Well, as they usually do, our friends at Chris + Lynn Photographers managed to capture the bountiful joy and stunning beauty of Lana and Roger’s destination wedding at Esperanza, An Auberge Resort in Los Cabos, Mexico.
Perhaps one of the most perfectly situated wedding venues in Baja, Esperanza offers nothing but the best for brides and grooms. Its decadent interior design, luxurious appointments and elegant service make it a wedding location to dream about before and after the celebration. Like many of our clients do, Lana and Roger drew inspiration from the jaw-dropping natural scenery and sophisticated architecture of the opulent resort. Taking a cue, or two or three, from the fairy tale location, they collaborated with us on an event design that was unique, bold and beautiful.
For the bride, who wore a dreamy, soft blush Martina Liana wedding gown, we designed a hand-tied bridal bouquet with flowers in soft ivories and whites using Freesia, Phalaenopsis Orchids, Peonies and Tulips. The same palette and lush flowers were used for the romantic ceremony setting created on the terrace overlooking the sea. Our custom-built dark wood ceremony arch held tightly-packed arrangements of ivory roses and orchids, tall glass vases at the end of the aisle held composed floral arrangements, and a heavy dusting of rose petals finished the scene in traditional style. Combined with the mix of weathered wood chairs, low benches and linen-covered upholstered slipper chairs, the ceremony setting was rich indeed.
The bridal party was dressed in whites and neutrals, and carried simple white flowers that included a tightly packed floral “pillow” for the ringbearer, natural baskets filled with ivory petals, and a small floral nosegay. Only small pops of deep ocean blue were seen in a petite bow tie, a satin sash or hair clip.
After the ceremony, an army of Mariachis lined the steps leading to the cocktail reception and dinner celebration on the upper terraces. While their guests enjoyed a few tasty cocktails, Lana and Roger snuck away with the photographers for romantic bridal portraits on the beach at sunset.
Esperanza’s tiered open-air stone terraces are simply magnificent! They really do provide a magical setting for an outdoor wedding. Not wanting to compete with the natural beauty of the setting, yet still embracing the vibrant “sunset-inspired” color palette chosen for the dinner area, we created low, lush floral centerpieces for a mix of square wooden and linen-covered round tables. The bride and groom’s table of honor was placed under an open wooden cabana, similar in style to the ceremony arch. Only in this equally special setting, the structure was much larger as a long table for 12 was placed beneath it. A collection of aqua blue glass vases filled with gorgeous tangerine, orange and coral flowers was placed down the center of the table on a wide linen table runner. Suspended over the table was a modern chandelier we designed using our natural woven lamps with dozens of floating glass spheres and modern glass teardrops. Beautiful in daylight, as the sun set and the candles were lit, it was amazing to see all the crystals and globes sparkle with warm light. It was just beautiful!
The flowers we used for the centerpieces were imported from all over the world, from salmon, apricot and coral Roses and Spray Roses, to peach Amaryllis, Orange Tulips, and variegated Orchids. A vibrant sunset of color!
No celebration is complete without a crazy, fun after hours party with HOURS and HOURS of dancing! Congratulations again Lana and Roger! It was a pleasure working with you on the extravagant design you envisioned for your Los Cabos wedding!
Wedding Planning, Event Design and Rentals: Elena Damy; Floral Design: Elena Damy; Photographer: Chris + Lynn Photographers; Ceremony & Reception Venue: Esperanza Resort; Officiant: Esperanza Resort; Invitation Designer: Paper Panache Invtations & Design; Catering and Wedding Cake: Esperanza Resort; Wedding Dress: Martina Liana; Bridal Accessories: Tejani; Bridesmaids’ Apparel & Accessories: Amsale via Frocks Modern Bridesmaids; Groom’s Apparel & Accessories: LGFG Fashion House, Chris & Alex INC; Groomsmen’s Apparel & Accessories: LGFG Fashion House; DJ: DJ Roca; and Rings: Simon G. Jewelry from Jewel’s by Maxime’s.