Los Cabos Wedding at Cabo del Sol by Amy Bennett Photography
June 29, 2012
CasualBeach Weddings
Cabo del Sol is clearly to-die-drop-dead-gorgeous on its own, but SIGNATURE Event Consulting & Design managed to double the TDDDG factor with their midas touch. This Alvina Valenta clad bride takes it over the top with her stunning big day look, and it certainly doesn't hurt that the groom is a sight for sore eyes. To add to the recipe behind this wedding location sweetness: Cabo just so happens to be the locale of this lovely couple's engagement. If your eyes are in need of a vacay, be our guest and rest them on Amy Bennett Photography's stunning shots in the full gallery!
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From the Bride… Greg and I have a soft spot for Los Cabos — we just love it there! He proposed to me in Cabo last summer, and we knew we had to find a way to fit this place into our wedding plans. Shortly after our engagement, we did some research and found our amazing planners from Signature Mexico: Sarai and Martha. We scheduled a trip to meet them, and we immediately loved their styles and personalities. We were thrilled they 100% understood our wedding vision – a fun and “intimate” wedding weekend for 120 guests. These two ladies are amazing at what they do. I’m still in shock how they kept their cool during the whole process.

Our wedding weekend started on Thursday night. We had a very small group of people for dinner at Esperanza Resort, where Greg and I got engaged. On Friday night (the day before our wedding), we hosted a welcome reception for everyone. This gave us the opportunity to talk to all our friends, relax and have fun. The Hilton set up amazing food stations and desserts to die for – but Sarai and Martha added the finishing touches on the design and décor that made the night perfect! In fact, we scheduled the reception for two hours during the sunset, but since everybody was having so much fun, we had to extend it! For our wedding, we always dreamed about exchanging our vows in front of the ocean surrounded by all our friends and family, so we decided to marry in Cabo del Sol. We both come from very traditional families, so even though a traditional church wedding was a little more complicated, we wanted to make sure the reception was all about having a big party with our friends and family!

We loved our vendors. Planning a destination wedding can be sometimes challenging, so the ladies at Signature set us up with a list of amazing vendors who fit our tastes and expectations (the hair and makeup team made me and all the bridesmaids so happy, the flowers were so beautiful, the music during the reception was awesome, and all our friends were fascinated with our DJ). And last but not least, we wanted to make sure we documented our day with the best photographer in town, and that’s why we hired Amy Bennett. The photos are sweet and geniune, and she was able to tell a beautiful story in pictures. We loved her energy and how great she was with us and all our guests. We had the time of our lives. Cabo will always be a part of us and our relationship!
From SIGNATURE Event Consulting & Design... Erika is a classic, elegant beauty with a beautiful soul, and we really wanted her wedding to reflect her style and spirit. Though her guests were traveling to Los Cabos for her wedding, Erika and Greg were the consummate hosts, and they wanted their family and friends to feel as if they were at home in this beautiful, exotic location. The mood and ambiance was sophisticated yet personal, refined yet relaxed, chic and intimate, stunning in its simplicity. The love was palpable. Erika really paid attention to textures and has an eye for detail (which we love!)! She chose a subtle color palette of neutrals, ivory and blush, with a hint of yellow. We used fabrics made of natural cottons and linen fibers, with a few touches of raffia to embrace this concept of natural elegance. The tablecloths, napkins and furniture created a neutral canvas and a balanced composition to the blush and yellow hued floral arrangements, decor accents and printed materials. Erika and Greg’s very first dance was set to Natalie Cole’s L.O.V.E. It was the perfect musical accompaniment to embrace the tone of the event: Classic Romance!

Wedding Photography: Amy Bennett Photography / Wedding Venue: Cabo del Sol in Los Cabos, Mexico / Wedding Design + Styling: SIGNATURE Event Consulting & Design / Floral Design: Pina Hernandez / Wedding Cinematography: Amy Bennett + Tomek Szott / Wedding Invitations: Smock / Programs + Menus: Shine Invitations / Music: Los Pulpos en su Tinta + DJ Ricardo / Wedding Dress: Alvina Valenta / Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo + Badgley Mischka / Bride's Jewelry: Mavilo / Bride's Hair Fascinator: Joann J. of Abloom New York / Hair + Makeup: Suzanne Morel / Bridesmaids' Dresses: J.Crew / Groom’s Attire: John Varvatos