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They Returned to the Spot of Their First Vacation to Say “I Do”

When your first vacation as a couple is to Cabo San Lucas, why not return there for your wedding? For this Bride and Groom, a destination wedding in Cabo meant that they could share their memories with friends and family and create new ones together. And with the help of vendors like Creative Destination Events and Suzanne Morel Face and Body Care, is was a celebration to remember. Experience the magic for yourself, courtesy of Pink Palm Photo in The Vault!

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From The Bride…We first met in Zurich, Switzerland at a work training program. The program continued in NYC where we planned to meet again for a run…and our relationship took off from there! In April 2014, he planned a spontaneous weekend trip to New York City. Since our first “date” was a run through Central Park, he planned for us to go for a run there and surprised me by proposing in the middle of our run! It was a very intimate moment!

We wanted our wedding to be an intimate event during which we had several days to spend with our closest family and friends, and for it to be a unique experience for everyone. That’s why we decided on a destination wedding!

Cabo San Lucas was our first vacation together and we had such an incredible time there so we wanted to share that experience with family and friends. It is such a meaningful place for us and our families. Our guests were skeptical at first about traveling to Mexico, but then became very excited and supportive!

Our ceremony location at Villa Turquesa was so beautiful & located in one of the most picturesque parts of Cabo. Our view was better than anywhere else I’ve been there! The gold and white decor enhanced the view, and we and our guests were stunned at the beauty of everything.

One of the best ideas we made for our wedding was having all our family and friends stay in homes together. We rented three villas in Pedregal. Casa Turquesa, in Pedregal, was where a majority of our guests stayed. It really brought everyone closer and allowed our families to get to know each other so much better than if everyone booked separate hotels. It was so much fun to wake up and have breakfast together and just hang out by the pool all day.

My dad walking me down the aisle and his speech were very meaningful. My dad had a heart attack two months before our original wedding date (April 2015). It meant so much to Chris and I and our families that he was there and was healthy enough to be a part of all of the “father-of-the-bride” traditions. I was so grateful for that.

For our ceremony just before sunset, we decided to write our own vows. Saying our own vows to each other was the best decision we ever made. I am terrified of public speaking so I had been worrying about it for months but it was such an intimate moment for us and I’m so glad that we did it. It was definitely one of our favorite moments.

Our first dance under the twilight sky is another best memory. We decided when we first started the wedding planning process that we wanted to have a really fun first dance to surprise our family and friends. It was such a memorable moment for us. We had all of our guests clapping to the music and laughing at us because of how silly and playful it was. It really set the tone for the rest of the evening! We had the most amazing lighting then too. The photos look so great!

Our photographers, a husband & wife team from Pink Palm Photo were amazing! They were so easy to work with and really made the process enjoyable and fun. They found lots of ways to make our photos look natural and not staged. And on the wedding day, we hardly knew they were there. Somehow they captured all the amazing moments we want to always remember but I feel like I never saw them!

From Creative Destination Events…Planning this’ wedding was an extraordinary experience, from the first site visit they did to the end of the evening on the wedding day!

The bride was seeking a very particular style. She wanted the mixture between something very elegant, classy and modern as well as natural.

The final showcase and décor was unique. An organic but very chic and elegant look with a modern touch reflected in the geometrical lanterns and gold accents.

One of our favorite design details was the way the white distressed tables made a perfect match with the beautiful chiffon runner, elegant but keeping the natural look of the furniture.

We also loved the combination of gold accents with very natural and organic flowers. And incorporating the beautiful setting of Cabo made the vision complete!

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Photography: Pink Palm Photo | Event Planning + Design: Creative Destination Events | Floral Design: Cabo Floral Studio | Wedding Dress: Johanna Johnson | Invitations: Postscript Paper | Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Catering: A Matter Of Taste | Hair + Makeup: Suzanne Morel Face and Body Care | DJ: DJ Mijares | Groom's Attire: J.Crew | Venue: Villa Turquesa (Private Residence) | Earrings: Melissa Joy Manning | Rentals & Decor: Linens, Things and More

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This Engagement Shoot Is What Love Looks Like

See these smiles? Yeah, that’s real. That’s genuine joy right there if I do say so myself and I can’t get enough of it. Dana Fernandez is my hero today, capturing these cuties in Cabo; if you’re in need of a mood boost, head right over to our Vault and you will not be disappointed.

