A European Wedding Inspiration Shoot on the Amalfi Coast

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Today’s event is actually an inspiration shoot rather than a real wedding.  A small team of talented event professionals touched down on the Amalfi Coast in Southern Italy to inspire those couples out there considering a destination wedding in Italy.

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We asked Kim at Maru Photography how they came to select this special spot for their inspiration shoot.  “For it’s romantic charm and beautiful ocean-side vistas. The location is absolutely perfect for a romantic Italian destination wedding and the region is superbly equipped with all the amenities couples seeing such an Italian wedding experience would want and need!”

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“The inspiration for this shoot was literally “La Dolce Vita!”—the sweet life of Italy’s stunning natural beauty, zest for life and over-the-top romance!”

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“The Amalfi Coast and Positano in particular, is known for it’s lemons. Lemons are at the heart of this region’s delicious cuisines and traditional decorations and motives. We wove them into the decor for this shoot.”

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Besides all the beauty, great food and wonderful people in this part of the world, there is one thing to keep in mind before you book!  “Positano, along with the rest of the beautiful Amalfi Coast towns are ancient vertical towns, built into the cliffs overhangning the stunning Bay of Salerno. This could create challenges for travelers who are challenged with difficulty walking.”

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Destination Wedding Photographer: Maru Photography

Inspiration Shoot Team: Locations:
 Hotel Murat and the Villa Flavia Gioia, Positano, Italy, Event Planner: Milena Santoro of MS Productions


Destination Wedding in Guadalajara, Mexico

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Ori and Juliette decided on a destination wedding in Mexico because of the couple’s close ties to the area.  Juliette shared with us a bit about her upbringing.  “I grew up in Guadalajara and my dream was to get married in my hometown.  Also, I always wanted to get married on the synagogue my parents got married at.”  Such a sweet sentiment!  And so their big day began…

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The bride wore a formal gown with a lush white bouquet paired with socks and sparkling sneakers!  Love!

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She later donned a pair of hot high heels too!

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This wedding was certainly a family affair, right down to the ceremony site!

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The color palette for the day?  “We love classics, so we wanted to have a romantic and classic event, we chose ivory, gray and nude as our palate on every detail of the wedding.”

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And at the reception, a nod to the day they got engaged.  “We got engaged in Paris, so we wanted to create a similar atmosphere, therefore we hung floor to ceiling photos of the engagement on three walls of the ballroom.”

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Paris may have been some of the inspiration, but Mexico certainly played a part too as mariachis serenaded the group and dancers wowed the crowd.

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A perfect blend of cultures and a fabulous night for all!

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Congratulations to the newlyweds!

Destination Wedding Photographer: Bwright Photography

Wedding Vendors: Ceremony Venue: Beth-Shalom Synagogue, Reception Venue + Caterer: Camino Real Guadalajara, Wedding Planner: Fabiola Alferez, Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero


French City Weddings

Why does Paris just seem to scream for a formal and fabulous wedding?  Today we’re off to Europe to take a look at city weddings in France and all that France has to offer destination wedding couples.  A wedding in Paris can mean many things, but today think chunky and rich gold paired with the soft pink petals of roses.  Or how about a black and white Marie Antoinette themed event?  French wedding veil and black tie clad groom?  Check!  Faberge eggs on the decor menu?  Check!  How about Laduree macarons on the dessert menu?  Yum!  A fancy French fete is one destination wedding your guests and you won’t soon forget!

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