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CONTENTS

THE PERSONALIZATION We’re here to help you plan your wedding, your way.

ISSUE

F E AT U R E S ICONIC BEAUTY

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We got five big-name beauty founders to spill their fave products and secrets for looking (and feeling) your best.

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BEAUTY AWARDS Get your glow on: We’ve rounded up the 72 best products you need to try immediately.

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THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS Add meaning to your day with sweet bespoke details and standout blooms that hold hidden symbolism.

122 UPDATE YOUR NEWLY WED NEST The design pros at Homepolish unpack their most stylish looks and share their best décor tips for your home.

166 MIAMI HEAT Put some sizzle into your ceremony with these fun and oh-so-spicy looks.

215 THE HOT LIST Our top 10 picks from around the globe that provide the perfect mix of relaxation, romance and adventure.

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SUMMER 2019 112

REAL LOVE 44

ES SAY How one bride’s diagnosis helped her plan an inclusive celebration enjoyed by all.

137 REAL WEDDINGS

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Get inspo from these couples’ one-of-a-kind celebrations.

FA S H I O N + B E AU T Y

I N E V E RY I S S U E

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IT’S TIME TO SHINE

EDITOR’S LETTER CONTRIBUTORS THE KNOT DIGITAL DOWNLOAD 32 DAILY FIX 34 TOOLS 40 ADVICE 42 EVENTS 46 TR ADITIONS 61 NEW & NOW 224 LAST LOOK

Today’s wedding-worthy footwear is all about unexpected details.

WHAT TO WEAR Attire for tropical, art gallery and ballroom affairs.

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RING REPORT Our picks for the most unique and colorful sparklers.

STYLE + PLANNING 109 PREPPY NAUTICAL

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DINE IN ST YLE Refresh your tabletop with these chic flatware sets.

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T R AV E L 129 YOUR SAFARI ADVENTURE AWAITS Thrillseekers and animallovers alike will love these once-in-a-lifetime safaris.

132 HONEYMOON ST YLE Pack these must-haves for a trip to Costa Rica.

134 CIT Y GUIDE: SAVANNAH

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Where to stay, eat and play in the “Hostess City of the South.”

PHOTOGRAPHER Chris Craymer

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FASHION STYLING Shelley Brown HAIR & MAKEUP Gianluca Mandelli using Kérastase at Art Department

DRINK: REBECCA YALE; COAST: ALEXANDRA DRAGHICI/GETTY IMAGES; ALL OTHERS COURTESY OF VENDORS

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Tracy Everding Ivy Jacobson Esther Lee Shelley Brown Alyssa Longobucco Becky Murray Louis Baragona Sarah Evans Emma Gray Pitt Katie Kortebein Jessica Kane Maggie Seaver, Sophie Ross Farah Prince Sarah Rozen Michele Parrella Whitney Little Sarah Hooper Trisha Tucker Jacquie Militano Jose Marmolejos

PRO D U C TI O N VP, PRINT & PRO D U C TI O N Frank Dolphens MANAG IN G E D ITO R Susan Berryman SYS TE M S MANAG E R Sheryl Ziegler G R APHI C PRO D U C TI O N Kate Richter CO NTE NT E D ITO R Lois Brunnert Bethune THE S TU D I O @ XO VP, CU S TO M CO NTE NT & HE AD O F S TU D I O Nick Fortunato E D ITO RIAL D IREC TO R Elizabeth Roehrig E XECUTIVE PRO D U CE R Joanna Dedvukaj A S S O CIATE D IREC TO R , SALE S D E VE LO PM E NT MARK ETIN G Chaucy Dixon D E PUT Y E D ITO R Kate Traverson INTEG R ATE D PRO D U CE R Alexandra Vicino S E NI O R E D ITO R Cassie Kreitner S E NI O R MANAG E R , CRE ATIVE MARK ETIN G S O LUTI O N S Jessica Bendes A S S I S TANT MANAG IN G E D ITO R Kelsey Paine S E NI O R D E S I G NE R Amanda Kocis Gallagher J U NI O R D I G ITAL MARK ETIN G CO O RD INATO R Claire Flanagan A S S I S TANT S O CIAL M E D IA E D ITO R Stephani Schell HE AD O F NATI O NAL M E D IA & CO M M E RCE

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VP, HE AD O F NATI O NAL S TR ATEGY & O PE R ATI O N S MANAG E R , RE VE N U E O PE R ATI O N S ANALYS T, RE VE N U E O PE R ATI O N S ACCO U NT MANAG E RS SALE S MARK ETIN G A S S O CIATE MANAG E R S E NI O R D IREC TO R , PU B LI C RE L ATI O N S & B R AND MARK ETIN G S E NI O R MANAG E R , PU B LI C RE L ATI O N S & B R AND MARK ETIN G CO O RD INATO R , PU B LI C RE L ATI O N S & MARK ETIN G

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EDITOR’S NOTE I had never tried a Kevyn Aucoin product before testing mascaras for this year’s awards —now I’m obsessed!

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T E L L YO U R S TO R Y I distinctly remember sitting on the floor of my childhood bedroom with my mom and sister a few months after I got engaged fretting over what the theme of my wedding was going to be—it felt like so much pressure. In hindsight, I realize that the pressure I felt wasn’t so much about wanting a “theme,” but wanting a way to tell my and Mickey’s story. What I was truly fretting over was figuring out how to personalize the day and put our unique stamp on an event millions of couples throw every year. If this sounds familiar, then you’ve come to the right place. Welcome to our personalization issue! We’ve packed it full of ideas to help you put your own spin on everything from your guest book and color palette to your wedding party ensembles. Plus, you’ll find tons of inspiration from real couples, including how they made

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their weddings feel uniquely them. And believe it or not, what you register for also says a lot about you as a couple. Check out our designer-approved suggestions for what to add to your wish list on p. 122, and then head to TheKnot .com/registry to get started. And in case you’re wondering where Mickey and I landed with our wedding theme, we ended up looking to New York City to guide our day—the city where we met, fell in love, got engaged and continue to build our life together.

