Caroline & Matt ♥ Bali, Indonesia
Photographer: Windee Winata – PhotoFactory Bali
Elopements have become increasingly popular in recent years. Many of the elopements featured on You Mean The World To Me have been of couples that want to get married and legally bind their unity but they simply didn’t want the fuss, the expense or the stress of organising a traditional big white wedding.
This is also true of most of the destination wedding couples featured on the blog too, they get hitched overseas as they want to do things a little differently, escape the complications of planning ‘normal’ nuptials back home and they get to enjoy a trip of a lifetime with their loved ones whilst they’re at it!
Whatever your personal reasons are for eloping or getting married abroad, there is no denying that the beautiful island of Bali creates one of the most breathtaking backdrops for saying ‘I Do.’ Once you see the stunning scenery from today’s elegant elopement you’ll find it hard to want to tie the knot anywhere else!
Caroline and Matt wisely chose magical Mick’s Place for their elopement in Bali. Positioned on the cliff at Binging Beach, this Polynesian-influenced bungalow resort enjoys unrestricted views of the Indian Ocean.
I guarantee that you’ll love everything about this laid-back wedding day; from Caroline’s graceful gown that she teamed with beach-ready barefoot sandals, to the bright tropical blooms and traditional Balinese ceremony, from the casual surfing influences to the enchanting sunset wedding dinner that the couple shared, this is truly a dream destination wedding.
If you are thinking about getting married in Cyprus then this Destination Wedding Guide is a great place to start! And who could be better than the Cyprus destination wedding expert Matthew Oliver of A Beautiful Cyprus Wedding to bring you all of the inspiration and information you need to start planning your big day in the sunshine haven of Cyprus?
There is so much to love about the beautiful island of Cyprus. If I were to get married there I would embrace the culture and traditions by having a lovely local Cypriot themed wedding! I would get married at a traditional town hall ceremony and then hire out a beautiful taverna for the evening. Each venue would be decorated with loads of fresh blooms and I would have wooden chairs and tables to complement the venues and rustic design style.
Embroidered Crystal Capelet – Gibson Bespoke via Etsy
If there’s one thing I love about a winter wedding, it’s that they give the bride the opportunity to wear a bridal bolero or cape. Winter brides just look delightful all snuggled up in a luxurious faux fur shrug against a romantic backdrop of frost or snow.
If you too love the look of bridal boleros but you’re not tying the knot in a winter wonderland setting then check out these lightweight wedding shrugs that are ideal if you feel you might need a cute bridal coverup for your early spring or autumn wedding or once the sun goes down on a summer evening reception.
From statement caplets that will simply add a bit of beautiful bling to your getup, to light lace layovers that will keep the chill off your arms if you plan to say ‘I Do’ in a breezy coastal region, these stylish bridal boleros and caplets will add a chic finishing touch to your wedding day outfit.
In my opinion there’s no greater time to enjoy a city than at dawn. The magical moments when you can explore and appreciate the cityscape in almost silence, surrounded only by other knowing early birds, just before the city’s dwellers begin to stir and breath life into the streets.
Sasha Chou Photography wisely used the enchanting morning sunrise over the Williamsburg Bridge in New York City as a backdrop for today’s styled shoot. This peaceful time in the city that never sleeps drew a beautifully romantic light, the perfect companion to a vintage theme.
A lace Victoriana dress, an autumnal red rose and jasmine flower crown and a majestic bouquet delivered a creative contrast to the urban setting and produced a delightful fall wedding theme to inspire you.
Image: Hilary Cam Photography
Do you have an upcoming wedding to attend? Sometimes finding the perfect little guest dress can be a challenge, but never fear as the monthly roundup of the best High Street wedding guest dresses is right here!
From fabulous floral prints to nearly nude hues, from pretty pastel winter shades to statement midi skirts, there’s a trend to suit everyone this season, whether you have a sunshiny destination day in your diary, an invitation to a lovely local ceremony or a simply a special event to attend.
If you want to rock any of these frocks click on the link below each of these beauties to buy them online, but as always be quick as they won’t be around for long…
Long Printed Dress £29.99 – Zara
One of the major benefits of getting married abroad is that you get to enjoy an extended stay with your nearest and dearest, and the value of having all of your loved ones together in one place (let alone an amazing setting!) is truly priceless.
However your Aunty Agatha and Uncle Derek might not know your hubby’s parent’s best friends, or possibly your Uni mates might not have had the chance to meet your work friends before and although everyone will appreciate their personal space to enjoy the holiday in their own way and in their own time, it is a really great idea for the bride and groom to pre-plan some get-togethers and activities that will give everyone a chance to get to know one another.
With this in mind, this week’s Friday Five brings you five fabulous destination wedding activities for guests that are guaranteed to bring your group together.