Wednesday, September 18, 2013

BEACH SUMMER WEDDING






Summer Beach wedding at Puerto Los Cabos Beach Club. I met Julieta & Thomas back in February of this year (2013) as they were a little stress about their wedding coming up in July and felt they hadnt had much covered. We met for a coffee and talk a little over half an hour. I remember saying to them that this was a process to enjoy each step and to have beautiful memories of. My part was to make this happen and enjoy it with them. Soon after we started working together. They had already all their ideas put together and pretty much we just had to work on who was going to be the team that will put this Dream Wedding together. 

We started meeting with all the vendors and talking to them about the ideas they had and just like that it all came together. We started their wedding week a little earlier as Thomas family was travelling all the way from Belgium and of course they had to enjoy the beautiful Los Cabos before the Big Day arrive. We celebrated Julieta & Thomas Civil Ceremony one day before at a Villa in Pedregal as it was a little more intimate. The civil ceremony was very emotional, I had to look away may times as I helped translate the ceremony.  Looking at the happiness of Julieta, Thomas and their families faces was extremely contagious and tears just started coming!! These are the moments that make everything worth it and always thank my coupled for making us part of it!!

The following day Julieta and Thomas got ready at the beautiful Capella Pedregal. The day started early with having all the girls together enjoying a nice brunch at Julieta's Suite while they got pampered and glamoured for the big day by the amazing team of Body Treat Spa. I remember Julieta's big smile when we deliver her bouquet and personal flowers made by Lola from Florenta, words couldnt describe the excitement, happiness and love we felt in this room, Amazing!!! We continued with the day with their ceremony on the beach at the Fundadores Beach Club at Puerto Los Cabos. The background was harmonized by the crashing of the waves and Francisco a La Torre guitar & Violin tunes!! We then moved to the cocktail hour where delicious appetizers and refreshments awaited for everyone while they listen to Mark Rudin's music and enjoyed the sunset. As it got darker we invited everyone to take their seats for dinner to be served. Everyone's attention was take by the 3 languages (Dutch, English & Spanish) spoken through the toasts and speeches to the bride and groom were made. Tears of joy from 2 families from different worlds, cultures and customs  became their ally as they toast for the common goal; "their children Happiness". All this with  the outstanding service and food quality of 

Lazy Gourmet helped making this a  whole new experience to everyone that was part of it !!! Before the Dance Floor was taken we decided to cut the cake surrounded by sparklers, Julieta's reaction was the best I have ever seen, her excitement about her wedding cake was very contagious and everyone enjoyed watching her jump up and down with her dress!! 

Soon after the dance floor open with their First Dance and the party continued for the entire night, Dj Edwin surely knew how to keep this group from leaving the dance floor!!!! 
Thank you to Amy Bennett for capturing this special day and all those little details that described who Julieta & Thomas are, eyes like her do make a difference when catching these moments on a camera!!! 

Julieta & Thomas thank you for trusting us with you Big Day and allowing us into your lives. This was a beautiful experience and very excited about the friendship we began!! You are beautiful people and I am very happy to see your life began!!! My best wishes to you today and always!


Cake: Capella Pedregal Pastry Chef: no hay link 
Catering Services : Lazy Gourmet- www.lazygourmetcatering.com
Decore Companies: Lazy Gourmet &  Let It Be
DJ Service & AV Equipment : DJ Edwin by TEEVEN : www.teeven.com 
Flowers: Florenta Flower Design- www.florentaflowerdesign.com
Hair& Make-up: Body Treat Spa- www.bodytreatspa.com 
Minister: Diego Vidal- www.loscabosminister.com 
Music: Ceremony- Francisco a La Torre - www.franciscoalatorre.com - Cocktail&Dinner Mark Rudin from El Ganzo
Photos: Amy Bennet www.amybennettphoto.com 
Video: V Producciones-  www.iphotocabo.com 
Venue: Puerto Los Cabos Beach Club   www.puertoloscabos.com





Tuesday, September 17, 2013

CATHOLIC CABO SUNSET WEDDING












A June Cabo Wedding and the outstanding Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Chapel were "THE" witnesses of Biannet and Jesse's  "I do".

I remember when I started talking to Biannet, she told that felt so lost and didn't know where to begin.  There is so much to do and I'm not there to meet or see anything . After taking to her I explained that this process was to be fun and easy and that the only thing she needed to do was to answer my questions!  And so It was,  I asked questions and she answered and their day could not have being more perfect. The day started with Neysa Berman Hair & Make-up Services. All the girls enjoyed getting pampered and being together while the services were taking place, enjoying lunch and some drinks at Biannet's room. We continued with a ceremony at the hotel Spanish Looking Chapel and a Cocktail & Reception Dinner at what the hotel calls Villa 17. This area is actually a terrace on the far end of the hotel, next to one of their pools,  with a  stunning view to the pacific ocean and sunset.!   With the help of Let it Be Furniture and the magic hands of Lola from Florenta, we accomplished Biannet's vision of her  wedding. I always say that  a place like Cabo does not need much to look beautiful, but a little touch to represent what they like and who they are, does made it look even better. The celebration started with the lively music of a Mariachi Band  that waited outside the Chapel for the moment that  Biannet and Jesse were pronounced and continued enlivening through out the cocktail hour. They then enjoyed a delicious Buffet Dinner while the sunset was taking place. We continued the party DJ Richie's Music that made everyone spin on the dance floor. We can't forget EM Weddings as they were the ones responsible for making sure all these special moments were capture. At last a special thank you to all pueblo bonito staff, who as always are on top of their service and making sure everything is taken care off and to Denise Acosta (hotel coordinator) who always made sure we had all the help we needed to make this a SUCCESS. 

