The sandy shores and vast desert landscapes of Los Cabos are literally riddled with world-class properties perfect for destination wedding celebrations. From the kick off your shoes casual to black tie and button down a must, the paradise we call home offers the ideal spot for almost every couple who takes the time to look. We have shot them all, and are certainly blessed with variety, but it’s hard to go past the classics. Lovebirds Julie and Ryan seemed to agree, choosing to host their May 20 nuptials at the world-class The Resort at Pedregal, a property that is immersing, exquisite and completely unforgettable.
They say variety is the spice of life, and Cabo has it in spades. Bride after bride, wedding after wedding, we see everything from boho beautiful and toes-in-the-sand casual to high-end “bling bling”. When it came to their wedding attire, Julie and Ryan chose to bring glamour back, and they did it oh so well! Julie, in a long-sleeved, ivory lace gown with a deep V, open back and romantic train, opted for a carefully sculptured updo, created by Suzanne Morel and reminiscent of Old Hollywood. Her gorgeous complexion needed little to no coverage, and her dark, smoky eye and jet black lashes were all things dramatic. Ryan refused to fall behind in a dark grey suit trimmed in black satin, and his bow tie paid homage to both the elegance of their chosen location and the formality of the event.
As ceremony time drew near, guests from all over the United States and as far south as Australia gathered in the hotel’s impressive receiving lobby to witness the magic. Julie and Ryan’s close friend conducted a meaningful ceremony which put their faith at the forefront, as Cabo’s very own Wioletta Poletek provided a moving and classical soundtrack on violin. Framed by the rolling blue waters of the Pacific Ocean and a stunning, rustic chuppah embellished with pale pink, fuchsia, and red bouquets, Julie and Ryan said their I do’s, laughed, cried and smiled. While guests may have been forgiven for thinking they had seen it all, the best was yet to come.
Perched high and cliffside, the resort’s reception location just kept on dazzling. Julie worked with her wedding planners Nubia Villa and Susana Liera to design a reception space that exuded romance and elegance, while still showcasing the natural beauty of the Pacific Ocean and its formidable rock formations. Long imperial tables, an abundance of lanterns and lavish touches of pale pink and red flowers against beds of foliage, we felt like we had walked in on a fairytale. Warmth, love, and affection abounded as Julie’s father recounted his first (and subsequent) meetings with the groom, and guests cried with laughter as he gave a shout out to the bride’s “slightly overpriced dress”. Julie’s exquisite taste translated to even the smallest of details, and her towering, 4 tiered buttercream cake was no exception, not to mention THAT RING! As always, a special thanks to DJ extraordinaire Teeven for keeping everyone on the dance floor and Sara Richardson Photography for working alongside our team to capture every single minute of the madness!
Julie and Ryan – congratulations on creating a wedding event full of love, enveloped in elegance and ever so glam! We wish you many many years of happiness and hope to see you again in Cabo very soon!