Destination wedding – Gretna Green Wedding Directory http://gretnagreenweddingdirectory.com/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 08:30:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://gretnagreenweddingdirectory.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-20.png Destination wedding – Gretna Green Wedding Directory http://gretnagreenweddingdirectory.com/ 32 32 Feel the beauty and love at Vanessa and Benjamin’s destination wedding https://gretnagreenweddingdirectory.com/feel-the-beauty-and-love-at-vanessa-and-benjamins-destination-wedding/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 08:30:36 +0000 https://gretnagreenweddingdirectory.com/feel-the-beauty-and-love-at-vanessa-and-benjamins-destination-wedding/ We love destination weddings. The novelty of the venue, the intimacy of the ceremony, the perfect ambiance and the most important spice of all – love! Today we enjoy the beauty of it all, thanks to vanessa and Benjamin. The couple decided to take their love on an eternal path and of course we are […]]]>

We love destination weddings. The novelty of the venue, the intimacy of the ceremony, the perfect ambiance and the most important spice of all – love! Today we enjoy the beauty of it all, thanks to vanessa and Benjamin.

The couple decided to take their love on an eternal path and of course we are super happy for them. Vanessa and Benjamin exchanged their vows at a beautiful destination wedding in Ghana and it was a moment to remember.

Vanessa was totally flawless in her elegant dress and Benjamin was dapper and suave. After the exchange of vows, they went to the reception and it was an explosion of pleasure and happiness. Great food, music and general good vibes were the order of the day. We bet you want to take it all in, so keep scrolling. If you missed their pre-wedding photo shoot, you should totally make it up here.

Enjoy their wedding photos below.

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The Hamptons are the most expensive place to host a destination wedding https://gretnagreenweddingdirectory.com/the-hamptons-are-the-most-expensive-place-to-host-a-destination-wedding/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 08:57:22 +0000 https://gretnagreenweddingdirectory.com/the-hamptons-are-the-most-expensive-place-to-host-a-destination-wedding/ The Hamptons in New York are the most expensive place to hold a destination wedding for an average of 100 guests, with an average cost of $45,987 at a time when the cost of living crisis is eroding people’s financial power in the world, according to a report. Next is Positano in Italy where it […]]]>

The Hamptons in New York are the most expensive place to hold a destination wedding for an average of 100 guests, with an average cost of $45,987 at a time when the cost of living crisis is eroding people’s financial power in the world, according to a report.

Next is Positano in Italy where it costs $43,090 to host a wedding for the same number of guests, while Fogo Town in Canada ranks third with $39,012, according to the Wedding Price Index compiled by vacation rental search engine Holidu, in partnership with Magmatic Research.

The cheapest place to hold a wedding is the Pakistani city of Lahore ($3,530), followed by the Indian state of Goa ($3,858) and Nha Trang in Vietnam ($6,316), according to the study, which analyzed the cost of hosting and attending a destination wedding. more than 100 locations around the world.

The cost of goods and services soared in major world economies, with US inflation hitting a 40-year high of 8.6% in May.

In the UK, inflation also hit a four-decade high of 9% due to rising energy and fuel bills amid the impact of the war in Ukraine.

While the financial situation of many high net worth individuals has improved over the past year, the simultaneous increase in the basket of goods and services is eroding the purchasing power of high net worth individuals, said Swiss private bank Julius Baer in its 2022 Global Wealth and Lifestyle Report on Wednesday.

The world’s 500 richest people have seen a total of $1.4 trillion wiped out of their accumulated wealth this year, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, as global financial markets slump under the weight of rising prices. interest rates and inflation anxiety.

“With the pandemic being followed by high inflation and the cost of living crisis, some couples may now be reassessing whether they can afford a lavish wedding, or whether a smaller celebration might be more appropriate,” said Sarah Siddle. , public relations manager at Holidu.

“Many of the decisions couples make when planning their dream wedding revolve around cost and how to divide the overall budget between different expenses.”

Holidu studied both the costs of organizing and attending a wedding.

Costs include venue, decoration, photographer or videographer, food, cake and drinks. Costs for guests include accommodation and transportation to and from the wedding venue.

Seville in southern Spain and Florence in Italy round out the top five most expensive destinations to host a wedding for 100 guests, at $36,262 and $33,569, respectively, according to the study.

