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Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Getaway Wedding

And just like that, another week or so goes by without any blogging! But I really have a good excuse this time--hospital stay and recovery time! I had a double surgery Monday, was released on Tuesday and now slowly getting back to my regular self. Prior to the surgery, I had a few days of annoying, required pre-op tests and "prep." Thus, these procedures have consumed my life for several weeks already!

So now I am confined to bed/couch this week with no heavy lifting or driving allowed per doctor's orders. In any case, it's nice to be back in my own home again and surrounded by my favorite people and things. And now I have time to blog again!

Today's product spotlight focuses on a very specific--and special--wedding theme: the destination wedding. Thirteen years ago, when my husband and I were considering different wedding ideas, a destination wedding, either in the Virgin Islands or Hawaii, was our first choice. However, after a few months of mulling over the actual details, we succumbed to the lure of a more traditional wedding closer to home. There were various 'good' reasons why we changed our minds: the cost of flying our nearest and dearest to a faraway island and limiting the guest list to those who could actually take time off to join us made us rethink our destination plan. However, I still have a tiny bit of regret that we didn't just run with the idea of a getaway wedding!

Sweetest Whimsy's Carlson Craft site recently added a new Wedding Invitation link for Destination Weddings! Just browsing through the new designs makes me yearn for a wedding re-do, somewhere on a sandy beach on a tropical island far, far away. The invitations themselves invite all sorts of great wedding ideas. Some can be customized to the destination you have in mind:

This clever mapmaker's invitation can be tailored to the specific location you choose for your wedding--Jamaica, Hawaii, Bermuda or Bahamas!

How about this muted translucent vellum design that evokes the wonder of finding a message in a bottle along the beach? I love that the text on these invitations is printed on the diagonal, very casual and intimate.

Forget subtle! Go ahead and scream "Vegas Wedding, baby!" with these full-color, full-energy invitations. Can you ever go wrong with a Las Vegas wedding?!

Romance in Paris . . . the ultimate destination. This charming invitation will have all your guests saying 'ooh la la' about a trip to Paris!

Leaving on a jet plane? What better way to let guests know that yours is not the typical wedding than with their own 'ticket' to ride along to your chosen destination? The invitation's die-cut shapes are tied together nicely with claret ribbon. A great beginning to any destination wedding!

Do you have a faraway dream wedding in your future? Check out Sweetest Whimsy's destination wedding invitation designs online or contact us about specific travel theme ideas you have. The wedding journey begins with the printed invitation, after all!

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