Lavish Destination Wedding in Mexico | Claudia and Richard

Lavish Destination Wedding in Mexico

We can not get over this amazing venue called Xcaret Park in Riviera Maya, Mexico.  Both the ceremony and reception are lavish and spectacular captured perfectly by Juan Euan.  Thank you Claudia and Richard for sharing your special day with our society!

Destination Wedding in Mexico

How amazing is this pattern on Claudia’s second dress.

Destination Wedding in Mexico

Destination Wedding in Mexico

Destination Wedding in Mexico

Destination Wedding in Mexico

Destination Wedding in Mexico

Destination Wedding in Mexico

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Destination Wedding in Mexico

Destination Wedding in Mexico

Destination Wedding in Mexico

 

Vendors: Photographer:  Juan Euan//Floral Designer:Euforia y Corazón //Event Designer: Eventos Euforia//Dress Designer:Jovani//Dress Designer:Maggie Sottero//Hair Stylist:Styling Trio Riviera Maya//Makeup Artist:Styling Trio Riviera Maya//Event Venue: Xcaret Park//Cake Designer: Zaira Marcos//

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What can you expect from your wedding in Bali?

What can you expect from your wedding in Bali?

Still doubting whether or not you should get married in Bali? It is a big decision, indeed! Yes, Bali is a little paradise, but it is so far away, how can you really know what to expect from a wedding in Bali? Yes, it is indeed one of the most popular wedding destinations in the world but isn’t that exactly what spoils the magic? Is Bali still as beautiful as it once was? Let’s have a look at what you can expect from your wedding in Bali, the pro’s and con’s, the good, the bad and the ugly before you cut the knot.

 

The cons

Well, with the increasing flow of tourists, expats and honeymooners traveling to Bali Island, the island is getting more crowded. Especially in populair places such as Seminyak and Ubud, it is easy to get stuck in traffic jams turning a 1-hour trip into a 3 hour journey traveling at a snail’s pace. Also, the villa business is booming. More and more private villas and hotels have popped out of the ground, this means construction work, ocean views blocked and competition which in many cases doesn’t do the quality of service much good. Quite annoying things but with the right help, they can be avoided.

 

The Pros

Despite the booming villa and hotel businesses and the increasing amount of tourists every year, Bali Island remains of significant beauty and the magic of the Hindu cultures still roams the island everywhere. There are hidden beaches, temples and waterfalls, roads through the rice paddies where you most likely won’t meet anyone else, high ocean cliffs with views to take your breath away and within this raw beautiful landscape, there are outstanding luxury resorts and private pool villa’s found – away from the hustle and bustle, away from the traffic and the noise, from construction work and still not too far out if you don’t want it to be. These are the places for dream weddings in Bali and you will be surprised to find out how affordable these gorgeous hidden gems are. A great pick is the Bali based The Seven Agency, praised for their personal touch and expert service, their signature all-inclusive tailor-made wedding packages and their affordable rates.

 

Yes, I Do

So now we know, there are plenty of spectacular wedding venues around, you just need to know where and how to find them. Here comes the catch – it is very hard to find these magical places by yourself if you are not living on the island. But not to worry, as Bali is such as popular wedding destination, there are plenty of wedding agency’s around to make your dream wedding happen. The second catch is that you have to carefully choose which agency you join hands with in order not to be disappointed in the end. Luckily, it’s not that hard – just make sure they have many years of experience and a whole lot of trustable reviews. If you know what you want regarding location, atmospheres, views and amenities, The Seven Agency knows where to find it. Have a look at their wedding packages to find inspiration and ideas for your own wedding. Be sure to check out their reviews as well!

 

In the end, it is all up to you newlyweds to be to decide. Is it a yes or a no to Bali Island? Do remember that you are only getting married once, so be sure to make it as unforgettable as can be!

Destination Wedding Florence | Sharlene and Craig

Destination Wedding Florence

We are honored to have the love story of Sharlene and Craig featured today on the Bride Society.  Pretty sure the shoes are my favorite detail, what is yours?

