Tips: Adding Personal Touches to Your Destination Wedding

Destination weddings — specifically the ceremonies — can often feel rushed and impersonal. But with a few personal touches and a little pizazz, your wedding away can be even more intimate and special than an event at home.

Following Monday’s blog post, 2012 Destination Wedding Trends, all about the latest and greatest in destination weddings, I thought I would share with you five fun and simple ideas I’ve come across over the last few months to help me put a little personal flair into my own destination wedding next year.

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2012 Destination Wedding Trends

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Can’t you just picture it? — The sun is beaming down as you make your way down the aisle, the warmth of the sand wrapping around your feet with every step. Soft sprinkles of water fall gently on your face…

Oh yes, it’s a destination wedding!

Saying “I do” amidst the sun, sand and endless margaritas may not be every Bride’s #1 choice but boy does it ever sound intriguing! Continue reading

Darcy and Trent: White Wedding Bliss

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Baby blue and pale peach with delicate white accents is the color scheme that makes these impressive wedding photos by Doreen Kline Photography really sparkle…not to mention an undeniably stunning bride!

Darcy Dewhirst and Trent Earhardt were married on February 19, 2011 in the quaint Chapel by the Sea on Captiva Island, Florida. Continue reading

Brianne and Jesse: Beauty on the Beach

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Wow, aquamarine! What an amazing accent color for this gorgeous wedding on the beach!

The bride and groom are both professional actors, so being incredibly photogenic is in their nature. Brianne Roenbeck and Jesse LeFlair were married Sept. 10, 2010 at the Gurney’s Inn in Montauk, New York. Continue reading

A Wedding Day Fit for Sisters

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For many of us, our wedding is our day. It’s one of the only times in our human existence when all eyes are on us; we are the center of attention. We get pampered, congratulated and even admired – just a few of the many perks that come with being a bride.

Now imagine sharing your wedding day with another couple. Think you could do it?

Well, that’s exactly what these sisters and their grooms did for their destination weddings down in beautiful Isla Mujeres, Mexico last winter. The two couples decided to indulge in a few post-weddings photo opts with photographer Paul Retherford to capture their memories in the picturesque Mexican sunset. Continue reading

Patrice and James’ Yacht Wedding

You can`t achieve a nautical theme much better than by getting married on a 100` private yacht. Patrice and James did exactly that! They were married by the Captain and wove the sea into all their decor.

This sunny, lovely wedding, features gems such as; Bridesmaids bouquets in shells, personalized napkin rings made from sand dollars, an ice sculpture and even tiki huts and hammocks!

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Designer Spotlight: Destination Weddings

Hello. My name is Andrea; I am a Graphic Designer and Product Developer for Weddingstar. I am so excited to be a part of Weddingstar’s Wedding Blog and hopefully share some thoughts that will help those who are planning for their special day.

Awhile back we featured a few posts revolving around destination weddings; the disadvantages, advantages and some planning tips. Since destination weddings are becoming more popular with couples and recently being a part of my brother’s destination wedding, I thought the topic was only fitting for my first blog post. I’ll take you through some of the details of the wedding and show some of the different things we did, and maybe those who are planning a destination wedding will find some inspiration.

The wedding was held in Punta Cana in the beautiful Dominican Republic at the Iberostar Bavaro all-inclusive resort. There were a total of 28 of the bride and grooms closest friends and family in attendance. One of the best parts of a destination wedding is that instead of having just one short day with your guests, you are able to have 3-7 days with your closest friends and family, creating memories you will never forget. Continue reading

Josephine & Rian – Pretty in Pink

This lovely wedding just took place on March 24th in lovely sunny Florida. It makes me long for sunshine and warmth – the Bride and Groom were truly blessed to have such stunning weather for their big day.

Roses and the color pink dominate this seaside wedding. Continue reading

Planning a Destination Wedding – The Difficulties

Depending on the size of the wedding and how elaborate you want it to be, there are a number of ways a destination wedding can be more difficult than your average wedding. Now before I name the reasons, don’t worry, if you have your heart set on a destination wedding there are a great deal of advantages as well! I just want to make sure you know the cons before I get into all the wonderful things a destination wedding can represent.

Destination weddings require more leaps of faith than the average wedding. As such, if you are thinking about a destination wedding you must be prepared for the possibility that things may not go completely according to plan. Continue reading