A wedding filled with Mexican contemporary art

There is a story behind everything and I love to discover the one that is behind my couples... Behind Ale & Rodrigo, there’s a sculpture from a recognized Mexican artist, Eduardo Sarabia, the name is “Mano de la Diosa de la fortuna”...

Months before the bid day, Rodrigo proposed to Alejandra with custom an art piece from the Mexican artist Octavio Abundez. When I heard this story I knew they liked the art world.

This was my first wedding in Guadalajara, so you can imagine my excitement to travel (even in the middle of 2020) to document a wedding at one of the most beautiful cities in Mexico.

Months before the wedding I talked to Ale to choose the location for their bride and groom portraits, when we where throwing ideas she suggested Rinconada Margaritas, I did some research and agreed, the location looked amazing. This project is a development of vertical housing, deployed with three buildings and an 80% of the space designated to landscape. It was designed by a famous Mexican architect Luis Aldrete.

Beside the photos, I like to see and do some research about the venue because there’s always a reason for this decision. Usually is a place where they both feel comfortable at, sometimes because it has a meaning or a story behind. 

When we were doing the portraits I noticed some sculptures from a recognized Mexican artist, Eduardo Sarabia, the hand behind the bride and groom is named “Mano de la Diosa de la fortuna” which means “hand of the fortune godess”. It represents the theft or disappearance and the notion of acquired value that an object achieves and a persons desire to posses it. 

The sculpture made in quarry, is reminiscent of an sculpture fragment of the actual sculpture that disappeared in Guadalajara. 

So after my little research I confirmed that Ale & Rodrigo appreciate art so much that they choose this venue for their portraits.
There is a story behind everything and I love to discover the one that is behind my couples...