In the heart of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, on a beautiful Spring day in May, two high school sweethearts, Kelsey and Wyett, became forever sweethearts.
The vibrant included a traditional wedding parade through the colorful cobbled streets of the city, a welcome party on romantic rooftop ruins next to the famous Parroquia, a heartfelt ceremony in front of beautiful Hotel Casa Cien, and a festive reception under a bed of twinkly tin stars providing a warm glow over the lively dance floor.
Of her gown, Kelsey said: “My wedding dress was customized to include elements of the top half Layla and bottom half of Carmel. Having the honor of wearing a dress my two cousins designed for me made it feel so special to walk down the streets of San Miguel and the aisle. I had a piece of family holding me up as I was so proud because I felt beyond beautiful in my gowns.”
Names: Kelsey and Wyett
Wedding Date: 5.13.23
Guest Number: 81
Wedding Location: Hotel Casa Cien in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Photographer: Nahuel Aseff
Tell Us Your Love Story
How did you meet?
We met when we were sixteen years old in high school. Right after high school, I traveled up to San Francisco for college and Wyett shipped off to the Navy. Although we were thousands of miles apart, our love for each other was always present. During that time Wyett went on 3 deployments, and traveled to 14 different countries which ultimately led him to his career now as LA City Firefighter. I graduated with my Bachelors in Nursing and Masters in Public Health from the University of San Francisco and became a Pediatric Nurse.
After 6 years of long distance we reunited in Washington State and lived only 90 minutes apart but it was there we knew this was going to be forever.
How Did He Put A Ring On It?
Wyett proposed when we were in San Miguel de Allende with my cousins and brother to celebrate the New year of 2022. We all decided to go horseback riding through the valle of San Miguel. I had never been and was very excited and looking forward to it but little did I know what was to come. As we reached the top of the valle we took a break and of course I wanted to take photos with Wyett of the view of the valle. My brother knows me so well because he was already planning the perfect spot and filming. As Wyett and I were taking that “look away shot” and I was so concerned with my hat and kept asking my brother if I looked cute and if I needed to change my angle and they all kept screaming at me saying I looked good giving me a load of confidence in my head.
In a flash, as I turned around Wyett went down on one knee and he asked me to marry him! I truly blacked out but was beyond happy to spend the rest of my life with Wyett.
Where did you draw inspiration from?
I drew inspiration from the vibrance of the town of San Miguel de Allende. The town has such magic and vibrance and I wanted a warm and family filled celebration to show all the love and support we received from all those we loved to get where Wyett and I are today. Wyett and I did long distance for a very long time and we couldn’t have done it without the love and support of family and friends.
What made the wedding personal to you?
Everything came full circle for us. After so many years we are getting married in San Miguel de Allende, a town that we have a home in that is so magical and beautiful. A place where we got engaged. A place we got married and now a place we get to share with our family and friends forever.
San Miguel will forever be a part of our story and our family. We only hope to share the beauty of San Miguel with our future children.
What were you most nervous or excited about?
I was most excited about our vow exchange. It was something I worked piece by piece over all the years we were together.
I put a lot of thought into making sure it expressed my love for Wyett. It is also hard to share such intimate moments of your relationship with all your family staring at you.
Now, the most important part – the Dress!
Tell us about your dress?
My two dresses were the most special part of the celebration. Growing up in the wedding business, I think my idea of a wedding dress changed a million different times. However, both were very special to me!
My welcome party dress was a customized yellow to emphasize the joy, energy, and magic of San Miguel. It was modeled after Tara Lauren’s Rosa Vida line Margherita. My wedding dress was customized to include elements of the top half Layla and bottom half of Carmel.
Having the honor of wearing a dress my two cousins designed for me made it feel so special to walk down the streets of San Miguel and the aisle. I had a piece of family holding me up as I was so proud because I felt beyond beautiful in my gowns.
What was your most memorable moment from your day?
The most memorable moment from the day was turning the corner to walk down the aisle with my dad at my side, wearing my custom dress by my cousins, and seeing all the people I love! Seeing my family, my friends, and at the end the love of my life Wyett. I was overcome by emotion because everyone we loved came all the way to San Miguel de Allende for us. I could feel all the love being extended out to us.