It’s all in the plan…..

There are so many beautiful table plan ideas, many of which can be taken with you for an overseas / destination wedding. Here are our top 5. Check out the rest on our Pinterest page:

Rustic Shabby Chic Table Plan_Vintage Frames_From  bridesupnorth.com

Rustic Shabby Chic Table Plan_Vintage Frames_From bridesupnorth.com

Camper Van Table Plan_by STNstationery on Etsy

Camper Van Table Plan_by STNstationery on Etsy

Ladder_Shabby Chic_Vintage_Table Plan_by Sally Eaton

Ladder_Shabby Chic_Vintage_Table Plan_by Sally Eaton

London Town Table Plan_Visit inthetreehouse.co.uk

London Town Table Plan_Visit inthetreehouse.co.uk

Vintage Suitcase Wedding Table Plan_via Sophie Reay

Vintage Suitcase Wedding Table Plan_via Sophie Reay

Check out: http://www.pinterest.com/wanderlustweds/table-plans/ for further inspiration

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A sneaky peak at our next ‘Wanderful Wedding’…….

Set on the stunning cliff-tops overlooking the Atlantic ocean in the Algarve, Portugal. One of our favorite places for a destination wedding….

Destination Wedding by Algarve Wedding Planners, João Ataide Photography, Portugal

Destination Wedding by Algarve Wedding Planners,
João Ataide Photography, Portugal

 

Gorgeous Guardastelle – A fantastic Tuscan farmhouse, perfect for an overseas wedding

Located just two kilometres from the medieval town of San Gimignano, this working farm – Agriturismo Guardastelle – is an enchanting destination wedding venue in the heart of Tuscany, Italy.

Agriturismo Guardastelle, Destination Wedding Venue (Villa), Tuscany, Italy

Agriturismo Guardastelle, Destination Wedding Venue (Villa), Tuscany, Italy

Rated number 1 of 93 speciality lodgings in its area on Tripadvisor, Guardastelle has been described as ‘unbeatable in terms of beauty, hospitality and serenity.’

Guardastelle has been lovingly refurbished by its owners Fausto and Suzanne, and each bedroom is decorated tastefully in a typical Tuscan style. The accommodation comes in the form of a B&B villa with five double rooms (plus 3 sofa beds) and four self catering apartments which accommodate up to 13 guests.

Agriturismo Guardastelle, Virgo Apartment - Destination Wedding Venue (Villa), Tuscany, Italy

Agriturismo Guardastelle, Virgo Apartment – Destination Wedding Venue (Villa), Tuscany, Italy

Agriturismo Guardastelle, Teresa Bedroom, Destination Wedding Venue (Villa), Tuscany, Italy

Agriturismo Guardastelle, Teresa Bedroom, Destination Wedding Venue (Villa), Tuscany, Italy

Agriturismo Guardastelle, Renato Bedroom, Destination Wedding Venue (Villa), Tuscany, Italy

Agriturismo Guardastelle, Renato Bedroom, Destination Wedding Venue (Villa), Tuscany, Italy

Agriturismo Guardastelle,  Orione Apartment, Destination Wedding Venue (Villa), Tuscany, Italy

Agriturismo Guardastelle, Orione Apartment, Destination Wedding Venue (Villa), Tuscany, Italy

Agriturismo Guardastelle, Virgo Bedroom, Destination Wedding Venue (Villa), Tuscany, Italy

Agriturismo Guardastelle, Virgo Bedroom, Destination Wedding Venue (Villa), Tuscany, Italy

In total, Guardastelle can accommodate up to 29 guests and prices start at €110 for a double room (per night, with breakfast) or €660 for an apartment (for 2 people) for the week . There are plenty of options nearby providing additional accommodation for larger wedding parties.

Guardastelle offers their beautiful terrace and gardens for an outdoor wedding of up to 100 guests. Local Italian caterers provide truly tantalising menus which your guests will never forget. Contact clare@wanderlust-weddings.com for more details on menus and pricing.

