Favorite Real Wedding Details of 2012, Part 2

Posted by Caitlin on Dec 28, 2012

Yesterday, we shared some of our favorite real wedding details of 2012, and we’re back today to bring you even more incredible style from this year.

Unique Bridesmaid Style

From the differing shades of gray and purple dresses to the statement pieces of jewelry, we love this entire bridal party’s style. Solid bridesmaid dresses are the norm, but having your maid of honor stand out in a patterned dress adds to the visual appeal. There’s no doubt these ladies will wear their dresses again and again. See more of Jesse and Ben’s elegant, loft wedding here.

Photo: Jordan Quinn Photography

3 Must-Haves for any Destination Wedding

Posted by Caitlin on Dec 04, 2012

Whether you’re saying your “I do’s” on a beach overlooking the crystal clear turquoise waters in the Caribbean or in an intimate chapel in Mexico, you might want to consider a few of these ceremony touches to make it one-of-a-kind:

1. Fans: Keep your guests cool with fans that double as your ceremony programs.

Photo: One Love Photography

2. Music: Consider a steel-drum band or a mariachi band for your entertainment.

Photo: Dino Gomez Photography

3.Refreshers: As your guests arrive to your ceremony venue, offer them an ice-cold signature cocktail or bottled water and as your guests leave, offer them a sweet treat like popsicles or freeze pops.

Photo: Kate Headley Photography 

For more inspiration, browse other destination wedding articles. Or are you ready to start planning your destination wedding? Get started now.

Naomi & Jafet 

August 8

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico


Q & A with the Bride:

1. What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

The outdoor beach terraza.

2. Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

The outdoor summer celebration, the priest’s speech and our family and friends all together.

3. Give us the one moment from your wedding day you cannot stop thinking about.

The moment I was dressed and ready for the best part of the day to start.

Colorful, Beach Destination Wedding in Mexico

Posted by Caitlin on Nov 08, 2012

Joni & David 

July 6 

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico


Q & A with the Bride:

1. What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

We both love great food, so initially our venue’s reputation for amazing food is what piqued our interest. After seeing the beautiful view at the ceremony site and the beachfront area for the reception, we knew that this venue was “the one.” It was gorgeous and low-key at the same time, which was exactly what we wanted. We were treated wonderfully by staff of Hacienda and really couldn’t have made a better choice!

2. Which four details from your wedding were your favorites?

1. The music-We had a trio for the ceremony, and a mariachi band for the reception. I walked done the aisle to “Sweet Child of Mine,” and the recessional was “Home” by Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeroes. The trio did such a great job of making this fun but still classy. We the song “Home” because it is so fitting to our life. Dave and I will travel around the world for his career, so home will be “whereever I’m with you (him).” The mariachi band was amazing, and the perfect touch for the fun celebration we wanted our wedding to be!

2. The flowers– Oh my, what can I say about the flowers? They were amazing! The tables at the reception were my favorite. It was like an absolute dream. The flowers were so beautiful, and the places settings were so perfect. I adored the napkin and flowers at the place settings. There is one photo of the tables with the ocean in the background that is to die for! My bouquet was amazing as well! 

3. The lace aisle runner– This detail gave my wedding a little bit of the vintage feel I wanted. I had a hard time deciding between a beach or vintage style, and Amy, our event designer,  did an unbelievable job at incorporating both!

4. One last thing– Amy surprised us with a caricature artist at our cocktail hour and reception. It is definitely not something I would have originally thought to include, but it was so great. He was very professional and really kept people highly entertained as well as giving them a memento to take home! 

3. Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about. 

Walking down the aisle with my mother, who I love dearly. The photos of that are absolutely priceless to me. Also, seeing David at the end of the aisle smiling at me and having no control over the giant smile on my face in return! He held my hand the entire ceremony and for some reason that sticks in my mind too.