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THE KNOT WEDDINGS MAGAZINE

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SUMMER 2015

THE INSPIRATION ISSUE

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304 a bridal revival

Give your classic wedding look a modern edge with fun accessories, two-piece dresses and a new twist on the bridal bouquet. >>

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The

INSPIRATION ISSUE

248 real weddings

IN EVERY ISSUE Steal Our Cover Style

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Behind the scenes at our shoot.

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Editor’s Picks

Our editor in chief shares her favorite finds now.

Contributors

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The talented pros who made this issue possible.

Social Club

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Tweet, post, pin and snap us.

Wedding Timeline

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What to do, when, on your way to the altar.

Expert Q&A

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Flower alternatives, destination weddings, cake conundrums and reception seating.

What’s New

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Macramé hangers, personalizing your wedding, hot bridal designs for less, custom cake toppers and more.

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Wish List

145

Our favorite art deco rings, perfumes, cake servers and wedding party gifts.

10 Things Every Bride Should Have

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Hayley Paige dishes on her wedding must-haves.

Gotta Have It

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Steal the looks of these real couples’ stylish details.

You’re Not Allowed to Freak Out If... Don’t sweat the small stuff.

By the Numbers

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Take note of these fun celebrity stats.

Insta Style

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Brides-to-be show off their engagement rings.

What to Wear to...

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An art gallery, beach or ballroom wedding. gowns straight from the runway, 184

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INSPIRATION ISSUE

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IN EVERY ISSUE Look of the Moment

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Head to the Far East for luxe style details.

Real Style

cool tulle

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Find inspiration in this bride’s look.

15 Minutes With Stephanie Smith

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The food blogger and author shares her proposal details.

Why Does This Venue Cost $100,000+? Here’s why your venue is probably the biggest chunk of your budget.

The Big Question DIY or buy?

Runway Report

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Lace sleeves, intricate backs and feathers.

Color Report

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Blush, navy and lilac.

Our Favorite “Will You Marry Me?” Moments

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Real Weddings

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Get inspired by these nuptials.

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You can imagine we’ve heard a proposal or two.

SPECIAL: Love Is Love

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A sneak peek of our same-sex weddings magazine.

Last Look

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One couple’s stunning shot.

STYLE #wedspiration

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Get inspired by the newest, coolest, prettiest ideas for your wedding from the top names in the biz.

Décor Hacks

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Our favorite wedding pros give clever solutions for the most common décor challenges.

our favorite art deco engagement rings, 145

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#wedspiration

INSPIRATION ISSUE FASHION & BEAUTY Beauty Buzz

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Wedding-worthy hairstyles and tips on how to apply bronzer.

A Bridal Revival

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Basic trends are getting a fashion makeover with these new takes on old classics.

Cool Tulle

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See this timeless fabric through a new, modern lens and truly understand its sheer potential.

Beauty Awards

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We asked the pros what products you need to stock up on before your wedding.

REGISTRY A Marsala Moment

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The must-haves in the Pantone Color of the Year.

Your Registry by Room

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Bring your style as a couple into your home.

HONEYMOON New Travel Ideas

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Where to go, how to pack and other helpful tips.

Vacation Chic

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What to wear on your Mexican honeymoon.

50 Hottest Honeymoons

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The year’s most amazing honeymoon locations.

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50 hottest honeymoons

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try these beauty musthaves, 321

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ABOUT THE COVER

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he tradition of wearing a white wedding dress started in 1840 with Queen Victoria. Since then, 90 percent of brides wear some form of a white dress—but that doesn’t mean they’re always traditional. Every season, new designs and trends emerge, like the dress on our cover that’s all about the sleeves. Another standout: the incredible vines of flowers you see here and in our story (see page 304). Dress, $2,775, KellyFaetanini.com; engagement ring, $4,950 (not including center stone), SimonGJewelry.com; locket, $106, ThomasLaine.com; necklace, price upon request, Jade Trau, Forevermark.com

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Saipua decorated our set with bright florals and wild vines

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1 These sandals are perfect paired with a long, flowy dress for a rehearsal dinner or shower. The best part: They’re designed to handle the cobblestone streets of Capri, Italy (an amazing honeymoon spot). $334, Canfora.com 2 I’m obsessed with these! I love studs and this design makes them even more special. $50, Gorjana.com 3 Okay, this hand and body cream is a massive splurge, but the one time in your life you can justify it is right now. Every time you show someone your new ring, your hands will look ah-mazing. $84, OlioLusso.com 4 A chic dish for sparkly jewels. $30, Kate Spade New York, Macys .com 5 My favorite skyline: downtown Manhattan.

If you squint you can almost make out our NYC office. Max Wanger’s print shop is full of inspiring shots like this one. From $25, MaxWangerPrintShop.com 6 I’m not usually a bracelet person, but I love this handcuff. It sits on the center of your palm. $155, Colette Malouf.com 7 This silverplated sphere is actually a one-terabyte hard drive. That’s a lot of honeymoon photos! $490, Christofle.com 8 I was so inspired by the Dior pre-fall show—such a fresh take on a modern look. I bet we’ll see a nod to this in weddings soon.

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CONTRIBUTORS

SARAH RYHANEN, FLORIST AND OWNER OF SAIPUA

WHAT’S THE MOST UNUSUAL REQUEST YOU’VE EVER HAD FROM A BRIDE? I had a bride ask for “sexy” flowers, which was so funny to me. Are flowers sexy? I guess they are about sex via pollination but still. @saipua

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Someone who shares both the same artistic and personal aesthetic as they do. Connection is key! @gabriellerevere

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MALLY RONCAL, CELEBRITY MAKEUP ARTIST AND FOUNDER OF MALLY BEAUTY

DID YOU DO YOUR OWN MAKEUP FOR YOUR WEDDING?

HAYLEY PAIGE, DRESS DESIGNER

WHAT SPECIAL DETAILS DID YOU JUST HAVE TO INCLUDE WHEN DESIGNING YOUR DRESS? I wanted my wedding gown to be like whiskey in a teacup—this lovely juxtaposition of something totally wild yet wonderfully feminine. Special details will be on point with the Hayley Paige aesthetic but to the absolute fanciest degree: novelty fabrics, hints of alabaster and opalescent sparkle, and a whole lot of drama in the skirt! @hayleypaige_ JLM

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Hayley Paige is getting married this July in Lake Tahoe!

Yes, I did! I did my makeup for my wedding very similar to how I do my makeup today. I applied soft color to my eyes and lips, not adding too much of a pop. But to give my eyes an extra boost, I did wear false eyelashes. @mallybeauty

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THE WEDDING NETWORK

the social club W E A S K E D O N FAC E B O O K

Is your future sister-inlaw in your bridal party? (Most of you said yes—with pleasure!)

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There’s something extra-special (not to mention totally romantic) about dining alfresco under twinkle lights. And this undone bridal ’do with a perfectly placed gold hair accessory is so simple and chic. 9,727 LIKES

Now THIS is an engagement photo from bride-to-be @j _s_c1890! via @aesthetiica #TheKnot

BEHIND THE SCENES

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FOLLOW OUR STORY

We’re on Snapchat! Open the app and take a photo of the ghost icon to add us. Follow our story as we plan the ultimate Dream Wedding for one lucky couple in June!

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wedding timeline 12+

Here’s what to do, when, on your way to the altar.

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DATE:

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Think about when and where you’d like to have your wedding (the question everyone will ask about 20 minutes after you two get engaged).

Plan the ceremony with your officiant; it’s the reason you’re having this party, so don’t wait too long. Discuss religious requirements, like premarital counseling.

Nail down a budget and go to TheKnot .com/budget. We’ll help you figure out how much you should spend on flowers, stationery and your day-of looks.

Have engagement photos taken so you can get comfortable with your photographer.

Research and book ceremony and reception locations. This is the first big decision; you’ll be amazed at how everything else falls into place once you check it off, including the date and time. Book any pros you just have to have, like a DJ or wedding planner, especially if you live in a competitive market.

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Book your honeymoon. Thinking about Hawaii? Florida? Check out our fave trips at TheKnot.com/honeymoons.

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It’s time for the groom to choose his day-of look, and his groomsmen should also be told what to wear.

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Find a stationer and order your savethe-dates. This is really happening! Ask your picks for bridesmaids and groomsmen if they’re up for being in your wedding party.

Reserve hotel room blocks. Easily book them on TheKnot.Jetaport.com. Decide whom you want to officiate your ceremony and book him.

Iron out the rehearsal dinner details, like the time and location. Order the invitations and thank-you notes.

Book your florist, photographer, musicians, cake baker and other pros. If there’s no in-house caterer, interview candidates and select one.

Start your search for your dress. Get your engagement ring appraised and then insured ASAP. (Trust us—this is one to-do you don’t want to delay.)

Send out your save-the-dates.

Register for gifts (and put the links on your wedding website). Order your gown and veil and schedule fittings (for six weeks and one to two weeks before the wedding). Choose the bridesmaid dresses and have your bridesmaids order them.

Reserve venues for the welcome party, after-party and next-day brunch. Book a day-of coordinator (if you don’t have a full-service planner and a day-of planner isn’t included with your venue). Schedule your beauty trials and book hairstylists and makeup artists. Buy any special lingerie you need. FROM TOP: LISA HUBBARD; LORI PALADINO PHOTOGRAPHY

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Purchase wedding insurance (if you’re planning on getting it). >>

Create a “look fab” plan, including facials, teeth whitening and haircuts. Create your wedding website to give guests important info, like directions and where you have your hotel room blocks. Include some fun details too! Get a free customizable one at TheKnot.com/pwp.

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Mail your wedding invitations at the six- to eight-week mark. RSVPs should be due one month before the wedding.

Address your invitations or hand them off to your calligrapher.

Work on your ceremony vows, especially if you’re writing them yourselves.

Finalize the rental list (tables, chairs) with the caterer or rental company.

Purchase presents for your parents, attendants and each other (you deserve it after all this planning).

Compile a must-take photo list for your shooter. Keep it under a dozen so you get the shots you really want.

Order or start making your ceremony programs.

Check off your “something old, new, borrowed and blue.” Put together a dayof emergency kit (bandages, deodorant, fashion tape, concealer).

Schedule dance lessons (worth it if your first dance is already stressing you out). Complete your cake order and order the groom’s cake, if you’re having one. Buy or rent ceremony decorations, like an aisle runner or program basket. Buy wedding rings—yes, it’s totally normal to freak out (in a good way) in the store.

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Finalize your flower proposal with your florist. Will you go with roses or ranunculus, gerbera daisies or gardenias?

Buy your wedding day accessories. Think: shoes, purse and jewelry.

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Order wedding favors—go to TheKnotShop.com.

Buy your guest book, a nice pen and any supplies you’ll need for your escort card display.

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Confirm your hotel room blocks.

Finish assembling ceremony programs or pick them up from your stationer or printer.

Have your first dress fitting—bring your shoes and undergarments.

Put together welcome baskets for outof-town guests.

Finalize the menu with your caterer.

Send out your invites for the rehearsal dinner.

Create a timeline for the weekend and share it with your attendants, planner and photographer.

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Arrange for day-of transportation for you and the wedding party.

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Have a blast at your bridal shower and bachelorette party! Finalize your playlist with your band or DJ. Figure out how to get a local marriage license—you need one to make it legit. Write thank-you notes for gifts as they arrive (you’ll thank us later). Finalize your ceremony details with your officiant.

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Missing RSVPs? Follow up now! Once you’ve got your final head count, share it with the caterer, cake baker and site manager. Give your caterer the final seating chart (and have a glass of bubbly to celebrate finishing this puzzle). Pass on requests from your pros to the site manager, like a table for the DJ. Print or write your escort cards or send them to your calligrapher. Have your last dress fitting (and get butterflies thinking about the next time you’ll put on your gown).

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2 to 3 days

DATE:

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Pack an overnight bag for the wedding night (include outfits for any day-after events, like a good-bye brunch). Leave a copy of your honeymoon itinerary with your family and other important people, like your pet sitter.

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Give a “must-play” or “don’t-play” song list to the DJ or bandleader. Include your first, father-daughter and mother-son dances.

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Steam your dress or suit if wrinkled. Touch base with the ceremony and reception sites one more time to go over the schedule and any last-minute details. Plan the processional/recessional. Confirm last-minute details, like flower and cake deliveries and what time—and where—you’re meeting your photographer. Deliver welcome bags to out-oftown guests’ hotel rooms (the hotel staff will usually hand them out at check-in).

Eat breakfast—you may forget to eat later, even if that never happens to you. Give gifts to your parents and each other. Hand off wedding bands to the best man. Have him hold the officiant’s fee to deliver it after the ceremony.

postwedding to-dos DATE:

Write your wedding toasts. Pick up your marriage license (the most fun you can have at a government office).

day of

1 day before

DATE:

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Get a final hair trim and color touch-up.

Get a fresh mani and pedi.

Arrange for transportation for out-oftown guests who aren’t renting cars.

Bring all ceremony accessories, like the unity candle, to the site.

Give tips for your wedding pros to an attendant (or planner) to distribute.

Give the marriage license to your officiant (this is one detail you definitely don’t want to forget). Rehearse the ceremony and have (a little!) fun at your rehearsal dinner. Give your attendants their presents. And for goodness’ sake, get some rest. You’re the star of the show tomorrow, remember?

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Freeze the top layer of your cake (you’ll be shocked when it’s still pretty tasty on your one-year anniversary). Have your wedding dress cleaned and/or preserved and return the tuxedo rentals. Send your pros thank-you notes and submit online reviews. Thank your attendants for standing by you on the day—and during planning. And tell them all about the honeymoon! Finish up thank-you notes for gifts. Changing your name? Streamline the entire process by going to HitchSwitch.com/TheKnot.

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ask carley Our cofounder answers your questions.

holiday worry

Q Is it rude to get married on a holiday? A Rude is a strong word, but you should be mindful that people are giving up their holiday or long weekend (and that may prevent some invited guests from coming). Three-day weekends like Memorial Day or Labor Day are popular for Sunday weddings because out-oftown guests have a full day to return home, with most having a built-in day off from work. Holidays like New Year’s Eve, Fourth of July and Halloween are perfect for couples looking to build a wedding with a theme. And if you have your wedding around the winter holidays, everyone is already in a festive spirit. Just be sure to send your save-the-dates and invitations out on time so people don’t make other plans.

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destination wedding wary

flower alternatives

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My fiancé is seriously allergic to flowers. If my bridesmaids and I can’t carry flowers, what should we use instead? You have a few choices, like unexpected arrangements of paper flowers. Or you can always hold a single bloom instead of an entire bouquet—lilies, roses or tulips are less likely to provoke allergies. Another option: herbs. Again, they’re not as likely to trigger a reaction, and rosemary, lavender and sage are superhot right now.

