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Black Tie Cabo San Lucas Wedding

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.

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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

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Colorful San Jose Del Cabo Wedding at Cabo Surf Hotel

Bright and vibrant this Cabo Surf Hotel soiree is a destination wedding dream come true. Seen through the lens of the uber talented Sara Richardson Photography, every image sitting pretty in this gallery is pin-worthy to say the very least. And you can get to pinning here.

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From The Bride…Keith and I both love to travel and have enjoyed visiting new destinations and old favorites often. When we got engaged in San Jose del Cabo on a trip with friends over New Years Eve, we knew that we wanted to come back to Cabo for our wedding. It was a very busy time of year for Keith and I so we knew we needed to find a coordinator in Cabo for help in planning. After looking through more websites and wedding profiles than I care to admit, we decided to work with Amy Abbott and her team. Thank god we did! Amy listened to me describe how I imagined our wedding weekend and the experience for all of our guests and she made it happen. For us it was important to get married in the Catholic Church and have our reception at a hotel that was more intimate and give our friends and family a weekend that showed them all that Cabo had to offer. Within 2 weeks we had booked the Mission de San Jose del Cabo and Cabo Surf Hotel that she recommended without having seen either!

All the planning was going great until Hurricane Odile made a direct hit on the Cabo area two months before our wedding and during the week we were supposed to do our only planning visit to Cabo. There was not a lot of information coming out of the area other than the disaster zone pictures on the news and our planning trip was cancelled since the airport was so heavily damaged. We had to make a decision whether we were going to move forward with our wedding as planned, reschedule for a later date or try to plan for something closer to home for the same date. We finally decided to continue as planned and knew that we would need to just “go with the flow” when we got there. We knew it was a risk since we would not see the church or hotel before the wedding, they didn’t know what kind of flowers they would be able to get and we would have not met any vendors but we wanted to support the larger community of Cabo and the resilience of the people there rebuilding after the hurricane.

Going forward with the wedding was the best decision ever! Cabo Surf Hotel had suffered little damage and was beautiful when we got there! Many other hotels had too much damage so all of our guests ended up staying at Cabo Surf and we filled every room in the hotel. It was like we had rented our own 32-room house for the weekend! With the help of Amy Abbott and her team we were able to still give our guests a weekend and wedding to remember! Everything from the beautiful beach bonfire welcome party on Thursday night to the romantic candlelit rehearsal dinner Friday night and the late night pizza after the reception made sure the fun just kept going. The wedding day felt so calm and relaxed because of Neysa and Leo from Blanc Salon were so great in beautifying me and my bridesmaids that we were actually ready early! I refer to the reception as the best surprise party I’ve ever had. Since Keith and I weren’t able to be too specific due to uncertainty in Cabo, we left a lot of the design details up to Amy, our florist Pina and Martha from Cabo Surf. The tables were perfect family style set up surrounding the dance floor with beautiful colorful flowers lit by wonderful hanging lights and candles. It provided the back drop to the best night of our lives with heartfelt speeches, wonderful food and lots of celebratory dancing with friends and family both young and old. Sara Richardson and her team captured the day perfectly and everyone is still reminiscing over the pictures about what they refer to as the best family vacation ever where Keith and Nicole happened to also come home married!

Photography: Sara Richardson Photography | Wedding Coordinator: Amy Abbott Events | Floral Design: Pina Hernandez | Floral Design: Pina Hernandez | Wedding Dress: Winnie Couture | Wedding Cake: Cabo Surf Hotel | Invitations: Serendipity Beyond Design | Ceremony Venue: Mission De San Jose Del Cabo | Reception Venue: Cabo Surf Hotel | Bridesmaids Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Catering: Cabo Surf Hotel | DJ: DJ Alex | Transportation: Impala Travel | Bridesmaid Dress: Seraphine Maternity | Bride´s Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Groom´s Attire: Hugo Boss | Venue Coordinator: Martha Lomeli At Cabo Surf Hotel

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Romantic + Elegant Mexico Beach Wedding

Destination weddings aren’t always easy to pull off. Especially destination weddings as beautiful as this one. With a merging of cultures and families, incredibly rich details, gorgeous rentals from Planner1Events and a backdrop that makes you want to drop everything and pack your bags. And thanks to the lovely Diana Lupu who snapped the pics, we get to pretend like we were right there with them. More here!

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From Photographer Diana Lupu … Looking back, there was so much heart behind this wedding and so much love surrounded this special couple, that even the weather reflected the array of emotions. From sunshine to happy showers to rainbows, it was an incredible event to witness and be a part of. The Fairmont Mayakoba served as the backdrop for this lovely destination wedding, which hosted guests from around the world. Friends and family poured in from around the country as well across the “pond,” England. Their ceremony was especially significant and beautiful, decorated with traditional elements that celebrated Nazaneen’s family’s Persian culture. The wedding merged Nazaneen and Stephen’s Iranian-English background and it was just the perfect day for this perfectly matched couple.

