Cabo Sunset Real WeddingWords by Emily Garcia
Photos courtesy of Taya Photography
After Louriel posted a picture of herself enjoying a baseball game on Facebook, avid baseball fan Ian liked her picture and contacted her to ask her out. The couple’s first date was at a haunted house theme park. The date went so well, they went on two more dates that same weekend and have been together ever since.
The newlyweds are from Vancouver and wanted their wedding to be somewhere warm, sunny and by the ocean. Mexico held a special place in Ian and Louriel’s hearts since they traveled there for their first anniversary. They decided vacationing with their closest friends and family for a week would be the best way to achieve the intimate wedding they wanted. “Our guests were looking forward to being able to go away together as one big group,” the bride says.
Ian and Louriel chose Dreams Los Cabos Suites Golf Resort and Spa because of its luxurious, natural setting along the beach overlooking the Pacific. Cabo’s pink sunsets and warm light contrasted with the palm trees and greenery, inspired the couple. Thus, they wanted to include as many natural elements as possible. The ceremony was filled with soft, dreamy, romantic beach vibes. The chuppah was draped with gorgeous ivory and blush florals with hints of eucalyptus in gold lanterns. The romantic reception was softly lit using candles and twinkling string lights over dinner tables.
Louriel says her favorite moment of her wedding day was when she walked down the aisle, saw Ian for the first time and took his hands under the chuppah. “I felt so happy and calm and I just remember looking at him and feeling my heart bursting with love,” she says. The bride describes her wedding as absolutely perfect and couldn’t believe how beautiful the day was. “From looking out at the ocean and seeing the beginning stages of the wedding set-up to getting ready with my bridesmaids and the gorgeous, heartfelt ceremony…it all honestly blew my mind!”
This article first appeared in Destination I Do's Spring/Summer 2019 issue. You can order a copy here.
Vendor List: Photographer: Taya Photography; Wedding Designer & Planner: Marsha Steeves and Harumi Suzuki with Marsha Steeves Destination Weddings; Ceremony/Reception Site: Dreams Los Cabos Suites Golf Resort and Spa; Gown Designer: Tara Keely by Lazaro; Florist: Cabo Floral Studio; Groom’s Clothing Designer: Indochino; Bridesmaids’ Clothing Designer: Joanna August; Groomsmen’s Clothing Designer: Indochino; Décor Rentals: The Main Event Cabo; Wedding Officiant: Marco Arechiga; Hair & Makeup: Cabo Makeup by Alma Vallejo; DJ: Alex DJ Cabo Events; Invitations: Minted; Videographer: Carlos Plazola; Love Cookies: Emily Trojan (bridesmaid)
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