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Behind the scenes at our shoot.

Editor’s Letter

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Our editor in chief on fashion, style and honeymoon inspiration.

Contributors

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Meet the talented pros who made this issue possible.

Daily Fix

70

What’s trending on TheKnot.com and social, plus our favorite engagement ring Instagrams.

Events

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The Knot celebrates 20 years at our annual gala.

Checklist

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What to do, when, on your way to the altar—and the tools to help you get there.

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Bridesmaids in white, in-law demands, who gets a plus-one and more.

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New & Now

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Ice flower installations, custom invites, spring color trends and day-of shoes that won’t break the bank.

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Last Page, First Look

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A sweet moment before “I do.”

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WISH LIST

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Robot bartenders, custom Snapchat filters, 3-D printed jewelry and drone photographers.

Stylist on Call

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Julie Sabatino’s best bridal fashion advice.

The Dapper Groom

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What I Loved About My Wedding

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Country star Randy Houser and his wife, Tatiana Starzynski, share their day’s details.

Anatomy of a Welcome Bag

204

How to put together a thoughtful collection of goodies.

SHOPPING Wish List

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Sleek luggage, vintage-inspired rings and edible favors.

Registry Trends

220

Pastels are the coolest hues for your home.

Honeymoon Style

222

Bring these essentials on your trip to the Maldives.

What to Wear

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Attire ideas for a chateau, beach and vineyard wedding.

Haute Hues

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Periwinkle and blush, lilac and violet, and pistachio and dusty blue.

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The prettiest ’dos for your “I dos.”

Makeup Lesson

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How to get a wedding-worthy smoky eye.

Beauty Beat

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These multitasking products make getting gorgeous a snap.

Right on Track

244

An accessory to help you reach your fitness goals.

20 THINGS WE’RE LOVING RIGHT NOW

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50 WEDDINGS 50 STATES

REGISTRY & STYLE Registry by Room

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Stylish must-haves for every room in your newlywed nest.

20 Things WeÕre Loving Right Now

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Our favorite ideas to help inspire your #bestdayever.

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2017 HOTTEST HONEYMOON DESTINATIONS

The Best Style Tips From Pros

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We got the scoop on décor, favors, colors and themes from planners and designers.

Pastoral Romance

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Nods to nature meet a palette of pastels to create an enchanting outdoor celebration.

REAL LOVE Our Favorite “Will You Marry Me?” Moments Six supersweet proposal stories.

Real Weddings

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Get inspired by these couples’ twists on tradition.

Wedding Goals

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Soccer star Carli Lloyd marries Brian Hollins in Mexico.

50 Weddings 50 States

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The hottest gowns straight from Bridal Fashion Week, plus our editors’ notes from the front row.

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Channel romance with voluminous silhouettes, luxurious fabrics and intricate embellishments.

On Pointe

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Dance the night away in these stunning dresses.

HONEYMOONS Honeymoon Trends

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One-of-a-kind experiences from around the world.

2017 Hottest Honeymoon Destinations

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Pack your bags for the trip of a lifetime.

Real Honeymoons

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We pulled out all the stops for the cover of our Inspiration issue: We partnered with innovative tux rental site The Black Tux to showcase a variety of cutting-edge tuxes and menswear accessories, and we selected the crème de la crème of modern wedding gowns—plus one totally chic bridal jumpsuit—from some of the hottest bridal designers out there. We also got award-winning photographer Robert Trachtenberg in on the action. He worked tirelessly with our crew of eight models to capture one perfect moment. The end result? A beautifully composed group shot, celebrating a gorgeous range of diverse wedding looks and unique beauty moments. After all, the easiest way to look fabulous on your day is to let your personal style shine. Shop more wedding dresses at TheKnot.com/fashion Stylist Laura Pritchard adjusts the fit of a velvet jacket.

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EDITOR’S LETTER

Ballerina Courtney Lavine wowed us with her graceful moves. (p. 328)

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A private beach awaits in the Raja Ampat Islands. (p. 446)

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Feel like a queen in this blush Romona Keveza gown. (p. 117)

get inspired! Every spring and fall, we eagerly await the new collections of dresses that come down the runways at Bridal Fashion Week (p. 117). It’s an exciting part of our work here because we get a first look at all the stunning gowns that will soon be in bridal salons across the country. One of them could even be your dream dress! Seeing the exquisite work of these talented designers is the ultimate inspiration for us. From those shows, we create gorgeous looks for fashion stories like “On Pointe” (p. 328), in which we dressed ballerina Courtney Lavine in flowing gowns, perfect for dancing the night away. If you’re looking for décor and style ideas, find fresh concepts and insider secrets in “20 Things We’re Loving Right Now” (p. 246) and “The Best Style Tips From Pros” (p. 256). (Hint: Edible favors will never be left behind.) And if you’re searching for a memorable honeymoon spot, look no further— we’ve done the research for you. Head straight to “2017 Hottest Honeymoon Destinations Around the World” (p. 446) to find the ultimate vacation for two. Then get ready to enjoy a lifetime of adventures together. I hope you feel as inspired by this issue as we felt creating it.

KELLIE GOULD Editor in Chief

Send me questions at kellie@theknot.com Instagram @kelliegouldny

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Unique invites make a strong first impression. (p. 256)

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CONTRIBUTORS

NANCY RONES

WRITER, “Honeymoon Trends” (p. 158)

How can couples plan a honeymoon that feels fresh and not cliché? No matter where you go, having some kind of authentic exchange with a destination will make your trip more memorable—whether that means shopping in a local market, finding a cooking class in a resident’s home off the tourist path, or volunteering in a community school. Seeing your honeymoon spot up close takes the excitement factor to a new level. @nrones

LIZ VON HOENE Bride” (p. 318)

Your best hair tips for brides?

How did you go about telling the story of the “Renaissance Bride” through photography?

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ROBERT TRACHTENBERG

You should always prep your hair in advance, everything from perfecting your color to using deep conditioning treatments regularly. I always tell my clients the same thing: Treat your hair the same way you treat your skin and the result will be magnificent.

PHOTOGRAPHER, cover

Why were you excited to shoot this cover for The Knot? I love that wedding dress designers are basically reinventing the wheel season after season. It’s always fun to see how they put a fresh twist on their gowns. I was excited there were some nontraditional dresses in the mix. It was great to go in to the shoot knowing the team had already picked all of the wedding dresses and tuxes—they worked perfectly together. @roberttrachtenberg

STAFF SPOTLIGHT

@oscarblandisalonnyc

I found inspiration through paintings created by Agnolo Bronzino and other artists of the time who captured that quiet elegance of women from the Renaissance period. I wanted to use mostly natural or soft lighting to help convey the right mood for our images. @lizvonhoene

CLARE OWEN

ILLUSTRATOR, “20 Things We’re Loving Right Now” (p. 246) and “The Best Style Tips From Pros” (p. 256)

What wedding details do you love illustrating most? Illustrations are such an amazing way to add personality to paper goods. They help the products to really stand out from the crowd. I particularly love doing food illustrations. Menus, cookbooks and food packaging are some of my favorite kinds of work. Probably because they combine the two things I love the most—drawing and eating! @clarelowen

IVY JACOBSON PLANNING EDITOR

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What’s your favorite part about working at The Knot? I love being at the forefront of wedding trends and seeing how one idea or theme evolves—and how every couple makes it their own. With more unique venues, more brands expanding their monogramming opportunities (think: “marry me” scripted on your favorite sneakers) and more communication when choosing the engagement ring, the sky’s the limit. @ivyjacobson

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BLANDI, JACOBSON: SARAH LOVE PHOTOGRPAHY; RONES: THERESE ANN PHOTOGRAPHY; TRACHTENBERG: ROSE ATHENA; VON HOENE: MEGHAN MCNEER; SNEAKERS: COURTESY OF MARIA AND CHARLIE LUPO/HOW HE ASKED

FASHION PHOTOGRAPHER, “Renaissance

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The Knot Best of Weddings

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HOT TOPIC

My fiancé and I decided to put an age limit of 16 years old on children invited to our wedding. How do we handle families that have kids below that age? @EileenRob Invite by circles. [For instance] first cousins and their significant others, yes. The children of first cousins, regardless of age, no. An age like 16 is too arbitrary.

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@SaintPaulGal Don’t split up the families. People are going to be hurt and/or offended if they’re left out based on an arbitrary cutoff while their family is included. My advice: Invite the people you actually want at your wedding, and don’t include the rest.

@Ironring Just don’t invite any kids, regardless of age. This will free up budget/space for people you actually want there.

GUEST LIST MANAGER Organizing your lineup of family and friends is easier than ever. The Knot Guest List Manager (TheKnot.com/guestlistmanager) allows you to upload contacts from your phone, a spreadsheet or even your Gmail account. You can also export the RSVPs complete with preferences (like chicken or fish) to send to vendors, and even use it to manage thank-you notes.

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DAILY FIX

the social scene Keep up with everything weddings! Like, tweet and snap along with us.

FACEBOOK LIVE SNAPCHAT

Follow The Knot to catch our videos featuring special guests.

Go behind the scenes with us. We shared a sneak peek of our fashion story “On Pointe” (p. 328) while on set with ballerina and model @cocolavine.

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The Black Tux fashion director Brice Pattison chatted about the newest trends in menswear.

GET INSPIRED WITH OUR MONDAY MANTRAS

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show off your ring!

Post a photo of your engagement ring on Instagram and hashtag #theknotrings for your chance to be featured on this page.

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LOVE WHAT YOU SEE. AND WHAT YOU CAN’T.

Love endures when you look beyond the surface. Consult with a credentialed American Gem Society jeweler so you can trust the science behind every sparkle. And you can feel confident that your natural diamond purchase will ideally reflect the depth of your emotion. To find an AGS jeweler, visit us online at americangemsociety.org/find-a-jeweler.


EVENTS The library’s grand Astor Hall was transformed into a lush oasis.

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Carnival performers entertained throughout the fete.

Our cofounder Carley Roney caught up with Say Yes to the Dress star Randy Fenoli, WNBA player Elena Delle Donne and her fiancée, Amanda Clifton.

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CHECKLIST

let the planning begin Here’s what to do, when, on your way to the altar (and tools to help you get there).

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MONTHS

date: ______ /______ /______

Don’t worry, your first task is a fun one: Envision your wedding— think about the style you want and color palettes you love. Nail down a budget. When and where would you like to get married? Research and reserve your ceremony and reception locations. The Knot Venue Concierge can help (see Wedding Planning Tools, p. 80). Hire any pros you just have to have, like a band or wedding planner.

9–11 MONTHS

date: ______ /______ /______

Find a stationer and order your save-the-dates. Propose to your wedding party. Create your website with The Knot. Guests can also access it on the Guest List app (see Wedding Planning Tools, p. 80). Book your photographer, florist, musicians and other important pros. Order the gown and veil and schedule fittings.

Start searching for the dress.

Choose and order the bridesmaid dresses.

Get the ring appraised and then insured ASAP.

Start registering—this can be super fun.

6–8 MONTHS

date: ______ /______ /______

Plan the ceremony with your officiant and discuss religious requirements, such as premarital counseling. Book your honeymoon. Choose the formalwear. Send out your save-thedates. Order the invitations and thank-you notes. Hire a day-of coordinator (if you don’t have a fullservice planner or a dayof planner isn’t included with your venue). Schedule beauty trials and book hairstylists and makeup artists. Iron out the rehearsal dinner details, like the time and location.

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date: ______ /______ /______

Finalize all of your flower arrangements with your florist. Address your invitations or hand them off to your calligrapher. Finalize the rental list (tables, chairs, linens and so on) with the caterer or rental company. Complete your wedding cake order and order the groom’s cake, if you’re having one. Buy wedding rings. Arrange day-of transportation for yourselves and the wedding party. >>

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CHECKLIST

MONTHS date: ______ /______ /______

Figure out how to get a local marriage license—you need one to make it official. Finalize your ceremony with your officiant.

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Mail your wedding invitations at the six-to eight-week mark. RSVPs should be due one month before the wedding. Work on your vows, especially if you’re writing them yourselves. Go to the first dress fitting—bring shoes and undergarments. Finalize the menu. Create a timeline for the weekend and share it with your attendants, planner and photographer.

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

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date: ______ /______ /______

Once you’ve got your final head count, share it with the caterer, cake baker and site manager, and finish the seating chart. Pass on requests from your pros, like a table for the DJ, to the site manager. Go to the last dress fitting.

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WEDDING PLANNING TOOLS

Designate point people for day-of tasks.

Our apps and online tools for top to-dos in months 9 to 12 make planning easy and fun.

Make sure all beauty appointments are scheduled.

OUR APPS

2–3 DAYS

date: ______ /______ /______

Steam the dress or suit if wrinkled. Touch base with the ceremony and reception sites one more time to go over the schedule.

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Give the marriage license to your officiant. Rehearse the ceremony and have dinner. Breathe—and have fun!

WEDDING PLANNER BY THE KNOT Consider this your personalized organizer: It includes the Wedding Budget Calculator and The Ultimate Wedding Checklist.

WEDDING LOOKBOOK BY THE KNOT Search for the hottest dresses and rings, and see where you can find them in your area.

THE KNOT GUEST LIST AND WEDDING WEBSITES MANAGER Create your wedding website and guest list; guests can access the app to get essential details and share photos.

OUR ONLINE TOOLS THEKNOT.COM/WEDDINGWEBSITES Build your customized wedding website by choosing from unique design schemes and colors. The best part? It’s free!

THEKNOT.COM/REGISTRY Register at your favorite stores, track all of your gifts and share on your wedding website or shower invitations.

THEKNOT.COM/MARKETPLACE Research, read reviews, directly connect, then book top wedding vendors in your area, in all categories.

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THEKNOT.COM/CONCIERGE Take our quiz and let our experts help you find and book the venue that’s perfect for you—for free.

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ETIQUETTE

ask carley

Our cofounder answers your questions.

I’ve always envisioned my bridesmaids in white, but is that a fashion don’t? It’s absolutely okay to dress your bridal party in white—choose whatever color you want. Ivoryclad bridesmaids will look gorgeous, especially in photos— fresh and modern but still a tad traditional. Of course, white isn’t always the easiest hue to wear (remember how long it took you to find your gown?), so consider your girls’ shapes and comfort levels before making the final decision. And, if you’re open to their opinions, have them weigh in on the choice.

TOASTING NOTES How do I choose the right wine and champagne for toasts—one everyone likes that fits our budget?

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It’s typical to serve either champagne or a signature drink for the first toast—your guests will probably be expecting it and definitely appreciate it. From there, opt for recognizable (and delicious) wines, like light chardonnays and medium-bodied merlots. Try for low-alcohol-content drinks (maybe avoid super-dry wines or champagnes)—something you can toast with over and over again. Finally, stay within your budget. If you want, splurge on high-quality champagne for the first toasts, then switch to more reasonably priced sparkling wine for refills. For all the fizz and half the cost, you’ll have the perfect sip for toasting throughout the night.

OPINION OVERLOAD

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My fiancé’s family is bombarding me with weddingrelated demands. How do I remind them that it’s my day without stepping on anyone’s toes?

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For better or worse, your fiancé’s family is part of the package. You don’t want to get off on the wrong foot with your new family, so diplomacy is the name of the game. On matters that won’t make or break the wedding (or irritate you too much), try to take the high road. For any of their more unreasonable requests, make a polite but firm executive decision, saying something like, “I’m sorry, but unfortunately we really can’t accommodate X, Y or Z.” And when it comes to the big issues, feel free to enlist your fiancé’s help.

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What exactly goes on our wedding website? I don’t even know where to begin.

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A wedding website is for any details that don’t belong on the invite. Start with the basics: some background on your relationship and who’s in the wedding party. Next, provide logistics like directions, local amenities, special travel arrangements and hotel blocks, plus a timeline of additional events, like welcome cocktails or a farewell brunch—just leave out exclusive parties like the rehearsal dinner. Then get to the fun stuff: Share registry info (don’t be afraid to link directly to it), clarify the dress code and set any social media guidelines, whether you’re unplugging or rocking three custom hashtags. And now it’s easier than ever to personalize your (free!) pretty page with us—visit TheKnot.com/weddingwebsites. >>

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ETIQUETTE

UNEXPECTED EXPENSES

DATE DEBATE

We’re on a tight budget and can’t afford any surprises. What are some common hidden or extra costs we should know about in advance?

