What an elegant wedding it was for Laura and Mike last Saturday evening. Arriving at Villa Santa Cruz in Todos Santos from snowy Calgary, Canada, the couple was excited for the beach wedding they had always dreamed of. With an understated elegance and thoughtful detail, their wedding was personal and intimate with touches of Mexican charm. Take a look through the photos below to catch a glimpse into their special day.
The boardwalk path was beautifully decorated with white luminarias, leading the guests to the beach ceremony. The candles inside twinkled and glowed as the sun went down.
The bride's father officiated the ceremony under a rustic canopy.
After the ceremony, the wedding guests gathered on the Villa's rooftop for champagne and appetizers.
The evening's catering was provided by the Hotel California. The appetizer menu included flautas filled with goat cheese, roasted peppers and pine nuts, shrimp skewers and mango ceviche.
A ten piece mariachi entertained the group during cocktail hour. They were a lively bunch with choreographed dance moves and song - the guests kicked up their heels and started dancing even before the sun set.
And what a sunset it was! The view of the mountains from the Roof Terrace was incredible.
The bride worked closely with Barb & Jan of Pueblo Magico Weddings to create a romantic reception space. All the details were so thoughtful and meaningful. This was the card box at the front entry of the Villa.
Skeleton keys decorated the guests' escort cards.
The white lantern stars framed the escort card table.
The beautiful tablescapes were breathtaking with glowy candles, light pink roses, glass accents and bright blue tequila favors.
The white papel picado flags rustled in the breeze during the couple's first dance.
Laura & Mike's cake was a flourless dark chocolate truffle wonder covered in whipped cream. After they cut the cake, it was time to get the party started!
Thank you to the following vendors who contributed to Laura & Mike's special wedding day:
Blanc Bridal Salon - hair and make up
DJ Mijares - ceremony and reception music
Mariachi Baja Sur - cocktail hour entertainment
Hotel California - catering
Pueblo Magico Weddings - Flowers & Decor
Chris+Lynn Photographers - wedding photography
We wish Laura & Mike all the happiness in the world!
We had quite a Fall wedding season at Villa Santa Cruz. Thank you to our five amazing couples who allowed us to be part of their special wedding days. And, thank you to the weather gods who graced us with beautiful sunsets and warm weather five weekends in a row.