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wedding at a resort we love in Mexico, but are worried about finding wedding pros that are as good as the ones here in the United States. Should we trust the venue coordinator? A Destination weddings can make for an intimate, low-stress and gorgeous wedding weekend with your closest friends and family. The best way to gauge whether a potential pro is up to your standards is to see her work. Before making any decisions, ask for American references—other brides and grooms who have worked with her relatively recently. And vet your venue coordinator with the same amount of care before committing, since he’ll be your local eyes and ears throughout the entire planning process, from suggesting key wedding pros to setting up your seats for the ceremony. >>

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wedding party plan

Q Is a completely white wedding boring?

and groomsmen for our ceremony?

Q We’re marrying in a Jewish synagogue

cakes, because I’m a total vanilla fan and he’s a chocolate lover. Who gets to choose the groom’s cake design? A Just because it’s the groom’s cake doesn’t mean he has to spearhead the design. It can be a team effort between the two of you and your cake baker. Usually less traditional than the wedding cake, the groom’s cake can be anything, such as a single-layer cake designed to model his home state, a favorite sports team mascot, a smaller multitier confection depicting a city skyline or a standard cake base topped with fondant re-creations of his beloved dogs.

We love the style but don’t want it to look like a million other weddings. A Sure, it’s traditional, but it’s also über-chic and timeless, and you can easily find ways to put your own spin on it and make it fresh. One way is to switch up the flowers. Choose dahlias, peonies, ranunculus or orchids instead of the classic choice: allwhite roses. Table linens with texture and dimension, like sequins, damask, rosettes or a lace overlay, can give you a fun design element, and varying the vessels for your flowers is an easy way to add some personality to your simple color palette.

and the rabbi says we’re not allowed to play any secular songs. Where should we find tunes for the ceremony?

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is a matter of preference, not etiquette. Generally your maid of honor and best man would stand next to you and the others will fan out around you. But height order is another way to go, and it looks great in ceremony photos. Whichever option you choose, don’t overthink it. This is definitely one of those “seems important now but won’t be so important on the day of” details.

traditional tunes

A Your synagogue’s director of music should be able to suggest some great ones, and a prayer book can also provide instant inspiration. And don’t forget to look wherever you usually buy music. My blogger friend at The Big Fat Jewish Wedding suggests Kol Dodi: Jewish Music for Weddings, available on Amazon.com, as a starting point.

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buffet seating

Q We’re having a buffet reception with a pasta bar. Is it necessary to have seating arrangements, or should we just have guests sit wherever they want? A With cocktails, people like to mix and mingle, stand up and sit down, so it’s pointless to seat them at specific tables. But if any kind of wedding meal (yes, a pasta bar counts) is involved, guests like to have some sort of direction. The only exception? If your reception is very casual. For instance, if you’re doing a down-home, informal country barbecue—and if there are 50 or fewer guests—feel free to let everyone sit where they want or simply stand around rustic high-top tables.

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our wedding and don’t really want to haul an extra carload of gifts with us. Can we ask guests to give us gift certificates instead? A Many popular stores will let you either register for gift certificates or indicate a preference for them on your wedding registry. Beyond that, some stores offer the helpful option of saving the gifts for you until after the wedding, when they can ship them to your home (easy, right?). Also, clue your wedding party and family in on your preference, so they can share it with other guests as well.

guest diets

Q Do we have to provide gluten-free, vegan and other options for our guests? A If your cousin is gluten-free, your college roommate is a lacto-ovo vegetarian and your future brother-in-law is following the so-hot-right-now Paleo diet, it can be crazy confusing to try to have your caterer prepare something special for everyone. It can also get extremely expensive. Instead of catering to a ton of picky palates, consider having a buffet that includes a variety of foods that will tickle everyone’s taste buds, and that way guests can choose what they would like to, and are able to, eat. And remember too that people with specialized food requirements usually don’t expect to be served a special meal when they attend a large function such as a wedding; this isn’t their first time in this situation.

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picking up the tab

Q Who picks up the tab for a gay wedding? A Gay or straight, most weddings these days are paid for by the couple and one or both sets of parents. Everyone should speak early on about what they can provide. Then, decide on a budget (easily figure it out on The Knot Wedding Planner app) and start making fun decisions, like what kind of music to have.

beach dress

Q Instead of a traditional gown I’d like something lightweight and simple for my beach wedding. What would you suggest? A Focus on styles that flatter your figure; once you’ve chosen a silhouette (sheath, ball gown, A-line), decide on the wedding dress’s details. Try to stay away from heavy beading, which weighs a dress down and would look out of place on a beach. Look for airy fabrics, like silk chiffon or organza, and skip a long train, which could get tangled in the wind.

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mod macramé This may not look like typical wedding décor, but that’s what people used to say about mason jars. Macramé is the hot new trend—trust us. Keep it wedding chic by creating a ceremony backdrop with a cluster of plant hangers. Or suspend greens over your reception tables for a different take on the classic centerpiece. We love mixing plant varietals to create a totally effortless look. Macramé plant hangers, from $78 each, ModernMacrame.com >> PHOTOGRAPH BY DEVON JARVIS

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the design. 3 Swap out flowers in your bouquet for unexpected elements, like artichokes, kale, cabbage and berries. Opt for vegetables in a similar palette for a cohesive, textured look. 4 Trade traditional table numbers for edible names, like your favorite greens or fruit. Add a bushel of fresh asparagus to the table or pile colorful squash in a rustic crate.

Cue your walk down (or up) the aisle to an unexpected but meaningful song. Maybe it’s your favorite rock ballad, a movie score or the song your parents danced to at their wedding. Extra points if the tune is a total surprise to your escort too!

Embrace what makes you two you. Find fun ways to incorporate your culture into the celebration, beyond ceremony traditions. Have custom fortune cookies for favors, serve a secret family recipe or learn the steps to a traditional Irish jig.

Include your fave eats on the menu. Love visiting the concession stand at a ball game? Serve pigs in a blanket and popcorn alongside cocktails. Is breakfast your favorite meal of the day? Treat guests to mini egg sandwiches post dance party. >>

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You want an outdoor wedding but refuse to chance the weather? Bring the garden inside! Ask your florist to create a statement wall of fresh vines and lush blooms. We love the way greenery can totally transform a space and make your theme come to life. (It even inspired our fashion shoot on page 304.)

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paper people Put a modern twist on the traditional cake topper and personalize your confection with a paper sculpture. Concarta will fashion your likeness—right down to the crystal embellishments on your gown. (You can even include your dog!) Or opt for your new monogram or a family crest. Custom cake topper, from $175, ConcartaStudio.com make your exit unforgettable with a pom-pom toss!

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1 Never lose your way with this maritime compass, perfect for a boating enthusiast or a celebration by the sea. Nautical compass boutonniere, $20, AllforLovebyGina.com 2 A cluster of cotton is a simple but polished addition to any jacket. Rustic cotton boutonniere, $12, Kate Said Yes, Etsy.com 3 A no-brainer for the b-ball fan. Customize the ribbon to match your wedding palette (or the colors of your favorite team). Basketball hoop boutonniere, $35, FrittsRosenow.com >>

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Pronovias is celebrating 50 years of creating gorgeous wedding dresses. The result? An amazing new collection for 2016. The latest designs have flowing silhouettes made from the sumptuous fabrics the designer is known for: crepe, French lace and silk. The collection has body-hugging (think: second skin) gowns in every style, from traditional to avant-garde. Get ready to be wowed!

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the new nude You want to look like you—only better—on your wedding day. Try a smoky eye, which will pop in photos, and a natural lip. The new nudes have a hint of pink, accentuating your natural lip color. We love New Nudes Sheer Lip Gel ($30, MarcJacobsBeauty .com), which has a shiny finish and delectable vanilla scent. Color Sensational Rebel Bloom in Barely Bloomed ($8, Maybelline.com) is infused with honey nectar so it won’t dry out. Or try our Beauty Award Winner from Fresh on page 322.

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This mack daddy of mixers will do the kneading, whisking and mixing for you. Professional 600 Series 6-quart stand mixer in Gloss Cinnamon, $570, KitchenAid.com

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A plush footrest or extra seating in a pinch. Cheya pouf, $219, LuluandGeorgia.com

Perfect for movie nights or adding a pop of color to your neutral sofa. Sweater knit blanket, from $40, Threshold, Target.com

INSTANT COFFEE Fresh java at the touch of a button. Use the auto-brew option and have it ready when you rise. 2.0 K450 brewing system in Marsala, $170, Keurig.com

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The most unexpected honeymoon trend: booking volunteer trips at organic farms on Airbnb and Help Exchange. If you’re not quite that adventurous but still intrigued, consider a resort like Kittitian Hill in St. Kitts, West Indies, located on a 400-acre organic farm. Wood crates placed in each guesthouse encourage guests to pick their own fresh fruit, while foraging tours of the grounds (complete with a cooking class and communal dinner) round out the farm stay.

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Let’s face it: More often than not, the best photos are candid. There’s real emotion and real smiles. That’s why many resorts now have photographers tasked with capturing those moments— paparazzi style! At Turtle Island Fiji, a staffer will discreetly snap pics during your stay and present you with a book of the photos before you head home.

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Small destination weddings followed by a honeymoon in the same locale continue to be popular, and hotels are building packages around the concept. Sandals resorts, like its St. Lucia one, above, are offering a free (yes, free!) wedding to couples who book at least three nights. It includes a planner, music and an hors d’oeuvres reception for up to six guests.

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Nothing to wear on your honeymoon and no time to shop? Enter personal shopping sites like PS Dept., Stitch Fix and Keaton Row. Their pro stylists can help you build a perfect (and fashionable!) vacation wardrobe with just a few clicks.

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A BEAUTIFUL ROMANCE Being a bride is a beautiful thing, but getting to marry the love of your life is even more beautiful.

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TIME CAPSULE BOX Hide love letters in a time capsule and pick a special anniversary to open them!

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AN ODE TO TRADITION For my sister’s wedding, I had her favorite quote from our parents embroidered into the lining of her dress.

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FABULOUS FAVORS Send your guests home with something personal and kitschy. Remind them how grateful you are to share your day with them.

A STATEMENT PIECE Consider a bold veil you only wear down the aisle, a meaningful piece of jewelry or a fabulous bejeweled bolero for the reception.

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PERSONAL PEP TALK Pump up the good vibes before your wedding. Embrace the love around you by saying a prayer or reciting positive phrases.

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HASHTAG NUPTIALS I love wedding hashtags (#sorryimnotsorry). They’re a fun way to get candid photos from your guests in one place.

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THE BEST DRESS ON THE ENTIRE PLANET Just like your true love, the right dress will give you butterflies.

A MUSHY MOMENT Take time for a smooch or a special “I love you.” Do this in the middle of the madness when your guests are having a blast.

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Your furry friend will look ready to party in a fashionable accessory made just for him. Dog tuxedo cuffs, $19, RockinDogs & CoolCats, Etsy.com

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hip sips Moscow Mules are all the rage. Serve them in copper mugs for an authentic experience and fun photo ops! Moscow Mule mug, $15, WorldMarket.com

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…you start venue shopping six months before you want to get married and your top three picks are already booked.

...you post daily on social media about your wedding planning and have to answer a few awkward “Where’s my invite?” questions.

…the band plays a slightly different version of “All of Me” than John Legend’s one. The only way to get an identical match is to have a DJ play the original tune.

…you tell the best man to speak from the heart—and his heart tells him to share some slightly saucy tales from college.

…half of your guests RSVP on the exact RSVP date. At least they weren’t late, right?

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...the only bite of cake you taste is the one you eat after cutting it. Just another reason to save the top layer!

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CAROLYN BESSETTE & JFK JR. had at their wedding, held on an island off the coast of Georgia in 1996.

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an art gallery wedding

Grand Rapids Art Museum in Grand Rapids, MI

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A structured silhouette is perfect for this one-of-akind venue. Your gown may be sleek and chic, but art-deco-inspired accessories will make it bold. Dress, $699, SotteroandMidgley.com; necklace, $420, Ben-Amun, ThomasLaine.com; clutch, $1,495, Judith Leiber, NeimanMarcus.com; heels, $895, JimmyChoo.com

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Why not look as fun and trendy as the venue? Just pair a slim-fit suit with quirky pieces, like a patterned shirt and pocket square. Suit, $200, CombatGent.com; shirt, $80, PerryEllis.com; bow tie, $15, pocket square, $8, TheTieBar.com; cuff links, $175, Lanvin, MRPORTER .com; shoes, $158, KennethCole.com >>

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The lace overlay and pearl-strand detail make this gown a real head turner. Add dainty jewelry and strappy sandals for a more relaxed feel at a beachside affair. Dress, $999, AlfredAngelo.com; earrings, $75, HolstandLee.com; necklace, $118, HenriBendel .com; heels, $109, Ava & Aiden, Gilt.com

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Create a casual and cool outfit with a sand-colored suit. And don’t be afraid to ditch the tie and throw on some shades. Jacket, $298, shirt, $80, pants, $160, BananaRepublic.com; pocket square, $10, TheTieBar .com; sunglasses, $95, WarbyParker.com; belt, $55, JCrew.com; shoes, $1,225, John Lobb, MRPORTER.com >>

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Hotel del Coronado in San Diego

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An elaborate ballroom wedding requires an equally dazzling ball gown. Accessorize with sparkly extras for a style that’s headto-toe glam. Ball gown, $2,176, KennethWinston.com; earrings, $299, Swarovski .com; clutch, $180, Moyna, BHLDN.com; heels, $425, StuartWeitzman.com

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You can’t go wrong with a black tux—it’s classic and sophisticated. Complete the look with luxe touches to pull it all together. Tuxedo, $110 for rental, shirt, $15 for rental, TheBlackTux.com; bow tie, $15, TheTieBar .com; cuff links, $245, Richard James, MRPORTER.com; watch, $255, Mondaine, MRPORTER.com; shoes, $795, SalvatoreFerragamo.com

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LOOK OF THE MOMENT SYMBOLIC BLOOMS Orchids stand for love in Chinese culture. Bouquet, CharlestonStems.com

DECADENT DANGLERS Jade earrings, $700, CZbyKennethJayLane.com

COLLAR INTEREST Lace tunic dress, $7,150, Rivini.com

GILDED CLUTCH

OPULENT ORNAMENT Emerald ring, $70,000, EricaCourtney.com

ASIAN ELEGANCE Look to the Far East for luxe style details.

DRAGON DETAILS Bracelet, $32, BaubleBar.com

HOT KNOT Suede heels, $395, Isa Tapia, Shopbop.com

LUCKY RED Lipstick in Ruby Woo, $16, MACCosmetics.com

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“I often gravitate toward things that are just a little left of center,” says Catherine Noonan, a lawyer from Australia. “So I suppose the same happened with my wedding dress!” She had been eying her edgy, high-low Alexander McQueen gown— a white version of the one Amal Alamuddin wore to her rehearsal dinner—for a while. Then, with just a week left until her Italian elopement, she pulled the trigger. “It was a huge gamble, but I went with my instincts and it worked.”

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stephanie smith How did it go from 300 sandwiches to engagement?

So, we have to ask, are you going to serve sandwiches at your wedding?

