Mariana Díaz Paulín, former digital editor of Vogue México and Latin America and current PR and communications director for sustainable luxury fashion company Troquer, and Fernando Ezquerro Robles Gil, mechanical vice president of the railroad company Ferromex, met on Tinder. And then, after dating for a little over two years, he proposed during a terrace dinner overlooking Central Park.
Even before Fernando proposed, Mariana knew exactly where she wanted to get marrried. “I saw this incredible Mexican Hacienda in Yautepec, Morelos on IG and immediately fell in love with the place,” she says. Once engaged, she showed her fiancé, and they booked the place sight unseen.
Since they’d been to a lot of big, over-produced weddings in Mexico, they decided to go in a different direction and favored a bohemian-chic vibe for their own. To help plan both their religious and civil ceremonies and receptions, they hired Gutiérrez F. Studio.
For the religious ceremony, the bride wanted something simple and classic. She chose a Monique Lhuillier number with a lace v-neckline and a bow in the back.
When it came to picking her main dress, Mariana almost went with something very different from what ultimately chose. She thought an Oscar de la Renta dress with a tulle bow in the back was the one, but when she came to New York to interview the cast of Ocean’s 8 for Vogue Mexico, another Oscar de la Renta gown caught her eye. The stylist brought out a strapless lace dress with a huge silk bow, and as soon as she tried it on, she knew it was hers.
For beauty, Mariana was inspired by the ODLR look book and asked for a similar style. She even chopped her hair on the day-of because she suddenly felt the need for something shorter!
The groom wore a custom Prince of Wales three-piece suit with knotted cufflinks. On the collar, he had their initials embroidered, and his name was sewn into a pocket.
On the day of the religious ceremony, the bride nervously walked down the aisle. “It was very emotional,” Mariana says. “As soon as I started walking down the aisle, Fernando started crying.” After the mass, guests moved to the reception space.
While it was still light out, Los Rumberos played guitar, and then DJ Ezquerro took over for the rest of the night. The newlyweds had their first dance to “Tu Amor Eterno” by Carlos Vives, and then the party started with “September” by Earth, Wind & Fire.
“My favorite part of the reception was by far the fireworks,” Mariana remembers when looking back on the evening. “I was just standing there watching them with all my friends and family just thinking how lucky I was to be celebrating this day with them.”