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

Vania and Richard’s Wedding Film at Sunset da Monalisa, Los Cabos

We love watching master wedding planners at work, and Cabo Wedding Services superstar owner Tammy Wolff is the best of the best. When Vania wed Richard this past July, Tammy knocked it out of the park, uniting one of Cabo’s most impressive cliffside locations with a team of first-class vendors to deliver an Instagram worthy celebration that had us filming well past the allotted hour. Sugary blossoms, pastel sunsets, and mouthwatering food set the stage for our couple’s I dos, but it was their intimate connection that lit up the screen. This wedding film is one we have been jumping at the bit to share with you.

True to any awesomely constructed wedding timeline, our morning kicked off with the bride. We arrived early to our couple’s host resort Sheraton Hacienda del Mar to find Vania gorgeous and glowing. Her stunning gown featured an intricate lace bodice, Grecian silhouette, and modest train. Relaxed waves framed rosy makeup to create a look that was fresh, fabulous and perfect for a seaside affair. Our first look took place in the resort’s gardens, a carefully constructed moment that allowed us to capture our couple’s first impressions away from prying eyes. 

As the sun began its slow descent over the sparkling Sea of Cortez, guests boarded private transportation towards the much loved Sunset MonaLisa at Misiones Beach, just outside of the Cabo San Lucas downtown. Guests were ushered through the property’s main entrance and met with awe-inspiring, panoramic views of Land’s End, an impressive site for Cabo veterans and newcomers alike. Vania and Richard’s ceremony space kept the landscape front and center, decorated with simple, gold Chiavari chairs and an arch sprouting pale pink, lavender, and white blossoms thanks to the talented team at Cabo Flowers and Cakes. In a short, sweet ceremony delivered by a family friend, Vania and Richard shared personalized vows and a first kiss just as the colors of sunset appeared on the horizon. It was one WOW moment in the bag and many more to come! 

Sunset MonaLisa’s staff are famous for their fresh, locally sourced drinks and apps, which they served with their customary casualness on one of the property’s waterfront terraces. Guests were wined, dined and provided with the perfect opportunity to snap selfless and admire the views. Located nearby, our reception terrace had been decked out to mirror the ceremony’s pared-back elegance, utilizing clean, white linens with a lustrous sheen, gold chairs, and sparkling crystal. After a scrumptious sit-down dinner, formal toasts and other traditional favorites (Cakes by Donna in Cabo you are amazing!), itchy feet were dancing thanks to Dj Adan Mijares and his legendary beats. Beneath stars and market lights Vania, Richard, and their closest crew shared a night to remember.

Thank you Josafat de la Toba for accompanying us on the lenses. Your photography is inspiring and never ceases to amaze us. To our friends, Tammy and Jessica at Cabo Wedding Services, thank you for trusting in Cinematic touch. And last but not least, Richard and Vania – may this video be seen and reseen throughout many happy years together. 

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 Monalisa, 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.

HANNAH AND GAVIN’S BOHO BEAUTIFUL WEDDING AT ACRE BAJA, LOS CABOS, MEXICO.

The fabulous, farm to table Acre Baja is fast becoming one of Los Cabos’ hottest destination wedding locations, and as with all hot spots, it’s sometimes easy for the location to overshadow the event. This was NOT the case when it came to Hannah and Gavin’s April’s wedding bash, which incorporated all things fashionable and up-to-the-minute with sweet, personal touches and quirky details that made it very much about our happy couple. Welcome to what we call the wonderful world of Hannah and Gavin.

Hannah has a movie star smile, so let’s start there. Her dress of choice was right off the pages of a Style Me Pretty blog, incorporating all of this season’s boho beautiful design trends into one stunning, white crocheted number with flared sleeves, an exposed back and lots of lace and tassels. Along with her Cathedral length veil, the ensemble was ethereal, perfectly complemented by her relaxed blond waves and barely-there makeup. Backed up by her best girls in shades of peach and orange, Hannah opted for a loose arrangement of tropical leaves and white blooms by Flowers and Events Los Cabos and looked just the right balance of silver screen glam and Baja beach bride. Gavin and his boys went formal in black bow ties, and guests put on their Sunday best in honor of the long-awaited moment.

We love wedding ceremonies, and Gavin and Hannah decided to say “I do” to the sweet melody of the guitar, amongst wildflowers and palm trees, on Acre’s lawn terrace. While we adored the sweet anecdotes, traditional marriage rituals and, of course, the first kiss, it was the look on Gavin’s face as he watched his bride make her entrance that we were ecstatic to capture on camera. Part joy, part awe and a whole lot of love, it was clear Gavin was exactly where he wanted to be. With the formalities taken care of, wedding planner Paola from Cabo in Love guided guests through to what was to be one hell of a party.

Hannah and Gavin consider themselves dance partners for life, and dance they did! To accompany their mouthwatering appetizers and sunset cocktails by the pool, they opted to tip their hats to local tradition, allowing the Mariachi to take care of the tunes. As we moved through to Acre’s Mango Orchard for dinner and dancing, Pura Vida beat took over the stage. Guests were wined and dined on some of Cabo’s freshest food and finest cocktails, before kicking off their shoes and hitting the dancefloor. As the sun set over the desert skyline, our bride and groom relished every moment with their closest family and friends, and we were lucky enough to be entrusted with the memories.

Now for the shoutouts! Proving time and time again just how refined their tastes really are, Hannah and Gavin chose the hugely talented photography duo Chris and Ruth to capture their special day. A very big thank you to Jessica and her team at Acre Baja for their tireless work and dedication. We had a blast!