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Get ready for blue skies and glamour today in this couple’s beautiful destination celebration. Mary and Barry are from the same county in Ireland, Donegal, but travelled half way across the globe to Australia before they ended up meeting each other! They actually met in the lift of an apartment building in Sydney, far from home indeed. The couple wanted a wedding abroad as their friends are from all over the world and would have to travel anyway. Since they are both based in London and share a love of good food, sunshine and wine, a destination wedding in Portugal was a natural decision- incorporating all of their loves without having to travel too far. “We basically wanted a week’s holiday with our mates, and if we had the wedding at home that wouldn’t have happened.” Well said we think! And now have a look at these gorgeous images by Piteira Photography.
Our real wedding today comes from the beautiful region of Lupiana in Spain, about an hour north east of Madrid. Silvia and Brett chose this gorgeous cloistered monastery there for their Spanish destination wedding as they fell in love with its unique and secluded antique feel. Originally from Spain and Australia, the couple planned the wedding from their home in England and knew when they found the monastery that it was exactly what they had in mind. The venue was able to accommodate both the ceremony and reception, and even adjusted to a change in plans when the scheduled outdoor ceremony had to be moved to the cloisters due to rain. AiS Fotografos was on hand to capture these beautifully atmospheric and touching portraits.
If you have ever come across the Amalfi Coast of Italy before, you will know what a treat we have in store for you today. This must be one of the most beautiful places in the world and for those of you considering a destination wedding in Amalfi, it won’t be hard to find the perfect place. A little south of Naples and the famous Mt. Vesuvius, the Sorrento Peninsula juts out forming the bottom of the Gulf of Naples and the top of the Gulf of Salerno. The lovely island of Capri sits at the western end of the peninsula looking back at the mainland. As well as Capri, we’ll be talking about the beautiful cities of Ravello, Positano, Amalfi and Sorrento which are all in this area.
Part of what makes this area so beautiful, the steep mountain sides descending down into the sea, also makes the area unsuitable for agriculture and tourism is therefore a very important part of the economy here. Which basically means that a lot of time and effort has gone into making the area a fantastic place for visitors.
See our FAB Guide ✈ Legal Wedding in Italy for all the red tape details about getting married here.
We have an East meets West story for you today, and this destination wedding in France has a beautiful Provence setting. Wing-kee and Frank were married during the summer with two ceremonies- for the first Wing-kee wore a red satin oriental dress. Their photographer Daniele tells us that the scent of lavender hung in the warm afternoon air as the couple celebrated their second, western-style ceremony outdoors, and Wing-kee emerged in her second outfit of the day- an ivory lace gown. I love the details in this wedding, from the classic French countryside setting to the candle-lit love signs, torches and sparklers at the end!
It’s been a lovely chilled out and happy week in Fly Away Bride, I was off work for a few days which was nice and I just got news that two good friends of mine got engaged and it has made my month! A HUGE congratulations to Claire Quinn and Brian Macken. So delighted and thrilled for both of you! I’m having a look at some stunning Monique Lhuillier gowns below but first our weekly recap. On Monday our FAB guide took a look at some destination wedding etiquette. It looked at various things that will arise such as gifts, invitations, and entertainment among other things. Tuesday saw an engagement session in Barcelona. The couple, Dani and Cristina, met online and spent a few months getting to know each other before finally agreeing to meet up and then falling in love. When they got engaged they went to the church to register the wedding, the priest then went on to tell them, that they were both baptised in the same church, on the same day, in the same service by the same priest! Amazing story!
On Wednesday we took a look at a beautiful wedding in Italy. Marzia and Arta are from Italy and Finland, and their wedding was held in the small town of Teramo, on the eastern side of Italy- in the middle of the country, opposite Rome. Their photographer Cinzia Bruschini really captured their Venetian style wedding.
Yesterday saw a Valentines post without a hint of red! We looked at some romantic antique shades- dusty cocoa, creams, bleached peach and delicate rose.
Some of the weddings that caught our eye this week:
Friday Fashion ✈ Monique Lhuillier
Monique Lhuillier is famous for her stunning gowns that grace the red carpets and stunning wedding dresses that some brides are lucky enough to wear. Last Saturday New York fashion week saw Monique’s Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 (I know Spring has only just sprung but I couldn’t help it!) I love her designs and can only dream of wearing one of them some day.