The most expensive wedding venue featured in the study is Villa Casa Casuarina, the former home of Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace, located in the South Beach neighborhood of Miami, Florida.

An on-site wedding costs around $120,000 for 100 guests, according to the Wedding Price Index.

Destination weddings can be a significant financial outlay for guests wishing to attend,” Ms. Siddle said.

“With the notable increase in flight prices in 2022, overseas travel is becoming less affordable for many people, in addition to the accommodation and living costs of traveling away from home.”

With flight prices rising dramatically in 2022, traveling abroad becomes less affordable for many people

Sarah Siddle, Public Relations Manager at Holidu

She suggested renting homes on peer-to-peer platforms while they’re away to minimize the financial impact of attending destination weddings.

Around 1.5 billion more people worldwide are expected to fly in 2022, compared to last year, according to the Third Annual Travel Report from the Mastercard Economics Institute. Of these, Europe will see the biggest increase with around 550 million additional travelers while the Middle East is expected to see 115 million more this year.

Long-haul leisure travel, which has seen the steepest declines during the Covid-19 pandemic, is making a “strong comeback”, standing 7% below pre-pandemic levels in April, a gain of about 70 percentage points since the start of the year, according to the report.

Top 10 most expensive wedding destinations in the world

  1. The Hamptons, USA: $45,987 (cost to host a wedding for 100 guests)
  2. Positano, Italy: $43,090
  3. City of Fogo, Canada: $39,012
  4. Seville, Spain: $36,262
  5. Florence, Italy: $33,569
  6. Paris, France: $31,146
  7. Venice, Italy: $30,105
  8. New York, USA: $30,012
  9. St. Tropez, France: $27,716
  10. Cascais, Portugal: $27,614

Source: Wedding Price Index

Updated: June 16, 2022, 08:53

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How to Save Money Attending a Destination Wedding https://gretnagreenweddingdirectory.com/how-to-save-money-attending-a-destination-wedding/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 18:35:10 +0000 https://gretnagreenweddingdirectory.com/how-to-save-money-attending-a-destination-wedding/ Being invited to a destination wedding tends to elicit a two-part reaction. First, there is the excitement of visiting a new place and attending a glamorous event there. Then the fear sets in: how much will it cost me? Destination weddings can be a blast, but they usually require extra time and money from guests. […]]]>

Being invited to a destination wedding tends to elicit a two-part reaction. First, there is the excitement of visiting a new place and attending a glamorous event there. Then the fear sets in: how much will it cost me?

Destination weddings can be a blast, but they usually require extra time and money from guests. Still, there are ways to make the experience cheaper.

Below, personal finance experts share 10 tips for minimizing the costs associated with attending a destination wedding.

Join a group

“Find travel companions!” suggested Pamela Capalad, founder and CEO of Brunch & budget. “If you have friends or other people you know who are also attending the wedding, often renting a larger Airbnb with more bedrooms can significantly reduce accommodation costs, especially if you’re willing to take the pullout couch. ”

In addition to sharing a room or house with other wedding guests, you may also consider doing other expenses together, such as sharing a rental car.

Combine the event with other holidays

“If the destination is somewhere you’d like to vacation, it might make financial sense to extend the wedding trip for additional days to save money on round-trip flights, as well as travel days and the PTO,” Capalad said.

Extending the tour into a full vacation also allows you to fly round-trip on weekdays when flight costs are lower than peak weekend prices.

“Typically, hotels and vacation rentals offer better rates for extended stays,” said Gina McKague, owner and founder of McKague Financial. “So if you like the location, stay a few days after the wedding and enjoy cheaper accommodation rates.”

Book early

“Most destination weddings are held in great vacation areas,” McKague said. “If you know you are going to attend a destination wedding, be sure to book your travel and accommodations early. This will allow you to take advantage of the block of discounted rooms and cheaper airfares.

Capalad suggested seeking flights and accommodation as early as six months before the wedding, if possible.

“That way you’ll have the most accommodation options at places like Airbnb (with generous cancellation policies) and you can watch airline ticket prices for a few weeks,” she said. declared.

Don’t splurge on your outfit

“Since you are the guest and not part of the wedding party, there is no need to spend money buying a new outfit to attend the wedding,” said Kara Stevens, founder of The frugal feminist and author of “Take care of your relationship with money.” “Look in your wardrobe before going online or to the store for an outfit suitable for the wedding.”

