Joelle and Cary met at the beginning of their freshman year in college in 2013 through a mutual friend from their hometown. The two quickly became friends and officially became a couple in 2014. Joëlle and Cary embarked on a beautiful journey from the USA to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, where they had a unique wedding weekend with their loved ones. Get inspired by the details of their romantic day, captured by Carolin Voelker.
Bride: Joelle Freeman-McEwan, 27, Attorney
Groom: Cary McEwan, 28, Software Development Engineer
Photography By: Carolin Voelker
Place of Residence: London, UK (previously Arlington, VA)
Wedding Date: July 8, 2023
Wedding Location: Casa Adela, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Wedding Theme/Motif/Inspiration: Modern Romantic
Honeymoon Destination: Bangkok and Phuket, Thailand; Singapore
Briefly tell us about your wedding experience and how the both of you felt on your big day.
Our wedding weekend officially kicked off with a Callejoneada—a traditional parade of the bride and groom with their guests, a traditional Mexican band, a donkey, and giant papier mâché puppets that represent the bride and groom. After the Callejoneada, the celebration continued at Tres Marias Rooftop for a welcome cocktail that turned into an unforgettable night! Our wedding day was at Casa Adela, with a direct view of San Miguel de Allende’s Mountains. We were both nervous but excited to see everything come together, and it did so perfectly!
Joelle: My most memorable moments were our private vows, reception entrance and first dance, and the party.
Cary: My most memorable moments were our private vows, Joelle’s ceremony entrance, and our first dance.
Wedding song, explain choice for song: “Until the End of Time” (Beyonce Remix) – We’ve both always loved the song and the lyrics are very fitting.
What are you most looking forward to as a married couple? Continuing to grow and build together, supporting each other’s goals, and continuing to explore and travel the world together. We also recently moved to London, so we’re excited to take on that new adventure together.
Congratulations to the happy couple! We wish them many years of wedded bliss.
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- Carolin Voelker
- Amour Films
- Casa Adela Mexico
- Bridal Dress
- Made With Love Bridal
- Groom Attire
- Calvin Klein
- Caterer & Bar Services
- Zumo Events
- Favors & Gifts
- Traditional Mexican flavored gummies from Puro Gusto
- Event Planning
- Karla Arroyo Event Architect
- Nex DJs
- Gamaleil Alvarez
- Gamaleil Alvarez