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Outstanding Occasions Wedding Weekend | Outstanding Weddings

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The Outstanding Occasions team is so excited to watch Paige and Ryan tie the knot this weekend in a gorgeous ceremony at El Chorro. This gorgeous couple will say “I Do” on the Casa Paloma Lawn, and then host a cocktail hour for their wonderful guests on the Casa Paloma Patio. Elyse Hall Photography will be there to capture all of the night’s fabulous moments, including their grand entrance into Casa Paloma for a night of dinner and dancing! We cannot wait for this incredible spring wedding and all of the stunning details that will accommodate it, and not to mention, our awesome team of vendors including Sarah’s Garden, MT Sounds and Ruze Cake House. Stay tuned and watch all of the behind the scene footage on our Instagram story (@outstandingoccasions)!

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Vibrant and Lush El Chorro Wedding | Outstanding Weddings

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Pops of vibrant magenta and lush greenery gave Ali and Sam’s nuptials a bright, happy energy. We fell in love with this couple’s fun-spirited personalities from the moment we met them! Ali’s bridesmaids wore taupe, floor-length dresses and carried cream-colored bouquets filled with organic styled greenery, perfectly complementing Ali’s beautiful ivory gown and colorful bouquet created by the talented team at Petal Pusher. Simplistic, elegant stationery with a monogram detail designed by idieh design, perfectly captured the beauty of this special day.

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The ceremony on El Chorro‘s Casa Paloma Lawn was anything but ordinary. The floral encrusted cross served as the focal point of the ceremony, with Camelback Mountain shining in the background. The aisle was dusted with soft white rose petals and classic chairs that popped against the lush green grass. As the intimate ceremony concluded, guests made their way to the Casa Paloma Patio for an outdoor cocktail hour. Guests lounged on oversized linen chairs and elegant tufted sofas from Inspired Environments, while the amazing Lexi Moody Photography captured the smiling faces of guests mingling and indulging in delicious appetizers and cocktails. As cocktail hour concluded, guests found their table assignments on a rustic wood board draped with ribbons and floral.

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Guests were awestruck as they made their way into Casa Paloma and found themselves surrounded by incredible hanging floral chandeliers and a wide array of unique centerpieces. Abundant bright florals, tall tapered candles, artichoke candle holders, glass vases filled with brussels sprouts and cauliflower table number holders delighted the eye. The neutral Beatrice Garden and Chelsea Natural linens from La Tavola Fine Linens adorned the guest dining tables allowing the colorful centerpieces to really pop while the combination of vegetables, flowers and greenery against the descanso wood head table created a rustic vibe, with a fun twist. The décor for Ali and Sam’s El Chorro wedding certainly was unique, natural and bright! After dinner concluded, guests danced the night away under hanging greenery and floral to tunes by the Lucky Devils Band and treated themselves to some delicious dessert by Paula Jacqueline Cakes.

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One of the fun parts about what we do at Outstanding Occasions is translating the bride and groom’s personalities into the design and décor of the most special day of their lives. This wedding certainly reflected Ali and Sam, and nothing makes us happier than that. We definitely could not have done it without our team of amazing wedding professionals, and a BIG thank you to Lexi Moody Photography and Something New Media for capturing all the prettiness!

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Wedding Professionals: Venue: El Chorro Photography: Lexi Moody Photography Videography: Something New Media Florist: Petal Pusher     Lounge Furniture: Inspired Environments Band: Lucky Devils Rentals: Classic Party Rentals  Linen: La Tavola Fine Linen Cake|Dessert: Paula Jacqueline Cakes Stationery: idieh design Photobooth: Digital Expressions

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5 Under The Radar Honeymoon Destinations | Outstanding Advice

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If you’re in search of a unique honeymoon getaway… look no further. Our team at Outstanding Occasions did a little research and compiled a list of the best 5 under the radar honeymoon destinations that combine both beauty, uniqueness and exclusivity. What more could you want? Keep reading to find the perfect location for you and your sweetheart.

