The wonderful and overwhelming part of planning a destination wedding is choosing where in the world to go! Design team Crosby + Jon are here to help—always on the hunt for the next great location to say your “I do’s,” they uncovered the dreamiest resort for a postcard-worthy ceremony. Beachside views? You bet. Luxury details? Of course! Here’s more from Crosby + Jon about the inspiration behind their destination wedding shoot:
In our never-ending search for up and coming wedding destinations, we found ourselves exploring the latest gem along Mexico’s Baja Peninsula: Grand Velas Los Cabos. Modern architecture, lavish landscapes, and inviting interiors were complete with a panoramic view of the Sea of Cortez. Upon our first visit to the resort, we knew we had stumbled upon a beacon of modern luxury. From the Frida rehearsal dinner to the luxuriously bohemian ceremony and reception, each event flowed flawlessly with the help of our talented vendors.
Each and every intimate detail was captured on film by Jeremy Chou, renowned destination wedding photographer. Who else is a fan of film photography for the wedding day?! Let’s have a look at how it all unfolded:
A lush floral display by Elana Damey set the standard for ALL the pretty to come!
A Luxe Rehearsal Dinner
The team planned an intimate rehearsal dinner at the property’s elegant restaurant, Frida. With the restaurant’s namesake Frida Kahlo in mind, the bride wore a beaded dress by Hayley Paige and adorned her hair with a vibrant flower crown.
Wedding Day Details
The couple met at the shoreline below the resort for a sweet first look!
The Sea-View Ceremony
The ceremony took place on a grassy lawn with a panoramic view of the ocean. A free-standing teepee frame marked the untraditional ceremony arbor, backdropped by a cactus garden with dreamy dessert hues!
The Sandy Cove Reception
The team layered patterned pillows and cowhide rugs below the long white tabletop for a stunning beach reception.
Such a cozy little lounge!
The table was set with black plates, rose gold flatware, and paper goods from Moe Paper Co. Black and rose gold are the best combo!
Stunner in that Hayley Paige gown!
Kinda the perfect getaway, no?
And the coolest cake to end the night: a tired white chocolate wonder by Grand Velas!
For a closer look at all the elements that went into the shoot, these videos by Robert Michael tell more of the story!
photography: Jeremy Chou // venue name: Grand Velas Los Cabos, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico // event design: Crosby + Jon // planning: Crosby + Jon // florals: Pina Cate // wedding dress: Hayley Paige // wedding dress boutique: JLM // bridesmaid dresses: La Troupe // hair stylist: Zoë Elizabeth // makeup artist: Zoë Elizabeth // videography: Robert Michael // paper goods: Moe Paper Co // catering: Grand Velas Los Cabos // cake: Grand Velas Los Cabos // tabletop rentals: Warehouse Rentals // furniture rentals: Warehouse Rentals // models: Rubie Bernsten, Andres Garay, Ayline Hernandez and Fernanda Cabrera // lighting: Celtrev Audio Visual // photo assistant : Carlos Hernandez Photo // reception structure: VVRPRO Production House // bride's shawl: La Troupe Tulum // rehearsal dinner dress: Hayley Paige // rehearsal dinner florals: Elana Damey // rehearsal dinner bridesmaid dresses: Hayley Paige and Josa Tulum // san jose lifestyle shoot dress: Narcisa Playa // Grand Velas Project Director: Ary Iturralde