It’s official – Mr. & Mrs. Griffing! I still can’t believe our wedding ceremony came and went in the blink of an eye. I wanted to share some of our gorgeous professional photos as well as some personal photos from our Cabo weddingmoon.
Our ceremony took place before sunset during the golden hour at Hacienda Encantada, over looking El Arco on the beach in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. We were the only two in attendance, and although very un-traditional, we would do it the same way again and again. Just being together, alone, in our favorite place was the perfect moment for us – no distractions, no cell phones, no complications.
Cabo is known to receive very little rainfall, but on the morning of July 3, we woke up to an actual hurricane! If rain on your wedding day is good luck, we are set for life.
Luckily the rain cleared in time for a wedding day beach visit, complete with carnitas nachos and a bucket of Corona Light while lounging in a cabana.
Our wedding day was completely stress free. Ev relaxed while I got ready in my Victoria’s Secret “bride” robe from my two closest girl friends Lauren and Jaclyn. We stayed at Marina Fiesta, in the same suite we had our first time here.
What a view…
My something old were my shoes. I love these girls. They go with everything and are unbelievably comfortable. Since we were in the sand, I only kept them on briefly for our walk down.
My something new was my dress. I wanted something beachy, flowy, and comfortable considering the heat. The dress is by Windsor and it is actually an ivory prom dress. It did not need to be altered at all and fit perfectly. I did not mind getting it dirty in the sand or water for some fun trash the dress photos. I made my own “Mrs. Griffing” wedding dress hanger.
For my nails, I went with silver and a glitter ring finger accent to match my rings.
My something borrowed was the veil my sister wore for her wedding. I saw many photos on Pinterest of gorgeous beach brides with flowing veils so I decided to wear it for photo purposes. I am glad I did so I could get this shot:
My something blue was my diamond and sapphire wedding band. I have always loved the intensity of deep blue stones, and loved them even more in a wedding ring since sapphires are Everett’s September birth stone.
My bouquet and Everett’s boutonniere were custom made by my super-talented mother. I had shown my mom some photos of beach-inspired bouquets from Pinterest. I wanted to stick with an orchid and pink color scheme and knew I could trust my mom to make it happen. I had seen a simple beachy boutonniere from Martha Stewart on Pinterest as well. My mom was so brilliant in designing it for Everett and even added a magnetic backing to prevent pin holes.
You can check out my wedding Pin-spiration here: Victoria Griffing on Pinterest
I love all things Art Deco and decided to bring the 20’s to the beach with my jewelry. Since I was a little girl I envisioned pearl drop earrings on my wedding day. I also wore my favorite David Yurman blue topaz ring I bought during our last visit to Cabo, as well as a sentimental ring my father bought me when I was little. My in laws gifted me a beautiful pearl necklace to match the earrings.
Everett went with a tungsten wedding band, Tag Heuer watch, and David Yurman chain.
My wedding scent was “Victoria” from Victoria’s Secret.
For tips and advice for planning your destination wedding please see my post here. Please don’t hesitate to ask any questions you might think of.