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From the stylist/planner, Tristan:
Lauren and I met at Jeremy Chou’s South Carolina photography workshop a little over two years ago, and were instant friends. Her calm vibe and great taste made the entire planning process for her wedding so fun and enjoyable. Lauren knew she wanted to keep things intentional and intimate, which is exactly what every wedding planner loves to hear. We chose specialty flowers, based on tone – as opposed to specific blooms. We chose cake based on from scratch flavor, as opposed to a Pinterest photo. And of course, their photographer is just as much an artist as he is a mentor and friend. It was a pleasure to plan and execute Lauren and Jesse’s wedding!

Photography Jeremy Chou Photography | Stylist/Planner Tristan Needham Design | Floral Designer Out of the Garden | Dress Watters | Hair Steanie Simpson | Venue Cannon Green | Calligraphy Jenny Sanders | Cake Sugar Bake Shop | Videography Sho Films


From the stylists/planners, Mylene & Geoffrey:
Liz and Ben’s elopement in Paris was centered around “something blue” as Ben had proposed in Paris with a stunning sapphire that belonged to his grandmother. They knew from that moment that they wanted to tie the knot in the City of Lights. The day went by simply and really reflected the couple – one filled with elegance and simplicity. Liz got ready in a hotel near the Trocadero and joined Ben for a first look in the morning in front of the Eiffel Tower, where Ben had proposed almost a year before. After that candid and heart melting first look, they went for a couple session on Place Vendôme before heading to their ceremony. There they exchanged touching vows, and their happiness to finally become husband and wife was really contagious! They popped the bubbly with some sweets before heading to dinner in one of their favorite restaurant in town.

We really got inspired by Liz’s gorgeous engagement ring to style their elopement, as she really liked the Something Old, New, Borrowed and Blue maxim and wanted to incorporate it on this special day. We worked with different shades of blue in several elements, such as the gorgeous flowers, the ribbons, the bespoke stationery, and the vow books. Her light blue wedding dress was the perfect final touch to thieir beautiful day!

Photography Christophe Serrano | Planner/Stylist White Eden Weddings | Floral Design Madame Artisan Fleuriste |  Dress The Lace Atelier | Hair Claire Baudry | Venue Paris, France | Food/Dessert Popelini | Makeup Karine Brossard | Stationery Atelier Preszburger | Vow Books Elmo Paperstories | Bride’s Shoes Harriet Wilde | Groom’s Suit Tailor Made By Monsieur

Everyone has a different idea as to what their honeymoon looks like. For many it includes tropical days filled with sunshine and sparking blue water. Sandals Resorts St. Lucia offers you plenty of both! If you love the idea of the tropics so much that you want to have a destination wedding in the same location as your honeymoon, then Sandals Aisle to Isle service can easily make that dream come true. We can’t think of anything better than spending the days leading up to your wedding chilling in the beauty of this wonderful island.

Sandals has three resorts in St. Lucia: Sandals Regency La Toc, Sandals Halcyon Beach, and Sandals Grande St. Lucian. No matter which resort you decide to stay at, you get to enjoy the amenities of the other resorts as well. With so many accommodations choices, it means that if you are having a destination wedding, you can enjoy your privacy at one resort while your guests can enjoy theirs at another (great idea – right?). One of our favorite things about the resorts is that they are all-inclusive. This means that the price of your accommodations also includes restaurants, premium spirits, and lots of activities!

If your idea of a wonderful tropical day is lounging on the beach, each resort is oceanfront on a beautiful beach. If you prefer hanging by the pool, with 10 pools among the 3 resorts that will be easy to do. Hoping for a day with a little more activity than that? Unlimited diving is part of your all-inclusive package! As are all land sports including golf, tennis, fitness centers, volleyball, basketball, horseshoes, and much more. Looking for even more? How about a selection 21 bars to enjoy throughout your day (and night).

Sandals Resorts offers it all, but you can also spend time exploring the island (or the ocean) in any way you wish. The possibilities are limitless – they just make it easy!

Photography MK Sadler | Styling Liz Damrich for Once Wed