Veronica and Patrizio’s Wedding at Esperanza Resort, Cabo San Lucas

We thank the cinematography gods day in day out for blessing us with a thriving wedding industry, brilliant sunshine and, well, the perfect conditions in which to do what we do. Wedding after wedding we are swept up in the magic and romance that surrounds our couples, spurring our creative energy and resulting in wedding films we are truly proud to call our own. Veronica and Patrizio’s extraordinary celebration of love was no exception, reminding us of childhood fairytales, warm family reunions and the electrifying excitement of endless possibilities. 

This was not the first, but the second time Veronica and Patrizio have tied the knot, first marrying each other a whopping 15 years ago. After a decade and a half of love, laughter, and happiness, they decided to go for it again, inviting a lucky bunch of their nearest and dearest to witness the renewal of their vows in sunny Los Cabos. Contrary to the smaller, elopement-style vow renewals we are accustomed to, V + P decided to go big or go home, kicking things off with a traditional Catholic ceremony at the ornate Mision de San Jose del Cabo Church, nestled in the artistic heart of San Jose del Cabo. Amongst the soaring white ceilings and gilded adornments, SmartMusic’s mariachi welcomed guests with a subdued soundtrack of more traditional string elements, before our bridal party made their long-awaited entrance in shades of barely-there nude, dusty pink and classic grey.  There were tears of joy and more than a few jaws on the floor as Veronica walked the aisle a few moments later, dressed in a stunning mermaid style gown embellished with lace and beading, hair and makeup courtesy of Neysa Berman and Blanc Bridal Salon. As guests dried their eyes, the couple sealed their renewed commitment with a kiss, and it was time to kick the party into full gear.

Back at the world famous Esperanza, An Auberge Resort, guitarist Adan Mijares greeted guests with some of our favorite covers, as the hotel’s waitstaff served bite-sized eats and premium cocktails. Event designer Elena Damy‘s attention to detail was evident from the get-go, with each and every aesthetic outcome considered and planned to perfection. We especially loved the entrance table, which welcomed guests with tiny, red glass hearts personalized with their name and table number, as well as the crisp white dinner tables and lush floral centerpieces. We were treated to an energetic mariachi performance during dinner, the toe tapping and head nodding transitioning quickly into a packed dance floor as DJ Adan Mijares took the decks. With delicious food, bottomless glasses, and first-rate music throughout, V + P’s evening was a heady whirlwind of fun and frivolity. Not a moment of the antics went unrecorded, as the fast-on-his-feet photographer Josafat de la Toba and his team joined us in capturing the madness.

Thank you, Veronica and Patrizio, for renewing your vows with panache. We can’t wait for round three!

Amanda and Brad’s Wedding Film, Los Cabos, Mexico

Small, cozy and away from the hustle and bustle of downtown, Cabo Surf Hotel is renowned for its laid back, hippy vibe, and picture-perfect surf break. Its rolling lawns, towering palm trees, and scenic ocean views combine with intimacy to create communal gathering spots perfect for small scale, outdoor gatherings. Olga Bustos of Los Cabos Makeup fame was onsite to take care of our bride and her gorgeous girl’s beauty needs. Olga sculpted Amanda’s glossy locks into a wavy, half up half down do, opting for a smokey eye and dramatic lashes to complete the look. Amanda was helped into her spectacular lace gown and sparkling accessories by her bridesmaids, who looked fabulous in muted tones and flowing silhouettes. After practicing their dance steps once or twice on the bridal suite’s balcony, it was go time!

Los Cabos destination weddings come in all shapes and sizes, from private elopements on the shores of the Pacific to traditional Catholic ceremonies and elegant receptions with hundreds in attendance. Variety is the spice of life, and that variety means we are never bored on the job, but there is always something very special about a small, intimate celebration with only a couple’s closest click in attendance. That’s just what Amanda and Brad chose to do last March, vowing a lifetime of love at the pared back and boho beautiful Cabo Surf Hotel overlooking the Sea of Cortez.

Our love birds heartfelt, toes-in-the-sand ceremony was conducted by the bride’s brother Adam and took place to the sounds of violin and cello on the hotel’s beachfront, before rolling waves, perfect sunshine and an excited gathering of the couple’s favorite people. Wedding planner Martha Lomeli from Amy Abbott events, along with Baja Boutique Rental, Del Cabo Events, and Baja Botanic florists designed a simple, seaside ceremony setup featuring tropical leaves, creamy white lilies and the deep blues of the Sea of Cortez front and center. After the traditional breaking of the glass it was time to get the party started, the music courtesy of Cabo’s own DJ Alex Alanis. Guests dined on fresh local cuisine, sipped fine wines and fruity cocktails, and took many a snapshot at Amanda and Brad’s super fun photo booth, courtesy of Cabo Photo Booth. All in all, one very memorable evening marked by balmy ocean breezes and starry skies.

A special thank you to our partners in crime, Ana and Jerome photographers, whose images we can’t wait to see. Congratulations Amanda and Brad, and thank you for taking us with you on the journey!

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.

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.

 

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!

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.

