There are many great reasons to plan a destination wedding. Perhaps you are wanting to travel to a beautiful, far off place and has always been on your bucket list – such as the Amalfi Coast or Positano Italy or a historic castle in Scotland. You may be sun chasers and want to plan your nuptials on a private beach in Turks and Caicos or a popular resort in Punta Cana. Regardless of your preference or reasons why, destination weddings can be completely personalized to meet your every need. There are incredible location options around the globe for elopements, where it’s just the couple, or weddings with over a hundred guests, and every backdrop will offer something completely different and unique.
Over the past ten years our team has had the privilege to capture many destination weddings. Muskoka is a popular location for couples planning from abroad who are looking for a rustic, romantic feel that is offered in resorts like JW Marriott and Deerhurst … Guests can then spend some time exploring nature in these scenic, lakeside resorts that also offer spa services and many local amenities. For those who prefer the Caribbean beaches there are amazing wedding planners at each resort who can help you with the smaller details and it’s also helpful to hire a local planner who can assist you with bringing your vision to life.
You can never go wrong when having a destination wedding with a scenic backdrop that is completely you. Whether it’s the mountains in Banff or a serene beach on a private island, we would love to capture your wedding story and create a photo collection and film of your truly unforgettable day. We’ve put together a short highlight of some of the incredible places we’ve travelled to so far.
Several weeks ago when we were first contacted by the Stanleigh family it was to ask if we were available on November 16th as they were planning an elaborate party to celebrate the Bat Mitzvah of their youngest daughter, Samara. Through emails, phone calls and skype chats we became fast friends and we were equally honoured and excited to be chosen to capture this milestone for their family. Dr. Larry explained to us that their family belief is that life is to be celebrated. There are no greater gifts than love and friendship, and having all of their closest friends and family there to celebrate with them was essential. The theme for this event was Hollywood – Bollywood, representing Samara’s cultural diversity as both Indian (from her mother) and Jewish (from her father). Samara’s favourite colour purple was absolutely everywhere. Instead of a red carpet there was a purple carpet with purple velvet ropes that their guests walked down in order to enter the party. They were greeted by paparazzi who asked them which designer they were wearing, how they knew the guest of honour and what they were most looking forward to about the evening. Professional photographs of each guest were taken and then they entered the main room and were completely wowed by what they discovered inside. Visually it was over-the-top. The line up of entertainment was incredible and there were so many food stations and activities going on that everyone was thoroughly entertained all night long. As storytellers it was important to us that we captured and re-told this story with as many key elements and details as possible. We loved the cultural flair and vibe; so fun and truly a memorable evening at Hotel Arts! A special mention goes out to event planner Cari Van Camp for such an extraordinary job in bringing this all together. We hope that this highlight will always take the Stanleigh family back to this joyous day when their hearts were warmed by so many who came to share in this celebration!
Music: The Dream Of Life by Dexter Britain & Ready For Anything by Landon Austin, licensed through the Music Bed.