DESTINATION WEDDING GUIDE
How to style and prepare for the destination wedding of your dreams–featuring insights from our talented team of vendors who came together for this inspiring photoshoot in Puerto Vallarta - Grand Velas Resort.
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Puerto Vallarta as a whole, and the Grand Velas property specifically, provided so much inspiration - each of our tablescapes embodied local materials and artisan created items,
— ALEXIS, PLANNER
Book touch-ups for your hair and makeup stylist! With destination locations often times the weather is hot, sunny and humid and can change quickly. Book your stylist to stay for touchups from your initial end time until after ceremony to ensure you look fabulous for all your photos!
— NICOLE, BEAUTY
YOUR EXPERIENCE & YOUR GOWN
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More couples are interested in crafting a beautiful experience for their guests and pursuing elements that speak to them individually as opposed to re-creating something they see online. One reason that we love Watters' bridal collections is that they have such incredible variety, and are able to speak to different couples in many ways!
— ALEXIS, PLANNER
INVITING & COZY
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PRO TIP: Use the tonal values of the environment to inspire your décor–this creates a beautifully cohesive and organic experience.
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RELAXED CHIC
The immensity of the resort's structure adorned with the celebration of style made the entire experience musical.
— RENÉE, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
JAW-DROPPING
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For gowns with a lot of detailing, we pulled the hair away from the face and kept the makeup minimal so as not to compete with the dress.
— NICOLE, BEAUTY
SOFT & AIRY
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Elements of the ocean and jungle were infused throughout, and we had such a wonderful time expanding on different aspects of those themes through our many vignettes.
— ALEXIS, PLANNER
FREE-SPIRITED & INTIMATELY
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Get the sand between your toes, and leave your shoes on the side. Intimately celebrate with your loved ones by an endless sea of blue.
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Float like the warm ocean breeze in a billowing cloud of silk and matte organza.
At beautiful destinations such as this, you can use the stunning architecture and spaces for timeless photo ops. Here we found a grand staircase with soft filtered light and a monochromatic color palette perfect for showcasing the bride.
— XAY, WATTERS DESIGN
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FOR THE BOLD, UNIQUE, &
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This grand resort with indigenous touches and modern flair provided our team with a very diverse background to create from. The colors were fresh and clean. The florals were shrouded in giant greenery. The surprise of color as you turned the corner from a white wall to burnt orange blew inspiration into the atmosphere.
— RENÉE, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
TAKE YOUR DESTINATION WEDDING EXPERIENCE TO THE NEXT LEVEL WITH
Wedaways is a luxury travel company focusing on wedding buyouts, room blocks, and transfers and designing luxury honeymoon experiences. The talented team at Wedaways works directly with you or your wedding planner to provide the best options and contract negotiations for your luxury destination wedding and honeymoon.
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EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS
Renée Strauss & Pamela Goldman
@wedawaystravel
Wedaways is a travel agency focused on
luxury weddings & honeymoons with a
curated portfolio of the world's best
destinations and venues for celebrations.
@ReneeStraussBH
Venue Procurement & Travel
FASHION
Vatana, Sydney, Xay, Maria
@watters
VENUE
Grand Velas
vallarta.grandvelas.com
PHOTOGRAPHER
Jodee Debes
@jodeedebesphoto
FLORAL/DÉCOR
Pina Cate
@pinacate0202
BEAUTY
Nicole Iyer
@samarabeautysb
EVENT PLANNER
Cristhian
@cristhianevent
PLANNER
Alexis Raine
@alexisraineevents
VIDEOGRAPHER
Elysium Production
@elysiumweddings
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