Hotel marketer Drew Manios, 43, and event planner Erica Ahlin, 40, may have met online in 2014, but their courtship was old-school romance—they got to know each other over the phone. They’re both San Diegans now, but at the time, Erica lived in Los Angeles and Drew lived in Greenville, South Carolina. It wasn’t long until they fell in love and Drew popped the question on the beach in front of Hotel del Coronado. The couple tied the knot in front of 70 guests at the Cape Hotel in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, where their one-year-old daughter took on the special role of flower girl!
“When I tried the dress on, it just fit,” Erica says. “It was a traditional gown but the bottom had these large, gorgeous, sheer organza swirls that made it feel light and airy for Mexico.”
“Once we stepped foot on the rooftop and saw the setting and the view, we knew it was the location for our reception,” Erica says.
When it came to a color palette, Erica’s vision was clear: “I knew I wanted something timeless and classic and I have always had a love for white, ivory, and cream.”
Their Talented Team:
COORDINATION: five26 Events
COORDINATION, DAY OF: M Events
CEREMONY, RECEPTION, CATERING, AND CAKE: The Cape Hotel
FLORALS: Florenta Flower Design
DRESS: Here Comes the Bride
HAIR AND MAKEUP: Suzanne Morel
LINENS: Del Cabo Event Design
CHARGER PLATES AND CHAIRS: Let it Be Events