It was love at first sight at the supermarket in 1991 in the Netherlands. We got married on August 24, 1994. 25 years later we decided to celebrate our silver wedding anniversary in Paris for a few reasons. Firstly, being grateful for 25 years of married life. In 2018, my husband had a brain hemorrhage and we are grateful for his second chance in life. And we were extremely happy to invite our best friends forever who were our bridesmaids and groomsmen at our wedding 25 years ago to celebrate it with us in the most romantic city in the world — Paris.
Laura and Eavan wanted a movie and musical-themed wedding so it made perfect sense to choose a newly renovated theatre as their venue. They had matching shoes and wooden rings made with quotes from Lord of the Rings inscribed. There’s also a nod to the film Labyrinth in the crystal ball photos. Don’t miss the Art Deco cake with cement icing, illustrated movie-themed table names, and the ’80s-inspired dance party that followed all of the fun…
Laura and Patrick had an Austrian destination wedding that was incandescent. They traveled from the U.S. to their favorite little village in the Austrian Alps. They bonded over their mutual travels and their shared love of a town called Hopfgarten. It eventually became the venue for their wedding. Patrick stumbled upon Berggasthof Tenn while traveling and immediately knew it was the right venue. Laura agreed and it was off to the races with planning.
We both love castles and Irish history, and Craig wanted to have a death metal band play, so we found somewhere where that was possible, and arranged everything around that. We didn’t have a specific theme, but the castle definitely inspired some elements of our wedding. We decided to include our two swords in the day as there is a Viking tradition to exchange swords at your wedding as a promise to protect each other.
Don’t miss the greenery shawl at this Mid-Century Modern wedding right in the middle of a strawberry field
If there’s ever a universally loved style era, it’s Mid-Century Modern of the ’50s and ’60s. Charles and Ray Eames, groove, natural, themes, and major color make it so iconic from graphic design to architecture, interior design, and fashion. This Portugal wedding shoot was inspired by it all and features bright flowers, a retro-inspired dress, and a delightfully pop cake with matching paperie, all in the middle of a strawberry field.
But wait, is that a shawl made of greenery and flowers?! Yes, yes it is. And it’s AMAZING…
I know just how often couples hate the process and workload of planning a wedding. Wedding planning can be stressful as hell. It can be expensive, frustrating, and just not that much fun. So when we scout out a really comprehensive, inexpensive, and customizable way to elope overseas, I’ve got to investigate. Our destination wedding partner extraordinaire, Peach Perfect Weddings, offers just that and then some. I’m talking a personal wedding planner doing all the hard work and logistics to make your adventure getaway wedding or elopement super turnkey and absolutely a blast.