Kylie and Dave's fun surf wedding at Villa Santa Cruz had the perfect Baja feel - casual and festive with authentic Mexican touches. Exchanging vows in front of 65 guests, the couple stood beneath a surfboard trellis and pledged to love each other when "the surf is firing, and when the ocean is glass." The natural elements of the landscape beautifully decorated the ceremony - the waves rolled in, the sun swept soft light across the property and bright red bougainvillea petals popped against the white sand aisle.
The aerial view of the ceremony from the Palapa shows the wide expanse of empty beach right in front of the Villa.
The beautiful sunset was the star of the wedding (besides the lovely bride, of course!).
After the ceremony, the guests gathered poolside for cocktails and appetizers. Eat Cabo Catering provided all food, drinks and rentals for the event.
The couple stole a moment alone in the Villa's antique buggy.
The tables were beautifully decorated with navy linens, lanterns and fun "Day of the Dead" touches.
All guest escort cards were tied to tiny tequila shot glasses. After the couple was introduced for the first time, the whole group had a tequila toast to the song "Tequila" - fun and lively!
The Villa's bistro lights glowed in the night sky.
The bride's mother lovingly baked a delicious wedding cake, complete with "Day of the Dead" cake toppers.
It was a beautiful night for Kylie & Dave. We wish them all the best in their new life as husband and wife. Muchas felicidades!
Adam and Justine's Saturday evening beach wedding at Villa Santa Cruz, Boutique Hotel on the Beach, was a beautiful and intimate affair. Having visited Todos Santos one year ago, they knew it would be the perfect place to invite their friends and family for their wedding celebration. We were thrilled to help create such a lovely day for such a lovely couple. Keep reading for a peak inside their magical wedding day!
Adam & Justine
The bride's father escorted her down the sandy aisle to her waiting groom, while her darling nieces helped with her long train.
After the ceremony, guests gathered around the pool for cocktails and appetizers. As dusk approached, golden light swept across the property - can you see the palm tree shadow on the Villa?
Barb & Jan of Pueblo Magico weddings created beautiful tablescapes for the reception. Using natural elements, they decorated the escort table with corals, candles, native grasses and feathers. The reception tables popped with pink roses and wild bougainvillea. As a jewelry designer, the bride provided a personal touch with "message in a bottle" place cards and wedding favors of her favorite jewelry design pieces.
For the first time as husband and wife, the couple danced to Adele's "Love Song."
Hotel Guaycura prepared a delicious four course meal for the wedding reception. The menu included a lobster cream soup, ceviche and creme brulee for dessert. Ever After Images photographed the event. It was beautiful evening under the stars!
We wish the happy couple a lifetime of love!
Congratulations to James & Brianna, who were married at Villa Santa Cruz, Boutique Hotel on the Beach in Todos Santos on Saturday evening, March 16, 2013. With 100 guests in attendance, the wedding was fun, festive and fancy!
The couple exchanged vows in the late afternoon under a beautiful canopy draped with gauzy white fabric. Blue glass hearts hung from wrought iron hooks that lined the aisle and gave the ceremony a distinctive Mexican feel. The crashing ocean in the background provided a soothing soundtrack.
After the ceremony, guests enjoyed cocktails and appetizers by the pool and on the Villa's roof terrace, accompanied by lively Mexican guitar music.
The Lazy Gourmet from Cabo San Lucas provided all rentals and decor. Rectangular wooden tables and slatted wood chairs elegantly decorated the Villa's back lawn. The tables were set with rustic table runners and topped with blue Mexican dishes and centerpieces composed of baby agave plants and tall candles. Each guest even had their own blue shot glass within easy reach!
We wish James & Brianna all the happiness in the world - felicidades!
Looking for the perfect destination wedding locale? Want something off the beaten track? Beachy? Mexican? Then, look no further than Villa Santa Cruz and Todos Santos, Baja Sur, Mexico - featured in Destination Weddings & Honeymoons this month as the #2 hot spot in their "Where to Wed" Guide for 2013.
As a beachy boho Mexican town, Todos Santos offers couples a picturesque beach wedding without the crowds of Cabo San Lucas. And, Villa Santa Cruz, Boutique Hotel on the Beach, provides the ideal backdrop to make your big day memorable. Read on to see the article and the photo of Villa Santa Cruz!
Villa Santa Cruz, Boutique Hotel on the Beach, in Todos Santos, Baja Sur, is an amazing wedding venue for a bride and groom with beachy boho style! Just take a look at Kea & Lorrin's fun and festive wedding from Saturday night. The couple's funky and creative details brought the wedding to life - we love the seating chart mounted on a custom surfboard, their colorful sparkle sombreros and tasty margarita cupcakes made with tequila!
With a simple wood trellis decorated with strands of beach shells, Kea & Lorrin exchanged vows in front of friends and family. Local Todos Santos officiant, Steve Monaco, presided over the ceremony.
After escorting his mother down the aisle, the groom gave her a sweet hug.
The guests enjoyed cocktails and delicious appetizers catered by the Hotel California. The menu included pineapple salsa, flautas with roasted peppers and goat cheese, and, of course, margaritas.
This custom surfboard, a gift to Kea & Lorrin from a friend who owns a surfboard shaping company, has an illustration of the Villa and agave fields right on the front! It was the perfect set up for the seating chart.
Barb & Jan of Pueblo Magico Weddings were on point with the flowers & decor for Kea's beachy boho theme. From the handmade rag ropes and antique lace tablecloths to the succulents, paper flowers and beer bottle rose vases, the table settings were fun, bright and authentically Mexican.
The Villa's aqua beach buggy funks up this photo shoot! Kea & Lorrin enjoyed tooling around Todos Santos in this crazy rig during their wedding week.
After hours of dancing on the Villa's back patio, the party moved to the beach where guests kept warm next to a bonfire and released Chinese wish lanterns into the night sky (notice that the rag ropes that decorated the reception chairs became "stylish" headbands as the night wore on!).
It was a gorgeous wedding for Kea & Lorrin. We wish them love to last a lifetime.
Considering a destination wedding in Mexico? Look no further than Villa Santa Cruz, Boutique Hotel on the Beach, in Todos Santos, Baja Sur. Recently featured on The Destination Wedding Site, Villa Santa Cruz is highlighted as an ideal venue for an authentic Mexican beach wedding. Their post vividly describes the experience at Villa Santa Cruz, noting that it is "probably what most people picture when they close their eyes and try to imagine the perfect beach wedding." We certainly agree!
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