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Modern Meets Romance with Panoramic Views in Cabo San Lucas!

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[field title=”Wedding Colors”]Tymorie and Elias had 3 events during their wedding week – rehearsal dinner at Acre, welcome party and the weddign day both at The Cape. For the wedding colors: white, cream, neutrals, blush, and a punch of black.
For the rehearsal dinner at Acre: wood, ivory, and tropical greenery. All of the guests wore white![/field]
[field title=”Design / Vibe / Vision”]The Cape has a very specific retro surf vibe, so I wanted the design aesthetic to compliment our surroundings and have a bit of earthiness and texture to it but also contrast with some pretty neutral softness. Their entire celebration was focused on relaxed elegance where the details and customization were intentional and purposeful, but guests were able to enjoy every moment, soak in the scenery, and have fun! Tymorie and Elias were the best hosts for their guests![/field]
[field title=”Proposal Story”]From the bride: We met 10 years prior to our dating. He was a client in the very first salon I worked in, and all the older ladies wanted to set us up. When he finally sat in my chair, he was all business and definitely didn’t seem interested. While we realized we had many mutual friends, we found ourselves running into each other over the course of 10 years. We reconnected after I ended a bad relationship, and the rest was history. I knew he was everything I was waiting for my whole life, just after one date. We were inseparable from that moment on. We dated for 2 years before he proposed.

He chose a random day to throw me off. It was a normal Saturday where we met family for brunch. We were casual and it was THE last thing I expected. After our day, he took me to “meet” some other friends for a sunset and cocktails on the beach. When we arrived and our friends were not there, I immediately felt his nervousness as we were standing at a lookout spot. Before I knew it he was down on a knee and I was so emotional and happy, I literally blacked out! A photographer popped out of the bushes and our friends came running to us. It was perfect for us in every way![/field]
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[field title=”Wedding Gown”]Tymorie wore Enzoani with shoes by Alias Mae. She onHer haglowwed and looked so beautiful! Her hair was down in soft curls for the ceremony but her salon besties helped whip it into a low messy bun for the grand entrance and for the remainder of the night.
[field title=”Bridesmaid Dresses”]The Matron of Honor was the bride’s sister and she wore a soft and flowy blush gown.[/field]
[field title=”Groomsman Attire”]Elias wore a custom suit by B.Spoke by Alyssa Struiksma and his shoes were Magnanni.
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[field title=”Food & Drink”]For the wedding, the couple had a family-style dinner consisting of the following courses:

Roasted Pumpkin, Ramonetti Cheese and Prosciutto Empanadas
Baja Style Seafood Ceviche on Corn Tostada with Guacamole
Sweet Corn and Black Bean Salad, Cotija Cheese, Tomato, Avocado

Roasted Chicken Breast over Poblano Pepper Raja Poblanas
Grilled Local Catch and Asparagus, Jalapeno Citrus Gremolata
Flat Iron steak, Lobster potato mash, Black mole demiglace

The Ledge Double Coconut Cake
Ancho Pepper Spiced Triple Chocolate Mousse
Cinnamon Dusted Churros and Cajeta Butterscotch, chocolate sauce

Welcome Cocktails
The Cape: Mezcal, Basil, Citrus
Spritz Mint: Aperol, Prosseco, Mint
Brujo: Averna, Strega, Bourbon[/field]
[field title=”Florals & Decor”]Texture was important in the florals. Dried florals and palms paired with soft blooms were the main focus. The Bride’s bouquet was hand tied in an organic shape using lisianthus, roses, rehydrated bleached material and seasonal blooms [/field]
[field title=”Wedding Cake”]No cake here! They had a plated dessert trio at the end of dinner and late-night churros with chocolate and caramel dipping sauces so guests could grab and get back on the dance floor![/field]
[field title=”Readings, Ceremony Music, Reception Songs”]We had a mariachi band play once Tymorie and Elias kissed at the end of the ceremony and then they all led guests to cocktail hour! What a way to kick-off the celebration!

The fireworks to open the dance floor were a surprise from the groom to the bride! Her reaction was incredible and it was such a heartfelt moment. Everyone rushed the dance floor – the energy was insane and the DJ kept it going![/field]
[field title=”Special Detail #1″]Each guest was welcomed in their hotel room with a custom woven tote complete with tequila, shot glasses and a hangover kit. Such a festive surprise![/field]
[field title=”Special Detail #2″]From the bride: I knew I wanted to enjoy the process of planning without being burnt out by the end. All I wanted was the best night with sentimental touches. Elias wanted over the top. Michelle Garibay, our wedding planner is a master at her craft and when all three of us connected so quickly, I knew her professional vision was going to create something so much more grand and beautiful than we ever could. We picked a venue that absolutely suited us and our vision, so I knew I wanted Michelle to tie in the aspects of the hotel. She did, and BEYOND. It was more beautiful than I could have ever pictured.[/field]
[field title=”Special Detail #3″]Their beloved chocolate Lab Finley was present as well in the custom cocktail napkins and the signature cocktail was named after him (and he was a delish skinny, spicy margarita!). There was even a cutout of him manning the bar!

From the bride: Being a Covid couple, we had to reschedule our date 3 times. Over the course of the year delay, we wondered if we would ever get to have the wedding we were so patiently waiting for. When it finally happened, all of our guests, especially us, were so ready to experience life after the shutdowns. The hype and excitement from postponing made our day THAT much more spectacular and the energy of our guests was unmatched! We loved the intimate and exclusive feel of a smaller resort. The hotel is immaculate in every way. And the modern touches of the resort with the views of the ocean allowed us to have a dressier destination wedding. We didn’t want to be casual. We wanted elegance on vacation!

Bride’s occupation
Owner of SalonDLM / hairstylist

Groom’s occupation
Director of Business Development for Johnson Controls Security [/field]
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Photography: Rachael McCall | Cinematography: Krystal Productions Los Cabos | Event Planning: Michelle Garibay Events | Floral Design: Cristina Gonzalez | Wedding Dress: Enzoani | Invitations: Something Lettered | Groom's Attire: b.spoke | Beauty: Jessica Hale Frederick | DJ and Lighting: DJ Alex | Gifting and Signage: Bells & Whistles | Live Music: Alonso Aguirre | Location: The Cape, A Thompson Hotel | Mariachi: Musicale Cabo | Rehearsal Dinner Venue: Acre Resort | Rentals: Bazaar Cabo

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Proof That a Wedding Exit by Boat Is Sea-Riously Worth It

This sun-drenched, floral-filled dream has us craving a long vacay somewhere tropical and warm. If you’re looking for wedding inspiration that is every bit romantic as it is beachy – then this one’s for you! Just wait until you lay eyes on the colorful, feminine color palette and organic arrangements from Natural Pina, they’re just too good to be true. Leave it to Sophie Epton Photography to capture every swoon-worthy detail, see it all unfold at the full gallery!

From Chassie Anders, owner of Crown of Glory BeautyAs a hair + makeup artist, I have had the opportunity to work on a number of styled shoots, but this one was a first for me. I recently attended a conference in Austin, TX called The Up Factor, and after listening from some of the wedding industry’s finest, I had a dream to get to Cabo and create some content for my future brides, website, and other social media platforms. So I sent an email titled “So Many Dreams” to my photographer friend, Sophie Epton, and with her guidance, I began turning my dream into a reality.

