Bethany and Bryant’s Wedding Film at Cabo del Sol, Los Cabos

What do you read in almost every wedding-related blog (including ours!) online? Words like “amazing”, “spectacular” and “over-the-top fun” come to mind. While there isn’t a wedding we are lucky enough to capture that doesn’t hold true to all of the above, Bethany and Bryant’s April extravaganza at the ultra-exclusive Cabo del Sol Ocean Golf Course took hardcore wedding awesomeness to another level altogether. Along with their closest family and childhood friends, these dancing soul mates turned an overcast Saturday in Los Cabos into an epic evening celebration of love and togetherness, and here are the highlights!

It’s no secret that every bride wants to shine on her wedding day, and Bethany kicked off the all-important preparations in the comfort of Cabo del Sol’s bridal suite. Never one to blindly follow trends, Bethany said a loud no to this season’s natural makeup fad, opting to go smokey-eyed and metallic. Her stunning gown featured a strapless, sweetheart neckline, mermaid silhouette and divine ruffles, finished with a loosely formed updo and a beautiful Cathedral length veil. And what makes a gala bride? The diamond-encrusted tiara on top! Bethany’s look was both traditional and modern, romantic and fashion-forward all neatly molded into one perfect package, and we can’t get enough of it!

Over on the men’s side of paradise, Mr. McIver played the best supporting groom role down to a tee. Elegant in a white dinner suit and black bow tie, he donned a pair of studded velvet loafers that absolutely every groom should have! Backed up by a fashion-forward bevy of bridesmaids and groomsmen in all black, and baby McIver just oozing cuteness, this was one bridal party ready to rock, and we knew dancing was on the cards. 

As the second hand clicked ever closer to ceremony time, we moved our cameras to the impressive Ocean Meadows, overlooking the Sea of Cortez. The afternoon’s broody weather had formed perfect, rolling waves to serve as our backdrop, and the creative team at The Main Event Cabo concocted a ceremony design featuring barely-there acrylic chairs, a crisp white aisle, and an abundance of pampa grass details. The look was clean and classic with a touch of the bohemian. Bethany made her grand entrance to the soothing sounds of the violin, on the arm of her adoring father and carrying a romantic bouquet of cream and pastel blossoms. As for the groom, our shots of Bryant’s joyful tears speak far more than any words we could write ^HERE^. 

With the formalities under wraps, it was time for the long-awaited reception, which would be one for the record books. Choosing to keep their reception outdoors and take full advantage of all that Cabo’s evening skies have to offer, Bethany and Bryant entrusted all of their wedding dreams, hopes and visions to one person, Mr. Jose Carillo from The Main Event Cabo, and let’s just say he hit a home run. Jose delivered a jaw-dropping, all-white reception space framed by an open canopy and a glorious ceiling of twinkling lights. The monogrammed dance floor, crowned with a sparkling chandelier was the center of the evening’s happenings. 

Our favorite moments? The bride and groom’s money dance, a surprise performance by Bryant’s dancing groomsmen and one very off-script garter toss (watch again to see where it got caught!). 

Congratulations Bethany and Bryant on becoming Mr. and Mrs. McIver, and thank you for entrusting us with your most precious moments. To the wonderful team at Karla Casillas and Co, you’ve created magic once again. We are overjoyed to have played a small part in your success.

Until next time, 

Angel + Luz

Jessica and William

This past November, one of our all-time favorite couples, Jessica and William, became Mr. and Mrs. Womack, tying the knot in a lavish ceremony at the very exclusive Waldorf Astoria in Cabo San Lucas. Nestled cliffside where the rolling Sea of Cortez meets the crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean, the properties location is the perfect metaphor for the joining of kindred spirits, and Jessica and William are all that and more. 

