At the Casa Del Mar resort with the sun glistening on the azure sea, the pristine white sands and the palm trees rippling in the gentle breeze, is there a more perfect setting for a beach wedding. Angelique and Patrick didn’t think this in October after the Cabo San Lucas hurricane hit the area. They rearranged their wedding date to March and I was lucky enough to be their photographer again. Overseas weddings Mexico style are hugely popular these says but there are few more romantic ceremonies than those held on the beach.
This was such a magical day I felt I had to share it with you. 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.