Each detail of this shoot was very intentional from our choice of vendors, shooting in soft light on film, to the color palette. Our hope was to give each vendor freedom to create something pretty, magical, and new in order to give some inspiration for future couples. The end result blew me away. I could not have asked for a better team of collaborators who helped work together to complete the project. Every little detail fell into place, and I am still in awe each time I look at these photos. While we wanted to create something magical, we also wanted it to feel real. Day one, we shot the beach side ceremony and courtyard reception. While the florist and amazing Diamante crew were setting up the ceremony, Sophie and I were at a stunning residence on property setting up the tablescape, and getting our bride + groom ready to say “I do”.

The home’s Mexican desert cottage vibes were the perfect background for each shot. As soon as I arrived on property, I just knew that we had to place our reception table in front of the coral and white bougainvillea blooms in the front courtyard. Did I mention the dreamy Mexican tiled fountain? Like I said, perfect backdrop for our reception. After a group effort of setting up the table with a Tono & Co linen runner, gold flatware, and the most beautiful arrangement of blooms (some picked from the florist’s personal garden), we lit the candles, and Sophie began shooting her magic.

The “wedding guests” enjoyed eating all the beautiful gourmet foods + drinks prepared by Diamante‘s head chef. After our mock reception, we headed over to the beach. Walking barefoot up to the ceremony felt intimate with only 12 thonet chairs set up; while the sea of insane flowers installed at the altar made it feel like a dream. As the sun was setting, the ocean roaring, and wind blowing, we shot the ceremony. We captured some great moments of our local couple, Gaby + Andres. I loved that they were a real married couple, because you could feel their chemistry as they gazed into each other’s eyes. After the sun went down, we headed to have a much needed celebratory dinner + drinks at The Dunes, one of Diamante‘s restaurant spots, and discussed as a team how the day went.

Day two, we focused on the detail shots of the dreamy invitation suite, the Susie Saltzman rose gold ring, bridal bouquet +boutonnieres, getting ready, and the couple on the staircase lined with more bougainvilleas and Agave plants. But that’s not even the most exciting part—we got to set sail with our bride + groom on The Mick Yacht, often used by Diamante for sunset cruises. We were able to get shots of our couple in front of The Arch!! I kept on pinching myself because I could not believe that we were all here, in Cabo, and we just wrapped up my dream shoot.

Photography: Sophie Epton Photography | Florist: Pina Hernandez | Wedding Dress: Unbridaled | Invitations: Dreams and Nostalgia | Jewelry: David Yurman | Ring: Susie Saltzman | Catering: Diamante Events | Venue : Diamante Events | Wedding Venue: Diamante Events | Groom Styling : Caleigh Hill | Hair + Makeup + Planning: Crown of Glory Beauty | Linen: Tono Co | Rentals: Diamante Events | Sunset Cruise : Diamante Events

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This Eight Day Celebration Is What Destination Weddings Are All About

You know what’s better than spending one day in celebration of your wedding? Spending eight. And that’s exactly what the handsome duo of Yahwe and Luca did – turned to the team at Del Cabo Weddings to plan an epically good time that included yacht parties, beach days and, of course, an awesome seaside ceremony. And guess what? We’re loving every minute.

When your guests travel from 30+ countries from across the globe (including Italy, France, New Zealand and Argentina), you better believe an amazing time will be waiting. And as CEO of Del Cabo Weddings, Yahwe Garcia most definitely understood. Together with his stylish hubs, Luca, and the talented team of designers and planners at Del Cabo Weddings, he managed to host a celebration that guests are surely still talking about. Think a trend-setting eight day celebration in Baja’s La Paz and Cabo San Lucas. There were even Madonna and Beyonce impersonators. And you know that’s awesome.

Tackling your very own week (or more) celebration may sound intimidating – especially if it’s not in your very own backyard. But trust Yahwe and Luca on this one – Del Cabo Weddings has you covered. With their 30+ years of experience, amazing vendor list and fab relationships with every venue in Cabo San Lucas and San Jose Del Cabo, they can do everything from plan your rehearsal dinner to organize those welcome bags. They even have a techie team and landscapers that can guarantee your day is as dreamy as you always wanted. And did we mention their three warehouses filled with decor?!?

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If you can’t stop dreaming of that insanely stylish Mexican wedding, like Yahwe and Luca’s, contact Del Cabo Weddings today. Their team of designers + planners will bend over backwards to make sure your big moment is perfect, and that means a relaxing wedding celebration for you, sans any stress. Just the way it should be.

Photographer: Pink Palm Photo | Photographer: Chino Lemus | Videographer: Mango Productions | Wedding Planner: Del Cabo Weddings | Caterer: Süße Poesie | Resort: Campestre Beach Club Cabo San Lucas | Wedding Decor: Del Cabo Weddings

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Newly Engaged? Here’s How You Start Planning That Dream Wedding

Valentine’s Day proposals are some of our faves and if you’re starting your February 15th off with a brand new sparkler on your ring finger, congrats are definitely in order. Now it’s time to get planning, and if you’ve been dreaming of a Mexican celebration since before your engagement (we won’t tell), we’ve got you covered with a meet ‘n’ greet with the talented team that will make it all happen – Del Cabo Weddings.

Awesome weddings always begin with the right vendor team, especially when it comes to destination celebrations. I mean, planning your “I do’s” in paradise can be a little tricky, so choosing a team of planners that knows it all is, well… essential. We love Del Cabo Weddings for their experience (over 30 years, you guys), their long list of fab vendors and their steadfast relationships with all of the gorgeous venues in Cabo San Lucas and San Jose Del Cabo. Yep, they can do it all – from planning your rehearsal dinner to designing a breathtaking, but totally unique wedding to all of those little details you didn’t even know you had to handle. (And, trust us… there’s a lot of them.)

We all know that Valentine’s Day proposals are the epitome of romance, so if you’re newly engaged as of today, you’ll need to host a celebration that can match your engagement story. One of the reasons we adore Del Cabo Weddings so much is their ability to really get to know each of their clients, even from far-off locales. (They even have a fun quiz to get the process started.) The time they take to really invest in you shines through each and every wedding they plan – cookie-cutter weddings are nowhere to be found.

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Dreamy weddings in Mexico with a nice vacay on the side are basically our jam, and Del Cabo Weddings are our go-to for planning. From their decor warehouse to a talented staff of techies and even landscapers (!), they’ll make certain your Big Day is awesome. Which means less stress for you and more fun to be had. Check out even more of this gorgeous photo shoot captured by Steve Steinhardt (with talented actors Shelby Tate Major and Enrique Rodriguez!) here, then connect with Del Cabo Weddings today to get planning asap!

Photography: Steve Steinhardt Photography | Videography: Land's End Film | Event Planning: Del Cabo Weddings | Florist: Mar | Actors: Shelby Tate Major and Enrique Rodriguez | Decor: Del Cabo Weddings | Resort: Cloisters | Wardrobe: The Shoppes at Palmilla

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The “Skinny” on Lauryn Evart’s Stunning Cabo Wedding

If you are obsessed with The Skinny Confidential as much as we are, then you know that Lauryn Evarts is not your typical bride. Together with Del Cabo Weddings, this fashion influencer and blogger tackled her wedding in the same way she tackles her awesome blog posts – with a totally authentic and zen vibe. The results? A goth meets romantic affair that will definitely go down in history as one of our faves here at SMP. We love this lady.

