Hadley & Kal ♥ Los Angeles, USA
Photographer: Megan L Photo
Sometimes the key to a great wedding is simplicity and that is exactly how the talented photographer of today’s sweet nuptials described this darling Los Angeles Temple wedding day.
“Hadley and Kal’s short, but sweet Los Angeles Temple wedding was planned in only two months! They went for simplistic, and put more importance on the love that they shared than on anything else.”
Wide beaming smiles were worn the whole day through by not only Hadley and Kal but by each of their guests too. Fun, love and togetherness are the main ingredients for creating a successful and memorable wedding day and that’s exactly the recipe that today’s super-cute couple went for, and there’s no denying that the beautiful clear blue skies helped to deliver a bright and breezy, summer party feel.
A flamingo wedding theme? Yes my little love birds and I’m not just referring to the colour flamingo pink either.
Our pretty pink feathered friends have been cropping up everywhere over the wedding scene of late and what says fabulous Floridian nuptials or totally tropical destination day more than these lovely long-legged birds?! They’re nothing short of birds of paradise I say.
So this week’s Friday Five brings you a flock of fabulous flamingo wedding theme ideas that will add a pop of pink whimsy to your destination wedding day.
As the old saying goes ‘there’s no place like home’ and having grown up close by to the North Yorkshire Moors I was excited to be heading up north to this charming corner of England albeit via the beyond busy M1.
My hubby and I had planned a well-needed mini break that included a night in Ox Pasture Hall Hotel – a luxury country house hotel nestled between the tranquil hills of North Yorkshire and the charming seaside town of Scarborough.
Gabrielle & Gareth ♥ Phuket, Thailand
Photographer: Hilary Cam Photography
Of all the beautiful sandy shores there are in the world upon which to tie the knot, the destination ceremonies in Thailand always look like pure wedded bliss.
The gorgeous Gabrielle and Gareth, like many couples, decided to get married abroad as it provided a midway point for their families who are from opposite corners of the globe – South Africa and Australia. The picturesque island of Phuket was their destination, the secluded beach of Kata Noi Bay was to be their dreamy big day setting.
Gabrielle looked every bit the beautiful boho bride with a delicate headdress, floating veil and a chic and unique layered gown. Oh and of course, who could forget her strappy gold Choo’s and matching clutch bag – the ultimate in finishing touches!
As always, today’s flyaway couple added their own personal touch to their destination wedding with brightly coloured sunglasses and fans as favours for their guests and they enchanced their blissful beachfront wedding ceremony with traditional Jewish customs. The wedding party then headed on to the pure white sands to watch with wonder as the sun set over the ocean to a vibrant display of pink, violet and scarlet hues – destination wedding perfection!
I Love New York Guest Book – Magpie Moonshine via Etsy
I love a quirky and unusual wedding idea; they add individuality and flair to your day and can be fun and memorable for you and your guests. However, there are some classics that you just can’t beat.
Although there are some amazingly creative guest book ideas out there, if you like the written word then there’s nothing more lovely than a traditional hardback book filled with sentiments and well wishes from your nearest and dearest.
Guest books are a great way to record the lasting memories from your special day. Reading through all of the heartfelt, encouraging messages after your big day is a really special moment, making the custom of a guest book a wedding must-have in my opinion!
Check out these destination wedding guest books from our favourite online store Etsy for inspiration….
Destination Wedding Guest Book – Kowaikuma via Etsy
Karen & Michael ♥ Georgia, USA
Photographer: Brandy Angel Photography
Natural, rustic, woodland weddings – how you make our hearts sing! This bright and breezy take on the classic boho bridal look is without doubt one of the most popular trends on the wedding scene this year.
Karen and Michael tied the knot at a lovingly restored dairy farm that originates from the 1800’s, creating a wonderfully rustic reception. Their daughters epitomised prairie perfection in boho bridesmaid dresses, au natural accessories and a pair of stylish cowboy boots.
To really rock the rustic wedding theme, ensure your flower crowns and bouquets feature an abundance of garden green foliage whilst bridesmaids all dressed in white will purely emphasise the organic impression. Team these meadow-worthy details with a pale pastoral-inspired palette and a farmyard reception with a village fete atmosphere to create your own countryside chic wedding.