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In every issue Steal Our Cover Style Carley’s Letter Contributors Social Club Behind the scenes at our shoot.
This season, I’m loving...color.
The talented pros who made this issue possible.
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Wedding Timeline Etiquette Q&A What’s New
What to do, when, on your way to the altar.
Ask Carley: ring alternatives and Friday night weddings.
Cascade bouquets, bespoke bow ties and more.
You’re Not Allowed to Freak Out If... Don’t sweat the small stuff.
Biggest Wedding Secrets
What might surprise you about Whitney Port’s planning.
Horoscopes Wish List
See what the stars have in store for you.
Our favorite rings, bridesmaid gifts and lingerie.
Gotta Have It
Steal the look of these real couples’ stylish details.
gowns straight from the runway, 101
The in every issue By the Numbers Editor’s Picks Enjoy these fun facts about pretty hues.
Our list of what’s hot and new right now.
your dream bouquet
10 Things Every Bride Should Have Reem Acra shares her wedding must-haves.
What to Wear to...
Attire options for a classic, modern or romantic wedding.
Look of the Moment Real Style
We’re loving Studio 54–inspired details.
Find inspiration in this bride’s wedding look.
The Mani Guru
Meet Tom Bachik—he creates Hollywood’s hottest nails.
New Wedding Rules Real Weddings
Forget what you “have to do.”
Get inspired by these nuptials.
One couple’s stunning shot.
wedding style Win at Color Everything you need to know about your wedding palette.
Rock and Roll Chic
This design is a little bit country and a whole lot of soul.
Your Dream Bouquet, at Every Price How to Have a Fall Wedding
How to get a bouquet you love, and stay on budget.
beautiful choices for your bridesmaids, 112
What you need to know to throw a gorgeous fall affair.
10 Crazy-Different Wedding Venues Your venue options are (almost) endless.
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Sleek and Chic
No fuss or frills—just simple, stunning dresses.
A Flair for Drama
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registry Moody Blues Make a splash on your registry with indigo, cobalt and navy.
7 Things on Everyone’s Registry
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All you need to know about all-inclusives, plus hot Hawaii tips.
Thailand, Sardinia and Hawaii.
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g et the look Believe it or not, one of the most common questions we hear (after how to word your wedding invitations) is whether or not you have to wear a veil and how to wear it. So in the spirit of breaking “wedding rules,” we couldn’t resist a new take on the traditional veil on our cover—and here’s the look without it. You decide which you like better and tweet us (@TheKnot) #veil or #noveil. Other ways to break the rules: a motorcycle jacket and rubber wellies (you can’t see them but they’re there!) paired with a classic Carolina Herrera ball gown. Gown, $7,990, Carolina Herrera, (212) 249-6552; veil, $330, Cheryl King Couture, KleinfeldBridal.com; engagement ring, $1,673 (not including center stone), MarkSchneiderDesign.com; earrings, $145, ElizabethBower.com; jacket, $268, BCBG.com
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Carley Roney editor in chief
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site director Creative director assistant managing editor assistant editors editorial assistants, Real Weddings Photo assistant we chose coral, fuchsia and sage to complement
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beyond the white dress I have to confess, I’m crushing on the blush, gray, pistachio and soft blue gowns I just saw at Bridal Fashion Week—and am still absolutely obsessed with pink dresses, like the one newlywed Kaley CuocoSweeting recently rocked.
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How did you choose the gorgeous colors for “Rock & Roll Chic” (p. 220)? I went with my favorite palette—black and blue. When I first saw the fabric for the backdrop, I loved the soft blues with the black rock-and-roll edge, and that it looked like vintage wallpaper. @jesgordon
MEREDITH JENKS, PHOTOGRAPHER
Which was your favorite dress from the fashion shoot (p. 314)? K gordon: sofia negron; jenks: daniel cochran; porcaro: anyssa samari; flower: devon jarvis
I actually liked the Temperley London jumpsuit the best. I thought that would be a fun, comfortable look for a wedding. @meredithjenks
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What’s the most memorable event you’ve worked on? We transformed a farm for a three-day wedding. It’s memorable not only because it was one of our biggest productions (including a rehearsal dinner, huppah hoisting and arranging in horse stalls!), but also because it was for a close friend. @flowergirlnyc
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You’ve designed dresses for a ton of celeb brides. who stands out for you? My favorites include LeAnn Rimes and Jenna Dewan-Tatum. LeAnn’s was sexy and showed off her figure, whereas Jenna’s was voluminous, with lots of tulle, and intricately detailed, with a hand-beaded bodice. @Reem_Acra
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6 to 8
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Go to TheKnot.com/planner and enter your wedding date to get a free personalized to-do list. Define your wedding style and choose your color palette. Settle on the budget with help from your parents (or other contributors) and enter it at TheKnot.com/budget. Choose your wedding date and time. Finalize it after checking with key guests (parents, grandparents, attendants). Start outlining the guest list and enter it at TheKnot.com/guestlist. Create your wedding website. (Get a free customizable site at TheKnot.com/pwp.)
9 to11 months date:
Plan out the ceremony with your officiant and discuss any specific religious requirements (such as premarital counseling). Go wedding dress shopping and order your gown and your veil. Book your florist, photographer, videographer, and band or DJ. Start a prewedding beauty regimen; schedule facials, manicures and so on. Have engagement photos taken. Start planning your honeymoon. Research and book ceremony musicians. Research hairstylists and makeup artists.
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Finalize your guest list. Scout and book the ceremony and reception location(s). Choose and book an officiant. Work with hosts on an engagement party, and register for gifts. Pick your bridal party, and ask them in a creative way. Two examples: Send them a Vine video invitation or mail them ring pops and “propose.” If your venue doesn’t have an in-house caterer, interview candidates and select one. Hash out a rough price per head; then start thinking about the menu. Start shopping for your wedding dress. Research photographers and videographers in your area. Research DJs and bands for the reception. Research and interview florists. Research lighting designers and rental companies. Research stationers and choose one. Choose and order your save-the-dates.
Start researching ceremony and reception sites. You can check out thousands of venues at TheKnot.com/venues. Book any vendors you consider a priority. Book a wedding planner (if using one). Get your engagement ring appraised— and then have it insured.
Interview and book a cake baker. Choose the bridesmaid dresses and fill in your attendants, so they can order them and schedule fittings. Set aside blocks of rooms at nearby hotels for out-of-town guests. Send out your save-the-dates. Work with the hosts to start planning the rehearsal dinner. Finalize and order your invitations. Order thank-you notes now too. Reserve venues for the next-day brunch, welcome party and after-party. Interview and book a day-of coordinator. Research and purchase wedding insurance (if you’re using it). >> From Top: lisa Hubbard, anTonis acHilleos
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4 to 5
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Finalize your flower proposal with florist. Decide on formalwear for all the men in the wedding party. Address invitations or give to calligrapher (they need several weeks). Finalize the rental list (tables, chairs). Book a room for your wedding night and your honeymoon flights and rooms. Make sure your passports are up-to-date. Schedule dance lessons (if you want them). Design and order the groom’s cake. Arrange for day-of transportation for you, the wedding party and guests (if needed).
Send out wedding invitations at the six-to-eight-week mark. Work on your ceremony vows, if you’re writing them yourselves. (Don’t put this off until the last minute!) Make a plan for the younger guests and arrange for babysitters for the reception, if necessary. Buy your wedding accessories (like hair adornments). Decide on your “something old, new, borrowed and blue.” Order or start assembling the ceremony programs. Order your guest book and any supplies for your escort card display. Confirm room blocks for the out-oftown guests. Have your first dress fitting. Schedule hair and makeup trial appointments to take place three to four weeks before the wedding. Write thank-you notes for gifts as your receive them. This will help you from falling too far behind later. Attend food tastings and finalize the reception menu with your caterer.
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Have your last dress fitting. Finalize the ceremony details with your officiant. Get your marriage license. Finish assembling your ceremony programs (or pick them up from the stationer or printer). Create a day-of schedule. Plan any night-before social activities with family and friends. Purchase gifts for your parents, attendants and each other. Order or prepare welcome baskets for out-of-town guests’ rooms. >>
2 to 3
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Choose accessories for your bridesmaids. Buy or rent any ceremony decorations that aren’t included in your flower proposal (aisle runner, program basket). Shop for and buy your wedding rings. Order wedding favors (go to TheKnotShop.com for inspiration). Schedule your dress fittings (usually at both the six-week and one-month mark). Purchase any special lingerie. Attend your bridal shower and bachelorette party. Finalize the playlist with your band or DJ. Research local marriage license requirements.
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2 to 3 days date:
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Follow up on missing RSVPs. Finalize the seating chart and distribute to vendors. Give your caterer, cake baker and site manager the final head count. Include vendors such as the band. Supply the site manager with requests from vendors (like a table for the DJ). Work on your escort cards (or send them to your calligrapher). Shop and pack for the honeymoon. Confirm all final payment amounts, details and delivery with vendors. Confirm day-of schedule and contact list; distribute to wedding party, parents and vendors. Prepare your wedding toasts.
Pack overnight bag for the wedding night. Leave a copy of your honeymoon itinerary with close friends and family. Put tips for vendors in envelopes and give to an attendant (or planner) to distribute. Have a bridesmaid or your maid of honor put together a day-of emergency kit. Steam or press dress if needed. Touch base with the ceremony and reception sites one more time to go over the schedule and any last-minute details. Before the rehearsal, determine the order of bridesmaids and groomsmen in the processional and recessional. Confirm flower delivery times. Confirm wedding transportation. Deliver welcome bags to out-of-town guests’ hotel rooms (get attendants to help if possible). Confirm with anyone giving toasts.
day of date:
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Eat a good breakfast—you may forget to eat later (or not want to stain your dress). Give gifts to your parents and each other. Give the best man and/or maid of honor your wedding bands to hold. Give the best man an envelope with the officiant’s fee, to be delivered to him or her after the ceremony.
Have your final dress fitting. Compile a must-take photo list. Deliver “must play” or “don’t play” song list to DJ or bandleader. Include your first, father-daughter and mother-son dances. Get final hair trim and color touch-up. Arrange for transportation for out-oftown guests who aren’t renting cars.
after the wedding date:
1 day before date:
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Return tuxedo rentals. Freeze the top layer of your cake. Make a note of any stains on your wedding dress and take it to be cleaned and/or preserved. Send your vendors thank-you notes and submit online reviews while the details are still fresh in your mind. When you return from your honeymoon, call and thank each of your attendants. Send out your thank-you notes for gifts as soon as you possibly can.
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Get a manicure and pedicure. Bring all ceremony accessories to the site. Rehearse the ceremony and attend rehearsal dinner. Give marriage license to your officiant. Present your attendants with their gifts at the rehearsal dinner. Introduce your reception manager and coordinator or maid of honor, so they can deal with any problems during the party.
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etiquette Q& A
a sk carley Our cofounder answers your questions.
Q I had a small destination wedding.
Can I send out wedding announcements to let family members and friends who weren’t invited know that I got married? A There’s no doubt your family and close friends want to be informed of your wedding (and not hear about it by chance), so you should feel free to send them your announcement. It can be as simple as a postcard with a photo from the ceremony, along with the date and location. This informal approach is a great way to let everyone know about your wedding without making them think you’re asking for a gift.
of Knotties are sending marriage announcements to people who weren’t invited to the wedding
Q My fiancé doesn’t want to wear a ring, and I’m totally fine with it (he’s actually getting a ring tattoo after our wedding). I’ll have a wedding band, but what should I present to him during the ceremony? A Great question, and one I’ve actually heard a lot lately. Since you’d like to have your fiancé put your ring on in the traditional way, just ask your officiant to say a few meaningful words about the significance of a wedding ring and about what your guy’s permanent choice means to you both. That way, no one will wonder why you’re not reciprocating the gesture.
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My groom has a much smaller family than I do. Is it weird that way more than half the guests will be from my side? Nope! This happens more than you’d think—especially if one family is larger or if one person’s friends and family live in a different locale. It really doesn’t matter at all. If you’re concerned that the ceremony will have more guests on one side than the other, you can ask your ushers to disperse the guests equally—omitting the “bride” and “groom” sides. Or put up a sign that says something like, “Choose a seat, not a side.”
Q A good friend of my mine has offered to be our wedding photographer as her gift to us, but I just worry that she’s not experienced enough. How do I let her down gently, without offending her? A That’s really a tough one—your friend is incredibly generous to offer, but it’s totally understandable that you’d want to have your own pro shoot your wedding. The easiest way is to just tell her you’d rather celebrate with her as your guest and want her to enjoy the day without working! >>
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etiquette Q& A
Q Kids aren’t invited to our reception, but my sister-in-law will have a four-month-old baby at the time. Should we let her bring him? A This is a little tricky. While you want to be considerate of your sister-in-law being a new mom, you need to be careful not to offend those who also wanted to bring their kids. Simply tell anyone who asks that you made an exception for family. But then offer to let other family members bring their kids as well. If you do this, consider setting up a babysitting room so the adults can relax and have a good time while the kids are taken care of and entertained nearby.
Q Is a Friday-night wedding a faux pas? Our venue is 20 percent cheaper then, and we’re tempted to just go for it. A I hear you, and this is absolutely not an etiquette error. In fact, Friday-night weddings are becoming a lot more common, and it’s a way to save a large chunk of cash, since many vendors will charge less for a Friday (or Sunday) event. But you’ll have to accept that some guests won’t be able to join you due to work commitments. However, if a majority of your friends and family live nearby and aren’t flying in, making it a Friday-night party shouldn’t be a problem for most of them. In fact, if you’re getting married around the same time as many of your friends, you may help prevent potential guests from having to decide between two Saturday-night soirees.
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Q My shower is the week before the wedding. Do I need to write and send thank-you notes for the shower and wedding after the honeymoon? They’ll arrive at the same time! A It’s more work, but the right thing to do is to send separate notes for both events. If you can, get quick thank-yous for the shower out the day after it happens—before your wedding weekend is in full swing. If you simply don’t have the time prewedding and are worried about being overloaded with thank-yous posthoneymoon, prepare ahead of time by having the envelopes addressed for your RSVP’d guests. Then, divide and conquer! While you’re working on the shower thank-yous, have your husband get started on the wedding ones.
of surveyed brides said that they’re on board with the Friday-night-nuptial trend
Q We think we want to have a friend play a few songs on the piano at our reception. When do we have to ask him? A It’s so nice to have a talented friend participate in your wedding day. You should definitely ask him as soon as possible— preferably when you pop the question to your bridesmaids and groomsmen to be part of the festivities. And if your friend is traveling for the wedding, he’ll need to plan his trip around your request and add in additional set-up and warm-up time. Advance timing also allows your friend to practice his instrument, find the perfect song (and get your input on the options if you’d like to give it) and find an accompanist, if necessary, for his performance.
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Q One of my bridesmaids betrayed my trust. When I confronted her, her attitude upset me. My fiancé thinks that we should ask her to leave the wedding party. I’m torn. How do I do this politely? A There’s really no polite way to take back the question “Will you be my bridesmaid?” In this case, however, it doesn’t sound like she was very polite to you either! If you’re reluctant to remove her from the wedding party because she’s a friend you’ve been close to for a while, talk to her again about this issue. Let her know that it hurt you that she betrayed your trust and that her attitude when you confronted her hurt you even more. Maybe she will explain what happened, or apologize in a way that makes amends. Good luck!
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This sounds a lot more scandalous than it actually is. The idea behind the trend is wearing lace over a nude underlay. The nude backdrop makes the pretty lace pattern really stand out. >>
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We arenâ€™t talking about your typical V-neck hereâ€” these are skimming your belly button. Best keep away from this trend if youâ€™re a busty bride. >>
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Even bridal designers have Game of Thrones fever. Capes (and cape-like details like flowy sleeves) were everywhere on the runways! >>
khan, ferretti: maria valentino/mcv photo; watters, langner, posen: kurt wilberding
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You get the best of both worlds with this silhouetteâ€”a curve-hugging bodice that shows off your shape and the fullness and romance of a big airy skirt. >>
katsura, moonlight, faetanini, sottero: kurt wilberding; waddell: maria valentino/mcv photo
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lattice details jenny packham j. mendel marchesa
This is a trendier take on lace. It has the same delicacy in the pattern, but instead of florals, it has a really cool crisscross effect.
