This San Miguel, Mexico, Wedding Featured Plenty of Personal Touches

Steele Padgitt & Brantley Smith
October 8, 2022

Destination: San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Steele Padgitt and Brantley Smith grew up a mere five blocks away from one another in Dallas. So when Brantley popped the question, Steele said yes and immediately began looking for a venue far beyond the city limits. “I wanted something different—more intimate and more my personality,” she says. San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, was the natural choice, as Steele fondly remembered seeing wedding parades marching down the streets there when she was a kid. To that end, the couple brought their own adoring cavalcade from Dallas—family and friends, along with a makeup artist, band, and photographer—and made sure their procession came with pyrotechnics. “During our first dance, sparklers erupted from the ground, and everyone was cheering for us,” Steele says. “It was truly magical.” 

Steele Padgitt & Brantley Smith's Wedding, Couple's First Dance

More and More

Steele and Brantley chose “More Today Than Yesterday” by The Spiral Staircase for their first dance. “I remember a long time ago, we asked my dad how he knew he wanted to marry my mom, and he said, ‘Every day, I found I loved her more than the day before,’” says Steele. “That makes the song even more special.”

Steele Padgitt & Brantley Smith's Wedding, Altar

Arch of Triumph

The bride and groom said “I do” in front of 80 guests in Casa Hyder’s romantic courtyard, which featured a grand arch of white roses framing massive double doors. “It had rained all day, but when we got married at 5 p.m., the weather was absolutely perfect,” says Steele.

Guests: 80 of the couple’s nearest and dearest

First Dance: “More Today Than Yesterday” by The Spiral Staircase

A Sublime Starter: The couple added a corn-and-poblano soup that they had fallen for during planning.

Hydration Stations: While the party raged on, waiters walked around with trays of tequila shots.


  • Ceremony/Reception Site

    Casa Hyder (San Miguel de Allende, Mexico)

  • Photographer

    John Cain Photography

  • Bridal Gown Designer

    Sareh Nouri

  • Bridal Gown Retailer

    The Bridal Salon at Neiman Marcus

  • Hair & Makeup

    Maitee Miles

  • Bridesmaids’ Dresses Retailer

    Bella Bridesmaids

  • Groomsmen’s Attire

    Mister Tuxedo

  • Flowers

    Angelica Solache Florist (Mexico)

  • Stationery

    The Write Choice; Laurie Harper Calligraphy

  • Cake/Catering

    Penzi Weddings (San Miguel de Allende)

  • Music

    Georgia Bridgwater Orchestra

  • Lighting

    Penzi Weddings (San Miguel de Allende)

  • Videographer

    Mucho Amor (San Miguel de Allende)

  • Transportation

    German Cardona (San Miguel de Allende)

  • Wedding Planner/Designer

    Penzi Weddings (San Miguel de Allende)

  • Additional Vendors

    Premier Rentals (venue rental)

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