Chau and Howard’s Wedding film, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

We shoot weddings week in and week out, all over our beloved Los Cabos. From organic farm oases, restaurants and resorts to luxury villa hideaways, Cabo’s offering of wedding-worthy locations is infinite, as are the themes, color selections and decor schemes favored by our destination brides. Put simply, we have seen it all, which is what makes Los Angeles based couple Chau and Howard’s elegant white wedding at Sunset MonaLisa in Cabo San Lucas such a breath of fresh air. 

Salon owner and esthetician Chau is a natural beauty and was absolutely glowing as she met her soon to be hubby for super sweet first look pre-ceremony. Her stunning gown was all kinds of perfect, playing on this seasons trend of transparent fabrics and lace. The bridal masterpiece featured a pronounced sweetheart neckline, playful, off the shoulder cap sleeves and a nude underlay, its piece de resistance its translucent, mile-long train. On point and on trend with her dress of choice, Chau took things back to the basics when it came to her hair, opting for a classic, low bun with volume at the crown. Tied together with simple, elegant jewelry and an Instagram worthy pair of sparkly heels, this was one wedding look straight off the runway.  

January is about as winter as it gets in Los Cabos, and many a more reserved bride may have opted for a darker decor palette to reflect the season. Chau likes to think outside of the box, and chose white, white and more white when it came to dressing up her chosen wedding location. Her crisp white chuppah and rattan chairs juxtaposed with the myriad blues of the Pacific Ocean and Cabo’s breathtaking azure horizon resulted in a clean and striking ceremony setup that was begging to be blogged. Chau and Howard shared personal vows in a ceremony conducted by the bride’s Uncle, witnessed by a privileged group of the couple’s closest friends and family. 

Chau is the epitome of elegance and Howard very debonair, but as the saying goes, “when in Cabo!”. As dinner drew to a close and our couple cut their fabulous white wedding cake, it became clear that this was a group who had come to party. Mood maker and music man DJ Ricardo Patiño was in charge of the tunes, delivering track after track of billboard gold, while bride, groom, and guests left it all on the dance floor. With sparklers sparkling and fireworks firing Chau, Howard and their peeps partied past close, celebrating love, friendship, and family.

A huge shout out to our friends Sara and Ramon, from Sara Richardson Photography, who were onsite to work their magic with us. We couldn’t have done it without you. Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Stern – your taste is impeccable and your love palpable. Our heartfelt wishes for a bright and happy future as husband and wife.

Tara and Justin’s Destination Wedding at Sunset Da Mona Lisa, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

TARA AND JUSTIN’S LOS CABOS DESTINATION WEDDING AT SUNSET DA MONA LISA, CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO

On an uncharacteristically windy Saturday in November, Tara and Justin said I do in an extravagant destination wedding in Los Cabos, Mexico, and we went along for the ride! Tara chose Cabo’s wedding planner, Tammy Wolff of Cabo Wedding Services, to help her with the details, and Tammy’s inside knowledge of all things wedding lead her straight to Sunset MonaLisa restaurant, an Italian fusion extravaganza nestled high on the cliffs overlooking Misiones Beach. With panoramic views to the famous Cabo San Lucas arch and Land’s End, as well as 5 star dining and exquisite service, it was love at first sight for Tara and Justin, who quickly signed on the dotted line. After months of careful planning our calendars announced November, and it was go time!

Conscious of the time and money their loved ones had invested in traveling to Cabo, Tara and Justin wanted to kick things off with a relaxed, casual and oh so Cabo welcome event aboard Cabo Wave, a luxury dinner/sunset cruise that departs from the picture perfect Cabo San Lucas marina. Cervezas, Mai Tais, Margaritas and Piña Coladas, as well as a scrumptious buffet of traditional Mexican dishes, this was the perfect introduction to Cabo for newcomers and a very big welcome back for seasoned travelers. Tara and Justin took advantage of the 2 hour long cruise and gorgeous Cabo sunset to mingle with their guests, before getting an early night in preparation for the big day.

