Infusing Black-Tie Elegance With Tropical Beach Vibes
July 17, 2017
MulticulturalResortFall Weddings
For a couple with a shared love of Mexico, getting married at this dream Cabo spot was a definite must. It's a celebration that has all the makings of a glamorous black-tie affair planned by One and Only Palmilla and florals by Pina Cate Design, but with some seriously gorgeous tropical beach vibes. From Dom Pérignon to fireworks on the beach, watch this Mexico celebration unfold through images by Chris + Lynn and a film by Pink Palm Weddings too.
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This California couple had their destination wedding at a place dear to their hearts for the past 12 years: One and Only Palmilla. One of Los Cabos' most exclusive luxury resorts, the oceanfront property's Turtle Beach, historic Chapel, and Agua by Larbi Restaurant were the settings for the bride and groom's classic black-tie event. The 150 guests enjoyed ocean views, tequila tastings, mariachis, and fireworks to celebrate the couple's love at this Mexico destination wedding.

From the Bride... John and I had always dreamed about getting married in Cabo since it holds such a special place in our hearts. John and his family have been going to their home in San Jose del Cabo since he was born. Their home shares the same beach as One and Only Palmilla - probably the prettiest stretch of sand in all of Los Cabos! Over the past 12 years, we’ve been fortunate enough to travel down there multiple times a year, building many, many amazing memories. We know that it is a place we will continue to visit and hope to make it as special for our family one day as his family has for us. Everything about the resort is perfection. The expansive views, the beautiful setting, the decor, the food, and most notably, the people - the staff at Palmilla are the most genuinely delightful people I have ever met! One time we walked up to the chapel and I was in awe over how beautiful it was. When we were walking back to the house after, John mentioned to me how he’d love to get married there one day. From that moment, I dreamt of us there with our closest family and friends, making it official - and that’s exactly what we did. It was literally a dream come true. The scenery at the Palmilla is so stunning, I didn’t want to overpower it with too much decor and color. I wanted to keep it traditional, authentic, and real. The ceremony was elegant with the classic chiavari chair setup and floral lined staircases leading up to the chapel. Just enough florals to enhance the already gorgeous chapel setting... When I saw the restaurant Agua by Larbi at Palmilla, I knew I wanted my reception to be there. The indoor area completely opens up to the outdoor area, which is surrounded by palm trees. I fell in love just envisioning twinkle lights above the patio where I’d have a dance floor set up. I don’t think I have ever seen a vision come to life so seamlessly and perfectly as this one did. It was perfect. Make sure you find an amazing planner that is local to the location. If you’re getting married in a different country with a different language, make sure she/he speaks fluently in both language (and well!). I can’t tell you how much more amazing my experience was due to the hard work and efforts put forward by Samantha {my planner at the One and Only Palmilla). She did an incredible job at bringing our dream wedding to life!