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sanchez, lhuillier: maria valentino/mcv photo; packham, mendel, marchesa: kurt wilberding
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b est bridesmaid dresses Your bridesmaids are going to love this season’s hottest colors. Jim Hjelm occasions donna morgan
This sophisticated slate is neutral enough to match any color palette. If you’re fair, a deeper gray will look best and vice versa for darker complexions. >>
amsale: maria valentino/mcv photo; watters: kurt wilberding
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Blue has such a wide range when it comes to setting different moods. A soft periwinkle looks romantic, while navy is as formal as it gets. >>
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All shades of this color (hello radiant orchid!) are super-hot right now. Hereâ€™s why: They look good on almost all skin tones.
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the latest from bridal fashion week at the end of the Rivini by Rita Vinieris show, the models pulled fashion editor Jennie Ma out of her seat to take a selfie!
n otes from t he front row floral crowns The “it” accessory this bridal fashion week was the floral crown. We saw oversized ones and delicate and dainty. And don’t think it’s only for outdoor garden weddings—throw on some dramatic hydrangeas and it’ll work for an art gallery or ballroom affair.
What caught our eye at New York Bridal Fashion Week.
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vera wang video Instead of having a runway show, Vera Wang sent out this spookily beautiful video of her new collection. It’s a must-watch.
i sraeli designers de la renta, di santo, dror, herrera, houghton: maria valentino/mcv photo; watters, zwillinger: kurt wilberding
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There must be something in the water over there by the Dead Sea. Israeli designers made a huge splash this season. Look out for these names: Inbal Dror, Mira Zwillinger, Galia Lahav and Zahavit Tshuba.
sheer dresses Eyes were popping out of sockets when this completely sheer dress came out at Houghton. We also spotted this bare-all style at Vera Wang, Inbal Dror and Zuhair Murad. Let’s just say bridal designers are bringing sexy back in a big way, and we kind of love it.
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two in one We’re never one to say no to a good deal! This season, we spotted dresses that are twofers. You get a classic ceremony dress and a sassy reception dress for one price, like this one by Hayley Paige.
statement earrings Love them or hate them (for the record, we love them!), statement earrings were huge this season (no pun intended). Also, a little birdie told us Carolina Herrera will be selling bridal accessories soon!
you can line these sheer dresses for your wedding!
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b eauty trends We spotted these gorgeous makeup and hair looks on the runways that you can wear down the aisle.
We’re loving strong eyebrows. Here’s how to make it work: Pick a shade that’s one degree lighter than your real brow color, fill in with small strokes and brush out to diffuse color.
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p early shimmer A pearlescent glow is so pretty! But beware, there’s a fine line between shimmer and shine, and it’s all about highlighting in the right places. Highlight your face where the sun naturally falls—the brow bone, the bridge of your nose, cheekbones and chin. monique lhuillier
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Perfect is so overrated. The newest and prettiest styles we saw on the runways were all about getting that wispy, undone look. Hairstylists were purposely giving what looked like beauty “nuggies” to models to create that messy, just-woke-up-like-this style. Basically, in bridal beauty these days, flaws are cool—and we’re into that.
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the cascade The new flower trend that’s sweeping aisles is a classic reimagined (remember Princess Diana’s 1981 bouquet?). Cascades of the past were tightly bound with a symmetrical style similar to an upside-down pear. Today’s bouquets are wilder with flowers loosely gathered. Flowing ribbon, greens and vines add to the lessstructured look and give the bouquet its “cascade.” >>
posh napkins + spiked seltzer Whether you’re hosting a formal fete or a backyard bash, here are two ways to freshen up your cocktail hour. Lettermade offers custom monograms, cute critters and wedding motifs on embroidered cloth napkins—perfect for champagne aperitifs (from $42 for a set of 4, ShopLettermade.com). Just serving beer and wine? Spiked Seltzer is the super-classy alternative. It’s an all-natural low-carb beer with 6 percent alcohol ($9 for 6, SpikedSeltzer.com). It also makes a punchy mixer! Try filling a bucket with ice and pair bottles with striped straws ($7 for 25, TheKnotShop.com) for a festive sip.
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stairway to heaven Who said your wedding cake needs to be a symmetrical stack? These staircase-inspired confections belong front and center. Give your cake some edge by shifting all the tiers to one side. This asymmetrical piling works with round or square tiers in pretty much any style you want— fondant cutouts, sugar flowers, hand-painted tiers and pearls are all fair game. The result? A visually interesting design with an unexpected twist. >>
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tea for two Here’s an unexpected partnership: former Victoria’s Secret model Miranda Kerr and Royal Albert china (if you’ve started registering, you’re bound to have seen its classic Old Country Roses pattern—chances are your grandmother owns it too!). Kerr brings her signature style to the fine china. The result: Teacups and pots and dessert plates that are pretty, not stuffy. From $15, RoyalAlbert.com
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the velvet tuxedo After making a major comeback in men and women’s readyto-wear last year, this super-soft fabric has found its way onto the backs of several celebs, including Justin Timberlake, Macklemore and Matthew McConaughey, who rocked an emerald green velvet jacket at the 2014 Golden Globes Awards. Unless your groom is a rock star, stick to classic colors like black or navy and avoid the velvet-on-velvet look. Joseph Abboud, chief creative director for Men’s Wearhouse, suggests making the jacket the centerpiece of the outfit and dressing down the luxe fabric with pieces that create contrast. Black or gray matte wool trousers, a satin tie and a crisp white dress shirt will do the trick.
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Looking for a unique pair of cuff links for the guys in your party? Antique Jewelry Mall offers more than 150 new and vintage styles including stegosauruses and lucky four-leaf clovers (from $150, AntiqueJewelryMall.com). Want to commemorate the date? CuffLinks.com recently launched same-day engraving. Choose from more than 40 styles with overnight shipping available.
r einventing t he rental The biggest hassle of black tie weddings? Getting the black tie. But thanks to online retailer The Black Tux (TheBlackTux.com), you can have a tuxedo delivered right to your door. Choose your outfit and accessories, enter your measurements, and sit back and relax—your ensemble will arrive a week before the celebration. After you’ve rocked the dance floor, pop the finery back in the mail. Suits and tuxedos start at $95 with free shipping both ways. Add a cotton shirt for $15 or a pair of studs for less than your morning latte.
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bespoke bow ties You tried on dozens of dresses—it’s only fair he has his style moment too. Say hello to the custom bow tie. Choose from hundreds of designs at Beau Ties Ltd. of Vermont. You can even personalize with a custom message or monogram (from $40, BeauTiesLTD.com). Looking for something less classic? Two Guys Bow Ties has reinvented this menswear staple with wood! Customize your hardwood and fabric choice (from $55, WoodenBowTies.com). >>
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1. Rings are worn on the fourth finger of the left hand because: turn your wedding invitation into a tray A. it’s the most noticeable finger. B. rings were made in small sizes to save on gold costs. C. it was once thought the vein in that finger led directly to the heart.
2. A veil is worn to: A. ward off evil spirits. B. to symbolize purity. C. to deter mosquitoes.
beyond the album Looking for a unique memento of your wedding day? Turn your invitation into a decoupage tray. Kaas GlassWorks (from $200, Kaas.com) can transform a wedding invitation, a custom stamp or even handwritten wedding vows into a treasured keepsake. Bonus: The catchall tray will be a daily reminder of your “I dos.”
3. The white wedding dress trend was started by: A. Queen Elizabeth. B. Queen Victoria. C. Queen Mary.
4. A groom carries his bride over the threshold: A. because if the bride trips over her dress, the marriage is doomed. B. to protect her from evil spirits
lurking below. C. to get her into bed as quickly as possible.
unique gifts Being a bridesmaid is not a one-day job— she’ll stand by as you contemplate colors, pick out the perfect dress and, if we’re being honest, she’ll likely witness a meltdown or two. Instead of giving her a one-time gift, sign her up for a monthly subscription service. If she’s a beauty junkie, she’ll love samples from Birchbox ($10 per month, Birchbox.com). Is she the ultimate DIY-er? Give her a Whimseybox ($15 per month, Whimseybox .com), which comes packed with materials and instructions to complete a fun craft.
5. A bride stands on the left side of the groom: A. because the groom wears his ring on the left hand. B. because the bride will never be “left” again. ward off other suitors. >> top left: devon jarvis
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answer key: 1: C; 2: A; 3: B; 4: B; 5: C
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Your wedding shoes might be the most photographed shoes you ever wear. Why not have a pair made especially for the occasion? Here are three places to customize your perfect pumps (or flats!).
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these sparkly bow flats will keep you comfy all night long!
milk & honey Start by choosing from 14 shoe styles ranging from platform sandals to ankle booties. Customize toe shape, materials, trim, embellishments (think: rhinestones and bows) and preferred heel height. From $149 a pair, MilkandHoneyShoes.com
design your pedestal A designer will work with you every step of the way, helping you choose from 69 colors and dozens of adornments, from feathers to pearls. You can even personalize the soles with your wedding date. From $250 a pair, DesignYourPedestal.com
shoes of prey Use their online 3-D designer to choose your preferred shape and color. Choose from 170 materials including Italian silk and vegan “leather.” You can even add a custom message inside your shoe! From $129 a pair, ShoesofPrey.com
Change your Chairs trend alert
Looking to upgrade your rentals without cutting into your after-party budget? Think decals! Add your wedding monogram to the backs of ceremony chairs (from $15 for 8, DaliDecals .com). Totally transform reception seating with classic chair back decals that resemble Chippendale and Queen Anne designs (from $30 for 6, WhatIsBlik.com). Or assign seats with chalkboard labels that can be personalized (from $10 for 10 labels, Wallies.com).
bowed over We’re totally inspired by all the bows on the bridal runways. Bring a piece home with this patterned ribbon pillow ($65, WaitingOnMartha.com) or a casual black and gold canvas bow tote—perfect for toting groceries or comfy flats ($12, TheKnotShop.com). Or, put a bow on it! Outfit your attendants with a delicate gold-dipped necklace (whisper bow necklace, $62, Dogeared.com). Or gift your bridesmaids with these chic silk hair ties that look as good on the wrist as they do in a ponytail ($26, GinaMadeIt.com).
we love the jumbo bows on this Viktor & Rolf Marriage gown!
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This sleek colander does double-duty. Use for food prep or fill with fruit for a casual centerpiece. $40, SavoraStyle.com
Add carbonation to your favorite drink in less than 30 seconds. $130, SodaStream, Williams-Sonoma.com
Make a splash on your registry with indigo, cobalt and navy.
Inspired by vintage cuff links, this enamel frame is a touch of fancy. $150, RalphLauren.com
A swirl of sapphire adds richness and color to a glass vase. $40, CrateandBarrel.com
This armless ikat love seat was made for lounging. $600, BedBathandBeyond.com
The agate stone is known for its density and resistance, making it the ideal coaster. $40, ZGallerie.com
Color your outdoor space with this ceramic stool. $199, PotteryBarn.com
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The serene desert scenery at Canyon Ranch
A private plunge pool with a view at Hermitage Bay
One of seven restaurants at Secrets Puerto Los Cabos
What you don’t know about all-inclusives Already considering a bundled vacation for your honeymoon? They’re a popular choice for good reason—you don’t have to worry about things like tipping or big bar tabs. But these amazing, unique options might still surprise you.
there are plenty of non-chain, boutique hotel options
There are a few very popular all-inclusive chains, but if you’re looking for a one-of-akind resort, there are also intimate boutique options. For instance, Antigua’s Hermitage Bay is set on 140 acres of undeveloped hillside and white sand beaches, with just 25 suites carved out of sustainably harvested wood. Book a Hillside Pool Suite (from $1,225; HermitageBay.com) with a wraparound deck and private plunge pool. Turtle Island, a solar-powered resort off the coast of Fiji, has only 14 cabins (or bures), and each has a “Mama” to make sure your every want—like a private sunset champagne toast—is met (from $2,499, TurtleFiji.com).
they aren’t all beach vacations
All-inclusive doesn’t necessarily mean sun, sand and frozen cocktails—although we love that option! Twin Farms in Barnard, Vermont (from $1,450, TwinFarms.com), offers in-room massages, candlelit dinners in its wine cellar, fireside s’mores and six private ski trails. Canyon Ranch in Tucson, Arizona, is a perfect pick for couples who aren’t big drinkers (alcohol isn’t served but you can bring your own for your room). Instead of booze, their package includes healthy meals and a $670 credit for activities like cooking classes or spa services. Book the detoxifying Herbal Wrap for Two and wedding planning stress will seem like it was a lifetime ago (from $4,520 per couple, CanyonRanch.com).
many are kids free
Even if you love children and can’t wait to have your own, you might not want to see or hear any on your honeymoon. AMResort’s new Secrets Puerto Los Cabos Golf & Spa Resort (from $378 per person, SecretsResorts .com) has 500 rooms, each with a romantic private balcony—and all are adults only. Another kids-free resort, Sandals Grande Rivera Beach & Villa Golf Resort in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, just underwent a $60 million renovation (from $204 per person, Sandals .com). Every mountainside villa comes with your own personal butler to stock your fridge. Honeymooners receive a complimentary bottle of chilled sparkling wine (along with a rose petal turndown service). >>
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Instagram-worthy beaches and friendly locals make the Aloha State a honeymoon favorite. But you can have a trip that’s totally original. Here’s how:
Hot HawaiI tips dine in a cave
nayara springs, costa rica Stay in one of the 16 villas in this adults-only resort and relax in your private plunge pool, fed by mineral hot springs. Then, get your adrenaline fix with zip-lining in the rainforest and whitewater rafting in the Arenal Volcano National Park (from $590, NayaraSprings.com). park hyatt vienna, austria Set in a 100-year-old former bank, this hotel’s a short walk from museums and shopping. Swim in the gold-tiled pool (a nod to the gold bars of its vault past). Austrian Airlines just added flights from Newark and Chicago (from $525, Vienna.Park.Hyatt.com). Nizuc Resort & Spa, Mexico Enjoy 29 acres of white sand beaches and three infinity pools, as well as the largest coral reef this side of Australia and archeological sites just minutes away. Try the spa’s signature NIZUC renewal massage, which uses Mayan herbs, pure Mexican agave and turquoise stones (from $400, Nizuc.com). hawaii from top: shutterstock (2); getty images
have a volcano view Book a room at the Volcano House Hotel overlooking Kilauea, which has been erupting for more than 30 years (!). Seriously— seeing it is worth the flight alone. Try The Rim restaurant’s take on surf and turf, the Mauka & Makai, a juicy local Kuahiwi Ranch steak paired with Dungeness crab. Originally built in 1846, the hotel just received a gut renovation to each of its 33 rooms and cabins (from $335 for a room with a volcano view, HawaiiVolcanoHouse.com).
The new Vintage Cave restaurant (VintageCave.com) in Honolulu has an astounding 24-course tasting menu made by chef Chris Kajioka. At $295 per person, no expense is spared for ingredients like caviar, foie gras and white truffles, which are infused into local dishes like suckling pig. Trust us—this is a YOLO meal worth splurging on.
visit more than Maui The quieter Lanai has two revamped Four Seasons resorts, the beachfront Four Seasons Resort Lana’i at Manele Bay (from $489, FourSeasons.com) and the countryside-set The Lodge at Koele (from $339). The Resort has a sexy new eatery, Nobu Lana’i. Try specialties cooked table side on a sizzling lava rock, and most produce—like the greens in the lobster salad with spicy lemon dressing— is grown on site. Lanai has no direct flights, but the Four Seasons recently opened a private lounge at the Honolulu airport, so you can relax before the 30-minute flight.
give back Spend an afternoon at the Maui Humane Society (MauiHumaneSociety.org), where you can volunteer on Wednesdays and Thursdays walking dogs or cuddling kittens (aww!). Or, lend a hand with the Hawaii Wildlife Fund: They offer trips where honeymooners can help monitor sea turtles and plant taro plants, saving reef fish from extinction ($1,485 per person for seven days including accommodations and meals, Bluecology.org).
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w hitney port’s b iggest wedding p lanning secrets Just as last proposal season kicked off (yes, there is one—it’s November to February!), Tim Rosenman popped the question to the designer. Here’s what might surprise you about their planning.
my fiancé is super-involved… He has strong opinions, which is great because sometimes I’m not sure. It’s been fun to do something like this together as a team. Whitney’s ring resembles this Jean Dousset stunner
…and is dominating the guest list! He has a bigger family and more friends—he’s way more popular than I am! For me, it’s important to just enjoy the weekend with the people you really want to be there.