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GOWN TIME

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While dates for all would be great, it isn’t required. Your best bet is to decide who gets a date on a case-by-case basis. Married and engaged couples are a package deal, so that makes that decision easy. Next, if a friend lives with or has been dating someone for at least one year, go ahead and give them a plus-one. If anyone else complains, explain that you want them there but can’t afford extra seats. Just don’t leave single guests high and dry at the reception—nothing is worse than being assigned to the singles’ table. Try to seat friends with friends, no matter their dating status.

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It’s true, getting married during the “off” or shoulder season can often save you money. The slow months vary depending on where you’re getting married. In most parts of the country, the mid-winter months—January, February and March—are the least popular for weddings, while June, August, September and October are the most popular (June 18 was the most popular wedding date last year). Because there’s less demand, you’ll likely get discounted rates on your venue and other wedding pros.

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JOIN THE KNOT EDITORS WEDDING WEDNESDAY Check out The Knot Facebook Live every Wednesday at 1 p.m.—we answer all your wedding-related questions.

BARRIE TOVAR

Knowing all costs up front guarantees your budget will actually cover everything, so here are a few commonly overlooked charges to account for from the get-go. Make room for tipping, because even small tips can add up to hundreds of dollars. Another thing to remember is that not all trials (like hair trials) are free—a florist’s first demo might be gratis, but after that, you risk being billed for any repeated alterations. Also be mindful of overtime fees: Those extra 45 minutes on the dance floor may fly by, but you’ll probably owe extra to everyone from the photographer to the venue manager, so work that into your budget too. Finally, don’t forget those small, but crucial, details that sneak up on you, such as RSVP card postage and marriage license fees.

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IN GOOD SPIRITS Stock the bar with a signature drink plus the basics.


CAPTURE THE MOMENT Bring an instant camera so friends can take home real photos to remember the night.

midnight blues Navy blue suits or tuxes seamlessly transition from daytime to after midnight. And if you really want to kick things up a notch, a fun patterned tie is just the ticket. Navy tuxedo and plaid tie, Joseph Abboud; blue shirt, Calvin Klein OPPOSITE Navy suit, Kenneth Cole; shirt and tie clip, Joseph Abboud; brown leather belt, Men’s Wearhouse; shoes, Zanara


JUST DESSERTS Fuel up the party with a selection of late-night sweets.

gray matters A smart gray suit is super versatile— and coordinates perfectly with just about any bridesmaid dress color. ON HIM Notch lapel gray suit, Pronto Uomo; shirt, Kenneth Cole; plaid tie, Platinum Designs; pocket square, Joseph Abboud ON HER Dress, Maria Lucia Hohan; diamond ring and pendant necklace, Chan Luu

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ASPEN, COLORADO WHEN TO GO If skiing is the goal, December to February brings the best powder, but June through August is beautiful for hiking. BIG NIGHT OUT Take in dinner with a spectacular view at Plato’s in the Aspen Meadows Resort, then grab drinks at 39 Degrees lounge. WHAT TO WEAR Pack a coordinating sport coat, dress pants and a crisp white shirt for dinner, but feel free to swap in a sweater later in the evening. RUNNERS-UP South Island, New Zealand or Reykjavik, Iceland

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TAKE A HIKE We love Fjallraven’s Swedishdesigned Re-Kanken packs. They’re made from recycled plastic bottles and have a seat pad for a cushioned water break mid-adventure. Fjallraven.us

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Romantic retreats are taking the “roughing it” out of sleeping under the stars.

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SANCTUARY MAKANYANE SAFARI LODGE Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa Allow yourself to be whisked into the game-filled bush where you can ogle the star-filled African sky from a private lanternlit second story (safe from animals) sleeping deck. SanctuaryRetreats.com

AMANGIRI Canyon Point, Utah View the incredible night panorama from your suite’s luxuriously dressed rooftop bed at this exclusive desert outpost. Order up champagne and s’mores to really indulge. Available for stays in Mesa Pool Suites and Desert Pool Suites; Aman.com

london calling Thanks to Brexit, American travelers are getting the UK (including fish and chips) at a discount these days. If you go, check out the redesigned Berkeley hotel (The-Berkeley.co.uk). You’ll love the icon’s beautified Blue Bar, and suite guests can indulge in a fashion accessories trunk with vintage pieces for loan from the likes of Chanel, Dior and Hermès.

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Shagreen coasters, $285 for 4, AERIN .com; Solo speaker, $349, ComoAudio .com; etched ceramic vase, $30, Nate Berkus, Target.com; Dance print, from $23, Paper Dahlia, Minted.com; green malachite frame, $148, JonathanAdler.com

CR AFT AN INVITING ENTERTAINING SPACE WITH GAMES AND SIPS.

FROM LEFT Cross-hatch pillow cover, $30, Williams-Sonoma.com; Highland

tumbler, $40 for 4, Aspen whiskey decanter, $120 for decanter and 2 tumblers, Nachtmann, RiedelUSA.net; movie buff quiz, $15, ZGallerie.com; Fire TV stick with Alexa voice remote, $40, Amazon.com; Monterey frame, from $59, Framebridge.com; marble tic-tac-toe game, $35, CrateandBarrel.com; layflat photo album, from $139, hardcover photo book, from $69, ArtifactUprising.com; Endiron marble bookends, $40 for 2, CB2.com

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FROM LEFT Striped throw,

$35, basket, $15, Nate Berkus, Target.com; & needlepoint pillow, $98, Mrs. needlepoint pillow, $165, JonathanAdler .com; Highland tumbler, $40 for 4, Nachtmann, RiedelUSA.net; Uzes tuberose candle, $80, AERIN.com; Roomba 980 vacuum robot, $900, iRobot.com >>

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FROM LEFT D5 stainless steel half-quart butter warmer, $100, All-Clad, Williams-Sonoma.com; Wickford canisters, $75 each, Kate Spade New York, Lenox.com; engraved flag cutting board, $29, AHeirloom.com; Bulbo tea kettle, $135, Nambe.com; Echo, $180, Amazon.com; salt and pepper mills, $76 for set, LeCreuset.com; Drink4 old-fashioned glasses, $20 for 4, Mikasa.com

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CHOOSE PRODUCTS THAT ELEVATE YOUR COOKING AND LOOK GOOD TOO.

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FROM LEFT Artisan mini stand mixer, $400, KitchenAid.com; Pescadero napkins, $48 for 4, Coyuchi.com; stainless steel utensil set, $100 for 6 pieces, All-Clad, SurLaTable.com; scallop turquoise bowls, from $10, Kate Spade New York, Lenox.com; Classic Ikon studio block set, $250 for 5 pieces, Wüsthof, CutleryandMore.com; Vesta cast iron 5-quart braiser, $130, Anolon.com >>

TIP knives are the unsung heroes of the kitchen, so upgrade yours

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REGISTRY FROM LEFT Cotton bathrobe, $150, KelseyMaclean.com; Cinde indigo sheets,

from $165, JohnRobshaw.com; alpaca oversize throw, $500, RestorationHardware .com; cotton blanket, from $90, Lauren Ralph Lauren, Macys.com; organic brass bowl, $165, Tina Frey, RestorationHardware.com; medium leather catchall, $96, GigiNewYork.com; mercury table lamp, $58, Catalina Lighting, Wayfair.com; Nadole bolster pillow cover, $175, JohnRobshaw.com

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FROM LEFT Wheat frame, $90, MichaelAram.com; Hampton mini narrow tabletop frames, $29 for 3, RestorationHardware.com; Cendrine jewelry box, $150, ZGallerie.com; mercury table lamp, $58, Catalina Lighting, Wayfair.com; mini candles, $90 for 3, DiptyqueParis.com; Botanical A print, from $33, Grace Kreinbrink, Minted.com; round match striker, $195, AERIN.com; Misia vase, $98, Salvador vase, $98, JonathanAdler.com; black orchid ring holder, $69, Michael Aram, Macys.com

TIP a plant or fresh flowers gives your room a welcome feel

TIP never print a picture again with this digital frame

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FROM LEFT W4 hybrid humidifier, $170, Objecto, Bloomingdales .com; Aura frame, $400, AuraFrames.com; Hampton Street rose bowl, $75, Kate Spade New York, Lenox.com; linen stripe duvet cover, $329 for cover and 2 shams, ParachuteHome.com >>

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BRING YOUR TABLE TO LIFE WITH LINENS, ACCESSORIES AND SHINY FLATWARE.

FROM LEFT Veritas beer

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glass, $69 for 2, Veritas Old World pinot noir glass, $69 for 2, Veritas riesling/zinfandel glass, $69 for 2, RiedelUSA .net; wine decanter, $60, SnoweHome .com; Harper Rose Gold flatware, $220 for 20 pieces, CrateandBarrel .com; Prismatic gold oval platter, $300, Prismatic gold dinnerware, $200 for 5 pieces (including cups and saucers below), Lenox .com; Midnight Florals napkins, $20 for 2, Alethea and Ruth, Minted.com

FROM LEFT Nara ice

TIP load up on linens for everyday occasions and entertaining

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bucket, $100, NambĂŠ, Bloomingdales.com; Tuolemne handwoven chargers, $88 for 4, Coyuchi.com; woven sea grass napkin rings, $20 for 4, WilliamsSonoma.com; stonewashed linen napkins, $38, RestorationHardware.com; Prismatic gold serving bowl, $272, Lenox.com

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One of the hottest wedding trends is a satellite bar, which is another fun way to display your signature cocktail while the main bar offers all the essentials. Want to up the wow factor? Have a robot bartender simultaneously serve and entertain your guests at a satellite bar during the wedding or after-party to keep the celebration going long after the human bartenders have left. Some robot bartenders (which you can buy or rent) look more like Keurigs, while others have robotic “hands” and “arms” to distribute drinks. >>

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Ever since Facebook and YouTube launched their 360-degree video capabilities, lots of couples have started looking for a similar live stream experience so their friends and family members who aren’t in attendance can see every moment of the ceremony. Videographers and tech companies such as WebWed are taking note. Through its app, you can send your guests a digital invite to privately 360-degree live stream your wedding on their mobile devices.

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hologram selfie booths Don’t get us wrong—the classic photo booth isn’t going anywhere, and we don’t want it to! But if you want to take a cue from music festivals, check out holograms, which have been on the rise in notable concert performances. Make the concept your own by renting one of holographic technology company VNTANA’s newest concepts The HOLLAGRAM Selfie—a new augmented reality, interactive photo booth. Guests can create actual holographic doubles they can see live right before their eyes, and interact directly with holographic objects by moving their hands in front of the display. Let your imagination run wild with personalization possibilities.

Get excited: The 3-D printing trend now encompasses more than just paper, plastic and edible materials. Companies like Shapeways offer all kinds of 3-D materials that make for unforgettable favors and accessories. How cool would it be to have customized silver key chains, gold cuff links, platinum jewelry or even shoes custom printed just for you? You can shop an array of 3-D printed items—like these rings—created by independent designers on Shapeways.

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We know how much fun it was to register, but when it comes to writing thank-you cards for every item, you and your partner may be intimidated by the sheer number of thankyous, and after penning only a few of them your handwriting may start to suffer. (Think about it—when’s the last time you wrote this much by hand?) Enter Punkpost, a genius app that won’t make your hands cramp up. All you have to do is select a beautiful letterpress card (they come in a variety of designs), type your message and the address, and one of Punkpost’s artists—yes, a human scriptist, no fonts or robots here— will handwrite it for you and drop it in the mail within 24 hours. You can even choose the handwriting style you want and view the cards before they go in the mail. For $6 a card with postage included, your hands won’t hurt and your handwriting won’t get sloppy—just think of it as if you’re sending texts to 200 of your loved ones. >>

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custom snapchat filters If you’re encouraging social media at your wedding, having a custom Snapchat Geofilter for your ceremony and reception is a must. Why? Most people are going to Snap at your reception anyway (since it’s going to be insanely awesome), so you may as well up the personalization factor even more. And it won’t cost you much either—pricing starts at $5 and goes up depending on a few factors. To create your own personal Geofilter, follow Snapchat’s guidelines to design it, and specify your geofence and the date and time period of your wedding. Snapchat will then need to approve your submission, which takes one business day. If your graphic design skills are lacking, use one of its existing wedding templates—they’re supercute. But if you want an original filter, there are companies out there who will do the work for you, like Filtered Vows. Its design gurus will connect with you to create unique Geofilters that perfectly suit your personalities and vision. And besides multiple filters, the package fees also include Filtered Vows handling correspondence with Snapchat.

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Before we go any further, we’ve got to say this: Videographers are one of our must-have wedding pros—period. Not only do they capture each beautiful and important moment of your day, they do it in a way that every edit and musical choice seamlessly flows together to create a priceless memory of your wedding. That said, in this evolving digital age, there are tons of other wedding video footage your guests will capture on their phones and electronics too. Let’s face it—you totally want to see the results from the best man’s GoPro he strapped to his head during the garter toss, and your bridesmaid’s Snapchat stories when you were busy getting your hair and makeup done. Companies like ProEditors take all your raw footage—no matter what type of device or platform it came from—and turn it into one cohesive video that’s a fun accompaniment to your videographer’s masterpiece. (You can even see if that’s something your videographer is willing to take on too.)

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selfie cocktails For a new spin on the signature cocktail, take your sip one step further and have it double as guest entertainment, and the perfect Instagram photo. The Grand Bevy, a high-end cocktail and creative bar service, offers a selfie cocktail stand, where guests can take a selfie, text it to a designated number and have their cocktail made in a minute with the image on it—in color. Genius, right? Some of its other tech-forward cocktail concepts for memorable guest experiences include edible molecular cocktails—delicate liquid spheres served on spoons that burst in your mouth— and nitrogen-dioxide-charged adult milk shakes.

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Some photographers and videographers are using drone technology to capture never-before-possible shots. Whether you’re getting married at your alma mater, a destination in the tropics, an estate in the mountains or in your hometown, your location means a lot to you, if for no other reason than you were married there. You’ll want to get a lay of the land that only aerial footage can provide, like you and your father on one side of the house while your fiancé waits to see you at the altar—all in one shot. A couple’s ceremony exit, surrounded by the sprawling landscape or cityscape, is also a gorgeous image. You can even gather your guests on the lawn to spell out words or organize them in other fun ways. Replacing the ring bearer and using a drone to drop off your wedding rings at the altar is a high-tech touch. We’re not kidding—drones are totally dexterous. But of course, safety is the most important thing to keep in mind if you plan to hire a drone. Drones are essentially mini helicopters with cameras, so if the drone operator isn’t a properly trained professional, you risk having any number of accidents on your hands (none of which you would ever want, but especially not on your wedding day). Make sure your ground photographer collaborates with the drone flyer, then sit down with them and go over their plans. Find more innovative ideas at TheKnot.com/planning

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Julie Sabatino, gown guru and founder of The Stylish Bride, answers your bridal fashion questions.

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Where bridal accessories are concerned, I always use the phrase, “Don’t gild the lily.” If your gown has lots of embellishments, your accessories should definitely be on the minimal side. If you have an heirloom piece you want to incorporate into your wedding look, that’s one thing, but I normally advise my brides to wear elegant earrings and a simple veil (if it works with the style of their gown) and that’s it. Your ceremony is a sacred, serious moment and I think your attire should reflect that. If you want to make more of a statement, it’s a fun idea to change it up for your reception when you’re ready to let loose. Sparkly chandelier earrings, a bold lip or different hair accessories are easy ways to give your reception outfit a more celebratory vibe.

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Before I pack, I plan out my outfits. I look at each day and the events I’ll be attending, then I figure out what I’ll be wearing for each one. That step really keeps me from overpacking.

Flight attendants thank me for dressing up. I know people think they won’t be comfortable, but I’m not uncomfortable. I actually feel more in charge, and better about getting off the plane. Everyone should try it.

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moisturize on board

I actually save dry-cleaning bags and put each of my

I bring a little bottle of face moisturizer to use an hour before landing. It makes me feel more refreshed—I don’t know whether I look more refreshed, but I certainly feel it. I wear moisturizer all the time, but the plane tends to dry you out even more.

suits in a separate one while on the hanger. It keeps them from wrinkling. Some people are fans of rolling the suit up without a hanger. I tried it once and will never do it again. It may (although not much) but my suits came out crumpled.

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put toiletries on top If for some reason the TSA needs to open my suitcase, they’ll most likely be looking for my toiletries. I have them right on top so the TSA isn’t pulling everything out of my carryon to find them.

when in doubt, it’s better to be overdressed Each day I consider my events and the highest level of formality, then dress accordingly. I’d rather be overdressed for some than underdressed for more important ones. And if I have multiple events in a day, I always assume I’m not going to have time to change.

