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Tropical Cabo San Lucas Beach Wedding

When the getting ready shots include a Bride sporting sparkly earrings once worn by Marilyn Monroe as her ‘something old’, you know the wedding that follows is going to be fabulous as ever. Set that wedding in a gorgeous designation like Cabo San Lucas, put Sweet Pea Events behind the planning and sprinkle it with coral and turquoise, and it reaches a whole new level. Sara & Rocky Photography tagged along for all the fun and thanks to them, you can too.

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From the beautiful Bride…This intimate wedding in Cabo with 30 guests was all about family & friends. Most of the guests stayed at the venue, Villa Turquesa, and it was a week-long celebration overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The groom is a hockey player for the St. Louis Blues and the bride is a sweet southern belle from Dallas.

-The bride’s earrings were worn by Marilyn Monroe, and were a gift from the bride’s father and step-mom as her “something old”.

-The groom’s daughter, Layna, made the bride the blue heart you see in the photos – that was her “something blue”.

- Seashells were used as twist on the traditional boutonniere.

- The seahorse was one of our main design elements and subtly incorporated through the décor.

-All of the linens and pillows were hand-sewn and custom-made just for this wedding.

Photography: Sara & Rocky Photography | Videographer: John Christopher Photographs & Films | Planner: Sweet Pea Events | Floral Design: Mazarte Florals | Wedding Dress: Warren Barron- Vera Wang | Cake: Cabo Flowers & Cakes | Bridesmaids' Dresses: J. Crew | Hair And Makeup: Suzanne Morel | DJ: DJ System | Groomsmen's Suits: J. Crew | Groomsmen's Ties: Tie Bar | Officiant: Rodrigo Palacio | Bride's Ring: Precision Jewelers | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Villa Turquesa (Private Residence) | Groom's Ring: David Yurman | Groomsmen's Shirts: Daniel Cremieux | Invitation Cookies: Layered Bake Shop | Invitations & Paper Elements: Southern Fried Paper | Linens/Lighting/China/Chairs: Linens, Things And More | Transportation: Danny Boy Cabo

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Intimate Cabo San Lucas Beach Wedding at Villa Captiva In Punta Bella

In the wedding blogging world, we have our own celebrities, and Lane Dittoe is definitely one of them. If you mention his name around our offices, you most likely will hear us all start listing off our favorite Lane Dittoe classics (like this one or this one or this one). Well, it’s safe to say we have another beauty to add to the list, and it’s all thanks to this gorgeous couple and their picture perfect Cabo San Lucas wedding. And you can see just what I mean right here. 

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From The Bride…Brian and I have known each other for almost 9 years. I have always known he was the one for me so when we finally decided to get married, we knew we didn’t want a traditional one night wedding celebration. We wanted our wedding to feel like a vacation, the kind that you take with the closest of friends. We chose Cabo San Lucas because it was an easy flight for our friends, and especially for our dog Chloe, who just so happened to be our ring bearer.

We rented a beautiful, 10,000 square foot oceanfront villa for four nights. We hired a staff to cook breakfast and lunch for us everyday and we enjoyed just a few of the many delicious restaurants Cabo had to offer. We had a wonderful time with our nearest and dearest. While the guys went golfing at Cabo del Sol, the girls stayed back at the villa where Suzanne Morel’s mobile spa came to treat us to massages, manicures and pedicures overlooking the ocean. Our days were sun-drenched and spent on the beach drinking cervezas & margaritas, lounging by the pool and enjoying a full staff who attended to our guests and their every need. Our goal was that our friends didn’t lift a finger and simply enjoyed themselves. I’d say it was a mission accomplished.

I hired a Suzanne Morel as my wedding planner and, although she helped with much of the organization, flowers and food, I DIY-ed much of my decor. I am obsessed with black & white stripes, pink and gold so it was vital that I incorporate them into the decor. Gold-rimmed plates, pink napkins, gold flatware and personalized carved wooden placeholders sat atop a single black & white striped table. The gold leafed “yours mine” signs were also custom made as well as the large golden pinata. We all sat together and enjoyed a delectable dinner, followed by dancing and more poolside lounging.

