Following their rustic destination wedding in Highlands, North Carolina (see the celebration here), New Yorkers Elizabeth O'Keefe and Jonathan Cotton began preparing for an unforgettable honeymoon nearly halfway around the world. They spent 15 days in South Africa and Mozambique for a romantic getaway filled with the perfect mix of adventure and relaxation. Destination: Mozambique Photo courtesy of andBeyond Benguerra Island Though the majority of their trip was spent in South Africa, Elizabeth and Jonathan knew they wanted to spend time off the coast of Mozambique at a luxurious property recommended by their travel agent. Just the setting to fulfill the relaxation part of their honeymoon, the newlyweds stayed for three nights at andBeyond Benguerra Island Lodge, where they arrived via helicopter. “This was our favorite place of the entire trip!” affirms Elizabeth. “The rooms were stunning.” Accommodations feature a private plunge pool and hammock, and stays include daily meals, drinks, and water activities. Photo courtesy ... Read More »
Wedding planning is famously stressful. After all, for most people it is the biggest party they’ll ever throw, and it is of the utmost sentimental importance. The stakes are high! Family tensions can be heightened and there are a lot of people to worry about pleasing. There is also an immense amount of pressure to make it be the perfect day. While it might make sense to be worried about major categories such as vendor, food, and photography, there are plenty of aspects of the wedding that simply out worth stressing out over. Free your mind by letting go of some control over the below details. If any of these are actually a big priority for you, think through every part of the planning process to find something that you can relax about. Photo by Willa Kveta - Pre-wedding events. Bridal showers, bachelorette parties, and rehearsal dinners can all be ... Read More »
From amorous affairs with beautiful décor in muted hues to whimsical celebrations with bold color palettes, you’ll surely be inspired for your own invitation choice by taking a look at these groups of watercolor designs. Skilled stationers can completely customize your paper materials and other goods, from pre-wedding soirées until after the big day. Take a peek at these collections showcasing hand-painted watercolor artwork, gorgeous envelope liners, satin-bow ornaments, and unique laser-cut details. This completely customized invitation suite features hand-painted watercolor florals printed on acrylic and stamped with two color foils. The converted envelope features scallop-like edges and additional watercolor designs in its liner by Ceci New York Couture; cecinewyork.com Photo by Jacqui Cole Photography “Lemon Blossom” custom letterpressed invitation highlighting vibrant citrus fruits painted completely by hand by Elizabeth Grace; elizabethgrace.com Ombré satin two-color letterpressed invitation suite of 100% cotton featuring custom watercolor monogram, black beveled edges, and deep green to ebony ... Read More »
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