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YOUR REGISTRY

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THE INSPIRATION ISSUE FEATURES

168 20 Things We’re

Loving Right Now Let our annual list of the freshest ideas inspire you as you plan your day.

216 Modern Love Graphic patterns and a vibrant color palette breathe new life into the traditional wedding.

222 Your Home Your Vibe Our handpicked list of registry items will help you discover your style for a newlywed nest all your own.

230 Bright Whites Big City Get in on the hottest fashion trends with modern urban looks, edgy elements and statement accents.

320 Your Perfect Escape Discover the best honeymoon for your couple personality, whether you’re into food, nature or culture.

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REAL LOVE 191 Real Weddings

From New Orleans to the Philippines, get inspo from these couples’ nuptials.

FASHION & BEAUTY 115 Runway Report

212 Celeb Wedding

The biggest trends from Bridal Fashion Week.

WNBA MVP Elena Delle Donne and Amanda Clifton’s classic and charitable affair.

126 Trend Roundup

The prettiest ’dos and of-themoment bridal beauty looks. Get your sweat on at home with these streaming workouts.

132 Wish List

Sexy scents, sentimental necklaces and gemstone rings.

138 What to Wear

Attire ideas for museum, vineyard and courthouse celebrations.

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STYLE & PLANNING 163 Color Crush: Dusty Lavender The sweet sister shade of Pantone’s Color of the Year.

166 Expert on Call

Event designer and stylist Heather Balliet shares her tips.

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TRAVEL 179 Earlymoon

A short vacay during planning may be just what you need.

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180 Travel Trends

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

182 Bachelorette Guide

What to do and see in Austin.

184 Are You Having a Domestination or Destination Wedding? Get all the need-to-know tips for each.

186 Honeymoon Style

Essentials for a safari trek.

188 Real Honeymoon

A couple’s Grecian getaway.

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THE INSPIRATION ISSUE

the SEASON’S HOTTEST

YOUR REGISTRY

DRESS TRENDS

BEST PICKS FOR EVERY STYLE

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HAIR AND MAKEUP LOOKS YOU’LL

Find Your PERFECT HONEYMOON

LOVE

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IDEAS FOR YOUR WEDDING PASSED CAKE BITES BRIDESMEN ASKING FOR CASH

AND MORE!

ON THE COVER PHOTOGRAPHER Tom Corbett HAIR Eloise Cheung using Phyto at Kate Ryan Inc. MAKEUP Georgina Billington using Charlotte Tilbury at Judy Casey Inc. DRESS $2,490, overskirt, $11,600, MoniqueLhuillier.com RINGS Engagement ring, $6,000 (not including center stone), UneekJewelry .com; wedding ring, $1,070, AJaffe.com EARRINGS $890, Eye-M-IleanaMakri.com

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EDITOR’S LET TER actual records were placed at every seat at the Rime Arodaky runway show

In theory, that’s an amazing thing. But when you need to make pointed decisions about everything from your cake to the escort card display, never-ending inspiration can sometimes become more of a burden than a blessing. Take Bridal Fashion Week for example. In October, my team and I attended over 60 runway shows and saw over 1,000 dresses all within seven days—talk about overload. How on earth were we supposed to make sense of all those incredible gowns? Eventually, I came to realize the week wasn’t meant for making sense of anything, but allowing us to be moved by what we saw. Lo and behold, by the end, the trends were starting to become clear—I had favorite gowns in my mind and I could see how we were going to put together a curated trend report for you. When it comes to your wedding, I encourage you to do the same. Immerse yourself in all the inspiration you can handle, but don’t force yourself to make decisions until you’re ready. Eventually, the right choices will make themselves known.

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CONTRIBUTORS

TOM CORBETT PHOTOGRAPHER/DIRECTOR Cover and “Bright Whites Big City” (p. 230)

How can I make my bridal portraits feel unexpected? I like to be very free and flexible when shooting. To capture a more unique photograph, ask your photographer to mix up the camera position or angle. Also, putting wedding dresses in nonwedding situations (like we did in this issue’s fashion feature on the streets of New York) helps a shot feel a bit edgier and less “bridal.” @tomcorbettnyc

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FOUNDER, RICE & FLOWER “Color Crush: Dusty Lavender” (p. 163)

I’m originally from South Korea where buttercream flowers are very popular. I love how buttercream allows you to create elaborate details and texture, while still tasting delicious, so I began experimenting and making my own designs. Sugar and fondant cakes have been the status quo for so long, and I’m trying to broaden what’s possible when it comes to how cakes look and taste. It’s more than a trend—it’s a wider creative canvas. @riceandflower

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What’s your favorite way to incorporate personalized details into weddings? Interesting installations can take personalization to the next level, like an escort card display where each card is a portrait of the guest, or a photo booth vignette that incorporates family pictures. Installations give me the freedom to create something truly memorable and one of a kind for my couples. @rocketscience.events

Check out these adorable pup cookies from the Dream Wedding.

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ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR

Have you seen any original ideas in weddings? I love how couples are creatively including their pets in their weddings. While sometimes it’s logistically difficult to have your furry friend physically at the wedding, brides and grooms are featuring their dogs and cats in different ways, like save-the-dates, props for their photo booth and cookie favors (like our Dream Wedding couple did). @mbouse01

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How did intricate buttercream flowers become your signature cake detail?

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EVENTS

The Knot Gala OCTOBER 9, 2017, NEW YORK CITY

We closed out Bridal Fashion Week in style with our eighth annual soiree. Inspired by Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, event designer Emily Clarke transformed the iconic New York Public Library into an enchanting forest full of color and surprises.

From left: The Knot cofounder Carley Roney and Dream Wedding couple Amanda Clifton and Elena Delle Donne (see their wedding on p. 212)

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Set the stage for a memorable evening with an eye-catching invite. Moody hues, holographic foil and laser-cut details are fresh and right now. MAKE IT YOURS: Grab invitees' attention with colorful, oversize envelopes. Incorporate personal details into the suite's design for an extra-special touch.

Self-serve bars and food installations give guests something to talk about and do (they can help themselves when the mood strikes). MAKE IT YOURS: Treat friends and family to your favorite foods or a local specialty. Present choices in a unique way for maximum impact.

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Swap a photo booth with a portrait lounge (above) complete with a live shooter, or opt for an impressive living backdrop (right). Guests will feel like total A-listers. MAKE IT YOURS: Create an Insta-worthy scene for your ceremony or escort cards that can double as a photo backdrop at your reception. >>

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EMILY CLARKE GAVE US THE SKINNY ON PLANNING THE PARTY OF THE YEAR.

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Personality is an absolute must. We encourage couples to find a few areas to customize, like an escort card display or backdrop for the band. Keep in mind, people spend 90 percent of their time focused on the band or bar.

OUR PROS

TK: What are the best ways to stay on budget?

EC: Get clever and choose an impactful element to focus dollars toward instead of spreading the budget throughout every space. TK: What was your favorite detail at The Knot Gala? EC: The bathtub! I had never seen a photo booth bathtub before (pictured above) and this one was such a hit.

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Being a good host means anticipating the needs of guests. Serve a refreshing treat alongside the dance floor or offer up pairs of Rescue Flats for aching feet. MAKE IT YOURS: Everyone loves swag. Charm (and thank) guests with a cozy wrap they can layer on that evening, or edible breakfast treats for the morning after.

Focus on impactful designs— you don't have to over-produce an entire room to have a wow factor.

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Complement musical ensembles with unique performances, like LED-clad ballerinas, woodland creatures and floral statues. MAKE IT YOURS: Delight guests with bonus entertainment such as an electric violin solo before the cake cutting or a marching band send-off.

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LUXE LIGHTING

The right glow makes any atmosphere more magical. Use uplighting to match the mood of your party theme. MAKE IT YOURS: Designate spaces by mixing up the lighting—think candlelit ceremony, dinner under bistro lights and a colorfully lit dance floor for the after-party.

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I’ve always paid for my own dress when I’ve been a bridesmaid. But, for my wedding, my bridesmaids are saying I should pay for their dresses. Who should really be on the hook for the attendant attire? @Casadena It’s common for the bridesmaids to pay. However, I think it’s ridiculous to have to pay for the honor [of being a bridesmaid].

@charlotte989875 Ask them each for their dress budget and choose something within the lowest budget. If you want something more expensive, you should make up the difference.

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@MyNameIsNot Attendants typically pay for their own attire. If you require specific accessories, you have to pay for them. And no, it’s not the bridesmaid gift.

You no longer have to choose between a traditional wish list and a feel-good charity registry. With The Knot Gifts Back (TheKnot.com/registry/ charity), you can have the best of both worlds. Simply set up your conventional registry— think china, bedding and cookware—with The Knot and for each gift purchased, we’ll donate a percentage to the charity of your choosing, including Special Olympics and the American Red Cross, at no additional cost to you or your guests.

WINNERS, COUPLE: EMILY WREN PHOTOGRAPHY; CAKE: STEWART UY PHOTOGRAPHY; FLORALS: JEN DILLENDER PHOTOGRAPHY; CHARITY: DEVON JARVIS

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While there are other factors to think about when it comes to your day-of ’do (like weather or neckline), knowing what the stars say is a great starting point.

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The flowers you carry down the aisle should not only be beautiful, but feel personal too. Buds based on your zodiac accomplish both.

If the planets haven’t yet aligned when it comes to finding the perfect wedding dress, consider letting your astrology chart be your fashion guide. It may lead you to a style you’ve never even considered.

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CHECKLIST CONGRATULATIONS

You’re Engaged! Here are the big to-dos from “yes” to “I do.” Turn the page for more, including the tools you’ll need and how to get your personalized checklist.

BOOK A VENUE Search for the perfect place to celebrate, keeping budget and guest count in mind. Then, set the date.

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NAIL DOWN THE BUDGET Envision your wedding and decide how much you want to spend (and who else will be contributing).

2 GATHER YOUR CREW Ask your besties to stand beside you at the altar and in the months leading up to your day.

3 HIRE YOUR TEAM Research and book pros—anyone you have to have should be locked in ASAP.

5 REGISTER & CREATE A WEBSITE Start a wish list and site. Share the link with guests so they’re in on all the details, like hotel room blocks.

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7 PLAN THE CEREMONY Meet with your officiant to discuss the details and attend prewedding counseling if required.

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COMPLETE YOUR TEAM Book any outstanding pros like hairstylists, makeup artists, day-of transportation or a photo booth for your reception.

BUY THE RINGS Shop for and purchase your wedding rings—don’t forget insurance (now it’s starting to feel really real, right?).

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CHOOSE YOUR WEDDING PAPER Order invites, thank-yous and other stationery. If you place one order, you may snag a discount.

FINALIZE OTHER PARTY DETAILS Plan your rehearsal dinner, after-party and morning-after brunch.

GO FOR FITTINGS Attend the final dress fitting and arrange for suit or tux rental pickup.

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CHOOSE A POINT PERSON If you don’t have a wedding planner or day-of coordinator, task a friend or family member to be the go-to so you can relax and enjoy the day.

BUY THE FORMALWEAR Shop for your attire and schedule necessary fittings—don’t forget accessories. Decide what your wedding party will wear too.

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GET THE MARRIAGE LICENSE Pick up this must-have document at the state registrar’s office in the county where you’ll wed.

Get Married!

The planning and hard work is behind you—time to celebrate your new status.

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FIND YOUR WEDDING STYLE The first thing you’ll do in our app is take an image-based style quiz to help zero in on your wedding vibe. Once complete, you’ll have your very own Wedding Vision that you can easily share with local pros with one click. This way, everyone knows exactly what you mean when you say “rustic chic.” KEEP ORGANIZED You’ll find all of your planning to-dos, and when to do them, in the app’s checklist. Best of all, it’s customizable to your celebration. If you’re not hiring an officiant because your uncle is doing the honors, that to-do disappears off your list. Worried about staying on budget? The app’s budgeting tool tells you how much to put toward individual tasks, and tracks overall spending. COMPILE YOUR DREAM TEAM We’ll take the info you share with the app and provide you with personalized vendor suggestions based on your location, style and budget. You can also browse thousands of award-winning pros on your own through The Knot Marketplace. MANAGE YOUR REGISTRY Keep an eye on your registries straight from the app. Your wedding day isn’t the only time you’ll receive gifts (there’s the engagement party and shower too), so make it easy on guests and keep your wish list full of options. Already have everything you need? Check out The Knot Newlywed Fund, which lets you ask for cash gifts to put toward things like your honeymoon or a down payment on your first home. THINK OF YOUR GUESTS Give guests all the info they’ll need, like hotel details and registry links, in one pretty package with the app’s wedding website feature. We’ll guide you every step of the way while you design your site. You can also sync it with your phone contacts (to save time address hunting) and use it to stay on top of guests who haven’t RSVP’d.

