Ryan contacted Amy Abbott Events roughly three months before their El Ganzo Hotel wedding. Needless to say, we sprung into wedding planning action as we didn’t have much time until the big day! Ryan and her family have been coming down to Cabo for over 20 years, so Los Cabos was a natural choice for them as a destination wedding venue.
The Bride & Groom
Ryan and Dylan are a fun, young couple from LA who fell in love with the idea of an El Ganzo Hotel wedding because it was modern and edgy; completely different from other traditional venues in Cabo, so this was a perfect fit for them. El Ganzo Hotel is in a great location with breathtaking views, making it a unique venue for the wedding.
When The Stars & Clouds Align
The weather could not have been better. The Sun shone giving off the perfect amount of warmth, with a gentle breeze; it was a perfect day. The whole wedding weekend began with a fun, relaxed party at The Container. It’s a restaurant located in a great spot just by the water. The Container has fun music and endless margaritas.
It definitely set the pace for what was a weekend to remember.
El Ganzo Hotel Wedding Day
The morning of the wedding day began in the bridal suite where Ryan, her mom, and her closest friends spent time having their hair and makeup done, enjoying some breakfast, laughs and memories whilst sipping champagne!
The First Look & Photography by Ana & Jerome
Ana and Jerome, the photographers, chose the perfect spot for Ryan and Dylan first look. With all the great and unique places at El Ganzo, Ryan and Dylan had her first look at the fountain near the spa. This is a very private and romantic place, perfect for them because they wanted to be just by themselves, to make it a very private moment.
Afterward, friends and family gathered for more photos before the wedding ceremony began.
After the wedding ceremony, the photography focus was on their wedding portraits.
Private Jewish Wedding Ceremony
A rabbi performed their Jewish wedding ceremony in a private location with their parents watching. Ryan & Dylan signed the ketubah, and then they came down to join the rest of the guests. All the guests were escorted to boats and taken to the beach club where the ceremony was held. The beach club was set with a long aisle with a large chuppah at its end, so that Ryan could walk and enjoy the music.
The chuppah was designed with a lot of ivory, white flowers and lots of greenery. Natural wood benches were provided for the guests to sit, We handed out handmade raffia fans for the heat, so guests could enjoy the live music, a great musician playing the guitar and singing to set the mood.
Jewish traditions were incorporated during the ceremony, and they finished with a big mazel tov from all the crowd.
The Wedding Reception
Cocktail hour came immediately after the ceremony in the same beach club where signature cocktails and shots of tequila were enjoyed. Then, guests were escorted back to the boats and taken back to the hotel. The reception was held at the rooftop of El Ganzo Hotel. The rooftop has one of the best views in town, and the sunset was breathtaking with pink and purple shades.
Rooftop Wedding Reception
The setup on the rooftop at El Ganzo Hotel was very modern and unique as Ryan and Dylan were. It blended perfectly with the location. There were black wooden tables with accent flowers in bright, fun colors. Lots of candles to set the romantic tone. Shots of tequila held the escort cards for guests to find their seats before the bride & groom arrived.
The DJ announced the bridal party and the couple, and they immediately started dancing. The first dance happened right away, followed by the father-daughter, son-mother dance, ending with the horah.
Time To Dine
After this, the guests were invited for dinner. During dinner, speeches were made by only close family members. The father of the bride, the mother of the groom, the maid of honor and best man. A traditional Mexican Dinner was served family-style. We had lots of fresh, local seafood, salads, tacos, so that it felt nice and easy, and the food kept flowing. The guests were having a great time while the DJ played light music in the back that the bride and groom selected themselves.
Dance The Night Away (With Dessert)
After dinner was served, everyone was invited to the dance floor and the dancing didn’t stop until the end of the night. Then, the dessert station was served with different desserts finishing the evening with churros and homemade ice cream. Ryan & Dylan’s El Ganzo Hotel wedding was definitely a night to remember. The bride and groom danced until the very end, and invited everyone back to their bridal suite to continue the party. I think it was a fun, warm and memorable night with perfect weather, and El Ganzo provided the perfect venue.
Planning: Ximena Perez Marentes of Amy Abbott Events | Flowers: Pina Cate | Location: El Ganzo Hotel | Rentals: Warehouse Rentals | Hair and makeup: Blanc Bridal Salon | Signage and Printed Items: Serendipity