Two Cheers for Tulips

No flower symbolizes spring quite like the tulip. And while it might not seem like the hippest or the most show-stopping bloom available, the tulip has a quiet, understated elegance that makes it an ideal flower for your big day. Go ahead and check out all the creative ways to incorporate tulips into your decor!


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Out of this World Weddings With Maverick Helicopters

Valley of Fire

Finding the perfect venue for your wedding day can be challenging, but when you’re looking for the most breathtaking backdrop imaginable, there are some venues only Mother Nature can provide. After all, can you imagine a more spectacular spot to exchange your vows than, say, the Grand Canyon? We sure can’t!

Whether you dream of saying your I do’s in the Valley of Fire at sunset or descending in the Grand Canyon itself to exchange your vows, Maverick helicopters can make those dreams a reality.

Grand Canyon Wedding

Located in Las Vegas, Maverick Helicopters will pick you up in a limousine at your hotel and take you to the helicopter terminal, where your helicopter pilot will be waiting to take you on an experience that is truly out of this world!

Grand Canyon Wedding

You’ll start your day by flying over the sights of Nevada and Arizona, before landing in the Grand Canyon at your exclusive ceremony site to exchange your vows. To make your day extra special, Maverick offers a variety of wedding plans and add-ons – including champagne, hors d’oeuvres, and flowers – so you can choose the perfect package for your desired location, budget, and taste.

After your ceremony, your pilot will fly you through the Grand Canyon, ending your day with a flight over downtown Las Vegas and the Vegas Strip, making sure your wedding day is a once in a lifetime experience you will never forget!

wedding helicopter ride

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You know when a wedding involves a cake cutting sword, it’s going to be awesome, right?

Aaron and Kjersti’s wedding was simple and relaxed, and anything but boring! After a sweet backyard ceremony, these two let loose at their reception, showing off their moves on the dance floor, cutting their wedding cake with the above-mentioned sword, and laughing up a storm with their guests before making their exit with a sparkler send-off. We don’t know about you, but that sounds pretty awesome to us!

Thanks to Lady & Gent Photography for sharing all the beautiful and fun photos from their special day.

Intimate at home wedding

Kjersti, 26 & Aaron, 25

Redmond, WA

Wedding Date: August 31, 2013

Number of Guests: 35

Wedding Cost: $6,000

Wedding Ceremony Location: Groom’s parent’s home in Redmond

Wedding Reception Location: Groom’s parent’s home in Redmond

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5 Knockout Wedding Venues For an Intimate Beach Wedding

Sun, sand and no stress.  Sound appealing?  Have a destination wedding on the beach!

Not only do destination weddings naturally limit your guest list (and your stress level!), the stunning venues available to you will guarantee you a breathtaking backdrop. Here are some of our favorite tropical destination venues for an intimate beach wedding:

Voted as one of the best beaches in the world, the El Dorado Maroma in Playa del Carmen, Mexico offers couples small romantic thatched huts where they can exchange their vows right on the waterfront.

El Dorado Maroma - Marina Palapas

The Lady of Guadalupe Oceanfront Chapel at the Gran Caribe Real in Cancun, Mexico isn’t technically on the beach, but its floor to ceiling windows overlook the beach and give you an unobstructed view of the Caribbean while you say your ‘I Do’s’.

Gran Caribe Real - Chapel

Couples looking for a dreamy and private, island wedding ceremony can’t go wrong with Mexico’s Isla Mujeres Palace. With only 62 suites, the resort is blissfully small and the island offers plenty of untouched beaches and a relaxed vibe.

Isla Mujeres Palace Wedding

If Jamaica is your dream wedding destination, Couples Tower Isle offers couples the choice between resorts; a Jamaican island right off the coast and a secluded pier with a quaint gazebo, perfect for small wedding parties.

Couples Tower Ocho Rios

Located on the Pacific side of Mexico, Dreams Los Cabos‘ romantic garden beach gazebo wedding set-up and soft golden sands are ideal for an intimate sunset wedding ceremony and beach reception.

dreams los cabos beach reception

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What to Wear for Your Engagement Photos

Are you stressed out about what to wear for your engagement shoot?

Engagement shoots should be carefree and fun and showcase your style as a couple. A great place to start is by using your theme or location for the shoot as inspiration for your clothing. If you are having your shoot on a beach then bright maxi dresses will really give a summer feel. Shorts, flip-flops and a casual shirt for guys will complement this. Or, if you are really daring, wear your swimsuits!

vintage beach wedding

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