Grindavík, IcelandYou’ve definitely seen the pictures, and if you haven’t, open a new tab because you have to check this out. Think massive hot lagoons and outdoor pools in the most stunning ice blue color you have ever laid eyes on. And we won’t stop there! Rolling hills and green cliffs with wild horses will be within sight in every direction you turn. Besides the unbelievably beautiful landscape of this quaint city in Iceland, you’ll be surrounded by a strong sense of community and culture. Grindavík is the perfect under the radar honeymoon destination because it provides an outdoorsy twist to the classic choice of a beach escape.

Cape Town, South AfricaTalk about the best of both worlds… The gorgeous city of Cape Town is located on the port of Table Bay. There aren’t enough words to explain the uniqueness of this incredible city. Countless activities await including unbelievable beaches, hiking trails among massive mountains, vineyards, botanical gardens, and last but not least, exclusive safaris and sightseeing tours through wildlife reserves. During the day, laze around on the warm sandy beaches or hike to the top of Cape of Good Hope for a breathtaking view on the tip of the Cape Peninsula. At night, get out on the town and experience the special cuisine and culture Cape Town has to offer.

Tulum, Mexico Full of local businesses and privately intimate beaches, Tulum is the foolproof choice for the honeymooners who are in the market for a tropical trip. Pure white sand beaches and extra warm water are just a few of the perks that make Tulum a foolproof choice. While you’re not catching rays, take a walk through the small winding streets and shop from locally owned boutiques selling everything from handcrafted candles and wood carvings to restaurants serving up authentic Mexican cuisine.

Seychelles, East AfricaIf you’re looking for a completely secluded getaway, Seychelles is most certainly the place for you. This small island in the Indian Ocean offers incredible tropical beaches that look like they are straight out of a movie. Crystal clear blue waters and pure sand surrounded by lush green tropical forests will be your view nonstop. Pamper yourself at the exclusive spas, sanctuaries and retreats that Seychelles offers its tourists, some of them located within tree-house villas nestled in the trees. After lounging on the beach, make sure to check out the local open-air markets.

Corsica, FranceDreaming of getting to experience life in an amazing village on an island in the South of France? Look no further than Corsica. Resorts and homes are scattered on the lush green hills of this island in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. Take romantic walks through the cobblestone roads  -  straight from a fairy-tale – and sunbathe under the hot French sun. Rich with history, Corsica is one of France’s most well known islands due to its impeccable beauty and style.

Whether you and your new spouse are looking for a city escape, tropical getaway or outdoor adventure, we are confident one of these under the radar honeymoon spots will meet your every need and desire. Bon voyage!

Photography Credit: Bonnier Corporation

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Elegant and Modern Royal Palms Wedding | Outstanding Weddings

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Love filled the air on this breathtaking spring day at the Royal Palms Resort & Spa, as Noelle and Damian tied the knot in front of their family and friends. For the nuptials, Noelle carried a stunning bouquet crafted by Angelic Grove, which contained lavender and white roses, peonies and orchids. The bouquet perfectly complemented her programs and stationery designed by idieh design.

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The intimate ceremony on Vernadero Lawn included rows of crisp white chairs, white and amethyst colored rose petals down the sides of the aisle, and mirrored vases with orchids and peonies at the base of the aisle. Noelle and Damian said “I Do”  in between two brushed metal vases filled with lavender roses and soft white hydrangea. The talented Melissa Jill Photography  was there to capture all of the special moments. After the ceremony concluded, guests mingled and took part in a fun-filled cocktail hour! Guests lounged in luxurious white sofas under black and white striped cabanas, and rested their drinks and appetizers on lavish mirrored cocktail tables.

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Decorated branches with hanging florals and candles served as the focal point for the escort card display, where guests found their seating assignments for the vivid, colorful reception. The Estrella Ballroom was completely transformed with elegant drapery from Quest Drape, softly lit with lavender uplighting, and as well as chandeliers adorned with greenery and floral. Half of the round guest tables featured silver metal trees with hanging glass bulbs filled with flowers and candles, while the second half featured glass bell vases with modern lavender and white floral arrangements. Ghost chairs added a subtle hint of modern elegance and allowed the colors in the room to pop!

