We grew up spending our summers on Catalina Island, so when ever we see a Catalina Island wedding we just have to share it. When you think of Catalina, most think of the famous landmark of the Catalina Casino which is the round building you see in every picture. We used to dream of getting married there and have always loved the gorgeous ballroom they have there. This island is know as the “Island of Romance” so of course it’s the perfect location for a destination wedding.
Here is what the bride had to say about her Catalina Island wedding and planning a destination event:
Soon after we got engaged we began looking up venues and Catalina Island came quickly too our minds, but we sort of dismissed it thinking it would be too much to ask of our guests to travel over. During this planning period we went to our dear friends wedding in Costa Rica and had the time of our lives. Not only was the wedding picture perfect, but because a large group of our friends were there together we got to go on adventures together and the wedding at the end of the trip was the icing on the cake. After that we realized the friends and family who love you will go that extra mile to be there for your wedding. Not only that, but one of the things I love the most about a destination wedding is that it allows you to relish a little bit longer in the magical time of your wedding. Instead of an event that your guests attend for an evening and then go home from they come to a destination that means so much to the couple getting married, spend more time with other guests, and enjoying the sites. It adds a beautiful layer to the whole experience. – Vivian the bride.
Photographer: Melissa McClure Photography
Floral Designer: Bloom Floral Design Studio
Reception Venue: Cataina Island Resort Services, Inc.
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Ceremony Location: Descanso Beach Resort
Dress Store: La Soie Bridal
Event Planner: Lili Magnolia Private Chefs
Cinema and Video:Nate Schute
Dress Store: The White Dress Couture and Vintage Bridal Boutique
Shoes: TOMS Shoes
DJ: VOX DJs