This pair of fishing fanatics, along with their very attentive wedding planner Pamela Suffo, chose to calm pre-ceremony nerves by incorporating a “first look” into their wedding timeline, and what a first look it was. William’s eyes shed the happiest of tears as he turned to meet his bride, Jessica looking radiant in white lace, off the shoulder boho-inspired sleeves and a Cathedral length veil, her fresh and fabulous hair and makeup courtesy of the very talented Suzanne Morel. Our bevy of bridesmaids upped the ante in electric blue gowns that were just the right combination of up-scale elegance and Cabo fun, while William’s boys looked sharp in light grey. Put simply, it was one good-looking bridal party, and we were ready to go. 

Come ceremony time, the excited energy was buzzing as guests took their seats in the resort’s lobby, an awe-inspiring structure decorated with an overwhelming abundance of exotic florals in shades of bright orange, pale pink and shocking fuchsia (Cabo Floral Studio, you never fail to wow us with that phalaenopsis!). The uber-talented Francisco Alatorre set the mood on his Flamenco guitar, as Minister Marco Arechiga delivered a heartwarming ceremony packed with love, laughter, and his signature jokes. Minister Marco has a knack for putting people at ease, drawing laughter and inspiring tears, all of which were hallmarks of Jess and William’s ceremony.

It’s hard to pick our favorite moment when it comes to Jessica and William, but their very touching dances with Dad and Mom took our breath away. After toasts from loved ones, and those very special dances, DJ Teeven amped it up with a mix of old and new that had young and old on the dance floor until the wee hours. Superbly attended to by the hotel’s award-winning banquet staff, and drink after drink in hand, Jessica, William and their closest peeps celebrated love like only fishing fanatics know-how – on the dance floor! 

A very special thank you to Photo by Julieta, with whom it is always a pleasure to share the stage. Jessica and William, we wish you a lifetime of love, happiness and more than the occasional trip to Cabo! Thank you for trusting us with your fondest memories.  

Vicki and Vik’s Wedding at Sunset Mona Lisa, Los Cabos

Vicki and Vik’s Los Cabos destination wedding in July was set to be a scorcher. Summer’s unrelenting sunshine was forecast to push the mercury high and the absence of cloud cover provided little hope of intermittent bouts of shade, but this Colorado couple was determined to celebrate their nuptials in style. Along with wedding planner Paola from Cabo in Love, Vicki and Vik decided to go big, bold and beautiful, combining good food, great wine and a lot of color into a weekend-long celebration worthy of celebrity status. 

We unpacked our cameras at host resort Grand Fiesta Americana, where friends and family buzzed with excitement as the traditional Indian Haldi ceremony unraveled. Covering the faces, hands, and feet of the soon-to-be newlyweds in bright yellow turmeric paste is said to invite luck, prosperity and ward off evil spirits, a stepping stone into a happy life as man and wife. It was a moment of peace, joy, and togetherness that set standards high for what was to come. Guests were brimming with excited energy, waiting anxiously to see what else this fun-loving couple had in store. 

On the morning of the big day, as guests lounged poolside and enjoyed some of that Cabo brand sunshine, it was time to get the preparations underway. Safe in the air-conditioned comfort of her suite, Vicki was the epitome of bridal elegance in a crisp white two-piece with a vibrant red overlay, her bright lips, gold jewelry, and gorgeous green eyes completing the statement look. As any bride knows, you are only as good as your girls, and Vicki’s team was on point in shimmering pink and gold. Her sister, the maid of honor, upped the ante by donning baby blue, and with hair and makeup kits packed away, Team Vicki was officially wedding-ready.  After a short and sweet first look (note the adorable tears in Vik’s eyes) it was time to board the buses.

Our couple had chosen the iconic Sunset MonaLisa as the location for their festivities. Nestled cliffside over Missiones Beach and with views to Land’s End and the famous Los Cabos Arch, the restaurant is surrounded by sandy beaches, towering rock formations, and emerald green oceans. On a terrace overlooking the horizon, Vicki and Vik said “I do” in a ceremony punctuated with love, giggles, and good-natured jibes, leaving our guests roaring with laughter and crying happy tears as the celebrant announced Mr. and Mrs. Sed for the first time. The congratulations were in full swing, but Vicki and Vik were just getting started, having prepared an epic celebration to follow. 

