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Working with Jennifer Hatton is always a pleasure! If your venue allows you to bring the wedding cake from an "external vendor", you should definitely visit Cabo Dessert Diva. Your wedding cake will not only look amazing but it will taste delicious!!
Here some suggested flavors and ideas:
Cake Flavor Options- Light Chocolate, Chocolate Devil's, Marble (Chocolate & Vanilla), Vanilla, Lemon, Orange, Amaretto, Almond Madeira, Carrot Cake, Carrot Pineapple Cake, Pound Cake, Apple Spice Cake, Pumkin, Zucchini, Marble Pound Cake, Lemon Pound Cake, Coconut Pound Cake.
Filling Options- Pastry Cream Flavors, Vanilla, Chocolate, Coconut, Mango, Strawberry, Raspberry, Lemon, Ganache Flavors, Chocolate Mocha, Chocolate Nutella.
Mousse and French Cream can be many flavors also. Contact Jennifer or Signature Weddings if you have ANY questions.
WHAT TO WEAR?
When you think of going to the beach it's usually flip flops or sandals, bathing suits and cover-ups but if your visit to the beach is for a wedding, what should you wear?
Ok, so maybe swimwear is probably not what the bride had in mind as your attire when she invited you but she also didn't except you to show up in a three piece wool suit or a formal gown. As a guest at a ceremony on the beach, you can be sure the following will be more than acceptable:
AMIGOS: A summer suit with a linen shirt (no ties required), linen pants or khakis, and dress shoes; however, if your invitation says that you can wear shorts ... go ahead.
AMIGAS: A formal summer sundress, cocktail gown or knee-length with heels... don't fret, ceremonies right on the beach usually supply an area to remove those stilettos.
The other burning question is shades or no shades: as a guest, feel free to wear your favourite pair. If you are a member of the wedding party then prepare to pocket them as the bride will likely request no sunglasses during the ceremony and for some of the formal pictures. Not to worry, it's only for a short time and you will ensure the bride unending gratitude if you pocket those Raybans.
A LITTLE SPECIAL ATTTENTON NEEDS TO BE PAID WHEN GETTING MARRIED UNDER THE MEXICAN SUN
Remember, while a tan can look great for your Mexican wedding, sunburns don't. Depending on the type of dress you are wearing, halter, off the shoulder or strapless, they can all be totally upstaged by dramatic tan lines or red glowing skin. Remember that tans are not the only side effect of hours in the sun, dehydration can sneak up on you will you're just lounging by the pool. So here are some helpful tips and hints to ensure that you and your guests look and feel fabulous on that special day.
1. If you arrive in Cabo a few days before the ceremony, try to stay out of the direct sun.
2. If you've already established a good tan base, you should still wear a higher SPF suntan lotion for the few days leading up to the ceremony to ensure no colour differences.
3. Try to duplicate your bathing suit style with your dress style to avoid ending up with conflicting lines.
4. Ensure that you apply your sunscreen evenly, thoroughly and as needed to avoid patterns, unexpected lines or marks. Look for a brand that offers Broad Spectrum Protection and is water/sweat resistant.
5. While you can't really 'demand' that your bridal party stay out of the sun you can give them a gentle reminder by including suntan lotion in their gift bags.
6. If your ceremony is during the winter, it's a good idea to either pre-tan before arriving or using lots of sunscreen and sun hats while here.
7. If you are spending any time around or on the water, remember it acts like a mirror and reflects a lot of sun. You can still get quite a sun burn; even under your hat. ALWAYS wear suntan lotion on your face whenever outside.
8. For those fellows with the shiny domes, they are easy candidates for sunburn. Ensure that the groom and all the groomsmen put suntan lotion on their heads or wear hats if they are spending anytime at outdoor activities such as golfing or fishing.
9. Remember that while sunglasses protect your eyes, you can end up with those lovely racoon eyes if you forget to apply the sunscreen on a regular basis.
10. If you're using bronzers or spray-on tans - make sure that you use only approved shower gels and soaps so that you don't accidentally wear it off early. Glycerine style soaps are the way to go.
11. Always test a new bronzer at least a week before leaving for Cabo to ensure that if it is not the colour you want or doesn't apply evenly you can correct it.
12. If you or your guests do experience sunburn, don't panic. We'll point you toward a salon or spa where they offer great treatments for sunburns or flaking skin.
13. Remember to hydrate. It's a good idea to include water AND Gatorade in your gift bags to remind your guests to keep up on their liquids. If you or your guests find themselves feeling unwell, all hotels and resorts have medical staff on-site to get you back to your perfect self.
14. The 'DAY OF' is always a big day, even with a small group, so remember to eat, hydrate, use sunscreen and enjoy.
Here some examples of PERFECT tan!