If you want to wear something you’ve never worn before without paying a lot of money, consider buying second-hand through websites like ThredUp or borrowing an outfit from a friend or a clothing rental service.

“Check out rental sites like Rent the Runway and The Black Tux, which allow you to borrow designer dresses and beautiful suits for a fraction of the purchase cost,” McKague said.

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Planning ahead and teaming up with others can help cut costs.

make a budget

“Budgeting for a destination wedding should be done like any other budgeting — write down your needs versus your wants,” McKague says.

She recommended determining what you will need to attend the wedding in terms of accommodations, travel, food, clothing and gifts.

“Start budgeting as early as possible,” McKague added. “That way you can know how much to set aside each paycheck to comfortably attend the wedding. Weddings are meant to be a time of love and laughter. You wouldn’t want to attend a destination wedding worrying about the amount of your debts once you return home.

Book alternative accommodation

Remember that you don’t have to stay at the same hotel as the wedding party. Even with room block discounts, accommodation can get expensive, so consider other options.

“You can research nearby hotels that are cheaper (after thinking about how you’ll get to the wedding) and see if it makes sense to book there,” Stevens said.

Compare public transport options

Just as you compare accommodations, be sure to do your research when it comes to transit to and from the destination. Take a look at the monetary and time costs of each option.

“If the destination wedding is in the United States and you can drive there, you may want to weigh the pros and cons of long-distance travel versus air travel, especially with the current cost gasoline prices,” Stevens said.

Work remotely

Many companies are still offering hybrid and remote work arrangements, which means you may not have to charge a lot of PTOs to get to a loved one’s destination wedding.

“With employees opting for WFH, attending a destination wedding in another country may not require you to take as many personal days as working from the office arrangements, which will also save you money. long term,” Stevens said.

Don’t waste your gift

Couples know they are asking a lot of their guests when they choose to get married in a faraway place. In this sense, your presence can literally be a gift.

Stevens thinks you should consider the extra time, airfare and hotel costs needed to get to the celebration as part of your contribution. In many cases, the couple may even explicitly say that they are not expecting gifts.

However, if you still want to give them something, you might consider spending a little less on the wedding gift than you normally would.

“No need to spend a few hundred extra dollars,” Stevens said.

say no

Revenge trips might be all the rage at this point in the pandemic, but the fact that they’re coinciding with an economic downturn means there might not be room in your budget for a wedding at expensive destination.

“I know it can be hard to say no to a wedding, but if it puts you in a tough financial spot, you can say no and send a gift,” Capalad said. “You can find other ways to celebrate with the couple when they’re back in town.”

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More destination wedding bookings on the horizon https://gretnagreenweddingdirectory.com/more-destination-wedding-bookings-on-the-horizon/ Sat, 11 Jun 2022 22:52:37 +0000 https://gretnagreenweddingdirectory.com/more-destination-wedding-bookings-on-the-horizon/ PETALING JAYA: Malaysia has established itself as a favorite destination for weddings in Asia. According to Steve Woon, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Lexis Hotel Group, more than 10 couples have exchanged vows on the pristine beaches of Lexis Hotels in Malaysia between 2018 and 2021. The group can expect a boost as […]]]>

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia has established itself as a favorite destination for weddings in Asia.

According to Steve Woon, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Lexis Hotel Group, more than 10 couples have exchanged vows on the pristine beaches of Lexis Hotels in Malaysia between 2018 and 2021.

The group can expect a boost as more couples will be eager to walk down the aisle here after our borders reopen, he added.

“We have couples from several countries including Myanmar, Indonesia, Singapore and especially India.

Destination weddings have slowed down due to the pandemic, so to get it going again, we’re looking at one or two ceremonies a month to start,” Woon said.

Malaysia has picturesque white sand beaches that attract couples from all over the world, he said.

Asked what things couples consider before planning a destination wedding, Woon cited “property size and rich cultures.”

“When planning their weddings, couples prefer to incorporate different cultures, which makes Malaysia an interesting destination,” he said.

Anind Bhattacharya, founder and director of DestoWedding, a destination wedding planning company, said requests for destination weddings in Malaysia from Indians have increased since April 1.

With the upcoming Indian wedding season starting in October, Malaysia can expect more destination weddings, he said.

