Julie and Ryan’s Wedding film at The Resort at Pedregal, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

The sandy shores and vast desert landscapes of Los Cabos are literally riddled with world-class properties perfect for destination wedding celebrations. From the kick off your shoes casual to black tie and button down a must, the paradise we call home offers the ideal spot for almost every couple who takes the time to look. We have shot them all, and are certainly blessed with variety, but it’s hard to go past the classics. Lovebirds Julie and Ryan seemed to agree, choosing to host their May 20 nuptials at the world-class The Resort at Pedregal, a property that is immersing, exquisite and completely unforgettable. 

They say variety is the spice of life, and Cabo has it in spades. Bride after bride, wedding after wedding, we see everything from boho beautiful and toes-in-the-sand casual to high-end “bling bling”. When it came to their wedding attire, Julie and Ryan chose to bring glamour back, and they did it oh so well! Julie, in a long-sleeved, ivory lace gown with a deep V, open back and romantic train, opted for a carefully sculptured updo, created by Suzanne Morel and reminiscent of Old Hollywood. Her gorgeous complexion needed little to no coverage, and her dark, smoky eye and jet black lashes were all things dramatic. Ryan refused to fall behind in a dark grey suit trimmed in black satin, and his bow tie paid homage to both the elegance of their chosen location and the formality of the event. 

As ceremony time drew near, guests from all over the United States and as far south as Australia gathered in the hotel’s impressive receiving lobby to witness the magic. Julie and Ryan’s close friend conducted a meaningful ceremony which put their faith at the forefront, as Cabo’s very own Wioletta Poletek provided a moving and classical soundtrack on violin. Framed by the rolling blue waters of the Pacific Ocean and a stunning, rustic chuppah embellished with pale pink, fuchsia, and red bouquets, Julie and Ryan said their I do’s, laughed, cried and smiled. While guests may have been forgiven for thinking they had seen it all, the best was yet to come.  

Perched high and cliffside, the resort’s reception location just kept on dazzling. Julie worked with her wedding planners Nubia Villa and Susana Liera to design a reception space that exuded romance and elegance, while still showcasing the natural beauty of the Pacific Ocean and its formidable rock formations. Long imperial tables, an abundance of lanterns and lavish touches of pale pink and red flowers against beds of foliage, we felt like we had walked in on a fairytale. Warmth, love, and affection abounded as Julie’s father recounted his first (and subsequent) meetings with the groom, and guests cried with laughter as he gave a shout out to the bride’s “slightly overpriced dress”. Julie’s exquisite taste translated to even the smallest of details, and her towering, 4 tiered buttercream cake was no exception, not to mention THAT RING! As always, a special thanks to DJ extraordinaire Teeven for keeping everyone on the dance floor and Sara Richardson Photography for working alongside our team to capture every single minute of the madness!

Julie and Ryan – congratulations on creating a wedding event full of love, enveloped in elegance and ever so glam! We wish you many many years of happiness and hope to see you again in Cabo very soon! 

Julie and Brenden’s Luxurious Destination Wedding at The Resort at Pedregal, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

Animal lover Julie and her beau Brenden decided to kick off their end of year celebrations early in 2018 by inviting a rowdy bunch of their nearest and dearest to sunny Cabo San Lucas to celebrate their December 1st nuptials. Along with wedding planners Susana Liera and Nubia Villa, they designed a destination wedding weekend worthy of many a shout out, and to be honest there is far too much for us to cover in just one blog post. We will let you watch and be amazed, but there are a few things we simply must mention first! 

Julie and Brenden’s location choice was on the money, the first of a series of touchdowns during their wedding planning process. Frequented by many a Hollywood A-lister, international sports star and globe-trotting business exec, The Resort at Pedregal is considered one of Los Cabos’ premier wedding locations. Nestled in the heart of downtown Cabo San Lucas and opening its back door onto the picture perfect shores of the Pacific Ocean, the resort is renowned for its superior service, immaculate grounds, and complete privacy. Julie kicked things off in a cool and casual getting ready session, sipping champagne with her besties who looked on point in navy blue, figure-hugging gowns. Brenden chose a 3 piece navy blue suit and tie, while his groomsmen took things down a notch in light grey ensembles which were both casual and classy. The star of the show was our bride, whose lace bodice gown with sweetheart neckline and full, princess cut skirt was nothing short of a showstopper. Julie entrusted Suzanne Morel Face and Body Care with her hair and makeup, opting for a loose, side-swept bun and barely-there makeup to complete her look. 

Our ceremony took place in the resort’s main lobby, overlooking a crystal clear infinity pool and the panoramic beauty of the Pacific Ocean. Two gorgeous and very excited flower girls lead the processional, and the couple’s personal vows were sweet, sincere and original. Cabo Foral Studio decked out the already glamorous location with an abundance of cream roses and romantic foliage, in collaboration with Linens, Things and More, and both were sure to keep the properties natural beauty at the forefront. With the formalities done and dusted, this fun-loving bunch of partygoers needed no encouragement to get the party started. 