I love eating and drinking while I’m on a plane—I really do! There’s something about the ritual of it all. But I stick to clear liquids like white wine or gin and tonics in case of turbulence. You don’t want to have red wine spilled all over you.

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what I loved about my wedding Country music artist Randy Houser and Australia native Tatiana Starzynski tell us about their recent rustic, stylish nuptials—that started with a storm. PHOTOGRAPHY BY THE GROVERS

modern meets country Tatiana wore a custom gown by J’Aton Couture

We wanted the day to reflect both of our personal styles. I grew up in Melbourne, Australia, and Randy grew up in a small Mississippi town, so we have different backgrounds. We incorporated my modern taste with country elements to represent Randy’s style. Our colors were gray tones and neutrals, plus marble and mixed metal details—particularly copper, which we also used in our invitation suite.

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the wedding took place at Homestead Manor in Thompson’s Station, Tennessee

Randy’s go-to drink that he takes on stage for every performance is a Moscow Mule—it only made sense that we had it as our signature cocktail. Guests’ favors were the copper mule cups engraved with our monogram.

sweet ending When we did the cake tasting, we were both 100 percent sure about the flavor we liked best: cream cheese pound cake with raspberry filling. The cake was five tiers, semi-naked and decorated with simple greenery.

two of a kind We had two ring bearers: Randy’s 4-year-old son, West, and our one-year-old goldendoodle, Hawk. West wore a gray suit, white shirt and black tie to match the bridal party, and Hawk wore a leaf collar. They were escorted down the aisle by one of Randy’s groomsmen.

stormy weather We had been watching the weather intently leading up to the wedding and it was pretty much guaranteed to thunderstorm on the day of. A big storm came through earlier in the afternoon and then the sun came out, so we thought we were in the clear. Just as I was about to walk down the aisle, some big clouds rolled in. And right as we were about to kiss, it poured. It wasn’t what we had planned, but it was actually quite magical and something we and our guests will never forget.

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anatomy of a welcome bag Chances are you won’t be able to personally greet every wedding guest upon arrival. A basket of thoughtful goodies is a great way to say, “We’re so glad you’re here!” PHOTOGRAPH BY PERNILLE LOOF

local flavor If you’re hosting a destination wedding, include a regional-specific indulgence, like chocolates or taffy.

something to sip You don’t want guests raiding the minibar. Offer some refreshments like sparkling water or a split of champagne.

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hangover helpers Tuck in pain relievers (for the morning after) and bandages (for blistered feet).

savory snacks Load them up with snacks. Something salty or crunchy will fuel sightseeing or satisfy a post afterparty craving.

sweet treats Satisfy their sweet tooth with a decadent treat. (Bonus points for a nod to the locale.) the game plan Add a note of gratitude and an itinerary highlighting your favorite spots.

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Having a lot of out-of-towners, or just want to be a good host? Assemble a prewedding goody bag. Make your guests’ stay more comfortable with snacks, treats and a list of local spots you love. Personalize at least one element of the bag (a monogram tag or cookies from your favorite bakery). Need a hand? Enlist the help of a gifting site to create a pack of treats your guests won’t leave behind. We went to MarigoldGrey.com to curate this collection of gourmet snacks and keepsakes.

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Reflect your natural surroundings with a romantic lace gown and rich brown suit. Earth tones and floral-inspired accents are outdoorsy but still sophisticated.

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THE TREND crystal accents Sparkly hair accessories have been hot for a few seasons, but we love the edgier vibe of raw crystal ones. A quartz crown is regal but totally unexpected. GET THE LOOK: Raw quartz and copper

THE TREND floral combs Bigger is better where this look is concerned. Pair clusters of oversize blooms with a sheer veil and middle part for an end result that’s both whimsical and sophisticated.

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twisted updo In the market for a one-of-a-kind bridal hairstyle? Consider a messy updo made up of interlocking twists. Add glittery clips or combs to up the glam factor. GET THE LOOK:

Orchid bobby pin, $352, JenniferBehr.com

THE TREND beachy waves Look like you’ve just stepped off the beach (in an effortlessly chic way, of course) with loose, texturized waves. GET THE LOOK: Sea spray, $26 for 8 oz., French Girl Organics, Goop.com

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THE TREND sleek pony The slicked-back high pony is a timeless choice for two reasons: It draws attention to your face and feels instantly polished.

GET THE LOOK: Clay flower combs, $145 for set of 2, TwigsandHoney.com

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crown, $69, CrownsandWreaths.com

try combs for a subtler take on the crystal trend

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MAKEUP LESSON

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Fill in your lash line with a dark pencil or cream liner, smudging and blending until the color is diffused and hazy—no harsh lines here. Then, apply dark waterproof pencil in the upper, inner rim of your waterline to give your lashes definition.

OUR EXPERT Pati Dubroff, the go-to makeup artist of A-listers Gisele Bündchen, Karlie Kloss and Margot Robbie

2 Blend a rich, matte eye

shadow (we recommend staying away from black and going for a more muted brown or bronze) from your lash line to your crease. Use a small angled brush and lightly sweep some shadow along your lower lash line for added depth.

the tool kit

Voluminous waterproof mascara, $9, L’Oréal Paris, Ulta.com

Everything you need to create your own smoky eye.

Matte eye colour in Truffle, $25, LauraMercier.com

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3 To open up your eye,

blend a shimmery highlighter or cream shadow along your brow bone and the inner corner of your eye. Pearlescent shades work for fair and medium skin types, while champagne-tinted hues really pop against darker complexions.

Small angled brush, $20, MACCosmetics.com

Velvet eyeliner in Black Moon, $24, NARSCosmetics.com

4 Curl your lashes and apply

generous amounts of waterproof mascara to make your lashes stand out. Don’t forget to sweep some mascara over your bottom lashes to create balance.

Caviar Stick eye colour in Rosegold, $29, LauraMercier.com

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BEAUT Y BEAT

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These hardworking products make getting gorgeous for your day twice (or three times) as easy.

BROWS

pencil spoolie brush Slip a full-size spoolie brush plus angled brow pencil into your makeup bag for expertly groomed brows all day long. Goof Proof eyebrow pencil, $24, BenefitCosmetics.com

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contour highlighter Play up your best angles with a contouring and highlighting palette. The matte texture is perfect for high-definition photos.

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LIPS

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exfoliator gloss

serum night cream

One part exfoliator, one part

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gloss, this lip treatment sloughs

(and make the most of your

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beauty sleep) with this antiaging

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serum and moisturizer combo.

Sugar cream lip treatment in Buff, $24, Fresh.com

DreamDuo, $59, GLAMGLOW, Sephora.com

EYES

HAIR

shadow liner Sweep this creamy pigment just under your brow bone to

dry shampoo volumizer hair spray

open up your eyes, or use it as a shimmery liner.

Worried about your ’do falling flat? A

Long-wear cream shadow stick in Sand Dune, $29, Bobbi Brown, Sephora.com

trio of dry shampoo, texturizer and hair spray instantly revives limp locks.

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Triple Sec 3-in-1, $26, TheDryBar.com

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Thanks to these chic wearables, sweating for the wedding has never looked so good. Whether you opt for rose gold or sleek leather, the new generation of fitness trackers is all about functional style. From monitoring your sleep to text alerts, these high-tech bangles do way more than count steps. PHOTOGRAPH BY DEVON JARVIS

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The American Heart Association recommends 30 minutes of moderate aerobic activity at least five days a week.

mix and match A luxe cover works as a braceletâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;perfect for repurposing a tracker you already love.

high functioning Stay on top of your fitness and wedding planning goals with email, text and calendar alerts.

FROM TOP: Engagement ring, $7,260, CoastDiamond.com; mother

of pearl activity tracker, $128, KateSpade.com; Ray rose gold tracker, $100, Misfit.com; 18K rose gold plated smart bracelet, $325, WiseWear, SaksFifthAvenue.com; Crosby activity tracker, $95, MichaelKors.com; Vera Wang for Fitbit Flex, $70, Simply Vera, Kohls.com; Kate bracelet for Fitbit Flex, $28, FunktionalWearables.com

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versatile style This removable tracker can also be worn as a lariat necklace.

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A DESTINATION AFFAIR Why have a wedding day when you can have a whole weekend of fun with your closest friends and family? Pack your bags and take the party on the road. Choose a location with significance to both of you, like the college town where you had your first date or your favorite vacation spot.

A Asking for What You Really Want Y From cash to mountain bikes and even museum memberships, we love that couples can ask for just about anything under the sun these days. But not to worry, you can still register for classic wedding gifts like fine china, crystal, luxe linens and an upgraded set of cookware for your kitchen too.

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50 SHADES OF BLUE This cool hue is superhot, and with good reason. Blue is the perfect color to complement any seasonal palette, from soft pastels in spring to rich amber and cranberry in fall. Dress your girls in blueâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s flattering for all skin tones and it also photographs well.

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Hanging accents are an instant wow factor, and they always get noticed. Suspend flowers from ceiling beams, or string market lights from barn rafters for added ambience. Hanging décor will get guests looking up too, which is handy if you’re trying to downplay the venue’s color-clashing carpet.

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CUTTING-EDGE INVITES Your invitation is the ultimate first impression, so make it count. Turn up the volume on traditional wedding paper with a laser-cut overlay. If your budget doesn’t allow for a whole suite, focus on the invite (which usually hangs on the fridge) or opt for a laser-cut belly band to corral all the pieces.

A Moveable Feast Diners are on the move. With food trucks and passed multicourse meals, the sit-down dinner is being replaced with more interactive options. Set up stations that feature your favorite eats, like a raw bar with a waiter live-shucking oysters or wine and cheese pairings with an on-site sommelier. Don’t want to forgo a plated dinner? Host a cool cocktail hour and serve the main meal family style for a twist on the expected.

GOWNS WITH COLOR We love a gorgeous white gown, but the new trend toward pattern and color is so haute. Opt for just a hint of a hue with a soft pastel (ice blue, blush or dove gray) or shimmery metallic. To really embrace the idea, wear a dress with colorful embellishments or a floral pattern. (This one can double as your “something blue” too.) To pull off this bold look, keep your accessories minimal and let your dress do all the talking.

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GAME TIME Get your guests mingling with a tasty signature sip and some fun. Games are the ultimate grownup icebreaker. Hosting indoors? Opt for silly Mad Libs about your first date. Everyone will be buds before dinner—trust us.

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Unplugged Vows, Plugged-in Reception Achieve the ideal mix of being present and connected. Ask guests to pocket their smartphones during your ceremony. (Bonus: Your photographer won’t get any iPhones in your first-kiss shot.) Then, welcome them to plug in for the reception. Choose a hashtag, opt for a custom Snapchat Geofilter, and encourage guests to share their favorite memories of the day.

8: JOSEPH LIN PHOTOGRAPHY; 9: JEN FARIELLO PHOTOGRAPHY; 11: WENDY LAUREL

Animal lovers take note: The hottest wedding guests have four legs and supersoft coats. From bunnies to donkeys, couples are incorporating more than just their pets into the wedding day. Try this trend if you’re hosting a rustic soiree or celebrating in a picturesque barn.

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TRANSLUCENT ANSLUCENT CAKES Not quite frosted, not quite bare, the almost-naked cake is a perfect blend of two styles, and ideal for a less formal celebration. These confections are usually iced in buttercream and topped with fresh flowers or in-season fruits that hint at the flavors of the cake filling.

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GRAND GETAWAYS Think of this exit as a fresh take on the classic sparkler send-off. Surprise your guests with an unexpected getaway on the back of a motorcycle, in a horse-drawn carriage or by helicopter. For a twist on the trend, have a really memorable entrance instead.

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ONE GROOM, TWO LOOKS We love that a second look is no longer reserved for just bridesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; grooms are opting for a bow tie swap or jacket change for their own unique reception style. And guys are taking their grooming seriously too, with prewedding prep and a morning-of shave.

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BESPOKE RINGS Your love story is one of a kind, so you need a ring to match. Couples are opting for truly original pieces of jewelry, like vintage designs, colored stones and reset heirloom diamonds.

12: ALEXANDER JOHNNIDES FOR PAT FUREY PHOTOGRAPHY; 13: ASHLEY SAWTELLE; 14: JOSE VILLA WITH JOEL SERRATO FEATURING LANG ANTIQUES & ESTATE JEWELRY RINGS, STYLING: MAEMAE & CO., GREY LIKES WEDDINGS AND TULIPINA DESIGN; 16: MICHELLE BELLER PHOTOGRAPHY

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Give your guests an evening they won’t soon forget with unparalleled entertainment. Think outside the box with an aerialist or live painter. Or go the more traditional route with music, but pair it with a performance—like a classical quartet and ballerinas in tutus.

THE GIFT LOUNGE This deconstructed welcome bag is perfect for destination weddings. Instead of stuffing and delivering them, let your guests do the work. Set up a room full of swag (snacks, drinks, local sweet treats) and guests can choose their favorite things. Best of all, you (or your family or wedding party) can greet guests in person when they arrive. If your guests are split between a couple of hotels, set up a table of goodies at the exit of your welcome party for a truly memorable party favor.

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IMAGE-MAPPED ROOMS Turn your indoor reception space into an enchanted forest without uprooting a single tree. Image mapping is a projection technology that allows you to transform a space with lighting and moving pictures. You can change scenes too, giving your ceremony and reception each its own special vibe. On a budget? Use the technology on just your cake.

Self-serve bars—presented in fun and unique ways—add personalization to your party. Hot sauce fanatic? Let guests bottle their own concoction as a memento of your day. Or set up a confetti bar and ask them to mix petals and sparkles to toss as you exit. You could even create a DIY favor station for guests. The choice is all yours.

EXCEPTIONAL TIONAL ESCORTS Escort cards are like the save-the-dates of your wedding day—they don’t have to match your theme or wedding style. They’re the perfect place to be playful and infuse your celebration with your personalities. Create a dramatic display, or let your escort cards double as favors, like splits of champagne or toy boats.

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17: COURTESY OF THE TEMPLE HOUSE, SOUTH BEACH; IMAGE MAPPING: UNITED PROJECTION; 19: WENDY LAUREL; 20: GIDEON PHOTOGRAPHY

Bars—Beyond the Cocktail

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STYLISH SWINGS The latest in lounge seating is swings. This playground classic promises to be a big hit with wedding guests both young and old. And itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the perfect way to stay in motion when your feet need a break from the dance floor.

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How to Throw a Memorable Party Welcome bags, amazing entertainment, plus fun décor equals a bash your guests won’t soon forget.

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GIVE A WARM WELCOME

for a smooth transition from event to event. Remember: Relaxed guests are happy guests. Consider stocking the shuttles with a cooler of bubbly too to make the ride a bit more festive. And if some guests are driving, having complimentary valet is always a nice touch.

Your guests have invested time and money to celebrate with you. Greet them with a wellthought-out welcome bag—something that will really make them feel special. Include your favorite local spots, ideas of things to do in the area and a decadent treat.

KEEP GUESTS REFRESHED

BE A GOOD HOST

Focus on great lighting and hanging elements (paper butterflies or a suspended acrylic “swing” for the cake display). An

Once guests arrive, make enjoying the festivities easy. Provide shuttles from hotels

Welcome guests with a refreshment station or have servers offer a few beverage options. This will help pass the time until the ceremony starts. And if the bride or groom is running fashionably late, it won’t be as noticeable. DAZZLE WITH DÉCOR

escort card installation (such as boxwood with flowers) can double as a photo booth backdrop. TURN UP THE MUSIC

Use different kinds of music to help shift between events, like a bluegrass band for cocktail hour and a jazz quartet for dinner. Or have the same musicians play a variety of music styles throughout the day (think: Beyoncé on violin). MAKE IT ENTERTAINING

Try a couture cocktail station. Let guests choose liquors, infusions and garnishes to create a custom concoction. Or hire an illustrator to sketch your guests all dressed up. An aerialist hanging from a chandelier and pouring champagne during cocktail hour? Now that’s Snapchat worthy.

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FIRST IMPRESSIONS ARE IMPORTANT. FORGET ALL YOU’VE HEARD ABOUT SAVING THE BEST FOR LAST.

Invitations are the very first impression guests receive of your event. Opt for bold envelopes (bright-colored paper, hand lettering, a collection of vintage stamps) so they’ll stand out in a sea of boring snail mail right from the get-go.