Anind shared that Malaysia is a preferred country as we provide a hassle-free experience.

“There are many things to consider when planning a destination wedding, such as location, ambiance, hotel flexibility, logistics, hassle-free visa service and tickets. plane,” he said.

“As a representative in India, I used to promote Lexis Hibiscus Hotel to leading wedding and event planners in different parts of this country.

“Sunway Resort is also becoming attractive as a wedding venue because it has a large number of rooms and boasts the largest man-made beach in Asia.

“This has given the resort an edge for couples who prefer beach weddings closer to the capital.

“Indians also prefer to get married in Langkawi, but since there are no direct flights, it’s quite difficult for them,” Anind said.

Monthly wedding bookings by DestoWedding in Malaysia were up to five a month before the pandemic, he said, and they had to cancel more than six weddings due to travel bans.

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Inside Neil Chawla and Hemang Saraiya’s Destination Wedding in Mexico https://gretnagreenweddingdirectory.com/inside-neil-chawla-and-hemang-saraiyas-destination-wedding-in-mexico/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 09:44:43 +0000 https://gretnagreenweddingdirectory.com/inside-neil-chawla-and-hemang-saraiyas-destination-wedding-in-mexico/ Los Angeles-based couple Neil Chawla and Hemang Saraiya first met on a “friendly hike” in 2019, after hooking up online through Bumble BFF. “But we quickly found various commonalities that made us realize it was more than a platonic connection,” says Chawla, who is a primary care physician in Hollywood. From travel and veganism to […]]]>

Los Angeles-based couple Neil Chawla and Hemang Saraiya first met on a “friendly hike” in 2019, after hooking up online through Bumble BFF. “But we quickly found various commonalities that made us realize it was more than a platonic connection,” says Chawla, who is a primary care physician in Hollywood. From travel and veganism to their shared desire to live a greener life, they’ve discovered many similar inclinations and quirks along the way. The pandemic has only strengthened their bond. “As the world became an unnerving and unfamiliar place, it was increasingly clear how much we knew each other and what really mattered to us,” adds Saraiya, event planner and freelance photographer. Thus, he got down on his knees in October 2020, in a pizzeria which is special to the duo.

Chawla also proposed to Griffith Park, after hiking the Hollywood sign. When it comes to wedding planning, Saraiya naturally took the lead. After attending many extravagant Bollywood-inspired weddings, the couple wanted to throw an antithesis. “A truly one-of-a-kind intimate beachside gathering where there were no ballrooms or ‘South Asian’ wedding packages!” Saraiya said. Tulum ticked all the boxes on its checklist. So while Saraiya was handling all the details of their destination wedding, he enlisted Shaadi Destinations and Cristina Meilán of Unique Stories Weddings for one-site production and logistics.

The three-day celebrations took place at several venues in the seaside town. The common factor? Each location offered them a clean, minimalist and timeless aesthetic that was central to their wedding mood board. Guests received a leather and woven fabric wristband as an entry wristband to all events, purchased from a local store in Tulum. A mehendi mixer in their boutique-villa Nest kicked off the festivities where guests were treated to a custom margarita bar, Indian specialties from local restaurant Tika Tulum and mehendi from Loto Mehndi. But the first “main event”, according to the couple, was the next morning – a Vinyasa yoga session by Yoga Dicha. This was followed by the pithi (haldi) ceremony on the beach, after which the bride and groom jumped into the ocean.

The evening was reserved for their rendition of a traditional sangeet, held poolside at the neighboring property, Radhoo Tulum. The climax ? Kerri Colby, of RuPaul’s Drag Race fame, as host. “Kerri is a friend, and this was her first time donning Indian outfits and hosting a sangeet. She quickly became an audience favorite after opening with a Beyoncé-Bollywood fusion number,” Chawla explains. Kerri also involved guests in a classic parade challenge and closed the evening’s program with a Whitney Houston classic that got everyone emotional. Her presence not only created a unique experience, but also created an awareness of all facets of our LGBTQIA+ community,” adds Saraiya.

The wedding day began with dueling baraats on opposite sides of the property, with dhol (Drums in Paradise) drummers and music from Ohm Mexico. “The guests marched through the jungle surroundings to the waterfront, where our two baraats collided in a frenzy of cheering and competition,” Chawla recalled. They then walked down the aisle to their rainbow mandap (complete with flowers from Zuniga Designs and Pentaflor Flowers) with their respective mothers, where Chicago priestess Hersh Khetarpal performed a modernized Hindu ceremony.

