BRIDE & GROOM: Paulina & Mike
WEDDING DATE: Sat, April 17, 2010
LOCATION: Rehearsal Dinner: Private Villa, Wedding & Reception: El Dorado Beach & Golf Club
NUMBER OF GUESTS: 68
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 from California, and it is now a rental item available for other brides as well. It was truly a gorgeous addition to Paulina’s chuppah!
All of Paulina’s flowers (for all 3 of her Cabo events: a Welcome dinner, a Rehearsal Dinner & the actual wedding) were supplied by Cabo Flowers & Cakes. I work with the owners, Francine & Donna, often and their flowers were once again…amazing! The Matron of Honor did the flower’s ribbon wrapping herself…as a special gift to the bride. She used the lace from Paulina’s dress & it was gorgeous.
It was a warm day for the ceremony (although the weather was truly beautiful) so we planned Agua Frescas to be given to all the guests as they got seated for the ceremony.The Reception:
After the beautiful beach ceremony, we transported the guests up to El Dorado’s Mercado. Paulina wanted to create an old world (and very romantic) Mexican hacienda feel for the reception. With the gorgeous rentals from Lazy Gourmet, we achieved her dream.
The cake, provided by Deena at Sweet Dreams Cabo, tasted as good as it looked. We provided slices of the cake as part of a delicious dessert buffet along with flaming Mexican coffees.