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La Panga Rehearsal Dinner- A Night To Remember

BRIDE & GROOM: Molly & Trey
REHEARSAL DINNER LOCATION: La Panga Restaurant, Cabo San Lucas
GUEST COUNT: 36 guests

Molly & Trey wanted an authentic yet private area for their Mexican themed Rehearsal Dinner. La Panga is the perfect choice. The 2nd floor balcony was private for their group, while downstairs the restaurant was able to seat their usual guests.
OK, that's me, directing the event, as usual. Yes, coordination for your Rehearsal Dinner is included in my Wedding Coordination fees. And La Panga is one of my top recommendations. The location is perfect for a "night on the town" (at Squid Roe or Mandala or Cabo Wabo) after your dinner.

ENTERTAINMENT: Don't forget to add musical entertainment to your Rehearsal Dinner. (You would never have a wedding without music; the same applies to your Rehearsal Dinner.)

BEVERAGES: A good mojito is hard to find..…

A Breathtaking Bride at Casa del Mar

BRIDE & GROOM: Molly & Trey
WEDDING DATE: May 22, 2009
WEDDING LOCATION: Casa del Mar resort, Cabo San Lucas.
GUEST COUNT: 36 guests

" should feel free to toot your own horn. You made the wedding what it was. We couldn't have done it without you." -Molly (Bride)


The walkway at Casa del Mar is so long & beautiful, affording all wedding guests a great view of the beautiful bride as she walks down the aisle (below, Molly is escorted by her dad). Molly decorated her ceremony chairs with beautiful orange sashes & orange starfish. With the orange petals & the vases filled with orange lilies decorating the aisleway, this ceremony was gorgeous!
A RESORT'S ARCHITECTURE: One of the great things about having a destination wedding at a gorgeous resort is that the architecture lends itself to such beautiful wedding photos. Casa del Mar is well-known for having really beautiful gardens and fabulous Old Mexican buildings. These are NOT photos …

Everything she wanted - at El Dorado

BRIDE & GROOM: Susan & Duke WEDDING DATE: May 30, 2009
WEDDING LOCATION: Private Villa, El Dorado Beach & Golf Club GUEST COUNT: 30 guests

Susan & Duke are a very special couple and wanted to get married at their home in Cabo. I stepped in to help design their event & it truly turned into a dream come true. Their villa is gorgeous and was the perfect setting. We brought in some rentals to change the decor a bit as this helps your home to accomodate more guests than you might normally entertain at home.
Susan's bouquet (and all of her gorgeous flowers) were supplied by my dear friends, Francince & Donna, at Cabo Flowers. It included imported ivory cala lilies, green hydrangea, jade and ivory roses, white lysianthus and Belles of Ireland for the greenery. As peonies are very difficult to get in Cabo, these flowers together produce a "peony" look that Susan loved.

A grass wedding overlooking the beach is sometimes the perfect alternative to an actual be…

A Beautiful Blend: An Indian/Mexican wedding

BRIDE & GROOM: Brenda & Girish
WEDDING DATE: Oct. 10, 2009
WEDDING LOCATION: Sheraton Hacienda del Mar
GUEST COUNT: 188 guestsI first met this couple over a year and a half ago. After a postponement due to the swine flu outbreak, Brenda & Girish were finally able to spend the week-end celebrating their special day with friends & family from all over the globe. (Guests came from India, the Mexican mainland, Europe and the US.) And they celebrated it in fact, this wedding was featured in a November feature in In Touch magazine in an article appropriately titled, "I Want To Have A Wedding Like A Celebrity."
Brenda & Girish were truly living out their wedding dreams with all of the fun & romance of their Cabo wedding week-end. Aren't these the cutest flower girls ever?

To access over a 100 photos (taken by the wonderful Cabo photographer, Manuel Burgoin,, please access these 2 websites & browse the slides…

El Dorado Elegance - Paulina & Mike

BRIDE & GROOM: Paulina & Mike
WEDDING DATE: Sat, April 17, 2010
LOCATION: Rehearsal Dinner: Private Villa, Wedding & Reception: El Dorado Beach & Golf Club

Back Story:

I met Paulina's mom, Rocio, in the midst of coordinating an earlier El Dorado wedding (see previous blog for Heather & Alan's wedding.) She saw how beautiful Heather & Alan's wedding was and said, "I know my daughter, Paulina, wants her wedding to be here too." From that moment on, Rocio & I hit it off, and her daughter, Paulina, the bride, was just as beautiful and gracious as her mother. We had a great year together planning Paulina & Mike's wedding. (I also did Rocio's wedding on El Dorado's yacht, El Discovery, soon after we met...but that is another story...and another blog...)

The Ceremony Decor:

Paulina had a great sense of color and knew she wanted to include a chandelier in her ceremony decor. I drove this chandelier down the Baja f…