A Halloween wedding, but no tricks! Joe and Florence came in from New Jersey to tie the knot on the beautiful shores of Miami Beach. They were joined with a few family members. The bride carried a beautiful bouquet of yellow calla lilies with a pewter ribbon, which matched her gorgeous pewter dress. Congratulations to you both!Pin It
Many brides are searching for ways to create a memorable experience for their special days, but they also need them to be affordable. One way that you can accomplish this goal is to plan a Miami destination wedding. Even though a destination wedding requires that you and your wedding party travel to Florida, it can cost you less than the wedding you are currently planning to have at home.
A Miami wedding is far from your home town, so this will mean that you can reduce the number of people on your guest list. Not as many people will be able to travel to Florida. So, your Miami Beach wedding can be an intimate affair with your closest friends and relatives.
Another bonus to planning a Florida beach wedding is the fact that you are traveling to a beautiful tropical location that can easily serve as your honeymoon destination. However, you can also decide to take a cruise. Southern Florida is a major cruise port, and you will be close to the two of the busiest cruise ports; the Port of Miami and Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale.
Planning Activities and Finding Vendors
Undoubtedly, you will want to plan activities for your guests while they are visiting the southern Florida area, but this doesn’t have to be difficult because you are so far away. You can plan your Miami Beach wedding and the activities that accompany it by using Skype to meet with vendors.
The Internet is an integral place for finding photographers, caterers and bakeries that will be available on the day that you would like to have your Florida beach wedding. Don’t worry that you are unfamiliar with the vendors in the southern Florida area. Websites devoted to weddings such as Wedding Wire help you find everything that you will need for your wedding. Wedding Wire even has hundreds of thousands of reviews for the wedding vendors on their site.
Obtaining a Marriage License
Whether you are living in the United States or not, you can purchase your Florida marriage license from License to Wed at www.licensetowed.net. This service is only for people who are planning a Miami destination wedding, and it will be highly convenient for you. The company assures that it will deliver the license to your officiant before your ceremony is scheduled to take place, so you don’t have to worry that you could possibly misplace your marriage license. It also saves you time; why spend your precious vacation time stuck in a courthouse?
For International Couples
Your country may require that you obtain an Apostille that assures that your marriage was documented properly in the United States. If your country requires this of you, License to Wed also gives you the option of purchasing the Apostille from their website.
With planning, it’s possible to have a Miami wedding that will be a gorgeous affair and won’t be exorbitantly expensive. Just by doing your homework and spending some time on the Internet, you can make sure that you have the wedding of your dreams.Pin It
India and Ricky traveled from North Carolina to have their destination Miami Beach wedding this month. Along with their closest friends and family they had a beautiful ceremony before they hopped on board their honeymoon cruise! I loved the color palette for this wedding which was chocolate brown with lime green, together with their tropical flower accents. Our decor included our signature white wedding flags and fabric aisle way. They had a small champagne toast and cake following the service. It was great fun planning your wedding, congratulations to you both!
photography by Digilync
We were privileged to help coordinate the wedding for the world renowned violinist Jaime Jorge. Jaime and his beautiful wife were married on the beach at Dania Beach’s John Lloyd state park. They choose our signature babies breath and curly willow arch as their backdrop along with a babies breath vase aisle way. The touching ceremony was followed by a reception at the Manatee Pavillion. Congratulations to you both!Pin It
Creating A Unique Proposal
One of the most important days of any man’s life is the day on which he proposes to the woman he hopes to marry. Not only is this an important moment in that it decides your future with your loved one, but it is also a memory that you are designing, and that both of you will cherish for the rest of your lives. In this way, you can think of your proposal as the ultimate gift, not because of the ring or the promise of marriage, but because of the moment itself, and its standing in memory. For this reason, it is important that you make your proposal unique. Do not simply succumb to the same old Hollywood cliché proposal ideas – kneeling down at a restaurant, putting it up on a scoreboard, etc. Consider some ideas like the following for unique proposals!
- Surprise her! Of course, the question itself should be somewhat of a surprise. But your very appearance can be a surprise too! If you design a special occasion on a random evening, she may suspect something more, and if you decide to propose on an anniversary, she’s already expecting a special occasion. While both of these options are still fine in the right situations, of course, you should consider setting something up that will completely shock her – perhaps work on getting friends or family involved in organizing a surprise.