I’m most excited about décor succulent: thinkstock; watercolor: shutterstock; port: michael kovac/getty images; ocean scene: beautiful day photography; praver wedding: maui maka photography; dress: mcv photo; cocktail: @whitneyeveport; flower: devon jarvis
I’m a creative, visual person and am most excited for the table settings and flowers. I’m not someone who wants a wedding filled with candles and dramatic lighting. I’m thinking of a desert color palette—greens and natural tones.
I’m no bridezilla I’ve never dreamt about my wedding, but I do see myself getting more particular. My older sister Ashley is a wedding planner with her own company, BK Events, so she’s helped me stay organized.
I love wedding stationery I’m designing an invitation collection with Wedding Paper Divas and am doing custom ones with them for my own wedding. I think stationery is so important because it sets the stage for the day.
I get inspired by other celeb weddings Victoria Traina’s wedding was sophisticated and upscale, yet so tasteful, classic and chic. Swimsuit designer Tori Praver’s was beachy and whimsical, without being overdone. Tori Praver’s gorgeous beach nuptials
we’re taking the planning slowly My father passed away a year ago and we’ve been going back and forth with the notion of even planning anything. I want it to be an amazing day and to celebrate, but something big will be missing. she Instagrammed this pretty signature cocktail the former reality star plans on collaborating with another designer on a simple gown
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aries mar. 21–apr. 19 Go glam (eyelash extensions for makeup and gold for registry flatware) while Jupiter’s resting in your dramatic fifth house this season. Conquer big choices October 8; an Aries lunar eclipse will make you unstoppable.
taurus apr. 20 –may 20 Stock your registry when Jupiter pauses in your domestic realm in July and August. September’s stars are sexy and playful, so reconnect with each other over non-wedding talk on a sporty date, like a tennis match.
gemini may 21–june 20 Stop pinning signature cocktails and grab a real one when this season’s social stars reconnect you with friends. Communicator Mercury goes into retrograde in October; take care to prevent arguments with your spouse-to-be.
cancer june 21–july 22 In August, Jupiter aligns with Venus; count on getting some expensive gifts (hello, espresso machine!). Your mom or maid of honor will play a key role in something happening around the September 24 Libra new moon.
leo july 23–aug. 22 Plan fab details—from flowers to favors—when you feel a burst of creativity in August (thank Jupiter aligning with Venus). Friction with Mom? It’ll pass post-October, when Mercury is no longer in retrograde in your family sector.
virgo aug. 23–sept. 22 With Jupiter in your house of surrender, it’s time to hire a day-of coordinator, or at least delegate the seating chart or transportation to a bridesmaid. Focus on your fiancé during the couple-centric September 8 full moon.
bridal astrology Here’s what the stars are forecasting for your wedding planning this season. by the Astrotwins, ophira and tali edut (@astrotwins)
the AstroTwins say these colors may inspire you this season
libra sept. 23–oct. 22 On August 11, a passionate full moon means you’re set for a sexy date night, like a candlelit dinner. Feeling like no one, from your motherin-law to your florist, is hearing you? The October 8 lunar eclipse will help you speak up.
scorpio oct. 23–nov. 21 Prioritize your ladies at the female-focused August 11 full moon; book a bonding spa day or a bachelorette beach weekend. Be pleasant to your wedding pros in October—Mercury’s retrograde can challenge communication.
sagittarius Nov. 22–dec. 21 With Jupiter touring your worldly ninth house, book your destination wedding, honeymoon or hotel block. The September 8 Pisces new moon highlights the women in your life, making it the perfect bridal shower date.
capricorn dec. 22–jan. 19 Is a ballooning guest list stressing you out? Use your practical side to explain to your parents and fiancé why you need to limit it. Mid-September, an identity crisis ends—any name-changing questions will be answered.
aquarius jan. 20 –feb. 18 With stern Saturn in your structure sector this season, stick to a firm agenda or you’ll get overwhelmed with to-dos. If you haven’t hired a wedding planner (or at the very least, a day-of coordinator) by October, do it then.
pisces feb. 19 –mar. 20 Alert the seamstress: You’ll experience a year-long fitness craze starting in mid-July, so your dress might need some alterations. The October 8 eclipse in your money zone could bring either serious sticker shock or a cash gift.
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1 There’s a reason why canary diamonds are so popular—they’re special yet subtle. $49,700, Kwiat.com 2 A pink sapphire set in rose gold makes this ring perfect for a feminine bride. $2,400, Suzanne Kalan, Fragments.com 3 Pear shapes give off an antique vibe, especially when the stone’s a rosy pink. $7,995, MarkBroumand .com 4 If you’re into bold brights, you’ll want an aquamarine ring. $6,380, SimonGJewelry.com 5 Say yes to blue topaz—the color has so much depth and dimension. $3,140, JaneTaylor.com 6 Emeralds look extra-glam when set with oversize pavé diamonds. $8,175, Stuller.com >>
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add a personalized message to the inside of the bag too!
1 Paying for her dress is what she really wants! $75, eShakti.com 2 Personalize this classic canvas tote with her initials and a hidden message of gratitude. From $98, Iomoi.com 3 Tell her how much you “adore” and “treasure” her friendship with these trinket trays, perfect for corralling baubles and loose change. $20, CWonder.com 4 Upgrade cult favorite Chuck Taylors with her monogram. $90, BespokeCustomGifts.com 5 Who said friendship bracelets are just for kids? This grown-up rose gold version is elegant and understated (and looks great stacked). $325, LinksofLondon.com 6 Create a collage of your favorite #bestfriend Instagram snaps on a canvas pillow. $68, Stitchagram.com >>
sexy lingerie 1 This nightie might look sweet, but itâ€™s actually scandalously sheer. $50, AdoreMe.com 2 Floral prints are hot right now. Bra, $62, panties, $46, SirensattheBeach.com 3 Slipping into a slinky chemise just feels sexy. $145, AmpereNYC.com 4 This set is pretty and practicalâ€”the underwire will give you support while the boy shorts mean goodbye panty lines. Bra, $78, hipster, $45, Chantelle.com >>
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1 Elaborate calligraphy adds a formal touch to this simple lavender design. $214 for 100 invitations, WeddingPaperDivas.com 2 Punchy pink and black, paired with an Aztec motif, give off a modern vibe. $280 for 100 invitations, DelphinePress.com 3 Hints of orange add whimsy to a classic letterpress card. $471 for 100 invitations, WilliamArthur.com 4 We love the handwritten look of this multicolor typography (you can have the stars printed on the back too). From $237 for 100 invitations, LovevsDesign .com 5 Big blooms pop against the drama of a â€œchalkboardâ€? backdrop. $218 for 100 invitations, Paper-Source.com 6 An art-deco-inspired design exudes elegance. $234 for 100 invitations, Minted.com 7 This graphic and neon explosion just shouts fun! $1,350 for 100 invitations, Fig2Design.com >>
we love the contrast and drama of this deep charcoal background!
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1 Hints of rose and an unexpected zest of lychee smell romantic and fresh. Roses de Chloé eau de toilette, $95 for 1.7 oz., Sephora.com 2 Love Elie Saab’s first fragrance? His new one has warmer vanilla undertones. Elie Saab L’Eau Couture eau de toilette, $73 for 1.6 oz., Nordstrom.com 3 This scent is sugar and spice and everything nice. Vince Camuto Femme eau de parfum, $60 for 1.7 oz., Macys.com 4 The classic Romance fragrance just grew up with hints of sultry black vanilla. Midnight Romance, $74 for 1.7 oz., RalphLauren.com 5 Strong and glamorous, this fragrance smells like caramel and peaches. Bonbon eau de parfum, $80 for 30 ml, Viktor-Rolf.com 6 You’ve never smelled anything like this before (literally!)—it has white amaryllis, which is the first time this flower’s been used in a fragrance. Dolce eau de parfum, $90 for 1.6 oz., Dolce & Gabbana, Sephora.com 7 Don’t let the bow fool you, Signorina is velvety and sensual. Signorina Eleganza, $110 for 3.4 oz., Ferragamo.com 8 This perfume is as addicting as its namesake— you won’t be able to get enough of the sweet scent. Candy l’eau de toilette, $68 for 1.7 oz., Prada, NeimanMarcus.com
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w here’d they get that? Steal the look of these real couples’ stylish wedding details.
Kendrick & Aron Indian Wells, CA May 4
stir crazy Fun, glittery drink stirrers take a signature cocktail from drab to fab. Wedding drink stirrers, $18 for 25, TheDeevaShop.com
Rebekah & aaron dallas may 18
glass act Glass bell jars protect your sweet treats from the elements and look cute while doing so. Miniature glass bell jar, $25 for 4, TheKnotShop.com
rebekah & aaron: stacy reeves photography (2); kendrick & aron: onelove photography (2). opposite: heather & peter: james christianson photographer; lindsay & rishi: carolyn scott photography (2); nelly & michael: kate harrison photography (2)
heather & peter Telluride, co july 20
sign language Mix and match easy-to-paint kraft letters for a one-of-a-kind banner that’s perfect for photo ops. Assorted kraft letters, $4 each, Paper-Source.com
NELLY & MICHAEL Pescadero, CA october 13
Lindsay & rishi Cary, NC december 21
Even if your groom doesn’t ride in on an elephant, you can incorporate these Indian symbols of good luck into your décor with a pachyderm planter. Ceramic elephant, $60, ZGallerie.com
paper perfect For a quirky touch, top off your wedding cake with an adorable paper likeness of you and your man. Custom paper wedding cake topper, from $275, ConcartaStudio.com
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color count 46% brides who choose ivory or white as part of their palette. Classics stick around because they work! peter langner lazaro
Working on finding the perfect palette for your wedding? Enjoy these fun facts about pretty hues. maggie sottero romona keveza
40+ the number of Blush dresses spotted on the spring 2015 bridal runways
hues of roses recognized by the American Rose Society (there are five different variations of red alone!)
nail polish colors offered by Essie, including two brand-new hues made for brides: Got Engaged (a pretty pale pink) and She Said Yes (a sheer silver)
how much more popular navy is today (22 percent use it) compared with 2004
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dresses: langner, sottero: kurt wilberding; roses: thinkstock; Taylor: getty images
the year Elizabeth Taylor married Richard Burton (for the first time) wearing yellow, paving the way for other colorful wedding dresses
I ’m o bsessed... From eye shadow to eye-catching heels, here’s what I’m loving right now. By Rebecca Dolgin k shop
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1 This is the only eye shadow palette you’ll ever need. Trust me. Naked3 palette, $54, Urban Decay, Sephora.com 2 Confession: It’s my job to know all the new cool stuff in The Knot Shop, but half of the time I’m just shopping for myself. That’s how I found this necklace. $38, TheKnotShop.com 3 Whether you’re throwing in a bathing suit and towel or a laptop and books, you’ll look chic carrying it all in this leather tote. And it’s so classic, you’ll have it forever. $150, Cuyana.com 4 Who wouldn’t lust after these gilded heels? They would look amazing paired with a Grecian-inspired gown. $650, KoturLTD .com 5 These solid brass nesting dishes are the perfect catchalls for jewelry, keys and spare change. $240, Aerin.com 6 I love Nate Berkus’s take on geometrics. His new line for Target is so affordable and versatile. Gemcut dinnerware, $70 for a 16-piece set, Target.com 7 I’m aqua obsessed. This spiral notebook is the perfect hue and the pages are perforated, so it’s easy to tear them out. $9, Poppin.com 8 A friend of mine wanted this instead of an engagement ring. Kind of a cool idea! Love bracelet, price upon request, Cartier.com
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Lace trim bra and panty set, $40, AdoreMe.com
10 things every bride should have Reem Acra, the designer with a serious celebrity cult following, dishes on her must-have list.
1 love all around you You have your groom, family and closest friends surrounding you on this day—open yourself up to receive and give love.
2 a gown that reflects your personality If you’re a glamour girl, you just won’t feel right wearing a simple, unadorned dress. Find a dress that feels like you.
3 people you care about 4 a gorgeous wedding ring This band of gold symbolizes your marriage—pretty powerful. Peonies symbolize happiness and marriage. veil: jeff harris; dress: mcv photo; bridesmaids: jen huang photography; rings: trevor dixon; bouquet: lindsay docherty photography
While there’s romance and excitement to eloping, it’s nice to share this incredible moment with the people you love.
5 the right undergarments Even though you can’t see them, it’s what you wear under your dress that will make the biggest difference in how you look.
6 a little personal prayer personalize your ring with an inscription It doesn’t matter what you believe in. Take a few minutes to yourself, think about the moment and feel grateful.
A bride feels most like a bride when she puts that veil on. I also love the idea that it adds a little mystique to your look.
7 a veil
reembroidered lace gown, $4,950, ReemAcra.com
Just a whiff of it will transport you back to this happy day.
8 your signature scent 9 meaningful flowers 10 personal style
Different blooms represent different things (roses mean love and violets represent loyalty)—choose them carefully.
Let your personality shine through your fashion choices. If that means wearing cowboy boots instead of heels, do it. Reem Acra eau de parfum, $125 for 3 oz., Bloomingdales.com
Have your besties by your side!
Find more fashion advice at TheKnot.com/fashion
what to wear to...
a classic wedding
A simple ball gown is a fashion decision you won’t regret in 10 years. Add touches of yellow and rose gold for a current-yet-timeless look. Ball gown, $1,150, MoriLee.com; necklace, $340, JillGolden.com; clutch, $450, KoturLtd.com; shoes, $720, Paul Andrew, ShopBop.com
There’s a reason a black tuxedo is the go-to attire choice for most grooms—it just looks so classic and sophisticated. Pair it with black and white accessories to keep the look sharp. Tuxedo, $800, shirt, $40, BLACK by Vera Wang, MensWearhouse.com; bow tie, $5, pocket square, $7, TheBlackTux.com; cuff links, $385, MontBlanc.com; watch, $1,900, Baume-etMercier.com; shoes, $198, MassimoDutti.com >>
gown and suit: devon jarvis; soft goods styling: claire tedaldi for halley resources. invite by Cheree Berry Paper
what to wear to...
a modern wedding
Youâ€™ll want a dress that has architectural details and a sleek silhouette. The pearl clusters on this gown add a special touch without too much sparkle. Dress it up even more with silvery extras. Dress, $850, Truly Zac Posen, DavidsBridal.com; earrings, $90, Tejani.com; bracelet, $745, Ben-Amun, ThomasLaine.com; clutch, $1,905, ThaleBlanc.com
Blue feels fresh right now. Play with different shades for a pulled-together, modern look. Also add a pattern like polka dots or plaid to break up all the color. Blazer, $345, trousers, $99, MassimoDutti.com; shirt, $215, Canali, MRPORTER.com; tie, $60, pocket square, $39, BananaRepublic.com; tie clip, $88, JackSpade.com; shoes, $175, MassimoDutti.com >>
gown and suit: devon jarvis; soft goods styling: claire tedaldi for halley resources. invite by minted.com
what to wear to...
a romantic wedding
You canâ€™t go wrong with lace for a romantic wedding, since the fabric has an antique feel. Look for accessories that have intricate details to add to the heirloom vibe. Lace dress, $3,800, Watters .com; headband, $550, VSADesigns.com; clutch, $250, Moyna, BHLDN.com; shoes, $455, StuartWeitzman.com
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Consider a lighter suitâ€”in both color and fabric. The wood-inspired buttons give it a rustic feel, while caramelcolored accents make your ensemble look luxurious. Suit, $1,600, Canali, MRPORTER.com; shirt, $175, Sunspel.com; bow tie, $25, Dap Kitsch, Etsy.com; glasses, $440, OliverPeoples.com; leather belt, $330, Mulberry, MRPORTER.com; shoes, $1,045, BrunelloCucinelli.com
gown and suit: devon jarvis; soft goods styling: claire tedaldi for halley resources. invite by paper source
Look of the Moment Cher Power Glitter clutch
Acrylic clutch, $1,095, Edie Parker, NeimanMarcus.com
The slit, the sparkle, the fur—so ’70s.
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We’re having a major Studio 54– inspired bridal moment right now. Bring on the glitter!
