30

Jul

2020

Kyle and Scott’s Outdoor Loving DIY California Wedding by VILD Photography

Today’s wedding takes us to Sunny California for this lovely DIY same sex wedding. Kyle and Scott were married on 4th May 2019 in Los Molinos, California. They have a real love of the outdoors and this is reflected in their choice of venue. A big open space for their outdoor ceremony with lots of empty fields around them. The day was super relaxed and ended with a meteor shower, which was the perfect end to this wonderful day. Big thanks to VILD Photography for the wonderful photography.

Kyle and Scott's Outdoor Loving DIY California Wedding by VILD Photography Kyle and Scott's Outdoor Loving DIY California Wedding by VILD Photography Kyle and Scott's Outdoor Loving DIY California Wedding by VILD Photography Kyle and Scott's Outdoor Loving DIY California Wedding by VILD Photography

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29

Jul

2020

Ask The Experts: How to Pull off a Tight-Budget Wedding

I think it’s fare to say that things in the world are pretty strange at the moment. The global pandemic has got everyone changing lifestyles and changing their wedding plans. Money for a lot of people may not be as abundant as before but not to worry, you can and will get married, even if you have to slash your budget to do so. Today I have enlisted the help of wedding expert James onto the blog. He is going to be giving us a few great ideas of how to cut costs so you can still get married but for a fraction of the price.

Ask The Experts: How to Pull off a Tight-Budget Wedding

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How to Pull off a Tight-Budget Wedding

Weddings don’t need to be grand. The reason that people get married is to profess their love and be by each other’s side for as long they live. Given that, pleasing anyone with a grand celebration isn’t an essential marriage requirement. 

With these things said, weddings can still take place if you’re under a tight budget. If you refuse to limit your creativity and usefulness, you can pull off a wedding without breaking your bank account or getting yourself and your soon to be spouse swimming in debt. To help you with the planning, here are some budget-friendly ideas for your 2020 wedding.

Avoid bloating your wedding guest list

Ask The Experts: How to Pull off a Tight-Budget Wedding

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Seriously, you don’t need to invite everyone you know to your wedding. If your budget is only enough to accommodate your and your spouse’s immediate family members, your friends will understand. Throwing everyone onto the guest list is not a great idea. Remember that every name you add means additional costs. Also, the more guests you have, the less intimate your wedding will be.

To a certain degree, most couples planning for their weddings fall into this trap, their guest list grows and grows to a point where they end up inviting people they’re not very close with because they felt obligated. This is not the path you should take if you’re on a tight budget. You can start whittling down your list by 25%, then by another 25% until you reach a number that you can afford to feed and entertain.

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29

Jul

2020

Amanda and Jonathan’s ‘Tropical Boho Chic’ Costa Rica Beach Wedding by Papaya Wedding 

I have the most gorgeous wedding to share with you today, as we jet off to the incredibly beautiful Costa Rica. Amanda and Jonathan chose this stunning location for their wedding as they loved it’s natural beauty and breathtaking backdrop. And what’s not to love? The whole wedding day is a pure delight. I just adore the tropical flowers used, both in the bouquets and the table decorations, the bright bold colours work perfectly against the light sandy beach. The ceremony arbor is so pretty and creates a natural frame against the deep blue ocean.Then night falls and the twinkling fairy lights are the star of the show as the party really comes into it’s own. This wedding not only looks amazing, but looks like a whole heap of fun as well. Massive thanks to Papaya Wedding for the gorgeous photos.

Fun, energetic and warm! Our wedding had a relaxed boho vibe which was highlighted by the lush greenery and landscape of the country. 

Amanda and Jonathan's 'Tropical Boho Chic' Costa Rica Beach Wedding by Papaya Wedding  Amanda and Jonathan's 'Tropical Boho Chic' Costa Rica Beach Wedding by Papaya Wedding 

Amanda and Jonathan were married on 27th February 2020 at Las Mareas Resort, Costa Rica. ‘We got engaged in Costa Rica in 2018 and loved the natural beauty of the country including the tropical  landscape and bright coloured flowers. When we decided we wanted to get married in Costa Rica, we wanted our wedding to celebrate and acknowledge the vibrancy of the country through our theme, venue and flowers. We purposely chose for the bridesmaids to wear navy to highlight their beautiful tropical bouquets that displayed bright orange, red and yellow flowers and green tropical plants like Monstera’s and palms. It only seemed right to tie it all together with a wedding on the beach! We had 63 guests and we had almost two years to plan our wedding. We wanted to take our time with the planning and ensure our guests had a enough time to save for the trip.’

