Brides to be:
My husband and I recently got married in Cabo at the Esperanza and our experience was nothing less than a fairytale. Our wedding coordinator Rachel and Infinity Weddings handpicked the best vendors that Cabo possibly had to offer. Here is our review of our wedding weekend to help assist future brides in planning:
Coordinator: Infinity Weddings-
Rachel was and continues to be a godsend. We were not a couple that had every detail of our wedding planned out. We had a budget and a desire to have our close loved ones join us in Cabo for a fun and memorable experience. Rachel was helpful every step of the way. The second that I spoke with her on the phone, I knew she was the perfect coordinator for us. I interviewed several other coordinators in Cabo and Rachel is in a league of her own. She is one of the most detail oriented, organized and professional people that we have ever encountered- which is exactly what you need when planning a wedding from afar. Rachel had great suggestions and guidance every step of the way from hotel room blocks, to venue selection, to hand picking vendors and every step in between. She even helped me pick out my wedding dress! Having Rachel plan your wedding is like having your best friend plan your wedding. She has exquisite taste and you can trust her through every step of the way. We planned everything over email and two phone conversations. I never met Rachel, had never been to my venue, did not meet any of my vendors and had no idea what my food would even taste like. Rachel did EVERYTHING for us. She has such phenomenal taste and class that you do not even need to be there to know that she is handling everything. She is extremely well connected and has the best vendors lined up in Cabo. She stuck to our budget, understood what we wanted and went above and beyond EVERY SINGLE step of the way. While coordinating several weddings at once, we felt that we were her only clients. We cannot be more grateful and blessed to have worked with Rachel. She created a wedding and experience that we could not even have dreamt of. We are forever indebted to her.
Room Block: Sheraton Hacienda Del Mar –
Once we picked our venue of the Esperanza, we knew that not everyone of our guests would choose to stay there. We will get more into that below. We knew that we wanted our room block to be somewhere that was safe, fun and family friendly. Most importantly, we wanted the rooms to be cost friendly as everyone was traveling to Cabo. When Rachel suggested the Sheraton and explained to us that this not only met each item of our criteria, but provided an amazing atmosphere for our guests, we were sold. Each person that we worked with at the Sheraton was amazing- especially Jose! The rooms were well worth the price and were HUGE. The food and drinks at each one of the venues there was amazing. We did not have the pleasure of going to the spa, but our guests that did RAVED about it. When we go back to Cabo we will certainly go back to the Sheraton!
We had a welcome cocktail at the terrace of the Sheraton’s Tequila Restaurant and it was absolutely lovely. We had an open bar and a station with chips, guacamole, salsa and ceviche and everything was incredible. There were so many bartenders, servers and people who were making all of our guests welcome. I can safely say that the cost of having our forty guests for a cocktail party at the Sheraton was half of what it should have been and everyone had the time of their lives!
Rehearsal Dinner: Ecocat Sunset Cruise-
Rachel suggested that instead of a traditional rehearsal dinner since we were having a more intimate wedding we should consider something alternative like a sunset cruise. Enter the EcoCat. We chartered a private Catamaran with an open bar, hamburger style meal and cruise around Cabo. The captain was amazing as was the staff. The whole time was a nonstop party and the staff of the EcoCat took pictures the entire time. Some of the best pictures of the entire weekend were taken by the EcoCat staff. If you are looking for a fun night or excursion the EcoCat should be at the very top of your list!
Wedding Venue: Esperanza-
There is no venue quite like the Esperanza. It is luxury at its finest. It is absolutely breathtaking, the staff is amazing, the food is incredible and the views are incredible. Looking at pictures of the Esperanza, you can tell that there is nowhere more lovely in all of Cabo. Although there are other people at the resort, you feel like you are the only people there. It is one of the only places in Cabo that has a private beach. It is also the most beautiful beach that we have ever been to. The landscape and the rocky coast of the beach cannot be beat.
We opted to have a barefoot ceremony on the beach, a cocktail reception at the pool terraces overlooking the pool and ocean and our reception at the restaurant terraces that overlook the ocean. The beach was beautiful and immaculately manicured by the Esperanza staff. It was an incredibly romantic place to have a wedding ceremony. The pool terrace for the cocktail hour was perfect. Our guests were able to get a real feel for the resort while being able to soak in the scenery and enjoy the delicious beverages and horderves and the Esperanza had to offer. The restaurant terraces for the reception could not have been lovelier. There are four separate levels of terraces, which allow you to space out the event perfectly. We opted to have dancing at the lowest terrace and had everything else on the upper terraces, which provided for a beautiful and dramatic setup.
Photography: Dennis Berti-
If you want dramatic and beautiful images that look straight out of an editorial magazine and capture the real essence of your wedding and you as a couple Dennis and Chio are perfect for you. Dennis and Chio are journalistic photographers that truly capture the whole experience and emotions behind the wedding. They are extremely easy to work with and they make you comfortable every step of the way. If you are looking for staged pictures and a detailed timeline of what pictures to take at what minute, this is not the photographer for you. But if you want to capture your love and wedding with breathtaking images that truly encapsulate your wedding, you cannot get a better photographer. With Dennis’s style you do not even need a videographer because he puts forward the best you and memorializes EVERY little moment that happens. Not to mention, he somehow makes you look like a Victoria Secret model in a wedding dress and your groom straight out of the pages of GQ.