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The lavender napkins added an extra pop against the silver and white textyred tablecloths from Wildflower Linen and silver beaded glass chargers. After dinner, guests danced the night away to tunes by MT Sounds and indulged in a scrumptious four-tier cake from the Royal Palms catering team. We are so happy to have been a part of this spectacular day, and could not have done it without our awesome team of wedding professionals by our side!

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Wedding Professionals: Venue: Royal Palms Resort & Spa Photography: Melissa Jill Photography Florist: Angelic Grove DJ: MT Sounds Rentals: Cre8ive Event RentalsQuest Drape, Wildflower Linen, Us To U Rentals Photo Booth: The Hip Booth Stationery: idieh design

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The 5 Hottest Wedding Registry Trends | Outstanding Advice

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Now that you have officially said yes and set a date, a very important (and fun!) step in the wedding planning process is creating your very own wedding registry! Family and friends will want to celebrate you by sending congratulatory gifts, so it’s a smart idea to create a registry full of  items that you actually need, and want to use in your new home. Although traditional wedding gifts include basic linens and housewares, our team at Outstanding Occasions researched the 5 hottest wedding registry trends of the season to give your loved ones a hip guideline for some awesome gift ideas.

Opulent Stemware & Dinnerware. Stylish and elegant stemware & dinnerware gives the traditional gift a complete modern makeover. Rose gold, marble and copper metal are very fashionable right now, and every basic kitchen must-have can use an upgrade! You name it, martini shakers, stemware, dinnerware, cutting boards, serving utensils, glasses, wine buckets, and even salt & pepper shakers all incorporate these sophisticated patterns in their design. Select some fun options to spice up your kitchen from retailers like Nordstrom, Crate & Barrel and Sur la Table

High Tech Appliances. Technology is rapidly influencing every industry, even weddings! Whether you need a high tech alarm system for your new home, a helpful Alexa speaker, the new generation iPad or a brand new Keurig, you can’t go wrong with selecting some useful gadgets for your new home together. Modern day technology is always advancing, but receiving some new appliances with up-to-date software will definitely be  an amazing gift, especially for those husbands-to-be who love tech, and just can’t understand the need for the rose gold flatware you love.

Recreational Gear. Making new memories together as husband and wife is certainly one of the most exciting parts of getting married, and what better way to get a head start than by traveling and adventuring together. If you’re a fan of the great outdoors, add a few recreational picks to your wedding registry such as outdoor acrylic wine glasses, modern camping gear, portable speakers and grilling accessories. Having the right material on your overnight adventures can definitely make or break your trip. 

Unique Statement Furniture. Furniture is a big investment, but having special pieces of furniture in your house can really make it feel like a home once your married. Family and friends will enjoy seeing the special pieces they gifted to you (or contributed to) in your home. Select some unique pieces that fit your new married lifestyle, from retailers such as as Anthropologie, Restoration Hardware, Zara Home and Design Within Reach. These stores have one-of-a-kind pieces available for every room in your house. One of the biggest trends of the season is custom upholstery, eclectic mirrors and wicker furniture, for a relaxing beachy feel. 

Crowdfunding. Traditionally, it’s inappropriate for couples to directly ask for money in the form of a wedding gift from their guests. However, new websites such as Honeyfund, I Do Foundation, and Tilt, have modernized the idea of giving cash to newlyweds, and it’s now considered acceptable by most (although grandparents may still find the concept foreign!). Couples use these crowdfunding websites as methods to collect money that would be typically spent on gifts. Couples are attracted to the idea that their guests can contribute to personal expenses such as honeymoon activities or the down payment on their new home. Alternatively, some couples have their guests donate directly to a charity of their choice. 

Whatever you do, make sure to spend some time thinking long and hard about what you might like to receive from friends and family, should they choose to give you a gift to celebrate tying the knot! There does not have to be a central theme to your registry, just be sure that all of the items have a  purpose within your home and your upcoming adventure as newlyweds. Happy choosing!

Photography Credit: Charlotte Magazine

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