Accessible Details

KRISTEN MAXWELL COOPER Editor in Chief @kristenmax kristen@theknot.com

Inclusivity is important. And if there’s ever a time you want your family and friends to feel like they belong, it’s on your wedding day. Turn to p. 44 to read the beautiful and powerful story of one couple who worked to make their wedding inclusive for those living with disabilities, from adding braille to their invitations to hiring disabled vendors.

MAXWELL COOPER: SARAH LOVE PHOTOGRAPHY; MAKEUP: TYLER SHUMWAY/ALAMY STOCK PHOTO; INVITATION: M2 PHOTOGRAPHY; ALL OTHERS COURTESY OF VENDORS

While you’ll most likely hire a makeup pro for the day of, there are lots of other wedding-related events (hello, bachelorette party!) where you’ll be on the hook for your own beauty look. Turn to p. 94 for our favorite get-gorgeous products you need to know about (and try!) right now.

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CONTRIBUTORS

REBECCA YALE PHOTOGRAPHER “THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS” (P. 112)

STANLEY BABB WEDDING & LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHER “GLAM GETDOWN” (P. 156)

MEET OUR CONTRIBUTORS We tapped some of the photography pros from our issue to get the scoop on the best shots.

What should couples be mindful of when booking a destination photographer? Often a destination wedding is in a place fairly unknown to you, so it’s important to find a photog familiar with the area. Ask if they’ve worked at your venue or have ideas for beautiful portrait spots. Not only do you want to make sure they’re up to the task, but you want to feel comfortable. It’s hard to connect with new people in such a short time, so get to know your pro before the day of. Share your love story and a few things about you and your partner. Your photography is likely the only keepsake you’ll have from your wedding, so you should be completely satisfied with the end result. @stanlophotography

CHRIS CRAYMER PHOTOGRAPHER & DIRECTOR “MIAMI HEAT” (P. 166)

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Sometimes the weather can surprise you. What’s your best advice to ensure couples still get the beautiful shots they planned on? When I am photographing couples, I tend to just work with the weather conditions rather than against them. If it’s raining, get out a clear umbrella and make the most of it; if it’s hotter than you expected, take off the suit jacket, pull out some fun sunglasses and soak in the rays. Go into your own bubble and forget about everything else, including me and the weather. I think it’s important to capture those real moments, and unplanned weather on your day is a just a part of life! @chriscraymer

STAFF SPOTLIGHT

I love the idea of bringing back disposable cameras—process them on future anniversaries to keep the surprises coming!

REBECCA CRUMLEY SENIOR DIRECTOR, REAL WEDDINGS How do you suggest couples approach finding their perfect photographer? First, figure out your photography style. Think of the ads, magazines or even movies you love, then go old-school and tear out pages or organize inspo with our planning app. These tangible references are gold when helping your pro understand what you’re into. Then, use social media to see what a photographer is all about. Hiring someone you can relate to means you can @rebecca_crumley relax and just let your genuine radiance shine through!

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YALE HEADSHOT: COURTESY OF YALE; BEHIND THE SCENES: ANYA KERNES; BABB: CHENET CHARLES; CRAYMER: ALEX DOW; CRUMLEY: MEL BARLOW; FLOWER: REBECCA YALE; POLAROID FRAME: KRASOVSKI DMITRI/SHUTTERSTOCK; CAMERA: KEITH HOMAN/SHUTTERSTOCK

How can a couple feel more comfortable in front of the camera? Do an engagement session! It’s a great way to practice poses, break the ice and learn what angles you like best. I think a photographer’s first job is to make sure their clients are comfortable, so I always try to put mine at ease by joking with them and treating them the way I would a friend. I tell them during our interview that if they hang up the phone and don’t think they would want to spend the whole day with me, then I’m not the right fit for them. We’re by our clients’ side for the entire day, and our personalities have to be a good match for them to let their guard down for the best shots. @rebeccayale

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THE AVERAGE COST OF WEDDINGS IN 2018 Our Real Weddings Study is hot off the presses—and we’ve got the deets. In 2018, couples spent an average of $33,931 total on their wedding day. Here’s the breakdown of a couple key categories. (Remember: These numbers reflect the national average, so don’t be alarmed if you’re spending more or less.)

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MAKE IT YO U R S

Share your uniquely personalized details, whether stitched, inked or chocolate dipped, on Instagram and tag #maketradition for a chance to be featured on @theknot.

may the force be with your “I dos”

1ST ROW FROM LEFT: @WEDDINGS_BY_ALEX, ALLISON KUHN CREATIVE, GUY ANDREW PHOTOGRAPHY; 2ND ROW FROM LEFT: BLUEBERRY HILL PHOTOGRAPHY, MARIA HIBBS PHOTOGRAPHY; 3RD ROW FROM LEFT: LAURA MARIE DUNCAN PHOTOGRAPHY, BIRDS OF A FEATHER, HALEEMA MANZUR PHOTOGRAPHY; 4TH ROW FROM LEFT: PEARL PAPER STUDIO, CAT MAYER STUDIO, REGINA AS THE PHOTOGRAPHER

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

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REGISTER & CREATE A WEBSITE Head to TheKnot.com to start a wish list and site. Share the link so guests are in on the details, like room blocks.

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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.

SHOP FOR RINGS Try on and purchase your wedding rings—then get insurance. (Now it’s starting to feel really real, right?)

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

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GO FOR FITTINGS Have the final attire fittings and arrange for dress and/or suit pickup.

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

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

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

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

GET THE MARRIAGE LICENSE Head to the state registrar’s office in the county where you’ll wed for this must-have doc.

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

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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).

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TOOLS

Organizing all those details and a checklist? There’s an app for that. The Knot Wedding Planner pulls together your vision, pros and guests to put planning in the palm of your hand.