Food and Beverage: Esperanza-
Our guests were greeted at with freshly squeezed lemonade and delicious margaritas. The hand passed horderves at our cocktail hour were absolutely incredible and fresh. The food served at our wedding, seabass and filet mignon, was some of the freshest and best that I have ever had. Not to mention, the wine selection was paired perfectly with the dishes! We opted to have a two-tier cake with two flavors and brushed buttercream icing. Our wedding cake was absolutely beautiful and tasted even better. The icing was decadent while the cake was light and fluffy.
The beverages at our wedding were amazing. The house wine was incredible and the mixed drinks could not have been better. The bartenders were not only professional and kind, but their charm and charisma added to the entire ambiance of the wedding.
Florist: Elena Damy-
My husband wanted a driftwood canopy/hoopah for our beach wedding. Knowing this Rachel suggested Elena Damy for our florist. Elena and Carlos have amazing taste and are very professional. They stayed within our budget and created arrangements that we could not have imagined. Every single detail of the flowers, hoopah and arrangements were carefully thought out. The flowers were fresh and vases were beautifully constructed. There is no wonder why they are the best in Cabo. With them you will get nothing less than exquisite.
Rentals: Del Cabo-
We rented cocktail tables and mirrored chargers from Del Cabo. Both were amazing quality and the price was more than fair. The delivery was seamless and we completely trusted them throughout the process
Makeup: Suzanne Morel-
Because we had an intimate wedding, I wanted to spend every possible moment with our guests. Therefore, I did not want to take away from our precious time with hair and makeup trials. With Suzanne Morel and her team this was not a problem at all. Jennifer was very professional through the whole process and encouraged me and those getting their hair and makeup done with me to send pictures ahead of time so that we could get the best service. I got so busy with work that I completely forgot to send them any guidance. However, when they came to my room the morning of my wedding and I showed them pictures, they were able to beautifully recreate every image and listen to my every request. I could not have looked any better on my wedding day, and they made everything as seamless as possible!
Officiant: Diego Vidal-
Diego was very professional and warm. We did not actually meet him until the ceremony, but he was absolutely lovely. Having him marry us was a great honor and it felt as if we had known him for a long time. And he is actually quite funny! He had several different customizable wedding ceremonies and was very open to our ideas and suggestions.
Transportation: David Hernandez Transportation
To shuttle guests to our rehearsal dinner and wedding, Rachel set us up with David Hernandez Transportation. The vehicles were clean and David and his employees were very professional and kind. They made sure our guests got home safely.
DJ: Ricardo Patino
Ricardo is an amazing and fun DJ. I really was not picky about music; I just wanted a good and fun DJ who did not play any tacky or super cheesy songs. Ricardo was not only fun, but he also had great taste in music and all of our guests were loving his choices. The dance floor was bustling the whole night.
Guitar: Arturo Sotomayor
During the ceremony we wanted to have an acoustic guitarist playing. Arturo was the first an only guitarist that we looked at. He has a true gift and it is impressive how many songs he knows. He has a list of songs for you to choose from and every single one of them is beautiful. Our guests could not stop talking about how amazing he was.
Mariachi: Leobardo Mariachi
We wanted to do something fun for the cocktail hour so we opted to have a mariachi band play. It was an incredible and very entertaining choice. The band was very enjoyable and it was a very nice surprise for our guests.
Fireworks: Edson Herrera fireworks
Speaking of surprises (and my obsession with fireworks) we wanted to have fireworks after our first dance. We opted to have a minute of fireworks and it was a great choice. At first I was afraid that the display would be too short, but it was the perfect amount of time. The fireworks were also incredible. We could not have imagined a better show.
Cigars: Daniel Alonso cigar
As a treat for the men at the wedding who I knew loved cigars, we decided to have hand rolled cigars at the reception for two hours. Not only was it a fun idea, but everyone really enjoyed having fresh cigars on hand. They even gave us the extra cigars in a personalized box to take home with us. This touch definitely added to the fun of the reception.
Security: Icon private security-
We were in unique situation where we required security for our rehearsal cruise and wedding at the Esperanza. Icon private security was not only professional and prompt before the wedding, but provided a top-notch security detail, Roger. Roger was everything you would want if you needed security. He was polite, professional, discrete and left all guests at ease at all time. Most importantly, there was not a moment where we did not feel completely safe.
We could have not dreamt of a better wedding. Nor could we have had a better wedding without Rachel. She hand selected every aspect of our wedding and chose the best vendors for our personality, needs and budget. There is nobody quite like Rachel and Infinity Weddings. She made the process and coordination seamless. Our vendors were the best that Cabo had to offer. We cannot be happier with the way everything turned out and we owe that all to Rachel for making it happen.