We were contacted by Michelle on October 24th to plan a 70 person wedding by November 11th and remember 11-11-11 was the most anticipated wedding date of the year. What a fun challenge! Michelle and Jim had to be the most laid back couple we have worked with to date. They sent a vision board, sent a budget and said “I trust you.” So off we went doing our magic and quickly looking to our vendors to see whom actually was avaiable on such short notice. It was as if the stars were aligned for Jim and Michelle as we were able to find them vendors for all of their needs and vendors we love!
The happy couple had already rented out the beach front Cabo Villa Surf, located right along the Costa Azul beach in San Jose del Cabo. It worked out great as some of their friends and family also stayed right next door with in walking distance at the Mira Vista Condominiums. They are also fortunate to have a house in the family located in beautiful Cabo Real where the reception was going to take place.
Michelle began getting ready with the help of the Cabo Surf Hotel Spa staff, whom came to her villa and did onsite services. They did a great job on her hair and make-up, but Michelle is naturally stunning so I am not sure she needed much help from anyone to look like a beautiful bride.
The ceremony was set up on the beach with a beautiful wooden walk-way topped with bright rose petals leading up to a full floral chuppah. The chuppah was stunning thanks to Blossom Art. It is one of our favorite chuppahs to date. I think almost all the guests made sure to get their picture under and/or near the chuppah as it made a beautiful back drop no doubt!
The ceremony was officiated by Chris Johnson whom also happened to be the owner of Cabo Villa Surf. He has done tons of weddings and did a great job. After the ceremony, the guests came up to the large palapa that is nestled right next to the villas pool. Guests hung there while enjoying some cocktails and gazing on as the couple took some photos ot on the beach with photographer Dino Gomez. There happened to be an empty life guard stand that made for some fun photos of the couple.
We then shuttled the guests up to the house in Cabo Real and there the guests were able to enjoy some catered food and an open bar. The villa makes for a great entertaining villa with 2 oversized terraces, a large pool and located right on the golf course of Cabo Real with views that are breathtaking. Bliss Events, Stages and Lazy Gourmet assisted with the decorations and everything came out beautiful.
DJ Alex did his magic and kept the guests up and dancing throughout the evening. We always love our beloved Tequila entertainer that comes in with his over sized hat, tequila and pours shots for the excited guests. He is always a hit and always takes the party up a notch.
Dino Gomez was a busy man at this wedding as he provided photography, videography and the Memory Maker photo booth for the evening. The guests were able to put on some wacky costumes and jump in the booth to make for some memorable pictures.
The guests were able to enjoy fresh cigars through out the evening thanks to one of our favorite local cigar rollers coming in and setting up a table during the reception so guests could watch their cigar made right there on the spot. After some drinks, yummy food, dancing and cigars, we had Sweet Things come in and set up a variety of candy and dessert options. They did such a great job and the couple were blown away by the spread. I think they all made plates to go to enjoy for the next days to come.
What is a party by a pool with out someone going in? Well how about just about everyone going in? It only takes that first person to make the jump and next thing you know all the guests think it looks fun. The evening basically ended with guests dancing and/or swimming and just letting loose. What a great job DJ Alex did keeping the dance floor full and everyone extremelly happy.
We want to thank all of the vendors for doing a great job and pulling everything together on such short notice. The wedding was a success and we want to congratulate Jim and Michelle on their big day!
*Photos from Dino Gomez available soon. For now, enjoy some that I took on my own camera.