Eric and I had been dating for over a year and had just moved in together. He cooked most of our meals and would just ask that I make him a sandwich from time to time. One day, I made him a turkey and Swiss cheese. It was so good, he joked, “Honey, you’re 300 sandwiches away from an engagement ring.” He never expected to get anything more than a laugh.

We’ll have some sandwiches, as well as other offerings, but we haven’t picked a caterer or figured out the menu yet. I do think that the fish cutter has to be on the menu somehow.

What sandwich were you on when he proposed? I was only on sandwich number 257! It was a fish cutter, the traditional Bajan fish sandwich with lettuce, tomato and relish.

What has surprised you about planning? I had mixed experiences while dress shopping. One thing that disappointed me was that I was only offered champagne at one dress salon of the four or five I visited. I was shocked! I thought that’s what loosened up the purse strings.

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Your new book is a love story. What do you think cooking for each other teaches you about marriage? Learning to compromise on what vegetables or condiments go on a sandwich is an example of being considerate of your partner’s needs and feelings. It might seem silly, but if I know my man likes duck, then I’ll cook more duck. If I know he doesn’t like kale, then I won’t put a kale salad on his plate. He does the same for me when he’s cooking a meal. Or if he picks the main course, then I pick the dessert. If you can compromise on veggies, you can compromise on bigger issues, like parenting or money.

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#8, post-beach lobster roll Make one of the couple’s favorite summer recipes. INGREDIENTS 2 lbs. lobster meat, steamed 3 cup mayonnaise 1 cup celery, chopped 3 2 Tbl. lemon juice 1 2 tsp. salt 1 tsp. pepper Old Bay Seasoning, to taste 2 hot dog buns 2 Tbl. butter 1

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fantastic food The best venues often have an exclusive caterer and liquor provider, meaning you have to use them and their set fees, which may include extra rental costs. There can also be a minimum number of people you need to book the space, so you can’t trim the guest list too dramatically to cut costs. The good news is you generally get what you pay for. At The Plaza, the up-to-$400-per-head catering fee includes a cake by one of two superstars from the wedding cake world: Sylvia Weinstock or Ron Ben-Israel.

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things you should buy FLOWERS Centerpieces and bouquets need to be set up right before your wedding, and you’ll be busy with other things—trust us. PHOTOGRAPHY OR VIDEOGRAPHY Don’t ask a pal to shoot the day. Pros will do a better job and your friend can enjoy the party. CAKE Again, the last days before your wedding will be crazy (it happens no matter how prepared you are), and you won’t need the extra stress. MUSIC Spotify might give you a great song list, but it won’t announce speeches or your first dance or get guests on the dance floor. HAIR AND MAKEUP Even if you have serious skills for your everyday look, a makeup pro will know how to make you look even better in photos.

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things you should DIY PROGRAMS Whether you go with printed paper ones or a chalkboard, this is a relatively low-stress but high-impact project. ESCORT CARDS From rustic to glam, choosing the right materials gets you halfway there. FAVORS There are a ton of cool, easy favor ideas. Plus, if this project doesn’t work out, no one will notice if you skip them.

SEND-OFF DETAILS Whether it’s festive flags or paper cones to hold rice or confetti, send-off décor puts a final (and personal touch) on your wedding.

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RUNWAY REPORT Meghan in Pronovias at Gotham Hall in New York City

feathers sweetheart necklines are universally flattering

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ARIA BRIDAL

Looking to give off a sophisticated, whimsical vibe? Try a skirt with dramatic ostrich feather details.

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wedding-worthy hairstyles

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bronzer breakdown

Celebrity makeup artist and founder of Mally Beauty, Mally Roncal, explains how getting a gorgeous glow is easier than you think.

1 frame your face

Starting from the back of your ear, bring your bronzer brush down your jawline. That way, if there’s too much product on the brush, it won’t be as noticeable. Then, continue around your face, under your chin and along your hairline.

2 use a light hand

To get a sun-kissed finish, gently swirl bronzer across your forehead, over the apples of your cheeks and on your chin. Don’t cover your entire face with product—it will flatten out your features and look fake.

Choose a dome-shaped brush that pulls double-duty—contouring and highlighting. Mie Kabuki brush, $55, NarsCosmetics.com

BRONZER Pick a bronzer with golden undertones to complement any skin tone. Matte Radiance Baked powder, $38, LauraMercier.com

HIGHLIGHTER A sheer highlighter bounces light off your skin to illuminate bronzed features. Halo highlighting wand in Pearl, $32, Smashbox, Sephora.com

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A highlighter will give you extra glowing and defined cheeks. To quickly contour your face, use your ring finger to dab a cream onto your predominant features: the tops of your cheekbones, the tip of your nose and your Cupid’s bow.

4 finish with a pop of pink

Smile and sweep a rosy blush across the apples of your cheeks and onto the tops of your eyebrows for a natural-looking flush of color.

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A silky blush glides on smooth and diffuses for a matte finish. Blush in Pink Glow, $18, MallyBeauty.com

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1 Pair a fun statement necklace with a simple neckline. $58, OliveandPiper.com 2 A subtle pastel shade and a whimsical feather detail are the perfect pair on this invite. $140 for 50, LoveVsDesign .com 3 Make a vanilla cake even sweeter with ribbons, pearls and a fondant rose. EatCakeBeMerry.com 4 A pretty metallic overlay gives a bridesmaid dress just the right amount of shimmer. $210, Jim Hjelm Occasions, JLMCouture.com 5 Geometric embellishments add a cool edge to classic satin heels. $1,195, PaulAndrew.com 6 Top off a luxe evening look with an opulent crystal clutch. $590, Swarovski .com 7 What makes a morganite ring even more striking? An elaborate diamond setting of course. $12,980, FredericSage.com >>

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a sparkly clutch is perfect for a formal affair

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1 Take a gorgeous cue from the night sky and consider dark blue invites for an evening wedding. $234 for 100, Minted .com 2 These glamorous sparklers only look expensive. $21, Derng.com 3 Add some color to your lids with a nifty twoin-one applicator. Use it as a liner or shadow! Chubby Stick in Massive Midnight, $17, Clinique, Sephora.com 4 Layers of flowy chiffon give a longer gown great movement. $350, Monique Lhuillier, BellaBridesmaids.com 5 Adding fondant initials to your cake packs a fun, personal punch. TheCakeStudioNYC.com 6 Planning to dance the night away in a short second dress? Slip into some sexy, strappy heels—they could even be your “something blue.” $355, SJP, Nordstrom.com 7 Allover crystals make for an ultrachic clutch. $230, SERPUI.com.br >>

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1 Who says your tiers have to match? Mix it up with a funky hexagonal top tier and asymmetrical designs. VanillaBakeShop.com 2 These stunning, blossom-inspired beauties give new meaning to the phrase “flower power.” $1,000, Tacori.com 3 A streamlined silhouette makes a full-length gown feel fashion forward. $310, Amsale.com 4 Rustic-chic invites with antique details are perfect for a vintage-inspired wedding. $234 for 100, Minted.com 5 Thanks to a handy magnetic clasp, slipping on this beaded bauble is a snap. $198, SBGDesigns.com 6 Channel the feel of an English garden with a fragrant bouquet of lilac and peonies. 7 Pull off some subtle sparkle with a pearlescent purple polish. Nail polish in Full Steam Ahead, $9, Essie.com

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Not sure what to add to your wish list? Establish your style as a couple, then break it down by room. We’ve got inspiration for the living room, kitchen and dining room. BY LAUREN K AY

BOOKWORM A photo book you’ll actually read cover to cover. Humans of New York, $30, Amazon.com

BEATBOX Show off your record collection. Spinnerette portable USB turntable, $235, Crosley, JCPenney.com

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PILLOW TALK Every home deserves something custom. Try designing your own throw pillows! Custom pillows, from $160 each, MintwoodHome.com

UNDER THE RUG Turn up the volume with a geometricpatterned rug. Woven Elmas kilim rug, from $44, Magical Thinking, UrbanOutfitters.com

BRIGHT LIGHTS A contemporary shape and high-gloss finish give this lamp an edge. Abbie table lamp, $199, ZGallerie.com

FRESH CUT This wave-shaped glass vase is a total work of art—with or without flowers. Aalto vase, $145, MoMAStore.com >>

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DISH DUTY A sink full of dirty pots isn’t so bad when you add cheery towels to the mix. Striped towels, $20 for 3, SurLaTable.com

MODERN BREW You don’t need a barista to make frothy cappuccinos at home— this machine has got you covered. Falcon Full Auto, $1,000, KrupsUSA.com

CHIC CANISTER Practical storage can also elevate the look of your kitchen. Canisters, from $47 each, Sophie Conran for Portmeirion, BedBathandBeyond.com

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Large enough to handle the big jobs (with a well for runoff). FSC teak large rectangular cutting board with well, $50, CrateandBarrel.com

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BLEND TOGETHER Grind grains, blend juices, mix dips or make ice cream in this all-purpose blender. Professional Series 300 blender, $629, Vitamix, Williams-Sonoma.com >>

Cook everything from soup to bread in this versatile cast-iron pot. 4.5quart round French oven, $260, LeCreuset.com

EASY AS PIE Chip resistant and dishwasher safe—the recipe for a perfect pie dish. Classics 9-inch pie dish, $50, Emile Henry, Macys.com

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TAKE CHARGE Silver cutout place mats can double as chargers for more formal dinners. Dahlia place mat, $10, Chilewich.com

SOFT GLOW A glass pendant light adds instant ambience. Glass chip chandelier, $200, LampsPlus.com

ON A PEDESTAL Elevate the cheese course or spotlight dessert with this marble and wood stand. White marble stand, from $40, Williams-Sonoma.com

CHIC CHEVRON This handwoven rug is a playful take on the classic pattern. Offset chevron cotton dhurrie rug, from $39, WestElm.com

PERFECTLY PLATED Texture gives classic white plates an update. Entertain 365 Surface Texture square dinnerware, $100 for a 4-piece place setting, Lenox.com

DINING ROOM: DAVID TSAY

IN THE LIMELIGHT A modern, geometric take on the candelabra. Gabriel candleholder, $60, CrateandBarrel.com

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mixture of metallics is fun and different,” says Cheree Berry of Cheree Berry Paper. Think: silver, copper and gold all in one paper suite—add in some pattern (like on an envelope liner) for another layer of style.

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wedding weekend A wedding is no longer just one day. Even if it’s not a destination affair in some faraway locale, couples are planning full weekend-long experiences for their guests. “Couples appreciate that their wedding is a unique event that brings everyone together in one place,” says Alicia Matsumoto of Alison Events. “They’re celebrating by planning welcome parties, on-site adventures and many shared meals.”

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their weddings—even with their dress! We’re not talking about an emerald or sapphire gown. Ice blue, blush pink or champagne are all chic alternatives to white or ivory, and they may even complement your skin tone better. >>

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“Monogrammed dinner napkins on the head table are a lovely detail that carries the couple from their wedding meal to many dinners ahead,” says Lynn Easton of Easton Events. “It’s a timeless touch.”

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Dinner by the bite is growing in popularity. “We pass different phases of the dinner as the night progresses: hors d’oeuvres, heartier fare, butlered small plates that create the main part of the meal, and then we end with passed mini sweets,” says Alison Awerbuch of Abigail Kirsch.

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“Tall cakes are making a comeback,” says Ron Ben-Israel of Ron Ben-Israel Cakes. “Brides are asking for multiple tiers often with variations of designs. We’ve even been floating the cakes on extensions of sugar flowers to get extra height.” Want to make it even taller? “We can also add our own confectionery versions of cake stands that are edible.”


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totally tasseled The new “it” motif is tassels. From fabric ceremony canopies to tissue paper tassel garlands, these gathered decorative elements are going to be the hottest new detail. Incorporate the trend in a big way or more subtly, like as a napkin ring or as a motif in your paper suite.

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map of your wedding weekend? Hand-drawn, unfussy ones add a fun element to your invitation suite. Highlight the biggies— ceremony and reception—and then point out other fun details, like your favorite coffee shop or where you had your first date.

tiaras we love A new bridal tiara has stolen our hearts—it’s less Cinderella

and more goddess-like. Inbal Dror and Reem Acra showcased beautiful floral and gold ones on the runway. We can’t get enough of this ethereal look! >>

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says Maggie Austin of Maggie Austin Cake. “Individually portioned petite cakes are a great—and intimate—way to wow.” Bonus: You don’t have to share your cake with anyone!

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custom logos The most popular way to personalize your wedding:

a custom logo. “We design these at the beginning and put them on everything from postage stamps to the dance floor,” says Tara Guérard of Soirée. “Using them in unexpected places always wows the guests.” >>

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video on the go While you should hire a videographer (you’ll thank us later), bring along your GoPro too! Nestle it in your bouquet to capture a unique view of your walk down the aisle, or pass it around throughout the party to capture candid fun.

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confetti drop Let your guests get in on the confetti fun! “We love to surprise guests, so once we shot confetti from the ceiling at an after-party, completely covering everyone,” says Jung Lee of Fête. “The lighter version is having waiters carry oversize balloons into the reception. When they pop them, they shower guests with confetti. Surprises like that always keep the party going.” >>

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centerpieces—more sophisticated weddings call for more elaborate table settings. “Think: ornate charger plates, gold-rimmed stemware and hemstitch napkins,” says Annie Lee of Daughter of Design. A chic setting really wows.

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pretty pastels Getting married this time next year? Shades of lavender, lemon, mint and ice blue will be trending, according to Brian Worley of YourBASH! What’s different than in years past? “There will be a number of pastels rather than just blush pink or a light yellow. They’ll be mixing various shades in a muted rainbow, so there’s more depth and contrast than sticking with a single color.” Worley expects caramel and latte hues to be popular too. >>

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tattoo jewelry Bracelets, statement necklaces and anklets that wash off—yes, please! We’re big fans of the tattoo trend. “I love making custom metallic party tattoos using a couple’s monogram or initials,” says Jes Gordon of Proper Fun. “We make the guests wear them to gain entrance to the party.”

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This is an easy fix: Rent ones that complement your wedding style or colors, like classic chiavari chairs or rustic wood benches. “We love to incorporate specialty lounge furniture and beautiful vintage pieces,” Tien says. If budget is a concern, select a couple pieces that will have maximum effect, like king and queen chairs for the sweetheart table. “A few properly placed items can make a huge visual impact,” Tien adds.

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Space is usually a bonus, but if you’re after a cozy atmosphere, a big room with high ceilings can present a challenge. “Creating spaces within spaces and points of interest throughout will help keep guests’ eyes front and center,” Zaroff says. Hang long centerpieces low—just over the table—to bring their gaze down and to create a more romantic feel. Use furniture, flooring and fabric draping to define spaces throughout the venue. Designing vignettes will make it feel smaller and more intimate—and show off your wedding style.

The walls are the worst—ugly wallpaper and medieval sconces!

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While you can’t exactly redecorate, you can shift the focus. “I like to transform a space with what I call ‘moving wallpaper’—we use projectors and add moving images to the walls,” Worley says. This trick also doubles as a lighting feature, giving the space a unique look. If a dozen projectors aren’t in your budget, stick to lighting that masks the design. Uplighting and gobos can transform a space instantly—even old wallpaper can disappear amid a soft, colorful glow.

