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.