A succulent-themed lavender and blue beachside wedding that'll warm you right up #Wedding Porn#beach#eco-friendly#eco-friendly invitations#gay#invitations#LGBTQ#succulents Updated Oct 12 2015 (Posted Nov 4 2013) Stephanie Kaloi Photos by: Timeless Pixx Photographers Photos by Timeless Pixx Photographers. If you're starting to feel chilly, Douglas and Daniel's beachside wedding at Aruba's Bucuti Resort will warm you right up! This wedding has a ton of charming details — succulents, gold necklaces engraved with the couple's wedding date, and Douglas and Daniel themselves. These two met three years ago online, and quickly discovered a "mutual love for good food, cocktails, and laughs." Right before Thanksgiving 2011 they decided they were tired of waiting for America to get it together and they wanted to get married now. Luckily they live in Massachusetts, and were able to legally wed before heading to Aruba to celebrate with friends and family. The couple places a huge emphasis on all that is eco-friendly and worked hard to have their wedding do the same. For example, the invites were printed on birch tree wood from sustainably harvested forests in the US. Douglas and Daniel wanted to keep the day "simple, natural, and beautiful" and I daresay they pulled it off. Vendors! Photography: Timeless Pixx Photographers Venue: Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts Aruba Planner: Aruba Bucuti Wedding Floral Design: Shars Flowers Cake and cupcakes: WCakes, Aruba Arch Design: Letz Aruba Calendar Keychain: PunkyJane Equality cufflinks: Human Rights Campaign Turtle Steampunk Cufflinks: Antiqued Silver Metal by Emmagemshop Invitation Cards, Welcome bag tags, RSVPs: Woodchick Studios Stephanie Kaloi I was the editor of the now-defunct Offbeat Families, and owner/photographer at Stephanie Kaloi Photography in Portland, OR. PREVIOUS Play dress-up to help guests with their wedding attire NEXT There is no such thing as a DIY wedding Show/Hide comments [ 16 ] Gorgeous! I've been trying to figure out how to pull off blue and lavender, so this is great inspiration! 😀 As for the couple – you both look so handsome and happy! Reply Great wedding! But now I have to find that calendar date circled key chain!!! Reply Hey there! The vendors are listed at the bottom of the post — the calendar key chain is right here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/59574766/keychain-hand-stamped-and-personalized. Reply I was thinking the same thing! I love the keychain and the birch wood invites. Reply Oh man, I want a cheese station for my house. Great beach wedding. You were right, I did feel warmer. Reply Love love love every details! PERFECTION! Reply LOVE this – but especially the invitations. btw – YAY Massachusetts! now let's get the rest of the country up to speed. this couple shows how right marriage is when two people love each other. Reply What a beautiful event! And I'm going to have to jump on the invite-love train. Those might be exactly what we've been looking for! Reply Having discussed it with my partner, this post has totally made a sale for Wood Chick – those invitations are 100% what we were looking for, and we didn't even know it! Reply I LOVE the Bucuti resort! I stayed there on my recent trip to Aruba. I totally remember the wedding planner telling me how excited she was about this exact up-coming wedding! Congrats, guys. Reply Mmm, cheese station! 😀 Reply Oh man, such handsome grooms, and your rings are gorgeous! And a cheese station! Brilliant! Stealing that idea! Reply Seriously: the cheese station is the best. Reply It's even awesomer when you know exactly how that sugar sand feels between your toes. I stayed at La Cabana on Eagle Beach a few years ago and I've never felt more peaceful. Gorgeous wedding! Congratulations to both of you. 😀 Reply And if anybody needs just a little more "get away" than those amazing photos, there's a live cam feed of the resort's beach: http://www.bucuti.com/photos-videos/live-bucuti-cam (Just watch out for the iguanas. They'll steal your lunch.) Reply I gave my husband one of the calendar key chains! So cute. I got mine here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/PunkyJane Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.