We had the most amazing time in Cabo San Lucas, sharing such a special occasion with our dearest friends and family. Everything went so perfectly—we could not have asked for a more fabulous event. Life is good!

After lugging 15 suitcases to Mexico, with the help of multiple friends and family members, we dove right into preparing everything for the wedding, welcome dinner, and meet & greet activities. Creating the centerpieces took eight of us about six hours to complete, and luckily filling the welcome bags was a breeze. Nate, my dad and Nate’s dad greeted every guest upon their arrival to the resort with a welcome bag in hand.

We met with the wedding coordinator, Karla, and she told us that we were the largest wedding they have ever had. After our meeting, my sister, mom and I went to Costco to pick up extra wine and champagne for the tables, as well as Wal-Mart to grab picture frames, batteries for the lanterns, vases for the sand ceremony and many other odds and ends that were necessary to make the wedding day go smoothly.


I handed over six suitcases overflowing with items for the wedding day to Karla, and everything was set up to my exact specifications. The staff at the RIU Santa Fe was absolutely fantastic. They took care of our every need and want, and were always on hand to help. They set us up in a gorgeous and gigantic suite; we even had a Jacuzzi on our roof!

It was hot, hot, hot in Cabo! It was over 100 degrees on our wedding day, while the average for October is in the mid-80’s! I wasn’t the least bit upset when a sneaker wave soaked Nate and I during our photo shoot. I am thankful that we handed out fans to our guests upon arriving at the ceremony location, as they were a perfect way to block the sun. Even at 5:00pm it was still bright and burning.

We couldn’t have made the event happen without the help and support of our wonderful friends and family. At one point or another I put everyone to work on some aspect of the wedding week. Acting as hostesses, setting up centerpieces, building the lanterns, decorating the welcome dinner; everyone played their part flawlessly.


The ceremony on the beach was breathtakingly beautiful. Dinner at the steakhouse was scrumptious. Dancing our first dance to the mariachi band got some good laughs. It was a night we will never forget.

Thank you Laura for letting Nate and I be a part of your superb blog. It has been a delight each month for the last year to share our progress with you. We give a huge hug to all the readers for sticking with us throughout this process, and for sharing your excellent comments and encouragement.

All our love,
Amanda and Nate