Back at the beautiful Hyatt Ziva in San Jose del Cabo, Tara and Justin’s home base for the weekend, it was a revolving door or Cabo’s finest wedding service providers. In charge of making sure Tara looked her radiant best was Blanc Bridal Salon, who created a dramatic smokey eye and relaxed down do to complement Tara’s off the shoulder, ivory gown and dreamy, Cathedral length veil. Tara and Justin’s sweet first look took place onsite at Sunset MonaLisa, with Land’s End framing our shots, and award winning photographer Sara Richardson joined us to capture the moment.  

Tammy Wolff’s weddings are famous for their careful attention to design and detail, and she didn’t disappoint when it came to dressing up this wedding location. Along with The Cabo Wedding Co and Cabo Flowers and Cakes, Tammy created a clean and classic reception space, utilizing low, pale pink and cream centerpieces in gold bases and an abundance of market lights to create her trademark romantic effect. When it came time to let their hair down, Tara and Justin had decided to go big or go home, and hired not only Cabo’s premier party starters Deja Vu band, but also DJ Alex to keep their guests on the dance floor. As if their list of top notch entertainers wasn’t enough, Tara and Justin lit up the Cabo skyline in a spectacular display of fireworks to seal the deal. 

Congratulations Tara and Justin and a big thank you to Cabo Wedding Services for your trust in Cinematic Touch. It’s always a pleasure!

Kira and Jon Wedding at Sunset da Mona Lisa, Los Cabos Mexico

“ANGEL!!! It is amazing!!!! Oh my goodness I LOVE it so much!!!!

Thank you thank you thank you”
Kira

Wedding Coordinator: Cabo Beach Weddings
Wedding photographer: Gvphotographer
Minister: Reverendo Marco Arechiga
Rental company: Cabo Wedding Rentals
Flowers: Emporio Arte Floral

Sophina and Azim Wedding at The Cape – Sunset Da Mona Lisa – Hacienda Cocina Cantina, Los Cabos, Mexico

I could tell you about how Sophina and Azim’s amazing wedding had everything!  But, I recommend watching their film and find out by yourself…  I also prefer sharing with you what this amazing couple reviewed us in our Facebook page and this post will be completed!  Easy! 😉

“Working with Angel was absolutely amazing! Throughout the process from start to finish he was easy to communicate with and always available to answer our questions during the planning phase.

We had a three day wedding and spent a lot of time with Angel and his team, everyone was friendly and they didn’t make you feel like they were in your space at all. Our video captured so many of our favorite moments from our wedding and it is amazing to watch it and re-live the amazing week we had with all our family and friends. Angel has a special way of piecing together everything to fit nicely, and make the video flow very smoothly.

I highly recommend cinematic touch for your wedding videography, definitely the best in Cabo! Thanks Angel and team!”

Wedding coordinator: Memories-Weddings & Events

Photographer: Josafat de la Toba

Minister: Jorge Arechiga Carrillo

Welcome Party Band: TOTOY BAND

Wedding Band: Kilometro Band

Mica and Ben Wedding at Sunset Da Mona Lisa, Los Cabos, Mexico

A week ago, after watching one of our films in a meeting, I was asked by a father of the bride if we had a system to do every film, like a some sort of a template he said…  To answer his question I showed him 2 more wedding films…  Then he said, “Noup, you don’t follow a template, every single one is different from each other” then, I just smiled…
While is true we try to do every single film different, we sometimes follow instructions from our couples if they want certain special aspects to be included.  Of course we also express our own recommendations based on experience, but always trying to do something unique, something that talks about our couples, and their wedding story.
Each film is different from each other, because each couple is different from each other, and we listen, observe and analyse them all by separate, without templates…   We are wedding story tellers, and we don’t pretend being more than that, we are conscious that we are trying to preserve their memories from our perspective, but they must feel is theirs!
My instructions from Ben were simple,
“We trust you and know you’ll kill it so feel free to run with it.  fly baby fly!
You got the vibe of the party, guests and the atmosphere so we’ll let you run with it!  The only song we like (and if it makes sense to incorporate) is Edward Sharpe Home.”
I hope you enjoy the result…
Wedding coordinator//Jessica Renee Wolff at Cabo Wedding Services by Tammy
Photographer//Sara Richardson Photography
DJ//Dj Mijares
Flowers//Cabo Flowers & Cakes
Hair and Makeup//Makeup by Bri