Tropical Wedding Inspiration Shoot in Miami

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Today’s tropical wedding inspiration comes to us from our friends at Alorè Event Firm who designed a tabletop look to share at The Walton House in Miami, Florida (where they have parrots to party with!).  These tropical wedding ideas work well in the Caribbean, Hawaii, Mexico, and even South and Central America where you’ll find oodles of parrots in the wild.  If you want a colorful big day, then consider this style as described by Alorè Event Firm.

This tropical oasis was created at The Walton House with the vision of Creative Director, Anna Noriega from Alorè Event Firm to embrace the true live nature component the venue had to offer. The use of palm leaves to cover tent poles was incorporated with draping to bring the outside in. The unique array of colors, succulents, summer blooms, tropical foliage, moss and not to mention mega Chandelier and Parrots gave the design an incredible “wow factor”.  

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Destination Wedding Photographer: Soul Echo Studios

Photo Shoot Team: Location + Parrots: The Walton House, Design and Florals: Alorè Event Firm, Linens: Nuage Linens, Tent and Draping: Rumbas Party Rental, Chandelier/Lighting: Kaleidoscope Event Lighting, Chairs & Table: Hitched Event Rentals, Parrots Courtesy of: Creature Features, Charger Plates: Atlas Party Rentals


Miami Wedding Location: Mondrian South Beach


Today we’re showing you a swanky property perfect for a destination wedding in Florida, or better yet, a bachelorette weekend in Miami! Enter the Mondrian South Beach. If you’ve ever been, there’s a chance it had a familiar feeling to it. That’s because the design was actually inspired by Sleeping Beauty’s Castle! What could be a more perfect place for a fairy tale wedding than that?!

The Mondrian South Beach was designed by Marcel Wanders, a Dutch architectural designer, who created a look that’s a modern interpretation on the castle. The property is surrounded by tall hedges a la historic European site, and he added whimsical touches like a dramatic black staircase that almost mimics the look of lace! The hotel is dressed with oversized bell-shaped candelabras, and the stark white and black (with pops of gold) contrast to the décor gives it a very modern vibe that meets the romance and femininity of the castle inspiration.

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If you’re considering a destination wedding at Mondrian South Beach, it’s perfect for about 70 guests, though if your group is larger, they can get creative to design the day around your size. You can wed by the pool in a special lounge area overlooking the waters or opt for inside in the restaurant, La Savina, or the Sunset Lounge too. But my favorite has to be the lush North Kissing Garden, even appropriately named for the occasion!

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The property isn’t huge, just 209 rooms and suites, perfect for a domestic destination wedding with no passport required so just enough loved ones can attend. And if you and your guy or gal pals are looking for a hip place to call home during your bachelor or bachelorette weekend, this spot in Miami just might be perfect for you. Close to the nightlife scene, right on the water, and a scene all its own, Mondrian South Beach is ideal to celebrate your last single nights!

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For more information on Mondrian South Beach, check out their site here.


Destination Weddings Bridal Show

Florida Bridal ShowAttention destination wedding brides! The Acqualina Resort & Spa in Sunny Isles Beach, FL is hosting a wedding show on September 25th to unveil a new beachfront event space (perfect for you beach loving brides!) and introduce guests to many of the area’s wedding professionals. Be prepared to sip mimosas, sample cakes and be inspired by floral and decor displays. And if you are from out of state, Acqualina is offering a special hotel discount to attendees! For more information or to reserve your spot, click here.


Elopement Packages

If you’re newly engaged and already feeling the stress of wedding planning, you may be thinking an elopement is more your style. Eloping is the perfect option for the laid-back couple who just wants to celebrate with one another, and perhaps who’d rather throw a small get together with family and friends after the fact.

Now, if you’re thinking that a local courthouse is your only option, that’s where you’re wrong! Destinations around the country and the globe are encouraging couples to escape and say “I Do” at a place that can double as the perfect honeymoon paradise!

Since you won’t be paying for a large guest count, why not splurge a little on a luxury resort experience, like the Runaway Bride and Groom package the Ritz Carlton, South Beach offers. Complete with a beach-front ceremony, bridal bouquet, officiant, photography, wedding cake and a one night stay, it’s the perfect option for those of you that like one-stop shopping and quick getaway with all the bridal bells and whistles.ritz carlton weddingsMaybe you’d rather set sail on an exotic cruise where you can experience multiple destinations in one romantic trip. Carnival Cruise lines offers a package that includes a bouquet, boutonniere, officiant, photography and wedding cake at the on shore or off-shore location of your choosing. And the best part is – they do all the planning and heavy elopements

Prefer a glass of wine over a pina colada? Ponte Family Winery in Southern California boasts 310 acres of vineyards and gardens for you to elope to. Check out their package that includes a vineyard garden ceremony, bride and groom cottages for getting ready, and an officiant. Then end the celebration with a “Valentine’s Dinner for Two” at their restaurant, complete with a butler, four course meal and live entertainment. Bump up your experience a level by considering the “Estate” which includes an overnight stay at a local bed and breakfast, too.

winery elopementsStress-free and full of romance, unexpected elopement destinations may just be the answer to your wedding dreams.


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Photo by Robert Evans Studios