Just because the bash takes place on the beach, doesn’t mean you have to abandon all elegance and glamour. This Bride took her love for all things chic (her dress is the same one that Ms. Carrie Bradshaw wore on the cover of Vogue) and brought a black tie affair to Mexico for her nighttime nuptials. Sara Richardson snapped away and we have these gorgeous goodies to enjoy for the rest of today.
From the Bride… Mark and I knew we wanted a destination wedding from the moment we got engaged. We both love to travel, and loved the idea of having a multiple day celebration with our family and friends in a fabulous location. Cabo holds a special place in our hearts as it was one of the first places we went together, and really the place we fell in love.
Planning the design elements of our wedding was so much fun! I am obsessed with all things stripes, and thought an all-white color palette with blacks and gold would set that off perfectly. I worked with an amazing graphic designer who was able to create paper goods that matched my visions perfectly, and also ordered a few things from Etsy. Unfortunately, we were unable to bring our French Bulldog, Monte, to Cabo. Wanting to incorporate him, we made one of our custom drinks the “El Monte” and also created “Monte’s Recovery Kits” for our welcome bags.
My wedding dress was the third one I tried on. I instantly loved it, and as a huge Sex and the City fan, finding out it was the dress Carrie wore for her Vogue cover made it even more special. The dress really set the tone for the rest of wedding planning. Mark and I both love getting dressed up, and thought it would be a fun twist on the typical bleachy Cabo wedding to have a black tie affair at night. We started our ceremony just after the sun had set, which allowed us to have a beautifully lit chandelier and romantic overhead lights. We choose to have our head table in the center of the room, with the other tables around us to create an intimate and inclusive feel with our loved ones.
Our entire wedding week was a dream come true. From our fantastic welcome dinner at Los Tres Gallos, to our day after pool party, we wouldn’t trade a thing. Our friends and family are still reminiscing, and getting to relive the week through photos and videos will be something we will always cherish. We are so thankful for all of the amazing vendors who made this day so special for us; everything was precisely what we wished for. We can’t wait to go back to Cabo for years to come!
Photography: Sara Richardson | Videography: Jorge Ibarra | Wedding Coordinator: Jazmin Cesena At Casa Dorada | Floral Design: Florenta Flower Design | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang | Invitations: Shine Wedding Invitations | Bride's Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Bridesmaids' Dresses: BCBG Max Azria | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Adrianna Papell | Catering: 12 Tribes At Casa Dorada | DJ: DJ Alex | Groom's Attire: Tom James | Groomsmen's Ties: Tom James | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Casa Dorada Resort & Spa | Groom's Cufflinks: Tiffany & Co. | Groom's Tie: Baroni | Groom's Watch: Panarai | Hair & Make-up: Suzanne Morel | Sash: Vera Wang | Signage, Menus & Programs: Katie Kemp Design | Veil: Vera Wang