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  • Tuesday, February 25, 2020

    Getting Married on Sea Island

    Words by Golden Isles
    Photos courtesy of Brooke Roberts Photography

    A Real Golden Isles Wedding

    New Yorkers Rachel Tulchin and Kevin Bailey were married on a beautiful late September day under the sprawling live oak trees on Sea Island. With the iconic Cloister Garden as their background, guests witnessed the couple's special outdoor ceremony, complete with a surprise performance by a local gospel choir. 

    From the Friday night welcome reception at Ocean Forest to the late-night dancing at their Saturday nuptials, the Bailey-Tulchin wedding was a truly magical, timeless and elegant event with memories to last a lifetime. 

    We recently sat down with Rachel and Kevin to learn more about their special day and their experience planning their wedding in the Golden Isles. 

    Why did you choose the Golden Isles for your big event?

    We chose Sea Island because we've spent a lot of wonderful, quality time there together and it's special to us. The location was a nice place to gather our friends and families from New York, Texas and beyond. Both of us were hoping for a wedding where our guests could relax and getaway for the weekend, and spend time getting to know one another. 

    What was your experience planning from afar?

    The Sea Island & Ocean Forest teams and our local vendors were true professionals. They made everything easy given their vast experience, tasteful advice, and friendly, helpful demeanor. There were so many times they went over and above what we were expecting to make sure we had the perfect lasting memories of our wedding weekend, down to every last detail.  

    What else did your guests do during the weekend?

    We knew our guests would enjoy exploring the Golden Isles on their own. They spent time walking the beach, enjoying town, golfing, renting bikes, relaxing at the Beach Club, and enjoying the local cuisine. 

    What would you tell other couples considering a destination wedding here?

    You can't go wrong with an event in the Golden Isles. There are so many great venues and vendors to help create a wedding that reflects who you are as a couple and the type of wedding you envision. It's an area that is peaceful, relaxing, family-friendly, and beautiful. We love coming back to visit this very special corner of the world.

    Whether you’ve always wanted a beautiful beach wedding or a quiet garden ceremony, the Golden Isles of Georgia has so many iconic and picturesque locations for your big day. Learn more about the area and the many wonderful vendors who are here and ready to make your dreams come true.



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  • Monday, February 24, 2020

    Incorporating the Color of the Year

    Words by Lauren Ertl

    6 Ways to Include Classic Blue in Your Destination Wedding & Honeymoon

    Pantone's color of 2020 is...drumroll, please...classic blue! A hue elegant and simple - fashion companies everywhere have introduced products dawning the color. Naturally, what the fashion industry does almost always affects popular styles, themes and colors of weddings. So, if you are considering incorporating classic blue into your destination wedding, today is your day! From the small details to the main components we'll tell you how best to include classic blue in your event away according to your preferences.

    1. Stationery


    Image Sources: Samantha Anderson EventsVirgil Bunao PhotographyCorghan's Jewel BoxCarolina Fine JewelrySAS-E InkSocial Paper Company and Extras by Emily

    Invitations are a great way to introduce the theme to your guests. Consider colorizing the font to classic blue or add a little touch on the inside of the envelope. The possibilities of incorporating the color in stationery are truly endless.

    2. Groom's Suit


    Image Sources: Generation Tux and Marlayna Photography

    Want to be crazy about your sharp dressed man? Replace the normal grey or black suit for a classic blue color. Perfect for outdoor weddings, your guy and his best mates will pop out amongst the outstanding colors of the natural backdrop.


    3. Bridesmaid's Outfits

     
    Image Sources: All You Need is Love Events and Rebecca Yale Photography

    A phrase you rarely hear, if ever, is "oh, I don't look good in blue." Hopefully, this is true for your girls. From our experience, they'll likely love you for choosing this classic blue color for their gowns! 


    4. Welcome Gifts



    Kahina Giving Beauty Essaouira Perfume Oil ($78)

    This blue bottled perfume makes the perfect welcome gift for bridesmaids and/or mothers. With notes of rose, sandalwood, herbaceous geranium and lavender - all accented by a bright note of petitgrain, this scent is a great gift for your girls to wear on the big day. This grounding scent will bring you closer to the connectivity your guests are craving this year!


    Skandinavisk Hav Collection ($13 to $88)

    Scandinavian for sea, HAV offers an impression of the nordic coastline where cold seas meet scents of rugosa rose and hawthorne from the shore. Guests can enjoy this collection as a hotel room fragrance, or add to their body care routine for soft, delicately scented skin. Imagine walking down the aisle past all the lovely smelling folks... heavenly! This collection is available at CieLuxe.com.


    5. Tablescapes


    Image Sources: Infinite EventsAdeline + Grace Photography and Stoneblossom Florals

    The simplicity and elegance of this year's color looks stunning against white linens and gold details like pictured above. Like stationery, the opportunity for color and creative design in tablescapes is endless. So whether you decide to go for some classic blue florals or antique British breakfast plates with intricate blue patterns - you're sure to feel like royalty surrounded in this color.


    6. Honeymoon In Blue

    Now that the wedding festivities have ended, your feet are crying to be free of heels. Girl, throw on some cute blue flats and strut to the airport gate with your new spouse! Perhaps these Farra Pointed Toe Flats will suit your fancy.



    Surrounded by nature's most beautiful display of classic blue, open ocean, it only seems natural to carry the color from the wedding to your tropical honeymoon. We suggest giving Heidi Klein's 2020 swim collection a try, specifically the MALTA style which features our beloved 2020 color of the year! The fabric of the bikinis is oh-so-soft and strong, and the lightweight cover-ups are adorable enough to wear to brunch on the beach with your boo.



    Make sure to pack a sexy outfit for a night on the town or for a fine dining experience as newlyweds. Not much is sexier than silk. Consider dawning a Lori Cut Out Midi Dress in Stretch Silk Satin with Adjustable Slittasteful from Ladaire.



    From sending out invitations to relaxing on your honeymoon and everything in between, you can bring this year's classic blue with you!
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