A Destination Wedding for a Destination Wedding Photographer’s Sister

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Elizabeth and Vincent wed at a historic property in Kent, England.  With friends and family from all over the world, this very special spot was home to a celebratory big day that included a destination wedding photographer that was on double duty as the sister of the bride too!

Elizabeth shared with us their big day.  “I selected the location of Chartwell because I had been there several times before with Vincent, my family and my friends as a visitor and I am a huge fan of the UK’s National Trust charity which assists in maintaining historical homes, old estates, and gardens in order to keep the UK’s cultural heritage alive. Chartwell has always been special to me because it was Sir Winston Churchill’s home. I do not admire too many historical people but he is certainly one of them. Not only was he a celebrated statesman, a former Prime Minister, he was also an artist, an avid gardener and a lover of animals- a fascinating person! When I found out that Chartwell did allow weddings on their property, I knew it was meant to be!”

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Talk about a unique first look – this one had sheep in their way!

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Laura Grier from Beautiful Day Photography captured every sweet and sentimental moment of her sister and now brother-in-law while partaking in the bridal party at the same time too!

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A little rain didn’t stop this celebration, in fact, it allowed for some additional colorful decor!

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“We wanted to create a wedding of different culture that represents our lives, our past and our future together.  Little details where everywhere, and made the people who know us best smile along the day.”

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We asked the bride about her favorite moments from the day.  “One of my favourite moments of the day was when I got to stuff pieces of the gorgeous cake in my husband’s mouth! I also laughed when my two sisters started to sing Alanis Morrisette’s song ‘It’s like rain on your wedding day’ during our ceremony when it started to pour outside and the music was not working outside!”  Sometimes even the mishaps on a wedding day can make the best memories!

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With a wedding photographer for a sister, all of these photos had extra special meaning for the couple.  “I could not have asked for anything more having my sister who is also a successful professional photographer to photograph our wedding. We did a full day photo shoot 2 days prior to the wedding in addition to taking photos at the venue right before our ceremony. I think it is important that the couple gets along very well with the photographer especially for such a special and intimate occasion, so the fact it was my own sister made it that much more comfortable. We both felt at ease and she made us both laugh! She knows how I pose and stand so she was quickly able to correct gestures and faces without making me feel uncomfortable. She managed to run around and take fantastic shots so by the time the dancing began, she was able to let loose and have fun too!”

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“We both love the countryside in general and we very often on the weekend go on hikes to get some fresh air out of London. This is also why we chose to do the pictures in a small village out of London and were very happy to be able to do it in Chartwell.”

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“The date of the wedding being close to Halloween made us chose of the colour and the candies where for most of them from the US.  The seasonal products on the menu and decoration made sense as far as what I do for living – Chef.”

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“We bought ourselves around 60 small pumpkins for decoration, candy jars, old popcorn bags, small brown bags with our name stamp on it and cute clothes pins to close the gift bags. We then clipped the guest name cards made by my eldest sister’s kids (as they were enable to come for the wedding, we wanted them to be part of it in a different way) onto the gift bags with the clothes pin. This was all a Halloween and Autumnal fun theme with pumpkins, candy and pine cones placed on all the guest and side tables.”

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The cake was just spectacular!  Designed by the groom but created by a local company, it incorporated their love of travel as well as the traditional wedding cake elements.

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“Some of the details were on the wedding cake as it was designed as a travelling suitcase. We both love travelling and we both flew across the world already. The tags were our name and the Mandarin symbol of the double happiness which mean wedding as well.”

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Congratulations to the newlyweds!

Destination Wedding Photographer: Laura Grier / Beautiful Day Photography

Wedding Vendors: Wedding Location: Chartwell, Cake: Elegateau, Flowers, Chair Covers + Sashes: Wedding Day Company, Flowers: Columbia Flower Market

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London Destination Weddings

In honor of the London 2012 Olympic Games, I thought we’d look for a little inspiration from across the pond today.  A swanky London destination wedding could encompass all the royal colors and fanfare of that beautiful city.  Historic hotels and vintage china paired with the modern dress designs of local favorite Jenny Packham and you’re off to a great start to the finish line of a beautiful British wedding.  Don’t forget to hop in a telephone booth or atop a double-decker bus for some cheeky photos after you say “I do.”

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{Photos: Couple: Anushe via Plum Tree Weddings, Invitation: Etsy, Dress w/Bouquet: Eddie Judd via Love My Dress, Couple w/Bus: Noble Photography, London Skyline: PixBnb, Centerpiece: Lavender & Ash, Couple w/London Eye: Reel Deal Band, Tea Cookie: Craig + Kate, Flags: Marriage is the Bomb, Place Setting: Craig + Kate, Cookies + Cake: Brooklyn Limestome via Hostess Blog}

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Celebrity Destination Wedding in Bath, England

1 Barry Sauceda More Than an Image Photography Celebrity Destination Wedding in Bath, EnglandYou’re invited to travel to the United Kingdom with us today, for a picturesque destination wedding in Bath. Katherine, whose family is from England, and Matthew, a former professional baseball player, knew England was the perfect destination for their classic wedding. A healthy dose of elegance, a few nods to English style, and More Than an Image Photography’s photos that captured it all have us traveling back in time, to a quaint day on the English countryside.

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4 wedding cuff links Celebrity Destination Wedding in Bath, EnglandDespite a few mishaps crossing through customs, on the wedding day a ladybug landing on Katherine’s dress ensured that plenty of good luck was in store! Both men and women brought English fashion favorites to the day. How much do you love those top hats and fascinators!?

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When you wed in a city as beautiful as Bath, you have to take advantage of it for some romantic couple shots! Katherine and Matthew headed to the open countryside as well as the Royal Crescent, a strip of notable homes and buildings with their original facades (dating back to the 1700s!), for theirs.