Rose gold crystal earrings, $150, Swarovski.com
Enamel cuff, $28, Accessory Concierge.com
Lace jumpsuit with glitter detail, $8,000, Rivini.com Serious Sparkle
Polish in Worth, $18, TenOverTen, Sephora.com Sweet pleats
Check out these pleated fondant tiers. SweetElement.com
Gold heels, $1,095, Charlotte Olympia, Net-APorter.com
Keep up with the hottest trends at TheKnot.com/fashion
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s tyle stalker E very day we come across brides who just nail their look, and we had to share. photogr aph by r ad + in love
s imple elegance Drawing inspiration from Carolyn BessetteKennedy’s iconic wedding look, Kyong, a teacher from LA, chose a Delphine Manivet silk sheath gown from BHLDN for her own nuptials. “I’m not a fussy gal. I knew I wanted something simple and comfortable that flattered my shape,” she says. “My dress was perfect for me—I felt beautiful and could chow down and dance all night.”
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tom bachik: the mani guru Meet the man behind Hollywood’s hottest nails—from Zooey Deschanel to Anne Hathaway. Follow him (and his mani masterpieces) on Instagram (@tombachik).
what’s your favorite recent celeb manicure? I did Versace-inspired nails with a brocade pattern, pastel leopard print, gold chains and lots of glitter to bling it out for Jennifer Lopez’s “I Luh Ya Papi” video. Another fun one: cameras for Zooey Deschanel at the 2013 Golden Globes and daisies for this year. Now, she calls me and says, “Oh my gosh, I have so much pressure— everyone wants to know what I’m doing with my nails!”
should brides do a nail trial along with their hair and makeup ones? deschanel, biel: getty images; hathaway: shutterstock; polish: todd huffman; nails: @tombachik
I would. What if you try a design the day of because you think it will look pretty—but then you see it and hate it?
okay, so how can someone make their mani last through the honeymoon? Apply a quick-dry topcoat—like L’Oréal’s Quick Dry—every other day. Your manicure will be refreshed, and you’ll prevent chips without making it look too thick. Gel polish will last a few weeks, but you should go to a licensed manicurist because improper application and removal can weaken your nails.
too funny! what other looks are hot right now? White is huge, and I think it’s a perfect fit for brides. The new whites are more modern and have a little translucency and depth— they look like fine porcelain as opposed to Wite-Out. I like the L’Oréal Color Riche Les Blancs collection.
any other ideas for fab wedding day nails? You can go clean and simple, with a “French 2.0”—a milky white over a white tip. Or add a bit of shimmer or a subtle ombré sparkle. You could even put a lace pattern over the top or an ombré of multidimensional glitter with chunky pieces of gold and silver.
great tips! do you have any for growing seriously stubborn nails? Regular manicures will keep you from picking at your nails. Also, a good cuticle oil—I like Essie Apricot Cuticle Oil—will keep them hydrated, so if you hit one, it won’t chip. Keep a bottle by your bed and rub it in at night—you’ll see a big difference.
is the square shape still best? In my opinion, a classic, old-Hollywood almond shape is generally most flattering to the hand. But if you have shorter nails, a square or soft square shape looks powerful and strong. Find other gorgeous mani ideas and superchic nail art concepts at Blog.TheKnot.com
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w e want d iane k ruger’s b raids Mini-braids literally add a new twist to updos.
g et the look We asked Kylee Heath, the celebrity stylist who created this pretty plaited look, exactly how she did it so you can too.
1 Part your hair down the center while it’s damp. Apply Moroccanoil Volumizing Mousse from root to mid-shaft. Blow out hair, section off bangs and pull out a half-inch strip from behind each ear. Secure with an elastic hair band at the nape of your neck and weave into a single braid. Weave remaining hair into 15 braids in different sizes. Wrap two braids around the top of your head to create a headband. Leave out one braid in the center. Loop the braids under and tuck them into the base of the first braid at the nape of your neck and pin in place. Wrap the last center braid across the top of the minibraids. Pin the bangs back.
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tucking the braids under creates the illusion of a chignon!
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how to ace your hair trial We asked the pros to share their tips to make the most of your appointment.
stay true to your look and make sure your style feels comfortable!
wait until the last minute to book your hair trial. (We suggest three to four months before the wedding.)
All brides want to look beautiful, but you don’t want to be fussing over your hair on such an important day. —Frédéric Fekkai, celebrity hairstylist
Make sure you get in an appointment, so there are no surprises on the actual day. —Orlando Pita, celebrity hairstylist
take pictures during the trial.
bring a large entourage.
What looks good to the naked eye doesn’t always photograph well. —Ursula Stephen, celebrity hair expert
This should be about what you want— too many opinions will just confuse you. —Sean James, celebrity hairstylist
think about your dress.
—Stacey Weinstein, owner of Once Upon A Bride
—Megan Garmers, founder of MG Hair and Makeup
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Your hair should complement your gown. Wear your hair up if you have a lot going on with your dress around the neckline.
be afraid to speak up.
Don’t pull the “yes, it’s fine” card. The stylist should do more than one look if you don’t love the first one.
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7 things on everyoneâ€™s registry jose villa
There are all kinds of crazy things you can ask forâ€”a mountain bike, a marble chess set, an at-home brew kitâ€”but everyone should have these basics covered. By lauren K ay
1 frying pans for the New Cook The Lodge cast iron skillet is preseasoned and distributes heat evenly for expertly prepared everything—fish, veggies and pancakes. This heavy pan can go from stove to oven too! $25, Target.com for the Carnivore If you love sizzling steak, the 3-D I Love Meat & Poultry pan is for you. A ribbed design makes it ideal for searing (it can handle the heat) and distributing oil for even frying. $50, GreenPan-Shop.com for the Expert cook Chefs rely on Mauviel M’héritage’s durable cookware, which is guaranteed for life (and handmade in France). The luxe copper looks pretty enough to display on a hanging pot rack. From $100, SurLaTable.com
A skillet will be your stove’s MVP, but one is not enough. Register for a 10-inch and a 12-inch.
2 VACUUM CLEANER Thanks to new luxe (and dare we say, sexy) models, this cleaning essential is topping couples’ wish lists.
for the wood Lover Six settings on the Miele S2121 Olympus control suction between hardwood and low-pile rugs. An upholstery tool keeps furniture clean, while a stainless steel wand gets the hard-to-reach spots. $415, Bloomingdales.com
for the Allergy Prone Sonic technology allows the Soniclean VT S-200 to remove microscopic particles like pollen and bacteria. This lightweight vacuum even dispenses a fresh laundry scent while you clean! $200, MySoniclean.com
for the Pet Owners The Dyson DC65 is designed to clean all types of floors from carpet to hardwood and tile (and upholstery too). With 25 percent more brush bar power, no tuft of Fido’s fur will get left behind. From $499, Dyson.com
3 blender A blender can whip up your morning smoothie or crush ice for your frozen margarita better than any other kitchen appliance.
for the Smoothie lover The Breville Hemisphere’s blade system whips and aerates juice for a better blended (read: creamier) smoothie. If you’re not a morning person, you’ll love the quieter high-power motor. $200, CrateandBarrel.com
for the Soup Fanatic Add precut ingredients and watch in awe as the Cuisinart Soup Maker & Blender sautés, blends and keeps soup warm until dinnertime. Oh, and it can whip up a frozen margarita too. $150, Williams-Sonoma.com
for the Expert Cook Chop, cream, blend, heat, grind, churn and more with the Vitamix 5200. The Mercedes-Benz of blenders even cleans up after itself. Add a drop of dish soap and run on high for 30 seconds. $450, Vitamix.com
4 stand mixer We know what you’re thinking—do I really need this? Yes, you do.
for the Vintage Baker The Ankarsrum original stand mixer has been a favorite of bakers for over 70 years. This mixer’s design mimics hand kneading, so you get supersmooth dough without breaking a sweat. $800, SurLaTable.com
for the Entertainer You can prepare seven pounds of mashed potatoes in the KitchenAid Artisan 5 Quart mixer’s bowl—perfect for hosting Thanksgiving. It’s a pro at cakes, cookies and doughs too. $500, Macys.com
for the City dweller Attach a citrus juicer, blender, pasta maker or food processor to the Cuisinart 7 Quart stand mixer—talk about versatility. You can do it all with 12 speeds and a digital timer. $450, BedBathandBeyond.com >>
5 food processor for the Casual Cook The KitchenAid 7 Cup’s twoin-one feed tube allows for continuous food processing (more dicing in less time). Three speeds let you shred a block of cheese in seconds, knead a pie crust or blend a dip. $100, Target.com for the Advanced cook A four-cup work bowl is nested inside the big bowl of the Cuisinart Elite 12-cup, giving you two processors in one. Measurement markings and a large feed tube offer ultimate versatility. $250, Cuisinart.com for the Entertainer Julienne carrots, cut French fries, knead dough and more with five cutting discs and 24 settings on the Breville BFP800XL. The 16-cup capacity bowl gives you plenty of space to work. $600, Macys.com
You’ll love this king of chopping, dicing and slicing— it’s like a personal sous-chef.
6 slow cooker If you want someone else to cook dinner for you, invest in this kitchen powerhouse.
for the Busy Cook Add ingredients to the All-Clad 4-quart slow cooker, set the timer and let the machine do the rest. Bonus: The ceramic insert goes from cooker to table for easy serving. $150, WilliamsSonoma.com
for the City DWeller The VitaClay Smart Organic multicooker’s chemical-free clay pot cooks rice, steams vegetables and even makes yogurt. And this three-in-one cooker is super-compact! $130, BedBathandBeyond.com
for the Entertainer The Bella triple slow cooker’s 2.5-quart pots allow you to make every part of the meal at once (and serve it too). Perfect for pleasing a crowd—and you can let the dishwasher clean up the mess. $80, Macys.com
7 coffeemaker Quite possibly the most essential household electric—every couple “needs” a coffee upgrade.
for the House Divided Pop a capsule (choose from 12 flavors) into the Nespresso VertuoLine and a perfectly brewed cup of coffee (for you) or authentic espresso (for him) is just moments away. From $299, Nespresso.com
for the Caffeine Junkie Grind beans and fine tune your drip with the Cuisinart Grind and Brew 12 cup. Set the timer in tandem with your alarm for an instant fix. You can even sneak a mug before brewing is complete. $170, CrateandBarrel.com
for the commuter Let the Breville YouBrew tailor your morning joe—a cup, a travel mug or a carafe. Customize strength and flavor too. Plus, there’s an auto start feature, so it’s ready when you wake up. $327, Bloomingdales.com
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Registering from your couch has its appeal, but wielding a scanner is fun too. Registry specialists can help you choose the right product (and tip you off to new models on the way). And you’ll get to touch and feel the goods to confirm “Ocean” looks as blue in person—for fewer returns later. thinkstock
Find more of our registry must-haves at TheKnot.com/registry
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palette play Rich, saturated hues like turquoise, emerald, flame, cobalt and radiant orchid can add instant sophistication or create a totally playful vibe at your wedding—it’s all in how you combine them. Read on for more genius color advice. >>
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Picking a scheme will help refine your style and unify your wedding’s look. Here’s everything you need to know to have fun with color (really!)—plus surprising new pairings. By Lauren K ay
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metallics are a great way to amp up your palette— use as a third color or an accent
The easiest way to pull together all of your wedding elements? Stick with one main color and an accent color, or choose two equally prominent complementary colors. You could also go with an analogous scheme— combining three hues that fall side by side on the color wheel—to highlight the nuances of one color family. >>
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Mix up texturesâ€”go for wooden tables with translucent ghost chairs or lace overlays topped with gold flatware and chargers. And donâ€™t forget about patterns! Layering different motifs, like toile and plaid in complementing colors, can add character and interest to your design. >>
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Complementary colors are opposite each other on the color wheelâ€”they work because they pair a cool and warm hue together. The result? Some of the most beautiful, unexpected and awe-inspiring effects. Try blush and lime, violet and melon, or orange and sky. >>
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While we’re never ones to shy away from color (see previous), there’s just something so chic about an all-white wedding. White is essentially a blank canvas that allows your décor to define the style, whether it’s modern, romantic, vintage or even eclectic. Don’t forget to layer lots of textures to give the look dimension, like a bouquet with a mix of calla lilies, ranunculus and hydrangeas, or a tabletop with subtly patterned linens or china with different finishes.
chandeliers add a luxe touch and a soft glow!
l ight it up Lighting is one of the best ways to instantly transform your space, making it totally worth the splurge. (And you’ll probably end up spending less on décor!) Instead of choosing colors in your wedding palette, which may not cast the most flattering glow, opt for hues that complement all skin tones, like soft rose. To take full advantage of the effect color has on the ambience, consider changing shades throughout the night. Intense ambers and reds let guests know it’s time to party, while cool blues and purples set a soothing, sophisticated vibe. >>
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5 no-fail c olor combos
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With so many distinctive tones within each shade to choose from, we know deciding on the perfect color combination for your wedding can be a bit overwhelming. If you’re in need of some inspiration (and guidance!), check out a few of our fave new palettes that totally work—we’ve tested them!
dark drama Purple is one of the most popular colors for weddings, and eggplant is a chic take on the hue. Team it with black (think: black bow ties and anemones) for a stylish and polished look.
copper + persimmon
acid green + turquoise
pistachio + coral
lilac + dusty blue
Pistachio Pop Add a sense of whimsy to your wedding with this happy pairing— pistachio has a preppy feel and coral keeps things fresh and cheerful. Mix them with gold for a super-luxe look.
simply Serene Cool colors like purple and blue are good for creating a calm and relaxed feel. Lilac and dusty blue give off a romantic vibe and pair perfectly with neutrals like white or silver.
Find more color ideas that work at TheKnot.com/color
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Copper Calling Copper is the new neutral! Metallics up the elegance of any scheme, but copper isn’t just for glitzy affairs. Pair it with persimmon for a rich and punchy vibe that can be dressed up or down.
Nearly Neon Add zing to your wedding palette with acid green. Turquoise helps balance the bold green, and the two analogous hues set the mood for a playful and lively party.
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ROCK & ROLL Ombré, fleur-de-lis and feathers harmonize in this vibrant design that’s a little bit country and a whole lot of soul. By Lauren Kay photography by Philip Ficks event Styling & Florals by jes Gordon/Proper Fun
“One of my favorite color combos is black and blue—it’s timeless and can work for any season,” says event stylist Jes Gordon. Lighten the look with pops of bright green and soft pastels, like lavender and seafoam. Rentals, RentPatina.com; tablecloth, WildflowerLinens.com >>
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“Macarons are a great choice for something sweet that you can hold in your hand while dancing,” Gordon says. Bonus for celiacs: They’re naturally gluten-free. Cake stands, teapot and cups, FishsEddy.com
Kick off the party with a colorful signature cocktail. Garnishes, like fresh berries and paper straws, make a big impact for little cost. Glasses, WestElm.com >>
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“I like adding something unexpected without rocking the boat,” Gordon says. Festive details, like sugar roses in espresso cups, feather table numbers and paperweights that double as place cards, are far from predictable. Plates, flatware and place card holders, WestElm.com >>
Draw upon your color palette to accessorize your look. A dramatic black and blue necklace is cool and unexpected. Pair a classic bow tie with a nontraditional boutonniere, like a single peacock plume wrapped in copper wire. Bow tie, TheTieBar.com; necklace, Lulu Frost, NeimanMarcus.com
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yOur dream bouquet At every price The big three flowers everyone wants rights now—peonies, ranunculus and roses—can range from $3 to $20 a stem. Here’s how to get a bridal bouquet you’ll love, and stay on budget. By Lauren k ay photogr aphy by k ate mathis bouquets by flowergirl nyc Calligraphy by fleur de Let ters
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Simple and sweeT This cream and blush bouquet is made up of just two varieties: peonies and jasmine. A simple pairing allows florists to buy in bulk, keeping costs down. Big-headed peonies will wow, and fragrant jasmine will perfume your walk down the aisle.
Poppy Petals Peonies are joined by fellow “heavy hitters” like ranunculus, roses, gloriosa and scabiosa in this monochromatic bouquet. Stand out varieties and the absence of greenery adds to the price of this showstopping bunch.
LUSH Tropics Phalaenopsis orchids and arid succulents give this bouquet of pink peonies a tropical edge. Succulents must be individually hand wired (hello, labor charge) and, depending on the season, orchids will cost you. >>
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C oming up roses Classic roses often mimic the look of the more expensive garden variety when fully open. A supporting cast of spray roses (lots of blooms per stem) and a few apricot garden roses give this bouquet texture.
Ombré Blooms More roses (both branches and varieties) are needed to achieve this ombré design. Spray roses in ivory make up the base, while blush and cream roses join pricier garden varietals at the top. The floral fullness of this bouquet results in added cost.
