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December 18, 2013

Would you have a Destination Wedding?

Would you have a destination wedding? Over the past several years, I have seen some beautiful ceremonies perched at the end of the world. Intimate moments with your closest family. Sharing a drink and toasting to love.

For the first few months of our engagement, Josh and I discussed our many options of ceremony sites in Ohio. And, even after the comments and the stress, everything kept leading back to one place, far away. A vision neither of us could shake, so we went with our guts.

Big Sur, with all its fog and mystery, will forever be our destination. With our families by our sides, supporting us and praying for us, we’ll start our marriage. I’m incredibly excited about this decision and cannot wait to enjoy the weekend. (Don’t fret, friends, we will be having a fun party in Ohio to celebrate with you.)

Here are some other beautiful destination weddings, if you’d like to see…

Destination Weddings Santorini, NorwayYosemite, Star Gazing 2 Yosemite, Star Gazing

From top to bottom: Whistler, Cayucos, Santorini, Norway, Yosemite. Don’t they all just look dreamy? Fess up, would you do destination?

Destination Weddings

4 Comments leave one →
  1. December 18, 2013 12:34 pm

    We got married at a destination.. But I guess people don’t really consider it your typical destination. And I wouldn’t have changed it! I loved that it all got everyone away and they got to take some time off to enjoy our special day! Everyone had a blast and loved it! Some spent some extra time sight seeing and some had to scurry home quickly. It wasn’t too far away from either California where I am from and North Dakota where my husband is from so it allowed people to travel rather easily to and from. We made a weekend out of it which I know it becoming more popular even in non-destination weddings.

    Plus the having to travel really allowed us to narrow down our guest list as everyone wouldn’t be willing to travel. In the end, it was our closest family and friends (about 85). The setting was intimate, my husband and I got around to every single person who attended and got to talk and say hi. I know a destination wedding isn’t for everyone, but it was perfect for us!

    We are also having a reception in California for the people who weren’t able to make it and people we aren’t able to see when we visit. Since we live in North Dakota, we decided against a reception because everyone who has wanted to celebrate or give their well wishes has already. 🙂

    • December 20, 2013 12:30 pm

      It all sounds so lovely! 85 is a great number… if only our families were a bit smaller!

  2. December 18, 2013 12:52 pm

    Gasp, Big Sur is a perfect choice! How exciting! We got married a little further up the coast in Sea Ranch and also had receptions in a New York loft and a public library in Southern California. We basically got married for an entire month. Can’t wait to see your photos from Big Sur!

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