CATEGORY: Dream Venue

Birthday Bucket List of the Week: Go to a Gypset Jungle Disco in Tulum
Katie David Bush
REPORT
No. 26822
VENUE:
Gitano
LOCATION:
Tulum
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Bohemian Restaurant & Bar
Gypset Jungle Disco
Tulum Jungle
REPORTER: Katie David Bush

 

In the venerable words of Charles Bukowski, “Some men never die and some men never live, but we’re all alive tonight.” Everyone deserves a night that never ends. A night that “runs up [your] wrists, into your head and back down to your gut.”  A night in a seek and you won’t find spectacular hidden spot where the lights are low, the drinks are strong and the entirety of it turns into one of the best stories of your life. Sounds like any Saturday night at your local watering hole, right? NOT. This is a real-life bohemian gypset disco smack in the middle of the Mexican jungle, serving up fresh, local fare & smoky mezcal cocktails with a side of pulse-pounding beats so beautifully perfect your very bones will sing. 

Our #BirthdayBucketList of the week finds us buying a same-day plane ticket, grabbing our bests, something sparkly and gypsetting for twenty-four hours in Tulum, dancing the night away in a jungle disco. A sweet and sweaty night in the middle of a jungle lit only by the light of the moon and the silvery sparkle of a disco ball.  

Photos: Nicole Franzen for Gitano Tulum

 

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A Blindfold, A Shaman, And A Beautiful Couple Are The Recipe For This Gorgeous Guatemalan Wedding
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27022
VENUE:
Isla Verde Hotel
LOCATION:
Guatemala
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Destination Wedding
Richly Colored Tropical
Eco-Friendly Hotel
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown

 


If your version of a gorgeous wedding goes deeper than simply admiring the aesthetics of a beautiful gown and stunning bouquet, this Guatemalan soiree certainly delivers the depth you’ve been on the hunt for. A soul-felt, intimate affair, this Shaman-led ceremony overlooking Lake Atitlan has us feeling truly connected to Mother Earth. And for the visual junkies, the canoe swing boat, blush-toned walls, and classic rustic thatched roof make for some real eye candy too. With its unrefined, rustic approach to architecture and everyday living, Guatemala is the kind of place that feeds your soul. In the case of this couple, Rachael and Jason wanted to share that calming, healing vibe with their closest friends and family, basking in that energy throughout the course of their wedding celebration.

Extraordinary photographer Phil Chester was along for the ride and agreed, “Their wedding was nothing short of magical… it felt remote and as connected to nature as it gets.” The first look, blindfolded, was especially magical for the duo that fell in love during their first trip to Lake Atitlan.

Photography by Phil Chester




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One of the World’s Sweetest Farm Owners Wants to Make Your Wedding Day a Stunning No-Fuss Wonder
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 27031
VENUE:
Sweet Meadow Farms
LOCATION:
Tallapoosa, Georgia
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Autumn Wedding
Natural Rustic
Family Farm
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy

 

When a fashion blogger and a southern gentleman get hitched, there's a lot of ground to cover. The wedding day should be rustic, yet stylish; gorgeous, yet not overdone. Luckily, and unsurprisingly, Jess and Dustin nailed it. The best example of the lovebirds keenly strutting such a balancing act had to be the bride rocking a Jenny Packham gown with converse high-tops.

What made the special day so memorable, however, aside from the couple's favorite human beings in the world being there to cheer and congratulate, was the venue itself. A sweetly southern farm that covers 160 acres of Georgia woodland, sprinkled with meadows and ponds, Sweet Meadow Farms stirred up the impression that Jess and Dustin were tying the knot at a beloved relative’s country home.

Words: Melanie Hobart of Sweet Meadow Farms | Photos: Ben And Colleen

 

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Downton Abbey Fans, This Photo Shoot’s For You
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27008
VENUE:
Port Eliot Estate
LOCATION:
Saint Germans, England
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Rainy Bridal Shoot
Romantic & Moody
English Countryside
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown

 

As any Downton Abbey fan will happily reminisce over, the wedding scene when Lady Mary finally marries Matthew Crawley is easily the most beautiful wedding scene in all of TV history. With the perfect amount of light flooding into the big, airy mansion, and the abundance of gorgeous flowers in an otherwise dark and moody setting, there’s an air of old English gloominess that makes the celebration that much sweeter. You can imagine our excitement when we got our hands on this photo shoot with a similar vibe.

We recently had a fill-us-in session with the shoot’s creative director Amanda Rose of Oak and Cypress and photographer Kristen Marie Parker. The dream team gave us all the details of the inspiration behind this stunning photo series and the incredible property. Spoiler alert: there may or may not have been a sighting of a ghost.

Words + Photos by Kristen Marie Parker


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This Couple Just Hosted Everyone’s Dream Tuscan Villa Wedding
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 26999
VENUE:
Villa Catureglio
LOCATION:
Tuscany, Italy
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Destination Wedding Week
Rustic, Modern Elegance
Ancient Italian Villa
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown


Tuscan villa weddings never cease to inspire. There’s something so magical about that fragrant Italian air, the rich history, and the gorgeous architecture. And Italians seem to host weddings with such an air of simplicity, like it’s no big deal to host a dinner party for fifty or sixty people outdoors, under the clear Tuscan sky. Sara and Patrick’s wedding at Villa Catureglio has us all in total fantasy land over here, what with the Chestnut hunt in the mountains, vineyard tours, and the gorgeous meals they celebrated with.

Sara and Patrick recently filled us in on all the details of their wedding planning from afar. They worked with the creative and brilliant duo, Elyse and Katie, at BW Theory in Austin to make all their great ideas into a reality.

Words by bride, Sara + Katie Moore of BW Theory | Photography by Matthew Moore Photography 


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