R unning Wild Premium blooms like poppies, ranunculus, Juliet garden roses, fragrant jasmine and sweet pea join together with ivory roses to create this wild bouquet. Big blooms mix with delicate flowers like spirea to create a lush and natural feel. Expect to pay for these choice varieties in any season. >>
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Classic Elegance Ranunculus and calla lilies champion this bloom-heavy bouquet. Open ranunculus give the feel of big-headed flowers for less. This arrangement is lush yet wallet friendly, thanks to the use of two floral varieties.
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how to have a fall wedding Fall is quickly becoming the top season for saying “I do.” If you’re planning (or thinking about) getting married from September to December, read this first. By Kristin Koch
5 reasons to love fall weddings
1 an unbeatable backdrop
Autumn’s leaves provide a naturally gorgeous setting for outdoor ceremonies and pictures. Colorful foliage can create a more dynamic look all on its own—no fancy florals required.
2 design and color flexibility 3 off-peak travel prices 5 just-right temps balance rich colors, like rust and burgundy, with delicate accessories, like crystal earrings
Transitional seasons offer more options: indoor or outdoor, black tie or casual, sleek and modern or rustic and chic. Gold, rust, yellow, red, purple, emerald, brown, tan and every variation in between offer a variety of colors for your palette and make it easy to create an elegant, romantic mood that will stand out from the standard pastels and pink.
Fall is a great time to take advantage of off-peak rates for flights and accommodations for both your traveling guests and your honeymoon (if you plan to take it right after your nuptials).
4 your guests won’t be wedding-ed out
Waiting until everyone has recovered from the summer nuptial blitz to exchange vows means everyone will be even more excited about your day.
Who doesn’t like fall weather? A little crispness in the air is a good thing, and it typically stays warm enough through September for alfresco ceremonies and cocktails. >>
Get inspired by these elegant, autumn-appropriate palettes. gold can even be used as a third accent color
fall Color Combos
a great complement to the changing leaves!
t he must-have i ngredients From a seasonal color scheme and fresh fall fare to can’t-miss details, tap into the season to create a one-of-a-kind fall fete.
a standout fall style Though you might want to use it as filling for ravioli, you don’t have to incorporate pumpkins into your wedding. “A concept becomes a dreaded ‘theme’ when it’s overly literal,” explains Lindsay Landman, of Lindsay Landman Events. Tara Guérard, of Soirée, suggests less obvious motifs, like trees, horns, birds (such as quail) and feathers.
a fresh autumn palette “While the most common colors for fall are the warm shades of orange, yellow and red, I love to introduce colors such as moss green or a ‘dusty’ eggplant, which still have warmth but are less expected,” Landman says. “Instead of using standard metallics, try bronze or copper for a sophisticated look.”
tons of texture Bark-accented arrangements or vases wrapped in twine bring a rustic touch to an elegant reception. “I love linens with texture, like velvet,” Guérard says. “Or why not have a cowhide or two at the bar?” Guérard also likes using feathers or faux bois with menu cards to add interest to your details.
a fall-flavored spread Peter Callahan, of Peter Callahan Catering in New York City, recommends twists on the traditional roast chicken and filet, such as Cornish hens, pheasant, trout, elk, bison, rack of lamb or a cut of veal.
Seasonal Sweets Apple Bar “Set up an apple bar—with dipped apples, mini apple pies, hot and cold apple cider, and apple candies—as an alternative to a traditional dessert display,” Landman suggests. Fall Dessert Bar Cake tables filled with fall-flavored sweets, like pumpkin spice cake with maple cream cheese frosting, cranberry bread and gingersnaps, will be a hit with your guests. Pie Bar A display of freshly baked pies, like apple, cherry, pecan and pumpkin, can provide a tasty alternative to cake and add a warm, homespun feel to your harvest celebration. >>
autumnal stems Sticking to flowers that are in season will give you fresher, more vibrant arrangements and help keep your flower budget from sprouting up. That means dahlias will be your BFF. They come in dozens of colors, shapes and sizes, so they can be used in many ways.
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Nothing says autumn like hot apple cider. Serve a spiked version with rum or bourbon, and finish with a cinnamon-stick stirrer or add candied cranberries for a pop of color.
wedding wardrobe Fall is the time of year to embrace texture and layer up, and it’s no exception for your wedding party’s attire.
grooms and groomsmen Though seersucker suits will feel too summery, fall offers grooms (and their groomsmen) far more options than the classic tux or black suit. Tan suits (just not linen) will work in a rustic environment, while gray or navy suits can be a dapper alternative to black for cocktail attire. If you’re hosting a more casual affair, skip the ties and go for a less dressy, but still polished, look with crisp jackets and slacks. If your groom isn’t that into the idea of wearing a flower on his lapel, you’re in luck. Fall offers plenty of boutonniere options, from gilded acorns (or au naturel, depending on the formality of your day) and mini wheat bundles to a cluster of leaves or twigs with berries.
bridesmaids When it comes to dressing your attendants, let the date inform your fabric choice—cotton and chiffon will work better for early fall, while satin, silk and taffeta will feel more appropriate later in the season. When it comes to color, rust, aubergine and deep green are widely flattering shades that look chic. For black tie, look for long dresses in formal fall hues, like berry, plum and navy. And don’t forget accessories, like rich gemstones, fur stoles or jewel-tone sashes. >>
brides The great thing about fall is that you can make just about any dress work. Ball gowns can look over-the-top during the summer, but come fall, no one will bat an eye; strapless is just as autumnappropriate as sleeves; and any style—beaded or lace, short or long, sheath or mermaid— can work. Your venue and wedding style will dictate your dress, but the one seasonal factor you do need to consider when choosing a gown? Fabric. Fall is like two different seasons rolled into one—with temperatures varying widely between September and October on.
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setbacks and solutions While each season has its own obstacles, knowing what they are— and how to avoid (or at least manage) them—will help to keep your guests comfortable and ensure your day goes off without a hitch.
the setback: fickle weather “Proper ‘plan B’ precautions should always be in the works from the outset,” Landman advises. In addition to being prepared for the heat, the cold and the rain, you should have a game plan in the event of more severe weather during hurricane season (which lasts from June to late November), according to Guérard. Play it safe by having a tent or indoor option on hold, and reserve portable heaters and air conditioners in case of a sudden temperature change. “Guests have the best time at a wedding when they’re comfortable—no matter what you think in the heat of the moment—they value being cool or warm (not cold or hot) and dry over a beautiful view or prettier chair,” Landman says. “A comfortable guest is a happy guest, and a good host is one who appreciates that above all else.”
the setback: few free weekends “Fall seems to be a busy time, with the beginning of school and lots of holidays, so be conscious of your guests’ needs, particularly if many of them need to travel,” Landman says. Check with your close family and friends for dates to avoid, so you can find a weekend that’s more likely to work for everyone, and send out save-the-dates eight to nine months in advance to give guests a heads-up before they plan their schedules. Think twice about threeday weekends, when people tend to schedule family vacations.
“October is the new June, which means you’ll face competition for vendors from other to-be-weds.” the setback: football season Check the college and professional football schedules when timing your events (you don’t want guests glued to ESPN.com). If your venue is near a stadium, check its schedule so you can plan for traffic.
the setback: competition for vendors and venues “With the growing popularity of fall weddings, October is surpassing June. So the most important thing to consider is venue and vendor availability, followed closely by higher prices for in-demand dates,” Landman says. Nail down your venue and any must-have pros as soon as possible. Having your wedding on a Friday or other day of the week can open you up to more options and, sometimes, better rates.
the setback: you have your heart set on peonies “If you’re a bride who has her heart set on blooming branches (cherry blossoms, dogwood, pear), anemones or peonies, fall is not the season for you,” Landman says. If you can live without the exact blooms you wanted, talk to your florist about similar seasonal substitutes that will have the same impact.
the setback: early sunsets “If you’re dead set on an outdoor ceremony in full daylight (to appreciate a view, for example), then fall may not be the best choice for you, as the sun may set too early,” Landman warns. Opt for an earlier start time and hang market lights for a glowing dance party.
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Fewer couples than ever are asking their family and friends to choose sides. Some are even having guests form a cozy circle around the altar. It’s a nice symbol of your new union, and everyone gets a great view.
you don’t have to limit your registry to china and 8 kitchenware If you’ve lived together for a while, you probably already have plates and a blender. Consider registering for other items you actually need (or want!) like sports equipment, luggage or specialty appliances, like a bread maker. Or choose a honeymoon registry, where guests can contribute toward everything from a scuba-diving excursion to a private picnic for two.
2 you don’t have to have matching bridesmaid dresses Then, everyone can pick a dress that she feels great in—and may actually wear again. Instead of singling out all the singles
More and more bridal parties are going the mismatched route. But here’s the trick to
don’t have to wear a traditional diamond 9 you Not everyone wants a classic round solitaire diamond or the popular cushion-cut version. A few big trends right now are yellow diamonds, vintage settings, sapphires and stacking rings.
pulling it off: Either have your bridesmaids stick to the same color family or the same fabric.
don’t have to have a you don’t have to bouquet (or garter) toss hide from each other 3 you 4 beforehand (awkward!), try the anniversary dance. Have all married couples join the bride and groom on the dance floor, as the bandleader or DJ plays a song and then eliminates couples depending on the amount of time they’ve been married. The last couple remaining (aka the longest married pair) is then presented with your bouquet. Brides and grooms used to avoid one another at all costs prior to the ceremony. But seeing each other before walking down the aisle can help ease your nerves. (No matter how relaxed you feel, day-of jitters are just a reality!) Plus, taking first-look photos (where your photographer snaps shots before the ceremony) frees you up to enjoy cocktail hour.
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rebekah & pete April 4 â€˘ Asheville, NC
ast April, Rebekah Gregory (27) and Pete DiMartino (29) were seriously injured during the Boston Marathon bombings (he lost 90 percent of his Achilles tendon and her left leg was so damaged it may have to be amputated). When Pete proposed in October, we knew immediately that we wanted to throw their wedding. (Every year, The Knot plans one couple’s “Dream Wedding.”) But we didn’t do it alone—tens of thousands of you helped us pick the details. Would Rebekah wear a blush mermaid gown or a beaded fit-and-flare? You voted for the fit-and-flare. Would the theme be Hollywood glam or enchanted garden? You chose the latter. And of course we had some of the most talented wedding pros in the world pitching in, including celebrity wedding planner Marcy Blum and florist Holly Heider Chapple. The result was a magical day that still makes us teary eyed. —Meghan Overdeep
the bridal style Proving once again that Knotties have great taste, Rebekah stunned in the winning gown—a beaded ivory fit-and-flare dress with a dropped waist and sweetheart neckline. A cathedral-length veil and a crystal-embellished sash added a touch of bling to her day-of look. Never failing to inspire, a determined Rebekah sent chills down our spines when she walked down the aisle. the littlest attendants While the adults took formal photographs, the flower girls and ring bearers, including Rebekah’s six-year-old son, Noah (on the left), who gave Rebekah away alongside her dad, celebrated in their own adorable way—joyously throwing handfuls of the pink rose petals that filled the ceremony aisle.
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The romantic and whimsical arrangements were designed to resemble moss-covered trees. Strands of crystals added a hint of glamour to the rustic centerpieces.
to be a hard month for me and Pete because April 15 is the anniversary of the bombing. But April 4 is my wedding day, and that will be what I remember most about the month of April every single year from here ´cor Rebekah and Pete on out,” Rebekah says. the ceremony de exchanged vows beneath a woodsy arbor decked out in lush roses, ranunculus, budding cherry tree branches and greenery.
the lounge Guests took a break from dancing to relax on plush silk dupioni couches. the timing “Someone asked me if April was going
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Winnie & mike december 14 â€˘ Montego Bay, Jamaica
K the location “We fell in love with Round Hill—it’s the perfect blend of relaxed and elegant,” says Winnie of their destination wedding resort. 263
here were two requirements New Yorkers Winnie Ma (34 and a director of watch and fine jewelry retail at Chanel) and Michael (Mike) Gorzynski (36 and CEO of MG Capital Partners) had for their wedding: a tropical setting and lots of quality time with their guests. So Winnie and Mike (who met as students at Harvard Business School) decided on a four-day destination wedding at Jamaica’s Round Hill Hotel & Villas. With a Jamaica-based planner and the help of her sister Jennie, who just happens to be an editor at The Knot, they put together an elegant, black-tie affair with a color palette of soft, dreamy neutrals like white, cream and light pink, accented with plenty of luxe custom details. —MO
the flower girl Winnie asked her cousin’s two-year-old daughter, Skyla, to be the flower girl. “She did an excellent job scattering the white rose petals down the aisle!” Winnie says. the wedding rings Winnie chose a cushioncut diamond eternity band to match her engagement ring, while Mike opted for a simple platinum band. the invitations The couple’s custom invitation suite was printed on heavyweight cream card stock and mailed in waxsealed, hand-calligraphed envelopes. A small green pineapple motif, which they used throughout their stationery, mimicked Round Hill Hotel & Villas’s logo. The color palette:
K the brideâ€™s style Winnie wore her hair in a chic chignon to accentuate the illusion neckline of her tulle gown.
the cocktail hour After the ceremony, guests enjoyed sunset views of the ocean and sipped on Winnie and Mike’s tropical signature cocktail— ´cor White Chinese lanterns and strings of lights hung from the trees to create a soft glow and a romantic Jamaican rum punch. the reception de effect during the reception. the bridal party looks Winnie’s four bridesmaids all wore the same convertible, floor-length gown in blush, but they each styled it differently. the details Small, simple clusters of white roses in vintage mercury glass vessels topped the tables at the cocktail hour.
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the cake Winnie and Mike served a classic, all-white, five-tier, fondant-frosted confection
finished with delicate sugar flowers. “We wanted our guests to have a lot of flavor options, so we had carrot, chocolate and red velvet layers,” Winnie says. the first dance The couple had their first dance to one of their favorite songs, “Your Song” by Elton John. “It was extraspecial because our friend and professional singer Savannah Auger Citron sang it live—it was one of the most magical moments of the night,” Winnie says.
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elEanor & kevin May 4 â€˘ Leesburg, VA
Leaving the long farm tables exposed created a clean look, while macramĂŠ hanging floral arrangements added color to the rustic setting.
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ore than anything, Eleanor Campbell (28 and development specialist for WEvolution) and Kevin Agyemang (30 and a neurosurgeon) wanted their wedding to be a reflection of themselves—joyful and easygoing. The rest was just icing on the cake! With a clear vision for their day in place, the free-spirited couple (who was living in Scotland at the time) worked with a local Virginia planner to bring their happy, eco-conscious bash to life. Bohemianinspired details and a bold color scheme of bright pink, red, yellow and orange lent a decidedly cheerful air to the rustic barn reception. From a temporary tattoo parlour during cocktail hour to adult flower girls and a shoeless bride, everything about Eleanor and Kevin’s day was completely “them.” —MO
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ranunculus, craspedia, dahlias and dusty miller. “The flowers in my bouquet were happy, joyous, free and just flat-out stunning—they encapsulated everything about the day,” she says. the reception site Thousands of miles away in Scotland, Eleanor and Kevin trusted their planner to scout out reception venues. “After watching a video tape of the site visit, we fell in love with Murray Hill right away,” Eleanor recalls. After an intimate ceremony overlooking the Potomac River, the celebration moved to the barn for dinner and dancing. the signage Wooden signs guided guests to each portion of the day’s festivities scattered across the 57-acre estate.
the bridal bouquet Eleanor carried a bright, textured bunch of peonies, poppies, succulents,
“I wanted to feel completely and utterly myself,” Eleanor says of her day-of style. She looked and felt comfortable wearing a loose-fitting dress—without shoes.
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ceron & Todd december 31 â€˘ new York City
lthough they live in Texas, Todd Fiscus (47 and the owner and creative director of Todd Events; left) and Gonzalo Ceron (49 and the owner of Ceron Salon) were certain that no place but New York City would do for their epic wedding weekend. “We chose New York because no city is more glamorous,” Todd says. And they would know—the couple is no stranger to swank soirees. Looking to recreate the polished vibe of an old-school supper club, Ceron and Todd outfitted their wedding with a masculineyet-elegant color palette of black, gold and cream with pops of cobalt blue. Drawing on Todd’s endless industry connections and his own talented event team, the couple threw an over-the-top New Year’s Eve bash for the ages. From a floral wall made of 9,220 garden roses, hydrangeas, peonies, ranunculus, sweet peas and lisianthus to a surprise performance of “New York, New York” at midnight, Todd and Ceron pulled out all the stops—in serious style. —MO
the couple’s style “Ceron loves to dress up —he would wear a tux every day if he could!” Todd says. The couple donned black tuxedos by their favorite designer, Tom Ford. the place settings “We consider ourselves modern, but we’re traditionalists at heart,” Todd notes. Monogrammed linen napkins were a classic addition to their settings. the reception A 12-piece band wearing sequins and white dinner jackets serenaded guests during their meal.
