Jacqui & John: Married in Cabo!

Welcome to the beautiful Zoetry Casa Del Mar resort in Cabo!

Couldn’t you just stare at that view forever?  I know we sure could!  Thanks to Jacqui & John, we were afforded a MOST amazing opportunity to photograph their desitation wedding in paradise.  It all started when Jacqui and John booked us for their Washington, D.C. wedding.  A few months later Jacqui contacted me and was very upset that she’d have to cancel her contract.  I asked her what was wrong and she said that wedding planning had gotten out of control in D.C.  That the wedding was turning into a huge event and what they really wanted was a small, intimate celebration with close family so they’d chosen to do a destination wedding in Cabo.

Cabo?!  My ears perked up.  I was surprised Jacqui didn’t know that we also travel for weddings.  All over the US and internationally.  She was excited but wasn’t sure if she could afford it, assuming that sending two people internationally wouldn’t be cheap.  I told her that she needed to check with the rules of the resort (some don’t let in outside photographers) and if they allowed it, then we’d work out a package for them.  It turned out that as long as we stayed at The Zoetry (no complaints here!) then we would be allowed to photograph.  With that good news in tow, we spent some time working with Jacqui and John to come up with a custom travel package that fit in their budget and gave them what they wanted.  Success for everyone!

Now, I know it’s hard to peel your eyes off the gorgeousness that is the view from our hotel room, but believe me, you’re in for a treat if you check out the rest of their wedding images!  Go see!

I think Jacqui’s dress is the most romantic dress I’ve ever seen on a bride!

The girls were all wonderful!  Even brighter and more beautiful than their surroundings.

So, riding to the ceremony on horseback was an important thing for John and his family.  How awesome is that?  Guys in tuxes, riding horses, on the beach, in Cabo!

I was supremely jealous to capture this scene from Jacqui’s hotel room as Ian (see the guy with the camera?) got to ride along with John and all the groomsmen.  Seriously?!  All my 20 years of horseback riding and I’d never ridden a horse on the beach and here he gets to do it?!  (The next morning I got my wish and got to go for a ride so I felt a little better!)

Also important to the groom was to have a mariachi band.  These guys were awesome for the ceremony music at sunset.

How’s this for a walk down the aisle?

*sigh*  So pretty!

I couldn’t resist taking advantage of the amazing hotel entrance for photos.

I loved this spot for the reception.

At the end of the night, a neighboring resort set off paper lanterns.  It was magical!

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