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Destination Wedding Invitations Galore

For all my couples out there planning a destination or beach wedding, there is a gold mine in wedding invitations that I recently learned about. Invitation Consultants not only has a huge selection of invitations and announcements for all your joyous occasions in life, but they have an amazingly awesome selection of destination wedding invitations and save the dates! From the Maryland couple getting married outside a lighthouse to the Caribbean Island destination wedding couple, they seriously have invitations for everyone.

Destination Wedding Invitations

Here’s a closer look at the fun details of these awesome destination wedding invitations…
Destination Wedding Invitation SuiteDestination Wedding InvitationInvitation Consultants has a whole line of tropical, nautically inspired, and beach wedding invitation suites to choose from.  These are just a few but they seriously have one of the more extensive selections that I’ve seen for beach wedding invitation and save the dates with all different colors, beach themes, paper types, and destination locations. They even have cute palm tree and flip flop save the dates!

Beach Wedding Invitation

Beach Wedding Invitation SuiteOkay and even better, for the next month they are offering Oceanside Bride readers 5% off your purchase! Use coupon code OCEANS11 from now through August 11 for the discount.

Woohoo! So which is your favorite from their collection?

Hummingbird Hall: A Jamaican Paradise Venue

It’s Wednesday so you know what that means?  Yup- another {Where in the World: Wedding Wednesday} Vendor Feature! Today we have the lovely Alisha Fuller from Hummingbird Hall, an exquisite and intimate destination wedding venue located on the famous Rose Hall Estate in Saint James, Jamaica (just 15 minutes outside of Montego Bay).

I’m so excited to have Alisha here because she has given us so much great destination wedding planning advice no matter what venue, city, or country you choose!

Hummingbird Hall Weddings in Montego Bay Jamaica

Please tell us a little about you and your company and how long you have been in business?

I am the Creative Director of Hummingbird Hall – an award winning boutique destination wedding venue in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

Hummingbird Hall is a gorgeous mansion located on a 4,000 acre estate complete with  waterfall, private beach, historic ruins, botanical gardens, and panoramic ocean and mountain views.

We are the only all inclusive boutique wedding venue in Jamaica and have specialized in gorgeous, one-of-a-kind weddings for around three years.

I lead the team of artists, decorators and designers that create the tear-inducing, oh-my-goodness-this-is-beyond-perfect weddings for which Hummingbird Hall is known.

What location or clientele do you primarily serve?

Though the majortiy of our clients are from the Europe and North America; our clients hail from all corners of the globe.

There is no one particular “type” of client – we host weddings, vow renewals and LGBT blessings – and are committed to celebrating the wonder of love in whatever form it may take.

What do you love most about your job?

Hummignbird Hall is a far cry from the impersonal, conveyor-belt type large resorts. This means I get the privilege of really building relationships with our couples.

Without doubt the best part of my job is the magic of translating the uniqueness of a couple’s love, their stories, joys, friends and family into a cohesive, meaningful and beautiful event. It is incredibly rewarding, and nothing beats the buzz of hearing the couple’s friends and family exclaim about their special day.

What advice would you give couples considering a destination wedding or planning a wedding in Jamaica?

I would remind couples that the large chain resorts that saturate the prime-time airways are not the only option when it comes to destination weddings in the Caribbean. Beautiful though their brochures may seem; there are smaller venues – that really do have it all – a breath-taking location, great experience, uniqueness and privacy. Research is a must!

What are some things a couple should consider or some key questions they should ask when selecting a destination wedding venue?

