Rosie & Luke ♥ Queensland, Australia
Photographer: Oli Sansom
Now if there’s one thing You Mean The World To Me strives to be about it’s weddings that are slightly different from the norm, with the ideology of hosting your nuptials somewhere that means something special to you as a couple.
So imagine my delight when this casual and ever so cool camping wedding arrived in my Inbox from the super-talented photographer Oli Sansom!
Now I must admit, when I say camping, this is not your average night under canvas. Today’s couple tied the knot at Spicers Canopy, a luxurious safari-style outdoors retreat set within 5000 acres of pure nature and surrounded by magical mountains in the heart of Queensland’s romantic Scenic Rim – a wonderland for outdoor enjoyment and getting away from it all.
Rosie and Luke gathered their family and friends in this picturesque parkland for a day of understated elegance and uncomplicated comfort. They said their vows in a rustic outdoor setting before sitting down to a tastefully decorated family-style dining feast in the lodge with the star-filled sky and the sounds of the wilderness as their backdrop.
Literally overflowing with fun and personality I think you’ll agree that this is one remarkable wedding and I’m pretty sure it’s one that the wedding guests will never forget! Be sure to make your day memorable by ensuring that it’s perfectly fitting to you and your partner in every way.
Ralizabeth & Junior ♥ New Jersey, USA
Photographer: Denisse Benitez
One of the loveliest parts of writing a wedding blog is that you get to meet (albeit online!) so many charming couples and have the enjoyment of reading their unique tales. It’s even more special when you get to follow an entire journey from the couple’s engagement right through to after their wedding day.
I have had the great pleasure of seeing the story unfold for today’s cute couple, who started their relationship whilst living in two different countries which resulted in Junior moving to be with Ralizabeth and them tying the knot with a destination wedding in Puerto Rico – an amazing tale of modern day love across the miles!
On their six-month anniversary Junior and Ralizabeth met up with Denisse Benitez Photography (who photographed their engagement session) for a unique ‘I Redo’ shoot that involved them wearing their wedding gear in a wonderful woodland setting back home.
There’s a growing trend for couples to have a photo session back home after their destination wedding, or for them to return to where they got married abroad on their anniversary to capture some more snaps of themselves in stunning surroundings. What a fantastic idea and a wonderful way to document the different stages of your new marriage? I especially love the name ‘I Redo’ – it’s perfectly fitting for today’s adorable anniversary shoot.
When you’re getting married abroad it can be a challenge to find chic and unique destination wedding stationery as you wade through a sea of similar styles and overly themed items.
Everyone’s favourite online store Etsy on the other hand has a boatload of gorgeous graphics available for your destination wedding paper goods, including the lovely looks available from the super-stylish LA Shepherd Paper Studio.
The oh-so-darling ‘Do Not Disturb’ door hangers initially caught my eye (how cute would they be for your destination wedding guests?) and led me to discover the whole suite of fully customisable printable items in LA Shepherds Etsy store. Simply work directly with Lindsey Shepherd to create your personalised design and then print!
Be sure to check out the full LA Shepherd Etsy store as there’s so many types and fonts to choose from across the destination wedding ranges.
Do you have an upcoming wedding to attend? Finding the perfect little guest dress can sometimes be a real challenge, but never fear as the monthly roundup of the best High Street wedding guest dresses is right here!
From big bold blooms, subtle animal prints and pretty pastel shades 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…
Bloomsbury Floral Print Midi Dress £68 – Topshop
Pleated Shift Dress £48 – Topshop
Serving up signature cocktails is a great way to greet your wedding guests at your reception and what could be a better ingredient for your destination wedding drinks than the classic celebration choice – champagne!
There are many marvelous mixtures out there that incorporate fabulous fizz, but this week’s Friday Five focuses on timeless tipples that are traditional to countries from around the world.
A champagne signature cocktail will always go down well with your thirsty wedding guests, but the drink you hand out can be country and travel themed as well – perfect if you’re getting married abroad.
Courtney & Derek ♥ Texas, USA
Photographer: Anna Smith Photography
This is one super sleek engagement shoot! Not only are today’s couple oh-so-stunning, but they chose dazzling Dallas as the urban stage for their exquisite engagement shoot – resulting in what I’m sure you’ll agree is a striking set of photographs that they’ll treasure forever.
It’s quite frequently mentioned on the blog that the most enchanting engagement shoots that land in our Inbox are the ones that showcase a couple’s personality and this love shoot certainly encapsulates Courtney and Derek.
They teamed up with Anna Smith Photography to produce two quite different yet perfectly in tune portraits with a sleek urban setting versus a whimsical woodland theme.
The stunning stone architecture of their hometown Dallas created a magical metropolis backdrop, whilst in contrast the rural forest scene with vintage props conjured up a real romantic feeling of togetherness.
Oh, and I must mention Courtney’s beautiful rose gold ring…seriously swoon-worthy!