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Saucy, Sandy, Sun-Drenched Wedding Inspo for Destination Brides

by Brynlee Handy

Whether you’re a soon-to-be destination bride or just a lover of all things saucy, sandy and sun-drenched, this exotic wedding inspo is what you’re searching for! Taking place on both land and sea, this styled shoot was tediously planned by Crown of Glory Beauty with fun pops of color and whimsical ocean vibes in mind. A vibrant invitation suite crafted by Dreams and Nostalgia lets your guests know before the big day that they are in for the time of their lives. A mermaid-style dress is only fitting for this beachy scene and this model wows in her gown with beautiful beaded detailing and a dramatic open back from Unbridaled. When it comes to makeup, we want what she’s having, Crown of Glory Beauty. Soft eye makeup, flushed cheeks, and the perfect rosy glow flatters any face and gives the illusion that you aren’t just having a beach wedding⁠—you live among the sun and salt spray, too. Our favorite part is the yummy looking snacks and drinks that are just as bright and colorful as the wedding scene around them. We think this shoot hits the nail on the head when it comes to exotic wedding inspo. Cheers!

Photos // Sophie Epton Photography

From the planner: “While we wanted to create something magical, we also wanted it to feel real. Day one, we shot the beachside ceremony and courtyard reception. After a group effort of setting up the table with a Tono & Co linen runner, gold flatware, and the most beautiful arrangement of blooms (some picked from the florist’s personal garden), we lit the candles, and Sophie began shooting her magic. The “wedding guests” enjoyed eating all the beautiful gourmet foods and drinks prepared by Diamante’s head chef. After our mock reception, we headed over to the beach. While the sea of insane flowers installed at the altar made it feel like a dream. As the sun was setting, the ocean roaring, and wind blowing, we shot the ceremony. We captured some great moments of our local couple, Gaby and Andres. To finish it off, we got to set sail with our bride and groom on The Mick Yacht, often used by Diamante for sunset cruises. We were able to get shots of our couple in front of The Arch!”

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Other Local Vendors: Unbridaled, Dreams and Nostalgia, Crown of Glory Beauty, Sophie Epton Photography, Caleigh Hill