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“Buy yards of simple fabric and pin them over the offending drapes,” Lee says. It’s a quick fix—no sewing required—and it can really transform the venue. Unlimited budget? Drape the whole space! Coordinate your fabric choices with your table linens, working in a texture or small pattern to keep things fresh and fun.

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“Don’t fight the design flaw—embrace it,” Hotchkiss says. “If the carpet is a green zigzag, pull that color into the napkins or the seat cushions.” Not for you? Try draping the walls with fabric or covering the floor with a sisal rug. If you’ve chosen a palette with a metallic or a neutral, make that hue more prominent in the décor and save the bolder color for details like your invitations or signature sip.

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Fret not! Just “flip” the space. You can use the flowers on the ceremony aisle for reception centerpieces, and your rental chairs can serve double-duty too. But factor in extras. “We always keep back-up draping on hand,” Manuel says. Draping can hide things that aren’t easy to move, like a 12-piece band. You can also use it to frame the ceremony or hide preset tables.

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Shayne planned a trip to Boston for them to see the Red Sox play the New York Yankees. “Being Red Sox fans, I suspected nothing,” Megan says. Walking through the upper levels of Fenway Park on their private tour, she noticed the stadium screen said, “Megan Webber, will you marry me?” “I saw it before he did!” she says. “Speechless, I tapped him on his shoulder and pointed. He quickly got down on one knee and said, ‘So, will you?’” >>

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One night after dinner in Koh Samui, an island off the coast of Thailand, Alexander led Anna to the beach for a walk along the water. On the sand, Anna noticed a big heart made out of flowers and candles. “It was for me!” she says. Together they lit all 50 candles—one for each year he hoped they would be together—and then they stood inside the glowing heart, where Alexander got down on one knee.

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On Christmas, after countless practical gifts, Josh (right) presented Patrick with a box. He opened it to find yet another box inside, then another, and another! Inside the secondto-last box was a note from Josh telling Patrick how much he loved him. Finally, he found a ring box and a card, with a photo of them from early in their relationship, that said, “Because I want to be this happy forever, will you please take this ring?” Patrick said “yes” and they celebrated with one final gift: their favorite champagne. >>

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During a trip to New York City, Kevin asked a woman on the street for directions. The stranger immediately began serenading them with “Endless Love.” Even though the singing was beautiful, Kristan assumed she was just trying to get a record deal. It was New York, after all. “But the oddest part was Kevin’s big smile when he said, ‘I love you,’ ” she says. “I thought, ‘Why would he want to have a moment in front of this lady singing?’ ” Then Kevin took Kristan’s hands and whispered, “I’m going to propose to you now.”

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bridesmaids looked elegant in feminine, blush, floor-length gowns with the neckline of their choice. the cake It took the catering company two tries to nail Caroline’s aunt’s wedding cake recipe. But in the end, the five-tier all-white confection tasted just like home. Delicate sugar flowers and fondant beading finished the look. the ceremony “We felt strong ties to St. Alban’s,” Caroline explains. “One of the priests was Dominican and had even worked at our church in Santo Domingo!” Simple floral arrangements dotted the aisle and let the church’s décor shine.

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the late Oscar de la Renta (another Dominican) and were handmade in the Dominican Republic by the couple’s tailor. the bridal bouquet “I wanted an organic, timeless bouquet that was reminiscent of yesteryear,” Caroline says. She carried a dreamy cascade of jasmine vine, eucalyptus, roses and dusty miller. the cocktail hour Guests chose between two signature drinks: tequila sparklers (tequila, grapefruit soda and pineapple juice) and lemon Bellinis. the bridal style It doesn’t get much more romantic than a dramatic cathedral-length veil.

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down notes and always carry little notebooks around with us,” Jennie says. To share this cute fact with guests, they used pocket-size notebooks calligraphed with guests’ names as escort cards. the bridal jewelry Jennie’s wardrobe changes included a few glamorous jewelry switches too! the tablescapes Eucalyptus and fresh berries and figs gave the overflowing centerpieces a rustic touch. the bridal party style The bridesmaids wore floor-length, dove-colored gowns in the style of their choice, while the groomsmen donned their own suits in shades of gray.

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ennie Ma, 32, is far from the average bride—she spent almost three years as the senior fashion and beauty editor at The Knot. So understandably, we were expecting fabulous things for her wedding to Dan Blank (33 and a design firm owner). When we found out she was planning a destination wedding in the French countryside with not one but four dresses, it became clear that something incredible was in the works. And they did not disappoint! With the help of a planning team with offices in both Paris and New York City, the stylish New York couple planned a romantic weekend full of personal details— and yes, wardrobe changes. For décor, muted shades of pink, green, peach and cream highlighted the beauty of their château venue, while imperfect, handmade touches kept things from feeling too sweet. And luckily for Jennie, the wild reception stretched to 4 a.m., giving her plenty of time in each of her beautiful gowns. —MO

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ingredients Ceremony & Reception Site Château du Grand Val, Combourg, France Photography Xavier Navarro Photographie Consultant Loli Events Flowers Flowerjugs Officiant Rev. Gareth Randall Gowns Ceremony: Reem Acra, Kleinfeld Bridal, New York City; reception: Kelly Faetanini, Gabriella New York Bridal Salon, New York City; Chanel, New York City; Kate Moss for Topshop, Nordstrom Veil Paris by Debra Moreland, BHLDN Hair & Makeup Isabelle Cordon Shoes Brian Atwood Engagement Ring Kwiat Wedding Rings Vered Mor Earrings Ceremony: Chanel; reception: Ranjana Khan Bridesmaid Dresses Amsale, The Wedding Library, New York City Formalwear J. Lindeberg, New York City Stationery Queen Quills Rentals Davoine Michel; Lesage Structure; Lomarec Catering Le Petit Curieux Cake Beatriz Belliard Music Sonofactory Transportation Bellier Voyages Accommodations Château du Grand Val; Hotel Du Château; Logis du Lac Registries Amazon.com; Anthropologie; Crate & Barrel; West Elm Honeymoon Australia; New Zealand

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“We said our vows on the edge of a mountain with 360-degree views of the Pacific Ocean and the black-sand beach,� Charita says of their 21-person ceremony at Waipio Rim B & B in Honokaa, Hawaii.

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hen it came to wooing Charita Carter (29 and a salesperson at Tiffany & Co.), Niager Herndon (30 and general manager at The Buckle Inc.) pulled out all the stops. After a few chance encounters at University of West Georgia, he offered to take her anywhere in Atlanta. With the entire city to choose from, Charita settled on her go-to spot—Arby’s! Seven years later, Niager made up for their low-key first date with a surprise proposal over a sit-down dinner at Charita’s favorite Mexican restaurant. As soon as Charita’s initial shock wore off—she was exhausted from a business trip and she didn’t see it coming!—the couple started planning their destination wedding in Hawaii. Her dream of black-sand beaches made Kailua-Kona an easy decision. “We knew our families would have to travel no matter where we chose to get married, so we wanted to make it worth their while,” Charita says. Her yellow diamond engagement ring inspired their color palette. —Lauren Levy

the setting The couple took pictures in

Waipio Valley—where Jurassic Park was filmed— with lush greenery and wild horses. “They weren’t afraid of us—we literally stood as they surrounded us,” Charita says. “It was magical!” the details A globe played into the couple’s vintage travel motif and doubled as a sweet keepsake for guests to write on. the signage Wood plaques guided guests throughout the tropical setting. the boutonniere Niager opted for a vibrant billy ball boutonniere that popped against his champagne-colored suit.

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the bridal style Charita decided on a flowy vintage-inspired dress that was airy enough for her beach locale yet still felt formal. She completed her Gatsby-esque look with a birdcage veil and an embellished headband that matched her beaded cap sleeves. the cake A few gladiolus and yellow fondant beads accented the simple two-tier buttercream cake. “I went with fresh flowers because I loved the element of realness they added,” Charita says. the invitations “Since it was a destination wedding, we wanted to incorporate a travel theme,” Charita says. The couple’s 21 guests received mini-luggage save-the-date magnets as well as custom boarding pass invitations with an RSVP portion that detached—just like a real ticket!

ingredients Ceremony Site Waipio Rim B & B, Honokaa, HI Reception Site Hale Ohia Kai, KailuaKona, HI Photography James Rubio and Leiko Beck/James Rubio Photography Event Design Vintage&Lace Flowers Passion Flowers by Nalani Officiant Brian L. Boshard Gown Reem Acra, Kelly’s Closet, Atlanta Veil David Tutera, Michaels Hair Terrye Veal Makeup Lia Croke/ Makeup by Paulina Perez Shoes Nordstrom Engagement & Wedding Rings Tiffany & Co. Formalwear Michael Kors, Men’s Wearhouse Stationery Ana de Roux Rentals Waimea Party Rentals Catering Paradise Gourmet Catering Cake Bleu Cupcakery Music Tiger Jones Productions Transportation Global Rider; Take Time to Travel Accommodations Hilton Waikoloa Village Honeymoon Maui, HI

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In a lacy, sleeved sheath gown and a three-piece tweed suit, both Kelly and Canaan channeled a vintage look.

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early 10 years after they met at a concert (the groom was the drummer), childhood sweethearts Kelly Musgraves (24 and a photographer and filmmaker) and Canaan Sutton (25 and an environmental science and biology student at Texas A&M University-Commerce) returned to rural East Texas for their wedding. Set against the backdrop of Kelly’s idyllic hometown, the couple crafted a charming affair that was truly their own—with not a planner in sight. Without a set color scheme or theme, Kelly and Canaan let their day’s aesthetic evolve organically. And boy did they nail it! The result was a fun, old-world inspired vibe brought to life by earthy green and brown hues and glittery pops of gold. Finally, whimsical woodland illustrations and quirky blooms lent a lighthearted touch to their rustic nuptials, which even included a performance from Kelly’s sister, country star Kacey Musgraves! —MO

the seating chart A fun alternative to traditional table numbers, each table was assigned a different woodland animal. photo props DIY “just married” flags made for cute postceremony photo ops. the child attendants The couple enlisted four of their friends’ daughters to serve not as flower girls

but as “confetti girls.” The little ladies walked down the aisle with confetti-filled wands, wearing floral crowns and moccasins. the setting “The ceremony site—the little pink house where I was raised—was one of the day’s most special details,” Kelly says. It was painted light pink in memory of her “memaw,” who passed away less than a year earlier. “I felt so happy knowing she was right there with us,” she says.

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the invitation suite The front of Kelly and Canaan’s custom gatefold invitation had the event information along with whimsical watercolor illustrations of local wildlife, while the back included a hand-painted map of Golden.

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ingredients Ceremony Site Bride’s family home, Golden, TX Reception Site Golden Homestead, Golden, TX Photography NBarrett Photography Videography You and Yours Productions Coordination Day of: Amy Lacey Weddings Flowers Bows and Arrows Gown Mike Benet, Gratitude Vintage, Dallas Engagement & Wedding Rings Bride: heirlooms; groom: Mineola Jewelers Bridesmaid Dress ModCloth.com Formalwear Suitsupply; shirts: Trumaker; bow ties: TheTieBar.com Stationery Yeti and the Beast Rentals All American Party and Tent Rentals Catering La Waffalata Cake & Donuts Cakewalk Bake Shop Music Ceremony: Kacey Musgraves (bride’s sister); reception: Joe Terrell/Century Tree Productions Accommodations Ext Beaver Creek Cabins; Munzesheimer Manor Bed and Breakfast Registries Anthropologie; Home Depot; Honeyfund.com; Target Honeymoon Portland, OR; San Francisco

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the bar A garland of gold tinsel added some flavor to the simple wood bar. The couple offered two kinds of beer in addition to wine, champagne and mixers. the bouquets Wild-looking

bunches of dahlias, marigolds, zinnias, asclepias, roses and local cacti made for totally Texan bunches. the sweetheart table The newlyweds had the seats of honor beneath a banner with their new last name in a vine-draped pergola.

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the attire With finger waves, vintage jewelry and an empire-waist tulle number, Hadija channeled a ’20s vibe, while Nicole rocked a bespoke gray suit. "It really fit her style and curves," Hadija says.

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For a warm, personal touch, the couple designed their own invitations, which included separate envelopes detailing the who, what, where, when and why, plus vintage postcards for RSVPs.

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ometimes finding love can feel like hitting the bull's eye—literally! Hadija Steen (opposite, right; 27 and a restaurant manager and server) and Nicole Mills (35 and a youth social services program director) first bonded at a mutual friend's birthday party. Nicole was carrying a BB gun ("I'm just a kid from Nebraska," she says) and offered to teach Hadija to shoot. "She perfectly shot three cans off of a haystack," recalls Nicole, who proposed two years later. After finding the venue, a secluded site in a forest two hours north of their Minneapolis home, details started coming together. Using the fall hues as a natural backdrop, they chose a neutral palette with pops of color and carried out a "snail mail" theme, with letters, packages and stamps incorporated into the day. "It was awesome!" Hadija says. —Elizabeth Roehrig

the ceremony

Flanked by vintage pews, the flagstone path led to a small stage where the pair exchanged vows. the bouquet A loose arrangement, which included anemones and ranunculus, created the wildflower feel Hadija wanted. The handkerchief wrapped around the stems was a sweet addition.

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DJ played funk, soul, salsa and bachata— "and there was even an impromptu swing dance-off!" Hadija recalls. the shoes Their wedding was the perfect excuse for Hadija to spring for a new pair of cowboy boots she could wear again and again.

the boutonnieres

A mix of blooms in various vibrant hues complemented Hadija's slightly wild bouquet.

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the letter station

Vintage typewriters, pens and paper were set out for guests to write letters to loved ones; the couple then mailed them after the wedding.

the guests of honor Headphones

and a Jimi Hendrix record saved a seat for Hadija's brother, who had recently passed away. A cowboy hat sat on another chair to honor Nicole's late father.

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the reception de´cor the setting "It felt Bunches of wildflowers in salvaged glassware dotted the tables. Brown paper packages and bundles of letters tied with twine denoted the table names, which were each a different street in Minneapolis.

like us," Hadija says of the wooded location on a pond. "Small town class," she adds.

the desserts

Instead of a traditional wedding cake, the couple served apple pies, chocolate beer cakes and ice cream.

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MIKIE & RICHIE JULY 26 • HUNTINGTON, NY

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roses and orchids, added a happy burst of color.

the attendants Sky-high chevron pumps gave their look serious wow factor. the lapel pin

Mikie had his grandmother's engagement and wedding rings made into a pin, which he wore on his tux. the lounge de´cor Pillows monogrammed in yellow punctuated the outdoor space. the inspiration These striped kicks gave Mikie the idea for the day's theme! He changed into them, along with a sequined vest, for the reception. the aisle Each groom's mother escorted him past planter boxes filled with wheatgrass and phalaenopsis orchids.

