Destin Beach Wedding Gifts Part 2: Bride’s Gift to Groom

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What girl doesn’t love to shop?  Especially when it is for the person they love the most in this world.  Men, however, tend to be harder to shop for. So key into his personality and give him something more meaningful.  Remember this gift is something you want them to cherish the rest of their lives.

Here are a few ideas:

On a Budget

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  • Bottle of your favorite wine
  • Customized calendar with pictures of the two of you
  • Mixed CD of your favorite songs and a love note
  • Money clip
  • Photo frame
  • Monogrammed golf balls
  • Hand etched beer mugs
  • Romantic Love note

Fun Gift

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  • Custom Socks
  • Custom guitar pick
  • Personalized collar stays

Traditional Picks

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  • A new watch
  • Cufflinks
  • Gift basket of all his favorite things
  • New leather wallet, monogramed
  • Something to use on your honeymoon, like brand name sunglasses or fun outdoor equipment

Technology Gifts

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  • Digital camera
  • Flat-screen TV
  • GPS system
  • iPod or MP3 player
  • Video game system

For more inspiration visit our Destin Beach Wedding Pinteret Boards

Xo,

Kristina

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Wedding Gifts Part 1: Groom’s Gift to Bride

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Many couples follow in tradition and exchange gifts prior to the wedding.  You can also exchange them by way of carrier on the actual day, at the rehearsal dinner, or after the ceremony has taken place.  It’s really up to you.

Finding a  gift for the bride can either be really fun and exciting or it can be daunting.  Some brides are happy just to be sharing the rest of her life with her new groom, while others send out subtle hints of what she wants.  Key in on her tune!  Here are a few ideas fo r the stumped:

Small Budget

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  • A book of poetry, highlighted with some phrases you feel relate to your relationship
  • A greeting card with loving words of how you feel to getting married
  • A handwritten note about how you can’t wait to have her for your wife
  • A self-written poem
  • A photo frame with a favorite picture of the two of you
  • A single long stem red rose proclaiming your love

Traditional to the Wedding Day

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  • A dozen red roses
  • A string of pearls
  • Diamond or pearl earrings
  • Jewelry box and an all-important item for her to wear on your wedding day

         Fun and Adventurous

  • An expensive name brand purse you know she wants but wouldn’t buy for herself
  • Something to use on the honeymoon, like snorkeling gear or a beach bag with flip flops, a soft new beach towel, and a book you know she’s been wanting

        The limitless budget

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  • A full set of matching jewelry
  • A special collectible that reminds you of the two of you and your relationship
  • Cruise tickets booked for a future vacation for the two of you

 

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Mayya’s Beach Wedding Trend Report: Our 10 Favorite Bridal Bouquets for 2013

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Mayya’s Beach Trend Reports are back! Ahh, what a season we had in 2013. It was busy, fulfilling, and just plain awesome! When I was looking over the gorgeous pictures from 2013 weddings, the idea of doing 10 Favorites was born. We are so lucky to work with the most stylish, creative and trendy brides. So today Mayya’s Fashion Report brings you Princess Wedding Staff’s 10 Favorite Bridal Bouquets from 2013.

Mayya’s Trend note:

  • Blooms: Lush peonies, garden roses, orchids and carnations all seemed to dominate bridal bouquets in 2013
  • Colors: Blush Pink (yay!), pure white, and green were classic choice for beach weddings
  • Bling it: Vintage dazzles, jewels, pearls, and crystals made a striking statement in 2013 floral designs
  • Sentimental value: lockets or piece of jewelry with special meaning to bride, added personal touch to beach ceremony

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xo,

Kristina

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What is Your Beach Wedding Style: Extreme Glam

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Glitter! Feathers! Diamonds! Gold! Make the statement anyway you can!

Beach Wedding Ceremony Style: Glamour bride is confident and loves everything luxurious, so Legacy Package is a winner for this bride. White chiffon on our bamboo arbor, peonies with dangling Swarovski Crystals will add that perfect sparkle. Ceremony feels decidedly distinguished with live violin or harp music trickling in. Your guests will feel like they have been transported to another universe that is full of glamor, opulence and charm.

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Color Palette: White with touch of gold, pink, champagne, red or royal blue.

Hair: Find a cute feather accessory for your hair.  The bigger the diamonds in your jewelry, the better!  Big sparkly stud earrings, or shiny bangles are great!

