by: Lauren

I just LOVE colorful weddings, in case you haven’t noticed by now… so of course I’m loving this pink and purple wedding from LanierStar Photography that I have for you all today! A gorgeous Florida location, a fabulous wedding dress, bright, bold colors- seriously awesome elements for a seriously awesome wedding! And this wedding was a destination wedding for the bride and groom, so the bride Melissa is sharing some excellent insight into having a destination wedding with us!

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What (or who) helped you most in your planning process and/or on your wedding day?

I loved planning my wedding and did most of the planning independently prior to hiring our wedding planner, Natalie from Destination Planning Corporations. What we sought most of all in hiring a planner was someone who could make suggestions to our vision and details we had already selected and someone who would do everything on the day of so that we could simply show up and have a good time. Natalie was fabulous. We were able to send her all of our small detail items in advance and she had everything set up for the day of. She met all of the vendors, coordinated all of the bridal party, and helped with the overall flow and timing of the day of. Also she made the recommendations for the table linens, provided the guitar player for the welcome dinner, and created the favor cards. Thanks to Natalie, our vision came together smoothly, beautiful, and with no stress on the day of.

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What was the most important thing to you when deciding who to work with for your wedding?

Not able to fly down to Florida every weekend, we had to trust the recommendations and feedback of other bridal couples in the area when selecting our vendors. We did all of our vendor selections through an online resource and we didn’t pick anyone who did not have the best recommendations. While this might have cost us a little more money, our vendors were above and beyond professional and truly made our day spectacular.

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What was your favorite thing about your wedding?

We have two favorite memories from the wedding weekend.  The first was that we got to the resort on Thursday and just chilled out at the beach.  It was such a treat. We pampered ourselves with breakfast in bed and got to spend time with our immediate family right before all of the guests arrived for the welcome dinner.  
Our second favorite memory was the stolen moment we had alone right after the ceremony.  We just hugged and hugged and hugged and reveled in our newly married status, clear from the eyes of everyone.

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What is your best piece of advice for other brides?

Our best advice to future brides and grooms of destination weddings is get the information out to your guests early so they can plan this trip, book hotels, flights, and car rentals as soon as possible. We sent out a “brochure” style save the date in August before our wedding with all of the airports nearby, the information for booking the hotel, and all of the fun resort details to get people excited. Then we sent out our invitations 4 months in advance.  Again this was to help our guests book while they could still get airline deals. And, be organized!  Just embrace the excel spreadsheet. The more organized you are before getting on the plane, the less you will have to do once you land at your destination.

 

Destination weddings are definitely a unique thing when planning a wedding! It always helps to have a wedding planner- that’s my advice! :) A big thank you to LanierStar Photography for sharing this colorful wedding with us! What do you all think? Do you like the bright, bold colors as much as I do? :)

 

Vendors who made it all happen…

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Lauren

Founder & Editor at Every Last Detail
Lauren Grove is the editor and owner of Every Last Detail. A clueless bride-turned-wedding planner, Lauren uses her experiences and knowledge to educate and inspire brides all over the world.
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7 responses to Pink & Purple Florida Destination Wedding

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  1. erin * sparkle + hay

    aaah! Love those pretty pops of color – especially those adorable shoes!!!

  2. rhiannon {Hey Gorg}

    This wedding is FABULOUS!! The colours and the brides dress. I love that dress! Didn’t Al from Engaged and inspired wear that gown too? Love her VEIL! and those coloured rose petals lining the aisle. Such a great feature :)

  3. tamara nicole

    The bouquets are so vibrant and gorgeous! Also love the forks holding the escort cards. Love all of it!

  4. Kristine {In Love, Engaged}

    Wow, you’re right. These colors are fabulous. It’s a pretty unique combination–purple, bright pink, with peach-ish bridesmaids dresses–but it totally works. And, uh, it makes for really great photos too!

  5. Tim Duncan

    Love her dress and the color popping accents rock! Rachael Kasie Florals did an awesome job!

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