Miguel Just Wed Sweetheart Nazanin Mandi in the Most Dreamy California Wedding
Pop-meets-R&B singer extraordinaire Miguel is officially a married man! The 33-year-old wed his sweetheart, Nazanin āNazā Mandi, November 24 at Hummingbird Nest Ranch in California. Here's the lowdown: There was killer fashion (on both the bride's and groom's parts). There was In-N-Out Burger. And, unsurprisingly, there were plenty of celeb guests. Vogue gave us the inside scoop on the new Mr. and Mrs. nuptials, and if there's any A-list wedding that needs to be on your radar, this is it, hands-down.
The pair's meet-cute dates back to their early adulthood stages: both 18 at the time, Naz interviewed her future spouse for a DVD promo as part of Miguel's first ever music video (#throwback). āI asked him a question that wasnāt on my Q&A, which was: āAll the ladies want to know, do you have a girlfriend?ā" Naz recalled. "And he smiled and said, āNo, but Iām looking for one.ā We exchanged numbers, and he called me the next day to ask me out on a date...and ever since then, itās been one hell of a ride!"
That 15-year-long ride eventually propelled them to the Dominican Republic, where Miguel popped the question...and not exactly during the most opportune time (but, hey, it's still a story for the books). Essentially, Naz got sick from drinking water on day five of their romantic getaway, took a nap, and unexpectedly woke up with an engagement ring planted on her finger. "I kind of slide out stealthily," Miguel said of the impromptu sleeping proposal. "Grab the ring, get her hand, and delicately slide it on and then get back in bed until she wakes up. It takes her a minute to notice it and then she notices it."
Thus began the couple's wedding planning, with a Spanish-style estate venue in mind to host the celebration. The bride also knew from the get-go that she wanted to sport Monique Lhuillier down the aisle. "Something form-fitting and lace with a long train," she told Vogue of her vision. The groom, never one to disappoint in the style department, rocked a custom Van Van tux with his groomsmen.
"We saw the location and knew right away it was the perfect fit," Naz said of Hummingbird Nest Ranch, which they enhanced with black seating and lush red fall florals. She added that their wedding planner, Myra Harbour, played a huge role in narrowing down the site selection.
The ceremony itself lasted all of 30 minutes, but Miguel and Naz's officiant, Chris Dickens, packed in plenty of humor to satisfy the attendees, among them Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler.
With the vows out of the way, the newlyweds served "traditional Mexican food with a twist," courtesy of chef Eduardo Ruiz, during the reception. Shortly after, Miguel and Naz christened the dance floor to "Always and Forever" by Heatwave.
Naz slipped into a custom Carly Cushnie gown just in time for one of the most important partsācake cutting, of course. The pair selected a coconut confection from Cake Goodness. Let it be known that wasn't the only edible surprise of the evening, either. A California staple, In-N-Out Burger, made an appearance in food-truck form as a late-night snack.
To top it all off, DJ Mick provided plenty of tunes to keep the celebration rolling (would we expect anything less from a musician's wedding?). "Grateful for our family, friends, and wedding party," the bride wrote. "Thank you for the most magical, moving, and unforgettable night of our lives!"
Anyone else salty they didn't get an invite?