If you’re thinking of having a luxury wedding abroad, the most important thing to decide is where in the world should you tie the knot? When the world is your oyster, you may just feel like closing your eyes, spinning the globe and choosing at random!

To help with this tricky question Matthew Oliver Luxury Weddings have designed a quiz that can help to point couples in the right direction for their big day.

The interactive quiz poses a number personality questions about you and your partner’s interests as well as the perfect music, food and even the type of flowers for your ideal wedding. The Matthew Oliver Weddings team have used all of their experience of planning luxury destination weddings to pick out some wonderful international wedding locations for the quiz results.

So will you end up in a luxury resort in the Caribbean or in a magical Austrian alpine lodge?

Take the quiz and let us know where you ended up!

Get to Know a Wedding Photographer in Memphis, TN: Cindy B. Thymius Photography (3)

Today we’re excited to bring you this interview with Cindy B. Thymius Photography of Memphis, TN! Take it away Cindy:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company:

I grew up in the Appalachian Mountains and attended what is now known as University of the Cumberlands, a small private Christian college. I earned a BS in English, with a minor in Communications. In 2003, I opened up my photography business in West Palm Beach, FL. My family and I moved to Memphis, TN in 2007, and we have found our forever home. I am a wedding and portrait photographer. I believe portraits should look genuine, real, relaxed, and timeless. I’m very proud that my images have a very natural look to them. If you compare a photo I took 15 years ago, 10 years ago, 5 years ago, even yesterday, my style has always remained constant and classic. Photography fads come and go. I don’t think your wedding photos should be a test for photography fads.

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Get to Know a Wedding Florist: Bloominous (3)

Today we’re excited to bring you this interview with Richard of Bloominous, based in Los Angeles, CA! Here’s Richard:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

I’m Richard, the founder and CEO of Bloominous, a national wedding floral brand that delivers beautiful designs at prices 50% below typical wedding flower costs. We offer three different types of services:

Our DIY Kit Service is our original and flagship product. We have over 24 different floral collections, fully customizable to make it personalized for you. We ship it to you overnight in refrigerated boxes and it includes everything you need to recreate what you see on our website. All the flowers are super fresh (we source directly from growers), and we inspect, clean, and pre-portion every flower according to your recipe. We even include pins, ribbons, and vases so it’s truly a one-stop-shop. We time-tested each arrangement to be made between 10-20 minutes. Our method is foolproof, and we’ve delivered thousands and thousands of weddings to happy brides all over.

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Matt and Brianna's Martha's Vineyard Real Wedding (11)

Today we’re happy to bring you this beautiful Martha’s Vineyard real wedding, planned by Chancey Charm! A bit about the wedding:

Matt and Brianna live on Cape Cod, but ventured over to Martha’s Vineyard with 100 of their closest friends and family in June of this year. They selected the private and beautiful Stoney Hill Road House for their wedding day as they wanted a home for their entire bridal party for the weekend, as well as privacy for their ceremony and reception. Brianna wanted the wedding to be a party, and that was reflected with the amazing band, FreeStyle, from Boston, as well as the Let’s Dance sign over the band! Some nautical ties to the reflect the island were brought in, like the metal anchor bottle openers, which were placed on each place setting at the tented dinner, along with the navy suits the boys wore for the wedding. A mix of barn wood tables with garlands and round tables, with candlesticks and greenery were the classic elements to keep their look timeless.

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Get to Know a Wedding Stationer: Kelly King of Affordable Wedding Invites (3)
Credit: Apollo Shoots Photography, Jeweler & Stylist: Pink Wasabi

Today we’re here with Kelly of Affordable Wedding Invites, based in Salem, IL! Take it away Kelly:

How did you get started doing wedding invitations?

I grew up working in my family’s commercial print shop, helping couples browse the pages of Carlson Craft albums and learning about fine papers. A little later, I found inspiration in local couples who wanted more custom styles. We began offering high quality digital printing on fine papers and new ideas just keep coming.

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Rustic Ornate Wedding by B.Matthews Photo (14)

Today we’re happy to bring you this lovely real wedding photographed by B.Matthews Photo! From the bride and groom:

The ceremony was in a rustically ornate church in a charming little neighborhood and the reception was in the gorgeous lobby of a 1920’s downtown hotel-turned-condo complex. I wanted to play up the classicly glam vibe of the reception venue so I gravitated towards timeless elements, including the mermaid silhouette of my dress. We didn’t want to distract from the venue’s incredible details in the wooden walls, mezzanine, high, hand-painted ceilings or black and white marble floors so we added a few tall centerpieces and scattered romantic candles throughout the venue. We loved the long, dramatic head table down the center of the lobby.

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Bridal Tea Party Shoot from White Stole (1)

This fun styled shoot came to us via White Stole! A bit about the shoot:

A modern twist on the time-honored Bridal Rehearsal Dinner was the brainchild of Stylist, Curator and Producer Roberta Nasser and her White Stole Couture Collection as a Bridal Tea Party happening photographed by Seattle’s premiere Wedding Photographer, Kelly Robbins in the elegant, old-world setting of the Mayflower Park Hotel in Seattle, Washington on March 11, 2018.
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Katie & John Hot Fushia Wedding at The Estate by Gene & Georgetti (27)

Today’s real wedding inspiration comes to us from The Estate by Gene & Georgetti, where this beautiful hot-fuchsia inspired wedding of Katie & John took place! A bit about the wedding:

What was your inspiration for your wedding theme/colors?

As my dad lovingly put it during his wedding speech, I was no normal child. Ask a kid what their favorite colors are it’s blue, green, red, you know the normal. What was my favorite color if anyone ever asked me? Hot fuchsia! Apparently at 30 years old, I still hadn’t changed, and that was still my color of choice.

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Meet a Wedding Stationer in Denver, CO: Emily A Howell Calligraphy + Design (6)
Credit: Autumn Cutaia Photo

Today we’re interviewing the lovely Emily of Emily A Howell Calligraphy + Design! Take it away Emily:

How did you get started doing wedding invitations?

My husband and I were in the middle of a cross-country move when I realized that I needed to make a change and do something creative for my work. I had made our own invitations a few years earlier when we got married so I knew that I loved the process! After working with a few brides, learning about their weddings and trying to come up with unique and special invitations to match, I knew I was in the right business!

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Meet a Wedding Jeweler in New York, NY: Fascinating Diamonds (1)

Today’s wedding vendor interview is with Raj Kumar, President of Fascinating Diamonds based in New York, NY. Enjoy!

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

Fascinating Diamonds is a luxury online diamond jewelry store, which enables customers to curate and customize their own desired ring online. Our expertise lies in delivering customized authentic diamond jewelry with brilliant quality and spontaneous new designs. We pride ourselves on our flamboyant, classic and extravagant diamond engagement & wedding rings, with interesting and new, on-trend designs, carefully designed by our in-house designers.

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