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Wedding Inspiration to Help You Get Through Winter

Take a break from the cold, and be inspired by these warm-weather celebrations.

As temperatures of states across the nation continue to drop this winter, we're taking a look back at some of our favorite warm-weather weddings to inspire sunnier days ahead.

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As temperatures of states across the nation continue to drop this winter, we're taking a look back at some of our favorite warm-weather weddings to inspire sunnier days ahead. Whether these celebrations took place in the couple's hometown or a destination location in the tropics, they all have one thing in common: plenty of sun, sand, and warmth. 

Regardless of whether or not a winter storm is headed towards your home, the colder months offer an opportunity to appreciate warmer days, and perhaps even the chance to start planning a spring or summer celebration, or even a tropical destination wedding of your own. If you're planning a fun, warm celebration, embrace the vacation vibes and send invitations with whimsical motifs and even luggage tags, say "I do" overlooking the sea while on the sand, and incorporate tropical palms and seashells into your wedding reception décor. The options are endless! 

For more inspiration, take a look at the images below from these warm weddings. Click on the link below each image to see more from the real wedding!

Bride and groom in destination wedding attire Mexico wedding ideas
Photo by Paul Barnett Photographer; From Real Wedding: Oceanfront Ceremony + Sunset Reception in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Destination wedding stationery invitation ideas sunglasses and luggage tags
Photo by Perez Photography & Sarah Kate, Photographer; From Real Wedding: Seaside Island Destination Wedding with Blue & White Décor

Bride and groom on sand destination wedding with tropical palm frond leaves in face
Photo by Carrie King Photographer; From Real Wedding: Neutral & Tropical Fall Destination Wedding on the Beach in Mexico

Destination wedding ceremony on bluff overlooking ocean by beach
Photo by Asia Pimentel Photography; From Real Wedding: NFL Super Bowl Winner Brandon McManus' Dominican Republic Wedding

Sand sculpture at beach destination wedding ceremony
Photo by Jose Villa Photography; From Real Wedding: Elegant Destination Wedding with Beach Ceremony + Gilded Reception

Bride and bridesmaids in button up shirts sunglasses splashing feet in pool destination wedding
Photo by Carrie King Photographer; From Real Wedding: Neutral & Tropical Fall Destination Wedding on the Beach in Mexico

Chudney Ross destination wedding in Hawaii ring bearer holding starfish Diana Ross grandson
Photo by Rebecca Walker for The Day; Invitations & Calligraphy by Lehr and Black; Planning & Design by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants; From Real Wedding: Diana Ross Helps Plan Daughter Chudney's Maui Destination Wedding

Flower girl walking in sand destination wedding ceremony on beach
Photo by Jose Villa Photography; From Real Wedding: Elegant Destination Wedding with Beach Ceremony + Gilded Reception

WAGS star Barbie Blank with bridesmaids for destination wedding to Sheldon Souray in Mexico
Photo by Sara Richardson Photography; From Real Wedding: WAGS' Barbie Blank & Hockey Player Sheldon Souray's Mexico Wedding

Destination wedding ceremony on beach under palm trees
Photo by John Cain Photography; From Real Wedding: Fall Destination Wedding on the Beach in Key West, Florida

Seashell cross ceremony decoration destination wedding ideas
Photo by Perez Photography & Sarah Kate, Photographer; From Real Wedding: Seaside Island Destination Wedding with Blue & White Décor

Destination wedding ceremony on beach sand in Mexico with ocean view
Photo by Carrie King Photographer; From Real Wedding: Neutral & Tropical Fall Destination Wedding on the Beach in Mexico

Chudney Ross wedding ceremony officiant Diana Ross Montage Kapalua Bay lawn ceremony Maui
Photo by Rebecca Walker for The Day; Invitations & Calligraphy by Lehr and Black; Planning & Design by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants; From Real Wedding: Diana Ross Helps Plan Daughter Chudney's Maui Destination Wedding

Bride and groom in Hawaiian leis Maui wedding ceremony exiting chapel
Photo by Dmitri and Sandra; From Real Wedding: Intimate Church Ceremony + Hawaiian Reception on the Island of Maui

Beach wedding seating chart on boardwalk sand with flip flops
Photo by Yvette Roman Photography; Floral Design by The Hidden Garden; From Real Wedding: All-White Wedding at a Beach Club in Santa Monica, California

Destination wedding with ocean view wood rattan seats and tropical centerpieces
Photo by Carrie King Photographer; From Real Wedding: Neutral & Tropical Fall Destination Wedding on the Beach in Mexico

Destination wedding reception tablescape overlooking pool and ocean Mexico
Photo by Paul Barnett Photographer; From Real Wedding: Oceanfront Ceremony + Sunset Reception in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Destination wedding reception with ocean view at sunset on beach in Mexico
Photo by Karlisch Photography; From Real Wedding: Elegant Beachside Destination Wedding in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Rustic wedding reception table white tent destination beach wedding in Mexico
Photo by Sara Richardson Photography; From Real Wedding: WAGS' Barbie Blank & Hockey Player Sheldon Souray's Mexico Wedding

Find more inspiration from these real weddings with beach and ocean views, discover welcome bag ideas for destination weddings, and find out how to combat winter beauty concerns.