Romantic Garden Wedding in Tuscany, Italy

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Collette and David said I do in a beautiful outdoor wedding ceremony in Tuscany, Italy. The couple shared with us their sweet story and how their destination wedding came to be.

Imagine getting married in a beautiful and romantic villa in the heart of Italy. That’s how we shared one of the most important days in our life together.  On September 14, 2016, we said “I do,” at Palazzo Rosadi, a wedding location found by ourselves. We knew it was where we wanted to get married.  So, we spent a week at the location with our friends during the wedding week.

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The color scheme for the wedding was light and soft, but still very romantic.  The white, pastel purple, and light pink color added a natural, simple element to the beauty of the entire day.  Additionally, gold elements were scattered throughout the event to add a touch of elegance and sophistication.

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Memorable moments for the couple? The ceremony on the terrace with the view on the Tuscan Hills with our closed friends.

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We had much fun during the wedding party!

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Congratulations to the newlyweds!

Destination Wedding Photographer: Studio Bonon

Wedding Vendors: Wedding Planner: The Tuscan Wedding, Venue: Palazzo Rosadi, Videographer: Ars Nova Video, Catering: Delizia Ricevimenti, Lights: Wedding Music and Lights

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New Wedding Location in Riviera Maya: Andaz Mayakoba

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Today we’re sharing a “fake wedding” from a brand new destination wedding location in Riviera Maya, Mexico.  The swanky, modern resort, Andaz Mayakoba (part of the Mayakoba compound in Playa Del Carmen), was home to this fantastic fake fete where we got a sneak peek at what weddings at this beautiful property will be like.

Some of the best and brightest wedding talents of the region got together for the Mayakoba Casar, produced by the talented Just Moments Events, to showcase everything Mayakoba has to offer brides and grooms and the finale was this spectacular evening under the stars!

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To kick it off, famed designer, Gabi Lavor and her team at Canteiro Weddings created this posh rose gold wedding ceremony on the Andaz wedding lawn.

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As night began to fall, guests moved to one of the Andaz’s pool decks surrounded by jungle and a perfect fit for a celebration with bold, bright colors and even a few fireworks too!

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During dinner, guests dined on delicious mushroom soup and other of chef’s specialities, all while enjoying the floral beauty by the lovely ladies at Blossom Cancun.

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Overall the venue is the picture-perfect place to party and at the end of the night, you simply walk or catch a golf cart back to your room to retire.  It doesn’t get much better than that!

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The service at the Andaz Mayakoba was wonderful, and the food was exceptional.  But I think the most standout moment to me was when they brought out hard plastic sippy cups for guests on the dance floor.  Once the party got underway, cocktails were served up in dance floor-safe cups so no spills occurred!  So smart and such a fun way to brand your after party!

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Be sure to check out the brand new Andaz Mayakoba for your destination wedding in Riviera Maya and don’t forget to call on all the wonderful talents (listed below) that helped make magic happen at this ‘fake’ wedding!

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Mayakoba Casar Wedding Professionals: Curator Event: Ary Iturralde & Just Moments Events, Event Design: Bernardo Negrete,  Ceremony Design: Canteiro Weddings, Furniture Team: Moor RentalsPrimoresElements (LOVE Letters), Alquimia EventsEW Events, Floral Team: Blossom Cancun, Photographer: Del Sol Photography, Music Ceremony: Luis Gaviola – Scenic Music Shows, Lighting: Encore, PhotoBooth: La Cabina, FireWorks: Pyrotech, Location + Food + Beverage: Andaz Mayakoba

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Pretty Beachside Wedding in Mykonos, Greece

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This Greece destination wedding of Kahroba and Jose was certainly a global affair! The couple traveled from California to celebrate their Mexican and Persian heritages in Mykonos! And what a wedding it was! Wedding Planner, Exclusive Wedding Tales, shared their story with us.

When Kay and Jose first contacted me they knew exactly how they wanted their wedding to be: a big party!

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The wedding took place in July in St. John area in Mykonos, at Hippie Fish, Beach Bar and Restaurant! The venue was exactly the reflection of the couple’s personalities! Vibrant, happy, relaxed and perfect for a wedding party!

