Pretty Peach Destination Wedding in Virginia

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Becky and David returned to their roots in Virginia for their destination wedding, traveling from out west in Los Angeles.  The beautiful ceremony and reception took place at the Wintergreen Resort in the Blue Ridge Mountains, where they blended not only their families but their LA and Virginia styles.  With oodles of pretty peach tones and a California vibe to the rustic big day, Becky and David and friends celebrated the night away in style!

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Bridesmaids wore individual looks in a blush and peach palette that came together perfectly!

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And the guys looked dapper in coordinating ties too!

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A memory box was sealed at the alter overlooking the beautiful mountain backdrop.

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And the end of the evening was topped off with another pair of love birds – their cake topper!  Cute idea!

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Congratulations to the newlyweds!

Destination Wedding Photographer: Marta Locklear Photography

Wedding Vendors: CCS Events, Location: Wintergreen Resort, Rentals: Festive Fare Rentals, DJ: Xtreme Disc Jockey, Photo Booth: Smile Booth, Flowers: Blakemoore’s Flowers, Officiant: Cousin of the Groom – Brennan, Paper: Etsy, Transportation: Crown Limousine


Destination Wedding at Lake Louise in Alberta, Canada

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Mike and Vikkie opted for a mountain destination wedding overlooking the spectacular Lake Louise in Alberta, Canada. There had been a blizzard a few days before, making the rolling hills even more amazing of a setting for their big day.

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The group began the festivities during a welcome party at Banff Avenue Brew Company, before heading to the lake with welcome goodies in hand (including local treats and Vietnamese favors).

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Then the couple opted for a tea ceremony set in a sunflower-clad ceremony overlooking Lake Louise. The décor for the day was inspired by the bride’s love of her favorite Van Gogh painting!

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When it came time to celebrate at the reception, Mike and Vikkie went with a more modern vibe, partially to reflect the western-style ceremony they had transitioned to.

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The color purple was bountiful in the reception, including even in the candy bar!

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Come the end of the evening, the bride transitioned into her third dress of the day! Just in time for her to hit the dance floor with the groom for a choreographed dance!

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Congratulations to the newlyweds!

Destination Wedding Photographer: Orange Girl Photographs

Wedding Vendors: Planning & Design: Postcard Weddings & Events, Hair: Hedkandi Salon, Bridesmaids’ Makeup: Canmore & Banff Makeup Artistry, Bridal Makeup: Danielle Vincent, Kimiko Beauty, Ceremony & Reception Venue: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Photo Session Venue: Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Transportation: MC Limo Transportation, Ceremony Music: Ensemble Cascade, Florist: Flower Artistry, Candy Bar: Whippt, Band: Wildcard – PM Gigs, DJ: Stardust – PM Gigs



Rosemary Beach Pretty Peach Wedding

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Erin and Chris held their beautiful beach wedding at Rosemary Beach in Florida, where friends and family gathered on the sand to watch the darling couple say “I do!”  Filled with pretty peach colors and lots of great dance moves (to an 80’s cover band!) this wedding day was one we just adore!

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Erin’s ball gown looked stunning along the shoreline, a nice combination of formal and not-so-fancy.

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This big day was filled with personal touches throughout, including this custom corn hole set for guests to play!

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For the reception, the party moved to the lawn under a tent so guests could dance the night away.

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And dance they did!  The entertainers even came in full 1980’s costumes!

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Then donuts and sparklers helped send off the Atlanta-based newlyweds at the end of the night.  Yum!

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Congratulations to the newlyweds!

Destination Wedding Photographer:  Candice K Photography

Wedding Vendors: Floral Designer: Celestine’s Special Occasions, Event Planner: It’s a Shore Thing Wedding & Event Planning, DJ: Kyle LaMonica, Makeup Artist: Make Me Blush, Reception Venue: Rosemary Beach Weddings, Band: Rubiks Groove, Cake Designer: Sweet For Sirten



Destination Wedding in Hawaii Photo Shoot

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Today’s wedding ideas don’t come from a real wedding, but a beautiful inspiration shoot in Hawaii, brought to us by Melany Coyne of Golden Light Weddings & Events.  These beautiful purple and gold destination wedding ideas came to life with all the sparkle and celebration one would expect when saying I do on the Big Island!  And Melany shared with us their story and inspiration for the big day.  “The King’s Knoll at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott provided the main inspiration for this shoot. Located on the north west side of the Big Island of Hawaii overlooking the fish ponds at Anaeho’omalu bay. The Ali’i, Hawaiian royals, built the ponds to raise fish for themselves and their families. Along the path to King’s Knoll you will see ancient stone-walled structures.” 

