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!
Relaxing and lounging on your honeymoon at a luxurious resort, or on an exotic beach, is the perfect time to enjoy a good book! We’ve come up with a few staff picks for great honeymoon reads that you can leisurely enjoy on your trip.
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen – A cute love story and sure to be a favorite among animal lovers!
The Help by Kathryn Stockett – A wonderful blend of heart and history, you won’t want to put it down.
Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff… by Richard Carlson – Cheerful, insightful, and a fantastic way to de-stress pool-side.
The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger – Imaginative and romantic with a science fiction element. It’s a wonderful beach read.
Also consider anything by David Sedaris if you’re in the mood for something hilarious, or by Barbara Kingsolver for something more touching.
What are your favorite vacation books? Be sure to share with the rest of us!
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…
Tropical Destination Favors
Unique Destination Favors
We continue our week of honeymoon-inspired weddings with an inspiration board full of perfectly Parisian ideas! Let your honeymoon destination lend inspiration to every aspect of your wedding, from the invitation to the decor. Here we show you just how easy it could be to transport your wedding guests to Paris by creating a stylish and romantic atmosphere at your reception.
L to R: Wedding Paper Divas Elegant Architecture Wedding Invitations, Dessy Bridesmaid dress, Marie Antoinette Wedding Cake, Christian Louboutin shoes, Laduree French Macaroons, Mini Eiffel Tower Place Card Holders, Ostrich feather centerpieces
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.
Wedding themes come in all different shapes and sizes and we love hearing how resourceful brides are getting creative while planning theirs, without straying from their budgets. One hot trend that we’re gushing over right now is honeymoon-inspired weddings. Not able to pull off the lavish destination wedding? Fret not, recessionista bride—let your honeymoon destination inspire your local celebration instead! No matter where your post-wedding travel plans will take you, incorporating that locale’s provisions into your occasion will be sure to leave all your guests filled with wanderlust.
Whether you’re headed to a dreamy resort in Indonesia or a cruise through the Caribbean, island fare is all about fresh seafood, colorful ingredients and flavorful spices—not to mention bright cocktails!
From the Greek Isles to the Amalfi Coast, Mediterranean food is known for being hearty and delicious with a romantic appeal. Serving it family-style will add extra charm and inspire conversation! Also, don’t forget the red wine and an assortment of olives for every table! Think skewered meats, bright tomatoes and handcrafted pasta.
Outdoorsy type? Tie in your love for Mother Nature by throwing a locavore feast! Grab the chef and find your favorite farm or farmers’ market to hand-pick the freshest herbs, organic produce and sustainable meats and seafood available in your area. Your event will be as chic as it is eco-friendly.
East meets West
Take the delicious flavors of Asian cuisine and present them in a stylish yet familiar fashion—like sushi pizza and pork sliders! Add some additional eastern flair to the dessert table or party favors with custom fortune cookies from Beau-Coup! Don’t forget chopsticks, sake to sip and chic white dishware for added flavor!
Eating Your Way Through Europe
European fare offers a wealth of options—all of which will add a healthy amount of charm to your wedding menu. French macaroons, Spanish paella, delectable cheese plates, warm baguettes and Guinness beer are only a small handful of ideas that come to mind. For added delight, serve your food on tapas-style small plates!
Are you planning your wedding menu around your honeymoon destination? Send us your ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll feature them on Diva Dialogue!