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I've tried on so many different dresses and I'm feeling really overwhelmed— what should my next step be? Mark Ingram: Relax! Sometimes women put too much pressure on themselves to find “the one.” You already found your perfect person, so finding the dress should be a joyful part of the planning process. Start by recalling the styles you were first drawn to—did you love every cap sleeve dress you tried on? Next time you shop, plan to go with just one or two people whose opinion you really trust, as too many can confuse you. A lot of brides actually find it easiest to make their final dress decision while shopping alone. Beyond that, consider your venue and what will work with the location, style and theme you've planned. Most importantly, focus on what makes you feel good.

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What's a US spot for my bachelorette party that isn't been there, done that? Harmony Walton: While the tried-andtrue boozy bachelorette weekend is always a hit, for a unique trip, seek out a locale that can pamper your group and offer fun activities a bit different from the typical beach day. For instance, Park City, Utah, and Beaver Creek, Colorado, offer summer and winter activities that mix spa treatments and shopping with a bit of adventure. Skiing and snowshoeing will get your heart racing (and make a decadent hot chocolate taste even better), while rafting and horseback riding are good reasons to enjoy a massage.

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My fiancé and I come from two different cultural backgrounds and are planning a fusion wedding. What's the best way to honor traditions from both sides? Shawna Gohel: There are so many ways to combine cultural traditions, so have fun and think outside the box—whether that means choosing fashions from both cultures or choreographing a dance to music from each background. Start by looking at your families' heritages to see if there's any overlap between the two. If so, this can be a sweet shared ritual to showcase on your day. Or choose one of your favorite customs from each side. Practice both or combine the two with a modern twist for a unique spin on the expected. If you'd rather keep it simple, include a cultural element in traditional “I dos,” like adding Indian kundan jewelry to a white gown. Don't be afraid to break the rules—do what feels right for you both.

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“We converted a vintage 1973 Volkswagen bus into a photo booth.” —Kate M.

“Our wedding rings. We each chose three bands we liked, and then we went back separately to purchase our favorite for the other person, so the rings were a surprise on our wedding day.” —Megan N.

“The food. My partner used to be a chef, so his menu expectations were very high. We served a five-course dinner that our guests loved.” —Stacey W.

“Our venue. We found exactly what we wanted in a locally owned and operated winery with exposed beams, brick and wine barrels throughout. It’s everything we hoped for without being over the top.” —Samantha P.

“Individually pressed flower coasters etched with our guests’ names—they doubled as escort cards and favors. The coasters were displayed against a shelved white wall dressed in floral garlands.”

“A trolley to transport the wedding party and our second-line performers to the reception in style.” —Abby V.

MY HUSBAND AND I ARE COFFEE ENTHUSIASTS, SO WE HAD ONE OF OUR FAVORITE LOCAL COFFEE SHOPS SET UP A FULL ESPRESSO BAR. AFTER THE MEAL, GUESTS COULD ORDER A DRINK OF THEIR CHOICE.”

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This is how my fiancé and I ended up in this wedding planning disaster (so you don’t).

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My partner and I live in New York City, but got married in my BE YOUR OWN ADVOCATE My fiancé and I were an hometown in Virginia. We toured a venue, requested to hold our inseparable team. For two weeks, he called our original venue date, and signed a contract two months later. Then the red flags nearly every day to discuss the timeline of events and explain began. My mother had a difficult time getting in touch with the why the space was rightfully ours. When we were told the other venue coordinator, so she dropped off the signed contract and couple wasn’t willing to move and we’d lost the battle, he asked deposit in person. We were told via email they received them how they were going to make the situation right. and our date was secured. Weeks passed We also brought out the big guns—my and we didn’t get our signed copy of the parents. My mother emailed the CEO of contract, but they said it was in the mail. the venue (and every person she could This started the four-month phone/email find who worked there) and her message battle with our coordinator. (If you get was strong: This wasn’t how a venue frustrated with a pro, meet with them in should operate and we weren’t going to person, no matter the inconvenience.) disappear. She received an email from We continued to plan and locked in the venue’s lawyer, who expressed his vendors. Every two weeks, we’d reach out sympathy and wanted to meet with my to the ever-elusive coordinator and we parents in person to settle everything. were always given assurance that our date was secured and our contract should have BOOK ANOTHER VENUE As soon as I been delivered by now. She would “check found out our venue was in jeopardy, I into it,” or “send another contract this emailed 20 venue coordinators. I heard week.” But then, during one of my many back from two venues not booked, and calls, I was told there was no record of our one had been at the top of my list. We contract or deposit, and the coordinator placed a hold on the venue, so when we had abruptly quit and deleted all emails. officially lost our first location, we booked The day she resigned, we and another the second one sight unseen—and quickly couple reached out demanding answers received a signed contract back. and a contract for the same date. Even though that couple signed their ASK FOR WHAT YOU DESERVE While contract a month after us, and we had we’d worked hard to stay on budget, we Don’t let outside forces email confirmation our wedding date had new fees based on the venue change: tarnish your wedding; it’s was secured, it didn’t matter—they called transportation, a tent and a restroom about you and your partner’s trailer. After reaching out to many one hour before me to confirm their joy for each other.” deposit had been received. It hadn’t, but vendors, we found the lowest prices we it was quickly processed by a newly hired could. My mother then contacted our coordinator who had no idea of the previous employee’s mistake. original venue’s lawyer with written quotes. Because they were We lost our venue by an hour—75 days before our wedding. embarrassed by the situation and hoping to avoid a potential PR Here’s how we handled it, and had a better celebration than nightmare, the first venue agreed to pay our additional fees. either of us could have ever imagined. In the end, in a very roundabout way, I did get the wedding GET PERSPECTIVE Weddings are about making a promise to I’d always wanted—a big tent in a big field, complete with a your partner in front of the people you love most. Remember memorable celebration—and our day was perfect in its own way. that, take a deep breath, then divide and conquer. My fiancé collected all the emails and call logs related to our first venue, ABOUT THE AUTHOR Britney Fitzgerald is a social media manager and writer in New York City. Follow her on Instagram @bittyfitz. while I contacted all our pros and explained what happened.

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I Lost MyVenue: Here’sWhat I Did

TALK TO A LAWYER Luckily for us, both of our families know lawyers who gave us some advice. Since our deposit was never cashed and the contract wasn’t returned, most agreed if we went to court, at best we’d receive the amount of money it cost to rent the venue—but the fees could be more expensive than that sum, and we still wouldn’t have a place for our wedding. We were advised to settle the matter out of court. If you find yourself in a similar position, speak with someone who understands how small-claims courts work in your area.

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For New Jersey–based newlyweds Kaylin Roth and Anthony Cerbo, their charming country celebration at the groom’s family’s tree farm was a true labor of love. Inspired by Americana folk artist Charles Wysocki, the crafty couple pulled off a personalized fete without blowing their budget, thanks to reimagined household items, homegrown favors and the help of generous guests. BIGGEST SPLURGE Catered barbecue for 175 guests proved to be the priciest expense, but the couple cut costs by encouraging partygoers to BYOP (bring your own pie). THRIFTY DÉCOR “We looked at what we already owned and thought, ‘How can we use it for our wedding?’ ” Kaylin says of incorporating thrifted mugs, crochet blankets and vintage kitchen items into the design. “Shopping our own home brought the cost down and really reflected our style.”

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BLUE BOX CAFÉ Iconic jewelry retailer Tiffany & Co. is making Holly Golightly’s dreams come true with the debut of the Blue Box Café in its flagship store on Fifth Avenue in New York City. The fourthfloor eatery is awash in signature Tiffany Blue, and visitors can dine on truffle eggs, chopped salad or even Holly’s favorite, a croissant and coffee.

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THE PROSECCO VAN The bubbly brainchild of two gents from the UK (aptly dubbed the Bubble Bros.) The Prosecco Van recently launched in the US to the delight of partygoers everywhere. The converted Piaggio Ape (a retro three-wheel mini truck) pours glass after glass of celebratory cava from its taps, ensuring the dance floor stays packed. BubbleBros.co.uk

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Create a pretty bridal glow with a light dusting of peach blush and a kiss of coral lipstick. GET THE LOOK

Luxe lip color in Baby Peach, $37, BobbiBrownCosmetics.com; Ambient Lighting blush collection in Incandescent Electra, $38, Hourglass, Sephora.com

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Give a subtle nod to your destination nuptials or honeymoon with a fancy luggage tag pendant. $98, JetSetCandy.com

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Wear your heart around your neck with a delicate love note. $220, StoneandStrand.com

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Layer on diamond-encrusted letters for a sparkly take on your married name. $595 each, SydneyEvan.com

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Morganite engagement ring, $1,850, EffyJewelry.com

Mint tourmaline engagement ring, $11,000, EricaCourtney.com

a mint-green engagement ring is unexpected and totally gorgeous

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Gray diamond engagement ring, $6,200, LizzieMandler.com

Labradorite engagement ring, $1,800, AnnaSheffield.com

Opal engagement ring, $1,740, MarrowFine.com

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MUSEUM Wedding A luxe affair calls for equally sophisticated attire. An ultra-glam mermaid-style gown with crystal-encrusted sleeves and a velvet tux make for a perfectly polished pair.

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Tuxedo jacket and pants, $125 to rent, shirt, $20 to rent, bow tie, $10 to rent, TheBlackTux.com; watch, $900, Shinola .com; cuff links, $270, Prada, MrPorter .com; shoes, $775, JimmyChoo.com >>

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Dress, $1,749, Sottero and Midgley, MaggieSottero.com; earrings, $5,720, SimonGJewelry .com; clutch, $3,995, Judith Leiber Couture, NeimanMarcus .com; shoes, $495, SophiaWebster.com

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Jumpsuit, $260, Theia, BellaBridesmaids.com; bracelet, $325, LuluFrost.com; clutch, $825, EmmKuo.com; shoes, $385, SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker, Luxury.Zappos.com

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CITY chic

Suit up for a metropolitan affair

in cool-toned looks that can go from city hall to the city streets without so much as undoing a button. The groom and his crew should look

united in their style, but allow the man of the hour to stand out in a

sleek navy suit accented with black patent shoes. His groomsmen will

play the part of right-hand men to

stylish perfection in gray suits, mixand-match accessories and brown leather lace-ups that keep with the slightly more casual vibe.

ON GROOM Blue coat and pants, Awearness Kenneth Cole; shirt, CK Calvin Klein; tie clip, Pronto Uomo; tie, Joseph & Feiss; pocket square, Men’s Wearhouse; shoes, Joseph Abboud ON GROOMSMEN Gray coats and pants, Egara FROM LEFT Purple shirt and tie, Pronto Uomo; shoes, Florsheim; blue shirt, tie and shoes, Joseph Abboud WOMENSWEAR All pieces from BHLDN All men’s styles at Men’s Wearhouse; selection varies by store MensWearhouse.com/Wedding

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FORMAL fete

Black tie doesn’t have to mean all-black tuxes—especially when the venue is a chic

hotel rather than a formal ballroom. If you ask us, a white dinner jacket with black shawl

collar gives a just-as-fancy, yet less expected touch. For the rest of his guys, we’re in favor of gray tuxedos and black patent dress shoes that add up to one polished wedding party. The final touch? Black bow ties to bring the whole look together.

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ON GROOMSMAN Gray suit and tie, Pronto Uomo; shirt, Esquire Black; shoes, Calvin Klein ON GROOM OPPOSITE Blue suit, Calvin Klein; shirt, CK Calvin Klein; tie, Joseph & Feiss; pocket square, Men’s Wearhouse; lapel pin, Pronto Uomo; shoes, Joseph Abboud

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MODERN prep If you’re tying the knot at a yacht or country club, take a cue from classic

American sportswear. Dress the groom in the perfect preppy pairing: a bold blue suit with crisp white shirt and tie. In gray three-piece suits, the groomsmen complement (but don’t overshadow) the leading man, echoing his maritime color choice with coordinated shirts and accessories in varying shades of blue.

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What’s a celebration without a dash of whimsy? At an outdoor

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Put a twist on the classics with these tips to stir up a little fashion anarchy.

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Mix your patterns.

The mismatched trend is a must-try. No one said your pocket square has to match your tie.

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Wear white on white.

Pair black with blue.

Brown is no longer the only option. Black shoes look sleek and modern against a sharp navy suit.

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Sport some fancy feet.

Nothing makes a statement quite like a flashy pair of socks. Pick a colorful pattern that’ll make for a fun photo op.

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Here’s what to do—and when to do it— leading up to your wedding day. 1 year before

Start Your Venue Search This important decision sets the tone for the rest of the celebration, not to mention what you’ll wear.

9–11 months before

Choose Your Groomsmen Time to decide which of your friends will stand by your side on this momentous occasion.

6-8 months before

Pick Out Your Wedding Look At Men’s Wearhouse, you’ll find options for every style and budget, whether you decide to rent, purchase or even design your own custom suit or tux. If your guys are renting, pick out what they’ll be wearing and use the Wedding Tracker tool to share the details.