Julie and Brenden wanted family and friends to be wined and dined on the finest produce Los Cabos has to offer, and The Resort at Pedregal is second to none when it comes to pleasing their guests. Champagne flowed throughout the evening, and the scrumptious plated dinner was interspersed with heartwarming toasts from our couple’s loved ones. Kilometro band, with Lucas Barron on vocals and his brother Leif backing him up on drums, took care of the tunes as the sky lit up with a spectacular display of fireworks to draw the evening to a close.

Thank you Julie and Brenden for letting us capture your moment, and we wish you many a happy anniversary to come! Another special thank you to Justine Boulin and Josafat de la Toba, whose photography is truly a work of art.

 

Mahsa and Jeffrey’s Destination Wedding at The Resort at Pedregal, Los Cabos, Mexico

Mr and Mrs Rogers are one glamorous couple, and the celebration of their nuptials was art, glamor and emotion bought to life. Mahsa had her heart set on The Resort at Pedregal, whose exquisite dining options, breathtaking panoramas, and superior service make it the go to favorite of die hard Cabo lovers. Set on the sands of the Pacific Ocean, the resort boasts stunning vistas, ideal backdrops for the eager wedding cinematographer. The careful attention to detail evident in the design and execution of Mahsa and Jeffrey’s wedding make it deserving of the pages of any premier wedding publication. 

Mahsa was the epitome of the luxury destination bride, entrusting Blanc Bridal Salon with her hair and makeup. This seasons warm, neutral tones perfectly highlighted her stunning complexion, against which her pure white, figure-hugging gown shined. Panels of sculptured lace and transparent mesh injected a touch of the dramatic, and her swept back, low bun and diamond headpiece were the icings on the cake. During our first look, it was clear that Jeffrey approved. As he bent to welcome his bride with a kiss, it was more than evident that these love birds were meant to be. 

What struck us most about Mahsa and Jeffrey’s celebration was the perfect execution of even the smallest detail by wedding planner Amelia Marroquin, from Karla Casillas & Co. A long, elegant aisle adorned with rippling water features welcomed guests to the ceremony location, which on a day to day basis is the hotel’s impressive lobby. The Main Event Cabo‘s elegant altar comprised of sheer white draping, glistening crystal chandelier and lush rings of creamy white roses and orchids framed our couple perfectly, while keeping curious eyes away from the event spaces beyond. Reverand Marco Arrechiga conducted a ceremony dotted with personal anecdotes and more traditional exchanges, and before long it was time for the first kiss. 

As the sun set on the couple’s I do’s, the details kept on coming. A traditional mariachi performance by Mariachi Cabo opened cocktail hour, before the newlyweds made their long-awaited grand entrance down their second aisle of the day, an impressive display of cold fireworks leading the way. The bride’s brother gave a moving speech, drawing laughter and tears, and adding a touch of the personal to the reception dinner. Mahsa and Jeffrey’s first dance was illuminated by the waving of sparklers and a glittering sky of gold confetti rained down on their traditional cake cutting. Each and every one of these “forever” moments was accompanied by the tunes of DJ Alex from Cabo Events and guests, dressed to the nines and ready to celebrate, danced late into the evening.

A very big thank you to all involved in making Mahsa and Jeffrey’s dream destination wedding come to life, especially Sara Richardson Photography, whose creativity never ceases to inspire us. 

Until next time, Angel and Luz.

 

Karisa and Scott Wedding at The Resort at Pedregal, Cabo San Lucas

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We were not supposed to work at Karisa and Scott Wedding.  Sometimes we are out of couples budget and we totally understand it!  There is too much to plan, and too much money to expend, that wedding videography is one of the first services that simply needs to be cut off…

The ironic part comes when you realize, video is all what remains of the adventure 😉  It is what can preserve all the laughs, tears, and all this strong emotions in the most faithful form.  It simply allows to re-visit the day.

This is what Karisa’s dad understood when he decided surprising his beautiful daughter hiring us for her wedding.  “This is now, this is happening now” the minister says almost at the beginning of the film.  Well… thanks to Todd, this is how they are going to remember it…

Venue//Capella Pedregal

Wedding coordinator//Cecilia Villanueva

Photographer//Gabriela Mohar

 

Shannon and Morgan Wedding at The Resort at Pedregal, Cabo San Lucas

Part of this job is always trying to think and make things different.  We need to find creative methods to express feelings and tell your history in the best way.  This time, we thought high… literally!  We offer to Shannon and Morgan having an helicopter to make some aerial shots for the processional and photo session.  They fortunately accepted the offer, and we cannot be happier with the result!

The Gangnam style during the party was planned by them!  We are not responsable for that part! ;). We loved how it turned out!

Wedding Venue//Capella Pedregal Wedding Coordinator//Cecilia Villanueva  Photographer//Amy Bennet Minister//Marco Arechiga