Photography: Diana Lupu | Wedding Coordinator: Lino Lopez | Wedding Dress: Liancarlo | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Dessy Collection | Catering: Fairmont Mayakoba | Hair And Makeup: Carolina Bellavista | DJ: Blissful Entertainment | Groom's Attire: Burberry | Hotel: Fairmont Mayakoba Riveria Maya Hotel | Bridal Jewelry: Alexis Bittar | Furniture Rentals: Planner1Events | Venue & Hotel: Fairmont Mayakoba Riveria Maya Hotel

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Colorful Playa Del Carmen Wedding

Planning the ultimate getaway (with help from Diamant Events), this darling duo chose the Secret Jewel Celebrations Venue as their destination “I do”. From the colorful ‘maids gowns to the Bride’s timelessly structured dress, every detail For The Love Of It captured is pure paradise and it’s all right here!

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From For The Love Of It…This was a beautiful destination wedding at a private chapel and beach near Playa Del Carmen, Mexico.

From the beautiful Bride…We chose a destination wedding because we wanted it to be a fun experience for all our friends and family as well as us! Lots of our family would have to travel no matter where we had it, so we decided on Mexico as a chance to get away. We looked into several resort wedding locations, but found prices to be way too high for our budget, so luckily we came across the Secret Jewel venue online and read great reviews! My parents were in Mexico at the time so we had them check out the site for us, and they loved it! Ilse, my coordinator, is such a sweet and loving lady. Every bride who has her for a wedding coordinator will not be disappointed! She really pulled through with all the last minute details we had asked for and made our wedding day even more special than we ever had imagined! All of our guests said it was one of the most beautiful wedding sites they’ve ever been to! I have a very eclectic sense of style and that I wanted all different colors and styles of dresses for my girls. I came across a random chinese dress website (coniefoxdress.com) and with budget and look in mind, I was told that all my 4 bridesmaids would look great. (They’d look beautiful no matter what they wore! I had a pretty stunning bridal party, if you can get anyone to object.) I had them all find dresses they loved on the site and we worked with which colors would go well together to create a fun and unique bridal party look. It just so happens that the pastels chosen are this spring’s top trend colors according to In Style magazine. :) So I think we hit the mark. I helped design my dress by Maggie Burns, whom I adore here in Colorado. I wanted something more structured with a timeless elegance and low-cut back….and I think it complimented all the flowy bridesmaids gowns really well.

Photography : For The Love Of It | Coordinator: Diamant Events | Shoes: Manolo Blahnik | Jewelry: Stonebrook | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Coniefox | Caterer: Mavel Banquetes | Groom's Attire: Ben Sherman | Officiant : Padre Hubert Reiner | Venue: Secret Jewel Celebrations Venue | Bridal Gown: Custom Made By Marie Margot | Chapel: Capilla De Santa Maria Del Secreto | Diamond Engagement Ring : Art Of Gold | Earrings: Assael | Hairpiece And Belt : Custom Made By Marie Margot | Suit: Banana Replublic

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Romantic Destination Wedding in Tulum, Mexico

If I had to put my finger on my favorite kind of wedding, it would be a wedding that looked just like this one from Blush Wedding Photography. Why? Well, first it’s filled with love. The kind you can feel through the screen, and that’s my favorite. And second, it’s filled with this gorgeous, seemingly effortless elegance that makes my heart do leaps, making this gallery a big winner in my book.


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From Blush Wedding PhotographyQuite often when people have destination weddings, it’s to have a small intimate wedding. This was not the case for Cristen and Jayson. They had over 100 people fly down for their tropical wedding celebration in Tulum Mexico. A true testament of how wonderful these two are.

Their destination wedding week celebration was perfect from beginning to end. Everyday the sun was shinning, the water was a perfect blue, and the palm trees swayed lightly in the breeze. The best part was, since everyone was there for a week, the couple had time to spend quality time with all their guest. Something that many couples don’t get to do with a traditional one-day wedding.

On the wedding day, Cristen looked so effortlessly beautiful in her designer dress by Ellebay. What makes this dress even more special, since she was the first one to order this design, Ellebay actually named the dress after her! It fit her perfectly the moment she tried it on, it was definitely meant to be her dress. Cristen’s beachy wavy hair left down, complemented her dress and the beach vibe. Their portrait session ended with a picture-perfect sunset. We had a ‘drone’ camera capture Cristin and Jayson as they walked on the beach into the sunset. That night, everyone danced the night away in the warm tropical air. It was perfect.

Photography: Blush Wedding Photography | Wedding Dress: Ellebay | Stationery: Fox And Flourish | Bridesmaids' Dresses: BCBG | Ceremony/Reception Venue: Gran Bahia Principe Tulum In Mexico | Succulent Gift Favours: Balconi

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