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INVITE IN STYLE

EXPERT INSIGHT: REGAS

CUSTOM INVITES DECODED If you’re going bespoke, be prepared to get involved. Come to the table with ideas so you and your designer can collaborate on something personalized. Not everything has to match—think about weaving a creative thread (a motif, vibe, color palette)

through all your paper. Leave room for surprises, like a painted edge, photo envelope liner or custom stamp with a nod to your home state. And always print your proof. It’s the best way to get a feel for the suite and read it over (to catch any errors).

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THE BEST WAYS TO PERSONALIZE YOUR WEDDING

Whether it’s a big idea or a small detail, here’s how to make your day a celebration of you. THE DANCE FLOOR Personalizing the dance floor creates a big

impact—guests spend a lot of time in that space. Do it in a new way: not just a monogram, but an image that ties into the wedding’s overall theme. THE FOOD PRESENTATION Charming cocktail napkins, creative

stir sticks and thoughtful menu designs are great ways to infuse some personality into all of your sips and eats. We love to customize serving trays with vinyls or a fun motif that gives the name of the appetizer. THE PHOTO BOOTH Think outside the box for a photo booth

backdrop. Choose something unique that fits the location or venue. A couple I worked with hosted their reception at an art museum so we created a custom installation with paint. THE DETAILS Find ways to tell your story through the

accents of the day. One of my grooms sent a confetti-covered cake to his bride every year on her birthday, so we created a multicolored backdrop and a “confetti bar” with confetticovered treats for their reception. THE SOCIAL Hashtags have great reach, but guests love

interacting with the party all night long through Geofilters— so personalize both. Plus, hashtags allow guests to show their affection for the happy couple while also encouraging interactions between guests that might not otherwise meet.

THINK ABOUT WHO YOU ARE AS A COUPLE—IT WILL MAKE YOUR PERSONALIZATION AUTHENTIC.

EXPERT INSIGHT: LAEL CAKES

5 CAKE TIPS YOU NEED TO KNOW 1. Meet the person behind the apron. Choose

a baker you really connect with. 2. Pick a flavor you love. You’re not going to

please everyone, and it’s your day. 3. Let your baker do their thing. Give them

inspiration and share what you’re drawn

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to, like naked layers, square tiers or fresh flowers, and let them take it from there. 4.Instead of saving the top tier for your first

anniversary, get a fresh mini cake. 5. Remember to have fun with the process,

especially the tasting. It is cake after all.

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Flower Talk

Tips and tricks from an event designer with a degree in blooms.

THE KNOT How can you make your

flowers really stand out? JES GORDON Using masses of one

magnificent flower throughout an entire space will create a lasting impression. Don’t overdesign your wedding—guests get too distracted when they should be enjoying the party. TK What’s a surprising, beautiful stem

that’s available year-round? JG I adore mini calla lilies. They

come in a lot of different colors and are contemporary yet timeless. TK Let’s talk greenery—is this trend

TK Do you have any ideas for a new take on centerpieces for round tables? JG Multipiece centerpieces aren’t just for long tables—they can work for round ones too. Mix a few arrangements with varying heights. And candlelight is very effective as well. Also, don’t be afraid of using a linen runner on a round table. It really looks awesome.

TK Moment of truth—what trend are you so, so over? JG I like loose and rambling. I’m over the tight designs. The flower ball is just not doing it for me anymore.

when you want your wedding to have a somewhat chaotic, but contained beauty. Greens are as natural as you can get and they’re hearty enough to manipulate. You can also buy them in bulk in ways you can’t

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6 Ideas for Unforgettable Favors Elevate your parting gifts and they won’t get left behind. 1. Make a donation to a charity you support and let your guests know with a note or themed treat, like dog-shaped cookies for the ASPCA. 2. Send guests home with splits of champagne to keep the party going even after the last dance. 3. Whip up a homemade favor, like brownies or bite-size cookies, or treat guests to a local favorite. Package them to match your wedding style or theme. 4. Gift something that can be enjoyed on the wedding day and beyond, like sunglasses, pashminas or flip-flops. 5. If your wedding has valet parking, include bottled water or cups of hot cocoa in the cars. It will make the drive home so much better. 6. Instead of a traditional favor, surprise them after your “I dos.” Send guests a handwritten thankyou card and include a photograph of them from your wedding.

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TK What’s a fresh concept for the ceremony space ? JG I love floating decorative elements, like a suspended chuppah or candlelight on lucite shelves that look like they’re in

JG Greenery is a wonderful tool to use

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with flowers, which is more cost effective.

TK How can you stretch your dollar if you’re on a budget? JG Go seasonal. In-season flowers are often grown locally, which means you’ll save on import costs. And mix flowers with other interesting elements that may be less expensive and labor intensive, such as candles or fabrics. They can really enhance those organic elements.

really more affordable?

CLARKE: KELLY CHRISTINE; PERSONALIZED WEDDING: SARAH KATE, PHOTOGRAPHER; GORDON: SOFIA NEGRON; FLOWER TALK: PHILIP FICKS; FAVORS: BRIAN DORSEY STUDIOS; ARRONE: TERRY GRUBNER

midair. Another cool, high-tech element is video mapping. You can project falling rose petals, autumn leaves or even snow animated around the ceremony so it has movement and intrigue. It’s gorgeous.

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Give Any Wedding a Luxe Touch These special details will totally get noticed. Use flowers in abundance within key areas of your celebration,

Swap out paper cocktail napkins with a linen—fabric napkins add a

like the altar, which will be photographed like crazy, or your reception tables. This gives

sophisticated touch to the bar.

instant drama and glamour.

Share a love letter you and your new spouse wrote to each other

Music can add interest. A live band belting out soulful tunes

with your friends and family. Set them on ceremony chairs or at their place setting. Your guests will feel

or sultry lounge covers can up the ante in any setting.

like they’re getting an intimate look into your relationship.

Using accents of gold and silver gives immediate glitz to any space. Don’t feel like you have to use one or the other. The combination of the two gives you the freedom to mix various complementing colors.

If you’re serving a plated dessert as well as cake, ask for it to be served on a full-size dinner plate. Then, personalize the rim with your monogram, a love quote or motif in drizzled dark chocolate.

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Let Your Locale Inspire Your Wedding Style Planning a destination affair? Look around your setting for design inspiration. PICK THE RIGHT PLACE Work with the style of your location, not against it. If

you’ve selected a villa in an Italian vineyard, your wedding will feel very different from a beachfront celebration in Mexico. For that reason alone, make sure you’re selecting a location that has a vibe you love. FIND THE COLOR Look around your venue for a built-in color palette. What

colors do you see? These could be colors of actual tables, chairs and walls, or the surroundings—the blue water, green palm trees or white sand. From there you can decide to use more of the same or similar shades or select hues that will complement the setting. DETERMINE THE DETAILS Explore the area to get design inspiration from local

museums, historic sites, restaurants and shops. These places will give you a wonderful window into your chosen location and often spark ideas you might not get from just visiting your venue. HIRE LOCAL PROS Add local music or regional cuisine into your day. It’s important

to support the community and helpful to have vendors on board who are familiar with the area and the language. They’ll infuse the celebration with local elements you may never would have thought of.

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THE 5 BEST WAYS TO USE COLOR

Infusing a wedding with color can happen in many ways—total explosion or just a hint of your favorite hue. 2

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This is the obvious choice, but it doesn’t have to be an all or nothing situation. Try a pop in a neutral arrangement or go all out by color blocking your flowers by room: ceremony flowers one hue, cocktail hour another, and then the main dining room arrangements can be a mix of all shades.

A standout envelope liner is a nice pop upon opening, but a bright reply card envelope makes a statement (and serves as a bold reminder to RSVP). On your wedding day, opt for tinted programs or menus. If you don’t want to go too crazy, try a watercolor motif or edge your stationery in a bright tone.

Your white rental china is the perfect canvas for a colorful meal. Ask your caterer about seasonal options that will jazz up the plate. An heirloom tomato salad will add bright reds and yellows to the mix. Serving foods in the right way gives color to the wedding and conversation to the dinner table.

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Your table is prime real estate for color. Choose a paper place mat, which can double as an escort card, and as plates and flatware are removed, more hues become visible. Have tinted glassware or swap white taper candles for a more vibrant choice (just go scentless).

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Wedding dresses don’t have to be white. Consider a pale pink gown for a subtle splash. Add a pop in your shoes or accessories, or have your wedding party wear dresses in a pretty shade. Guys can sport accents like a pocket square, bow tie or patterned socks in fun colors.

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EXPERT INSIGHT: EMILY THOMPSON FLOWERS

GET WOW-WORTHY FLOWERS Flowers are entirely responsible for setting the mood and the tone of the celebration, so think about how you want your wedding to feel. Loud, soft, complex, exuberant, wild? Exaggeration is a good approach when it comes to centerpieces. Play with volume, scale and proportion and add some interesting branches or foliage into the mix. And always choose in-season stems to get the freshest and most affordable blooms.

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THE KNOT Can two different

AL There are so many ways to

themes or opposing color palettes work together? ANNIE LEE It can be done. Try to find a common denominator— maybe both themes share a color. We planned a Shanghai Marie Antoinette wedding and an ornate gold was the perfect representative of traditional Chinese and Louis XVI design. Other times when the themes are wildly different, we let one of them take the lead.

do it. The easiest is through the food. Or look to the attire—a couple I worked with changed into traditional Korean hanboks for just their cocktail hour. We’ve even placed escort cards into mounds of common grains in Indian food as a cultural nod.

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Making It All Work Merge styles and add personality to your day.

TK What’s the best way to include both personalities? AL I like to tuck them into the overall look, so we know they’re there but they still go with the rest of the wedding. For example, I had a bride whose family was in real estate development, and as a nod to those roots, we covered the light fixtures in orange construction mesh. It went with the space and actually looked pretty cool. No one realized what it was until you pointed it out to them—a little bit of meaning, hidden in plain sight. TK How can you have a nod to culture in your wedding without it becoming the theme?

TK How can you make your ceremony meaningful to you and your guests? AL My favorite part of any wedding is always the personal vows and the speeches. I tell my couples and speakers to be super specific, like, “I feel like I found my perfect match because we both know all the words to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theme song” (true story, by the way). Share small stories and tiny anecdotes that make everyone in the room feel like they know you both better and are really a part of your celebration.

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HOW TO NAIL YOUR MUSIC CHOICES Break the rules! Choose music that reflects you as a couple, and create an experience that feels unique to you and is memorable for your guests. Can’t decide on one style? Incorporate a few musical performances throughout the day. Don’t be afraid to pair music with other entertainment, like ballerinas or salsa dancers. It will keep guests on their toes and help separate the different parts—ceremony, cocktail hour, reception—of the celebration.

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Maybe it’s 90 percent modern and 10 percent classic. This method also works great when you’re working with two colors that aren’t necessarily complementary.

TK What’s the most important: color, theme or vibe? AL My favorite word is essence. Theme seems so heavy, and colors can be limiting. Let’s say you want a cool, contemporary wedding but you come from an Irish background and want to honor that too. Perhaps the décor is visually sleek but you use a shade of green in your color scheme. It can be subtle and still leave a strong impression.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our color palette was driven by the concept of winter melting into spring. We incorporated the snowy whites and dusty blues of winter with the amber and blush tones of spring,â&#x20AC;? says Heather Balliet of Amorology in San Diego. Otomi linens alluded to the fauna of the forest, while wood chargers paired with gold and blush accents in the florals and china made for a refined feasting table. Flowers, RunningWildFlorals.com; tabletop, HostessHaven.com; rentals, AdoreFolklore.com

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PASTORAL ROMANCE Nods to nature meet a palette of pastels to create an enchanting celebration in open air. TEXT BY LAUREN KAY PH OTO G R APHY BY LUNA D E M ARE PH OTO G R APHY E VENT D E SIG N BY A MO RO LO GY

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Invitations set the style and tone for your weddingâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;think of them as the first impression, so make them meaningful. Incorporating a natural element like stone is an instant wow factor. It also hints at the outdoor locale. Loose calligraphy and a delicate envelope liner add whimsy to the suite. Envelope liner, PeanutPressCreative.com; calligraphy and handmade paper, BetlemCalligraphy.com

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Much like the invitations are a preview of what’s to come, the cake is the exclamation point of your wedding. It should taste delicious and leave a lasting impression. The top tier of this confection is bright white while the center layer is full of playful touches like watercolor details and edible blooming sugar flowers. The bottom tier is topped with gold for an extra-special touch and a hint of fantasy. Don’t forget to set the stage—a wood stand adds a bucolic feel to the cake’s design, perfect for an open-field setting. Cake, HeyThereCupcake.com

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Small touches help bring your wedding style to life, like stone-etched place cards that mimic the wedding invitations. A silver tray of pistachio-and-rose-petal-topped doughnuts is a twist on the expected. “Treats add fun and yum to the table,” Balliet says. Mismatched dishes and a pageant bouquet of foxgloves exude a polished but relaxed vibe. Doughnuts, HomeBakeshopLL.com; gown, Carol-Hannah.com

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REAL LOVE PROPOSALS AND WEDDINGS CHOCK-FULL OF INSPIRATION AND PLENTY OF TWISTS ON TRADITION. PHOTOGRAPH BY SPOSTO PHOTOGRAPHY

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our favorite “will you marry me?” moments These heartfelt proposal stories will make you swoon.

dev & jason Paris PHOTOGRAPH BY KISS ME IN PARIS

When Jason (right) first heard Dev’s story of fleeing his native Trinidad after 15 years of persecution, conversion therapy and death threats because of his homosexuality, he was in awe. “As I listened to him, I was moved to tears by the strength of his character,” Jason says. “I saw in him the opportunity to build a life with a remarkable man of gravitas and humility.” To Jason’s surprise, Dev approached him and asked for his number. The pair went on three dates over the next seven days. “One week after we met, I told him to close his eyes and hold out his hands,” Jason says of placing a wedding band in Dev’s palm. “I said, ‘Open your eyes and ask me anything you want.’ Dev asked me to marry him.”

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Ali suspected something might be up when Jim was abnormally silent and had sweaty palms on the way to dinner while on a family trip to Laguna Beach, California. “Walking to the restaurant, we ‘ran into’ my parents who suggested we catch the sunset at Brown’s Park,” Ali says. Her parents starting hanging back as the couple strolled to the edge of the outlook. “Before I knew it, Jim was down on one knee,” Ali says. “I felt like the butterflies in my stomach were about to carry me off to cloud nine.”

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krys & ted Beverly Hills, CA

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It took Ted a few days to work up the courage—and perfect line—to message Krys on OkCupid.com. When she saw photos of his dog, Duke, all over his profile, she knew he was her type. Three and a half years later, the pair set off on a month-long European trip. While they were in Mallorca, Spain, Ted asked a tourist to take their picture. As Krys prepared to pose, he took her hands and proposed. “At that moment, time stopped,” Krys says. “For so long I never thought I would meet the person who understands me, accepts me, forgives my shortcomings and loves me as I am.” >>

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These high school sweethearts spent the bulk of their college courtship apart, “surviving on video chat and weekend train trips,” Kaleigh says. Eight years in, Matthew knew he wanted to propose, but with his heightened excitement, he also knew he wouldn’t make it through an elaborate surprise proposal. One summer Sunday morning, Kaleigh and Matthew were lying in bed wondering what to eat for breakfast. “I couldn’t contain myself anymore,” he says of rolling over and popping the question. “While it definitely wasn’t traditional, it was so special because my favorite times with Kaleigh are lounging around,” he says. “It was perfect for us.”

thithya & sanjiv Boston PHOTOGRAPH BY LENA MIRISOLA PHOTOGRAPHY

Dallas-based Thithya first met Sanjiv on a Boston train platform. The pair exchanged numbers, but they really hit it off three months later, when Sanjiv found himself in Dallas for his college reunion. “What was supposed to be a three-day reunion turned into three hours because I spent all my time with her,” Sanjiv says. Days later, on New Year’s Eve, the pair proposed to each other. “We come from a culture where one’s word is more valuable than a ring,” he says. “But I did give her a ring three months before the wedding.”

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Three years after meeting at a music venue in Newport Beach, California, Emily and Andy set out on a road trip through the Sierra Nevada. To cap off the adventure, they stopped at Schramsberg Vineyards in California’s Napa Valley. “As we entered an area encircled by large oak trees, Andy lowered himself to one knee,” Emily says of first seeing the vintage 1940s-era ring her husband-to-be picked out. “Although I didn’t cry in the moment, the event became much more emotional once we started calling friends and family to share the news.”

