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 beach ceremony (a feet in the sand wedding, as I call it). Susan & Duke held their ceremony on their side yard, with a view of the Sea of Cortez. An amazing vista! And the white petals looked stunning on the very green grass. (Hint: For a beach wedding, white petals disappear. Use bright colored petals on sand whenever possible. But on grass..wow, the white just pops.)
A classic Cabo wedding shot! Just Married. (Bring these flip-flops with you from the US.)

Doesn't this look like the most romantic spot, straight from a magazine? After viewing the villa while the bride & groom were in the States, Cabo Flowers, Lazy Gourmet Catering & I wanted to transform Susan & Duke's pool area into a dreamy romantic area for their guests (and for them.) This is an example of how a poolside chaise was "magically" changed into a special wedding nook. We draped the structure of the chaise with the flowing curtains, added the flowers, cylinder candles, candleabras, and pillows. Voila! A very beautiful spot. (Rentals provided by Cabo Flowers and Lazy Gourmet.)

We set one long table and also included a Kids Table. As guests ate during sunset, the flowers lit up and the candles glowed. I can not speak highly enough of the quality of food & service that is provided by Lazy Gourmet Catering. No need to ever go anywhere else! The meal they provided for Susan & Duke was unforgettable!

The cake was another beautiful creation from the very talented Deena at Sweet Dreams. What everyone loves about her cakes is that they are not only a joy to look at but they are DELICIOUS as well. (Can you tell that I love my vendors? I have worked hard to assemble the BEST team of vendors in Cabo. I work with only the most high quality, professional vendors, and I think it shows in the beauty of the final product...your wedding!)

A perfect ending to a glorious night...fireworks! My secret to amazing fireworks? Pay for 3 minutes of fireworks condensed into 2 minutes. Never a dull moment...and 3 minutes of fireworks is too long anyways.
Thanks to the fabulous photographer, Phyllis Lane, for these amazing shots. Thanks also to Beth Dalton for her assistance on this wedding as well. Both these ladies are the greatest.
I wish Susan & Duke many, many happy days & nights together!

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