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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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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Pineapple Wedding Ideas

If you’re hosting a Hawaiian destination wedding or going somewhere tropical for your big day, then consider incorporating a few fun ideas from the fruit you may find around you – like pineapples!  Whether it’s in your cake or on your tables, printed in your invitations or part of your centerpieces, pineapples make a festive talking piece and great decor item at your destination wedding!

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{Photos: Top Row Images: via Brides, Three Pineapples: Kama Catch Me via Brunette Boards, Sign: Heather Mildenstein via The Alison Show, Invitation: Ashley Kelemen via 100 Layer Cake, Menu: Jonathan Connolly via Ruffled, Pineapple Centerpieces: Wendy Laurel via SMP, Appetizers: Caroline Tran via GWS, Cocktails: KT Merry via Southern Weddings}

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Destination Wedding at Esperanza Resort in Cabo San Lucas

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Jamie and Paul said I do in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico where friends and family flew in for their fabulous destination wedding. The couple met in 2009 in Southern California but decided to call Mexico home when it came time for their big day. Paul shared with us a few details from the day from the groom’s perspective. “We had always talked about doing a destination wedding, and when we started looking at places that we personally loved, Cabo was high on the list.  And then, we selected Esperanza because the place that we met was also named Esperanza, so we fell in love with the name and then when we visited the resort we were sold – it was perfect.”

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And what better way to kick off their destination wedding in Mexico than with these adorable “Hola Amigo” welcome bags for their wedding guests!

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The stunning ceremony took place outside overlooking the ocean on a perfect day.

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Paul’s favorite moment from that perfect day? “I would say Jamie walking down the aisle was my personal favorite, but I think collectively when we were at our sweetheart table looking out over our friends and family and realizing what an amazing day it was and how fortunate we are.”

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Jamie and Paul’s wedding planner, Fatima Falcon explained some of the décor elements that were personal to the bride and groom. “The planning process was smooth and I enjoyed greatly planning their wedding decor and details, which were inspired by the Paul’s last name (King) and Jamie’s favorite color.  The wedding day couldn’t have turned out better!  The weather was just perfect, the wedding setup as planned, the wedding group was in an amazing and positive mood, I could tell everyone really enjoyed the wedding day, with lots of energy, smiles and dancing!”

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What about the newlyweds’ advice for couples still in the planning stages of their wedding? “If you are debating whether or not to do a destination wedding – DO IT.  Make sure you have enough time before the wedding to spend time with your friends and family, but make it relaxing and low key – and remember have fun!”

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Congratulations to the newlyweds!

Destination Wedding Photographer: Sara Richardson


Wedding Vendors: Invitations & Save The Dates: The Greenvelope, Wedding Dress: Katie May, Shoes: Jessica Simpson, Hair & Make-up: Suzanne Morel, DJ: DJ Mijares, Wedding Planner: Fatima Falcon, Momentos Weddings and Events, Los Cabos
Wedding Decor Rental: Let It Be Events Wedding Flowers: Florenta Flower Design, 
Wedding Location, Rentals, Catering, Cake: Esperanza Hotel & Resort

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Snow White Inspired Winter Mountain Wedding Shoot

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Today’s event is actually a photo shoot, with the fairy tale Snow White inspiring the décor! Ideal for a winter wedding or one high up in the mountains, this shoot may just be what your destination wedding in the woods needs!

We asked the coordinator and stylist of the shoot, Theresa from Diamonds X Dreams, to share her vision and all the work this wonderful team created. If you know us, you know we are big Disney fans over here at Jet Fete, so we just couldn’t get enough of this dreamy big day idea!

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“Vintage elegance and Disney’s Snow White inspired creative shoot with a touch of rustic. From glass apples to gorgeous lattice topped pies, vintage brass plates and a lot of animal pieces, I wanted to capture a wintry and forest setting as if Snow White was actually the bride but with some vintage elegance as this fairy tale was filmed in the 1930’s and told in the 1800’s.”

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Queensberry Flower Company brought my vision to life when I asked for the bridal bouquet to be romantic, wintry with earthy elements. The bridal bouquet is made up of beautiful white roses, orchids, eucalyptus leaves and dusty millers. Cotton and pine cones were added to achieve the wintry but earthy look for the florals. Babys breathe in Eiffel vases sat as centrepieces with a bigger winter floral arrangement similar to the bridal bouquet.”

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“Snow White as appeared in the film has a very Tudor era dress. We wanted to achieve the Tudor look but very modern. My model is wearing a strapless sweetheart shirred bodice dress with a very subtle ball gown and semi cathedral train by Alfred Angelo for the first look. With the strapless gown, we left her hair down in a deep side part with loose curls and a hair clip from Bridal Classics to accent the side part.

For the second look, Mariah is wearing a gown of soft lace, crystal beading and flowers with romantic cap sleeves to accentuate Snow White’s sweet, pure and innocent look with a chapel train also by Alfred Angelo. For this look, to show off the romantic cap sleeves, we put her hair up in a loose side chignon bun and accented the bun with the same hair clip from Bridal Classics.”

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“This shoot was taken place at Queen Elizabeth park in Vancouver. We were surrounded by tall evergreen trees and ferns as it gave off a very forestry setting with the sunlight peeping through. I wanted to set the guest table as well as the sweets/cake table in a forestry setting to incorporate Snow White’s love for nature and animals and how I envisioned for her guest tables to look like with an elegant twist.”

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“Eucalyptus leaves covered vineyard chairs are used for seating as they balance out all of the vintage silver and white decor and adds a little bit of earthiness as well as caters to the forestry setting. A vintage white chandelier is hung from a tree to complete the overall vintage and romantic look of this guest table.”

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 “We’ve used a French side table to display our sweets and Snow White wedding cake. The table consists of beautifully lattice topped pies for Snow White’s love of pie, white macarons from Fauberg Paris, candy apples rolled in coconut flakes, and winter inspired sugar cookies made by Sugar Vancouver. We decorated the table with a lot of silver brass plates and added animals to this display including some porcelain birds and a white deer. Little details such as a pie fork and vintage server tongs are also added to this display. The silver candlesticks with white balls of Pearl had the sunlight shine through and added a wintry look to the table as well as a magical glow. A white bird cage with a floral arrangement inside is placed beside the dessert table to exaggerate Snow White’s love for animals.”

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 “At the centre attention, the three tier vintage winter inspired cake sits on a unique silver square cake stand. The cake consists of 3 layers with a silver fondant layer, white sugar flowers and branches and splashes of red berries. In the middle tier, a white moulded frame is placed to represent the mirror from the film.”

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Styled Shoot Professionals: Macarons: Faubourg Paris, Floral Design: Queensberry Flower Company, Model: Mariah Marounek, Jewelry – Bridal Classics: Isabelle’s Bridal, Pies: The Pie Hole, Sugar Cookies: Sugar Vancouver, Charger Plates And Linen: Absolute Decor, Cake: Le Gateau Bakeshop, Dress 1 – Alfred Angelo : Isabelle’s Bridal, Dress 2 – Alfred Angelo: Isabelle’s Bridal, Stationary: Paper Hearts By J, MUA : Tianna Tran, Hair – First Look: Olay Inthavong, Hair – Second Look: Freddy Sim, Photography: John Bello Photography, Stylist/Decor : Vintage Meant For Rent, Coordination/Stylist : Diamonds X Dreams

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