If you’re one of the million people that follow Lauryn Evarts, you’ve been waiting on pins and needles to see her Cabo San Lucas wedding. Well, we’ve got the goods – and it’s a stunning affair with everything from a gorgeous gown (hey there, illusion cut-out) to a sophisticated black and gold color palette to an intimate locale on the beach that provided views for days. Lauryn’s vision for a luxurious goth affair was definitely one for the ages, and Del Cabo Weddings was there for every fabulous second… even those pink margaritas she had waiting for each of her lucky guests. (They’re good at all of those little details.)

We love Lauryn for a lot of reasons (her site is chock-full of examples), but we have to say that we fell even more in love with her when we followed along with her big day. Because, you guys? She did it HER way… and with the help of Del Cabo Weddings, it was really a party that stands out in all of the best ways. But that’s what Del Cabo Weddings is so well known for – taking your vision and really making it a reality. We’re obsessed with the long table for her intimate guest list and, of course, those black and gold stylings are everything. But what we really adore is her ability to kick aside traditions and do what felt right for her and her man. Tequila and champagne? No cake? A medley of fab cuisine? Check. Check. Check.

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Goth with a side of softness isn’t always an easy vision to make happen, but Lauryn and Del Cabo Weddings most definitely succeeded. Get inspired by perusing every gorgeous moment in the gallery, then head to Del Cabo Weddings to start planning your very own amazing set of nuptials – their team of talented pros will make that dream day happen with a list of awesome vendors, hotel + resort connections and you.

Photography: Katherine Rose and Luke Griffin | Cinematography: Arielle Levy | Event Design: Esoteric Events | Floral Design: Areté Florals | Bride's Shoes: Jason Ascher | Hair & Makeup: Kelsey Long & Shawn Knudsen | Venue: Cloisters | Bridal Robe: Cloud Hunter | Head Piece & Veil: Eden Luxe Bridal | Invitations & Paper Goods: Bliss & Bone | Wedding Planning & Decor : Del Cabo Weddings

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A Fashion Blogger Turned Boho-Chic Bride

Ever the laid back Bride, Meggan of Somewhere, Lately, opted to let her planner, Lauren, from Amy Abbott Weddings + Events take the lead on creating the relaxed, boho-chic wedding she was dreaming of. As you can see from the breathtaking photos captured by Anna Gomes and the video by Cinematic Touch, Lauren did not disappoint. From the all-white Show Me Your Mumu Bridesmaids’ dresses to the rustic ceremony arch, every detail was beachy perfection. We seriously cannot pick a favorite!

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From the Bride… Kyle and I decided on getting married in Cabo because we love the beach. I was a very laid back bride and let my wedding planner, Lauren, take the reins. I knew whatever she picked would be gorgeous and had total trust in her. I told her lots of florals, gold, lace, and wood accents for a relaxed, boho-chic vibe. She made my vision come to life, and I couldn’t have been more pleased.

We got married on the beach at Cabo Azul, which is in San Jose del Cabo. It’s private compared to the beach downtown, so you don’t have to worry about beach-goers in the background of your pictures. My grandpa officiated our wedding, which made it extra special. After the ceremony, our guests walked right up to Javiers for cocktail hour, which included a mariachi band, yummy cocktails, and appetizers. The reception was right next to cocktail hour, which made it easy for guests to get around. We started the reception with our first dance and then had everyone come and join us on the dance floor. It was so much fun to get some dancing in before dinner started and really set the tone for the party! Kilometro Band played, and they did not disappoint. After dinner and speeches, we danced the night away. It was a night we will never forget!



Photography: Anna Gomes | Cinematography: Cinematic Touch | Event Planning: Amy Abbott Events | Wedding Dress: Ines Di Santo | Ceremony Venue: Maria Villafane | Reception Venue: Maria Villafane | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Show Me Your Mumu | Hair + Makeup: Blanc Bridal Salon | Band: Kilometro | Bride: Somewhere, Lately | Rehearsal Dinner Venue: Flora Farms | Rentals: Del Cabo Weddings

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Pink ombre + gold glitter in paradise? We love.

I love a bride and groom who aren’t afraid of a little color, and this stunning duo? Their embracing pink ombre in the most elegant of ways.  Think drop-dead gorgeous florals from Elena Dany, a sweet collection of bridesmaid frocks and paper goods from Papellerie that are all sorts of awesome. All planned by the talented Belle of the Ball, this is destination glam done oh-so-right. See it all captured by Nancy Aidee right here in THE VAULT, then press play on the film from Sculpting with Time below.


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From the Bride… I wanted our day to be elegant and beautiful. At the same time, I wanted it to be FUN since everyone was making a special trip for us to Mexico! We wanted a destination wedding and once we decided on Cabo, we knew we wanted to incorporate Mexican elements into the day. Hacienda Cocina y Cantina was the perfect venue for this! We loved the idea of having our ceremony & cocktail hour on the beach, dinner in an indoor/outdoor space and dancing in the palapa along the Sea of Cortez.

Each bridesmaid wore a different style dress in a different shade of pink for an ombre effect. The escort cards were attached to maracas and were in pink ombre as well. The groomsmen’s bow ties had fish & hooks on them, which I thought was a fun, subtle element. My dress was a faint blush, which I loved! The beautiful florals were also different shades of pink and made for a very colorful and elegant setting.

For the day of the wedding, all of the bridesmaids, house party, flower girls, mother of the bride and I got ready in Mexican Mumu dresses. Jarrett and I loved our entrance into dinner, our intro song was an instrumental version of Jay Z’s “Big Pimpin'” and everyone shook their maracas so loud for the entrance. It was a surreal & awesome moment. We also loved dancing to Indian music with my Indian family members.

One of my most special details is the picture of my dad I had pinned to the inside of my bouquet, just like my sister did at her wedding. He passed away 10 years ago and it was nice to have my dad with me while my mom walked me down the aisle. Our first dance was “In My Life” by the Beatles. We both grew up listening to the Beatles with our parents and wanted a classic song.

Photography: Nancy Aidee Photography
 | Cinematography: Sculpting With Time Productions | Event Planning: Belle Events | Floral Design: ELENA DAMY Destination Wedding Planners, Floral & Event Designers | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Stationery: Papellerie | Bride's Shoes: Rene Caovilla | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Lela Rose | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Amsale | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Lula Kate | Hair + Makeup: Blanc Bridal Salon | Bow Ties: Vineyard Vines | Groom's Attire: Calvin Klein | Venue: Hacienda Cocina Y Cantina | Bridal Boutique: Casa de Novia Bridal Couture | Crest Design: Carolyn Jane

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A Hurricane Forced This Couple to Postpone Their Wedding Two Times! But It Was So Worth It!

