Destination Wedding Welcome Bags from Engage!15: Nizuc

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We’re back with more destination wedding inspiration from Engage!15: Nizuc in Cancun, Mexico where we got to see what’s hot for weddings around the world, right down to the perfect destination wedding welcome bag.  (If you missed the amazing beach wedding party yesterday, be sure to check it out here.)

Each year, the team from Engage collaborates with Gifts for the Good Life to create a massive amount of swag for the guests and attendees.  This year, the theme was designed around the resort, one with a black and gold color palette and a nod to the ancient Mayan civilization.  Guests got to select their style of tote and then fill it accordingly with goodies that fit them best!

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Then each night during turndown service, additional thank you gifts and notes were left in each guest’s room to surprise them when they returned home from dinner!

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Even the trays used during the parties matched the style perfectly!

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You certainly don’t have to gift your guests this much product when they arrive at your destination wedding, but even one gift at night on their pillow or a small tote filled with useful items on arrival will go a long way in making a lasting impression for your audience.  Show them how thankful you are through swag!

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Photography by: Carla Ten Eyck, C10 Studios, Love Life Images, John Cain Photography, Tammy Swales Studio

Swag/Gift Products by: Gifts for the Good Life


How to Order Your Destination Wedding Album

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Today we’re chatting with our friends over at Indigo Album Design, who create custom wedding albums for couples, using your photos and their local artisan partners who together, design, print, and bound a beautiful keepsake from your big day!  Not all couples opt to get their wedding album from their photographer, and those who don’t will love this affordable option to take your digital files and turn them into a family heirloom you will enjoy for decades!  We asked the team over at Indigo Album Design to tell us a little about doing it on your own, what to expect, and what to know before you book!  Oh, and they’ve even brought along a big discount to our friends and travelers too!  Keep reading…

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JF: Do couples need to include an album when they book a photography package, especially when planning a destination wedding?

IAD: Nowadays we find more and more couples are opting to receive their wedding photos by download or DVD and some photographers also prefer to go the electronic route and bow out of the album game. It can be a bit of a hassle for destination wedding couples to coordinate a wedding album with their on-location photographers, so we find that many of them forgo the album with their photography package. However, as long as you receive printing rights and high-res images you can absolutely create a professional quality album and for a more affordable price!

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JF: How do you recommend couples go about getting their wedding album made?

IAD: Many professional quality album companies only work with professional photographers and do not work directly with the couple. Our company works with both industry professionals as well as couples who are interested in making an album. We pair each client with a graphic designer who drafts the album design based on the couple’s input. This allows couples to truly customize the look of their album, so that it represents their personal style as well as the overall look and feel of their wedding.

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JF: Any tips and tricks to designing a professional looking album and layout once you commit to it?

IAD: The most important and most difficult part of the album design process is narrowing down the photo selection. Most couples will receive hundreds of photos from their wedding photographer, so it can be quite a challenge to pick only 100-150 images. We suggest saving the images to a new folder on your desktop and then going through and eliminating the images that don’t make the cut. In addition to selecting the photos that best represent the sequence of the day, it is also important to include detail shots that help embellish and fill out the album. Once you have your album images ready to go, the rest of the album process should be pretty easy as your graphic designer should handle the rest.

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JF: Why do couples even need an album in today’s digital era?

IAD: Yes, in the world of iPads and Facebook, one might question the need for a traditional wedding album. However, wedding albums have come a long way and our albums are by no means your grandma’s wedding album! We try to maintain some vintage aspects, but add a modern twist with graphic end paper options and thick high quality prints. Call us sentimental, but we find the wedding album to be a timeless keepsake and it is always nice to have a tangible memento in your home that you can share with family, friends, children and grandchildren for years to come!

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Indigo Album Design is offering all Jet Fete readers a 20% discount for the month of July (use code: JULY2015) and for those who have yet to receive their photos, feel free to email them regarding future promotions

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For more information on creating a beautiful, custom, unique wedding album, be sure to check out Indigo Album Design!  And mention Jet Fete this month for 20% off your order!

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Honeymoon Bikinis, Swimwear + Clothes

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Today we’ve got a shopping secret for you – one of our favorite new collections of swimwear to take with you on your honeymoon or to your destination wedding!  Leonisa has a great selection of new designs that are to-die-for and oh-so perfect for that sexy beach look on your honeymoon!  From underwire bikini tops to crochet beach pants and even shapewear to wear under your wedding dress, Leonisa has you covered and covered up too!

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One pieces, two pieces, halters, strapless, and so much more – you can do all your honeymoon (and destination wedding) shopping in one place!  They even have goodies for the guys too!  Some of our faves?  The floral prints and patterns that are so on trend right now in the new swimwear collection.

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So pack your bags (just like this one below!) and say I do to new looks to rock at your tropical destination wedding and on that romantic beach honeymoon.

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To check out the full line of beach attire and lingerie and shapewear for your big day too, be sure to visit Leonisa.  Happy shopping!

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Bride to Be Cleanse for the New Year

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New year, new you – right?!?!  It’s January and that means most of us are in full swing with our New Year’s resolutions to get fit, stay in shape, slim down, tone up or lose a few before fitting into that wedding dress.  If that’s you, then we’ve got a great way for you to kick start the process or perhaps push you across that finish line.  We recently discovered the Bikini Cleanse.  Can you say honeymoon!?!?  The Bikini Cleanse is a seven day program, that we’ve tried…and it works!  In fact, not only does it work, it’s not painful to do.  (This coming from someone who likes to eat and the thought of seven days sounds like torture.)  But the good news is, you get to eat!

The program comes in this fabulous packaging that actually makes a cleanse look like fun!  Once you’ve browsed through the goodies inside, you’ll find that you get a shake a day (with almond milk too), two yummy sweet tea-like drinks, a hot tea before bed and light meals throughout the day.  That’s a lot!  Surprisingly, you’ll find you aren’t hungry and it’s totally manageable without being miserable.  Plus the pretty pink packages make being on a cleanse seem like part of the wedding planning process!

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Their “passport” to bikini world also comes complete with cleaver motivational messages, shopping lists and meal plan ideas for you.  Once you’re a day or two into it, the plan begins to feel like old habit and is easy to stick to.  If you’re like us, you’ll see your skin start to clear up almost immediately and those pesky few pounds you’ve been trying to lose will be gone!  But my favorite part about the program was how it cut the carb and sugar cravings (especially during the holiday season) and once the cleanse was done, those new good habits stuck.  So while you could lose a dress size during this week, chances are you’ll keep losing or at least keep it off after the hard work is done.

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Now you don’t want to cleanse too close to the wedding day and risk your dress fitting incorrectly, but if you’re gearing up for your 2015 wedding and honeymoon then now is the time to try the Bikini Cleanse and see your 2015 2.0 bod before you know it!  We liked it enough to make it an annual tradition!  Happy cleansing!


Heucy Spring 15

Hey destination brides and jet setters! We had the pleasure of being introduced to a brand of womenswear that is absolutely perfect for travel and/or vacationing and we have a little sneak peak into the newest collection. Not only are their clothes are to die for, but Heucy prides themselves on creating garments made from 100% sustainable fabrics, which makes them adorable AND practical. The garments are even sourced and produced right here in the USA.

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We especially love this white dress shown above for our brides! Could it be anymore perfect for a bride’s getaway outfit?

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Whether you’re about to embark on a business trip, family vacation, or honeymoon, these chic and easy outfits are make packing for getaways easy (AND they travel well). Comfortable and versatile, we are just dying to get our hands on some of these looks. Don’t miss your chance to get yours!

{Photos and looks by Heucy}