Sometimes you have to rock and roll with it and that’s what these two love birds did! Their Myrtle Beach elopement was on a beautiful day with their dearest friends. A small intimate wedding for a lovely couple!
This blog has some of our favorite dream locations!
Here are a few lovely destinations to spark your wanderlust wedding plans. Even if these locations aren’t for you, why not let them inspire your designs and spark your imagination. Hey, while you’re here, why not go ahead and plan for the honeymoon to start right after the ceremony! We’ve even included the best month to visit destination locations so all the stars are aligned just for you!
- Destination – Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens in Costa Rica
- Local – Grande Dunes Ocean & Members Club, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
- Destination – Palais Rhoul & Spa Marrakech in Morroco
- Local – The Dunes Golf and Beach Club, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
- Destination – Likuliku Lagoon Resort in Fiji, Japan
- Local – Wachesaw Plantation Club, Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
- Destination – Mara Bushtops in Africa
- Local –Double Tree Resort by Hilton, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
- Destination – Treehouse Point in Issaquah, Washington USA
- Local –Embassy Suites, Kingston Plantation, North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
- Destination – Devils Thumb Ranch in Tabernash, Colorado USA
- Local – Litchfield Plantation, Litchfield, South Carolina
Destination – Union Hill Inn in Sonora, California USA
Local – The Cooper House, Conway, South Carolina
- Destination – Rain Forest Wedding in Australia/New Zealand
- Local – Sunnyside Plantation, Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
- Destination – The Ruins at Barnsley Resort in Adairsville, Georgia USA
- Local – The Dye Club, North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
With all of these beautiful places, don’t disregard small intimate affairs either.
At the end of the day, it’s the people around you that will truly make the memories and share in the happiness of your successful wedding. Never feel as if you have to restrict your wedding into a pre-destined box. Your wedding can be what ever you want it to be, and the world is open to all of your dreams and inspiration. New developments arise every day and you never know what the future olds. Just think about it…
One day we’ll be able to marry in space, and there’s already the current construction of Poseidon Undersea Resort. I don’t know about you, but I’d love to be part of a wedding in the little mermaid’s world.
So, where will you be getting married? Comment below to tell us more of your dream wedding ideas!
There’s always something special about a couple who have embraced and committed to each for years before their wedding ceremony.
After dreaming of their beach wedding, it was great to see the bride and groom interact and joke with their friends before the ceremony. You can see from their first look photos, how connected the bride and groom felt to each other.
We were worried that the weather was going to rain on our parade, but the Corey-O’Conner destination wedding ended up having a beautiful sunny day. Emotions were heartfelt throughout the ceremony as a blend of Jewish and Irish traditions framed their union. Having a little boy myself, I enjoyed watching their son and all of his poses. He had a mind of his own and brought energy and laughs in boatloads.
I was impressed at their reception hall too. Deb and Steve seated their guests on the 16th floor of the Hilton. When you walked into the room, the ocean side was nothing but windows! Light poured in and the food smelled delicious as we all sat overlooking a blue sky and calm ocean.
When Deb and Steve cut the cake, it was one of their cutest moments from the night. Deb fed Steve and, instead of cake smashing him, took a bite off the end of his piece and kissed him.
The chair dance was a lot of fun too! Between Steve teasing Deb and all of their friends and family tearing up the dance floor, the day was none short of perfect.
Overall, I was impressed with them. Steve and Deb planned and coordinated a successful wedding by themselves. Congratulations to you both, I wish you many more years of happiness!
Ceremony/Reception: Hilton at Kingston Plantation
Florist: Callas Florist
Photography: Carl Kerridge Photography
Videography: Reuben Long
Cake and Desserts: Croissants Bistro & Bakery
Entertainment: Permanent Vacation
A good piece of art can be the “spine” of its chosen viewers. It can select, provoke, inspire, nurture, and excite its audience.