4 months before

Set Up the Rehearsal Dinner Traditionally, the groom’s family handles this event. Once you pick the location, talk to your partner about what to wear (you want to match each other in formality), then check out Men’s Wearhouse to find the perfect look.

2 months before

Write Your Vows Believe us—you shouldn’t wait ’til the last minute for this. Writer’s block is real.

1 month before

Buy Groomsmen Gifts Thank your best guys with a gift they’ll love. Browse Gifts.MensWearhouse.com for accessories and personalized items they’ll use long after the wedding day.

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Try on Your Tux If you’re renting, pick up your suit or tux in-store two days prior, or opt to have it delivered to your door a week before. Try it on right away to make sure you love the fit. If not, Men’s Wearhouse will replace it for free.

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Return Your Look—and Head Off on Your Honeymoon Drop off your rental at any Men’s Wearhouse store (or mail it back in its original box). Panicked about what to

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CHOOSE COLORED TEXTILES Whether you envision rustic wood farm tables, a sleek Lucite style or something in between, top them with silk or cotton linens for added texture.

WINTER Cool down your palette with a soft gray.

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INCLUDE IT IN BOUTONNIERES Sprigs of lavender are a natural and colorful fit for boutonnieres. Bonus: The calming scent may be just the cure for any preceremony jitters. CREATE AN OMBRÉ EFFECT Bridesmaid dresses in a range of lavender hues pair together perfectly, so each of your girls can have an individual, but coordinating, look. The ideal finishing touch? Bundles of lavender.

Kobenstyle saucepan in Lavender, $55, Dansk, Amazon.com

STYLE YOUR SWEETS Tinted bite-sized treats like macarons or cupcakes are an enticing addition to any dessert table. Bonus: Guests can grab a few for the after-party. GIFT A THOUGHTFUL FAVOR With an ingredient as versatile as lavender, the options for guest favors are endless. Treat your loved ones to a luxurious lavender-infused sugar scrub, select hand-poured lavender candles for the welcome bags, or package up homemade scones for a delicious morning-after treat.

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What are your favorite ways to personalize a wedding? We always love it when our clients are excited about their escort card display—it allows for a big punch of personality and is so fun for us to create. I pull inspiration for it from a couple’s favorite things, whether it’s lyrics to a song, an activity they do together or the story of how they met. One couple’s love story included meeting at a summer camp in sixth grade, so we went with a summer camp wedding theme, complete with an escort card wall of thermoses and hot cocoa camping mugs (pictured above). Another pair became Mr. and Mrs. Weatherall, which inspired a weather vane backdrop for their escort cards (pictured left) as well as their Perfect Weather Forever theme. What trends do you think will be big this year? We’re seeing a lot more brides and grooms willing to step out of the typical dining experience for their reception. We enjoy mixing and matching seating options for guests, incorporating both low tables with poufs and pillows, as well as traditional dining tables. It creates an atmosphere that’s elevated yet relaxed.

Where should couples search for inspiration for their wedding style? Look within and think about what makes you happy and what you want surrounding you on your day. We believe every detail is an opportunity to tell a story. Those extra touches are what breathe life into an event that could otherwise just be ordinary, and they create an unforgettable experience for the to-be-weds and their loved ones.

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Signature sips are almost expected, so instead couples are claiming the food. Ask guests to choose from “his” or “hers” entrée options, or name passed hors d’oeuvres. “Food will continue to be the real centerpiece of the reception,” says Annie Lee of Daughter of Design in New York City.

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A RETURN TO COLOR “It’s been an era of neutrals but now brides and grooms are inspired by jewel tones and are playing with patterns like floral prints,” says Lynn Easton of Easton Events in Charleston, South Carolina. Choose a palette that represents the vibe of your celebration and your personality or taste as a couple.

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Who says you can only have bridesmaids and groomsmen? Mix up your attendants with bridesmen and groomswomen. Or honor certain relatives in other special ways— flower grandmas, anyone?

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PASSED CAKE BITES “Let’s face it: By the time the cake is cut, everyone is on the dance floor—so bring the cake to them,” says Madison Lee of Madison Lee Cakes in New York City. Have your baker make a gorgeously decorated, mostly fake cake for the cutting and photo op, plus bite-size pieces to pass as guests get down.

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From caps and bells to barely there lace, the bridal fashion runways were filled with sleeved silhouettes. This ultra-flattering trend is sure to upstage the long-standing strapless gown.

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Invite guests to find their seats with an Insta-worthy installation. “It’s a great place to incorporate your shared interests or play up a fun wedding theme,” says Emily Clarke of Emily Clarke Events in Dallas.

Hire a live artist. “It’s like a photo booth, but better,” says Jove Meyer of Jove Meyer Events in Brooklyn, New York. The artist will quietly observe guests sipping champagne or catching up with friends, sketch them and then surprise them with a keepsake portrait.

COCKTAIL RECEPTIONS Ditch the seating charts for a standing soiree. By opting for a cocktail-style event, you’re giving guests more opportunities to mix, mingle and party. Just be sure everyone leaves as full as if they enjoyed a sit-down dinner, and have seating areas sprinkled throughout the room. >>

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We love bending the rules, and switching up the order of events keeps guests guessing. Some couples are hosting intimate ceremonies on Friday night and celebrating with a party on Saturday, while others opt for cocktail hour preceremony.

PERSONALIZED PAPER When it comes to paper, “opt for the unexpected, like gold foil on deep jewel tones, or play with interesting textures, like leather and suede,” says Heather Balliet of Amorology in San Diego. And illustrations continue to trend as a perfect way to personalize an invitation suite— anything from a monogram to furry friends is fair game.

16 FLAVORFUL CONFECTIONS Step aside basic vanilla and chocolate—what’s inside the cake is becoming just as important as the design. Flavors and fillings are getting a delicious update—think cookies and cream, confetti or more exotic pairings like bourbon and whipped mocha.

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THE OTHER FIRST LOOK Your first look with your spouse-to-be is huge—but we bet there’s another VIP in your life (or five besties who stood by your side through months of planning) who would enjoy an official reveal too. Stage a second first look with your mom, dad, bridesmaids— anyone important—and bring your photographer along to capture their priceless reactions.

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FOREGOING THE FAVOR Couples are prioritizing the experience over a simple takeaway. Instead of favors, treat your guests to “extras” during the wedding. Set up a pretty lipstick touch-up bar, serve a passed after-dinner treat or switch up the entertainment throughout your celebration.

17 BABY’S BREATH REVIVAL This budget-friendly stem of tiny white flowers is having a total renaissance—in big and small ways. It pairs perfectly with on-trend greenery and is well-suited for flower crowns and other small hairpieces.

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Trade a classic altar for a circular design. Stand underneath an arch or be encircled by pampas grass for outdoor “I dos.” This fresh take is rooted in meaning too—circles symbolize eternity.

18 TOKENS OF APPRECIATION The new twist on the welcome bag is a series of small gifts parceled out from arrival to departure. Greet out-of-towners with essentials, followed by a sweet treat at turndown and a parting gift for their journey home. D OW N LOA D T H E K N O T A L L - I N - O N E W E D D I N G P L A N N E R A P P T O F I N D YO U R D R E A M T E A M

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A SHORT BREAK SPENT TOGETHER BY AN ENGAGED COUPLE, TYPICALLY IN ADVANCE OF A LONGER VACATION TO BE TAKEN AT A LATER DATE The best part about an earlymoon?

as long as your planning is in check, why not enjoy a romantic, prewedding escape?

There’s no pressure. It’s about reconnecting as a couple, doing something you love (or something new) and pressing pause on vendor check-ins, seating charts and centerpieces. Before going, check off key wedding tasks—nothing’s worse than returning to a looming to-do list—and delegate a trusted family member or attendant to be your pro point person while you’re away.

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Historic buildings are getting a second chance at life as new, luxe hotels—with a lot of character. Check out these epic revivals perfect for couples. 17th-century monastery Monastero Santa Rosa Hotel & Spa, Amalfi Coast, Italy The hotel’s owner was so charmed by the deserted monastery high on a cliff, she bought it and turned it into a lavish hotel. Take in its original details and snack on pastries made with recipes nuns once used. (MonasteroSantaRosa.com) Don’t Miss: The Monastero Spa Life experience for private pampering. THEN

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1920s grain silo The Silo Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa This 28-room mod-industrial retreat along the waterfront offers incredible views of the Atlantic Ocean and Table Mountain from its windows and rooftop pool. (TheRoyalPortfolio.com/the-silo) Don’t Miss: The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (entry is included for guests). THEN NOW

Newspaper printing plant The Press Hotel, Portland, Maine This chic hotel riffs off the building’s history as the former offices and printing plant of Maine’s Portland Press Herald with newspaper-headline wallpaper and vintage desks. (ThePressHotel.com) Don’t Miss: Hotel restaurant Union. Its executive chef was named a chef of the year in Maine. THEN NOW

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SPREAD THE LOVE Give back to your honeymoon locale with nonprofit Pack for a Purpose. Donate specific items, such as school supplies, to a variety of hotels and tour companies. Your gift will support communities around the world, including recent hurricane victims in the Caribbean. To search for your destination’s needs, go to PackforaPurpose.org.

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STAY Book a posh poolside bungalow at Hotel Saint Cecilia, rest up in a retro-inspired room at Lone Star Court or take a load off at Native Experiential Hostel, a communal space that boasts bunk beds and a coffee bar for that necessary pre- or post-party caffeine kick.

Capture a group pic at one of the city’s celebrated murals. BACHELORETTE BREAKDOWN With top-notch taco joints, delectable barbecue and dozens of open-air bars that line the length of Rainey and Sixth streets, it’s no wonder Austin is alright, alright, alright. Texas’s eccentric state capitol is an obvious bachelorette option if you and your squad want to keep things “weird” with a prewedding retreat full of craft brews, live music, lowkey (and delicious) fare and outdoor activities at serene sites like Zilker Park and Mount Bonnell.

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PLAY Balance out a boozy brunch with paddleboarding on the Colorado River or yoga at The Infinite Monkey Theorem, an urban winery that’s also home to weekly trivia and tastings. Another option: Take your revelry to the river with a tubing trip down the Guadalupe or San Marcos. Just pack sunscreen, a waterproof speaker and an afternoon’s worth of ice-cold wine or beer. DRINK Swing by Kitty Cohen’s for Instagramable afternoon cocktails, or spend a leisurely late-afternoon happy hour in Lenior’s wine garden with halfoff bottles of rosé. Start your postdinner party with inventive punch bowls at Whisler’s on East Sixth Street before sipping spirits at Garage, an unassuming bar tucked inside a parking garage on Colorado Street. LISTEN Two-step with your squad at Donn’s Depot or The Continental Club, or settle in at Scoot Inn, an eclectic dive bar where indie bands take the stage. Searching for a space large enough to accommodate your entire group? You’ll find plenty of legroom, live music and over 100 beers on tap at Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden on Rainey Street, or check out Icenhauer’s and The White Horse on Comal Street for must-hear local lineups.

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EAT Roll out of bed and head straight to brunch at Holy Roller, or ward off that tequilainduced hangover with a cure-all breakfast of carbs and cheese at Biscuits + Groovy. Need a barbecue fix? Get it at the legendary Terry Black’s Barbecue, or try the savory sliced brisket at La Barbecue. And don’t miss the spiked ice cream at Prohibition Creamery.

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MARRIAGE LICENSE States require you to have a marriage license in the state Some international destinations, like Mexico, will marry where you wed, meaning you’ll need to pick it up from you, but your union is most likely not considered legal the local registrar. Check the requirements—it varies by in the US. It varies by state, so contact your attorney state—and block time in advance to go in person with your general’s office to find out the guidelines where you live partner. It is the most important document, after all. and see if you need to say “I do” on American soil too. PLANNING Planning from afar may seem daunting, but thanks to Technology is a huge help here as well, but beware of technology like video conferencing and email, it’s not cultural differences. You may encounter language barriers much different than organizing vendors close to home. If and lags in communication. Manage expectations by being you’re able to, head to the location and venue a few times organized when talking to vendors. Consider hiring a local during the process to meet with your pros face-to-face. planner as an advocate who knows the region and its pros. FLOWERS, DÉCOR & DRESS To source local florals and help with decorations, Shipping items across country lines can be costly (duties collaborate with your pros. For example, many florists and customs fees add up) and often unreliable. Utilize your can assist with rentals, like candles and vases, and save you team of pros to help you gather as many items as possible the effort of transporting boxes. As for your dress, you’ll at your wedding locale. Carry your dress on the flight and want to have it with you—whether you’re driving or flying. pack a mini-steamer to remove any wrinkles from travel. GUEST TRANSPORTATION Displaying travel details on your website is a must, but Share information such as airports, driving directions and also reach out to guests personally—a mass email will do. hotel room blocks on your wedding website. Add a list of Inform them of any travel documents or other requirements favorite restaurants, shops and nightlife spots to the needed. If budget allows, provide shuttles from the airport, welcome basket, as guests may turn the occasion into a since apps like Uber may be unavailable. getaway. They’ll love hearing about your local faves too.

