We share a lot of pretty weddings every day here at Style Me Pretty (I mean, have you seen our Pinterest?), but there’s something about this destination wedding in Honduras that really shines, and it’s not the Bride’s sparkly shoes. It’s the lush landscape, the sweet couple, the precious youngest members of the bridal party and the fact that family and friends pitched in to make it all possible. Thanks to Lauren Fair Photography and The Orchid, we can appreciate it all in The Vault!
From Lauren Fair Photography…In December, we had the privilege of traveling to Tela, Honduras for Maria + AJ’s epic destination wedding. Their family and friends gathered from every corner of the globe to come celebrate their love at the beautiful Indura Resort for a weekend of festivities! Maria + AJ are some of the most intelligent, kind-hearted and genuine people we have gotten to know – Maria is a doctor and AJ soon will be also, and their personalities perfectly fit that role as they took such amazing care of all of their guests! They surprised everyone with so many personal touches incorporating all of their loves – from a multi-course delicious meal (to share their love of good food), a surprise Italian opera singer (as a nod to Maria’s Italian grandfather), a ridiculous Honduran dance troupe to come in at the end of dinner and dance every guest over to the party room, and so many more personalized elements! The entire party danced until 3:30 a.m. and it was nothing short of amazing. Oh, and can we talk about Maria’s stunning Jenny Packham dress and Ajlan’s sharp black tux?! So fun to see a little bit of glamour for a destination wedding! The reception room was draped in long trailing greens + shades of white and covered with wooden boards full of delicious appetizers, and every single guest was blown away by the attention to detail! Their wedding reminded us for the hundredth time why we LOVE being a part of destination weddings so much – we left with such a sense of community, new cultural appreciation, and beautiful photos filled with so much love.
From The Bride…Our wedding weekend was everything we could have hoped for and more. While we were planning, AJ and I knew that we would have people from more than 10 countries coming to Honduras and we wanted it to be special and fun for everyone. We also wanted the wedding to be a reflection of who we are as a couple and for people from both sides to get to know us better. We therefore chose each detail carefully and highlighted our favorite things to do together- namely to cook, travel, and EAT! So from making AJ’s famous granola for our welcome bags, to naming our tables after our favorite restaurants, serving our food family style in a different room from the dance floor, to picking every single food to reflect places we had traveled to together, it was our best dinner party yet. The dance party that followed was pretty amazing as well.
My mom baked cookies and biscotti, my brother and his girlfriend making all the signs, my other brother and a few relatives made some of the food for dinner, and my dad picked all the wines- it was truly a huge labor of love and we are so grateful. We had the most amazing team of vendors, and Lauren and Tim managed to capture everything perfectly. We were able to enjoy every moment with our family and friends, and most importantly loved every minute with each other. We had the best time and wish we could live it all over again!!
Photography: Lauren Fair Photography | Cinematography: The Orchid | Event Planning: Agendas Y Eventos | Floral Design: Musa Flores Y Eventos | Wedding Dress: Jenny Packham | Invitations: Minted | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Etsy | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Adrianna Papell | Bridesmaids' Dresses: BHLDN | Catering: Angelo's Restaurant, Bride's Brother + Isaac Arbanil | Catering: Indura Resort, Tela, Honduras | Band: Johnny Be Good | Venue: Indura Resort, Tela, Honduras | Cake + Desserts: Pan Y Mas | Wood, Paper, Canvas + LOVE Signage: MegaImagen Honduras