San Miguel de Allende


Have you ever imagined getting married underwater? How about having a cenote as the scenery of your ceremony? Or maybe during a Hot Air balloon ride? How does it sound to have a wedding with no guests? These are some of the possibilities offered by the international project Pop Up Weddings Destinations, which has now arrived in Mexico and is dedicated to couples who look for an intimate wedding with different experiences.

The Pop Up Weddings Destinations is a project designed for Elopement Weddings and Mini Weddings, with a maximum of 15 guests. This celebration includes a magical ceremony, a beautiful cake, and an unforgettable photoshoot. The original Pop Up Weddings is a 3-hour wedding, but it can be built and designed for a whole day. 

This initiative was born in Portugal, led by the wedding planner and tailor Rui Mota Pinto. He has participated in experiences like a wedding in a parachute flight, a celebration in the middle of a road, and a boat ceremony. In Mexico, the wedding planners Guadalupe Alvarez, Penzi Weddings, and Ilse Diamant, Diamant Events, will be in charge of it.

“We go beyond traditional concepts and limitations to create an experience of love. From start to finish, joy is always present!” say Guadalupe Alvarez and Ilse Diamant.

Innovative solution during the pandemic

Since the worldwide wedding industry has been struggling with massive postponements and cancellations in 2020, this innovative solution is giving hope for couples and wedding vendors.

“The pandemic has forced companies to innovate in their touristic products, designing unique and unforgettable experiences. It is perfect for these uncertain times since they can be done simply with the couple. We have made alliances with different destination providers so that we all participate in this incredible project”, Guadalupe and Ilse claim. 

This new proposal puts Mexico again as a spearhead in Latin American destinations by presenting romance experiences with differentiating value. “Joining this worldwide group with Pop Up Weddings will promote Our countries TOP destinations for weddings and romance experiences. It is an honor for us to present this unique, innovative project that will help revive this tourist segment that has suffered so much during this COVID-19”, mention Guadalupe and Ilse.

The two destinations chosen to be the first locations for Pop Up Weddings Destinations Mexico are San Miguel de Allende and the Haciendas of the State of Yucatan.

The heart of Mexico is in the hands of the wedding planner Guadalupe Alvarez, who leads the team in this magical town through her destination wedding company Penzi Bodas.

“San Miguel de Allende is a beautiful colonial town in the center of Mexico. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site, with romantic streets and amazing venues. The weather is amazing most of the year. It is also Conde Nast traveler’s 2nd best city to visit in 2020”, explains Guadalupe Alvarez. “A typical wedding tradition in the region is the callejoneadas, a parade with music, mariachis, big puppets, a donkey and lots of fun. It also involves cultural experiences filled with traditions of our Mexican charming towns.”

The wedding planner Ilse Diamant is in charge of the paradisiac beaches and the famous Mexican haciendas. She leads the team in this magical corner of Mexico through her company, Diamant Events.

Haciendas of Yucatan are jewels of an era gone by, now converted into luxurious hotels, restaurants or museums, Yucatecan haciendas offer a historical and sensational experience. They have been restored respecting the original architecture, so that we can make a trip to the past and know its importance in the history and culture of Yucatan.

Unique wedding experiences for couples in Mexico

Check out some unique experiences offered by Pop Up Weddings Mexico:

  • Underwater wedding ceremony at the amazing underwaterat the MUSA Underwater Museum of Art;
  • Getting married in the Lagoon of the seven colors;
  • Wedding in a Cenote;
  • Callejoneada in San Miguel de Allende;
  • Hot Air Balloon ceremony;
  • Experience the Mystic Sand Ceremony in the Caribbean beaches;
  • Romantic Escape to a private Island;
  • Celebrate your wedding in a hacienda, a typical colonial construction in Mexico;
  • Get married in one the the world´s seven wonders: Chichen Itzá.

All these experiences and others might be adapted and designed according to the couple’s tastings. 

About Pop Up Weddings Destinations

PopUp Destinations is a practical, elegant, and “out of the box” wedding project, organized and supported by some of the best wedding professionals worldwide. The original “Pop Up Weddings” is about 3-hour long, with a maximum of 15 guests, but it can be extended to a full-day program. With this project, the focus is on celebrating love. It now covers Portugal, Mexico, Panama, Azores, Italy, Guatemala, El Salvador and Belgium.

About Diamant Events

Diamant Events offers destination wedding experiences in Tulum, Riviera Maya, Cancun, Islands of Holbox, Isla Mujeres, Cozumel, and Isla Pasion. They create a personalized celebration designed for worldwide couples. As leaders in destination weddings, their specialty is private wedding venues and luxury hotels. 

About Penzi Weddings

Penzi Weddings is a team of the best planners in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Founded by Guadalupe Alvarez, it has 16 years of experience in the wedding industry. From the right photographer to the perfect flowers to pair with your table settings, Penzi is a full-service event planning and design company committed to making the couples’ dream a reality.