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5 Ways to Involve Pets in Your Wedding

Hands down, there’s nothing better than a sweet fur baby making an appearance on your Big Day. So if your best friend happens to be an adorable pooch (or cat, or bird, or pig…), we’re teaming up with The Westin Birmingham to run down a list of 5 ways to include your loves in the most important celebration of your life. Prepare for a cuteness overload below.

ONE: AS THE CUTEST BEST MAN OR MAID OF HONOR EVER

There’s nothing cuter than a pet in a bow tie or floral crown, so when it comes to stealing the show (they will), let your sweetie shine as your Best Man or Maid of Honor. You’ll love it, your guests will love it and it will most definitely go down in history as one of your fave wedding moments.

Photography: Jose Villa

TWO: AS THE PERFECT FAVORS

Love your furry friend more than anything? Then be sure to pay tribute to them in every possible way. One of our faves? A cute little favor that also happens to be in the shape of their likeness. It’s taking “puppy treats” to an entirely new level and your guests will appreciate the ode to your sweet little pooch.

Photography: Ruth Eileen Photography

THREE: AS YOUR INVITATION SHOWPIECE

Want your fur baby to make a giant wedding statement? Then include them in your invitation suite, so your nearest and dearest know just where your heart is. It’s creative, unique and, let’s be honest, sooo darn cute. We’re totally on board with this.

Photography: Brumley & Wells / Invitation Design: Karen O’Bryan

FOUR: AS CRAZY CUTE ESCORT CARDS

And speaking of paper, why not include Fido on your escort cards? Whether you’re having a romantic soiree, a modern celebration or something else entirely, it’s a detail that will leave everyone talking. We promise.

Photography: Jasmine Lee Photography

FIVE: AS THE MOST ADORABLE RING BEARER IN THE WORLD

Your nephew is definitely a cutie, but you know what’s even cuter? Having that sweet little guy walk your adorable pooch down the aisle. It’s a double dose of sweetness that will make your entire day. We promise.

Photography: Jose Villa

From the cutest Best Man ever to a yummy treat your guests will love, including your fave fur baby in the celebration of the century is a definite must. Just be sure to book a pet-friendly venue like The Westin Birmingham, so that everything goes off without a hitch. Think breathtaking views of Uptown, an amazing locale close to awesome eateries and shopping and a team of talented wedding coordinators that will take your pet-centric celebration to the next level. You’re going to love every moment of your Big Day… and so will your best friend.

Photography: Jasmine Lee Photography | Photography: Jose Villa Photography | Photography: Brumley & Wells | Photography: Ruth Eileen Photography | Invitation Design: Karen O'Bryan

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Celebrating your “I do’s” in paradise is sort of the end-all, be-all of glam weddings – and when it comes to finding that perfect locale to host your drop-dead gorgeous “party of the century”, The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel has you totally covered. Think world-class resorts, seriously stunning ocean views and wedding pros that will make all of your dreams come true. It doesn’t get better than this, loves… take a look below.

Destination weddings are all about kicking back with your toes in the sand, sippin’ those tasty libations and really, really pampering yourself AND all the ones you love. Whether that’s a day of fun-filled activities (hello, kayaking and beachside yoga), or simply spending some luxurious time in a Sanibel spa. That’s the beauty of The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel… with a plethora of amazing resorts and inns to choose from, you’re guaranteed a weekend (or week!) of total fun. From your sure-to-be awesome bachelor + bachelorette parties, to those breathtaking “I do’s” with the ocean waves crashing in the distance and the goodbye brunch with your nearest and dearest, it’s a vacation of a lifetime meets a beautiful wedding celebration. Ah, yes… that’s the best way ever to tie the knot.

We can’t say it enough, you guys… contact The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel TODAY to start planning that dream destination wedding with wedding experts that know everything about celebrating your “I do’s” in paradise. Then enter for your chance to win a romantic getaway for a much-needed preview. Details are below!

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Photography: Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina | Photography: DiamondHead Beach Resort | Photography: Sundial Resort


Top 5 Reasons to Say “I do” at The Westin Buckhead Atlanta

When it comes to celebrating your Big Day, being true to yourselves is THE number one priority. Whether that’s keeping your guest list small with just close friends + family or infusing your day with cultural details that are meaningful to you both. And that means finding a locale that can take all of those dreams and run with them; a place like The Westin Buckhead Atlanta. It’s a little slice of wedding heaven that will easily be the best decision you’ll make while planning. Scroll to find out why.

ONE: ROOM FOR WEDDINGS OF ALL SHAPES + SIZES

Whether you plan to say “I do” in front of your immediate family only, want to throw the biggest celebration Atlanta has ever seen or need enough room to host for your stunning cultural affair, The Westin Buckhead Atlanta is THE place to make it all happen. Think a 10,000 square foot Grand Ballroom that can be divided into five different spaces, 20 different venue options and a grand staircase that will make those bridal portraits POP. Even better, The Westin Buckhead Atlanta’s team of event professionals are skilled in coordinating all types of affairs, no matter the size, shape or budget. So that fabulous three-day Indian affair of your dreams? They have you covered.

TWO: PROXIMITY TO FINE DINING + SHOPPING

Your wedding isn’t just a one-day celebration, it’s an entire experience. Which is why we love The Westin Buckhead Atlanta and their close proximity to everything that the city has to offer. Located right smack-dab in the middle of Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza, it’s amazing shopping opportunities meets top-rated restaurants meets everything your guests will ever need. Totally convenient.

THREE: Professional Event Planning Services

From breathtaking cultural affairs to small, intimate soirees, The Westin Buckhead Atlanta’s talented staff is here to help you every step of the way. And I mean every step of the way. They’ll even put you in touch with an amazing team of vendors who can bring you vision to reality – from stunning floral arrangements to the perfect lighting. Not to mention that The Westin Buckhead Atlanta will work with outside caterers, so if you have any special dietary needs – absolutely no problem.

FOUR: An Amazing Culinary Team

And speaking of food… The Westin Buckhead Atlanta happens to boast a team of culinary experts that will make your foodie dreams come true with decades+ of experience cooking up tasty meals. (Yes, that’s a lot of experience.) From yummy cocktails to going away brunches to specialty menus, they’ll leave all of your guests talking. And full.

FIVE: LUXURIOUS ACCOMMODATIONS

You can’t talk about The Westin Buckhead Atlanta without mentioning their fabulous accommodations, aka, the most luxurious suites + rooms you AND your guests will ever have the privilege to stay in. Think the Westin Heavenly Bed®, a marble bathroom (with dual showerhead) and a club lounge with daily breakfast service… and that’s just the beginning. Oh, and did I mention the complimentary bridal suite? It honestly can’t get any better.

Ready to book the wedding of the century at The Westin Buckhead Atlanta? Contact their talented staff today to talk all things wedding, from receptions to rehearsals to golf outings, they’ll take care of your every wish. And the best part? It will scream YOU from start to finish.

Photography: Derek Wintermute Photography