HANNAH AND GAVIN’S BOHO BEAUTIFUL WEDDING AT ACRE BAJA, LOS CABOS, MEXICO.

The fabulous, farm to table Acre Baja is fast becoming one of Los Cabos’ hottest destination wedding locations, and as with all hot spots, it’s sometimes easy for the location to overshadow the event. This was NOT the case when it came to Hannah and Gavin’s XXX wedding bash, which incorporated all things fashionable and up-to-the-minute with sweet, personal touches and quirky details that made it very much about our happy couple. Welcome to what we call the wonderful world of Hannah and Gavin.

Hannah has a movie star smile, so let’s start there. Her dress of choice was right off the pages of a Style Me Pretty blog, incorporating all of this season’s boho beautiful design trends into one stunning, white crocheted number with flared sleeves, an exposed back and lots of lace and tassels. Along with her Cathedral length veil, the ensemble was ethereal, perfectly complemented by her relaxed blond waves and barely-there makeup. Backed up by her best girls in shades of peach and orange, Hannah opted for a loose arrangement of tropical leaves and white blooms by Flowers and Events Los Cabos and looked just the right balance of silver screen glam and Baja beach bride. Gavin and his boys went formal in black bow ties, and guests put on their Sunday best in honor of the long-awaited moment.

We love wedding ceremonies, and Gavin and Hannah decided to say “I do” to the sweet melody of the guitar, amongst wildflowers and palm trees, on Acre’s lawn terrace. While we adored the sweet anecdotes, traditional marriage rituals and, of course, the first kiss, it was the look on Gavin’s face as he watched his bride make her entrance that we were ecstatic to capture on camera. Part joy, part awe and a whole lot of love, it was clear Gavin was exactly where he wanted to be. With the formalities taken care of, wedding planner Paola from Cabo in Love guided guests through to what was to be one hell of a party.

Hannah and Gavin consider themselves dance partners for life, and dance they did! To accompany their mouthwatering appetizers and sunset cocktails by the pool, they opted to tip their hats to local tradition, allowing the Mariachi to take care of the tunes. As we moved through to Acre’s Mango Orchard for dinner and dancing, Pura Vida beat took over the stage. Guests were wined and dined on some of Cabo’s freshest food and finest cocktails, before kicking off their shoes and hitting the dancefloor. As the sun set over the desert skyline, our bride and groom relished every moment with their closest family and friends, and we were lucky enough to be entrusted with the memories.

Now for the shoutouts! Proving time and time again just how refined their tastes really are, Hannah and Gavin chose the hugely talented photography duo Chris and Ruth to capture their special day. A very big thank you to Jessica and her team at Acre Baja for their tireless work and dedication. We had a blast!

Jodie and Kike’s Destination Wedding at Acre Baja, Los Cabos, Mexico

Jodie and Kike: A Multicultural Celebration at Acre Baja, Los Cabos, Mexico

Lately, we have been spending a lot of time at the voguish Acre Baja, and what’s not to love about the location! For Australian Jodie and Puerto Rican Kike it was love at first sight. Fast forward to 2018 and the couple chose Los Cabos in which to make it official, a point somewhere close to halfway between their respective hometowns. With guests traveling from all over the world to witness the occasion, we knew we were about to be a part of something very special.

The couple’s gorgeous ceremony setup reminded us of a modern day fairytale. Curious, jewel-toned peacocks and one rather adorable burro looked on from a distance as guests took their places on Acre’s lawn terrace. While the restaurant’s stunning architecture and naturally beautiful landscapes make it a favorite amongst brides looking to cut back on the decoration budget, Jodie’s exquisite taste was evident in the romantic, calico-draped wooden altar by Elena Damy, whose beautiful arrangements of white and green paid homage to the raw and natural, and perfectly complemented the scenery. Jodie and her groom had chosen to calm their nerves by scheduling a quick, pre-ceremony first look, which did nothing to mask the emotion in Kike’s eyes as his bride appeared in her boho-inspired, white lace gown and natural waves come ceremony time. The modern duo chose to say their “we will’s” rather than their “I do’s”, and their personal vows to one another left few dry eyes in the house.

Acre’s impressive body of worker bees swung right into gear post-ceremony, as guests were escorted to the nearby pool terrace for cocktails and appetizers that must be experienced to be believed. Keeping in tune with the couple’s vision, wooden tones and accents of white and green completed the simple decor, and a traditional mariachi ban injected some Mexican spirit into the air.

What do you get when you bring together a rowdy, fun-loving cast of Aussies, a passionate bunch of Puerto Ricans, and a healthy handful of Parisians, Canadians, Americans, Brits and Hong Kongers, all in one of Mexico’s most renowned party towns? You get a wedding reception nothing short of epic! Guests were warned early on that a refusal to hit the dance floor meant no more food or alcohol, but let’s face it, they didn’t need much encouraging. Acre’s Mango Orchard was the natural choice for the festivities, complete with a traditional Mexican tiled floor, rolling lawns, and twinkling market lights. The impressive tablescapes were carefully put together by Elena Damy, while DJ Alex made sure the tunes kept coming well into the night.

A very large and heartfelt thank you to coordinator Claudia Morales, from Elena Damy Destination Weddings, whose eye for detail and organization makes working weekends such a pleasure! Pulling off a destination wedding event truly is a team effort, and we are thankful to all involved.

We love love stories, and there is something very special about couples like Jodie and Kike, who seem to beat all odds and find each other at just the right time, on just the right rooftop, somewhere far from home.

Ashley and Andy Wedding at Acre Los Cabos, Mexico

More often than not, it’s the couple that chooses Los Cabos. In Ashley and Andy’s case, we believe the location chose the couple! While Los Cabos offers stunning backdrops for destination to-do’s, Ashley and Adam took standard protocol to another level, involving the landscape and culture (Acre Baja is renowned for its contemporary ambience fused with rural / organic landscapes), as well as their personal vows, into a ceremony and reception worthy of royalty. As their celebrant so aptly commented, “tale as old as time”, with a twist. These love birds met at work, connected over their love of music and ended up in a real life fairytale, wedged between the sparkling Sea of Cortez and the sandy desserts of Los Cabos. Personal touches were here, there and everywhere, making this a celebration of love and commitment that we are more than honored to have been a part of.

 

A more stylish bride is difficult to come by, and fashion Everyday Pursuits blogger / Instagram genius Ashley (Visit her blog clicking here) didn’t disappoint, changing her stunning gowns not once, not twice, but three times! After an emotion charged getting ready session at El Ganzo, Puerto Los Cabos, Ashley moved her first and foremost to the stunningly beautiful Acre Baja. Jewel toned peacocks and the now famous, furry burrito set the scene, as Ashley wiped away tears totell her groom “I can’t remember when i didn’t love you”.

 

There wasn’ta dry eye in the house when Adam responded “I’m a better person when Im with you”.

 

The A PLUS A BIG DAY is complete with phrases and commentaries more suited to a Hollywood blockbuster, but our favorite? When the happy couple reiterate, “we got this!”.

 

After the gorgeous ceremony coordinated and designed by the lovely and talented Amy Abbot, guests and bridal party enjoyed a scrumptious dinner and dance party at Acre’s Mango Orchard. Careful attention to the selection of music (set by our friend DJ ALEX) and decorational elements, along with the couple’s obvious zest for all things family and friends made this a celebration to rival the best of the best!

 

And Ashley has famously commented “can we do it again?”… our answer is yes, we are ready when you are!

 

Special thanks to our Gina & Ryan photography!  Always a pleaure working with such a talented and easy going photographers!

 

Much love,

 

Angel and Luz