Laura & Andrew ♥ Queensland, Australia
Engagement shoots are quite a rarity on the blog, unless there is a really interesting story to share with you about the couple, or the shoot took place with an amazing backdrop to boot (anything travel or destination related gets a thumbs up of course!).
However, Laura and Andrew celebrated their engagement on the beautiful beach of Noosa in Queensland, Australia, so I obviously couldn’t resist sharing these stunning snaps of the Sunshine Coast – what better way to brighten your Monday morning?!
Swirltography used the atmospheric light of sunset and beyond to capture some beautiful moments of this cute couple together. These are the kind of engagement photographs that are exciting! Not only do they capture this special moment in time, but they create unique imagery with you and your beau in, not just posed pictures. These engagement pictures are certainly hang-on-the-wall-worthy and I’m sure Laura and Andrew have done just that at home.
Prudence & Shane ♥ Bali, Indonesia
Photographer: PhotoFactory Bali
Balian village on the west coast of Bali radiates a laidback vibe with a distinct undercurrent of cool; surrounded by rice paddies and coconut groves the volcanic black sand beach of Balian is famed with surfers making it an ideal spot for sun and surf with an easygoing atmosphere to boot.
Prudence and Shane love to surf in Balian and so, as it is with many couples who decide to get married abroad, they made the decision to share this special corner of the planet that they had lost their hearts to with their nearest and dearest on their wedding day.
Their destination wedding could not have been more true to the surroundings, with colourful seating and meditation cushions, this chilled couple created an oasis of calm overlooking the beach for their nuptials. Relaxed, romantic and informal was the ambiance they were hoping to create for their guests and this was certainly achieved – peace love and sandy feet seems to sum up their beautiful day to perfection!
Ps – You’ll love this bride and groom’s destination wedding style! Don’t you think Prue’s wedding dress looks just so effortlessly fitting for her beachside wedding? And Shane’s dusky powder blue suit is a current favourite of mine I must say….oh, and don’t get me started on how cute their flower girl is! Enjoy…
We are pretty darn lucky here at You Mean The World To Me…some incredible destination wedding photographers kindly take time out of their busy schedules to share the beautiful weddings that they’ve photographed across the globe, in order to bring you – the lovely readers – all kinds of wedding pretty in lust-worthy locations to inspire your own wedding day and your jet-set loving hearts.
These talented wedding togs also share our love for the wanderlust of course and whether it’s for work or for pleasure they get to visit some of the dreamiest destinations going. So, that’s where the new Travel Diaries series on the blog comes in; your favourite wedding photographers have the opportunity to invite us into their personal holidays and take a peek at their world-wide adventures. With beautiful imagery (obviously!) they also discuss their top tips and any must-see attractions for when visiting their latest vacation locale.
Having already visited The Unspoilt Algarve, we’ve also enjoyed Exploring Scenic Santorini and been introduced to A Personal Love of Provence. This month Gert Huygaerts helps us to discover The Amazing Amalfi Coast in Italy.
This picture-perfect region is top of many people’s must-visit list (mine included!). Literally bursting with romance it’s no wonder that it is hugely popular for destination weddings and honeymoons. Prepare to fall in love with some of the most idyllic spots that Italy has to offer…
Colette Boho Wedding Gown – Flora and Lane at Etsy
Buying your wedding dress is one of the most exciting parts of getting married. Whether you’re looking for a traditional fairytale dress, something more whimsical or beautifully boho, or you’re on the hunt for a gown that is outright unique, there’s a style out there for every bride.
It can be a little daunting to know where to begin though, as there is so much choice. Browsing wedding magazines and looking online at wedding blogs, wedding dress websites and of course Pinterest can give you a little direction in terms of styles that you like, just to get you started.
Etsy is another haven for all things wedding related, including wedding dresses! If you decide that a bohemian wedding gown could be the look for you, then be sure to check out Flora and Lane. Self-described as ‘a bridal label for cool babes that showcase true inner beauty while looking effortlessly modern’ the beautifully detailed, super-lightweight, luxe boho dresses that fill this gorgeous collection would be ideal for a destination wedding.
Prices vary depending on whether you order the dresses in standard sizes or as made to measure, so take a browse through the full Flora and Lane Etsy shop to get an idea of the full price options.
Bohemian Luxe Wedding Gowns – Flora and Lane at Etsy
Ann & Richard ♥ Palm Springs, USA
Photographer: onelove photography
If you’re looking to add a hint of kitsch to your wedding day, you can’t beat Palm Springs. The quirky boutique hotels of this Californian city can serve up one of a kind weddings brimming with desert chic.
The diversely decorated Parker in Palm Springs is one such venue; with a distinguished retro vibe and an eclectic mix of design details (there are two full suits of armour standing amongst retro furnishings within the lobby!), this cool hotel also boasts extensive gardens where you can play croquet, tennis or petanque.
Ann and Richard love the California desert and they longed for a fun and whimsical wedding, so Palm Springs and The Parker seemed like the perfect destination wedding location for them! They jetted off with their nearest and dearest for a long wedding weekend in the sunshine…and a game of crouquet or two of course!
Claire & Kevin ♥ Bordeaux, France
I love it when you stumble across a totally new and exciting holiday locale that you knew nothing about previously, but that instantly makes you want to add it to your future must-visit list. One such delightful destination is the beautiful beach location that Claire and Kevin chose for their engagement shoot – Biscarrosse, situated on the Atlantic Coast in southwest France.
Apparently a renowned surfing spot that attracts surfers, windsurfers and kitesurfers from across the whole of Europe, Biscarrosse is also surrounded by three inland lakes that come complete with water activities and is settled beside the largest forest in Europe (the Forest of Gascony), therefore developing itself into a family-friendly beach and outdoor activity vacation resort.
Biscarosse beach sports a busy beach life vibe with a central plaza and pedestrian streets that are packed with restaurants and bars with buzzing outdoor-terraces and as the sun sets the atmosphere comes alive with street performances and live music. Sounds like a truly idyllic summer vacay spot doesn’t it and could there be a more picturesque setting for a sundowner engagement shoot?!
This cute couple and their photography team (Ossama and his wife – film wedding photographers from OssaPhoto) wanted to capture the action, love and beautiful light of this stunning beach haven and draw us in to the feeling of an endless summer in France….I think that they did just that!