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silver and white confection, which had alternating chocolate and vanilla layers with fresh raspberries. A heart displayed replicas of charms the two wear. the centerpieces Strands of orchids cascaded over white roses and hydrangeas. "Each arrangement had 400 roses at the top and on the base of the table," says Mikie, who designed the flowers. the photo booth The newlyweds goofed around with a few props. the reception de´cor A custom marquee sign, paper straws and table numbers all reinforced the bold stripe theme.

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Ceremony & Reception Site Harbor Club at Prime, Huntington, NY Photography Anthony Vazquez Photography Inc. Videography Joseph Edwards Films Planner Michael Russo Events Flowers Pedestals Floral Decorators Officiant Diane Turdik Hair Kristan Serafino Makeup Karen Dupiche Formalwear Mikie: J.Crew; Richie: Theory Shoes Saint Laurent; Mikie's sneakers: Christian Louboutin Wedding Rings & Jewelry Jacob & Co. Stationery The Wedding Company of Manhasset Catering Harbor Club at Prime Cake Taste Rentals Table Wraps Custom Aisle Boxes The Showplace Music Steven Retas Entertainment Group Favors Varietals Wine & Spirits Transportation Designer Limousine Service Accommodations Melville Marriott Long Island Honeymoon Gansevoort Turks and Caicos, Turks and Caicos

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New York– and Charleston, SC–based planner Shawn Rabideau wed his longtime partner last fall

Noted event planner Shawn Rabideau shares what’s inspiring him right now. BY ELIZABETH ROEHRIG

1 garden magazines “I like to bring organic elements into my designs,” Rabideau says. His parents live on seven acres, surrounded by nature. When he can’t spend time among plants and flowers, magazines are the next best way to get ideas.

2 store window displays Some of Rabideau’s favorites are shops that literally put their creativity on display, like Bergdorf Goodman (pictured), Anthropologie and West Elm. “I might take a piece I saw in a vignette and transform it into something else for one of my events.”

3 cakes with dress details For a recent wedding, Rabideau took photos of the bride’s dress to cake designer Ron BenIsrael and had him incorporate the lace and

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crystal details into the confection. “It was such a striking gown—and the cake turned out amazing!”

4 textured stationery Rabideau is super-passionate about paper— he even has his own line, which includes the invitation above, at FineStationery.com. “I like using wood grains, burlap and other textures that people normally wouldn’t think to use,” he says. Another surprise element? Having the designs carry through on the backs of pieces, from invites to table numbers.

5 comfort food hors d’oeuvres “I think cocktail hour is where you should really have fun with food,” Rabideau says. While you may not want to get too risky with the entrées, why not serve “junk food” with

an elegant twist, like lamb sliders or truffle pizza bites? And, future trend alert: “I’m dying to do a cheese-straw bar at a wedding, featuring all different flavors of the Southern staple in a cute display,” he says.

6 Instagram inspiration “I never copy other event planners, but I do like getting a peek at what sparks their imaginations. I follow destination wedding planner Michelle Rago (@teamrago, pictured) on Instagram. She has a great eye.”

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THE NEW BALL GOWN Pair a slinky silhouette with a removable tulle skirt for two major bridal moments. Dress and skirt, $4,600, Dennis Basso, KleinfeldBridal.com; lace cap, $525, earrings, $395, LivHart.com; ring, $99, SamanthaWills.com >>

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THE NEW SLEEVE The beaded strands on these dainty sleeves create a whimsical, romantic vibe that you’re going to start seeing more and more. Dress, $2,775, KellyFaetanini .com; engagement ring, $4,950 (not including center stone), SimonGJewelry.com; locket, $106, ThomasLaine.com; necklace, price upon request, Jade Trau, Forevermark.com

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THE NEW BOLERO When you throw your casual cover-up over your gown, it becomes a serious style statement. Dress, $6,800, Anne Barge, KleinfeldBridal .com; jacket, $350, JCrew.com; earrings, $28, KarenKane.com; shoes, $750, JimmyChoo.com >>

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Who knew covering up could be so sexy? Pair a high collar with more casual pieces for a fashion-forward look. Dress, $1,998, MaggieSottero .com; hat, $275, BijouVanNess.com

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THE NEW LENGTH This midi skirt may be short but it’s still voluminous and fabulous. Top, $1,690, skirt, $1,990, MoniqueLhuillier .com; engagement ring, $4,310 (not including center stone), SylvieCollection.com; necklaces, $375 each, LuluFrost.com; shoes, $995, JimmyChoo.com

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The bigger, the better applies to more than just a ball gown. Give your slinky dress a huge upgrade when you accessorize it with an oversize gossamer shawl. Dress, from $1,100, AllureBridals.com; shawl, price upon request, Lazaro, JLMCouture.com >>

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SWEET SURPRISE Tiered netting creates a structured mini with an unexpectedly romantic silhouette. Dress, $2,990, MoniqueLhuillier.com; engagement ring, $2,680 (not including center stone), TimelessDesigns.com; earrings, $9,290, DovesJewelry.com; shoes, $455, StuartWeitzman.com

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CASUAL COUTURE Take a cue from the runway and team a waterfall skirt with a silk romper for the ultimate fashion win. Jumpsuit and skirt, $3,600, HoughtonNYC.com; engagement ring, $4,070 (not including center stone), SimonGJewelry.com; shoes, $995, MoniqueLhuillier.com >>

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You don’t need an embellished bodice to have a serious bridal moment. Billowy layers of silk and soft tulle create the same effect. Dress, $7,400, Mark Zunino, KleinfeldBridal .com; veil, $525, Peter Langner, KleinfeldBridal.com

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STUNNING SILHOUETTE Creating your own DIY bow out of tulle turns an elegant gown into a striking style statement. Dress, $2,675, KellyFaetanini.com; earrings, $3,292, DovesJewelry.com >>

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DRAMATIC DRAPING Talk about a head turner. A cascading train of tulle makes for a gorgeous entrance—and a breathtaking exit. Dress, $928, White by Vera Wang, DavidsBridal.com; hair vine, $230, TwigsandHoney.com

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ELEGANT ILLUSION Have the best of both worlds when you wear a pucker-pleated skirt over a body-hugging second dress. Dress, $2,250, lace bodice and skirt, $2,350, EugeniaCouture.com; headpiece, $210, TwigsandHoney.com

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1 sleek & chic The slimmer, the better: Look for coats that are cut closer to the body. (But don’t worry—you can still bust a move in them.) Gray slim-fit tuxedo, BLACK by Vera Wang; white tuxedo shirt; black bow tie; white pocket square; silver cuff link and stud set; black patent shoes

For his New York City wedding, Andre Mercier and his groomsmen all wore Black by Vera Wang tuxes from Men’s Wearhouse.

2 graphic punch Go bold! Black and white separates make excellent sparring partners. White shawl lapel tuxedo jacket, Joseph & Feiss; white shirt; black tuxedo pants; black bow tie; coordinating pocket square; black and silver cuff link and stud set; patent tuxedo shoes

3 double take The double-breasted suit makes a comeback, but with a more tailored, less boxy fit. (We swear—you won’t look like an old-timey gangster.) Charcoal check double-breasted extreme slim-fit suit, Calvin Klein; blue slim-fit shirt; gray-and-black plaid tie; coordinating pocket square; argyle socks; black boots >>

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4 necessary roughness You’ll flip for suit fabrics with subtle texture, like sharkskin. Black-and-white sharkskin vest and pant, Egara; pink dress shirt; green-and-blue plaid bow tie; high-top sneakers, Converse

5 vested interest There’s no chance you won’t stay classy in a three-piece suit. Tan three-piece suit, Pronto Uomo; blue and white dress shirt; navy silk tie; striped socks; brown dress shoes, Joseph Abboud

6 narrow-minded Thin lapels and ties go together like you and your best bro. LEFT Black jacket, Joseph Abboud; white shirt; black tuxedo pants; black paisley tie RIGHT Navy stripe slim-fit suit, Kenneth Cole; blue check dress shirt; teal skinny tie; teal pocket silk; brown lace-up shoes

7 fit to be tied A quirky patterned bow tie reads chic, not geek. Gray two-piece suit, Calvin Klein; light gray herringbone shirt, Joseph Abboud; gray plaid bow tie; black silk pocket square; black monkstrap shoes

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BLUSH “This is the lightest formula to effortlessly pump up your color,” says Katie Jane Hughes, New York City– and Londonbased makeup artist. Cheeky cream blush in Abbey Rose, $20, ButterLondon.com FOUNDATION

The secret to perfect-looking skin in pictures is your foundation. “There’s no SPF, which can cause skin to glow white underneath flashbulbs,” Hughes says. Silk creme photo edition foundation, $48, Laura Mercier, NeimanMarcus.com

HIGHLIGHTER A good highlighter illuminates your skin without making your face look oily or shiny in photos. “This highlighter is subtle and nongreasy,” Tamah says. “It layers over bare skin or makeup like a dream.” Living luminizer, $38, RMSBeauty.com

LIP BALM EYELINER “This is the most universally flattering coppery-brown,” says Tamah, makeup artist to Alexa Chung. “It’s soft enough to blend with your fingers and pigmented enough to build a smoky eye.” Eye kohl in Teddy, $16, MACCosmetics.com

So much more than a chapped-lip cure—one swipe of these tinted beauties provides the perfect dose of color and hydration. Tinted lip treatment in Nude, $23, Fresh.com

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You want your bronzer to look natural and sun kissed—not fake. “This bronzer is soft and muted, so it doesn’t go on too heavy or chalky,” Tamah says. Bronzer in Sandcastle, $18, Topshop.com

You can’t go wrong with a creamy pink polish. “It’s perfect on its own or with a classic French,” says Donna Perillo, owner of Sweet Lily Natural Nail Spa & Boutique in New York City. “It adds the finishing touch on clean and pretty nails.” Nail polish in Madison, $9, Zoya.com >>

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EYE SHADOW PALETTE Take our word for it—these palettes are definitely worth the splurge. Our love summed up? Every shade you could possibly need to create any look you could possibly want. Naked3 palette, $54, UrbanDecay.com

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MASCARA Your lashes deserve the most luxurious, long-lasting formula. “I love how you can get fullness and length with this mascara, and it doesn’t flake off,” Harris says. Hypnôse waterproof mascara, $28, Lancome.com

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“This product is essential in creating the volume you need for a bridal hairstyle,” says Joel Torres, TIGI creative director for Latin America. “You need your volume to last if you want your look to make it through prep, the ceremony, dinner and dancing!” Firm control boosting mousse, $3, Suave, Drugstore.com

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SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER “You need a shampoo and conditioner that cleanse and hydrate at the same time,” says Rita Hazan, owner of the Rita Hazan Salon in New York City. Color Lustre brilliant glaze shampoo, $48, Color Lustre brilliant glaze conditioner, $58, ShuUemuraArtofHair.com

This hair spray is a pro favorite. “It provides just the right amount of hold and still allows you to comb through,” says Ursula Stephen, the celebrity hairstylist responsible for Rihanna’s good hair days. “It’s also layerable, so you can keep spraying without the helmet-head effect.” Casual flexible hold hair spray, $15, TONI&GUY, Target.com

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DRY SHAMPOO You’re going to need a lot of dry shampoo the day of your wedding to give your hair the grip and volume it needs for the perfect updo. “It’s great on both blondes and brunettes,” says Maranda, hairstylist to Kate Mara and Natasha Bedingfield. “It leaves hair clean but with a lot of root lift.” Dry shampoo, $20, Klorane.com

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CURLING IRON The right wand can help make sure you get those Giseleesque beach waves you’ve been dreaming of. “Pick one with adjustable heat settings, so you know it can hold a curl,” says Christine Symonds, stylist to celebrities like Kaley CuocoSweeting. Marcel curling iron, $40, Hot Tools, Ulta.com >>

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Often overlooked, celebrity hairstylist Mylo says styling cream is an important step when it comes to your hairstyle. “It helps give your look max hold,” he says. “Just go easy—a little goes a long way.” Crème for style, $39, Oribe.com

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“You want a treatment that calms inflammation and heals the skin quickly,” says Joanna Vargas, celebrity facialist and founder of Joanna Vargas Salon. Clear skin willow bark booster serum, $56, EminenceOrganics.com

This antioxidant serum is like a vitamin for your skin. Once absorbed, it cannot be rubbed or washed off and works for 72 hours to protect you from damaging free radicals in the environment, which can cause wrinkles and fine lines. C E Ferulic antioxidant treatment, $157, SkinCeuticals.com

MOISTURIZER SUNSCREEN “This sunscreen has a very elegant sheer formulation that provides excellent protection,” says Elizabeth Tanzi, MD, codirector of the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery. Anthelios mineral sunscreen, $34, LaRoche-Posay.com

Celebrity makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury has been mixing this “magical” cream for more than 20 years. It’s a concoction of hyaluronic acid booster and floral extracts that instantly brightens and hydrates your entire face for radiant skin. Charlotte’s magic cream, $100, CharlotteTilbury.com

MASK “This is a great cleansing mask with an immediate brightening effect,” says Stafford R. Broumand, MD, cosmetic surgeon. “Plus, when you peel off the mask, you can see exactly what has been removed from your pores.” Luminizing black mask, $34, Boscia, Sephora.com

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EXFOLIATOR “Too much exfoliation can result in broken capillaries and irritated skin,” Frank says. “Just add cleanser to this small portable brush to lightly exfoliate your skin without the damage.” Mia 1 facial sonic cleansing brush, $99, Clarisonic.com

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EYE CREAM A good eye cream does so much more than prevent wrinkles. “It moisturizes, makes fine lines disappear and helps eye concealer go on better,” Frank says. “It’s worth every penny.” Sublimage eye cream, $225, Chanel.com

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It may be cool looking, but this electric toothbrush does more than just sit pretty on your vanity. The silicone bristles pulsate for a cleaner, instantly brighter smile. “Just one look at your teeth and you know this brush does something different,” says Marc Lowenberg, DDS, a cosmetic dentist in New York City. Issa toothbrush, $199, Foreo, Sephora.com

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allure bridals

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allure couture

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343

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christina wu

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cristiano lucci $$$ – $$$$ on the knot theknot.com/cristianolucci on the web cristianolucci.com collection cristiano lucci styles 12905/garbo, 12903/audrey

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355

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357

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davinci bridal

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359

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demetrios

360

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enzoani

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enzoani $$ on the knot theknot.com/beautiful on the web enzoani.com collection beautiful styles bt15-9, bt15-30

365

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367

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galina at david’s bridal

368

$ on the knot theknot.com/galina on the web davidsbridal.com collection galina at david’s bridal styles kp3703, wg3438

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369

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galina signature at david’s bridal $$ – $$$ on the knot theknot.com/galina on the web davidsbridal.com collection galina signature at david’s bridal styles swg647, swg681

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impression bridal

372

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jewel at david’s bridal

374

$$ on the knot theknot.com/davidsbridal on the web davidsbridal.com collection jewel at david’s bridal styles wg3734, wg3735

