The groom knows Cabo well as he has been coming to town for business for a couple of years now. The couple met in college, at the time he was playing in the basketball team and her volleyball. They dated for several years before deciding to get married.
They chose The Cape for their host hotel, booking the hotel's Surfer Villa, a two story space on the lower floor of the hotel, just steps away from the beach and hotel's pool. Friends and family stayed at the hotel as well. The couple opted for a first look to take advantage of their The Cape’s beautiful locations, and getting wedding portraits that showed the hotel's architecture.
The bride had her bridesmaids and mother over full during getting ready. She did her own makeup, which turned out gorgeous and faithful to her personal style. She chose to have her beautiful curls loose. During this preparatIon time, Rachel gifted her bridal party with photo books showing photos of their history together.
Bridesmaids wore all white dresses in different styles. And so did the mothers of the bride and the groom, making for an airy look. Groomsmen and best man were with the groom at the surf villa, wearing suits with no tie, everyone looking sharp yet not too formal.
For their wedding venue they chose Acre Baja, both venues share stylish grounds in modern architecture. The place was the location of the wedding’s formal portraits with the family and complete wedding party. Having these posed photos done just before the ceremony freed their time to join the cocktail hour after.
The reception was at Acre's mango grove, where emotional toasts were given after the couple’s introduction and first dance. After dinner the groom danced with his mother and the bride with hers to cheerful beats. The best part of the night was yet to come, when all guests joined the couple of the dance floor.
Instead of cake they opted for a dessert table, with mini chocolate cakes and churros, besides a popsicle cart carried around the dancefloor by one of the groomsmen.
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The couple wanted to make sure they had some photos of their getting ready, although what mattered the most to them were photos of their family and tight group of friends. Having fabulous personal style and great taste as displayed in their choices of venue and details, it was clear that their wedding portraits – which showcased those choices – were also very important.
In having a second shooter the couple had their guests photographed in a mix of posed and candid images at their arrival for the wedding ceremony as well as during cocktail hour. During reception that emphasis was also in our minds as we continue to photograph the moments when their closest and oldest friends gave heartfelt toasts mentioning their history, the love and respect they have for the bride and groom.
The bride’s relationship with her mother was especially wonderful to capture, from the moment early in the day when the bride retouched her mom’s makeup, to their processional during the ceremony and my personal favorite, their mother-daughter dance which was in one word: joyful.
Other highlights were the bright colors worn by the guests and what everyone brought to the dance floor.
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