Win a Destination Wedding from Weddings by Funjet

Read below to find out how you could win a destination wedding in Jamaica from Weddings by Funjet

Destination weddings are a great way to throw a magnificent wedding while also giving your guests a chance to relax on vacation, but for you, the planning process may be a bit stressful. Planning a destination wedding involves a lot of moving parts, so having someone who specializes in travel coordination and wedding planning in your desired destination is essential. Weddings by Funjet provides you with a personal wedding concierge to work with you to create a relaxing, beautiful, and most of all, memorable, destination wedding!

Weddings by Funjet has worked with destinations and resorts all over the world, and they’ve recently started planning beautiful weddings at the Hotel Riu Palace Jamaica in Montego Bay! Riu Palace Jamaica is an adult-only resort featuring exquisite dining choices, outdoor activities for couples and their guests, and fun night-life attractions! Choose from multiple wedding packages to fit your needs, and no matter which package you and your fiancé choose, your Weddings by Funjet concierge will be there the entire way to make your planning effortless and fun!

To celebrate their new relationship with Riu Palace Jamaica, Weddings by Funjet is giving away a destination wedding package in Montego Bay to one lucky couple! Your prize includes a seven night stay for two – Riu Palace Jamaica, round trip airfare for two, transportation to and from the Jamaica airport, your own Weddings by Funjet concierge, and a Riu Wedding Services package!

Click here to enter and follow Weddings by Funjet on Pinterest (Contest ends at 11:59 PM ET on October 10, 2014). To increase your chance to win this amazing prize, create your own Weddings by Funjet inspired Pinterest board and submit the direct link to you board on the contest page.

Start planning your dream destination wedding today!

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09.25.14 / Featured, New Sponsor Blog

Moody Forest Wedding Inspiration

Simplicity and working with nature are two of our favorite things. Michael Radford and Amanda from Mandolin Flowers worked together to create this moody forest wedding inspiration by perfectly combining these two elements.

From Michael Radford:

Our shoot took place in a moody, enchanted forest hidden in the midst of San Francisco. I chose this inspiring location, because there is something timeless about a bride, her veil and beautiful florals, which contrast so well when surrounded by nature’s greens. Amanda from Mandolin Flowers was able to create a piece that popped plum, which also offered a contrasting touch to Alexandra Grecco’s enchanting and timeless handmade chiffon gown. The location and all of the elements, in combination with simplistic calligraphy by Tessa Shane, offers inspiration for the San Fransisco Bride and Groom who want a quick escape from the modern, city wedding.

From Amanda of Mandolin Flowers:

For floral inspiration we heavily relied on the beauty of our surroundings, incredibly enchanting and moody. After visiting the location and being surrounded by a never-ending variety of lush greens, I knew the soft plum hellebore would be just the flower to deepen the color palette. It feels like this setting and this collaboration captures the anticipation so many brides experience on their wedding day, an anticipation and feeling of joy that Michael Radford captures so effortlessly in his photography.

Photographer: Michael Radford | Florals / Styling: Amanda of Mandolin Flowers | Hair Styling: Ashley Smith | Makeup: Priscilla Francine | Paper goods / Calligraphy: Tessa Shane | Location: Mt. Davidson, San Francisco | Dress: Alexandra Grecco | Model: Courtney Paige Nelson of Scout Models

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09.24.14 / Featured, Real Weddings, Real Weddings Blog, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog

DIY Gold Stitch Updo


We loved featuring some new wedding ideas from Lora and Eric Kelley, and we can’t get over this amazing updo that Lora Kelley styled. Today we’re excited to show you how you can recreate this unique wedding hairstyle for your own big day! Keep reading for the full tutorial.

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DIY Gold Stitched Updo by Lora Kelley from East West on Vimeo.


1. Curl the hair (spraying pieces with hot sets by redken) + clip into place
2. Take the hair down and tousle
3. Tease the hair at the root and ends, and clip up the top piece
4. Use clear fishing line + plastic needle to sew pieces up
5. Finish off by using a colored thread (gold pictured) I thought neon would be fun, too!
6. Loosen up by tugging on pieces to get the effect you want
7. Spray that hair! (using Redken Forceful)

Hair and make­up: Lora Kelley  | Photography: Eric Kelley  | Video: Caleb Jordan Lee with East West  | Shirt: Need Supply | Earrings: Net­a­porter | Necklace: Catbird NYC  | Fishing Thread/Sewing Needle/Gold thread: Michael’s

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09.23.14 / DIY Wedding Blog, DIY Weddings, Featured

Elegant Green, White, and Mauve Wedding Ideas

You in the End from East West on Vimeo.

From Lora Kelley:
In the beginning, there was an idea for a dress,  a cement in­laid table at one of my favorite local shops, an ethereal venue, and a dear creative friend and and my husband, who loves to capture light and essence and beauty. It all demanded to be materialized.

Life calls us to create, to usher forth beauty, to play with ideas, to reminisce and to project. It calls us to collaborate, to push ourselves, to take time, to plan, to demonstrate and to do things because a small desire inside of us says… yes. please. yes. We want to be known.

Where is joy? Where is beauty? When we see what our eyes are made to see and do what our hands were made to do, when we think the way our minds were made to think..and when we love. As Augustine says, “Love is the beauty of the soul.”

Creative Direction + Design: Lora Kelley | Floral Design + Styling: Mallory Joyce  | Photographer: Eric Kelley  | Video: East West  | Table + Chairs (all items on the table): Roxie Daisy  | Plates + Paper placemats: Roxie Daisy  | Glasses + Flatware: Roxie Daisy | Cheese plate + accessories: Roxie Daisy  | Paper suite + Calligraphy: Stephanie Fishwick  | Venue: Veralum | Dress: Designed by Lora Kelley  // Custom made and hand­crafted by Stepha O’brien  | Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Jewelry: Net­a­porter  | Hair and make­up: Lora Kelley 

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09.22.14 / Featured, Real Weddings, Real Weddings Blog, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog