Villa Santa Cruz

Love in the Air for Ross and Rachel

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Love was in the air last night at Ross and Rachel's wedding at Villa Santa Cruz, Boutique Hotel in Todos Santos. Ross and Rachel celebrated their love in front of a small group of friends and family in a beautiful beach ceremony, followed by dinner and dancing under the stars. Take a peek into their special day. 

Ross and Rachel had a few moments to themselves before the ceremony for a private photo shoot around the Villa.  Ross was so enamored with his beautiful bride.

Shucking tradition, the couple opted to walk down the aisle together, hand in hand. 

The bride's brother-in-law, Tim, officiated the ceremony.  His kind words added such a personal touch to the afternoon.

After the ceremony, the guests enjoyed cocktails and appetizers on the Villa's Roof Terrace. After the sun set, everyone took their seat downstairs on the back lawn.

The tables were lovingly decorated by Barb & Jan of Pueblo Magical Weddings.  We love the use of colored antique glass, delicate flowers, lace tablecloths and mismatched chairs.  The decor gave the wedding such a personal, antique feel.

The bride's sister, Jennifer, also added a few of her own touches - beautifully designed invitations and handmade butterfly place cards.  Lovely!

The guests dined on exquisite cuisine provided by the Hotel California.  The menu included appetizers of yellowtail sashimi, crab cakes and goat cheese flautas, a main course of braised leg of lamb and fish in a tomatillo-cilantro sauce, and, for dessert, churros with chocolate dipping sauce. Que rico!

The party carried on into the night and ended with the release of glowy wish lanterns next to the bonfire.  The lanterns drifted up into a spectacular starry night.

We send our warmest congratulations to Ross & Rachel.  Wishing you all the happiness in the world.

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

Catering - Chef Dany at the Hotel California

Photographer - Cheryl Sedick of Jim Kennedy Photographers

DJ - Dennis Owens (Long Beach, California)

Flowers & Decor - Barb & Jan of Pueblo Magico Weddings

Wedding Coordination - Jessica Canepa, Villa Santa Cruz

Elegant Beach Wedding at Villa Santa Cruz

Tuesday, November 26, 2013
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.

Surf Sunset and Tequila Wedding

Sunday, November 17, 2013

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!

Intimate Beach Wedding at Villa Santa Cruz

Monday, November 11, 2013

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!  

Congrats to the Happy Couple

Tuesday, October 29, 2013
We send our warmest congrats to Jon-Michial & Catherine Carter who wed at Villa Santa Cruz, Boutique Hotel on the Beach, on Saturday evening. With bare feet in the sand, the couple exchanged emotional vows before 40 of their closest friends and family. Under the warm October sun, the waves rolled in, creating an idyllic beach scene that featured the bride in a slim sheath gown. The bridesmaids were a sight in long purple gowns and the groomsmen's serrano pepper boutineers brought in a pop of color. (The wedding group continued the party around the bonfire [pictured on left] long into the night!)

After the beach ceremony, the wedding guests watched the sunset from the Roof Terrace while enjoying cocktails, appetizers and Mariachi music.

Barb & Jan of Pueblo Magico Weddings created a festive and colorful reception for the couple.  The tables exploded with color and glowed with candles.  The bride brought hundreds of paper flowers that decorated the Villa's balconies and cake table.

The couple shared their first dance at twilight under the Villa's canopy of lights.

The Hotel California provided a delicious Mexican feast and Francisco from DJ Mijares kept the party dancing until midnight.  Pink Palm Photo captured the whole event - we can't wait to see the gorgeous pictures.

Catherine & Jon-Michial radiated love throughout their stay at the Villa. We wish them love, laughter and happiness in their new married life!  Felicidades! 

Grand Beach Wedding in Todos Santos at Villa Santa Cruz

Monday, March 18, 2013

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!

Miguel Lopez of Eat Cabo Catering lovingly prepared a delicious wedding feast, DJ Mijares had the party rocking, and Sunset Weddings seamlessly coordinated the entire event.

We wish James & Brianna all the happiness in the world - felicidades!

Destination Weddings & Honeymoons Features Todos Santos and Villa Santa Cruz

Friday, December 14, 2012

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!

Romantic Beach Wedding in Todos Santos at Villa Santa Cruz

Monday, November 19, 2012
We send our warmest congratulations to New York couple, Katherine & Mason, who were married on Saturday evening at Villa Santa Cruz, Boutique Hotel on the Beach, in Todos Santos, Baja Sur, Mexico. A select number of close friends and family joined them on their special day, making their wedding both intimate and elegant. 

They married under a palo de arco arbor lightly draped in gauzy white curtains, while being serenaded by a local Todos Santos guitarist, Tolin.

Katherine looked gorgeous in her wedding dress, complete with the perfect "accessory" for a ceremony in the sand - bare feet!

Barb & Jan of Pueblo Magico Weddings brought Katherine & Mason's wedding vision to life with this beautiful table setting in hues of purples, beautiful roses and soft candlelight.

After cocktails on the roof terrace, the wedding couple toasted their guests on the back patio under the Villa's canopy of lights.

The Hotel California created a wedding feast for the group. Using fresh local ingredients, the menu highlights included grilled arrachera steak brochettes on rosemary skewers, chile rellenos with shrimp, scallops and cheese in a creamy dill sauce and churros for dessert.

It was a beautiful night for a beautiful couple. We wish you a lifetime of love and happiness. Felicidades!

Beachy Boho Wedding Bliss!

Friday, June 01, 2012

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.

Anonymous commented on 01-Jun-2012 06:37 PM
Best to you two always! Besos, trisha
Grandma Lo commented on 02-Jun-2012 06:53 PM
What a lovely setting for a wedding, Kea & Lorrin. May your wedded years be as happy as Grampie's & mine have been. Not perfect, but almost!
Anonymous commented on 04-Jun-2012 09:32 AM
What a non- traditional type of wedding that looked so fun, colorful and original. The villa lends itself to any type of wedding, from formal traditional to off beat and way cool! What a magical spot on all fronts. Wishing the wedding couple a wonderful
life together.

Villa Santa Cruz Featured as Ideal Venue for an Authentic Mexican Beach Wedding

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

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!

Click the image below to read the full article and watch the slideshow and video of beautiful Villa images.