Pineapple Inspired Destination Wedding Details

Today we’re dreaming of the delicious fruit that is pineapple!  Not only does it make for a mean addition to a cocktail or dessert, it also goes great in tropical wedding decor!  If you want a bright and cheery, oh-so sweet wedding setup, then consider using one of our favorite fruits as inspiration!  Getting married in Hawaii?  What a perfect place to pop some color with this fabulous fruit from the islands.

pineapple wedding details

{Photos: Save The Date Towel + Groom: Penelope Anne Photography via Wedding Chicks, Card: Kelly Daniels via Southbound Bride, Pineapple Centerpieces, Cocktail, Gold Charger Images: South Moon Photography via Palm Beach Lately, Monogram Place Setting: Amanda Watson via GWS, Cake: Erica O’Brien}

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Destination Engagement Photos

Who said that a destination was meant only for your ceremony or reception? Why not grab that special someone and take a pre-wedding vacay (or pre-wedding honeymoon as we like to think of it) to snap some engagement photos?! The world has some drop dead gorgeous photo backgrounds so why limit yourself to your hometown? These getaway photos are perfect for a couple overcome with wanderlust or the couple that wants to show off their destination wedding venue before their guests arrive (hint, take your pics during your site visit). So, pack your bags (and a photographer) and go capture your engagement on film!

Destination engagement photos

{Photos: Greece: Mary Fields Photography, Paris: The Paris Photographer via French Wedding Style, Rome: Rochelle Cheever, New York: KT Merry via Inspired by This, Florida: Jonathan Connolly via SMP, Caribbean: Lyndah Wells Photography via The Frosted Petticoat}

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Fireworks at Your Holiday Weekend Wedding

Getting married on a holiday weekend has it’s advantages, and in many cases, free fireworks is one of them!  If a grand finale isn’t exactly in your wedding budget, consider a venue near a local fireworks show (whether on 4th of July or even is proximity of a theme park with a nightly show in the summer).  If you’re getting married out of the country however, like in Mexico, you may find that the cost of a private show is less than you might expect.  Talk to your venue about the restrictions and available options so even if you say I do on a Tuesday, you can still light up the night sky in love!

fireworks at weddings

{Photos: Top Row + Second Row Left: The Knot, Second Row Right: Flickr, Third Row: Etsy, Bottom Row Left: Nessa K, Right: Lauren Kinsey via Southern Weddings}

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Happy Thanksgiving Travelers + Friends!

Today is Thanksgiving here in the US and we just wanted to say how thankful we are for each and every one of you who read this blog, submit to the blog and share your stories with us.  We love seeing the world with you!  Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving with your families and fiances!

thanksgiving wedding

{Photos: Wreath: Just Another Day in Paradise, Place Card: Minted, Table: Savvy Southern Style, Cookies: Glorious Treats, Pies: MS}

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Landmark Wedding Photos

When you’re hosting a destination wedding, often times the location or the landmark the location is known for becomes the third character in your story.  Well, if you’re lucky enough to say I do in front of or near a pretty spectacular site like the Eiffel Tower or even in a sports stadium in another state, be sure to build some extra time into your day-of timeline so the two of you and your photographer can take a stroll to make some very special memories like these!

If you’re near but not near enough one of these spots or perhaps your day is just too packed already to plan for a photo op visit, then consider doing a day after session together when you get back in your attire for these photos or just enjoy a more casual look and day out on the town with your destination wedding photographer.

landmark wedding locations

{Photos: Paris: Emm Fagadar, SF: Fondly Forever, Bath: More Than an Image, Biltmore Estate: Two Ring Studios, NYC: Shira Weinberger, Vegas: Meg Ruth, Baseball: Sweet Little Photographs via Ruffled, Chair Lift: Matt Alberts}

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