Best tips on Cabo San Lucas
cabosanlucas wedding tips
There is nothing more romantic than a beach wedding, and as a location Mexico is very hard to beat. I have been lucky enough to attend several of these events and they are an absolute joy. All weddings are wonderful obviously but there is a freedom and relaxed atmosphere surrounding a wedding with other venues simply cannot match. The choice of how simple or how elaborate you want it also comes into play and you really can have the wedding you always dreamed of, with a wedding album that will be the envy of everyone.
Finding a great resort shouldn’t be difficult but there are so many you could easily end up in one of those sprawling resorts and have hundreds of unwanted spectators. Right up there on my list is the Casa Del Mar which has the intimacy of a boutique resort combined with luxury you want for your wedding. The style is that of a classic 19th century style hacienda and is a secluded sanctuary that makes the perfect setting for a wedding.
The charm and elegance of this 56 room resort is second to none. Imagine sun kissed colours in abundance, red tiled roofs, romantic archways leading into peaceful courtyards where you can kick back and have an amazing time. Yes I do pay attention to detail as I know all this will accumulate is some spectacular photographs, and trust me they do. The pool area, twinkling with fairy lights, is the most perfect spot for an evening reception, the ambience is almost magical, and I feel privileged to have been a part of a wedding here.
From the photographer angle, I see everywhere as a possible shot and visualise the outcome. With all my weddings I tour the venue and select the best spots to take photos, here I was overwhelmed with choice. From the ceremony itself on the pristine white sands to the various locations I knew would look perfect as the sun started to set, Mexico really is a dream destination as far as the photography is concerned.
While I will continue to produce top quality articles for all my couples I have to say that when I get an enquiry regarding an overseas wedding I get a buzz. These couple may never get back to this location again, so the photos I take really do have to last them a lifetime. The colour and splendour which Mexico offers a photographer is beyond words, and suffice to say that within minutes of the next booking for a Mexican wedding I will be booking my flight!.
Dream wedding in Cabo San Lucas
Angelique and Patrick travelled from Los Angeles for their dream wedding. Anqelique hails from The Philippines originally, a nation who certainly know how to throw a wedding so Mexico had lot to live up to! The couple, and their guests, stayed at the gorgeous Casa Del Mar resort in the famous Cabos San Lucas. This a smaller, more intimate boutique style resort that isn’t a cookie cutter image of all the rest in the area.
When I first Angelique and Patrick their joy at choosing such a beautiful setting for their special day was tangible. I ran through the plan and wedding ideas with them we relaxed and enjoyed our surroundings. As far as destinations for overseas weddings are concerned this resort is up there with the very best. I knew by the light and wonderful surroundings we were in for a very special wedding day and I wasn’t wrong.
The day of the wedding dawned and as the ceremony was set for later in the day when the temperature had dropped slightly I had time to have a good look around and choose some prime location for photographs. The whole point of a beach wedding is to declare you love in a relaxed informal way, and the photos need to capture that essence. I wanted these pictures to be as natural as possible and as it turned out I was very lucky to work with such enthusiastic participants.
When the time finally arrived we gathered on the beach in anticipation of Angelique making her grand entrance. Patrick was very relaxed in his smart casual attire and clearly couldn’t wait to see his bride. Flanked by 6 bridesmaids dressed in coral coloured dresses of differing styles, Angelique made a beautiful bride. She looked radiant in her simple yet elegant dress and her bouquet of white roses finished the look perfectly.
The ceremony was over pretty quickly and then the fun began. What a joy it is to photograph a wedding when all the guests have the same vibe and are truly enjoying themselves. You can see by these images how relaxed everyone was and happy to photographed. No stiff, formal shots for this modern couple who had just become husband and wife on a beach in Cabo San Lucas in one of the most glorious of settings. I had the most fun I’ve ever had over the next hour or so taking the pictures that captured their special day forever.
While I knew this place was impressive nothing prepared me for the outdoor area set up for the reception. Who would believe the resort was devistated by a hurricane months earlier. Look at that pool, couldn’t you just jump in that pool? Once again simplicity become beauty with just the addition of a few fairy lights it was a veritable grotto and so romantic. When the day finally drew to a close and I retired for the night, I looked back over my day and felt myself smiling. As far as an overseas destination for weddings go Mexico and Cabo San Lucas rocks.
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