Bee & Jesse thank you for making us part of your day, we enjoyed each step and specially your families Serenades !!!! We are looking forwards to you 1st Year Anniversary and for that round at Cabo Wabo!!!


Cake: B Sweet Cake Design
Decore Company: Let It Be
DJ Service: DJ Richie: www.djsystem.com.mx 
Flowers: Florenta Flower Design: www.florentaflowerdesign.com
Hair& Make-up: Neysa Berman- www.neysaberman.com 
Mariachi: Mariachi Nuevo Jaliciense

Photos & Video: EM Weddings- www.emweddings.com 


Venue: Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach: http://www.pueblobonitosunsetbeach.com.mx 




Thursday, September 12, 2013

PLAZA SAN LUCAS

Today I start my blog about Los Cabos. I hope that this blog will give you information about this wonderful place Los Cabos. I make Cabo San Lucas my home, and everyday I am struck by the beauty and vitality of the region. In this blog, I want to share with you my experience of being a wedding and event specialist here in Baja California Sur.

I hope to integrate a taste of life here in Cabo with a feeling for all that this area has to offer for those planning a destination wedding or event here. This blog will feature vendors and venues, for those planning an event, and thoughts about the local culture and area. Of course, Baja California Sur, in particular Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, is a very popular vacation destination. Where else can you witness a spectacular sunrise over the Sea of Cortez in the morning and then, just a few minutes away, watch a breathtaking sunset over the Pacific Ocean? All of this is courtesy of Cabo’s location at the very tip of Baja California. Cabo San Lucas borders the Sea of Cortez on one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other.

While Cabo is a great vacation location, it is also a great place for a destination wedding or event. Baja California is loaded with fabulous beaches, resorts and hotels, and a great variety of activities. It also is home to various vendors and businesses that are trained to make a destination wedding or event memorable.

In addition to being a great vacation spot and destination location, it is also a great place to live. As the locals here say, “There are no bad days.” The weather is sunny with low humidity. It does rain here, but on average only 5-8 days a year. In addition to great weather, the flora and fauna is beautiful and interesting. Coming from the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, it is a pleasure to take a walk and see plants and flowers that only grow in pots in your apartment or house growing and thriving as trees, flowers and bushes outside. Watching the birds glide on the wind currents brings a sense of peace and tranquility. Oh, and watching the stars at night, or how bright the moon is in the night sky, is inspiring.

There is so much to write about and explain; so, I am going to start with a small piece at a time. As I said above, I will talk a little bit about different topics. I want to start today talking about a small park by my house. The park, Plaza de San Lucas, is a small park, and not one of the more famous parks in the area. But, it is near my house and I walk the dog in the park every day. The reason I find it interesting is that for such a small park, it has a wide variety of plants, and a number of birds make it their home. It is an example of how even the seemingly smallest, mundane things in this beautiful paradise are, in fact, beautiful and interesting.

The park is loaded with various shades of oleander, bougainvillea, hibiscus and other beautiful plants you find in arid and semi-arid climates. But it is also the home of various flowering trees, shrubs and plants. I remember walking the dog through the park and being enchanted with the sweet smell of gardenias. The slight breeze carried the scent throughout the park. Here are some pictures from the park: 



An interesting tree in the field across from the park. Note how the seeds (in the upper portion of the picture) look like tear-shaped pearls.



A cactus in the field across from the park. This particular cactus is home to many woodpeckers.



The next series of pictures are of a flowering tree. The tree is related to Mimosa trees found in the United States. There are a variety of these Acacia trees in Baja California Sur. One variety which has the puff-like flowers similar to the mimosa trees found in the U.S., but the flowers have a distinctly green hue. They are also loaded with thorns. The leaves of this tree are feather-like and look somewhat like fern leaves. The tree has recently burst into color.

Potted bougainvillea adorn various locations in the park. The bracts, which are flower-like in appearance come in a broad range of vibrant colors. 



Many different flowering shrubs line the park.



The park is full of various flowering plants.



Cacti surround one of the many ficus trees.



One of my favorite features is the gardenias found at the west end of the park.



A white oleander. There are various shades in the area.



One of many hibiscus. They come in various colors.



The next picture are weeds in the field across from the park. The yellow flowers below remind me of morning glories. You will see these weeds all over Baja California Sur.








Finally, a picture of a cluster of bougainvillea. There are so many colors in the area that go from red, purple and orange to white, peach and , as you can see below, white with a tinge of pink. 







Well, I am closing now. This is the first in an installment of posts. As I mentioned above I will feature posts on a variety of topics of interest to those who are planning an event in the Los Cabos area. My associate, Yarai, and I have been busy visiting various venues in the area and meeting with vendors. Our blogs will give you photos and information about the many exciting locales and restaurants. We will also be blogging about the many activities in the area. And, as I mentioned above, a flavor for the area. We will be covering topics that include attractions and activities as well as places, like Plaza San Lucas in and around the Los Cabos area. We will also give information about nightlife in Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo and other locations in Baja California. We also hope to present information about day trips to Todos Santos, La Paz, the East Cape.