Beatriz & Chadwick ♥ Florida, USA
Photographer: Limelight Photography
When it comes to sharing real destination weddings on You Mean The World To Me the main focus tends to be on the venue as this is the key factor to decide upon with a wedding abroad. So the weddings featured aim to help you decide where in the world should you tie the knot through sharing a range of chic and unique wedding venues from across the globe!
Whilst on the subject of unique……today’s destination wedding took place in the idyllic Key West in sunny Florida however, the truly one of a kind feature in Beatriz and Chadwick’s wedding was the lovely locale that they chose; they said ‘I Do’ within the landscaped gardens of the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum!
Tucked away in the heart of Old Town Key West, this beautiful property was home to Ernest Hemingway (one of America’s most celebrated and respected authors) for more than ten years. Full of character and charm this exceptional venue gave the bride, the groom, and their guests (who all flew in from Philadelphia) a truly memorable wedding day.
There might be sunshiny skies here in the UK today but the blog is boasting all shades of autumn…
This real life bride and groom (Shannon and Al) were hoping to create a stylised ‘day after’ photo shoot and so together with a talented team of vendors they set about achieving this wonderfully bohemian woodland wedding inspiration.
The crisp days of early fall delivered an atmospheric light for this romantic rural shoot set within a family owned vineyard at Baiting Hollow, New York.
Hana & David ♥ New York City, USA
Photographer: Olli Studio
New York City is inarguably one of the greatest cities on the planet and when the weather comes to life in springtime, leaving behind the snowy, frozen sidewalks and looking instead to blooming walkways of cherry blossom, there’s no greater time to visit the wonderful city that never sleeps.
With the weather so fine, New Yorkers head outside, to Central Park (amongst other locales) and the sunshiny setting of these famous grounds made a picture-perfect backdrop for today’s engagement shoot along with the majestic architecture of Grand Central Station.
Take a few minutes and enjoy soaking up the spectacular sunlit scenery of this magical metropolis…wish you were here?!
Sara & Dustin ♥ Santa Cruz, USA
Photography: onelove photography
Mountain weddings always seem to be so tranquil and idyllic, and Sara and Dustin’s ceremony certainly lived up to this with a sweet and private setting tucked away within the quiet hillside of Boulder Creek in California.
Once it was declared that Sara and Dustin had ‘nailed it’ – literally, check out their cool announcement board! – the party really got started!
This cool couple put their heart and soul into their DIY day and it really paid off; there are so many steal-worthy ideas! Rustic signs, a milk and cookies station, personalized blackboard glasses for all of the guests, a homemade photobooth, wedding flowers put together from the local farmers market and more.
You’ll be so impressed by the festival feeling that this darling duo managed to create for their celebration and the stunning, serene Santa Cruz mountains standing silently in the background simply add to the already magical atmosphere.
Krystle & Michael ♥ Maui, Hawaii
Photographer: Karma Hill Photography
I’m not sure you could tie the knot anywhere more paradise-like than the sun-bleached sandy shores of Hawaii. Clear blue skies beam overhead whilst leggy palm trees sway in the gentle Pacific Ocean breeze, easing the tropical balminess – Hawaii sure does deliver on the dreamy destination wedding front!
Krystle and Michael said “I Do!” with an oceanfront ceremony at Sugar Beach Events of Hawaii, a private oasis on the breathtaking island of Maui. They added a touch of the tropics to their day by wearing traditional Hawaiian lei garlands and with beautiful local flowers for the bridal bouquets and centerpieces, whilst the rich royal blue hues of the wedding party outfits (and Krystle’s gorgeous Manolo Blahnik’s!) reflected the sapphire blue ocean.
We’re so pleased that Maui wedding photography team Karma Hill were on hand too to capture the sunshine and smiles of this delightful destination wedding day!