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Pink Cabo San Lucas Wedding

When you cross a sun-kissed Cabo affair with the happy, pink palette, you’re in for something really, really good. Think bright, peppy blooms and perfectly styled details all sweetly captured by miss Sara Richardson. It’s the perfect way to start your Friday, and you can find lots, lots more waiting right here!

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From the Bride… Scott and I were introduced by my best friend from college when she was visiting me in Venice, CA. From the moment we met the sun and the beach have always played a big role in our lives as we spend our weekends riding bikes with friends, taking our dog on walks to watch the sunset, and planning our vacations around the best beaches in the world. It was no surprise that we took our first vacation as a couple to Cabo and have loved it ever since. When Scott proposed on a mountain (trying to change it up) in Costa Rica, we knew we had to get back to the beach for our wedding.

When we named our wedding website SunKissedLove, it was only a matter of time that we planned the theme of our wedding to match – a laid back beach wedding filled with sun and the love of our friends and family. The cobblestone streets of Cabo, the beautiful beaches and the something for everyone feel of Cabo was enough to convince us it was the place for us.

We did most of our planning via the internet, Pinterest and a weekend trip down to meet with vendors. We were referred to our awesome wedding planner, Amy Abbott through friends who had gotten married in Cabo and she showed us the Hacienda Cocina y Cantina, which we immediately fell in love with. Amy also found us our team of vendors including our amazing photographer Sara Richardson and our visonary florist Pina Hernandez. Its so important to have the right wedding planner who is patient and asks just the right questions to help you realize your vision.

Amy transformed the Hacienda into an amazing oasis, complete with white papel picados strung across the dance floor with a canopy of sparkling lights. The tables were adorned with mercury vases filled with peonies, flickering candles, and gold polka dotted napkins to wipe the crumbs of the homemade churros dipped in chocolate and carmel sauce. We created our own maracas favors, name tags, and custom burlap signs with the help of our bridal party and mothers in order to infuse some of our own style. The evening entertainment included a mariachi band at cocktails, followed by a cigar roller, camera booth and midnight popsicles for those needing a cool down from the all the dancing.

It was a magical evening that went off without a hitch and ended with us surrounded by the smiles of eighty of our closest friends and family enveloping us in a tunnel of sparklers!

Photography: Sara Richardson Photography | Wedding Coordinator: Amy Abbott Events | Wedding Dress: Winnie Couture | Wedding Cake: Hacienda Cocina y Cantina | Invitations: JP Stationery | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Getting Ready Location: Hilton Los Cabos | Groom´s Attire: Banana Republic | Hair & Make-up: Neysa Berman - Blanc Salon | Wedding & Reception Venue: Hacienda Cocina y Cantina

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Mexico Wedding at Dreams Los Cabos Golf Suite & Spa Resort

Oh what I wouldn’t give to live in this wedding for a day. The gorgeous sandy beaches, the beautiful grounds of Dreams Los Cabos Golf Suite & Spa Resort, the fabulous florals from Florenta Flower Design - every image captured by Mirelle Carmichael is a destination dream come true, and you can see every bit of this beautiful wedding right here in the full gallery.

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From the Bride…After the fairytale wedding proposal that involved a skydiving jump with “Will you marry me” spelled out on the ground as I was landing, I knew that Craig and I had to have a fabulous wedding to match that memorable moment. Being each from different coasts (Craig originating from Maryland, and I from California); we set out to find a location that would enable all of our closest friends and family to be a part of our special day. So instead of getting everyone to a central location in the U.S., we decided that a destination would be the perfect fit…a wedding and a vacation all in one! Randomly, we separately came up with the idea of a wedding in Mexico, and Cabo San Lucas seemed to fit all of our requirements with location, weather, and hotel options. We had previously stayed at a Dreams Resort in Punta Cana, and discovered they had a resort in Cabo. It was a match made in heaven! So plans went underway, and we enlisted the help of a local wedding planner in our current home state of North Carolina, Wil Kiser with Blue-17 Designs. Wil helped us to not only coordinate with the hotel, but he additionally worked on finding us the multiple vendors that made our day exceptional.

Our photographer, Mirelle Carmichael with Mirelle Carmichael Photography, was the first vendor that I knew that I HAD to have be part of our wedding. I had been following her work through her website for awhile, and I knew that there was no one else who I’d rather be there in Cabo with us, capturing the moments that we would treasure for a lifetime. Mirelle not only worked tirelessly throughout the wedding day ensuring that my long list of requested shots were fulfilled, she also did a mini-engagement shoot, as well as took photos of the rehearsal bonfire and dinner. Her professionalism and expertise with destination weddings made her an invaluable addition to our wedding. I show off the pictures to anyone who is willing to look on a regular basis!

