Dana and Josue shared their wedding day with 40 of their closest friends and family in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Extending the celebration beyond just the wedding day, the group spent five days in villas in a private community, making Mexico their temporary (and oh-so luxurious) home. Before the wedding, guests were surprised with a dinner cruise (which doubled as a rehearsal dinner) to the Arch of Cabo, the sea lion colony and over to the Pacific side of the region. As Dana recalls, “Our guests were ecstatic beyond belief and it was the PERFECT event for the day before the wedding!”
But before they set sail on their wedding adventure, Dana got down to details! The couple incorporated paper products perfectly themed for their destination wedding. Guests were invited to attend via a passport themed invitation with a boarding pass RSVP by Custom Paper Works and a save the date was sent to look like a vintage postcard from Mexico.The big day took place on a private beach, away from it all, in the exclusive seaside community of Palmilla Cove. Following the ceremony, guests ventured up to Club Ninety-Six for a poolside reception and celebration. The couple wanted a location that was both meaningful to them and affordable. Josue’s parents were both born in Mexico and the groom’s sister and brother-in-law had a house in the community so it became the perfect spot to give them ample time with loved ones, while remaining budget conscious.Dana and Josue welcomed their guests in style! Not only did each couple receive a welcome bag filled with swag and tasty goodies, but included in them were perfectly planned and of course, customized weekend itineraries by Boda Belle Events & Design! No paper product detail was overlooked at this destination wedding!The ceremony took place right on the sand. The ceremony structure was build and dressed with orchids in the bride’s DIY style, while starfish dressed the guests’ chairs. The beautiful bridal bouquet was adorned with a pearl ring wrapped around it, given to her to use by her maid of honor (the ring previously belonging to the MOH’s grandmother).
No beach wedding is complete without a few spectacular shots in the sand!The bride continued to get involved in the prep and creative process by creating her own ceremony programs attached to a fan, and making luggage tag escort cards for the reception. While their guest book was a custom wedding tree by Paper Thick Ink for guests to imprint with their fingerprint in recongition of their attendance. What a wonderful family heirloom to have! Dana wanted a wedding that featured her favorite colors and blended seamlessly with the natural surroundings. And so, she created just that. “The colors blue/green represented the blue sky and the green foliage, and gold represented the sun.” And the vintage luggage tag escort cards blended it all together flawlessly.But perhaps the most original detail of this amazing event was the groom’s cake! A bottle of Patron, just right for their Mexico locale. Dana and Josue used each and every opportunity they could to make their wedding personal, travel-friendly, and fabulous!To close out the night with a grand finale, the couple surprised their guests with a nine member mariachi band!
Congratulations Dana and Josue!
Destination Wedding Photographer: LifeAsArt Photography
Wedding Vendors: Wedding Location: Club Ninety-Six, a private club in Villas Del Mar community, Passport Invitations: Custom Paper Works, Postcard Save the Dates: Beyond Design, Program: Bride DIY & Bliss Wedding Market, Hair & Makeup: Suzanne Morel, Bridesmaid Dresses: Mori Lee, Wedding Dress: Forever Yours, Groom and Groomsmen: Customized Shirts by Wedding Tropics, Groom’s Suit: Calvin Klein for Men’s Warehouse, Garter: Florrie Mitton Couture, Gown Sash: One Happy Girl, Rehearsal Dinner Cruise: Cabo Mar, Welcome Bag Itineries: Boda Belle Events & Design, Photo Props: Maro Designs, “Señor and Señora” Chair Signs: The Back Porch Shoppe, Wedding Tree Guest Book: Paper Thick Ink