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We define a destination wedding as being 200 miles or more from where you (and most likely many of your guests) live. The term usually conjures up images of sandy beaches, old-world Europe and passport-required flights, right? But if you’re not crossing oceans, you may be having a “domestination wedding”—yes, we gave it a name. This type of celebration takes place in the continental US, but still requires most of your guests to pack their bags, stay overnight, and maybe even book flights. So whether it’s a true destination, or you’re just celebrating in your old hometown, here’s some planning know-how for both kinds of weddings.

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TIME OF YEAR August

BUDGET $8,000

LENGTH OF TRIP 12 days

TRAVEL TIME 18.5-hour flight from Seattle

BOOK IT

Athens: The Athens Gate Hotel

Mykonos: Votsalaki Boutique Resort

Santorini: Oia Mare Villas; Cavo Bianco

STANDOUT STAY Newlyweds Sabrina and Cam kicked off their trip to Greece in Athens with one night at The Athens Gate Hotel. They then traveled to Votsalaki Boutique Resort in Mykonos to check out Paradise Beach. But Oia Mare Villas in Santorini was the pair’s favorite stay during their getaway. “It’s where people dream of spending their honeymoon,” Sabrina says of the cliffside resort, which offers panoramic views of the Aegean Sea.

HONEYMOON HIGHLIGHT The pair enjoyed an afternoon aboard a semiprivate boat while in Santorini. “We cruised to different beaches, visited a hot spring and ate fresh seafood on the boat,” Sabrina says. “It was the perfect mix of romance and adventure—there was nothing more breathtaking than watching the sun set over the water.”

MEMORABLE MEAL The mussels at Oia’s Amoudi Bay come highly recommended, as does an authentic Greek meal at one of the numerous spots lining the streets of Little Venice in Mykonos, including Kastro’s. While in Santorini, Sabrina suggests buying a bottle of wine at Mesogaia in Kamari Beach and taking in the sunset, then heading to dinner at Metaxy Mas.

TRAVEL TIP Capturing quality photos was a must for Sabrina and Cam, who hired a professional destination photographer from Flytographer to follow them around Greece for an afternoon. “It was nice to be in the moment together without having to worry about taking our own photos everywhere we went,” Sabrina says. Another useful honeymoon hack: Ask your hotels about their private transfer amenities. “It’s probably the most cost-effective way to get from place to place,” Sabrina says.

MUST-SEE SIGHTS Adjacent to the Temple of Olympian Zeus, The Athens Gate Hotel afforded the pair unparalleled vistas of the nearby Acropolis from its eighth-floor rooftop lounge. When they weren’t exploring the ancient citadel, Sabrina and Cam rented ATVs for no-fuss travel between local vineyards, including Santorini’s Domaine Sigalas winery.

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“Greece offered us the perfect balance of beautiful beaches and European culture.”

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SARI & ALEX JULY 29 • BANFF, CANADA

Refined River Valley PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRIAN LEAHY PHOTOGRAPHY EVENT PLANNING & DESIGN BY VIVA BELLA EVENTS

HOW THEY MET The couple connected while watching an equestrian competition in Calgary, Canada.

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CENTERPIECES Coral peonies, burgundy snapdragons and blue delphinium dressed the tables.

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DÉCOR A blend of various types of roses, peonies, dahlias, ranunculus, weeping podocarpus and more provided the main color for the event—everything else, like linens and furniture, stuck to neutral tones. “We didn’t want to compete with nature,” Sari says. STATIONERY All the paper goods were hand-painted for a dip-dye look, which was re-created on the cake. COCKTAILS As a musical trio played, guests sipped signature drinks with muddled blueberries and snacked on inventive canapes like a caprese salad with olive oil in tiny pipettes.

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ari (25) and Alexander (Alex) Diamond (30 and a lawyer) headed back to the place in Alex’s native Alberta where they first said “I love you” for a colorful, rustic celebration. Using the scenery of Bow River as their natural décor, the pair enhanced the celebration with bold florals, pops of teal and hints of gold. An enormous botanical installation hung above the dance floor, where a live band kept the party going. Wildflowers were frozen in ice as a “bucket” to house champagne, blue glassware topped the reception tables and the groom donned a bright orange tie. Guests dined on local beef, explored the property with the help of an illustrated map and even made their own headpieces at a flower crown bar. —Stephanie Cain

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ATTIRE Alex rocked his suit with cowboy boots—and so did his groomsmen. Sari paired a cathedral-length veil with her cap-sleeve crepe gown. Even the pair’s pup, Elton, dressed up with an orange floral collar to match the groom. CEREMONY “I first wanted a pampas grass circle, but we were inspired to make it standing,” Sari says of the altar. The pampas grass felt authentic to the venue with the mountains in the backdrop. TENT Lounge furniture and hanging florals created a cozy, romantic ambience for the reception space.

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The Cheat Sheet | Sari & Alex DORA MANUEL’S PLANNING TIPS

Banff

Ingredients Ceremony & Reception Site Fairmont Banff Springs, Banff, Canada Photography Brian Leahy Photography Videography Hoo Films Event Planning & Design Dora Manuel/Viva Bella Events Floral Design Willow Floral Co. Officiant Carollyne B. Rayner Gown Atelier Pronovias, Lace Bridal Couture, Cincinnati Veil Elizabeth Fillmore Shoes Badgley Mischka Wedding Rings Bride: Scott Reising Jewelers; groom: Cartier Jewelry Peek of Chic; Scott Reising Jewelers Hair Fairmont Banff Springs Makeup BRIDEface Bridesmaid Dresses Brideside Formalwear Romualdo Stationery Invitations: Viva Bella Events; hand-painting: Momental Designs; day-of paper: Loon + Co. Rentals Dasan Interiors; Gathered Table Supply Co.; La Tavola; Mountainscape Events; Special Event Rentals; Stardust Event Group; Wildflower Linen Catering & Desserts Fairmont Banff Springs Cake KAKE Music Nation/ Élan Artists Transportation Highland VIP Group Registries Crate & Barrel; Goldsmith Cardel; Williams Sonoma Honeymoon Italy & France

O Book early. Guest accommodations fill up quickly in peak seasons in summer (June to September) and winter (December to March).

O Think about logistics. Since Banff is a small town, be prepared to bring in your own resources, including vendors, tents and generators. Understand the associated costs.

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Flower Crown Bar

O Plan ample travel time. Reserve a full day for travel, and be sure to tell guests that too. The closest airport—Calgary—is over an hour away.

For a (literally) fresh spin on guest entertainment, Dora Manuel, Sari’s planner and owner of Viva Bella Events, set up a make-your-own flower crown bar during cocktail hour. “It was the bride’s idea—she loves party favors,” Manuel says. “It was a huge hit.” Guests could design a headpiece out of jewel-toned blooms that matched those at the reception. Sari even wore one during the first dance.

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O Use the landscape. Banff is located in a national park known for its 13 mountains, blue waters and wildlife. Make it your rustic backdrop.

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ANN-MARIE & YVES APRIL 8 • NEW ORLEANS

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ATTIRE Fashion played a strong role in the festivities, with the couple donning two looks, including Ann-Marie’s longsleeve lace gown and Yves’s Air Jordan 12 Wings for dancing. He also wore cuff links made from Jamaican coins. PAPER GOODS The stationery, including the couple’s custom monogram, was inspired by the wrought-iron balconies found throughout the city. FOOD In addition to classic Jamaican eats, like jerk chicken and black cake, guests enjoyed New Orleans specialties such as red beans and rice, alligator sausage and banana flambé.

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ith her family hailing from New Orleans, Ann-Marie MacFarlane (30 and a senior manager) and Yves Lawson (33 and a chief of staff) left their home in New York to host a classic NOLA affair complete with beignets and café au lait. “I wanted our wedding to feel like its own space and time,” Ann-Marie says. Dozens of candles lined the aisle of the chapel in the French Quarter where the pair said “I do,” while a ceiling of flowers created a magical atmosphere for the reception. The couple served rum punch in honor of Yves’s Jamaican heritage, included Voodoo chips in the welcome bag, entertained with a hiphop violinist and treated everyone to a funfilled second line. —SC

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RECEPTION Tables featured gold accents, like candlesticks and flatware, and custom menus. The dance floor displayed the couple’s monogram in gold.

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The Cheat Sheet | Ann-Marie &Yves HIEN NGUYEN’S & KIM TRAN’S PLANNING TIPS

New Orleans

Ingredients

O Create a guide. Give recommendations on what to see and do, like ghost tours in the French Quarter.

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Tasty Favors

O Serve Louisiana cuisine. A popular food city, offer traditional dishes like gumbo, crawfish and po’boys.

For a sweet taste of New Orleans, Ann-Marie and Yves sent guests home with a box of Café Du Monde’s beignet mix wrapped in a silk ribbon. The famed coffee stand opened in 1862 and has become an institution for a sugar pastry and a hot drink for generations. “Since the wedding we’ve had guests send us photos of them making the beignets,” Ann-Marie says.

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O Check the local calendar. NOLA is known for several large-scale events, like Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest. These can affect travel, accommodations and venue availability.

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Ceremony & Reception Site The Monastery, New Orleans Photography Shawn Connell/Christian Oth Studio Videography Andrey Solo Films Event Planning & Design Hien Nguyen & Kim Tran/Wink Design & Events Floral Design Bella Blooms Floral Officiant Pastor Fred Luter Jr. Gown & Veil Monique Lhuillier, New York City Shoes Rene Caovilla Engagement & Wedding Rings Northwest Jewelry Jewelry Northwest Jewelry Hair Kiara Reeves; bridesmaids: TraElle Salon Exclusive Makeup Kisha Augustine Formalwear Fellow; groomsmen: Men’s Wearhouse Stationery Ceci New York Catering Pigéon Catering Cake Chasing Wang Music Ceremony: BeBe Winans; Dillard University Choir; New Orleans Classical & Jazz; cocktail hour: Rebirth Brass Band; T-Ray the Violinist; reception: DJ Raj Smoove; Emcee B-Nice; Lalah Hathaway Photo Booth Boogie Booth Favors A Signature Welcome Transportation Alert Transportation Registries Zola.com; donations to Timothy Hill Honeymoon Minimoon: Sugar Beach, St. Lucia; honeymoon: Italy

O Include a second line. Guests will love participating in this Big Easy tradition, where the party dances through the streets with a live band from the ceremony to the reception. Handkerchief waving is encouraged.

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ATTIRE Wes’s groomsmen each wore a traditional Filipino barong (embroidered white shirt) for the wedding. Czarina added an overlay in the Filipiniana style during the church ceremony, and wore pink heels for a pop of color. BEACH Black chiavari chairs juxtaposed the white altar, which was draped with fabric and covered in Fuji mums and dendrobium orchids. Lanterns flanked the arch and framed the couple as they exchanged vows. AMENITIES Guests picked up floral-print parasols and wood fans to keep cool in the humidity, plus flip-flips for comfort.

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hoosing a destination wedding in the Philippines came naturally to travel-loving pair Czarina Adan (28 and a franchise owner) and Kristofer (Wes) Puno (33 and a manager). Plus, the two wanted to make it easy on their grandparents, who all live in Manila, the nation’s capital. “Our guests saw it as an opportunity for a vacation, and our families saw it as a huge reunion,” Czarina says of opting for the island of Boracay. The couple planned two ceremonies—one full of Filipino traditions in a Catholic church and the other on the beach officiated by a friend— and requested that guests wear white to show unity. “We wanted everyone to feel like a part of the wedding,” she says. “It was one long, extended family vacation.” —SC

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CHURCH “We didn’t want to take away from the beautiful architecture of the old Spanish-style church,” Czarina says of the minimal décor. The focus remained on the couple and their Filipino traditions. Wes presented Czarina with 13 gold New York City subway tokens her mom had from when she lived there. “She gave them to us to pass along to our children,” he says. MUSIC A Disney fan, Czarina processed in to “I See The Light” from Tangled, and songs from other films played at the reception. MENU “Food is a huge part of our culture,” Wes says of the buffet of Filipino dishes, including pork belly with barbecue sauce, dory fish, tinapa dip and shrimp with quail eggs.

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The Cheat Sheet | Czarina &Wes AMANDA TIROL’S PLANNING TIPS

Boracay

Ingredients Ceremony Site Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, Boracay, Philippines; Asya Premier Suites Boracay, Boracay, Philippines Reception Site Asya Premier Suites Boracay, Boracay, Philippines Photography Christian de Leon/Mayad Studios Videography Playlife Studios Event Planning Amanda Tirol/Boracay Weddings Flowers Asya Premier Suites Boracay; Florista Flower Shop Officiant Beach: Richard Saethang (groom’s friend) Gown Katie May, Los Angeles Veil Nordstrom Shoes Topshop Wedding Rings BlueNile.com Hair & Makeup Victor Ortega Salon & Spa Bridesmaid Dresses Various Formalwear J.Crew; Nordstrom; The SM Shop; Topshop Stationery Boracay Weddings Rentals Boracay Weddings Catering, Cake & Desserts Asya Premier Suites Boracay Music DJ Fred Mendoza Transportation Asya Premier Suites Boracay Accommodations Asya Premier Suites Boracay Registries Honeyfund.com; Paypal.com Honeymoon Pangulasian Island, Philippines

O Plan early. The sooner you can start booking flights and hotels, the better prices you’ll likely find.

