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Destination Wedding | One Awesome Giveaway

[UPDATE: If you would like to vote for the winners GO HERE.]

You’re a hopeless romantic. The idea of getting married on the Mexican Riviera or in Parisian cathedral or an Italian villa was just too charming to pass up. You only get married once right? We love the idea of a romantic wedding away from home too and we want to play a part.

We wanna make it a little easier to have the destination wedding of your dreams. Lots of contests promise a free something or other with a purchase of something more expensive. Not this one. How about lots of free stuff for nothing? Call your venue, buy your dress, book your plane tickets and fly home married.


Here’s what you get if you win…

Photography – Nathan Peel Photography ($8500 value) 12 hours of coverage on your wedding day by 1 photographer Day After Session for perfect couple/bridal portraits 10 spread leather album Digital Negative DVD of wedding and portrait session Up to $1500 paid travel budget for photographer Stationery – Five Dot Design ($1000 value) A credit will be applied to the final balance of your wedding stationery package. This can be used towards Save the Dates, your invitation suite, reception pieces like programs, favors and thank you notes. Planning – Blue Dahlia Events ($750 value) 3 sessions of expert planning advice to assist you with your destination wedding planning: budget, style + design, travel, timeline, etc. Makeup – Brideface ($125 value) Custom DIY makeup consult to help you create two looks. *if couple isn’t local or plans to hire an artist on location then a gift basket with product of equal value will be sent. $10,000 toward the destination wedding of your dreams…not too bad, huh? _____ Here’s how to enter: Round 1:
  1. Send an email to Round 1 entries will be accepted through email only. All Facebook, Twitter, blog comments, etc will be disregarded.
  2. Include couple’s names, wedding date, wedding location and wedding venue. (A booked wedding venue and date will be valued highly.)
  3. Include a 100-200 word blurb (keep it short!) about you guys as a couple. We’re looking for insight into your personality.
  4. All Round 1 entries must be received by noon on February 17, 2012. (SUBMISSIONS ARE CLOSED)
Round 2:
  1. 10 finalists will be selected and contacted by February 18, 2012.
  2. Finalists will be asked to submit a picture and a short description of their wedding.
  3. Voting will be opened to the public via online poll.
  4. Voting will close at noon March 1, 2012. The finalists with the most votes wins.
Fine Print:
  1. All finalists will be selected by Nathan Peel Photography.
  2. A wedding will be considered as a “destination” wedding at the sole discretion of the photographer.
  3. If you have already contracted a photographer please consider your contractual obligations before entering.
  4. Current NPP couples are not eligible.
  5. Votes will be handled via secure online poll.
  6. Photographer travel will include 1 coach plane ticket, 3 nights of lodging on site, transportation and food.
  7. If $1500 budget is exceeded the winning couple will be responsible for extra expense.
  8. Wedding date availability will be taken into consideration when selecting finalists.
  9. To protect the integrity of the contest wedding vendors above reserve the right to disqualify any entry at any time for any reason.


Karee & Jeremy | Destin, FL

Every now and then you see a commercial on TV or a advertisement in a magazine and you think “yeah right, life isn’t really like that.” Well this was one of those weddings that if you saw it in an episode of your favorite show about young/hip people you wouldn’t think it could ever be real. All Karee and Jeremy’s wedding needed was a soundtrack and it was ready for the big screen. Karee and Jeremy are the most incredible couple. He makes music with a band called The Devil Wears Prada and she is on her way up the ladder in the fashion world. They both live in Chicago and have the best group of friends that support and love them. When they decided to get married they knew they wanted it to be a party. Not just a one day kinda party, the kind of party that lasts all week. So they invited their family and entire bridal party (40+ in all) to get a GIGANTIC beach house in Destin, FL and had a wedding week:) Then, on top of that, another 30+ people came in for the ceremony last Saturday. It really was one of the cooler things I have ever been a part of. While I was hanging out with Karee’s family before the wedding her mom told me why they chose to have their wedding in Destin. She said that they had been coming to Destin on vacation ever since Karee was a little girl. Every year they would hang out on the beautiful white sand beaches and play on the emerald green water and Karee would say, “Someday I’m gonna get married on this beach.” Last weekend a little girl’s fairy tale wedding became real life:) The location, the styling, the party, the people…it was all perfect. I loved being a part of it all. Thanks to my friend Rich for flying in to help shoot and grabbing so many incredible shots. Karee and Jeremy, I love you both so much! I can’t wait to come to Chicago and hang out sometime. Here are some of my favorite pictures from the day:

*to be notified when Karee and Jeremy’s entire catalog becomes available go HERE to sign their digital guestbook.

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