 

Ashley-Rose and Lane ‘s Destination Wedding at One & Only Palmilla, Los Cabos

There aren’t enough adjectives in the dictionary to describe just how awesome Ashley-Rose and Lane are. With movie star looks and fun loving, down-to-earth personalities, we knew right away that they were going to be a dream to shoot. While every wedding we work throws up new and exciting challenges for us as videographers, this couple really couldn’t have made it any easier for us. Their special celebration was warm and inclusive, full of Southern charm and just the right sprinkling of Mexican flair. We love, love, love that they chose us to immortalize their moment.

Any fairytale wedding requires a castle, and in this case, Ashley-Rose chose the One and Only Palmilla. Arguably one of the most prestigious luxury resorts in the greater Los Cabos area, Palmilla is renowned for its privacy, making it a longtime favorite of Tinseltown celebrities, jet-setters, and blushing brides. The property seems to emerge from the surrounding landscape, complementing rather than distracting from the ever-changing blues of the Sea of Cortez and the hotel’s impressive internal landscaping. Set amongst manicured lawns and towering palm trees, the resorts Hacienda style architecture and understated Mexican interiors are the perfect canvas on which to bring to life and epic celebration, just as Ashley Rose did. 

Our bride chose a romantic, white lace gown with a cinched waist and a full veil. While her dress paid homage to tradition and downright good taste, Ashley injected some modern glam with her intricate drop earrings, sparkling headpiece, and crystal encrusted stilettos. Her flawless, sculptured updo and dusty pink makeup was the work of Blanc Bridal Salon‘s Neysa Berman, who understood Ashley’s personality down to a T and added her own touch of the dramatic with some very glamorous lashes.

Ashley looked every bit the fairytale princess as she arrived at Palmilla’s chapel in a beautiful horse-drawn carriage. No expense was spared when adorning the already gorgeous chapel, as long, entangled vines in creamy pastel shades wound up stairs and through pews, all the way to the altar, a living, breathing secret garden effect. Cabo local Rev. Diego Vidal created a warm and loving ceremony, and the joy and excitement with which Lane looked at Ashley Rose injected their more traditional “in richer and in poorer’s” with very real emotion. 

So how do you top a romantic, whimsical and fairytale inspired wedding ceremony fit for a modern-day princess? With a banging party to boot! Ashley and Lane focused the following festivities on their family and friends, serving fruity cocktails and Palmilla’s 5-star cuisine. Guests were treated to an upbeat Mexican string trio performance, scrumptious wedding cake and world-renowned Los Cabos hospitality. Ashley’s non-traditional father/daughter dance made us smile from ear to ear, and her dad couldn’t have looked happier. While this celebration of soulmates was very much our couple’s doing, they did have help, employing Palmilla’s onsite coordinator and phenomenal wedding planner Ruth Flores to put their ideas into practice. 

Ashley Rose and Lane’s wedding day was nothing more than a work of art, proving that a truly successful wedding event lies in the creation of a living canvas of emotion, energy, and interaction. It’s a Monet on the wall of the Louvre brought to life, aesthetics and very careful planning animated by real-life love, genuine emotion, and an unbeatable sense of humor. We can’t thank you enough Ashley Rose and Lane and hope to capture more of your milestones in years to come.

Don’t forget to check Sara Richardson‘s  amazing gallery clicking here,

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.

Lydia and Cyrus Wedding Film at Paradisus Los Cabos, Mexico

Lydia and Cyrus chose the month of June to celebrate their nuptials, and Los Cabos’ famous climate did nothing to disappoint. Warm days and cooler nights, fiery sunsets and breathtaking scenery: this cute couple’s guests were in for an epic weekend celebrating love, friendship and the future. Lydia and Cyrus combined elements of their Chinese heritage with decidedly Western details, and the result was nothing short of spectacular.

Honing in on the perfect location can be a daunting task for even the savviest of couples, but Lydia and Cyrus hit the nail on the head with their selection! The jaw-dropping Paradisus hotel provided the perfect backdrop, with onsite wedding coordinator Fernanda Torres taking care of the all-important details. Paradisus is renowned for its sandy beaches, crystal blue waters and lapping waves, all of which set the scene for the romance to come.
What struck our team from the moment we turned on our cameras was the genuine love and commitment Lydia and Cyrus felt for one another. Lydia’s infectious laughter, punctuated by tears of nervous joy, was evident from the get-go, as she tapped her groom on the shoulder during the first look. Cyrus’ nerves got the better of him too, as he turned to meet his beautiful bride. Wearing a white lace and nude gown fit for a princess, Lydia’s relaxed waves and natural makeup made her the perfect destination bride, and Cyrus’ seal of approval was written all of his smiling face.  After a few moments of alone time (and quite a few special tears), it was time to get down to the formalities.
Bride and groom chose to go back to basics when it came to their wedding decor, opting for natural wooden tones and accents of ivory, pale pink and green to complete their ceremony setup. The result was a synchronization of classic romance and natural beauty that fueled our creativity, without distracting from the gorgeous couple in front of our lense. With vows made and congratulations given, Lydia and Cyrus were ready to show their guests a good time. Attention to detail was paramount to the success of this celebration. Lydia mirrored the tone of her stunning stilettos with her tan, luggage tag escort cards, and the dazzling fireworks at cake cutting painted a pretty picture that we managed to capture for eternity.
So what did Lydia and Cyrus teach us? You just have to love love!