My Wedding Venue

Weddings are a hassle, and that’s no joke. There’s the guest list, ambiance, the dress, the bridesmaids, even the dinner menu — but it all revolves around the wedding’s venue. As I was brainstorming where I wanted to get married, I started to place myself at previous weddings I had attended and see what I wanted the overall setting of my wedding to be. Since I was a little girl, I had always imagined my wedding overlooking the sea, mainly because I grew up going to the beach every other week. I thought again to myself, places where I had been to that overlooked the ocean and something clicked — Casa De Los Siete Patios. I knew I had to keep an open mind when it came to the venue because I had a budget (as every bride usually has) and I wanted to stay within the lines of that budget. I remember taking a trip to Valle de Guadalupe, Ensenada — Mexico’s Wine Country —  with the whole fam to take a look at different venues. However, when I arrived here, I knew this was where I wanted my wedding.

Casa de los Siete Patios is an hacienda style mansion with seven areas that have beautiful nooks and crannies with spectacular views. Everywhere you look there is something special — and that is exactly the experience I wanted my guests to have. The main patio of the house where the reception was held overlooked the ocean and the giant majestic tree that was plopped in the center of the area was transformed into something so dreamy it looked straight out of a fairy tale. My wedding planner, Cinthya Varela Eventos, captured my vision and went above and beyond to make it a reality. It was not only what I planned for, but there were so many surprises that created such an unforgettable evening!

I wanted the flowers at the wedding to match the rusticity of the venue. I opted for green leafy floral designs with a variety of white petaled flowers. There were hints here and there of burgundy petals such as he ones in my bouquet, but for the most part green and white all around. There was a lot of lighting around the reception with warmer tones which made honey hues all around the tables and the colors reflected on the mirror tables beautifully!

The venue size was perfect for the 300 guests I planned to invite. I had a perfect view to all the people at the wedding. It is such an emotional feeling having all the people you love and care for in one place. I remember the feeling and I’m eternally grateful to Casa de los Siete Patios for hosting such a wonderful night. Stay tuned for more on the reception — which will include DJ, food, and surprises all around !

xx Gina


  1. October 4, 2018 / 4:25 am

    This is such a great blog post I have never visited before. Every angle it looks fine to me. Wow, you look really gorgeous in this dress, it suits you very well. If you don’t mind please let me know from where did you buy this dress? Coming December my sister is getting marry, so planning to buy this type. So please give some suggestions, do you know about any famous boutique? Any advice from you is valuable as I know your talent in choosing colors and dresses.

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