Destination Wedding Venice

Destination Wedding Venice

Destination Wedding Venice

Destination Wedding Venice

Destination Wedding Venice

Destination Wedding Venice

Destination Wedding Florence

Destination Wedding Florence

Destination Wedding Florence

Destination Wedding Florence

 

From the Couple:

There could not be a more beautiful day imagined, with 40 of our nearest and dearest traveling from Melbourne, Australia to share the most magical experience of our lives. It was simplicity meets grandeur combining our decoration with the villa and views. After 10 years Craig and I have shared together, with our love for family, friends, travel, and our engagement in Florence, this day encapsulated everything we ever wanted, needed or dreamed possible.

The original plan was to get married in our home town Melbourne, Australia with a guest list of 120 people. With the venue booked, and plans unfolding, my Grandmother sadly lost her battle to cancer 9 months prior to our wedding date. With heavy hearts, we continued with the preparations, never anticipating losing my Grandfather 3 months later.

 With a giant void in my life, this great loss was enough for us to reassess what we truly believed our wedding should be. The decision was made to cut our losses and stay true to ourselves, to travel to a beautiful destination with our closest friends and family, and what place would be more meaningful than Florence.

On the day of my wedding, once I was dressed my mother handed me a ring my grandfather had given her, it was a pearl and topaz ring. This was my something old, borrowed and blue, along with a lace and pearl horse-shoe she had made for me for my something new. It was a perfect day. 

 

Vendors
Photographer: Facibeni Fotografia http://www.photographertuscany.com/
Dress:
Steven Khalil http://www.stevenkhalil.com
Shoes: Yves Saint Laurent
Accessories: Dior & Love On http://www.loveonjewellery.com.au/
Grooms Suit: Bespoke
Stationery: Adorn Invitations https://www.adorninvitations.co.uk/
Flowers: Stiatti Fiori http://www.stiattifiori.it/
Ceremony Venue: Villa La Vedetta overlooking the city of Florence, Italy. http://www.villalavedettahotel.com/en/
Reception Venue: Villa La Vedetta
Cinematography:  Gattotigre – Destination Wedding Videography
 

 

 

The Five Most Photogenic Holiday Destinations

According to a recent survey, Bora Bora is the most photogenic holiday destination in the world, but where else makes the list, and does this make them the perfect location for a wedding or honeymoon? Here, we take a look at the top locations on the survey, as well as considering whether they’re the ideal wedding location.

 

5. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Located on the Brazilian coast, Rio is perhaps most famous for Copacabana beach and the Christ the Redeemer statue that sits atop Mt. Corcovado. With carnival festivals taking place all year round, Brazil always has a party feel about it, making it the perfect location for celebratory wedding photography or a great place to enjoy your honeymoon.

 

4. Bali, (Ubud), Indonesia

If you’re after an authentic experience wedding or honeymoon photography then the visually stunning town of Bali is the perfect destination. Known for its arts and crafts as well as its rainforest and rice paddies, there’s an abundance of stunning scenery as well as temples, shrines and holy sites.

 

3. Grand Canyon, USA

A place that really needs no introduction, the Grand Canyon in Arizona, USA is a 277-mile long, 10-mile wide natural wonder that will make the perfect background for any wedding photography or honeymoon snaps. Much of the area is also a designated National Park, and you can tour the whole area by air or by white-water rafting down the Colorado River depending on how adventurous you’re feeling.

 

2. Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Located off the coast of Queensland, the Great Barrier Reef is the largest living thing on Earth. It is even visible from space! In its entirety, the ecosystem is 2,300 km-long. If you love fishing, the sea and wildlife it is the perfect place for you and your photographs.

 

1. Bora Bora, French Polynesia

A small South Pacific island, Bora Bora is considered to be a bit of a celebrity hotspot these days. Known for its turquoise lagoons and its coral reef, it is incredibly popular among scuba divers. It’s also home to a dormant volcano, so there’s plenty to see and do. More importantly, there are also plenty of places to take those all-important wedding or honeymoon snaps.

 

All of these places are not only visually stunning, but will make incredible wedding locations. However, as with any wedding, travel (especially when you’re going halfway around the world) can be problematic, so rather than picking just one of these sumptuous locations, you could consider a wedding cruise with a company like Tropical Sky. The world is your oyster when it comes to planning your own wedding, so don’t feel limited by your location.

Costa Rican Wedding

Costa Rican wedding with an add on trash the dress from T J Durnan Photography.   I think I need a tropical vacation because this beach looks AMAZING!

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