One of the coolest moments this year was getting to work with great partners to create something beautiful down in Cabo. I had never been, and doing a creative shoot in a destination location was something I had dreamed of doing. Having the creative design of Kesh Events and the photography chops of Collin Pierson made it that much more fun.
Yesterday, this gorgeous shoot was featured on Destination I Do which was also another HUGE thing to happen in 2018! Getting something featured in this magazine has been on my professional bucket list, and I am so excited about that! Special thanks to Del Cabo Event Design for the gorgeous rentals, and to Solaz Resort Los Cabos for the beautiful backdrop. Thank you Rayce PR for assisting with the placement, and thank you Traveluxe Official for making those initial introductions that got the ball rolling for this shoot. I hope you enjoy the feature!
A Luxurious Beachfront Wedding Shoot In Los Cabos, Mexico
"Researching inspiration and décor ideas for your destination wedding is one of the most fun parts of the planning process. Today, we’re bringing you a lovely, romantic photo shoot that took place at Solaz, a Luxury Collection Resort, Los Cabos. The property opened in June 2018, so this talented vendor group was excited to explore the new resort and all its potential destination wedding offerings. “Shooting at Solaz was both a pleasure and a thrill for me, as no one had ever shot there!” says photographer Collin Pierson. “We did a walk through and I knew we had a location that was both unique and an environment well suited to create an amazing concept. The softness that [Kesh Events] and [Michelle Durpetti Events] brought into the design helped to show off the most romantic aspects of the Solaz property.”
The concept of this photo shoot centered around highlighting the modern sleekness of the setting, while still bringing in classic, romantic details. The goal of the vendor team was to use the beach location to bring personal details into a luxury setting. “The Solaz is such a sleek, contemporary property, so when [Kesh Events] was talking about wanting to create something so romantic, I was excited to bring it to life in a property that I felt would encourage people to be a little more modern and clean [in their design]. I loved the challenge of that juxtaposition,” says Michelle Durpetti of Michelle Durpetti Events.
The ceremony, of course, took place on the beach at Solaz, a Luxury Collection Resort, Los Cabos. “A modern floral arch was designed using soft colors in white and pinks and accented with greenery,” says Akeshi Akinseye with Kesh Events. “The aisle was set with a cluster of pillar candles and lanters with floral accents.”
Our couple is ready to say “I do” in a gown by Berta and a classic veil, both courtesy of Ultimate Bride Chicago, and a custom tux from J. Hillburn. “Ultimate Bride in Chicago generously came to the table and loaned us a gorgeous gown from Berta with a figure-hugging silhouette and just the right amount of sparkle,” says Michelle Durpetti of Michelle Durpetti Events. Both the bride and groom’s shoes are from Jimmy Choo and our bride’s hair and makeup is by Isabellina Perches.
The vendor team focused on personalized details that could serve as real inspiration for destination wedding couples. “Gourmet Invitations designed the most exquisite stationery for a destination wedding,” says Akeshi Akinseye with Kesh Events. “The soft colors and floral touches were perfect. The monogram was cleverly tied into the invitations, welcome bags, vow cards and menus. These beautiful details really brought to life the sophistication we were shooting for.” " - Continue Reading on Destination I Do, here.
Photography: Collin Pierson Photography // Venue, Catering + Cake: Solaz, a Luxury Collection Resort, Los Cabos // Floral + Design: Kesh Events // Logistics + Styling: Michelle Durpetti Events // Invitations + Stationary: Gourmet Invitations // Rentals: Del Cabo Event Design // Linens: BBJ Linen // Gown: Berta // Veil: Ultimate Bride Chicago // Hair + Makeup: Isabellina Perches // Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo // Groom's Tux: J. Hilburn // Media Placement: Rayce PR