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jordan fashions $$ on the knot theknot.com/reflections on the web jordanfashions.com collection reflections by jordan styles m406, m400

377

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justin alexander

378

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kenneth winston

380

$$ – $$$ on the knot theknot.com/kennethwinston on the web kennethwinston.com collection kenneth winston styles 1584, 1562

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kenneth winston $$ – $$$ on the knot theknot.com/kennethwinston on the web kennethwinston.com collection kenneth winston styles 1592, 1590

383

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lillian west

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385

$$$ on the knot theknot.com/lillianwest on the web lillianwest.com collection lillian west styles 6354, 6360

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madison james $$$ on the knot theknot.com/madison james on the web madison-james.com collection madison james styles mj101, mj103

387

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maggie sottero

388

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389

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mark zunino

390

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martina liana

392

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mikaella $$$ on the knot theknot.com/mikaella on the web mikaellabridal.com collection spring 2015 collection styles 1952, 1953

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moonlight

396

$$ – $$$ on the knot theknot.com/moonlight on the web moonlightbridal.com collection moonlight couture styles h1182, h1287

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399

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400

paloma blanca $$$ – $$$$ on the knot theknot.com/palomablanca on the web palomablanca.com collection spring 2015 collection styles 4550, 4555

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401

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pnina tornai

402

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403

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405

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rosa clará

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407

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408

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409

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411

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413

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414

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417

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val stefani

420

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venus bridal

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425

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wedding party 101 The least you need to know to coordinate your wedding party’s look.

bridesmaids • For a modern, but still put-together look—pick the color and fabric, but consider letting your bridesmaids choose the neckline and silhouette. • When shopping, bring one or two bridesmaids—maybe the maid who has the body or coloring that’s most similar to the rest of the bridal party, or the maid who is the most difficult to fit. • Ask for your maids’ advice, but make the final decision yourself. You’re the one who knows the big picture—overall look, formality and people’s budgets—best. • The bridesmaids should try to place their orders at the same time to ensure that the dresses will be made from the same dye lot. • Allow three months’ delivery and alteration time for the dresses. • Don’t forget the extras. Should the maids all have the same shoes, jewelry, hairstyles, handbags or wraps? Communicate your desires clearly to your maids. Email works great for this.

sweetheart neckline

scoop neckline

one-shoulder neckline

groom & groomsmen • Brush up on your tuxedo terms and take a peek in your own closet before you begin suit shopping. This will give you an idea of what style you like best—notched or shawl lapel, standard or spread collar.

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• The groomsmen should dress around the groom. A consistent look is great, but the groom should sport some detail (a boutonniere, tie or pocket square) that differentiates him from the pack. shawl lapel

notched lapel

• The tuxedo is classic, but consider all your options. Marrying by the beach? Try a more casual jacket and trousers. Having an ultra-formal wedding? Pick a cutaway coat, gray-striped trousers, gray vest and ascot. peaked lapel

flower girls & ring bearers • Flower girls and ring bearers don’t have to match the adults perfectly, but they should certainly fit in with the formality of the event. The only exception: Tuxedos aren’t necessary (and may not be available) for tykes under six. Our trick—substitute a black suit and a bow tie. • Be sure to dress your flower girl or ring bearer appropriately for their age. Strapless or halter dresses may be too sophisticated for the little ones (even with a cardigan), while overly froufrou tulle dresses might not look right on, say, a 10-year-old.

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• Should you rent or buy? If you don’t attend many formal events or if your weight is frequently in flux, renting may be the way to go. If you’ll have three or four more good uses for a tux, the suit will pay for itself.

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bari jay $$ on the knot theknot.com/barijay on the web barijay.com collection bari jay styles 1452, 1471, 1450, en-1511, 1517, 1521

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david’s bridal $ – $$ on the knot theknot.com/davidsbridalmaids on the web davidsbridal.com collection david’s bridal styles f15701, f15928

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impression bridesmaids $$ on the knot theknot.com/impressionmaids on the web impressionbridesmaids.com collection impression bridesmaids styles 20218/20216, 20211/20217

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450

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white by vera wang at david’s bridal $ – $$ on the knot theknot.com/whitebyverawangmaids on the web davidsbridal.com collection white by vera wang at david’s bridal styles vw360189, vw360215

453

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Jenny Yoo Collection jennyyoo.com

189

Monique Lhuillier moniquelhuillier.com

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344

Jewel at David’s Bridal davidsbridal.com

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MOONLIGHT moonlightbridal.com

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Justin Alexander justinalexander.com

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Kelly Faetanini kellyfaetanini.com

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Kenneth Winston kennethwinston.com

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Paloma Blanca palomablanca.com

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Pnina Tornai kleinfeldbridal.com

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Rita Vinieris Rivini rivini.com

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La Francy Couture lafrancycouture.com

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Romona Keveža Collection romonakeveza.com

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Ammara Stone ammarastone.com

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Barkev’s barkevs.com

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BHLDN bhldn.com

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Carlex carlexcollection.com

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Scott Kay scottkay.com

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Christopher Designs lamourcrisscut.com

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Jamaican dollar (J$)

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Euro

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English

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MARTINIQUE

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BONAIRE

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Lesser Antilles/ British

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(212) 889-9009

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(800) 927-9554

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(011) 590-590-82-0930

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(800) 233-4582

11/NYC, 23/Chicago 23/Dallas, 13/LA

Yes

(011) 0596-61-61-77

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(664) 491-2230

Yes

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(800) 582-6208 &

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(866) 556-3847 StKittsTourism.kn & NevisIsland.com

SABA & ST. EUSTATIUS

Greater Antilles/ US

Spanish, English

US dollar

Lesser Antilles/ Dutch

Dutch, English, Papiamento*

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No

StatiaTourism.com

(St. Eustatius)

6/NYC, 10/Chicago 19/Dallas, 14.5/LA

(011) 590-590-27-8727

No

5/NYC, 7/Chicago, 6/Dallas, 10/LA

(800) 372-usvi

4/NYC, 8/Chicago, 7/Dallas, 11/LA

(800) 372-usvi

French, English

Euro, US dollar

Lesser Antilles, USVI/US

English

US dollar

Lesser Antilles, USVI/US

English

Lesser Antilles/ British

English, Creole Patois

Eastern Caribbean dollar (EC), US dollar

7/NYC, 10/Chicago, 6/Dallas, 12/LA

(888) 4-stlucia

Lesser Antilles/ Dutch

Dutch, Papiamento*, English

Netherlands Antilles guilder (NAFl), US dollar

6/NYC, 7/Chicago, 7/Dallas, 12/LA

(800) 786-2278

Lesser Antilles/ French

French, English

Euro, US dollar

6/NYC, 7/Chicago, 7/Dallas, 12/LA

(877) 956-1234

Lesser Antilles, USVI/US

English

US dollar

3.5/NYC, 8/Chicago, 7/Dallas, 11/LA

(800) 372-usvi

ST. VINCENT & THE GRENADINES

Lesser Antilles/ French-British

English

TORTOLA & VIRGIN GORDA

Lesser Antilles, BVI/British

English

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

British

English, French, Spanish, Hindi

TURKS & CAICOS

British

English, Creole

ST. CROIX

ST. JOHN

ST. LUCIA

ST. MAARTEN

ST. MARTIN

ST. THOMAS

US dollar

Yes (Saba)

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Lesser Antilles/ French

ST. BARTHELEMY

Yes

St-Barths.com

Yes

VisitUSVI.com

Yes

VisitUSVI.com

Yes

StLucia.org

Yes

St-Maarten.com

No

St-Martin.org

Yes

VisitUSVI.com

Eastern Caribbean dollar (EC), US dollar

8/NYC, 10/Chicago, 14/LA

(800) 729-1726

US dollar

5/NYC, 7.5/Chicago, 6/Dallas, 10/LA

(800) 835-8530

Trinidad and Tobago dollar (TT), US dollar

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(888) 535-5617

US dollar

4/NYC, 7/Chicago, 6/Dallas, 13/LA

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et go and let loose because Negril invented “chill.” Located on the widest and best stretch of Jamaica’s famous Seven-Mile Beach, Beaches Negril is an upbeat, family-friendly resort where three shimmering pools, nine superb restaurants and an exclusive Red Lane® Spa are a few of the many heavenly temptations. Here you’ll sway to the beat of Bob Marley played by an authentic Mento band and stroll lush 877-BEACHES tropical gardens—a paradise where no building is Beaches.com higher than the tallest palm tree.

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ascading down from the lush St. Ann Mountains to the romantic beach of Ocho Rios, this newly renovated family golf and beach resort offers something for everyone. Unwind at one of five pools, or get revved up at the Pirates Island Waterpark and the chic 18-and-under Liquid nightclub. From beach bonfire parties and a Red Lane® Spa to gourmet dining at seven world-class restaurants—plus the lavishly 877-BEACHES appointed rooms and suites—Beaches Ocho Rios is Beaches.com for lovers of luxury and sun-kissed fun.

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he “flagship” Sandals, set on Jamaica’s best, private white-sand beach in Montego Bay, is where the beach goes on and the party never stops. Nine restaurants make you think, it doesn’t get any better than this, and a Red Lane® Spa renews you. Wedding bells ring at a non-denominational chapel—exclusively at this Sandals location. For those who prefer glamorous seclusion, the Bay Roc Beachfront Estate 877-SANDALS Butler Village provides privilege and butler service Sandals.com along a beautiful stretch of beach.

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ick back on the best and longest stretch of Jamaica’s famous SevenMile Beach and experience the very chic and slightly playful side of Negril. Unwind poolside or at the Red Lane® Spa. There are seven restaurants, including our signature dining experience, Barefoot by the Sea. Breathtaking Swim-up Suites are on the edge of a lagoon pool with the beach in view, and exquisite Millionaire Suites include private 877-SANDALS outdoor pools and gardens that wrap you in luxurious Sandals.com seclusion while personal butlers attend to your needs.

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iscover European grandeur on the undiscovered South Coast of Jamaica. Located on an uninhabited 500-acre nature reserve, an oasis of extraordinary proportions unfolds along two miles of beach that span the entire property. You’d have to travel around the world to find all the indulgences included here, from the magnificent seven restaurants to all ocean view accommodations in three European-themed villages: 877-SANDALS Dutch, French and Italian—all surrounding a magnificent Sandals.com Venetian piazza and inspiring passionate romance.

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5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW 1 Seemingly carved out of a jungle, Cancún sits at the tip of Mexico’s Yucatán peninsula, twinkling with big resorts and beautiful palm beaches. 2

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3 If you like nightlife, discos are popular in Acapulco; they’re open 365 days a year, from 10:30 p.m. until 4 or 5 a.m. 4 The “Corridor” near Los Cabos is a gorgeous string of cozy hotels, championship golf courses, winding horse trails and whitesand beaches.

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2 Some say the Historic Cockburn Town on Grand Turk is the spot where Columbus landed in 1492. Take a walking tour through the town. 3 Grace Bay beach is one of the highestrated beaches in the western hemisphere. 4 Turks & Caicos is less developed and more upscale than other Caribbean islands. 5 Only 8 of the 40 islands are inhabited, which gives it an intimate feel.

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enowned for its sparkling turquoise waters and the longest, most coveted stretch of Grace Bay’s 12-mile white-sand beach, “The Last of the True Exotics” is perfect for romantic getaways and family-friendly escapes. This includes underwater adventures at one of the top diving destinations in the world. Enjoy 20 fabulous restaurants, and sip tropical drinks at 13 bars. Plus, choose from four spectacular villages: French, 877-BEACHES Caribbean Seaside, Italian, and the Key West Luxury Beaches.com Village—all boasting stellar accommodations.

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1 Avoid St. Lucia’s rainy season, which runs from June until November. 2 Make sure you check out Gros Piton and Petit Piton, rugged mountains located on the island’s southwest coast; they’re among the Caribbean’s most recognizable landmarks. 3 You’ll need a guide to enter the island’s restricted rainforest region, so sign up for a tour to walk through the dense foliage and swim in one of the tropical waterfalls. If you’re lucky, you may see the rare St. Lucian parrot.

8 Try local favorites like saltfish, green fig and Creole barbecue. While you’re in Castries, try Jimmie’s or Bang, two can’t-miss restaurants. 9 Gros Islet, a small island on the northwest shore of St. Lucia, is known throughout the Caribbean for its Friday night jump-up. Street-side music blares as locals jam to the sounds of reggae, soca and calypso.

5 Visit the hopping Saturday market in Castries, the island’s capital. The vendors sell everything from fruits and local spices to crafts.

10 If you or your groom loves jazz music, plan your trip around the four-day St. Lucia Jazz Festival, held every May.

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7 Some of the coral walls plunge 200 feet deep! Keep your eyes peeled for barrel sponges, angel fish, sea horses, spotted eels, stingrays, nurse sharks and sea turtles.

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igh glamour rises to new heights of luxury on the legendary La Toc estate, which includes a half-mile cove beach, a nine-hole golf course, nine impressive restaurants and a stunning Red Lane® Spa. Dramatic twostory villas atop Sunset Bluff, with private pools and butler service, are the pinnacle of indulgence. Exclusive Millionaire Suites with private pools are the summit of prestige at the cliff’s peak with 877-SANDALS 180-degree ocean views, while elevated privileges Sandals.com include personal butler service.

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WHY GO This private island resort located in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef may be far but it’s totally worth it. (The cast of Modern Family was recently spotted filming there!) WHERE TO STAY The staff at One&Only Hayman Island (from $686, OneandOnlyResorts .com) helps you schedule daily activities like snorkeling, diving charters, catamaran sailings and kayaking, as well as treatments at the resort’s spa. WHAT TO DO Ask about the Whitsunday Dream Tour, where you helicopter over the Reef (don’t miss the spectacular Heart Reef) out to Whitehaven Beach for refreshments or Hook Island for some of the best inner-reef snorkeling. Explore the island up close on one of the resort’s incredible hikes to Blue Pearl Bay or Dolphin Point. >>

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WHY GO The bucolic Galápagos Islands provide an unparalleled wildlife experience and are home to animals and plants found nowhere else on Earth. WHERE TO STAY The 14-room Pikaia Lodge (all-inclusive, 3-night exploration package from $7,560, PikaiaLodgeGalapagos.com) is located on a giant tortoise reserve on Santa Cruz Island. A leisurely walk around the grounds will bring you face to face with a wild giant tortoise. WHAT TO DO Go island-hopping on one of the hotel’s private yachts and explore the surrounding locales. Or book a scuba diving trip—the Galápagos are one of the seven underwater wonders of the world.

