Anna + Darren
Anna Kathryn McNair & Darren Paul Lindamood
Wedding Date: 04.07.18
Number Of Guests: 200
Wedding Colors: Blush, Rose, Cream & Blue
A chance meeting at a political fundraiser was the start of a lifetime of togetherness for Darren and Anna. During what Anna thought was a girls' trip to Mayakoba, Mexico, Darren orchestrated a surprise proposal, complete with a photographer to document the moment and a celebratory dinner with their families. Their multi-day wedding festivities in Los Cabos commenced with a welcome party for the guests on the south lawn of the One & Only Palmilla resort overlooking the Sea of Cortez, which set the festive tone for the weekend. The party featured a mariachi trio, flower crown-wearing burros, a tequila and mezcal tasting station, master cigar roller, heart-shaped favors, and an expansive bar serving coconut margaritas and a Mexican dinner buffet. Invitations to the next day’s bridal luncheon at the Hilton Los Cabos mimicked a beautiful blue and white Mexican tile while the menu featured an illustration of the bride with her seven bridesmaids. The afternoon included an interactive cooking lesson with thoughtfully curated gifts for each guest. A stunning rehearsal dinner at Flora Farms followed, with every guest included.
The wedding ceremony took place on the steps of a beautiful white stucco chapel covered in pink and cream blossoms. Anna walked down the aisle in a strapless gown with delicate lace details and hand-painted flowers. Cocktails in the courtyards featured tequila-based signature drinks 'Annarita' and 'He Wooed Her The Old Fashioned Way' followed by dinner on the pool deck against a breathtaking sunset. "My mom surprised everyone, including my dad, with a magnificent fireworks show following dinner, before we moved to the ballroom for the dance party!" says Anna. "I’ll always remember my first dance with Darren to 'Loving You Easy' by the Zac Brown Band and my father-daughter dance with my Dad to John Mayer’s 'Daughters'. Darren and his Mom danced a choreographed two-step to 'My Wish'. We had a ton of fun on the dance floor!"
Wedding Dress: Joan Pillow Bridal Salon
Bridesmaids Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids
Honeymoon: Tuscany, Florence & Rome
Photography: J. Cogliandro Photography / One & Only Palmilla Las Cabos / Natalie Laskowski of Belle of the Ball / Flora Farms / Papellerie / Events by Marianna Idirin / 31 Films / M. Wang Photography / Pina Cate / PenDance / In10City Band / Blanc Bridal Salon / Christopher Michael Stribling / Trans VIP / Love Dance Houston / Warehouse Rentals