Creative Director & Founder
Guadalupe Alvarez is the founder and creative talent behind Penzi. Born and raised in San Miguel de Allende, Guadalupe studied Communications at La Universidad del Nuevo Mundo in Mexico City. She strongly believes in showcasing the beauty of this magical town in the heart of Mexico by using the talents and experience obtained from her extensive background in event and product production, making her one of Mexico's most innovative event producers.
Before her career in wedding planning and event design, Guadalupe ran and owned her own houseware company, producing goods for clients in the United States and Europe. Through this experience, Alvarez gained a significant understanding and love of designing environments in a way that is appealing to all nationalities. She later co-founded, designed, and produced Mary Jane Bags, unique and fun oilcloth bags for the home.
Through her extensive travels with her two boys, Guadalupe was inspired in Kenya, Africa more than ten years ago by the Swahili word penzi which means love and desire. She has studied event planning extensively under some of the industries best including celebrity event planner Preston Bailey.
Her passion and vision for creating unique and extraordinary experiences for her clients shines through in her distinct style and design. Her taste and vision is what makes Penzi unique, and she continues to remain one of the top wedding planners of San Miguel de Allende. From traditional Mexican decor complete with papel picado to a more formal classic American wedding, Alvarez and her team are committed to bringing you your day and your vision.