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Monday, December 17, 2018

Los Cabos Wedding Inspiration

Words by Courtney Kellar
Photos courtesy of Collin Pierson

Researching inspiration and décor ideas for your destination wedding is one of the most fun parts of the planning process. Today, we’re bringing you a lovely, romantic photo shoot that took place at Solaz, a Luxury Collection Resort, Los Cabos. The property opened in June 2018, so this talented vendor group was excited to explore the new resort and all its potential destination wedding offerings. “Shooting at Solaz was both a pleasure and a thrill for me, as no one had ever shot there!” says photographer Collin Pierson. “We did a walk through and I knew we had a location that was both unique and an environment well suited to create an amazing concept. The softness that [Kesh Events] and [Michelle Durpetti Events] brought into the design helped to show off the most romantic aspects of the Solaz property.”

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The concept of this photo shoot centered around highlighting the modern sleekness of the setting, while still bringing in classic, romantic details. The goal of the vendor team was to use the beach location to bring personal details into a luxury setting. “The Solaz is such a sleek, contemporary property, so when [Kesh Events] was talking about wanting to create something so romantic, I was excited to bring it to life in a property that I felt would encourage people to be a little more modern and clean [in their design]. I loved the challenge of that juxtaposition,” says Michelle Durpetti of Michelle Durpetti Events.

The ceremony, of course, took place on the beach at Solaz, a Luxury Collection Resort, Los Cabos. “A modern floral arch was designed using soft colors in white and pinks and accented with greenery,” says Akeshi Akinseye with Kesh Events. “The aisle was set with a cluster of pillar candles and lanters with floral accents.”

Our couple is ready to say “I do” in a gown by Berta and a classic veil, both courtesy of Ultimate Bride Chicago, and a custom tux from J. Hillburn. “Ultimate Bride in Chicago generously came to the table and loaned us a gorgeous gown from Berta with a figure-hugging silhouette and just the right amount of sparkle,” says Michelle Durpetti of Michelle Durpetti Events. Both the bride and groom’s shoes are from Jimmy Choo and our bride’s hair and makeup is by Isabellina Perches.

The vendor team focused on personalized details that could serve as real inspiration for destination wedding couples. “Gourmet Invitations designed the most exquisite stationery for a destination wedding,” says Akeshi Akinseye with Kesh Events. “The soft colors and floral touches were perfect. The monogram was cleverly tied into the invitations, welcome bags, vow cards and menus. These beautiful details really brought to life the sophistication we were shooting for.”

This dynamic team of wedding professionals really brought their A-game when it came to designing an inspiring reception set-up. “The basis for the design was whites, creams and a touch of blush floral with soft, fluttering volume and utilizing some of the texture naturally found in the environment at the resort, like the gorgeous marble and beautifully finished woods,” says Michelle Durpetti of Michelle Durpetti Events. “We utilized soft colors and textures and a mix of heights, metals and greens to bring a cascading tablescape to life. Small details really brought this look from ‘just beachy’ to bespoke – including linen hemstich monogrammed napkins by BBJ Linen and hand painted invitations and paper goods from Gourmet Invitations.” 

The florals at the ceremony, lounge, cocktail hour and reception set-ups were arguably the stars of the inspirational show. Akeshi Akinseye with Kesh Events worked on the floral and design and explains, “I chose blooms that had a lot of movement and brought romance. Roses, lisianthus and foliage were some of the feature flowers for the floral arrangements. The table arrangments were designed in different vases with varying shapes and sizes.”

Hopefully this lovely, Los Cabos photo shoot has got your inspirational engine revving for your own destination wedding design! For more information about the local Los Cabos team who put together this photo shoot, please reference the full vendor list below.

Vendor List: Photography: Collin Pierson, Venue, Catering & Cake: Solaz, a Luxury Collection Resort, Los Cabos, Floral & Design: Kesh Events, Logistics & Styling: Michelle Durpetti Events, Invitations/Stationery: Gourmet Invitations, Rentals: Del Cabo Event Design, Linens: BBJ Linen, Gown: Berta, Veil: Ultimate Bride Chicago, Hair & Makeup: Isabellina Perches, Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo, Groom’s Tux: J. Hilburn & Media Placement: Rayce PR.

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