CABO SAN LUCAS IN APRIL / by Monique Pantel

I’ve always wanted to photograph a wedding at Flora Farms in Cabo San Lucas. It’s been on my “goals list” for over 5 years. In April, my dream came true. Not only did I get to photograph a beautiful wedding at Flora Farms, the couple tying the knot was one of the sweetest I’ve ever met. There were just so many elements to this wedding that pulled at my heart. It was so beautiful.

I had 5 days in the Baja, a few were dedicated to travelling in and out of the country - and of course, the wedding. But, you know me, I’m an adventurous soul and in a last minute pinch, my best friend Sylvie booked a flight to join me in Mexico. IT WAS THE BEST.

Sylvie is a super-athlete. She races spartan/obstacle course races- and wins them. It’s insane and I’m so proud of her. So although we were in Mexico, we actually didn’t drink at all. Sylvie isn’t drinking alcohol in 2019, and well, I had a lot of work to get done, so it was a perfect match. The 2007 version of ourselves would have been likely disappointed in our granny approach to Mexico, but alas, it made the trip feel so long and we had such full days. Like I said - THE BEST.

Before a wedding, I like to scout the venue and area - so I treated Sylvie to Easter Brunch at Flora Farms. It was wild. The food was out of this world (the menu was prix fixe, but then also offered SO many buffet/charcuterie options). Aside from that, the people watching was extraordinary. If you wanna see grannies rocking Gucci fanny packs, hit up Flora Farms. It’s a treat. I don’t know why I keep talking about grannies.

Another highlight was chartering a private sunset boat tour of Lover’s Arch. It was just us and a few locals that owned a beautiful boat. We cranked 90s hip hop, fed fish to sea-lions off the back of the boat and watched the sun go down over beautiful Cabo San Lucas. Potentially one of the most romantic friend dates ever.

WAIT, AND we rented sea-doos. That was so funny, we tipped, thought we were going to die and then almost did die from laughing so hard.

I’ll follow up with a separate blog post, recapping Dan & Kendlee’s gorgeous Flora Farms Wedding, but for now, enjoy the lifestyle/behind the scenes of my life on the road via my iPhone!