CATEGORY: Real Weddings

A New Zealand Adventure Turns Into A Gorgeous Engagement Shoot
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27193
VENUE:
Mount Cook
LOCATION:
Aoraki
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Elopement
Mountain Love
New Zealand
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown

 

Not only is New Zealand home to some of the most stunning scenery on the planet, but its rugged tracks and wild weather thrill visitors with surprises around every corner. We recently spotted this gorgeous engagement photo shoot by Maz of Black Bird Tale and we're struck by the vivid imagery and the story behind the couple’s two-day road trip with their photographer.

From snow-capped mountains to the wild golden summer grasses in the valley, Mount Cook shines supreme in this photo series. Straight from the photographer, here's the scoop on all things Queenstown and photo worthy.

Words and Photography by Maz Pedersen of Black Bird Tale

 

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A Colorfully Styled Elopement in Mexico's Valle de Guadalupe
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27190
VENUE:
One Bunk
LOCATION:
Valle de Guadalupe
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Styled Shoot
Organic Romance
Valle de Guadalupe
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown

 

Valle de Guadalupe has been coming up again and again in travel magazines and blogs that follow all things travel trends. With its abundance of great wineries, delicious and foodie-centric restaurants, gorgeous scenery, charming hotels and ease to travel to, this northwest corner of our beloved Mexico may just be the next hot spot.

Nestled among the uncharted territory, there’s a venue-in-the-making from the crew behind One Bunk (this one dubbed One Bunk Valle). As the venue is not yet complete, we were lucky to get in on a little of the action by scoring this photo shoot from the talented team at Luna Wild. Sit back and enjoy the inspo as we chat with the group of designers behind this styled elopement.

Photography by Jamie English

 

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This Couple Switched Wedding Venues At The Last Minute & It Was Magical
Scout
REPORT
No. 27221
VENUE:
Colony 29
LOCATION:
Anaheim, California
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Outdoor Wedding
Eclectic Romantic
Colony 29
REPORTER: Scout



What happens when you combine a quick change of venue with a couple that's as effortlessly cool as they are unique? You get this modern bohemian wedding at Colony 29 in Palm Springs designed by Amorology Weddings

Sometimes last minute really is the way to go. A naked teepee, black candlesticks, gold accents and jewel tone decor set a romantic mood against the natural landscape of Colony 29’s lush desert grounds. Feel the intimate and enchanting vibes of this wedding for yourself!

Photography by Ashley Keleman, Words by Heather of Amorology Weddings

 

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See How One Of Our Own Team Members Styles Her Wedding
Heather Ash
REPORT
No. 27214
VENUE:
Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa
LOCATION:
Rancho Santa Fe, California
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
A Very TVR Wedding
California Cool
La Jolla
REPORTER: Heather Ash


When you have a new team member, you hope you’re not only going to be great co-workers but possibly friends. How do you know if this new teammate is going to be a fit not only for the company but IRL? For starters, you could look at their wedding. When The Venue Report team found out our newest confidante was married mere months ago at one of our favorite San Diego venues, Rancho Valencia, our eyes lit up with excitement. Turns out, she’s a gal after our own hearts by styling her wedding full of cacti, lots of texture and the prettiest wash of neutrals you’ve ever seen. 

We chatted with Alana about the day, her inspiration and her relationship that shaped this ultimate Southern California wedding. Guests sipped on local craft beer, had breakfast for dessert by way of gourmet donuts and took in the sun going down over the Pacific Ocean while they celebrated Alana and Brennan’s love. See how our newest work bestie got married in magical style, collaborated with some of our favorite event creatives and has one heckuva story to go along with it. 

Photography by Aubree-Lynn Photography

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What Happens When Free People Designs Your Wedding Backdrop?
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27205
VENUE:
The Glen Venue
LOCATION:
St. Mary
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Outdoor Wedding
Bohemian
The Glen Venue
REPORTER: The Venue Report

 

Hidden in the heart of Glen St. Mary, Florida sits a charming historic cabin and nursery turned wedding venue surrounded by sky high pine trees and acres upon acres of forest greenery. This picturesque venue was home to Chris and Nikki Sirmans on their special day and we are all heart eyes over their location of choice. If you ever wanted to get married in the woods, these images will definitely solidify your heart's desire. 

We recently partnered with Florida native and photographer, Kelly Martucci to share the inside scoop on the venue, the wedding and inside tips on how to capture the best "non-traditional" wedding imagery. Cuz' that's what the cool kids are doing now, right? Right! 

Photography by Kelly Martucci

 

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