Read more proposal stories and submit your own at HowHeAsked.com by The Knot.

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BLAIR & SPENCER MAY 28 ¥ LA QUINTA, CA

modern desert oasis PHOTOGRAPHY BY SPOSTO PHOTOGRAPHY EVENT DESIGN BY ROCK PAPER DETAILS, EVENTS

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venue “We were looking for a beautiful desert sunset location and it was just that,” Blair says of La Quinta Resort.

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REAL WEDDINGS attire Blair paired her modern two-piece gown—a Chantilly lace crop top and silk organza skirt—with an illusion veil. “The diamond stud earrings were a wedding gift from Spencer,” she says. The groom put a twist on the classic tux by donning a custom green suit and vest with a vintage pearl tie bar and suede loafers. And for his wedding ring, he chose a unique meteorite band. ceremony Blair’s mother rewrote the lyrics to “Real Good Hands” to be sung for the bride’s processional into the courtyard. cakes Five naked cakes in three different flavors satisfied the sweet tooths in the crowd.

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he casual vibes and picturesque terrain of California’s Palm Springs inspired Blair Duckworth (26 and a graphic designer) and Spencer Paysinger (27

and a linebacker for the Miami Dolphins) to host a destination wedding full of desert charm. The couple exchanged vows with a handmade backdrop of pampas grass framed by modern pottery. The bridesmaids wore custom jumpsuits fit for the Sonoran temperatures, and succulents popped from the bouquets and boutonnieres. “We wanted relaxed but elegant, with neutral tones, succulents and rose gold,” Blair says of the gray stoneware and copper flatware on the wood feasting tables. Also, to lighten the mood, the pair included giant Jenga blocks, a second-line parade and a playlist of ’90s R & B jams. —Stephanie Cain

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REAL WEDDINGS location “It was important for us to have everything in one place,” Blair says of transitioning from the courtyard ceremony to the patio reception. Even the after-party was on-site.

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playful details In addition to the Jenga blocks that served as a guest book, an oversize Connect Four provided entertainment as did a Big Love Ball for photo ops. food The couple honored their mutual Southern roots through their menu: a familystyle feast of blackened catfish with crawfish étouffée, corn bread and a signature cocktail—the Sweet B, made with Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey and lemonade. first dance “We chose ‘Love on Top’ by Beyoncé because every time it comes on in the car, we both jam!” Blair says. From there, hip-hop and R&B kept guests grooving all night.

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ince Blair isn’t a fan of cake toppers, her design team at Rock Paper Details, Events took the opportunity to surprise the pair with a custom neon sign they added to the boxwood wall to “top” the dessert table. A play on Spencer’s last name, “Love Pays” served as the couple’s hashtag. To create the sign, the team took Blair’s handwriting of the phrase to a local designer to replicate it for the four-foot-wide piece. “It was the biggest surprise of the day,” Blair says. “This is now one of our favorite features in our home and a constant reminder of our wedding.”

Be creative and take risks. Go for a minimalist, laid-back approach for desert celebrations. Try something contemporary like a modern art piece or dramatic ceremony décor.

Beware of heat. Keep the weather in mind when it comes to your outfits and your guests’ comfort levels. Flowy fabrics, parasols, umbrellas and chilled refreshments keep everyone cool.

Avoid summer months. For California deserts, June, July and August mean scorching temperatures and sweat.

Wed in the early evening. Stunning desert sunsets give sundown-timed ceremonies a natural, and picturesque, backdrop for memorable photos.

Choose heat-resistant blooms. Delicate flowers like peonies and hydrangeas don’t hold up well in high temps. Opt for local botanicals and succulents.

Serve ice pops. Flavored ice pops dipped in glasses of champagne are a unique twist on the classic toast.

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DARBY & KAITLYN JULY 25 ¥ WASHINGTON, DC

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gowns Both brides donned elegant dresses, with Darbyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s featuring a skirt of fabric rosettes and Kaitlynâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s covered in floral-shaped crystal embroidery.

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REAL WEDDINGS floral inspiration In addition to the elaborate fresh flowers, the custom stationery included a botanical element that inspired the fondant cake design. food The brides served some of their favorite bites, including mini chicken pot pies and mini tacos paired with nips of tequila. Signature cocktails also hinted at their roots: old-fashioneds crafted with Woodford Reserve. planner “Our planner was able to pick up on our subtle cues and create something even more perfect than we could have done ourselves,” Darby says of hiring a pro. “Without her, it would have been considerably less magical.”

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the Anderson House website, it took the couple less than two minutes to decide it was the venue for their summer nuptials. “We fell in love with the grandness,” Darby says. “We sent in the deposit sight unseen.” From there, the brides began collaborating with their planner on how to blend the dramatic setting and stunning floral displays with nods to their Southern backgrounds. A soaring rose-filled wall provided the romantic backdrop for the ceremony, while voluminous centerpieces topped the reception tables. And to end the night, guests munched on fried chicken biscuits before heading to the after-party at a nearby classic DC haunt. —SC

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Ceremony & Reception Site Anderson House, Washington, DC Photography Abby Jiu Photography Videography Josh Gooden Photo + Cinema Event Design Amanda McCabe/Engaging Affairs Floral Design Rick Davis/Amaryllis Inc. Officiants Mary Vess; Tim Wilson (couple’s friends) Gowns Darby: Vera Wang, New York City; Kaitlyn: Watters, Love Couture Bridal, Potomac, MD Veils Blossom Veils; Vera Wang; headpiece: LolaandMadison, Etsy.com Shoes Harriet Wilde; Jimmy Choo Hair Bridal Hair by Remona; Allen Jones/ Salon V Makeup Beauty ‘N the Bride Engagement Rings Bulgari; Tiffany & Co. Wedding Rings Tiffany & Co. Bridesmaid Dresses BHLDN Formalwear Banana Republic Stationery Michelle’s Memos Rentals Bialek’s Music; DC Rental; Nuage Designs; Ridgewells Catering, Desserts & Favors Ridgewells Cake Wildflour Fine Baking Co. Music Ceremony: Cherry Blossom String Quartet; reception: Dan Goldman/Bialek’s Music Accommodations The Hay-Adams Guests 80 Honeymoon Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora, French Polynesia Don’t forget to share your wedding! Go to TheKnot.com/submit

ceremony The formality of the marble ballroom was softened by a giant flower wall of ivory and champagne roses. For added romance, crystal candelabras flanked the altar space and pillar candles created a warm and inviting spot for the duo to say “I do.” bridesmaids The brides’ collective three bridesmaids wore plumhued flowy dresses and carried bright bouquets. advice After the venue’s docent recommended the brides host a receiving line, the couple took her advice. “Some of our most precious memories happened in that receiving line,” Darby says. “Hugs, kisses and tears abounded.”

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the cheat sheet darby & kaitlyn our favorite detail

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rom the eye-catching floral wall to the elegant centerpieces, Amanda McCabe of Engaging Affairs created a romantic atmosphere that showcased the European-style architecture of the space while mellowing the opulent details. “There’s a fine line to creating something that won’t overshadow the intimacy of a romantic ceremony and that will be a stunning focal point,” McCabe says of the rose-filled flower wall. “I wanted the backdrop to be soft enough to highlight the gorgeous gowns.” That same blend of roses, zinnias, stock and hybrid delphinium topped the tables.

I loved the brides’ energy on the wedding day. You just can’t fabricate that.

Use lots of candles. Blend floating candles with pillars, votives and tapers in candelabras for plenty of warm candlelight. Utilizing different types of glass—clear, mercury, lightly tinted—adds dimension.

Go romantic with the food too. Add a champagne bar, serve caviar and offer luscious desserts like truffles.

Hire a string quartet. Bring the style to the entertainment: violins and harps for the ceremony, or a pianist during cocktail hour.

Know the venue rules. Indoor venues may not allow open flames, meaning candles may need to be replaced with an LED version. A good idea is to place wax candles in clear glass hurricanes.

Don’t go overboard on blush tones. Too much pink can look overly feminine, cutesy or, worse, like a bad ’80s movie. Think balance for a timeless look you won’t regret.

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MAY & DINESH SEPTEMBER 4 ¥ KAPALUA, HI

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beauty “Most Indian brides prefer dramatic hair and makeup, but I opted for a subtle take based on the natural surroundings of Maui,” May says.

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REAL WEDDINGS ceremony The venue’s locally sourced food first drew the couple in, but the sunset views from the oceanfront deck sealed the deal. “We discovered it on our third trip, and on that evening, we made the decision,” May says. attire For the tea ceremony on the morning of the wedding, May donned a hand-painted qipao she had commissioned after seeing a pattern online. She then changed into a mint-hued, embroidered lehenga and a tikka headpiece to exchange vows with Dinesh, who wore a pale gold sherwani “to match the calm, serene beauty of the location.”

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Dinesh Shamdasani (35 and CEO of Valient Entertainment) threw a celebration with modern twists on tradition and plenty of personality. “Typically Indian ceremonies include very bright colors, but my vision was for a more magical, ‘secret garden’ feel,” May says of opting for a soft palette inspired by the surrounding landscapes. “We wanted to honor the beauty of Chinese and Indian customs while highlighting the tropical charm of Hawaii.” The festivities included Chinese tea and Hindu ceremonies, a baraat (procession), local dishes and even

a surprise Bollywood dance by the newlyweds. “Everyone was happily shocked,” she says. “The hours of dance practice paid off.” —SC

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Ceremony & Reception Site Merriman’s, Kapalua, HI Photography Wendy Laurel Videography Sunlit Films Event Design Opihi Love Wedding Coordination & Event Design Floral Design Bella Bloom Officiant Pandit Kedar St. John Gowns Lehenga: custom, Sari Palace, Artesia, CA; qipao: custom, Connie Tao Designs, Pasadena, CA; reception: Martina Liana, The Ivory Suite, Pasadena, CA Tikka Sari Palace Hair & Makeup MeiLi Autumn Beauty Bridesmaid Saris Frontier Heritage, Artesia, CA Formalwear Groom: sherwani: Frontier Heritage; tuxedo: Giorgio Armani; reception: Frontier Heritage; groomsmen kurtas: Sari Palace Stationery Invitations: InLoftCalligraphy, Etsy.com; place cards & signage: Alannah Rae Calligraphy; menu cards: Merriman’s Rentals Rio Event Design; Set Maui; Winters Events Catering & Cake Merriman’s Music The Ryan Robinson Band Dance Lessons Blue13 Dance Company Favors Kate Aspen Transportation Hawaii Executive Transportation Accommodations The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua Guests 108 Don’t forget to share your wedding! Go to TheKnot.com/submit

reception Along with gold-rimmed china, metallic flatware and luscious arrangements of pastel blooms, gold elephant-shaped place card holders greeted each guest at the tables. “Elephants have special meaning to us,” May says of the gilded favors. “Dinesh’s name originates from Ganesh, a Hindu deity with an elephant head. He represents good fortune, so they’re very auspicious.” drinks Playful puns sweetly entitled the four signature drinks, including the May Tai, a spin on the Mai Tai, and the Just Maui’ed, a mocktail made with lilikoi honey syrup. advice “Take the time to meet your vendors,” May says of the pros she worked with. “I felt a great sense of relief knowing each person involved.”

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We were able to fool our guests! Our first dance song, Frankie Valli’s ‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,’ cut out halfway through, as if there had been a technical snafu. To their surprise, we performed a choreographed Bollywood number. —M AY CH ID E C H AN A N , BR B RIDE

Understand one another’s culture. Educate yourself on the cultures. Listen to the priorities of each other and your families. Make sure the elements you’re including are true to them and your religions. Incorporate guests. Invite guests to interact with the cultures, whether it’s wearing garb like saris and kurtas or participating in blessings and traditions like Chinese games.

Have fun with the food. The menu and beverage options are a great opportunity to showcase various culinary traditions. Serve different types of appetizers at cocktail hour and include typical spices and ingredients in the signature drinks.

Make sure pros can accommodate your vision. Be clear with your venue, caterers and other pros about specific cultural and religious details you must include. Work with them to make sure they can support your request.

Keep what’s important to you. Don’t allow “normal” or “expected” to get in the way of what’s a priority for you. If it’s your tradition, do it!

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location “We’re both born and raised Californians but loved the idea of a snowy wedding,” Sarah says of the mountain affair.

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TKTKTKKT REAL WEDDINGS ceremony Sarah’s father calmed her nerves before the processional by joking, “Bet you’ve never taken a selfie in a wedding dress.”

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REAL WEDDINGS colors “I’ve been wearing the same nail polish since high school,” Sarah says of using the Malaga Wine hue on everything from cozy blankets to the inside of the buttercream cake. fashion Striving to “feel like a snow queen,” Sarah paired her dropped-waist ball gown with a furtrimmed cape and crystal headpiece. She even wore fuzzy boots to stay warm. wedding party Sarah’s seven bridesmaids draped faux-fur jackets over their wine-colored dresses, while the flower girls donned tutus reminiscent of Sarah’s childhood ballet costumes.

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colors for their mountain wedding in the Sierra Nevada. With deep red florals, burgundy-hued goblets and jewel-toned details, the couple transformed a ski lodge into a dreamy world full of “wow” moments. “We focused on experiences and comforts that would delight our guests,” Sarah says. That included an ethereal ceremony setup with ghost chairs, fur accents, vintage rugs and a dramatic arch of cherry blossoms, plus mulled wine, roasted marshmallows, fireworks and even a grand groom’s entrance by helicopter. “I wanted something magically elegant that still inspired curiosity and fun,” she says. “At the tables, we felt as if we were royalty.” —SC

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Embrace the setting. Stick with décor that feels authentic to the location, like fire pits, cashmere wraps, woodland details and jewel tones.

Have a weather backup plan. You can’t control a storm. Set a solid plan B.

Understand lighting. Shooting photos in the snow poses challenges. Work with an experienced photographer. And if it gets dark earlier, plan portrait sessions accordingly.

Beware of altitude sickness. Set up an oxygen bar, sip water and remind guests to drink alcohol slowly.

Go skiing. Grab guests and have fun.

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—ALISON RINDERKNECHT, PLANNER

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VICTORIA & BRIAN OCTOBER 10 â&#x20AC;¢ GREENPORT, NY

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REAL WEDDINGS colors The main palette—Pacific blue and fuchsia—was displayed on everything from the lighting design to the ceremony seat cushions. “Even the sky cooperated that night and harmonized beautifully,” Victoria says. ceremony The rose gold band Brian placed on Victoria’s finger once belonged to her stepmother’s grandmother, and her stepmother also wore it at her wedding. florals An eclectic mix of flowers added texture to the space, with branches crawling up the tent poles, a large wreath suspended over the dance floor, romantic blooms filling the tables and brushed succulent accents.

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mini culinary pairings

Book the perfect venue. Strive for unity between the theme and space. Mason jars look out of place with crystal chandeliers. Go local for favors. Source local baked goods, wines, beers, snacks and fruit for favors and welcome bags. Review the hotel options. Since rustic venues are often set in rural areas, note the options before booking the space, and secure room blocks early. Offer small guest comforts. Provide pashminas for evening temperature drops and heel protectors so stilettos don’t sink in the grass.

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Don’t let all the planning details take away from the real reason for the day: starting a loving marriage with your husband. Keep that in mind every step of the way. —V IC TOR IA R I E S E, BRIDE

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pink and coral blooms down the aisle to “A Thousand Years” cover by The Piano Guys. “She tried on a few gowns, but she knew the Isabel was her dress,” Christopher says. “Think about what Carli does [for a living]. She has to be calculated, direct and on it, so she wasn’t all over the place. She knew by looking at it—and she’s got a great figure.” And as much as Carli loved her wedding dress, she also wanted to switch it up with a second number to wear during the reception. Christopher suggested creating a short version of his Kennedy gown for her, and she loved it. “I changed into my other dress around 10:15 p.m. and swapped out my shoes and earrings,” Carli says. “It was so fun to come down in that dress. It was super sexy and comfortable, and Brian loved it!” Guests enjoyed signature cocktails (his was rum and ginger ale; hers was vodka, cranberry and pineapple), a buffet and vanilla and chocolate wedding cake. Everyone partied the night away on the dance floor with fun props, including sunglasses for the wedding party and wigs for the kids. “Our wedding day was the best day of our lives,” Carli says. “Honestly, nothing went wrong—it was perfect.”

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How did it feel once you were officially pronounced husband and wife? I’ve never felt happier than in that moment. Brian and I wrote our own vows to one another, and we had our attorney, John Johnson, officiate the ceremony. We both cried during the reading of our vows. Everything was just so perfect [including] the weather and my walk down the aisle.

