Category Archives: Destination Weddings

Megan & Garrett planned an outdoor ceremony and tented reception on gorgeous Bourne Farm in Cape Cod. What did they do to ensure it wouldn’t rain on their wedding day???  They buried a bottle of bourbon onsite a week before.  I guess this is a southern tradition – and it worked!  They dug the bottle up the morning of the wedding and were blessed with a gorgeous New England day.  I absolutely love this couple and I know you will too.  Here is more about these two and their wedding story:

From Garrett: We first met in 2009 at 2pm in a dive bar in the West Village in Mahnattan on Valentine’s Day. I was a 1L at NYU Law, and Garrett was visiting his college friend who lived in Hoboken, NJ. When my friends and I walked into the bar, there were five other patrons: two uniformed sailors playing beer pong and three sad-looking guys in a booth. My two friends beelined for the sailors and I sat down with the guys in the booth who, to her great fortune, included Garrett. I roped them into a conversation and immediately started to crush on Garrett, who was totally not my type–wearing glasses and living at home with his mom. My crush got deeper, though, when Garrett explained that he was living at home to help his mom gut-renovate her brand new house and he worked full days over an hour away, commuting for several hours to make sure he could help his mom create her dream home. I was slightly burned when his friend told me (upon Garrett’s exit to go order another round) that Garrett was in a relationship with a girl who was studying abroad at the time. After we met, I accepted that he had a girlfriend, but I called him “Cape Cod Boy” and talked about him to my friends as someone who reminded me of the kind of guy I would want to date.

From Megan: After we met, we exchanged contact information, but didn’t see each other again until 2011. The night before Hoboken St. Patrick’s Day (a big day party across the Hudson on a Saturday) in March 2011, I was editing a law review article at NYU and my friends and I started discussing where we would go in Hoboken in the morning, since we had never been there. I saw that Gar had posted on Facebook that he was going to Hoboken to see his friends, and I joked with my friends that I should reach out to him. My friend reminded me that the worst that could happen is that Gar would “unfriend” me – so I messaged him! We “re-met” at a St. Patrick’s Day party hosted by a friend of Garrett’s and kissed that night, and we tarted dating long distance (Boston and New York) shortly after. By November of the same year, Garrett had moved to New York City to live with me and work at Google. It was fast, but we figured it would either go really well or really poorly–and either way, we’d know really quickly. Since then, we’ve had the opportunity to explore the world together, moving to Nashville and then LA, with amazing trips and experiences in between.

We wanted our wedding to be a celebration not just of our love, but also of the love and support we’re lucky enough to receive from our family and friends. Our theme of the wedding wasn’t anything to do with any color or anything like –our theme was “warm and inclusive,” because we wanted the wedding, and the days leading up to it, to feel warm, welcoming, and inclusive, which is why we planned open houses and cocktail celebrations every day from the Wednesday before right up to the Sunday after. This was a chance for us to join together as a couple and also be together with so many of the people that we love–we didn’t want to miss a single opportunity to spend time with everyone.

The Dream Team:

Venue: Bourne Farm
Wedding Planner:  True Event
Floral Designer: Hana Floral
Photographer: Leila Brewster
Gown Designer: Anne Barge

These two decided to hold their destination wedding in one of our favorite locations in California and it did not disappoint!  First, the light that day was insanely beautiful but on top of that, the night featured a super moon!  The dinner area at the Firestone Vineyard is laden with windows and has one side completely open so guests can go mingle outside.  With the beautiful moonlight and the super pretty decor and cafe lights set up outside, it made for a beautiful evening atmosphere!  Just watch the magic:

Venue:  Firestone Vineyard
Planner/Designer:  Francesca Events
Photographer: Samuel Lippke

It’s not every day that I get to share a wedding that was 99% in French yet took place in Italy! Check out these gorgeous (both inside and out) individuals as they get married in a romantic Italian villa setting. It was quite the gathering in Florence… Cannelle & Yvonnick are from Tahiti so they had friends and family come in from literally all over the world for their destination wedding!

PHOTOGRAPHER:  Lelia Scarfiotti

So this wedding was a non-stop party – hence the title smile emoticon You might recognize the groom. He’s only the starting QB of the Detroit Lions . Kelly and Matt have an awesome love story and they are two of the most genuine and down to earth people we’ve ever worked with. The best part… they are so utterly in love and their wedding was an incredible celebration to honor that! More from the bride:

“Matthew and I met while he was in the middle of two-a-days for football and I was a new freshman there for two-a-days for cheerleading at the university of georgia. We went with a group to a movie and afterwards all decided to head back to the athletic dorms to hang out. Matthew and I stayed up talking that entire night. He was intelligent which is what drew me towards him. He had so much going for him, but yet was shy and humble which I believe is what drew me even closer. We remained friends for some time and then decided to commit to a real relationship. We spent the rest of his college career falling in love with each other. He moved to Michigan and we did long distance for a year and a half which was a huge test for us. He then asked me to move in with him up in Michigan. It was a huge step, leaving everything I knew and loved behind, but I felt like my heart was telling me he was worth it. I have never looked back. We have lived together for four years now and i feel like i know everything about this man and I fall deeper in love with him every day. I don’t go a day without him making me laugh”