The Tradition of Papel Picado

Posted on July 19th, 2016 by Carlos Damy

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PAPEL PICADO, which means cut or perforated paper, is a decorative storytelling craft made out of tissue paper or vinyl “cut” into ornamental designs. Generally seen strung together into long banners that crisscross a street, a courtyard or an entire party tent, these all white or brightly colored flags are traditionally used throughout Mexico to decorate […]

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Our Monday Muse? Baja Itself

Posted on July 18th, 2016 by Elsa Dilasser

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WHENEVER POSSIBLE, our Creative Director and company namesake, Elena Damy, loves to travel around Baja to experience firsthand the natural beauty, artistic finds and architectural wonders of Mexico. She finds inspiration in the simplest things, like this beautiful rustic door in Todos Santos. Paired with the weathered terra cotta pots filled with bougainvillea, red brick arched […]

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Brocade Obsession

Posted on July 15th, 2016 by Elena Damy

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BELIEVE IT OR NOT, this lovely lady isn’t the bride. Nor is she a professional model. She’s the maid of honor, or was, at a dreamy wedding we recently planned in Los Cabos, Mexico. Apparently, her strapless ivory brocade gown from Alice + Olivia has caused quite a stir online. And why wouldn’t it? It’s sophistication […]

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The Temptation of a Beach-Inspired Wedding Cake

Posted on July 14th, 2016 by Carlos Damy

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WHEN A CLIENT ASKED OUR WEDDING PLANNERS about where to get their wedding cake, we thought of this beautiful, all-white, beach-inspired cake from Sweet Dreams Special Occasion Cakes in San Jose del Cabo. Deena Abadiano, the cake artist at Sweet Dreams, is passionate about pastry and it shows. But for Deena, the inside is just […]

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Wedding Style from the Soles Up

Posted on July 12th, 2016 by Claudia Morales

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YES, SOMETIMES IT STARTS FROM THE SHOES!  That emotional connection that lingers. The indelible spark that defines everything. Your bridal style can be triggered by anything! Who says it has to start with your wedding gown? Why not work from the bottom, up! Shoes of any sort tend to be brave outlets for one’s personality and individual […]

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The Music of Mexico: Mariachi

Posted on July 11th, 2016 by Carlos Damy

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KNOWN THROUGHOUT THE WORLD as the symbol of Mexico, mariachi music evokes the history and traditions of Mexican culture. Some go so far as to call it the “sound of Mexico” and claim that to hear mariachi played is to welcome joy, festivity and celebration into your heart. Which is probably why you see mariachi bands at most […]

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Luxurious Art Deco Ballroom Wedding

Posted on July 8th, 2016 by Carlos Damy

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THIS GORGEOUS ART DECO WEDDING RECEPTION was the grand finale event in a whirlwind week of bridal parties and wedding celebrations coordinated by Exquisite Events, and we were thrilled to be a part of it! Many of the other events for this destination wedding took place outside, like this one, on scenic terraces, grassy lawns and sandy beaches. […]

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Impressions of New York: Elie Saab’s Newest Collection

Posted on July 6th, 2016 by Claudia Morales

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IT’S PARIS FASHION WEEK and we’re watching as closely as if we’re watching Beyonce at half-time at the Superbowl! One gorgeous collection after another is hitting the runways, with many sure to inspire our fashionista brides! One designer has caught our eye already, the always gloriously glamorous ELIE SAAB, and we know his Impressions of […]

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Shop Cabo: From Mexico with Love

Posted on July 5th, 2016 by Elsa Dilasser

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GIVE YOUR GUESTS THE GIFT OF BAJA! As a small business, we do our very best to support other small local businesses here in Baja, as well as the overall Mexican economy. Which is why we carefully research local shops and artisan studios for unique and artful products that serve our event designs, but also for welcome bag gift […]

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Love is Friendship Set on Fire

Posted on July 4th, 2016 by Carlos Damy

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WE CAN’T THINK OF A BETTER WAY to celebrate the Fourth of July with our American friends, than to share these fun photos of one of our couples, dancing under the falling stars of fireworks at their wedding. Nothing but pure joy!!! “Love is friendship set on fire…” — Jeremy Taylor HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY! {Photos […]

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A Pretty Pink Floating Flower Arrangement

