I think I just decided to have my wedding in Los Cabos. Yep, all it took was one look at this stunning affair by Gary & Courtney Photography and my decision was made… A Los Cabos wedding is most definitely in my future. And if it is even one tenth the fabulous that this soiree is, then I think we can call it a good day, because this fête is all kinds of awesome, complete with crazy gorgeous florals by Pina Hernandez, a beautiful color palette, a breathtaking wedding gown and my new favorite shoes. And don’t even get me started on the calligraphy by 2 Hearts B 1 Designs. Swoon. All designed and planned by the amazing Sarai Flores of SIGNATURE, Event Consulting and Design, I simply can not get enough of all of this pretty. Join me in the gallery for even more!
From the Bride… Soon after our engagement we took a vacation to Los Cabos, Mexico and instantly fell in love with the breathtaking beaches and vivid cultural. After that trip we came home envisioning a wedding that was intimate, romantic and an amazing experience for our guests. We were inspired by the bright sky, blue ocean and Mexican tiles, which lead to a blue mosaic tile theme throughout the wedding. I worked closely with Heidi Jimenez of Zenadia Design on our invitation suite and printed materials to feature patterns with different shades of blue, which conveyed the feeling of Mexico without being too beachy. Style Me Pretty also inspired many of our DIY projects and décor. I was truly smitten with all the stylish floral arrangements and gorgeous details featured on the blog. We incorporated luggage tag save-the-dates, ribbon wands, a Just Married banner, Novio and Novia signs and canvas welcome bags filled with beach towels, passport holders and local Mexican treats.
I often received advice that you have to really like your wedding planner and photographers, because they are going to be around you the whole day. We were lucky enough to actually love ours! Hiring Sarai Flores of SIGNATURE Event Consulting and Design, was one of our first and best decisions! I knew you lose a lot of control when planning a destination wedding and that we would need great partners. We immediately feel in love with Sarai’s calm nature and European style, and knew that we could completely trust her. Sarai really went above and beyond to ensure our vision was executed flawlessly and that we were able to relax and enjoy every second of the wedding. When my Aunt introduced us to husband and wife photography team, Gary and Courtney Christenson, we were blown away with their creativity and talent. They have such fun-loving personalities and an amazing passion for travel, which really proved that they were the ideal photographers for us. Not only did they document the entire weekend in Cabo, but Gary and Courtney genuinely listened and cared about our ideas, and we had a blast along the way!
It had always been a priority for us to be married in a church and be united as husband and wife with God. Throughout our engagement I even converted to Catholicism, so I could fully participate in the mass. We loved the romantic and historic features of the Mision de San Jose del Cabo, located in an artistic downtown area. Many of our family and friends had important roles in the traditional ceremony and we were so filled with emotion as we joined in the sacrament of marriage. We wanted the reception to resemble an intimate, alfresco dinner party complete with delicious cuisine and impeccable service. We subtly paired the intricate club house with our blue mosaic details and crisp white for a sophisticated look. From the “Ants Marching” introduction, to my uncle’s heartfelt blessing and humorous toasts, paired with all night dancing and cigar smoking, the night truly amazed us! Our wedding day was such an incredible celebration. Javier and I are so fortunate to have created many beautiful memories with our family and friends that we will treasure forever!
Wedding Photography: Gary & Courtney Photography / Event Design + Planning: Sarai Flores of SIGNATURE, Event Consulting and Design / Wedding Ceremony Location: Mission of San Jose del Cabo / Wedding Reception Location: Cabo del Sol / Floral Design: Pina Hernandez / Invitations + Stationery: Zenadia Design / Calligraphy: 2 Hearts B 1 Designs / Wedding Cake: Jennifer Hatton of The Dessert Diva / Wedding Dress: Judd Waddell / Bride’s Shoes: Nine West / Bride’s Sash + Brooch: Erin Cole / Bride’s Bracelet: J.Crew / Hair + Make-up: Suzanne Morel / Groom’s Suit: Ermenegildo Zenga
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