When I first met Rebecca + Greg, to say I was excited for their destination wedding was an understatement. The couple had a grand vision for an intimate wedding outside of Texas and our Dallas wedding planners were ready to assist! After I showed them a few numbers from a previous destination wedding with a similar guest count in Bali, the couple was game to look there as well! We ended up delving into three main locations for this wedding: Cabo, Greece and Bali, and narrowing down options from there.
Ultimately, The Cape Hotel in Cabo won out and their intimate wedding of 36 was held there. Did I mention that this couple had a grand vision? We had been planning this for over a year and it was so, immensely gratifying to see this all come to life! We hit the ground running for a packed three days of wedding day festivities, broken down below:
This boutique hotel was wonderful in having various locations the couple could host all these events at, without one ever being in the same space. It was a great way for guests to be acquainted with the property and fully enjoy what R+G had dreamed up. And let me tell you, this duo knows how to throw an event!
I’m going to start with the actual wedding day. After their ceremony overlooking the ocean, guests headed up to the rooftop of the hotel where they were greeted by a Mariachi. A fun twist on the wedding entrance that the couple did was have their bridal party be announced in while shaking maracas, and the bride and groom coming in with even bigger maracas to start off the night in style.
During their first dance, gerbes i.e. cold sparklers were set to go off at a certain point in time for their finale before they settled down to a five-course plated meal, not including the food stations for the late-night snacks. One of my favorite details of the day were these matte black charger plates that paired beautifully with the leather menus specifically created for the couple. It was topped off with place cards of gold-rimmed oyster shells as a nod to the beach.
During dinner, stilt walkers were brought in and did an acrobatic act for guests to see. The dance floor did not stay empty all night as the couple had flown in two DJs from Las Vegas to get the party started. The night then cumulated with a stunning 1.5 minute firework display as the guests were dancing below. The couple ended the night with a sparkler exit and that wedding did not end until 12:30 am. It was a lovely day and my favorite portion of the night was hearing the gasps and exclamations of the guests who were so pleasantly surprised by the beautiful firework display to celebrate the couple’s union.
Congratulations to R+G on this new chapter!
Below is the review Rebecca wrote for us, which we couldn’t be more flattered and grateful for. Thank you, thank you!
“Storybook Wedding Planned to Perfection!!!
Words can’t describe how thankful we are with our choice in Sarah Kee and Keestone Events to help us create and plan our dream wedding. She went above and beyond our wildest expectations and delivered a most amazing event all weekend long!!!
From the beginning, we knew we wanted someone who was highly organized and had a vision to help us create the intimate, fantasy destination wedding we had long hoped for. We met with five wedding and event planners who all shared their stories and initial visions for our wedding. It wasn’t long after that we landed on Sarah and Keestone Events. Our initial meeting with her set the tone for what would turn out to be the greatest event of our lives.
They say organization plays a big part in wedding planning and within minutes of signing our contract, our minds were put at ease as Sarah began displaying her “KonMari” style skills. We knew that planning a destination wedding would be difficult, especially not knowing where we would end up. Sarah graciously presented many options on cities and event venues. She provided the most detailed proposals on each city of interest, hotels and resorts, vendors, and even added cities she thought would be able to capture the essence of our fantasy.
In the end, the decision was made easy; we would create a true fairytale wedding at The Cape a Thompson Hotel in Cabos San Lucas Mexico. From this point forward, her skills and organization would prove to be consistent and forward thinking; we continued through the process knowing we made the best decision.
Sarah demonstrated her unique ability to execute our vision to a tee. We had so many wants and desires to make our storybook wedding come to life which created unique challenges along the way. Needless to say, Sarah continued to shine and as each decision or challenge was overcome, our minds were put at ease and we knew it would all turn out beautiful. Our wedding weekend was scheduled from Thursday to Sunday and as each event passed, all of the dreamy images and desires we imagined came to reality in spectacular fashion!!!
Sarah also proved her unique ability to gain a leadership role over our vendors. She successfully proved this throughout the process and gave the relief we needed to handle all the issues and overcome any challenges. Even after our event, Sarah mediated a tense situation with one of our vendors and navigated us to a more than expected resolution. It speaks volumes about her character that after all the money was paid and the event had passed, she provided finality to a difficult situation!!!
If you are planning or thinking of planning a major event or wedding, I would highly recommend Sarah Kee and Keestone Events. We are forever thankful to her and her staff for providing us with our dream wedding which surpassed our wildest expectations!! If you would like more details on our wonderful experience, we are available by private message to share more on how Sarah cemented a place in our lives both personally and professionally.”
The couple also had a trash-the-dress session the next day, which you can read about here.
You can check out some of the other destination weddings I’ve planned for below, and the behind-the-scenes of a destination celebration here. Spoiler alert, it involves a category 5 hurricane and what we did to deal with the situation on hand!