Posts Tagged ‘destination weddings’

Mar
03
Nicole + Derrell: Red Beachfront Destination Wedding in Mexico by Melissa Mercado Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

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Photos: Melissa Mercado Photography; Venue/Flowers/Cake/Hair &Makeup: Secrets Aura Cozumel; Gown: Maggie Sottero from I Do…I Do…; Bridal Shoes: Badgley Mischka; Groom’s Attire: Michael Kors

Nicole and Derrell were married at Secrets Aura Cozumel in Cozumel, Mexico on June 28. The bride looked stunning in a ruffled mermaid gown with a sweetheart neckline and a jeweled sash. She donned her hair in a low chignon bun and carried a bouquet of red long-stemmed roses. Her ‘maids opted for various red lace dresses while the groom and his men looked dapper in gray suits with black bow ties. “Mexico is known for its beautiful and bright pops of colors, so I thought it would be a great complement for the wedding to use the color red which reminded me of Mexico,” Nicole said of her wedding inspiration. The 40 guests gathered on the pier for the intimate evening ceremony. After they officially tied the knot, a nighttime reception was held on the beach under palm trees and a gorgeous chandelier. Guests sat at a long banquet table with glass cylinder centerpieces filled with red roses. “I always loved the color white at big events because its very timeless and classic,” Nicole said of the red color scheme. “I wanted to try to keep everything as ‘clean’ as possible but adding pops of color here and there as ode to Mexico really worked.” Guests were given Mexico-inspired favors, which included bottles of tequila and mini maracas! Guests enjoyed a simple two-tier cake adorned with red roses for dessert. Nicole recommends a destination wedding for couples in the planning process! “Having a destination wedding was super fun and I believe it was less stress than a local wedding,” Nicole said. See the full board here.

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Oct
08
Intimate Springtime Florida Garden Wedding by Filda Konec Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Filda Konec Photography; Venue: Hemingway Home; Gown: Lazaro by JLM Couture purchased at Arzelle’s Bridal; Hair: Lorri at Key West Hair and Makeup; Groom’s Attire: Jos A. Bank; Florist: Mama Flowers; Officiant: Dave Gonzales; Rentals: Prestige Party Rentals; Caterer: Great Events Catering; Band: Dave Herzog & the Island Time Band; Band: Dave Herzog & the Island Time Band; Cake: Key West Cakes

Morgan and Matthew were married at The Hemingway Home in Key West, Fla. on May 4. The bride stunned in a strapless a-line gown. She wore her hair in a wavy partial updo and carried a bouquet of ivory roses, white lisianthus, soft pink peonies, and orchids. The groom looked dapper in a gray three-piece suit and a cream-colored neck tie. “The Hemingway Home just has the perfect setting for a small, intimate garden wedding,” Morgan said. The intimate crowd of 23 guests looked on as Morgan and Matthew exchanged vows in front of an arch covered in palm leaves and snap dragons. The welcome table featured photos of the couple throughout the years and notes they had written to one another. In lieu of a traditional guestbook, the couple asked guests to sign the perimeter of a beautiful picture. “Since we planned the wedding from a thousand miles away, we had no idea how anything would turn out,” Morgan said. After the knot was tied, guests gathered at one long banquet table covered in white linens, a chevron table runner, and floral centerpieces. Each guest was greeted by an animal-themed place card. Family and friends received Key West-themed tumblers and Key Lime cookies as favors. After dinner, everyone enjoyed a simple cake featuring a caricature of the bride and groom as the topper. The couple was incredibly happy with the way their wedding day turned out. “We were super lucky, the food, cake, linens, flowers, music, photography all turned out fantastic,” Morgan said. See the full board here.