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F I N D Y O U R W E D D I N G S T Y L E We know—you’re probably figuring out where you should even start. We’ve got you covered. Once you download the app, the first thing you’ll do is swipe on images you love in our Style Quiz. It’s a fun way to help zero in on your vibe. Once complete, you’ll have your very own Wedding Vision (more on that on the next page). K E E P O R G A N I Z E D Not sure what to do when? No sweat—we’ve put together a checklist for you, and it’s totally customizable. So if Uncle Jeff is officiating, we’ll take “find an officiant” off your list. Plus, our budgeter will help you track your overall spending and how much you’ve put toward each detail. C O M P I L E Y O U R T E A M After sharing all your info (budget, location, guest count) we’ll help you assemble your squad with personalized recs. And if you want to keep scrolling, we’ve got thousands of award-winning pros, plus reviews, on The Knot Marketplace. M A N A G E Y O U R R E G I S T R Y Now for the fun part: your registries. Your people will want to shower you with gifts from “we’re engaged” to your wedding day, so keep your wish lists fully stocked right from your phone. Our universal registry tool lets you add items from anywhere you shop—so you don’t have to choose between bespoke pottery on Etsy and the latest smart home tech at Amazon. And if you’d rather ask for money to put toward things like your honeymoon flights or a home down payment, start a cash registry on The Knot. T H I N K O F Y O U R G U E S T S Your wedding website is going to be your new best friend. Fill it with need-to-know info, like hotels and your registries, then share it with guests. You can stay on top of RSVPs too. And don’t forget to have guests download The Guest—a photo sharing app that will sync all of their photos in one place (it’s like a free wedding album you can see in real time).

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Plan your wedding on your phone

G E T Y O U R D A Y - O F T I M E L I N E As you check off to-dos (so satisfying, right?) the app creates a detailed day-of timeline. Share it with your pros, wedding party and VIPs. This way, everyone knows when it’s all going down, and you can focus on enjoying some champagne and having a blast with your people. ››

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TOOLS

LET’S GET STARTED ON

Not sure how to define your style and theme? That’s okay! Download The Knot Wedding Planner app and take our Style Quiz to get your personalized Wedding Vision.

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DISCOVER YOUR STYLE No couple is just one set style—instead, you’ll get a series of words that describe your vibe. Bonus: You can use this lingo when talking with your pros.

PERFECT YOUR COLOR PALETTE Check out the colors that match your wedding style. And not to worry—you can always change them up as you plan.

GET PERSONAL RECOMMENDATIONS We’ll take your quiz answers and match you with vendors based on your location, style and budget— starting with your venue.

CREATE YOUR VISION All that swiping will leave you with tons of inspo, which you can add to anytime. Plus there’s room for personalized, #maketradition must-haves (think: late-night taco truck, dog-friendly ceremony space or room for a sangeet).

SHARE YOUR IDEAS When you’re ready, send your vision board to your fam and the people bringing your day to life. A series of images will help convey your idea of what a “romantic garden party” looks like.

ON THE APP LOOK FOR THIS ICON Throughout the issue we’ve included more ways the app can help you plan, like creating your wedding website and setting up the ultimate registry.

SAY “I DO” WITH EASE As you check off your to-dos, we’ll create a custom day-of timeline to help you pull off the main event.

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PROP STYLING: PAM MORRIS; VISION BOARD AND VENUES: DANA CUBBAGE WEDDINGS (6); VISION ICON: CASEY SPEER/NOUN PROJECT; SHARE ICON: LOGAN/NOUN PROJECT; IPHONE ICON: NIKITA KOZIN/NOUN PROJECT; CHECK ICON: KIMMI STUDIO/NOUN PROJECT; RECOMMENDATION ICON: PRESENTTAS/NOUN PROJECT; PALETTE ICON: ALEX AUDA SAMORA/NOUN PROJECT; STYLE ICON: CHRIS HOMAN/NOUN PROJECT

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ADVICE

Q and A

ASK THE KNOT SQUAD We tapped our experts for answers to your most pressing questions. THE CREW

PLANNING

Neither of us wants to meet the other at the altar during our ceremony. Any nontraditional suggestions for walking down the aisle? A LYS S A LO N G O B U C C O

BRITTNY DRYE Founder and editor in chief, Love Inc. Mag

M A R Y C H AT M A N CEO and editor in chief, Black Bride

B R I T T N Y D R Y E : If space allows, having two aisles is a great way to showcase both parties equally with a dramatic meeting at the altar. If you go this route, make sure you have a photographer and a second shooter to capture both of your entrances and reactions. Another popular option is walking down the aisle together to symbolize unity. If you’re torn between the traditional and creating your own twist, why not combine the two? One of you can walk halfway down the aisle solo, where you can then meet in the middle and take your final steps to the altar together.

see how Sarah and Zach honored his father on p. 160

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SHAWNA GOHEL Founder and editor in chief, Maharani Weddings

MARK INGRAM Owner and creative director, Mark Ingram Atelier

B R I T TA N Y LO CEO and founder, Beautini

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I’ve heard that, as the bride, I should get my hair and makeup done last so it’s the freshest. Is this true?

My partner’s father passed away and we’re hoping to find a few thoughtful (but not too heavy) ways to remember him on our day. Any suggestions?

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as one of the first clients for a few reasons. First, if you need your hair blown out and set for your hairstyle, then you want to be able to let it sit for the longest amount of time so it holds throughout the night. In addition, the beginning of the day tends to be the most relaxing—it can get chaotic as it goes on. From an emotional standpoint, you’ll feel much calmer if you’re taken care of first rather than stressing that there may not be enough time for you to get ready. Plus, going first lets you chill before getting dressed and gives you time to make sure you absolutely love your look before your pictures begin. If you’ve hired pros, your team will know how to make your hair and makeup last all night.

is a celebration of you and your partner’s love, so it should be a celebration of the people you love too. Even if they’re no longer with you, their memory can be honored in incredibly special and meaningful ways. Think of how your partner’s father would have liked to commemorate you two had he been able to be there, and work that into the day. Did he always hit the dance floor when Earth, Wind & Fire came on? Play something by the band as the last song of the night. Was he a big fan of family ping-pong tournaments at holiday parties? Set up a few tables for a showdown during cocktail hour in his honor. Giving a nod to a deceased loved one’s essence—and personality—is the greatest tribute of all.

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Most Influential Weddings of 2019

MIAMI MAGIC We kicked off our Most Influential Weddings of 2019 in style— with a trip to Miami. Twenty of our to-be-weds joined us at Faena Miami Beach for some fun in the sun. We welcomed the crew with dinner next to a gold-plated woolly mammoth (you know, casual) followed by cocktails in the penthouse suite. And what’s a party without presents? We surprised everyone with their very first gift off their The Knot registries. The rest of the week we soaked up sunny vibes with a visit to the Wynwood district, a poolside brunch and some serious spa sessions. Our influencers are relaxed, rejuveniated and ready to plan their #bestdayever day with us!