Posted on July 1st, 2016 by Elena Damy

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WE THINK THIS PRETTY PINK FLOWER ARRANGEMENT is all the wedding inspiration you need to get you through the long weekend of dreaming {and scheming} about your wedding! I designed this long pink and gold dinner table for an event at a super chic and extremely exclusive private club here in Los Cabos. The tablescape included […]

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Beautiful from the Back: Carolina Herrera

Posted on June 28th, 2016 by Claudia Morales

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THE BACK OF THIS MODERN SCULPTURAL GOWN from fashion design legend, Carolina Herrera’s Spring 2017 Collection, is simply stunning! It has twists of silky fabric, a little peek-a-boo crystal bandeau, and a strapless top to show off your Baja bronzed shoulders! Demur and sexy, all at once. The perfect wedding gown to take you from […]

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Monday Muse: I Will Tomorrow

Posted on June 27th, 2016 by Carlos Damy

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“I swear I couldn’t love you more than I do right now, and yet I know I will tomorrow.”— Leo Christopher BEAUTIFUL, PASSIONATE WORDS to inspire your week of wedding planning… Happy Monday! xo {Photos courtesy of Alec & T Photography}

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Blushing Beauties & Their Bouquets

Posted on June 24th, 2016 by Melissa Paul

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THE SWEETNESS OF BLUSHING PINK bridal bouquets held by two beautiful women is just too much for us on this Floral Friday! The bride, Marilyn, carried a hand-tied bouquet of pale to true pink flowers that included a textural mix of English Garden Roses, fragrant Hyacinth, feathery Astilbe, delicate Spray Roses, and ruffled Ranunculus. Her […]

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Meghan & Keith’s Bohemian Chic Baja Wedding

Posted on June 22nd, 2016 by Carlos Damy

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SOMETIMES THE SWEETEST LOVE STORIES are the ones that begin again, long after the first meeting. Meghan and Keith met 17 years ago in middle school but only started dating five years ago when they were reintroduced by mutual friends. From the moment they rediscovered each other, their relationship evolved naturally, with genuine kindness, support, love, and a real zest […]

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Namaste: Words & Meaning to Share Beyond Yoga

Posted on June 21st, 2016 by Claudia Morales

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TODAY IS INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY, which is just perfect as we all need a few reminders to take care of ourselves in a loving, peaceful manner. And, when we think of how stressed and overwhelmed our wedding clients can get at the idea of planning their wedding so far from home, we are grateful to share […]

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Creating Space for Love

Posted on June 20th, 2016 by Carlos Damy

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WE ENCOURAGE YOU to create space this week for what inspired your engagement in the first place: LOVE. Casual, imperfect, messy but mesmerizing love that makes you laugh out loud, speak volumes with just a look, and reach for each other without hesitation… {Photo credit: Chris + Lynn Photographers}

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Elena Damy, Creative Director & Lead Floral Designer

Posted on June 17th, 2016 by Carlos Damy

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ELENA DAMY CREATIVE DIRECTOR, LEAD FLORAL DESIGNER & FOUNDER The essence of ELENA’S signature style lies in her keen ability to find inspiration in a great variety of artistic disciplines (fashion, flowers, architecture, painting, travel…) and to creatively translate them into a modern, vibrant style that exudes effortless elegance and classic composition. While living in Paris, she […]

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Hierbabuena, Restaurante y Hortaliza, A Farm-to-Table Garden Oasis in Baja California Sur

Posted on June 14th, 2016 by Carlos Damy

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EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS LUSH ZEN-LIKE OASIS IS ENDEARING. It’s just off the beaten track, down a long winding dirt road, but that’s as it should be because Hierbabuena, Restaurante y Hortaliza is a farm-to-table restaurant right here in beautiful Baja. And when we say farm-to-table, we mean your table is sitting smack dab right in the middle of […]

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Look Into Each Other’s Hearts

Posted on June 13th, 2016 by Carlos Damy

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“If we could look into each other’s heart and understand the unique challenges each one of us face. I think we could treat each other much more gently, with more love, patience, tolerance and care.” — Marvin J. Ashton {Photo courtesy of Ana & Jerome}

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For the Love of Bridesmaids

Posted on June 8th, 2016 by Carlos Damy

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TO HAVE BRIDESMAIDS, OR NOT? That can be an important question for today’s brides, particularly destination brides. “Do I need bridesmaids for my Cabo wedding?” or “How many bridesmaids should I have?” are common questions that we hear from some of our clients. What advice do our wedding planners offer? “The answer is a personal one that […]

