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It’s #traveltuesday! Recently we’ve been interviewed by a travel magazine named  TravelLife.ca on the topic of emerging destination wedding trends alongside with Harmony Walton of jetfeteblog.com, Amy Bielby, Editor of Today’s Bride & Destination Wedding Magazine and Meghan Jakubowski of Wedding Vacations by Sunwing.

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Photo by Facibeni: Wedding Photographer Tuscany & Florence

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Here are a few additional insights that we had shared:

  • Elopements to more adventurous and exotic destinations are up on the horizon.  Couples are willing to travel to scenic locations for engagement photo shoots; locations such as Azores and  Iceland are popular lately due to cheaper airfares and majestic backdrops.  Paris is also a top choice for engagement photo shoots 
  • Mexico and Caribbean have always been popular because planning is easier and more affordable for wedding guests to attend.  There are higher end boutique resorts available now in Cancun, and Tulum is also gaining some traction in Mexico.  Tulum is a beautiful beach town with archaeological sites overlooking the sea, more local eats, less touristy, and lots of stylish restaurants and boutique resorts.+Photo by Jessilynn Wong
  • For European destinations, Italy is one of the locations in demand. It is known for its culinary delights, wineries, scenic backdrops and beautiful villas.  Most locals understand some English so there isn’t too much of a language barrier.  Spain and Portugal are also hot on the list in Europe.  Ireland is also getting some attention for their beautiful castles. There is so much rich history in European cities that you can’t find in North America.+
  • Many clients are going with electronic save-the date and wedding websites for their event(s).  Especially with destination weddings, there is a lot of information that needs to be with guests, such as how to book their trip, itinerary, travel tips, packing list, and the list of events arranged for the guests.
  • Welcome bags add a warm touch to the event.  Things like sunscreen, mints, bottled water, snacks, aloe vera are something thoughtful and inexpensive that your guests may forget to bring and will make their trip more enjoyable.

Happy Destination Wedding Planning!

Xo

Carmen

bda

Happy summer! Today we wanted to share some pretty photos with you from Isabel and Paul’s wedding that took place at Crosswinds Golf and Country Club a few weeks ago.  Located in between Burlington and Milton, this venue is a hidden gem with rolling hills, crystal clear ponds and 100 year old willow trees.  It is not like a typical golf course in the city.  Kelly from Ooh La La designs provided the beautiful flowers for the wedding and Corina V. Photography captured the details for us.

Using lush greenery and white flowers, we created a lush look for the head table, which is the focal point in the room, complimenting the beautiful scenery from the outdoors.

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Hope you enjoy the photos.

 

xo

Carmen

bda

We are still on a Royal Wedding high since Saturday after anticipating this wedding of the year for the past few months.  We love everything about it, from the decor, dress design, accessories that the Duchess of Sussex chosen, and all the romantic moments between her and Duke of Sussex.  Here are a few takeaways that we’ve learned from the wedding and see in the wedding trends coming up:
 Be true to yourself – We love the Duchess’s authentic style and being true to herself.  From hair and makeup, to her wedding gown and accessories.  Don’t try to make yourself look like a different person, but a better version of you on your wedding day.  You don’t have to follow the wedding dress trends if it doesn’t work with your body type.  Pick a dress that makes you feel confident in.  Hire a good makeup artist that you feel comfortable with and know how to beautify you.   You want to look natural in your photos and not regretting having too much makeup years after.
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Photo Source: eonline.com

Create a focal point – Decor may be grander in scale at the Royal Wedding, but what you invested in will be shown in all your photos.  Invest in a focal point – whether it is the altar or the entryway where many photos will be taken.  Did you notice that there were using folding chairs for guests at the church? Maybe it’s something only professionals noticed.
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Photo Source: CNN

Do things with intention – This is what we love most about the wedding of HRH Duke and Duchess of Sussex.  Everything is done with intention.  The flowers that were chosen for the Duchess’s bouquet had such deep meanings behind it. The Duke of Sussex handpicked some of his the flowers from a Kensington Palace garden, which included forget-me-nots, one of Princess Diana’s favourite flowers.  Portion of the flowers used at the ceremony were turned into handtied bouquets and delivered to patients at St. Joseph Hospice.
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Photo Source: UK.Businessinsider.com

Veil or no veil
The veil of the Duchess had incorporated flowers from each of 53 commonwealth countries embroidered on it.  It added drama to her simplistic wedding gown.  Whether you are only wearing it for the ceremony only or the whole day, it will complete your bridal look.
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Photo Source: CNN

 

Children in the Bridal Party
We adored the beautiful children in the Royal wedding and were amazed how well they all behaved walking down the aisle together.  Wonder how much practice they had to perfect the processional where all eyes were on them.  Don’t stress too much about the children’s performance if you decided to include them in the bridal party.   Sometimes it is beyond your control and their parents’ control.  Just let them have their moments and try their best.
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Photo Source: Hello Magazine

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Carmen

bda