We just found the most amazing destination wedding dress in this ethereal, lace Alexandra Grecco gown! With a dress so dramatically beautiful, the only accessory this California, beach bride needed was her lace-tied bouquet – a visual delight overflowing with vibrant, sunset hues and softest of blooms. Kristin La Voie Photography delights with each and every frame!

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Our thanks to Kristin for this gorgeous inspiration! Browse our archives for more bridal session ideas.

Photography: Kristin La Voie Photography | Wedding Dress: ‘Savannah’ by Alexandra Grecco | Bridal Boutique: Alice In Ivory | Flowers: Fionna Floral | Film Lab: The Find Lab

This chic, Italian affair unfolded in the celebrated Lake Como region, with WeddItaly on board to ensure that the couple’s celebration was everything they dreamed of. Featuring picturesque views, a classic palette and a cozy intimacy, the day was also imbued with a playful sense of adventure invoking a ‘James Bond’ theme which was further complimented by bride and groom’s impeccable style.

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From the bride: Every girl dreams about her wedding since childhood and I’m no exception to the rule. There are many places where you can declare your love and our story began in the Maldives. My boyfriend took me to this dream island – a deserted, virgin beach with soft, white sand and the whisper of gentle waves, then during dinner, he made a proposal that could not be refused.

Previously, I dreamed about having a huge wedding, where I could invite all our relatives and friends. But in the end we decided to be alone with just each other and our feelings. And obviously the only country that could awake the right feelings is Italy! The country of eternal love and a source of romantic legends!

I never imagined myself as a traditional bride- in a pompous dress, similar to a cake, with high hair and bright makeup. I always wanted this day to be light, cheerful and sunny. We began the preparation for the wedding about six months before. And, of course, like all newlyweds, we wanted a ‘dream wedding’. That’s why we chose all of our wedding professionals very carefully. The first with whom we wanted to work with was the planning company. We compared several options and we chose the WeddItaly agency. Their approach to organizing weddings completely coincided with our ideal dreams for our wedding- to be stylish and beautiful.

It’s the most exciting thing to create and develop your own unique style and individual concept. When the girls from WeddItaly suggested a wedding in the style of James Bond – we agreed at once! The wedding concept is fully reflective of our relationship. In our family, Eugene is courageous and strong and I am gentle and delicate.

The ceremony venue was in Lake Como. The location’s mixture of romance, history and scenic beauty makes it so charming that even celebrities go crazy! Lake Como is love at first sight, it is the place where we said “YES” to each other.

Our wedding was classic in style, with romantic touches. The basis of the color palette was pastel shades and the main color was white, which is associated with tenderness and light. We chose a bouquet in white with white pearls. 

On the day of the wedding, all of the beautiful emotions and feelings radiate inside you and you do not worry about anything! Our morning began with the sun. After waking up, we had breakfast together, met with the organizer with her team, switched on the music and started the preparations. The only worry was when we were saying the most important words to each other – our vows. Then the fairy tale continued with a boat trip and photo session. The evening finished with a beautiful dinner in the restaurant with a panoramic view of Lake Como.

The celebration was one day before leaving to return to Russia. We just relaxed and were filled with the romantic mood of Italy. Many couples usually organize a wedding and then go on honeymoon, but you know, we had an unspeakable pleasure, being under the euphoria of a romantic mood as we ended our trip with a wedding for only the two of us. We took this mood back home, and every day my husband says to me: “I fell in love with you again,”- this is worth more than all wealth of the world. You can say many words, but when I look into his eyes, I don’t need any words … I’m ready to pore over videos and photos endlessly to have these emotions again and again.

Of course, I would like to advise to all newlyweds not to skimp for such an event, but I understand that it is not that simple. Look for reliable and trustworthy professionals, hire a wedding organizer who will coordinate everything for you, share your experiences and try to solve any problems. This way you have only to
relax and enjoy every minute, even a second, every moment, because the day passes so quickly …

Photography: Olena Galaziuk Photography | Planning: WeddItaly | Videography: Oleg Serbin | Floral Design: Fiore all’Occhiello | Stylist: Olga Lozenkova | Celebrant: Ludovina Matteazzi | Bride’s Getting Ready Venue: Michelangelo Bed & Breakfast | Ceremony Venue: Villa Monastero | Reception Venue: Villa Cipressi

We’re only happy to get swept away in this lush, red and blush pink tropical vision from ARIA Studios at a gorgeous estate in Oahu, Hawaii! Designs By Hemingway added their magical touch with jaw-dropping florals for the bride and romantic, outdoor tablescape while Jiwa Jiwa Press delivered the beautiful stationery details. Destination brides need look no further for the dress of their dreams with the two dazzling gowns on display from Magnolia White which both carry an air of elegant sophistication. 

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From ARIA Studios: Ka Lai Aloha is a gorgeous venue in Hawaii Kai on Oahu. The moment I saw it, I fell in love with it. I wanted to create a styled shoot that showcased this beautiful location as well as showed off some lovely fall color tones. I was lucky enough to be able to pull together the most amazing team of vendors to make my vision come to life. Beach photos and Waikiki weddings are wonderful but getting to shoot at private estate locations is always such a treat. I hope these photos help in showcasing this amazing venue and allow brides and grooms to see what a private estate wedding in Hawaii could potentially look like.

Photography: ARIA Studios | Venue: Ka La’i Aloha (Honolulu, HI) | Wedding Dresses: Magnolia White | Rings: The Diamond Guy | Hair and Makeup: Face Art Beauty | Model: Kaleo Woods |  Wedding Cake: Cierra Saito | Flowers: Designs By Hemingway | Stationery: Jiwa Jiwa Press