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Chelsea and Derek’s destination wedding in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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Chelsea and Derek’s Destination Wedding in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Resort: Nobu Hotel Los Cabos
Destination: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Venue: Beach
Specialist: Elizabeth Cookie Randall
Number of Guests: 47

The Love Story

Chelsea and Derek first met almost 10 years ago when they were introduced by various coworkers during work happy hours. Derek believes they must've known each other for much longer as they both attended the same college. He insists that they must have crossed paths at some point! Either way, once they became close friends they couldn't help but fall in love with each other.

The Planning Experience

The two did not always know that they wanted a destination wedding. It wasn't until a vacation they took to Cabo San Lucas in 2016 that basically made the decision for them. They instantly fell in love with the food, city, and atmosphere, and just knew that's where they had to get married.Chelsea and Derek ended up at Nobu Hotel Los Cabos by what we could generously describe as "fate." The couple had originally wanted to tie the knot at Hard Rock Los Cabos, but due to the availability of the hotel, they made the switch to Nobu. In the beginning, they were nervous and a bit unsure of what to expect, but the resort provided an amazing experience they couldn't have predicted. They gushed that it was "absolutely perfect!"

The Celebration

Chelsea had always envisioned a bohemian-themed wedding that was light, airy, and of course, timeless and they created a gorgeous aesthetic by incorporating coral details, desert elements, and plenty of greenery. Luckily, Nobu Hotel Los Cabos was the perfect location for this! While in Cabo, Chelsea and Derek were able to venture off resort property for their rehearsal dinner. For this special event, they were able to dine at Sunset Mona Lisa. This was a truly sentimental experience for them as they had fallen in love with this place back in 2016 and now they were able to share it with all of their closest friends and family. They also shared plenty of laughs during Chelsea's bachelorette celebration by the pool where everyone sported some custom made tattoos of Derek's face - including the Father of the Bride!

The Memories

Their destination wedding was filled with moments and experiences that they will remember forever. Chelsea and Derek were so happy to see all of their guests connect and form lifelong bonds. They really created the wedding of their dreams and could only be described as magical, beautiful, and perfect. The two can't wait to return to Cabo for many anniversaries to come.

Advice For Future Couples

Their biggest piece of advice would be to set your expectations early and clearly communicate them. Create vision boards and a clear budget that you can stick to. They also recommend booking at an all-inclusive resort for couples looking to save money and keep the guest count to the wedding package specifications.

Other Vendors:

  • Photographer: Linnea Kay Photography
  • Jewelry: Kendra Scott
  • Stationary: Zazzle
  • Bridesmaids Dresses: David's Bridal
  • Menswear: Bonobos

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