; yet it was very close (10 steps) and visible! 

I couldn't stop smiling!  I could see everything I had envisioned, right before my eyes, our dream was coming true. Hacienda Herradero Viejo, was love at first sight. This was where we were going to have our reception. 

HACIENDA HERRADERO BY NIGHT:

35 comments :

  1. OMG breath-taking! Love it!
    The outdoor bar and trees stating their presence through the concrete path... and at night so magical!
    WOW! can't wait to see MORE
    :)
    xoxo.
    Des.

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  2. Now I'm really hungry for more :D

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  3. Ok, stop teasing! MORE! ;) Love it, it's gorgeous!

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    1. SOON!!!! I promise!!!! :P Bueno, next week will be the next wedding post! xo

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  4. It's beautiful girlfriend! So happy you two found the perfect place to host your wedding reception! p.s I'm wearing the blue skirt you sent me awhile back to work today :)

    xo Carlina
    allergictovanilla.com

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    1. Oh score! I remember that skirt :) I am gonna check instagram, to see if you posted any pics, hehehe!

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  5. Thank you Darling for visit :) I join to your fans :) and join on facebook in mask ;)
    Besos guapisima

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  6. WOWOWOWOWOW! So pretty!
    Perfect place for you! :)

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  7. Looks like puro pari for sure. How magical!

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    1. eso si amiga, acabamos a las 6 de la ma~ana...muy tempra :P

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  8. Oh what an absolutely beautiful place!! I am so glad that you found what you two were looking for!! :D

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    1. Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog, lovely blog and pictures. Following you now! ♥XOXO

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  9. Hey Nina! Thanks for stopping by to see me :) This looks such an idyllic place for your wedding.
    Would love to have you as a follower & I'm happy to follow you back xoxo
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  10. Hey Nina, thank you for visit my blog!

    I love this location! This is amazing!

    xoxo

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  11. What a beautiful place for a wedding, I can see why you fell in love with it. Congratulations on your big event!

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  12. Hi dear, thanks for stopping by. This location is astounding, so beautiful and picturesque.

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  13. Such a beautiful place!!


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  14. That place is so gorgeous! What amazing photos!

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  15. Really a nice place for a wedding reception. great choice! thanks for stopping by my blog dear...

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  16. Congratulations. It looks very beautiful. I'm glad it worked so perfectly for you.

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  17. The place is so awesome...I love it...

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  18. wow, what a beautiful venue.

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  19. It looks an amazing place.
    I'm looking forward your pictures of the wedding.
    xoxo

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Thanks for leaving the positive vibes! Many besos,bendiciones and buenas vibras. I will be sure to send them back!xo