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7 Point Checklist For A Destination Bride

7 Point Checklist For A Destination Bride

Patrick T Cooper shares a seven point checklist for a destination bride as our guest writer today through the real wedding of Mr. & Mrs. Noble Jones. Read on to see this beautiful wedding and get some great tips.

A Love Story

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It’s wedding season and your time to say “I DO” in grand style. Romance is in the air and who doesn’t want the story book wed­ding? Let’s face it, wed­dings are productions and can be very costly. Adding the element of an exotic location to your dreams of matrimony can be magi­cal or a nightmare. I must admit weddings excite me mostly due to the style and of course tasting the icing on the cake and the bubbly.

Given the chance, I jumped at the opportunity to chronicle the love story of Mr. & Mrs. Noble Jones. Fol­lowing the Destination Wedding preparation was no easy feat, prompting the authoring of this story. Let’s just say this couple developed their very own coined phrase “The best is yet to be.” This phrase is a reflection of working hard to make something special but being present in the moment to enjoy the miracles of God’s grace. Fortunately for the Joneses a combination of love, family, friends, laughter and of course shots of tequila along with signature pear margaritas made for a living editori­al.

Take note brides and grooms! Get your check­list executed to make your day seamlessly stress free as you skip down the aisle.

“From the moment you come across the main access, we feel glad to have you as a guest and we will do everything to provide you with unforgettable memories.”

The Destination


4Nizuc Resort & Spa |Cancun|Mexico

A gorgeous backdrop makes for magical memories. The Nizuc Resort and Spa is no exception. Opting for a sunset wedding the Jones’ set a new standard in celebrating love. Word to the wise, make sure you budget for your pre-wedding trips to execute your visual imagery and to communicate first hand your vision for the wed­ding. Onsite point persons, preferred vendors and hospitality staff will become your best friends during your wedding celebration.

Nizuc’s General Manager, Jaime Jamarillo states “From the moment you come across the main access, we feel glad to have you as a guest and we will do everything to provide you with unforgettable memories.” Architecturally designed to highlight the natural elements of the ground, the Nizuc’s earth tones pair well with the lush landscapes. Lay beside one of the many black mosaic tile pools for a magnificent tan and pull up to any of the three hotel bars for refreshing beverages. 

Your mind will park at relaxation. Before you know it, dinner will be your next thought and the Nizuc offers six globally inspired restaurants under the com­mand of Executive Chef Sylvain Desbois. This luxury resort is the perfect beginning of a life-long commitment.

Nizuc Resort & Spa |Cancun|Mexico

The Bridesmaids


Dress-”Violet” in ‘ivory lace and champagne underlay. Dress-”Bess” in ‘blush metal­lic chiffon. Dress-”London” in ‘blush metallic chiffon’. Dress-”London” in ‘blush matte jersey by Ivy & Aster

Your girlfriends are already beautiful so let’s make them blush with pride. Piper wanted to celebrate individual brides­maids’ spirit. Soft, yet sexy to rock star status this bride wasn’t afraid to allow her bridesmaids to shine like diamonds. From custom to the conventional bride and bridesmaids Ivy & Aster will have you covered with lovely options.

Designer Jessica Brown of Ivy & Aster states, “We love when a bride has a solid vision and is willing to live beyond the traditions of the boring bridesmaid and a blush color pallet works effortlessly across a range of skin tones. Our blush metallic amplified the group’s look and contributed to a radiant bride!”

“Establish your own traditions.”

Dress-”Violet” in ‘ivory lace and champagne underlay. Dress-”Bess” in ‘blush metal­lic chiffon. Dress-”London” in ‘blush metallic chiffon’. Dress-”London” in ‘blush matte jersey by Ivy & Aster

The Accessories


Shoes from Charming Charlie

Did we mention the blinged out converse sneakers? YES! HELLO! The accessories are what make an ensemble POP. Thankfully we were able to ring the bell of Charming Charlie’s Executive Creative Director Eric Samuel Green. Green states, “We at Charming Charlie believe that a woman’s wedding day is one of the most important moments in life so we create a wide range of accessories perfect for any bride - from Bali and to a backyard soiree we have the perfect accessory for the big day.” Yes, we had the experts of Charming Charlie holding our hand in accessory selection and with over 250 doors nationwide you too can be accessorized to perfection. Do not burden yourself with tons of expensive jewelry when your focus is a destination. Travel light with key statement pieces. Oh, and by the way did we mention Sasha Fierce the couples Pomeranian Yorkie stole the show with a neck piece by Charming Charlie!