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the de ´cor To keep guests in the New Year’s Eve spirit, Todd and Ceron exchanged vows at 10:30 p.m. The moment was framed by a lush floral wall. the cocktail hour Guests toasted to the new year with a specialty caviar bar and champagne in colorful glasses before partying into the wee hours. the wedding cake Todd’s close friend, celebrity cake baker Sylvia Weinstock, made the couple’s glam confection. “We told her our theme and let her do the rest,” says Todd. “It was spectacular and perfect!”
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anna & alex august 10 â€˘ wilson, wy
Elegant monogrammed napkins with Anna and Alexâ€™s new shared initial topped the classic white table settings.
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fter years of vacationing in the Jackson Hole area together, Anna Payne (28 and an MBA student at the University of Virginia) knew it would be perfect for an intimate mountain wedding to her fiancé, Alex Fife (also 28 and an MBA student at the University of Virginia). “We were excited to have our wedding someplace beautiful, where the scenic backdrop and natural elements could be a part of our day,” Anna says. “Plus, we loved the idea of sharing it with friends and family who had never seen the Tetons!” For their color palette, the outdoorsy Virginia-based couple drew inspiration from a photo Alex took of aspen trees against a blue sky, settling on an organic mix of slate blue, white and pale yellow. The result: A day filled with effortless rustic charm that fit seamlessly into the gorgeous setting. —MO
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delicate lace overlay. “The combination of its simplicity and lace detailing seemed perfect for the backdrop,” she notes. She and her bridesmaids carried green and white bunches of garden roses, ranunculus, snapdragons, clematis and sweet peas. the invitations The couple’s stationer outlined the peaks of the Tetons and used the subtle silhouette throughout their invitation suite. the escort card display Guests found their seats thanks to river rocks hand calligraphed with their names and table assignments. “A few friends told me they made wishes and ceremoniously tossed the stones into the creek,” says Anna. “It seemed like a great tradition to start!”
the bridal party looks For her ranch nuptials, Anna wore a strapless A-line gown with a
The late afternoon ceremony took place in an aspen grove against the backdrop of the Tetons. A wooden saw horse table with large arrangements of white delphinium and clematis served as a rustic altar.
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lauren & adam november 16 â€˘ Sarasota, fl
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the details “Adam and his family are Greek,
so we included subtle nods to his heritage throughout the day,” Lauren explains. Instead of wearing the traditional flower crowns for the ceremony, they used them to decorate their chairs at the reception. the bridal bouquet Lauren held a soft, feminine bouquet of garden roses, seeded eucalyptus, peonies and ranunculus (her faves). the tablescapes A floral garland dotted with small arrangements of blush and white blooms ran the entire length of the long tables. Hundreds of candles and warm amber lighting gave the space a romantic glow.
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tyle is all in the details, so we couldn’t wait to see the small touches that our own style editor Lauren Kay (31) would infuse into her Florida wedding to Adam Soufleris (32 and a vice president of leveraged finance at Wells Fargo). Their friends and family were also waiting patiently—the nuptials came almost 11 years after the couple met as freshmen at Syracuse University. And it was worth every minute. Between the Love Actually–inspired musical performance that concluded the ceremony, the choreographed father-daughter dance and the incredibly thoughtful gift Lauren gave Adam—cuff links with the coordinates of where they got engaged and got married—there wasn’t a dry eye in the house (including the groom’s!). With a muted, timeless color palette of white, green and pale gray, they pulled off a chic and sophisticated, yet approachable, celebration. —MO
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for her invitations. The custom suite (complete with whimsical illustrations) was letterpressed in charcoal gray on heavy white stock. the menus Each menu was hand calligraphed with guests’ names. the couple’s style Lauren wore a strapless, blush, fit-and-flare gown with an alençon lace overlay. Beside her, Adam looked dashing in a classic black tux.
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If youâ€™re not getting married in a house of worship, your venue options are almost endless. Here are a few of our favorite offbeat ideas.
The George Peabody Library
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Soaring 61-foot ceilings, impressive marble floors and historical manuscripts from the John Hopkins University collection—that guests can peruse over cocktails—are all part of this luxurious library’s appeal. Fun fact: Rumor has it that the Beast’s library in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast was modeled after this one. Saturday night rentals start at $6,000, with the average wedding (with 170 guests) costing about $50,000, which includes a library manager, staff worker and security guard. Party animals take note: No amplified music is allowed in the Exhibit Gallery and all parties must shut down by midnight (PeabodyEvents.Library.JHU.edu).
Big Daddy’s Antiques
Los Angeles and San Francisco, California
If you want unbelievably eclectic vintage décor without having to buy or rent it all, book Big Daddy’s Los Angeles warehouse (an old sound stage) or their San Francisco rustic barn-style space. Want that kitschy cement lion sculpture to greet guests? You got it. Love the vintage leather couch? Make it part of your custom lounge area. For catering, choose from recommended pros or go casual and quirky with local food trucks. The Los Angeles space holds 250 for a sit-down dinner, while the San Francisco one maxes out at 39 (rentals from $6,000, BDAntiques.com).
Please Touch Museum Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
By day, this museum’s interactive exhibits play host to curious children. After hours, rousing receptions are held in Hamilton Hall, a beaux arts building with a dramatic domed ceiling. The museum’s 1908 Dentzel Carousel has whimsy galore, with 1,296 twinkling lights and 52 hand-carved animals (that your guests can not only touch but also ride). The elegant 9,000-square-foot glass-enclosed Carousel House, which surrounds the ride, is an über-chic setting for your ceremony and cocktail hour. Facility rental starts at $5,000, with catering packages from $155 per person (PleaseTouchMuseum.org). >>
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Grand Canyon Helicopter Package
Okay, picture this: You and your wedding guests (you can bring two—the officiant and photographer are provided for you) fly over the Hoover Dam and land on the rim of the canyon for a simple, but superstunning, sunset ceremony. After you wed, take an aerial tour of the lights on the Strip as newlyweds. You’ll leave with 24 photos, a framed marriage certificate and bragging rights to one of the most creative and scenic (not “Vegas-y”) Las Vegas weddings of all time. Packages start at $3,595, including the necessary park permits (VegasWeddings.com).
5 Chicago’s First Lady Chicago, Illinois
Taking a cruise for a wedding is a photographer’s dream—every backdrop will be a unique look for your album. For instance, you can drop anchor and marry on the top deck in front of the city’s iconic Centennial Fountain. Want fireworks? During the summer, stop in a prime spot for the city’s weekly Saturday night ones—for free. Five of the six vessels hold 100-plus guests, while their vintage cruiser, Lady Grebe, is an elegant choice for two to six people. Wary about your wedding being a “booze cruise” (think: watereddown drinks and bare bones décor—yuck!)? Rest assured that these boats are in shipshape, with rich burgundy tones, Mahogany wood panels, upholstered chairs and marble bathrooms. Weddings are held from April to November, with costs from $950 per hour with a three-hour minimum (CruiseChicago.com).
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6 TreeHouse Point Fall City, Washington
If you’ve always wanted an enchanted forest wedding, this venue can make it happen. Although it’s just a half hour outside of Seattle, you’ll feel completely isolated (in the best possible way) on this four-acre property. Do your first look on the wooden walkways that are suspended in the air, connecting the tree houses, for a truly magical moment (and photos). You can marry in a tree house or under their 800-square-foot wood-floored tent. The venue can accommodate 80 guests, and 16 can snag converted tree house lodging. Packages start at $1,400, which includes a coordinator, an officiant and some extras to keep your guests comfy, like standing heat lamps and firewood for campfires (TreeHousePoint.com). >>
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7 Mt. Hood Organic Farms Mt. Hood, Oregon
Dreaming of a rustic-yet-elegant wedding but aren’t quite sure how to plan one? This venue makes it easy. Already in place: 300 acres of orchards and gardens for guests to explore and views of Mt. Hood and Mt. Rainier that will have them thinking “best wedding ever” before you even say “I do.” An on-site coordinator can provide day-of or full-service planning help, including decorating (great if you love the DIY look but don’t have the time or patience to actually DIY). And its exclusive caterer specializes in farm-to-table Pacific Northwest cuisine (think: tomato and zucchini gratin for a midsummer soiree). Saturday night festivities for 100 guests (the space fits 200) costs about $16,500 (excluding beverages, flowers and décor); the fee for the venue alone is $6,950 (MtHoodOrganicFarms.com). >>
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This is the only official royal palace in America. Period. But the list goes on. First, there’s the gold-trimmed Throne Room and manicured lawns that would give Buckingham Palace a run for its money. Then there’s the Barracks, the expansive former residence of the royal guards, that’s available for seated dinners for up to 100 people (150 for cocktails). Wannabe Cinderellas should be aware that amplified music must stop by 10 p.m. sharp—in fact, your entire party has to turn into a pumpkin at that time (IolaniPalace.org).
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There’s nothing quite as synonymous with the word “posh” as the Queen Mary, the 1930s fighting ship turned luxury liner turned museum, now permanently docked in Southern California and available for weddings. Packages for the Queen Mary start at $59 per person (QueenMary.com). Or, if you want to take your destination wedding fantasies to the next level, host yours en route to fabulous locales like the Mediterranean or the Panama Canal on the still-sailing Queen Mary 2. Gather your wedding party for a prewedding spa day at the Canyon Ranch Spa Club. Bonus: Nobody will need any directions—they’re already there! Packages for the Queen Mary 2 start at $3,900, which includes ceremony flowers, wedding invitations, music and a bottle of Veuve Clicquot champagne, but not the cost of your sailing (Cunard.com).
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Your wedding is kind of your own Oscar moment, so a theater and marquee make sense. We love this vintage one because you have access to the mezzanine, lobby, stage and dressing rooms for your day, and the theater provides local brews from the Upland Brewing Company and wine from the nearby Oliver Winery, as well as concession snacks (for a more formal fete, they allow outside vendors). Rates start at $1,000 for the venue, which comes with a technical staff and house manager who can help you screen a slideshow or even a film of your own love story (BuskirkChumley.org).
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Smarty Pants This look isnâ€™t for everyone, but you might be surprised how big the wedding jumpsuit trend is getting. Jumpsuit, $1,635, TemperleyLondon.com; headband, $126, ColetteMalouf.com; cuff, $238, Kenneth Jay Lane, ThomasLaine.com; shoes, $395, StuartWeitzman.com
Material Girl A more structured fabric (like silk taffeta) can make a gown look extra architectural. Dress, $4,200, Amsale.com; engagement ring, $2,135 (not including center stone), SylvieCollection.com; earrings, $2,800, Anzie.com; cocktail ring, $6,200, SuzanneKalan.com; bracelets, $118 each, HenriBendel.com >>
Hard Edges Who needs embellishments when you can have an edgy neckline? Dress, $3,455, Roland Mouret, KleinfeldBridal .com; engagement ring, $3,999 (not including center stone), LoveMyRomance .com; earrings, $484, Monica Rich Kosann, ThomasLaine.com; bangle, $545, GeorgJensen.com; cocktail ring, $175, ColetteMalouf.com
Show off your toned legs and a pair of fabulous shoes (um...did you take a look at these crystal Choos?) in a stylish little mini. Dress, $1,890, MoniqueLhuillier.com; engagement ring, $5,005 (not including center stone), DemarcoJewelry.com; earrings, $42, RueGembon.com; shoes, $3,250, JimmyChoo.com >>
K E â€Š arn Your Stripes An unadorned dress is like a blank canvas â€”your accessories can change up the entire look. Pair it with a sleek blazer for a cool, downtown vibe. Dress, $2,900, Pronovias.us; blazer, $248, BCBG.com; engagement ring, $1,260 (not including center stone), TrueRomance.net; earrings, $3,950, HeartsOnFire.com; cocktail ring, $2,900, IvankaTrump.com; shoes, $398, StuartWeitzman.com
Back story From the front this might look like a simple T-shirt dress, but from the back itâ€™s anything but. Dress, $5,150, Lanvin, KleinfeldBridal.com; engagement ring, $2,999 (not including center stone), LoveMyRomance.com; earrings, $165, Kenneth Jay Lane, ThomasLaine.com; shoes, $398, StuartWeitzman.com >>
Training Day Simple can still be dramatic when you add a long train to your gown. Dress, $5,995, Lela Rose, MarkIngramAtelier.com; veil, $298, BijouVanNess.com; ring, $45, ColetteMalouf.com
speaking volumes A billowy bodice gives your dress shape and structure without any extra weight. Dress, $4,950, Angel Sanchez, GabriellaNewYork.com; earrings, $2,250, BadgleyMischka.com Fashion Styling: Annie cavallo for ennis inc . Hair: Takeo Suzuki using Davines Makeup: gia harris
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Sometimes a strong shape is all it takes to make a major statement. With its curve-hugging bodice that flares out into cascading ruffles and layers of tulle, this gownâ€™s a total head turner. Gown, $3,375, KellyFaetanini.com; engagement ring, price upon request, LeVian.com; necklace, $1,600, AlexisBittar .com; jacket, modelâ€™s own >>
The chain-mail-like beading and crystal details on this dress create a medievalqueen vibe—there’s even a matching cape to cover its open back. While the gown looks heavy, it’s actually pretty light, so you’ll stand tall on your wedding day. (We’re also obsessing over the gowns from ready-to-wear turned bridal designers like Naeem Khan, who designed this stunner.) Dress, $13,995, cape, $8,995, NaeemKhan.com; engagement ring, price upon request, Premier Gem, ForevermarkDiamond.com; earrings, $170, Ben-Amun, ThomasLaine.com
There’s a reason why Gatsby-inspired gowns are still the rage—nothing looks quite as glamorous as beading and flapper-esque feathers. If the crystal diadem feels too over-thetop, go for a vintage-looking veil, like an ivory lace or cloche style (think: Anne Hathaway’s cap-like veil). Dress, $2,639, Sotteroand Midgley.com; engagement ring, $20,000, HeartsOnFire.com; diadem, $550, JenniferBehr.com >>
Sexy and sophisticatedâ€”the lace-like beading over a beige underlay is one of our favorite trends this season (see p. 102 for even more styles!). Dress, $12,980, Rivini .com; earrings, $17,850, DiamondIdeals.com ON HIM Suit, $1,515, Gucci, MRPORTER .com; shirt, $175, BrooksBrothers.com; tie, $15, TheTieBar.com
“Something blue” used to be subtle—an aqua heel or a sapphire stud—but we love the idea of going bold with it. Dress, $10,900, MoniqueLhuillier.com; engagement ring, $19,000 (not including center stone), MichaelBJewelry.com; earrings, $395, AlexisBittar.com; shoes, $250, Klub Nico, BHLDN.com >>
Itâ€™s the unexpected that makes a big impactâ€”say, a completely sheer back with intricate crystal embellishments. Dress, $1,575, Madison James, AllureBridals.com; cocktail ring, $495, LeVian.com ON HIM Suit jacket, $450, pants, $198, BananaRepublic.com; shirt, $175, tie, $115, BrooksBrothers.com
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Donâ€™t overlook the small details. Each of these mini flowers and crystals is hand stitched on the gown. Yeah, we think itâ€™s pretty amazing too. Dress, $6,990, Liancarlo .com; engagement ring, $6,000 (not including center stone), TimelessDesigns .com; earrings, $21,500, LDezen.com
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wedding gowns 101 We know your first priority —finding the (other) one—your dress.
gown silhouette styles empire-waist gown The skirt in this gown style extends from the bustline. It’s a great choice for pear-shaped brides because it disguises the hips.
trumpet gown The skirt in this style flares out just below the hips, creating a semi-full skirt (shaped like the bell of a trumpet) without extra volume and bulk.
mermaid gown This gown is a bit more fitted and flares out at the knee (or lower). It’s a great silhouette for showing off curves.
a-line gown This universally flattering style hugs the torso and has a flared skirt in, you guessed it, an A-shape.
ball gown The ball gown has a fitted bodice and a dramatic full skirt. Busty brides will love this shape because it creates balanced proportions.
sheath This slim, form-fitting silhouette hugs the body from head-to-toe. It’s the perfect look for casual, intimate weddings.
finding the right white skin tone Dark go for Stark white, or almost any shade skin tone Medium with olive tones go for Champagne or diamond white skin tone Medium with yellow tones go for Off-white or creamy ivory skin tone Fair and pink-toned skin go for Ivory
gown shopping pointers head to a trustworthy salon Don’t know where to begin? Just scan the QR codes on the bottom corners of the Look Book pages to find local salons that carry our featured designers, along with the addresses of bridal salons in your state.
