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There are many things to consider when planning your wedding. Keeping it sustainable being one of them! Eco friendly weddings have been a thing for quite some time now and I have had many a feature about the subject on the blog over the past few years. It’s always great to be able to feature styled shoots with sustainability as the main focus of the theme. Today’s shoot took place on 13th March 2021 at Ermita Madre de Dios, Úbeda (Jaén, Spain) and was organised by Cotton Weddings. The main focus was to show couples that weddings can produce less waste, less impact on the environment, less pollution, yet lose none of the beauty or individuality!
Ideally, the planning of a wedding should be as much fun as the big day itself, with as little stress as possible and as much excitement as you can manage. To make things as simple as possible, it’s a good idea to think carefully about exactly how you want your wedding to look and feel before you start booking anything. That way, you know exactly what decisions to make and what will work, which will reduce your stress.
However, something that you might have forgotten about, among all the excitement, is that your guests will want to give you a gift. This shouldn’t be a problem in itself – it’s very kind and something to look forward to – but this is an opportunity to make suggestions for things that are really going to help you, rather than leave it up to chance. So what should you be asking for?
For many couples, money is going to be something that is going to be extremely useful when they are starting married life, especially if they are just setting up home together, moving to a larger property, or wanting to treat themselves to a wonderful honeymoon they might not otherwise have been able to afford. Perhaps you’ve got a nest egg, maybe you’ve invested in Swyftx Polkadot and have some money to start off with, but you want to add to this to ensure you’re comfortable from the start.
The problem is that many people are just not comfortable asking for money, and therefore, although it’s something that would be appreciated and more than likely something that guests would be happy to offer, it is ignored. To get around this societal issue, you can set up a honeymoon registry so that people know exactly where their money is going, and you don’t have to ask for cash specifically.
Happy Wednesday everyone and well done at making it to the middle of the week. I have another double blog post day for you today, January sure is shaping up to be a busy month here on the blog! Today it’s the turn of Christina and Tyler who were married last year in a ‘Boho Industrial‘ wedding in Indianapolis. They both wanted something urban, yet soft and this they found in their venue INDUSTRY. With high ceilings and exposed brick, the space was light and airy and made to feel welcoming with the soft tones of the decoration and warm colours in the flowers. I just love the whole look of this wedding, I do love an industrial wedding, especially when it looks like this. Big thanks to Adam and Becca for the beautiful photos.
Christina and Tyler were married on 16th October 2021 at INDUSTRY in Indianapolis. ‘We are both from Michigan and both of our families still live there. However, we have lived in Indianapolis for 5 years and wanted to create a more intimate, mini-destination wedding for our guests. We were excited to show off our new city and give our loved ones an opportunity to see why we love Indy so much! As for the venue, I really wanted an industrial, boho vibe that didn’t require too much decorating. I was instantly drawn to the brick walls, exposed beams, and market lights at Industry. The location in the heart of downtown helped with our first goal of having our loved ones right in our new home. We ended up around 120 guests.Oh boy, the planning took too long. We were engaged for 2 years before our wedding date, but planning took a back-seat as we decided to buy a house first. Our venue was booked a little over a year in advance, photographers were next, and after that I really didn’t start my serious planning until probably closer to 6 months out!’
The honeymoon is one of those trips that require careful and thoughtful planning. After all, the idea is to relax and spend some quality time with your new spouse.
When planning for a honeymoon, there are many factors to consider. Of course, it must be a destination that you both love, either a new place or a destination with sentimental value to both of you. Regardless, it should be something scenic and offers the most romantic views.
To help you plan your honeymoon, check out this list of the most scenic honeymoons for romantic view hunting couples.
With rolling hills, impressive lochs, and dramatic landscapes, Scotland makes for the perfect luxury honeymoon destination for couples looking for romantic views. Just imagine cosying up together in your own luxurious and cosy cabin in the Highlands. Watch the world go by and observe the changing landscape from your windows with huge skies and wild mountains waiting for you to explore.
It’s a known fact that Scotland has no shortage of breathtaking romantic scenery. If you’re looking for white sandy beaches with dazzling blue waters, head to the Outer Hebrides. Here, you can spend the days frolicking by the shore and watching romantic sunsets. Because of its remote locations, you will often have the beach to yourself and enjoy tranquil walks along the sand without dealing with tourist crowds.
Stargazing is not limited to Alaska and Iceland, Scotland has its share of dark skies perfect for viewing the vast expanse of the Milky Way. In fact, you can even witness the stunning Northern Lights if you visit during the autumn and winter months. While you might prefer to relax on your honeymoon, it would be exciting to include some fun activities to make your Scottish holiday even more memorable. You can go hiking, kayaking, mountain biking, and more!
Lovestruck couples seeking romantic views will find no better location to celebrate their life as newlyweds than Iceland. Famous for its ethereal landscapes and natural wonders, such as the Dettifoss Waterfall and The Blue Lagoon, Iceland is a country like no other.
Aside from its stunning landscape scenery, Iceland is famous for its wide range of activities, such as glacier hiking, horseback riding, snorkelling, scuba diving, and more. Depending on your and your partners’ interests, there’s no shortage of fun activities you can do here. But if you prefer to spend your days exploring all the best that Iceland can offer, pick up a 4×4 from Keflavik Airport and safely enjoy stunning views of the fjords.
After driving all over the country, the best way to relax and rejuvenate is at the world-famous Blue Lagoon Spa. Aside from its soothing waters and breathtaking scenery, this spa is complete with facilities to provide you with a relaxing experience, such as a mask bar, where you can benefit from the revitalizing properties of algae and silica. There’s also a sauna and steam room that directly provides heat from Earth.
7th March 2020…..my 48th Birthday and the last time I actually danced on a dance floor in a public place. It was a brilliant birthday and one I will remember forever! Just a couple of weeks later Covid hit us all and we went into Lockdown. 7th March 2020 was also a brilliant day for Rebecca and Niko as that was the day they got married. The day took place in York and what a super fun day it was. This wedding is full of smiles and laughter, so much joy between this wonderful couple and their friends and family. It’s like they had some sense that the world was about to change! I just love the amount of happiness in these photos, big thanks to Tux & Tales for the wonderful submission.
Rebecca and Niko were married on 7th of March 2020, the wedding ceremony and reception were both held at the Hospitium, York. ‘We love historical architecture and as soon as we visited the Hospitium, we instantly fell in love with it, It has so much character and charm. Also, it felt intimate whilst being able to accommodate all our guests. It was the first and only venue we visited as we loved it that much. The Hospitium’s setting in the Museum Gardens is a wonderful backdrop for photographs too. We loved the idea that in years to come we could sit in the Museum Gardens near the Hospitium and reminisce about our special day. We had 65 guests and it took just 7 months to plan.