Alison and Danny had been together for two and a half years before tying the knot in Los Cabos on the spring of 2019. Family and friends flew in from Arizona and Texas to celebrate the couple at the gorgeous JW Marriott resort in San Jose del Cabo.
The property, an architecture gem nestled at the cliff of Puerto Los Cabos, in the eastern side of Cabo, is an incredibly interesting venue. The building, by Olson and Kundig architects, is designed with grand spaces framing the landscape selectively. The high ceilings and walls make guests lose themselves in the scale of the building and neutral warm colors mix with wood structural elements taking turns with the bright blue skies of the Baja. No matter where you find yourself within the resort you will feel like you are alone, as the architecture helps hiding adjoining spaces. Even the pools are built in cascading levels creating smaller pockets of tranquility. Ocean views are complemented by minimal landscape that emphasises the local desertic flora. The beach is well below a long set of wooden stairs stretching on either side.
The couple chose Ximena Perez from Amy Abbott’s coordination team to aid them in their wedding choices. The ceremony happened on one of the rooftop gardens flanking the lobby’s level, officiated by Marco Arechiga, one of the best local officiants. The cocktail hour and reception were hosted at the wide courtyard, a floor below. The large open space has two enormous blind walls that leave little else to see besides the resort’s main building at one end, and on the other, beyond the foxtail fields, the Ocean.
The bride chose an Ivory Calla Blanche wedding dress with beautifully beaded Illusion bodice and crepe skirt with a short train paired with a cathedral veil placed low close to the base of the neck. Wearing her hair up with a side chignon let the beautiful neckline and shoulder length sleeves shine.
The bride’s hair and makeup was done by a friend, a professional makeup and hair artist. Besides from her, the bride’s two best friends were present to help her get dressed.
The bride’s parents came in to visit as well, and in that moment, the bride gave her parents a photo book full of the family’s memories.
The bride’s earrings were her something old, she borrowed her mother’s bracelet and for something blue she had her pedicure in a light pale blue.
The couple chose not to have a wedding party. Feeling that in a small wedding of 50 guests didn’t need a wedding party, they preferred to be alone at the altar. In spite of that decision they had their best friends over, to hang out and help them get ready during the time before the ceremony.
The groom wore a dark navy Canali suit and pale pink tie and accessorized it with his Mala. His childhood friends, along with the officiant, another close friend, were present cracking jokes and sipping beers.
The only ones missing were the couple’s cute dogs Pippa and Smudge. But tribute was paid by naming the wedding’s signature cocktails after the two.
For the seating chart, little bottles of tequila were tagged with each guest’s name and designated table. The chart was on one table while another welcome table displayed the photo books gifted to their parents, as well as Polaroid cameras.
Tables were decorated with patterned silver table runners, vintage glassware, pink and white centerpieces and votives. Each place had the menu printed with each guest name on it. Completing the setup were two lounge sets with pink chairs and beige sofas while bistro lights criss-crossed above the wedding reception.
The short ceremony mixed elements of jewish tradition and readings by family members. Reverend Marco, having professional comedic skills, broke the ice from the get go while the bride and the groom made it all very sweet when reading their own vows.
After cocktail hour, guests were seated for the introduction and first dance. Bride and groom kickstarted the reception with surprise cold fireworks at the end of their dance, to everyone’s applause. Heartfelt toasts followed, celebrating the bride and groom and their union before the dance floor opened. Instead of a cake, the couple chose the mini wedding cakes by the JW’s catering which were adorable.
Mid Full coverage, 6.5 hours
With Second Shooter.
The couple chose a mid coverage, from getting ready until the end of dinner. Although they had a fantastic DJ and fun-loving guests, the couple preferred to skip having professional photography for the party portion of the night.
Highlights were the positive energy of the groom who was so excited to get married to his sweetheart. First look and portraits around the resort were another highlight as we were all very excited to be taking photos there.
Wedding Planner: Ximena Perez with Amy Abbott Events
Wedding Venue: JW Marriott
Anna Gomes Photo
Friend of the bride
DJ Alex Alanis
Bazaar Cabo & Del Cabo Events
Bells & Whistles
Something Ivy (Etsy)
Canali Suit and Eton Tie.
Mala: Silver and Sage
Mother of the bride bracelet
Jewel Badgley Mischka