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Shoes: for shoes, go for sexy glitzy heel.  Maybe even try find some shoes with many diamonds glued to them.  The more the better with this style!

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Fro more inspiration visit our Pinterest Boards

Stay glam and happy planning,

Kristina

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What is Your Beach Wedding Style: Modern

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Is your style modern? Classic? Helpless romantic? Or Extreme glam? Don’t follow anybodies friendly suggestions or opinions. Your future hubby fell in love with you and your style for a reason. That and well because you are simply awesome! So, just because you are having a wedding on the beach it doesn’t mean you have to compromise your style.

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Modernism usually tends to more definite shapes, such as squares, circles, or triangles.  Dress: pick design with clean and straight lines.  When picking out your jewelry try and find some bright white square bangles or even some cubist earrings.  Fun necklace is a must. Looking for the perfect shoes?  Find some shiny leather ones or Toms!  For your reception, try carrying around a cute leather or satin clutch.

Guys: swap your white tux shirt for something more colorful. Go with bold colors and add a bow tie or a slick tie. Instead of traditional  flower boutonniere try something more fun and unique.  Its a perfect way to add personal and unique touch to your wedding.

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Photo source from Princess Wedding Co and Pinterest

Classic, Helpless Romantic, and Extreme Glam Wedding Styles coming soon……

Happy planning,

Kristina

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Celebrity Hair Trends: Chignon

Hello All,

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Looking for a great hairstyle to try for your beach wedding?  Celebrities are coming out in waves sporting the chignon! Its perfect for breezy  beach weddings in Florida.

The chignon is such an elegant, but soft hairstyle.  You can easily accessorize it by adding flowers or jeweled pins. You can even twist some cute braids into it also.

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It is a hairstyle that can fit everyone’s personality.  I absolutely love it!

For more hair style inspiration visit our Pinterest Board HERE

Have a great rest of the week and Happy Planning!

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Waterspout in Destin, Florida: Wedding on The Beach

We can’t predict weather and we definitely could not have predicted such a waterspout this past weekend. But Anneli and Mayya did an amazing job working with our bride and groom to ensure they still had elegant and beautiful wedding ceremony.

Here is an article and video on Fox 10 TV
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Bridezilla is an Understatement

One of my friends forwarded me this article and first it made me laugh. Later I wasn’t sure if this girl was for real. Yes, it is her wedding and she is obviously overly organized, but come on girl! Act like a lady!  Here is her letter. Enjoy and let me know what you think:

To m lovely Bridesmaid: [Names removed to protect the brideslaves]

As you all know I picked 10 wonderful ladies to stand by my side, share and make happen my special day to Jake. Each of you individually have a reason and a special place in my heart of why I picked you to be a bridesmaid. We have set our date for Saturday, August 31, 2013 in Vail, Colorado. That seems far away but it really isn’t, the earlier the planning the better. You may have already knew that my wonderful sister L— will be the Maid of Honor, she’s in charge under me. Also my lovely mom will be a big help as well. L— has a big role in throwing me a bridal shower and bachelorette party, of course all of you guys do but at the end of the day shes the go to person and makes it happen.

You all have a big roll in this wedding, so before we continue I’m going to be setting some ground rules and its very important you read and think about everything through before you accept this honor to be a bridesmaid. If you guys email anything I would also like you to put L— in the CC. Not all the bridesmaid need to be CC’d unless its coming from me or L—, if it something everyone needs to see then well do it. We set the date to August 31, 2013 if that’s a problem we need to know NOW. Also by the end of the week we will be setting dates for the engagement party, bridal show and bachelorette party.

Our wedding party is really the most important people at the wedding besides my self and Jake so we want every single one of our bridesmaid and grooms at our parties, I have 10 not 8 where two couldn’t make it so if you already know you cant make one of the parties then we have to find someone else, not to be harsh in the slightest it would sadden me and of course you’ll still be invited to our wedding, engagement ect. But it’s different if your not in the wedding party and couldn’t make it. We’ll give everyone well advance dates for the parties and it will always fall on a weekend. The wedding as I stated will be in Vail the engagement party will either be in NY or CT and the bachelorette party will be in Vegas, cliche yeaa but I’ve never been.