A quick outfit adjustment saw Vicki remove her traditional red lehenga and dance her way into her reception in white. Vicki and Vik had chosen to go minimal when it came to floral decorations, opting to showcase Cabo in all its glory. String lights twinkled in the evening sky as guests toasted to the future, and as DJ Ricardo Patiño opened the dance floor the Cabo sky lit up with fireworks. It was an evening to remember for all the right reasons, and we hope Mr. and Mrs. Sed, their friends and family enjoyed it every bit as much as we did. 

PS. A huge thank you to Vicki and Vik for your kind words. Your testimonial means the world to us. 

Until next time, 

Angel + Luz

Photographer:  Anna Gomes // Hair and Makeup:  Los Cabos Makeup // Henna Artist: Mehndi Cabo // Flowers: Floral Dreams // Rentals: The Cabo Wedding Co.

Beth and Michael’s Wedding at Chileno Bay Resort, Los Cabos, Mexico

Every now and again, we are invited to shoot a celebration that knocks our socks off, one that defies all cliches and throws regularity to the wind. Beth and Michael’s 3-day wedding extravaganza this past May 16/17/18, 2019 did exactly that, incorporating a trifecta of Cabo’s trendiest locations and a host of our most sought after local talent, all intricately spun together by love, friendship, and good, old-fashioned attention to detail. Along with wedding coordinator Claudia Morales and Event Designer Elena Damy, Beth and Michael showed us just what it means to celebrate love in Los Cabos. 

Our weekend kicked off at the illustrious Casa Delfin, a luxury villa with sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean.  Guests were invited to relax, mingle and witness one of Cabo’s stunning sunsets, as they sipped signature cocktails and dined on scrumptious morsels from local caterer Salt and Sugar Co. The casual cocktail mixer jump-started the weekend’s festivities, and the heady anticipation was only heightened by the following evening’s rehearsal dinner at Querencia, an exclusive golfing and residential community that is fast making its mark on the Cabo event scene. Beth was all about the boho vibes in a lacy cocktail number with long floating sleeves, while Michael looked every bit the fun-loving groom-to-be in bright, tropical florals. Showcasing two of our destination’s most sought after event venues and treating guests to first-class food and cocktails had set the bar high, and expectations were electric as the sun set on Beth and Michael’s last evening as soon-to-be newlyweds. 

Fast forward to Saturday’s pre-wedding preparations, and yet another Cabo hotspot was being whipped into shape to host the long-awaited nuptials. Chileno Bay clubhouse is located just outside of San Jose del Cabo, nestled on the shores of the breath-taking Sea of Cortez and a home-away-from-home to some of our favorite international celebrities. Local hair and makeup artist Suzanne Morel and her team of experts were on site early to create Beth’s gorgeous wedding look. Her flawless complexion, rosy makeup, and windswept hair complemented her flowing, princess cut skirt with an embellished bodice, and her sparkly, diamond-studded hairpiece was the icing on the cake. The look was part ballroom glamour part whimsical fairy princess. Put simply, just perfect! Michael stepped things up a notch in a dusty pink linen suit and eye-catching bow tie, while the bridal party brought their A game in flowing, floral maxi dresses and dashes of Michael’s signature pink. 

Beth’s walk down the aisle was one we are eternally grateful to have captured. It wasn’t just the stunning location, the sweet classical soundtrack (thanks Cabo Strings!) or the beautiful gown, but the look of pure joy that came across Michael’s face as his bride made her entrance. The happy tears flowed among bridal party and guests alike as local minister Gabriel Ruiz delivered a heartfelt ceremony against a stunning backdrop of creamy white florals, towering palm trees and the glistening blues of the Sea of Cortez. What followed was a whirlwind of excitement and celebration. Chileno’s award-winning chefs lavished guests with a cocktail menu full of bite-sized delights, before serving a meal inspired by fresh, local produce. Age was no hindrance to packing the dance floor as the young and young at heart got down, drink in hand, to Smart Music‘s energetic playlist.

A big thank you to the very talented photographer Sami Strong.

Beth and Michael – your wedding was all about the good vibes, and thank you both for allowing us to share it with you.

Until next time.