“She’s a trailblazer who performed her daughter’s same-sex marriage over 10 years ago when it was only allowed in Massachusetts,” Saraiya says of their pick. The theme for the reception that evening was a dramatic evening in the jungle – it began with cocktails and a performance by musician Miguel Hiroshi on the rooftop of the trendy restaurant, Nü Tulum. Guests then descended to the main veranda for a night of revelry. “The intimate energy of the first half of the reception flipped 180 degrees when the water drum performers of Drums in Paradise performed on the dance floor,” Chawla recalled.

The multi-day wardrobe of the bride and groom has been carefully organized. They wore matching ivory linen kurta sets with embroidered bandis from Project Bandi for the mehendi night. For the next morning’s yoga session, they kept cool in kimono jackets and shorts from Thai brand Wai Wear. For the sangeet, Chawla chose a Bohame tie-dye bandi over a pleated Anju Agarwal kurta set. Saraiya went with a vintage white chikankari kurta with embroidered bandi by Anju Agarwal and corduroy leggings.

The couple turned to Pranay Baidya to customize their off-white ashkans, worn with silk and linen trousers, for the wedding day. They wanted to pair this with their mothers’ wedding sarees as shawls, so Baidya drew inspiration from these heritages to create complementary embroideries on the ashkans. For the reception, Saraiya chose an asymmetrical black Bohemian kurta, which he wore with a sequin vest from his high school’s Glee Club. Chawla complemented her hubby in a tuxedo with a sequin jacket. The eco-conscious couple’s gold wedding bands came from Toronto-based Fair Trade Jewelry Co. and were made from 50% certified recycled gold and 50% fair trade gold. Brazilian makeup artist Alex Corbanezi, based in Mexico, was in charge of hair and makeup for all events.

Not only did the duo want to offer their guests a unique take on an Indian destination wedding, but they also wanted to work with wedding makers they had a personal connection with. For example, Chawla’s sister Symrin of Studio Ru designed her invitations and accessories inspired by the Mayan sun, mixed with vintage Bollywood and Mexican elements. The welcome bags were from Chawla’s aunt’s company, Bags Go Green – filled with snacks from California, Tulum and Hawaii (where the bride and groom are now moving) and tea bags from Herbal Republic.

The food was a mix of Indian and Mexican dishes, including Mezcal cocktails and a rainbow cake with decorations modeled after their dogs. “But what was most memorable was when our friends and family came to the mandap after the ceremony and told us how much our vows meant to them,” Chawla muses. “All of our guests said the weekend helped them in their own relationships with each other, which was so heartwarming for us to hear,” Saraiya signs.

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Black Destination Wedding Planner: Joye Speight https://gretnagreenweddingdirectory.com/black-destination-wedding-planner-joye-speight/ Wed, 08 Jun 2022 14:00:00 +0000 https://gretnagreenweddingdirectory.com/black-destination-wedding-planner-joye-speight/ Joye Speight’s Virtue Events is among the largest black-owned planning teams in North Carolina. Courtesy of the author “There will be an accumulation of levels in the event, it is never static. It’s constantly interactive. And it’s an atmosphere. This is how Joye Speight, entrepreneur and wedding planner, describes what it’s like to attend an […]]]>

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“There will be an accumulation of levels in the event, it is never static. It’s constantly interactive. And it’s an atmosphere.

This is how Joye Speight, entrepreneur and wedding planner, describes what it’s like to attend an event hosted by her company Virtue Events.

Speight, originally from Durham, was destined to become an entrepreneur and event planner. His family’s local business started in the early 1900s as a model for other businesses in the area.

“I come from a family of entrepreneurs,” Speight said. “My grandfather helped finance many businesses on wall street black and our family is one of the legacy families still in operation today.

They say you can run away from your destiny but you can’t hide from it. Speight originally wanted to go into law enforcement and become an FBI agent, but he didn’t. She held positions in banking institutions, became a credit analyst and even obtained a real estate license, in search of stability and professional fulfillment.

