Category: Destination Weddings
Greetings sweet readers,
Amazing luxury beach wedding planned and paid for by Brides!! Uh, YES please! As part of the Brides Live Wedding program, one lucky couple will win a dream wedding at the luxury St Regis Monarch Beach Resort in California.St. Regis Monarch Beach Resorts
Perhaps best of all, is that this event’s details will be chosen for the winning bride and groom by Brides’ Facebook fans! Bridal gown, wedding shoes, and bridesmaid dresses from David’s Bridal, Rings from Simon G., a one-of-a kind cake from Buddy “The Cake Boss” Valastro of Carlo’s Bakery, Honeymoon in the Cayman Islands, and a Target registry are all included! Once the winning couple is chosen, fans will be voting on every detail!Esther Sun Photography
And when its time to walk down the aisle on your big day, extended friends and family can watch Live on Facebook. Ok, seriously that sounds like a dream to me! I actually think the best part of all this is that a donation to the winning couple’s charity of choice will be made. What a way to start off your married life; by giving back!
Captured beautifully by Melissa of Fresh In Love Photography, today’s wedding comes all the way from the island of Malta in the Mediterranean Sea, just south of Sicily. Viva + Chike wed in what has to be one of the most exquisite chapels I have ever seen. And the backdrops in some of these images are just a photographer’s dream…
How gorgeous is Viva? I love the series below – her expressions are priceless!
Here’s the bride getting ready with her maids. LOVE her one-shoulder gown and how each bridesmaid’s dress was a different color and style.
Melissa was able to capture so much emotion in these images above! It’s easy to see how much fun this family is!
See what I mean? Just an incredible church. Doesn’t get much grander than this.
Seriously? You can’t ask for locations prettier than these! Love the architectural details – the pink and old wooden doors, blue shutters, grand balcony and pale stone walkways – a photog’s dream for sure.
Onto the reception… these two have serious personality!
And the first dance as husband and wife. Always such a special moment.
Congratulations Viva + Chike! You both look absolutely stunning and are clearly so much fun! Thank you for giving us a glimpse into your special day! A special thanks to Melissa of Fresh In Love Photography for sharing her amazing images with us. Make sure to check out the rest of this wedding (lots of fun reception shots) and more recent work on Melissa’s blog.
Bride’s Dress: Vera Wang
Bride’s Shoes: Miu Miu
Groom’s Attire: Bespoke by Apsley London
Bridesmaid Dresses: Siri
Hair & Makeup: Shomya
Flowers: Weddings by Sarah Young
Church: St. Paul’s Cathedral in Malta
Portrait Location: Mdina, Malta
Reception Venue: Villa Brasserie
Cake: by Villa Brasserie
In the midst of another big snow storm – yes, the third in three weeks – my mind keeps drifting toward warm and sunny places. In that spirit I thought it would be fun to create my first inspiration board based on a destination wedding in Mexico! Think bold bright colors, beautiful settings full of historic architecture and wonderful Spanish hospitality. Not to mention the sun, warmth and palm trees too!
Inspiration Board Credits (all images have been cropped except for the bride):
Red shoes: Stephanie Williams, Ceramic vase, bride and aloe: KT Merry, Drinks and rooster Rachel McGinn, Postcard: It’s Mel C, Flowers Joielala, Wooden door – oops! I can’t seem to find the source for this image. If you are the maker please email me and I will gladly add your photo credit.
Buongiorno! I was so excited when this wedding came across my desk all the way from Italy! Held on the beautiful island of Capri, this celebration combined traditional Italian elements with local Caprese influences. A single mandolinist played Neapolitan love songs in the church and the bride and wedding party carried only flowers native to Capri (wild rosemary, some bougainvillea & olive trees & peonia). Guests were treated to a typical Caprese dinner using local ingredients (Italian Caviar bruschetta & Limoncello wedding cake among other things) in a magnificent multi-leveled venue overlooking the blue grotto. Bellissimo.
A huge thank you to Umberto D’Aniello for sharing his beautiful photography with us today! Thank you Umberto!
Photographer: Umberto D’Aniello Photography
Event Planner: Sugokuii Weddings in Capri & St Barth
Floral Designer: Capri Flor
Reception Venue: Il Riccio
Dress Designer: Amsale
Bride’s Shoes: Bandolino (bought in Italy)
Bride’s second dress: 100% Capri boutique
Makeup Artist & HAIR styling: J.K. Capri Hotel Spa
Bridesmaids/Flower Girls/Groom/Groomsmen/Father of the bride/Children in bridal party: 100% Capri boutique
Calligrapher & Capri Map Designer: Laura Hooper Calligraphy
Invitation & Stationery Designer: Delapresse Custom Letterpress
Favors: Confetti almonds in tiny plexi boxes which guests opened to find place seating Conti Confetteria (oldest confetteria in Italy)