ANDREA AND GRADY’S LOS CABOS DESTINATION WEDDING AT THE CAPE

Andrea and Grady are living proof that a 12 year age gap is no obstacle when it comes to true love. The down-to-earth couple celebrated their union at The Cape, A Thompson Hotel in Cabo San Lucas this past June, inviting a select bunch of new and old friends to share in their happiness. What resulted was a destination wedding weekend filled with sand, surf and sunshine on the shores of the Sea of Cortez. We were lucky enough to witness their I dos, and hope you enjoy watching their wedding film just as much as we enjoyed creating it. 

As wedding day energy bubbled to a fever pitch, Andrea and hair and makeup artist Olga Bustos of Los Cabos Makeup dove headfirst into pre-ceremony preparations. The gorgeous Andrea opted for natural makeup and a classic, half up half down do to compliment her jaw-dropping, Cathedral length veil and Princess cut gown, not to mention the sparkling showstopper on her ring finger! The creative team at Florenta Design delivered a Pinterest worthy bouquet of cottage garden-inspired florals in muted tones and whimsical foliage, while our Groom, on the other side of paradise, chose snazzy blue, crisp white and tan to complete his look. Spirits were high as the champagne corks flew, and before long it was go time. 

What better place to vow to love one another forever than overlooking the sparkling Sea of Cortez, a panorama which needs little to no adornment. Along with wedding planner Gaby Cobian of Vivid Occasions, Andrea chose to keep her ceremony setup simple, opting for a geometric style, hexagonal altar adorned with bohemian inspired florals and foliage, which framed the ocean’s natural beauty and delivered a panorama worthy of a magazine spread. After a touching first look on The Cape’s impressive lobby staircase, Andrea and Grady exchanged vows in a sweet symbolic ceremony conducted by a family friend, and then it was time to party.

Vivid Occasions and Florenta Design kept on delivering as we moved through to our reception space, as the perfectly over-the-top Imperial tables embellished with an abundance of backyard florals, delicious accents of ripe seasonal fruit and billowing chiffon runners stole the show. Andrea made a statement dress change, donning a short and sparkly, 1920s inspired number before her first dance. Guests mingled, dined on The Cape’s famously fresh, local produce and sipped cocktails throughout the balmy evening, before an explosive fireworks display and packed dance floor (thank you DJ Mijares!) had them on their feet. This was a group who had traveled to paradise to celebrate love, and they did just that, Cabo style!

A special thanks to the team at The Cape, whose amazing service makes our job all that much easier, as well as photographer Julieta Amezcua and second shooter Allan Carrazco. Thank you Andrea and Grady for choosing us, and congratulations on becoming Mr and Mrs!

Lena and Rick’s Wedding Film at The Cape, a Thompson Hotel, Los Cabos, Mexico

While romance abounds at all of the destination weddings we are lucky enough to capture, Lena and Rick’s celebration of love in Cabo San Lucas took romance to another level.  Hosted at the stunning and contemporary The Cape, and by the hand of Vivid Occasions Wedding Team, this fun loving couple married against the backdrop of the brilliant Sea of Cortez and the famous Los Cabos cacti, in a ceremony that was both heartfelt and memorable.

 

We began our day shooting a moment we LOVE to capture, the first look! Lena quietly tapped Rick on the shoulder to announce her arrival, as her eager guests looked on from an upstairs balcony, anxious to witness the private moment. With their nerves somewhat eased, the ceremony was underway. Against a romantic wooden archway decorated with touches of white, cream and ivory (beautiful work by Florenta), Lena and Rick wiped away tears to read personal vows and seal their union.  The bride’s intricately buttoned train and the groom’s dapper suit and boutonniere, are evidence of the attention to detail and outright good taste that made their day so special.

 

Continuing to wow their guests, Lena and Rick took the party upstairs to The Cape’s trendy Rooftop Bar. Dinner took place in a setting that combined the clean lines and natural, wooden elements of the hotel, with the femininity of roses and orchids. Details such as personalized fireworks, enthusiastic dancing and some warm-hearted speeches from parents and bridal party meant our team of cinematographers were never a moment without material. Lena and Rick paid close attention to music, choosing Cabo’s uber talented Kilometro band to keep everyone on the dance floor, along with a special performance on keyboard from the groom’s best man.

 

After all is said and done, we had a blast shooting Lena and Rick’s big day. A special shout out to my talented team at Cinematic Touch, along with The Cape’s warm and welcoming staff!

 

Hasta pronto!