Amanda and Jonathan's 'Tropical Boho Chic' Costa Rica Beach Wedding by Papaya Wedding  Amanda and Jonathan's 'Tropical Boho Chic' Costa Rica Beach Wedding by Papaya Wedding 

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28

Jul

2020

Ask The Experts: 5 Perfect September Minimoon Destinations

With weddings being back on here in the UK, even if it is only for numbers up to 30, the talk of Honeymoons may be back on the cards. If you are planning a mini summer wedding, then you may now be looking at Minimoon destinations and options for September travel. There are so may options available for Minimoons, whether you want to stay here in the UK or travel further afield. Here are 5 options for the perfect September Minimoon.

5 Perfect September Minimoon Destinations

Ask The Experts: 5 Perfect September Minimoon Destinations

The COVID 19 pandemic has shaken up a lot of our travel plans.  Wedding bound couples have to deal with cancelled honeymoons and vacations that were supposed to take place during the spring and summer months. While this pandemic has brought many terrible outcomes around the world, the travel industry if beginning to gear up and we should try to move forward and continue living our life, which includes life milestones like honeymoons.

After several months of being confined in our home, we all deserve to go on a minimoon but especially those who have had to cancel big plans and now must settle on something smaller. The good news is that several countries are slowly opening up this fall. September is a great time to getaway, Mediterranean countries are still hot, the kiddies have gone back to school, summer holidays have ended, and prices have dropped.  So, if you want to get away from it all, check out this list of the perfect September minimoon destinations. These destinations are ideal for a short romantic holiday break before perhaps going on a long-haul honeymoon at a later date.

Tuscany

Ask The Experts: 5 Perfect September Minimoon Destinations

Tuscany is known for its breath-taking scenery, charming villas, and delicious wine, which is everything that couples can ever wish for on their honeymoon. Tuscany also offers tons of romantic activities that couples can enjoy. For wine lovers, you can go on a luxurious wine tour in the region. Join a small group tour that will take you to explore the scenic vineyards and sample the most delicious wines.

Taking a balloon ride over Tuscany is worth a splurge. As you soar towards the sky, marvel at the dramatic landscape views that the region is known for. If you’re adventurous enough, rent a Vespa and drive to the open road. Make sure you hold each other tight as you zip through the gorgeous countryside!

Whatever you choose to do on your minimoon in Tuscany, don’t forget to get travel cover that can provide flight cancellation compensation in the event of COVID flight cancellations.

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27

Jul

2020

Lucas and Hannalore’s Whimsical Bohemian Winery Wedding in San Diego by Gabriel Conover Photography

Happy Monday everyone, I do hope you have had a good weekend? I am back from my holiday in Cornwall and full of sun, sea, sand and lot and lots of delicious food! We had a great time, we completely switched off and enjoyed a week as our little family. The weekend was spent saying goodbye to Nik’s sister who is moving to Australia for the year with her family. We gave her a good send off, a few tears were shed, bit I am so excited for her new adventure and to hear all about their new life out there. I am back with a host of gorgeous weddings for you this week, starting off with this beautiful bohemian treat of a wedding. Hannalore and Lucas were married on 26th Aug at Milagro Winery in Ramona, San Diego, California. The whole day is a Boho dream, filled with whimsical touches, stunning decoration and of course this delightful couple. Big thanks to Gabriel Conover Photography for the amazing photos.

Lucas and Hannalore's Whimsical Bohemian Winery Wedding in San Diego by Gabriel Conover Photography Lucas and Hannalore's Whimsical Bohemian Winery Wedding in San Diego by Gabriel Conover Photography Lucas and Hannalore's Whimsical Bohemian Winery Wedding in San Diego by Gabriel Conover Photography Lucas and Hannalore's Whimsical Bohemian Winery Wedding in San Diego by Gabriel Conover Photography

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