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Brittany & Don Destination Wedding Inspiration | Caribbean Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

What was the proposal like? We traveled to Quebec City for New Year’s Eve and stayed in a beautiful suite at Chateau Frontenac overlooking the St. Lawrence River.  Four years earlier we had spent our first New Year’s Eve together in Quebec City, so it already held a special place in our hearts as we had the most fun and romantic experience where we reminisced about returning.  Soon after we arrived and settled into our beautiful room there was a knock on the door and to my surprise, Don had coordinated for my sister to join us to spend her first night away from her 3-month-old baby in Quebec City for New Year’s Eve and to celebrate our engagement.  I was surprised with dinner reservations that evening at Le Saint-Amour where we had dined four years earlier, which is also rated in the top ten of Canadian traveler’s favorite dining restaurants and an icon of Quebec gastronomy.  We opted for the Chef’s menu with wine pairing as we had done in the past, which quickly turned our evening into a full dining event.  By the end of the dinner we were all so full that the thought of one more course was almost unbearable, but dessert was served with a note on my plate and Don getting down on one knee to pop the question.  It almost felt as though the other restaurant goers were in on the surprise because they all stopped eating to watch us in our moment and they broke out into a huge applause congratulating and celebrating with us.  We then spent two more days in Quebec City and quietly enjoyed our recent engagement only sharing the news with our closest friends and family.  It wasn’t until we returned from our trip that we published the news on social media as we wanted to spend our time in Quebec City living in the moment and celebrating our excitement with just each other.

How did you choose your venue? We both knew that we would prefer a more intimate wedding with our closest friends and family, which is why we decided on hosting a destination wedding.  I was more hesitant about planning a destination wedding as I knew that some of our loved ones would not be able to go and I also knew that the distance could be difficult for planning purposes.  When I began my venue search, I realized that I couldn’t imagine our wedding any other way than on a beach, which led us to our choice in celebrating in Barbados.

Brittany & Don Destination Wedding Inspiration | Caribbean Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine

Modsummer Nights Midcentury Wedding Inspiration | Modern and Tropical Wedding Inspiration | Vermont Bride Magazine

Today we are continuing our love affair with Midcentury style themes with a lush and tropical styled photo shoot from KSL Wedding in Arizona. This styled wedding inspiration marries together a modern approach to the classic fairy tale and a lush tropical locale. Whimsical greens and exotic blooms, with marble and copper accents, perfectly marries together a modern approach to the classic fairy tale and a vibrant, southern ambiance.

Modsummer Nights Midcentury Wedding Inspiration | Modern and Tropical Wedding Inspiration | Vermont Bride Magazine

Modsummer Nights Midcentury Wedding Inspiration | Modern and Tropical Wedding Inspiration | Vermont Bride Magazine

Modsummer Nights Midcentury Wedding Inspiration | Modern and Tropical Wedding Inspiration | Vermont Bride Magazine

featured professionals | PHOTOGRAPHER: KSL Wedding // DRESS STORE: Bella Bridesmaids // EVENT DESIGNER: Bloom + Blueprint // RECEPTION VENUE: Hotel Valley Ho // DONKEY: Jubilee Pony Parties // MAKEUP ARTIST: Makeup by Brooke Nicole // TUXEDO AND MENS ATTIRE: Mr. Formal // HAIR STYLIST: Rachael Simmons Coogle // CAKE: Ruze Cake House // DESIGN AND DECOR: Scottsdale Farm Tables // BAKERY: Suzy B's Homemade Goodies // DRESS STORE: Uptown Bridal & Boutique // EQUIPMENT RENTALS: Zinnias at Melrose Mall

Tropical Wedding Inspiration | Turn any setting into a tropical oasis with the right combination of florals, colors, and decorations | Vermont Bride Magazine

The budget conscious couple may not be able to have a tropical destination wedding, but you can easily transform any setting into a tropical oasis using the right flowers, colors, and decorations. The lush combination of pale yellows, vibrant red and orange, and creamy whites instantly adds a warm, summery vibe. The large green leaves are an easy and add another stylish layer to the exotic, wood chargers. Throw in some mercury glass candles and gold accents and you have an elegant, equatorial look that can be adapted to any setting. 

Cortney & Justin Mexico Wedding Inspiration | Vermont Bride Magazine

As summer is winding down it may leave many of us dreaming of the beach and warmer weather. Perhaps this Labor Day weekend, even, you are traveling for one last hurrah at the ocean. So it seems fitting for us to share this warm and bright destination wedding that took place in Puerto Morelos, Mexico. Under a stunning blue sky and amid the swaying palm trees, Cortney and Justin said "I do" on the beach, with barefoot bridesmaids and and sound of crashing waves in the distance. The beauty of the Azul Beach Resort only added to the tropical location and their friends and family enjoyed dining al fresco and then dancing the night away in celebration of their two families joining together.

Cortney & Justin Mexico Wedding Inspiration | Vermont Bride Magazine

Cortney & Justin Mexico Wedding Inspiration | Vermont Bride Magazine

Cortney & Justin Mexico Wedding Inspiration | Vermont Bride Magazine

Cortney & Justin Mexico Wedding Inspiration | Vermont Bride Magazine

Cortney & Justin Mexico Wedding Inspiration | Vermont Bride Magazine

featured professionals | PHOTOGRAPHER: Aldabella Photography | TRANSPORTATION: DestinationWeddings.comVENUE, CATERING, FLORAL DESIGN: Azul Beach Hotel by Karisma | DRESS STORE: Blue Bridal Boutique | VIDEOGRAPHY: CaribePhoto | DRESS DESIGNER: Casablanca Bridal | HAIR STYLIST: Jennifer Voss-Pachello | TUXEDO AND MENS ATTIRE: Michael Kors | SPARKLERS: Special Events Mexico