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Joye Speight puts effort, vision and care behind every wedding she plans. Courtesy of 3RD iPhotography

The full-time event planner ended up coming back to what her superpower is, bringing people together. Through events, creating community and bringing people together, that’s how she succeeds. Organizing experiences has always been in his DNA. In high school, she hosted after-school social gatherings at her parents’ house on Fridays. She always had a plan, became a leader, and organized her group of friends to maximize the fun.

“I would have a plan,” Speight said. “Everyone was spreading out and we were doing all the parties and all the games together. And that’s all. I didn’t know then that was what I would do now.

After dropping her law enforcement projects, she went into marketing and opened a now-defunct business with a partner in Raleigh, and they moved to Charlotte together.

Selling event packages at an event center in Charlotte was where the wedding planning seed began to grow. In six months, she booked $80,000 in business. Her clients followed Speight wherever she was posted because she sold them the dream she was capable of creating.

Speight could also be something of a lucky charm for his clients.

“I have about a 98% closure rate where once I marry you, you stay married,” Speight said. “I’ve only had one couple in 25 years that broke up.”

With statistics like these, it’s no wonder Virtue Events is highly sought after.

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Virtue Events ensures that each couple’s vision of their special day comes to life with brilliance. Courtesy of 3RD iPhotography

Currently, Virtue Events is one of the largest black-owned planning teams in the state.

“I wanted to create a safe space for people of color that actually helped and contributed to people of color,” Speight said. “The vendor list is 98% black owned, and that’s what we advocate. So with any client that books me, I put the money back, either local, into the community, or I put it back in the hands of blacks and browns.

It’s not lost on Speight that she’s part of a couple’s love story. It’s his job to solve the problems, to anticipate the vision of what you imagine your special day to be. It takes the resources, guidance, expertise and dedication of a professional planner to bring a couple’s vision to fruition. And Speight, with his Durham-based team at Virtue, has that in spades.

This story was created by DEVIATION, a journalism brand focused on the best black travel stories, in partnership with McClatchy’s The Charlotte Observer and Miami Herald. Detour’s approach to travel and storytelling seeks to tell tales hitherto underreported or ignored by moving away from the usual routes framed by Eurocentrism. The detour team is made up of a list of award-winning journalists, writers, historians, photographers, illustrators and filmmakers.

This story was originally published June 8, 2022 10 a.m.

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Best destination wedding venues around the world https://gretnagreenweddingdirectory.com/best-destination-wedding-venues-around-the-world/ Mon, 06 Jun 2022 13:33:36 +0000 https://gretnagreenweddingdirectory.com/best-destination-wedding-venues-around-the-world/ There’s nothing wrong with getting married in your hometown, whether it’s in your parents’ backyard or in the church where you grew up. Many people love the familiar, nostalgic backdrop. Others might find it a bit too rote and, well, expected. This is a great reason to have your wedding on the road, or in […]]]> ]]> Young love to love forever! Relish Daisy & Junior’s Destination Wedding in Athens https://gretnagreenweddingdirectory.com/young-love-to-love-forever-relish-daisy-juniors-destination-wedding-in-athens/ Mon, 06 Jun 2022 08:08:21 +0000 https://gretnagreenweddingdirectory.com/young-love-to-love-forever-relish-daisy-juniors-destination-wedding-in-athens/ Do you believe in young love? Well, if your answer is no, Daisy and Junior are about to change their mind! The lovebirds met when they were young in high school and although music was the first bond, what they share now runs much deeper. More than 15 years after their paths first crossed, Daisy […]]]>

Do you believe in young love? Well, if your answer is no, Daisy and Junior are about to change their mind! The lovebirds met when they were young in high school and although music was the first bond, what they share now runs much deeper.

More than 15 years after their paths first crossed, Daisy and Junior are still head over heels in love and have taken their love on an eternal path. Of course, we’re super excited for them. They exchanged their vows in the picturesque city of Athens as witnessed by friends and family. Daisy was an absolutely chic bride Tailor-made Alonuko dress and Junior came through dapper and suave. The vibe and overall beauty surrounding this couple as they committed to love each other for the rest of their lives has gotten us in our feelings and we can’t get enough of all the colors.

After the vows were exchanged, they continued to party all night long, with amazing food, great music and undeniable joy. Keep scrolling to enjoy their love story and beautiful wedding photos. Also find out how they settled on the Athens Riviera with a welcome party.