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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.
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. • 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.
• 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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Danhov 201 danhov.com Daviani davianicollection.com 173
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S EC R E T S M A RQ U I S LO S C A B O S Situated on Mexico’s west coast, guests are privileged to enjoy the luxurious accommodations of the all-suite, all-ocean-view resort with 26 one-bedroom casitas that feature a private pool. Located close to Cabo’s most famed landmarks, El Arco, Land’s End and Lover’s Beach, this seaside escape sits serenely along the coastline with views of the pristine beach, magnificent Sea of Cortes and the tranquil desert. Relax at their world-class spa, named one of the Top Spas in Mexico, spanning over 15,000 ft., after saying “I do” under the modern wedding gazebo. Newlywed bliss begins here. Indulge in the Unlimited-Luxury ® experience at all Secrets Resorts & Spas, where everything is included: > Pristine beachfront locations and shimmering pools > Luxurious accommodations with 24-hour room and concierge services > Full breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks from gourmet-fare restaurants > Top-shelf spirits > Pool and beach wait service > A spectacular array of daily activities and nightly entertainment
Unlimited-Luxury ® is offered at all Secrets Resorts & Spas. Learn more at SecretsResorts.com.
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For chic sophistication along the stunning Maya coastline, stay in one of Secrets Silversands’ gorgeous, award-winning suites (AAA Four Diamond Award), each of which has a cozy suspended bed, daily refreshed mini bar and furnished terrace or patio. Our full-service Spa will keep you wellattended during the day, while your night will sparkle with live, open-air entertainment, food, drink and festivities at eight gourmet restaurants and posh bars. To refresh and energize, take advantage of our fitness center, dance classes, kayaking, sailing, tennis and a wide variety of vibrant activities—or simply lounge by the beach and enjoy impeccable service. It’s all part of the Unlimited-Luxury ® experience. Our Secrets Wedding in Paradise Package is complimentary when you stay 7 nights in the required room category or higher. It includes: > On-site wedding coordinator to handle every detail > Complimentary room for the groom the night before the wedding (based on availability) > Preparation of couple’s wedding day attire > Symbolic ceremony > Bride’s bouquet and groom’s boutonniere > Wedding cake and sparkling wine for 10 guests > Romantic turndown service and late checkout for the wedding couple > Discounted Spa treatments > Complimentary anniversary nights!
The Wedding in Paradise package is offered at all Secrets Resorts & Spas and is subject to change. Learn more about the selection of wedding and honeymoon packages at SecretsResorts.com .
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S E C R E T S R OYA L B E AC H P U N TA C A N A On the palm-studded, sugar-white beach in Playa Bavaro, Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana offers adults a seaside getaway to paradise, only 30 minutes from Punta Cana International Airport. This magniﬁcent escape, with touches of modern Caribbean-inspired décor, boasts a wealth of amenities, elite services and contemporary accommodations. 465 spacious guestrooms provide guests with unparalleled views and superior amenities. Swim, sail, snorkel or windsurf in the turquoise Caribbean or take an introductory scuba diving lesson! For golf enthusiasts, a world-class 18-hole golf course is just minutes away. Enhance your special day with unique touches and little extras like a: > Sky lantern, dove and butterﬂy release > Photo booth at the cocktail hour and reception > Bonﬁre on the beach, ﬁredancer show and ﬁreworks > Private cigar roller and tequila tasting stations > WebCam service for guests unable to attend > Mariachi Band, Caribbean Trio and steel drum band > Mayan and Sand Ceremonies Have a special ﬂoral arrangement, bouquet, cake, hairstyle or wedding theme in mind? Send us a picture and your wedding coordinator will work to make all of your special requests realities! S E C R E T S R O YA L B E A C H P U N TA C A N A
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SECRETS THE VINE CANCUN
SECRETS THE VINE CANCUN Located in the heart of Cancun, this modern oasis boasts 495 graciously appointed guest rooms with private balcony and spectacular views. Mingle at The Vine Bazaar, a unique, centralized venue with modern touches, where guests can enjoy a café, relax on the terrace or experience a sommelier-led wine tasting of some of the world’s finest wine collections. Happily ever after begins here! Our Secrets Eternity Honeymoon Package is complimentary when you stay 7 nights in the required room category or higher. It includes: > Sparkling wine, fresh fruit and ﬂowers in room upon arrival > Romantic Mimosa breakfast in bed > Tension Release Massage for two > European Facial or a Salt Glow Scrub body treatment for two > A private beachfront dinner > Delicious petit fours each evening with turndown service > Complimentary anniversary nights!
The Eternity Honeymoon package is offered at all Secrets Resorts & Spas and is subject to change. Learn more about the selection of wedding and honeymoon packages at SecretsResorts.com .
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S E C r E t S S t. J A m E S A n D S E C r E t S W i L D o rC H i D m o n t E g o B Ay Located a mere 20 minutes from Montego Bay airport, these gazebo-speckled sister resorts boast fabulous restaurants and unparalleled luxury. Guests of either location have access to both—which means double the Unlimited-Luxury ® . With gorgeous interiors styled as “modern Victorian,” Secrets St. James is a quiet, relaxing destination for couples looking for unmatched service against a serene oceanfront backdrop. For youthful souls seeking a hip vibe, Secrets Wild Orchid draws from Jamaica’s Ethiopian roots and bubbles over with a variety of vibrant entertainments, nine fabulous lounges and seven gourmet restaurants serving international cuisine. Torn between the two? You don’t have to choose: stay at either resort and you can have the best of both worlds! Free nights toward your first anniversary: > Stay a minimum of 7 nights with your qualifying wedding or honeymoon package at any Secrets resorts & Spas and earn complimentary nights toward your return stay for your first anniversary! > Stay 5 or more nights over your first anniversary date and receive 2 additional nights free, OR > Stay 4 nights over your first anniversary date and receive 1 additional night free
Complimentary Anniversary Night program is offered at all Secrets Resorts & Spas and is subject to change. Learn more about the qualifying wedding and honeymoon packages at SecretsResorts.com .
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S E C R E T S P U E RTO LO S C A B O S GO L F & S PA R E S O RT Set along the Paciﬁc coast within the exclusive community of Puerto Los Cabos, the brandnew all-suite haven, provides the ultimate adultsonly Unlimited-Luxury ® escape.
Secrets Resorts & Spas’ amorous locations and adults-only settings make wedding, honeymoon and anniversary dreams come true. The Unlimited-Luxury ® experience—where everything is included—grants couples and their guests limitless access to gourmet-fare dining, premium cocktails, 24-hour room and concierge service, daily adventures and nightly entertainment. And with perfectly designed wedding and honeymoon packages (some of them complimentary), little extras like Wedgwood Vera Wang Love Knots toasting ﬂutes and unique touches to add the “wow” factor, Secrets Resorts & Spas are the perfect destinations for your most special events. Secrets The Vine Cancun N Secrets Aura Cozumel N Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun N Secrets Silversands Riviera Cancun N Secrets St. James Montego Bay Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay N Secrets Huatulco Resort & Spa N Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana Secrets Vallarta Bay Puerto Vallarta N Secrets Marquis Los Cabos Secrets Puerto Los Cabos Golf & Spa Resort N Secrets Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort (Nov. 2014)
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SECLUDED. STUnnIng. SPLEnDoR. Join your lives together at the all new Secrets Puerto Los Cabos Golf & Spa Resort. It’s the perfect place to say,“I do” with three miles of pristine beach, footsteps from a private marina, pedestrian village, artisan walkway and botanical gardens. Plus all the automatic inclusions of Unlimited-Luxury.®
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luisa & justin
thailand Luisa and Justin—the lucky winners of The Knot Honeymoon Sweepstakes!—jetted off to Thailand for an exotic, all-expenses-paid excursion full of elephants and Southeast Asian flavor. 1 2 laos chiang mai new york
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want their honeymoon? where to stay... In Bangkok, they stayed at the Riva Surya, a quaint hotel in the middle of bustling nightlife. From this home base, they were able to walk to popular local restaurants and shops and take river taxis to other areas to see landmarks like Wat Pho and the Grand Palace. For the second leg of their journey, in Chiang Mai, they spent four nights at the gorgeous 137 Pillars House, which Luisa describes as “straight out of a magazine.” They loved the luxurious touches like the claw-foot bathtub and private indoor/outdoor shower. while you’re there... In Chiang Mai, Luisa and Justin spent an entire day hanging out with elephants in a camp—not only riding them, but also bathing them in the river and even painting with them. “I’m an animal lover, but Justin was more reserved about heading into the experience,” Luisa says. “You spend the entire day with ‘your’ elephant, and by the end of the day, Justin couldn’t help but fall in love with his new friend.” follow their advice... Don’t scrimp on spa services! “They can be pricey, but they’re totally worth it,” Luisa says. “You really feel like you’re pampering yourself.” >>
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1 Maesa Elephant Camp in Chiang Mai 2 Poolside at 137 Pillars 3 The Grand Palace in Bangkok 4 Member of the Kayan tribe just outside Maesa Elephant Camp 5 Luisa and Justin at Maesa Elephant Camp 6 The Grand Palace 6
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January length of trip
10 days travel time
20 hours from New York City
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Hear that? It’s the sound of an island welcoming you with open arms. It’s birdsong, mingled with laughter. You hear it because your hotel room has no fourth wall—it’s an always-open picture window. In here, you’re pampered and celebrated by an island that heard your requests and is intent on answering all of them. Hear how Saint Lucia lifts your senses. Call 1-800-456-3984 or visit stlucia.org
kellee & michael
sardinia Our managing editor, Kellee, and Michael chose Sardinia for their romantic, off-the-beaten-path Italian escape. 1 new york
sardinia Tyrrhenian Sea
3 1 The Centro Storico, in Alghero, on the Mediterranean Sea 2 Kellee and Michael 3 Vigne Surrau, a winery in Arzachena 4 Grotta di Nettuno, an underground cave 5 A hidden beach north of Bosa 6 Alghero’s Centro Storico at night
want their honeymoon? where to stay... For their first night, Kellee and Michael splurged on a private cottage at Villa Mosca Charming House in Alghero. Next, they made their way to Aglientu for three unforgettable nights of a farm stay at Li Pireddi, where they enjoyed three-course communal dinners and a day at sea, sailing to Corisca on the owner’s boat. After that, they moved on to Corte Fiorita, in the river town of Bosa, for two nights before driving to Riola Sardo for two nights at Hotel Lucrezia. “The beautiful beaches in the Oristano province are well worth the trip,” Kellee says. while you’re there... The couple rented a brand-new Fiat Cinquecento to get from place to place. “It was perfect for two people plus our luggage—and fun on the island roads!” Kellee says. She’s also adamant about stopping to see Is Aruttas, also called the “risotto beach,” near Cabras. “The white quartz sand looks like uncooked Arborio rice,” she says, adding that “because so much of it has been carted off, it’s now illegal to take any.” follow their advice... Kellee recommends doing a farm stay. “It’s a great way to meet people and eat homemade local food.” Also, stop by one of the island’s wineries. >>
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June length of trip
13 days travel time
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julia & joe
hawaii Looking for a guaranteed good time, Julia and Joe traveled to the Aloha State for the perfect mix of R&R and island adventure. 1 new york San Francisco
want their honeymoon? where to stay... Julie and Joe started out with three nights at the Thai Garden House by Moloaa Bay (an Airbnb find), in Kilauea. “It was incredible, with the most amazing fruit growing all over the place,” Julia says. “We’d never seen pineapples growing out of the ground before, and it kind of blew our minds.” From there, they moved on to Kapaa, for four nights, before ending their trip with a stay at Honolulu’s luxurious Moana Surfrider (where the newlyweds upgraded to a room with a balcony). while you’re there... Julia says the ATV tour of Kipu Ranch with Kipu Ranch Adventures is a definite must. “Every moment was a photo op, and driving the ATV was thrilling in itself!” Julia says. “Plus, our tour guides were phenomenal—we learned so much about the island through them.” follow their advice... “Pack bug spray and earplugs!” Julia says. “We got riddled with mosquito bites the first few days.” The earplugs are for the “batty” roosters that roam free.
5 4 1 View of a private beach from their ATV tour 2 Male peacock 3 Kauai Coffee Company tour 4 View of Kipu Ranch 5 Julia and Joe 6 Queen’s Bath in north Kauai
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July length of trip
11 days travel time
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5 things you need to know Antigua sits smack-dab in the center of the Caribbean Islands. The island has 366 chalky white public beaches. Some of the best include Dickenson Bay (for restaurant-hopping and people-watching) and Half Moon Bay (for windsurfing). 3 Clothing is optional at Five Islands Peninsula! 4 The Antiguan climate is one of the most idyllic in all of the Caribbean, thanks to constant sea breezes and trade winds. The hot season runs from May to November. 5 Don’t leave without spending Sunday afternoon at Shirley Heights Lookout, a restaurant perched on a bluff on the south side of the island. You’ll get a stunning panoramic view of English Harbour and the island of Montserrat, not to mention some lip-smacking barbecue.
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Grand PineaPPle Beach reSOrT anTiGua rand Pineapple Beach Antigua, located on Long Bay Beach, is the quintessential Caribbean beach resort. As affordable as it is easygoing, it’s a place to sun, sip fruity rum drinks, laze around two pools and snorkel along a reef within walking distance of the shore—without a care in the world because everything is included. The Outhouse restaurant stands out as an open bar atop a cliff with spectacular ocean 877-846-3290 views—a must-see experience. GrandPineapple.com
SANDALS GRANDE ANTIGUA RESORT & SPA
oted “World’s Most Romantic Resort,” Sandals Grande Antigua is two worlds in one located on Antigua’s best beach. The Caribbean Village is a garden oasis with quaint island-style cottages, incomparable Rondovals (circular suites) and a Red Lane® Spa. The all-suite, six-star Mediterranean Village is a palatial rendition of bold Mediterranean glamour with the island’s largest pool and villas featuring a private courtyard, 877-SandalS pool and whirlpool. There are 11 restaurants, including Sandals.com the exquisite Barefoot by the Sea.
the bahamas 10 things you need to know K Seven hundred islands make up the Bahamas, tossed across the lower Atlantic between Florida and Cuba. Only 30 of them are inhabited. 1 2 The water is so clear in the Bahamas that divers experience visibility of up to 200 feet.
Looking for excitement? Don’t miss Junkanoo, a Bahamian costume parade in which people dance to copper cowbells, goombay drums and whistles. The parade goes from 2 a.m. to 8 a.m. (yeah, you read that right) on December 26 and January 1. 6 7 The Abaco islands are famous for sailing and bird-watching, while the Exumas and Pelican Cays feature incredible land and sea parks. 8 Popular cuisine includes locally grown guava, mangoes, papaya and plantains with conch, kingfish, wahoo and grouper—all washed down with pineapple wine from Eleuthera. 9 Boats are available for chartering or group tours, including Sail Nassau’s two multimillion-dollar Racers, where you can take the helm or just sit back and feel the wind in your hair. 10 The Bahamas are just a 35-minute plane trip from Florida, making them a quick trip for destination weddings and honeymoons alike. SHUTTERSTOCK
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The biggest eyefuls of coral are off Andros (home to the third-largest barrier reef in the world—it has 140 miles of coral and cathedral-like caves), Bimini (where you can also find dolphins and sea turtles), Eleuthera/Harbour Island and the Exuma Islands. 3 4 Nassau, the capital city, is extra-crowded during March and April, when spring-breakers invade. It is also one of the busiest cruise ports in the world. 5 Grand Bahama Island, the fourth-largest island in the chain, is only a 35-minute flight from Miami and exudes an airy, spread-out feel compared to busy Nassau. Take diving lessons or browse dutyfree bounty at International Bazaar in Freeport.
