One Couple's Three-Day Destination Wedding at Montage Los Cabos in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
To celebrate their marriage, Miral and Hiten planned a glamorous destination wedding weekend at Montage Los Cabos in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The multievent celebration included a welcome party and a beach party leading up to the luxurious white-and-gold wedding. "We had a three-day event in Cabo San Lucas. We wanted to incorporate the outdoor space and make our guests feel like they are on vacation but also attending a party," explains Miral.
To kick off their wedding celebration, Miral and Hiten invited guests to a "welcome party at a farm that recently opened to get them out of the resort to experience something local. We had the whole space so we had great farm-to-table drinks and it was a wonderful space for everyone to mingle and walk around in. At the welcome party, we gave beach bags that were locally made with all the goodies that were locally sourced by vendors as well since it was important for us to support the local businesses."
On the following day, the couple celebrated with an evening beach party at the Montage, where everyone was staying. "We incorporated some Indian wedding traditions as that's our background and plenty of music and dancing. For this night we asked guests to come in their fusion, beachy, Indian outfits. It was wonderful to see everyone mix it up. We had family performances, traditional Dhol players and local street-style Indian food to create a beach party vibe. We also had the teepees, couches, ottomans, and rugs to create the ambiance we want." Miral goes on to share "we had henna artists and fireworks at the end of the event on the beach for guests to enjoy.
After the farm-to-table welcome party and the beach party, the grand finale was the couple's glam white-and-gold wedding. "For the big day, we wanted to keep neutral colors for the ceremony and reception to show the natural beauty of the space that had the ocean and greenery all around so we went with white flowers everywhere to create this wow factor," notes Miral.
"We did an afternoon outdoor wedding and we wanted this day to be again a mix of Indian traditions in our ceremony that we believed in, but while keeping it elegant yet simple to create a nice flow for guests to enjoy the event," explains Miral. "We had a priest who was not Indian perform our ceremony which was a nice change for our guests as it gave them a unique perspective on our cultural influences. We had our aisle and the Indian mandap filled with white roses and orchids to ensure the elements of the Indian ceremony inside the mandap stood out. That included the coconut, the fire, rice and other ingredients they use to perform the ceremony. We also added gold gates to the entry of the ceremony as a nod to the Indian tradition of grooms coming to the bride's house before the wedding."
After the wedding ceremony under the mandap, the couple and their guests decamped to the reception area which was nestled under a canopy of twinkling lights that illuminated the space as the sun slowly set. The whole space was decorated in soft shades of white with pops of gold. One especially notable decor moment was the couple's bar—the round bar featured a modern geometric gold front. "We filled the whole space with candles and twinkle lights. It was important for us to feel the right flow from one area to the other."
As high school sweethearts who've been together for 19 years, and as a COVID couple who had to deal with planning hurdles, Miral and Hiten note that being pronounced married after such a long wait was one of their favorite parts of their destination wedding in Mexico. "Standing in front of our friends and family who had waited so long to hear this that we are husband and wife was amazing," says Miral. "The clapping, the cheers, the flower toss—it was just a dream and we knew how happy every single person there was for us."