O Consider the climate. Offer fans and shade for guests to guard against heat and humidity.

O Have a plan B. Inclement weather can pose a challenge so be ready with a backup plan. The best outdoor weather is in summer, despite the high temps.

OUR FAVORITE DETAIL

Traditions Czarina and Wes included several Filipino customs during their traditional Catholic mass. Their aunts and uncles acted as ninang and ninong (wedding sponsors) and wrapped the pair in the veil to symbolize two clothed as one. Then, a white cord was draped over their shoulders as a bond of infinite marriage. Finally, the pair lit a unity candle and the groom presented the 13 pieces of gold.

O Go local. There are a lot of good suppliers in the area, and using them will save you extra travel expenses.

We booked a boat tour the day after to explore beaches, snorkel and cliff dive. Highly recommended!

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LOCATION “We wanted to give our guests sunny days, beautiful mountains, blue sky and an evening under a canopy of bright stars,” David says.

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ALLYN & DAVID SEPTEMBER 24 • PALM SPRINGS, CA

Dandy Desert PHOTOGRAPHY BY JODEE DEBES PHOTOGRAPHY EVENT PLANNING BY ARTISAN EVENT FLORAL DECOR

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TABLES Translucent chairs and chargers let the yellow and green palette pop. Bold linens and arrangements of calla lilies, orchids and succulents completed the chic look.

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CEREMONY To honor David’s Mexican heritage, the pair included a lazo (a floral garland draped around them) to symbolize unity. David pinned his mother’s ring inside his suit pocket as his “something borrowed.” ESCORT CARDS Custom white sunglasses affixed to the cards were useful for the sunny outdoor reception. MUSIC In addition to the choir, a mariachi band—a tradition in David’s family—played during cocktail hour, while a DJ spun Latin cumbias after dinner. “There wasn’t an empty space on the dance floor,” David says.

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ogether for 24 years, Allyn Miller (above right, 70 and a strategic marketing consultant) and David Salinas (48 and an event marketing consultant) decided they were “going to the chapel” to confirm their commitment. With that famous line as their theme, the pair threw a whimsical desert celebration, complete with sweet nods to family, tons of flowers and a pair of pale yellow suits. A playful church door along a boxwood wall greeted guests at the venue, which featured a ceremony in the round, alfresco reception space and pops of yellow and green. A local men’s ensemble belted out tunes like “When I Fall in Love,” and the coupled exited in true Palm Springs style: waving from an Airstream trailer. —SC

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The Cheat Sheet | Allyn & David JOEY LIZOTTE’S PLANNING TIPS

Palm Springs Ingredients Ceremony & Reception Site Colony 29, Palm Springs, CA Photography Jodee Debes Photography Videography Artisan Production Event Planning & Floral Design Joey Lizotte/Artisan Event Floral Decor Officiant Tom Paris Formalwear Grooms: My.Suit; attendants: TheBlackTux.com Shoes Gucci Attendant Dresses Custom; fabric: B&J Fabrics Engagement & Wedding Rings Coco Fine Jewelry Stationery Invitations: Beacon Lane; programs, escort cards & menus: StickiePaper, Etsy .com Rentals Artisan Event Floral Decor Catering Catering by Westwood Cake Exquisite Desserts Music Ceremony: Harmonic Voices; cocktail hour: Mariachi Divas; reception: DJ James Gonzalez/ Music Media Entertainment Favors StickiePaper, Etsy.com Transportation Cardiff Limousine & Transportation; Airstream: VIP Mobile Suites Accommodations Colony 29; Hilton Palm Springs Registry Bloomingdale’s Honeymoon Lake Como, Italy

O Opt for heat-resistant florals. The desert climate can be detrimental for blooms, causing them to wilt. Work with local florists who understand the best heat-friendly botanicals.

O Book a central hotel. If you’re not saying “I do” at a resort, choose a “host” hotel and reserve a room block for guests, so it can serve as the home base for the festivities.

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Getaway Following the last dance at the reception, Allyn and David made a smooth exit in a 1950s Airstream trailer inspired by Palm Spring’s postmodern ambience. “We saw it at a local event and fell in love—we had to have it at our wedding,” David says. The Airstream, decked out in a “just married” sign, pulled triple-duty as it also served as the photo booth backdrop and a preceremony hangout.

O Abide by the city ordinances. Be aware of regulations around noise and events—the city has several. Your local planner will know the rules.

The engagement ring, custom made with a two-carat diamond, reminds me of the love of my life when I look at it. —DAVID SALINAS, GROOM

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O Go alfresco. Dinner and dancing under the stars in Palm Springs— what could be better?

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RECEPTION Acrylic accents and an abundance of Southern smilax vines filled the stately space.

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For WNBA MVP Elena Delle Donne and Amanda Clifton, their November nuptials went well beyond love and basketball.

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As soon as they were announced as the 2017 Dream Wedding couple, the philanthropic pair got to work weaving their commitment to charity and family into their celebration. They created a registry on TheKnot.com where family, friends and fans could donate to the Elena Delle Donne Foundation to benefit two causes significant to the couple: the special needs community and those suffering from Lyme disease. Elena’s sister Lizzie was born deaf and blind, and Elena was diagnosed with Lyme disease nearly a decade ago. With the help of dozens of local industry pros, including New York–based wedding planner and event designer Jove Meyer,

Elena and Amanda made it official on Friday, November 3, on the sprawling lawn of Hempstead House in Sands Point, New York. A romantic palette of white, green and gold played up the estate’s existing ornate moldings and oversize mantels, but it was the incorporation of jaw-dropping floral installations that made for an unforgettable fete. “From the initial walk-through, I imagined wild vines growing all throughout Hempstead House,” says florist Lilli Wright of Mimosa Floral Design in Brooklyn, New York. “At some point, we started comparing the idea to Sleeping Beauty’s castle to help explain our vision.” Verdant clusters of Southern

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smilax, along with arrangements of hydrangeas, delphinium and over 7,000 white roses (all of which were donated to a local nursing and rehabilitation center post-party through Repeat Roses) transformed the space. The brides wore white—Elena rocked a sleeved Ersa Atelier gown while Amanda donned Pronovias—for their walk down a floral-lined aisle before tying the knot with a handfasting ceremony overlooking Hempstead Bay. “Watching Amanda walk down the aisle was, without a doubt, the most exciting moment of the day for me,” Elena says. Postceremony, the newlyweds changed into BHLDN dresses before settling in at communal dining tables decorated with gilded chargers, tapered candles and

acrylic place cards etched in gold script. Dessert was a massive, six-foot masterpiece by Nine Cakes with 11 alternating tiers of confetti and lemon cake. Partygoers also noshed on bone-in rib eye and freshly baked doughnuts when they weren’t busy celebrating on the monogrammed dance floor. “It was perfect,” Elena says of the day’s modern yet organic design. “When we first saw the room, a huge smile came across my face. It was everything we could’ve ever wanted.”

JOVE’S DREAM WEDDING DISH On designing The Knot Dream Wedding: “For me, this wedding meant shining a spotlight on marriage for all couples. I was honored to work alongside Elena and Amanda to create their dream wedding while showing the world that love is love.”

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HONEYMOON The couple escaped to Tahiti the week after their nuptials.

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Ceremony & Reception Site Hempstead House at Sands Point Preserve, Sands Point, NY Photography Rebecca Yale Photography Videography McKenzie Miller Films Event Design & Planning Jove Meyer Events Floral Design Mimosa Floral Design Gowns Ceremony: Elena: Ersa Atelier; Amanda: Pronovias; reception: BHLDN Rings Benchmark Hair & Makeup Beautini; Kristina Ruggerio Cosmetics Bridesmaid Dresses BHLDN Formalwear TheBlackTux.com Stationery Fourteen-Forty; Whimsy Greenville Rentals Party Rental Ltd.; Patina Rentals Décor & Lighting Fusion Lighting Catering Philip Stone Caterers Cake Nine Cakes Entertainment Ceremony & dinner: Luminous Sounds Inc.; reception: Element Music Dance Floor Tower Productions Photo Booth We Love Photobooths Honeymoon Tahiti Tourisme

“The plan was to make it feel like a lush, organic garden had been growing inside the property for a while.”

On breaking tradition: “Both brides put a fun twist on the ceremony processional—they walked down the aisle with their fathers before meeting halfway and walking the rest of the way to the altar together.”

On the towering dessert: “Elena is six-foot-five, so Betsy from Nine Cakes designed a cake the couple could cut into at the same time, without anyone needing to hunch over or use a step stool.”

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DANCING The pair invited their dads to join them in a shared fatherdaughter dance.

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A QUIRKY COLOR PALETTE AND GRAPHIC PATTERNED ACCENTS INJECT FRESH ENERGY INTO THE CLASSIC NUPTIALS.

BY ALYSSA LONGOBUCCO PHOTOGRAPHY BY JEREMIE BARLOW PHOTOGRAPHY EVENT DESIGN BY GRETCHEN CULVER OF ROCKET SCIENCE EVENTS

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STANDOUT SHAPE Include unexpected paper shapes in your invitation suite for mail your guests can’t wait to open. Artist-worthy brushstroke lettering, envelope liner details and saturated, color-blocked hues make a skinny horizontal invite pop. Paper goods, GretchenBerry .com; stamps, Minted.com

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WORK OF ART OPPOSITE PAGE The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis acted as an original venue—and source of inspiration—for event designer Gretchen Culver, who pulled from the surrounding artwork and architecture to inspire the fete. “I envisioned a young, hip couple who aren’t afraid of expressing themselves through thought-provoking design. They have colorful, interesting lives and I wanted their wedding to follow suit,” she says. ON HER Dress, RenttheRunway.com; heels, Sam Edelman, Zappos.com; jewelry, CommersCustomJewelers.com; hair and makeup, BeautybyMelissaT.com; bouquet, Blommonster.com ON HIM Tuxedo, Menguin.com; bow tie fabric, Spoonflower.com

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SPECIALTY SIPS Encourage guests to help themselves by presenting your signature cocktail in a pitcher. Tinted glassware gives this white sangria dubbed “love punch” a colorful kick. Glassware, TheFestiveFrog.com; tablecloth, LaTavolaLinen.com; napkins, GretchenBerry.com

vary your buds to add texture and interest to a monochromatic bouquet

GRAPHIC GREETING Paper escort cards in punchy red and blue are a visual “wow” when hung in a diagonal color split. Flanking blooms of red roses, fiery calla lilies and smoke bush pair with blue delphinium and hydrangeas to lend a wedding vibe and reinforce the palette.

STYLE INSPIRATION Robert Motherwell’s “Paris Suite” series (above) at the Walker Art Center served as a source of inspiration for Culver. “I was drawn to his use of color in a way that felt fresh and alive,” she says. “I wanted to use it as a jumping-off point for this style, but it’s important not to go too literal when translating inspiration. Embrace one or two elements that speak to you and build upon them in a way that's uniquely yours.”

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ARTWORK: ROBERT MOTHERWELL, PARIS SUITE 1-4, 1979-1980, LITHOGRAPHS ON PAPER; ART © DEDALUS FOUNDATION/LICENSED BY VAGA, NEW YORK, NY; COLLECTION WALKER ART CENTER, MINNEAPOLIS; GIFT OF THE ARTIST, 1984

Structure, GirlFridayCreative.com; escort cards, GretchenBerry.com; florals, Blommonster.com

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DRAMATIC “I DOS� For an Insta-worthy ceremony backdrop, task your florist with creating a bold floral statement wall. This blue and green hydrangea display carries the color palette from the painted wall behind it. A brushstroke pattern (the same as the envelope liner) was printed onto vinyl, then cut to fit the acrylic chairbacks. Florals, Blommonster.com; backdrop, GirlFridayCreative .com; chairs, Wayfair.com; chairback pattern, GretchenBerry.com; vinyl chair design, Cricut.com

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DINE UNDER DESIGN Make a cavernous loft venue feel more intimate by creating a mock “ceiling� above your dining tables. This hanging installation is made from sheets of colored paper and features a peaked shape that mimics both the angles found on the dining chairs and the towering snapdragons in the bold yellow floral runner. Paper display, GirlFridayCreative.com; florals, Blommonster.com; table, RudysEventRentals .com; chairs, BluDot.com

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ARTISTIC DETAILS Give the traditional menu card a playful twist by reinventing it as a place mat. It goes perfectly with a sleek acrylic name card to anchor a simple yet stunning setting. Above, the square-tiered cake takes its color inspiration from the hues in Motherwell’s work. Menu, GretchenBerry.com; lasercut place card, GirlFridayCreative .com; charger, CasaDePerrin.com; dinner plate, WestElm.com; flatware and wine glass, CB2.com; drinking glass, TheFestiveFrog.com; cake, FarinaBakingCompany.com; table linen and napkin, LaTavolaLinen.com

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SWEET ENDING Looking for a clever (and edible) wedding favor? Try an interactive cookie buffet. Guests can browse the selection of cookies, then fill takeout containers with their favorite picks. Cookies, Thumbs-Cookies .MyShopify.com; custom shelving and laser-cut sign, GirlFridayCreative .com; cake stands, FarinaBakingCompany.com

custom stickers give personalization to clear takeout containers

TA K E O U R S T Y L E Q U I Z O N The Knot All-In-One Wedding Planner app

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Learning thermostat, $199, Nest, Amazon.com

CHAIRS Chanel dining chairs, $199 each, Article.com WINE GLASSES Talia wine glass, $25, Talia stemless wine glass, $25, Mikasa.com PLATE Shell Bisque dinner plates, $22 each, CanvasHomeStore.com BOWL Shell Bisque cereal bowl, $18, CanvasHomeStore.com

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MID-CENTURY MODERN Clean lines and primary hues marry form with function for a retro-inspired look that’s still totally current.