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ESSAY

“My colleagues at Open Style Lab and I designed a bouquet holder to give the illusion that I was holding one,” Christina says. “My neck can’t support heavy hair accessories, so the team at Johnathan Hayden created my veil by adding silver hand-painted flowers on the trim that looked identical to real lace and beading.”

When C H R I S T I N A M A L L O N (30 and a partner at Open Style Lab and an inclusion strategist at Possible) was confronted with an undiagnosable disease that doctors associate most with ALS, she vowed to become an activist, not a pessimist. “I adapt to my paralysis by creating inclusive scenarios that challenge the perception of what it means to be disabled,” Christina says. Case in point: she and J A M E S M I C H A L O V E (32 and a portfolio manager) dubbed their wedding #InclusiveIDo to accommodate any guest in attendance who might be handicapped, no matter how visibly or severe. “Even the small tweaks we made had a huge impact.”

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James and Christina added braille to their invitations for guests with vision impairments. Because not everyone can—or necessarily needs to—read braille, depending on the quality of their sight, the couple printed their stationery on white paper and used a black and dark green font. Color contrast is known to enhance visiblity for anyone with sight issues, Christina explains. Even the flowers were outlined so that all recipients could appreciate the detail.

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY M2 PHOTOGRAPHY “Twenty percent of our vendors had a disability, just as 20 percent of the world does,” Christina says. “Handicapped professionals are extraordinarily creative because they have to be innovative in order to manage living in a world that wasn’t designed for them. Jessica Ruiz is an extremely talented artist. She applied makeup for my rehearsal dinner with brushes controlled by her mouth because she’s unable to use her arms.”

“I have to wear slip-on shoes because they’re the only type of heel I can put on by myself,” Christina says. “These and the pair I wore for the reception belonged to my grandmother.”

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“My bridesmaids were allowed to wear whatever they wanted, as one dress didn’t suit everyone’s body type and skin tone,” Christina says. “We created a special rest lounge for guests to relax away from the chaos,” Christina says. “There were also bags at each table with earplugs in case anyone was sensitive to loud music.”

“We donated all the flowers to an elderly home by working with a company called ‘Forget Me Not’ (ForgetMeNotFoundation.org),” Christina says. “We spent so much money on the flowers and wanted them to be enjoyed beyond our wedding.”

“We had difficulty finding an accessible venue that fit our aesthetic, so we researched parks and historic places, as they are usually governmentowned and have to abide by The Americans with Disabilities Act,” Christina says. “We fell in love with Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park Horticulture Center in my hometown and booked it for the ceremony and reception. Having our entire celebration in one location was less taxing for guests, and we provided details about the property and clarified its accessibility on our wedding website. We also provided transportation that even guests in wheelchairs could use.”

“We had a cake cutting, but James cut it himself since I couldn’t. Only one of my hands was paralyzed when I met him, and since then, I’ve lost the ability to use my shoulders and my other hand,” Christina says. “We were super nervous about the first dance because I can’t hold my arms up, but we worked with an instructor who figured out a way for me to position them. I found that most vendors wanted to help find a solution rather than to shut me down.”

“I added some circular tables into the mix at the reception,” Christina says. “My friends in wheelchairs are always stuck at the end of a rectangular table, and I wanted them to feel part of the conversation.” “I was adamant about having my dad, who’s a judge, marry us,” Christina says, knowing she’d be hosting people with a variety of religious backgrounds. “Every guest might have different beliefs in God, but we all can agree that being a good person is number one, and I feel like my dad represents that belief system.”

INGREDIENTS CEREM ONY & RECEPTI ON S ITE Fairmount Park Horticulture Center, Philadelphia PH OTOG R APH ER Joy Masi + Melissa McManus/M2 Photography VI DEOG R APH ER Stagger Films WEDDI N G COORDI NATIO N Courtney Space Events FLO R AL DES IG N Fabufloras Design OFFI CIANT The Honorable Gregory Mallon (Christina’s dad) GOWN Oscar de la Renta VEI L Johnathan Hayden S H OES Chanel M EN SWE AR Kiton; shoes: Tom Ford WEDDI N G RI N GS Bulgari; Cartier HAI R The Bonafide Ginger MAKEU P Rehearsal: Dreamy Eyes Artistry; day of: Niki K Artistry WEDDI N G PART Y AT TI RE Various PAPER GOODS Invitations: The Camera Shop; braille: InclusiveGreetings, Etsy.com; programs, escort cards & menus: Jessica Oddi CATERI N G Constellation CAKE Maria’s Bakery CAKE TOPPER Paper Source M U S I C The Eddie Bruce Orchestra

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THE MAVERICKS

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Kerry Sullivan Smith “always felt a stronger connection to the name Kerry than to Allison,” her legal first name. Her parents chose the middle name to honor their ancestors’ roots to County Kerry in Ireland. “When I’ve told people that my legal first name is actually Allison, they’re always a little surprised and, more often than not, their reaction is ‘oh, but you’re SUCH a Kerry,’” Kerry says. “Your name kind of becomes you, and you kind of become your name.” When she got married, Kerry legally dropped Allison, and took her maiden name of Sullivan as her new middle name. The final step: taking on her husband Dennis’s last name, Smith. “In regard to changing my last name, my view of feminism is about having the agency to make the choice,” Kerry says. “I see taking Dennis’s last name as the opportunity for us to build our new family together. It’s the name we as a couple, and the family we create together, will identify with. To me, it’s a reflection of the fact that we love each other and want to build our lives together as a new family.”

What’s in a name? YO U D E C I D E BY LOUIS BARAGONA

As the definition of marriage evolves, so do the possibilities of what to call yourself. Couples of all kinds are finding unique ways to personalize the thing that literally personifies them, from creating a whole new name to skipping the change entirely. Now more than ever, the options are endless. Get inspired by how these four couples did it.

