You found the one – the one you have been dreaming of for years. It was love at first sight when you found your destination wedding venue – until COVID 19 hit. For many, this lead to the heartbreaking decision to postpone or cancel existing wedding plans during an already stressful time in the world. Pearle Weddings has had the pleasure of connecting with many couples who are in the exact same situation, and are here to offer support and suggestions to help transition your wedding vision closer to home.
Step 1: Choose a venue that offers a versatile canvas that can be molded to fit the aesthetic of your destination wedding. Were you planning on saying “I do” on a romantic, sunlit beach? Opt for a modern venue that showcases lakeshore views such as Spencer’s at the Waterfront. The use of décor, music and naturally beautiful sight lines can all attribute to creating a wedding theme reminiscent of your tropical nuptials.
Step 2: One of the most delicious ways to incorporate your destination wedding is your food! Fun and fresh hors d’eourves, a seafood late night or even a specialty cocktail are great ways to tie in different themes to your day.
Step 3: Music, music, music! Whether you were planning on doing the salsa in the sand or tangoing into the sunset, one of the best ways to honor your destination wedding is to incorporate the incredible music selections you would have enjoyed on your big day. Connect with your band or DJ and see if they have suggestions or playlists that they can recommend to keep that dancefloor full all night long.
When facing COVID 19, we can’t always turn lemons into lemonade, but when it comes to a “destination inspired wedding” there are many unique and exciting ways to pay homage to your original day – a little bit closer to home. Don’t forget, this too shall pass and there will be many opportunities (honeymoons, anniversaries etc.) to head back to your initial venue to celebrate when the time is right.
Jocelynn Maund | Special Event Consultant, Spencer’s at the Waterfront