Romantic boat elopement in Cabo San Lucas

Bride and Groom on their wedding day are posing on a boat for an aerial drone picture by talented GVphotographer. GVphotographer is a destination Cabo Wedding photographer

Amazing Cabo San Lucas elopement wedding on a boat


Cabo San Lucas Elopements have become extremely popular in the last years, for good reason. The typical Cabo San Lucas wedding can be excessive for some couples. The pressure to create a Cabo event in Mexico for hundreds of guests can be simply too much. Instead, you can sneak off with the one you love and get married on your own terms. These intimate ceremonies are incredibly powerful, the vows you make can be filled with so much emotion because you don’t have a room or a beach of all of your friends and family staring at you.


My typical Cabo elopement package is two hours of coverage. This is perfect for most couples in Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo or Todos Santos area, it allows for getting ready or hiking into a cool spot, the ceremony, and an hour or so of portraits. I can always add extra time if you want multiple portrait locations or have special activities in mind.

Cabo Elopement Checklist:

  1. Your partner and you :)

  2. An officiant, this be a friend or  family member who is ordained

  3. Flowers are typically nice, favorites include.

  4. You’ll need two witnesses, I’m always happy to be one of them.

  5. There are Cabo wedding planners that specialize in elopements.

  6. Once you have a spot, it’s typically best to either shoot near sunrise or sunset.

  7. Don’t forget a bit of champagne ot Tequila!

Location: Find a place that is special to you or go on an adventure. One of the perks to eloping is being able to go places that you couldn't for a full-sized wedding.

Clothing: Leave the ballroom gown behind, I definitely suggest getting a dress that will allow you to move around, hike up a trail, and be comfortable in. For shoes, most couples bring a pair of sneakers or hiking boots along with their fancier set.

Witness(es): Most states need at least one witness, I'm totally down to sign. I've done it a lot. Also, feel free to bring a best friend or two or your closest family members.

Time of year: One huge benefit to elopements in Cabo is that you aren't stuck with a summer Saturday as your date. Practically any time of year works great. The added flexibility of being able to do the ceremony wherever you'd like also helps.

After Party: You're married.. you can always throw a party back home! I do my best to rush edits if you're going to do a slideshow of the images at the party.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email myself at and I will be happy to make sure you are making the right decision for your needs.


Thank you,

Gonzalo Verdeja

Cabo Wedding Photographer

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