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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Stunning Cabo Destination Wedding

Words by Lauren Marshall
Photos courtesy of Anna Gomes

"You gotta risk it for the biscuit," or so they say. Beginning wedding planning may have you reeling, but take it from a couple who said their “I do’s” in beautiful Cabo, Mexico, whatever risks taken are often more than worth it to have the wedding of your dreams.

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Eric and Katy didn't need to question whether or not they wanted a destination wedding. They loved the idea from the start for the same reason so many couples decide to go abroad for their special day: the adventure of it all! 

“There is something so adventurous and romantic about a destination wedding.  Eric and I love Mexico and the family-oriented culture. Not to mention how fun and beautiful Cabo is,” Katy says.

Luckily, most of the guests invited felt the same way. The concept of having a multiple-day celebration with all of their friends and family in an incredible place was “not a hard thing to sell,” the couple says. However, the massive amounts of planning and coordinating that lied ahead after the announcement initially felt daunting.

Fortunately, for the bride, a supportive maid of honor and stellar wedding coordinator helped change anxiety to excitement. “I was able to work stress-free in the months leading up to the event and felt as though I had a clear-headed teammate in the process,” Katy says. 

Beyond providing a coordinator, Esperanza resort had the ideal accommodations for practically all of the couple's needs and wishes. With the property being located just 25 minutes from San Jose del Cabo International Airport, choosing the venue was a no-brainer. Not to mention, the ability to enjoy stunning clifftop terraces overlooking the sea and the resort’s own private beach.

Although the couple spent more for a higher tax rate and costs for shipping items, they ended up saving money in the long run because of the inherently smaller guest list. This yielded a more intimate and personal experience, which was another important thing to Eric and Katy. 

“You have that feeling of being away and letting go of your day-to-day routine like you’re on vacation. Except you know it’s a vacation leading the most incredible day of your life,” the couple says.

With the dream team of vendors, coordinators and guests, the couple felt confident throughout their entire stay in Mexico and on the big day.

Vendors: Photographer: Anna Gomes; Wedding Planner: Brenda Flores with Esperanza; Ceremony/Reception Site: Esperanza; Florist: Cabo Floral Studio; Stationery: Zola; Cake: Cabo Cakes; Hair & Makeup: Blanc Bridal Salon; Gown Designer: Berta Bridal; Groom’s Clothing Designer: Hugo Boss; Bridesmaids Clothing Designer: Shona Joy

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