Enjoy the beautiful photos and love story below.

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by the bride, Daisy:

We are high school sweethearts who met in 2005 and have been together for 15 years. We bonded over our love of music (especially Kanye West’s College Dropout album) and have remained best friends ever since! Good communication and having fun were the recipe for the success of our relationship.

After our beautiful traditional engagement in Accra in 2019, the pandemic put an end to our white wedding plans. However, we were finally able to have the wedding of our dreams, finally getting married on the beautiful Athens Riviera in the summer of 2022.

Check out all the thrills of their welcome party below.

For more weddingslove stories, pre-weddingsand marriage planning tips & inspiration,

visit www.bellanaijawedbellanaijaweddings.com

Credits

Bride: @daisyboateng
Dress: @alonuko_bespoke
To put on makeup: @thequeenhadassah
Hair: @papachichistyle
Planner: @lajetfete
Photography: @timioshinstudios
Decor: @rosetta_eventi

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Payal Rohatgi and Sangram Singh share details of their destination wedding; Read the statements https://gretnagreenweddingdirectory.com/payal-rohatgi-and-sangram-singh-share-details-of-their-destination-wedding-read-the-statements/ Sat, 04 Jun 2022 06:42:38 +0000 https://gretnagreenweddingdirectory.com/payal-rohatgi-and-sangram-singh-share-details-of-their-destination-wedding-read-the-statements/ New oi-Sumit Rajguru | Posted: Saturday June 4th 2022, 12:12 PM [IST] Payal Rohatgi and Sangram Singh are all set to wed on July 9, 2022 after 12 years of dating. The couple will wed in an intimate destination wedding. The duo have yet to decide on the location as they also consider the convenience […]]]>
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Payal Rohatgi and Sangram Singh are all set to wed on July 9, 2022 after 12 years of dating. The couple will wed in an intimate destination wedding. The duo have yet to decide on the location as they also consider the convenience of their family members. A month before their wedding, the couple recently had a candid chat with ETimes TV, in which Sangram and Payal shared some interesting details about their marriage.

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Sangram Singh revealed that they have yet to finalize their wedding destination. He said they want to do a destination wedding in Rajasthan or Uttarakhand, however, it would be very difficult for their parents as they cannot travel so much due to their age.

He further added that NCR would be the most convenient location for their families. They have already started looking for the locations and should finalize the same within the next two days. If things don’t work out in the NCR, they will marry in Ahmedabad, where Payal Rohatgi’s family is based. Sangram also said, “There will be a small party in my village of Haryana. People there are waiting for my wedding as much as my parents (laughs)!”

Payal Rohatgi also said that they will organize a big reception in Delhi and Mumbai for their friends. She wanted a traditional wedding with all the reeti-riwaaz in the presence of their families. Payal said, “I think every woman wants to make her wedding day special and memorable in every way possible, and look at her best. So, I want all the traditions and rituals to be followed. I want be pretty because it’s going to be a I want to wear a nice red outfit because I love bright colors and red is perfect for me It will be a three day celebration and the wedding rituals will take place during the day of July 9th.

Payal and Sangram share details about their marriage

Speaking of Payal Rohatgi and Sangram Singh, they dated for 12 years. A few years ago, they got engaged in the presence of their family members. After their wedding date was announced, fans can’t wait to see them as newlyweds.

Article first published: Saturday, June 4, 2022, 12:12 p.m. [IST]

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Couple Who Met On Plane Plan St. Lucia Destination Wedding https://gretnagreenweddingdirectory.com/couple-who-met-on-plane-plan-st-lucia-destination-wedding/ Tue, 31 May 2022 16:45:21 +0000 https://gretnagreenweddingdirectory.com/couple-who-met-on-plane-plan-st-lucia-destination-wedding/ A nomadic couple who met on a plane and fell in love are now traveling the world together. Krystina Burton and Gabriel Solberg document their travels on Instagram and plan to get married overseas. “We had already decided on a wedding venue even before we got engaged,” Burton told Insider. Loading Something is loading. Travel […]]]>
  • A nomadic couple who met on a plane and fell in love are now traveling the world together.
  • Krystina Burton and Gabriel Solberg document their travels on Instagram and plan to get married overseas.
  • “We had already decided on a wedding venue even before we got engaged,” Burton told Insider.

