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Natural and Unique Green Resort Wedding in Texas

Posted by Kim on May 23, 2013

Hannah & Brent

February 23

The Woodlands, Texas

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Q&A with the Bride:

What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

It didn’t take long for either of us to decide that the Woodlands Resort and Conference Center would be the perfect place to get married when we walked outside on their forest deck to look at our ceremony location. The deck sits out over a lake with beautiful fountains and the scenery was so gorgeous we knew that the need for doing any decorating would be minimal. It was also a huge seller to us that the resort catered dinner, made our cakes, and much more included in our package to make our lives easier.

Which details from your wedding were your favorites?

Our three favorite details were taking pictures with the sunset after the ceremony, listening to our loved ones give toasts, and the non-stop dancing.

If you could offer one piece of advice for other couples planning their wedding, what would it be?

Our one piece of advice for other couples would be, if possible, investing in professionals was way more worth it than we realized. We can’t get over how much of a lifesaver it was to have the help of people that knew what they were doing. Thanks to the resort and our other vendors, the wedding day itself felt effortless.

Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about.

My favorite moment would be the exit. Brent carried me up a long flight of stairs out of the reception hall and everyone was screaming so enthusiastically waiting for us at our exit that we knew everyone had an excellent time.

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“Fete Des Fleurs” Styled Shoot

Posted by Kim on May 16, 2013

Today’s Florida-based styled shoot was inspired by a pink-and-green swatch of striped fabric, which was used throughout the décor. The theme? “Fete Des Fleurs,” which means “Feast of Flowers” in French. Says the photographer, “The reasoning behind the feast of flowers was to create an atmosphere of feasting in a French garden, with a combination of florals, succulents, vegetables, and fruits as the main courses.” We’re obsessed with the lush and gorgeous floral arrangements, the regal gold and pink paper suite, and the incredible striped Hayley Paige gown that so perfectly matches the theme!

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Intimate Spring Wedding in Charleston

Posted by Alexandra on May 13, 2013

Susan & David

March 8

Charleston, South Carolina

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Q & A with the Bride:

What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

The beauty of the Daniel Island Club is exceptional. Dave and I wanted to have an outdoor ceremony that featured the charm of the lowcountry. The club is also staffed with excellent people to help with all the details.

Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

We wanted a romantic feel to the ceremony and reception. Hundreds of candles were placed throughout the club to create the effect. Dave’s groom cake in the shape of a Nissan GTR was an artistic sight. It was modeled after his own GTR. The fireworks were spectacular. It was like the fourth of July in March.

If you could offer one piece of advice for other couples planning their wedding, what would it be?

Invest in a good photographer. Pictures have a way of taking you back in time. You want to have as much detail about the day as possible.

Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about.

The fireworks were definitely a hit with our guests. Only a few people knew about our surprise. It was a fabulous way to end a perfect night.

 

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Post Sponsored by Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita Riviera Maya

Danielle & Rich

May 6

Riviera Maya, Mexico

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Q & A with the couple:

What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

It was a small, intimate resort with a beautiful, clean beach and a pier. With all of those aspects, we knew we had the right venue.

Which details from your wedding were your favorites?

One favorite was the ideal location of our ceremony on the beach. We were able to have the wedding party walk through a vine covered gazebo out onto the beach. My big concern as the bride was to ensure that my groom didn’t see me until I was walking down the aisle to him. The gazebo was the perfect barrier to make sure he didn’t see me a moment before!

Another favorite detail was the sand ceremony we did after exchanging our vows. The pouring of two contrasting colored sands into one vase was symbolic to us. We were both raised by single moms and wanted them to be a part of the ceremony. We asked them to take part in this ceremony to symbolize the blending of our families.

If you could offer one piece of advice for other couples planning their wedding, what would it be?

Make sure you scout out locations in person before booking a venue when planning a destination wedding. Pictures can be deceiving and going in person is the only way that you can truly get a feel for the venue. Another reason we chose Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita was because of the exceptional service they provided while we were there during our site visit. We felt confident that they would take great care of us and our guests throughout our wedding weekend.

I would also highly recommend utilizing your trusted vendors. We booked del Sol as our photographers purely based on their exquisite work, but they also ended up being our best resource for recommendations for all aspects regarding our time in Mexico. Their team was able to recommend the make-up/hair vendors we used (which we loved) and had endless recommendations for us during our planning period. It was an unexpected bonus to booking them.

Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about.

We loved the way we set up our table for the reception. We always knew we wanted a small, cozy group of guests for our big day. Instead of separating everyone during the dinner portion of the reception, we set up one large family style table so we could all sit together. The location was perfect as well, on the property’s garden section overlooking the beach, pier and spa pool. It was truly the picture perfect location for our special day.

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Green and Yellow Ranch Wedding in Hawaii

Posted by Caitlin on Apr 23, 2013

Lauren & Marc

September 1

Haleiwa, Hawaii

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1. What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

Just looking at pictures of our venue, Sunset Ranch, I knew it was the right place for us. It had beautiful views, and a perfect outdoor area where we knew we wanted to hold the ceremony. We booked immediately, then made a site visit. After visiting, we knew we made the right choice, it was just as we hoped it would be.

2. Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

First, our venue was secluded and private. This created an intimate setting, which we envisioned for our wedding day. Second, we loved that our venue was exclusive to us. All areas of the ranch were ours for the day. The areas seemed limitless, including a rain forest, open grassy fields with views of the ocean and sunset in the evening, a pond and even a rustic barn, which we used for our reception. The exclusiveness of the venue gave us creative freedom to create our own unique wedding. Third, the ice cream truck that was driven into the barn to serve our guests dessert. We received many complements and had many fun pictures of guests eating colorful ice cream bars. Our wedding had a casual feel, and with the ice cream truck, the guests were able to have some fun on the warm, balmy, Hawaiian night.

3. Give us the one moment from your wedding that you can’t stop thinking about.

The moment I can’t stop thinking about is when I walked out during our ceremony to meet my husband. I had a slightly far walk to get to the altar, there wasn’t a traditional aisle. I had my brother escort me around the ranch house, and out along a grassy field where I was finally able to see all of our friends and family. I heard our musician singing the song I wanted, The Beatles’ “In My Life” and as I got close enough to see everyone, I started to get really emotional. It hit me all of a sudden, after all the years spent together, we were finally going to be married. I started to tear up and was so happy. Since many events during our wedding came and went too quickly, this is a moment that I vividly remember and will never forget.

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