CATEGORY: Correspondents on Location

A Taste of Equestrian Excellency at this Temecula Wedding Retreat
Jamie Eddy
REPORT
No. 27010
VENUE:
Wedgewood Galway Downs
LOCATION:
Temecula, California
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Wine Country Wedding
California Cool
Outdoor and Natural
REPORTER: Jamie Eddy

 

As the leaves begin to transform into shades of amber and crimson and the air begins to cool, we can’t help but feel nostalgic for sweet summertime. We recently caught up with Leah Marie Photography about capturing all 242 acres of Galway Downs, an equestrian rich land in Temecula, completely transporting us back to those much needed sensations of summer.

This private estate, surrounded by lush rolling hills and major-league level wineries, comes together to create the perfect balance between traditional and contemporary. We’re not done just yet. Boasting high-beam ceilings, a lily pond, vintage succulent filled troughs, modern craftsmanship and seamless indoor-outdoor arrangements, this place truly holds up to be a jewel under the sun.

Words + photography from Leah Marie Photography.


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This Wedding Crew Brought Telescopes Out to The Hi-Desert
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27004
VENUE:
Sacred Sands
LOCATION:
Joshua Tree, California
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Desert Wedding
Simple Elegance
Joshua Tree Estate
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown

 

Maybe it’s the isolation amidst the grandiosity of the mountains, or maybe it’s all those bizarre-o looking Joshua Trees, but there’s something about the desert that is – let’s all say it in unison here – pure magic. While Palm Springs is popular for its cool boutique hotels and trendy restaurants, the quiet stillness of nearby Joshua Tree is one epic setting for a destination wedding that’ll have you and your guests feeling like you’re the only people left on the planet.

Whoever’s idea it was to lug a bunch of telescopes, a badass DJ, a slew of vegan tacos, and a whole party crew out to the desert in Joshua Tree, we salute you. Oh, wait. It was the brilliant minds at Moxie Bright Events, of course. Lucky for us, photographer Andria Lo was willing to give us a little insider info on this incredible desert wedding affair. Magic is certainly one word you could use to describe this one.

Words + Photos: Andria Lo


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This Colorado Glamping Venue is More Luxurious Than Most Hotels
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 26996
VENUE:
The Vail Collective Retreat
LOCATION:
Wolcott, Colorado
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Remote Retreat
5-Star Glamping
Luxury Lodging
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown

 

Picnics, s’mores and the great outdoors! Can we ask for anything more from an amazingly summer getaway?! We think not. A luxury tent camping venue, Vail Collective Retreat is one of the best spots for just such an experience and we’re feeling all the summer nostalgia after flipping through these pictures.

Colorado might be one of the best destinations for people who love to adventure, hike, bike, horseback ride, camp, or simply enjoy all of Mother Nature’s bounty. If the idea of getting back to the land has inspired a trek to the mountains, Vail Collective Retreat could be totally up your alley. While most people think of Vail as a winter destination for skiing and snowboarding, there’s no shortage of awesome things to do in the spring, fall and summertime too. This permanent glamping spot closes up shop for the season this year around October 14th and reopens again around May 11th. So, there’s still a little bit of time left to have that last vacation hoorah of 2016, or start planning next summer’s family getaway.
 

 

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DIARY OF A GIRLS BIRTHDAY GETAWAY: ENTRY #5: Into the Wild, Amazon Style
Michaela Trimble
REPORT
No. 26987
VENUE:
Samiria Ecolodge
LOCATION:
Napo 475, Iquitos, Peru
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Forest
Tropical
Amazon
REPORTER: Michaela Trimble

The massively talented "birthday twins," Michaela & Marianna of Nomadic Habit, a stunning travel writer and crazy amazing photographer, respectively, are winding down their #birthdaybucketlist South American soirees. From crafting flower crowns in Cartegna, Colombia to galloping down to the Galapagos, figuring out their work/life balance in Quito, Ecuador, kicking back in serious bohemian style in Nicaragua and now... venturing into the wild of the Amazon for their final South American stop.  This is the crown jewel of  trip that can only be described as it has been... a true birthday bucket list adventure, culiminating, of course, with a cruise down the Amazon and an exploration of the natural healing and medicines this wonder of the world provides... if you know where to look.   As always, they've chosen to walk to the beat of their own drum and we're in step right along with them, flower crowns perched prettily & intact.

 

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You’ll Never Believe This Bohemian Couple’s Dramatic Wedding Arch
Jordan Willner
REPORT
No. 26922
VENUE:
Graciosa
LOCATION:
Talofa, New South Wales
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Byron Bay Farmhouse
Rustic & Modern
Rolling Hills of the Hinterland
REPORTER: Jordan Willner

The term ‘graciosa’ translates to mean ‘funny,’ in Spanish. While there is nothing technically humorous about Graciosa, this magical Australian spot is definitely fun, and is, without a doubt, a space where light-hearted memories are surely made. Resting atop a hill, you’ll find yourself oohing and ahhing over the elegant and rustic styled farmhouse, with views overlooking the 79-acre fields and the village of Bangalow. Once you’ve picked your jaw up off the floor, you’ll find yourself wandering through a stunning bamboo archway that leads directly to an ahhhmazing barn. Complete with grand French doors and whimsical stained glass windows, this venue is plucked straight from a dream. If we’re all on the same page right now, then you must be thinking this is beyond perfection for a fab wedding.


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