Category: Destination Wedding

Meghan + Whit Parker Palm Springs Black and White Glamorous Wedding

Orange County residents, Meghan and Whit had a dream for a destination wedding weekend that guests could easily drive to. After touring different locations Palm Springs seemed like the perfect place for a wedding weekend get away.  They choose The Parker Palm Springs because of it beautiful outdoor spaces and the ability to buyout the hotel which would create the private setting the couple had envisioned. Heather from LVL worked with them to design a glamorous...

CJ + Jeff’s Montage Kapalua Maui Wedding

CJ and Jeff love Maui and have been spending time at the Montage for years. So when it came time to plan their wedding Montage Kapalua was the perfect wedding location. They wanted to keep the overall design fun and tropical by incorporating Maui greens and a color ALOHA marquee sign. Guests had so much fun taking photos in front of this Hawaii inspired backdrop. Besides the sign one of our other favorite detail was the...

Kelly + David Solage Calistoga Wine Country Wedding

Incorporating the David’s home of Australia was really important to Kelly, so we took the natural, laid back aesthetic of Solage Resort and added some modern touches with ghost chairs and gold accents while incorporating some ferns in to the floral as a nod to the Aussies. All while feeling like you were still in beautiful California wine country. Another fun little Aussie nod we loved was the custom corn hole set during cocktail hour. Planner...

411 on Your Wedding Room Block

Are your wedding room blocks stressing you out? We are here to share some of the best wedding room block tips and advice! Planning your wedding can and should be one of the most exciting things in your life, but we know that the fun can get mired down in details, schedules and negotiations. One of the most necessary yet frustrating tasks can be securing a fantastic hotel room block. This is where a travel professional...

Destination Wedding Planning: Tips and Advice

We asked LVL’s Founder, Lindsay Longacre, for her best advice to couples planning a destination wedding. Lindsay and Team LVL have planned hundreds of weddings for destination clients including Southern California, the islands of Hawaii, Mexico, Italy, and even Hungary! The following is a Q & A with Lindsay focusing on some of the top questions we receive from destination couples. 1. How do you hire a vendor team if you live in another country? Hire a...

Real Wedding: Kara and Jason

San Diego is host to many couples seeking a destination wedding from across the country. For Kara and Jason, this was a little piece of paradise in their own backyard. We were so honored to be a part of Kara and Jason’s San Diego wedding. Kara and Jason had a long history together, sparking a love interest back in college, and continuing on post-graduation in San Diego. Kara told Jason during one of their weekly bike...

Planning tips for an Arizona destination wedding

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So you’re considering Arizona as the location for your destination wedding? Great choice! Arizona boasts year-round sunny weather, and is home to not only desert climate, but mountain views outside the Phoenix metro in Sedona, Flagstaff and the Grand Canyon. Here are a few points to consider as you begin your wedding plans:

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Real Wedding: Meredith and David featured in Destination I Do Magazine

Meredith and Dave were looking to celebrate with family and friends in Hawaii, where Meredith grew up. The couple had been to a few destination weddings and really liked the idea of the wedding not just being a one day affair, but a few days of celebrating. Being able to share the beauty of Hawaii within the context of their wedding was something very important to them. They put their trust in their team of vendors as they planned remotely from California, relying...

Wine Country Wedding Weekend: Top 10 Rehearsal & Brunch Venues

Weddings have evolved into a weekend experience (as opposed to just the wedding), especially in Wine Country where many guests are traveling from all over for the country. This lends itself to turning a wedding into more of an experience and mini vacation. We wanted to highlight some of our favorite locations for these other wedding related events such as your rehearsal dinner, Sunday brunch or welcome reception. These Top 10 rehearsal and brunch venues will...

Real Wedding: Kristin and Nick

From the moment that I first spoke with Kristin over the phone, I knew that we were meant to work together! A good old Mid Western girl, just like me!  I worked with Kristin and her Mom for 9 months pulling together all of the details for their Catalina Island Destination Wedding.  

Destination Wedding : Heidi & Jason Part 2 featured on Style Me Pretty

Couldn’t get enough of Part 1! Don’t fret we have lots of gorgeous ceremony and reception details to share with. This romantic tropical Playa Del Carmen Destination Wedding was definitely a highlight for us in 2014. The combination of the gorgeous backdrop of Viceroy Rivera Maya, custom driftwood pieces with calligraphy by KAKalligraphy and mercury glass candles this wedding was all romance. Have a look at the full affair captured perfectly by Brandon Kidd Photography. Photography: Brandon Kidd...

Playa Del Carmen Wedding : Heidi & Jason Part 1

When you invite 45 of your favorite people to join in your marriage and celebration to a destination, half the fun is stretching out to the party to a wedding weekend! We wanted to share some fun destination wedding ideas from Heidi & Jason’s I Do’s in sunny Playa Del Carmen, Mexico at the Viceroy Riviera Maya.  We started the weekend off with a tequila and ceviche tasting, played custom corn hole by the pool and...

Top San Diego Venues

Reliable year-round weather, gorgeous beach locales, iconic hotels and endless venue options make San Diego an ideal destination for brides and grooms planning their “I do’s”.  As one of the most popular wedding destinations in the U.S., it’s always wedding season in San Diego! We decided to share some of our favorite wedding venues!   Grand Del Mar: Where love is Grand! Reminds us of a Mediterranean estate and nestled in the setting of the breathtaking Los Penasquitos Canyon,...

Cheers to Temecula!

Only an hour South of Orange County and an hour North of San Diego sits one of Southern California’s best kept secrets – the Temecula Valley Wine Country.  With over 40 wineries with vineyard covered hills, 30 golf courses, numerous resorts and private estates, Temecula is the perfect destination for your wedding weekend.  From wine tasting (of course) to hot air balloon rides, your guests will not have a shortage of things to do for the...

Maui Montage Tropical Wedding Inspiration featured on 100 Layer Cake

With LVL’s recent expansion to the Hawaiian Islands we were beyond excited to create this Maui Montage Tropical Wedding Inspiration photo shoot.  Creating this fabulous production team was the best part!  We had the opportunity to work with the best of the best on the island of Maui including The Montage’s newest property at Kapalua Bay and the uber talented destination wedding photographer, Brandon Kidd.   We also were so impressed by up and comer Christina Hartman with Wildheart...

Destination Wedding in Lowcountry: Shea & Brad

This wedding was incredibly special to me because Shea and I have known each other since we were in high school.  We have one of those friendships that no matter where life takes us the moment we see each other or hop on a phone call we are right back to the same girls who played sad song wine night while living together in Chicago.  I recently had a chance to visit with Brad and Shea...

Real Wedding: Kristina and Jon

One of my favorite feelings has to be coming past the windmills in route to the desert from Orange County and that immediate feeling of peaceful escape. There is something about the palm trees, the mountains and the evening light after a sunny day that really makes me feel like the desert is the perfect spot for a close but still destination wedding weekend. Kristina & Jon thought that those palm trees and mountains would make...

Real Wedding: Melissa and Ian – featured on Style Unveiled

I am completely in love with Palm Desert destination weddings and this wedding is an example why. Melissa & Ian are a super sweet couple from Seattle who shared an amazing weekend in the sun at Miramonte Resort & Spa with their friends and family. On a picture perfect Fall evening, they said “I do”, sabered champagne, shared touching speeches and then danced the night away. Oh yes, I said sabered. Bride, Melissa’s family has a...