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!