A few girls live out of town so if there is going to be a problem with coming to either one then I need to know now because after this week I don’t want to be surprised. I would like everyone to send me any dates they are going away or planning to go away after February so if your going away in January I don’t care. I want any dates from February to the day of our wedding in August, that way we know not to plan something when your away. But after this week the dates are set in stone. Also if money is tight and you cant afford to contribute to say the bachelorette party or wont be able to afford a dress etc then L— and Myself don’t have time to deal with that, I’m sorry. This includes flights as well, everyone knows the states where the parties are going to be held so if you wont be able to afford a flight then that means you cant make a party which ultimately means I cant have you as a bridesmaid. Obviously we’ll get the best deals and were not gonna books flights for $1000 and shit that’s why were doing this in advance, that goes for bridesmaids dresses as well everything will be affordable but if you think by affordable its going to be a $25 forever 21 dress then your going to the wrong wedding.

If your out of state though don’t think you have to fly in for all fittings, that we will work with you, find stores in your town, get measurements..you don’t have to worry about that. Also if you accept this honor another thing is that you need to be available, I’m not going to harass you with wedding stuff every hour of everyday but if its something important and it takes you a week even 2-3 days to get back to me seeeee ya! I don’t have time to wait around for responses, everyone has their phone on them, it shouldn’t take you more than a day to get back to me, even if your out of the country, check your email!

Furthermore, Ever since I could remember I have dreamed about this day all my life. I want to share it with the people that are most important to me. You only get one time to plan your dream wedding and I couldn’t pick a more amazing group of girls to make that dream come true! So please, what’s stated above think about it all and by Wednesday I need to know if everyone is 100% in, and what I have asked about sending me dates if your gonna be away between Feb-Aug ill need that on Wednesday. If you don’t think you’ll be able to attend one party but can make the rest of them I’m sorry but I’ll have to take you out as a bridesmaid and put you as a guest. If you want to get back to me before Wednesday, that’s fine. Really think about everything I’ve said. This is really going to be the most epic wedding ever so I hope you girls can share this special day with us!

For more read article here Reasons Why You Cannot Be a Bridesmaid

Remember wedding is one of the most special days of your life, but it is not worth loosing your friends over.

Wishing you a fabulous day today,

Kristina

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Best Wedding Ceremony Location in Destin and Panama City Beach

Most of our brides live out of town, so choosing perfect spot for beach ceremony in Destin or Panama City Beach can be a difficult task. In this post I will try to give some professional insight and share few tips I learned in the past. So here we go:

1. Decide if you want your ceremony to be on the beach (on the sand), at the place overlooking the ocean, or green lawn.

If you go with ceremony on the beach you will l have these choices:

  •  Beach State park Pros: at some parks you can actually reserve the spot, pavilions as rain back up available at most, plenty of parking. Cons: you have to drive to the location, sot charge a fee.
  • Public beach access. There are lots of beach access in our area, so before you choose one over do your research. Pros: most are free and do not require permits. Cons: it is public, so first come first serve basis. No guarantees that the best spot will be available.
  • In front of a beach house. Pros: convenient because no driving is necessary. Cons: higher price tag.
  • In front of a resort. Pros: convenient because no driving is necessary. Can have reception at the same place. Cons: usually very populated and most resorts have chairs and umbrellas on their beach.

My best helper in finding a perfect location for each wedding is Google Maps. Once you decide if you want to do your wedding in Destin or Panama City Beach, type it in Google Maps. Find the area you want to stay at (or maybe you already decided on the resort or beach house), zoom in to that area and drag little “Pegman” to the street view. Now you are able to take a virtual walk around the area and see what is there. For example I found many public beach access right next to the resorts where my brides where staying at. You can also see nearby restaurants and shops. Pegman is awesome!

One more thing to conceder when choosing your beach ceremony location is transportation and parking. Plan ahead if you know that your wedding site has limited parking. Ask your guests, and vendors to carpool, or arrange transpiration for them (shuttles or limo buses are great options).

If you have a wedding booked with us you will have one of our wedding coordinator help you with making this decisions and guide you along the way.

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What to Wear to a Beach Wedding

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While beach weddings are a bit more relaxed that church weddings, remember that it’s

still a celebration and therefore guests should be dressed to represent that. Also remember that there will be lots of pictures taken and you want to look your best don’t you! So what do you wear? You don’t want to look casual or overdressed.

Here are few tips: pretty floral dress is always a good choice. For a bohemian look go for a flowy maxi dress. Bright colors and prints look great on the beach.

Absolute no no’s for beach weddings (or any kind of wedding for that matter) are jeans and casual shorts (girls). Oh and no white please!

XO,

Kristina

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