Six weeks before their original wedding date, Cabo San Lucas was left devastated by Hurricane Odile, forcing this beautiful bride and groom to postpone their destination wedding. After further discussions with their vendors, including Amy Abbott Events, they decided to postpone even further. Thankfully, the third time was the charm and the day turned out beautifully with help from vendors like Del Cabo Event Design and Suzanne Morel Face and Body Care. See it all, courtesy of Cali Frankovic and Sam Perches, in The Vault!

From The Bride…Nick and I love to travel. Once engaged, we knew we wanted a destination wedding. We also wanted the celebration to be a week-long event with all of our family and friends. My career is in the hospitality/wedding industry, so a destination wedding was a must for me. I dreamed of leaving all of the wedding week events to the experts.

Choosing Cabo San Lucas was an easy decision for us. Nick and I were in a long distance relationship throughout our three years of dating and being engaged. In reality, our relationship grew out of a suitcase and countless plane tickets. Traveling just about anywhere for our wedding was not a problem for us. Cabo was an extremely well located place for both our northern and southern guests. The minute we arrived in Cabo for our first wedding site visit, we instantly feel in love with everything Baja. From the great people, to the fun culture, to the amazing food, we knew this was the perfect place.

Then, September 14th, 2014 happened. The beautiful town of Cabo San Lucas was hit by the devastating category 4 Hurricane Odile. At the time, our wedding was scheduled for November 1st, 2014, just 6 weeks later. Odile was a catastrophic blow for all the people in the Baja, as they went without electricity for weeks and many of their homes were destroyed. However, through it all, it was amazing to see the resilience of the people in the Baja. They immediately banded together and brought Cabo back to life in a matter of weeks. We had our hearts set on our dream wedding in Cabo, especially at the magical Esperanza Resort. Due to the damage from the hurricane and all of the uncertainties in Cabo going forward, we initially decided to postpone the wedding until January 2015. After further discussions with everyone in Cabo and at Esperanza, we made the decision to postpone even further, to March, 21st, 2015, as the resort was completely destroyed by the hurricane. Third time is a charm, right?!

Through it all, the wait was worth it! We kicked it all off the wedding week with a welcome dinner at The Office on Medano Beach. Guests enjoyed wonderful food, great live music, and the lively and fun beach atmosphere. The following day we took all of our guests on a private sunset cruise on the Tropicat, which was a huge hit. The sunset cruise included fun food, great music, breathtaking sunsets, and even a whale jumping show from the local talent. After the cruise, we continued the night with a pub crawl to all of the famous downtown Cabo hot spots.

The next day we hosted a beach party at the beautiful Esperanza Beach. With the help of the amazing staff, we created the perfect venue for fun in the sun, including lounge chairs, delicious food, and some signature margaritas. We followed the beach party up with the rehearsal dinner at Hacienda Cocina y Cantina. We had a live band, memorable speeches from our wedding party, and some more excellent Mexican food.

Esperanza is a secluded and magical place. Our wedding ceremony was located on the Esperanza Beach, with the backdrop of the crashing waves and the view of the famous arch. Seeing Nick for the first time that day, while I walked down the aisle, his uncle played the violin to tune of the traditional Wedding March, I was overwhelmed with love. My father, also a musician in his spare time, surprised me and wrote a song for my wedding day. As he played his song, “No Ordinary Girl,” there was not a dry eye in crowd. Nick and I kept the emotions going, as we wrote our own vows and pronounced our love to one another.

Following the ceremony, a Mariachi band played while our guests enjoyed the cocktail hour on the terraces of the Punta Ballena Beach Club. Then our guests enjoyed a three course dinner. The food portion of the reception was important to Nick and me, as we love great food and wanted to share that love with our guests. The meal started with tuna ceviche, followed by a deconstructed beet salad, and the main course options of lamb, tamales, or sea bass.

After dinner, The Kilometro Band fired things up and the fiesta began. We surprised our guests with a live donkey for the photo booth, as well as a cigar roller…both of which were a huge hit! We danced for hours, and then transitioned the party to the beach. We created the perfect late night venue with chairs and bean bags on the sand, fun food and snacks, and a bonfire. My father played music on his guitar, while our guests sang along late into the night. It was the best night of our lives!


Photography: Cali Frankovic | Cinematography: Sam Perches | Event Planning: Amy Abbott Events | Floral Design: Pina Hernandez Floral Design | Wedding Dress: Anne Barge Collection | Invitations: Whitney Bird Designs | Ceremony Venue: Esperanza | Reception Venue: Esperanza | Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Lulu’s | Catering: Esperanza | Hair + Makeup: Suzanne Morel Face and Body Care | Band: Kilometro | Groom’s Attire: Calvin Klein | Mariachi Band: Gilberto Mariachi | Rentals: Del Cabo Event Design

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They Returned to the Spot of Their First Vacation to Say “I Do”

When your first vacation as a couple is to Cabo San Lucas, why not return there for your wedding? For this Bride and Groom, a destination wedding in Cabo meant that they could share their memories with friends and family and create new ones together. And with the help of vendors like Creative Destination Events and Suzanne Morel Face and Body Care, is was a celebration to remember. Experience the magic for yourself, courtesy of Pink Palm Photo in The Vault!

From The Bride…We first met in Zurich, Switzerland at a work training program. The program continued in NYC where we planned to meet again for a run…and our relationship took off from there! In April 2014, he planned a spontaneous weekend trip to New York City. Since our first “date” was a run through Central Park, he planned for us to go for a run there and surprised me by proposing in the middle of our run! It was a very intimate moment!

We wanted our wedding to be an intimate event during which we had several days to spend with our closest family and friends, and for it to be a unique experience for everyone. That’s why we decided on a destination wedding!

Cabo San Lucas was our first vacation together and we had such an incredible time there so we wanted to share that experience with family and friends. It is such a meaningful place for us and our families. Our guests were skeptical at first about traveling to Mexico, but then became very excited and supportive!

Our ceremony location at Villa Turquesa was so beautiful & located in one of the most picturesque parts of Cabo. Our view was better than anywhere else I’ve been there! The gold and white decor enhanced the view, and we and our guests were stunned at the beauty of everything.

One of the best ideas we made for our wedding was having all our family and friends stay in homes together. We rented three villas in Pedregal. Casa Turquesa, in Pedregal, was where a majority of our guests stayed. It really brought everyone closer and allowed our families to get to know each other so much better than if everyone booked separate hotels. It was so much fun to wake up and have breakfast together and just hang out by the pool all day.

My dad walking me down the aisle and his speech were very meaningful. My dad had a heart attack two months before our original wedding date (April 2015). It meant so much to Chris and I and our families that he was there and was healthy enough to be a part of all of the “father-of-the-bride” traditions. I was so grateful for that.

For our ceremony just before sunset, we decided to write our own vows. Saying our own vows to each other was the best decision we ever made. I am terrified of public speaking so I had been worrying about it for months but it was such an intimate moment for us and I’m so glad that we did it. It was definitely one of our favorite moments.

Our first dance under the twilight sky is another best memory. We decided when we first started the wedding planning process that we wanted to have a really fun first dance to surprise our family and friends. It was such a memorable moment for us. We had all of our guests clapping to the music and laughing at us because of how silly and playful it was. It really set the tone for the rest of the evening! We had the most amazing lighting then too. The photos look so great!

