VENUE TYPE: Park

For A Steamy Valentine’s Day, These Hot Springs Are Better Than Chocolate
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27087
VENUE:
Hot Springs All Over The U.S.
LOCATION:
U.S.A
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
The Ultimate Hot Springs Guide
Steamy Valentine's Day Ideas
Hot Springs All Over The U.S.
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown



Looking to heat things up this Valentine’s Day? We have the most literally steamy solution for you: hot springs! With a variety of locations from Cali to Colorado to Alaska, here are a few of our favorite places to cozy up with a loved one and soak up geothermal waters and snow-capped mountain views.

From free outdoor hiking spots to luxurious resorts, there’s a hot spring for every cuddly couple that will have you singing, "It's getting hot in here..." you know the rest. Grab your dear one and get your swimsuits ready, we’re going for the plunge.


 

Wild Willy's Heart Shaped Hot Spring near Mammoth Lakes

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This Guy Planned A Big Central Park Proposal & A Surprise Wedding That Came The Next Day
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 27062
VENUE:
Central Park
LOCATION:
New York City
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Elopement
Effortlessly Romantic
Central Park + Time Square
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy

 


Although weddings are spectacular, unforgettable festivals of love, where any and all have the best of times, actually planning the deal is tough. You have to account for a million things, from guest list to centerpieces to song selection. You visit more venues than you knew existed and you try more food than you ever expected, always returning home to discuss those very many, very tiny details with each other for what seems like an eternity.

But what if you could skip all that and still have the wedding of your dreams? It sounds impossible, but a man named Brock did just that for his lady love, Molly Kate. He delivered a wild, romantic, and surprise two-day celebration, all to blow her away. Brock was so sure Molly Kate would marry him that he already had the wedding ready to go for the day after the proposal, family and all.

Their New York elopement makes for one heck of a love story, and we had to ask how such a big, crazy deal came to be pulled off so perfectly.

 

Photography by Joel Alexander

 


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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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A Peachy Mother's Day Luncheon Party at a Garden Oasis in San Diego
Katie David Bush
REPORT
No. 26920
VENUE:
Barrels and Branches
LOCATION:
Encinitas, California
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Garden / Greenhouse
Rustic Plant Nursery
Open Air Garden
REPORTER: Katie David Bush

"If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever."  - Alfred Lord Tennyson

Mother's Day is fast-approaching and while it's one thing to search for that perfect gift for your lovely mamacita, maybe it's a bouquet of freshly picked flowers, or cooking up her favorite meal to show your endless appreciation for let's face it, the hardest job in the world - it's another thing entirely to BE a mama and feel that the best gift you can give yourself and your littles is finding the time to get together with like-minded lovelies who lift you up.  

We were honored to help the magnificent Isobel Bensch from Bel & Beau in collaboration with the ever-inspirational ladies from Beijos Events find the perfect venue, Barrels & Branches, to host the most beautiful mamas/littles luncheon in honor of Mother's Day! Bel & Beau is a lifestyle brand dedicated to living elegantly. Isobel started her blog originally as a love letter to her son, Holden, and it has since blossomed into a go-to guide for mamas and non-mamas alike for fashion, beauty & adventures in motherhood.  The theme of this beautiful luncheon, captured wonderfully by Kayla Adams is what we all hope our littles will say to us one day "Mom, you're a peach." 

 

Barrels & Branches Mothers Day Event

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Nilaya Hermitage: Wanderlusters Wed in Gorgeous Indian Hideaway Above the Arabian Sea
Katie David Bush
REPORT
No. 26846
VENUE:
Nilaya Hermitage
LOCATION:
Goa
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Field / Forest / Orchard
Magenta & Marigold Marry-Making
Seaside Arabian Nights
REPORTER: Katie David Bush

While minimalism may be a strong trend in both design and weddings in 2016, less isn't always more. India's rich cultural heritage dictates the more color, the more art, the more dancing and the more singing equals the best kind of magical "marry"-making! But, more isn't simply more in the case of Beirut-born couple Narina & Tarak's beautiful I-do's.

With the help of wedding planners Cherry On Top Events, they chose layers of marvelous more in the form of rich marigolds and magentas, colorful string lights, long feasting tables with mis-matched turquoises and pops of prints with dare we say it? A minimalistically "more" touch. The results? A very modern Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band at a gorgeous gem of a spectacularly gritty & secret Indian seaside gathering spot, NIlaya Hermitage, in Goa. We had a chance to sit down with wedding photographers, Sean & Melanie Flanigan of A Fistful of Bolts who were on-hand to cpature the explosions of joy that you'll soon see, simply radiate from their beautiful images.

 

Gia Wedding

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