Fernanda + Marcelo | Vera Wang Real Wedding From Polo Pompa Fotografía

Fernanda +  Marcelo | October 3, 2015 | Durango, Mexico

Wanting their guests to have the relaxed and welcoming experience of a destination wedding, Fernanda and Marcelo planned their nuptials in historic Durango, Mexico. Fernanda’s uncle owns a sprawling 1000 acre estate there, making it a natural choice for their big day.  They beautifully converted a garden courtyard into a tented reception space complete with a billowing tent, floral chandeliers and lighted dance floor. This wedding is definitely one that guests will remember for its warmth, happiness and fun!

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The Ceremony
Marcelo and I come from catholic families so we had a traditional catholic ceremony in Durango’s Cathedral. Afterwards we had the Civil Marriage ceremony at my uncle’s house, in the property where the reception took place. We only had family and close friends in this last part of the ceremony while the other guests arrived at the reception and had a few appetizers and cocktails.

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The Reception:
We had an outdoor reception in a 1,000 acre property that one of my uncles was gracious enough to lend us. It has breathtaking views, a canyon, a water dam and stables. The stables have a big garden right in the middle and that is where we held the reception. We  framed a tent because it was raining season, lined the interior of it with draped fabric and hung chandeliers and flowers all over. The guests were surrounded by beautiful horses who stuck their heads out of their individual stables.

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Fernanda’s Wedding Dress Search
I went to a few venues before setting an appointment at Vera Wang. My fear was that I was going to fall in love with a dress there that was way above my budget.  I picked 3 dresses there and my best friend saw one and told me I absolutely had to try it on. I was not very convinced but agreed. The second I tried it on I knew it was my dress. Its mermaid silhouette complimented my body type and the tulip lace kept the gown classic. The train was dramatic and filled with tulle ruffles but at the same time it gave it a sense of romanticism. The girl who assisted showed me the traditional grosgrain ribbon sash Vera’s gowns have and I was convinced.


How She Felt In Her Vera Wang
Light, sexy and beautiful


Why She’s Selling Her Wedding Dress
I love knowing that someone else could potentially feel the same was I did on their wedding day. It’s a gown that’s meant to be used once in your life and storing it seemed besides the point to me. Happiness is best when shared.


Wedding Dress: Vera Wang Lillian | Photography: Polo Pompa Fotografía | Ceremony : Catedral Basílica de Durango | Venue: Rancho Las Yucas | Event Planning: Mariano Barrón Eventos | Floral Design: Lo Fino Diseño Floral (Facebook page: Lo Fino Diseño Floral | Dessert Bar:  BARRAZ Snacks, Candies & Shots