Malory and Peet wanted their Los Cabos wedding to have old-world charm, some true Mexican culture, and an experience that their guests could only get in Los Cabos. After a lot of scouting, we chose a restaurant called Huerta Los Tamarindos for the wedding venue. This Organic, farm to table restaurant had just the rustic sense of old Mexico we were looking for.
The couple chose to have the ceremony and cocktail hour in a brick courtyard on the lower level of the property, where they walked down the aisle to string trio, Los Mosquitos and exchanged vows in an intimate ceremony with the rolling hills of San Jose del Cabo, and the Los Tamarindos Farm as their backdrop.
One of the most fun surprises of the night was the Mariachi, who marched in from the back of the ceremony as soon as the couple was announced as ‘Husband and Wife’. The Mariachi was such a hit, that guests were reluctant to head up to the restaurant terrace for the reception, and urged one last song by chanting, “U-no Mas!”.
When we finally lured the guests to the reception area, they were greeted by long, family style dining tables adorned with candles and colorful flowers by Cabo Flowers.
We incorporated traditional papel picado into the event design, and gave maracas as favors, keeping in line with the quest for Mexican flare.
Many guests complimented the dinner as being unlike any they had experienced at a wedding before. The dishes came out family-style on painted Mexican platters, and were nothing short of works of art, thanks to owner and executive chef Enrique Silva.
The dinner was extraordinary, but that didn’t keep guests from joining the newlyweds on the dance floor for hours of dancing and music, provided my DJ Alex Alanis. Guests also enjoyed a custom s’mores station next to a lovely iron fire pit.
Finally, the guest book table was adorned with beautifully framed photos honoring lost loved ones.
This wedding was a joy to design and coordinate because the bride and groom were so welcoming of Mexican culture and tradition, which isn’t always the case with destination weddings. I’m looking forward to designing future events with the same rustic charm.
Bonnie Chase, Bliss Events Los Cabos
Event design and coordination: Bonnie Chase of Bliss Events Los Cabos, Photos: Anna Gomes, Flowers: Cabo Flowers and Cakes, Entertainment: DJ Alex, Venue: Los Tamarindos Organic Farm and Restaurant, Ceremony Music: Trio Los Mosquitos.