There’s nothing better than surf, sand, and waves… Well, maybe one thing, and that’s when tacos, churros, margaritas and tons of dancing are thrown into the mix! Caito + Jesse wanted their day to be easy + breezy; when they started to plan, they both asked each other, “What have we loved and disliked about weddings we’ve attended?” Based on that, they had a pretty clear answer to what was important to them, and their planner, Gaby Cobián, made helped make it happen.
Caito shares Some of it was logistical, like the wedding without assigned seating that left everyone wandering around awkwardly trying to figure out where to sit. Other parts were ideological like maintaining a strictly secular ceremony. And the best parts were just a reflection of what we love in this world — sun, beach, surfing, tacos, smiles, outer space, close friends and family. The most natural part was the style and design of the wedding as we are both artists and designers — we simply started creating what felt right.
With driftwood accents, shells, stones, and bones, C+J headed down to Baja California with their closest friends + family for one raging good time… And we mean raging — their reception turned into a surprise pool party! Let’s explore Pachamama, on the shores of Mexico, in the photos captured by Melissa Fuller Photography!
There were so many great things about having our wedding in Mexico… Amazing food, a beautiful empty beach, warm fun waves. But the best part was having all of our favorite people on vacation with us and giving everyone the opportunity to get to know each other. Everyone was so relaxed and friendly by the time the wedding came around.
How cool is Caito’s two-piece wedding dress?! It’s by none other than Grace Loves Lace.
We’re diggin’ this floral tie + linen suit from ASOS (perfect for the beach wedding, might we add).
Processional: Here Comes the Sun by The Beatles
Recessional: Alive by Empire of the Sun
First Dance: Say My Name by Odesza (feat. Zyra)
Jesse: I was suited and ready to marry about 5 hours too early. I just remember hanging out all prepped drinking a Sculpin in the hot sun while glowing with excitement.
Caito: Dancing on Jesse’s shoulders in the pool! The ceremony was romantic, the sunset was spectacular, the speeches heartfelt, but the pool party during the reception was so unexpectedly and outrageously FUN!
How darling are these painted rocks and driftwood used as centerpieces?
And for a final few parting words from this darling couple, “We offered beer, wine and margaritas — we ran out of tequila three times… Make sure you have enough alcohol and the party will last all night long!”
Congrats, you two!!
photography: Melissa Fuller Photography // venue name: Pachamama, MX, Mexico // event design: Bride and Groom // planning: Gaby Cobián // wedding dress: Grace Loves Lace // paper goods: Bride and Groom // calligraphy: Bride and Groom // handmade details: Bride and Groom // catering: Compa Chava, El Poblanito // desserts: churros by Pachamama // popsicles: Paletería La Paloma