Bring the Destination to You: How to Have a Worldly Wedding Right at Home

Destination Wedding Inspiration

So, you LOVE to travel. But your grandmother has to be at your wedding—and she can’t fly. Or those who can travel can’t take off work for a week in France. Let’s say you live in Philadelphia and you’ve always dreamed of a coastal Greecian wedding but the budget just won’t stretch that far…well, we have some good news. Your dream isn’t as impossible as you think!

The team behind today’s inspired wedding is about to take you all the way to Greece without leaving Philly, and we’re taking notes! For this particular day, the talented folks like Robertson’s Flowers & Events + Lauren James Events created a tropical, romantic, and colorful atmosphere at the Fairmount Horticulture Center. We were so convinced, we even had to ask them…are you sure you didn’t hop over to Greece for the day?!

Read on for some totally stunning details and tips to bring the destination wedding to you! Let’s have a look at the photos from the oh-so-talented M2 Photography!

Destination Wedding Inspiration

Tip 1: Choose a Venue with Your Destination in Mind

Rue de Seine Dress

Can you even believe there isn’t a cliffside view just in front of her?! Sure looks like Greece to us! The team chose the Fairmount Horticulture Center as the venue because of its inherent tropical feel. By bringing in other elements, the Grecian vibes were strong.

Tip 2: Think About Color + Texture

macrame ceremony backdrop

Depending on the destination you’re hoping to evoke, color can be a major role key in the design. When you think of Greece you think of blues, whites, and pops of pink florals!

macrame ceremony backdrop

For texture, this macramé by Forever Fern Weaving created a really unique moment at the ceremony alter. Loving it!

macrame ceremony backdrop

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white and green bouquet

Those bright whites!

Rue de Seine Dress

By the way…this Rue de Seine gown from Lovely Bride?! Dreeeeamy.

Tip 3: Research Local Plant Life

Destination Wedding Inspiration

Robertson’s Flowers & Events really brought Greece home with florals that recall the natural blooms of its most popular cities.

Destination Wedding Inspiration

All the paper goods and signage by The Papery tied it all together with a focus on that cerulean blue! And these tile cookies from Clara’s Groovy Deliciousness?! So perfect!

Destination Wedding Inspiration

Tip 4: Call on Local Cuisine

Destination Wedding Inspiration

What makes a place more than its food?! This oyster cart from 13th street Cocktail Catering made for a fun seaside taste of what was to come!

Destination Wedding Inspiration

The team put the focus on sky + sea for the alfresco reception. Casual dining with an upgrade!

Destination Wedding Inspiration

As for dream design details, Party Rentals LTD bought in the tabletop goods and Maggpie Rentals supplied the furniture.

Destination Wedding Inspiration

calligraphy cake topper

Sea + sky perfection by Clara’s Groovy Deliciousness!

Tip 5: Create an Atmosphere

Destination Wedding Inspiration

Need we say more?! Candlelit, twinkle lights, good people + good food…yes, please.

Destination Wedding Inspiration

Destination Wedding Inspiration

neon signage

So, where in the world would you go if you didn’t have to leave your own backyard? We’re thinking Morocco or Mexico…or Greece, of course ;)

photography: M2 Photography // venue name: Fairmount Horticulture Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA // event design: Robertson’s Flowers & Events // planning: Lauren James Events // florals: Robertson’s Flowers & Events // wedding dress: Rue de Seine // wedding dress boutique: Lovely Bride Philly // bride's ring: L Priori Jewelry // hair stylist: Aleksandra Ambrozy // makeup artist: Aleksandra Ambrozy // paper goods: The Papery // catering: Constellation Culinary Group // cake: Clara’s Groovy Deliciousness // desserts: Clara’s Groovy Deliciousness // tabletop rentals: Party Rentals LTD // furniture rentals: Maggpie Rentals // music: EastCoast Entertainment // lighting: Eventions Productions // photo booth: Poser Photobooth Co // oyster bar + cocktail station: 13th street cocktails // macrame: Forever Fern Weaving // bridal clutch: Rae of Light

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