CATEGORY: Correspondents on Location

This Couple Didn’t Know Where They Were Getting Married Until Their Wedding Day And It Was Totally Worth The Wait
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 26998
VENUE:
Snæfellsnes
LOCATION:
Snæfellsnes
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Elopement
Rugged Nature
Iceland Wilderness
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown

 

Elopements always have an unspoken appeal of the unknown, but this one more than ever. This couple actually had no idea where their ceremony would take place until their photographers arrived on the scene, gave them the scoop on a place they could hike to in their wedding attire, and guided them through snow, sea, horse pastures, and cliffs. To call it an Icelandic adventure seems an understatement, but what an incredible way to start a new life together.

We can’t say enough about the talented duo behind the lenses of this gorgeous wedding in rural Snæfellsnes. Cole and Jakob of Nordica Photography do really incredible storytelling in their photography and we couldn’t be more excited to share the story of this wedding from their perspective. It’s just so cool that their clients trust them enough to choose their wedding location at the last possible moment. Here’s the skinny in their words.

Words + Photography: Cole and Jakob of Nordica Photography 


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The Ultimate Wes Anderson Inspired Grand Budapest Hotel Wedding
Jamie Eddy
REPORT
No. 27007
VENUE:
Takk House
LOCATION:
Troy, New York
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Movie Inspired Wedding
Vintage Hotel
Historic Building
REPORTER: Jamie Eddy

Newlyweds Heidi and Frank are both owners and wedding savants of the Takk House. This grand victorian building is retrofitted for any occasion—seriously, the couple is known for making the wildest of requests into reality, and loving every minute of it. When it came time to plan their own wedding, they knew they had to go all out, and that they did.

The aged, vintage feel of the building in combination with repurposed items like an old television turned welcome sign, check in, and concierge desk, made Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel" inspired interior to truly come alive. Details of elegant gilded mirrors, historic chandeliers and indoor greenery transport guests back to the 1930s where sipping cocktails, fine dining and jazzing it up on the dance floor was the norm. Heidi and Frank’s innate authenticity and desire to recreate a European hotel escape allowed for their dream wedding to become reality.

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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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