You've heard stories of celebrities flying their friends to exotic island vacations that are really for their secret destination wedding. While avoiding paparazzi is a great reason to have an ambush wedding, there are equally great reasons for non-celebrities to surprise their friends.
Because it is not a “traditional” wedding, you have much more leeway on what wedding traditions you want to keep. By keeping the affair simple, you cut the amount of planning down, way down!
If you also like to travel and do not want to deal with orchestrating a surprise event, then eloping still remains a popular option for an intimate and easy affair.
If extravagance simply isn’t your style, you can always head south for a down-home country wedding. Mandatory cowboy hats–for both the gals and their gents–checkered tablecloths, bales of hay, barbecue and old-school honky-tonk will provide the perfect kitschy atmosphere for your country-themed nuptials.
Host the ceremony outside or in a barn (yes, seriously!). A country bar with a big dance floor would make a great place for a reception. Don't let a long, full-skirted wedding dress cramp your style when you walk down a grassy aisle or saddle-up on the mechanical bull!
Your friends and family will loved this realxed, fun alternative as a way to celebrate your special day. Are you ready for you barn-yard jamboree? We are!
A wedding by the water calls for less stress and more bubbles! Maybe you don’t care about the latest styles and trends. Perhaps you just want to relax, unwind, and have a great time. If that’s the case, why not head to the beach? Beach weddings are extremely popular for the too-cool-to-care kind of couple and the setting practically mandates that everyone has a good time.
There’s nothing quite like saying, “I do,” with your toes in the surf. So, make it a casual affair with bare feet or flip-flops, skirts or short dresses for the ladies and short-sleeved shirts for the guys. After the ceremony, gather around a fire pit for an oyster roast, or head inside to a beach-front club for drinks and dancing.
Extreme couples, how about racing to the altar — literally? Are you and your betrothed the kind of people who throw themselves out of airplanes for fun? Does spending quality alone time with your sweetie usually involve scuba gear or skis and a helicopter? If so, you might consider bailing on your plans for normal nuptials and make your wedding as extreme as the two of you are.
It’s unlikely that the rest of your wedding party will be willing (or have room) to get into that hot air balloon with you or that any guests will be up for hiking Mt. Everest just to hear you say “I do.” However, you can always select an indoor reception area that can give your guests a taste of what you’re experiencing.
The event room at an aquarium, for example, would be well-suited for underwater ceremonies, and a cliff-top restaurant would be a great place for your guests to hang out while you wed on the summit of a nearby mountain. You can even hook up an Internet broadcast of your vows so the rest of your wedding party can witness the event. Meet them at the party after you land, climb down or swim up to the surface.
The decision is ultimately up to you. Don’t worry about making it too extreme! We can meet you anywhere and everywhere. You just tell us where and when! The more extreme, the more fun! So – what can you come up with?
The perfect day for a princess bride includes champagne and a handsome prince. Have you been searching for the perfect tiara since childhood? Are you pining for a celebration that would put Cinderella’s ceremony to shame? You don’t actually have to be royalty to feel like a princess for a day.
Go for the full-skirted wedding gown, top-tier plated dinners, a giant chocolate fondue fountain and a ceiling-high wedding cake. Rent out a ballroom to fit hundreds of guests, hire a small orchestra to provide the music, and take off with Prince Charming in a limo after the reception.
The possibilities are endless when it comes to you and your dream, fairytale wedding. When you close your eyes, what do you dream? We want to make that a reality!
A flash wedding is a twist on the quirky flash mob performances that have been popping up in public squares, shopping malls, and YouTube channels around the world for the past few years. In a flash wedding, the bride, groom, officiate, wedding party and guests gather quietly in a public place to perform a quick wedding ceremony before dispersing to a reception or after-party. Flash weddings are unique, fun and quick; but, most importantly, they can save the bride and groom big money! You can say goodbye to the big costs associated with the venue, decor, and ceremony music–while still having a memorable and beautiful day in a free, public space, the possibilities are endless!
Have you always loved nature? Maybe that’s where you and your significant other connect best? Why not take your once-in-a-lifetime ceremony out where you are most comfortable–in the great outdoors.
Invite guests to bring their tents as you say your vows in a large wildflower field. For the reception, bring some speakers and groove to the beat as you dance the night away under the starts. Cozy up by the fire as you eat s’mores and swap stories with family and friends.
Of course, these are all just suggestions. Create your own dream experience. Nothing is impossible.
If the idea of big, white dresses and sugary, sweet wedding cake makes you shudder, you might find inspirations off the beaten path. In fact, what gives you that bridal glow might be what makes others shudder! Sure, some might find it kind of creepy to exchange vows surrounded by carved pumpkins or sylized skulls, but for a creative couple with a wicked sense of humor, a macabre wedding theme can be light, festive and – believe it or not – fun!
Love Halloween? Really dig the Mexican Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos)? If you have tastes that run a little dark, this theme might suit you perfectly. Plan a fall wedding, preferably in late October or early November. For Halloween-themed nuptials, incorporate festive accents like Jack-o-Lantern table markers and a bouquet made from orange tulips or pansies. Day of the Dead celebrants should showcase vibrant colors in the decor, as this holiday is incredilby rich in color. It’s also about tradition, family, and having a good time–not unlike a common wedding.
Did you meet your betrothed during a Halo death match? Did you share your first intimate moment while watching Han and Leia kiss? Have you both already requested time off work when the next Star Trek movie comes out? If so, you might want to geek up your vows with a novelty-themed wedding.
It can be anything you want. Dress up as Han and Leia, get married on a makeshift Starship Enterprise, or eat a delicious cake as your favorite princess and red-wearing plumber.
We take pride in offering the wedding ceremony of your dreams. We are dedicated to serving the needs of our clients to create a unique wedding tailored to the couple.