It’s almost the weekend again and what’s a Thursday morning without a little glamour? Yep, you guessed right! We are off to Hollywood this fine day to see the sights: the Hollywood Sign, the Walk of Fame and the neon glitz of Sunset Strip.
Each month on the blog you’ll find a different country or region inspiring a post in a series called ‘Worldwide Wedding Inspiration‘. The aim is to get your creative juices flowing for your destination wedding with colours, themes and ideas from every corner of the globe…without being too themed.
We have already been won over by Scandi style, enjoyed the essence of The Emerald Isle, been bowled over by bright and beautiful Brazil and felt enchanted by bonnie Scotland, and after seeing the shining starlet’s on the red carpet for this week’s Emmy’s it felt right for this month’s ideas to be inspired by Hollywood.
Rather than going down the old Hollywood glamour and film-inspired wedding route which you have no doubt seen before, I wanted to share how today’s LA brides are rocking their wedding’s in a classic meets modern Hollywood way.
Luxurious hotels surrounded by palm-lined streets create a more formal affair, venues are decorated with decadent chandeliers, hints of blush, metallic touches and subtle sequins and finished with a classic checkerboard dance floor.
A timeless red pout and ruby red nails gives brides a celeb-worthy wedding day look; wear with a red-carpet-worthy gown, timeless designer heels, vintage jewellery and a voluminous blow dry or stylized updo.
Crisp black and white continues as an underlying theme with the groom and groomsmen in sleek tuxedo suits and the bridesmaids in flashy sequined dresses or formal eveningwear gowns.
Jessica & Rex ♥ Florida, USA
Photographer: Villetto Photography
There’s been a definite autumnal chill to the air this last week here in the UK and it has left us all wondering where the delightful summer sunshine has gone (and in a real outfit dilemma everyday since sandals and bare legs are suddenly no longer the look du jour!).
If like me, this wintery weather leaves you cold and you’re more of a warm weather gal then the promise of clear blue sunshiny skies on your wedding day might be your top reason for wanting a destination wedding.
If that sounds like you then you will be sure to fall head over heels for today’s Longboat Key Beach Club wedding, Florida. It has all the right ingredients for a delightful destination day including a stunning beach ceremony with the rolling waves of the Gulf of Mexico as a backdrop combined with a marina side secret garden reception decorated in enchanting fairy lights. And the icing on the cake? Dancing under the moonlight, not a breeze in the fabulous Florida air. Perfection right?
After spending a lovely (although pretty wet and rainy!) August bank holiday weekend by the beach in Cornwall, I couldn’t help but stay in a beach life state of mind by sharing these magical Montego Bay moments!
One of the great things about a destination wedding (although there are many!) is that it is more than a one day event. The day’s surrounding your wedding will be just as overflowing with love and laughter as the big day itself, so use the extra time to your advantage and plan great get-togethers for your guests and steal away for some alone time with your partner and be sure to get as many photographs of these memorable moments as possible.
Chelsey and Doug tied the knot in magical Montego Bay in Jamaica (be sure to take a look at their blissful beachside wedding here) and the day after their nuptials they took advantage of being surrounded by stunning scenery and headed to the beach with their photographer Sara, of Sarunia Photogoraphy to capture this special time of being newlyweds.
Gone are the days that the only thing you carry down the aisle on your wedding day is a bridal bouquet!
Fabulous flower crowns have been taking the wedding world by storm for the last few years and adorning yourself with florals on your big day doesn’t stop there! There’s a growing trend for a whole host of fresh flower wedding accessories and this week’s Friday Five brings you five fabulous alternative ways to wear fresh flowers on your special day.
Maybe you just won’t be able to resist a glorious flower crown or halo, or if they are too much of a statement piece for you, how about intertwining pretty petals into your plaits or bridal updo?
Why not try something really unique by accentuating your waist with a band of blooms, or have your maids carry a colourful corsage down the aisle instead of a bouquet, or if you’re to be a barefoot bride go for this season’s must-have the floral anklet?
Ahhh Greece, with your brilliant blue sky, sun bleached sands and crystal clear waters, how we love thee. It’s no wonder that Greece and its idyllic islands are one of the most popular holiday locations, and if your heart longs for a breathtaking ocean view as the backdrop to your nuptials then look no further than Greece for your destination wedding.
So, if you are thinking about getting married in Greece then this Destination Wedding Guide is a great place to start! And who could be better than the Greek destination wedding expert Eleni editor of the hugely popular blog Love4Wed, to bring you all of the inspiration and information you need to start planning your big day in gorgeous Greece?
Getting married in Greece can be such an unforgettable experience for a couple planning a destination wedding. There are so many gorgeous locations to get married in Greece with the outmost breathtaking settings.
If you are thinking of getting married in beautiful Greece, remember one thing! The pure romance and beauty of the setting is already there… what is left? The planning!!!
Chelsey & Doug ♥ Montego Bay, Jamaica
Photographer: Sarunia Photography
Just as the old saying goes, your wedding day really is one of the happiest days of your life and today’s bride Chelsey might just be the happiest and most-smiley bride ever seen!
It’s such a joy to share in her and Doug’s day and to take a peek into just how delighted they are to tie the knot. Their luxury beachside Montego Bay ceremony, the cheer, the laughter, the tears of joy, and of course Chelsey’s gorgeous grin, all make this the kind of wedding that you wish you’d been invited to.
Oh, and you’ll be seriously crushing over the coral bridesmaid dresses too – the bright pop of colour looks oh-so-perfect for this blissful beachside destination day.