I was married on 1/18/15 and used Neysa Berman (Blanc Bridal Salon) for myself and my bridesmaids/family of 13 others. She and her team were truly amazing. Neysa is easy to talk to and it helps that she is American (born and raised in Denver) so there is nothing lost in translation when you are trying to explain the type of style you are going for. She also personally trains all of her staff so they are great! All of my girls looked so beautiful and she and her team did a great job of making everyone look glamorous but also natural. I would definitely recommend her! I am happy to talk offline if anyone would like more details!
DJ Ricardo was wonderful. He DJ'ed at our 1/18/15 wedding at Cabo Del Sol and the dance floor was literally rocking all night long. He also was the DJ at our rehearsal dinner. He is so easy to work with, friendly, and fun. Beforehand, he asked us for a detailed list of songs for every moment (cake cutting, first dance, etc.) and then for a long list of songs to play at the wedding. I think some brides may not want to pick their own music, but I actually was happy to do so and in fact, felt that I could then control the vibe a little more. I provided a list of close to 100 songs and he improvised based on my style. He was really a joy to work with and I would recommend him to other cabo brides. I'm more than happy to chat offline if you have any questions about my experiences or would like to see a copy of my song list!
Ana and Jerome were AMAZING! I just used them on my 1/18/15 wedding and they were perfect. I actually had a hard time finding wedding photography I liked. I felt like a lot of the Cabo photographers had a very different style than what I was going for. A lot of the photographers I looked at had very dark, dramatic photos (not bad photography, just not what I was going for). I really wanted my photographs to turn out light, bright, and fun (which was the vibe I was going for through my whole wedding). I really liked Amy Abbott, but she was unavailable.... I was feeling very discouraged but then I came across Ana and Jerome and I loved their gallery. The photos were so beautiful and I loved their style - both in terms of the setup and positioning of the bride/groom/etc but also the editing.
They were just as great in person! They were responsive to emails throughout the process and once they arrived at the wedding, everyone really loved them. They speak fluent English so they knew how to tell everyone what to do and where to go, and they struck a perfect balance between blending into the background, but also inserting themselves when necessary to tell us what looks best and to position us best for shots (for instance, Ana kept reminding me not to slouch, which I appreciated ). We have already received some photos and they are stunning! The lighting, the frames, and the editing is all done so well.
I would highly recommend working with them! Not only do they capture beautiful moments and edit the pictures beautifully, but they are just a really nice, enjoyable, fun couple that was a pleasure to work with personally.
If anyone would like a reference on them, I would be happy to speak with you offline!
Hello Cabo Brides:
I was married in Cabo San Lucas on 1/18/15 and wanted to write a review of how amazing and wonderful our planner, Yarai (Memories Events and Planning) was! I interviewed many planners over Skype and even did reference checks on the planners I liked (I am a bit of a Type-A neurotic personality), and Yarai sounded the best by far. My fiancé, mom, and I then scheduled a trip down to Cabo to check out venues, and Yarai met us at our hotel and spent all day driving us around to 5 different venues. It was so wonderful to have someone who knew all the in's and outs and was able to seamlessly guide us through our options. She also clearly had a great relationship with all of the event planners at each of the locations. Throughout the rest of the process, she was truly amazing. She was responsive to emails at all hours of the day and night, would facetime with me pretty regularly, and set me up with all the right vendors (DJ, flowers, Hair/makeup, transportation, hotel, photo booth, cake, venue, etc.). She even worked with my mother in law to plan the entire rehearsal dinner and would facetime with her.
Her style is very calm and laid back, but she is not afraid to voice her opinion when needed, which I really appreciated. She is also just a pleasant person to be around.
She also went well above and beyond just the planning of the wedding! Yarai set up so many events for us and our 85 guests, including:
Rehearsal walk through Friday at our hotel (Villa La Estancia)
Rehearsal dinner at Hacienda Cocina Friday (Beautiful venue, highly recommended!)
A table at Cabo Wabo Friday night
Tables at Nowhere Bar Saturday night (as a side note, Sammy Hagar actually made a surprise appearance, which was really cool)
The entire wedding Sunday at Cabo Del Sol (AMAZING location and food!)
Brunch Monday at Villa La Estancia (also a fantastic hotel - close enough to town but still very classy, high end, and relaxing! you can also get great deals if you book through VRBO or private owners). Message me if you would like some contacts here.
Yarai not only planned every event, but she personally came to everything and was on point - she did not pass us off to her staff. She even came over and spent a few hours with us in our hotel room Wednesday night (after we landed), and the next day, drove me to my 3 hour trial hair and makeup appointment and waited with me! Honestly, she was like a second mother to me (and my mom!) and we had a completely stress-free weekend. If there are any brides that are considering using Yarai, please don't hesitate to reach out to me and I can tell you all about my experiences! She really is the best and I already miss working with her!!!