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Sea Turtles, the Spirit Animals of Los Cabos

Posted on June 7th, 2016 by Carlos Damy

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SEA TURTLES ARE THE SPIRIT ANIMALS OF LOS CABOS, maybe even all of Mexico! They symbolize endurance, protection, good fortune, hope, and happiness. Powerful, graceful creatures that many of our clients are inspired by when they choose Baja California as their wedding location. But many people are unaware of the sea turtles’ long history. Would you […]

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Monday Muse: Only You Could Whisper Rhapsodies

Posted on June 6th, 2016 by Carlos Damy

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“Only you could do it. Only you could steal words from my tongue, heartbeats from my chest, colorful landscapes from my eyes. Only you could touch hidden places, fill the empty spaces, and only YOU could whisper love rhapsodies into my soul.”– Anita Krizzan BEAUTIFUL WORDS to absorb this sweet Monday morning… combined with one of our most […]

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The Perfect Baja Beach Bridal Bouquet

Posted on June 3rd, 2016 by Elena Damy

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WE ADDED A LITTLE FESTIVE POP of tangerine to Sally’s wedding bouquet of creamy garden roses, green hypericum berry, white lisianthus, green succulents, and white freesia. The perfect Baja beach bridal bouquet, by far! Traditional in shape and scale, with classic flowers in elegant hues all mixed with local Los Cabos attitude! Happy Floral Friday! Love, […]

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Alanna and Garret’s Breathtaking Baja Wedding

Posted on June 2nd, 2016 by Carlos Damy

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THE BEAUTY OF A BAJA WEDDING is, well, the beauty of Baja! We know our clients are coming to Los Cabos, Mexico for its incomparable natural settings, luxurious hotel accommodations and breathtaking romantic scenery. But for many of our brides and grooms, a large luxury hotel is too public for their intimate destination wedding. Some of our […]

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We Love TORO Latin Kitchen & Bar By Richard Sandoval

Posted on May 31st, 2016 by Carlos Damy

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AS WEDDING PLANNERS HERE IN LOS CABOS we are always asked, and we mean ALWAYS, about local Baja restaurants for rehearsal dinners, welcome parties, after hour gatherings, and Sunday brunch venues. There are many interesting options to recommend from San Jose del Cabo to Todos Santos; however, one place tops our list. TORO Latin Kitchen & GastroBar by […]

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Monday Muse: As Long As She Had This…

Posted on May 30th, 2016 by Carlos Damy

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IT NEVER GETS OLD, this wonderful job we have of celebrating love. When we stumble on love quotes like this one, we think how beautifully captured the moment is, and how we must share it! “She realized that home wasn’t a place. It was here, safe in his arms. As long as she had this, […]

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An Orchid Bridal Bouquet for Floral Friday

Posted on May 27th, 2016 by Carlos Damy

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A BEAUTIFUL BRIDAL BOUQUET with orange and pink orchids, creamy freesia, ranunculus and tulips, and tangerine roses. Textured, layered, fragrant and downright perfect for a beach wedding in Los Cabos, Mexico! {Photo courtesy of Sara Richardson Photography of a wedding bouquet created by our own lead floral designer and Creative Director, Elena Damy!}

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A Seaside Chuppah at the Rosewood Mayakoba Resort

Posted on May 25th, 2016 by Carlos Damy

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LUSCIOUS WHITE ROSES ADORNED THIS SEASIDE CHUPPAH we designed at the luxurious Rosewood Mayakoba on the unspoiled Caribbean Coast of the Riviera Maya. AN UNFORGETTABLE LOCATION FOR A WEDDING CEREMONY. Meredith and Robert made an excellent choice in venue as the Rosewood Mayakoba is an intimate, romantic resort spread across 20 private, and extremely stunning, acres of peaceful lagoons and mangrove […]

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Enjoy Some Beachside Yoga for Wedding Wellness

Posted on May 24th, 2016 by Claudia Morales

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PRACTICING YOGA ON THE BEACH is a wonderful way to release all that wedding planning stress you’ve been carrying around for months and months. Add a peaceful sunrise or beautiful sunset, and well, that’s taking wedding wellness to a whole new, blissful level. Luckily, Los Cabos has many different yoga offerings to choose from, and, if you are […]

