Simple enough. So, if you are considering a destination wedding, whether it is still a traditional wedding or perhaps in lieu of a traditional wedding, then the following information should be of great help. Destination Weddings are on the rise as the new dream wedding. As Orange County Professional Photographers, Three16 Photography is your go-to photographer for your wedding, as we have had the pleasure shooting wedding photography at some locations that required travel. It was fun and exciting.
Many people may love the idea of a destination wedding, but they know that by doing that, either several friends and/or family members will not be able to travel. The reasons may be financial, failing health, lack of time off from work, restraints due to children, the inability to travel or any other commitments they may have. So often the couple gives up the idea of a destination wedding so not to inconvenience their love ones.
That is why in many cases, either a couple will go alone, similar to an elopement, or with just a very, very few people so that it appears to be only an intimate affair and maybe have a reception after getting back home.
We've had our share of destination weddings including Noriega House in Bakersfield, California, Horning's Hideout in North Plains, Oregon, among others. We've also photographed destination engagements such as in the San Francisco Bay.
There are two types of destination wedding ceremonies. One is having your ceremony at a particular location that has meaning to the couple. This could include an island, another country, an all-inclusive resort, a dream location, etc. The other destination wedding is still the traditional one, but perhaps it is where many of the relatives of either the bride or the groom had once lived. So, for example, if the couple lives on the west coast, but the bride grew up on the east coast, then perhaps she has a very large family still in the east. Then it may be more convenient financially for the groom’s side to travel back east for the wedding.