Even though this adventurous couple booked their wedding a year and a half in advance, they were only allowed to coordinate with the hotel on wedding plans during the final two moths leading up to their big day! But they didn’t freak out and instead turned their last minute plans into a shopping adventure and sourced all the decor locally. And we totally love that! Brittanee Taylor Photography captured each and every meaningful moment and there’s a whole lot more right here in the full gallery!

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From the Bride… Tim took me on a trip to his hometown, Seattle. One morning, we woke up early to explore the famous Pikes Place Market. After walking the market and getting breakfast and coffee, Tim took me to a park overlooking the Puget Sound, dropped to one knee, and asked me to marry him. Of course, I said yes! We wanted someplace that would be inaccessible by cell phone so we didn’t have to bring our blackberries., and we booked the destination venue about a year and a half ahead of time. We did small preparations throughout that time, but the hotel’s policy only allowed us to communicate with the planner during the last two months before the wedding! We went most of the planning phase without having any idea what was going on!

As far as special touches, I had two pieces of jewelry from my grandmothers that were incorporated into my bouquets. We made message in a bottle placeholders using Cabo San Lucas sand. Everyone could take their bottles home with a little bit of Cabo with them. We also bought 50 or 60 different glass cups from the local Mexican Walmart, filled these with Cabo sand and candles and used them to decorate the tables. It was fun going down there without knowing what we would find and making it work. It was a shopping adventure.

Wedding Photography: Brittanee Taylor Photography / Wedding Venue + Floral Design: RIU Palace Cabo San Lucas in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico / Wedding Cinematography: Andrew of Brittanee Taylor Photography / Wedding Dress: David’s Bridal / Sandals: Rainbow