Tell us about your wedding favors. We chose totes that read “Happily Ever After” with our names and wedding date on them. They were filled with sunscreen, bug spray, colored tumblers to use by the pool and beach, Advil, Kind Bars, Emergen-C, Havaianas flipflops, toothpaste and a toothbrush. We also placed sunglasses printed with our names and wedding date on the chairs at the ceremony.

What do you love most about Brian, and what was your favorite wedding moment? I love the person he is and has become. He is kind, patient, caring and so handsome! Even after 16 years of being together, I fell more in love with him on our wedding day. He makes me a better person and his vows made me cry—we had everyone at our wedding in tears when we read our vows.

Why did you choose your first dance song? We chose Rascal Flatts’ “Bless the Broken Road” because we loved the words and music.

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What was your bridal beauty style? I don’t wear a lot of makeup, so I decided to go for a more natural look, and I knew I wanted my hair to be swept off to the side with loose curls and a side part.

What wedding advice would you give to your best engaged friend? Enjoy and cherish the day. It goes by in the blink of an eye.

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Ceremony & Reception Site Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa, Puerto Morelos, Mexico Photography Morby Photography Officiant John Johnson Gowns & Veil Matthew Christopher, New York City Hair & Makeup Yukiko Kinkel Engagement & Wedding Rings DeSimone Jewelers Necklace, Earrings & Bracelet Haute Bride Bridesmaid Dresses Amsale, Bella Bridesmaids Invitations American Solutions for Business Favors Havaianas; Kind Bars Accommodations Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa, Puerto Morelos, Mexico Honeymoon Turks and Caicos

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VIRGINIA

Erica and Robert

Photography: Vicki Grafton Photography

WYOMING

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These stunning weddings showed us the true meaning of Southern hospitality, with a second-line parade and jazz band, food-filled feasts, a tailgate at a reception and a backyard ceremony on a horse farm.

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Marya and Dylan Photography: Flora + Fauna

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For those who wanted to chill by the water, we had authentic Cuban cigars being rolled by the ocean at the reception.Ó —MARYA, BRIDE , F LORIDA

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Chrissy and Mike

new england Rustic, family-focused celebrations featuring oysters, lighthouses and, of course, pups made up these scenic affairs across the Northeast.

CONNECTICUT

Kim and Pete

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Nicole and Ben Photography: Gideon Photography

ALABAMA

GEORGIA

Keeley and Graham

Whitney and Patrick

Photography: Leslie Hollingsworth Photography

Photography: Scobey Photography MISSISSIPPI

Lane and Cody Photography: Starling and Sage

We exited the reception surrounded by guests shaking gold Southern Miss pom-poms and chanting the fight song.” —L ANE , BRIDE , MISS ISS IPPI

LOUISIANA

Beth and Philip Photography: Arte De Vie

TENNESSEE

Angela and Cameron Photography: Stephanie Sorenson Photography NORTH CAROLINA

Nina and Matt Photography: Allison Kuhn Photography

RHODE ISLAND

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Danielle and Patrick

MASSACHUSETTS

VERMONT

Andrea and Jordan

Brooke and Zach

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NEW MEXICO

Kayla and Austin Photography: Alicia Lucia Photography NORTH DAKOTA

Katherine and Bill Photography: Abby Anderson

ARIZONA

Kelsey and Mason Photography: Elyse Hall Photography

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Breathtaking mountain backdrops, beautiful florals, artsy venues and a hint of Vegas glitz and glam had us lusting after these couples’ Western festivities. One pair even turned a canoe into their wedding arch!

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SOUTH DAKOTA

Angela and Dan Photography: Michael Liedtke

NEVADA

Fletcher and Greg Photography: Altf Photography

The Old Courthouse Museum blends the charm, style and elegance of the past with elements of modern simplicity.Ó — A NG E L A, B R I D E , SOU T H DAKOTA

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IDAHO

Elle and Kalen Photography: Kendra Elise Photography

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COLORADO

Dave and Jeremy Photography: Josie Pix

west coast

West Coasters know it’s all about laid-back elegance, whether they wed at the summit of a Chugach Mountain or on the cliffs of Big Sur. CALIFORNIA

Rory and Kevin

The tables were named after the 13 Colorado 14ers (mountains over 14,000 feet high) that we hiked together. Each had a photo of us at the summit.Ó — DA VE , G RO OM , CO LO R AD O

OREGON

Jessica and Chintan ALASKA

Tricia and Tom TEXAS

UTAH

Valerie and Mitty

Adria and Sujeet

Photography: Valerie Demo Photography

Photography: Gideon Photography

WASHINGTON

Annie and Robert MONTANA

Jess and Jess Photography: Jeremiah and Rachel Photography

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INDIANA OHIO

Rachel and Ryan Photography: Style & Story Creative

Kaitlyn and Kyle Photography: The Siners Photography

KANSAS

Hope and Nick WISCONSIN

Elizabeth and Jeff

Photography: Steven Michael Photography

Photography: Emily Steffen

midwest

Color exuded from these Midwestern nuptials, including bold bridesmaid dresses, military blues, vibrant pink table linens, the sophisticated hues of the Ohio Statehouse and even a blush-toned wedding gown.

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Chrissy and Brady

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IOWA

Stephanie and Mitch

NEBRASKA

Caitlin and Taylor

Photography: Aly Carroll Photography

Photography: Nikki Moore Photography

Hanging from the arbor was a stained glass window from the church where three generations of my family wed.” —C AIT L IN, BRIDE , NEBRAS K A

MICHIGAN

Katlyn and Clayton Photography: Samantha James Photography

MINNESOTA

Sarah and Finn Photography: Amanda Summerlin Photography

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OKLAHOMA

Brooklyn and Caleb Photography: Holli B Photography

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A range of historic venues plus a lake in a forest allowed these couples to add a sense of place to their weddings, giving out-of-town guests a taste of what their local celebrations were all about. Views from the Top of the Rock didn’t hurt either!

WEST VIRGINIA

MARYLAND

Heather and Devin

Kathryn and Ryan

Photography: Lauren Love Photography

Photography: Lisa Blume Photography

PENNSYLVANIA

Heather and Robert

Life for me is very colorful, and I wanted my wedding to reflect that. I threw on my rain boots to dance with my groom.” —H EAT H ER, BRIDE , WE S T VIRG INI A

Photography: Emily Wren Photography DELAWARE

Krystin and Dean Photography: Asya Photography

NEW YORK

Taryn and Sam Photography: Ira Lippke Studios

The moment we walked into the Rainbow Room, we knew that’s where we’d marry.” — TA RY N , B R ID E , N E W YO R K

NEW JERSEY

Anne and Mike Photography: Kay English Photography

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GRAND ENTRANCE

Make your walk down the aisle an unforgettable fashion moment in a cape of cascading organza ruffles. Cape, price upon request, Rivini.com

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ROYAL TREATMENT

Give a nod to the dramatic style of the Elizabethan era and opt for a corseted ball gown with exposed boning. Dress, price upon request, VeraWang.com; hair pins, $30 each, BoutiquedeVoile.com

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LAVISH TULLE

Frothy, over-thetop sleeves take a slim-fitting column gown from simple to showstopping. Dress, $8,970, AlonLivne.com; earrings, $72,000, EricaCourtney.com

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GILDED TOUCH

Shimmery floral embellishments give a blush-tinted gown a dreamy glow. Dress, $13,000, MoniqueLhuillier .com; engagement ring, $7,600, Karl Lagerfeld, SayYesWithKarl.com; necklace, $8,500, visit EricaCourtney.com for stores

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PORTRAIT PERFECT

A timeless high collar draws attention to your face and feels instantly regal. Dress, price upon request, Pronovias .com; engagement ring, $8,000 (not including center stone), EricaCourtney .com; earrings, $160, AlexandraKoumba.com

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WELL PLUMED

Allover ostrich feathers, ruffled tulle and a delicate lace bodice are the makings of one seriously luxe gown. Dress, $8,000, Rivini.com; engagement ring, price upon request, UneekJewelry.com; earrings, $19,000, EricaCourtney.com

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LADYLIKE ILLUSION

A champagne-hued trumpet gown paired with a barely there bodice is equal parts elegant and sultry. Dress, $6,480, Ines Di Santo, MarkIngramAtelier .com; bracelet, $2,850, MyAmedeo.com

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SHEER ROMANCE

Slip on detachable, billowy sleeves to take the sexy off-theshoulder trend to the next level. Dress, $5,700, GALA by Galia Lahav, GaliaLahav.com

STORY Shelley Brown FASHION STYLING Morgan Gibbons at Tricia Joyce Inc. HAIR Eloise Cheung using Aveda at Kate Ryan Inc. MAKEUP Lindsey Williams using Burberry at Kate Ryan Inc. SET DESIGN Jerry Schwartz for TheGardenParty NYC.com LOCATION Hempstead House at Sands Point Preserve in Port Washington, NY Planning your own romantic affair? Hempstead House offers amazing architecture, sprawling gardens and views of the Long Island Sound. SandsPointPreserve Conservancy.org

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AMAZING GRACE

A dress with a dramatic train doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to weigh you down. Long, gauzy layers of chiffon are elegant and effortless. Dress, $4,815, Carol-Hannah .com; engagement ring, $3,076 (not including center stone), UneekJewelry.com; earrings, $385, ArielGordonJewelry.com; bracelet, $129, Swarovski.com

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ON BALLERINA COURTNEY LAVINE PROVES THIS SEASONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S MOST STYLISH DRESSES ARE PERFECT FOR DANCING THE NIGHT AWAY.

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TOP FORM

A curve-skimming silhouette with sheer cutouts feels sexy and sophisticated but never constricting. Dress, $2,915, ChristosBridal.com; headpiece, $126, BelAireBridal .com; engagement ring, $1,333 (not including center stone), UneekJewelry.com; earrings, $490, Tacori.com; bracelet, $1,035, MeiratDesigns.com

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TUTU PERFECT

Not into long gowns? Take a cue from the professionals and go for a sweet tea-length dress with a full tulle skirt. Dress, $2,000, Dennis Basso, KleinfeldBridal .com; earrings, price upon request, Tacori.com; bracelet, $55, NinaShoes.com

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FLOAT ON

Get in on the blue wedding dress trend with a cloud-printed skirt and sparkly crop top. The best part? This whimsical ensemble is just made for twirling. Top, $1,650, skirt, $3,120, LeanneMarshall.com; earrings, $125, AlexisBittar.com; knuckle ring, $83, The9thMuse.com

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BODICE ENVY

Pull off the sexy look of a corset—and still have room to breathe—with this gown, complete with delicate straps. Dress, $3,070, AnneBarge.com

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MEET COURTNEY LAVINE Professional dancer Courtney Lavine began classical ballet training at the age of 8. She joined American Ballet Theater’s Studio Company in 2008, and her repertory includes the Nanny and the Sugar Plum Fairy in Alexei Ratmansky’s The Nutcracker, Cinderella in The Sleeping Beauty, as well as roles in all of the company’s full-length ballets.

JUMP FOR JOY Pleated chiffon gives a flowy sheath gorgeous structure and dimension, but won’t get in the way when it’s time to hit the dance floor— no matter how impressive your moves are. Dress, $5,200, J. Mendel, MarkIngramAtelier.com; earrings, $325, HelenFicalora.com; bracelet, $3,920, SydneyEvan.com

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wedding gowns 101 We know your first priority—finding the (other) one—your dress.

gown silhouette styles trumpet gown

mermaid 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.

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.

This gown is a bit more fitted and flares out at the knee (or lower). It’s a great silhouette for showing off curves.

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ball gown

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This universally flattering style hugs the torso and has a flared skirt in, you guessed it, an A-shape.

The ball gown has a fitted bodice and a dramatic full skirt. Busty brides will love this shape because it creates balanced proportions.

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

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

sweetheart neckline

scoop neckline

one-shoulder neckline

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

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

notched lapel

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

peaked lapel

• 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.

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

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2 The water is so clear in the Bahamas that divers experience visibility of up to 200 feet. 3

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. 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.

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. 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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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.

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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. Ever since Sandals opened the first all-inclusive resort there, it’s been the top destination for young newlyweds. 3

Bob Marley’s birthplace, Kingston, is perfect for honeymooners seeking their reggae roots or even just a starting point for spa trips and hikes in the beautiful Blue Mountains. 4

6 To see Jamaica at its best, go during Carnival, the highlight of the Jamaican year, in Kingston, Ocho Rios and MoBay each April and in Negril each May. 7 Reggae lovers should wait until August for the Reggae Sumfest, held in MoBay. 8 While shopping in Montego Bay, be polite and don’t hesitate to haggle. Sellers are insistent. 9 Coconut water—sold as “cold jelly” at roadside stands—and conch soup are said to heighten amour. 10

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5 The Blue Lagoon was filmed in Port Antonio, called the “most exquisite port on Earth.” It’s a less-developed gem on the northeast side of the island.

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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-over Liquid nightclub. From beach bonfire parties and a Red Lane¨ Spa to gourmet dining at seven world-class restaurants—plus the lavishly 877-Beaches appointed rooms and suites—Beaches Ocho Rios is Beaches.com for lovers of luxury and sun-kissed fun.

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he flagship Sandals, set on Jamaica’s best, private white-sand beach in Montego Bay, is where the beach goes on and the party never stops. Nine gourmet 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. For those who prefer glamorous seclusion, the Beachfront Villa Suites with Butler Service provide 877-SANDALS privilege and butler service along a beautiful stretch Sandals.com of beach.

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Go horseback riding on Grace Bay beach, one of the highest-rated beaches in the western hemisphere. 4 Turks & Caicos is less developed and more upscale than other Caribbean islands.

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

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.

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.

9 Gros Islet, a small island on the northwest shore of St. Lucia, is known throughout the Caribbean for its Friday night jump-up. Street-side music blares as locals jam to the sounds of reggae, soca and calypso.

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

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NINGALOO COAST WHY GO The Great

Barrier Reef gets all the hype, but the Ningaloo Reef on the northwest coast is equally spectacular. WHEN TO GO April to September are prime times to visit. Whale shark swim experiences are available April to July and humpback whale swims from August to October. WHERE TO STAY The Outback-meets-reef setting of Sal Salis in Cape Range National Park puts you steps from the UNESCO World Heritage–listed coral. Request the honeymoon tent (from $710 per person, including meals; SalSalis.com.au), which features ocean views and a double hammock for stargazing. BEST FOR Adventurous couples looking to disconnect and reconnect with nature WORTH THE SPLURGE If you love being on the water, book the sail and snorkel package (from $3,600 per person). It includes three nights at the camp and three nights aboard the 51-foot catamaran Shore Thing.

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LAKE ST. CLAIR, tasmania

WHY GO If your idea

of romance is remote nature, get lost on the trails of some of the world’s oldest remaining cool temperate rain forests. WHEN TO GO December to April offers the best weather. WHERE TO STAY You don’t have to rough it thanks to the new Pumphouse Point (from $210; PumphousePoint.com.au). The former hydroelectricity station has been reimagined into an 18-suite lodge. Ambitious couples can tackle the famed 40-mile Overland Track, which takes five to six days and ends at Pumphouse Point’s front door. BEST FOR Outdoorsy types and wilderness lovers; couples who love to hike WORTH THE SPLURGE Skip the twohour-plus drive from Hobart and arrive by helicopter. The journey provides a bird’seye view of Derwent Valley and Lake St. Clair (one-way transfer for up to four passengers from $825; ParAvion.com.au).

world’s most dynamic cities, Sydney will fill your culture quota with museums, restaurants, opera and architecture while also checking your chill box with its beachside cafés and surfer style. WHEN TO GO September through November and March to May bring comfortable temperatures and fewer tourists. WHERE TO STAY The hip, new QT Bondi (from $215; QTHotelsandResorts.com/ bondi-beach) has a vibrant SoCal vibe, retro furnishings and a location just off legendary Bondi Beach. There isn’t a restaurant, but each of the 69 rooms has a kitchenette, and every Saturday, the Bondi Farmers Market takes place across the street. BEST FOR Cool seekers who want culture mixed with seaside R & R INSTAGRAM-WORTHY SHOT Take a dip in the Bondi Baths, the saltwater swimming pool that spills into the sea. After, grab drinks at the Bondi Icebergs Club (Icebergs .com.au) and enjoy the panoramas. WORTH THE SPLURGE Get an aerial view of the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House during a seaplane ride to Pretty Beach House. This four-pavilion retreat nestled within Bouddi National Park is all about indulgence (from $1,500 per night, two-night minimum; round-trip seaplane flight from $495; PrettyBeachHouse.com).