We wouldn’t trade our wedding week for anything in the world.

Photography: Lane Dittoe | Coordination: Melissa Buelna At Creative Destination Events Company | Wedding Dress: Allure Bridal | Invitations: Amanda Day Rose Paperie | Shoes: Valentino | Jewelry: J.luxe | Catering: A Matter Of Taste | Hair And Make Up: Hair & Make Up Suzanne Morel Face & Body Care | Grooms Attire: Zegna | Grooms Shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo | Estate: Villa Captiva In Punta Bella | Estate: Villa Captiva In Punta Bella | Film Processing: Goodman Film Lab | Florals: Mazarte | Linens + Decor: Linens, Things + More | Minister: Diego Vidal | Travel Agent: Kathleen Wahab

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Colorful Cabo Wedding

Give me a beach wedding, drenched in the brightest, most beautiful blooms and you’ll have one happy wedding blogger on your hands. Toss in playful patterning, a mariachi band and a few maracas? Well, it’s a full on Mexican love fest that I just can’t resist. Planned to perfection by Signature, Event Consulting & Design, no detail went un-captured in this vibrant gallery from InTandem!

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From Saraí Flores of Signature, Event Consulting & DesignWhen creating the perfect Cabo Mexican wedding, we face the challenge of not falling for clichés. On the contrary, the goal is to orchestrate something unique that says “Mexico” and reflects our clients’ personality and flair.

Working on Tracy & Alex’s wedding was fun and joyful since day one. The initial inspiration and vision was very clear; we were aiming for a chic Mexican and happy atmosphere. We went for bold colors, but not to the point of it looking like a kid’s birthday party.

The scenery was just perfection; it was located in one of the most beautiful terraces of Esperanza Resort. The ceremony was the perfect moment to make a statement, with a bright and joyful setting full of red, orange and pink flowers. We mixed different textures and styles to make it fun and interesting. Working with floral designer Pina is a guaranteed funfest, not to mention her talent for creating the most beautiful arrangements.

The reception took place at the restaurant terraces. We created a very graceful, festive and amusing atmosphere. We had fun mixing fabrics, colors, patterns and textures. We added little touches of the desert, like mini cactei and wild flowers. The funniest part was probably the Burro Photo Booth – hard to pick one, but it was probably the most successful element of the wedding; people didn’t want to get out of the Burro area where we had props, mask and sombreros.

From the beautiful Bride… Find a good wedding planner! I was so fortunate to find Martha and Sarai whom I immediately clicked with and was able to trust fully with executing the perfect weekend. With destination weddings, you have to be able to put your trust in your planner because it is impossible for the bride to take care of the details the way they would if the wedding were in the city they live in. Since I trusted Martha and Sarai so much and spent a lot of time with them before hand going over each detail many times, I was able to just give them some basic ideas on what I liked and envisioned and let them take it from there. When I arrived for the big weekend, I didn’t have to do a thing. I was able to enjoy my guests the entire time and everyone commented that I was the most calm bride they have ever seen. Having that calmness was priceless.

Things I loved the most: The chuppah was absolutely stunning, and the table settings were the most beautiful I have ever seen!!! The donkey was so much fun – our guests loved taking pictures with him when they entered the reception. The entertainment all weekend was amazing – we were lucky to have fantastic musicians (guitar players, mariachi, and a proper band for the party). Nothing gets a party going better than good music!!

Photography: InTandem | Event Planning: SIGNATURE, Event Consulting & Design | Wedding Dress: Susan Neville | Invitations: Bella Figura | Ceremony Venue: Esperanza Resort | Reception Venue: Esperanza Resort | Bridesmaids Dresses: Jenny Yoo

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Baja California Wedding

I may have just recently returned home from a week-long vaca, but that doesn’t mean I can’t start planning my next amazing getaway.  A little trip that WILL include a magical place called Baja California, the locale of today’s gorgeous affair from Sara Richardson.  It’s a vibrant love-fest with crazy cool rentals from Del Cabo Event Design and pretty blooms from Mazarte Floral (the bride!).  See it all here.

