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How to Plan a Stress-Free (+ Totally Dreamy) Destination Wedding

Dreaming of saying “I do” in paradise, but not quite sure where to even begin with all of the, you know, planning? Guys, we feel you.  Which is why today we’re hosting a little meet + greet with the team at LUXE Destination Weddings, aka, your one-stop-shop for awesome destination affairs. It’s planning sans the stress, so you can sit back and relax with a glass of bubbly. We obviously love that.

LUXE Destination Weddings isn’t your traditional travel company.  Nope, they happen to focus ONLY on destination weddings and honeymoons, so you know you’re in good hands with they take over all of the details. Think a custom-tailored group event at one of the world’s most exclusive resorts (hello, the Caribbean, Mexico, Costa Rica, Hawaii, the DR and Cuba), complete travel + planning services (seriously) and an entire vaca-slash-wedding that is everything you’ve ever dreamed. We can’t even begin to tell you just how amazing that is.

So now that you’re ready to stop dreading all of the logistics and team up with THE place that can handle all of the details for you (within your budget, no less), contact LUXE Destination Weddings today to get the ball rolling with their awesome travel consultants.  They’re more than ready to talk shop about the newest trends and developments… and plan that fab day that is right on track with your vision. Trust us, you won’t regret it.

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The Bride Wore Dior Couture for Her Paris Engagement!

Can we just talk about this bride’s pink ombre dream dress? Because it’s pretty much everything. Inspired by Natalie Portman’s iconic Miss Dior gown, it’s a show-stopper made for a Parisian engagement shoot and a gorgeous bride like Ann to pull it off. Greg Finck made sure the dress (and of course, the couple) we’re perfectly captured and their wedding reveal is coming up later today!

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Photography: Greg Finck Photography | Dress: Christian Dior | Shoes: Christian Dior | Jewelry: Chaumet | Hotel: The Shangri-La's Fijian Resort and Spa | Planning + Design: Sarah Haywood

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A Wedding Combining Chinese + Jewish Traditions

Planning a multicultural wedding is often easier said than done. Particularly when that wedding includes both a Chinese Tea ceremony and a Jewish Bedeken Signing Ceremony designed into one cohesive event. Luckily, Michelle and Zach had Shaw Events by their side who planned all of the above with elegance and style. Watch the day unfold straight from the lens of When He Found Her.

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From Danielle, the planner… When Michelle and Zach began to plan their wedding day, they knew they wanted to combine their families traditions and honor their individual backgrounds. Instead of compromising on which traditions they would include, they decided to host a full day event, including a traditional Chinese Tea ceremony and intimate Jewish Bedeken signing ceremony for their immediate family and friends; along with a more formal Jewish ceremony for all of their guests. Choosing the stunning grounds of Kurtz Orchards’ Gracewood Estate, Michelle and Zach worked with Shaw Events to create a timeline that worked seamlessly and set up that utilized different areas of the property for each ceremony. This kept the guests interested and allowed them to see the beauty the venue had to offer. That beauty was accented by the stunning floral design by Bloom & Co. and decor by Simply Beautiful Decor.

The Bride and Groom then chose to end the evening with dinner under the stars. It was served at a large family style dining table, among the cherry trees, and wrapped up with a twelve-foot dessert spread by sweet celebrations. Their guests then danced away the night under a marquee tent. Everything was beautifully captured by When He Found Her and Brightside Films.

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Photography: When He Found Her | Videography: Brightside films | Event Planning: Shaw Events | Floral Design: Bloom & Company | Makeup: The Look Beauty | Hair: Glow Hair & Beauty | DJ: Pop Com Media | Transportation: Community Transport Group | Venue: Kurtz Orchards | Confections: Sweet Celebrations Wedding Cakes | Decor: Simply Beautiful Decor | Musicians: Gracenotes

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Don’t Send Another Text Message Without Reading This First

Texting and wedding planning? They go hand in hand. Because when picking out those florals and selecting the right linens, you so obviously need to stay in touch with your besties on a 24/7 basis. And that’s where Hayley Paige and her awesome Holy Matrimoji app come in. It’s our new fave way to chat all things wedding with the cutest hand-illustrated emojis ever created by Hayley Paige herself. It even makes stressful situations charming. Guys, you need this.

We love a smiley face emoji just as much as the next person, but when it comes to texting about your upcoming nuptials, not all emojis are created equal. With Hayley Paige’s Holy Matrimoji app, your true wit and personality will show with every hit of the “send” button.  I mean, let’s be honest… that moment you realize that your dress is the wrong shade of champagne doesn’t just call for a teary face, you need a full-on fire-breathing bride. Plus, when things get a little out of control (cough, with you, cough), your besties can calm you down with some much-needed bridezilla spray. So cute… and so rich in artistry and character.

Whether you are tying the knot yourself, standing besides your best friend or just need a fun-filled (+ totally chic) app that will let you talk all things matrimony, the Holy Matrimoji app is for YOU. Download it today for $1.99 on the App Store as a custom keyboard or for iMessage. You can even upgrade to access even more emojis. Trust us, this app is an absolute must-have.