A Whimsical Destination Wedding at Cabo Surf Hotel in Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico

For the adventurous couple who like to travel, surf, hang out on the beach or all of the above, look no further than the Cabo Surf Hotel in Los Cabos,

For the adventurous couple who like to travel, surf, hang out on the beach or all of the above, look no further than the Cabo Surf Hotel in Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico. This picturesque venue channels Baja's rustic atmosphere and highlights gorgeous natural scenery while staying true to local Mexican flair, which is why frequent visitors Dawn Sutton (29 and a chef) and Jaco Stofberg (32 and a ship captain) traveled there for an intimate destination wedding with 36 guests. They hired event planners at Cabo Surf Hotel and Lazy Gourmet Catering to help them translate all their ideas into the wedding day, including many of the things they love about Mexico. Dawn and Jaco said “I do” on the beach under a beautiful woven twig arbor by Florenta Flower Design, complete with hanging white flowers to amp up the romance. After the ceremony, a mariachi band played while guests sipped margaritas and local beer, enjoyed a Mexican buffet and even a tres leches wedding cake—Jaco’s favorite. We loved their Mexican-inspired photo booth, with whimsical paper props and a draped Mexican papel picado line where guests could display their photos. Dawn and Jaco rounded out the reception with fireworks and a s’mores bonfire on the beach. The highlight of the evening? Lolo the Mexican donkey! The burro made a great ice-breaker, as guests let loose for photos and rides together. See the cute details, captured by the talented Ana & Jerome, below.

Dawn and Jaco described their style as rustic Mexican, channeling the atmosphere and natural beauty of Baja California Sur. A papel-picado-style turquoise invitation was perfect for their springtime destination wedding.
Florenta Flower Design use local resources and flowers native to the area, such as succulents and eucalyptus. Dawn’s bouquet—a blend of orange, peach, yellow and white ranunculus, roses and wildflowers—drew from the warm colors of her destination wedding in Mexico.
Natural Beach Wedding Ceremony
Choosing her wedding dress was the most difficult part for Dawn, until she tried on her lace Pronovias wedding dress with a V-neck and illusion straps. “I loved how it seemed like a perfect style for a Mexican beach wedding and most important, I felt confident and comfortable in it,” Dawn says.
Dawn and Jaco love visiting Cabo to surf and visit the beach, so there was nowhere better for them to tie the knot than right on the sand. Cabo Surf Club was their perfect venue: a quiet and peaceful boutique hotel with lots of activities in the surrounding areas, so guests could enjoy their vacation.
Branch Vase Cocktail Table Centerpiece
We love wedding favors that keep on giving. Guests found their name and table number on tree leaves attached to heart-shape ornaments hanging from a miniature tree display. Ornaments make great wedding mementos, and these were adorable.
Tropical Courtyard Reception With String Lights
Dawn and Jaco brightened up their sweetheart table with fresh fruit. Lemonquats and apricots matched their warm color palette and added an interesting touch to their wild and textured floral centerpieces.
These dining tables were perfect for a laid-back outdoor reception dinner under bistro lights to the rhythm of the nearby ocean waves. The burlap table runner, woven chargers, sprig of greenery at each place setting and Mexican tile table number added to the casual wedding style inspired by local flair.
Whimsical Paper Photo Props
We loved Dawn and Jaco’s photo-booth display. The pastel papel picado line totally represented the wedding destination and spring season, and was also a simple way to share the fun photos from the DIY photo booth.
The biggest surprise of the wedding was when Lolo the Mexican donkey walked into the cocktail hour. Dawn and Jaco provided sombreros, blankets and whimsical paper props for their guests to use in fun photos with the donkey and each other.
Check out the adorable crocheted-fish cake topper on Dawn and Jaco’s wedding cake. It was two-tiers of dulce de leche cake—a taste of Mexican flavor—and was covered in fresh roses.
Pronovias Lace Wedding Dress With Chapel Train