Laurel and Michael’s fun-filled destination wedding took place at Floras Farm on the foothills of the Sierra de la Laguna Mountains in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico. Planned by Amy Abbott Events and beautifully captured by Julieta Amezcua, this spectacular boho-chic fête was filled with an abundance of joy and merriment.
Laurel and Michael first met on wintery evening in December 2013 at a restaurant in the golden city of San Francisco. The highly acclaimed musician, Macklemore plays a huge role in their journey of love as they headed to a Macklemore & Ryan Lewis concert at Bill Graham Music Hall that night and the conversation just did not stop! Over the four year courtship, their chance encounter intensified into a relationship based on passionate love, happiness and never-ending, laughter-filled experiences!
The epic proposal was planned by Michael at his family’s winery in Napa County, CA. At the mesmeric wine caves of The Napa Valley Reserve, a private room was decked with a sea of dimly lit candles, a chilled bottle of champagne and a romantic tune playing in the background- all the makings of the quintessential, lavish proposal!
This enthralling Cabo celebration was photographed by Julieta of ‘Photography By Julieta’ fame, who told us about her vision behind capturing the stunning bride and groom in a natural habitat on their special day. She states; “The couple and how they interact is always inspiring to me! I am always looking for natural light and candid moments that reflect who they really are as a couple. Nothing beats open spaces surrounded by nature, I love the desert look, backgrounds and sunsets, hence shooting outdoors is a real treat for me. However, having said that, wind is always a challenge. Luckily it doesn’t rain that much in Cabo!”.
The starry-eyed couple wanted a chic yet rustic wedding vibe. With a close-knit bunch of guests and a warm welcoming atmosphere and as a venue, Flora Farms provide exactly that. Laurel and Michael were pronounced man and wife in a magical ceremony complete with understated décor and naturalistic elements.
The reception was hosted outdoors where the couple made a grand entrance under a canopy of fairy lights and an archway of sparklers. “Music starts, We get married, Everyone parties”. This was the ultimate motive behind the vogueish revelries that developed into Laurel and Michael’s dream destination wedding.
Photographer: JULIETA AMEZCUA
Wedding Coordinator: AMY ABBOTT EVENTS
Flower Company: FLORENTA – LOLA DE CAMPO
Stationery (printed escort tags, menus and programs): BELLS AND WHISTLES DESIGN
Hand-painted items (table numbers, welcome sign, escort table sign, signature cocktail sign): Serendipity Cabo
Getting Ready Location: THE CAPE A THOMPSON HOTEL
Ceremony and Reception Location: FLORAS FARM
Wedding Gown: MARTINA LIANA
Shoes: Valentino Caravani
Hair and Makeup: Olga Bustos
Ceremony and Reception Entertainment: DJ ALEX ALANIS
Mini tequilas: CASA AMIGOS
Cocktail and dinner music: SHAMANS
Rental Co: LET IT BE EVENTS
Chair rental: DEL CABO EVENT DESIGN
Minister: Lisa (Groom’s sister)
Transportation Company: IMPALA