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A Paphos Elopement Complete With A Beach Picnic

August 18, 2022 | justine

Endless ocean views, a mysterious rocky landscape, and a beautiful golden sunset—Georgia and Collin’s Paphos elopement setting was truly magical. With the help of their planner Elizabeth Anne, the couple let their hearts run free with a dreamy, intimate celebration captured by The Duo Photography

Set amongst ancient church ruins under a stone arch, the pair exchanged handwritten vows. After tying the knot, the gorgeous couple took to the cliffs. At the edge of the sea caves overlooking the rolling ocean waves, their picnic-for-two featured sunset-hued florals and rustic boho accents. Unafraid to have a bit of fun, they ended the day with a champagne shower and a cake smash.

If you and your partner are dreaming of jet setting to a stunning location for a once-in-a-lifetime elopement adventure, take a scroll through these breathtaking photos. You’ll surely be inspired by this two-person affair full of love, laughter, and epic views.

The Couple:

Georgia and Collin

The Wedding:

Panagia Chrysopolitissa Church, Paphos

Their Paphos Elopement Was All About The Two Of Them

We had so many personal moments throughout this with our vows we wrote to each other and moments getting ready together. It’s a day I’ll truly cherish. Our advice, your day is all about you, so do what your heart tells you and have fun with it. The planning can be stressful, but it’s all worth it in the end.

An Unforgettable Paphos Elopement Beach Picnic

It was all very memorable, but the beach picnic by the sea caves at sunset was a dream. Having a moment out there to dance with each other, drink champagne, and share cake, was exactly what we had hoped for.

Fun Moments Included A Cake Smash

We loved the cake fight and getting it all caught on camera. I’ve always known my husband wanted to shove cake in my face on the wedding day, so I ran with it. We made sure the cake was the last thing we did, so we both got what we wanted.

They Wanted The Fun Vibe Captured On Camera

We wanted to have fun and capture it in beautiful photos. So it was important to get a planner and photographer that vibed well with us and what we were going for. The Duo Photography was amazing, and they exceeded our expectations. They made us feel super comfortable, and we had so much fun with them. They knew some amazing poses for when we didn’t quite know what to do, and they were able to capture some really fun, natural moments. They also took some amazing drone shots, which was perfect considering our breathtaking location.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – The Duo Photography
Event Planning – Weddings by Elizabeth Anne
Ceremony Venue – Panagia Chrysopolitissa Church
Floral Design – Island Rose Cyprus
Cake – Love Island Cakes
Hair + Makeup Artist – Cyprus Brides to Be
Wedding Dress – GALA Montenapoleone
Rings – You & Me Wedding Ring Shop

 

Congratulations to Georgia and Collin on their incredible Paphos elopement. And big thanks to The Duo Photography for capturing all the moments that made their big day unforgettable, special, and shows couples that there is no one-size-fits-all wedding. 

With  no one formula for planning an elopement, it’s the perfect opportunity to make your own traditions. The beauty of eloping is that every moment is about you and your partner. Not sure where to start? Check out our guide to creating an elopement worthy of your love

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Rustic Chic Wyresdale Park Wedding

August 17, 2022 | justine

Robyn and Jodie wanted to host a memorable big day that’s true to them–boasting all the fun and beautiful details without the constraints of a traditional wedding. With a charming barn venue, wild floral arrangements in a neutral color palette, and complementing chic bridal attire, their Wyresdale Park wedding had an ethereal yet modern vibe. And since the couple wanted to fill their big day with lots of thoughtful and personal touches, they decided to forego hiring a planner and took on the wedding planning themselves.

Their special day took place across different barns of the historic estate. The pair exchanged emotional vows at the Ceremony Barn, featuring hanging greenery and a candle-lined aisle. After the two tied the knot, they headed to the White Barn for their reception. Foraged greenery, feathery accents, and fairy lights transformed the space, giving it a romantic and whimsical feel. And as a perfect way to end the day, they danced the night away at the Party Barn.

From the adorable way they included their flower grannies in the ceremony to the drag queen performance at their reception, their big day was all about everything and everyone they loved. If you’re looking for unconventional wedding inspo or you love the idea of incorporating subtle rustic elements, you’re going to want to see these stunning images captured by Emily Robinson Photography.

The Couple:

Jodie and Robyn

The Wedding:

Wyresdale Park, Lancashire, United Kingdom

Personalizing Their Wyresdale Park Wedding Ceremony Through Decor, Writing Their Vows, And Including Their Loved Ones

The ceremony was certainly the most memorable and special part of the day. We both didn’t expect much from the ceremony and were looking forward to everything after that. However, it was magical. The room was perfectly stunning–decorated with dried flowers and greenery–and full of love from our family and friends. We also wrote our own vows and found this much more meaningful. We had two of our bridesmaids write a personalized reading in the form of a sentimental poem. We even danced back up the aisle with our friends and family following.

Giving Their Grandmothers Special Roles As Flower Grannies

Instead of having flower girls, we had our beautiful grandmas. Flower grannies were something we had come across on social media and thought it was a really special touch. They all loved it and have recently found fame on TikTok with over two million views! 

