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Pretty Color Palettes for Your Beach Wedding

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Curious what color themes are trending this year with our beach brides? Then, scroll below for some swatches of our favorites!

Contemporary and Exotic

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Inspired by the coast, this color palette pairs beautifully with the natural elements that surround you. The ivory and blush add a touch of romance and sophistication to your beachy ceremony, while the pops of coral and teal pull it all together. Try incorporating sea shells, tropical floral arrangements, and ocean décor to bring this wedding theme to life!

Girly and Glamorous

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For all our girly-girl brides, this color palette is for you! Shimmering, elegant –and super chic, this beachy theme pulls in shades of mauve and blush, with soft teals and gold details. Want to get really fancy? Then, consider sprucing up the napkin rings, plate chargers, and seat covers with pretty fabrics, ribbons, or pearls.  

Rich and Majestic

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These rich and vibrant colors are a gorgeous backdrop for any beachside wedding. Incorporate deep plums, orange, and lavender to match the liveliness of the wonderful place you’re in. Select details like candle holders, vases, chivari chairs, or beading in gold or copper tones. If you’re really trying to go all out –don’t skimp on the bling bling!

Vintage and Whimsical

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For those of you with an appreciation for vintage décor, you’ll love this beachy wedding theme! Pull in dusty pinks and blues into your table linens, florals, and aisle decorations. We’ve even seen brides incorporate vintage-inspired tables, chairs and antique cutlery or glassware. Mercury, lace, and pearls are other textures we love for this look!

 

If you’ve fallen for one of these gorgeous themes, Karisma Hotels and Resorts has an entire collection of signature beach wedding packages just like ‘em! Be sure to contact us today for more information, or visit us here to start planning your destination wedding!

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5 Reasons to Have a Destination Wedding

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What’s all the hype with destination weddings, you ask? The list goes on –but here’s 5 of our favorite reasons you should have one:

Reasons to have a destination wedding

It’s Unconventional

Who says your special day has to be just like everyone else’s? Maybe you and your partner have a more casual and untraditional lifestyle? Or perhaps the two of you prefer a more intimate setting surrounded by your closest friends and family? Whatever the reason is, the location of your destination wedding offers a unique experience that you’ll remember for the rest of your life. After all, isn’t that the point?

It’s Convenient

What’s more convenient, than having your ceremony, reception, and accommodations right there for everyone in one place? So, say goodbye to back-and-forth travels and stress and say hello to all-inclusiveness and relaxation. In addition, most resorts will happily arrange your special events within walking distance from each other, so finding transportation is never an issue –phew!

It’s Romantic

And, what’s more romantic than saying “I do” in paradise?  On top of the white-sand beaches, sparkling waters, and breathtaking views –it doesn’t get much more romantic than that! Oh, and did we mention most resorts will customize a wedding package to fit your taste and preferences? That’s right –our partners love spoiling brides and grooms!

It’s Surprisingly Affordable

Considering the average American wedding can cost over $30,000 –destination weddings have become increasingly popular! Why, you ask? Well, most destination weddings cost about a third of traditional weddings –making it a cost-conscious and high-value option for couples. Don’t believe us? Then just ask us for a quote, today!

It’s Easy to Plan

With us, of course! Our passion and knowledge for travel and destination wedding planning will provide you with a stress-free and exciting wedding experience. It’s our job to work with brides and grooms just like you and make everything on your wish list possible. The best part? We work with dozens of brides each year and have the experience to guide you every step of the way! Now, who’s in?

 

Convinced a destination wedding is right for your special day? Then get in touch with us today to get started!

 

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Exploring Your Ancestry

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Ancestry Travel Is a Thing — You Should Try It

By Denise Canon, August 19, 2019

Dig into your roots, then connect more deeply to the people in your past and make the journey to where your ancestors called home.

If you have dabbled into researching your roots, or maybe felt the urge to answer the calling on Ancestry.com to discover your heritage, you are the perfect candidate for Ancestry Travel. It’s more than a dream, a curiosity — it’s a thing, and there are numerous ways to go about it.  You may want to stay local and simply know more about your ancestors, or travel abroad with a group or on your own. Turn your dreams into your reality.  Here are five ways to get started with Ancestry Travel and Travel Concepts KC!

  1. Begin With Public Genealogy Records.

Reach out to your county courthouse or contact a genealogy library, and you are likely to discover insights into your family tree. There are numerous resources locally and abroad to assist in beginning your research. You might consider a historical society to provide options to consider. With some basic information (family names, dates of birth, death or wedding dates), the data will begin to flow and your journey begins.

  1. Dig Deeper With Likely and Unlikely Genealogy Resources.

Online genealogy resources like www.ancestry.com have grown in popularity.  AncestryDNA is an easy-to-use, at-home DNA test that will offer greater information into your ethnicity. Travel is a natural partner for family heritage discovery. My own desire of knowing more about my family tree began with this simple test, providing amazing results within 4 – 6 weeks. It not only confirmed my knowledge of my heritage, but it also provided a broader understanding or other countries that contributed to my ancestry mix. Croatia became my ‘bucket list’ destination, and with the help of the Travel Concepts genealogy expert, Kersti Canon, that dream became my reality. A meeting is arranged with our genealogy expert to dig deeper into the roots of your family tree.

  1. Work With a Travel Agency Partner to Further Your Ancestral Journey.

In today’s fast-paced world you can, without question, go online to research almost anything. However, combining your desire to know your past ~ tracing your roots ~ with the intricacies of mapping your global journey, can be daunting. Let the experts at Travel Concepts navigate this passage into your past with you!  We have combined two passions in a journey that will exceed your every expectation. We help our clients with a customized itinerary into your family history based on the notes and memories from your grandparents and ancestors of the past. Visit and experience the places you only heard about.

  1. Consider a Uniquely Designed Heritage Experience

Your Celebra-cation™ is designed around the history that represents your DNA. For those with deeply personal religious experiences during World War II (for example), Travel Concepts will work with destination partners to create a highly customized heritage itinerary. Maybe you are searching for relatives of a family who helped to hide great grandparents during the war or aided in the escape from the ‘Old World’ to find a better life in America.  By working with a team of private Celebra-cation™ specialists, travelers can expect handcrafted itineraries that enable them to connect with their family roots.

  1. Next Steps to Discovering Your Past and Reinventing Your Future

I have spent 35+ years in this travel industry planning incredible ‘bucket list’ journeys for numerous clients. Now, with the one-stop shop approach of combining genealogy research and travel, the heart-felt passion provided by Travel Concepts will open up the storybook of generations past, and create an once-in-a-lifetime Celebra-cation™.  We can additionally assist with guides, translators or drivers to your place of origin which often lead to many happy reunions. If you can dream it, we can take you there!

         

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