Although we’re certainly known for our love of parties, nothing can quite beat the intimacy of an elopement. Maybe it’s the romantic in us, but it’s just so special — don’t you think? This beautiful elopement in Texas — shot by the talented Amber Vickery — embraces the private, personal side of Becky and Austin’s elopement, while still capturing the festivity of the Tres Lunas Resort.
Photos: Amber Vickery
Dress: Galina for Davids Bridal
Flowers: Austin Flower Company
Hair and Makeup: Katelyn Tidwell
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Some brides have been dreaming about their big day for years — they’ve decided on every little detail, from the color palette to the cake. And there are others who are caught off guard with wedding planning, and find themselves caught up in the whirlwind of flower, tablecloth and dress options.
No matter what camp you’ve found yourself in, it’s hard to resist the allure of these dream destination wedding venues. From Hawaii, to Santorini, to Provence, each of these locations is a dream come true for any bride.
Take a look at 7 of our top dream destination wedding venues:
Dromoland Castle Hotel
Celestia Grand Villas
(photo by Anna Roussos)
(photo by Thayer Allison Gowdy Weddings)
Grand Hotel Ambasciatori
Chateau La Gorce
Whether your taste leans modern or traditional, there’s something about rustic elegant weddings that transcends all styles. It’s hard not to love the combination of dripping crystal chandeliers, lush green garlands, elegant white lace and warm reclaimed wood. It’s one of our favorite looks.
If you’re considering a rustic elegant look for your upcoming wedding (or just love some gorgeous wedding eye candy), take a look at our top 8 favorite rustic elegant wedding venues, below!
San Ysidro Ranch: Santa Barbara, California (photo by Tec Petaja)
Zingerman’s Cornman Farms: Dexter, Michigan
High Point Farms: Flintstone, Georgia
Long Ridge Farm: Shelbyville, Kentucky (photo by Todd Pellowe)
Memory Lane: Dripping Springs, Texas
Hermitage Museum & Gardens: Norfolk, Virginia (photo by Sarah Goodwin)
Durham Ranch: St Helena, California (photo by Delbarr Moradi)
Oystertag Vistas: Myersville, Maryland
PS: Follow our Rustic Elegant Weddings board on Pinterest for more inspiration.
According to their photographer Kate Slater, Julia and Jonathan one of their favorite couples of the year! “They win the award for cutest, most laid back, totally madly in love couple of the year — if there is such a thing.” We would have to say we whole-heartedly agree.
This wedding is filled with DIY touches made by the bride, brilliantly water coloring everything she could get her hands on, including her custom-made silk gown, which was lovingly created by her fashion designer mother, Kathryn Conover Couture. From the gorgeous seaside location and wildflowers to calligraphy and cake, this wedding has it all.
Venue: Spring House Hotel | Venue Coordinator: Danielle M. Dziok, Spring House Hotel | Photography: Katie Slater Photography | Dress: Kathryn Conover Couture | Cake: Momofuku Milk Bar | Flowers: Blazing Star Farm | Invitations: Designed by Julia Wilde, Printed by Coeur Noir | Paper Goods: Designed by Julia Wilde
Bill and Blaire grew up vacationing at the beaches of 30A in Seaside, Florida, so when they decided where to say “I do,” the choice was easy. “It was the perfect place for us to exchange our vows,” Blaire explained. The Seaside Chapel is simple and romantic with pine floors, white pews, and charming bell tower. Her vision for the reception was elegant with a southern flair. The clean, white lines and Mediterranean inspired architecture of Alys Beach created a stunning backdrop; the theme of mint and gold weaved throughout. Thanks to the brilliant photography of Dear Wesleyann and flawless coordination by Shelby Peaden Events, the day was perfect — despite having a shake up in the date due to a tropical storm!
Photography: Dear Wesleyann
Ceremony Venue: Seaside Chapel
Reception Venue: Central Park at Alys Beach
Floral, Event Design/Styling, Linens & Lighting: Events by Nouveau
Wedding Planning and Day-of Coordination – Shelby Peaden Events
Stationery: Paper Affair
Videography: Gilmore Pictures
Catering: Cafe Thirty-A
Band and Ceremony Musicians: GTS Entertainment Group
Transportation: Mike’s Limousine & A Bride’s Ride
Hair Stylist & Makeup Artist: Vivo Spa Salon
Bridesmaids Dresses: LulaKate
Gown: Nicole Miller
Jewelry: Suzanna Dai
Shoes: Jimmy Chou