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11 Years In the Making Part 2: Getting Married in Mexico

August 23rd, 2012 · 13 Comments · Mexico · By: Casi

After officially getting married at San Francisco City Hall with our small crew of two, we went all out and had the dream wedding we never hoped for in Los Cabos, Mexico. I say never hoped for, because I never thought of a destination wedding when I was playing with my barbies as a 7 year old. Even when my Mom brought it up to me as a joke (probably more of a hint than a joke actually) I laughed it off and thought “no thanks!” But after “real” wedding planning started and we did a million hours of research and even went and viewed a location, I started to feel extremely anxious and all I wanted to do was run far far away from all the planning. Barbie’s wedding was so much easier. Mom’s destination wedding idea wasn’t looking so bad after all. We looked into it a bit more and became instantly excited. Not only did we find a beautiful spot, but the resort did most of the work for us. WIN!

So, we gathered 30 of our closest friends and family, headed to Mexico, and got married on the beach at the amazing Dreams Los Cabos. It was better than we could have ever dreamed (minus the whole bride and groom being the only ones who got sick….like, Mexico sick….not pretty…but TOTALLY worth it).

Mom and maid of honor

My Mom and my Sister (slash maid of honor) helped me get ready
wedding first look

Greg and I decided to do a first look before the wedding, and I’m so glad we did. It was such a special moment just for us. He looked so handsome and the smile he made when he first saw me was something I will never forget.
mexico beach wedding

Then it was wedding time!
wedding ceremony hug

Reverend Arechiga (who was hilariously awesome) asked us to give each other a hug in the middle of the ceremony, and it was my favorite part. I had been wanting to do that from the second I got up there. The hard part was when I went for the kiss after the hug, he said “no, no, no not yet!”
wedding kiss

Finally, we got to the I Do’s and the big kiss! It was fun hearing Rev. Arechiga say repeat after me “With This Ring, I Pledge to You My Unconditional Love, To Infinity And Beyond.” We got a nice little laugh out of that one.
mini beach balls instead of rice

Instead of rice, we kept with the beach them and had our guests throw mini-beach balls.
mini beach balls group picture

Which we used again for this awesome picture (my favorite pic which is now the background on my computer).
new brothers

We took a bunch of family pictures, but nothing compares to this awesome picture with my new brothers.
new sister

And Greg has a new sister too!
fun beach balls wedding picture

Seriously, we were having WAY too much fun with the beach balls!
beach wedding reception area

We hadn’t seen the reception area all decked out, so walking in to the party was awesome. Especially because not only were our guests cheering for us, but a bunch of hotel guests were too! We were rock stars!
beach wedding first dance in front of candy bar

We did our first dance in front of the candy bar (yes, a candy bar! The hit of the whole party) to Adam Sandler’s, Grow Old With You.
Polaroid guest book

For the “gust book” we brought some chalkboards and a poloroid camera for everyone to send their well wishes. We got in on the action too, with our stunnas on of course!
8bit cake topper

Greg was very adamant about making our cake topper. He made a fun 8-bit cutout of the two of us which turned out great!
wedding piñata

We went into town a few days before to get this bad boy. Although Greg almost killed his mother-in-law when he took his first swing, the piñata was a highlight of the reception!
wedding piñata

sunset beach wedding photo

After the piñata we snuck away for a few sunset pictures.
sunset beach wedding photo

beach wedding party shutter shades

Then it was time to party!
bride and groom dancing with shutter shades on

Greg’s serious dance face is the best!
bride and groom fun picture with staff all wearing shutter shades

A special thank you to the staff at Dreams Los Cabos, especially Mariana (the wedding coordinator master!), who made our wedding a night to remember! Also, thank you to Elizabeth from Adventure Photos for these amazing pictures that we will cherish forever.

Casi Gerber


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