When it comes to bachelor getaway weekends, the boys have always had Vegas, but what about the ladies? Don’t we deserve a bachelorette weekend away with our girls? Sure, we could go to Vegas too, but if gambling and all that sin city has to offer isn’t your thing, here are 8 weekend bachelorette getaways we think are perfect alternatives:
1. Get your Cowboy Boots on and Head to Dollywood
Everyone knows that Dolly Parton is the best, so what better way to spend a girls weekend than hitting the rides at Dollywood in Tennessee. The family friendly theme park is pretty much the antithesis of Vegas, but the kitsch factor is high and that’s half the fun, isn’t it?
2. Say Om at a Weekend Yoga Retreat
Need to zen out before the big day? A yoga retreat is the perfect bachelorette weekend for stressed out brides-to-be in need of a recharge.
It’s a well known fact that the cutest weddings always involve either pets or children, which means, Samantha and Kyle’s Savannah wedding has to be the all-time cutest, because they had both! Drake, the couple’s 4 year-old yellow lab, donned a vest and tie for the occasion as one of Kyle’s groomsmen while the bride’s 3 year old niece made for the most adorable flower girl you can imagine. Can you say, cute overload??
Thanks to Jennifer Woodbery for capturing all the cuteness and the love, and for sharing it with us today!
Samantha, 26 & Kyle, 24
Wedding Date: October 11, 2013
Number of Guests: 60
Wedding Cost: approximately $15,000
Wedding Ceremony and Reception Location: The reception and the ceremony were both held at the Savannah Railroad Museum. Also known as The Roundhouse, it’s a beautiful old historic building that didn’t require much decorating.
The look for the minimalist bride is all about clean lines, sculptural details and a structure that still has fluidity. This trend for simplicity is not equated with being mundane; it is anything but boring!
When it comes to minimalist wedding dresses, the focus is on the complexity of the cut and design. The overall effect is polished and natural. Minimal wedding gowns are for ladies who are not into heavy embellishments and want a subtle dress that still makes a statement.
When people talk about centerpieces, we usually envision some sort of flower arrangement, but who says wedding centerpieces have to be floral? A flowerless table doesn’t have to mean a naked table and it certainly doesn’t have to be boring! We believe that just about anything can be used to create a fabulous focal point for your table setting and we’ve found some great examples to prove it.
Edibles make excellent centerpieces. Fruits and vegetables have the most amazing colors and textures that rival any bloom out there, while herbs add an earthy green touch and delightful aromatic punch to the table.
On your wedding day you will feel like you’re on top of the world, so why not celebrate, literally, on top of the world (or as close as you can get) with a rooftop wedding? Rooftops, like lofts, are excellent blank canvases ready to be molded into the wedding venue of your dreams. They are often large enough to accommodate huge guest lists, but are also perfect for intimate weddings. Think about it, is there anything more romantic than escaping to a secret rooftop somewhere, hidden away from the world below, with the one you love? We don’t think so!
The great thing about rooftops is that they’re all different and unique. From bare concrete slabs to industrial chic hideaways, to secret, elegant gardens – there is a rooftop suited to just about every couple. We think half the fun of a rooftop wedding is the hunt for the perfect one.
Who says you can’t get married on top of a parking garage? Grab your sweetie, gather up our friends, throw down an aisle runner, and you’re good to go.
The logistics of setting up a wedding reception on the roof may be challenging, but we think it’s worth it. How beautiful are these rooftop set-ups?
The rooftops might not be as high in Rome as they are in New York, but you sure can’t beat that view!
Don’t forget to dress for the occasion; just because you’ve decided to hide away on top of the world doesn’t mean you shouldn’t look drop dead gorgeous doing so!
Illuminating your rooftop wedding is key as existing lighting is usually non-existent or minimal at best. Lots of string patio lights and candles will transform the space from dark and dank to intimate and romantic in a heartbeat.
What other venue allows you to dance underneath the stars and the city lights at the same time? Dreamy, right?
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