Neck piece by Charming Charlie

Sparkle

"A chic canine moment will wow your guest and contribute to a magical moment" - Patrick T Cooper

"We love when a bride has a solid vision and is willing to live beyond the traditions of the boring bridesmaid and a blush color pallet works effortlessly across a range of skin tones. Our blush metallic amplified the group’s look and contributed to a radiant bride!"- Jessica Brown

The Groom


Jos A. Bank

Pop Your Collar Prince Charming.  Noble Jones states “Planning weddings can be stressful, be slow to speak and fast to listen and always choose patience and love.” It takes two to tango and oftentimes the groom’s fashion is totally ignored. All of the planning and whimsical dreams will be an epic fail if your Prince Charming looks like a toad. If you want your optics to look regal, make the invest­ment to ensure that the suit speaks volumes.

Our groom, Noble Jones was a perfect candidate and team player in orches­trating his personal ensemble and coinciding wardrobe for his groomsmen. Smart, debonair, yet affordable were defining qualities established by the groom for his wedding day look. As a NASA Aerospace Engineer turned medical student, Noble Jones has family goals one of which is to be financially sound. Smart man! I think he is a keeper

To that end, we styled No­ble in a light blue suit with hues of pink that blended harmoniously with the wedding colors and the ocean view landscapes. I think all grooms should be able to pop their collars like Noble Jones.

The Groomsmen


Jos A. Bank

“Since 1905, Jos. A. Bank has made quality clothing that stands for clas­sic style, service and great value. As a lifestyle brand, our collection offers a full assortment of stylish tuxedos, suits and accessories available for rental, purchase or custom made in the USA.”

Executive Collection Tailored Fit Tropical Blend Suit in Light Blue $498.00 Joseph Abboud Traditional Fit Spread Collar Royal Oxford Dress Shirt in Pink $99.50 Signa­ture Gold Collection Floral Medallion Tie Fuchsia $99.50

Men of Honor


Best Man

The simple fix is proper fit and tailoring so stop by Jos. A. Bank. “Since 1905, Jos. A. Bank has made quality clothing that stands for classic style, service and great value. As a lifestyle brand, our collection offers a full assortment of stylish tuxedos, suits and accessories available for rental, purchase or custom made in the USA.” 

With doors across the United States Jos. A. Banks can compile your wish list and have your entire groomsmen wardrobe in queue in a matter of a computer keystroke. Hey, boys will be boys so make it simple and no fuss. Fun being the focus for this celebration meant suits that were soft, comfortable and functional. Be sure to check the heat index to prevent bridal exhaustion and excessive perspiration. Mission accomplished with Jos. A. Bank.

Executive Collection Tropical Blend Tailored Fit Suit in Blue Grey $498.00 Reserve Col­lection Traditional Fit Spread Collar Windowpane Plaid Dress Shirt in Grey $99.50 Reserve Collection Check Tie in Pink $99.50

Father of the Bride


father daughter dance

Dad will beam with joy and pride in this moment. Only the best will do for your first love. Keep in mind the Mexican sun­shine can be brutal so we opted for a tropical weight sharkskin suit for dad to sparkle…. by Jos A. Bank. In keeping with the color schematic, of the wedding dad’s powder blue french cuff shirt layered with a blush paisley necktie made for a polished look, perfect for a beach wedding. While Dad would have preferred a tuxedo for this momentous occasion, his concerns were quickly put to rest with the Traveler Collection traditional fit sharkskin suit by Jos. A. Bank! This father and daughter dance is an elegant coordinated fashion statement. After all, there is no embrace like that of your father!

Traveler Collection Tradi­tional Fit Sharkskin Suit in Light grey $698.00 Joseph Abboud Traditional Fit Spread Collar Royal Oxford Dress Shirt in Light Blue $99.50 Executive Collection Self Tie in Pink $49.50Jos A. Bank

Special thanks to Terry A Sprunger, Monica Oliver, Julie Weber. Jessica Brown, Eric Samuel Green, Prima Atlanta, Ivy & Aster, Jos A. Bank, Charming Charlie and the Terrell Sister.

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ServiceVendor
Accessories & LingerieCharming Charlie
Bridesmaid DressesIvy & Aster
Groom & His MenJos A. Bank
Creative DirectorPatrick T Cooper
PhotographersNizuc Resort & Spa
José Saborit