Our photographers, a husband & wife team from Pink Palm Photo were amazing! They were so easy to work with and really made the process enjoyable and fun. They found lots of ways to make our photos look natural and not staged. And on the wedding day, we hardly knew they were there. Somehow they captured all the amazing moments we want to always remember but I feel like I never saw them!

From Creative Destination Events…Planning this’ wedding was an extraordinary experience, from the first site visit they did to the end of the evening on the wedding day!

The bride was seeking a very particular style. She wanted the mixture between something very elegant, classy and modern as well as natural.

The final showcase and décor was unique. An organic but very chic and elegant look with a modern touch reflected in the geometrical lanterns and gold accents.

One of our favorite design details was the way the white distressed tables made a perfect match with the beautiful chiffon runner, elegant but keeping the natural look of the furniture.

We also loved the combination of gold accents with very natural and organic flowers. And incorporating the beautiful setting of Cabo made the vision complete!

Photography: Pink Palm Photo | Event Planning + Design: Creative Destination Events | Floral Design: Cabo Floral Studio | Wedding Dress: Johanna Johnson | Invitations: Postscript Paper | Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Catering: A Matter Of Taste | Hair + Makeup: Suzanne Morel Face and Body Care | DJ: DJ Mijares | Groom's Attire: J.Crew | Venue: Cabovillas Com | Earrings: Melissa Joy Manning | Rentals & Decor: Cabo Linens, Things and More

This Engagement Shoot Is What Love Looks Like

See these smiles? Yeah, that’s real. That’s genuine joy right there if I do say so myself and I can’t get enough of it. Dana Fernandez is my hero today, capturing these cuties in Cabo; if you’re in need of a mood boost, head right over to our Vault and you will not be disappointed.

From the Bride-to-be… We chose to do our engagement shoot in Cabo to capture our love for the beach and travel. Matthew and I have been to Cabo a handful of times together starting early on in our relationship. It is a very meaningful place for us where we have shared many fond memories and will continue to do so. To further emphasize our love of exploring the world together, Matthew is wearing a pair of shoes we got on a trip to Germany. We also love getting dressed up so we went all out with a suit and gown. Taking the photos was paired with a weekend spent in Cabo with both of our parents and Matthew’s aunt, Dana (the photographer ), which made it truly unforgettable!

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Photography: Josh & Dana Fernandez | Gown: Rent The Runway | Suit: M Penner | Film Lab: The Find Lab

A Cabo Wedding Designed for the Modern Bride

With family spread across 17 different countries, this couple knew a destination wedding was a perfect way to organize the chaos. They chose the beaches of Cabo San Lucas and set out to plan their sleek and chic nuptials with a sexy Baja vibe. From the hair and makeup by Suzanne Morel to entire floral and event design perfected by Elena Damy, there’s so much inspiration to steal and thanks to Ashley Bosnick we’ve got it all inside The Vault!

From The Bride…“Why Mexico?” everyone asked. “Why not?!” I said with a big smile. Douglas is Swedish, I’m from Chicago and we have family and friends spread over 17 countries. We loved the idea of all our friends and family being in the same country (let alone the same hotel) for five days to celebrate with us. And the added bonus of sun and sand for the albeit beautiful but rather pale Swedes made for an easy decision.

We began the festivities on Wednesday evening with a fabulous salsa beach party and ended with a barely able to stand Sunday brunch. It was important to us that everyone have the holiday of a lifetime, endless margaritas, late night tacos, sketchy “high-school spring-break” clubbing, and epic salsa dancing from my mother made the weekend just that – absolutely unforgettable.

Our wedding had a neutral palette with a European vibe and was held at The Resort at Pedregal with the reception held at a private villa in the cliffs of Pedregal. The day was everything we could have hoped for – surrounded by family and friends in a gorgeous place to exchange our vows and celebrate our marriage.

From Elena Damy Destination Weddings… As you can see from the breathtaking photos from Ashley Bosnick, Nina and Douglas’ wedding was the perfect blend of European elegance and modern Mexico. The bride and groom worked closely with our wedding planner, Claudia Morales, to carefully plan each aspect of the wedding weekend.

When it came time to create the event design, Elena Damy, our Creative Director and Lead Floral Designer, was inspired by the couple’s worldly, sophisticated style and playful, down-to-earth charm. Without a doubt, it was easy to bring their graceful tone into the already warm, rustic refinement of Pedregal. For the ceremony, Elena designed a natural wooden structure with an abstract display of cream and white flowers blended with twirling vines and greens. Lining the aisle were tall contemporary glass hurricanes, each holding a single open rose.

The bride’s bouquet mirrored the ceremony flowers, with open garden roses mixed with organic greens loosely cascading for a natural Baja feel. For the reception at Casa Turquesa, Elena layered classic table settings with neutral linens, natural woods, weathered metallic candles, and low, lush flowers for an intimate, family dinner. Subtle wooden Bride and Groom signs were hung on the back of the bride and groom’s chairs, and loosely strung flowers, crystal drops and organic vines hung from the chandeliers overhead.

Nina changed into another gorgeous wedding gown for their cake cutting and dancing into the wee hours! Bright, rich reds and sexy dance tunes put the finishing touches on Nina and Douglas’ amazing wedding weekend!

Photography: Ashley Bosnick Photography | Cinematography: Flicker Shack Films | Wedding Planning + Design: ELENA DAMY Destination Wedding Planners, Floral & Event Designers | Floral Design: ELENA DAMY Destination Wedding Planners, Floral & Event Designers | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang | Ceremony Venue: The Resort At Pedregal | Reception Venue: Villa Belle Etoile | Bride's Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Catering: The Major Catering Los Cabos | Hair + Makeup: Suzanne Morel Face and Body Care | Calligraphy: Wondrous Whimsy | DJ: DJ Mijares | Groom's Attire: Bespoke Suits | String Quartet: Violetta Poletek | Maid Of Honor Dress: Alice & Olivia

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Elegant Cabo Wedding

Take a stunning duo, a dream team of vendors (hello, Amy Abbott EventsDel Cabo Event Design and Pina Hernandez) and an amazing Cabo locale and the results are this: a seriously sophisticated day overflowing with elegant details and beautiful moments.  From the fabulous golden touches to the lace table runners to the breathtaking seaside ceremony.  See it all captured by Sara Richardson in THE VAULT right this way.

From the Bride… I have always wanted to get married near the ocean and Cabo has always held a special place in my heart. Cullen and I have traveled there several times and made many great memories there. When we got engaged it was an easy decision to choose Cabo as the place to have our wedding weekend. The beautiful beaches, laid-back vibe, and great restaurants make Cabo a great place to throw a party. Within a few weeks of getting engaged we flew down to scout out a location for our big day. We hired the amazing Amy Abbott of Amy Abbott Events and scouted out our venue. We chose Cabo del Sol because it held the perfect mix of rustic elegance and natural beauty.

Our wedding day was absolutely perfect! We had 175 of our closest friends and family join us over the Memorial day weekend to celebrate. Amy Abbott and her awesome staff went above and beyond my expectations for the event and executed my vision perfectly. Everything from the lounge furniture, hanging lanterns and glass blown hearts on the place settings were perfect. Cullen and I were in agreement that the music was the most important element to the party. The James Speer band flew in from Austin and had our guests dancing before dinner was served and well into the evening.

