PHOTOGRAPHERSARA RICHARDSON

Wedding Photographer in Cabo San Lucas

Janelle & Rob’s stunning beach wedding at Chileno Bay

When your life’s passion is photography and you live in Cabo San Lucas, wearing the title of Cabo Wedding Photographer is beyond amazing. Shooting a Cabo wedding, whether at the beach, an incredible restaurant or at a five-star resort, nothing compares to the joy of being present on the day that two people commit to one another. Recently, it was a pleasure to photograph the Los Cabos destination wedding of Janelle and Robb. The details, the gown, the flowers, the backdrop, it was absolutely stunning.

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Janelle wrote a little about it…

“Like most little girls, I’ve dreamed of my wedding day my whole life. The day came when I found my prince charming, and now it was time to start making my dream a reality. Rob and I live in Newport Beach, California, but we both share a love for traveling and after getting engaged in Nantucket, Massachusetts, it only felt right to have a destination wedding somewhere special. After 6 months of deciding what city we should have the wedding in, Rob and I chose Cabo San Lucas! We checked out multiple venues and ultimately chose a spot that my husband holds dear to him. Rob has been visiting Chileno Bay ever since he was a baby and we have visited it so many times together, we both felt having our wedding there would be something truly special. It’s a place we will be able to spend time in every year and relive the best night of our lives.

Planning our wedding details was the fun part! Marianna, our wedding designer, did an amazing job bringing our dreams to life. We thought it would be difficult to have our ceremony on the sand and our reception on an empty dirt lot for 130 people, but Marianna and her team created the most magical ambiance we’ve ever seen. We let her know what was important to us, what our color scheme was, and how we wanted people to feel at our wedding and she built a beautiful venue from nothing.

We really wanted our guests to be able to enjoy the charming beach that we love so much, so we had our ceremony down by the water with a lovely wooden platform and gorgeous wedding arch. The maracas were thanks to my mom and bridesmaids. We spent hours detailing them with copper and tying ribbons on them. We weren’t sure what kind of weather we were going to have so we had fan programs to help our guests beat the heat, and good thing we did, because it was hot! Right when you walked down the steps to the ceremony, you were able to see the entire layout with the waves crashing in the background.

The cocktail hour was a couple hundred feet up on the cliff that you could get to by either walking on the beach or taking the shuttle. There were fresh margaritas and palomas waiting for everyone once they arrived. Our escort cards were hand blown glass hearts that were hung on an elegant wooden wall that was intertwined with flowers. Our family and friends were able to take in the view and enjoy their libations while listening to the mariachi band.

The reception was next to the cocktail hour and it had a breathtaking bamboo structures that really gave the atmosphere that extra something special we wanted. In the middle of the reception was the dance floor, and even that was beautiful! It was white wood and outlined with a blue and white mosaic print. The table arrangements were stunning and each piece fit together perfectly, even our last minute table numbers done by one of my bridesmaids looked like it was created months before. And our band, Kilometro was on the stage setting a very enjoyable mood all night. Chileno Bay Club did an amazing job with catering, as well. Each course was put together based on our favorite local cuisine. It was all so delicious and so was our vanilla and berry cake with berry filling made by Sweet Dreams. Towards the end of the night we surprised everyone with a wonderful firework display that was so much fun to watch. And our sparkler send-off made for a memorable finale.

We can’t rave enough about our save the dates, invitations, menus, and signage! My new sister-in- law owns Paper Plane Paperie, and she did an amazing job creating everything I asked for — from our wedding logo to our water color menus, it was all perfect.

Sara and Ramon did a fantastic job getting all the best shots, they’re amazing. They captured the entire essence of the evening. We can’t stop looking and gushing over all the pictures of my husband and I, the party attendees, and all the details. They worked seamlessly with our videographer, Jorge, and that made our special day go that much smoother.

The night felt like it was straight out of a fairytale! We couldn’t have done it without our planner Paola and day of coordinator, Mary. We want to thank everyone who helped with our special day. It really is the best day of our entire lives and Rob and I are so happy our family and friends were able to be apart of our celebration in such a magnificent setting. “

It was our pleasure capturing your special day, Janelle and Rob. Thank you so much for your kind words!

-Sara

Janelle & Robb’s wedding was featured on Wedding Chicks. You can see it here

Photography: Sara Richardson // Event Design & Planning: Event Design by Marianna Idirin // Videography: Jorge Ibarra // Invitations & Menu: Paper Plane Paperie // Venue: Private Lot @ Chileno Bay Club // Wedding Gown: Sophia Tolli // Shoes: Jimmy Choo // Groom’s Tuxedo: Hugo Boss // Bridesmaid Dresses: Dessy // Groomsmen Tuxedos: The Black Tux // Hair & Makeup: Blanc Bridal Salon // Catering: Chileno Bay Club // Music: Kilometro // Floral Design: Pina Cate // Cake: Sweet Dreams