- Give some real thought to the ring you pick out. Too many men dread the process of paying for an engagement ring, and as a result they lose their creativity! Try to take some time to perhaps look at Seventy Seven Diamonds, and get an idea of a ring that will uniquely suit your bride-to-be. Of course, most women will be thrilled with just about any ring in this scenario – it’s the proposal that really matters – but catering to her sense of style and jewelry can show how much you cared in advance of your proposal.
- Pick a place for the occasion that is special, but not obvious. Again, you don’t want to simply do what everybody else does! First date locations are common for proposals, as are favorite restaurants, ballparks, etc. And, again, these are fine in the right situation – however, you should give some thought to picking out a specific location that is special to you and your future spouse, but perhaps a bit less obvious. Proposing during a weekend at the beach, for example, is a great way to take advantage of a romantic occasion that doesn’t automatically scream “Proposal!” on its own, and can even foreshadow an eventual beach wedding! You could also try to figure out the first place you saw her, or the first place at which you realized you loved her, and work that story into your proposal. Anything will do, so long as it shows creativity, care, and of course, romance.
The bride and groom are the center of everyone’s attention on their wedding day. When the bride looks her best, everyone is happy. Now it’s just a matter of capturing that astonishing look of the bride in all of the wedding photos. So what are some ways that you can look your best for your photos?
As far as beauty goes, start preparing for your wedding day weeks before. Drink plenty of water and get a lot of sleep to benefit your skin. Your skin should be kept moisturized, including your hands since they will show up in many pictures holding the bouquet and with the wedding ring. A good breakout prevention routine a few weeks before your wedding day to keep blemishes away will lower the risk of a pimple popping up on that very day. Teeth whitening can help brighten that smile perfectly for your wedding along with getting a tan, wax, manicures and pedicures. Not only are these all fun activities you can do with your friends, it’s also helping you stay calm and relaxed before your wedding.
Your wedding makeup should be practiced well before the big day. Test it in natural light and on camera beforehand. Keep your hair in line, fine tune your hair color and style, touch up your roots, and get a gloss treatment to create an extra shine perfect for those pictures. Massages and regular grooming will help ease your nerves when the day gets closer. A massage helps give a glow back to the body as well as helping to get rid of any tense muscles.
Being confident is important on your wedding day. Many brides are concerned about how much weight they have to lose before the big day. You will want to be able to fit in your wedding dress, but worrying about your weight is only going to stress you out. When you’re confident it’s easier to pose in a more natural stance and look more relaxed and calm in front of the camera.
Along with being confident, as a bride, staying focused is just as important. Wanting to be in control of everything is what a bride is good at doing on their wedding day, but it’s important to know that things will fall into place and everything will be organized. Having a wedding planner will help create a better stress free environment for you. The wedding planner can figure out the details while you get ready for the big day.
Most importantly, being comfortable and calm will help you look the best in your wedding photos. By remaining stress-free, your photos won’t show any tense moments or moments of worry. When you look back on your wedding photos years from now you will remember the joy and happiness that was shared between everybody.
About the Author:
Hardy Klahold Photography is pleased to bring you this article on how to look your best in your wedding photos. Hardy primarily deals with wedding photography in Denver. If you are interested in learning more about him, you can check out his website at http://www.hardyklaholdphotography.com.Pin It
Alan and Elana came from New York to elope on the shores of Key Biscayne in the very picturesque Crandon Park! They had a traditional Jewish Ceremony under a huppah with pink and white roses. Serenaded by our violinist, Elana strolled down the aisle to meet her groom. They ended the evening with cake for two and a dip of their feet in the ocean! Congratulations to you both!
photography by Florida Coast PhotographyPin It
Ana and Andrei were a joy to work with! They envisioned a simple yet elegant beach wedding and we helped them achieve just that! It was a beautiful day full of fun, love and laughter. They had a beautiful ceremony surrounded by their closest friends and relatives. Their flowers were blue orchids and white roses. Congratulations to you both!
photography by Rudy Santos
location Bill Baggs State Park, Key BiscaynePin It
This intimate elopement was filled with the right amount of style. Dennis and Rose were married inside our signature petal filled heart on the shores of South Beach. She carried a bouquet of white and purple callas. After their ceremony and photography session they were off on their cruise! Simple and beautiful, love it.Pin It