Josh and Kate
Esperanza Resort, Cabo San Lucas

POSTED IN : Weddings

Kate and Josh measure their lives by the depth of their relationships. For them, the days begin with the first hug from a loved one. A quick phone call to say “I love you” has become their cup of coffee – it warms and awakens their eyes and hearts for yet another day of life surrounded by their favorite city and their community of friends. It’s their love for each other and for those around them that has become the heartbeat of their days. They need to feel connected, and that’s what I love about them. Just spend a few minutes around them and you’ll feel lighter from Kate’s sparkling laugh and Josh’s calm smile.

Which made these two the perfect candidate’s for a warm, intimate destination wedding. It fit them perfectly. Spending a week with the most important people in your life celebrating not only your love but the people that have been a part of that love is the best celebration that I know.

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Jeff and I joined Josh and Kate and their small gathering of friends and family in Cabo San Lucas this past week for their destination wedding at the Esperanza Resort. This wedding was full of warmth – from the sun, the sand, the waves, the people, the hugs, and the smiles – every touch and laugh and moment was filled with sincerity and love, and we absolutely adored it!

First, I we spent the morning with the girls as they got their spa on…

Remember the shoes? These are Kate’s dream wedding shoes that Josh bought Kate when he proposed to her. So sweet! When he gave her the shoes, he told her that since she now had her wedding shoes, she would need someplace to wear them…. like at a wedding in Cabo…

Kate used material from her J. Crew wedding dress to have a custom designed clutch made to match.

Love the lashes!

Gorgeous! The ladies from the luxury Suzanne Morel Spa did a fantastic job on all of the girls’ hair and makeup.

Kate also had some bracelets and clutches made for the girls.

Kate’s great grandmother wrote a sweet note just before she passed away, so Kate included it on her bouquet.


Time for the First Look! My favorite part of the day…

So sweet.

Honestly, can Cabo get any more gorgeous than this?

Work it Kate. You know you’re looking amazing!

Love these!

What a good-lookin’ guy!

Love, love, love!

The lovely ladies.

And the handsome guys.

The Esperanza Resort is nothing short of pure heaven – from the crashing waves…

to the gorgeous beaches…

to the amazing service…

and the zen-like atmosphere…

It’s just perfect!


The rest of Josh and Kate’s Cabo San Lucas destination wedding will be featured tomorrow, and we’ve still got the best stuff yet to come including the lovely details, the intimate dinner, and the gorgeous sunset. I can’t wait!



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