Searching for a little unique wedding inspiration to help you get excited for a weekend of big day planning? Then look no further than our real wedding video channel. Whether you’re tying the knot in your own backyard or jetsetting to your favorite locale, we have plenty of fabulous ideas that you can make your own. For couple’s heading to a far-flung destination for their big day, settle in and watch Mary and John’s fun-filled beach wedding in the Bahamas. Images Weddings joined this happy couple for an island-inspired celebration in the sand.

No matter where you decide to exchange vows, it’s always nice to let your venue influence your planning decisions. For Mary and John, that meant beach-inspired accents, like the bride’s shell earrings, lawn games during cocktail hour, a tropical dinner, and an oceanfront after party. But despite the island vibe, the couple still remained true to themselves.

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If you’re an island bride-to-be like Mary, don’t feel compelled to wear the understated, beachy dress most of your guests will be expecting. This chic bride went for the look she loved most — a dramatic ball gown with a full skirt — despite her sandy ceremony. Similarly, her groom skipped a seersucker suit in favor of a classic tux.

Although the ceremony was barefoot in the sand, this bride and groom went totally glamorous for the reception. Their tented party was filled with lush blooms and the night closed out with an epic fireworks show and dancing beneath café lights on the beach.

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