Well with the cold weather coming our way and it being only Thursday, it’s time for a bit of sun to get us through to the weekend.. A lot of times we hear about destination wedding locations but today I wanted to highlight some ideas inspired by the lovely little city of Key West – this time I’m not necessarily suggesting to make it a destination wedding; it’s more about the ideas. And when I think Key West I think pretty colors (pinks mainly), bright blue skies with a hint of old world charm so that’s what’s inspiring me today..
It’s a destination wedding weekend here on One to Wed and we’re going to Scotland for some of the prettiest destination wedding ideas for a fall Friday! For us dreamers out there, Scotland is a perfect place for a fairy-tale like wedding complete with castles, greenery, and obviously bagpipers in kilts! So today is all about the destination affair and how even a non-island destination (Scotland) can be absolutely perfect for a destination wedding.
So the first step in planning your destination wedding is planning your normal wedding. Think wedding dress, color palette, venue and all that jazz! It’s all really the same, destination or not! But when you are thinking Scotland, you’re thinking of things like how fabulous of a venue can I chose to make my guests feel transported to another land (check out the Glenapp Castle, fifteenth photo), and what types of little touches can I add to make this wedding out of this world (I love groom + groomsmen + ring bearer kilts!) Then finally what can I do to make guests feel like this is really a destination (add lots of Scottish touches like the fabulous blue tartan table settings, twelfth and seventeenth photos). So as usual, today’s destination pick comes down to the details and how you can incorporate these into the normal planning process..
Some of the most memorable wedding palettes come when you combine the right colors with the right themes and for a bold and modern option for our trendy brides-to-be, I can’t get over how “cool” a new Moroccan theme is. So what is new Moroccan? Well, it’s not the traditional patterns and more muted reds, oranges and blues that you think about. It’s a stronger color choice with less patterns. Lots of solid oranges, magentas, reds and purples make up this palette and mix with classic Moroccan pieces (vibrant pillows, sheer draping, traditional lanterns, outdoor tents and low seating) creating a very distinct theme but keeping it modern and stylish all at once…
Oktoberfest, my lovely brides to be? Well, maybe not this year if the wedding prep has begun but in honor of the closing days of Munich’s annual Oktoberfest celebration, we’re taking the wedding planning world all the way to Germany today for some fabulous destination wedding inspiration!
Even when Munich is not celebrating Oktoberfest, I promise it is a perfect little city for a destination wedding. It offers the old world charm that you can’t always find, the beautiful architecture of an established city, and my favorite? Lots and lots of colored buildings which help to create a perfect color palette! Although I stuck to a pretty mustard yellow (yes, I said pretty) because of the beautiful churches and cathedral (first photo below) there are plenty of different colors that are just right for Munich… one of the best reasons for why Munich is such a fun destination wedding choice!
Happy happy Friday! Thank goodness for the weekend! To celebrate, we’re dreaming of weddings all the way down to Florida to inspire some brides into considering a destination wedding to the Sunshine State or even better, bringing a little bit of a Floridian flare to their own hometown wedding!
Since I am by no means a Florida expert, this post is all about my imagination; if I were having a Florida wedding this is exactly what it would look like. Pink is an obvious must. Love it or hate it… just pick it if you’re going Florida. I’m not exactly sure why I think pink and Florida but I feel pretty strong about this one so let’s just go with it. Now that we have the color (that’s singular not plural this time), it’s time for the fun. Whether you are using the Floridian style as inspiration or planning a destination wedding there, I love a reception venue that is…. you guessed it, pink! This just sets the tone and makes for beautiful pictures. I’m envisioning a light pink stucco, palm trees and lots of greenery. For the venue I love the Boca Roton Resort (first photo), and the Biltmore Hotel (third photo). Both define timeless Floridian elegance. Another fun touch for any wedding is a colorful choice of shoes and today I found this adorable pair of Vera Wang pumps (second photo). They are light and airy – perfect for this theme. And to add a twist? While I will forever love the traditional wedding garb, for the gutsy bride how about this awesome fitted, very light pink dress (last photo)! Enjoy the weekend!