THE CREATIVES T H E TO P T E N

THE TS INDIVIDUALIS Ben Clos + Jared Nyhart When Ben Clos and his now-husband Jared Nyhart talked about what to do with their last names, he admits he initially expected Jared to take his name. After all, Ben felt a strong responsibility to “carry on a family name and create a legacy” as the only son. The pair ultimately decided to keep their respective names, but with a caveat: They plan to give their future kids Ben’s surname. “By the time most people get married, each person has a career, an online presence and an identity around their name,” Ben says. “There are lots of things we still do because that’s the way we’ve always done them, but new traditions can be made.”

CHANGE IT Make sure each of these documents reflects your new moniker, in this order.

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Jasmine + Layne Braquez When Jasmine Vasquez and Layne Brace got married, they debated hyphenating their names but found the two just didn’t click when put together. Thus, they merged their names to form a totally new last name, Braquez. “My husband and I come from homes of single moms, so our last names had a lot of significance and worth attached to them,” Jasmine says. “I think our new last name helps both of us keep a sense of where we came from and who we were before marriage, and it gives us a strong, meaningful foundation to build our lives together.”

Sarah Zlotnick + Zach Harris Sarah Zlotnick admits that she was “self-conscious” about her last name growing up, but after losing her father at 25, she wanted to carry on the legacy of the man who raised her. “My sister and I will be the last living people with the Zlotnick last name in our family, so though it’s kind of morbid, it’s important to me to take the Zlotnick name to the grave,” Sarah says. Together, she and her husband, Zach Harris, decided to pass on his last name to their children. “Zach places so much emphasis on the relationships in his life,” Sarah says. “If we can help imbue our children with the same values by emphasizing their place in the Harris clan, I’m more than good with that.” For his part, Zach is in total agreement. “I’ve always assumed she’s her own individual who will make her own choices,” he says. “For her to honor her dad in this way is great. I know how much it means to her.”

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BLUE JEAN BA BY Katharine Polk, founder of the cool girl wedding dress brand Houghton that shuttered in 2018, is back on the bridal fashion scene with a directto-consumer denim jacket line. K.R.P Denim offers vintage jean jackets embellished with pearl embroidery or airbrushed or hand-painted lovethemed phrases like “Soul Mates” or “Wifey.” Have another weddingworthy design in mind? Custom orders are also available. From $450, KatharinePolk.com ››

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Tropical Destination Jetting off to a sunny locale? A flirty, short dress plus a lightweight lace jumpsuit make a simple—but stunning—couple combo. Mix in pops of color for a playful nod to your vibrant surroundings.

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ON HER Jumpsuit in sizes up to 28, $1,298, MaggieSottero.com; bracelet, $230, Lizzie Fortunato.com; bag, $260, KayuDesign.com; shoes, $295, LoefflerRandall.com

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To look as chic as your venue, opt for outfits with a modern vibe. A slim-cut suit and sleek trumpet-style gown are a polished pair. Metallic touches give a fashion-forward flair.

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Dress in sizes up to 30, $999, AllureBridals.com; earrings, $395, Oscar de la Renta, Nordstrom.com; clutch, $395, Lele Sadoughi.com; shoes, $450, StuartWeitzman.com

add some unexpected bling with a diamond lapel pin ON HIM Suit, $795, Joseph Abboud, shirt, $100, Calvin Klein, MensWearhouse.com; tie, $19, TheTieBar.com; lapel pin, price upon request, EvaFehren.com; socks, $14, HappySocks.com; shoes, $300, ColeHaan.com

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Purple Fantasy table number in Moss, $395 for 100, Phrosne Ras, Minted.com

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The Breaker’s Splash #9 skinny vase, $170, JillRosenwald.com

Classic matchbox, $106 for 100, ForYourParty.com

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Vow book in Peach Velvet, $97, ElmoPaperstories.com

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Posit tealights, $6 each, ZGallerie.com

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Tuxedo, shirt, pocket square, bow tie, $210 to rent, loafers, $35 to rent, TheBlackTux.com; cuff links, $48, JJ Weston, CuffLinks.com; watch, $142, ShopBarrow.co

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ON HER Dress in sizes up to 28, $2,600, Morilee.com; earrings, $7,598, ChristopherDesigns.com; clutch, $2,995, JudithLeiber .com; shoes, $285, BellaBelleShoes.com

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TROPICAL DESTINATION Dress in sizes up to XXL, $172, ShowMe YourMumu.com; earrings, $36, BaubleBar.com; bag, $75, LSpace.com; sandals, $210, Ancient-GreekSandals.com

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Dress in sizes up to 24, $310, Watters.com; earrings, $29, MorningLavender.com; clutch, $68, AdriannaPapell.com; shoes, $425, SarahFlint.com

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VINTAGE Give a nod to a bygone era with intricate details like a floral halo or art deco–inspired accents.

Looking to set yourself apart from the crowd? Opt for an unexpected sparkler with a colorful center stone.

Sapphire ring with sunburst halo, $26,500, UneekJewelry.com; pink sapphire and diamond ring, $4,250, Kwiat.com

BOHO Pair a pastel-hued gem with a warm metal like rose or yellow gold for an end result that’s totally of the moment.

CLASSIC A colorful ring doesn’t have to look super trendy. Consider a three-stone setting or an emerald-cut gem for a timeless vibe.

Morganite and diamond ring, $3,725, Anna Sheffield.com; bespoke green amethyst ring, price upon request, NatalieMarieJewellery.com

Bespoke emerald and diamond ring, price upon request, AlexandraJules.com; ruby and diamond ring, $100,000, OmiPrive.com

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If you’re extra and proud, go for an over-the-top double halo or an über-luxe pink diamond. Yellow diamond with double halo ring, $3,740 (not including center stone), SimonGJewelry.com; pink diamond ring, price upon request, DeBeers.com

MODERN For an edgy effect, choose a more minimalist design and let the fashion-forward feel of a vibrant rock take center stage.

stone symbolism A gemstone is more than just a sparkly addition to your engagement ring—many of them have deeper meanings.