COPPER COOKWARE helps you whip up date-night dinner like a true chef.

LIGHT Pontil chandelier, $355, George Kovacs, LampsPlus.com TABLE Seno table, $799, Article.com VACUUM Ball multifloor vacuum, $400, Dyson, BedBathand Beyond.com VASE Alfredo vase, $220, Georg Jensen, MichaelCFina.com BOWL Tilly wire bowl, $28, Luluand Georgia.com TOTE Hayes leather basket, $229, PotteryBarn.com THROW Coziest throw, $39, WestElm.com

Professional copper cookware, $900 for 10-piece set, WilliamsSonoma.com

This RUNNER adds a bold dose of color to your dining table. Grid runner, $55, Chilewich.com

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This PRINT comes in a slew of sizes and framing options, so you’re sure to find your perfect fit.

RUSTIC FARMHOUSE Characterized by airy textiles, weathered wood accents and handmade finishes, country fans will love these casual, calming pieces.

“Mornings Away” in frame, from $31, Emily Jeffords, Minted.com

CABINET Eau Claire accent cabinet, $1,000, Lark Manor, Wayfair.com THROW Laundered linen throw, $186, Pine Cone Hill, AnnieSelke.com MUG Tinware mug, $7, CanvasHomeStore.com RUG Lattice woven cotton rug, from $34, Dash & Albert, AnnieSelke.com BAKING DISH Ruffled bakeware, $265 for 5-piece set, Emile Henry, Williams-Sonoma.com SMART TOOL Google Home, $129, BestBuy.com TOWELS Cairo bath towels with straight piping, $59 each, Matouk.com UTENSIL CROCK Countryman utility crock, $125, FarmhousePottery.com BASKET Braided storage cube, $40, ContainerStore.com PILLOWCASES Mrs. and Mr. pillowcases, $199 for 2, RebeccaAtwood.com

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Floor cushion, $50, Hearth & Hand with Magnolia, Target.com

A plaid PILLOW adds personality to a neutral bed or couch. Watson pillow, from $210, McGeeandCo.com

Prep your morning cup of coffee in this charming FRENCH PRESS. Large French press, $68, LeCreuset.com

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The jute weaving on this PENDANT creates the prettiest patterned glow. Medium macramé jute pendant, $195, ShadesofLight.com

GLOBAL BOHO Eclectic, unexpected and packed with personality, these picks will leave your abode feeling like an exotic escape. BENCH Paloma bench, $399, GrandinRoad.com RUG Seasoned Laurel Ogee lattice rug, from $49, RugsUSA.com LIGHT Macramé pendant shade, $60, WorldMarket.com PILLOW Mongolian pillow, $139, HighFashionHome.com BEADS Glass beads, $75 each, Shop .StFrank.com BOWLS Holland wood salad bowls, $22 each, Crate andBarrel.com VASES Amici vases, $17 for 3-piece set, CB2.com GOBLET Arabella footed goblet, $39, Juliska.com

A leather POUF gives an edgy touch to any living room. Moroccan leather pouf, $299, High FashionHome.com

Brighten up your bathroom with bold yellow TOWELS. Floral cotton towels, from $13 each, ZaraHome.com

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TRANSITIONAL Part modern, part traditional, neutral textiles, classic shapes and rich hues combine for a chic mix you’ll enjoy for years to come.

Select both your fabric and legs to make a one-of-akind SOFA.

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Maxwell sofa, $1,500, Interior Define.com

Use this TRAY for everything from breakfast in bed to Netflix and pizza on the couch. Tray (similar), $79, MarkandGraham.com

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The adjustable arm on this TASK LAMP means it can work on either a side table or office desk. Brass task lamp, $50, Threshold, Target.com

RUG Ayla rug, from $1,395, RestorationHardware.com TRAY Amala tray, $595, BunnyWilliamsHome.com PILLOW Velvet pillow, $85, McGee andCo.com DECANTER Amadeo decanter, $499, RiedelUSA.com BOX Madison 6 large box, $380, Christofle, NeimanMarcus.com WINE GLASSES Pure wine glasses, $14 each, Schott Zwiesel, SurLaTable.com DISHWARE Antique white dinnerware, $400 for 40-piece set, Mikasa, Macys.com THROW Wool blanket, $90, US.TartanBlanketCo.com CANDLE White Orchid candle, $60, Michael Aram, Bloomingdales.com DISH Vertigo three-part cocktail server, $420, Christofle, MichaelCFina .com VASE Morandi medium bud vase, $13, CanvasHomeStore.com

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INDUSTRIAL Sleek black details and edgy metal accents add an urban-loft feel to wherever you call home. HALL TREE Willa hall tree, $204, Wayfair.com LAMP Hudson floor lamp, $80, Threshold, Target .com NAPKIN Bazaar napkin, $28, KimSeybert.com PLANTER Small mid-century tabletop planter, $29, WestElm.com DISHWARE Cast iron dishes, $125 for 5-piece place setting, MichaelAram.com PILLOWS Dappled cowhide pillow cover, $199, Ben Soleimani textured pillow cover, from $169, Restoration Hardware.com MIXER Artisan series 5-quart stand mixer, $460, KitchenAid.com THROW Duke reversible throw, $130, Magnolia Home, BedBathandBeyond.com QUILT Stripe diamond coverlet, from $239, RebeccaAtwood.com UTENSIL HOLDER Ceramic utensil holder, $65, OneandMany, Etsy.com

A minimalist PRINT HANGER is the ideal way to display a sweet shot from your wedding day. Wooden print hanger with print, from $89, Artifact Uprising.com

A BIKE is a unique registry addition.

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Bike, $600, Brooklyn BicycleCo.com

This retro-inspired TOASTER comes with a warming rack to keep your bread, well, toasty. Retro-style 4-slice toaster, $100, RussellHobbs.com

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GLAMOROUS Sophisticated and just a touch dramatic, these opulent finds make a wow-worthy statement.

This SPEAKER has 360-degree sound to create the ultimate party scene.

CONSOLE Calisto console table, $570, All Modern.com CAKE STANDS Pedestal cake stands, from $25 each, ZGallerie.com VASE Smoke globe vase, $110, AYTM, JungLeeNY .com CANDLESTICKS Tall candlesticks, $13 each, HM.com NAPKINS Gold and white crochet-edge napkins, $22 each, Kim Seybert, JungLeeNY.com PILLOWS Soiree natural 16-inch pillow, $40, leisure black 23-inch pillow, $40, CB2.com TEA SET Arris Accent teacups and saucers, $250 for 4, Wedgwood, BedBathandBeyond.com OTTOMAN Nixon ottoman, $237, Uptown Club, Wayfair.com PELT Sheepskin rug, $46, Safavieh, Overstock.com JEWELRY BOX Out of the Box jewelry box, $50, KateSpade.com

SoundLink Revolve+ Bluetooth speaker, $300, Bose, BestBuy.com

Think of this crystal-inspired LAMP as jewelry for your living room. Crystal table lamp, $199, CB2.com

Mix up a postwork cocktail in this sleek SHAKER. RBT cocktail shaker, $50, Rabbit, Bloomingdales.com

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Tank top, skirt, jacket, all price upon request, OscardelaRenta.com; earrings, $225, AlexisBittar.com; diamond slice halo necklace, $1,575, ApresJewelry.com; bar tag necklace, $1,800, Jennifer FisherJewelry.com; shoes, $650, SophiaWebster.com

HIGH-RISE STYLE

OPPOSITE PAGE A sleek, formfitting mermaid-style gown will instantly elongate your frame. The addition of architectural ruffles really elevates the look.

Dress, $4,990, Legends RomonaKeveza.com; engagement ring, $4,140 (not including center stone), UneekJewelry.com Bus provided by Gray Line CitySightseeing New York, NewYorkSightseeing.com/get-a-quote

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Take a cue from the fashion crowd and opt for effortlessly glam separates. A floral jacquard jacket and sequin palazzo pants work for city hall nuptials or a morning-after brunch.

Jacket, $950, pants, $795, SachinandBabi.com; earrings, $6,244, Djula.fr

POWER SUITING

OPPOSITE PAGE A sharply tailored white tuxedo plus splashy accessories turn any sidewalk into a catwalk. Jacket, $2,300, pants, $990, MoniqueLhuillier.com; choker, $611, JoannaLauraConstantine .com; thin white gold ring, $1,000, triangular white gold ring, $1,000, SayYesWithKarl.com; diamond eternity ring, $2,770, AJaffe.com; shoes, $995, Paul Andrew, ShopBop.com

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Feeling brave? A sheer crop top with strategically placed 3-D floral appliquĂŠ puts a seriously sexy spin on a sweet tulle skirt.

Top, $3,495, skirt $2,995, Naeem Khan, MarkIngramAtelier.com; engagement ring, $2,490 (not including center stone), wedding ring, $1,070, AJaffe.com; earrings, $250, SachinandBabi.com

SIGHTSEEING SENSATION

OPPOSITE PAGE Make your wedding day look a tourist attraction of its own in a plunging satin sheath and overthe-top ostrich feather skirt.

Dress, $2,490, overskirt, $11,600, MoniqueLhuillier.com; earrings, $2,750 (not including center diamond), SimonGJewelry.com

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Mesh-inspired lace details and a pearl-studded leather jacket are elegant ways to put a punk-rock twist on classic bridal staples. Dress, $3,500, Laku Collection.com; jacket, $4,500, MoniqueLhuillier .com; earrings, $450, PearlCollective.com

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CROSSWALK COUTURE

Stop traffic in an eye-catching combo of a curve-skimming slip dress and multicolor faux-fur jacket. Dress, $1,750, TheiaCouture.com; jacket, $595, Milly.com; shoes, $89, MarcFisherFootwear.com

ROOFTOP TASTEMAKER

OPPOSITE PAGE City sophisticates take note. It doesn’t get more perfectly polished—and also totally fashion forward—than a trench coat wedding dress. Layer on equally unexpected accessories for an über-chic result. Dress, $10,995, Danielle Frankel, MarkIngramAtelier.com; engagement ring, $4,475, RoseyWest.com; earrings, $330, JoannaLaura Constantine.com; shoes, $890, OscardelaRenta.com

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NIGHT MOVES

Allover metallic shimmer and swinging fringe are just made for a swanky evening affair. Dress, $14,400, GaliaLahav .com; engagement ring, $5,000, ApresJewelry.com; earrings, $58, Anthropologie .com; clutch, $995, Judith Leiber, Saks.com; shoes, $450, SophiaWebster.com

GRAFFITI GORGEOUS

OPPOSITE PAGE Frills and lace don’t have to look traditional. An artful mix of oversize silk ruffles and tattoo lace is both fresh and of the moment. Dress, $4,590, RimeArodaky .com; earrings, $350, OscardelaRenta.com; bracelet, $395, JenniferFisher.com

FASHION STYLING & TEXT Shelley Brown HAIR Eloise Cheung using Phyto at Kate Ryan Inc. MAKEUP Georgina Billington using Charlotte Tilbury at Judy Casey Inc.

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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.

a-line gown

ball gown

sheath

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.

This slim, form-fitting silhouette hugs the body from head-to-toe. It’s the perfect look for casual, intimate weddings.

