Dreaming of a Destination Wedding? Top Tips to Make It Happen

If you've pondered the wonderful idea of having a dream destination wedding, we have some excellent tips to share with you today! Please read through and let us know your thoughts! 

From the moment you had that ring placed on that oh-so-significant finger, you knew what you wanted your big day to look like. And if that vision includes white sandy beaches or a mountaintop retreat, you might be wondering how you'll afford it. Keep reading for the best tips on how to afford a destination wedding:

Bridal Beauty: Beauty Superfoods for Brides to Consider

We have a really great article to share with you today, that comes to us from Jefferey Morgan and Nuique.com. The topic deals with superfoods that brides might want to consider, in order to achieve their best in their bridal beauty regimen. From blueberries, to eggs and salmon, Jefferey covers em' all, and we hope you find the information below beneficial!

Glowing, healthy beautifully-looking skin is a woman’s finest accessory whether she’s out shopping for groceries or attending an exclusive party. A bride-to-be however, wants her appearance to look flawless on her big day, and we’re not just talking about skin here. It’s really important for a future bride to have shiny hair too. What can women do to look and feel great when walking down the aisle?

Real Weddings: Randi & John's Fall DIY Garden Wedding

We have a wonderful wedding to share with you lovelies today, sent over from Lady of Light Photography. Randi & John's wedding is full of beautiful DIY details, which helped them to save money, and their venue helped them give back to the community! Definitely a win in our books!

Photographer Racheal shared with us about the lovely couple and their beautiful day:
When Randi contacted me inquiring about wedding photography, and mentioned that her wedding venue was Casa Gardens in Sacramento, I was incredibly excited to possibly be her wedding photographer. I love Casa Gardens and what they do by giving back to the community. When I finally met Randi and John for their engagement session, we clicked automatically and I knew their wedding would be very special. So when I walked in on the wedding day and saw all of the amazing details that Randi had done herself and felt how much love was surrounding the couple, I felt incredibly honored to document the day. 

Real Couples: Rebecca and Patrick's Rustic Lakeside Engagement Session

We have a beautiful lakeside engagement session to share with you today, from Virginia Wedding Photographer Jae Studios. It's set in a beautiful rustic area, and the autumn lighting and colorful landscape surrounding these two love birds is heavenly!

Advice: Living Together: 10 Fun Decorating Tips for Couples

Whether you are saving to live with your soon to spouse after you tie the knot, or taking the plunge before the big day, we have some great tips to share with you to help bring balance to this very big change and step in any relationship. 

This topic does remind me of that "Friends" episode, when Chandler moved into Monica's apartment, and the hilarity that ensued with his stuff being in with her pretty well appointed items. That scenario might ring true for many, or not at all, but hopefully the info shared today is of some help to you! Let us know in the comments below!

Real Couples: Krysten & Nathaniel's Gold Coast Engagement Session

As much as I adore sharing engagements and weddings from couple's here in North America, I also swoon for them from overseas! Today's lovely engagement session was sent over to us by Mario Colli Photography, who is based in Gold Coast, Australia! We've had the pleasure to feature his work before, so we are delighted to share more of his beautiful work with you all today. 

Real Weddings: Camry & Eric's Elegant Whitford Plantation Wedding

Happy Wedding Wednesday! We have a gorgeous plantation wedding to share with you today, submitted to us by the very talented Katie Sams at Red Boat Photography!!! Everything about this wedding is elegant, including the beautiful couple, Camry and Eric.

Camry is statuesque in her gown and swooping veil, and Eric is dashing in his military dressed blues. The venue, Whitford Plantation, and it's surrounding lawns are just beautiful, and the lighting of the time of day, peaking through the surrounding trees, is completely ethereal. The perfect southern wedding for this beautiful couple.

Camry shared a bit with us about how she and Eric's relationship began, and how their beautiful day came to be:
Being from a small town, Eric and I knew of each other in high school and our paths crossed many times, but we never spent a lot of social time together. It wasn't until we were both at NC State that we started spending time alone. Everything just grew from there, and we spent the rest of our college years going to NC State games, taking shag lessons, and getting to know each other's families.

Real Weddings: Emily & Donnie's High Grove Estate Wedding

We have a delightful wedding to share with you today from North Carolina Wedding Photographers The Burks Photography!  We've featured quite a few of their weddings before, and are excited to share yet another. We love it when photographers come back to us with their continued work, as it forms a sort of friendship, even though we've never met. 

The details are fun and sweet, including lawn games, a eye catching color palette of gray and purple, a fantastic dance party, and a dramatic sparkler sendoff!! Nothing is more sweet, though, than Emily and Donnie's smitten love for one another, which was captured beautifully.