Published On: Wed, Dec 26th, 2018

San Miguel De Allende: the ultimate Wedding Destination (brides.com)

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A jewelry designer and her beau headed south of the border for an intimate celebration.

Charlie Williamson has his sister Alex to thank for her serious matchmaking talents. Back in 2012, Alex walked up to a stranger, Myriah Shaw, at a lunch in Dallas and said, “Are you single? You’re perfect for my brother!” At the time, Myriah laughed and said she wasn’t. But nevertheless, Alex—who happens to be the chief brand officer at Bumble, the dating-app company based in Austin, Texas—was right. Charlie and Myriah went on their first date to an Eagles concert a year later, and as Myriah says, “hit it off like I never imagined we would.”

In fact, it’s surprising they matched at all. “We’re an unlikely couple,” she explains. She’s from Idaho, he’s from Alabama; she’s five feet tall, he’s six-foot-two; she owns a jewelry line, Opal Milk, and he works in construction management. Yet after Charlie proposed, renting out a space at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden in April 2017 to make the moment truly special, they agreed on one thing: a small, destination wedding with 74 of their closest friends and family on September 8, 2018.

The location? San Miguel de Allende, a place that came highly recommended by the bride’s mother, who said it reminded her of Myriah. “I have always had a soft spot for Mexican culture, and it’s a city full of artists like myself,” Myriah explains. The couple flew down for a visit to make sure Mom was right. (She was!)

Keep reading to see more of this creative couple’s fun-filled celebration in San Miguel de Allende, as captured by Laurken Kendall.

 Photo by Laurken Kendall

Charlie and Myriah call Dallas home but decided to say “I do” in San Miguel de Allende, a colonial city in Mexico’s highlands.

 Photo by Laurken Kendall

The bride set the tone for the wedding by introducing their “bohemian-meets-minimalist” vision in the invitation suite. To do that, she used a custom font and unique textures such as leather, which she also carried through to the day-of decor. “I incorporated concrete, leather, wood, fringe, terra cotta, vintage rugs, sheep skins, disco ball mirrors, and every messy woven fabric I could get my paws on,” she says. “We made all the fun happen with textural elements.”

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