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empire-waist gown

finding the right white skin tone Dark go for Stark white, or almost any shade

gown shopping pointers HEAD TO A TRUSTWORTHY SALON Don’t know where to begin? Download The Knot Wedding Lookbook app or visit TheKnot.com/marketplace to find local bridal salons that carry our featured designers.

skin tone Medium with olive tones go for Champagne or diamond white skin tone Medium with yellow tones go for Off-white or creamy ivory skin tone Fair and pink-toned skin go for Ivory

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want more gowns? C H E C K O U T TheKnot.com/weddingdresses

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dennis basso for kleinfeld $$$$ on theknot.com dennis basso for kleinfeld on the web kleinfeld.com collection dennis basso fall 2017 styles 14136n, 14139n

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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 bridesmaid who has the body or coloring that’s most similar to the rest of the bridal party, or the bridesmaid who is the most difficult to fit. • Ask for your bridesmaids’ 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 bridesmaids all have the same shoes, jewelry, hairstyles, handbags or wraps? Communicate your desires clearly to your girls. Email works great for this.

sweetheart neckline

scoop neckline

one-shoulder neckline

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

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

notched lapel

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

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

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

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CURAÇAO

Netherlands Antilles/Dutch

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Netherlands Antilles guilder (NAFl), US dollar

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Lesser Antilles/ French-British

English, Local Patois**

East Caribbean dollar (EC), US dollar

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DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Greater Antilles/ Spanish

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Dominican peso (RD$)

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GRENADA

Lesser Antilles/ British

English

East Caribbean dollar (EC)

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Lesser Antilles/ French

French, English, Creole

Euro

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Antilles-Info-Tourisme.com/guadeloupe

Greater Antilles/ British

English, Local Patois**

Jamaican dollar (J$)

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

VisitJamaica.com

Lesser Antilles/ French

Creole, French, English

Euro

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DOMINICA

GUADELOUPE

JAMAICA

MARTINIQUE

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Bahamas.com

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BONAIRE

Yes

Aruba.com

Lesser Antilles/ British

BARBADOS

Yes

Yes

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(800) bonaire

Yes

(212) 889-9009

Yes Yes

Curacao.com

Yes

Dominica.dm

(800) 723-6138

Yes

(800) 927-9554

Yes

(011) 590-590-82-0930

No

(800) 233-4582

Yes No

Martinique.org

MONTSERRAT

NEVIS & ST. KITTS

Lesser Antilles/ British

English

Lesser Antilles/ British

English

East Caribbean dollar (EC), US dollar

5/NYC, 9/Chicago, 8/Dallas, 11/LA

East Caribbean dollar (EC), US dollar

6/NYC, 6/Chicago, 16/Dallas, 10/LA

(664) 491-2230

Yes

VisitMontserrat.com

(800) 582-6208 &

Yes

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

SABA & ST. EUSTATIUS

Greater Antilles/ US

Spanish, English

US dollar

Lesser Antilles/ Dutch

Dutch, English, Papiamento*

US dollar

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

(800) 866-7827 SeePuertoRico.com

7/NYC, 8/Chicago, 9/Dallas, 13/LA

(011) 599-416-2231 & (011) 599-318-2433 SabaTourism.com & StatiaTourism.com

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

(011) 590-590-27-8727

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

(800) 372-usvi

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

(800) 372-usvi

East Caribbean dollar (EC), US dollar

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

(888) 4-stlucia

Dutch, Papiamento*, English

Netherlands Antilles guilder (NAFl), US dollar

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

(800) 786-2278

Lesser Antilles/ French

French, English

Euro, US dollar

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

(877) 956-1234

Lesser Antilles, USVI/US

English

US dollar

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

(800) 372-usvi

ST. VINCENT & THE GRENADINES

Lesser Antilles/ French-British

English

TORTOLA & VIRGIN GORDA

Lesser Antilles, BVI/British

English

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

British

English, French, Spanish, Hindi

Trinidad and Tobago dollar (TT), US dollar

8/NYC, 9/Chicago, 11/Dallas, 12/LA

GoTrinidadandTobago.com

TURKS & CAICOS

British

English, Creole

US dollar

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

TurksandCaicosTourism.com

ST. BARTHELEMY

ST. CROIX

ST. JOHN

ST. LUCIA

ST. MAARTEN

ST. MARTIN

ST. THOMAS

Lesser Antilles/ French

French, English

Euro, US dollar

Lesser Antilles, USVI/US

English

US dollar

Lesser Antilles, USVI/US

English

Lesser Antilles/ British

English, Creole Patois

Lesser Antilles/ Dutch

US dollar

East Caribbean dollar (EC), US dollar

8/NYC, 10/Chicago, 14/LA

US dollar

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

Yes Yes

(Saba)

No

(St. Eustatius)

No

St-Barths.com

Yes

VisitUSVI.com

Yes

VisitUSVI.com

Yes

StLucia.org

Yes

St-Maarten.com

No

St-Martin.org

Yes

VisitUSVI.com

(800) 729-1726

Yes

DiscoverSVG.com

(800) 835-8530

Yes

BVITourism.com

(868) 675-7034 (800) 241-0824

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THE BAHAMAS 10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW About 700 islands make up the Bahamas, tossed across the lower Atlantic between Florida and Cuba. Only 30 of them are inhabited.

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The biggest eyefuls of coral are off Andros (home to the world’s third-largest barrier reef, with 140 miles of coral and cathedral-like caves), Bimini (where you can also find dolphins and sea turtles), Eleuthera/Harbour Island and the Exuma Islands. 3

4 Nassau, the capital city, is extra-crowded during March and April, when spring-breakers invade. It is also one of the busiest cruise ports in the world. 5 Grand Bahama Island, the fourth-largest island in the chain, is only a 50-minute flight from Miami and exudes an airy, spread-out feel compared to busy Nassau. Take diving lessons or browse dutyfree bounty at the International Bazaar or the Port Lucaya Marketplace in Freeport.

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 75-minute plane trip from Florida, making them a quick trip for destination weddings and honeymoons alike. SHUTTERSTOCK

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

Looking for excitement? Don’t miss Junkanoo, a Bahamian costume parade in which people dance to copper cowbells, goombay drums and whistles. The parade goes from 2 a.m. to 8 a.m. (yeah, you read that right) on December 26 and January 1. 6

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he Luxury Included® Sandals Emerald Bay in Great Exuma, Bahamas is an oceanfront resort set along a pristine one-mile beach boasting some of the world’s clearest waters, a Greg Norman-designed golf course and a world-class marina. The resort includes gourmet dining at 11 restaurants, premium spirits, and unlimited land and water sports—plus gratuities and Sandals airport transfers. The 16,000 square foot Red 877-SANDALS Lane® Spa further enhances this 500-acre resort, set Sandals.com on one of the Bahamas’ most beautiful Out Islands.

t the Bahamas’ most elegant resort, experience a cultured European ambience with island warmth—with two epic oceanfront pools, a posh Red Lane® Spa and 10 gourmet restaurants. The modernized Windsor Tower accommodations are spacious and luxurious, and includes Sandals iconic Swim-up Suites. The Balmoral Village has luxurious rooms, some with oversized balconies. Just offshore, an exclusive island beach 877-SANDALS club offers two secluded beaches, a pool with swim-up Sandals.com bar, a restaurant and chic bonfire parties during the night.

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BARBADOS 10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW With more than 3,000 hours of sunshine each year, the weather is almost always sunny and warm, cooled by the constant northeast trade winds. The average daytime temperature is balmy, ranging between 84-88 degrees.

The rocky, wind-whipped Atlantic coast is one of the world’s best windsurfing spots, while the tranquil west coast that faces the Caribbean Sea, called the Platinum Coast, is lined with posh resorts.

2 Shorts, t-shirts, wraps and sundresses are your best bet for daytime wear and elegantly casual wear for evenings. Swimwear should be kept for the beach and suitable attire should be worn when shopping or dining out.

7 Indulge your taste buds with spicy FrenchCaribbean cuisine at the patios of Brown Sugar, or grab a seat on the intimate, torch-lit terrace overlooking the Caribbean at The Cliff.

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The Barbadian capital city of Bridgetown was originally named “Indian Bridge” for the crude bridge that was constructed over the river by early Indian settlers. 3

First made 370 years ago from the sugar cane that populated the island, Barbados rum soon found the favor of many English sailors. 4

Bajans (as Barbados residents are called) are crazy about cricket and golf.

8 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. 9 If you want to take to the water, board a catamaran in Bridgetown for lunchtime snorkeling, or set sail for a sunset dinner cruise 10 Dance the night away in “irie” oblivion to live soca, reggae or calypso at Harbour Lights or hot spot Sugar Ultra Lounge. SHUTTERSTOCK

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he royal treatment awaits you at Sandals new, all-suite resort. It’s the most exclusive all-inclusive ever. Experience the dramatic Skypool Suites, magnificent Swim-up Suites, and lavish Millionaire Suites—all with outdoor Tranquility Soaking TubsTM for two. Indulge in 5-Star Global GourmetTM dining at six world-class restaurants, innovative bars and pools, and a 15,000-square-foot spa. Ocean views, 877-SANDALS every land and water sport imaginable, and Butler Elite Sandals.com service complete your Luxury Included® experience.

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Antigua sits smack-dab in the center of the Caribbean Islands.

2 The island has more than 350 chalky white public beaches. Some of the best include Dickenson Bay (for restaurant-hopping and peoplewatching) and Half Moon Bay (for windsurfing).

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3 Clothing is optional at one of Five Islands Peninsula’s beaches! 4 The Antiguan climate is one of the most idyllic in all of the Caribbean, thanks to constant sea breezes and trade winds. The hot season runs from May to November. 5 Don’t leave without spending Sunday afternoon at Shirley Heights Lookout, a restaurant perched on a bluff on the south side of the island. You’ll get a stunning panoramic view of English Harbour and the island of Montserrat, not to mention some lip-smacking barbecue.

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3 The driest season is between January and May. Even during the rainy season, from June to December, it rarely rains for more than an hour at a time and generally not every day. AT A GLANCE 4 If you want to drive in Grenada, you must obtain a local driving permit. Most LANGUAGE SPOKEN English, French car rental firms issue local permits. Note that driving is on the left.

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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.

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. 3

Many popular Jamaican destinations are between one and two hours from the Montego Bay airport by car. Make sure you bring Dramamine if you’re at risk for motion sickness, as taxi drivers take the curvy roads at quite a clip.

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 July 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 “ice cold jelly” at roadside stands—and conch soup are said to heighten amour.

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

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 877-BEACHES lavishly appointed rooms and suites—Beaches Beaches.com Ocho Rios is for lovers of luxury and sun-kissed fun.

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

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lassic Georgian architecture welcomes you to a place reminiscent of the grandest British manor houses. At the main resort, the noblest of British refinement blends with Jamaican charm. Feast at eight tantalizing gourmet restaurants including an authentic British pub. Enjoy Jamaica’s only Over-the-Water Villas, with water hammocks and private infinity pools. Then discover an exotic private island— 877-SANDALS Sandals Island—with a Thai restaurant, secluded Sandals.com ® beach and Red Lane Spa escape.

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andals South Coast, formerly Sandals Whitehouse, has been reimagined to capture all that is unique about Jamaica’s South Coast. Everything new is all about the water. Lavish Over-the-Water Bungalows with “sea-through” floors; a spectacular over-the-water bar; 9 restaurants including Sushi on the Sand at the water’s edge; and redesigned, all-beachfront rooms and suites with stunning views from beachfront balconies and walk-out patios. Set 877-SANDALS within a 500-acre nature preserve, Sandals South Coast is Sandals.com all beachfront, all luxury, all on Jamaica’s South Coast.

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Explore historic Cockburn Town on Grand Turk—some say it’s the spot where Columbus first landed in 1492. The quaint Bermudian-style houses AT A GLANCE will catch your eye, and you may be tempted to take an impromptu walking LANGUAGE SPOKEN tour through town. English 2

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4 Turks & Caicos is less developed and more upscale than other Caribbean islands.

5 Only 8 of the 40 islands are inhabited, which gives it an intimate feel.

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1 Visit Sulphur Springs, a “drive-in” volcano, which last erupted two centuries ago. 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 Chastanet, 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 and green fig and Creole barbecue. While you’re in Castries, try Pink Plantation House, a can’t-miss Creole restaurant.

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.

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

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

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IF YOU'RE ANIMAL LOVERS Zimbabwe has long been considered the go-to for a safari in Southern Africa, and after a few decades of political unrest, the country is making a comeback— largely on the heels of conservation efforts. Wildlife is thriving and parks like Hwange are teeming with elephants. Deeper Africa can arrange safaris that combine wildlife and cultural experiences and provide a glimpse of how tourism benefits both nature and the local communities. (DeeperAfrica.com) WHEN TO GO Dry season, between June and October, offers especially great weather for game viewing.

WHERE TO STAY At Somalisa Camp’s location on the banks of a watering hole in Hwange National Park, you can view elephants from one of its seven tents as you take a relaxing soak in a copper bathtub. Run by conservation pioneer African Bush Camps, Somalisa can arrange village visits as well as couples activities, such as a romantic bush dinner for two under the stars. (From $990, all-inclusive; AfricanBushCamps.com) WHAT TO DO Go on a game drive and stop at one of the watering holes for a G&T at sundown, then scan the bush for nocturnal critters on a night drive back to camp. GIVE BACK Head to one of African Bush Camps’ community projects such as Thandanani, a micro-finance sewing collective of 10 women who sew and sell robes and bags.

