The Pre-Honeymoon

J and I have yet to take our honeymoon because of unforeseen circumstances that have come our way. We will take a proper European honeymoon one day soon but to help alleviate my sadness of postponing our trip, we have booked a trip to Cabo San Lucas and have deemed it our “pre-honeymoon”!

Everyone asks why we didn’t just lump our honeymoon and wedding into one since we were already in Jamaica but I really didn’t like that idea. I wanted to have two getaways and didn’t mind at all that our honeymoon would be at a later date. We will definitely be going back to Negril for our one year anniversary but for our honeymoon I wanted to go somewhere entirely different.

Anyway, back to our Mexico trip… I am so anxious and excited to see some sun and feel the warmth on my face that all I can do these days is scout out cute bikinis and summer dresses in preparation for our trip.

I saw these adorable matchy matchy bikinis and dresses from Diane von Furstenberg and decided that they needed to come with me. I love that the dresses don’t scream “beach cover up” and that I will be able to wear them even if I’m not at the beach.


We will be staying at the Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach. Check out the view from one of their pools. Gorgeous isn’t it?

Flickr: mosippy

It is a huge resort which we are not used to staying at (we tend to like small boutique hotels) but all the reviews I read were fantastic so I’m not too worried.

Flickr: JamMarz

I’m sure a lot of you already know about this site, but I just wanted to share that I heavily rely on when planning trips. I love the reviews and have yet to be let down by anything I’ve booked based on the reviews.

We’ve still got a couple more weeks to go before we leave so I am anxiously waiting. Isn’t it fun to have a vacation to look forward to? I always love having it on my calendar so I can count down the days.

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  • Diane
    February 11, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    wow that looks beautiful! i’m so jealous!!!

  • Rachel
    February 11, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    that looks like a fabulous resort…so beautiful. Cabo is on my list of destinations to visit one day!

  • xs
    February 11, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    i’m in love with that second look. i saw it on the runway and its gorgeous!

  • torres
    February 11, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    You’ll love Pueblo Bonito…we always stay at the Pueblo Bonito Blanco when we go. It gets a little chilly on the Sunset Beach side (the Pacific side can be windy). Have an amazing trip!

  • The Stiletto Effect
    February 11, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    Hi 🙂
    The second look is def my fave, that dress is fabulous!

  • Mrs. Cly
    February 11, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    i love trip advisor! i use it all the time. you picked a lovely reseort for your pre-honeymoon. i only wished we did a pre-honeymoon too so i could get another tip. =)

  • notyourplainjane
    February 11, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    I am in LOVE with that DVF red dress! It is adorable and I bet that it will look great on you. I’m so jealous. I so need some shopping and a mini break.

  • Maegan
    February 11, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    that looks insanely amazing!

  • bubblegirl
    February 11, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    The resort looks fantastic! I can’t wait to hear more when you get back! We’re getting married in Maui, but we’re also saving our big honeymoon for later. We’re going on a mini-moon on the Big Island.

  • captivateme
    February 11, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    wow, how gorgeous! I’m stuck here in the rain 🙁 I like the red bikini best!

  • issa
    February 11, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    ah that resort looks amazing! i got married in hawaii.. and we pretty much had to lump out honeymoon with the wedding.. so i always felt like i got cheated out of it.. needless to say.. me and the hubby have had many a travel since then.. so all is forgiven! Hope you have a FAB time!

  • Elizabeth
    February 11, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    Those are wonderful dresses! In Austin, you could wear those around town and no one would think twice. Have an amazing time!

  • Kayla
    February 11, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    SO glad I found your blog!

    I love the dresses and bikinis! I’m sooooo ready for it to warm up!

    That resort is absolutely gorgeous! So, so jealous! My dream honeymoon is Paris, but I guess I could settle with something like this… Ha!

  • Chessa!
    February 11, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    enjoy your honey! those bathing suits look beautiful…although the girls wearing them look a little mad. why is that? lol
    We’re taking a trip next month that was cancelled from October for our anniversary. this freaking economy! we have to go or we lose our flights bc that was the only thing that couldn’t be refunded after we canceled. So…yes, it is simply fabulous to have something to look forward to! And, congratulations on your wedding! 🙂 And…thanks for your visit today and comment…I loved reading it!

  • Ana
    February 11, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    These are fantastic choices. i just booked a trip to Maui and would love to see some more styling ideas from you.

    Cheers and have a wonderful time planning your trip!

  • Savvy Mode SG
    February 11, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    i love the 2nd white and red dress. totally yummy! have fun on the pre honeymoon.

  • Elizabeth Marie
    February 12, 2009 at 4:01 am

    Wow seems like it’s going to be an amazing trip!!

    I love your blog…I’m your lucky #100 follower!!

  • Couture Carrie
    February 12, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    So exciting! Time to stock up on bikinis!


  • Nina (femme rationale)
    February 12, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    this was one of the places we were considering, too, when we went to cabo! i can’t wait to hear about your trip…maybe we go there next time. 😉

  • amandajillsblog
    February 12, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach! I am a meetings and incentives planner and just did a site inspection there for an incentive program in September. E-mail me and I’ll give you my run down- pros and cons… there are some of both.

  • MizzJ
    February 13, 2009 at 3:17 am

    Wow it looks gorgeous there! You’ll have an amazing time. Grr I’m so jealous!

  • cj
    February 17, 2009 at 8:07 am

    Wow! That resort Is very glamorous! Just enjoy your pre-honeymoon. Have fun!