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Health Wisdom Success in love

Healing Reflection Peace

Wisdom Virtue Prosperity

Intelligence Purification Psychic ability

Love Hope Prophecy

Affection Spirituality Guidance

Divine love Compassion Healing

Innocence Purity Loyalty

Courage Clarity Protection

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Light violet sapphire and diamond ring, price upon request, EvaFehren.com; yellow beryl ring, $1,399, TheLovery.co

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THESE FEMALE FOUNDERS HAVE HELPED DEFINE BEAUTY AS WE KNOW IT. SO WHEN IT COMES TO LOOKING LIKE THE BEST VERSION OF YOURSELF ON YOUR DAY, THEY KNOW A THING OR TWO ABOUT HOW TO MAKE IT HAPPEN. HERE, FIVE ICONS SPILL THEIR MUST-HAVE PRODUCTS, BEAUTY SECRETS, AND HAIR AND MAKEUP TIPS.

“I love the wild ways people are using makeup now— piling color upon the lips, or just taking a gloss and sweeping it on the eyes. It’s very creative,” Wells says.

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“Inclusivity is essential to me. When your skin color isn’t respresented, you can feel excluded. Flesh invites everyone to the party.”

Beauty Secret

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“Sleep! I recently started forcing myself to go to bed by 11 p.m., and it makes a huge difference in the way I look—and how I feel about the way I look.”

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“I would rather not live without moisturizer, sunscreen, mascara, eyeliner, brow pencils, blush, face masks and so, so many fragrances.”

“Orphan Girl at the Cemetery by Eugène Delacroix is everything. Her blush is perfection.”

Brow Wiz, $21, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Sephora .com; Facial Treatment mask, $95 for 6, SK-II .com; Benefiance WrinkleResist24 day cream, $60, Shiseido.com

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Beauty Tips “I love a blushing bride. Our Tender Flesh blush is a best-seller for a reason. It’s unimaginably soft, lush and a wildly flattering mood-elevator. Some brides believe that they need to do more— more makeup, more elaborate hair—on their wedding day. But sometimes less looks best. That said, it’s entirely personal.” Flesh Beauty Tender Flesh blush in Fever, $26, Ulta .com; Noir Epices by Michel Roudnitska perfume, $320, FredericMalle.com

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Beauty Secret “I discovered apricot kernel oil recently. I’ve been using it on a daily basis, and I’ve noticed a big difference in my skin and in my hair.

“Don’t deprive yourself. I know I need to drink more water, so I have two glasses before my morning coffee— I’m not giving up caffeine.”

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obbi Brown made waves in the ’90s when she created a small line of neutral lipsticks that were in stark contrast to bright colors trending at the time. Over the years, Brown turned her lipstick line into a cosmetics empire. In 2016, Brown stepped down from Bobbi Brown Cosmetics to pursue her passion for wellness, founding Beauty Evolution, which includes her supplement-focused brand, Evolution_18. “I want do for wellness what I did for beauty,” she says. “When I started Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, it was a sea of confusion—nothing was easy to apply or natural. That’s also the way I view supplements. I want to simplify health for women and men.”

Beauty Tips “Think about what you put in your body. Once you start adding collagen and probiotics to your diet you will look—and feel—better.” Beauty Collagen Shot, $10, Evolution_18, Walmart.com

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Wellness Hacks “Skip soda and go for fizzy supplement tablets you can dissolve in water. If you don’t like swallowing pills, try gummy vitamins—they’re good for you and they’re delicious.” Beauty Bubbles Collagen tablets, $15, Evolution_18, Walmart.com

Go-To Products “Waterproof mascara and eyeliner are musts. Pick ones that go on really black to make your eyes pop. Skip other waterproof options like concealer and foundation. They don’t always photograph well.” Diorshow Pump ‘N’ Volume waterproof mascara, $30, Dior.com

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Go-To Products “Our Watermelon Glow Ultra-Fine Mist is formulated with a juicy blend of watermelon and hyaluronic acid to refresh skin, while the Avocado Melt Sleeping Mask is 74 percent avocado and hydrates while you sleep.”

Sarah Lee + Christine Chang

Watermelon Glow UltraFine Mist, $28, Avocado Melt Sleeping Mask, $45, GlowRecipe.com

Ginger + Vitamin C sheet mask, $4, Sweet Chef, Target.com

T H E I N N O VAT O R S

Beauty Tips “Establish a consistent skin care routine. Any new products should be introduced at least a few weeks before your wedding so you know how your skin reacts to them,” Chang says.

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riends Sarah Lee and Christine Chang caught on to the Korean beauty craze early and founded Glow Recipe in 2014, an online retailer which caters exclusively to Kbeauty. “We felt a lot of Korean brands were being introduced in the US without enough storytelling,” Lee says. “We knew we could use our bilingual, bicultural backgrounds to educate consumers.” Five years later, Lee and Chang have also founded a Glow Recipe skin care collection, as well as a more affordable line called Sweet Chef.

Super 12 Bounce Thin Oil, $45, Jullai, GlowRecipe.com

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“Unlike translucent powders, Mally Beauty Face Defender sets your makeup but won’t wash you out in photos.”

Inspiration “I love RuPaul’s Drag Race. It makes you think outside the box. If you want to wear glitter on your eyelids on your wedding day, go for it. Be yourself.”

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“This mask will prep your skin for makeup. Chill it beforehand for an extracalming effect,” Chang says.

Evercolor Poreless Face Defender, $40, MallyBeauty.com

Go-To Products “Use an eye mask plus our Dark Cirle Corrector for a quick brightening boost.” Dark Circle Corrector, $25, MallyBeauty.com; Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels, $30, Skyn Iceland, Ulta.com

Beauty Tip “If you get emotional during your vows, use cotton swabs to dry your tears instead of tissues. They won’t leave behind any residue.”

