This week we’re spotlighting one couple’s wedding journey, starting with the engagement shoot, followed by highlights from the big day. Erene and Doug chose the “City of Love” Paris, France for their engagement shoot, so tres chic! From The Louvre to the Eiffel Tower, photographer Ian Holmes captured their love throughout the city.
The beautiful couple then tied the knot on the west coast in California at St. Mina Coptic Orthodox Church in Colton, CA and held their reception at The Mission Inn in Riverside, CA. Erene’s mom was able to help make the day extra special by creating a stunning hairpiece for the bride by using additional beads from her wedding dress.
Here’s an email from a bride-to-be who has found herself in a party planning pickle…
My maid of honor really wants to throw me an out-of-town bachelorette party, but I’m a little concerned that not everyone can afford it. From airfare to hotel accommodations, food and entertainment, I know it’s going to get pricey. What’s the best way to navigate the situation?
This is one of those tricky wedding situations when honesty is the best policy. Be upfront with the guests about exactly how much they are expected to chip in, and then let them know that you won’t be upset if they can’t attend.
Talk with your bridesmaids about how much they are comfortable spending as well—often the bridesmaids will take care of food and entertainment costs as long as the guests pay for their own airfare and accommodations.
If it sounds like a lot of people are struggling with the cost, you might want to consider making your trip a weekend getaway with just a few friends and changing the bachelorette venue to somewhere nearby. After all, your bachelorette party doesn’t need to be a big vacation—it’s simply supposed to be a celebration with your friends!
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A recent honeymoon-inspired bridal shower I attended has got me head over heels for romantic tropical attire. These perfect pieces promise to keep you looking fabulous all throughout your warm-weathered getaway!
If you’re dreaming of jetting to your faraway honeymoon destination, add this gorgeous eye candy to your wish list! Steamline Luggage has six artful collections of luggage born in grand tradition—all worth swooning over. Here are a few of my favorites that will ensure your bag is never mistaken for again.
The wonderful thing about deciding upon a wedding theme is that you then have a general direction to help you select everything from flowers to fashion and favors. And when your wedding theme matches your honeymoon destination, everything you pick out will make you more and more excited not only for your wedding but for your big trip, too!
To finish up our week of honeymoon-inspired localista weddings, we’ve collected a few of our favorite travel and destination-themed favors below. I absolutely love the suitcase tins! Imagine all the fun you could have personalizing them…
This week we’re giving you fresh ideas for a faux destination wedding inspired by your honeymoon location. From food and drinks to decor and wedding stationery, we think a honeymoon-inspired wedding blends together the drama and luxury of an exotic locale with the comfort and affordability of a local celebration.
To continue this trend, we’ve selected a few of our favorite wedding gowns and bridesmaids dresses to match a haute couture honeymoon destination. Which look would match your wedding best?
Look like a Grecian goddess when you walk down the aisle. This one-shouldered gown is perfect for a day spend daydreaming about island hopping in the Mediterranean.
Ruffles, refined elegance and a pop of vibrant color combine to make this gorgeous look from The Dessy Group the ideal way to infuse your big day with the style of your South American destination.
Paris is a city full of love and luxury, so make sure to have a bit of fun with fashion on your big day. I love this wedding dress from J.Crew. Doesn’t she look like a high fashion version of the Eiffel Tower?
Dress your bridesmaids in bright hues with colorful bouquets to bring a little island style to your celebration. This fun ruffled dress would be the perfect complement to hot pink blooms.
Out of Africa
Don’t be afraid to use prints and patterns in your bridesmaids dresses, especially if you are jetting off on a safari for your honeymoon. This look has the right blend of neutrals and bold hues.
The vibrant pink and subtle gold hues on this dress seem perfectly suited for a wedding that foreshadows a few exciting adventures in India.
Give your wedding a bit of an Alice in Wonderland theme with crisp green hedges, Alice-blue bridesmaids dresses and playful checkered patterns.