Married in Style

On the first anniversary of her wedding, W’s fashion market and accessories director takes a look back on her big day.

I wanted to keep the decoration in the church simple—I love the elegance of baby’s breath.

For my wedding, my family rented a beautiful house owned by Hotel Casa Lecanda, which you can see in this shot of my custom Carolina Herrera gown.


Shoe designer Gianvito Rossi is a friend, and made me custom shoes; Carolina Herrera kindly gave me some extra lace so they’d match my dress perfectly.


My younger sister Veronica was instrumental in helping me get ready on the big day. Here she is with my mom in a custom-made green Juan Carlos Obando dress. Veronica wears Carolina Herrera.


Paola Bay, who designs the brand Zoraide, made me a great pair of silver heels to wear with my Nina Ricci dress for the evening party.


My brother Carlos walked me into the church looking handsome in a Michael Bastian ensemble.


My husband’s face upon seeing me for the first time in the church was priceless!


I wanted to keep the decoration in the church simple—I love the elegance of baby’s breath.


We’re finally married! Photo by Hans Neumann.


We took pictures before the party at the Hacienda’s neo-classical style chapel.


My friend from Ciudad Juarez, Irma Bravo, a talented calligrapher, made my minimalist place cards.


The climate in Merida, Mexico, is humid, so we had to prepare for rain. I wanted a simple tent so that it wouldn’t compete with the surroundings.


The dessert table was so much fun—and the hand-painted ceiling in the corridor next to the garden was one of my favorite parts of the hacienda.


My twin nieces were my flower girls, and Gloria Strettell, Anne Christensen’s daughter, sat at the children’s table with them.


The ushers wore traditional Yucatan dress.


Here is a team picture of W staff members with Editor in Chief Stefano Tonchi, who made the trip out with his sister and my friend, Isabella Tonchi.


More wedding guests, W contributors Anna Bauer, Karen Kaiser, and Bridget Fleming.


Tim Walker, Hamish Bowles, Armand Limnander, and Jonathan Debusk.


My niece at the end of the night in the lounge area.


The engine room at the Hacienda was illuminated at night.


The party started at 4 p.m. and we were the last to leave at 2 a.m. Good night!