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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 | 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 | Coordination: Melissa Buelna At Creative Destination Events Company | 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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Modern Mexican Wedding Inspiration

It’s Friday darlings and I think we all deserve a colorful burst of pretty, don’t you? That’s where Isari Flower Studio and Luna Photo come in. They’re serving up a vibrant array of traditional Mexican wedding goodness with a retro flair twist set at Encuentro Guadalupe. It’s an instant mood-booster that’ll have you pin-crazy. See it all in the gallery!

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From Isari Flower Studio… Inspired by the luxury eco villa itself and the breathtaking valley of Valle de Guadalupe, we dreamed up a design concept that was a juxtaposition of modern and traditional Mexico, with a touch of retro flair.

We started with rustic wood tables and metal chairs to enhance the semi-minimalistic approach to Mexico as a whole and the gorgeous hotel more specifically. This was a perfect canvas to layer on the color and detail to contrast the neutral desert landscape surrounding the villa. An ethnic print table runner was the foundation for the the wooden boats featuring vibrant textural blooms, patterned koozies bursting with succulents and a rainbow of colored votives sprinkled throughout the tablescape. The look was tied together with modern, white, square chargers topped with vibrant Folk Project napkins made from traditional Mexican fabrics.

As for the attire, we imagined what a modern, easy-going, yet wildly sophisticated couple would wear to celebrate their wedding. The bride donned a stunning floral crown and unexpected suede boots under her gorgeous gown for a touch of rustic elegance, while the groom chose a fitted slate grey suit.

Photography: Luna Photo | Floral Design: Isari Flower Studio + Event Design | Catering: Chef Flor Franco | Hair & Makeup: Beauty By Stacey | Napkins: Folk Project | Stylist: CBS Lifestylist | Table Runner & Floral Koozies: RaisCase | Venue: Encuentro Guadalupe Sourced By Estate Weddings And Events

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Casual Tulum Beach Wedding

This my dears, is a party. It’s filled with color, love, laid back beach convos, watercolor-blue waters to match the invites, twinkling lights and one seriously beautiful Bride and I’m in love with every inch. Melissa Fuller snapped up every tropical-loving moment and you can see them all in the gallery!

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From the beautiful Bride… This dress caught my eye because of the classic yet elegant design. I was looking for a fitted, sheath dress with a chapel train and because of the humid weather in Tulum, I needed a lightweight fabric. This dress had two layers, the bottom was made of silk and the out layer was made of embroidered lace with detailed beading throughout. My favorite was the low-v back and the button detailing down the center.

La Zebra Hotel couldn’t have been more perfect for our style. The hotel had a total of 15 brightly colored rooms, which ensured that it would only be our guests at the hotel during the wedding. It was so easy to develop a relationship with the staff and by the end of our seven day stay they felt like close friends. We invited them to share a celebratory tequila shot with us the night of our wedding. We stayed in the ocean front Bridal Suite for the majority of our stay at La Zebra. This room was gorgeous! It had a panoramic view of the beach and we would often see our guests enjoying tropical cocktails and swimming in the clear blue waters. We can’t wait to go back for an anniversary trip!

The engagement ring had belonged to my husbands grandmother in the 1940′s. It was a simple design with a marquis diamond in the center and was flanked by smaller diamonds. Originally, the band was silver. We wanted to keep the integrity of the design but update the material, so we had the band replaced with rose gold. Since the design of my engagement ring was very unique we decided on a less traditional wedding band that could be worn alone but still compliment the art-deco design. The bride band is made of rose gold with a pave setting and designed by Bony Levy.

We used classic white flowers that we purchased from the local florist in Tulum and we collected foliage from the site to give it a tropical and rustic feel. I was lucky enough to have a sister who is also a floral designer, so she was able to make the bridal party bouquets, boutonnieres and simple centerpieces the day of the wedding.

Cups Co Cups was a surprise favor to our guests, we provided sustainable stainless steel cups with custom drawn images of the two of us on them. Our guests were able to reuse these cups for many margaritas during their stay in Tulum!

In lue of a dessert table, we hired a motorized ice cream cart to surprise our guests with homemade chocolate, coconut and mango flavored ice cream cones. He pulled his brightly colored cart alongside the dance floor to serve our guests.

Our signature cocktails were Paloma and Cuba Libre.

Our wedding photographer Melissa Fuller created hand painted maps of Tulum and a list of events to pass out to our guests at the Welcome Reception. We fastened small envelopes with ibuprofen that read “Hangover Cure” to each packet.

As a late night snack the restaurant had prepared vegetable and cheese empanadas to serve as the partying died down. They were much needed after a night of dancing and drinking.

Once the DJ played the final song of the evening, the party wasn’t over yet. About half of the guests ended up swimming in the ocean. It was definitely a highlight of the evening, especially looking back at the venue from the water and seeing all of the lights strung around the open-air dance floor. It was amazing!

Photography: Melissa Fuller | Hair: Tyler Gomez | DJ: The Whooligan | Wedding Favors: Cups Co | Invites: Melissa Fuller | Wedding Venue: La Zebra | Welcome Reception: Zamas

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