Board No. 40: Amber in the Caribbean

30 July 2009

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Amber is my lovely cousin who’s marrying Mark next summer. They’re deciding between a destination wedding in the Caribbean, a wedding on Martha’s Vineyard, and a wedding at a mansion in Connecticut {tough choice, right?}. She asked me to put together three separate boards to try and help the two of them sort out their options.

This is the board I put together for the Caribbean. The good and bad part of a destination wedding is that you are pretty much forced to be laid-back about the details. You can only transport so many extras down in your suitcases, and you can only visit the site or talk to the coordinators so many times. With that said, I tried to keep things light and easy. Lilac lanterns are lightweight and easily packable. Asking for a simple buttercream cake will ensure that your sketches aren’t misinterpreted by the baker. Gray suits for the groom and his men and different dresses in a range of shades for the ladies would be easy to coordinate from afar. And parasols are a perfect island touch.

The Details
First row, left to right: tropical destination photo by Photo Phil via Weddingbee; lanterns photo by Justin & Mary Marantz via the Little Black Book Blog; votives from Brides

Second row: mismatched maids photo by Sugar Love via Classic Bride; cake from Country Living; lavender invitation suite by Bird and Banner

Third row: sandals photo by Our Labor of Love; favor boxes from With This Ring (she even includes the DIY instructions!); gray suit portrait by Jonathan Canlas

Fourth row: tulip bouquet from Blue Sky Weddings; groomsmen attire photo by Photo Phil via Weddingbee; parasol portrait by Photo Phil via Weddingbee

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