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“With this location and the theme ‘plum + gold, royal elegance’ in mind I contacted some incredibly talented and creative vendors on Hawaii for assistance bringing the dream to reality. Hannah and John at Hawaii Island Events can make anything, the tables and arch were created at their Kona workshop. They also provided all of the luxurious fabrics and elegant table settings. Erin at Passionflowers by Nalani designed all of our florals including that gorgeous floral sash with jasmine vine, braided plumosus, dendrobium orchids, and lisianthus for our Polynesian princess bride.” 

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“Of course none of this would be possible without the innovative and extremely talented photographer Mykle Coyne on our team. He took all of the pieces and transformed them into such a beautiful representation of our theme. Truly capturing the essence of this tropical paradise wedding location. This inspiration shoot is for all of those brides who dream of a royal castle wedding, but envision sun-kissed afternoons with warm salty breezes and rays of golden light from the sunset for their wedding day.”

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“The Big Island is well known for its coffee plantations, most coffee lovers have heard of Kona coffee and know of its richness and bold flavor. I created the favors with local Kona coffee for guests to take a piece of island paradise home. Bradley & Lily created the elegant and timeless letterpress stationary and menus.” 

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And for more, check out the video by Mykle Coyne:

Wedding Photo Shoot Vendors: Planning, Coordination + Favors: Golden Light Weddings & Events, Location: Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, Photography + Videography: Mykle Coyne, Rentals: Hawaii Island Events, Florals: Passion Flowers by Nalani, Invitations: Bradley & Lily, Delectables: Sweets Galore, Hair + Makeup: Big Island Hair, Model: Lani


Pastel Key West Dockside Destination Wedding

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Ruth and Ronald celebrated their destination wedding on a dock in Key West, where they peppered the party with beautiful pastel mint colors and oodles of shells and starfish!  The couple’s photographer, Mike B shared their big day story with us.  “After meeting in Ocean City, it could only be fate that brought both Ruth and Ronald to Miami one year later. Although they didn’t talk much over that first year, Ronald had an idea that she was something special, so he took it upon himself to invite her and her friend out while in Miami – and the rest was history! At least, until one Christmas Eve, when Ronald got down on one knee in front of both of their families and close friends…”

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“From there, the couple decided to take their wedding on the road and get hitched amidst the sandy shores and palm trees of beautiful Key West. Ruth and Ronald’s wedding locale provided direction to their overall wedding inspiration and they decided to follow a casual, yet chic vibe. Beach-y elements accented their big day, from lush mint details to handmade starfish escort cards.”

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“Initially, the pair planned to be traditional and opt out of the ‘first look’ that has become popular among couples. However, as their photographer suggested it, they changed their mind and are entirely grateful that they did. “Not only did it give us one-on-one personal time before the wedding,” share the couple, who cited the first look as one of the favorite memories of the day. “We were able to calm our nerves and capture some amazing photos together – just the two of us.”

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“Planning a destination wedding isn’t always easy, but Ruth and Ronald ensure that it is completely worth it. “Take on one task at a time and use a schedule to plan everything,” they encourage. “It can get overwhelming at times, but when it does, take a moment to remember the purpose of the day – celebrating your love for one another!” She also adds to enjoy every moment – “it will go by so quickly!”

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Congratulations to the newlyweds!

Destination Wedding Photographer: Mike B Photography

Wedding Vendors: Venue: The Reach Resort, Waldorf Astoria, Florist/Décor: Milan Event Floral & Décor, DJ: Scott Gerke, Visualize Entertainment, Hair & Makeup: BellaLuxe Hair and Makeup, Officiant: Reverend Steve Torrence