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Cabo Wedding Recap

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Cabo Wedding Recap

Let’s rewind a bit

Our wedding in Cabo turned out to be perfect after going on 3 years of being engaged and 3 wedding contracts!

Dubbs and I were set up by mutual friends in 2018 during a trip Telluride, CO. We started dating long distance shortly after as I lived in Denver and he lived in California. We survived long distance with plenty of hiccups and ended up getting engaged in 2019.

I moved to San Jose, CA, a few months after getting engaged and about a week before Covid. We had started planning a wedding in Denver but realized we wanted something different. We decided on New Years Eve in San Francisco and got right to planning. My plans of splitting my time between Denver and CA for a year and our NYE wedding didn’t quite work out the way I had hoped.

2020

2020 was hard all around. All of us sacrificed and pivoted in some way. While we ended up generally luckier than most – we certainly navigated our challenges through 2021 and 22. I was not able to work as I didn’t have my cosmetology license or a clientele. I took it as an opportunity to go deeper on resolving some health stuff. I got to the root of some thyroid issues and started therapy and micro-dosing to support healing.

Unfortunately, we suffered two ectopic pregnancies in May 2021 and March 2022. While I am lucky I didn’t need surgery, 2 rounds of methotrexate are no joke. I struggled physically from healing, and emotionally we were both pretty low at this point. Looking forward to the wedding was a bright spot for us as we navigated these experiences.

Planning

Once we decided on Cabo, we were pretty set on The Cape even though we hadn’t been! First step was hiring a Cabo based wedding planner. I saw that Rachael Devaux got married at the cape and used Events by Bliss. They ended up being our first and only call and the wedding wouldn’t have been what it was without them!

If there is one piece of advice I would give you when planning a wedding is that the planners know when things need to be done more than you do! There were a few times we were asking about things that didn’t need to be done for 6 months. Planning was literally a breeze with Heidi, Estefani, and Olivia with Bliss. All of the vendors are listed and linked below! We would not have changed a single thing about the wedding!

Timeline

Wednesday – Arrive to Cabo. We had a final meeting with planners and the hotel.

Thursday – Wedding festivities begin with a welcome dinner at Toro Latin Kitchen. Because our wedding was only 38 people including us, we really wanted to do a special welcome dinner and Toro did not disappoint!

Friday – Wedding, happy hour, and reception at The Cape.

Saturday – Buffet brunch followed by a pool day. Setting up a casual buffet brunch kept the day after the wedding relaxed and easy. We reserved 2 cabanas by the pool so people could order food and drink, have shade, and somewhere to sit and relax.

Sunday – Guests depart and we went to The Montage with some friends for a few more days to unwind a bit.

Wedding Vendors

Event Planning & Design – Events by Bliss

Flowers – Let It Be Productions

Photographer – Allison Dobbs

Wedding & Reception – The Cape

Welcome Dinner – Toro

Shuttle Transportation – Impala Cabo

Calligrapher – Carole Lola (thank you notes in welcome bags & place settings)

Hairstylists – Cabo Makeup (I hired stylists to do some of my friends and family because I didn’t want to work lol! But wanted them to feel good..so I helped with touch ups 🙂

DJ – Mark De La Torre (mdltevents@gmail.com) We gave mark inspiration playlists for both Cocktail Hour / Dinner & Reception. He used those songs and added his own and it was amazing! We curated these playlist for weeks!

Welcome Bags – Compartés Chocolate bar, LMNT Electrolytes, Itinerary (Papier), Kate’s Bars, Honest Hazel Eye Gels, Siete GF Wedding Cookies, Water, Mini First Aid Kid, Tote/Tassel provided by planner.

Clothes & Accessories

Rehearsal

Katie Dress – Zimmerman

Katie Shoes – Mach Mach

Dubbs Shirt – Glanshirt

Dubbs Pants – Isaia

Dubbs Shoes – Sabas

Wedding

Katie Top (Theia)

Katie Veil – a.b Ellie

Katie Shoes – Bottega Veneta

Katie Earrings – Jennifer Behr

Dubbs Suit and Shirt – Isaia

Dubbs Shoes – Tom Ford

Beauty

Makeup

Foundation – Rose Inc. Tinted Serum (030)

Powder – Kosas Cloud Set (Feathery)

Bronzer – Ere Perez (Tulum)

Cream Contour – Westman Atelier Face Trace (Biscuit)

Highlighter – Saie Beauty Dew Balm (Bronze Nectar)

Blush – Rituel De Fille (Lovesick)

Mascara – Ilia Voluminous

Brow Gel & Brow Pencil – Kosas (Medium Brown)

Lashes – Ardell Individuals (Most versions work just fine! I mix small and medium and use Blue Duo)

Eyes –

  1. 10 Second Eye as a base – Heat (Kosas)
  2. All over lid/crease/lower lashes- Cocoon (Ilia palette)
  3. All over just lid -Unite (Ilia palette)
  4. Smudged in top and bottom lashes – Unite (Ilia palette)
  5. Eyeliner top and bottom – Mulberry (Fitglow Beauty)

Hair

Blowout – EvolveH Wonder Balm, Lovesong Beauty Leave-In Conditioner, Agent Nateur Hair Silk

Styling – Evolve H hairspray, Rahua Cream Wax

We are so thankful for all of our friends and family and vendors. We could not have asked for a more perfect and special weekend. I hope this wedding recap covers it! If you have any questions about our specific wedding or Cabo or beauty products etc…don’t hesitate to reach out!

I am pretty good about maintaining self care and beauty routines on vacation because it makes me feel good! I did my Gua Sha routine every morning .. check out a version of mine here!

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  1. ann kenny says:

    was such a beautiful wedding! the food at toro was particularly memorable ☺️❤️

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