  • Do non resident guests have to pay extra? Humming Hall does not, but certain venues, particularly all inclusives variety, require a certain number of wedding guests to be resident at the resort or charge hefty surcharges for each non resident wedding guest.
  • Are there bad surprises? All too often, couples are seduced by gorgeous promotional photographs – chaivari chairs, tie backs and floral arrangements and all – before realizing that none of the elements shown are included in the standard wedding package (not so at Hummingbird Hall!).
  • Children? Are children permitted? Are children’s entertainment, bounce-abouts, babysitting and creche services available? Likewise if you do not want children at your wedding, it is important that you ensure that the venue is one in which a child free environment can be maintained. In both cases, the privacy afforded by exclusive venues such as Hummingbird Hall allow couples the opportunity to maintain the atmosphere that they want at their wedding.
  • Can you see pictures of past events? Are there couples so satisfied with their wedding that they have sent their pictures back to the venue, post wedding, to be shared? If the website only boasts airbrushed models, ask questions!
  • Will your venue obtain a Marriage Licence for you on your behalf?
  • Does your venue provide the option of beaming your wedding live and online to guests not attending the festivities? Hummingbird Hall is proud to offer Weddings via Webcam. This allows couples to beam their wedding– live and in real time – to a secure, password protected website for friends and family unable to attend the Big Day.
  • How many weddings do they have at that location per day? Hummingbird Hall has a strict one wedding per location policy.
  • What do you think makes your company unique compared to others in the same field?

    We are a refreshing change from the cliched tourist “machine” of the chain resorts. All of our weddings are custom designed by my team of decorators, designers and artists. Think gorgeous, one-of-a-kind, detail-orientated weddings – without the need to hire a separate army of florists, venue dressers or wedding planners!

    And of course we must know, what do you love most about your city/country?

    Where to begin! I love the natural beauty of Jamaica – looking to the ocean and seeing a jumping manta-ray or dolphin, the stunning cloud formations, beautiful sunsets, the diversity of fauna and flowers, the birds that populate the Estate on which Hummingbird Hall sits (we regularly see parrots and owls), balmy starry Caribbean nights..

    Jamaica also has an incredibly vibrant culture, delicious local cuisine and locals who embrace visitors.

    I am a British expatriot, and fall in love with Jamaica more and more each day!

    Jamaica Hummingbird Hall

    Jamaica Hummingbird Hall

    Jamaica Hummingbird Hall

    Jamaica Hummingbird Hall

    Jamaica Hummingbird Hall

    Jamaica Hummingbird Hall

    Jamaica Hummingbird Hall

    Jamaica Hummingbird Hall

    To see more of Hummingbird Hall and some other great Caribbean inspiration visit here and here! And a big THANK YOU shout out to Alicia for your great insight and for sharing this beautiful venue with us!

    Mel’s Monday: Some Lovely Little Details

    So ladies, how was your weekend?

    Mine was somewhat uneventful in terms of getting out and doing anything fun, but I think it was very productive in terms of wedding planning.  While I didn’t buy anything or DIY anything like last weekend, I was able to just clear my wedding planning mind so we can begin moving full steam ahead as we inch closer to the 100 day countdown (yikes!).

    In case you haven’t been following my tweets lately, then you may not know that I recently made the best decision EVER in my entire planning process! What is this best decision that has me sleeping like a baby at night??

    The AMAZING wedding planning extraordinaire- Jacin {pronounced Jay-sin} Fitzgerald from the one and only, Lovely Little Details! Yup, that’s right girlfriends…the very talented Jacin will be joining me in Cabo this August as my destination wedding planner!

    I’ve had a million thoughts and things out there to-do and to prep for but nothing really in order. As much I’ve enjoyed using planning tools like Wedding Wire, The Knot, my own gazillion different spreadsheets (oh yes, I am a spreadsheet junkie), and the local resort on-site wedding coordinator, I still didn’t feel like things were coming together. So while chatting with my equally fantastic Videographer, Steph from Bubblerock Studios (oh yea buddy- I got her and her talented hubby on the Creative Team too!) she offered the suggestion to 1) bring on a Wedding Planner since I was feeling like a scatterbrain and then 2) referred me to Jacin. Although I had no intentions of having a Wedding Planner like many other girls out there…I finally put a clamp on the tiny “I can do this all by myself” voices and attitude, sucked it up and said “I surrender!” and sooooo happy I did.

