Cabo Event – Patrick´s 50th at Flora Farms

When I first heard about Patrick´s birthday celebration or “Hootenanny”  in the brand new Mango Grove at Flora Farms, I KNEW I had to photograph it.  Such an incredible place to begin with and the Mango Grove is nothing short of gorgeousness.  Add in Cabo event coordinator Maria Boehme and of course it would be an event to remember.  Super excited that this event was just featured on Style Me Pretty Living as well! You can view their feature here.   I am so honored that I was chosen to be a part of the celebration.

 

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From Maria Boehme, the event coordinator… So happy I got to do the first Mango Grove party!!!!! The Mango Grove is the new amazing event area at Flora Farms. It is this amazing space just waiting to be converted into your dream event. Who better to initiate the area than Patrick, the owner of Flora. His wife and co-owner Gloria gave me the inspiration, Hootenanny. She told me to google it, this is what I got.

hoot·en·an·ny – ˈho͞otnˌanē/ – nounUSinformal – an informal gathering with folk music and sometimes dancing.

What better way to celebrate 50 years! Flora Farm with friends enjoying music and dancing. Plus we added the most amazing food and incorporated Pigs being that Patrick loves pigs. Patrick also loves to eat and drink so we came up with the theme of running with the big pigs and made it all about being able to eat and drink and last throughout the night! Rewarding guests with Beads and Golden Pig Medals.

Guests entered the magical area to a fun ol’ Ford photo Booth.

Flora’s amazing carpenters brought my design’s to life. They manufactured the Medio Siglo (Half Century ) bar, The Mango Stage and dance floor, the Beer Bar (so obsessed, the local brewery even made Mango Beer for the event) and helped me pull together all the great items I picked on the property!

The new barn was turned was turned into a lounge and featured a moonshine bar and “Lushies” (slushies made with different liquors).

I used existing items from Flora, hay bales and some rentals to create a laid back, mango grove Hootenanny. Everything was pulled together by incredible signs that I designed and had my great friends Rafael (aka wafles or wax) and Pina help me with! They were spectacular. I funked it up with local finds like the iron cast pans, bird seed and hurricanes for lantern centerpieces, mix & match furnishings and simple flora flowers.

The food of course was out of this world! As well as the handcrafted drinks. The lifesize pig cake by our talented friend Steve was out of this world.

We flew in LA based Bluegrass band The Get Down Boys to play. Then our favorite local boys The Shamanes rocked the night away.

It was a great turnout of about 300 of Patrick´s friends and family. We ate, drank and danced the night away!

Photography: Sara Richardson Photography

Event Planning: Maria Boehme

Band: The Get Down Boys

Band : The Shamans

Event Venue: Flora Farms

Photo Booth: Pic & Go

Rentals: Del Cabo Event Design

  • August 31, 2014 - 12:05 pm

    Maria Boehme - I love that you get the details, you captured them all! Thank you so much for these amazing photos. I love working with you. XoxoReplyCancel

Cabo Family – The Broughton Family at Flora Farms

I absolutely LOVE this Cabo family.  They are Cabo locals and Kylee actually writes a blog called Two Pretzels about her life and family living in Mexico.  I am a loyal fan and read every blog post because…well…why wouldn´t I?   Look at how sweet and adorable all 4 of them are.  We decided to shoot out at Flora Farms which is definitely a hot spot here in Cabo and I always recommend it to anyone coming to visit.  Seriously an incredible place with amazing food.  Anyway, I just love this family and wanted to share their family photos.

 

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Esperanza Wedding – Candace & Roberto´s wedding in Cabo

I absolutely loved Candace & Roberto´s Esperanza Cabo wedding. Simply elegant and beautiful for such a wonderful couple. Their wedding was actually featured on Jet Fete Blog…you can view their feature here. They actually have a baby on the way and I cannot wait to continue photographing them as a family of 3 now! ♥

From the bride: “We chose the Esperanza in Los Cabos because of the naturally beautiful location just a short 2 hours from Los Angeles, as well as the Esperanza’s stellar reputation. Our event, and over all stay at the Esperanza, was a perfect blend of luxury and hospitality with just the right amount of flair we wanted for our special day. I am a bit of a minimalist and knew the backdrop of the Esperanza would provide plenty of drama for the photos without much ado. The red accents gave an added element of romance. I felt the simplicity of our wedding accentuated the natural beauty of the surroundings and of course, kept the focus on the most important aspect of the day – the tremendous love and affection Roberto and I feel for one another!”

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Wedding Vendors: Linens and Coverings: Del Cabo Event Design, Reception Venue, Cake, Catering: Esperanza Resort, Floral Designer: Flowers and Events Los Cabos, Lighting: Teeven, Wedding Dress: Nicole Miller, Bride’s Shoes: Enzo Angliolini, Groom’s Suit: Tallia

Los Cabos Wedding Photographer – Surprise Proposal

Geoff first contacted me back in January regarding his upcoming surprise proposal to Val. He arrived here in Cabo days earlier than his soon to be fiance knew about so that we could finalize location and timing for the perfect proposal. Ivan from Esperanza was in on the surprise as well so when Geoff and Val arrived and asked for a table on the terrace he let them know that it was reserved for a private event but that he had a table available on the other side. At which point he led them down to a private cabana with rose petals and tiki torches. I approached them as the Esperanza Photographer and asked if I could take a few photos of them to which they were more than happy. I then asked them to move down towards the water to get a few more photos. Once they were in the perfect spot Geoff started talking to Val and telling her that they were not just there for dinner and you can see by the look on her face that she was figuring it out. Then he went down one knee and proposed. Val was not holding back the tears and honestly neither was I. After the proposal we took a few more portraits of the two of them together before the next surprise that Geoff had in store. Ivan came back over to the cabana to let them know that a table had opened up on the terrace. So they made their way back over to the terraces. Little did she know that Geoff had organized their family friends to be waiting for them. The rest of the evening was spent laughing and talking about the amazing proposal that Geoff had just surprised Val with. What an incredibly beautiful occasion to be a part of.♥

This surprise proposal was also featured on Style Me Pretty! View their feature here.

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