Travel has played a central role in engaged couple Krystina Burton and Gabriel Solberg’s nearly four-year relationship.

Burton, 33, and Solberg, 38, travel the world together and post Instagram content for their surplus of 16,000 followers on their @swirlthroughtheworld Account. They are now planning a destination wedding in St. Lucia, they told Insider.

But long before their global adventures, the couple said they met in a JFK airport terminal in 2018, unaware that they would be sitting next to each other on a flight from New York to Los Angeles and would fall in love before landing.

When asked how they met, Solberg, a nomadic digital marketing professional now working in New York, said there were “two sides to the story.” Burton, a dancer in Germany, jokingly added: “Mine is the most accurate side. I know you think yours is – it’s not.”

Solberg said he didn’t know Burton when he sat next to her in the terminal on his way to a family wedding. Burton maintained that her now fiancé deliberately invaded her space in a quiet waiting room to talk to her as she returned home to Los Angeles after an audition callback.

Gabriel Solberg and Krystina Burton in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

Gabriel Solberg and Krystina Burton in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.


Gabriel Solberg and Krystina Burton / Tourbillon around the world



After seeing Solberg’s ticket, Burton said, she noticed he was part of her boarding party, but he got on the plane long before. “Wow, no spatial awareness, and he doesn’t follow the rules? Who does he think he is?” she said she was thinking of Solberg.

All of that dissipated when the couple realized they were sitting together on the Alaska Airlines plane. “We were stuck on the tarmac for about an hour, and I was excited to talk to him,” Burton said of the six-hour flight, which lasted eight hours with delays.

Other conversations about spirituality — Solberg is Jewish and Burton was raised Catholic — family, work and travel allowed them to quickly establish common ground, they said, as well as the complementarity of their differences.

As soon as they got off the plane, the couple exchanged numbers and a kiss on the cheek from Solberg, who said he texted his brother saying, “I just met the girl of my dreams. “

Krystina Burton and Gabriel Solberg near the Acropolis in Athens, Greece.

Krystina Burton and Gabriel Solberg near the Acropolis of Athens in Greece.


Gabriel Solberg and Krystina Burton / Tourbillon around the world



A few days later, the couple got a three-hour call that Burton said she normally would hate, and Solberg drove to Los Angeles and stayed at a cabin in Topanga Canyon. The couple said they had a “date marathon” from there, including a trip to the Malibu beach, dinner at the cottage and brunches.

When it was time for Solberg to fly back to New York, they spontaneously decided that Burton should fly back with him if there was an available seat on the flight. As fate would have it, the seat next to hers was free.​​

“We hung out in New York for a few weeks and then she was like, ‘Career before men,'” Solberg said, adding that Burton then left to audition for Paula Abdul.

The couple said they don’t place a high value on remote work. “I think we had to know somehow that it wouldn’t be a long distance forever,” Burton said.

Gabriel Solberg and Krystina Burton in Cinque Terre, Italy.

Gabriel Solberg and Krystina Burton in Cinque Terre, Italy.


Gabriel Solberg and Krystina Burton / Tourbillon around the world



Solberg and Burton have since traveled the world together

In addition to visiting each other, they have visited many places together, including Mexico, Saint Thomas, Greece, Florida and Las Vegas. In August 2019, the couple began documenting their travel experiences as an interracial couple on Instagram and Youtube.

“There are a lot of uncomfortable conversations and situations that you have to deal with,” Solberg said of his overseas privilege, adding that he would notice “ignorant” microaggressions, such as agents in the trains verifying Burton’s identity but not his own.

In October 2019, the couple traveled from Las Vegas to Italy, where they got engaged. The proposal didn’t really come as a surprise, but Burton didn’t know when to expect it, she said. “We had already decided on a wedding venue even before we got engaged. We even looked at the rings,” Burton added.

Burton said yes to Solberg’s Italian proposal on the rooftop with a personalized diamond ring, and the couple quickly agreed on a destination wedding. They decided early on to get married in Saint Lucia on July 25, their anniversary, but due to COVID-19 they experienced delays to the intimate 40-person ceremony they planned to have at the Windjammer. Landing Villa Beach Resort.

Although their wedding date remains uncertain, the couple know one thing: their honeymoon will involve more sunshine and will be split between Indonesia and Hawaii.

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