Lola with Florenta Flower Design worked very closely with me from afar through multiple emails and telephone meetings. I had a definite vision of the type of shabby chic, yet elegant wedding that I wanted to have, and Lola worked relentlessly to ensure that I got exactly what I wanted. The flowers were absolutely gorgeous, the ceremony and reception décor were impeccable, and I was able to see my vision for this special day come together in such a magical way. Our DJ, Ricardo Patino, was in a word, awesome. I had compiled a list of must-have songs for the reception (who doesn’t NEED a little “Teach Me How to Dougie” at their wedding), and Ricardo was able to complement our chosen songs with other popular and current songs. The flow of the entire event was flawless, and all of our guests walked away that night with multiple songs stuck in their heads, and not wanting to leave.

The group of girls at Suzanne Morel that prepared our hair and makeup for us were absolutely remarkable. Being the picky person I am, I met up with Suzanne and her crew the day before the wedding for a run through as I wanted to ensure that the intricate hair style I was requesting could be completed. Suzanne put my mind at ease with a whip of her brush, and I left there feeling fabulous, and thrilled as to how I would look on my wedding day. The day of the wedding, every single one of my bridesmaids was pampered and felt like movie stars, with their hair pinned up just right, and exactly as requested in the pictures we provided.

And what wedding is complete without the ever popular photo booth? Dino Gomez Photography arrived at the wedding with one of the biggest photo booths we had ever seen, with an assortment of props. The large television screens that were a part of the package were awesome, as they allowed the guests to view the pictures that were being taken throughout the night.

While all of these vendors aided in making Craig and my wedding the best day of our life, Dreams Los Cabos is the definite front runner in our minds in regards to the success of our wedding week. We arrived to a beautiful landscape and a bounty of staff that were eager to aide us in whatever requests we had. Mariana, our wedding coordinator for the resort, worked endlessly to ensure that all of our plans were set in place, that our guests were enjoying their stay, and that our wedding was one to be talked about for decades to come. Our wedding was impeccable, and the staff at Dreams Los Cabos were the main ones to thank for that. Now all we have to do is plan a yearly reunion back to those magnificent beaches of Los Cabos!

Photography: Mirelle Carmichael Photography | Coordination: Wil Kiser, Blue-17 Designs | Florist: Florenta Flower Design | Ceremony Venue: Dreams Los Cabos Golf Suite & Spa Resort | Reception Venue: Dreams Los Cabos Golf Suite & Spa Resort | Entertainment: DJ Ricardo Patino

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Flora Farms Rehearsal Dinner

There are rehearsal dinners, and then there is this amazing day captured by Alison White Photography, which can only be described as the most fun you’ve ever had, all wrapped up in some crazy gorgeous scenery.  I’m talking a stunning Flora Farms setting hosting lawn games, face painting and all kinds of yummy cotton candy (my favorite).  See every joy-filled moment right here in the full gallery.

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From Alison White Photography… Most people who get married in Mexico choose a beachside location, and Heather and Matt were no exception. However, for the rehearsal dinner they moved inland and chose Flora Farm for a daytime picnic celebration. Flora Farm is an organic farm, grocery, restaurant, and bar, which also hosts unique and intimate private events.

Heather and Matt aptly named their picnic “Fun on the Farm” as they planned a myriad of activities to keep guests of all ages occupied and entertained. There were yard games such as bocce ball, potato sack races, horseshoes and croquet, as well as hula hooping, face painting and even a caricature artist.

They enjoyed several signature cocktails such as carrot margaritas and the farm julep, and the menu reflected a casual barbeque with local Mexican flair. For dessert, the guests chose from homemade peanut brittle, kettle corn, cupcakes, caramel apples and frozen paletas – a Mexican popsicle.

Heather and Matt created a wonderful event that allowed their friends and family to relax and enjoy a different feeling in Mexico. It was a wonderful precursor to their wedding, which was held on the beach the following evening.

Photography: Alison White Photography | Face Painting And Balloons: Blue Tail Art Studio | Music: Rick Huckaby | Rentals: Del Cabo | Venue, Dessert & Popsicles: Flora Farms | Wedding Planner & Design Consultant: Maria Boehme Of Amy Abbott Events

Cabo San Lucas Destination Wedding

Instead of the big ballroom wedding with a giant guest list, this couple decided to have a super fun, relaxed, yet ridiculously beautiful Cabo San Lucas beach wedding, and oh my word, is it a treat. Sara Richardson Photography captured bright oranges and vibrant plums, papel picados waving in the wind, stunning flowers from Florenta… basically the ideal beach wedding. Pass the margarita!