Personalized Wedding Favors For Both Their Adult And Young Guests

We gave our guests personalized shots of Limoncello along with s’mores for the fire in the evening. Both of these we made ourselves with a bit of help from the bridesmaids. For the children that came to the wedding, we ordered activity boxes off Etsy, which kept them occupied throughout the wedding breakfast.

DIY Confetti Packs And Wine Bottle Seating Chart

We DIY’d a lot ourselves. Not only did it save money, but it meant we put our own touch on the day. We made the confetti packs ourselves, putting dried flowers into biodegradable packs and personalized stickers. For our seating plan, we collected empty wine bottles, stuck labels on the front, and put dried flowers in them to fit the theme.

Their Photographer Was Their Cheerleader And Support System

We didn’t realize how important it would be to make sure you pick the right photographer to capture the day. Emily was fantastic from the minute we started speaking to her. She made it very easy on the day with her creative and fun direction. Emily didn’t miss one memorable moment. This was probably harder for her, given we are two brides! She also helped make the day run as smoothly as possible while always reassuring us that this was our day, so don’t worry about timings.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Emily Robinson Photography
Ceremony Venue – Wyresdale Park
Floral Design – Bluebells & Daisies
Catering – Striped Kitchen
Drag Queen – Marie La Rae
DJ – Ryan Smith
Videography – Everwood Films
Makeup Artist – Tia Barrea
Hair Styling – Heir Salon

 

Congratulations to Robyn and Jodie on their rustic chic Wyresdale Park wedding. And big thanks to Emily Robinson Photography for capturing every detail and moment that made their celebration one for the books!

There are so many ways to make your wedding even more meaningful. If you’re searching for inspiration, check out our guide to planning a unique wedding or our list of unique ideas. Don’t be afraid to add creative and personal touches to your wedding. It is your and your partner’s big day, after all.

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Perfectly Pink Disco Ball Themed Wedding

August 16, 2022 | justine

Feathery floral arrangements, a soft pink color palette, and thoughtfully placed glitter ball decor—Eva and Troy’s disco ball themed wedding tied together chic and romantic touches, making their celebration elegant while maintaining the retro aesthetic. And with the perfect blank canvas venue, two stunning outfit changes, and an all-night dance party, this wedding had it all and then some. 

Prospect House’s ceremony lawn was a picturesque setting for the couple’s heartfelt vow exchange. The asymmetrical floral pillars and mirror balls against the staple square backdrop complemented the surrounding fields and rolling hills. It wasn’t just the views that looked spectacular that day. The pair looked timeless in their ceremony attire, with Eva in a sparkly tulle wedding dress and Troy in a classic tux.

After tying the knot, the celebration continued in the main hall. With an understated tablescape, a neon sign, and hanging pampas grass, the venue’s minimalist interior and high ceilings allowed the details to stand out. For their reception, the bride changed into a sweet pink number while the groom donned a white dinner jacket. Because disco balls aren’t always meant to be on the dance floor, scroll through these gorgeous photos captured by Map + Compass Photography for subtle yet glam ways to incorporate disco elements into your wedding decor.

The Couple:

Eva and Troy

The Wedding:

Prospect House, Texas, United States

Prospect House Was The Perfect Blank Canvas Venue For Their Disco Ball Themed Wedding

We spent almost three years sourcing our vendors to ensure every aspect of our wedding reflected us and our pink disco ball theme. When we walked into Prospect House, we immediately knew it was a perfect fit. We wanted a space that would allow for an outdoor ceremony but also had an indoor space to support all of our decor ideas. They have a wall with bud vases attached right when you walk in and an amazing weather vane in the dining hall that could be decorated. It was the perfect blank canvas. We are most proud of the way our vision came to life. 

Advice From The Newlyweds: Keep In Mind Your Guests’ Experience When Planning Your Wedding

Make your wedding about your guests. Yes, it is your special day, but think through everything—timeline, food, drinks, venue, transportation—from the perspective of your guests. It’s a lot to ask people to attend a wedding, particularly during a pandemic. Make sure you are keeping them in mind during all aspects of the planning stage

Disco Ball Themed Wedding Favors

We gave our guests disco ball drink tumblers filled with mini water bottles. We wanted to leave them with a cute souvenir and hydrate them on the bus back to the hotel.

DIY Accents To Fit Their Pink Disco Theme

I hand-dyed the napkins because I couldn’t find any napkins in the perfect shade of pink. I also made the sparkly hair clips I wore.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Map + Compass Photography
Event Planning – Amuse Event Co
Ceremony Venue – Prospect House
Floral Design – Wildly Cultivated
Catering – The Peached Tortilla
Cake – Sweet Treets Bakery
DJ – Hype Rhythm
Invitation Design – Minted
Makeup Artist – Crown of Glory
Hair Styling – Plume Salon
Wedding Dress – Blush Bridal Lounge
Bridal Accessories – Jimmy Choo
Groom’s Apparel – Suit Supply
Rentals – The Styled Affair + Bee Lavish Vintage
Favors – Bando

 

Congratulations to Eva and Troy on their perfectly pink disco ball themed wedding. And big thanks to Map + Compass Photography for preserving their special moments that’ll be cherished by this couple for the rest of their lives.

If you and your partner don’t want to be limited by venue restrictions and would love to have total creative control, then a blank canvas venue is a great place to start. And with the help of a talented vendor team, you’ll have the support and freedom you need to bring your wedding vision to life.

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