The beautiful beaches of Mazatlán, in the Mexican state of Sinaloa, served as the perfect backdrop for the recent wedding of one of my nieces:
The weather was, as per usual, hot and humid, but the ocean breeze was delightful, and the hosts had taken measures to keep the guests comfortable:
Elegant tables were all set for the reception at the back of the venue, around the dance floor:
The menu was tempting enough to awaken even the most jaded appetites, and included both a fancy savoury snack display, and a colourful sweet table:
Appetizers of roasted beef marrow with guacamole, and smoked marlin pâté were followed by mozzarella and duxelle ravioli; by the time the surf & turf main course arrived (with mushroom risotto as a vegetarian option), the sun had set, and the candles dressed the tables with a romantic touch:
Following Mexican tradition, dance and fun continued throughout the evening; it was a little funny that, while I am sure the single ladies in attendance will have plenty to write in their diaries, especially the lucky one who caught the bouquet, the single guys all moved a step back during the garter toss! Group dances, toasts and big smiles were followed by the perfect ending of live mariachi band music and fireworks:
Every aspect of this event was beautiful, with just enough pomp to make it special and elegant, but not frivolous or excessive. The happy couple spent the rest of the weekend in Mazatlán, then headed to the fairytale land of Peru; my best wishes to them for a long marriage, as happy and meaningful as their wedding day!