Sarah and Reid's aim was to capture the effortless sophistication of French culture and aesthetics with elements of a beautiful and unexpected vibrancy that everyone can experience in Cabo. From the elegant outfits and the minimalistic décor to the fun after-party, that's exactly what the couple and their vendors succeeded in doing for this unforgettable wedding experience. Read below for more details on the love story captured by our talented member Kelly Mour.
Tell us a little about yourselves. How did you meet? What do you do for a living? What are your hobbies?
Reid and I met in college and stayed in touch over the years. Years after meeting, we met up for dinner at Sugarfish in Los Angeles (where I was living at the time) during one of Reid's work trips and something changed between us where we no longer saw each other as just friends. We began dating long distance until Reid made the decision to move to LA and pursue his J.D. at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law. His choice to move to LA was an easy one since I had roots established as a business owner of Two 7 Interiors. With bi-coastal offices, Two 7 Interiors is a full service Interior Design Firm working on primarily residential ground up builds and renovations. Reid works in corporate law working with emerging companies. As a couple we love to travel, hike and stay active outside of work. We both are dedicated to our careers and find that the little things bring us the most joy such as a beach walk and a good cup of coffee.
Where was your wedding? Why did you choose this venue?
Our wedding was in Cabo San Lucas at The Cape Hotel. We chose Cabo because we wanted to have an international wedding with the ease of travel and proximity to the majority of our guests who live on the West Coast. The Cape hotel completely embodies our aesthetic preferences and provides the level of service we wanted for our guests. The hotel is described by the architect as "an evocative 1960s Baja-meets-Southern California essence." As a couple, we appreciate thoughtful design, delicious food, and a pristine location, all of which The Cape offers.
What was the concept behind your wedding and how did you find your inspiration?
The concept behind the wedding was French Riviera meets Cabo. As a designer, I have always been drawn to effortless European chic aesthetics. From fashion to interiors I appreciate the casual sophistication of French culture with an element of the unexpected liveliness that Cabo has to offer. I used international vendors for my signage to create a classic French theme throughout — from invitations to day of stationary and relied on local vendors to bring the Cabo flavor in our food and drink menus.
How long did it take to plan your wedding? Did you encounter any challenges during the planning process?
It took about a year to plan the wedding. With the venue being an international location I was limited to some vendors and what I could bring into the country myself as far as decor. However, I wouldn't change a thing and feel like I played a big role in all of the details that were thoughtfully curated with vendors from all over the world.
How many guests did you have? And what was the seating arrangement at the wedding like?
We had exactly 100 guests at our wedding and it was the perfect size. It was intimate enough that we felt like we got to experience our wedding weekend with all of our guests while having enough people to have consistent high energy and a dynamic group of people through different walks of life. Our seating arrangement was linear tables that surrounded the dance floor in the middle. It truly created a "heart" of the wedding and the energy radiated from the dance floor.
Tell us about your outfits. How many different styles have you tried?
The wedding weekend consisted of a bachelorette day, the welcome dinner the second day (with all guests) and the following day the wedding. For the bachelorette day I had a white L Space bikini with a chic Solid and Striped coverup. For the evening look, I wore a vintage white linen dress with embroidered flowers with pink and orange beading to bring the Cabo vibes to the ensemble. The welcome dinner was at a taco restaurant, La Lupita in downtown Cabo. The restaurant has an authentic Mexican vibe, which was a nice contrast to the wedding location. For that reason I wore a crochet long sleeve dress by Elliatt with an open back. I wanted the dress I wore the night before to be a completely different look than the wedding dress. My wedding dress was from Alyssa Kristin. It was fitted with a deep V and beading from head to toe. The dress chose me. The beading design almost looks like waves or palm leaves and it felt like the perfect choice for a Cabo wedding. The way the sunlight reflected off the ocean and onto the beading of the dress I felt like a ray of Cabo sunshine. I tried probably 50 dresses for a second look for the reception and ultimately nothing compared to the way I felt in my ceremony dress. It was also easy to move and dance in with the fitted silhouette and straps I felt secured. Reid wore a cream linen suit from Robert Graham with chocolate leather loafers from Del Toro. Again embodying the relaxed European fashion.
What was your first dance song? Did you choreograph or improvise?
Our first dance song was 'Wonderful Tonight' by Eric Clapton. We did take dance lessons and the dance was choreographed. Having a choreographed dance actually took pressure away from the experience and we had practiced enough that we were able to improvise as needed.
Did you have any special performances or entertainment?
Our entertainment was an incredible DJ, Omar, from DJ Alex Cabo Events. Omar perfectly set the tone based on our music preferences and kept the energy flowing from the second the reception started to the end of the night. It was the perfect follow up to our acoustic performance during the ceremony and cocktail hour. We loved the combination of both live music and a DJ.
What was the most memorable moment from your wedding day?
The most memorable moment of our wedding day was the moments we had alone with our photographers taking everything in and being able to look at eachother and eachother alone. It felt like the world stopped around us and we got to appreciate that moment for exactly what it was. Moments after saying I do, we took a tequila shot with our photographer and her assistant and it was a hilarious, intimate moment of our wedding day.
Are there any vendors that you would like to tell us a little more about?
Our photographer and videographer, Kelly Mour, was not only an influential part of the wedding as a vendor but as a source of comfort and energy. She knows how to navigate the best and challenging moments throughout the weekend. When the weather looked like a hurricane she pivoted and was able to adapt. She shot three days of events on both digital and film mediums as well as video. She listened to our vision and captured not only the big moments, but the intimate moments that most professionals do not see. She is an artist beyond her profession and most importantly, she is my friend. We actually grew up together since elementary school and I have watched her make leaps and bounds in her career. As two creative, female entrepreneurs we understand one another and I have never felt so sure of any decision I made throughout the wedding planning process as the decision to hire her.
Were there national/religious traditions at your wedding and how did you implement them?
We implemented elements of a Jewish wedding into our ceremony and reception as I (Sarah) was raised Jewish and those values and traditions have been a part of my life from a young age. As Reid is not Jewish, I wanted to make sure the day was reflective of us as a couple so we incorporated the traditions that we both resonate with and find representative of our life. For example we had a beautiful Chuppah for our ceremony and danced the Hora at our reception where our friends and family danced around us to celebrate our marriage.
What did you give each other as a gift?
As Reid starts his journey as an attorney I wanted him to have a classic timeless watch so I gifted him a Datejust Rolex with a blue face. It is a piece he will wear forever and in the midst of day to day work it is a reminder of our wedding. Reid gifted me two beautiful necklaces from a local jeweler in Santa Monica blocks from our home. One of the necklaces has turquoise diamonds with mixed metals and the other is a beautiful half moon shaped pendant diamond necklace. I wear them everyday and am reminded of not only our wedding but supporting local businesses near our home.
What advice would you give to couples who are currently planning their wedding?
My advice to couples planning their wedding is decide on a vision and stick to it. There are so many different approaches one can take when planning a wedding both logistically and aesthetically, but once you decide just embrace it and have fun with the details. As far as the wedding day, my advice is YOU set the tone of your wedding. Every single person there is looking to you and your spouse and they are going to match the energy you put out so don't let the small things get to you and have the best time of your life.
Wedding Venue: @thecapehotel
Photo/Video: @kellymour__ assisted by @abbybostianvisuals