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The ceremony took place in the late afternoon at the deck of the restaurant, where guests were seated and enjoyed the emotional ceremony!

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Coming all the way from California, with heritage the bride from Iran and the groom from Mexico they wanted to keep all the Persian traditions of the ceremony and to include some elements of the Mexican culture. 

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The bride wanted the decoration to be minimal so we used babys’ breath and eucalyptus, and for the bride’s bouquet we used White garden roses, hydrangeas and babys breath, while on the guests’ tables we used succulents as table number holders. We had lots of candles on the tables which gave a lovely romantic touch to the look.

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The reception and dinner took place at the restaurant level of Hippie Fish, where guests enjoyed a variety of Greek courses, and danced till early morning hours.

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In addition to the big day, the group partied all weekend too!  The day before the wedding the guests were invited to an all white dinner at Blue Myth restaurant, where all guests had to be dressed in white. They enjoyed the Greek Mediterranean cuisine and they had the opportunity to see live Greek dancers and share with them their dancing skills!

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Congratulations to the newlyweds!

Destination Wedding Photographer: Elias Kordelakos Photography

Wedding Vendors: Wedding Planner + Styling: Exclusive Wedding Tales, Wedding Venue: Hippie fish Mykonos, Florist: Studio 7 Mykonos

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Havana Nights Themed Wedding Shoot

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Today we’ve got a beautiful bridal inspiration shoot from Barcelona Brides, with the theme of Havana nights to inspire your exotic Cuban destination “I do!”

While Havana may have been on the brain, the shoot actually took place in an industrial warehouse in Barcelona and here’s what Barcelona Brides had to say about the day.

We wanted to really create a feel of Havana so this warehouse was perfect with its grey unfinished walls and aged feel.

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The smile of our model Delma’s was so sweet and joyful, every time she smiled it was memorable.

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The grey walls contrasted with a vibrant palette of coral pink, orange and green with aged creams and browns to give a feel of tropical Old Havana. Floral Designer Pepe Von Strudel combined dried wild flowers and daisies with exuberant tropical orchids and minimal floral design which provokes sensations and connects us with our senses, passion and love.

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Little pleasures in the form of Cuban motifs; aged rum, Cohibas and fresh mojitos set the tone and a beautifully simple 3 tier wedding cake by Platitos de Azucar added a sweet touch. We used original Cuba textbooks from the 1950s courtesy of the Florist’s grandmother (she was from Havana).

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Photo Shoot Team: Veil + Dress: Larca, Hair and Makeup: Erika Gisbert Makeup, Model: Delma, Floral Design: Von Strudel, Planning + Design: Barcelona Brides, Wedding Cake: Platitos de Azucar, Plates: Graciela Amor al Plato, Photographer: The Red Tuft

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Romantic Destination Wedding in Le Marche, Italy

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Giorgia and Marco said “I do” in Le Marche, Italy at the beautiful Abbey of Saint Firmano.  The couple fell in love with the venue, that set the tone for a flawless day.  The bride shared their story with us:

We love the hills and the landscape of Le Marche and we wanted to get married here.

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The Abbey and the Palace are ancient both and they represent the story of our land Inspiration for the décor.

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On the wedding day I felt a complicity so deep never felt before; I was very excited but we were also so excited to be able to live our dream. I was happy that everything went very well. Complicity and enthusiasm have accompanied us throughout the day, from start to the end of the wedding day.

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Advice for other couples: You must have a wedding planner that knows very well the zone you chose for your wedding and she can help you to discover the true taste of the city/village/location.

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Congratulations to the newlyweds!

Destination Wedding Photographer + Videographer: Aberrazioni Cromatiche Studio

 Wedding Vendors: Church of the ceremony: Abbey of Saint Firmano – Montelupone, Banqueting: Hotel Ristorante Palazzo Carradori di Montefano, Wedding planner: Nadia Sparapani di Loving Marche, Bridal dress: Mattioli Sposi – Ancona, Bridal shoes: Massimo Bartolini hand making – Recanati, Jewelry: Gioielleria Cestarelli – Macerata, Groom: Barbieri Boutique di Civitanova Marche, Flowers: made by a friend of the bride, Cake: La fabbrica dei dolci

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