If you read The Skinny Confidential, you know that today’s bride, Lauryn, is *obsessed* with contrast, and all things black + white. So it comes as no surprise that Michael’s + her wedding incorporated a whole lot of that! Lauryn wanted to do something different, something dramatic, and a bit gothic-inspired. She shares If you’re going to spend a ton of money, make it truly special and do it how you want! We threw all the rules out the window. We decided to have a four day celebration with our favorite people in our favorite place. The decision was simple: keep it simple.
Keeping in line with L+M’s style, designer Esoteric Events focused on black + bold pieces, contrasted by accents of white, lots of tall dripping candles, and metal music! We stayed at the One & Only Palmilla in Cabo with 55 of our best friends & family. We kept it really small + intimate with the people who know us best. It was total mayhem in the best way. Lots of tequila. Lots of tacos. Lots of laughter. Lots of memories.
Ready to see all the dark details captured by Katherine Rose? Let’s get this party started!
P.S. That first gothic-inspired shot is by Arielle Levy!
Arete Florals highlighted Lauryn’s love of contrast with the use of black calla lilies paired with baby’s breath.
Our wedding invitations by Bliss & Bone truly set the tone of our wedding. We ended up mixing black snake skin invitations with a huge calla lily. There was custom foil on the front with very simple details + a sultry font.
Those glamorous getting ready robes are from Cloud Hunter.
Processional: The Girl From Ipanema
Recessional: Hybrid Moments by The Misfits
First Dance: Nothing Else Matters by Metallica
Like a dream!
We’re crushing on Lauryn’s seaside-inspired hairpiece + veil by Eden Luxe Bridal.
Lauryn shares a little about the details: Black, dark, nothing bridal, black super tall feathers, metal music, black calla lilies mixed with the soft Baby’s Breath (contrast!), a million black tall gothic (dripping) candles, personalized letters to our friends…and LOTS of tequila shots!
Take it one step at a time, it can be really overwhelming otherwise. I used a giant poster board to write down all of the details I wanted to include in the festivities. This included white water guns, ice pops for guests, and more. There was a different one for each event — from the bachelorette party, the bridal shower, the welcome party, the rehearsal dinner, the wedding day, and even the hangover brunch. This really allowed me to see my vision all the way through and see how each event progressed into the next.
All those dark + moody details!
There were SO many incredible moments during the wedding weekend. One of my favorites was after the wedding, when everyone ended up in the pool! And I mean EVERYONE — my dad, uncle, cousins, best friends, sisters, brothers, aunts; everyone. They were splashing around, laughing, screaming, and creating chaos in the best way. The resort even told us that this was the first time in 15 years that people got in the pool after a wedding. Go big or go home right?
Absolutely stunning! Congrats x 1000, Lauryn + Michael!!
Want to see a little big more from their big day? Check out this sweet clip from Chris Tran!
photography: Katherine Rose // venue name: One & Only Palmilla, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico // event design: Esoteric Events // florals: Arete Florals // wedding dress: Vera Wang // hairpiece: Eden Luxe Bridal // getting ready robes: Cloud Hunter // hair stylist: Shawn Knudsen // makeup artist: Kelsey Long // videography: Chris Tran // paper goods: Bliss & Bone // calligraphy: Seniman Calligraphy // linen rentals: La Tavola Linens // other photographer: Luke Griffin // opening title image photographer: Arielle Levy // veil: Eden Luxe Bridal