From the Bride-to-be… We chose to do our engagement shoot in Cabo to capture our love for the beach and travel. Matthew and I have been to Cabo a handful of times together starting early on in our relationship. It is a very meaningful place for us where we have shared many fond memories and will continue to do so. To further emphasize our love of exploring the world together, Matthew is wearing a pair of shoes we got on a trip to Germany. We also love getting dressed up so we went all out with a suit and gown. Taking the photos was paired with a weekend spent in Cabo with both of our parents and Matthew’s aunt, Dana (the photographer ), which made it truly unforgettable!

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Photography: Dana Fernandez Photography | Gown: Rent The Runway | Suit: M Penner | Film Lab: The Find Lab

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A Cabo Wedding Designed for the Modern Bride

With family spread across 17 different countries, this couple knew a destination wedding was a perfect way to organize the chaos. They chose the beaches of Cabo San Lucas and set out to plan their sleek and chic nuptials with a sexy Baja vibe. From the hair and makeup by Suzanne Morel to entire floral and event design perfected by Elena Damy, there’s so much inspiration to steal and thanks to Ashley Bosnick we’ve got it all inside The Vault!

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From The Bride…“Why Mexico?” everyone asked. “Why not?!” I said with a big smile. Douglas is Swedish, I’m from Chicago and we have family and friends spread over 17 countries. We loved the idea of all our friends and family being in the same country (let alone the same hotel) for five days to celebrate with us. And the added bonus of sun and sand for the albeit beautiful but rather pale Swedes made for an easy decision.

We began the festivities on Wednesday evening with a fabulous salsa beach party and ended with a barely able to stand Sunday brunch. It was important to us that everyone have the holiday of a lifetime, endless margaritas, late night tacos, sketchy “high-school spring-break” clubbing, and epic salsa dancing from my mother made the weekend just that – absolutely unforgettable.

Our wedding had a neutral palette with a European vibe and was held at The Resort at Pedregal with the reception held at a private villa in the cliffs of Pedregal. The day was everything we could have hoped for – surrounded by family and friends in a gorgeous place to exchange our vows and celebrate our marriage.

From Elena Damy Destination Weddings… As you can see from the breathtaking photos from Ashley Bosnick, Nina and Douglas’ wedding was the perfect blend of European elegance and modern Mexico. The bride and groom worked closely with our wedding planner, Claudia Morales, to carefully plan each aspect of the wedding weekend.

When it came time to create the event design, Elena Damy, our Creative Director and Lead Floral Designer, was inspired by the couple’s worldly, sophisticated style and playful, down-to-earth charm. Without a doubt, it was easy to bring their graceful tone into the already warm, rustic refinement of Pedregal. For the ceremony, Elena designed a natural wooden structure with an abstract display of cream and white flowers blended with twirling vines and greens. Lining the aisle were tall contemporary glass hurricanes, each holding a single open rose.

The bride’s bouquet mirrored the ceremony flowers, with open garden roses mixed with organic greens loosely cascading for a natural Baja feel. For the reception at Casa Turquesa, Elena layered classic table settings with neutral linens, natural woods, weathered metallic candles, and low, lush flowers for an intimate, family dinner. Subtle wooden Bride and Groom signs were hung on the back of the bride and groom’s chairs, and loosely strung flowers, crystal drops and organic vines hung from the chandeliers overhead.

Nina changed into another gorgeous wedding gown for their cake cutting and dancing into the wee hours! Bright, rich reds and sexy dance tunes put the finishing touches on Nina and Douglas’ amazing wedding weekend!

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Photography: Ashley Bosnick Photography | Cinematography: Levi Holiman | Wedding Planning + Design: ELENA DAMY Destination Wedding Planners, Floral & Event Designers | Floral Design: ELENA DAMY Destination Wedding Planners, Floral & Event Designers | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang, Beverly Hills | Ceremony Venue: The Resort At Pedregal | Reception Venue: Villa Belle Etoile | Bride's Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Catering: The Major Catering Los Cabos | Hair + Makeup: Suzanne Morel Face and Body Care | Calligraphy: Wondrous Whimsy | DJ: DJ Mijares | Groom's Attire: Bespoke Suits | String Quartet: Violetta Poletek | Maid Of Honor Dress: Alice & Olivia

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