Jan. 4, 2012, 6 a.m. by SMARTBRIDE

Expert Tip: Wedding Trends 2012: Destination Weddings

TAGS: WEDDING TRENDS 2012, DESTINATION WEDDING, EXPERT TIPS, MINDLESS SOPHISTICATION


Getting Away from it All...Destination Wedding Trends for 2012!


Destination weddings are known for having a no fuss, no muss quality to them. You simply buy a package from a resort, show up and on arrival receive a beautiful romantic wedding.


This is perfect for many couples; but one of the biggest trends we’re seeing for destination weddings in 2012 is the addition of unique elements to the standard package.


Destination Wedding Trends


We're seeing couples personalizing their destination wedding with special touches, like incorporating the culture of the location into the weddings with traditional dancers, musicians and food. If you want to take it a step further and really add your own unique touch, consider getting married off the resort!


One last trend we’re seeing with destination weddings is that the celebration lasts longer than just the wedding day. Couples are choosing to include extra parties and special outings for their guests.


Destination weddings are definitely becoming bigger affairs with ...

May 27, 2011, 7 a.m. by SMARTBRIDE

Expert Tip: Choosing a Destination Wedding Videographer

TAGS: WEDDING VIDEOGRAPHER, SANDPIPER MEDIA, DESTINATION WEDDING

Destination weddings are becoming more and more popular. Choosing the right videographer for your destination wedding can be overwhelming and confusing.


That's why we asked expert destination wedding videographer Eduardo Reyes for his advice on the answers to 3 important questions many brides ask him as they consider a wedding film for their special day.


Emily + Antonio from Eduardo Reyes Weddings on Vimeo.



I'm already hiring a wedding photographer for my destination wedding, why should I hire a wedding videographer too?

Dec. 25, 2012, 7 a.m. by SMARTBRIDE

December is almost over. Are you engaged yet?

TAGS: VIDEOGRAPHY, STILL MOTION, DESTINATION WEDDING, DWG, WEDDING VIDEO, PROPOSAL STORY, WHISTLER, MOUNTAIN WEDDING



Did you know that Christmas Day is considered one of four big proposal days of the year? Add in Valentine's Day, Thanksgiving and New Year's and it starts to feel like proposals only happen on holidays when the whole family is together!


16 percent of all engagements happen in December, more than any other month, according to TheKnot editor Anja Winikka.


How would you feel about being proposed to in front of family? Would you prefer a private moment? Check out this super cute recount of Kevin and Cath's wedding proposal (in front of his brother and Dad) at their Whistler destination wedding. After carrying the ring around for 8 months, I guess he had to do it sometime!



Jan. 1, 2013, 7 a.m. by SMARTBRIDE

Surprise Proposal & Wedding in Vegas: Bridezillas need not apply

TAGS: VIDEOGRAPHY, STILL MOTION, DESTINATION WEDDING, DWG, WEDDING VIDEO, PROPOSAL STORY, VEGAS WEDDING, ELOPE



It's one thing for the proposal to be a total surprise, but what if your boyfriend surprised you with a ring and a wedding in less than a week? IN VEGAS?


Follow the Ashley and Jeremy's Vegas adventure that started with a ring and ended in vows in front of their crew of friends in a pop up wedding.


Would you be happy or sad to forgo the entire wedding planning process? Could you relinquish control and just enjoy the moment? Check out this video of Jeremy's propsal and their vegas wedding





Click the image or link above to watch the video on our wedding videos board on pinterest.

Dec. 21, 2012, 7 a.m. by SMARTBRIDE

Destination Wedding Trend: Ombre Bridal Party

TAGS: DWG, DESTINATION WEDDING, BRIDESMAID DRESSES, BRIDAL PARTY





One of the hottest trends for traditional weddings in 2012 was mismatched bridesmaid dresses. Choosing colors, necklines and silhouettes that suit each of your maids rather than dressing them up as your bridal army is not only flattering but allows your maids to potentially wear the dress again (here's a perfect example of how to re-purpose a bridesmaid dress) because they'll like it more, and 3 of their closest friends won't have the same dress.


The mismatched gown trend lends itself really well to destination weddings and they are typically less formal, very intimate and unique. With lots of destination weddings, there are fewer decorations as the scenery speaks for itself. The bridal party becomes an important of the decor and backdrop ...