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From the stunning bride… It was a beautiful evening, clear skies with a nice cool breeze, blue water lapping on the sandy beach and picturesque Lands End in the background. It was a perfect backdrop for our wedding in Cabo San Lucas.

After getting engaged, Chris and I decided we would like to have a destination wedding on a beach. We come from large families and wanted to have a small, intimate wedding with our immediate family and close friends. After a couple of months of searching various beach locations, a friend recommended Cabo San Lucas. The beauty of the area was amazing and we loved how much Cabo San Lucas had to offer in restaurants, entertainment, and attractions. We had found our perfect location.

Initially we tried to pick our own venue for the wedding, but found that coordinating all the details from a thousand miles away wasn’t going to work. We were fortunate to connect with Vari Avila, a wedding planner at Allure Event. Vari recommended Hacienda Cocina y Cantina for both the ceremony and reception dinner. We liked the idea that we could get married and dine on a beach away from the crowds of the hotels. We also loved that the Hacienda’s décor reminded us of traditional Mexico and there were great views of Lands End. We were really excited that the restaurant was known to serve fantastic Mexican food.

We met with Vari the day we arrived. She greeted us with hugs and lots of enthusiasm and we knew right away that she would do anything to make our wedding day perfect. Vari and her team did an amazing job of making our dreams become a reality. The décor was beyond what we could have even imagined. The bright purple and orange floral arrangements and papel picados added a great splash of color.

The ceremony took place at sunset and gave it a warm and intimate feel. One of my favorite moments was at the end of the ceremony when our guests shook their personalized maracas for our first kiss. It was a fun, unique add-on to the ceremony. For the reception dinner, our guests enjoyed a delicious three-course meal, and instead of a wedding cake we decided to have a desert bar, which was a huge hit. The final highlight of the evening was dancing the night away under the stars.

Photography: Sara Richardson Photography | Floral Design: Lola Caballos from Florenta | Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero | Shoes: Restricted | Jewelry: Ann Taylor Loft | Bridesmaids Dresses: Alfred Angelo | Caterer: Hacienda Cocina y Cantina | Officiant: Reverend Marco Arechiga | Event Design & Coordination: Vari Avila from Allure Event | Hair & Make-up: Suzanne Morel | Venue: Hacienda Cocina Y Cantina

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Destination Wedding in San Jose Del Cabo Mexico from Alison White Photography

I always feel a bit spoiled when pouring over Destination weddings. Spending hours on end drooling over details in some of the most fabulous places on eart does feel a wee bit indulgent. But luckily for all of us, that’s exactly what SMP Destination is all about. Bringing you weddings like this one from Amy Abbott Events shot by Alison White that feels so incredibly decadent you can’t believe there isn’t a catch. It’s just pure gorgeous, and there is even more to devour right here.

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From Alison White Photography….Heather and Matt live in Colorado, in one of the snowiest places in the country, so they decided to get away from it all and marry in sunny San Jose del Cabo, Baja Sur, Mexico. For their friends and family who made it, it was well worth the trip. They planned a week’s worth of activities, but for the wedding they chose the beautiful Campestre Beach Club where they married on the sand in front of the Sea of Cortez amid breaching whales and jumping Manta Rays. Baja was a wonderful choice in February; plenty of sun, but not too hot and a nice getaway from the cold winter.

Heather was inspired by the beachy tans, blushes and pale colors of the desert landscape, and her idea of a perfect wedding was a whimsical, yet elegant event, and one where everyone felt comfortable. They married on the beach, where a small boardwalk was set up, so that the ladies had no trouble walking in their shoes. They said their vows under a gorgeous canopy decorated lavishly with pale roses, white orchids and driftwood. It looked unbelievable under the deep blue Mexican sky! Heather and Matt included all ten of their nieces and nephews in the wedding. The girls carried nosegays and the boys held large vintage jingle bells with coordinating blush colored ribbons.

A romantic place card table designed ‘to inspire the love in all of us’ greeted the guests for the cocktail hour. They found their names hanging on a huge, decorative piece of wooden burl, on old tags attached to skeleton keys, and the table continued the vintage, beachy theme with mercury glass vases, creamy roses and orchids, succulents, and driftwood. Heather’s mother shared heart shaped sunglasses with many of the guests, and the reception was filled with ‘lovers’.

There were details to delight everywhere you looked, from the tequila bar on an antique cart to the crystal chandeliers lighting the dancing crowd with a ceiling of open sky. The mirrored bar held golden letters spelling ‘amor’, for all to remember just why they were all here.