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BAROSSA VALLEY WHY GO Australia’s

premier wine region offers more than 150 wineries, complete with intimate cellar tastings. WHEN TO GO The smell of fermenting grapes is in the air during harvest, which typically takes place January through March. WHERE TO STAY The 15 suites of The Louise (from $455, including breakfast; TheLouise .com.au) all come with private terraces and spa tubs, and a handful feature gas-log fireplaces and outdoor showers. An awardwinning restaurant, 500-plus label wine list and infinity-edge lap pool keep guests occupied on property. The well-connected staff can arrange exclusive off-property experiences as well. BEST FOR Foodies and oenophiles INSTAGRAM-WORTHY SHOT Have breakfast with kangaroos. A bushwalk in a conservation park ends at a table set with drinks and breakfast ($130 per person).

ULURUKATA TJUTA NATIONAL PARK, northern territory

LAKE ST. CLAIR: TOM WOOTTON

WHY GO Known as the

soul of Australia, the Red Centre combines the bush with Aboriginal culture. WHEN TO GO Visit during the drier and chillier seasons, April to October. WHERE TO STAY The 15 eco-glamping tents at Longitude 131 are set atop Martian-red dunes. At night, view the Southern Cross from your private deck, then in the morning, watch the sunrise over Uluru (Ayer’s Rock) from the comfort of your bed (from $1,350, all-inclusive, minimum two-night stay; Longitude131.com.au). BEST FOR Couples who love culture and remote places; art aficionados WORTH THE SPLURGE Art lovers won’t want to miss A Night at Field of Light (from $235 per person; AyersRockResort .com.au). During this experience, a host will explain the illuminated artwork to you over sunset canapés and bubbly.

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WESTERN CAPE WINELANDS, south africa

WHY GO A scenic two-

hour drive from Cape Town, the valleys of the Cape Winelands are framed by mountains and vineyards and dotted with award-winning restaurants. WHEN TO GO Fall (February to April) is warm, but not too hot, and it brings brilliant colors and the energy of harvest season. WHERE TO STAY South Africa’s version of the Garden of Eden, Babylonstoren (from $316; Babylonstoren.com) is surrounded by vineyards, historic Cape Dutch farm buildings and an eight-acre garden that grows 300 varieties of edible or medicinal plants. Whitewashed cottages and suites take inspiration from old farm quarters. Channel your inner farmer and go pick your own produce or grab a table at the Greenhouse restaurant. BEST FOR Garden, food and wine enthusiasts INSTAGRAM-WORTHY SHOT Babylonstoren is all about the food porn. You’ll have your pick of shots: the in-house fromagerie and salumerie, breads being pulled from the bakery’s oven, or the artfully presented farm-to-table dishes at the award-winning restaurant Babel.

Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp, Namibia

SKELETON COAST, namibia WHY GO One of the

world’s most dramatic stretches of coast is home to ancient valleys, dune fields and shipwrecks. Despite the extreme landscape, it’s also startlingly life filled and offers one-of-a-kind safaris. WHEN TO GO Namibia is a true year-round destination. December through March is hot, but also green and full of wildlife. WHERE TO STAY Conservation-minded

outfitter Wilderness Safaris boasts some of the top guides in Africa and operates the eight-tent, fly-in, fly-out Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp (from $595, all-inclusive; Wilderness-Safaris.com). You may be blissfully isolated from civilization, but the camp still provides top-shelf cocktails around the campfire, toasty throws in addition to cozy duvets and springbok fillet for dinner. BEST FOR Couples who have already been to Africa or who are looking for a fresh take on the classic safari INSTAGRAM-WORTHY SHOT Take amazing game-drive shots of Namibia’s desertadapted wildlife, like brown hyena, giraffes and desert elephants. WORTH THE SPLURGE Stay three nights or more with Wilderness Safaris and have the opportunity to experience a flying excursion over the coast. See beautiful landscapes, plus seal colonies and shipwrecks. >>

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WHY GO Deemed the Serengeti of the South,

the lunarlike Makgadikgadi Pans is one of the largest salt flats in the world. During wet season, the area boasts southern Africa’s last surviving zebra and wildebeest migration—a must-see for animal lovers. WHEN TO GO Wet season—November through March—brings high rainfall but also zebras, wildebeests and flamingos. April to May is dry and warm, while June to August is dry but chilly in the morning and at night. WHERE TO STAY Jack’s Camp feels like a mirage set in the desert. Ten en suite canvas tents are decked out in lavish, 1940s exploration style complete with Persian rugs and mahogany furnishings (from $1,225; UnchartedAfrica.com). Guides at Jack’s are a rare mix of wise scholars and old-school bushman adventurers. BEST FOR Couples nostalgic for Hemingwayesque safari luxury; couples who want equal doses of culture and wildlife INSTAGRAM-WORTHY SHOT Due to a habituation program, guests can get up close with resident meerkats during breakfast excursions. Don’t be surprised if these furry critters scramble atop your head and use it as a lookout post. ROMANTIC MOMENT Enjoy a drink on the salt pans as the sun goes down—just two chairs, a few beverages and you and your new spouse. Once the sun has set, the most amazing star-filled night sky appears as there’s absolutely zero air pollution.

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ASIA NHA TRANG,

vietnam

WHY GO The coastal resort city of Nha Trang is known for its beaches, dive sites and vibrant nightlife. Off the coast, you have your choice of quiet island paradise. WHEN TO GO Sunny days abound from February through August. WHERE TO STAY The new 105-villa Anam raises the bar for over-the-top service (think: personal butler). In addition to a private beach, you have your choice of three swimming pools (from $200; TheAnam.com). BEST FOR Beach lovers; architecture nerds; service snobs; couples seeking nightlife INSTAGRAM-WORTHY SHOT The light show on Tiki Beach Night is a great backdrop for selfies (SailingClubNhaTrang.com). ROMANTIC MOMENT Spend an afternoon being pampered with body scrubs and massages at the Balinese-inspired Sri Mara Spa at The Anam, then have a private lunch with your own waitstaff on the beach.

RAJA AMPAT, indonesia

WHY GO Bypass

Bali in favor of Raja Ampat. Nestled deep in an archipelago of uninhabited islands, you’ll find some of the best diving in the world here. WHEN TO GO October through April is the dry season, and it also brings an abundance of manta rays. WHERE TO STAY Misool Eco Resort is surrounded by its protected 300,000 acre Misool Marine Park, teeming with ocean life (from $2,400 per person for a seven-night stay, all-inclusive; MisoolEcoResort.com). Choose from water cottages or spacious villas, and spend days snorkeling, at the spa or touring local villages. Feel good knowing your stay benefits the local community and the resort’s marine conservation programs. BEST FOR Diving enthusiasts INSTAGRAM-WORTHY SHOT Don your snorkel gear and swim with baby black tip reef sharks in the waters just off the resort. ROMANTIC MOMENT Be treated to a Romantic Beach Castaway Experience. The staff at Misool will drop you at a private beach with lounge chairs, an umbrella and a cooler full of snacks and drinks.

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NORTH AMERICA LUMMI ISLAND,

washington WHY GO Food pilgrims

SIEM REAP, cambodia

NHA TRANG: COURTESY OF THE ANAM NHA TRANG; RAJA AMPAT: TOBIAS ZIMMER; LUMMI ISLAND: CHARITY BURGGRAAF

WHY GO The gateway to the ancient

temples of Angkor Wat, Siem Reap also offers authentic Khmer restaurants, artisan galleries and boutiques, and access to the floating village on Tonle Sap Lake. WHEN TO GO December and January are assuredly sunny, but can also be crowded. While June is in the rainy season, the days are cooler and the temples don’t overflow with tourists quite like “summer” months. WHERE TO STAY Located only a 20-minute drive from Angkor Wat, Phum Baitang is the hotel of choice for celebrities (like Angelina Jolie). The resort has the feel of a traditional Khmer village, with 45 stilted villas and a bar and restaurant housed in a centuryold Cambodian farmhouse (from $375; PhumBaitang.com). The Spa Temple offers seven treatment rooms, a sauna and steam room, or guests can choose to unwind at the cigar and cocktail lounge. BEST FOR Culture lovers INSTAGRAM-WORTHY SHOT Skip the typical sunrise temple posts. Get your guide to snap a photo of you riding a buffalo cart through Khmer villages. ROMANTIC MOMENT At Cuisine Wat Damnak, chef Joannès Rivière revives and updates Cambodia’s golden age dishes like Mekong langoustine with pumpkin and lemon basil. The $28, six-course menu is a steal, and the garden patio is the perfect spot for a special meal (CuisineWatDamnak.com).

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MALAYSIA WHY GO Often

overlooked in favor of better-known destinations like Thailand and Vietnam, Malaysia offers a unique blend of Malay, Chinese and Indian cultures, plus wild rain forests, untouched beaches and some of Southeast Asia’s most delicious cuisine. WHEN TO GO Avoid monsoon season and visit between March and September. WHERE TO STAY Indulge your private island fantasies at Pangkor Laut Resort (from $193; PangkorLautResort.com). Just off the west coast of Malaysia, the resort is surrounded by jungles and turquoise sea and has its own spa village. Of the seven restaurants, Uncle Lim’s Kitchen stands out for its Chinese-style home cooking. BEST FOR Spa junkies; romantics; foodies INSTAGRAM-WORTHY SHOT Let a resident naturalist lead you on a rain forest trek in search of monkeys, reptiles and more. ROMANTIC MOMENT Enjoy a day of pampering with the Couples Spa Experience, a series of body treatments based on ancient Malay wedding traditions. You’ll both receive a massage and special baths, but they’ll vary for the “princess” and “warrior.”

from around the globe journey to Lummi Island. Part of the San Juan archipelago, Lummi is less than 10 minutes on the ferry from Bellingham, Washington. Forage for mushrooms, dine at a cult restaurant, and then kayak and hike to work up an appetite for your next meal. WHEN TO GO Summer is peak season—it brings gorgeous weather. Fall is quieter and the occasional rain is a good excuse to cozy up in your cottage. WHERE TO STAY Blaine Wetzel’s hyperlocal cooking has made The Willows Inn a destination dining hotel for foodies and chefs worldwide (from $240; Willows-Inn .com). Choose from eight charming rooms just behind the main inn or eight stand-alone properties scattered across the island. The inn has its own farm, fields and smokehouse. To experience all the island has to offer, the staff can help arrange a lighthouse tour or a fishing and crabbing excursion. BEST FOR Nature lovers; foodies; foraging enthusiasts; couples seeking solitude INSTAGRAM-WORTHY SHOT Orca, humpback, gray and minke whales all make regular appearances in the San Juans from April to October. If you’re lucky, you may even encounter sea lions, seals, otters or a flock of seabirds on your trip. To really take in the wildlife, go on a whale-watching trip with Outer Island Excursions and capture a shot of an orca breaching (four-hour trip from $199; OuterIslandX.com). ROMANTIC MOMENT Enjoy sunset from the deck of The Willows Inn. Share a bottle of Yakima Valley chardonnay and a platter of fire-roasted Shigoku oysters—they are an aphrodisiac, after all. >>

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Tutka Bay Lodge, Alaska

Wai’anapanapa State Park, Maui

MAUI, hawaii WHY GO Maui is the best of all worlds:

WILLAMETTE VALLEY, oregon WHY GO Often

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WHY GO Rugged coastlines, wild beaches

and animals like whales, eagles and bears make you feel like you’re truly in the wild, but the quirky town of Homer—with its hippie cafés, fun bars and funky shops—is just a 25-minute boat ride away. WHEN TO GO June to August is the best (read: warmest) time to visit, but shoulder months May and September can be cheaper. WHERE TO STAY Tutka Bay Lodge’s remote setting on a seven-mile fjord at the southern end of Kachemak Bay feels worlds away from civilization (from $4,860 per person for a three-night, all-inclusive stay; WithintheWild.com). The six-cabin wilderness retreat perfectly combines adventures, like kayak excursions, with indulgences including a sauna, wine tastings, massages and multicourse meals. An old crabbing boat has been transformed into a cooking school for guests who want to learn to filet a fish or prepare crab beignets. BEST FOR Wannabe chefs; outdoorsy types INSTAGRAM-WORTHY SHOT Bring your zoom lens to snap a photo of a brown bear at Katmai National Park and Preserve. ROMANTIC MOMENT The staff can arrange everything from a picnic for two on top of Grewingk Glacier to a sunset cruise through Kachemak Bay followed by a private dinner on your cabin’s deck. They’ll even prepare oysters you’ve scouted at a nearby farm.

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called the anti-Napa, Willamette Valley has wines that rival those in California, plus you can hike and bike the wild Pacific Northwest trails. WHEN TO GO Summer is ideal for hiking, biking and kayaking. Visit in fall for leaf peeping and the buzz of harvest season. WHERE TO STAY Rooms at The Allison Inn & Spa have sweeping vineyard views and woodburning fireplaces (from $420; TheAllison .com). The hotel’s acclaimed restaurant celebrates the bounty of Oregon and has an 850-plus bottle wine list that showcases top wineries from the region. BEST FOR Wine geeks; foodies; spa lovers ROMANTIC MOMENT The spa’s Ever-After treatment includes a hot oil herbal body wrap, a couple’s massage and lunch for two.

SNOQUALMIE, washington

WHY GO Just 40

minutes from Seattle you’ll find wilderness trails, waterfalls and the soaring Cascade Mountains. WHEN TO GO Mid-July through September is ideal for outdoor activities. WHERE TO STAY A resident romance concierge ensures every detail of your stay at the Salish Lodge & Spa is magical (from $219; SalishLodge.com). All 84 rooms have oversize tubs and fireplaces. Relax in the pools of the cedar-and-eucalyptus-scented spa. BEST FOR Outdoor lovers; spa enthusiasts INSTAGRAM-WORTHY SHOT The Salish Lodge overlooks a roaring 268-foot waterfall. If you’re lucky, a perfect rainbow may even appear. Time a walk to the viewing platform accordingly and you can catch this treat from Mother Nature.

You’ll find a surfer vibe on the North Shore, amazing resorts and a place that makes you feel like you’re in another era in Hana. WHEN TO GO During shoulder seasons— April through May and September through November—you’ll find more affordable rates, fewer crowds and idyllic weather. WHERE TO STAY Skip the tourist-filled big resorts of Maui’s South Coast and experience the island like a local on the North Shore. The Inn at Mama’s is set on a secluded beach shaded by coconut palms and puts you steps from the island’s celebrated restaurant Mama’s Fish House and a five-minute drive from the hippie-chic town of Paia (from $275; InnatMamas.com). BEST FOR Free-spirited beach lovers INSTAGRAM-WORTHY SHOT A photo tour with Daniel Sullivan, owner of Paia’s Indigo Gallery, will take you off-the-beaten path along the wildly popular Hana Highway (three-hour tours from $560; DanielSullivan .PhotoShelter.com). Just don’t give up the location of the remote spots when you post.

OAHU WHY GO Spot top

surfers on the North Shore, find your city fix in Honolulu and Waikiki, and then get away from it all along the west coast. WHEN TO GO The island is least crowded from mid-April to mid-June and September to mid-December. WHERE TO STAY The new Four Seasons Ko Olina feels like a private oasis just 35 minutes from the action of Honolulu (from $575; FourSeasons.com/oahu). Score loungers at the adults-only pool for sunset views. BEST FOR Urbanites who want a mix of city buzz and laid-back beach vibes WORTH THE SPLURGE Charter the resort’s yacht for a sunset sail. Don fins and snorkel masks and dive off the boat for a swim. Bubbly and canapés will be waiting back on board (from $3,360 per charter).

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BIG ISLAND WHY GO You can mix

culture with nature and blissful relaxation. WHEN TO GO Book mid-April to early June, or September to mid-December. WHERE TO STAY The Mauna Kea, the first hotel built on the Kohala Coast, will give you a taste of vintage aloha without sacrificing modern-day amenities (from $495, including breakfast; PrinceResortsHawaii.com/maunakea-beach-hotel). You’ll find more than 1,600 museum-worthy pieces throughout the property as well as an award-winning golf course and the most perfect stretch of beach, complete with outrigger canoes. BEST FOR Hawaiian nostalgia seekers; couples who like to mix beach with adventure ROMANTIC MOMENT The Big Island is home to one of the starriest skies in the world. Let an astronomer give you the lay of the air through a Celestron 11 telescope (from $550; StarGazeHawaii.com).

