Braided Hair Styles for Your Beach Wedding

When you walk down the aisle at a beach wedding or perhaps a destination wedding outdoors with a little weather or wind, it’s important to keep in mind what those elements will do to your wedding day hair.  You might be better off tucking it back and up with a messy twist or even – braids!  We found a few new twists on an old favorite that could be just the look for your bridal beauty.  How will you wear your hair on your wedding day?

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{Photos: Top Row Left: Brides, Right: Health Fitness Boss, Second Row Left: Wonder Forest, Right: Betsi Ewing via 100 Layer Cake, Third Row Left: Lane Dittoe, Right: YouTube, Bottom Row Left: Beauty High, Right: Anne Sage}

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A Beach Destination Wedding in Los Cabos, Mexico

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Charlie and Celine wed at a private villa in Los Cabos, Mexico where they welcomed friends and family for several days for their destination wedding.  Be sure to check out their colorful beach welcome BBQ on the blog from yesterday!  They wove the color theme throughout the events – focusing on yellow and gold hues to blend nicely with the sand.

We asked the couple to share a bit about their experience with us.  To start – how did they select such a stunning location?  “It it close to TX and easy for our guests to join us.  We wanted to spend a few days by the beach with our guests and have beautiful beach views for pictures.”

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To keep with the color palette, the bridesmaids wore bright yellow!

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“Think of the weeding pics and how the back ground/colors will compliment the couple and everybody in the wedding party when you pick the hotel/villa. Plan on a couple of trips the months before the wedding to plan all arrangements and make sure that you are on the same page with your wedding planner (make those few trips fun and only arrange for wedding plans/meeting/discussion for 1/2 the day and spend the other half enjoying each other. It will everything go smoother ;-)”

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The ceremony overlooked the ocean but was held on the pool deck so no issues of sand on the aisle!

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One of the unique elements?  “The glass colons holding flowers at halter. We didn’t want to hide the beautiful beach/sea/plan trees in the background.”

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“The kiss and walking out of as a married couple was the best moment!” 

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The dinner reception was designed with one long table for guests.  “I wanted the table to be elegant with all white and gold and all the pictures of us 2, to keep that outdoor, breezy romantic feel…”

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The bride is French so the food had a french influence to represent her heritage and infuse it into the event.

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The bride and groom’s first dance was another highlight for the two of them to remember fondly!

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“A little advise for the couple: Take mental brakes every new moments of the wedding day: getting ready, walking in, arriving as a married couple, the cake…etc.  We heard so much that it all seems like a blur the day after if you just go through the motion of the time ceremony. We did talked to each other through out the day/night and enjoyed each other and our guests:-)  We would not have done it another way!”

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Congratulations to the newlyweds!

Destination Wedding Photographer:  Dino Gomez Photography

Wedding Vendors: Venue: Private Villa, Event Planner: Amy Abbott Events, Event Designer: ELENA DAMY Floral & Event Design, Caterer: Lazy Gourmet Catering – Desert Spice Event Rental and Design, Videography: Cinematic Touch, Makeup Artist: Suzanne Morel Face and Body Care, Cake Designer: SWEET DREAMS CABO Special Occasion Cakes

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Beach Wedding Rehearsal Dinner + Welcome Party

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Celine and Charlie had a weekend full of wedding festivities for their destination wedding in Los Cabos, Mexico.  To kick it off, a welcome party on the beach was held beneath the stars.  The group had the run of a private villa for the week so they decided to take advantage of that time and use it as much as they could!

The bride and groom shared a bit about their decision making process with us.  “It was a difficult make the decision to choose a villa over a hotel but we (as well as our guests) felt that it was the best decision. We were able to spend some good quality time during those few days prior the wedding with our friends/family.  We did enjoy the privacy and were able to make any request for the decor since it was our house for the week.”

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And that quality time kicked off with a colorful welcome BBQ!  “I wanted flowers and I picked yellow & orange to contrast with the color of the sea and sky. We used those 2 colors through out the weeding scene.”

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ELENA DAMY Floral & Event Design created the colorful tablescapes that popped off the sand, just as the couple had imagined!

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Guests were then serenaded by local musicians to set the mood!

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Celine wore a beautiful blue dress, perhaps her “something blue” as she got ready for the big day!

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Guests dined under the stars and beautiful canopy of lights before early to bed (well, maybe) as a wedding day was what lay ahead!

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Stay tuned for more from Celine and Charlie’s wedding weekend tomorrow when we share their big day!

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Congratulations to the bride and groom!  Stay tuned for their wedding day on the blog tomorrow!

Destination Wedding Photographer:  Dino Gomez Photography

Wedding Vendors: Venue: Private Villa, Event Planner: Amy Abbott Events, Event Designer: ELENA DAMY Floral & Event Design, Caterer: Lazy Gourmet Catering – Desert Spice Event Rental and Design, Videography: Cinematic Touch, Makeup Artist: Suzanne Morel Face and Body Care, Cake Designer: SWEET DREAMS CABO Special Occasion Cakes

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Gold + Sand Wedding Palettes

Perfect for a beach wedding, why not blend naturally into your natural surroundings with a palette that reflects the sand beneath your feet (with a little sparkle of course)!  We love the look of gold weddings with lots of glitter but if that’s too formal or too much for you, then add hints of it to an otherwise taupe or sand colored look.  We’ve mixed it up with some sand and gold colored accents today that we love for a tropical wedding without all the color.

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{Photos: Invite: Caroline Ro via Ruffled, Dress: Jordan Maunder via The Lovely Find, Bridesmaids: KT Merry via SMP, Rings: KT Merry via EAD, Sand Candle: Go Prom Dress, Bottle Candles: Sonya Khegay Photography via Ruffled, Cake: BuzzFeed, Cupcake: Etsy}

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Rustic Glamping Weddings with Tee Pees!

Are you hosting a destination wedding in the desert?  Or perhaps you’re heading to a domestic destination like New Mexico?  Even if you just love the look of a camp-like setting, then you’ll love today’s wedding day details.  Inspired by the tee pee, these rustic wedding ideas will help you celebrate in style with or without kids at the big event (tee pee’s can be for grown ups too!).  Take a look at our tee pee inspired I do!  And if you’re wedding is a tad more formal than this, consider it for a welcome party or rehearsal dinner too!

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{Photos: Top + Bottom Image: Katherine O’Brien Photography, Second Row Left: Nadia Hung via SMP, Right: Pinterest, Third Row Left: Tumblr, Right: Krista Lii via SMP}

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