Destination Wedding Welcome Bags on Point

Welcome to our wedding welcome bag roundup!  Today we’re sharing with you a few fabulous ideas to say thanks for coming, welcome to the party, and we’re glad you traveled to our destination wedding.  Wedding welcome bags are a great way to kick off the festivities and share with your loved ones some of your favorite things about your destination, as well as giving them a few provisions they’ll need throughout their stay.  Theme these to your location, your color palette, what they’ll need during their stay and you’ll see just how far a little thought can go…a very long way.

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{Photos: Top Left: The Gift Insider, Right: Tremaine Photography, Second Row Left: Ruth Eileen Photography, Right: Bloglovin, Third Row Left: Hello Love Photography via The Pineapple Paperie, Right: Katalina Girl, Bottom Row Left: Online Labels, Right: The Nichols}

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Blush Pink + Gray Destination Wedding Overlooking Cabo San Lucas

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Mariana and Mark tied the knot in a beautiful Oceanside destination wedding in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The location had a special meaning for the pair, who shared their big day behind-the-scenes with us!

Cabo was the very first trip we took together.  We really connected on that trip and on the last day there Mark asked me to be his girlfriend! From then on Cabo always held a special place in our hearts. We also liked the idea of getting married by the ocean (we also got engaged by the ocean in Cancun) and thought it would be a great vacation place for all of our guests to enjoy.   

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The ocean was a big inspiration for our decor. Both our ceremony and reception were by the ocean so we wanted our guests to feel like they were in Mexico at an elegant party by the ocean. Our wedding planner and photographer also showed us a lot of great ideas to choose from.

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We had a chuppah with flowers and the ocean as a backdrop for the ceremony. The colors of our wedding were silver, light pink, and ivory. We wanted a soft elegant feel.

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Favorite moments for the couple? We have many of them but our ultimate two favorite moments are 1. When we got to ride the horse carriage!  I felt like a princess with my prince, and 2. the fireworks!! They were so spectacular and no one was expecting them to be as grand as they were.  Both the horse carriage and the fireworks were surprises for the guests! No one knew about them, not even our parents!  

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For cocktail hour we had margaritas and a full mariachi band to get the fun started. As centerpieces we had flowers submerged in water which looked beautiful.  

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One of our favorites that we had a lot of fun with was our cake topper; we had bobble heads made that looked just like us!

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We asked the bride and groom for their advice for other destination couples: Our advice would be to find a great wedding planner and photographer who will bring your vision to life.  Send out save the dates at least 6 months in advance and invitations at least 3 months in advance so that guests can plan their trip accordingly. If possible, make a couple of trips to your destination location so that you can plan things with your planner and visualize the concepts. Also, enjoy tastings of the amazing food and cake! (we went to Cabo about 3-4 times before the big day).

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Congratulations to the newlyweds!

Destination Wedding Photographer: Alec & T Photography and Video

Wedding Vendors: Ceremony Venue: Cabo del Sol Golf Course Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico, Reception Venue: Sunset Da Mona Lisa Restaurant, Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico, Wedding Planner: Be That Bride Events, Wedding Planners and Design, Minister: Marco Arechiga, Ceremony Music: Trio los Mosquitos, Mariachi: Mariachi Mi Tierra

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Champagne Wedding Cocktails

Mid week blues while you wedding plan and wish you could get out of town?  Well, we thought we’d brighten your day and help you celebrate your nuptials to come with a little bubbly!  National Champagne Day may not be until December but we like the drink all year round, especially at a wedding.  Make your champagne toast personal to your destination wedding by infusing flavors or fruits from the local region into the drink and you’ve got a chic signature cocktail befitting of your big day!

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{Photos: Top Left: Sugar and Charm, Right: The Effortless Chic, Second Row Left: The First Year, Right: Anthropologie, Third Row Left: Dishing up the Dirt, Right: Simply Bloom Photography, Bottom Row Left: Kirbie’s Cravings, Right: 1 Fine Cookie}

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Bastille Day French Destination Weddings

Happy Bastille Day friends and fellow travelers!  In honor of this French holiday, we thought we would share a few France inspired wedding details in case you are jetting off to Europe to wed or even bringing a little bit of France to your own backyard nuptials!

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{Photos: Couple: Nina & Wes Photography via Wedding Chicks, Bread: Nickie Cutrona, Place Card: Bound By via EAD, Champagne: Wedding Style Guide, Props: Etsy, Hearts: Delectable Deliciousness, Crepe Cake: Sweet Violet Bride, Cupcakes: Chronicle Books}

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Romantic Vintage Destination Wedding in Ávila, Spain

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Cristina and Rodrigo hosted their destination wedding in Ávila, Spain in a beautiful and romantic church wedding ceremony followed by a rustic vintage wedding reception with oodles of personal and pretty details. The couple shared with us the story of their big day abroad!

Marta (Gris Berenjena) helped very much with the planning, decoration and timing. I think it’s very important to have a wedding planner, especially when the wedding is original, like ours.

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I was desperate because I didn’t find the dress I wanted. Then I went to Pronovias and saw this dress. It was love at first sight. It’s simple, mikado and with scoop neckline and a bow as a belt.

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The church location was very special to this couple: It was the chapel of our school, where we met at 15. I was shy and he was so cute! But finally we started going out together and here we are. I’m the happiest woman in the world!!

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 Hotel Palacio de Monjaraz a wonderful place next to the chapel. The cocktails were tasty and colourful.

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When guests arrived at the cocktail, there were pallets with envelopes for all, thanking them for being there. It was very moving. Everyone liked it.

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Guests moved around the place, it was very dinamic. The menus had checklists where everyone was checking what the/she had already tested. There were always trays with warm dishes.

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Gifts for guests: Lottery tickets in envelopes with a positive message. Women were given flat shoes.

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The decoration was quite casual, there were no tablecloths. In every table, flowers were accompanied by positive messages. Marta prepared a table for the kids. Moreover, there was soft fruit candies and burgers from McDonalds!!

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The fireworks were a big surprise (gift from my brother). And our friends and relatives prepared videos about us, that made all of us laugh and cry.

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And in case you didn’t get enough of this sweet pair, here are a few shots from their engagement session that we fell in love with too!

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Congratulations to the newlyweds!

Destination Wedding Photographer: Lorena San José

Wedding Vendors: Gown: Pronovias Barcaza model, Ring: Joyería Suárez (engagement ring), Earrings and bracelet: Vintage (from my grandmother’s), Bouquet and flower arrangement: El Olivo Garden, Makeup and hair: Laura Perrino, Costume: Scalpers, Watch: Hamilton Pilot Khaki (engagement gift of mine), Cufflinks: Montblanc, Shoes (made-to-measure): Resán, Wedding planner: Marta (Gris Berenjena), Church: Capilla de Mosén Rubí (Ávila, Spain), Decoration: Gris Berenjena, Cocktail: Hotel Palacio de Monjaraz, Venue: Lienzo Norte, Catering: El Truco del Almendruco, Music and DJs: Alba & Kike, Lights: Toño del Nogal

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