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iceland WHY GO Largely uninhabited, Iceland changes scenery every few minutes. You can go from volcanic, lunar-looking landscapes or grassy, green Middle Earth to shattering waterfalls and soaring geysers or massive Blue Lagoon hot springs. WHERE TO STAY Chase the Northern Lights at the sophisticated and remotefeeling Hotel Búdir (from $186, HotelBudir .is). It’s only a few hours drive from the capital city of Reykjavik (which also has an airport) and is set at the edge of the Snaefellsjökull National Park with an imposing glacier at the center. Snaefellsjökull became well known when it was used as the “gateway to the center of the earth” in Jules Verne’s famous book Journey to the Center of the Earth. WHAT TO DO Head over to the picturesque Snaefellsjökull National Park to see some of nature’s most beautiful creations, including two massive lava formations and a dreamy hidden waterfall. Then stop by the Blue Lagoon and dip in and out of the various pools and hot springs with your sweetheart. Don’t miss the opportunity for an in-thewater couple’s massage where you’ll mix a bit of adventure with romance.

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WHY GO You’ll experience a quintessential African safari—imagine sleeping under the stars among red desert sand dunes, surrounded by a vast mountain range. WHERE TO STAY Reconnect at the tranquil Sossusvlei Desert Lodge (from $451, AndBeyond.com), located within the NamibRand Nature Reserve. WHAT TO DO Each room at the lodge comes with a skylight above the bed, so you can stargaze while you relax. Or head to the observatory and ask the resident astronomer to point out the brightest and most gorgeous constellations. Want something a little more active for daytime? Go on a quad biking adventure or hike around the property—it will allow you to explore the breathtaking scenery.

greenough, montana WHY GO Outdoorsy couples will swoon over the pristine Montana wilderness and all it has to offer—from horseback riding to river adventures and fly fishing. WHERE TO STAY The Resort at Paws Up (all-inclusive from $1,255, PawsUp.com) invented the “glamping” concept. Book a honeymoon tent (yes, a tent), complete with a gorgeous copper tub set in the middle—perfect for an indulgent soak. WHAT TO DO Have an enchanting private candlelit picnic dinner at Cliffside Camp, where you’ll be serenaded by sounds of the rushing Blackfoot River.

vancouver island, canada WHY GO Love sea sports? Landlubbers? This hot spot has something for you. Surrounded by mountains on the Pacific Ocean, this city offers tons of adventure. WHERE TO STAY While known for its stunning beaches, surfing hot spots and outdoor adventures, the district of Tofino on Vancouver Island is the most exciting from November through February. At The Wickaninnish Inn (from $240, WickInn.com), cuddle up to the sounds of powerful roaring waves from the comfort of your room. Each guest room features a fireplace, private balcony and view of the ocean or beach. The sounds of the wind and waves can be hypnotizing, creating a magical mood. WHAT TO DO Stay active during the day, hiking, biking or sailing, and head to the heart of the city at night for a cosmopolitan scene. And don’t miss an opportunity to heat things up in the hot springs in nearby Maquinna Marine Provincial Park, which is only reachable by boat.

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papagayo peninsula, costa rıca WHY GO With the recent expansion of the Liberia airport, access to this part of the country has become much easier. And now couples even have their pick of luxe, modern lodgings to go with the unblemished beach and rain forest adventures. WHERE TO STAY The new Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort (from $450, Papagayo.Andaz.Hyatt.com) combines modern and precolonial design and offers both mountain and ocean vistas. WHAT TO DO Try your luck in the waters with the hotel’s “How to Surf Costa Rica” guide created by twin brothers Alex and Mike Faherty, the surf enthusiasts behind clothing line Faherty Brand. Then take a two-hour day trip to the most innovative zip-lining course at Rio Perdido.

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WHY GO Dubbed “nature island” because of its vast rain forests, which occupy more than half of this Caribbean locale, Dominica also boasts Morne Trois Pitons National Park and the world’s second-largest hot lake of its kind, aptly known as Boiling Lake. WHERE TO STAY Book one of only six private villas and bungalows at the ecoluxury boutique resort Secret Bay (from $452, SecretBay.dm), which is nestled into a cliff overlooking the Caribbean Sea. (Yes, it’s as dreamy as it sounds.) WHAT TO DO A visit to the Waitukubuli National Trail is a must at this hiker heaven. With 14 different paths stretching 115 miles, there’s a trail for every experience level, from novice to seasoned trekker. Then soothe your legs in one of the island’s many natural hot lakes.

WHY GO From black-sand beaches to the wooded peaks of the Pitons, this Caribbean gem isn’t short on breathtaking landscapes. Also noteworthy are its vast cocoa plantations and charming Creole villages. WHERE TO STAY Each of Ladera Resort’s suites (from $450, Ladera.com) has only three walls, with an open fourth wall facing a spectacular, Instagram-worthy view of the Pitons and the sea, connecting you with nature but still allowing complete privacy for you and your new spouse. WHAT TO DO Take a piece of your honeymoon home and preorder a handcrafted bed, carved with your names or initials, which will be in the suite upon arrival and shipped to your home the day you depart. The beds are customized by the hotel’s on-site local craftsmen.

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WHY GO Romance seekers have flocked to Sedona’s alluring red rocks for years for the ultimate spa, wellness and outdoor adventure. WHERE TO STAY Nestled in a canyon within Sedona’s red rocks, Mii amo (all-inclusive, 3-night journey package from $2,520, Miiamo .com) offers an experience grounded in Native American traditions. Enjoy spa treatments themed around moon phases, walks to the “Vortex” energy center and even a meditation labyrinth. WHAT TO DO Book the Inner Quest, a 60-minute treatment where you’re wrapped in a blanket—mimicking the warmth of a sweat lodge— while sweetgrass is burned. >>

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WHY GO Why settle for one breathtaking beach when you can experience a dozen? Rent a motorbike and search for your favorite with your partner. WHERE TO STAY The adults-only resort Koh Tao Bamboo Huts (from $212, KohTaoBambooHuts.com) features 19 huts perched on rocks at the edge of the sea. All look out on the water, plus have an indoor and outdoor balcony and pavilion. You can also book one with a private swimming pool and Jacuzzi fit for two. WHAT TO DO Relax on the property’s serene private beach, or get certified in scuba diving at the nearby dive center and take your new skills for a test-drive.

WHY GO Nicknamed “One Happy Island” for its prime location outside the hurricane belt and average temperature of 82 degrees year-round, this country clocks the most sunny days in all of the Caribbean. WHERE TO STAY Each room at the recently opened Ritz-Carlton Aruba (from $399, RitzCarlton.com) has a private balcony. Book one overlooking the Caribbean Sea for truly beautiful vistas. WHAT TO DO Although this hotel and most others are located on Palm Beach— Aruba’s most famous—venture out one day to Arashi Beach for pure white sand and unforgettable snorkeling. Then, try your luck at the resort’s 15,000-square-foot casino.

WHY GO The beachgoers here are so “tall and tan and young and lovely” that Rio became immortalized in the song “The Girl From Ipanema.” Stepping out onto the city’s iconic beaches—ringed by jagged mountains, with the buzz of vendors and foot-volley players and the sight of itsy-bitsy bikinis—will have you humming. WHERE TO STAY The majestic Belmond Copacabana Palace (from $497, Belmond .com) has been the go-to hotel for the rich and famous for more than 90 years. WHAT TO DO Guests of the hotel may arrange for a private sunrise picnic at the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue—before the usual hordes of sightseers arrive.

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WHY GO The Florida Keys contain more than 1,000 islands stretched over 100 miles. The most famous is Key West, the favorite vacation spot of the kings of Spain and literary types like Ernest Hemingway (who had a home there) and Tennessee Williams. WHERE TO STAY The Marker Waterfront Resort (from $279, TheMarkerKeyWest.com) just opened last winter and is the first new hotel built in Key West’s historic Old Town in 20 years (and it’s a luxe one at that!). WHAT TO DO Rent bikes and pedal around Old Town, filled with 19th-century architecture. Head to Mallory Square around dusk to witness the nightly sunset celebration and watch street performers as the sky turns a pretty, fiery hue.

WHY GO The once-sleepy fishing village is now the St. Tropez of South America, attracting international socialites, millionaires and celebrities. Latin pop star Shakira, Argentine polo champion Nacho Figueras and British novelist Martin Amis have all been spotted vacationing here. WHERE TO STAY Nautical leaning, The Grand Hotel (from $260, PuntaGrand.com) just opened on Brava Beach, one of Punta del Este’s most beautiful beaches, and is nearby the shopping areas. WHAT TO DO Take a trip to nearby José Ignacio for a more laid-back, boho beach scene. Or hop on a daily boat tour to visit Isla de Lobos’s colony of sea lions. In the summer, ask about the many music festivals featuring world-class performers.

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WHY GO The islands that make up Fiji are surrounded by coral reefs resulting in warm lagoons and beautiful coral beaches. WHERE TO STAY Likuliku Lagoon Resort Fiji (all-inclusive from $875, LikulikuLagoon .com) on Malolo Island is the only resort in Fiji with overwater thatched-roof bungalows that are built in traditional Fijian style with local materials. WHAT TO DO Stroll along quiet nature trails that lead to spectacular views of the Mamanuca Islands. Visit the nearby village and immerse yourself in the rich culture and explore ancient sites.

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WHY GO There’s more to Ibiza than the infamously wild, up-all-night parties. Just a few miles from the throbbing city center, you’ll find sleepy hill villages, lush forests, rolling orchards and hippie-chic farmhouses, perfect for couples looking for a little R & R. WHERE TO STAY The new Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza (from $222, HRHIbiza.com) boasts the longest stretch of palm-fringed beach on the island, plus a spa and two restaurants from a Michelin-starred chef. WHAT TO DO Take a 30-minute boat ride to the more mellow island of Formentera to find unspoiled, hidden beaches where the waters are a beautiful turquoise blue and bathing suits for you and your new spouse are sometimes optional.

little cayman, cayman islands WHY GO The smallest and least developed (read: tranquil) of the three Cayman Islands, Little Cayman has a population of about 170 people—meaning that most of it is basically uninhabited beach bliss. WHERE TO STAY Snag a one-bedroom villa with its own ocean panorama at The Club at Little Cayman (from $350, TheClubatLittleCayman.com) and lounge on the property’s secluded beach or cuddle up on a beachfront hammock. WHAT TO DO Venture to remote South Hole Sound lagoon for a just-you-two swim. Or row your love boat out to tiny, deserted Owen Island to behold nature in its most pristine form. You’ll feel like you’re the only two people in the world.

st. barts WHY GO This island is one of the most upscale destinations in the Caribbean and its French background provides an elegant appeal similar to the French Riviera. WHERE TO STAY All the suites and villas at the intimate Le Sereno (from $702, LeSereno.com) have private terraces and gardens—and most have an ocean view. WHAT TO DO Pack a picnic basket, swimsuits and beach towels and head to the insanely beautiful Colombier beach (the water is the most gorgeous shade of aquamarine you’ve ever seen), which is only accessible via boat or by foot. >>

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WHY GO The island’s clear waters, tropical sunsets and lush greenery make Hawaii a no-brainer for a romantic getaway. New luxury resorts on Maui mean the island is suddenly buzzworthy again (for the record, we never stopped loving it). WHERE TO STAY Staff at the all-suite Montage Kapalua Bay (from $775, MontageHotels.com) can arrange snorkeling trips and dreamy horseback rides along the beach. And each suite has its own balcony. WHAT TO DO Watch the sunrise while wrapped in a blanket at the top of Haleakala Crater, or gaze at the sunset as you cruise along the Kihei coastline. Instant romance.

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paris, france WHY GO Paris is synonymous with romance. It’s a combination of the architecture, the food and the art that makes this city so special. WHERE TO STAY When you stay at the elegant Hotel Plaza Athéneé (from $819, DorchesterCollection.com), splurge on a three-night Suite Life package and you’ll be greeted at the airport, escorted through customs and then chauffeured to the hotel. Does the place look familiar? The property was the backdrop for Carrie and Big’s reunion in the last season of Sex and the City. WHAT TO DO The travel guides will talk about going to the Musée d’Orsay, the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower—all definitely worth your time. But this is your honeymoon, so you also have to tie a ribbon (locks are discouraged now) on the Pont des Art bridge, which symbolizes your committed love to one another.

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sonoma, california WHY GO World-class wine, delicious food and unsurpassed scenery—what’s not to love about this pretty locale? WHERE TO STAY Forestville’s Farmhouse Inn (from $595, FarmHouseInn.com) just added cozy-chic barn rooms to its wooded grove. For the “In-Room Somm” program a sommelier will customize a wine tasting that will be brought right to your room. Cheers! WHAT TO DO Guests at Farmhouse Inn get exclusive access to wineries not normally open to the public, such as Kistler and Kosta Browne. You’ll also want to indulge in the local fare—these California chefs were doing farm-to-table long before it was a trend.

bora bora, french polynesia WHY GO It’s the stuff honeymoon fantasies are made of: crystal-clear waters, picturesque mountains and a coral reef swirling with colorful fish. No wonder it was recently voted one of the best islands in the world by US News and World Report. WHERE TO STAY The Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora (from $919, FourSeasons.com) is located on a coral reef that encloses a turquoise lagoon. Swoon! WHAT TO DO Charter a helicopter to take you around towering Mount Otemanu, then touch down on a neighboring island for a tour of a black pearl or vanilla bean farm.

orkney, scotland WHY GO Indulge in all your Downton Abbey daydreams at this northern archipelago off the coast of Scotland with green-topped islands and sandstone cliffs. WHERE TO STAY The family-run Kirkwall Hotel (from $143, KirkwallHotel.com) is located in a storybook-perfect Victorian building that overlooks Kirkwall’s historic harbor and is steps from shopping. WHAT TO DO Take a day trip and stand in awe at the Neolithic Ring of Brodgar, an ancient and eerie ring of standing stones, northeast of Stromness. Experts still don’t know how the stones were brought here or what the circle means. With the weather moving in and the water lapping at the shore, it makes for a supernatural sight.

bali, indonesia WHY GO There’s a reason its nickname is the “Isle of the Gods.” Even before the hit book and movie Eat, Pray, Love, the island had been a magnet for romance seekers for its mist-shrouded temples, beautiful mountain vistas and vivid arts scene. WHERE TO STAY A recent filming locale for ABC’s The Bachelor, The Mulia, Mulia Resort & Villas (from $380, TheMulia.com) fronts Nusa Dua coastline, which is famous for white-sand beaches and calm blue waters. WHAT TO DO Arrange a trip to Pura Luhur Uluwatu temple. Located atop a cliff rising 200 feet above the Indian Ocean, it has one of the most unforgettable sunset views in the world. Then, stay for the mesmerizing nightly kecak dance performance.

venice, italy WHY GO Italy has long been a favorite honeymoon location for newlyweds. After all, nothing says “amore” quite like a gondola ride through the Grand Canal as you sail past historic buildings. WHERE TO STAY The just-opened (read: stylish and modern) JW Marriott Venice (from $437, Marriott.com) is located on a private island with stunning vistas of Piazza San Marco. Pretend you’re Hollywood royalty (like Amal Alamuddin and George Clooney) as you take the complimentary 15-minute ferry ride to Venice. WHAT TO DO Take a romantic, leisurely stroll around Piazza San Marco to feel the true scale of the enormous domes of the Basilica di San Marco or the beautiful and ornate details of Palazzo Ducale. Then, escape the sights and sounds of the city with a dreamy boat ride to one of the unspoiled islands nearby.

