Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Finding your Own Inspiration

One of my regrets with my own wedding, was that we didn’t get married somewhere like Bora Bora. Don’t get me wrong, I loved every last detail of our day but it wasn’t Bora Bora. I probably could have given it a Bora Bora feel, but really I didn’t know any better. So I did some researching on the top locations for destination weddings and I thought I would share with you some ways to take a part of the destination of your interest and incorporate it into your day. If you are having a local wedding, who says you can’t take snippets of the things you might love about these destinations and use them for your own special day?

According to Grace Ormond’s Wedding Style website , the top locations for a destination wedding are: Cap Juluca in the British West Indies, the Ritz-Carlton in the Caymen Islands, the One & Only Ocean Club in the Bahamas, Palazzo Sasso in Italy, the Mandarin Oriental in Miami and Down Under Endeavors in Fiji. Let’s take a look at some of the details of these locations and see how you can apply it to your event.

All of these locations are stunning in their own right and each offers something unique. You can truly take something from each location and turn it into a “theme” for your day. It could be something as small as the colors of the beach in Cap Juluca or a romantic Baroque feel present in the Palazzo in Italy. Or perhaps you deck out your backyard wedding with white umbrella-ed tables with delicate lanterns dangling from the underside like those found at the Mandarin. Maybe a Polynesia feast is all it takes to make you feel like you are in Fiji. Maybe the architecture of any of these places speaks to you....that can be your "theme".

Inspiration can be found anywhere and it doesn’t have to be literal. You don’t even have to travel far to find it….go to your local travel agent for brochures, visit websites or look at old photos from your favorite family vacation…You can have your very own destination wedding locally!

And just because we were so very inspired by the images of Cap Juluca, we’ve created a special invitation package that will be released soon. So here is a little teaser….and that’s all you get for now!

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