CATEGORY: Dream Venue

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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What Does A Mixologist Make For Himself On Vacation?
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27025
VENUE:
Stargazing Desert Retreat
LOCATION:
Pioneertown, California
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Weekend Roadtrip
Rustic Eclectic
Desert Retreat
REPORTER: The Venue Report

 

Ian Collis is a known around town as the king of crafting cocktails. This craft has wowed many taste buds around the country and we got the inside scoop on Ian's best tips and favorite recipes.  

Ian spends his days creating tasty libations and experimenting with his over 100 different bottles of liquors & liqueurs. He has collected his bolstered bar from cross country journeys, alcohol inspired adventures, and local vendors in his neighborhood, always adding to his never ending queue of what to make next. Hello, most delicious science experiment, ever! What better way to comemmorate a weekend in the desert then rolling up to Stargazing Desert Retreat and it's fully loaded, on-site saloon that's private to the property? Stay tuned for a how-to video, recipe, and the best kept secrets for any mix master. Happy drinking! 

 

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This Nautical Los Angeles Beach Wedding Blended Cultures and Traditions
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27016
VENUE:
Shade Hotel
LOCATION:
Manhattan Beach , California
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Cultural Wedding
Feminine Chic
Seaside Hotel
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown

 

For a weekend of beach bummin’, heading out to Manhattan Beach is a no-brainer. What's not to love about the sound of the waves, cute shops, and epic sunsets? For this multicultural wedding planned by Sugar Branch Events, guests were able to enjoy a weekend by the Pacific while all staying in one hotel that was totally easy for out-of-towners to get to. The best thing about having all your friends and fam in one place for the weekend is that you get to really maximize your time together. We can practically hear the clinking of glasses just thinking about it.

A wedding that brings together two cultures and two religions is not always the easiest thing to plan, but this couple makes it look easy as an ocean breeze. The Persian groom married his American bride incorporating a Persian sand ceremony, as directed by a Methodist minister. Try saying that ten times fast. Meanwhile, the neutral, modern background at Shade Hotel is softened by minty drapery, a green living wall, and lots of fresh florals. A stroll down the boardwalk is par for the course post-ceremony, and makes for some gorgeous beachy photos. The planners over at Sugar Branch Events gave us the full story behind the scenes of this wedding with Josh Elliott behind the lens.

Words by Sugar Branch Events, Photography by Josh Elliott Photography

 

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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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An Autumn Inspired Wedding at Homestead Manor in Tennessee
Jamie Eddy
REPORT
No. 26983
VENUE:
Homestead Manor
LOCATION:
Thompson's Station, Tennessee
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Barn / Farm / Ranch
Rustic Country
Country Roads
REPORTER: Jamie Eddy

A short while ago, photographer Abigail Bobo shot newlyweds Eric and Jessica at the stunning Tennessee Homestead Manor, effortlessly capturing their wedding day. Although her photos speak for themselves, she and the happy couple were kind enough to share their personal thoughts and experiences with us, which made for one unforgettable tale.

There’s no beating around the bush here, Homestead Manor is THE modern, barnyard, rustic, host-the-most-epic-garden-party place to be. This 50 acre plot of top-notch farmland boasts some insane marry-making perks such as a dare I say dope bridal suite, pond, indoor-outdoor dining and 4,000 square feet of dancing room. We’re not lying when we say that everyone was literally on their feet, breaking it down (real low) the entire night.

Words + Photography by Abigail Bobo Photography

 

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