Lantern Wedding Ideas for Lighting Your Space

 

Hanging lanterns for lighting at your tented or outdoor reception is actually a fairly cost effective way to light the night’s sky above your guests.  The lit globes are easy accents and can sway in the wind if that’s a factor for your destination location.  But beyond that, they can be beautiful too!  Decorate your day from top to bottom with these celebratory and oh-so stylish lanterns for your wedding.  Hang streamers, add pops of color, even create your own from string!  Take a look at a few of our recent faves.

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{Photos: Top Row: Anthology Destination, Second Row Left: Steve Cowell via Ruffled, Right: WeddingStar, Third Row Left: Bia Sampaio via SMP, Right: FabMood, Forth Row Left: Target, Right: Fresh Ivey Photography via Utterly Engaged, Bottom Row Left: Brideal, Right: Hey Look}

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Fall Wedding Ideas for Your Outdoor I Do

Fall is in the air!  And that means beautiful colors of bold reds, oranges, browns and even some yellow might find it’s way into your wedding day.  If you’ve selected a part of the country with seasons for your destination wedding, then you’re in luck – you’ll find oodles of inspiration from the great outdoors!  Here are a few of our fall favorites…

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{Photos: STD: Diply, Bride + Groom Leaves: Bridal Guide, Hairstyle: Kari Crowe Photography via The Knot, Invitation: Etsy, Ceremony: Pinterest, Table: Amanda Dumochelle via Wedding Chicks, Bouquet: via Ruffled, Bridesmaids: Kate Ignatowski via SMP, Cake: Ashley D Photography via GWS}

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Elegant Desert Wedding Inspiration

With the cold winter months drawing nearer and nearer, we can’t help but feel for the winter brides who don’t necesarily yearn for a winter wonderland wedding. If this is case, why not plan your wedding in the sunny and warm desert states of Arizona, Nevada, and Utah? We were so inspired by these elegant desert images, that we just had to share. Guests will be struck with the chic and sophisticated white decor fused with desert inspired fuchsia and green details and subtle succulents. With this inspiration, we’ve found the perfect way to incorporate both desert and elegance through prickly pear cocktails, gourmet popsicles, and adorable succulent wedding favors that the bridal party and guests will be sure to enjoy.

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{Invitations: Etsy Wedding Shoes: Onelove Photography via SMP Bouquet: Honey & Poppies Groom: Amy and Jordan Photography via Allure Bridals, Bride: Dror Eyal Photography via SMP Ceremony Space: Dave Richards Photography via Ruffled, Escort Cards: Elyse Hall Photography via SMP Cocktail: Real House MomTable Scape:Dave Richards Photography via Ruffled, Popsicles: Adore Your Place Wedding Favors: Simply Bloom Photography via SMP}

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Destination Wedding in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

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Gloriana and Carlos are both originally from Costa Rica but now live in the US. So when the duo got engaged, it seemed fitting for them to return home for a destination wedding in Guanacaste at the Hacienda Pinilla. Wedding Planners at Four Nineteen Weddings were enlisted to help with the big day and Barbara shared with us her experience working with the lovely family. “They wanted a destination wedding within their destination wedding, so that even their local guests (her parents and family still live in Costa Rica) could make a vacation out of the wedding weekend. They also wanted to get married in the Church, so the beautiful chapel at Hacienda Pinilla made perfect sense. They rented Villa Tranquila for the week and it turned out to be, with its lovely poolside garden, the perfect spot for their wedding reception. So in one place they were able to find what they wanted: a lovely chapel, a house with a nice flat garden and the beach.” 

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“Gloriana is a graphic designer, and she designed the entire invitation suite, which ended up being fabulous inspiration for the wedding day design. Gloriana added some bright colors (turquoise being the predominant one) to the invitation suite, and some traditional Costa Rican oxcart inspired details that were added to all the paper goods.”

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“As with most outdoor weddings, a big consideration is the weather. In Costa Rica particularly, with the “official” rainy season being between May and November, and weather being very unpredictable, the rule of thumb is always to “expect the best but plan for the worst”. We fully prepared for rain by renting a tent, and luckily, there was no rain… but it was quite windy so we had to improvise ways for the linens to stay put, while doing the setup. The wind eventually died down for the reception, so all was good!”

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“We also had a minor setback with the Priest being late for the ceremony (yikes!!!). Instead of making the couple wait for him to arrive (he was about an hour late), the photographer took them for their photo session (they had done a first look before, so they had already seen each other, which was a great thing) while the Priest arrived.  As soon as he got in, Carlos and Gloriana arrived and the ceremony began (and they were able to get some lovely sunset photos).”

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“They originally thought of going with a classic table setup (all white linens, chiavari chairs, etc), but later on decided to give the table a more rustic feel by adding bamboo chairs and rattan charger plates. One of the cutest details were the ceramic bird whistles which double up as seating cards and favors. Gloriana wanted to add an extra pop of color with something very local, and this was how we managed to do it!”

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“As the guests came in from the ceremony into the reception space, they were greeted with cute mii coconuts with coconut water to quench their thirst (it was a pretty hot day!)”

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“The menu they picked had a lot of local flavor, mixed with more international flair (they didn’t want it to be too typical Costa Rican, since a lot of Costa Rican guests were attending and they wanted the menu to be special and different for everyone). The icing-free chocolate wedding cake was a point of conversation, as it is not something people too often see in Costa Rica. It looked fantastic and tasted even better.”

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Congratulations to the newlyweds!

Destination Wedding Photographer: Ale Sura

Wedding Vendors: Wedding coordinator: Barbara at Four Nineteen Weddings, Flowers: Artflower, Catering: Catering Costa, Cake: Victoria Zoch, Rentals: Oceano Rentals and Eventos Boadicea, Ceremony Music: Entre Cuerdas, Reception Music: Cara Luna, Ceremony Venue: Chapel at Hacienda Pinilla, Reception Venue: Villa Tranquila at Hacienda Pinilla

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Destination Wedding Guest Book Alternatives

You’ll likely want a personal, handwritten memory of each of your guests who traveled near and far to be at your big day.  But gone are the days of a traditional guestbook, now the options are endless as to what they will sign!  If you’re hosting a destination wedding, why not theme it accordingly?  Ask your guests to sign postcards that you send back to yourselves to read when you get home!  Or create a statement piece in the home of a globe autographed by all your loved ones.  Shells can be sign in pages, maps make great options, even wooden cutouts of the place you plan to go.  Take your guestbook inspiration from around the world or the spot on which you wed!

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{Photos: Globe: Lauren McConnell via SMP, Postcards: Heather Roth via Ruffled, CA: Brooke Merrill via Wedding Chicks, Chalkboard: Facing the Lens, Map: Etsy, Travel Idea Book: Dot and Bo, Shells: WeddingWire, Bucket List: Pinterest}

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