Hi all! Happy Friday and hope you’re all well. What are you up to for the weekend? I’m really looking forward to a relaxing time as I haven’t done that in ages. I’m going to go home to my parent’s house for the weekend and put my feet up, kick back and relax. On Sunday I’m going to see a few good friends of mine, we don’t get to see each other as often as we’d like so that will be nice, it will be a ‘ladies who lunch’ affair with little scones, fairy cakes and sandwiches cut up into triangles, with a few glasses of prosecco to help wash it all down. The last few weeks in Fly Away Bride have been busy and this one was no exception. We look at the fabulous designer Giambattista Valli below, but first we relive our week starting with Lindsay’s follow-up to our great post about a destination wedding versus a wedding at home with a guide to planning your dream destination wedding. The guide goes through what country to get married in, legalities, budget and more. It will be loads of help to all you newly engaged peeps out there!
On Tuesday we looked at a destination engagement session in Paris. The couple from Canada had always wanted to visit Paris so decided it was the perfect location to capture their engagement photos.
I never thought I could love a place so much as Paris, it’s somewhere you can go back again and again and not get bored. So many things to see and do. I’m quite proud of the photo I took of the Eiffel Tower, what do you think?
Amy showed a beautiful colour inspiration post on Wednesday. She chose a dusky pink and pale green colour combination.
Yesterday saw a stunning destination wedding in Positano, Italy. The bride and groom chose Positano as their wedding destination because of a John Steinbeck essay entitled Positano. I think you’ll agree, their photos are quite beautiful and dramatic.
Here are some FAB weddings we saw this week:
Friday Fashion ✈ Giambattista Valli
Every day I pore over the pages of the glossy fashion magazines and online fashion blogs and I never get bored of it. My boyfriend always asks that, do I ever get bored, but how could I?! I think it’s amazing how everyone has their own style, whether it’s following trends that are popular at the time, or wearing vintage pieces mixed in with the high street, or just wearing one piece that they know will get them noticed. I love it! I know I spoke about Paris Couture last week but I couldn’t help speak about one other show that really caught my eye. Giambattista Valli. His designs are divine and not only are the dresses to die for, his detailing with shoes and cinched in waists are incredible.
Our couple today, Shelli and Christopher, didn’t get the idyllic blue skies and sun that usually go along with a destination wedding. In compensation though, they did get some very dramatic photos! But this is perhaps appropriate for a couple who chose their wedding location because of a John Steinbeck essay entitled Positano. Both Shelli and Christopher love traveling and it was actually on a road trip that they got together for the first time, years after they met in high school. When the planning was finally over, joined by twenty of the couple’s family members and closest friends they journeyed across the ocean for a Positano destination wedding and an amazing holiday. When the wedding day came, torrential rain meant that the ceremony had to be moved indoors. However someone was smiling down on them because just as the ceremony ended, the clouds cleared- in time for some great photos with W. Scott Chester Photography. Read on for another very special reason that this couple think that rain is lucky on your wedding day!
Today we have the story of Debbie and Greg who planned their wedding in Ibiza all the way from New Zealand. A love of both beaches and music led them to the island, where they had their dream wedding with the friends and family who traveled with them to share their day. Check out Debbie’s gorgeous Marchesa dress, and the contrast between the soft peach roses and the cactus table decorations at the reception. Debbie has only good things to say about their photographer Gypsy Westwood, and shares the story of how they met and all the details of their big day below.
We are a big fan of Ibiza when it comes to weddings as the photos always are so beautiful. All the blue sky definitely helps! Today we have Kate and Dan’s stylish Ibiza destination wedding at the Amante Beach Club with Ana Lui Photography. The combination of a gorgeous couple and an excellent photographer definitely works well here we think! Kate and Dan have to be up there amongst the most beautiful couples we have ever featured, which together with Kate’s Temperley dress and the fantastic Ibiza scenery as a backdrop makes this wedding pretty special.
A beautiful sunny Tuscan evening. A Jenny Packham dress. Recipe for the perfect wedding? We think so! Sarah and Chris got married in Florence with their photographer Cinzia Bruschini on hand to capture the relaxed atmosphere with some great shots. The couple chose to have a destination wedding in Florence to avoid having to conform to traditional wedding expectations, and Italy seemed the perfect choice as it both modern but still laid back and friendly. They fell in love with Il Salviatino as a venue because.. well, you’ll see why!