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Barefeet. Crystal Clear Water. Tropical Flowers. This is the Ultimate Beach Wedding

Close your eyes and picture a wedding in paradise. Chances are, it looks a lot like this gorgeous destination wedding in St. John from Island Style Weddings. With a ceremony in the sand, a tented reception with the sea breeze in the air and tropical flowers in vibrant hues, every detail of this wedding is absolute perfection. See it all from Elisha Orin in The Vault!

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From Island Style WeddingsIn November 2014, I designed Marilyn and Glen’s wedding. We bonded and had a great time speaking each week, getting to know each and planning a wedding that was 15 years in the making.

Marilyn’s daughter Meaghan attended the wedding however she was MIA a lot during the reception. As we all know, wedding can be an emotional time and I thought she was maybe she was feeling a little sad.

Little did I know that she was upstairs talking on the phone to a handsome gent she had just begun to date.

I was delighted to get a call from her asking me to design her wedding! What a celebration it was! I was thrilled that she had found such a kind and loving man in Brad.

Family and friends came together, went sailing, beaching and dancing the night away. I am only sorry that she is an only child…..maybe Marilyn can adopt someone so we can plan another wedding together.

Meghan and Brad, you are so in love and it radiated throughout the week. So much love and joy, isn’t that what weddings are all about? Thank you for choosing to work with us, we loved every minute.

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Photography: Andrew and Elisha | Floral Design: Roses Too | Cake: Queen Of Tarts | Ceremony Venue: Trunk Bay Beach | Reception Venue: Gallows Point Resort | Catering: Mat Vachart | Band: In The Sand Band | Officiant: Island Style Weddings | Ceremony Music: Chris Robbert | Coordination + Design: Island Style Weddings

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Breathtaking “I Do’s” at Round Hill Hotel and Villas

Celebrating your “I do’s” with your nearest + dearest is always a fabulous thing, but celebrating in Jamaica at Round Hill Hotel and Villas?  Even better.  Think crystal blue waters, golden beaches and a timeless island elegance that is sooo pretty.  It’s vaca meets wedding and it’s seriously everything you’ve ever dreamed. Want to know more?  Check out Jill + Andrew’s gorgeous wedding…

Situated on a breathtaking 110-acre private enclave, hosting your Big Day at Round Hill Hotel and Villas is the best decision you’ll ever make… other than saying “I do” to the one you love, of course.  I’m talking luxury villas, boutique oceanfront rooms and award-winning cuisine all coming together for a stay that will quickly become the best trip ever.  From their luxurious spa to their ah-mazing yoga classes to their stunning selections for ceremony AND reception locations, every last aspect of your nuptials is totally covered.  Which means you can sit back and relax (literally) while the fabulous staff at Round Hill Hotel and Villas handles everything.  It’s awesome, lovelies.

Ready to jet off to paradise for the wedding of a lifetime? Contact the talented staff at Round Hill Hotel and Villas TODAY to begin your journey to a celebration you’ll remember for always.  We can’t wait to see the amazing results.

Photography: Saab Weddings Photography


The Ultimate Destination Wedding Set in Puerto Rico

If you consider yourself a serious floral lover – and let’s be honest, who doesn’t? – this wedding is for you. Starting with a cascading bouquet followed by one incredible ceremony arch, and ending with tabletop florals fit for a tropical reception, this entire day is a Bows + Arrows masterpiece. They styled a destination celebration set in Vieques, Puerto Rico infused with a mid-century vibe, and sourced their blooms straight from the island locals and land. NBarrett Photography captured the gallery, with lots more to see in The Vault.

From NBarrett PhotographyWillie and Maria’s destination wedding weekend was filled with memorable experiences for friends and family set in the un-touched tropical island of Vieques, Puerto Rico with pristine beaches, wild horses, and the incredible bioluminescent bay!

The wedding was designed with a Tropicana vibe, think mid century tropical glamour. The bride and groom wanted to convey a low key/high end vibe. Inspiration was gathered from 1960 Caribe Hilton and Palm Springs as well as the sleek modern lines of mid century interior design.

