The time between ‘yes’ and ‘I do’ can be stressful and overwhelming. With countless decisions to be made, the process of planning a wedding can be daunting, which is why we rounded up some of the top wedding planners and event companies to turn your dream Mexico wedding into a magical process, from start to finish.
Amy Abbott Events
For the perfect Cabo fairytale wedding, Amy Abbott and her team are your go-to. The chic team of five ladies has years of experience in the industry and in Cabo. They know all the perfect locations, whether it be a secluded stretch of beach or a rustic venue, and they specialize in knowing exactly what you might want—even if you don’t. From over-the-top glam get ups to refined, sophisticated celebrations, Amy Abbott makes “impossibly fabulous events a reality.”
If you’re craving a bohemian or vintage wedding, Marianna Idirin just might be your top pick. Not only does the team love to use natural materials like wood, but they also love to mix in the modern with the antique, from the design and setup to the use of trendy boutique furniture. They base each event off emotions and are known for creating unique, one-of-a-kind events.
Guadalajara-born, Elena Damy not only can whip up a fantastic event, complete with stunning design and details, but her floral designs are what take the cake. After working with some of the top floral designers in the world, Elena Damy brought her love of flowers to Cabo and found her own wedding planning and event design company. With a second office in California, Elena Damy has designed events for top clients like Fortune 500 companies, Hollywood celebrities, luxury resorts and more.
What started as a mobile spa offering beauty services at private villas has grown into a high-end event planning company after brides began requesting she take charge of their big day all together. Located in Cabo San Lucas and led by Suzanne and her husband Pierre, Creative Destination Events offers clients a variety of services. She even has two more companies, Cabo Linens, Things & More (offering custom décor designs, accessories, and furniture rental collections for all kind of events) and Suzanne Morel Face & Body Care (specializing in full services on-location spa and including bridal hair and makeup).
From welcome parties, to rehearsal dinners and farewell brunches, Karla Casillas & Co. has your destination wedding covered. With 15 years of experience, Karla Casillas and her team have designing down to a science. The destination consulting and design firm was established in 2006 and has since helped more than 500 couples design their special day.
Founder of Vivid Occasions, Gaby Cobian is exceptional at fine-tuning and personalizing your big day. From choosing the perfect vendors to fit each couple (Country music-lover? She’s got a DJ for that!) to a U.S.-based trends consultant and a full line of custom-made items, Vivid Occasions offers unique touches to the big day.
Founder and owner of Romantic Cabo Weddings, Illeana Reyes has 14 years experience organizing events and weddings and 10 years with her own company. After living 20 years in Cabo, she is in tune with all the best local vendors and professionals to make your destination wedding experience perfect for the couple and for all the guests involved.
Guerrero native, Susana Palazuelos put Acapulco on the map as a top destination for beautiful weddings, organizing up to 120 weddings a year with more than 50,000 guests. She also has extensive experience organizing events for the creme de la creme, including Mexico’s last six presidents. Not to mention, her company Banquetes Susana Palazuelos has racked up numerous awards for its authentic Mexican cooking, which she takes all over the country for events ranging from weddings to corporate events.
With more than seven years planning and coordinating weddings in the Riviera Maya region, Patricia Gonzalez is certified by Weddings Beautiful Worldwide Mexico, ASEP Wedding Professionals, 14 Stories Gay Wedding Institute and Wedding Specialist Riviera Maya by Sectur and is the wedding planner of Love On Top Weddings, a full service personalized wedding planning service.
Prior to finding her own business, My Perfect Wedding, Michelle Salazar worked in the romance department of the luxurious Banyan Tree Mayakoba. Now, with her own company, Michelle specializes in perfecting top-notch destination weddings throughout Playa del Carmen, Tulum, Cancun and the rest of the Riviera Maya.
Born in collaboration with a team of destination wedding experts, Xanath Bañuelos Wedding Planning & Event Styling is based in Riviera Maya with more than a decade of experience in the industry with a focus on the luxury wedding market.
With more than 15 years in the hospitality industry, Ary Iturralde is well-known in the Riviera Maya region for designing beautiful events and weddings. She specializes in Jewish celebrations and as a former collaborator with Rosewood Mayakoba, has luxurious style down.
Specializing in furniture rental services, Vallarta Party Rentals also offers entertainment services, catering, photography and floral arrangements, along with planning services. The company is led by Mauricio Morales who has extensive experience wedding planning in the luxury hospitality industry, formerly working exclusively for Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita. Now, his company allows the ultimate customization for as much or as little as you need for your big day.
Feature Photo: Vallarta Party Rentals