Amber & Matt ♥ Isla Popa, Panama
Photographer: David Pezzat Photographers
Even when it’s a lovely sunny Monday morning you can’t beat a little escapism and a few stolen moments dreaming of faraway shores…and since we’re talking long distance wanderlust, how does jetting off to the paradise islands of Panama sound? Dreamy yet adventurous right?
So, grab yourself a coffee and take a quick peek at today’s inspiration as I have a feeling that you’ll love the look of idyllic Isla Popa (the second largest island in the beautiful Bocas del Toro Archipelago in north west Panama). Not only a heavenly honeymoon location, the outstanding natural beauty and crystal clear waters of Isla Popa have become a new favourite when it comes to far flung destination weddings. When’s the next flight?
Bride To Be Sign £9.23 – XoAS at Etsy
Everyone loves a good hen party or bridal shower! When planned well these girly days simply can’t be beaten.
If you’re planning a send off soiree for one of your bride-to-be besties, or you’re thinking of hosting a mini hen party abroad in the days running up to your destination wedding, then bachelorette-esque décor and details will go down a treat.
These fun and fancy bridal party pieces from XoAS at Etsy are sure to delight the lovely ladies in your life. Make sure you take a proper peek around the XoAS at Etsy store as there’s plenty more sparkly stuff to swoon over!
Diamond Donut Picks £11.87 – XoAS at Etsy
To Have And To Hold Your Hair Back Party Favours £16.48 – XoAS at Etsy
Evri & Mert ♥ Rome, Italy
Photographer: White Rabbit Photography
Aren’t elopements romantic? Just you, your beau and a beautiful destination. They’re simply about the two of you tying the knot…nothing else….and no wedding politics! Sound like bliss? Then you’ll love today’s destination elopement….
Evri and Mert choose to elope and boy did they go for a great location! They jetted off from their homeland of Turkey to Rome – one of the most romantic cities in the world. They said “I Do” in the Turkish embassy and then they strolled the sunlit streets of this magical ancient city, taking in the sights and each other on their truly special day….
Jane & Michael ♥ Hudson River Valley, New York
Photographer: OLLI STUDIO
There’s been a touch of autumn in the air over the last few days in the UK. Torrential downpours and grey skies have been greeting us most mornings and once the sun finally came out yesterday afternoon there was a cool, fresh autumnal edge to the breeze and the pavements were strewn with yellow leaves where the trees must have mistaken the unseasonable weather for the beginning of fall.
Despite it signifying the end of summer, autumn is a lovely season and a gorgeous time of year for a wedding. Deep earthy shades can be teamed with pops of autumn brights – pumpkin orange and golden yellow and rich red leaves – to create a warm and romantic wedding theme.
Jane and Micheal jetted off to Upstate New York to create just this kind of cozy atmosphere for their wedding day. Their day was filled with crisp, bright sunlight and their venue didn’t disappoint with autumn-hued treetops and a dewy view over the Hudson River Valley as their backdrop. Cute personalised touches including pumpkins and scarecrows added to their pretty, rustic autumn theme.
Fingers crossed that the summer sunshine is going to return to us for a little while longer, but it is quite exciting that the lovely autumn months are just around the corner too…
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…