Share with Us Your Ultimate Destination Wedding!

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Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

Ifffff I had unlimited budget, I’d rent a castle or manor house in the Scottish highlands that has spa facilities and a whole set of staff to cook and clean, somewhere near a nice loch or be the sea. Fly all our friends out there, obviously on our bill. Stay for at least an extended weekend, go hiking, have a picnic, do spa things. And then feast on Scottish salmon, venison and a whole lot of whisky.

Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2019

ibtyen :  we would go to Japan. We want to go there for honeymoon but budget doesn’t allow. I would get married under the cherry blossom ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2018

We are having our dream destination wedding! 

I’m South Afrcan and my Fiance is British. We’re having our wedding in a beautiful private game reserve, daily safari drives for all our guests included. Really looking forward to showing the best of my homeland to the new in-laws! laughing

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Chateau Lake Louise

I am happy to say we are also having our wedding in my dream destination, though were budget no object, a great many of the details would change.

 

When I was a little girl, I saw a special on PBS about the Canadian Rockies. They showed an aerial view of the Banff Springs hotel, which is called one of Canada’s Castles. It was the most beautiful building I had ever seen, nestled amongst a seemingly endless forest and peaks as far as the eye could see. When Lake Louise came into view, I could not believe water that color could exist, and knew I had to see it for myself one day.

 

Many years later I was able to make that dream come true, and spent a week exploring Banff, Jasper, and its many wonders. In the middle of winter, the sun still shone on sparkling snow and glaciers the same color as a tropical sea. I had never been anywhere as beautiful and could not wait to go back.

 

My fiancé and I had always known we wanted a destination wedding. First we considered something just a few hour’s drive from home but realized we wanted a more intimate group and loved the idea of a vacation with all of our favorite people. I began planning a resort wedding in Mexico, but had second thoughts after miscommunications about logistics ballooned the projected cost in a way I wasn’t pleased with.

Then, one day, while reading the boards on WeddingBee, I saw a post about an elopement to Banff at Lake Moraine and it struck like lightning; that was where I wanted to get married. More than any other plan that had crossed our minds, this one felt the most like us; the most right.

 

I have booked the Belvedere Suite at the Chateau Lake Louise, and plan to have a ceremony on the private balcony overlooking the Victoria glacier. Our reception after will be an informal brunch in the hotel. We’re inviting a small group of our closest friends, and I could not be more excited.

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If budget were no object, I would still be married at the Chateau, but down on the Lakeview Terrace instead.

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Our guest list would include all of our friends and family, lodged at the hotel at our expense. My one person wedding party would expand to include several more of my closest friends. The photographer we’ve chosen, I’d keep because his work is just breathtaking.

 

The reception would take place in the Victoria Ballroom, our signature cocktail a Blueberry Bellini; our theme being Bellini and Blue as a nod to our colors Peach, Navy, and Champagne. Favors would be calfskin luggage tags embossed with each guest’s initials.

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During cocktail hour the set up would be available for a Karaoke Interlude. A formal seated meal with a variety of locally sourced delicacies; a seafood, vegetarian, and pork option as each guest prefers. Not fans of wedding cake, we would instead have a macaron tower and cheesecake stations.

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Though it isn’t the in cards to have all of these things on a grand scale, many of the elements of this dream wedding are included in our actual plans. I feel very blessed to know my dream wedding isn’t too far afield from the one I actually get to have. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

teamroro :  WOW. This is amazing ๐Ÿ˜

Post # 8
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Worker bee

ibtyen :  What is the best way to submit? Thank you. 

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2018

I am having my dream wedding in a few months!  We originally wanted to keep it domestic to make it easier for our guests to travel.  However, after an exhaustive search none of the venues were making my heart sing. I decided to expand my search area and I stumbled across this gem in the South of France.  15 minutes outside of Monaco and it’s an exclusive waterfront villa previously home to a Russian Czar!  We booked a remodeled suite BUT if money was no object, I would stay in the Presedential Suite ($15k/night x 10 nights)!  I like that they are very selective with the weddings they host and it would be unique from any other wedding our guests have attended.  Once I saw this venue… I knew it was IT!  

Although we DO have a budget, we really want to spoil our guests since they are spending time/money to share our special day with us.  We wanted to keep it very intimate and only invited 60 guests thinking ~30 would be able to make it.  However, it’s looking like 50+ will be attending which is an amazing turnout!  Our goal was to minimize out of pocket spend for our guests with prearranged activities, meals and transportation while giving them enough freedom to explore on their own.  

First night, we are treating our guests to a welcome cocktail hour and dinner at the Fairmont Hotel Monte Carlo and then over to Nikki Beach on the rooftop for champage and dancing.  Second day, we rented a private boat with DJ to take our guests to sailing for the day and lunch at a beachside restaurant.  

 

 

 

Sunday will be the big day and the ceremony will take place at the Villa.  It will be a sunset ceremony and reception. Dinner prepared by Patrick Raingeard, a Michelin chef followed buy a dessert bar and cake (TBD).  The venue does not allow amplified music so we hired a string trio for the ceremony/cocktail hour and an amazing acousitc band for the dinner reception.  After that’s finished, we are transporting our guests to JimmyZ in Monte Carlo for the big party and to dance the night away!  

We are very excited and are just over 2 months away from the big day.  I prefer not to discluse the spend$ but it’s a once in a lifetime event that I hope our guests will enjoy as much as we do.  

I hope this does not come across as boastful but I wanted to share as many details as possible.  Thank you for reading about my dream wedding.  Here’s one of our engagement pics! 

 

 

 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

I would get married in Rome by the pope himself and then go on a month-long honeymoon around the Mediterranean ๐Ÿ˜€ 

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2019

ibtyen :  having my dream destination wedding. It’s going to be part of a two week trip to the southwest; getting married in Vegas then touring Arizona. 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

That one’s easy. Fiance and I would travel around the world like we have talked to and visit all the continents.. Australia, New Zeeland, Bora Bora, Brasil, South Africa, Hawaii… ๐Ÿ˜

Now I realize it was about the wedding and not the honeymoon! ๐Ÿ˜

Post # 14
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Wannabee

ibtyen :  

I would stay in the Dallas Metroplex, my hometown, but find a venue that feels like we’re way out in the country.  My favorite is The Forge Venue.  Amazing cabin, chic deocr, industrial, modern barn.

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2019

teamroro :  wow this is stunning!!!!

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