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Carriearl Boutique Hotel
t Carriearl Boutique Hotel in the Berry Islands, our motto is Your Toes in the Sand—a Drink in Your Hand. So if you want a deserted beach for your wedding, yummy food, great rum punch and lots of chillin’ and romance, you have found the perfect place. Come stay with Angie and Marty—The Brits. 001-242-367-8785 Carriearl.com
Fernandez Bay Village iscover the breathtaking beauty and relaxed atmosphere of FBV. Let our friendly staff help you plan for the perfect sunset ceremony on a sugary white sand beach. We offer 17 beachfront villas and bungalows, casual seaside dining, spacious clubhouse with complimentary Wi-Fi, library, boutique and famous tiki bar. Kayaks, paddleboards, boats, bikes, sightseeing and more are all available. 242-342-3043 Quiet, romantic, unforgettable. FernandezBayVillage.com
Gems at Paradise PriVate beach resOrt
pectacular beach views, tropical grounds attracting various bird species and flora amidst undisturbed serenity makes Gems the ideal destination to relax or indulge your eco-tourism and soft adventure fantasies, from multiple fishing and water experiences to diving into nearby Deans Blue Hole. Signature features include intimate, boutique, all-balcony hotel and suites accommodations, personalized service 242-337-3016 and custom dining. Share your wedding invite GemsatParadise.com and receive a room upgrade and bottle of wine.
SandalS EmErald Bay GrEat Exuma, BahamaS he Luxury Included® Sandals Emerald Bay in Great Exuma, Bahamas is an oceanfront resort set along a pristine one-mile beach boasting some of the world’s clearest waters, a Greg Norman-designed golf course and a worldclass marina. The resort includes specialty dining at seven á la carte restaurants, premium brand liquors, and unlimited land and water sports—plus gratuities and airport transfers. The 29,000 sq. ft. Red Lane® Spa 877-SANDALS further enhances this 500-acre resort, set on one of the Sandals.com Bahamas’ most beautiful Out Islands.
SANDALS ROYAL BAHAMIAN SPA RESORT & OFFSHORE ISLAND t the Bahamas’ most elegant resort, experience a cultured European ambience with island warmth—with two epic oceanfront pools, a posh Red Lane® Spa and 10 restaurants. The modernized Windsor Tower accommodations are spacious and luxurious, now including Sandals’ iconic Swim-up Suites. The new Balmoral Tower has all new rooms, some with oversized balconies, and just offshore, an island beach 877-SandalS club offers two secluded beaches, a pool with swim-up Sandals.com bar, a restaurant and chic bonfire parties during the night.
Small Hope Bay lodge mall Hope Bay Lodge is located on two secluded beaches on tranquil Andros Island, Bahamas. We are totally all-inclusive: beachfront cabins, all meals, beverages, bar drinks, taxes, use of kayaks, bikes, paddleboards, sail boat, windsurf board and free Wi-Fi in lounge and bar areas. 800-223-6961 SmallHope.com
Staniel Cay yaCht Club
oothe your body, mind and soul on Staniel Cay. Your balcony will literally overhang the most beautiful waters in the world. Take your own boat (provided in our package plan) and explore hidden cays, exposed sandbars and intimate beaches. We’ll pack your cooler and welcome you back at happy hour! Snorkel or scuba an incredible undersea world. Kayak, paddleboard, bike—or do nothing at 954-467-6658 all! But don’t forget to visit the swimming pigs! StanielCay.com
Stella MariS reSort Club ook no further than Stella Maris Resort for your Bahamas wedding. We’ll help you create that special day you have always dreamed of, whether it’s saying your “I dos” on the sandy beach or celebrating in an intimate reception setting. Our complimentary wedding planner can help you choose the right setting to create a uniquely memorable island wedding. 242-338-2051/50 StellaMarisResort.com
SwainS Cay ReSoRt
wains Cay Lodge is the perfect Bahamas Out Islands retreat and Andros Island honeymoon resort. Located on a white-sand beach laced with swaying coconut palms and gin-clear water, Swains Cay Lodge is a true escape to peace and tranquility. An island getaway for couples to sit back, relax and enjoy the view of the Bahamas’ best-kept secret. 242-422-5018 SwainsCayLodge.com
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barbados 5 things you need to know K 1 With more than 3,000 hours of sunshine each year, the weather is almost always sunny and warm, cooled by the constant northeast trade winds. The average daytime temperature is balmy, ranging between 84-88 degrees. 2 Shorts, t-shirts, wraps and sundresses are your best bet for daytime wear and elegantly casual wear for evenings. Swimwear should be kept for the beach and suitable attire should be worn when shopping or dining out.
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The Barbadian capital city of Bridgetown was originally named “Indian Bridge” for the crude bridge that was constructed over the river by early Indian settlers. 3 4 First made 370 years ago from the sugar cane that populated the island, Barbados rum soon found the favor of many English sailors. 5 Hike along an inland trail or down a coastal pathway, laugh at a mischievous green monkey in the wildlife preserve or unwind in one of the numerous parks.
Barbados Dollar best monthS TO GO
December to April
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urrender to endless sunshine and calypso rhythms. The only resort in Barbados exclusively for couples, this paradise is an idyllic refuge to reconnect and recharge. Find inner peace at the newly built yoga and fitness center. Embrace cool Caribbean waters at three sparkling pools or by diving into the vibrant coral reefs. With complimentary greens fees at the Barbados Golf Club, 11 specialty dining venues and 280 luxurious 877-SANDALS rooms—all overlooking the exotic gardens and ocean— Sandals.com there’s a magical story just waiting to be told.
greece 5 things you need to know 1 All island trips begin with a flight to Athens, on Greece’s mainland. Stay a few days if you like, then start your island odyssey by plane. Fly to an island with an airport—not all have one—then fan out by ferryboat. 2 If you learn just one Greek word, it should be “Opa!” Shouted with enthusiasm, it means “Bravo, wonderful, hooray!” 3 Two island groups, the Dodecanese and Northern Aegean Islands, aretantalizingly close to Turkey. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore it as well.
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Linger over dinner, traditionally an all-evening affair that begins with mezedes (hors d’oeuvres) at 7 or 8 p.m. Afterward, you can stroll the moonlit streets, toast with ouzo (the national drink, an anise-flavored liqueur best diluted with water) and dance until dawn. 4 5 Many seasonal businesses (including hotels) are closed from November to March for the colder, less popular months.
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grEnada 5 things you need to know K 1 The three islands of Grenada, Carriacou & Petite Martinique are located in the eastern Caribbean at the southern extremity of the Windward Islands, only 100 miles north of Venezuela. 2 International flights stop at Maurice Bishop International Airport, and visitors who continue have only a short hop by inter-island charter to Lauriston Airport in Carriacou.
The driest season is between January and May. Even during the rainy season, from June to December, it rarely rains for more than an hour at a time and generally not every day. At a Glance 4 If you want to drive in Grenada you must obtain a local driving permit. Most Language SPOKEN English, French car rental firms issue local permits. Note that driving is on the LEFT. 3
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River Antoine Rum Distillery, the oldest functioning distillery in the Caribbean, is a must-see for visitors. Best months TO GO Using only locally sourced sugar cane, January to May the rum is handmade by the same process (and on some of the same equipment!) that was used when the distillery first opened in the late 1700s. You can even sample the rum at the end of your tour. 5
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Jamaica At a Glance languages spoken
5 things you need to know 1 The best way to get around is in Jamaican Union of Travelers Association (JUTA)–licensed taxis. 2 Montego Bay is definitely a must-see. Located near the airport on the northwest side of the island, “MoBay” is perfect for golf getaways and short honeymoon trips. 3 Bob Marley’s birthplace, Kingston, is ideal for honeymooners seeking their reggae roots or even a starting point for spa trips and hikes in the beautiful Blue Mountains. 4 Many popular Jamaican destinations are between one and two hours from the Montego Bay airport by car. Bring Dramamine if you’re at risk for motion sickness, as taxi drivers take the curvy roads at quite a clip. 5 While shopping in Montego Bay, don’t hesitate to haggle. Sellers are insistent.
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Beaches Negril resort & spa 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, eight 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 specialty dining at seven world-class restaurants—plus the 877-Beaches lavishly refurbished rooms and suites—Beaches Beaches.com Ocho Rios is for lovers of luxury and sun-kissed fun.
estled between the St. Ann Mountains and the Caribbean Sea, Jamaica’s newest resort has been thoroughly renovated and features three extraordinary destinations in one: the chic Ochi Beach Club and Riviera Seaside, the lively plantation-style Great House, and new All-Butler Village, with 105 pools and romantic Romeo & Juliet Suites. Enjoy 15 restaurants, nine bars, a nightclub, 877-SandalS live entertainment at a cutting-edge amphitheater Sandals.com ® and two Red Lane Spas.
SANDALS MONTEGO BAY he “flagship” Sandals, set on Jamaica’s longest, private white-sand beach in Montego Bay, is where the beach goes on and the party never stops. Eight restaurants make you think, it doesn’t get any better than this, and a Red Lane® Spa renews you. Wedding bells ring at a nondenominational chapel—exclusively at this Sandals location. For those who prefer glamorous seclusion, the Beachfront 877-SandalS Hideaway Butler Village provides privilege and Sandals.com butler service along a beautiful stretch of beach.
SandalS negril Beach reSort & Spa 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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lassic Georgian architecture welcomes you to a place reminiscent of the grandest British manor houses. At the main resort, the noblest of British refinement blends with Jamaican charm. Feast at eight tantalizing restaurants including an authentic British pub. Breathtaking Swim-up Suites place water’s allure at the edge of your patio. Then venture to an exotic offshore island and discover a private 877-SandalS island—Sandals Island—with a Thai restaurant, Sandals.com ® secluded beach and Red Lane Spa escape.
uilt in the glamorous 1950s and luxuriously appointed in the 21st century, this serene sanctuary for adults still maintains its stellar reputation as one of Jamaica’s most exquisite resorts. Sandals Royal Plantation sits on a bluff 25 feet above the Caribbean Sea, granting each of its 74 suites heartstopping views of the ocean and exclusive butler service. Bask blissfully on the spectacular twin beaches where you can spend 877-SANDALS hours sunbathing or partake in exciting watersports Sandals.com including scuba diving or snorkeling.
SANDALS WHITEHOUSE EUROPEAN VILLAGE & SPA 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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rom indigenous art to chic design, Secrets Wild Orchid takes its inspiration from the island’s gorgeous surroundings. Couples discover a vibrant, adults-only, hip locale with exclusive amenities of Unlimited-Luxury®, beginning with 24-hour room service, seven restaurants, nine bars and lounges, the world-class Secrets Spa by Pevonia and championship-caliber golf nearby. Ask about the complimentary Secrets 866-GOSECRETS Eternity Honeymoon package and how to earn free SecretsResorts.com nights towards your first anniversary return stay.
MEXICO 10 things you need to know K Seemingly carved out of a jungle, Cancún sits at the tip of Mexico’s Yucatán peninsula, twinkling with big resorts and beautiful palm beaches. 1
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2 Unlike its bustling neighbor Cancún, Cozumel is relatively quiet: Only 3 percent of this 189-square-mile island with clear waters, beautiful reefs and white-sand beaches has been developed. 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 white-sand beaches. 5 Big ocean-side resorts in Cancún are a good home base for exploring ancient Mayan ruins. The seaside Mayan city of Tulum is closest. Good day trips include Coba and Chichen Itza.
Most of the Yucatán peninsula is great for water sports like snorkeling and scuba diving. For underwater sightseers, check out El Chileno, an underwater preserve, or Bahia Santa Maria, a cove surrounded by cliffs, near Los Cabos. 6 7 People fall in love with Playa del Carmen equally for what it has (gorgeous beaches and rustic charm) and for what it doesn’t (the crowds and overbuilt beachfronts of some big tourist spots). 8 Located at the edge of the Sierra Madre range, Puerto Vallarta is full of old cobblestone streets and plenty of Mexican tradition (think: fiestas!). 9 San Jose del Cabo is an old Mexican village built around the Colonial-style church Iglesia San Jose and a charming town square. 10 The Riviera Maya parallels the Caribbean coast. It starts in Playa del Carmen and ends in Tulum.
Peso best monthS TO GO
October to May
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ecrets Capri Riviera Cancun offers an adults-only, UnlimitedLuxury® experience where everything is included! Intimate, villastyle surroundings set the tone for achieving ultimate rejuvenation and were designed to inspire the experience-seeking guests. Enjoy complimentary greens fees at a nearby championship course, partake in a digital photography class, unwind at the 1-866-GOSECRETS Secrets Spa by Pevonia and say “I do” under SecretsResorts.com an elegant gazebo.
pening November 2014, Secrets Playa Mujeres offers guests white sandy beaches and stunning ocean views. This brand new, adultsonly, all-suite resort offers the Unlimited-Luxury® experience (where everything is included) and is only 35 minutes from the Cancun International Airport, adjacent to an 18-hole signature Greg Norman golf course and in close proximity to shopping, 1-866-GOSECRETS restaurants and nightlife. SecretsResorts.com
St. Lucia At a Glance languages spoken 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.
10 things you need to know 6 The best place to start a scuba dive along the coral walls is the beach at Anse Choiseul, a hotel on the southwest coast. 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. 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. 10 If you or your groom loves jazz music, plan your trip around the four-day St. Lucia Jazz Festival, held every May.
Eastern Caribbean (EC) dollar, US dollar best monthS TO GO
December to April
5 Visit the hopping Saturday market in Castries, the island’s capital. The vendors sell everything from fruits and local spices to crafts.
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If you rent a car, make sure you keep to the left side of the road (like you would in the UK). You can also make your way around via ferry, bus or cab. 4
SandalS Grande St. lucian Spa & Beach reSort rand panoramic views add to the grandeur of this palatial resort set on its own spectacular peninsula with the ocean on both sides. The most discerning guests will be impressed by such indulgences as eight restaurants including a British pub, the signature Barefoot by the Sea and Gordon’s on the Pier for Butler Elite guests. Five magnificent pools and the island-inspired Red Lane® Spa invite total relaxation. Spectacular 877-SandalS accommodations include lagoon swim-up rooms and Sandals.com circular Rondoval suites with private plunge pools.
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waken your desires for romantic temptation in the true Garden of Eden. Quintessentially Caribbean with classic island architecture and charm, this intimate seaside oasis is blissfully serene. Enjoy six restaurants, including Kelly’s Dockside, which extends out over the ocean and offers a one-of-a-kind dining experience. Laid back and casual, this is Saint Lucia’s ultimate beach resort—with exchange 877-SANDALS privileges between all three Sandals Resorts in Sandals.com Saint Lucia.
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.
turks & caicos 10 things you need to know 6
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1 Look out for the “green flash” at sunset. This splitsecond burst of emerald light can sometimes happen along the horizon on a clear day. 2 The largest of the islands, Middle Caicos is 48 square miles of natural beauty. The coastline is more dramatic than that of the other islands; especially on the north shore, where there are limestone cliffs with long sandy beaches.
North Atlantic humpback whales are seen around the islands of Grand Turk and Salt Cay from late January through early April. These magestic creatures pass through as part of their annual migration for mating and birth. 7 Only 8 of the 40 islands are inhabited, which gives it an intimate feel.
US dollar Best months TO GO
December to April
Grace Bay beach is one of the highest-rated beaches in the western hemisphere. 3 4 Turks & Caicos is less developed and more upscale than other Caribbean islands. 5 South Caicos, or The Big South, is the fishing capital of the islands, and boasts the best natural harbor. It is home to the annual Big South Regatta each May.
One of Grand Turk’s main attractions is diving. With its many dive operators it caters to both novice snorkelers and experienced divers. 8 9 North Caicos is the lushest of all the islands because of the abundant rainfall and boasts the largest flock of pink flamingo in the islands. 10 Some say the Historic Cockburn Town on Grand Turk is the spot where Columbus landed in 1492. Take a walking tour through the town.
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BEACHES TURKS & CAICOS RESORT vIllAgES & SpA 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 19 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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ocated near one of the world’s most praised diving sites, Sunscape Curaçao offers guests a fun-filled getaway with all the privileges of Unlimited-Fun®. Guests of all ages will enjoy limitless access to five gourmet restaurants, where reservations are never required, and endless top-shelf spirits from four chic bars and lounges. Certified divers will also enjoy a complimentary shore dive per day. For 866-SUNSCAPE those looking for a unique destination wedding SunscapeResorts.com or honeymoon, Sunscape Curaçao awaits!
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