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Monday Muse: I Love You More Than

Posted on May 23rd, 2016 by Carlos Damy

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ONE OF OUR FAVORITE QUOTES to share with our clients who are working on their wedding invitation suites, ceremony programs and wedding vows: “When I say I love you more, I don’t mean I love you more than you love me. I mean I love you more than the bad days ahead of us, I […]

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A Quick Peek at a Sweet Birthday Celebration at One&Only Palmilla

Posted on May 22nd, 2016 by Carlos Damy

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LAST WEEK WE HAD THE PLEASURE of working with talented and gracious party planner, Mariana Duran on an all-week birthday celebration at One&Only Palmilla. Here is just a little snapshot of Saturday’s grand finale dinner party on the terrace below the Chapel.  We had such a great time working once again with such an amazing team of event […]

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A Little Fashion Love on Floral Friday!

Posted on May 20th, 2016 by Elena Damy

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ONE OF THE BEST ASPECTS OF TODAY’S WEDDINGS? To each her own. Brides and grooms are creating an event that reflects their own personal style. It’s your wedding, your way! Right down to inviting your squad of bridesmaids to choose a gown of their own, rather than having all the ladies wear matching dresses you’ve chosen for […]

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The Romance of Marchesa Bridal Gowns

Posted on May 18th, 2016 by Claudia Morales

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MARCHESA is meant to be worn by an elegant woman who craves a little drama. The Spring 2017 bridal collection from Marchesa designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig brings the romantic with their lacy, floral confections. From body-hugging mermaid gowns to multi-tiered ballgowns, each bridal gown is decorated with tulle, lace and organza in some form. Traditional white is […]

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Some of the Best Bars in Los Cabos for Late Night

Posted on May 17th, 2016 by Elsa Dilasser

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THERE’S AN ABUNDANCE OF BARS AND CLUBS IN LOS CABOS, but just a few rank high in our minds for late night cocktails and after hours fun. From incredible views, stylish outdoor settings to inspired beverages made with organic ingredients and high energy tunes, we’ve rounded up a few of the best bars to enjoy in Cabo! […]

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Monday Muse: Late Night Conversations

Posted on May 16th, 2016 by Claudia Morales

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MANY LOVE QUOTES SPEAK TO OUR HEARTS, and this one from S.L. Gray is one of them. Love is an elusive and complex feeling that can be very difficult to put into words. Yet, thankfully, we can turn to the poets, philosophers, musicians, and writers of ancient and modern times to help us convey our personal messages to those we […]

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An Open-Air Corporate Event at One&Only Palmilla

Posted on May 13th, 2016 by Carlos Damy

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IN ADDITION TO DESIGNING breathtaking weddings here in Los Cabos and beyond, we also produce corporate events and social gatherings for many organizations. Since we bring more to the table (pun intended) than a network of vendors, ELENA DAMY continues to serve as a trusted partner in the planning, design, and execution of special events that demand lasting impact. From […]

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A Family Wedding at Esperanza

Posted on May 12th, 2016 by Carlos Damy

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WE ARE HAPPY TO SAY, second weddings (also known as ENCORE WEDDINGS) are a big part of our destination wedding business. Many of our encore clients choose to celebrate their wedding nuptials over a long weekend or during an entire week of family fun activities. But what we notice at each and every encore wedding we orchestrate […]

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Some of Our Favorite First Dance Songs

Posted on May 11th, 2016 by Carlos Damy

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LISTED IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER, below you will find 30 of our favorite first dance songs. Yes, thirty different songs! Classic and contemporary, it’s a big list of songs that speak to our wedding clients in ways only they understand. For us, as wedding professionals watching from the side of the dance floor, these songs are […]

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Why Not a Wedding Weekend Adventure to Isla Espiritu Santo?

Posted on May 10th, 2016 by Elsa Dilasser

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THE PEACEFUL BEAUTY OF ISLA ESPIRITU SANTO is a must-see, eco-tourism wedding excursion for your celebration weekend in Baja. (Just look at that crystal clear, aqua blue water!) Located in La Paz, just two hours from Los Cabos, this gorgeous, if not mysterious, island is uninhabited but for the protected land-based reptiles, birds and amphibians. With dozens of shallow bays, archaeological finds, […]

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