After a few heartfelt toasts, the guests enjoyed food from around the world at several fabulous dinner stations. From the best oysters many had ever tasted to creative salads with locally grown ingredients to authentic Mexican fare, there was a flavor for every palate.

Everything was custom made for Heather and Matt to create a great Cabo experience including the bar and tables, and even the runners and napkins. Glass chargers with gold rims greeted diners at their seats, and the combination of round and long tables were decorated with driftwood, dendrobium orchids, succulents and pink roses, as well as mercury glass vases and gold chiavari chairs. A vintage lounge complete with overstuffed pillows in complimenting colors of pinks and tans allowed guests to rest in between dancing, and watch the ocean, and when the sun went down, many sat around the large fire pit to ward off the chill.

Heather and Matt kicked off the party with an unbelievable dance to a fantastic live version of “Home” by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. Everyone danced the night away to the live music of Kilometro. But the best surprises from the bride’s father were the Salsa dancers who came to teach the gringos a thing or two. Finally, a phenomenal display of fireworks delighted everyone with a memorable detail that truly made Heather and Matt’s wedding a night to remember.

Floral Design: Pina Hernandez | Cake: Deena Fisher | Caterer: Lazy Gourmet Catering | Band: Kilometro | Ceremony Music: Los Mosquitos Trio | Guitarist: James Darryl Currie | Hair + Makup: Neysa Berman | Lighting + Design + Decor: Oxten | Photogapher: Alison White | Salsa Dancers: Habana Sweet | Venue: Campestre Beach Club Cabo San Lucas | Wedding Planner + Design Consultant: Amy Abbott Events

Intimate Cabo San Lucas Wedding from Sara Richardson + Allure Event

You may or may not have heard, but the Southwest is in the middle of an (excruciatingly hot) heat wave; one that is seeing temps rise to well over 120 degrees.  And since I happen to live in one of those very hot Southwestern states, I’ve been spending my time indoors, dreaming of a vacation to a nice seaside locale like it’s my job to do so.  And when I spotted this gorgeous day from the genius that is Allure Event?  I knew immediately where I had to go.  Because if a short holiday to Cabo looks anything even close to this magical day captured perfectly by Sara Richardson (complete with a cool ocean breeze), I’m in for a world of awesome.  Click here for sooo much more.

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From Allure EventWhen Virginia and Andrew contacted us a few months before their wedding and asked us to help them plan a small wedding in a private villa in Cabo, they had only a few specific requests – that the ceremony be intimate and meaningful, and that we use shades of coral, orange and cream for the color scheme. Using the bride’s inspiration photos as the base of the design, we set out to create an elegant and feminine setting using lace, soft, feminine flowers and candles, lots and lots of candles! The result was exactly what they had envisioned.

The intimate ceremony was held on an outdoor terrace facing the Cabo San Lucas bay. For the ceremony, we created two large branch arrangements with hanging dendrobium orchids and crystals, with rose buds and moss at the base and set these on white, wooden pillars which framed Virginia and Andrew as they said their vows. We lined the pool ledge and terrace with rose petals and pillar candles in glass cylinders, which later served as the backdrop for the dinner reception. A singing guitarist played an acoustic version of “Have a Little Faith” by John Wyatt as Andrew took his place at the altar and then as Virginia walked down to meet him. The ceremony was officiated in Spanish by a judge and translated to English for their guests.

After the vows, the new bride and groom were whisked away to the beach for some romantic sunset photos and we began to transform the ceremony space for dinner. In order to ensure an intimate setting, we set a rectangular table which allowed for all guests to sit together. We draped the chairs with custom made lace covers which added a romantic feel to the setting. For the centerpiece, we designed a lush floral arrangement using roses, phalaenopsis orchids, ranunculus and succulents and surrounded it with an assortment of vintage pressed and cut glass in varying heights, filling these with small flower bouquets, cut roses, and votive candles. We kept the final table design a secret and completely surprised the couple as they made their way back to the villa.

The wedding cake was carrot-orange cake with orange cream cheese filling. The sweet, two tier cake was designed to recreate the gorgeous bodice detail of Virginia’s Vera Wang Dress.

Wedding Photography: Sara Richardson Photography | Ceremony and Reception: Villa Haydee, Pedregal, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico | Wedding Planning + Design: Vari Avila of Allure Event | Floral Design: Rene Larios of Cabo Floral Studio | Catering: Jennifer O’Toole | Wedding Cake: Deena Fisher of Sweet Dreams Cabo | Guitar: Daryl Currie | Rentals: Del Cabo Event Design | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang | Shoes: Diamond White Grazia Valentine Bridal Shoes

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