In our never-ending quest to seek out the best destination wedding locations on behalf of our clients, we found ourselves exploring the latest jewel of Los Cabos: Grand Velas Resort. For couples searching for an authentic experience without the sacrifice of luxury, this resort is not to be overlooked. Grand Velas surpasses any all-all-inclusive expectations while hosting you in a gorgeous setting of contemporary architecture, exotic landscapes and peaceful interiors. Complete with a sweeping view of the Sea of Cortez, we knew we had found the perfect property to host Lauren + James for sailboat elopement. We teamed up with Jeremy Chou, a highly-sought after film photographer in the world of luxury destination weddings and editorials. Our vision was to capture Lauren and James and their intimate elopement at sunset with a chic coastal vibe.
Our first task was to source a luxury sailboat: Tu Enamorado was the perfect find. The 75’ sailboat displayed a gorgeous natural wood deck and paneling with a stunning white contrast. We styled Lauren in a two piece bridal gown by Rminé. The sleeveless fitted top with a sheer appliqué lace was paired with a full-volume skirt with a matching lace overlay. Zoë Elizabeth, our go-to Mexico makeup and hair artist, worked her magic on Lauren with a natural, matte face and a low pony. To compliment the setting, we dressed James in casual sailing attire of white linen shirt and shorts from Ralph Lauren.As the sun fell low into the sky, Lauren and James departed from the Cabo San Lucas marina and set sail for coast of Grand Velas, with Jeremy and our team following behind on a separate yacht.
Once at our destination, Jeremy began to capture the dusk light filtering through the clouds and onto the picturesque scene before us: Lauren and James, secluded on a commanding sailboat slowly parting through the vibrant blue waters. After capturing several grand shots, Jeremy boarded onto the Tu Enamorado to capture the intimate moments of the bride and groom. For a moment, time seemed to stand still as every detail aligned for James and Lauren on their secret sailboat elopement. The result? One of the most romantic compositions we have ever had the pleasure to produce.
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Photographer | Jeremy Chou
Photographer Assistant | Carlos Hernandez
Videographer | Robert Michael
Producer + Creative Director | Crosby + Jon
Venue | Grand Velas Los Cabos
Grand Velas Project Director | Ary Iturralde
HMUA | Zoë Elizabeth Ashley-Smith
Models | Lauren Ray Morris, James Ponette
Wedding Dress | Rminé
Sailboat | Tu Enamorado