London Inspired Wedding Details

Inspired by iconic London, England symbols and icons, we decided to include some of our favorite wedding details. Escort cards with double-decker busses and vintage cars serve as the perfect way to subtly incorporate a huge part of London into your wedding. If you’re looking for a more obvious way to decorate, try these lovely London inspired wedding invitations, save the dates, and itineraries from Hello!Lucky.

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{Top Row Left: Hitched, Right:Nato Welton Photography via Brides UK, Second Row: HelloLucky, Third Row Left:Devlin Photos, Right:Dottie Photography, Bottom Row Left: Made with Pink, Right:The Last Detail}


Color Palette Inspiration:Red & Black


Halloween may be long gone but that doesn’t mean you can’t incorporate two bold colors like red and black into your destination wedding! NowI know what you’re thinking, heck no I don’t want to incorporate black into my wedding! Many brides believe using such a dark color like black may be depressing or look too gothic but don’t fret, black is actually a very common color used in weddings and if done correctly it will turn out just beautifully, see the photos below. Pairing red with black will add an even more bold and rich look to your wedding. Make sure to lighten up this color scheme with a little white, gray or a playful pattern like damask.

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Cover Photo: The Event Crashers, Cake: Elizabeth Anne Designs, Plate: Adrienne Gunde Blog, Bridesmaids: Glamour & Grace, Table: Story Board Wedding, Chairs: Aphrodite’s Wedding Blog, Center Piece: Every Last Detail 


Beach Wedding Photo Shoot

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I’m totally and completely obsessed with today’s inspiration shoot captured by Tinywater Photography.  A team of talented event professionals, lead by Amber of Platinum Planning, designed a beach wedding shoot unlike any other that I’ve seen.  With the movie, Endless Summer in mind, they took inspiration from the silver screen and interpreted it into a vintage beach party we would have loved to attend!  So many great ideas for the casual but detail driven destination beach wedding.

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All the surf inspired paper products were designed with fun and a sense of nostalgia by Alice Koswara.  This is one destination wedding invitation that is sure to get guests excited about packing their bags!

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Love the shell necklace on the bride!

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Surfboards not only doubled as a ceremony marker but also served as the guest book for friends and family to leave loving messages on.

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For the intimate reception dinner, guests were welcomed to pillows in the sand and a low table draped in burlap and adorned with all the natural and vintage elements of the era they were inspired by.

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To continue to carry the theme, mini surfboards were used for place cards.  So cute!

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The burlap napkins were embellished with raffia and shells to finish off the ocean look.

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And what’s a beach party for your wedding without a themed dessert bar?!?!  Complete with a cookie tower and even an ice cream station, this is every kid’s fantasy (and that of the kid in us too).

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Mini bakery boxes and wax lined bags filled with sweet treats were the wedding favors designed by the team, and of course, it all matched perfectly with the tabletop.

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Now here’s where they really got creative – dinner and a movie – at the beach!!!!  What an amazing rehearsal dinner idea for a destination wedding!!  Screen home movies, a photo slide show, or perhaps your favorite feature film in the background of dinner in the sand or as night falls to give your guests a different activity to partake in at the end of the evening.

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Blankets and throw pillows welcomed guests to the screen when darkness came.

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No movie screening is complete without beer and movie treats!

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What a relaxing and laid back wedding day this would be!  We love it!  But if it’s a bit too casual for your style, consider the concept for a fab rehearsal dinner night instead!

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 Destination Wedding Photographer: Tinywater Photography

Wedding Vendors: Videography: Lovespun Handmade Films, Design: Amber Novey of Platinum Planning, Stationery: Alice Koswara, Floral artistry: Botanical Floral Designs, Cookies: The Cookie Drop, Vintage Edsel car: TNT Automative, Dress: Love Culture, Hair and Make up artistry: Rona Basa of Luxe Image, Necklace: Idea Farm Designs


Heart Wedding Details

February is upon us and that means more engagement rings to be given and Valentine’s Day weddings!  Are you planning a quick getaway for a Valentine’s wedding?  Or perhaps you just love love and what to infuse a few romantic hearts into your big day.  Well, then this post is for you!  The heart details at a destination wedding can be a bit more creative than the average “I do” and we’re kicking off the concept with rocks, arrows, a handmade bouquet and more!  How will you include a heart or two into your wedding?  If your guest count is small, then I highly recommend rallying the group into formation for a photo op!

heart themed wedding{Photos: Basket of Hearts: Not on the High Street, Rocks: via Style Me Pretty, Bouquet: Labelle Bride, Cupcakes: Oh Darling Photography, Ring Pillow: Crafty Pod, Shoes:, Balloons: Jonathan Ong via Once Wed, Heart Twinkle Lights: Flickr, Map Hearts: Everything Fab, People in Heart Formation: Flickr}

I love a little garland at a destination wedding, especially in a country like Mexico or Spain.  And if you’re stateside then consider a few throw pillows adorned with the symbol of love.  Cakes and confections are an easy sweet themed treat and but don’t overlook the natural beauty that surrounds you, you might be surprised to find a heart already on site!

heart themed weddings{Photos: Pillow: Etsy, Bark Candles: Spearmint Wedding, Garland: Etsy, Pillows: Jillian Mitchell via Style Me Pretty, State Artwork Sign: Etsy, Arrows: Design Sponge, Island Formation: Hearts Everywhere, Cake: W. Scott Chester Photo, Cookies: Daily Candy}