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The news these days doesn’t always paint the most attractive picture of the Middle East, but in fair-minded Jordan, that just means you won’t have to battle crowds to view ancient treasures. The country’s historical landmarks tell the story of centuriesold civilizations. Outfitter Experience Jordan offers excursions ranging from a day trip to visit the narrow gorges of Wadi Rum to a seven-day hike from Dana Biosphere Reserve to the ancient city of Petra. (ExperienceJordan.com) WHEN TO GO Spring and fall—avoid the scorching heat of summer. WHERE TO STAY Set along the Dana to Petra trail, Feynan Ecolodge runs off solar power and is staffed by local Bedouins, who invite guests into their community for coffee and bread-baking demonstrations. The hotel is alcohol free and vegetarian, but serves the best falafel in all of Jordan. (From $225, all-inclusive; EcoHotels.me) WHAT TO DO From Feynan Ecolodge, you can explore well-preserved Roman ruins, remnants of an early Byzantine monastery and the remains of a Neolithic settlement on a four-hour guided Archeological Treasures hike. SITES TO SNAP The Treasury is one of the most elaborate temples in the area and Petra’s most photographed edifice. If you enter Petra via the back route, you can capture shots of the awe-inspiring monastery too.

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Safaris aren’t the only draw in South Africa. The country’s dynamic art scene is luring visitors to cities like Cape Town. Collectors gravitate to smaller venues, like Gallery MOMO, that showcase the work of emerging South African artists including Angus Taylor, Phillemon Hlungwani and Louis Maqhubela. WHEN TO GO March to May and October to November have fewer crowds. WHERE TO STAY Ellerman House, a hotel in the seaside Bantry Bay neighborhood, offers breathtaking ocean views and an extensive South African art collection with works from talents such as John Meyer, Deborah Bell and William Kentridge. The hotel’s wine gallery could also double as a work of art, with stellar local bottles of Pinotage stacked like a three-dimensional sculpture. (From $675; Ellerman.co.za) WHAT TO DO Ellerman House's resident art guide can take you on a behind-thescenes tour of some of Cape Town's best galleries, including Whatiftheworld and Everard Read. MUSEUM TO VISIT In 2017, Africa’s largest modern art museum, the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, opened in Cape Town. It's housed within a converted grain silo on the Victoria and Alfred waterfront, and has already been hailed as South Africa’s answer to the Tate Modern. (ZeitzMoCAA.museum)

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IF YOU'RE ATHLETES try COURMAYEUR, ITALY

No matter the season, Courmayeur, located on the border of France, can scratch your itch for action. This utterly charming, relatively small town sits at the foot of majestic Mont Blanc. The ski area is small with limited, but wellgroomed, trails and plenty of fantastic on-mountain dining options. When the snow melts, the area is an outdoor playground. Hike, bike, climb, raft or paraglide, then reward your efforts with homemade pasta and Italian vino. WHEN TO GO Hiking trails are empty June through August, when most Italians vacation by the sea. Skiers should book between February and early April. WHERE TO STAY Auberge de la Maison is the epitome of alpine romance. The wood and stone hotel oozes European charm and the spa boasts panoramas of Mont Blanc and unique alpine therapies such as a hay bio-sauna. You can’t go wrong with homemade ravioli and seasonal desserts like hot chestnuts. (From $165; AubergeMaison.it) WHAT TO DO Channel your inner mountaineer and hike across a glacier. Descend an exposed snow ridge from Aiguille du Midi then navigate crevasses and snow bridges of Glacier de Geant as you cross the French-Italian border

to Punta Helbronner, where you can take a panoramic cable car back down. (Mountain-Spirit-Guides.com) TRAIL TO TACKLE Depending on the season, hike or skin (climbing with snow skis) up to Walter Bonatti Refuge. The over-four-hour trek provides a great workout and excellent panoramic views. (Rifugiobonatti.it) >>

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IF YOU'RE ROMANTICS try FIJI

IF YOU'RE CULTURAL EXPLORERS try RAJASTHAN, INDIA

India’s cultural heart is impossibly romantic. The northwestern state unfolds itself like an ancient tapestry of forts, havelis (mansions) and opulent palaces. Most travelers make a circuit and head to Jaipur (the capital) then jump to Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and finally the fairy-tale-like lake city of Udaipur. To truly travel back to the time of the Raj, spend a few days relaxing in the rural heartlands, where life feels like it hasn’t changed in centuries. WHEN TO GO July to September is monsoon season—but it also brings cooler temperatures and fewer crowds. Winter, October to March, boasts colorful festivals. Try to avoid the summer heat of April through June. WHERE TO STAY Escape the city and spend a few nights living like a maharaja at Shahpura Bagh, a rural estate set on 45 acres of gardens midway between Jaipur and Udaipur. The former summer residence of the ruling dynasty is still family owned. Bird-watch from the property, take an excursion to the nearby orchard farm or lounge like true royalty beside one of the largest temperaturecontrolled pools in Rajasthan. Nine suites are furnished with family heirlooms and the restaurant serves authentic Rajasthani meals prepared over a wood fire, including recipes passed down through several generations. (From $315; ShahpuraBagh.com)

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Rajasthan, India

WHAT TO DO Palace hopping is an absolute must. UNESCO-listed Amber Palace, just outside of Jaipur, is made entirely of red sandstone and white marble, and Salim Singh ki Haveli in Jaisalmer has 38 balconies and a roof that resembles a peacock. ARTISAN STOP Owned by ninth-generation jewelers, the city’s oldest jewelry store, Jaipur’s Gem Palace, allows visitors to observe craftsmen as they polish, cut and solder absurdly large, and beautiful, rubies and emeralds. (GemPalace.com)

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Honeymooners have hundreds of islands to choose from in Fiji—and many of them private. Plus, lodging options span from cozy eco tree houses to break-the-bank luxury resorts. You and your partner can explore waterfalldotted jungles and blue lagoons, where you can take a dip in complete and total privacy. WHEN TO GO Fiji has a tropical climate year-round, but there's less rainfall May through October. WHERE TO STAY Nestled on the coast of Viti Levu, Nanuku Auberge Resort is set on a postcard-worthy two-mile stretch of white-sand beach. The property combines the best of culture and comforts—think Fijian Bobo massages and local cuisine, such as kokoda (ceviche). (From $540; Nanuku.AubergeResorts.com) WHAT TO DO Lounging poolside is a perfectly fine way to spend a day, but if you're feeling more active, try white-water rafting or snorkeling at Nanuku Reef to check out marine life. Or opt for a tour of the village and drink kava with local tribal elders. ROMANTIC MOMENT The new Ki Na Kalokalo (Pathway to the Stars) experience at Nanuku allows couples to stay overnight on their very own private island. Tents are available, but most guests prefer to fall asleep under the stars in hammocks. In the morning, a chef magically appears to brew coffee and cook breakfast.

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Lake Powell, Utah

Las Alcobas

IF YOU'RE FOODIES try NAPA, CALIFORNIA

IF YOU'RE BUCKET LISTERS try UTAH

Utah is home to five of America’s national parks, plus other equally stunning wilderness areas like Lake Powell and Monument Valley. Check off your park bucket list on a road trip in an RV or choose a base and adventure hop. Hike the Grand Canyon, climb a via ferrata (a route of ladder rungs and fixed cable), explore slot canyons and dig for fossils around Grand StaircaseEscalante. Have your camera at the ready, as Instagram-worthy photo ops of hoodoos (tall spires of rock) and red-rock arches are around every corner. WHEN TO GO May through September, but remember, summer months can be hot and temps vary based on elevation.

WHERE TO STAY If camping and cabins aren’t your thing, Amangiri is well worth the hefty price tag. Set on 600 acres, the luxe lodge is at the heart of the Grand Circle, making it the ideal stay to explore Utah’s riches. Each of the 34 suites has a private terrace with mesa or dune views. After a day outdoors revive sore muscles with a spa treatment inspired by Navajo traditions. (From $1,400; Aman.com) WHAT TO DO Take in the slot canyons and mesas that surround Lake Powell’s 2,000 miles of shoreline by kayak. MOST INSTAGRAMABLE SITE

Amangiri can arrange an early morning hot-air balloon flight where you'll take in aerial views of Lake Powell, the Vermillion Cliffs, Navajo Mountain and Grand Staircase-Escalante.

America’s iconic wine region has emerged as a serious food destination. Chef Thomas Keller set the bar high in 1994 when he opened The French Laundry in Yountville. If you can’t score a reservation (akin to winning the lottery) don’t fret, the Valley now has 10 other Michelin-worthy restaurants to splurge on. Napa has loosened up over the years, which means some of the region’s most delicious bites include Michelin-chef prepared fried chicken paired with sparkling wine. WHEN TO GO The vineyards are abuzz during harvest season, from August through October. You’re more likely to find winemakers in their tasting rooms and fewer crowds March through May. WHERE TO STAY Book a vineyard view room at Las Alcobas, a year-old resort in St. Helena with a gorgeous spa and yoga studio, and a stellar restaurant from star chef Chris Cosentino. Beringer Winery is just next door and offers guests exclusive tastings of its six grape varietals. (From $695; LasAlcobasNapaValley.com) WHAT TO DO Go on a locavore food crawl through downtown Napa’s Oxbow Public Market and sample artisanal ice cream, charcuterie, craft beer and wine. (OxbowPublicMarket.com) BEST RESERVATION TO SCORE

Amangiri

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The Restaurant at Meadowood, often called the new French Laundry, has three Michelin stars to prove its culinary prowess. Its laid-back sister restaurant, The Charter Oak, opened last year and serves wood-fired dishes like grilled chicken with dried grape leaves and a rib eye for two with maitake mushrooms. (TheRestaurantatMeadowood.com; TheCharterOak.com) >>

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TR AVEL Atacama Desert, Chile

IF YOU'RE NATURE LOVERS try ARENAL VOLCANO NATIONAL PARK, COSTA RICA

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Nayara Springs

IF YOU'RE ADVENTURERS try SAN PEDRO DE

ATACAMA, CHILE The Atacama Desert may not be as well known as its southern neighbor Patagonia, but Chile’s northern region offers just as many opportunities for adventure. One of the world’s driest places, the Atacama is home to lunar-like landscapes, expansive salt flats, gushing geysers and exotic wildlife including the culpeo fox and the protected vicuña. When darkness falls, the sky turns into one beautifully mindboggling star field. WHEN TO GO As one of the driest areas in the world, the weather rarely changes, but June and July nights are chilly. WHERE TO STAY Tierra Atacama is a perfect pick for couples who want to combine activities with relaxation. Its 32 rooms feature volcano and mountain views, private terraces and outdoor showers. The rate includes one full day or two half-day guided excursions, and its spa pairs therapies (reiki and a crystal massage) to excursions (a hike up Valley of the Moon). (From $1,550, all-inclusive; TierraHotels.com) WHAT TO DO Explore the seven distinct zones that make up Los Flamencos National Reserve, including Salar de Atacama— Chile’s largest salt flat. Have a pisco sour in hand to watch the sunset at the Valley of the Moon and marvel as the otherworldly landscape turns from pink to red. BADASS EXCURSION The summit of Láscar, Chile’s most active volcano, is 18,300 feet, and while the trek to the top is just over two miles, it involves a steep ascent of 1,900 feet.

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While Costa Rica may be a small island, it contains nearly 6 percent of the world’s biodiversity. The rain forests of Arenal Volcano National Park are home to many creatures, including three-toed sloths, exotic butterflies and chirping tree frogs. Bird lovers can spot tropical species like toucans and parrots on foot or horseback here too. Or take a safari float adventure down the Rio Frio to snap photos of caimans, turtles and playful monkeys. WHEN TO GO Go during the dry season, from mid-December to April. WHERE TO STAY Nayara Springs, the adults-only sister retreat to Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens, has a prime setting in Arenal Volcanic National Park. The 35 villas have their own plunge pools, fed by mineral-rich thermal springs, and come with a personal host to arrange activities such as zip-line tours through the treetops and visits to a wildlife rescue center. Book an open-air treatment for a volcanic mud wrap with a view of the rain forest. (From $850; NayaraSprings.com) WHAT TO DO Accompany Juan Pablo, the resident wildlife expert, on a night forest walk in search of nocturnal critters such as bats, neon-colored frogs and wildcats. ANIMAL ENCOUNTER If you’re lucky, you’ll spot a sloth in the wild. If the slowmoving mammal eludes you, you're sure to see one at Nayara’s new sloth sanctuary shelter, home to more than 15 sloths. Take a complimentary walking tour and spot other wildlife too—the area has the highest number of bird species in Costa Rica.

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