destination wedding

Gasparilla Inn, Boca Grande Wedding | Jen & Laurence | Destination Wedding Photographer

Gasparilla Inn in Boca Grande is one of our favorite intimate wedding venues! It's a great spot for destination weddings- the grounds are beautiful and ideal for outdoor events. Jen & Laurence selected the venue for their entire wedding weekend (if you missed their welcome dinner, check it out here).  The entire affair was elegant, understated and beautiful! So happy for their family!

Venue - Gasparilla Inn & Club , Boca Grande | Paper goods - DM Paper Designs | Planning & Floral - Elleson Events | Linens - LaTavola Fine Linens | Hair - Number 9 Salon, St Pete, FL | Makeup - Lasting Luxe | Entertainment - DJ Dayve / Vanderbilt Strings | Video - DSW Films

South Seas Island Resort Elopement | Lindsay & Tomasz | Captiva Island Wedding Photography

Lindsay + Tomasz's sunrise wedding was what elopement dreams are made of! Seriously, if you're going to run into the sunrise (or sunset) hand and hand, South Seas Island Resort's beach is the place to do it!  With just their parents, and us,  to witness their union, these two beautiful souls said I do with the soft sound of crashing waves and promises of forever love! 

Lindsay's dress was understated and gorgeous. We love how perfectly it paired her super uniquet airplant bouquet!

The morning was laid back, casual and oh so romantic! After vows, a single table with mimosas and all the best breakfast fixins' was set-up. With sand in their toes, they toasted to the special occasion. Don't you just love the waffle cake?! Yum!

Style Me Pretty published this wedding too (yay)! Check it out here. 

Venue: South Seas Island Resort , Floral/Design: Elleson Events

Asheville Wedding Inspiration | Film Wedding | North Carolina Wedding Photographer

If you are considering a destination wedding (and you adore mountain air and sprawling views), we're pretty sure Asheville should be on your list! We love shooting in North Carolina, and Asheville has a special place in our hearts. It's a wonderful location for a wedding and one we're always down to travel to. For this shoot, a private estate near Lake Lure provided the perfect backdrop. The entire vibe for the shoot was mountainside romance. It had a touch of boho, a little bit of modern, but at the core, still timelessly beautiful. Which y'all know is our JAM! 

The greenery bouquet was ridic (in a good way) and the place setting had a beautiful, clean/crisp feeling. The dark blue kozo paper used as place cards provided a beautiful contrast with the neutral tablescape.  And the charger plate had a really cool shape- which worked great with the softer element like the candles & fabric.

The portraits taken in the lake are some of our favorites. We love when a couple can kick-off their shoes and immerse themselves in nature. 

Wedding Planner + Decor: Carrie Darling Events | Dress: RenzRags (via Etsy) | Candlesticks: Accent Decor | Table Runner: Honeysilks & Co | Florals: Blossoms by Biltmore Park | Cake: Short Street Bakery | Farmtables + Napkins: Classic Event Rentals | Hair & Makeup:  Salon Zhenya

Castle Ladyhawke Mountainside Destination Wedding | Hillary & Matt | North Carolina Film Wedding Photographer

Hillary and Matt hosted their mountainside destination wedding at the gorgeous Castle Ladyhawke in Tuckasegee, NC (part of the Nantahala National Forest and about an hour southwest of Asheville, NC).  We love the Renaissance architecture of the venue- and the grounds are phenomenal!   

The couple's wedding was held outside, under a greenery arbor with views of the Forest. You could hear the slight trickle of the nearby stream and the breeze heavenly.  Just before their ceremony though - they took a moment alone together for a private Christian "foot washing" ceremony - as their first act of service to one another as husband and wife. 

For the reception, the couple & their guests dined at a family- style table beneath the sky, with copious candlelight and lush, full blooms in white, burgundy and blush/peach. 

To see more from their beautiful day visit their Style Me Pretty feature here. 

Photography: Cody Hunter Photography | Planning + Florals: Elleson Events | Venue: Castle Ladyhawke | Destination Wedding Photography, Film Wedding Photographer

The Cove Eleuthera Bahamas Wedding | Kara & Tal | Bahamas Destination Wedding Photographer

The Cove is a popular destination wedding venue in Eleuthera Bahamas. They're known for their pristine beaches, crystal clear, bright blue water, stunning rock cliffs and a pure luxury guest experience.

Kara & Tal's wedding was incredibly intimate (around 100 guests) and elegant. From her gorgeous lace fit and flare Provonias gown to subtle coastal design elements, every detail was perfect!

The oceanfront, cliffside ceremony was officiated by a mutual friend who happened to be present when Kara & Tal met for the first time too, exactly 5 years prior to the wedding day (cue to awes!).

We have to add- we love that these two kept their bridal party to strictly family. Not only is it very touching, but It makes the logistics a touch easier too! 

Their beautiful destination affair can be seen on the Front Page of Style Me Pretty HERE!



Venue: The Cove | Coordination/Planning: Engaging Affairs | Design + Floral:  Mish with Boy Meets Girl Weddings | Ceremony Music: Skip Miller guitarist|  Entertainment: DJ Hesta Prynn } Paper Goods: Shine Wedding Invitations | Beauty: Calae Burrows | Dress: Pronovias gown purchased at House of Jon Lei Altelier at National Harbour | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Rings: OKG Jewelry in New York | Groom's Suit: Enzo Custom

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