Destination Wedding in San Miguel de Allende

SARAI FLORES

Her Masters in Communications with a focus on crisis management may have seemed like an unlikely start to a career in event and wedding design for destination weddings; but working in the hotel industry where soon enough they start sending all the couples to her desk, she was already well on her path to her destiny.

 

Destination Wedding in San Miguel de Allende

Having entered the wedding planning ‘world’ by accident, Saraí has serendipitously found all her skills and passions now perfectly in place every time she does a wedding or event design. ‘Creating beauty and meaning through event design’ is how she describes her work. I am happy to introduce you to the floral and design genius of Saraí, my friend, entrepreneur, wedding designer, and all-round creative soul based in San Miguel de Allende (SMA). If you’re looking for someone to pour love and care into your dream wedding in Mexico look no further.

Her Masters in Communications with a focus on crisis management may have seemed like an unlikely start to a career in event and wedding design for destination weddings; but working in the hotel industry where soon enough they start sending all the couples to her desk, she was already well on her path to her destiny. Saraí loves communicating with people in a way that makes them feel heard, safe, and represented. A natural mediator, she takes the stress out of what could be a potentially stress-filled time. She delights in a creative field that allows her inspiration and curiosity to thrive. Saraí also possesses a particular skill for harmony and ease, which is translated not only on how she does things but how they look too. I’m sure it also doesn’t hurt to have her background in crisis management to smooth every little detail out and infuse joy and tranquility into your most special day.

What brides and grooms should look for in a Destination Wedding Planner:

Saraí believes brides and grooms to be should take more time to get to know a vendor’s values and true mission. In her own words, “Most couples focus on the price point, and it is a very valid one, but they miss on the things that make this person or company unique. They’ll be working with this vendor for more than 12 months, and while it doesn’t have to be a friendship, there should definitely be shared values and a common vision.” 

She advises asking questions about other interests, skills, and passions the wedding planner has besides their interests in his/her industry. They should even be asking about what the planner values in life and work because that will be, for sure, reflected on the work they do.

What brides and grooms should look for in a Destination Wedding Planner:

Saraí believes brides and grooms to be should take more time to get to know a vendor’s values and true mission. In her own words, “Most couples focus on the price point, and it is a very valid one, but they miss on the things that make this person or company unique. They’ll be working with this vendor for more than 12 months, and while it doesn’t have to be a friendship, there should definitely be shared values and a common vision.” 

She advises asking questions about other interests, skills, and passions the wedding planner has besides their interests in his/her industry. They should even be asking about what the planner values in life and work because that will be, for sure, reflected on the work they do.

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Her favorite part of working with soon-to-be-wed couples:

Her favorite part of working with soon-to-be-wed couples:

“Working for and with people I respect is my motto. This can make or break a year, month, or week. The favorite part of my work is creating unique, honest, and beautiful ambiances for people that are equally unique and beautiful.” says Saraí.

Top Five Destination Wedding Venues:

As for her favorite venues in Mexico, she lists her top five as:

  1. Luna Escondida (SMA) because as she puts it, “It has every little detail nailed, it is pure beauty.”
  2. Opuntia (SMA) because it’s a very raw and authentic place. “I love its authenticity and the owners’ vision of sharing the campo to new generations.” says, Saraí
  3. Hacienda San Antonio (Colima) which she believes is a beautiful representation of Mexico, its food, and its magic heritage.
  4. O&O Palmilla (Cabo) for when glam meets the beach or in her own words, “This amazing hotel has been host to the most amazing and exclusive events. It has a unique charm and ambiance.”
  5. Rosewood Mayakoba (Riviera Maya) which she describes as a magical place, where every room, space, and event venue is immersed in the beautiful nature scene that Mayakoba offers. The Rosewood brand is a guarantee of quality, a high level of service and an amazing customer experience. “My favorite spot there is La Ceiba, it feels like a magical garden,” says Saraí nostalgically.

The Most Unique Wedding Ever Planned:

Says Saraí when asked which is the most unique wedding she’s ever been a part of planning, “The ones that come to mind are always events where all the things that matter to me are in place: fun, generous, and authentic clients; amazing, and talented team of vendors; unique design in an unforgettable venue; and of course, the most important of all: people really really enjoyed every bit of it.”

My experiences as a destination wedding photographer in Mexico take me to many beautiful parts of the country from Todos Santos in Baja California to Mexico City to San Miguel de Allende where Saraí is based. When our paths crossed, I not only found a kindred soul and friend but also discovered what a joy it is to work with her. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that we both share a lot of things in common because, as mentioned on her website, ‘clients trust her because of her commitment, impeccable taste, and easy-going approach’. These are values and attributes I hold in high esteem and standards, quality in work and a professional work ethic I hold myself to as well. You can also check out her Instagram @saraifloresmendivil for more breathtaking and gorgeous floral arrangements and elegant wedding design.
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