Phuket should sum it up right? Well if it doesn’t (or if you’re wondering why I’m going googly-eyed over this far away land) then you need to get yourself invited to a wedding there (or start planning your own!) Phuket is an island off the southwest coast of Thailand, and a very beautiful one at that. Don’t believe me? Google “image” it! So what is this mysterious Phuket? Once again I find myself telling the story through a series of pictures of different weddings put together into what I envision to be the most perfect destination affair… one including a ceremony overlooking the water, mystical infinity pools, aqua-blue water, palm trees, and oh yea, ultra-modern accommodations…yes definitely! Today I’m just dreaming of a wedding in the magical Phuket…
Being that it’s Friday, after what seemed like a never-ending week, I wanted somewhere warm, beautiful and always lovely for my destination pick for the weekend… and that makes Hawaii the perfect choice. Today (and mostly everyday) for me it’s about delivering my own idea of a very unique day made by piecing together little parts of other fabulous real weddings, but creating a new idea by putting all of them together. I think (hope?) this is what differentiates OTW at least a little from the other tons of cool and unique wedding blogs out there. And now, I know, I’ve gone on a tangent. Back to Hawaii.
Sooo as a destination wedding, Hawaii’s location in the middle of the Pacific works perfectly for west coast Americans, Australia, New Zealand, and plenty of Asia but you know it’s that great when you get everyone else flocking to it for their big day. It’s the lush landscape, the Polynesian culture, the laid back lifestyle and those leis that make Hawaii distinctly cool. Today I wanted to incorporate vibrant colors… reds and oranges, tons of greens to draw on the natural scenery so I chose lots of wedding reception ideas outside, floral headpieces, colorful floral arrangements and a grey wardrobe color palette (just slightly obsessed with this bridesmaids dress – fifth photo, and groom suit – twelfth photo). Happy weekend!
Today’s destination may not be an island but it’s close enough to the water, with some breathtaking scenery, ample old world charm and it’s on my personal must-go-on-vacation list like umm yesterday… While I’m still waiting for my Amalfi Coast vacation, I promise… having a taste of Italy (I at least have been to the country) and leafing through lots of pictures makes me pretty confident that this is a perfect destination wedding choice.
The Amalfi Coast, on Italy’s fabulous west coast has that just right sweet spot of a climate, and a major charm factor that appeals to lots of lovebirds for honeymoons, long weekends away, the summer vacation and wedding? Yes, weddings too! With it’s scenic backdrop, jaw-dropping cliffs, blue water and pretty architecture, it’s the Amalfi Coast today to inspire some destination wedding (or vacation) planning!
In the spirit of my New Year’s resolution (week 3 and counting) my dress pick this week is a far cry from my go-to lace. I wanted something of a statement and found it in this lovely gown by Atelier Aimée. What stands out most to me is the playful tulle tiered skirt… it’s more on the “artsy” side yet still a full ball gown shape which makes it maybe more appealing to those of us who generally like a traditional style. Two versions here, one with a simple sweetheart bodice (first photo), and the other with a glitzy gold sparkle bodice (second)… so, your favorite?
From Mexico to Fiji, ahhh… the destination wedding choices are a little overwhelming! At least I’ve been drooling over these lovely destinations, so I’m hoping you will be too! Because Mexico was just the start, I wanted something a bit more exotic and far (at least from me in Manhattan) today.. so Fiji it is. Aside from being exotic, romantic, very lush, and oh so green, Fiji makes for some kind of a wedding location..seriously!! Be it the modern decor, the beach side resorts, the sunsets or the palm trees… today just some eye candy inspiration and maybe a little persuasion to plan your own destination wedding in… Fiji?!