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Congratulations Katherine and Matthew!

Destination Wedding Photographer: More Than an Image Photography

Wedding Vendors:  Rehearsal Dinner: The Pump Room, Wedding Location: The Bath Priory

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Edinburgh, Scotland Destination Wedding

Edinburgh destination wedding Edinburgh, Scotland Destination WeddingAlan and Amy chose a historic castle in Scotland for their destination wedding venue, the Dundas Castle outside of Edinburgh.  The couple chose Scotland because Alan was from the area and all his family was local.  Amy also has Scottish ancestral roots so the locale made for the perfect match for the two.edinburgh scotland cast weddings Edinburgh, Scotland Destination WeddingFrom the bride, “The biggest challenge was getting my family to come across.  They were actually very excited to go – just the logistics of getting them all there, and staying in the same place was a bit of a task.  Family friends of Alan’s volunteered their beautiful loft apartment in downtown Edinburgh for my whole family to stay, which helped out immensely. They were able to stay and enjoy the city as well as take day trips to the Highlands & other sites, so it worked out perfectly.” edinburgh scotland weddings Edinburgh, Scotland Destination WeddingLocal guests and even those from the states embraced the fashion tradition of a Scottish wedding.  “I wanted a more formal look for the bridesmaids so floor-length and romantic had to be the style.  Because it was a spring wedding, the color had to be a light, “non-color” that wouldn’t compete with the various kilt tartans that would be worn. I went with BCBG evening gowns which were champagne silk chiffon with a beaded band around the bodice being the only embellishment.  My two brothers, who walked me down the aisle, happily wore kilts. They wore the Buchanan tartan, the rest of the wedding party wore the Lindsay tartan. The other wedding attendees wore their own kilts (most Scottish men have their own & proudly wear them to formal events).”edinburgh destination weddings Edinburgh, Scotland Destination Wedding

scotland castle wedding Edinburgh, Scotland Destination WeddingThe bride wore a beautiful and traditional lace wedding gown by Pronovias with a detailed lace veil that billowed in the wind.scotland destination weddings Edinburgh, Scotland Destination WeddingFor the decor, like many destination wedding couples, they opted to embrace their surroundings and keep the floral simple, allowing the natural beauty of the castle to be the focal point.  “I did not want to compete with the beautiful backdrop that is Dundas Castle so the décor had to be simple but formal. The flowers were chosen to look as if they had been picked from the garden. I wanted the flowers to be loosely arranged and the colors to be ivory, creams – just fresh and elegant, nothing over the top. I wanted my bouquet to be the same type of feel, cascading & a bit formal - again in various ivories, creams, whites. I used tulle for the ancient “auld keep” where the ceremony was held & champagne silk ribbon was the only color. I also brought in mercury glass candle holders and lots of ivory candles, which were the only decoration.”scotland castle weddings Edinburgh, Scotland Destination WeddingFor dinner, the bride and groom went with a traditional Scottish wedding menu.  “The main course was Haggis. But before dinner we had the ‘Address to the Haggis‘ where the piper ‘pipes in the haggis.’  We also had Scottish country dancing and we even had a late evening buffet of ‘bacon rolls’ – a very Scottish wedding standard. And then we ended the evening with cake which was very simple, but the cake topper was used in my parents wedding so it has a very sixties vibe to it and it’s of course sentimental.”scotland destination wedding Edinburgh, Scotland Destination WeddingFor wedding favors the bride paid tribute to her hometown.  “I made the favor boxes & each contained a piece of divinity and a piece of praline (both a very southern candy – I’m from Georgia). In addition to the Divinity & Praline, I gave each person a little plain cut-glass frame which held the place card – when we got back from honeymoon, I sent everyone a picture from the wedding that would fit in that frame.”scotish destination weddings Edinburgh, Scotland Destination WeddingCongratulations Amy and Alan!  Looks like a festive and fun event and a great start to husband and wife!  We hope you get back to Scotland soon!

Destination Wedding Photographer: Paul Johnson Photography (Paul & Mecheal Johnson)

Wedding Vendors: Wedding Location: Dundas Castle, Wedding Dress: Pronovias, purchased at Bridal Couture in Atlanta, Band: Reel Time Events, Piper: (Bagpipes) Roderick Deans w/Reel Time Events, Caterer: Prestige Scotland, Cake: Marks & Spencer, Wedding Flowers: Lillias Brotherston.

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Inspired by the Langham Hotel Wallpaper Pattern

langham hotel london Inspired by the Langham Hotel Wallpaper PatternGrand buildings, historic architecture, even your hotel of choice can be great inspiration for your wedding day decor.  I especially love to pull in historical or cultural influences when the event is a destination wedding.  It’s just one more way your guests can get a true sense of location and appreciate your wedding details that much more.  Today I’m inspired by a pattern – a wallpaper pattern, in one of my favorite color combos – pink and gold.  But this wallpaper has a history to it far beyond its pretty palette.  The famed Langham Hotel in London opened its doors in 1865, and when it did, this lovely pattern was the original wallpaper in the hotel.  Nowadays couples can have quite the royal wedding at the Langham London, but regardless of which Langham you choose to wed in, why not infuse its history into your design inspiration?  You might be surprised at the options you’ll find!  From vintage coasters for wedding favors to china patterns during dinner, if your groom doesn’t mind a bit of pink, the options are endless!

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Consider weaving the pattern into your destination wedding invitation and give your guests a real sneak peek at what’s in store for them.  And of course, any sugary confection can be designed with your motif in mind!  From welcome bags to thank you notes, dig a little deeper into your location and perhaps its history to find unexpected inspiration for your wedding day details!

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