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cape town, south africa

savannah, georgia

WHY GO Chances are you’ve never seen anything like this pink-sand paradise. Plus, it’s loved by boldface names like designer Diane von Furstenberg, Mick Jagger, Bill Gates and supermodel Elle Macpherson, so it must be amazing! WHERE TO STAY Tingum Village Hotel has just 19 airy one-bedroom suites (from $140, Hotels.com). Each room opens to an outdoor patio or balcony, perfect for early-morning (or late-night) lounging. WHAT TO DO Visit postcard-perfect Pink Sands Beach and settle in among the three-mile stretch of sand and turquoise waters. Above the beach, join the jet-set for an open-air lunch at Sip Sip (the fresh menu changes daily). Then shop for a flowy caftan or other souvenirs at India Hicks’s Sugar Mill Trading Co. shop.

WHY GO Can’t decide on what kind of honeymoon to take? Cape Town has you covered: glamorous beaches, big-city buzz, wild landscapes, and easy access to wine country and some of the world’s best safaris. WHERE TO STAY The über-stylish and secluded Atlantic House (from $137, AtlanticHouse.co.za) is set in trendy Camps Bay and has only five en-suite rooms for the ultimate privacy and romance. Throw open the doors to your elevated wood deck for an “Is this real life?” view. WHAT TO DO Go to the ends of the earth with your honey and take a 90-minute drive to Cape of Good Hope and Cape Agulhas, located in the most southern parts of the African continent. On the way back, stop at Boulders Beach to visit the famed colony of warm-weather penguins.

WHY GO Get lost in the city’s slow-paced serenity—it’s the perfect antidote to any lingering wedding planning stress. Cozy inns and local restaurants flourish around the tree-shaded historic district. WHERE TO STAY The Mansion on Forsyth Park (from $189, MansiononForsythPark .com) offers a top-notch art collection, a cooking school, spa, an outdoor relaxation pool and a popular restaurant on-site. You’ll be forgiven if you have honeymoon withdrawal when you leave. WHAT TO DO Take a charming horsedrawn carriage tour around the squares. Or drive 30 minutes to kayak among dolphins Mansion on off Tybee Forsyth Park Island.

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WHY GO This small volcanic island is known for its seriously gorgeous sunsets and pristine whitewashed villas. WHERE TO STAY Reserve the Perivolas hotel’s (from $465, Perivolas.gr) Perivolas Suite—its cliffside terrace provides an Instagram-worthy view of the Aegean Sea. WHAT TO DO Even couples who get antsy after an hour of beach time will find lots to explore. Take a scooter to the red- and black-sand beaches, check out ancient sites—like the newly reopened Bronze Age settlement of Akrotíri (oftentimes called “Minoan Pompeii”)—visit wineries, go hiking and stop in the many boutiques. >>

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Sparrows Lodge

WHY GO Jamaica is known for being home to a slew of super-luxurious all-inclusives, which means you get a five-star honeymoon experience without breaking the bank. WHERE TO STAY All rooms at Sandals Whitehouse (all-inclusive from $234, Sandals.com) face the beach, and the resort is nestled into a 500-acre nature preserve. Couples who book a stay receive a free honeymoon package, which includes a bottle of chilled sparkling wine, special turndown service and breakfast in bed. WHAT TO DO You already took the plunge—now go deep with your hubby and learn to scuba dive (for free). Sandals includes certification, gear rental and diving in the resort fee.

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palm springs, california WHY GO This West Coast destination has always been hip. From the 1940s to the 1970s, actors and musicians like Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra and the rest of the Rat Pack were regulars. This desert oasis was also super-popular with architects. Today, their mid-century modern masterpieces are the hallmark of this retro-fun city. WHERE TO STAY Newly restored hipster boutique hotel Sparrows Lodge (from $115, SparrowsLodge.com) has barn-style rooms with redwood walls, pebbled floors, butterfly chairs and even horse troughs as bathtubs. Most rooms have private terraces, or you can mingle with other guests by the lively pool or outdoor fire pit. WHAT TO DO Make a reservation at The Purple Room, one of the city’s original supper clubs (Sinatra used to hold court there). Soak up the atmosphere and enjoy live entertainment over a martini and snacks at a stage-side table or at a ringside seat at the famous bar.

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WHY GO Ooh la la! You’ll feel like you’re in Paris, from the romantic cafés to the charming cobblestone streets and fashionable boutiques—just without the international flight fare. WHERE TO STAY Auberge Saint-Antoine (from $239, Saint-Antoine.com) is ideally situated at the heart of Québec City’s Old Port and across from the St. Lawrence River. It’s also a few steps from the fortifications, museums and bustling streets of the historic Quartier Petit Champlain. WHAT TO DO The hotel can arrange for a personal photo shoot around the Old City with a professional photographer and turn the images into a gorgeous coffee table book you’ll treasure forever.

buenos aires, argentina WHY GO It feels like Europe, but with a Latin American twist—and it costs far less. WHERE TO STAY Pull the old-fashioned elevator gate and ascend to Bed and Breakfast Ada & Valentyn (from $75, BedandBreakfastBuenosAires.com), a lovely inn with high ceilings, wood floors and vintage furniture that has been painstakingly restored by the owners. WHAT TO DO Take in the tango, Argentina’s famed dance that’s been described as “making love in the vertical position” (yow!) at a nearby dance hall.

tulum, mexico WHY GO The city of Tulum has a lot going for it: It’s an hour and a half from the airport in Cancun, it’s home to an ancient Mayan village, and it won’t break a budget already strained from paying for a wedding. Oh, and did we mention the amazing beaches? WHERE TO STAY Book a Sea Front or Jungle View room with an outdoor jet tub at the adults-only Mi Amor hotel (from $375, TulumHotelMiAmor.com). The modern, luxury resort also features a 24-hour concierge to organize your stay and a poolside restaurant from a famed New York City chef. WHAT TO DO Take a break from beach bumming to tour the ruins of the preColumbian Maya walled city. But make sure you still bring your bathing suit: A staircase nearby leads down to a slice of beach where you can swim and sunbathe.

nantucket, massachusetts WHY GO The island is a favorite summer vacation spot of successful politicians and CEOs, but couples on a budget can still enjoy its beachside ambience. WHERE TO STAY The eight-room Sherburne Inn (from $105, SherburneInn.com) bed-and-breakfast is hidden away on a quiet one-way street in Nantucket’s historic district and has been charming visitors for more than 140 years. WHAT TO DO Book a seal cruise or a whale-watching excursion for some on-thewater fun. Then get away to Great Point for a secluded picnic for two on the beach. The only others around? Maybe just some seagulls and a fisherman off the coast, far in the distance.

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palawan, philippines

vieques, puerto rico

rovinj, croatia

WHY GO It’s the country’s final frontier— an unspoiled province of jaw-dropping waterscape scenery and tropical beauty. WHERE TO STAY Save green and be green at Sheridan Beach Resort and Spa (from $137, SheridanBeachResort.com), an eco-resort nestled between mountain ranges and the West Philippine Sea. WHAT TO DO Kayak the Puerto Princesa Underground River, a navigable underground river and one of the new Seven Wonders of Nature in the world.

WHY GO The island has a charmingly laid-back atmosphere that’s hard to find elsewhere. Case in point: There are no traffic lights, and its beaches are quiet and unspoiled by high-rise buildings. Although the island is about 21 miles long, there’s no shortage of beaches. The idyllic paradise boasts around 40! WHERE TO STAY The newly opened design hotel El Blok (from $180, ElBlok.com) will make you do a double-take with its playful and oh-so-modern aesthetic. WHAT TO DO Check out the natural neon light show at Puerto Mosquito in the bay off the southern shore of the island. Each gallon of water holds more than 700,000 bioluminescent microscopic organisms that glow blue-white when they are disturbed— either by a kayak paddle or your limbs when you dive in for a leisurely swim.

WHY GO Dreaming of an Italian honeymoon but interested in getting more for your money? Look no further than Rovinj, where pastel homes line narrow winding streets and an active fishing port provides great people watching. WHERE TO STAY The sleek Hotel Lone (from $163, LoneHotel.com) is a chic seaside property overlooking Zlatni rt forest park. Each of the modern rooms (think: black-andwhite décor, glass walls and stone details) includes a spacious terrace. WHAT TO DO The historic town center is completely contained within an oval peninsula. Take a walk on the seaside promenade along the harbor to browse shops and check out a variety of bars and restaurants. Or enjoy the pleasant shade of their native trees and explore the grounds on foot or by bike.

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Biltmore Estate

asheville, north carolina

WHY GO Two words: Biltmore Estate (from $199, Biltmore.com). It’s one of the most amazing castles in America with gorgeous lush grounds that seem to go on forever. WHERE TO STAY George Vanderbilt built the aforementioned iconic and ultra-romantic estate. Whether you book a room in the inn, complete with a relaxing spa, or stay in the cottage on the grounds, both promise a charming stay. WHAT TO DO Arrange for a horse-drawn carriage ride or head to downtown Asheville, where you can pop into galleries, antique shops and quirky boutiques. >>

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WHY GO Where does the couple who has been everywhere go for their honeymoon? Myanmar. Up until recently, this Southeast Asian country was shrouded in secrecy and closed off to the outside world. WHERE TO STAY Belmond (from $2,520 for a 4-day journey, Belmond.com) just added a second river Belmond Orcaella cruiser to its existing Myanmar route. WHAT TO DO Visit ancient temples and marvel at places untouched by globalization. For wow-worthy selfies, take a hot air balloon ride over the plains around Bagan.

panama city, panama WHY GO This Central American nation has the best of everything: tropical rain forests, beautiful mountain vistas, two coasts for Caribbean- and Pacific-style beaches, more than 1,000 islands, a sophisticated capital city, a vibrant nightlife, full-service resorts, exotic off-the-beaten-path getaways and historic sites. Seriously, what more could you possibly ask for? WHERE TO STAY The newly opened American Trade Hotel (from $279, AceHotel .com) occupies a beautifully restored landmark building, providing the perfect mix of local culture and modern luxury. Book one of the top floor “Panorama” rooms for floor-to-ceiling windows that offer 180-degree views of Casco Viejo, Panama City and Panama Bay. WHAT TO DO Spend a day on expansive Gatun Lake where you may come face-toface with monkeys and other wild animals. Get your blood pumping with an intense hike to the top of 650-foot Cerro Ancón or take an afternoon to explore the historic streets of Casco Viejo. At night, slip into the hotel’s Danilo’s Jazz Club for world-class music with an intimate atmosphere.

The River House

sri lanka WHY GO Marco Polo described Sri Lanka as one of the finest islands of its size in the world. Located just south of India, it’s an up-and-coming destination for Europeans— and is now catching on around the globe. WHERE TO STAY The River House (from $280, TheRiverHouse.lk) in Sri Lanka’s southern province is a river-crossed, junglestrewn, ocean-side escape. Book the spectacular Menik Suite with its plunge pool for two—seriously sexy. WHAT TO DO Hang out at the hotel’s pool, ensconced within the jungle greenery. It feels wonderfully private, except for the monkeys swinging from the trees.

dubai, united arab emirates

WHY GO Get the best of both worlds: Enjoy a taste of the glamorous city life for a few days and then head out to the desert for tranquility and romance. WHERE TO STAY You’ll feel like royalty at Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort and Spa (from $817, Al-Maha.com). Settle into your ultra-luxurious tent accommodations, equipped with a private pool and wood deck. WHAT TO DO Indulge in a sunset camel ride that takes you to the crest of a dune, where you’ll pause for champagne, snacks and fruit as the light changes. >>

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maldives WHY GO This remote Indian Ocean archipelago greets honeymooners with white-sand beaches, crystal-clear waters, atolls and secluded resorts. WHERE TO STAY Niyama Maldives (from $857, Niyama.Peraquum.com) has it all—no, really. Just a few of the highlights include a coral nursery, an underwater nightclub, a restaurant reachable only by boat and a spa where you can book a couple’s massage. WHAT TO DO Join the resort’s resident marine biologist and explore the underwater world during a nighttime snorkel tour. As the sun sets, you’ll observe feeding corals catching plankton and see the micro marine life glow in the dark.

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cappadocia, turkey WHY GO Located less than four hours from Turkey’s capital city, the wind-carved landscapes of Cappadocia are otherworldly. WHERE TO STAY Argos in Cappadocia (from $200, ArgosinCappadocia.com) is on the site of an ancient monastery with rooms that have been restored from the remains of underground tunnels and caves. WHAT TO DO Whether it’s high up in a hot air balloon or on foot or horseback, there is a ton of ways to explore Cappadocia’s magical valleys full of caves and rock formations, or “fairy chimneys.”

WHY GO Compared with the frenetic energy of Japan’s capital city Tokyo, Kyoto moves at a languid pace. Relax and reflect at hundreds of shrines and temples or stroll through peaceful traditional gardens. WHERE TO STAY Take a private boat ride to the picture-perfect Hoshinoya Kyoto (starting at $516, Global.HoshinoResort .com) that’s perched on the calm Ooi River. WHAT TO DO Visit during the spring or fall. In spring, the cherry blossom trees are in full bloom, while fall reveals a beautiful mix of classic autumn colors. Before it gets dark, enjoy a leisurely walk around Gion, past machiya (wood townhouses), teahouses and the Shirakawa canal.

udaipur, india WHY GO Known as the Venice of the East, this city of palace-like hotels sits on the picturesque Lake Pichola. WHERE TO STAY The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur (from $835, OberoiHotels.com) overlooks pristine water and lush gardens. WHAT TO DO Honeymooners receive a traditional welcome with a showering of rose petals, plus a complimentary 30minute couple’s massage.

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marrakech, morocco WHY GO Rock stars and fashion designers have been going to this North African city for decades to find inspiration. You’ll feel like you wandered onto a movie set complete with snake charmers, belly dancers, horse-drawn carriage rides and an extensive maze of markets. WHERE TO STAY Less than 10 minutes from the airport and the ancient Medina, the sultry and sumptuously appointed Selman Marrakech (from $424, Selman-Marrakech .com) offers a view of the Atlas Mountains. WHAT TO DO Visit Yves Saint Laurent’s former home and gardens and stop by the Galerie “Love”—a collection of all of the designer’s collage posters with the word “love” scrawled on each one.

machu picchu pueblo, peru WHY GO If you want adventure, look no further. Peru is home to some of the world’s greatest sites (Andes, Cloud Forests, Machu Picchu Citadel), making it truly the trip of a lifetime. WHERE TO STAY Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel (from $249, Inkaterra.com) is set on 12 secluded acres at the base of Machu Picchu and offers all the luxury amenities, as well as a vow renewal ceremony performed by a local shaman. WHAT TO DO A sunrise trek is totally worth the early morning wake-up call. Insider tip: The first trainload of tourists arrives around noon, but before that, the place is all yours. It’s just you, the mysterious and mist-covered ancient city and some resident llamas. The city of Cusco is also a popular pit stop for tourists heading to Machu Picchu, but it’s still full of authentic Peruvian charm.

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