A beautiful location might seem to do most of the work of designing a beautiful wedding, but creating to a location can often be tricky. Take, for example, this picturesque destination wedding ceremony that took place on a beach with soft, white sand. The challenge was to seamlessly blend into the natural setting rather than to overpower it.


Guests sat in the shade of parasols as the ceremony commenced under the calmly flowing fabric of this white mandap. Everyone enjoyed the relaxing sound of the waves softly lapping along the beach line in the background.

Later, an indoor venue afforded the couple and the designers a controlled environment to construct a detailed and beautiful reception.

Aruba Wedding Reception - Occasions by Shangri-La

It was hosted nearby in an elegant ballroom, decorated with soft, draped fabrics along the focal wall in the room. The couple’s sweetheart table sat beneath a custom monogram light, overlooking the dance floor and their spectacular cake. Guests enjoyed the ambience the lighting accents provided while taking in the beauty of the flower centerpieces as suspended crystal strands twinkled and caught the light.