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From the Bride… I am very proud of the fact that I am from Baja California Sur. I absolutely love it here! One day, when I was a little girl, I visited Santa Rosalia’s Church and I knew then that I wanted to get married in that church. I was very impressed by the unique and simple beauty that was designed by the Architect Gustavo Eiffel. I had never been to Paris but a little French Colony in the middle of the Baja was the perfect location!

Once I got engaged, my fiancé and I travelled to Santa Rosalia looking for the ideal place to have the reception. We were also in search for the best location to have unforgettable pictures taken on our wedding day. This area looks like it was stopped in time. You can see the deterioration of the buildings over the years but it is still incredibly beautiful. My fiancé fell in love with the place as well so it was set, our wedding would be in Santa Rosalia with a beautiful reception in Mulege, B.C.S. We chose a little Boutique Hotel right in the middle of Mulege named “Hotel Serenidad” and they had all I needed for my very special day. I must add that I am a professional florist specializing in weddings, so the entire concept was more than planned a long time ago and it was there where we found the right place to develop our wedding concept; eclectic, rustic/chic with a little vintage touch.

The whole family loved the idea of joining us in Santa Rosalia and Mulege for our wedding celebration. Three days of celebrations between Santa Rosalia’s conservative French style and an eclectic relaxing atmosphere in Mulege. With my team’s support from work we travelled with everything that we needed in order to create a harmonious ambience in the place. Our color palette: peach, cream, pale pink and greens with orange accents. Wooden tables with single runners, vases of various sizes, bouquets along the tables, a perfect pergola to decorate with hundreds of ribbons and hanging votive candles. A small and very warm reception surrounded by our loved ones. A beautiful soprano sang during the ceremony and during the reception. We also had a local band as well as a local DJ. It was incredible and exceeded our expectations that we were able to find everything that we needed for our big day locally. Not to mention all the delicious meals that we enjoyed during our three day celebration inside Hotel Serenidad. The main dish for our wedding day was a Serenidad specialty for the last 40 years.

We are looking forward to celebrating anniversaries in such a great location and being only 8 hours driving from our home town of Cabo. It was definitely worth all the work and we loved the images captured by our great friend and excellent photographer Sara Richardson. She understood perfectly the style that we were looking for and what we expected. Something magical to enjoy forever!

Photography: Sara Richardson Photography | Wedding Dress: Here Comes the Bride | Cake: Sweet Dreams Cabo | Ceremony Venue: Santa Barbara Church | Reception Venue: Hotel Serenidad | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Floral Design & Decor: Martha Zarate of Mazarte Floral (the bride) | Hair & Make-up: Julio´s Salon | Rentals: Del Cabo Event Design | Veil: Erica Koesler

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Cabo San Lucas Wedding

Without a doubt, this is one of the most beautiful weddings you will ever see.  It’s sophisticated and fun, intimate and elegant and all kinds of pretty.  In other words, it’s Cabo San Lucas done oh-so-right, complete with seaside “I do’s” and an al fresco reception that will take your breath away.  See every gorgeous moment (and there are a lot of them) captured by Amy Bennett in the full gallery.

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From the Bride… We fell in love with Esperanza the moment we arrived. From the ambiance, breathtaking ocean views, endless amenities and sense of privacy, Chad and I knew we had to have our destination wedding at Esperanza! With the love & support of our families, we started the planning process which included two site visits to the beautiful Los Cabo region. Any excuse to travel to Mexico, right?

My wedding vision all started with my dress! I purchased my Lazaro gown months before we traveled to Cabo San Lucas to scout for wedding venues. We got engaged in December 2011, and I said YES to the dress two months later in February. My dress was making its first debut off the runway at Lazaro’s trunk show at Kleinfeld bridal in NYC and I had to be there! I knew the dress was the ONE from the moment I saw it on the internet. I fell in love watching a video clip from Lazaro’s fall runway show. My dress embodied exactly how I wanted to feel on my wedding day; classic, sexy and chic! I also had the opportunity to meet my gown’s designer, Perez Lazaro, twice! At my first fitting, Lazaro helped me with the alternation of the belt so it was placed in the right location to give me some curves.

