When it comes to getting married abroad, BHLDN is a jet setting bride’s best friend and the latest range from Anthropologie’s bridal brand – the ‘Summer Loves’ collection – is destination wedding perfection.
Blush toned bridal gowns, floating lightweight tulle and silk wedding dresses and beautifully beaded bridesmaid wears are just a few of the enchanting summer-inspired styles in the new BHLDN collection.
“She moves to the beat of her heart. The summer sun seems to rise only for her, catching the light as she skims the shoreline. She kisses the sea and falls, heart first, into the blue abyss. It’s that indescribable feeling of falling in love, the feeling that inspired BHLDN to bring “Summer Loves” to life with its latest collection of creative imagery.”
“Shot on the glistening white sands of Noordhoek Beach in Cape Town, South Africa, the windswept tulle and rippled silk of the summer collection add an element of whimsy to the tranquility of the surrounding environment. Model Mathilde Brandi begs the viewer to join her in her exploration of land and sea as she glistens in the embellished bridal separates, lace wedding gowns and reception dresses and relaxed bridesmaids styles of the summer collection.”
“Through her graceful movements and enchanting gaze can be seen eye-catching pops of color, both on wedding dresses and in featured bridesmaids styles. These colors were the inspiration behind the new collection and translate flawlessly through the tiered layers of ombre rose tulle, tonal sequins and colorful blooming handwork that can be seen throughout.”
Nadja & Andi ♥ Bonn, Germany
Photographer: Kibogo Photography
Unique venues are what destination weddings are all about and today’s retro wedding takes distinctive to a whole new level!
Nadja and Andi held their vintage-inspired celebration at the quirky BaseCamp in Bonn, Germany. Described by many as the coolest place in the world this indoor campground is home to 15 vintage caravans, two nightsleepers, two American Airstreams and two VW vans, all artfully decorated by a movie set decorator! Not only a kitsch setting for a wedding, you can also sleep over at the site. How fab is that? You won’t be able to help but smile and fall in love with this wonderful one-off wedding day….
Giant Love Letter Balloons £9.17 – Supply and Co at Etsy
Giant wedding balloons have been popping up at weddings for the last year or two and boy do they add impact and a touch of whimsy to a wedding day!
There’s so many beautiful big balloons with tassels to choose from, however the latest trend in giant wedding balloons is large latex letters! From huge hugs and kisses to oversized love letters, if you’re getting married abroad then these giant wedding balloons would make an impactful decor idea and because they are so lightweight they are easy to transport to your wedding location.
Simply speak to your wedding planner or venue about the idea and ask them if they can organise some helium for your wedding morning, order the balloons online and take them in your suitcase to your destination wedding – voila! If you’re having a hot weather destination wedding be sure to keep your balloons in the shade as the heat of the sun could burst them.
Giant Letter Balloons £9.17 – Supply and Co at Etsy
Janna & Nolen ♥ Limpopo Provence, South Africa
Photographer: Sarah Marie Photos
Camp Jabulani is a family owned private safari lodge set within the wilderness of the Kapama Game Reserve in South Africa. The camp began as a home for an orphaned elephant (that was given the name Jabulani), along with a herd of rescued elephants from Zimbabwe.
Jabulani meaning “to rejoice” was the logical namesake for the camp that was to become an extraordinary African experience where visitors could interact with the family of elephants as well as experiencing the big game territory surrounding the lodge.
Janna and Nolen chose this astonishing luxury lodge for their intimate nuptials and what an incredible day they had! Their wild and free wedding took place in the African bush, completely at one with nature and surrounded by the elephants.
Janna looked absolutely enchanting in her vintage-inspired BHLDN gown as she gracefully walked barefoot towards her groom. After the ceremony she donned a swooshing tassel dress – perfectly fitting for a sunset celebration in the outback.
Destination Wedding Save The Dates from £8.99 – Paper Willow Design at Etsy
When it comes to destination weddings you can’t go wrong with a subtle travel theme, or a tropical print for those of you who will be beach brides!
Maps, planes, palm trees and tropical flower prints always conjure up exciting holiday feelings and the promise of fun, sun and relaxation, so what could be a better invitation design to get your wedding guests in the vacay state of mind?
These pretty paper creations from Paper Willow Design at Etsy are perfect for a destination wedding and will enthuse your nearest and dearest from the off! Be sure to take a look at the full Etsy shop as there’s plenty more designs and ideas to chose from and you can also have the stationery printed by the seller but here’s a few favourite designs as a preview….
Destination Wedding Invitations from £38.00 – Paper Willow Design at Etsy