In my early childhood years I had the unique privilege of spending a few years on a petite Caribbean island called Montserrat. One of the incredibly cool features to the islands were rich black sand beaches. Ever since then I have always had a sweet spot for these silky smooth oddities! When an Oregon elopement hit my inbox from wedding photographer Blush Creative Photography set on darker sand beaches, I knew I was hooked. The Oregon coastline is a thing of goddess like beauty and the locale of this styled shoot only served to hence the elegant moody affair. A simple sweetheart table with details like seaglass pieces and draped fabric picked up on the natural surroundings. Injecting a touch of color into the neutral surroundings, cool greens, baby blues & pale pinks accented the Oregon elopement. The last piece to the puzzle was a dove grey gown from Joanna August that joyfully danced in the wind. This vision of an Oregon elopement is simple perfection, as an elopement doesn't have to mean something light on style just because there are not a hoard of guests to see it.
Tags: black sand beach, blue wedding, coastal elopement, coastal wedding, golden hour wedding, oregon elopement, oregon wedding, pacific northwest wedding, romantic wedding, sea glass, sea glass wedding, sunset wedding, sweetheart table
St.Bart's, to me, has always been this somewhat mystically magical place. Growing up my sister and I only know of St.Bart's as this far off tropical destination my parents would go once on a year on a no kids allowed vacation. Later down the road in life I had the opportunity to take in the breathtaking beauty that is St.Bart's myself, and a beauty she is indeed, a gem of the French West Indies like no other. Swept up by the captivating charm that is the French influenced petite isle, Lindsey & Tyler knew it was the perfect blend of old world rustic meets paradise to make their St. Bart's wedding dream true. In effort to share the island so completely with family & friends, guests were invited to spend the week taking the sophisticated yet low-key destination to heart. Polish & understated refined details ran throughout the day from gorgeous fashion such as Lindsey's killer Vera Wang sash to her sister & maid of honor's turquoise striped dress. The rest of the day was painted in a wash of movie set like beauty from white steeple churches, vista views and travel photo sacred finishings. Details like driving to the wedding in a convertible Fiat, racing to catch shoreline sunset stolen moments and dancing on a private beach under the stars are some of the highlights that make this St.Bart's wedding pure bliss.
Tags: beach wedding, Caribbean wedding, chic wedding, church wedding, destination wedding, intimate wedding, island wedding, low key, small wedding, sophisticated wedding, st.barts wedding, striped bridesmaid dress, tropical wedding, vera wang sash
When you think destination wedding, we all dreamily default to gorgeous tropical destination beach weddings filled with white sand and gently blowing sea breezes. Feeling a similar need to go be some place extra lovely for their wedding, Cara Taylor & Jason Colthrust decided that a destination beach wedding down in Punta Cana was precisely what they needed. Armed with Canadian wedding photographer Michael Rousseau Photography, the couple traveled down to a world that was elegant perfection, allowing them to avoid more cliche beach themed wedding styles. Keeping a light color palette of white with pops of purple, the couple crafted a crisp, clean modern tropical destination beach wedding world that is just as dreamy as the thought of the tropics alone!
Tags: beach wedding, chic wedding, destination wedding, Dominican Republic wedding, outdoor, punta cana wedding, purple, summer wedding, tropical destination wedding, tropical wedding, white sand, white wedding
When things get started off with sunset hues as inspiration, you know a treat is in store! Add in the beautiful photographic styling of North Carolina wedding photographer Carolyn Scott Photography and you have the makings for one crush worthy wedding! A palette of Yellow, Orange, Guava, Coral Reef, & Persimmon was worked into every detail from gingham print ties to playful pinwheels which lined the aisles & became a part of the centerpieces. Bridesmaids donned a mixed lot of frocks, each in a sweet coral hue while bride, Laurie C. Chapman, was a whispery vision in her flowing Saja gown. The regal venue that is Graylyn Estate was the final piece of the puzzle, providing the most picturesque of old world estate backgrounds. I am eating up the gentle glam and polished perfection that is Laurie & Dwight S. Blass' wedding and love even more, the whimsical touches and lighter air!
Tags: classic wedding, coral, destination wedding, elegant, estate wedding, gingham, graylyn state, mix match bridesmaid dresses, north carolina, orange, outdoor ceremony, outdoor wedding, southern wedding, summer, yellow