For those of you who haven't yet taken off for the holiday weekend, we have a real treat for you! We've hunted down the best of the best in hotel weddings featured around the blogosphere this week and let me tell you, these picks are STUNNING!
In this week's Songs to Walk Down the Aisle to, we're featuring a cover by Rob Matthews of a Buddy Holly classic, Everyday. This is a sweet, lighthearted choice to accompany your flower girl and bridesmaids down the aisle, before you make your big debut. And we love that it's a new take on an old song that your entire audience will know! Enjoy!
If there were ever a time to bare your shoulders, it's now. Soaring summer temps have us all showing just a little more skin, and on your big day, strapless wedding gowns are one of the most beautiful ways to get this warm-weather look. Feminine, glamorous, and achingly romantic, this beautiful silhouette is in season right now, and we've chosen six stunning gowns that are ripe for the picking. Which one is your fave?
1. Ivory Lace Trumpet Gown by ti adora
Brianna and Dan tied the knot in an absolutely dreamy garden inspired wedding that was equal parts elegant and timeless with a vintage twist. We’re absolutely swooning!
Matt and Kim met on a field trip at Hartwick College where they were both studying Geology. This first meeting ended up being the start of their relationship, which lead to their wedding at Point Lookout Resort. However, before this moment, Matt planned a perfect proposal after hiking 17 miles in the Adirondacks with Kim so he could propose with the perfect backdrop at the summit of Marcy. See all of their beautiful DIY wedding below!
Today we're introducing you to the newly added Miramonte Resort & Spa in Indian Wells, CA. They've recently joined our database of hotels, so we've asked Candace Reed, their Catering Specialist, to tell us more about why this property is perfect for your wedding day! Click here to send them your wedding information now!
What makes your destination a unique place for a couple to say their vows?
First and foremost, our weather is absolutely gorgeous with bright blue skies and favorable temperatures where you can create your ultimate outdoor romantic garden wedding. The resort provides a vast amount of amenities for guests to enjoy and is surrounded by 11 acres of lush citrus groves, rose gardens, olive and palm trees. Also sprinkled throughout the property are fountains and fire pits for yours and your guest's enjoyment. Every step is picturesque at Miramonte Resort. The city has an array of activities for guests to partake in such as the Palm Springs Tramway, outdoor jeep tours of the desert, windmill farms, The Living Desert, hiking trails through rich oasis, and much more. There is so much history in this desert . It's become a place where many people, including Hollywood celebrities, find their peace and serenity.
Looking for a sweet treat to help guests beat the heat at cocktail hour? Try these pretty popsicles! Whether you make your own or invite a local vendor to set up shop, popsicle bars are a summery way to bring out the inner child in all of your guests. They can even be matched to your wedding color scheme, and are safe for everyone to eat! Enjoy!
If you're planning on spending your honeymoon beachside, a cute suit is a must! And, as the last leg of your wedding celebrations, why not flaunt your bridal flair with one in white? To help you find the perfect match, we've rounded up 6 white honeymoon swimsuits that will have your new Mr. or Mrs. falling in love with you all over again. Happy shopping!
A Beachy Crocheted One Piece
It's hot outside, MHW readers! (Whew!) And while we've been spending our time in the shade--and in the pool--we've also been thinking about some of the best ways for guests to keep cool at outdoor wedding venues. One of the easiest, prettiest, and most affordable is with small wooden fans, and we're falling for these super sweet designs from Etsy's ModParty.
Liz and Chase met back in high school, but wouldn't become an item until their paths crossed again in 2012. During the first summer that they were dating, Chase brought Liz to the Stein Eriksen Lodge in Utah, making it a sentimental choice for their dreamy mountain wedding venue!