Black Tie Wedding on the Beach
LOOKING BACK to Niki & Hans’ beautiful wedding on the beach at Esperanza, Auberge Resorts Collection. It’s featured on BRIDES and we couldn’t be more thrilled! The perfect way to celebrate their wedding anniversary as the bride and groom were married in October! Plus, it’s always amazing partnering with David Pressman Events! Take a peek at their gorgeous photos as captured by Ana & Jerome. Read on… or hop to the story on Brides!
“Black tie on the beach” was the inspiration behind Nicole Davidson and Hans Christian’s formal wedding at Esperanza, an Auberge Resorts Collection property, in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. With Nicole in Oscar de la Renta and Hans in a classic black tuxedo, the pair exchanged vows in front of the crashing waves of the Pacific and 69 guests. “I very much wanted an intimate black-tie wedding, where every detail spoke to my sense of design, and where my family and friends would be surprised by thoughtful touches,” says Nicole, an interior designer. “I wanted it to feel like a beautiful dinner party under the stars.”
The couple says picking a location in Mexico was fun—and easy!—but admit that planning a destination wedding in another country had its challenging moments. Nicole leaned heavily on planner David Pressman Events to coordinate vendors and ideas to pull off a formal affair far away from home in Los Angeles. “I can’t believe David stuck with me through 15-plus months of planning and over 500 emails,” Nicole admits. “You put a lot of trust in your team when you’re designing a destination event. David was a lifesaver.”
What resulted was a sophisticated fete that pulled a color palette from the hotel’s chambray-hued interior design, touches of Mexican culture, and nods to the couple’s love story. Guests sipped plenty of tequila—including ice shots—and dug into ceviche tostaditas, while the couple relished the time with everyone in one place. “Our friends had a spectacular time, the service was exceptional, and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky all week,” she adds of her celebration with Hans.
At the end of the night, a firework show of all-white fireworks made one final statement. “Our guests enjoyed that our wedding was such a vacation for them,” Nicole says. “It took a lot of pressure off.” After the celebration, Nicole and Hans “spent a few days relaxing, horseback riding, and wine tasting” in Santa Ynez, California, with their dog Montana.