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Wednesday
Jun032009

Amor con Cabo: Part Uno

When Kimberly (my assistant) and I arrived at the Hacienda del Mar in Cabo San Lucas, it took our breath away.  'Tropical Paradise' is about the only word to describe it ... we are so blessed to be able to photograph in such an amazing place, and Larissa and Steve were the epitome of the relaxed, fun-loving spirit of Cabo. 

This is the scene as we drove up to the resort ... 

Wedding Destination Photography from The Sheraton Cabo San Lucas Wedding Destination Photography from The Sheraton Cabo San Lucas

Larissa's suite was on an upper floor, and this is the view from just outside her room.  The weather report had predicted rain, but as you can see the day was crystal clear - which was quite a relief, considering the ceremony was on the beach! 

Wedding Destination Photography from The Sheraton Cabo San Lucas

Wedding Destination Photography from The Sheraton Cabo San Lucas

Larissa found her dress at La Belle Elaines, and it fit her perfectly.  My favorite touch was the sash, which created a slightly whimsical look that tied perfectly to Larissa's personality (no pun intended!) 

Bride Toasting with Champagne at Sheraton Cabo San Lucas

As soon as the dress was on, we decided to celebrate!  Larissa's mom popped a bottle of bubbly that Steve sent over as a pre-wedding gift, and the day began.  (Much to our surprise, Larissa's mom opened the bottle on the terrace, sending the cork flying into the courtyard ... fortunately no by-standers were hit and we all got a good laugh out of it!) 

Groom Photos from The Sheraton Cabo San Lucas

Not every man can look good in mint and rose accessories, but Steve would have made James Bond proud!  Since it was 95 degrees in the shade, most of the day was spent sans coat and with a Corona in hand. 

Bridal Portraits from a Cabo San Lucas Destination Wedding

Wedding Detail Photos from a Cabo San Lucas Destination Wedding

Down to the last detail, Larissa did an amazing job of pulling together finishing touches that cleverly integrated her theme color of fuchsia.  The adorable clutch on the right was custom created for the event by Himi of 'David and Chiyo', and the feathers in her hair were dyed with a clever polka-dot pattern by Etsy designer Chelsea of 'Oh My Deer'.  So cute!

Flower Girl Pictures from a Cabo San Lucas Destination Wedding

Steve's neices, Madison and Makenzine, were two of the best little flower girls anyone could ask for.    They were nearly inseparable all day, and I loved these photographs of them because you can really see how close they are as sisters.  (Check out their little sparkle shoes - adorable!)

Tomorrow I will share 'Part Dos' with some gorgeous photographs of Larissa and Steve, starting with their first glimpse.  :)  

 

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