Mojigangas, the tallest guests at the weddings in San Miguel de Allende


How can we not talk about Hermes Arroyo when we talk about mojigangas? For more than 35 years, Hermes Arroyo is the father and creator of these beautiful work art in San Miguel de Allende.

With the help of his imagination, Hermes creates these gigantic cardboard dolls. He can create wedding couples, catrinas and historical figures.

If it is still not clear to you what is a mojiganga, we can define it as a puppet, a marionette or a giant sculpture. The head and bust are made of “papel mache” and then set on a structure that supports the head and bust. These can measure from 2 meters to 6 meters!!

Among their traditional characteristics, the mojigangas are usually extravagant characters, with marked features, stocky or voluptuous bodies, accessories, colors, fabric, they can be from female representations with many flowers and long eyelashes, with a very flirtatious touch, as well as male figures with details funny and a highlight details, mustache and
some even with a hat. And its weights around 66 pounds.

Mojigangas wears dresses covering the structure with a window at the level of the eyes of the person who is inside, this way they can dance and move more safely. This dancer gets inside the structure with braces on to support the weight and then the dancer’s legs become the legs of the mojiganga.

These mojigangas became a traditional celebration in all San Miguel festivals, parties, religious events and of course in the funniest and traditional weddings in San Miguel de Allende.


For us in Penzi Weddings it is fantastic to see the weeding couple near their custom made mojigangas. If the groom has a beard or the bride has blue eyes… that’s how the mojiganga will look, just like the day of the wedding.

If you get married in San Miguel de Allende you must have a pair of mojigangas at one of your events, callejoneada or wedding parade, your guests will love them, they will take many photos and it will be an unforgettable memory in your special celebration. There is nothing that can compete with the feeling of joy, awe, wonder and sense of imagination that these beautiful creations give us.

Written by Penzi Weddings

Embrace the Beauty of Love in a Spring Wedding Extravaganza

Spring in San Miguel de Allende, a season of renewal and blooming beauty, provides the perfect backdrop for a dreamy wedding celebration. As a wedding planner, I am thrilled to share the enchantment and possibilities that spring weddings bring in the heart of Mexico. From vibrant floral displays to refreshing colonial outdoor venues, let’s explore the wonders of a spring wedding destination extravaganza.

1 Embracing Nature’s Palette:

Spring introduces a kaleidoscope of colors that can set the tone for your wedding. Pastel pinks, soft lavenders, hot pinks and terracotta capture the essence of the season, exuding romance and elegance. Incorporate these hues into your wedding attire, floral arrangements, and décor, creating a cohesive and captivating visual experience.

2 Blossoming Venues:

With hotter temperatures and longer daylight hours, spring offers a myriad of stunning venue options. Consider garden settings adorned with blossoming flowers, incredible bougainvillea, enchanting vineyards with sprawling landscapes, or charming Villas and Haciendas. These natural backdrops provide a sense of serenity and lend themselves perfectly to picturesque ceremonies and receptions.

3 Floral Splendor:

Spring weddings and lush floral arrangements go hand in hand. The season offers an abundance of blooms, from roses, bougainvillea, and Lilies. Engage one of our skilled florist who can weave these exquisite flowers into stunning bouquets, centerpieces, and arches. The intoxicating fragrance and vibrant colors will leave your guests in awe and create an unforgettable sensory experience.

4 Whimsical Details:

Infuse your spring wedding with delightful details that evoke the magic of the season. Adorn your tables with dainty birdcages, delicate butterflies, or vintage-inspired garden accessories. Opt for whimsical stationery featuring floral motifs and calligraphy. These charming touches will transport your guests into a fairytale-like atmosphere, creating memories that last a lifetime.

5 Fresh and Seasonal Cuisine:

Spring brings an abundance of fresh produce that can be incorporated into your wedding menu. Opt for light and refreshing dishes featuring seasonal vegetables and fruits. From vibrant salads to succulent grilled meats and seafood, your guests will savor the flavors of the season. Don’t forget to include signature spring cocktails Margaritas or a prosecco bar, adding a touch of effervescence to your celebrations.

6 Outdoor Ceremonies:

Celebrate the arrival of spring by exchanging vows amidst nature’s splendor. Whether it’s a garden ceremony. Embrace the gentle breeze, fragrant blooms, and the soft glow of sunlight filtering through the leaves. Provide parasols or fans for guests to stay comfortable during the ceremony, ensuring everyone enjoys the experience to the fullest.

7 Weather Considerations:

While spring offers idyllic weather in San Miguel de Allende, it’s essential to have contingency plans in case of rain or unexpected temperature changes. Provide elegant tents to shield guests from the elements and decor it with lots of greenery. Flexibility and preparedness ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience for everyone involved.

Spring weddings encapsulate the essence of love, new beginnings, and natural beauty. From the vibrant colors and enchanting venues to the blooming flowers and fresh cuisine, every aspect of your celebration can be infused with the spirit of the season. As a destination wedding planner, I encourage you to embrace the wonders of spring in Mexico and create a wedding experience that reflects your love story, surrounded by the captivating architecture of San Miguel de Allende.

Written by Guadalupe Alvarez