Love...What a Trip - Courtney & Djordje's Southampton Wedding

As much as I loved our own amazing wedding, if Tim and I were forced against our will to get married again (puh-lease, if it was socially acceptable I'd get married again every day for the rest of my life) then I would model our bash after Courtney and Djordje's beautiful dream wedding in the Hamptons. I already have the handsome husband, now all I need is an incredible cottage right on the beach and a fabulous Flamenco/Gypsy band to set the mood! The celebration took place at Courtney's grandparents' house in Southampton looking out at the setting sun while the sound of bongos and laughter filled the air. The travel theme was inspired by Courtney and Djordje's love story: Djordje is from Serbia and always dreamed of traveling to New York City, Courtney is a local girl with wanderlust to travel the globe (follow her travels here). They met on a bus from Washington, DC to NYC and have been going on adventures all over the world ever since! Their "Love, what a trip" theme showcased DIY details such as hand painted city signs, bilingual escort cards, pictures from their travels, vintage suitcases, and of course a sweet getaway on a vespa. As amazing as the details were, the thing that had a lasting effect on us was the energy of the party: I have never met a couple more in the moment than Courtney and Djordje. They were constantly throwing out their gratitude to the guests and to the gods of nature that blessed them with a beautiful day, an incredible sunset, and a magical visit from a swan. We would catch Courtney staring out into the water beyond, then throw up her arms as if to say "is this not the most wonderful day you've ever seen?", then turning back to her guests and resting her hands on her heart in overwhelming awe of the love that was all around. Their guests traveled from all over the world to attend, from Serbia to Italy and all over the US, and everyone was overjoyed to be included in the festivities. This was the first time that Courtney met Djordje's mother, but you would have sworn that she had known Courtney for her whole life, there was so much pride and affection. We were so touched by this amazing love fest that we just can't stop talking about it, we were truly honored to be included in this very special celebration and we thank the newlyweds for letting us share in their joy!

  • Savanna Lynn

    beach party wedding!!!! absolutely amazing! Congratulations to the couple...great pictures!

  • Darlinsuki

    I traveled from England to be there for this truly amazing beautiful day & couple. The most loving couple . the detail that went into the wedding nothing wasn't thought of no one was missed out . & thank you 
    http://themelideos.com/wed...          for truly capturing all the memories i will cherish.
     

  • Cara Biondo

    Absolutely beautiful!! I've never seen such amazing pictures!! Everything looked picture perfect and seemed like a great time was had by all who were there. Congratulations to you and your family. May you have nothing but love and success in everything you set your heart out to accomplish together.

  • Lady1890

    Thank you for sharing a beautiful event. I loved the attention to detail and enjoyed viewing a beautiful seaside wedding. Kudos to the bride and many happy returns to the couple.

  • Littleteac

    Wonderful wonderful blessings to you :) 
    Great photos!
    Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Elevy3218

    The wedding looks like it was a great deal of fun. Congratulations to the newlyweds.

    Ellie Levy

  • James

    Dear Courtney & Djordje,   First I would like to Thank You Very Much for Sharing Your Beauitful Wedding Day pictures with me!!!  They are Amazing pictures for an Amazing Couple!!!!!  Everything in the pictures was Fantastic.  These pictures with all the "Wonderful" details made it an Event that should be in a Magazine to show Everyone!!!!  May the two of you have a Very Happy Life Together.  Congratulations & Best Wishes to The Happy Couple!!!! James 

    • Courtney

      James, thank you for your kind words.  We were so overjoyed with the way everything turned out that day, from the smallest D.I.Y. details to the biggest, most beautiful sunset...and of course Tim & Merrill captured it all to perfection.  Thanks again!! - Courtney 

    • Erica jacobson

      Courtney did you have Bridesmaids? And if so what did you have them wear? My sister is wearing this same dress next year and we are having a hard time finding bridesmaid dresses that will look good with her beautiful dress.

  • Erin

    This wedding is STUNNING! Would anyone be able to tell me who Courtney's wedding dress was designed by? I'm in love with it!

  • Jessica

    Wow, stunning photos! Love everything about this one. Thanks for sharing.

  • Courtney

    Hi Erin!  The wedding dress is San Patrick Calais!  It was so unbelievably comfortable and a dream to dance in.  Hope that helps!  -- Courtney

  • Amanda

    Oh my goodness this dress is the only dress that makes me want to be a bride. I thought weddings weren't my thing until I saw this dress. My mind is changed!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kaelynn-Kirkendall/1585080161 Kaelynn Kirkendall

    I agree with the last girl- do you know who made that dress? 

    • http://themelideos.com/ The Melideos

      Check out http://www.stylemepretty.com/2011/07/18/south-hampton-seaside-wedding-by-sweet-little-photographs/ for all the details :)

  • http://metaphoricalblue.blogspot.com/ Blue

    this looks wonderful! The bride is so pretty, I love her natural hair-do.

  • Katie

    What a gorgeous couple! Congrats to them! Such a beautiful wedding, everyone looked like they had a great time! 

  • Claire Martine

    This wedding is so gorgeous! I love the creative display for sparklers! 

    We carry 3 minute gold sparklers and I love hearing about creative ways to use them! 
    http://www.koyalwholesale.com/pages-productinfo-product-12996/36_wedding_sparklers_4_per_pack_-_3_minute_gold_sparkle.html

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1095356050 Lesley Pattinson

    What beautiful photos, you have really captured the emotion of the day and what a STUNNING wedding, love it!

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  • Caitlin

    This is, hands down, the most beautiful wedding I have ever seen.  Fabulous photography- the joy and love from that day was beautifully conveyed in these photos. So gorgeous! 

    • http://themelideos.com/ The Melideos

      Thanks!!

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  • D Hutch108

    Who's the photographer?!

    • http://themelideos.com/ The Melideos

      We are.

  • http://giftlist.havens.co.uk/ Wedding Gift List

    Im noticing an increasing amount of photography in this style when it comes to weddings. However these photographs seem to take this one step further by including black and white images that still keep the original style. Beautiful, i feel inspired again! Good job.

  • Asian897

    amazing & wonderful wedding!I wish i can hv like this in my life!

  • Mirelamuncan

    Courtney & Djordje, sve najlepse u zajednickom zivotu! slike su vam zaista prelepe

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  • Candice

    I look at A LOT of wedding blogs and I'm with Caitlin^ on this. This is the most beautiful wedding I have ever seen. The couple's love is so evident and the photographer has captured every moment perfectly. Breathtaking.

  • http://www.thebijoubride.com/ Alexandra {The Bijou Bride}

    Oh My Goodness I'm obsessed with this wedding, DIVINE!

  • Katie and Adam Lee

    That is breathtaking!

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