Real Wedding: Cassandra & Kevin

Bride and groom walking along the beach Photo: My Wedding in Los Cabos
Where it all started

Both from the small town of Sarnia, Ontario, Cassandra and Kevin dated for six years before deciding to tie the knot. They knew from the beginning that they wanted to be together forever. Kevin popped the question during a trip to Maine. He had planned to get down on one knee during their lighthouse tour during the day, but knew Cassandra didn’t want a big, public spectacle for her proposal. So, on their return to their hotel room, he asked her to be his bride – and she said yes!

Bride and groom kissing on the beach Photo: My Wedding in Los Cabos
Planning the wedding

Cassandra and Kevin always knew that they wanted to have a destination wedding. They wanted to spend not just one day, but a whole week, celebrating their wedding with family and friends in paradise.

They had previously attended a destination wedding in Mexico and loved the country, so they decided that Los Cabos – which they had heard amazing things about – was the perfect destination. Riu Santa Fe provided a fun atmosphere for their guests to enjoy, plus breathtaking views of the arch for their wedding photos!

Bride and groom at their wedding ceremony on the beach Photo: My Wedding in Los Cabos
Day details

On Valentine’s Day of 2018, Cassandra walked down the sandy aisle to Kevin on the beautiful beach at Riu Santa Fe in front of 60 of their closest family and friends. The picturesque white gazebo was decorated elegantly in flowy white fabric with champagne flowers adorning either side.

For their reception, everyone moved to the resort’s open-air steak house for a night of delicious dining and dancing. The couple stayed on at the resort for an additional week after their guests returned home, where they explored the near by town and marina!

Groomsmen jumping in the air on the beach Photo: My Wedding in Los Cabos
Wedding day wear

Cassandra’s dress: BHLDN champagne gown with detailed bust

Cassandra’s shoes: Gold sandals

Cassandra’s accessories: Pearl earrings from a local jeweller, a gift from Kevin

Kevin’s attire: Linen pants, white vest and suspenders

Kevin’s shoes: Brown loafers

Kevin’s accessories: Pearl earrings and light green necklace

Wedding bands: Hers were from a jeweller in Sarnia, his from The Velvet Box in Los Cabos

The bridesmaids wore: Long dresses in dusty sage from Azazie in variety of styles

The groomsmen wore: Linen pants, white shirt and suspenders

Bride and her bridesmaids posing on the beach Photo: My Wedding in Los Cabos
Small details

Flowers: Champagne roses and white lilies

Hair: Resort spa

Makeup: Cassandra’s makeup artist

Photographer: My Wedding in Los Cabos

Stationary and invitations: VistaPrint

First dance: Marry Me – Amanda Marshall, sung acoustic by the groom’s uncle

Bride and groom kissing on the beach Photo: My Wedding in Los Cabos
Tips for future couples

"Relax and enjoy the process! And don’t try to wear heels in the sand – wear sunscreen instead!"

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