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Destination Weddings Real Weddings

Real Wedding: Karin & Simon by History Studio (Koh Samui)

I’m sorry for neglecting you lovely readers. My mind, spirit and body drifted to the idyllic country of Italy and didn’t want to return. Since I’m still in the travel state of mind, I wanted to start the month off by sharing a destination wedding with you that was photographed by the ever so talented Kong from History Studio.

Set on the secluded and sun-filled beach of The Tongsai Bay in Koh Samui, Karin and Simon’s day couldn’t have been anymore relaxing and laid back; they stuck to their true intentions of creating a celebration that involved love, fun, food and a never-ending flow of booze. And quite aptly put, a simple affair. Their carefree approach was highlighted by Karin’s brave move to forego hiring a make-up or hair artist and instead, with the help of her awesome bridesmaid, made herself look picture perfect (not that she wasn’t gorgeous already!). You know what they say, ‘less is more’.


Venue/Florist/Planner: The Tongsai Bay   |   Photographer: History Studio   |   Bride’s Dress: From Hitched! Bridal   |    Groom’s Suit: Gieves & Hawkes   |   Bridesmaid’s Dress: J.Crew

Inspiration Board

Wedding’s a Beach.

We all love a good bit of sun (who doesn’t?) and boy do we need it badly. Many dream of being whisked off to an exotic location where sun, sea and sand are in abundance which makes exchanging of vows even more memorable. Let’s face it, not everyone can afford this luxury or some couples really do have lots of family and friends which makes a destination wedding not viable. So, if you’re a beach junkie but stuck with having an indoor wedding, here are some ways to give it some beachy boost. Ahhhh, bring on Summer.


Photo credits (clockwise from top left): Jessica Monnich Photography, Thank You SummerKatrina Louise, Martha Stewart Weddings, Jessica Wright Photography via 2 Hearts Weddings, Hello Studio via Ruffled BlogKT Merry Photography via Brides.com, Judith Sargent Photography via Brides.com

The world is your oyster. Turn nature into decor; seashell bouquet, coral candle-holders, seashell vase or for a no-brainer, scatter the coral and seashells across the table for an au naturel look. 

No, I’m not telling you to fill the reception room with sand (but by all means do so if you’d like to treat your guests to an indoor beach party) but incorporate it into the decor; fill your vases with sand instead of water or have it inside a tray or even a ginormous shell to act as your escort card stand.

Use the material sparingly or you’ll risk turning your theme into a rustic do instead of that beachy feel you’ve been craving for; tie the bride and groom chair backs with burlap or print table numbers with a nautical font on the material for a 2-in-1 runner.

Bride Bridesmaids Freebies Inspiration Board Wedding Fashion

The Beach Babe.

There’s a Shopbop wedding contest out there for brides-to-be to win USD10k, 5k or 2.5k worth of gift certificates. Before you get too excited, if any of you reading are not US residents, then you don’t stand a chance. Why? They’ve restricted the contest to legal US residents but that doesn’t stop us from having a snoop round their site to create a wedding worthy lookbook. I’ve created a board for my from Shopbop for the beach babe. If only I could enter the competition.

If you are lucky enough to be a US resident, entering the contest is easy. Simply follow all of , create your own Pinterest Board titled ‘Wedding Inspiration from Shopbop.com’ and categorise it under Wedding & Events then pin at least 3 unique items from Shopbop’s Wedding Boutique. Oh and when you’re done, send an email to with the URL link of your Pinterest board. That contest ends on 30th April so start pinning away.

Photo credits: Shopbop.com

DIY Projects Wedding Venues

Save. the. Date.

You’ve set the date. You’ve booked the venue for your nuptials. Now you’ll need to ask your friends and family to save the date! Of course, you can send a mass email to inform your friends but if you have time, try your hand at something a little more special and memorable. You can incorporate both your interests or a theme. Be creative! Here are a few ideas to get you going.

Photo Credits: Elizabeth Anne Designs

Great if you’re a bookie and love reading. Gather a few books at home or from the library and create your own save the date card. So simple.

Photo Credits: Custom Paper Works

Love travelling? Send your guests a boarding pass to save the date.

Photo Credits: Manolo Brides

Want to insert an element of fun? Have the details printed on balloons and get the invitee to inflate.

Photo Credits: Etsy

Having a casino wedding or better yet, in none other than Sin City itself?

Photo Credits: Wedding Paper Divas

Just want to show your love?

Photo Credits: Oh So Beautiful Paper

Having a destination wedding or most of your guests will be flying over? Send them a postcard.

Photo Credits: Wed Alert Wedding Blogs

Sun and beach? Send them flip flops!