Our friends and family had an amazing time and we are still hearing about how much fun our wedding was. Sara Richardson perfectly captured all our most precious moments throughout the night and we have a lot of really fun pictures from the dance party with all our guests. We both wish we could go back and experience it all one more time!


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Photography: Sara Richardson Photography | Floral Design: Pina Hernandez | Wedding Dress: Nha Khanh | Cake: Sweet Dreams Cabo | Invitations: Yeti & The Beast | Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Amsale | Catering: Cabo del Sol Golf Course and Resort | Hair And Makeup: Blanc On-Location Salon | Band: James Speer Band | Venue: Cabo del Sol Golf Course and Resort | Event Planning & Coordination: Amy Abbott Events | Guitarist: James Daryl Currie | Mariachi: Mariachi Nuevo Jalisience | Rentals: Del Cabo Weddings

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Cabo San Lucas Beachside Hotel Wedding

A winter wedding in Cabo San Lucas is always an idea we can get behind! This one’s a kick-off-your-shoes kind of affair, with a ceremony on the beach and reggae tunes at the reception, that has us swept off our feet! Beautifully captured by Sara Richardson Photography, you can dive into the full gallery right here.

From the beautiful Bride… Mariano and I met in Cabo San Lucas. There was no need for conversation – of course we would tie the knot there! We have so many insanely beautiful memories at the beaches, camping, fishing and diving in Cabo that we were so excited to solidify our relationship on the beach down there with our closest friends and family members present.

We chose to have the wedding on December 6th 2014 at The Cabo Surf Hotel because of its intimacy and simplicity. The hotel itself is not huge so we knew that it would allow for a more private setting. Fifty-five friends and family members made it to the celebration and everything went magically. The amount of love during our special day was overflowing. I’ll never forget all the cat calls during the ceremony, all the happy tears that were shed, the dancing, and the insanely gorgeous huge red moon that appeared just as the reception was kicking off.

The Shamans, a local band play from Cabo, couldn’t have been a better fit with their classic rock reggae vibes. The tables and flowers by Pina were simple and gorgeous! Everyone had a sand dollar with their name on it that we flew in from the Bahamas, and my sister made our favorite homemade oatmeal cookies as a midnight snack for everyone to take home with them! I was so grateful to our photographer Sara Richardson and her team for capturing every moment. She has a romantic, organic style that I adore, and we will cherish the photos from her forever!

Photography: Sara Richardson Photography | Coordination: Cabo Surf Hotel | Floral Design: Pina Hernandez | Wedding Dress: Allure Bridal | Invitations: Love VS. Design | Shoes: Tory Burch | Bridesmaids' Dresses: BCBGMAXAZRIA | Catering: Cabo Surf Hotel | Band: The Shamans | Groom's Attire: J.Crew | Wedding Venue: Cabo Surf Hotel

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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.

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 Photography | Videography: Jorge Ibarra | Wedding Coordinator: 12 Tribes At Casa Dorada | Floral Design: Florenta Flower Design | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang | Invitations: Shine Wedding Invitations | Bride's Shoes: Louboutin | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Adrianna Papell | Bridesmaids' Dresses: BCBGMAXAZRIA | Catering: 12 Tribes At Casa Dorada | DJ: DJ Alex | Groomsmen's Ties: Tom James | Groom's Attire: Tom James | Ceremony & Reception Venue: 12 Tribes At Casa Dorada | Groom's Cufflinks: Tiffany & Co. | Groom's Tie: Baroni | Groom's Watch: Panarai | Hair & Make-up: Suzanne Morel Face and Body Care | Sash: Vera Wang | Signage, Menus & Programs: Katie Kemp Design | Veil: Vera Wang

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Tropical Cabo San Lucas Beach Wedding

When the getting ready shots include a Bride sporting sparkly earrings once worn by Marilyn Monroe as her ‘something old’, you know the wedding that follows is going to be fabulous as ever. Set that wedding in a gorgeous designation like Cabo San Lucas, put Sweet Pea Events behind the planning and sprinkle it with coral and turquoise, and it reaches a whole new level. Sara & Rocky Photography tagged along for all the fun and thanks to them, you can too.


From the beautiful Bride…This intimate wedding in Cabo with 30 guests was all about family & friends. Most of the guests stayed at the venue, Villa Turquesa, and it was a week-long celebration overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The groom is a hockey player for the St. Louis Blues and the bride is a sweet southern belle from Dallas.

-The bride’s earrings were worn by Marilyn Monroe, and were a gift from the bride’s father and step-mom as her “something old”.

-The groom’s daughter, Layna, made the bride the blue heart you see in the photos – that was her “something blue”.

– Seashells were used as twist on the traditional boutonniere.

– The seahorse was one of our main design elements and subtly incorporated through the décor.

-All of the linens and pillows were hand-sewn and custom-made just for this wedding.

Photography: Sara & Rocky Photography | Videographer: John Christopher Photography | Planner: Sweet Pea Events | Floral Design: Mazarte Floral | Wedding Dress: Warren Barrón Bridal | Cake: Cabo Flowers | Bridesmaids' Dresses: J.Crew | Hair And Makeup: Suzanne Morel Face and Body Care | DJ: Ricardo Patino | Groomsmen's Ties: The Tie Bar | Groomsmen's Suits: J.Crew | Officiant: Rodrigo Palacio | Transportation: Danny Boy Cabo | Bride's Ring: Precision Jewelers | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Cabovillas Com | Groom's Ring: David Yurman | Groomsmen's Shirts: Daniel Cremieux | Invitation Cookies: Layered Bake Shop | Invitations & Paper Elements: Southern Fried Paper | Linens/Lighting/China/Chairs: Cabo Linens, Things and More

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. 

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 fine art wedding photographs | Coordination: Creative Destination Events | Florals: Creative Destination Events | Wedding Dress: Allure Bridal | Invitations: Amanda Day Rose | Shoes: Valentino | Jewelry: J Luxe | Catering: A Matter Of Taste | Hair And Make Up: Suzanne Morel Face and Body Care | Grooms Attire: Arte Latica | Estate: Villa Captiva In Punta Bella | Estate: Cabovillas Com | Film Processing: Goodman Film Lab | Grooms Shoes: Arte Latica | Linens + Decor: Cabo Linens, Things and More | Minister: Creative Destination Events | Travel Agent: Kathleen Wahab

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Colorful Cabo Wedding

Give me a beach wedding, drenched in the brightest, most beautiful blooms and you’ll have one happy wedding blogger on your hands. Toss in playful patterning, a mariachi band and a few maracas? Well, it’s a full on Mexican love fest that I just can’t resist. Planned to perfection by Signature, Event Consulting & Design, no detail went un-captured in this vibrant gallery from InTandem!


From Saraí Flores of Signature, Event Consulting & DesignWhen creating the perfect Cabo Mexican wedding, we face the challenge of not falling for clichés. On the contrary, the goal is to orchestrate something unique that says “Mexico” and reflects our clients’ personality and flair.

