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Beautiful Buenos Aires Is Our New Bridal Dream Destination

While it’s no surprise that the City of Light is for lovers, what about the “Paris of South America” aka Buenos Aires? Well, if these pics by Sophie Epton are any indication, this Argentine city is ripe for romance. Sophie captured a gorgeous Bride-to-be and all the beauty surrounding her and lucky for us, we get to take a virtual trip with this uber pretty Vault gallery – bon voyage!

From Sophie Epton Photography… Traveling to Argentina is always at the top of my list, but traveling to this incredible country for a dear friend’s wedding and getting to shoot her bridal… well, that’s just the icing on the cake! Three years ago when I eloped with my husband Jordan in Buenos Aires, we met the most incredible girl, Clari Firmat, who we hired for hair and makeup. Little did we know that during the next year, over many e-mails, we would become dear friends as well. She became our officiant, drove us around the city for incredible portrait shots, and even took us out for a seafood dinner at her family’s local yacht club. Although we only spent about four days with her, we felt like we had known her our whole lives. When she told us she was engaged and getting married, it took about three seconds for Jordan and I to say “We’re in!” We flew back down to the “Paris of South America” where it all began, and embarked on a joyous weekend filled with amazing friends, laughter and unforgettable experiences.

Clari’s bridal is something I will cherish forever. We photographed her at the beautiful and quaint Hotel de Casco in San Isidro, just a little outside of Buenos Aires. The greenery, architecture and Clari’s stunning looks were a dream to photograph; literally around each corner and turn, there was new inspiration for me to utilize as a background. Clari wore the most amazing hand-designed wedding dress made just for her by Luli Greig… I loved the blush shell color and intricate beading that draped so elegantly over her body. She also wore an heirloom ring made with sapphires from her own great-great-grandmother’s brooch, and a shimmering crystal hair piece she made herself with her company Tepeino Puntocom. Jessica Crowell designed the most beautiful suite that reflected the old-world, whimsical feel of the venue – I just adore the hand-painted palm fronds and leaves on the envelope liner! The day ended with a walk amongst the large Jacaranda trees as the sun set over this beautiful bride, a moment I will never forget…

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Photography: Sophie Epton Photography | Wedding Dress: Luli Greig | Invitations: Jessica R. Crowell | Bride's Shoes: Ayres | Ring: Bride Taxo Joyas | Hair + Makeup: Tepeino Puntocom | Venue: Hotel de Casco San Isidro | Hair Acccessories: Tepeino Puntocom | Ribbon: FrouFrou Ribbon | Ring Box: The Mrs. Box

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5 Reasons to Add this Colorful City to Your Travel Wish List

We talk about a ‘pop of color’ all the time in weddings, home and fashion. But travel? I don’t think we’ve ever featured a mini guide as hue-happy as this one. Captured by Studio Finch, Cartagena is just the destination you should look into if you’re craving a dose of color. Studio Finch is giving us a head start with these 5 must-do’s!

From Studio FinchCartagena, Colombia is one of the most amazing hidden gems I’ve ever seen! It’s an adorable walled city port town, filled with color and lush flowers everywhere. Caratagena is located on the northern coast of Colombia, filled with cobblestone streets and colorful stucco buildings from the 16th century. Everywhere you look, there is a pop of color, hat and fruit salesmen. Out of all of the amazing things to do and see in Cartagena, here is the list of recommendations I was able to narrow down.

Ceviche

It’s a must! Cartagena is an old pirate port town, and with that comes the most delicious raw seafood in citrus juices. You can get it at just about any restaurant, or ceviche truck. To go for authentic, go for the ceviche trucks!

Go for a stroll on the walls surrounding the walled city.

Parts of Cartagena’s walled city has portions of it which you can walk on. The best time of day to go for a stroll on the historic wall is just before sunset. You can have the amazing opportunity to watch the colors in the sky change as the sun goes down.

Watch the traditional perform at night at Plaza de Bolivar.

Another bonus, it’s free to watch! The plaza is filled with young couples dressed in traditional outfits. The dances have so much energy, and also tell a story.

Enjoy a beer on the wall at sunset.

At El Baluarte Tasca-bar, on the South Eastern part of the wall, you can enjoy a beer while listening to the live music in a wooden adirondack chair.

See the arches Torre del Reloj.

Not too far from El Baluarte Tasca-bar you can wander around the square and see the historic arches. The beautiful arched gate walks you into Plaza de la Aduana.

There are so many things to do, and so much color to take in that I highly recommend seeing this beautiful town for yourself. Fun touristy tip: check out the Russian themed bar! It’s on the NorthWest corner of the Plaza Fernández de Madrid.

Photography: Studio Finch | Film Lab: The Find Lab

Bright, Beachy Celebration in Brazil Part 2: Farewell Picnic

We’ve already perused the pretty that was Part 1 of this beachside celebration, and the day after picnic that followed? Unreal. A beautiful beach bash paired with floral filled drinks, poolside merriment, and of course a few hammocks for good measure. It’s time to escape the ordinary because Cassidy Carson has captured it all to share in The Vault!


From the Bride… The farewell picnic was casually decorated with flowers and fruits. It was a relaxing day by the pool and ocean for our guests to enjoy one last day together before going home.

Our wedding turned out to be one of most amazing experiences in our lives! We still can’t believe how fun and special it all was. We now know though, it all revolved around our amazing friends and family – and of course, the natural wonders of Brazil.

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Photography: Cassidy Carson Photography | Planner: Roberta Suruagy | Floral Design: Bagatelle Decor | Cake: Le Brule Confeitaria And Cupcakes Da Bianca | Bride's Shoes: Carol Hung Makeup Artistry | Picnic Venue: Pousada Do Toque

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