Agriturismo Guardastelle, Destination Wedding Venue (Villa), Tuscany, Italy

Agriturismo Guardastelle, Destination Wedding Venue (Villa), Tuscany, Italy

Agriturismo Guardastelle, Destination Wedding Venue (Villa), Tuscany, Italy

Agriturismo Guardastelle, Destination Wedding Venue (Villa), Tuscany, Italy

Agriturismo Guardastelle, Destination Wedding Venue (Villa), Tuscany, Italy

Agriturismo Guardastelle, Destination Wedding Venue (Villa), Tuscany, Italy

Ceremonies can take place in San Gimignano townhall or a symbolic ceremony can take place on site. There are several churches nearby for a Catholic wedding too.

Surrounded by the beautiful Tuscan landscape, guests can enjoy the sunshine, take a dip in the refreshing swimming pool or go for a walk around the gorgeous gardens, vineyard and olive groves. Guests can also taste some of Guardastelle’s renowned wines or olive oil, try a cooking class or visit the estate’s cellars during their stay.  Guardastelle’s location in the heart of Tuscany also means guests can access the popular cities of Siena and Florence.

Agriturismo Guardastelle, Destination Wedding Venue (Villa), Tuscany, Italy

Agriturismo Guardastelle, Destination Wedding Venue (Villa), Tuscany, Italy

Agriturismo Guardastelle, Destination Wedding Venue (Villa), Tuscany, Italy

Agriturismo Guardastelle, Destination Wedding Venue (Villa), Tuscany, Italy

Agriturismo Guardastelle, Destination Wedding Venue (Villa), Tuscany, Italy

Agriturismo Guardastelle, Destination Wedding Venue (Villa), Tuscany, Italy

Harvest Time at Agriturismo Guardastelle, Destination Wedding Venue (Villa), Tuscany, Italy

Harvest Time at Agriturismo Guardastelle, Destination Wedding Venue (Villa), Tuscany, Italy

Wanderlust Weddings think Agriturismo Guardastelle is a very special venue offering a true taste of Tuscan hospitality and beauty in a rustic, unique and magical place, ideal for a destination wedding.

Contact clare@wanderlust-weddings.com for further information on hosting your wedding at this beautiful venue.

Agriturismo Guardastelle, Destination Wedding Venue (Villa), Tuscany, Italy

Agriturismo Guardastelle, Destination Wedding Venue (Villa), Tuscany, Italy

Agriturismo Guardastelle, Destination Wedding Venue (Villa), Tuscany, Italy

Agriturismo Guardastelle, Destination Wedding Venue (Villa), Tuscany, Italy

Agriturismo Guardastelle, Destination Wedding Venue (Villa), Tuscany, Italy

Agriturismo Guardastelle, Destination Wedding Venue (Villa), Tuscany, Italy

Agriturismo Guardastelle, Destination Wedding Venue (Villa), Tuscany, Italy

Agriturismo Guardastelle, Destination Wedding Venue (Villa), Tuscany, Italy

Table settings at your destination wedding

If you are having a destination wedding, you may think you will leave the table settings up to the caterers or venue where you are having your celebration. At Wanderlust Weddings, we think getting married overseas doesn’t mean you need to compromise on the details – plenty of the elements that make a table setting so stunning can be brought over or sent to the venue in advance. Check out some of our destination wedding friendly table settings and let us know what you think…

Beautiful gold table settings -  mycrazy-beautifulife.tumblr.com

Beautiful gold table settings – mycrazy-beautifulife.tumblr.com

Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa – a luxury destination wedding venue in the heart of the Algarve

With panoramic views over the alluring Atlantic Ocean, this five star luxury Algarve retreat – Vila Vita Parc Resort and Spa – is a truly delectable venue for a Portugal destination wedding.

Vila Vita Parc - Destination Wedding Venue - The Algarve, Portugal

Wedding by Algarve Wedding Planners @ Vila Vita Parc, Portugal –  Algarve Wedding Photography (www.algarveweddingphotography.com)

Set within a spectacular location on a rocky coastline and with 22 acres of colourful sub-tropical gardens, Vila Vita Parc, located in the village of Porches is undeniably one of Portugal’s finest resorts. It is easily accessible too, just a 30 minute transfer from Faro airport.

Vila Vita Parc - Destination Wedding Venue - The Algarve, Portugal

Wedding by Algarve Wedding Planners @ Vila Vita Parc, Portugal – Joao Ataide Photography

The experienced wedding team at Vila Vita Parc looks after all of the important details and guides couples every step of the way in the lead up to and during their special day, ensuring  a flawless, festive and unforgettable wedding celebration.

