A Destination Wedding at Riu Palace Resort Cabo San Lucas in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

                    The Riu Palace Resort Cabo San Lucas is an undeniably gorgeous spot for a destination wedding—what’s not to love about white san

The Riu Palace Resort Cabo San Lucas is an undeniably gorgeous spot for a destination wedding—what’s not to love about white sand beaches, a bright blue ocean and plenty of sun? Maria Elena Franco (28 and a teacher) and Maxwell Moya (28 and a police officer) had a modern wedding in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, simply because they were looking for a beautiful spot to host their destination wedding. The ceremony took place looking out onto the Pacific Ocean at the resort’s Gazebo San Jose, which included the lasso tradition and a coin ceremony. Maria and Maxwell even hired a mariachi band to play during the ceremony and cocktail hour, a Mexico wedding must. Later, the party moved into the Baja Norte Courtyard, where the DJ kept the party going, even after it was time to call it a night. The couple’s favorite memory? Their first dance to "Every Time I Close My Eyes" by Babyface, the song Maxwell played for Maria the day they got engaged. “We both wanted an intimate, low-stress and fun wedding with our closest friends and family, and we got exactly what we wanted,” Maria says. “Cabo’s ambience is like no other. It definitely provided that stress-free, lively environment we were looking for.” See the details, beautifully captured by AnnaGomesPhoto, below.

These invitations made it clear that Maria and Maxwell were having a destination wedding in Mexico. Pretty With Ink Invites created this cool invitation suite wrapped in satin ribbon.
Tiny crystals wrapped around each tier of this three-tier cake added a gentle touch of sparkle to this modern design.
Maria and Maxwell kept their decor simple, which allowed the natural scenery to stand out. Light orange pomanders decorated the simple white dining tables for a touch of color.
A mariachi band is perfect for a wedding in Mexico. This group played lively music throughout the ceremony and cocktail hour, and it was a hit with the guests.
Maria and Maxwell got married in the Baja Norte Courtyard of the Riu Palace Resort Cabo San Lucas, overlooking the ocean and the arch of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
Maria and Maxwell participated in the lasso ceremony tradition at their wedding.
Light orange bridesmaids dresses look so pretty on the beach with the blue ocean backdrop. Maria and Maxwell incorporated this color throughout their wedding, even in Maria's light orange rose bouquet.
Alfani Three-Piece Gray Groom's Suit