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

Abbey and Ryan’s Wedding at Pueblo Bonito, Los Cabos, Mexico

Abbey has a busy life. Between studying medicine, searching for her perfect residency match and banging out that hard-won medical degree, she met the love of her life, and still found time to plan the celebration of all celebrations in sunny Los Cabos. With her June 14 date locked in and the luxurious Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Resort and Spa confirmed, Abbey and Ryan’s Cabo San Lucas showdown was set to be epic, and what unfolded was simply magic.

Abbey knew she was destined to marry Ryan from the moment they met, and her decisiveness extended to her wedding plans too. With the help of Pueblo Bonito’s Marisol Villalobos, Abbey decided to kick off the festivities with a seaside welcome party, a chance for guests to mingle, sample the resort’s hospitality and revel in Cabo’s beauty. Every bit the star of the show in a fashion-forward, cream crop top, high waisted skirt, and showstopping, diamond drop earrings, Abbey arrived on the arm of her groom, and the couple made quick work of becoming the life of the party. In a shout out to Mexican tradition, a mariachi band played upbeat tunes as guests sipped premium cocktails and snapped selfies against the azure blues of the Pacific Ocean. Amid all the chaos, both bride and groom took a few moments to make their toasts, expressing their excitement for the following day’s nuptials. The evening was about celebrating love, chance meetings and future vows, all of which had the good vibes flowing and genuine excitement in the air.

Champagne corks popped as the sun rose on D day, and Abby and her bevy of bridesmaids set to work on pre-ceremony preparations. Abbey’s color palette centered around nature and neutrals, starting with her girls, who donned Grecian inspired, pastel maxis in true estilo playero. Our bride was radiant in white, and her gown’s transparent skirt with delicate lace detail was set to steal the show. Opting for loose curls and an upswept, messy bun with natural makeup, Abbey was every bit the blushing boho bride. Both bride and groom took a few private moments to share sweet love notes pre-ceremony, and after the arrival of Abbey’s stunning bouquet, wedding planner extraordinaire Marisol announced go time!

The long-awaited nuptials took place in Pueblo Bonito’s quaint courtyard chapel, where white blossoms and whimsical foliage decorated every nook and cranny. Abbey and Ryan’s closest family and friends wiped away tears as they witnessed their union in a ceremony that was short, sweet and oh so personal. As resort staff ushered guests towards cocktail hour fun, we and the very talented Sara Richardson stole the happy couple away for a few moments of uninterrupted shooting. As you all know, we love Cabo’s light, and the evening’s stronger than average winds did nothing to deter from the brilliant afternoon sunset. All in all, this was one bridal portrait session that was sure to put the Cabo in Abbey and Ryan’s wedding album.

The celebration was far from over as the sun set over the Pacific, and in homage to the destination the newlyweds had opted for an intimate, toes-in-the-sand reception. A sparkling ceiling of market lights mirrored the stars as guests dined on local cuisine prepared by Pueblo Bonito’s award-winning banquet staff. Both Abbey and Ryan’s fathers, along with the best man and maid of honor, toasted the newlyweds with funny anecdotes, inspiring advice and more than their fair share of champagne. Ever the trendsetting bride, Abby had chosen a 3 tiered, “naked” cake, and with the formalities taken care of the happy group packed the dance floor for a night of fun, laughter and friendship.

Congratulations Abbey and Ryan on becoming man and wife, and we wish a very long lifetime of happiness.

Until next time,