I thoroughly enjoyed the entire wedding planning process! I started my own amateur blog, adestinationwedding.com, shortly after we got engaged. From the numerous Pinterest wedding-themed boards, endless bridal magazines, web-searching for the best vendors Cabo had to offer, you could say I did my due diligence when it came to planning our wedding. I love all the little details that go into a wedding. I believe its the little details that truly capture the couple and their love for one another, and their guests. Some of my favorite details from our wedding was the personalized welcome totes and coozies, sparklers, chalkboard wedding program, my DIY bridal garter and having our favorite Esperanza margarita, Cabo Green, as our escort drink beverage!

Our wedding festivities in Cabo started with a Welcome Fiesta we hosted at the Hilton Los Cabo. Guests walked down to the beach to enjoy cocktails, hors d’ouevres & music. With the help of Lazy Gourmet & the Hilton, we set up the perfect space on the beach for guests to enjoy, including a lounge set, bean bags & a bonfire. The staff at the Hilton also greeted our guests with margaritas in our personalized wedding coozies. The rest of the weekend our guests enjoyed golfing at Pamilla, deep-sea fishing, rehearsal dinner at Hacienda Y Cantina, a sunset margarita cruise and bar-crawling.

We feel so special and loved that 67 of our closest family and friends traveled to Cabo San Lucas to witness Chad and I exchange our vows. Esperanza, and Cabo San Lucas will always have a huge part of my heart. We could not have chosen a more beautiful and romantic location to become husband and wife. Esperanza’s pool terrace overlooking the infinity pool and ocean will always be one of my favorite ceremony locations, not only because we got married there. It’s so peaceful and beautiful. I love feeling the breeze off the ocean as you stand there admiring all the beauty around you. After our ceremony, guests enjoyed a cocktail hour around the pool terrace. We surprised our guests with a mariachi band to start the celebration off in fun way! Our guests soon moved to the terraces of Esperanza’s restaurant, where they dined on the cliffs overlooking the ocean. The sun was sunsetting as we enjoyed dinner, had our first dance by Ed Sheeran “Kiss me”, and listened to speeches by my father, Maid of Honors & Best Man. The mirror runners & candles on our long tables sparkled as the night began to darken. We transitioned to our final location at Esperanza with a sparklers send-off! Chad and I ran through our guests to our final location for dancing, cigars + cocktails. Our last surprise for our guests was a cigar bar with hand-rolled vanilla cigars to enjoy overlooking yet another beautiful terrace. DJ Mijares played music all night long. We ended the night with “Love Somebody” by Maroon 5, and afterwards I took the microphone to thank everyone for traveling to our destination wedding. We had the time of our lives!

With the help of our amazing vendors in Cabo, we had our fairytale wedding (that’s what our guests are calling it!). I can not thank Amy Bennett Photography, Elements Mixed Media, Cabo Floral, Linen, Things & More, Suzanne Morel, DJ Mijares, Lazy Gourmet and Reverend Marco Arechiga enough for their professionalism & top-notch service. Some may think planning a destination wedding is difficult, but I disagree 100%. I had the most wonderful experience. Every couple should have the opportunity to work with such amazing people.

Photography: Amy Bennett Photography | Videography: Seth Warren, Elements Mixed Media | Dress: Lazaro, JLM Couture | Shoes: Manolo Blahnik | Jewelry: Nordstrom | Jewelry: Kleinfeld | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Amsale | Hair & Makeup: Suzanne Morel | Groom's Attire: JoS. A. Bank | Music: DJ Mijares | Robes: Love Ophelia | Stationery & Invitations: Beacon Lane | Venue: Esperanza | Wedding Design: Linens, Things And More... | Wedding Totes: Wedding Chicks

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