Nicole & Steve’s Real Wedding in Los Cabos, Mexico

About the Couple

Bride:   Nicole

Groom:  Steve

Occupations:  Financial Advisor (Steve), SPINCO Studio Operations Lead (Nicole)

How they met:  They both went to Sir Wilfrid Laurier University, and rekindled 5 years after they graduated when they both moved from Toronto to Vancouver!

What attracted him to her: Her confidence, kindness, big heart and her big blue eyes

What attracted her to him:  His charm, smarts and good looks. He’s the ying to her yang!

What was the best advice you received as a bride/groom?  Always support one another through the good times and the bad, love unconditionally, keep the spark alive, pick your battles (but remember, happy wife= happy life).

Engagement story:  We got engaged while living in Kelowna, BC. Steve prepared Nicole’s favourite night; a meal of charcuterie, local wine and chocolate, and then got down on one knee to pop the question surrounded by red roses and our pup Leo.

The Wedding Day

Wedding date:  11,20,2019

Number of guests:  55

Wedding colours:  Dusty Blue, white and silver

Her most memorable moment: Everyone having the time of their lives on the dance floor, under the twinkle lights and mexican moon!

His most memorable moment:  Same as Nicoles!

Advice to others: Enjoy every moment of the day, relax (Your Luxe wedding planer has it all under control) and cherish every moment you have with all of your loved ones together, making memories to last a lifetime!

Favourite wedding detail:  we loved all of our personalized signs from Bells & Whistles Cabo. We also loved our personalized cigar bar, signature cocktails, and the comfort of our beach lounge area

Most unexpected moment:  Our guests were so surprised and blown away by the Mariachi band!

Most romantic moment:  we really can’t just pick one moment!

Honeymoon:  TBD still

The day in three words: Best. Day. Ever

Wedding Details

Ceremony location:  The most beautiful Beach at the Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos

Reception location:  Zaffiro Beach, the same that we used for our ceremony!

Why did you choose this location for your wedding?  We wanted to get married with our toes in the sand, under the Mexican sun!

Bride’s gown:  Mikaela Bridal. Style 2208

Bride’s shoes:  Le Chateau (but fixed to perfection by my dad so that they looked exactly how I envisioned)

Groom’s outfit:  Empire Customs

Type of rings:  Ann-Louise Jewellers & James Allen

Jewellery: Earrings: Etsy!

Bridesmaids dresses: Brand: Watters, Style: Aldridge, Colour: Blue Harbor

Groomsmen attire:  Empire Customs

Wedding song:  First Dance: I love you always forever (Mateo Oxley cover)

Signature drink:  Leo’s Lemonade (to include our pup, Leo, on our big day!), Steve-o Fashion, and Mint-to-be Mrs. Matthias Mojito

Favours:  Personalized Individual Tequila Bottles

Music:  DJ and Mariachi Band

Flowers:  All white floral with a mix of greenery. We included roses, lisianthus, mathiolas and ranunnculus to create a really full and textured look.

Photographer: Samantha Joy

Hair: Hyatt Ziva Spa Services

Makeup: Hyatt Ziva Spa Services

Stationery/Invitations: Etsy: Wild Confetti Workshop

Catering: Hyatt Ziva

Fun Stuff

Astrological signs (hers) and (his):  Aries (her), Virgo (his)

What was old? My late grandmas broach pinned to my bouquet

What was blue?  Blue ribbon pinned inside my dress from my seamstress

What did you put in gift bags?  Bridesmaids: personalized RayBans, Groomsmen: flasks and their belts/shoes. Guests Welcome Bags: “Sun, sand and a Drink in my hand” tumbler, “#matthiYESIDOcrew” sunglasses, Hangover kits and itineraries

Is there anything else that helps tell the story of the day? It was magical and perfect. The decor, weather, resort and staff were better than we imagined. Our guests were full of love, support and joy. Also, the mariachi band, signature cocktails, and beach location were fan favourites!

Tell us about your experience working with LUXE:  It was amazing to work with Emily and Lizzie. Together, they helped create the wedding of our dreams. They were both approachable, positive, knowledgable and great to work with, and we felt fully supported from the start to the finish. Suggestions were recommended with our guests needs, our vision and budget all in mind. Having Emily travel to the resort for our rehearsal dinner and our wedding day made for the most fun and relaxed day for us! She ensured a punctual timeline, made executive decisions with confidence, knowing our desires, and made sure that both of us and our families were well taken care of. We highly recommend Luxe Destination Weddings for your future dream wedding 🙂

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