The Punta Mulas Lighthouse was the beautiful sight of the ceremony and reception. It’s quaintly nestled off the Vieques main port, North if Isabel Segunda. “Faro Punta Mulas was built by Don Juan Puig Cerber in 1895, and it was restored in 1992. As you walk up you will enjoy a beautiful vista of Isabel II, and the colorful boats of fisherman along the beautiful blue waters. You can watch ferry arrive, and in the distance enjoy the views of the main island of Puerto Rico and the sister island of Culebra. El Faro Punta Mulas is now a small museum, which exhibits a collection of artifacts and photos of the island’s history, the natural history of the coast, and marine time history.”

For the flowers, Bows + Arrows wanted everything to feel fresh and “of the land”. They sourced much of the flora from the land, foraging and working with the locals to buy straight from their gardens! Native floral included bougainvillea and queens wreath.


Maria Teresa Rodriguez,
I, William Burton Binnie,
offer you my blood and my bones,
my flesh and my collection of souvenir pens,
the one’s with the parts that move when you tilt them.

I stand before you today,
surrounded by our absolute dearest friends and family,
to offer you my heart and my soul,
and the other guts no one ever talks about, like the gall bladder,
as well as my perpetual and infinite love.

What I’m trying to say is:  I give you everything I am,
not just the one or two organs people usually mention.
My hope is that our respective minds, bodies, and souls will continue to join together, becoming one, not in a literal way, forming some mutant hybrid creature,
but in the figurative way, forming a sacred bond of eternal and everlasting love.

I promise to always care for you when you are unwell,
to carry you when you are weary,
celebrate you, cherish you,
and try to offer critical analysis of your writings,
even when I do not fully understand  all of the concepts, the big words, 
or the small words that mean other things in a theoretical context.

I take you as my wife, to love you and hold you as long as I shall live,
despite being an left-handed person,
who, statistically, die earlier than the right-handed majority.

I shall always be your sidekick in adventure,
your consoler in despair, and backup vocals when the stereo is playing Puerto Rican music I only yet know mostly phonetically.

You are the salsa to my chip and the bean to my rice, 
my best friend, my greatest critic, and the love of my life.  
I was lost until I met you. I owe you my life, today and always.
Además, voy a mejorar mi español. Te amo, ahora y siempre.
I offer myself to you as your husband.

Me ofrezco a ti como tu esposo.


I stand here today to affirm my deepest love for you,
to cherish and commit myself to you forever.
I treasure you now and always as my companion,
and vow to love and care for you,
to be a true and loyal friend,
to actually refill the Brita pitcher after I’ve served myself a glass of water,
and to encourage, cherish, and honor you,
in sickness and in health,
through sorrow and success,
for all the days of my life.
I take you as you are, loving who you are now and who you are yet to become.
I love you infinitely and unconditionally,
and I promise to listen to you and to learn from you,
to support you and stand by you through all that life may bring us.
You like to say I’m ever the optimist
But it is that with you, the world is full of wonder and promise
of finding beauty and humor everywhere.
Life is wonderfully intriguing with you.
It is a constant adventure,
one that I will happily share with you as long as we both shall live.

I promise to always care for you,
to be your loyal proofreader and ad hoc studio assistant,
and your steadfast sous chef  
to respect you and celebrate you forever.

You are the warmest soul, my greatest friend, my favorite conversation.
You are everything.
Me ofrezco a ti como tu esposa.
I offer myself to you as your wife.

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Photography: NBarrett Photography | Coordination: Eva Bolivar | Wedding Dress: Nordstrom | Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Jewelry: Heirloom | Catering: Restaurante Bili | DJ: DJ Paul Gonzalez-Chavez | Venue: Punta Mulas Lighthouse | Bridal Boutique: Nordstrom | Event Rental: Arquetipo | Floral Design + Styling: Bows and Arrows | Invitation Design: Willie Binnie | Invitation Printing: Boxcar Press

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