Working on Tracy & Alex’s wedding was fun and joyful since day one. The initial inspiration and vision was very clear; we were aiming for a chic Mexican and happy atmosphere. We went for bold colors, but not to the point of it looking like a kid’s birthday party.

The scenery was just perfection; it was located in one of the most beautiful terraces of Esperanza Resort. The ceremony was the perfect moment to make a statement, with a bright and joyful setting full of red, orange and pink flowers. We mixed different textures and styles to make it fun and interesting. Working with floral designer Pina is a guaranteed funfest, not to mention her talent for creating the most beautiful arrangements.

The reception took place at the restaurant terraces. We created a very graceful, festive and amusing atmosphere. We had fun mixing fabrics, colors, patterns and textures. We added little touches of the desert, like mini cactei and wild flowers. The funniest part was probably the Burro Photo Booth – hard to pick one, but it was probably the most successful element of the wedding; people didn’t want to get out of the Burro area where we had props, mask and sombreros.

From the beautiful Bride… Find a good wedding planner! I was so fortunate to find Martha and Sarai whom I immediately clicked with and was able to trust fully with executing the perfect weekend. With destination weddings, you have to be able to put your trust in your planner because it is impossible for the bride to take care of the details the way they would if the wedding were in the city they live in. Since I trusted Martha and Sarai so much and spent a lot of time with them before hand going over each detail many times, I was able to just give them some basic ideas on what I liked and envisioned and let them take it from there. When I arrived for the big weekend, I didn’t have to do a thing. I was able to enjoy my guests the entire time and everyone commented that I was the most calm bride they have ever seen. Having that calmness was priceless.

Things I loved the most: The chuppah was absolutely stunning, and the table settings were the most beautiful I have ever seen!!! The donkey was so much fun – our guests loved taking pictures with him when they entered the reception. The entertainment all weekend was amazing – we were lucky to have fantastic musicians (guitar players, mariachi, and a proper band for the party). Nothing gets a party going better than good music!!

Photography: InTandem | Event Planning: SIGNATURE, Event Consulting and Design | Wedding Dress: Suzanne Neville | Invitations: Bella Figura | Ceremony Venue: Esperanza Resort | Reception Venue: Esperanza Resort | Bridesmaids Dresses: Jenny Yoo

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Cabo San Lucas Wedding

Without a doubt, this is one of the most beautiful weddings you will ever see.  It’s sophisticated and fun, intimate and elegant and all kinds of pretty.  In other words, it’s Cabo San Lucas done oh-so-right, complete with seaside “I do’s” and an al fresco reception that will take your breath away.  See every gorgeous moment (and there are a lot of them) captured by Amy Bennett in the full gallery.

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From the Bride… We fell in love with Esperanza the moment we arrived. From the ambiance, breathtaking ocean views, endless amenities and sense of privacy, Chad and I knew we had to have our destination wedding at Esperanza! With the love & support of our families, we started the planning process which included two site visits to the beautiful Los Cabo region. Any excuse to travel to Mexico, right?

My wedding vision all started with my dress! I purchased my Lazaro gown months before we traveled to Cabo San Lucas to scout for wedding venues. We got engaged in December 2011, and I said YES to the dress two months later in February. My dress was making its first debut off the runway at Lazaro’s trunk show at Kleinfeld bridal in NYC and I had to be there! I knew the dress was the ONE from the moment I saw it on the internet. I fell in love watching a video clip from Lazaro’s fall runway show. My dress embodied exactly how I wanted to feel on my wedding day; classic, sexy and chic! I also had the opportunity to meet my gown’s designer, Perez Lazaro, twice! At my first fitting, Lazaro helped me with the alternation of the belt so it was placed in the right location to give me some curves.

I thoroughly enjoyed the entire wedding planning process! I started my own amateur blog,, shortly after we got engaged. From the numerous Pinterest wedding-themed boards, endless bridal magazines, web-searching for the best vendors Cabo had to offer, you could say I did my due diligence when it came to planning our wedding. I love all the little details that go into a wedding. I believe its the little details that truly capture the couple and their love for one another, and their guests. Some of my favorite details from our wedding was the personalized welcome totes and coozies, sparklers, chalkboard wedding program, my DIY bridal garter and having our favorite Esperanza margarita, Cabo Green, as our escort drink beverage!

Our wedding festivities in Cabo started with a Welcome Fiesta we hosted at the Hilton Los Cabo. Guests walked down to the beach to enjoy cocktails, hors d’ouevres & music. With the help of Lazy Gourmet & the Hilton, we set up the perfect space on the beach for guests to enjoy, including a lounge set, bean bags & a bonfire. The staff at the Hilton also greeted our guests with margaritas in our personalized wedding coozies. The rest of the weekend our guests enjoyed golfing at Pamilla, deep-sea fishing, rehearsal dinner at Hacienda Y Cantina, a sunset margarita cruise and bar-crawling.

We feel so special and loved that 67 of our closest family and friends traveled to Cabo San Lucas to witness Chad and I exchange our vows. Esperanza, and Cabo San Lucas will always have a huge part of my heart. We could not have chosen a more beautiful and romantic location to become husband and wife. Esperanza’s pool terrace overlooking the infinity pool and ocean will always be one of my favorite ceremony locations, not only because we got married there. It’s so peaceful and beautiful. I love feeling the breeze off the ocean as you stand there admiring all the beauty around you. After our ceremony, guests enjoyed a cocktail hour around the pool terrace. We surprised our guests with a mariachi band to start the celebration off in fun way! Our guests soon moved to the terraces of Esperanza’s restaurant, where they dined on the cliffs overlooking the ocean. The sun was sunsetting as we enjoyed dinner, had our first dance by Ed Sheeran “Kiss me”, and listened to speeches by my father, Maid of Honors & Best Man. The mirror runners & candles on our long tables sparkled as the night began to darken. We transitioned to our final location at Esperanza with a sparklers send-off! Chad and I ran through our guests to our final location for dancing, cigars + cocktails. Our last surprise for our guests was a cigar bar with hand-rolled vanilla cigars to enjoy overlooking yet another beautiful terrace. DJ Mijares played music all night long. We ended the night with “Love Somebody” by Maroon 5, and afterwards I took the microphone to thank everyone for traveling to our destination wedding. We had the time of our lives!

With the help of our amazing vendors in Cabo, we had our fairytale wedding (that’s what our guests are calling it!). I can not thank Amy Bennett Photography, Elements Mixed Media, Cabo Floral, Linen, Things & More, Suzanne Morel, DJ Mijares, Lazy Gourmet and Reverend Marco Arechiga enough for their professionalism & top-notch service. Some may think planning a destination wedding is difficult, but I disagree 100%. I had the most wonderful experience. Every couple should have the opportunity to work with such amazing people.

Photography: Amy Bennett Photography | Videography: Seth Warren, Elements Mixed Media | Dress: JLM Couture, Inc | Shoes: Manolo Blahnik | Jewelry: Kleinfeld Bridal | Jewelry: Nordstrom | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Amsale | Hair & Makeup: Suzanne Morel Face and Body Care | Groom's Attire: Jos. A. Bank | Venue: Esperanza | Music: DJ Mijares | Robes: Love Ophelia | Stationery & Invitations: Beacon Lane | Wedding Design: Cabo Linens, Things and More | Wedding Totes: Wedding Chicks

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Pink Cabo San Lucas Wedding

When you cross a sun-kissed Cabo affair with the happy, pink palette, you’re in for something really, really good. Think bright, peppy blooms and perfectly styled details all sweetly captured by miss Sara Richardson. It’s the perfect way to start your Friday, and you can find lots, lots more waiting right here!