    Since we are less than 3 1/2 months away from the big day, obviously I have a vision and a lot of details thought out, but many things have not been put into action yet and there is still so much more to do. Jacin has been like a dream come true, swooping in and picking up right where I’ve left off. She’s already had so many amazing ideas and ways to infuse all my previous themes, colors, and ideas together. It’s like she can totally see my vision, read my mind, and I have the confidence she will help make my wedding perfect! Oh and it makes it all the better that she’s a fellow Aquarius and we were born only 6 days apart! Cool, huh?

    It’s truly been surreal thinking that both Jacin and Steph will be in Cabo this August but am soooo excited they’ll be there to help make my wedding day dreams come true and also get to celebrate with us as new friends. =)

    Few other random thought’s this Monday:

    • Wish this pollen would go away! My allergies are killing me. Seriously they are.
    • Florida’s weather needs to make up it’s mind. Either be hot or cold already!
    • Thankful to have one of the best future mother-in-laws. Mark’s stepmom gave me her “two cents” this weekend about all that is clouding my mind and going on in our lives these days that I really, really appreciated. I’m so grateful to have another “mom” who is willing to help walk me through both the challenging and exciting parts of life.
    • Can’t wait for the next 2 weeks to fly by so I can go home (to Atlanta) to see my mama, sisters, and throw one of my besties the best baby shower ever!

    So what things have kept you stress free or more organized during your wedding planning process?

    Where in the World: Destination Weddings Tulum

    So after yesterday’s two part feature on a gorgeous destination wedding in Mexico, I thought it was perfect timing to introduce you to our next {Where in the World: Wedding Wednesday} Vendor Feature coming to us from none other than Tulum, Mexico! Gwen from Destination Wedding Tulum, a wedding and event planning service, was gracious enough to give us a sneek peek into her passion and love for Tulum and all they have to offer!

    One of the most important contacts you can make at the beginning of your wedding planning is a local wedding planner in your destination city who is willing to help you select a venue and help with some additional direction when it comes to selecting your other local wedding vendors. Now you can certainly bring your own Wedding Planner from your origin city or country if you wish (I AM!) but someone on location is still crucial. That’s where Destination Wedding Tulum comes in for those considering a Tulum wedding! Their wedding services gives you selection from 12 locations ranging from beautiful private homes, design hotels, cabañas hotels or beach clubs. They can help you to create a perfectly dreamy wedding under the stars and along shores of Mexico’s coast.


    Destination Wedding Tulum

    Please tell us a little about you and your company and how long you have been in business?

    We’re specialists in boutique weddings in Tulum. We work with exclusive beach hotels, we love quality and details. We’re two French girls who have lived in Tulum for 6 years, working in the wedding planning industry in Tulum for 3 years now.

    What location or clientele do you primarily serve?

    We love to work with different places in Tulum on the beautiful beach. We work along miles of extended white sand beaches with palm trees in the background. We are dedicated to creating intimate and unique Destination Weddings for people who want something bohemian and eco chic, exclusive!

    What do you love most about your job?

    Clients are our guests and we love they feel at home and they have the wedding of their dream come true. So we love work and them with all little details that make a difference to make their destination wedding easier and beautiful.

    What advice would you give couples considering a destination wedding or planning a wedding in Tulum?

    Check all the options with detailed prices and pictures…you could easily pay for something you don’t want!

    What do you think makes your company unique compared to the others out there?

    Details, truth, and price management, offering exactly what the bride and groom want.

    And of course we must know, what do you love most about your city/country?

    Caribbean Sea and the white sand.

    Here is some of their amazing work taken by the great Del Sol Photography team:

    Del Sol Photography Tulum Mexico

    Del Sol Photography

    Del Sol Photography Tulum Mexico

    And if you still need more reason to have a destination wedding in Tulum, Mexico or even consider it as a honeymoon location, check out their amazing talents recently featured on the ever-so-lovely, Style Me Pretty or you can always just visit their own blog!

    Still not enough reason? Well this video might help…

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