It isn’t every day that you get a call from a New York Times Best Selling Author asking you to assist with planning a beachside wedding in Nebraska! But, yet here I was swept up in a whirlwind planning effort with Cy and Rich. We had four months to plan their wedding and it was an amazing four months.
They met on Match.com and had a love of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Instead of trucking their eight (yes, eight!) boys and large families to Cabo, they thought why not bring Cabo to Nebraska? So, off we went to recreate Cabo in Nebraska.
Cy and Rich got married on the beach at the location of their soon-to-be-built home. A mariachi band escorted the guests in a parade from the ceremony site to their current home for the reception. As proof that some of the best things in life are not planned….the confetti cannons for the parade ended up in the hands of kids during the ceremony. As soon as Cy and Rich sealed their vows with a kiss, the confetti cannons exploded to tremendous fanfare. I will never forget Cy’s face as she saw bright, colorful confetti burst into the air as the sun was setting…it was amazing. And, not planned (though, if I was smart, I would say it went exactly as I had orchestrated).
Guests dined on Cabo-themed food stations that included items such as a Baja Beef Grilling Station, Mini Crispy Red Chile Pork Belly Tacos and Steamed Mussels in a Tequila Green Tomato Chili Broth. The guests danced the night away in a tent that had a balcony overlooking the beach and lake. Lighting for the tent was designed to resemble a Cabo sunset and went from warm pink to the dark blue of the night sky. Their getaway vehicle for the evening? A decorated pontoon boat of course!