I’ve read art referenced as, “…a necessary escape and refuge of the mind from the chaos and trouble-ridden world.” I’m not too sure I like that description. It leans towards locking art into a recreational activity from reality.
“The arts matter because we matter, and our stories matter. We are moving miracles, walking creators engaging in a cosmic dance. The art we express is timeless.” –Mohammed Sheriff
I like how Mary Boone explains it, “I don’t really believe that art is escapist. I believe that art provides a sensory experience that, on the contrary, can be restorative… What one needs is the curiosity and the desire to truly see and feel. To perhaps be a bit uncomfortable as you learn to decipher how different art works make you feel, but to learn that on the other side of that discomfort lies pleasure – the pleasure of discovering a work that “speaks” to you, or the pleasure that comes from simply gazing at something beautiful.”
So, why should you care about it?
Well, let’s look at some fun facts:
- -Arts improve individual well-being. 63 percent of the population believe the arts “lift me beyond everyday experiences,” 64 percent feel the arts give them “pure pleasure to experience and participate in,” and 73 percent say the arts are a “positive experience in a troubled world.”
- -The arts unify communities. 67 percent of Americans believe “the arts unify our communities regardless of age, race, and ethnicity” and 62 percent agree that the arts “help me understand other cultures better”-a perspective observed across all demographic and economic categories.
- -Access to art is linked to better health, safety, and education in lower-income neighborhoods.
- -Art Therapy shows promise as a means of treating hard-to-treat symptoms of combat-related PTSD, such as avoidance and emotional numbing, while also addressing the underlying psychological situation that gives rise to these symptoms.
“One of the most valuable form of stress reduction and relaxation is the enjoyment or practice of art.” To me, it sounds like the beginning of a solution to long term problems. That’s the hurdle advocates face, the misunderstanding of long term importance because of short term ideology. It matters because of the emotions it invokes.
Emotions and intentions are what anchor art to us.
“The arts matter because they extend our lives. I’m not talking about years added–though certain artists, through their creations, can claim a type of immortality. Rather, the arts allow us fully to inhabit other personalities, perspectives, and states of perception. The arts thus elongate human experience. And while it can’t be displayed on a standard chronology, who’s to say this qualitative increase in life doesn’t translate to a quantitative one?” – Sunil Iyengar
So, would you like more art in your life? Talk to me, how would you do it? Will you venture down to your local art walk and bring your friends? Would you finally go, take that yoga or dance class you’ve always wanted to try? Could you rent out a studio space to photograph the composition in your head?
Dare to see that there is more to you, that is the art of your originality.
To see more of my art work please visit www.bwfineartphotography.com
When BlogPaws first approached me with photographing their event, I thought taking pictures of puppies and kittens was one of the coolest jobs offers this year!
I had a wonderful time with all of the associates and attendees of BlogPaws. Afterwards, I was pleasantly surprised when Scott Smith featured us in his article reviewing the event:
“If BlogPaws had an MVP award, photographer, Carl Kerridge would’ve won it, hands down. Between the attendees, brands, and sponsors, there were a lot of moving parts at the conference. Carl was sticking and moving in and out of rooms catching the pivotal snaps with the prowess of a professional boxer. And the best is, he had a smile on his face the whole time and could not have been more pleasant.
At one point, I was going to ask if he had an identical twin brother. I couldn’t comprehend how one photographer handled the entire conference. If I didn’t see it with my own eyes, I wouldn’t have believed it. Carl is the real deal.
Carl Kerridge has been dedicated to image making since obtaining his first film camera at the tender age of seven. Mostly self-taught, Carl’s passion is in creating images that narrate a story, focused on natural light, real emotion, and strong compositions. Based in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Carl’s high-energy approach to photojournalism was in full force during BlogPaws.”
The “identical twin” comment made me laugh! It truly was a great experience.
For my lovely readers, I put together a post so all my puppy and kitty parents could enjoy these fur-babies.