There are nine venues including a two-Michelin star restaurant and a magnificent garden setting overlooking the ocean – one of the most charming locations for an overseas wedding.

Vila Vita Parc - Destination Wedding Venue - The Algarve, Portugal

Wedding by Algarve Wedding Planners @ Vila Vita Parc,, Portugal – Joao Ataide Photography

Vila Vita Parc - Destination Wedding Venue - The Algarve, Portugal

Wedding by Algarve Wedding Planners @ Vila Vita Parc, Portugal – Joao Ataide Photography

The Atlantico Restuarant with its beautiful terrace and sea views can host up to 80 people, while the Bela Vita Restaurant is perfect for larger parties of up to 120 guests. Sala Lisboa can host up to 200 people and guests can party until the small hours at the Aladin Bar which also provides a dance floor, dj and equipment, lighting system and full bar setup.

Vila Vita Parc - Destination Wedding Venue - The Algarve, Portugal

Wedding by Algarve Wedding PLanners @ Vila Vita Parc, Portugal – Joao Ataide Photography

This stunning venue also offers couples the use of their beautiful Bently to take them to the church and back for just €150. All confirmed wedding events with over 20 guests offer a complimentary tasting for the bride and groom, courtesy of Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa. A special discounted rate is also offered to any additional guests at the menu tasting.

A selection of beautiful venues is available for the ceremony throughout the resort – check out the below photos for recent examples.

Vila Vita Parc - Destination Wedding Venue - The Algarve, Portugal

Wedding by Algarve Wedding Planners @ Vila Vita Parc, Portugal – Joao Ataide Photography

Vila Vita Parc - Destination Wedding Venue - The Algarve, Portugal

Wedding by Algarve Wedding Planners @ Vila Vita Parc, Portugal – Joao Ataide Photography

This Algarve destination wedding venue can cater for a small, intimate ceremony or a larger celebration, with packages starting from €164 per person. The packages offer so much more than an a typical wedding package – including flowers, the wedding cake, votive candles, personalised place cards, a complimentary room for the bride and groom on their wedding night, table linens and napkins, chair covers and sashes, staging, dance floor  and much much more. For further details including menus and an exact description of packages available, contact Clare on clare@wanderlust-weddings.com

Entertainment for the younger guests in an exclusive area can be provided through the Vila Vita Parc’s packages at Annabella’s Kids Park and Nathalie’s Creche offer, making this a really family friendly wedding destination too.

Vila Vita Parc - Destination Wedding Venue - The Algarve, Portugal

Wedding  by Algarve Wedding Planners @ Vila Vita Parc, Portugal – Joao Ataide Photography

Vila Vita Parc - Destination Wedding Venue - The Algarve, Portugal

Wedding by Algarve Wedding Planner @ Vila Vita Parc, Portugal – Joao Ataide Photography

There are lots of options for continuing the celebration with an exclusive Vila Vita yacht cruise the next day, a champagne brunch or a day-after BBQ.

From beautiful beaches to fantastic facilities for all age groups, wedding guests will never run out of things to do.

All 180 rooms, suites and villas are elegantly appointed and benefit from their own private terraces and ocean views. Check out the venue’s website for more details: http://www.vilavitaparc.com/en/

Vila Vita Parc - Destination Wedding Venue - The Algarve, Portugal

Wedding by Algarve Wedding Planners @ Vila Vita Parc, Portugal – Joao Ataide Photography

See this spectacular venue yourself on the following video gallery:  http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL074DE0818E353E15

Wanderlust Weddings is delighted to be able to offer a discount on accommodation to couples (and their wedding party) getting married at this stunning location. For more information on hosting your wedding at Vila Vita Parc  or for info on any other Algarve destination wedding venues, contact Clare on clare@wanderlustweddings.com

Destination Weddings Account for 24% of All Weddings According to 2013 Study

Really interesting stats, though this is for couples in the US……

Simple Maui Wedding

In a recent study released by xogroupinc.com the owners of the Knot and the WeddingChannel.com, destination weddings accounted for nearly one quarter of all weddings in the United States.

Las Vegas and Hawaii lead the way in total weddings with nearly 55% combined share of the nations total weddings according to National Center for Health Statistics report on marriage rates.
http://simplemaui.newsvine.com/_news/2014/01/13/22294201-destination-weddings-account-for-24-of-all-weddings-according-to-2013-study

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