From the Bride… Scott and I were introduced by my best friend from college when she was visiting me in Venice, CA. From the moment we met the sun and the beach have always played a big role in our lives as we spend our weekends riding bikes with friends, taking our dog on walks to watch the sunset, and planning our vacations around the best beaches in the world. It was no surprise that we took our first vacation as a couple to Cabo and have loved it ever since. When Scott proposed on a mountain (trying to change it up) in Costa Rica, we knew we had to get back to the beach for our wedding.

When we named our wedding website SunKissedLove, it was only a matter of time that we planned the theme of our wedding to match – a laid back beach wedding filled with sun and the love of our friends and family. The cobblestone streets of Cabo, the beautiful beaches and the something for everyone feel of Cabo was enough to convince us it was the place for us.

We did most of our planning via the internet, Pinterest and a weekend trip down to meet with vendors. We were referred to our awesome wedding planner, Amy Abbott through friends who had gotten married in Cabo and she showed us the Hacienda Cocina y Cantina, which we immediately fell in love with. Amy also found us our team of vendors including our amazing photographer Sara Richardson and our visonary florist Pina Hernandez. Its so important to have the right wedding planner who is patient and asks just the right questions to help you realize your vision.

Amy transformed the Hacienda into an amazing oasis, complete with white papel picados strung across the dance floor with a canopy of sparkling lights. The tables were adorned with mercury vases filled with peonies, flickering candles, and gold polka dotted napkins to wipe the crumbs of the homemade churros dipped in chocolate and carmel sauce. We created our own maracas favors, name tags, and custom burlap signs with the help of our bridal party and mothers in order to infuse some of our own style. The evening entertainment included a mariachi band at cocktails, followed by a cigar roller, camera booth and midnight popsicles for those needing a cool down from the all the dancing.

It was a magical evening that went off without a hitch and ended with us surrounded by the smiles of eighty of our closest friends and family enveloping us in a tunnel of sparklers!

Photography: Sara Richardson Photography | Wedding Coordinator: Amy Abbott Events | Wedding Dress: Winnie Couture | Wedding Cake: Hacienda Cocina Y Cantina | Invitations: JP Stationery | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Getting Ready Location: Hilton Los Cabos | Groom´s Attire: Banana Republic | Hair & Make-up: Blanc On-Location Salon | Wedding & Reception Venue: Hacienda Cocina Y Cantina

Mexico Wedding at Dreams Los Cabos Golf Suite & Spa Resort

Oh what I wouldn’t give to live in this wedding for a day. The gorgeous sandy beaches, the beautiful grounds of Dreams Los Cabos Golf Suite & Spa Resort, the fabulous florals from Florenta Flower Design – every image captured by Mirelle Carmichael is a destination dream come true, and you can see every bit of this beautiful wedding right here in the full gallery.


From the Bride…After the fairytale wedding proposal that involved a skydiving jump with “Will you marry me” spelled out on the ground as I was landing, I knew that Craig and I had to have a fabulous wedding to match that memorable moment. Being each from different coasts (Craig originating from Maryland, and I from California); we set out to find a location that would enable all of our closest friends and family to be a part of our special day. So instead of getting everyone to a central location in the U.S., we decided that a destination would be the perfect fit…a wedding and a vacation all in one! Randomly, we separately came up with the idea of a wedding in Mexico, and Cabo San Lucas seemed to fit all of our requirements with location, weather, and hotel options. We had previously stayed at a Dreams Resort in Punta Cana, and discovered they had a resort in Cabo. It was a match made in heaven! So plans went underway, and we enlisted the help of a local wedding planner in our current home state of North Carolina, Wil Kiser with Blue-17 Designs. Wil helped us to not only coordinate with the hotel, but he additionally worked on finding us the multiple vendors that made our day exceptional.

Our photographer, Mirelle Carmichael with Mirelle Carmichael Photography, was the first vendor that I knew that I HAD to have be part of our wedding. I had been following her work through her website for awhile, and I knew that there was no one else who I’d rather be there in Cabo with us, capturing the moments that we would treasure for a lifetime. Mirelle not only worked tirelessly throughout the wedding day ensuring that my long list of requested shots were fulfilled, she also did a mini-engagement shoot, as well as took photos of the rehearsal bonfire and dinner. Her professionalism and expertise with destination weddings made her an invaluable addition to our wedding. I show off the pictures to anyone who is willing to look on a regular basis!

Lola with Florenta Flower Design worked very closely with me from afar through multiple emails and telephone meetings. I had a definite vision of the type of shabby chic, yet elegant wedding that I wanted to have, and Lola worked relentlessly to ensure that I got exactly what I wanted. The flowers were absolutely gorgeous, the ceremony and reception décor were impeccable, and I was able to see my vision for this special day come together in such a magical way. Our DJ, Ricardo Patino, was in a word, awesome. I had compiled a list of must-have songs for the reception (who doesn’t NEED a little “Teach Me How to Dougie” at their wedding), and Ricardo was able to complement our chosen songs with other popular and current songs. The flow of the entire event was flawless, and all of our guests walked away that night with multiple songs stuck in their heads, and not wanting to leave.

The group of girls at Suzanne Morel that prepared our hair and makeup for us were absolutely remarkable. Being the picky person I am, I met up with Suzanne and her crew the day before the wedding for a run through as I wanted to ensure that the intricate hair style I was requesting could be completed. Suzanne put my mind at ease with a whip of her brush, and I left there feeling fabulous, and thrilled as to how I would look on my wedding day. The day of the wedding, every single one of my bridesmaids was pampered and felt like movie stars, with their hair pinned up just right, and exactly as requested in the pictures we provided.

And what wedding is complete without the ever popular photo booth? Dino Gomez Photography arrived at the wedding with one of the biggest photo booths we had ever seen, with an assortment of props. The large television screens that were a part of the package were awesome, as they allowed the guests to view the pictures that were being taken throughout the night.

While all of these vendors aided in making Craig and my wedding the best day of our life, Dreams Los Cabos is the definite front runner in our minds in regards to the success of our wedding week. We arrived to a beautiful landscape and a bounty of staff that were eager to aide us in whatever requests we had. Mariana, our wedding coordinator for the resort, worked endlessly to ensure that all of our plans were set in place, that our guests were enjoying their stay, and that our wedding was one to be talked about for decades to come. Our wedding was impeccable, and the staff at Dreams Los Cabos were the main ones to thank for that. Now all we have to do is plan a yearly reunion back to those magnificent beaches of Los Cabos!

Photography: Mirelle Carmichael | Coordination: Wil Kiser, Blue-17 Designs | Florist: Florenta Flower Design | Ceremony Venue: Dreams Resort & Spa Los Cabos | Reception Venue: Dreams Resort & Spa Los Cabos | Entertainment: DJ Ricardo Patino