Wedding Wednesday: Hacienda Herradero Viejo

Buenas Dias! I’m going to dedicate a few Wednesdays to my wedding, that took place in Guadalajara, Mexico on November 11th, 2011. I will take through some of my planning, bridal shower, THE BIG DAY, and our honeymoon! I hope you enjoy these posts, as much as we do!XO

Without further a do, I present…
Hacienda Herradero Viejo BY DAY:

[All photos courtesy of Hacienda Herradero Viejo]

Hacienda Herradero Viejo, the best party I have ever been to was at this AMAZING location! Hahaha, I’m talking about the reception for my wedding, that took place on November 11th, 2011 (11-11-11).

Exactly a year before our big day, my husband and I traveled to Guadalajara, Mexico to visit family, friends and to hunt down the perfect church for our ceremony and location for the reception.

So we dedicated one whole day to finding “THE ONE,” the place that  would hold some of our best memories, and possibly, the greatest day of our lives. I had always envisioned my reception in a big and beautiful Hacienda (Ranch). So, that day, with my vision, my mission was to find it! Thankfully, in Guadalajara, there is a town called Santa Anita, in the district of Tlajomulco de Zúñiga, that is known for their abundant (and beautiful) amount of haciendas. 

We visited 10 haciendas; some were small, some were big, and others were huge.  There were ones that were more modern, and some that were more rustic. Some had themes, like Asian and African tribal. There was one that was like a zoo; there were horses, zebras, deer and raccoons wandering all over the place.  

Before, visiting Hacienda Herradero Viejo, I wasn’t really convinced of what I had seen. Yes, I liked some of the beautiful haciendas, but they were missing something. I  didn’t feel like they represented us. We knew what WE wanted, and that was something romantic and rustic

When we drove up the rocky, un-pavemented road and pulled up to the large rustic gates of Hacienda Herradero Viejo, I hoped that this last viewing would take my breath away. 

The walls that enclosed la hacienda, were made of old ladrillo (la-dri-yo= brick). The buildings (washrooms, kitchen, bedrooms) that connected throughout the hacienda were also made of ladrillo. The jardin (har-din= garden) was huge, and surrounded by all sorts of trees, even palm trees! There were rustic chairs and benches scattered throughout la hacienda. The walkway (path) that led to different parts of la hacienda was made of ladrillos, pebbles and mosaic. The light stands that were along the path were rustic, too! The bar, was awesome, looked like a rustic shed. And I loved the idea that the bar was separate from where our guests would be sitting, dancing, eating; yet it was very close (10 steps) and visible! 

I couldn’t stop smiling!  I could see everything I had envisioned, right before my eyes, our dream was coming true. Hacienda Herradero Viejo, was love at first sight. This was where we were going to have our reception. 


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  • Reply Desiree @ Mano y Metal

    OMG breath-taking! Love it!
    The outdoor bar and trees stating their presence through the concrete path… and at night so magical!
    WOW! can’t wait to see MORE

    January 11, 2012 at 8:33 pm
    • Reply Nina Gonzalez

      🙂 I can’t wait to show you more 😉

      January 12, 2012 at 5:38 am
  • Reply RoxxyC

    Now I’m really hungry for more 😀

    January 11, 2012 at 8:36 pm
  • Reply Sandy D

    Ok, stop teasing! MORE! 😉 Love it, it’s gorgeous!

    January 11, 2012 at 9:17 pm
    • Reply Nina Gonzalez

      SOON!!!! I promise!!!! 😛 Bueno, next week will be the next wedding post! xo

      January 12, 2012 at 5:39 am
  • Reply Carlina

    It’s beautiful girlfriend! So happy you two found the perfect place to host your wedding reception! p.s I’m wearing the blue skirt you sent me awhile back to work today 🙂

    xo Carlina

    January 11, 2012 at 10:08 pm
    • Reply Nina Gonzalez

      Oh score! I remember that skirt 🙂 I am gonna check instagram, to see if you posted any pics, hehehe!

      January 12, 2012 at 5:38 am
  • Reply Mila

    Thank you Darling for visit 🙂 I join to your fans 🙂 and join on facebook in mask 😉
    Besos guapisima

    January 11, 2012 at 10:43 pm
  • Reply Kitty Cat

    WOWOWOWOWOW! So pretty!
    Perfect place for you! 🙂

    January 11, 2012 at 11:01 pm
  • Reply If Curves Could Talk (Stefanie)

    This is breathtaking!!

    January 12, 2012 at 12:12 am
  • Reply Tara


    January 12, 2012 at 12:48 am
  • Reply lasophia

    Looks like puro pari for sure. How magical!

    January 12, 2012 at 1:27 am
    • Reply Nina Gonzalez

      eso si amiga, acabamos a las 6 de la ma~ana…muy tempra 😛

      January 12, 2012 at 5:35 am
  • Reply Nina Patricia @ The Adventures of Nina Patricia

    That looks like Paradise

    January 12, 2012 at 2:30 am
  • Reply Ashesela

    Oh what an absolutely beautiful place!! I am so glad that you found what you two were looking for!! 😀

    January 12, 2012 at 3:09 am
    • Reply Nina Gonzalez

      :)thank you, friend 🙂

      January 12, 2012 at 5:35 am
    • Reply Soha♥

      Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog, lovely blog and pictures. Following you now! ♥XOXO

      January 12, 2012 at 8:44 am
  • Reply inmyhansonshirt

    Oh my goodness, everything looks so so beautiful!

    January 12, 2012 at 6:05 am
  • Reply Adele

    Hey Nina! Thanks for stopping by to see me 🙂 This looks such an idyllic place for your wedding.
    Would love to have you as a follower & I’m happy to follow you back xoxo

    January 12, 2012 at 9:45 am
  • Reply Giusy

    Hey Nina, thank you for visit my blog!

    I love this location! This is amazing!


    January 12, 2012 at 2:52 pm
  • Reply Robin

    What a beautiful place for a wedding, I can see why you fell in love with it. Congratulations on your big event!

    My photography is available for purchase – visit Around the Island Photography on etsy and Society6 and bring home something beautiful today!

    January 12, 2012 at 3:57 pm
  • Reply Sam

    Hi dear, thanks for stopping by. This location is astounding, so beautiful and picturesque.

    January 12, 2012 at 4:02 pm
  • Reply Aida

    Such a beautiful place!!

    January 12, 2012 at 4:49 pm
  • Reply Val Fox

    That place is so gorgeous! What amazing photos!

    January 12, 2012 at 4:52 pm
  • Reply Cherry

    Really a nice place for a wedding reception. great choice! thanks for stopping by my blog dear…

    January 13, 2012 at 3:12 am
  • Reply BellaVida Letty

    Congratulations. It looks very beautiful. I’m glad it worked so perfectly for you.

    January 13, 2012 at 1:43 pm
  • Reply 11gHiEsZeLLe07

    The place is so awesome…I love it…

    January 15, 2012 at 2:29 pm
  • Reply mai

    wow, what a beautiful venue.

    January 17, 2012 at 1:49 am
  • Reply Enara Girl

    It looks an amazing place.
    I’m looking forward your pictures of the wedding.

    January 18, 2012 at 4:52 pm
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