Braeden & Nick planned a luxury destination wedding at the gorgeous beachside Grand Velas Los Cabos resort on one of the best beaches in Los Cabos with a "Mexican" theme to add a dash of culture to their beautiful day.
Photography by Joseph West
Braden & Nick's pre-wedding invitations included a customized welcome package of goodies, from luggage tags to a preview of their mouthwatering menu, the guests knew they were in for a treat from the first moments of the wedding preparations.
Upon arrival to the beach paradise in Los Cabos, the bridesmaids enjoyed a spa day of fun and relaxation prior to the wedding at the award-winning SE Spa at the Grand Velas Los Cabos resort.
The wedding colors chosen were a soft, subdued azul and seafoam green that provided a breathtaking combination beside the soft blues of the Sea of Cortez. The Maids of Honor (uniquely two, for this wedding) wore matching delicate flower earrings with classic hairstyles, and the bridesmaids wore long, flowing dresses in a striking pale blue - a perfect touch that moved gracefully with the sea breeze.
This real wedding was pure elegance in every detail. No button overlooked and no rose out of place, the wedding was a marvel to behold. The luxury wedding planners at Belle of the Ball ensured everything was planned with care so the bride could simply relax and enjoy her big day - love and joy was tangible in the air and felt by all who attended.
The bride and groom were wed under an archway of hundreds of soft pink roses with the Sea of Cortez as their witness and a rose-petal lined aisle. The soft sand and subtleties that only Los Cabos can offer created the most breathtaking backdrop for each of the wedding photos.
Braeden's Vera Wang dress was nothing short of stunning, made of a remarkable simplicity that complemented her class and style in every way. A delicate lace shawl, tailored specifically for the occasion, adorned the dress for the wedding ceremony and was removed for the reception in the evening. Her drop earrings were a subtle, but magnificent addition along with minimal jewelry.
After the ceremony, the couple and attendees moved upstairs to the Terraza del Mar reception overlooking the breathtaking virgin beach. The Terraza del Mar is one of the many open-air venues available on the luxury property at Grand Velas Los Cabos. Able to hold upwards of 600 guests on a customizable terrace with an ocean view, this venue is perfect for every occasion.
The bride and groom's elegant style was displayed for their reception with fabulous oversized floor lamps, indulgent King Louis XVI chairs, and gold-trimmed place settings with soft blue accents. Dozens of delicate, pink roses adorned each centerpiece and cut-glass lamps hung beside draping wisteria floral arrangements.
Long after the sun sank into the shimmering sea, the couple caught a moment to share a glass of champagne before cutting the 4-tiered wedding cake to share as a memento of their love and adoration with their numerous loved ones and friends in attendance.
From the invitations to the menus and gorgeous floral necklaces shared during the reception, the couple wanted a taste of Mexico to be conveyed throughout the celebration. Mexico, and especially Los Cabos, was a large part of their love story as that is where Nick proposed to Braeden, on the beach in paradise.
As the evening festivities drew to a close, an off-roading Polaris 4x4 rolled in to whisk away the bride and groom to begin their lives together in the most adventurous way!
A beautiful beginning to another love story written in the sand at the Grand Velas Los Cabos resort.