Claire+Manuel. When they first got in touch last Spring, they told me that although they didn’t have a set plan yet, they knew they wanted to celebrate their love in the campo, perhaps among the ruins of Dainzu or somewhere remote deep in the corn fields of the Central Valley of Oaxaca. In the end, they decided on the expansive maguey fields and cactus courtyards, backyard to the magnificent Ex-Hacienda Guadalupe, located in the picturesque village of Tlacochahuaya. From day one, I knew their wedding would be amazing, unique and full of love, and they did not disappoint. The tears began flowing at the onset of their stunning outdoor ceremony, surrounded by massive cactus walls, rolling mountains and their closest friends and loving family, not a dry eye was present. A local calenda swooped them up from the ceremony, leading them to the reception, which was a dream … set under the starry night sky, in the courtyard of the gorgeous hacienda, a few lights hung, a live band and mezcal flowing, lots of mezcal. Claire and Manuel share such a special love, they are gentle souls and beautiful genuine human beings. The day after their wedding we climbed a mountain, the highest point in Tlacochahuaya, with sweeping views of the valley and the village they were married, it was a dream come true. Thank you to Claire+Manuel for entrusting us to capture your brilliant wedding, we are so happy for you both and grateful to have you in our lives. ¡Feliciades a Claire y Manuel!