Home away from Home – Destination Weddings

July 8, 2010

A peaceful beach setting.  A beautiful sunset along the mountains.  A place you call home for one weekend and a place you will know forever in your heart.  That place is no where close to your “real” home and where so many brides are finding their joy in destination weddings.  According to Conde Nast, 1 in 10 brides will have a destination this year alone.  An average that has been unmatched from previous years.  Brides are now moving toward the coast and beyond – think Paris, think the Eiffel tower as your setting.  That alone can take your breath away.

With the change in “home away from home” local – a brides attire will change as well.  We go from the elaborate ball gowns, with exquisite beading and 10 ft train to simple and gorgeous gowns.  The beach calls for flowy fabrics with details that will speak volumes in your pictures.  The city scape calls for short t-length vintage lace gowns with a shoe choice that will kick with personality. 

There is a place and space for everyone.  It’s just finding it and making it your own.

Event details:

Location:  Santa Barbara Biltmore

Photography: Jessica of  Jessica Lewis Photography

Event Coordinator: Kelly of Event of the Season

Dress:  Jim Helm

Cake: Biltmore

Flowers: Livia Cetti of The Green Vase

DJ: Gavin Roy (SBDJ’s)

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  • Reply Tammi July 16, 2010 at 8:37 am

    Any advice for a destination wedding in the South? Beach or Lake places that will have kid-friendly stuff to do so it will be a fun family filled weekend, but also beautiful and romantic for the wedding couple. (but not Gatlingburg)

    • Reply Jenn Ward July 18, 2010 at 5:15 pm

      Destin, FL is a beautiful place to look into. I know that SanDestin Resorts has an all inclusive wedding package and onsite wedding Coordinators to help with your big day. Or you can drive right down the road to Seaside. They have many, many spaces to choose from – a chapel on the beach as well as different locations for a wedding reception. All in all, its even a great area for kids. Email me at and I can give you some direct information….

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