Lyla means "Night" in Arabic Language. Lovely daughter of Jem and Ahmad, one of our wedding client this year.
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Wedding Date: May 8, 2010
Destination Wedding - Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Wedding Planner - Sarai Flores of Signature Weddings Mexico
Ceremony Venue - Sunset da Mona Lisa
Makeup Artist - Katie B
Florist Designer - Pina Hernandez
DJ - Adan Mijares
Fire Dancers- Lunas de Fuego
Video- Jorge Ibarra
Donna and John got ready at their hotel, the Riu Palace - a humungous resort, impressive right from the first sight. But I got lost on my way to Donna's room, they have a unique room numbering sequence, confusing to a first time guest. I must have walked a mile looking for Donna's room. Good thing I arrived early. Marc went off to John's room. Both bride and groom have agreed not to see each other before the ceremony and therefore we have to photograph within the confines of the room - how tempting it was to photograph outside the room but we're not taking any risk and must avoid at all costs any chance of the two bumping into each other prior to ceremony.
Donna's room was pristine, with ample light. When I arrived, Katie B., an L.A. based hair/makeup artist was performing her art on Donna. Katie's makeup looks great in photograph - there is color - and still making the bride look gorgeous in person. Some brides might want to go for the nude or barely there makeup, but in the camera these makeup sometimes barely show. What I like about Katie B is that the makeup looks awesome in person and in camera. I dont need to touch-up the photos. :) The bridesmaids gave Donna a personalized gift - it's a box with something old something new something borrowed something blue. I think it's very sweet, a must-have kit for every bride to keep the tradition alive. Speaking of something's - I specially like Donna's something-blue which is a temporary tattoo of 2 blue hearts which a bride can wear anywhere on her skin. :) A few of the Something-blue's I've seen a bride wear were blue shoes, blue garter, blue knickers, blue jewelries, blue clip, blue toe nails, blue streak of hair. I must say, a blue temporary tattoo is a clever idea.
The ceremony venue is awesome. Sunset da Mona Lisa was the picturesque setting for Donna and John's wedding. It's advertised as the best sunset viewing place at Cabo. When the newlyweds were introduced as Mr and Mrs, sparklers were lit and the guests roared and cheered welcoming them. Each event are on cue, thanks to awesome wedding planner Sarai Flores of Signature Weddings Mexico. The DJ rocked the house with the sounds, never a dull song played. The guests were having a blast and enjoying the great time celebrating with the newly weds. After all, it's Cabo!
Thanks so much Donna and John, we are so happy to have photographed your wedding. You guys rock!