Planning a Beachside Wedding

A weekend wedding in Baja marries laid-back ease with luxurious details for an unforgettable celebration by the sea.

“The overall design captured elements of the couple’s distinct sensibilities: the groom’s easy-going, ocean-loving nature paired with the bride’s elegant, more formal fair,” explains Marianna Idrin of Event Design by Marianna Idrin.

table and chairs

 The tables and chairs were an eclectic mix of styles in natural and painted wood.

set table

The cocktail hour featuredfresh organic fare.


The anchor decorating the three-tiered cake speaks to the groom’s nautical leanings, the monograms are a nod to the bride’s more formal side.


A lounge area replete with comfy cushions. Vintage valises served as coffee tables.


The locally inspired centerpieces were comprised of succulents, ranunculus, dusty miller and delicate greenery, accented with fickering candles and clusters of white coral.


The ceremony took place on a grassy path by the sea under a fabric-draped chuppah trimmed with ranunculus, vines, succulents and orchids.


The escort cards were displayed in a sand-flled antique canoe.

place cards

The festivities kicked off with a Moroccan-themed welcome party. “Style was key, but comfort was everything. We created lounge areas right on the beach so guests could experience true barefoot luxury as they wiggled their toes in the sand," recalls Idrin.

sitting area

The pretty bridal bouquet was a mix of local succulents and bright fuchsia orchids.


Watery shades of blue appeared as frequent decor and color accents throughout.

table card

Event planning and design: Event Design by Marianna Idrin

Venue: El Ganzo Hotel, San Jose Del Cabo, Baja California Sur, MX
Caterers: Casianos and Baja Express
Photography: Ana & Jerome