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Double Destination Wedding: Chicago and Hawaii

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As we look at some destination weddings this week, it is worth mentioning that several of our couples have had two weddings, one away and one back home.  Some just have a second reception back home if many family and friends were unable to attend a destination wedding.  In the case of Gabrielle and Chad, they live in Hawaii near the groom's family, but the bride's family lives here in Chicago.  It didn't work out for them to have everyone in the same place, so they decided to have two small weddings in both locations, Chicago and Hawaii. 

The cool thing about having two weddings, is that you can have two different styles for each one, as Gabe and Chad did.  For the Chicago wedding with the bride's Italian family, it was a 1950's theme, with the ceremony at the small chapel at Northwestern University, where the bride's mother also was married decades before.  The reception was an intimate family dinner a Chicago neighborhood Italian restaurant.

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For the Hawaii wedding, it was a vibrantly colorful and more casual affair on the beach near the bride and groom's home in Honolulu.  The groom's family, native Hawaiian Kona coffee farmers, helped with the decorations and details.

And the day after, it was an afternoon of surf and sun for the newlyweds.

Destination Midwest: Milwaukee Zoo Wedding

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When you hear about destination weddings, typically the Caribbean or far away exotic place might come to mind.  However, the Midwest is chock full of exotic locations that could be considered for destination weddings a little closer to home.  For exotic AND offbeat, you can't go wrong with the Milwaukee County Zoo in Wisconsin.  Jason and Nicole had a fun and festive summer wedding at this family-friendly venue.

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Wedding Photo of the Week: Destination Midwest

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Congratulations to Kate and Chad who are celebrating their 1st wedding anniversary today!

These Indiana and Virginia natives are creative folks and world travelers.  In fact, they were living in South Korea when they first contacted us and planned their entire wedding from the other side of the world.  So what destination did they choose for their wedding?  Leland, Michigan of course. ;-)  It was a great destination wedding, which we featured Wedding Creativo Blog a while ago, and it is also a featured gallery on our main portfolio site

All this week we'll be talking about destination weddings near and far, so stay tuned!