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The name says it all. Not only does this powder give your complexion an appearance worthy of the most flattering Instagram filter, it also staves off dreaded T-zone shine. Genius Magic powder, $45, CharlotteTilbury.com

One swipe of this Rihannaapproved gloss makes your pout look instantly fuller. And while it leaves behind a super-lustrous sheen, it doesn’t feel sticky. Gloss Bomb universal lip luminizer, $18, Fenty Beauty by Rihanna, Sephora.com

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A high-drama mascara coats lashes in an innovative shrinkwrapping formula that curls, separates and lengthens. And, it will survive even the most emotional vows. The Curling mascara, $28, KevynAucoinBeauty.com

An intense, long-lasting formula means even the most elaborate cat eye won’t crease, smear or fade away. Plus, this liner’s organic, plant-derived ingredients won’t irritate your eyes. Phyto-Pigments liquid line & define, $24, JuiceBeauty.com

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Cleansing micellar water cuts through stubborn waterproof mascara, eyeliner and lipstick, but won’t leave your face feeling stripped of its natural oils. We call that a major skin win. Sensibio H2O, $15, Bioderma, Dermstore.com

Experiencing wedding-planninginduced dark circles or stress breakouts? This triple threat concealer covers up blemishes, contours and highlights. Born This Way super coverage multi-use sculpting concealer, $29, TooFaced.com

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This highly saturated lip color goes on easily in one coat without drying lips or dreaded clumping. Best of all, it stays put through first kisses and after-party eats. Infinity longwear matte lip cream, $22, IlMakiage.com

Cult favorites earn their status for good reason—this triedand-true formula offers major coverage, has a matte, cameraready finish and major lasting power (like 24 hours of wear). Double Wear stay-in-place makeup, $42, EsteeLauder.com

Super-soft synthetic bristles guarantee perfectly blended makeup every time. Another plus? They’re infused with bacteriakilling charcoal powder to keep them fresher longer. Deluxe charcoal antibacterial brush set, $62, Sephora.com

A little of this gel-cream goes a long way, allowing you to build a rosy glow. Bonus: It’s totally compact and doesn’t require a brush—so it’s easy to apply wherever you are. Cloud Paint cream blush, $18, Glossier.com

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Whether you’re going for a dramatic smoky eye or a more natural wash of color, you’ll use this versatile mix of 12 neutral, matte and shimmery shades well beyond your wedding. Naked3 eyeshadow palette, $54, UrbanDecay.com

Use this silky microfiber sheet mask infused with rich botanical extracts and anti-aging superfoods like green tea and rice the night before your wedding for an instantly dewy complexion. Luminous dewy skin mask, $12, Tatcha.com

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Don’t be afraid to amp up your natural bridal glow. This creamy luminizer goes on smooth and won’t make you look shiny. And, its sleek design makes it a must-have for your emergency kit. Highlighter, $24, MilkMakeup.com

It’s definitely a splurge, but hear us out: Not only does one spritz of this fancy mist keep your makeup from melting, creasing or cracking, it also smells amazing and dries pretty much immediately. Airflash Radiance Mist setting spray, $50, Dior.com

Throwing an outdoor affair or jetting off to a sunny locale for your honeymoon? Shield yourself from aging sun damage with this fast-absorbing formula that won’t leave behind a chalky residue. Ultra sheer dry touch sunscreen SPF 45, $11, Neutrogena.com

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Sweep this powder of superfine pigments where the sun naturally hits your face (forehead, cheekbones and jawline) to sculpt your features and give your complexion a sun-kissed effect. Warmth all-over face color bronzer, $22, BareMinerals.com

Conquer your brow goals once and for all with this handy retractable pencil. It offers a triangular precision tip, buildable, soft color that won’t smudge and a spoolie brush for blending—all in one. Brow definer, $23, AnastasiaBeverlyHills.com

These falsies come in sections versus a strip, so you can choose the level of lash drama that works for you. Apply a few to the outer corners of the eyes for a subtle look or go all in for a glam vibe. The Lashify control kit, $145, Lashify.com

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PR I M E R This multitasker smooths skin for flawless makeup application, is packed with antioxidants and creates a barrier between your skin and your makeup, preventing clogged pores. The Silk Canvas filter finish protective primer, $52, Tatcha.com

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Unlike a lot of other primers, this one works for all skin types and won’t cause breakouts.

A wallet-friendly gem, this is every bit as effective as its pricier counterparts. Apply a few drops in the AM or PM before your moisturizer or night cream to give your skin an ultra-hydrating boost. Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 serum, $7, TheOrdinary.com

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AC NE T RE ATME NT Dab on this powerful spot treatment up to three times a day to zap any zits that pop up at inopportune moments (say, right before you take engagement photos or walk down the aisle). Rapid Relief acne spot treatment, $22, Murad.com

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FAC E MI ST A favorite of both celebs and makeup artists, this invigorating spray made of mint and rosemary tightens pores, soothes dry patches and calms stressed-out skin. Break it out whenever your makeup needs a quick pick-me-up. Beauty Elixir, $49, Caudalie.com

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TONE R TONER If you keep up with beauty influencers, you’ve probably heard of this potion. Essentially a facial in a bottle, it hydrates while balancing your skin’s pH for a noticeably more radiant complexion. Lotion P50V, $67, Biologique-Recherche.us

Believe the hype. This can dramatically change your complexion for the better.

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CL E AN SER Part makeup remover, part gentle cleanser, this versatile gel leaves your face feeling spotless AF but never irritated. Use on wet skin to start your day or on dry skin to dissolve dirt and makeup. Milky Jelly cleanser, $18, Glossier.com

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C L A R I F Y I NG MA S K Think of this mud mask as a vacuum for your face. A blend of activated charcoal plus six acids shrinks pores and can even clear up acne. Supermud activated charcoal treatment mask, $59, GlamGlow, Sephora.com

Good skin is just as important as flawless makeup. Give your skin care routine a serious upgrade with our must-haves.

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Pumpkin spice latte fans, this one’s for you. A gentle exfoliating mask uses fragrant pumpkin enzymes and exfoliating apricot seed powder to polish away dead cells without damaging delicate skin. Overtime Mask, $44, Summer Fridays, Sephora.com

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Look like you got your prewedding beauty rest (even if you didn’t) with this miracle cream that combats dark circles, fine lines and overall puffiness—trust us on this one, it’s worth the investment. The Eye Balm Intense $215, CremedelaMer.com

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M O I STURI Z E R The protein-enriched cream is the best of both worlds; its unique mix of active ingredients replenishes skin while also reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and sun damage. Protini Polypeptide Cream $68, DrunkElephant.com

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Whether you’re rocking your natural texture or going for the elaborate updo you’ve been eyeing on Pinterest, these are the products and tools you can trust to lock in your best hair day ever.

