Fairy Tales Do Come True – Finding Exactly the Right Look for Cabo San Lucas Destination Weddings
Every person, engaged or no, has a vision of what the perfect wedding looks like. It’s an adult version of a childhood fairy tale, in which human emotions and values – in this case true love between two people and the coming together of two families – are expressed through an elegant series of interlocking enchantments. Each individual element at a well-planned wedding – setting, fashion, design, music, floral arrangements – is envisioned as part of a larger harmonious whole, a living tapestry whose purpose is to serve as a symbolic representation of the beauty and commitment expressed in the simple words “I do.” In this sense fairy tales really can come true, and often do, in fact, at the best Cabo San Lucas destination weddings.
Cabo San Lucas, of course, is one of the most popular destination wedding sites in the world, a long-time favorite of A-listers and romantics of all stripes. The charms of the Los Cabos region, and Cabo San Lucas in particular, are easy to see. Set on the southernmost rim of the Baja California peninsula, “The Capes” showcase gorgeous beaches, year-round sunshine, and stunning coastal vistas of the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Cortez.
The profusion of luxurious beachfront accommodations – from sprawling 5-star resorts to private villa rentals – is an added bonus, but make no mistake: Cabo’s spectacular, awe-inspiring natural settings are at the heart of its appeal as a wedding destination. As for the rest of the details, there is Cabo Linens, Things & More.
Cabo Linens, Things & More is a décor and rental company that specializes in bringing wedding visions to life, in working with couples to flesh out their fairy tale image and make it a tangible reality. And, since it is part of The Morel Companies, which also include the wedding planners of Creative Destination Events and the pampering ministrations of Suzanne Morel Face & Body Care, the process can also include planning the entirety of the wedding experience, from invitations and travel arrangements to bridal makeup and reception dinner menus.
That’s the who and the what, but the big question remains how? How does one take the idea of a fairy tale wedding and fashion a singular vision that reflects the taste, the aesthetic of one couple, that celebrates them and their special moment in a way that is personal and unique? What factors or criteria should go into choosing things as seemingly disparate as bridal gowns and dinner settings? How do couples find exactly the right look for their special “Cabo San Lucas destination weddings”?
It is an entirely personal process, and one that is best approached by working “big to small.” Once a couple has chosen an overarching theme, or a set of aesthetic values that will serve as a sort of unifying framework, then all the smaller decisions become much easier to make.
This process can begin with a simple color palette, a popular visual theme like “secret garden” or “rustic chic”, or even general fashion concepts like “elegant simplicity.” But the single most important step is the first one, of discovering what is the dominant pattern or motif of the image in your mind’s eye. You have consciously or subconsciously chosen a theme, but what is it? What quality or visual concept brings each individual element into focus? Only by making this first big discovery or deciding upon it mutually – by affirming or agreeing upon a theme – can couples then make all the smaller, detail-oriented decisions that will help to make their Cabo San Lucas destination weddings a breathtakingly unforgettable experience….not just for them and their closest family members, but for every single guest.
The next big step is choosing a setting, or in some cases multiple settings for the ceremony, reception, rehearsal dinner and other wedding related events. This aspect involves more than just finding a secluded beach or a vintage wedding chapel or a large hotel ballroom. The time of year in general, and the time of day specifically, are also important factors; particularly with the picturesque outdoor sites so popular for Cabo San Lucas destination weddings.
Is your ideal a sunset ceremony on a golden beach? Do you prefer a summer wedding? The seasons each have their color palettes, their dominant textures and fabrics, and the warm climate and geography of a tropical destination like Cabo San Lucas is also something which must be taken into consideration.
Theme and setting are the biggest pieces of the puzzle in planning and designing a perfect Cabo destination wedding. After those major decisions are made, visual and textural parameters can be clearly established for things like the bridal gown and bridesmaid dresses, hair and makeup, fashion for the groom and groomsmen; lighting and design for the reception; chairs and tables; floral arrangements and aisle runners and couture linens; chargers, plates, silver and glassware; small flourishes like place settings and candle holders.
Each element is a work of art unto itself, but must also harmonize with the overall aesthetic. Couples do have complete control of the look and feel of their fairy tale wedding, but a company with the experience and inventory of a Cabo Linens, Things & More is essential to transform an imaginary ideal into what might best be referred to as “practical magic.”
Music, too, can be a magical ingredient, and may be tailored for the time and place. So, too, the officiant script and individual vows. But even these aural sensory components come with visual cues. Are the costumes of the musicians consistent with the wedding theme? Do catering staff uniforms conform to the dominant color scheme? No details must be left to chance. The theme and color palette should shine through in every aspect of the experience, reflected and saved for posterity in every photo and video taken. Only then will our princes and princesses have achieved the perfect look for their fairy tale Cabo San Lucas destination weddings.