Stunning Wedding at Acre Baja in Los Cabos
Planning a Wedding in Los Cabos
When Danielle and Craig decided to get married in Los Cabos they didn’t know yet that they would do so at the fabulous modern farm-to-table Acre Baja restaurant. They found Acre during one of their visits and Danielle knew that would be the place they would get married.
The bride was very active in planning her own wedding meticulously. She spent a lot of time doing research and thinking through all of the details she and her fiancé wanted for their nuptials. Doing that from Chicago was no easy feat, so a few trips down to Cabo San Lucas were perfect for things like trying out makeup and have their engagement photos done.
Danielle hired the amazing Elsa Dilasser from Elena Damy’s team to coordinate the wedding. In Elsa’s expert hands, there was no problem that couldn’t be swiftly fixed, including looking for the bride’s vows.
Getting Ready at JW Marriott
Danielle and Craig, along with family and friends, stayed at the slick JW Marriott in Los Cabos. The hotel designed by Jim Olson was a marvel to photograph, I spent a whole afternoon scouting the property, soaking inspiration from the play with light and shadows created by the architecture.
The bride had her makeup and hair done in her room, a spacious suite with a balcony facing the Cortez Sea. In the room with her were her best friends, mom and mother in law to be, and the atmosphere was relaxed and fun.
Her Ines di Santo dress was out of this world, sleeveless sheath gown with illusion neckline and embroidered cut-outs at the side. The bride wore it with loose curls and long veil. Her Yves Saint Laurent Tribute T-Strap Platform Sandals finished the look. Elena Damy designed a beautiful and delicate bouquet with a range of white florals which when shown made the bride gasp.
The couple chose to have no wedding party and kept their wedding intimate. Before heading out to Acre, the couple had a first look giving both the videographer, Jorge Ibarra and I the opportunity to capture the moment as well as portraits before the ceremony.
Seating on the outskirts of San Jose del Cabo in Southern Baja, Acre joins the ranks of Flora Farms and Los Tamarindos in bringing fine dining through organic farming. Designed by local Mar Studio the venue mixes modern materials and traditional techniques. Guests were welcomed to Reina de la Baja one of their signature cocktails that uses locally grown ingredients.
Reverend Marco Arechiga officiated the ceremony which started strong when the groom danced his way to the end of the aisle. Wearing a custom tuxedo, Craig charmed everyone with his barely contained joy. Danielle came next, escorted by her father. Over the patterned floor, surrounded by mango trees Danielle & Craig were married on a perfect Spring afternoon.
The ceremony was followed by a cocktail hour by Acre’s pool and later a tequila tasting, before the reception started. Bride and groom along with their guests would go on to dine on one single family style dining setup. One long rectangular table that was decorated by copper colored accents, lanterns and mirrored geometric votives. Centerpieces included delicate white flower arrangements with the King Protea crowning the center of the table. With a small wedding there was no need for a full seating chart and Danielle opted to use her stationery, designed by herself and made with Wedding Paper Divas to mark the places at the table. A foliage pattern that reflected much of the surroundings, had guests names and were placed over the ceramic dinnerware.
Reception started with the introduction of the happy couple followed by their first dance and toasts. Dinner was a foodie adventure with dishes such as the catch of the day cooked to perfection and accompanied with fresh greens, fried green tomatoes and angolotti pasta with fresh goat cheese foam.
The cake was white chocolate buttercream, strawberry, lavender and had for a topper two figurines with a touch of Mexico. Instead of the traditional bride and groom, the couple chose the Catrina, traditional skeleton and skull figures. With the cake cutting done it was time to start the party. Acre’s bartenders prepared special shots smoked and on fire to which neither groom nor bride shied away. The couple brought glow sticks of different sizes that illuminated the dance floor. These had special meaning, Craig and Danielle met when he helped her find some for a race. It only made sense to flood the party with this super fun accessories.
Acre Baja Wedding Vendors
Wedding Venue: Acre Baja Los Cabos
Getting Ready Venue: JW Marriott Los Cabos
Wedding Coordinator: Elsa Dilasser with Elena Damy
Hair and Makeup: Alma Viejo with Cabo Makeup
Flowers: Elena Damy
Ceremony Officiant: Minister Marco Arechiga
Videography: Jorge Ibarra
Music: DJ Teveen
Catering: Acre Baja Restaurant
Wedding Dress: Ines di Santo
Bridal Shoes: Yves Saint Laurent
Groom’s Attire: Private Designer Tuxedo
Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas