Destination Wedding Welcome Bag Ideas from Engage!16


All this week we’re bringing you the big highlights from THE wedding industry summit, Engage!16: The Breakers.  It’s a destination conference where the best of the best from literally around the globe, gather to share best practices, brilliant ideas, and lots of pretty inspiration for weddings to come.  Why does this matter?  Well, for one, those that attend are wedding professionals bettering their businesses for YOU, which is pretty great.  And two, we’ve brought back some inspiration from their events to possibly translate into your own.  Starting with…welcome bags!  Today we’re talking all about swag!!  The team at Engaging Concepts and all their talented partners (listed below) work tirelessly to theme out every little detail, right down to the perfect shade of coral.  This year, the designs were inspired by the host venue, The Breakers Palm Beach, a swanky spot for a destination wedding in Florida.  And here’s how that translated into product throughout the event.  Absolutely picture perfect!!

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Instead of guests receiving a filled welcome bag, we each got to “shop” for our own swag and fill it ourselves!  So fun!

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And these two beauties, Rebecca Grinnals and Kathryn Arce, are the brains behind all this beauty and the Engage Summits.  If you’re a wedding industry pro, especially in the destination wedding arena, add this event to your business bucket list and be sure to meet these two incredibly inspiring women!  There are two more events this year, Italy and Georgia, sign up soon!

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Photos by: Love Life Images, Carla Ten Eyck, C10 Studios, Cameron Clark, John Cain Photography, Jeremie Barlow Photography

Graphic Design: Trisha Hay Design, Event Branding + Gifting: Gifts for the Good Life, Paper Goods: Two Paperdolls/TPD Design House, Custom Decor: The Gilded Group, Candy Bar: Sugarfina, Sign Calligraphy + Artwork: Chalk Shop Events, Location: The Breakers Palm Beach


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.

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{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}


Wedding Cookie Bars

We’ve had sweets on the brain a bit lately so rather than run to the store, I thought we’d share a sweet idea for your wedding dessert bar.  Cookies!  Grandma’s recipe, your favorite chocolate chip from childhood, or any cookies to your liking (decorated or not) make a great dessert buffet or favor idea at the end of the night.  If you’re getting married in a far off land, consider a local favorite like a wedding cookie, macaroon or other treat that might infuse the local culture into your event too!

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{Photos: Top Left: So Eventful, Right: Allison Maginn Photography, Second Row Left: Zeffert and Gold, Right: Etsy, Third Row Left: Cat Mayer Studio, Right: Gluten Free on a Shoestring, Bottom Left: Theilen Photography, Right: Pinterest}


Summer Wedding Cocktails

It’s almost time for summer and that means weddings are in full swing!  If you’re hosting a summer wedding or destination wedding then consider these colorful cocktails to dazzle your guests at the bar and beyond!

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{Photos: Top Left: Melissa Valladares, Right: B. Lovely Events, Middle Left: Honestly Yum, Right: Fit Foodie Finds, Bottom Left: Foolproof Living, Right: Heather Chriso}


Outdoor Summer Wedding Lawn Games

If you’re destination wedding is outdoors this summer, then consider entertaining your guests with more than just cocktails and tunes.  Design your day to incorporate a couple of lawn games too!  You can always invite guests to play twister, horse shoes, or croquet, but what about a few fun ideas they may not have seen at weddings?  We love carnival games, giant jenga, and vintage fun that takes you back to your childhood during your cocktail hour!  Consider these options to entertain outdoors this summer!

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{Photos: Balloons: Katelyn James Photography, Cans: Britta Schunck Fotografie, Sign: Wedding Party App, Tic Tac Toe: Deer Pearl Flowers, Cornhole: Best Photography, Jenga: Bloglovin’}