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

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!