Month: July 2009

Shelly and Ben’s Destination Wedding in South Beach

Categories: Destination Weddings, Real Weddings

Shelly and Ben are such a lovely couple! They were so unbelievably cool about the fact that their destination wedding, which was to be held at the gorgeous Rosewood Mayakoba, was abruptly cancelled due to the swine flu epidemic. LUXE rushed to the “rescue” and we managed to move the entire 60 person group to The Setai, in South Beach…. in a matter of a few days! And they hardly showed Read More »

31 July 2009 | 2 Comments

Berinda and Marc’s Destination Wedding in Bora Bora

Categories: Photography, Real Weddings

Bungalows over the water in Bora Bora are the ultimate romantic fantasy for many couples. Tahiti is a popular honeymoon destination because of it’s remoteness and cost (let’s face it – it’s not easy getting 100 people to Tahiti). Berinda and Marc decided that they wanted to get married here and took the plunge – just the two of them! Look at their fabulous pics… All Read More »

31 July 2009 | No Comments

Engagement Photos

Categories: Photography

Engagement photos don’t have to be “typical” or taken months before your wedding. As destination weddings tend to throw the traditional aspects of weddings out the window, why not do what you want with your photos? Schedule a fun shoot with your photographer before your wedding in a fabulous locale close to where you will be wed. Think Old Havana for some Cuban flavour, or historic Willemstad Read More »

31 July 2009 | No Comments

iberostar grand rose hall

State of Mind

Categories: Destination Weddings

A good attitude is the most important ingredient when planning your destination wedding. The saying that “nothing is perfect” stands true to any wedding, but you need to be even more open-minded and realistic when planning your destination wedding. Here are a few instances to keep in mind: 1) Government warnings. When the Swine Flu bug cancelled all flights to Mexico in May, many wedding groups Read More »

28 July 2009 | 3 Comments

LUXE Destination Weddings

Destination Wedding Flowers

Categories: Flowers

When thinking about your bouquet, stop and consider flowers local to your destination. Not only is this a very organic approach to your wedding—and these days everyone wants to be a little bit more environmentally conscious with their destination-wedding footprint—but also a great way of supporting the local economy and the natural beauty of your destination. Discerning couples have scoffed at Read More »

23 July 2009 | No Comments

casa marina destination wedding

Liz and Mitch’s Destination Wedding in Key West, Florida

Categories: Real Weddings

  Liz and Mitch got married at the beautiful Casa Marina Resort in Key West, Florida. What a beautiful setting for a wedding! As per the hotel, “since 1920, ‘the house by the sea’ has enchanted and inspired dignitaries, business tycoons, and artists. Partake in this auspicious tradition with an unforgettable Key West destination wedding.” All of Liz and Mitch’s Read More »

21 July 2009 | No Comments

destination wedding groom

In Grooms We Love

Categories: Destination Weddings

This blog touches on a personal favourite subject of us all at LUXE…the destination groom! Yes, that’s right, numero dos, or the other part of the wedding equation. Without grooms, weddings just wouldn’t be the same—well, technically speaking, they wouldn’t happen! And you may have noticed that I always address both bride and groom when talking about weddings because in this world, the Read More »

21 July 2009 | 2 Comments

destination wedding budget

Budget on the Brain

Categories: Budgeting

One of the leading issues on our minds (and for good reason) is the economy. It’s touched us all in differing ways and despite economists’ grim forecasting, it’s important to stay positive. For DW brides and grooms out there, how is it affecting you personally? Have your budgets been slimmed down? I’ve specifically asked different LUXE couples now planning their weddings if the economy has Read More »

21 July 2009 | No Comments

roses

Nicole and Jim’s Destination Wedding in Tulum, Mexico

Categories: Destination Weddings, Mexico, Photography, Real Weddings, Riviera Maya

This wedding screams modern design. The couple used simple and natural, yet elegant concepts, and these photos are proof of how beautiful this wedding was! Nicole and Jim are hands down one of the CUTEST couples to work with!   Organic – This word describes not only the essence of the overall theme of the wedding, but it’a also a direct reflection of the calm and patient nature of the Read More »

17 July 2009 | No Comments