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Bringing Tropical Cabo Vibes To This Downtown Calgary Wedding

Tropical Bride and Groom Arch

If you can't bring the wedding to Cabo - bring Cabo to your Calgary wedding! This bride and groom transformed their local Canadian views into a tropical inspired destination wedding that makes us want to take a vacay. From earthy, laser cut wooden signage to warm and rich tones, keep reading to see how you can bring the beauty of Mexico into your local wedding.

Gorgeous photography by Nora Hanako Photography.

Mexican Themed Invitation Suite

This is such a colorful and unique invitation suite created with destination art prints from a local photographer, and designed to look like a postcard from a tropical location!

Tropical Themed Bride and Groom Tags

The couple had this to say about their amazing event designer, Rebekah Brontë Designs:

"From our very first meeting Rebekah took our vague ideas of what we envisioned, and completely ran with them. We had mentioned a hotel in Cabo that we really fell in love with and had originally hoped to get married at. Rebekah came up with the idea of bringing similar vibes to Calgary, with details inspired by Cabo and that hotel specifically...It is honestly impossible to pick a single detail that we loved the most... Walking in and seeing the design come to life for the first time was a moment we will never forget. It felt like it was out of a magazine."

Film Inspired Getting Ready Photos

Vintage Inspired Bridal Accessories

Bridesmaid First Look

The stylish hotel, The Westley, was the perfect mid-century backdrop for Jen and Stu's getting ready time and is connected to a Mexican-themed restaurant called Fonda Fora where the ceremony was held.

Retro Flash Bridesmaids Portraits

Sun shades were the perfect accessory to match the tropical vibes and these gorgeous bridesmaids' dresses. You can steal this look at Park & Fifth Co. for $207 - click on the button below:

5th Avenue & Co Belmont Bridesmaids Dress

Modern First Look at Westley Emotional First Look at Westley

A Cabo Ceremony at Fonda Fora

Wooden Welcome Sign

dscf5062 Warm Tone Floral Arch

Vibrant tropical-inspired florals and succulents were the perfect pop of color for Jenn and Stu's ceremony; this gorgeous design was created by Meadow & Vine. Even the sun played its part in this destination style wedding at home - it was a sweltering July day which brought the Mexican climate for their "I do's".

Bride and Groom at Bar

Intimate Ceremony at Fonda Fora

First Kiss at Fonda Fora


Bridal Party Celebrating After Ceremony

Celebrating Newlyweds in Canada

We love Jenn and Stu's wedding fashion. The bride's dress is from at Blush & Raven; the groom's suit is from Atelier by Ensemble.

A Taste of The Tropics For A Ravishing Reception


After their sweet ceremony, the wedding headed over to their reception which was a destination in itself! Held at the A1 Cafe - the warmth, color, and textures of Cabo came to life.

Unique Message in a Bottle Guest Book

From the event designer, Rebekah Brontë Designs:

"From the custom rattan-inspired wooden signage and the monogrammed stir sticks, to the succulent guest favors and terracotta-toned napkins, every detail was curated to transport this couple and their guests from downtown Calgary into the fantasy of a destination wedding in Mexico."

This design was brought together by vintage and wooden rentals from Modern Rentals, Stefforward Events, and Bohosy.

Vintage Goblet Reception Welcome Vintage Wedding Goblets

Custom Wooden Bar Sign

A custom illustration of the couple's cat, Sebastian, could be found on the signature cocktail sign (featuring a custom cocktail "Sebastian's Boozy Slushie") and on some of the custom engraved stir sticks as well.

dscf8225 Wooden Cocktail Stirrers

Tropical Wedding Menus

Cabo Inspired Reception

Succulent Wedding Favors dscf6318

These precious succulents doubled as a living wedding favor as well as a unique seating chart for guests! These cut out wooden signs and others were inspired by rattan.


Mexican Inspired Sweetheart Table

Bride and Groom Seeing Reception Room

Bride and Groom Cheers

Retro Tropical Wedding Portraits

Wedding Cream Puff Cake

Instead of a traditional wedding cake, the bride and groom commissioned this stunning cream puff tower by Creme Cream Puffs.

Unique Wedding Cake Alternative

Retro Flash First Dance

Retro Bride and Groom

Bride and Groom Retro Portrait

Cheers to Jenn & Stu on creating their own personal Cabo for a tropical wedding day!

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