A ‘happy ever after’ always starts with a ‘once upon a time,’ and Katie & Anton’s story will make you fall in love with love stories all over again. Their story goes something like this:
The Day We Met
Hers: I drove home with stars in my eyes. Apparently when I got there I immediately told my mom about what I’d done and how the experience was all together. But the only thing I remember telling her was, “Mom, there’s this really cute guy who works there. His name is Anton.”
His: There was a cute intern that walked in the door. She was funny and had an amazing smile. She had brown hair that swept across her face. She was too young to have a crush on her, but I guess I still did.
The First Kiss
Hers: About half way down the path I said to myself, ” …” – well I can’t actually type what I said to myself because I am supposed to be a “lady.” I ran back to his door and knocked – it surprisingly opened rather quickly. I grabbed him and laid it on him.
YES – ladies and gentlemen, I kissed him FIRST!
His: It must have only really been 30 seconds when I heard a knock at the door. I thought she may have left something and this was the perfect opportunity to redeem myself. So, I opened the door, and before I had a chance to do anything, she laid one on me. As excited as I was to be kissing her, later I would realize she had stolen the first kiss credit. Something that still haunts me to this day.
The First “Official” Date
Hers: He took the ring and said, “Let’s see how good your acting skills are.” He got down on one knee, I screamed in shock, and we proceeded to take pictures with many many rando’s who seriously thought we were engaged – one lady even cried. It was hilarious and so much fun!!!
His: She said yes, and we kissed. Even though it was fake, it was the beginning of our relationship. A moment I will always remember.
Hers: He came up to me to take a picture, whispered in my ear “Remember 5 years ago?” I replied yes and then he got down on one knee. I blacked out. I couldn’t hear (or can’t remember hearing anything) and couldn’t see anything but him. It was the strangest, yet coolest experience I’ve ever had. Tears were streaming (yes from us both), and I’d said YES – for real this time! A magical re-creation of our first date. I couldn’t have dreamed of a more meaningful moment.
His: Refer to “The First Official Date” … but with a big a** rock.
Kaitlin and Anton’s love story could not have been more perfect. Both the bride and groom dreamed of a wedding on a beach, and so we began to plan a wedding that would write another wonderful chapter to their story, located on a beautiful beach of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
Kaitlin and her family already nurtured a love affair for Los Cabos and its most amazing yearly warm weather. I met Katie’s mother and sister a few months before and was enchanted with the attention to detail and creativity that Kaitlin had for every aspect of the special day to come! I met Anton on their second site visit, and I immediately saw the unbelievable connection and passion they had for one another. Designing the wedding with them was like being splashed with color and happiness in a sea of spontaneous excitement. I was hooked.
The wedding day was purely and perfectly breathtaking – everything we planned it to be. Kaitlin’s hand-painted invitations and signs greeted their friends and families one by one. Being the first week of July, the crystal oceans of Cabo crisped the air with freshness to complement the thrills in the air. Their ‘I do’ was a moment I will never forget. Two wooden windows adorned with white and soft pink flowers, locked with green stems, symbolized the wedding arch and framed an everlasting moment. Kaitlin, ever beautiful, looked stunning in her laced wedding gown and a vail that trained down to the sand. Anton, impeccably dressed, wore a smile that was both contagious and heart-stirring all the same.
Varieties of delicious hors d’oeuvres kicked of the day’s celebrations as well as an assortment of Polaroid blanks and ‘message in a bottle’ cards welcomed the guests. Romance and happiness filled the air even as the sun started to fall. It was then that the soft orange and yellow sunset reflected on the stones and palm trees of Casa Marcela, that the bride and groom waltzed to their first dance as a husband and wife.
A daughter-father choreographed dance brought heart-warming smiles to everyone’s faces as the evening soon came to a close. Sparklers lit up the starry sky illuminating the bride and groom finishing the chapter of a day they will always remember and never forget.
Kaitlin and Anton’s Cabo San Lucas destination wedding wouldn’t be the same without this amazing team:
Planning: Fatima Falcon from Momentos Weddings and Events
Minister: Rodrigo Rivapalacios
Photo and Video: Photo by Julieta
DJ : DJ Mijares
Rentals: Cabo Linens, Things, and More
Flowers: Florenta Flower Design
Hair and Make up: Suzanne Morel
Cake: Cabo Flowers and Cakes
Venue: Casa Marcela, Pedregal
Catering: Eat Catering