KAUAI

KACHEMAK BAY: COURTESY OF WITHIN THE WILD ADVENTURE COMPANY; WILLAMETTE VALLEY: COURTESY OF THE ALLISON INN & SPA; MAUI: DANIEL SULLIVAN PHOTO TOURS; OAHU: CHRISTIAN HORAN/FOUR SEASONS

WHY GO People get

hooked on Kauai because of its Jurassic Park–esque waterways for paddling and the postcard-perfect sunsets of Hanalei Bay. WHEN TO GO Mid-April to mid-June and September to December bring great weather. WHERE TO STAY The St. Regis Princeville Resort has a heavenly setting overlooking Hanalei Bay and a “your wish is our command” philosophy (from $1,575; StRegisPrinceville.com). Don’t fall victim to the resort’s 5,000-square-foot infinity pool that vanishes into the ocean. Yes, you can easily laze away a week under a sun-shaded pool lounger, but the Garden Isle’s natural attractions should not be missed. BEST FOR Couples seeking wild natural beauty but super-luxe digs WORTH THE SPLURGE Dine by the glow of torchlight and candles while a private waitstaff and sommelier attends to your every whim during a secluded, four-course, alfresco dinner at the St. Regis (from $1,290 per couple).

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SOUTH AMERICA TORRES DEL PAINE, chile

EL CALAFATE,

WHY GO Unparalleled trekking through

argentina

a changing landscape of glacial lakes and jagged mountains is just outside your door. WHEN TO GO November through March is best, but shoulder months April, September and October have lower rates. WHERE TO STAY EcoCamp offers sustainable digs in the heart of Torres del Paine National Park (from $1,395 for a five-day wildlife safari; EcoCamp.travel). Guests sleep in geodesic dome-shaped structures modeled after ancient Kaweskar tribe dwellings. Ceiling windows let you fall asleep while stargazing, and private terraces offer a romantic spot to watch the sunset. Guests gather for meals, like king crab cannelloni and patasca (a typical Altiplano stew) in an enormous dining dome each evening. Request a dome with heat unless you prefer to snuggle. BEST FOR Eco-conscious travelers; glampers; hikers; yogis; outdoor lovers WORTH THE SPLURGE Visit one of Patagonia’s largest ranches and spend a day horseback riding with local baqueanos (cowboys). You’ll ride past small villages, spot condor nests and hear about the region’s legendary stories over a picnic lunch (from $461; Cascada.travel).

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is the gateway to the ever-shifting icy landscape of Los Glaciares National Park. WHEN TO GO Visit anytime from November to mid-December or March through April. WHERE TO STAY Set within a nearly 10,000acre estate, Eolo was inspired by ancient Patagonian ranches and exudes Old World gaucho elegance. Rooms offer views of the Lago Argentino, La Anita Valley, Torres del Paine or the Rico branch (from $770; EOLO.com.ar). The in-house guides are all locals and have exceptional knowledge of the region’s flora and fauna. But don’t expect gaucho cuisine—the fine dining restaurant has earned Eolo Relais & Chateaux status. BEST FOR Food and wine connoisseurs; nature lovers; hikers; wannabe gauchos ROMANTIC MOMENT The staff can arrange a horseback ride to a private picnic with a bottle of malbec. >>

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Caribbean’s most elite island has 22 white-sand beaches, extraordinary restaurants and red-velvet-roped nightclubs. WHEN TO GO May through June has great weather and a chill vibe. December is peak season and prime for celebrity sightings. WHERE TO STAY Nestled on Baie de St. Jean,

arguably St. Bart’s sexiest beach, Le Tom Beach Hotel (from $342; TomBeach.com) is in walking distance to island hot spots like Nikki Beach and Eden Rock. Rooms are secluded by gardens, and guests get first dibs on reservations to the Le Plage restaurant. BEST FOR Sun seekers; couples who want nightlife; celeb junkies ROMANTIC MOMENT Stop at a local grocery for a picnic lunch of French cheeses and hike to quiet Anse du Grande Colombier, often called one of the world’s prettiest beaches.

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DOMINICAN REPUBLIC WHY GO A quick flight

from major East Coast hubs, the Dominican Republic is a mix of party beach towns and exclusive compounds that attract the rich and famous. WHEN TO GO Skip the crowds and hurricane season and visit March through May. WHERE TO STAY With just nine colorful bungalows, Playa Grande Beach Club is an intimate departure from the DR’s ubiquitous all-inclusive mega-resorts (from $800; PlayaGrandeBeachClub.com). The North Coast retreat is set on a mile-long beach, but guests can also sunbathe in a cabana by the property’s lap pool. BEST FOR Beach bums ROMANTIC MOMENT Gallop (or trot) off into the sunset. Playa Grande’s staff can arrange sunset horseback rides for all levels of riders ($66 per person for two hours).

restaurants and gorgeous beaches make this one of the Caribbean’s top destinations. WHEN TO GO May through August are the best months to visit. WHERE TO STAY An 18-month remodel by Auberge Resorts brought the famed Malliouhana hotel back to its 1950s glamour: The rooms, suites and a cliffside restaurant were redone and a 15,000-square-foot spa was added (from $525; Malliouhana .AubergeResorts.com). One thing that hasn’t changed is the dream location. Perched atop a bluff above three of the island’s top beaches—Meads Bay, Bobbing Cove and Turtle Cove—the hotel is ideally situated for snorkeling, sunning and sunsets. BEST FOR Food lovers; sun seekers INSTAGRAM-WORTHY SHOT Every honeymoon requires the quintessential sunset photo, and the Sunset Bar at Malliouhana is the precise place to snap that image—with mojitos in hand, of course. ROMANTIC MOMENT Book a candlelit, private dinner with a dedicated waiter and guitarist under one of the recently refreshed pool cabanas overlooking the ocean. Then, indulge in gourmet s’mores around the fire pit for dessert accompanied by an aged rum tasting. Cap your night off with a latenight dip in the two-tier pool.

ANGUILLA: COURTESY OF MALLIOUHANA, AN AUBERGE RESORT; DUBROVNIK: MARKO MARINKOVIC, MARINKOVIC-WEDDINGS.COM

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MEDITERRANEAN DUBROVNIK, croatia WHY GO One of the world’s most

magnificent walled cities, Dubrovnik charms visitors with its pedestrian-only Old Town, Baroque churches and fortified beauty. Add its stunning beaches and laid-back eateries serving top-notch seafood and excellent Croatian wine to the mix and you have a recipe for paradise. WHEN TO GO Avoid the cruise passengers and visit September through November. WHERE TO STAY Built into a cliff above the Adriatic, the newly renovated Villa Dubrovnik makes you feel like royalty perched above the Adriatic and Old City (from $490; Villa-Dubrovnik.hr). The exclusive setting means guests must arrive from the Old Town via a 10-minute Vaporetto speedboat ride. Some of its 56 rooms and suites offer sea-view balconies, and the roof is home to a prosciutto and wine bar. BEST FOR Couples who have already explored classic Europe; history buffs; über romantics; urbanites INSTAGRAM-WORTHY SHOT Re-create a scene from a vintage Adriatic postcard and pose in your swimsuits on the hotel’s private rocky beach. At the shoreline, concrete platforms extend out from the sandstone, creating a natural backdrop from another era. WORTH THE SPLURGE Hire the hotel’s Vaporetto speedboat to take you islandhopping for the day.

SALINA, the aeolian islands WHY GO Be able

to brag that you’ve visited an island few savvy travelers have even heard of. Salina is the greenest of seven of the inhabited islands in the UNESCO World Heritage–status Aeolian archipelago. Hikers can climb Monte Fossa delle Felci, the highest peak in the archipelago. WHEN TO GO The season peaks from midJuly through August when sun-seekers descend. Late May and September are the sweet spots, with great weather, fewer crowds and more affordable rates. WHERE TO STAY The family behind Tasca d’Almerita, one of Sicily’s most important wine producers, owns the 20-room Capofaro hotel, which overlooks some of the vineyards (from $296; Capofaro.it). Food and wine are taken seriously here, but don’t expect fussy eats—the philosophy is simple and delicious. BEST FOR Wine lovers looking for a fresh experience; foodies; island junkies WORTH THE SPLURGE Have the hotel arrange a day cruise aboard the yacht Don Felipe and explore coves, bays and caves that are otherwise unreachable by land.

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SERIFOS, greece WHY GO Don’t

follow the masses to Santorini, Mykonos or Paros. Instead, forge your own path and explore Serifos. Active travelers can keep busy hiking, biking and diving. Plus, you’re just a three-hour ferry ride from Athens. WHEN TO GO Mid-April to June or September to mid-October are the most peaceful times to visit. WHERE TO STAY In a previous life, Coco-Mat Eco Residences housed local miners. Today, the beachfront minimalist hotel has a seaside lounge bar and a friendly staff who can arrange a romantic breakfast in bed (from $231; Serifos.Coco-Mat-Hotels.com). BEST FOR Eco-minded, active couples ROMANTIC MOMENT Coco-Mat’s staff can help you rent scooters for a perfect island beach crawl.

PUGLIA WHY GO Puglia has

always had James Bond–worthy beaches, beautiful architecture and ancient ruins. But the recently booming food scene on this remote heel of Italy’s boot has the region primed to be the next Tuscany. WHEN TO GO A temperate climate makes Puglia a year-round destination. Though it’s too cold to swim, October through April are great months for exploring inland charms. WHERE TO STAY Masseria Le Carrube, a working farmhouse in the town of Ostuni, has been transformed into a more rustic sister property of Puglia’s top hotel Borgo Egnazia (from $155; MasseriaLeCarrubeOstuni.it). Don’t miss a meal at its vegetarian restaurant Le Carrube. BEST FOR Food and wine nerds; beach lovers INSTAGRAM-WORTHY SHOT Explore Valle D’Itria and the village’s cylindrical houses with beehive-shaped roofs. Plan your perfect adventure at TheKnot.com/honeymoons

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REAL HONEYMOONS The view from Iceland’s Thingvellir National Park

Marissa & Graham

Touring the city streets of Stockholm

scandinavia & iceland

THE PLAN “Graham and I are of Norwegian and Danish descent, so we thought it’d be fun to do a heritage trip to see where our ancestors came from,” Marissa says of their epic Nordic adventure that spanned seven cities in just 16 days. HONEYMOON HIGHLIGHT During their first stop in Reykjavik, Iceland, the couple explored local landmarks like the iconic Hallgrímskirkja church, Gullfoss waterfall and Thingvellir National Park. Iceland’s town of Vestmannaeyjar (aka the Westman Islands) was up next. “We hiked to the top of the Eldfell volcano,” Marissa says of visiting the main island of Heimaey. “It was unlike anything we’d ever seen.”

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Graham exploring the Eldfell volcano in Vestmannaeyjar

Cophenhagen’s Rosenborg Castle Icelandic horses in Vestmannaeyjar

MUST-SEE SIGHTS “During our first night in Copenhagen, Denmark, Graham and I grabbed a six-pack of Danish beer and sat on the seawall in Nyhavn to people watch and drink with the locals,” Marissa says. Other Danish highlights included a trip to the Copenhagen Zoo, Carlsberg Brewery and a 400-step ascent to the top of Church of Our Saviour’s spire, which offers unparalleled views of the surrounding city.

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MEMORABLE MOMENTS The pair spent Marissa’s birthday in Stockholm roaming the Moderna Museet art museum and old town of Gamla Stan before touring the majestic Stockholm Palace. While they were in Norway’s capital of Oslo, the two took a tour of the Akershus Festning fortress and a windy boat cruise on the Oslo fjord, and they stopped to see Edvard Munch’s renowned painting The Scream. —Rachel Sylvester

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time of year May

budget $5,000

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5-hour flight from Baltimore

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Reykjavik, Iceland: Storm Hotel; Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland: Hotel Vestmannaeyjar; Keflavik, Iceland: Hotel Keflavik; Copenhagen, Denmark: Hotel Astoria; Hilton Copenhagen Airport Hotel; Stockholm: Story Hotel; Oslo, Norway: Hotel Christiania Teater; Gothenburg, Sweden: Scandic Crown Gothenburg Hotel

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Caitlin & Ben

croatia

THE PLAN In search of a far-flung escape where they could settle in for two weeks, newlyweds Caitlin and Ben made the 10-hour trek to Croatia for some much-needed R&R. “We were captivated by photos our travel agent showed us of the Adriatic Sea,” Caitlin says. “The fact that Game of Thrones was filmed there was another selling point for Ben.”

Vistas from the city walls surrounding Dubrovnik Enjoying a bike tour through the Konavle region

HONEYMOON HIGHLIGHT The adventure-obsessed pair went on several private tours, including a sunset kayaking trip and bike ride during their time in Dubrovnik. Their favorite excursion was a daylong boat tour of the Elafiti Islands, where they enjoyed a lunch for two of fresh fish.

The view of Hvar from the Napoleon Fortress

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Wandering the streets of Stari Grad, Hvar

MUST-SEE SIGHTS A driver escorted the couple from Dubrovik to Hvar island, but not without an impromptu stop in Ston. “We paused there to taste oysters and wine,” Caitlin says of visiting the country’s Peljesac region. MEMORABLE MEALS The couple indulged in seafood, scenery and celebratory champagne at Gariful in Hvar. Another standout supper: a traditional fire-cooked meal at Olive Grove on Hvar overlooking the countryside. TRAVEL TIP The Croatian wines come highly recommended, as does local coffee and craft beers found at To Je To, a casual street café located in the city of Split. —RS

Touring the Elafiti Islands by boat

HONEYMOON AT A GLANCE time of year October

budget $10,000

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travel time

10 hours from Washington, DC

length of trip 12 days

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After a brief layover in Frankfurt, Germany, the couple touched down in Dubrovnik.

Travel agent: Nomadic Souls; Dubrovnik: Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik; Hvar: Adriana Hvar Spa Hotel; Split: Marmont Hotel

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Johanna & Ivan

australia

THE PLAN “We’ve always wanted to dive in the Great Barrier Reef and knew this was our chance to take full advantage of our two weeks vacation time,” Johanna says of escaping to Sydney for 13 days down under. HONEYMOON HIGHLIGHT Johanna and Ivan splurged on not one, but two separate diving experiences in Queensland’s famed Great Barrier Reef. “Pay for two sessions, especially if you’ve never been diving before,” Johanna recommends of the underwater excursion. “You have to get over your nerves initially, but the second time around, you’ll definitely feel more comfortable and the overall diving experience will be more enjoyable.”

Underwater scenes from the Great Barrier Reef

View from the beach in Booderee National Park

MUST-SEE SIGHTS When they weren’t diving and snorkeling in Cairns, a city in north Queensland, the newlyweds spent their time zip-lining through the Daintree Rainforest, where they went for a wild habitat day trip through Jungle Tours. During their six-day stay in Sydney, the pair booked tickets to tour the city’s renowned Opera House. “The tour was amazing,” Johanna says. “It’s a must-see if you’re unable to attend an actual performance.”

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MEMORABLE MEAL The newlyweds enjoyed local reef fish, potato and dill gnocchi, seasonal greens and charred tomato beurre blanc at the Watergate Restaurant & Lounge Bar in Port Douglas. STANDOUT STAY The Sydney Harbour Marriott boasts remarkable morning views of the nearby Opera House and close proximity to popular bars and restaurants. —RS

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CAIRNS Australia

time of year October

budget $10,000

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22-hour flight from New York City

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Tasman Sea

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After landing in Sydney, the pair boarded a round-trip flight to Cairns and later drove from Sydney to Hyams Beach.

Sydney: Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel at Circular Quay; Cairns: Shantara Resort Port Douglas; Hyams Beach: Hyams Beach Seaside Cottages

COUPLE: SARAH & STEPHEN FOR FLYTOGRAPHER SYDNEY; BEACH, PELICANS, ISLAND: COURTESY OF PARKS AUSTRALIA; REEF: SHUTTERSTOCK; OPERA HOUSE: GETTY IMAGES

The interior of Sydney’s famed Opera House

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“I heard his sweet, teary ‘hey’ and I saw his freckled hand pop around the corner,” Maegan says. “All the butterflies took flight, leaving one single, joyous, sobby thought: ‘I’m so thankful I get to marry this man.’ ” Maegan & Jared; May 3; Georgetown, TX PHOTOGRAPH BY HEATHER HAWKINS PHOTOGRAPHY

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