Erin & Marcus

Bridesmaid Bling ~ Beach Wedding

  Having a beach wedding? We love one of the things our bride Erin gave her bridesmaids ~ barefoot sandals. They really are the perfect bridesmaid (and bridal) bling for that ceremony in the sand. Such gorgeous foot jewelry ranges from the extravagant to the delicate ~ whatever suits the feel of your wedding. The varieties are endless: pearls, Swarovski crystals, rhinestones, all kinds of beads and gemstones in a variety of colors. That got you thinking, didn’t it? We suggest searching for “barefoot sandals” on etsy.com. For more fantastic ideas from Erin & Marcus’ wedding, click on their tag below.

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Step and Repeat aka “Red Carpet Wedding Backdrop”

We love the idea of giving your destination wedding that “red carpet event” feeling ~ and nothing says special like a “step and repeat.” A what? A step and repeat is a banner with your custom wedding monogram, theme logo, hashtag, wedding date, or your favorite things ~ it’s really anything you want it to be. Guests step in front of the backdrop and get their photo taken and the next guest “repeats” the process. It’s a great way to make your guests feel fabulously welcomed and comfortable getting their picture taken. In a destination wedding they can be used in a more casual environment at the “welcome party” and then again at the reception. On a budget? You can use vinyl material and local printer to print your logo on it. Use PVC pipe to drape the fabric and forgo the red carpet or try finding a sample. Say…

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Tips for the Perfect Wedding Welcome Bag

Chances are your destination wedding is a mini-vacation for your guests and you may not be able to greet all of them when they arrive.  A great way to say “we’re so happy you’re here” is with a custom bag full of goodies! the Want to do the same? Start with a great bag – some kind of carryall that guests will be able to re-use while sightseeing or at the beach. We like canvas which is easily personalized and it’s great after the wedding too ~ a nice (collapsible) keepsake. the Must have items we recommend are: Advil/Tylenol/Aleve (whichever you prefer) a bottle of water sunscreen something savory and sweet (we love sourcing these items from local places at your destination) a map a list that includes the ceremony and reception location and times along with a list of any group activities you have planned. It’s also a great…

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How to Transport Your Wedding Dress Safely

As destination weddings are becoming increasingly popular, one thing the bride must consider is how to transport her wedding dress safely. While there is always the option of shipping it ~ we like USPS because they are insured. However, always check in advance with your resort, some will not take responsibility for the dress.   Frankly, most brides don’t want to let their dress out of their sight! So here are a few tips for transporting your dress if you are traveling by air: Bring it with you as a carry on. Pack the dress in a carry-on and use tissue paper between the folds to reduce wrinkling. Our preferred method is using a light garment bag that will lay flat while going through the security check point. Most flight attendants will lay the dress flat in first class (you don’t need to be flying first class for this) or find somewhere…

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Erin & Marcus ~ The Ceremony & Reception

The ceremony was held on the beach with steel drums playing in the background and the reception location to follow was on Kelly Green, catered by Townsend Catering with wonderful flair. The tent was adorned with gorgeous florals and candles accented with lounge furniture and lanterns provided by Peter Bekran of Milan Event. It was the perfect setting for an outdoor wedding. Our DJ for the evening was DJ Jimmy Jamz spinning records and capturing all the images was Meghan Rowe of Meghan Rowe Photography and Videography was Quincy Perkins from White Orchid Studios. Erin and Marcus wanted their guests to have a fabulous experience traveling so far to celebrate with them.  There was a custom cigar bar, a fun filled photo booth, a step and repeat and the most fabulous wedding cake and cake pop favors made by the Bride’s dear friend Jennifer Kraus. At 10:30 pm all the…

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Erin & Marcus ~ The Welcome Reception

Tucked away along the Florida panhandle coast about six miles east of Seaside on Scenic Highway 30A is the beautiful Alys Beach community. We were surrounded by breathtaking views of the gulf of Mexico, sugar white sand and the warmth of the Florida sunshine. We found the picture perfect location for Erin and Marcus. the We kicked of the wedding week with very special and customized logo welcome bags filled with the Bride & Groom’s favorite treats, beach towels and all of the essentials for a destination weekend.  the A Welcome Reception on the lawn of Fonville Press complete with catering by Randy Lachney; who rolled up with his team to cook onsite as a treat for the guest, as Marcus is from Alabama it was the perfect southern BBQ to welcome their guests. the Next, we’ll share the glorious details of the ceremony for this match made in heaven… Newly engaged? Contact us…

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