Lauren and Michael’s Wedding

Lauren and Michael - Ceremony Aerial

It was a fun family wedding celebration at Villa Santa Cruz on Sunday night for Lauren & Michael. With perfect weather, an incredible sunset, and a group of 100 guests that danced the night away, the celebration was loud and lively yet included many personal details that gave the day an intimate feel. Here is a glimpse into their special day.

With sand beneath their bare feet, the couple stood before their friends and family and exchanged vows and rings under a colorful chuppah canopy, lovingly knitted by the bride’s sister. The groom’s cousin officiated the ceremony and, with a few jokes and many loving words, had the whole group both laughing and crying, often at the same time.
Lauren and Michael - Ceremony Aerial
The ceremony ended on a high note with the ritual “breaking of the glass” and shouts of “Mazel Tov!” The group then headed to the pool for cocktails and appetizers.

The tables on the lawn were exquisitely decorated by Barb & Jan of Pueblo Magico weddings, with bold pops of color and natural elements. The bride provided a few personal touches, including an “open seating” sign, family photos and a traditional Scandinavian wedding cake.
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As the sun went down and the Villa’s canopy of lights came aglow, the couple shared their first dance to Queen’s “My Best Friend.”
Soon after, it was time for the traditional Hora & Chair Dance!
Lauren and Michael - Tables
The guests carried on dancing long into the night, with small interludes for a festive piƱata and beach bonfire – a true Baja wedding!
We so enjoyed planning and celebrating with Lauren & Michael and their friends and family. We wish them a lifetime of love and hope to have them back for future anniversary celebrations. Mazel Tov!

Venue – Villa Santa Cruz, Boutique Hotel on the Beach, Todos Santos

Catering – Hotel California, Todos Santos

Photographer – Ana & Jerome, Cabo San Lucas

DJ – DJ Mijares, Cabo San Lucas

Flowers & Decor – Barb & Jan of Pueblo Magico Weddings, Todos Santos

Wedding Coordination – Jessica Canepa, Villa Santa Cruz