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Oct
01
Linda + Hugh: Intimate Gray and Yellow Hawaii Oceanside Wedding by Stephen Ludwig Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Stephen Ludwig Photography; Venue: Lanikuhonua; Coordinator: Michelle Garibay; Flowers: Marie Blooms;  Bride’s Gown: Essense of Australia; Groom’s Attire: Banana Republic; Caterer: Memoirs; Cake: A Baked Romance;  Bridesmaids Dresses: Donna Morgan purchased at Bloomingdale’s; Groomsmen Attire: H&M and Nike; Jewelry: Tiffany and Mimi’s Jewelry; Prop/Furniture Rentals: Accel Rentals and Event Essentials; Makeup: Kim Duong;  Ceremony musicians/DJ: Paul Head, Hai Nguyen, Daniel Jung;  Invitations: Hannah Cherry; Videographer: Bao Thai; Photo Booth: TVS Booth

Linda and Hugh were married at Lanikuhonua in Oahu, Hawaii on November 12. The bride looked radiant in a strapless mermaid gown with a ruffled skirt and bejweled belt. She wore her hair in a side swept curly ponytail and accessorized with a birdcage veil. She carried a bright bouquet of roses, mums, kale, craspedia, and silver brunia balls. Her ‘maids donned gray strapless dresses with yellow belts. The groom looked handsome in navy dress pants, a gray vest, and a navy blue bow tie. His men wore the same but swapped out the gray vest for some stylish suspenders. “To determine colors, we decided to each pick one color that describes our personalities,” Hugh said. “The end result was a color combo we both loved and found meaningful.” The couple tied the knot in front of a wooden structure decorated with flowers overlooking the ocean. Nearly 100 guests looked on as they sipped Mai Tai cocktails out of personalized jars. A reception followed outside at long banquet tables and chiavari chairs. Guests found their seats from paper post cards. The pair even offered a custom coffee bar and had the paper cups made with their names and wedding date on them. Each guest received a bag of kona coffee beans as a wedding favor. Linda and Hugh also held a traditional tea ceremony. “Our tea ceremony was an ode to our Asian culture,” Hugh explained. “We poured tea for the elders and our moms as sign of gratitude in exchange for traditional red Chinese envelopes. Linda wore a traditional Chinese dress for this portion of the day.” Family and friends indulged in a three-tier cake adorned with succulents and danced the night away on the outdoor dance floor. “Everyone present was family to us,” Hugh said. See the full board here.

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Sep
08
Phyllis + Tony: Tropical Beachside Spring Hawaii Wedding by Rachel Robertson Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photo by Rachel Robertson PhotographyWedding Planning:Diana of Oahu WeddingVenue: Paiko Estate; Floral Design:  Flowergirls Hawaii Floral DesignJewelry: Martin & MacArthurDress: White by Vera Wang from David’s Bridal; Shoes:  Stuart Weitzman; Bridesmaids Dresses: Tori RichardGroom’s Attire: Hugo Boss; Hair and Makeup: Maleana Cosmetics; Catering: Island Fushion Catering; Invitations: Etsy; Rentals: Les Saisons & Royal Party Rentals; Cake: A Cake Life

Phyllis and Tony were married at Paiko Estate in Hawaii Kai, Hi. on April 9. The bride stunned in a strapless fitted dress and wore her hair in an intricate updo adorned with a pink flower. She carried a colorful bouquet of pink peonies, succulents, dusty miller, and viburnum. Her maids wore blue patterned maxi dresses and carried colored roses, white ranunculus, light pink lisianthus, dahlias, succulents, and dusty miller. The groom and his men opted for casual suits and wore leis around their necks. The couple was married beside the ocean, while their intimate group of 30 guests looked on. The weather was ideal, according to Phyllis. “Not too hot, not cold. Clear blue perfect Hawaiian day.” At the reception, guests dined at tables with chevron linens and their chairs were decorated with seeded eucalyptus. The couple hoped to make the wedding as care-free as possible. “We are both foodies and wanted the food to be the focus along with the unbelievable Hawaiian scenery,” Phyllis said. “We wanted to have little fussiness and make it informal and comfortable.” After dinner, the guests indulged in cakes with fun flavors such as cookie & cream with red velvet and guava filling with yellow cake. Guests took home personalized matchboxes as a momento from the day. The bride’s best advice? “Be patient, open to ideas, trust your gut and really prioritize what is most important to you and your mate,” Phyllis advised. See the full board here.

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