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Casual, Budget, Destination Wedding in Hawaii

Brendan and Cheyanne come from Reno, Nevada which, by their own admission, is known for it’s super-speedy drive thru weddings and wild nightlife. “This didn’t really fit us,” explained Cheyanne. “We wanted something small and intimate, and we wanted to take our time and make it special in our own way. We love to travel together, and I’ve always been totally drawn to the ocean, so we decided on Hawaii.”

It was also important to the couple not to take on any debt for their wedding, and so spent just $5,000 on their day. “I think we brought a new meaning to ‘Ballin’ on a Budget’”, said the bride. “By focusing on each other, and our small number of guests, we created something super intimate. It wasn’t about materialism, or how much the dress cost, or how fancy the venue was. We did everything we wanted to do, no more no less.”

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Relaxed & Intimate Wedding Celebration on a Greek Island

Amanda and Will were inspired to get married on the Greek island of Naxos because they had gotten engaged there on a backpacking trip three years ago. “We fell in love with everything about Greece, the food, the people, the history, and the beauty of all the Greek islands,” they said.

They chose a secret location near to where they’d gotten engaged. For aesthetics, they were inspired by the surrounding nature, “We wanted authenticity, and the idea of seamlessly blending into the nature around us. I really like visuals of ancient Greek statues and places that have been abandoned where nature has regrown.”

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Pick ’n Mix Destination Wedding Inspired By Travel, Rainbows & Music

Raquel and Chris found inspiration absolutely everywhere for their September wedding, and as such, ended up with a pick ’n mix theme based on all the things they love! They didn’t worry if things went together or suited anything else – they just decided to have subtle details of the things they love or that meant something to them.

They both love to travel, so first on their agenda was to make a trip out of their big day – and where in the world could they do it where anything goes? Only Vegas, of course! They added a trip to LA and Joshua Tree with a couple of their pals before their wedding at the JW Marriott in Las Vegas, and they were so glad they did – it made the lead up to the big day even more magical. “Planning a wedding in a place we’d never been before and only having the picture in our minds to go on, it was incredible to see it come together on the day and exceed our expectations.” said Raquel.

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Southern Gothic Destination Wedding

Tim and Natasha were inspired by the city of Savannah itself for their October wedding. They wanted an intimate, destination wedding to celebrate simply with their closest friends in a manner that was true to them and the things they enjoy; great food, craft cocktails and fun! “The city of Savannah was the perfect setting for our vision of an intimate, darkly romantic celebration,” said Natasha.

They skipped most traditional wedding elements like invitations, a cake and gifts, instead focusing on creating a memorable experience to enjoy with their friends. Rather than a formal reception, the ceremony was followed by drinks at a nearby lounge, then dinner and they wrapped up the evening with a haunted pub crawl. 

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Icelandic Cave Destination Wedding with an Ikea Reception!

Molly and Jackson knew soon after they started dating that they didn’t want a ‘regular’ wedding. Attending a bunch of friends’ weddings together in 2014 (before they were engaged!) solidified in their minds what they did and didn’t want. They decided then and there that when it came to their turn to get hitched, they didn’t want to pick out tablecloths or plan a seating chart. Instead, they wanted an adventure!

They both love travelling, and at the time there were some crazy good deals flying to Iceland, so they made a decision that that was it – when it was their turn they were going to have a destination wedding in Iceland, the most beautiful place they’d never been to.

They told their friends and families their plans in the same year. They wanted everyone to understand how serious they were, and give them the heads up with years in advance. When they eventually got engaged in October 2017, people still asked what their plans were! “We were surprised and reminded them that we had brought up Iceland, and we had been serious about that for all these years, so people better go pick out some hiking boots and jackets!” laughed Molly.

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Antique Fairytale Inspired Destination Wedding on the Almalfi Coast

Jennifer and Sacha achieved the impossible for their June 2019 wedding – they managed to bring 31 of their closest friends and family members from three different countries to celebrate with them in Italy! Inspired by both their European heritages and the music and art that they love, they chose to get wed overlooking the beautiful Amalfi Coast in an antique fairytale themed celebration of love, beautiful surroundings and their nearest and dearest.

With a $15,000 budget, the couple chose to have both their ceremony and reception out on the terrace at the Marincanto hotel. They were married by the maid of honour’s mother under a magnificent arch of flowers.

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