Mint and Gold Destination Weddings

Now that spring is here, we’re loving all the pastel palettes that the season brings!  Perfect for a destination wedding is the color combo of mint and sparkly gold!  Even in your fashion, this look on the beach or overlooking the ocean high above in the hills would be oh-so spectacular!

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{Photos: Dress: The Oxford Trunk, Sign: Etsy, Cake Table: Beau and Arrow Events, Tablescape: A Brit and A Blonde via SMP, Earrings: Etsy, Cake: Atelier Pictures via Brides}

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Travel Themed Favors

For our couples planning on having a destination wedding, or simply want to share their love for traveling, these favors serve as a perfect detail! Small favors wrapped in maps and tied with a bow are a great way to incorporate destination into your favor while still being able to give your guests a favor with a personal touch. Wedding favors wrapped like vintage airmail is also a perfect way to add a special little touch that guests will love!

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{Top Row Left: Martha Stewart Weddings, Right: Little Things Favors, Middle Row Left: Danni Beach Photography via Plan Me Perfect UK, Right: Etsy, Bottom Row Left: Etsy, Right: AK Anderson Photography}

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Best Bridal Looks

We have put together some of our most favorite bridal hair and makeup moments just for you. We love how each one of these brides have captured a perfect look no matter where their nuptials took place. Understated makeup and soft waves are wonderful for a laid-back wedding while glamorous Hollywood curls offer a timeless elegance perfect for vows at a grand venue.

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{Top Row Left: Christine Meintjes Photography via The Pretty Blog, Right: Pitbulls and Posies via SMP, Middle Row Left: Silvana Di Franco Photography, Right: Elstile, Bottom Row Left: Elstile, Right: Logan Cole Photography via GWS}

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Tropical Tablescapes

With lush greenery and combinations of bright colors, these tropical tablescapes offer the perfect blend of island and elegance. Untraditional tropical color combinations like these create a fresh new look for the classic destination beach wedding. We especially love the dark blue and orange color scheme!

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{Top Row Left: Jen Huang via Grey Likes Weddings, Right: Erin Kunkel Photography via Martha Stewart Weddings, Middle Row Left: Rachel Thurston Photography via Martha Stewart Weddings, Right: Ashley Kelemen Photography via 100 Layer Cake, Bottom Row Left: Radiant Photography by the Chansons via SMP, Right: Jonathan Canlas Photography via Burnett’s Boards}

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Palm Desert Destination Weddings at Omni Rancho Las Palmas

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If you’re looking for a beautiful destination wedding venue in Southern California that’s kid-friendly, oodles of fun with plenty of event location options, then look no further than to Palm Desert at the Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort and Spa.  We had the recent pleasure of checking out the property firsthand and oh what fun!  The resort has over 465 rooms and suites to service your large (or small) party and several spectacular sites for your ceremony and reception (like this lawn overlooking a pond and the golf course).

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Or perhaps perch your party atop the roof for a view of the mountains and the resort below as you dance under the stars and celebrate in total privacy!

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The resort is just 20 minutes from the airport and about 20 minutes from the town of Palm Springs – for those of your guests who want to get out and explore the city, nightlife and shopping.  Of course, it’s not far from amazing shopping in Palm Desert too with great restaurants like the Tommy Bahama Restaurant to host your rehearsal dinner or post-wedding brunch if you want to get off property.

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But there’s really no reason to leave!  The Omni Rancho Las Palmas has a lovely spa with a variety of amenities and services to treat you and your bridal party before and on your big day (we recommend spending the afternoon lounging at the spa pool for a little more R&R and privacy away from the other guests).

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There’s also the entertaining Splashtopia waterpark on property for the kids and kids in all of you who want to float down a lazy river or splash on a few slides in the sun.  If your group has children, ask for rooms near this part of the resort.  For adults only, opt to be closer to the spa and lobby areas (which have great curb appeal and outdoor fire pits to enjoy at night with a glass of wine as you reflect on your wedding weekend).

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Needless to say, the resort really has it all for a destination wedding group.  But it’s actually the team behind it all that gives this place that something extra.  Pam Olson, the resort’s Catering Sales Manager is your go-to gal for all things wedding at the resort and we promise you’ll fall in love with her too as she dedicates herself wholeheartedly to making your big day the best it can be.  You get the sense that the entire staff lives like this – with open arms, warmth, kindness and dedication to your event so no detail is left undone and no guest leaves without feeling like they’re leaving home.

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For more information for your honeymoon or destination wedding, be sure to check out the Omni Rancho Las Palmas.

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