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CUR L ST Y LER Going au naturel for your nuptials? Whether your hair type is kinky, curly, coily or wavy, this cream will stave off frizz and give your ’do voluminous oomph. Coconut & Hibiscus curl enhancing smoothie, $11, SheaMoisture, Target.com

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This drugstore gem is under $5 a bottle, works for almost every hair type and leaves your mane feeling soft and looking gorgeous and glossy— what’s not to love? Intensive Repair shampoo and conditioner, $4 each, Dove, Walmart.com

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CURLY HAIR SHA M P O O + CON D ITION ER Attention: We found the curly hair holy grail. This duo fights frizz, detangles and adds shine. Almond & Avocado shampoo and conditioner, $13 each, DesignEssentials.com

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VO LU M IZ ER Forget everything you think you know about mousse. Work a dollop of this lightweight formula from roots to ends for bouncy, long-lasting volume that’s never stiff or crunchy. Southern Belle volume-boosting mousse, $26, TheDryBar.com

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Just a dab tames unruly locks, smooths flyaways and gives subtle texture whether you blow dry or air dry your hair. The best part? It’s versatile enough to work for the guys too. Grooming creme, $31, BumbleandBumble.com

Work one to two drops of this liquid gold through towel-dried tresses to add intense moisture and condition split ends—without weighing down hair or leaving it greasy. Moroccanoil Treatment Original hair oil, $44, Moroccanoil.com

Your wedding photos are no time for lifeless locks. Spray on roots to absorb oil and product buildup, and keep hair looking fresh from your first look to your morningafter brunch. Gold Lust dry shampoo, $44, Oribe.com

This hair spray has strong hold that will last for hours, but is flexible enough to allow you to adjust—or totally change up— your ’do throughout the day. Spray & Stay intense hold hairspray, $19, Big Sexy Hair, Ulta.com

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C U R L I NG I RO N Say goodbye to overworked arms— an innovative iron does the heavy-lifting for you. With the push of a button, it rotates either clockwise or counterclockwise for perfectly even curls. Beachwaver Pro Swarovski Crystal Collection, $239, Beachwaver.com

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This treatment was developed for none other than Audrey Hepburn in 1974—and it remains a best-seller for good reason. Use before shampooing for lustrous locks that feel stronger. Elasticizer, $30, PhilipKingsley.com

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F L AT I RO N One of the smartest tools we’ve ever met, this ingenious flat iron uses sensors to gauge your hair’s thickness and the speed at which you’re styling, and adjusts its heat settings accordingly. Our minds are blown. Platinum+ styler, $249, GHDHair.com

It’s especially restorative if you’re struggling with breakage from coloring or heat styling.

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C U R L I N G WA ND If defined waves are your go-to, allow us to introduce you to your new besties. This trio comes with interchangeable wands for tight, medium and loose waves, and works with just a single pass. Whirl Trio styling wand set, $300, T3Micro.com

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BLOW-DRYE B LOW- D RY E R Thick-haired brides, rejoice. This powerful hair dryer is worth every darn penny. It’s light as a feather, never singes your scalp and will dramatically cut down your drying time. Supersonic hair dryer, $500, Dyson.com

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H E AT E D RO U N D B RU S H Even if your at-home blowout game isn’t on point—don’t stress. This easy-to-use dryer and round brush combo will give you “just left the salon” hair in minutes. One-Step volumizer hair dryer, $60, Revlon, Ulta.com

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G E L EFF GEL E FFEC EC T P OLISH OLISH Pair with the accompanying top coat for a long-lasting, high-gloss finish that mimics a professional-quality gel mani—no UV lamp required. Gel Couture in Moments to Mrs., $12, Essie.com

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It’s like your natural nail color, only better. This shade hits the sweet spot between nude and ballet pink. (And if it isn’t your hue, no worries. This line offers over 200 other options.) Nail Lacquer in Be There in a Prosecco, $11, OPI.com

Slather on this überluxurious cream fortified with healing Vitamin E before bed and wake up with picture-perfect hands that stay smooth and silky all day. Special Hand Cream with Vitamin E, $8, MarioBadescu.com

The luxe-looking pastel packaging makes it almost too pretty to use. But you’ll be glad you did once you feel how the gently exfoliating formula leaves your skin feeling revived and supersoft. Coco Rose body polish, $36, Herbivore.com

One use (seriously, one!) and your hands will feel totally rejuvenated.

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B O DY LOTI O N Basically a spa day in a jar, this whipped moisturizer enriched with almond milk melts into skin and leaves you feeling hydrated for up to 48 hours. Almond Milk Concentrate, $54, USA.LOccitane.com

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BA S E C OAT A good base coat should do more than just make your mani last. This one helps polish glide on smoothly and creates a protective barrier to keep nail staining at bay. Here to Stay base coat, $10, Essie.com

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P OLISH OL IS H R E EM M OV OVER ER It may be on the pricey side, but this must-have removes even the darkest and most stubborn polish in seconds while also moisturizing with lavender and aloe. The Stripper, $19, DeborahLippmann.com

Lathering up with this aloe-infused rinse makes you feel squeaky clean, while the eucalyptus scent satisfies your senses. Eucalyptus & Aloe body wash, $18, H2OPlus.com

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DEO D O RA NT There’s bound to be some stressful moments during the wedding planning process. Swipe on this clean-scented stick to make sure you stay dry. Fresh Invisible Solid, $5, Secret, Target.com

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A sweet-smelling blend of keratin and oils softens and conditions cuticles while also strengthening weak, brittle or peeling nails. We saw results in just one week. Intense Recovery treatment, $7, Cutex, Target.com

The last thing you want to worry about on any important day is messing up your nails. Swipe this on for a durable sheen that dries almost immediately after application. Dry Fast top coat, $10, Seche Vite, Ulta.com

NAILS All eyes are about to be on your hands. Are you ready for your ring close-up? Get pristine digits with these necessities.

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S E L F TA NNE R This clear liquid magically turns into a mousse. The fastabsorbing formula gives you a beachy glow in eight hours and lasts for a week. Invisi foaming tan water, $39, Vita Liberata, Ulta.com

It creates a naturallooking tan that’s never orange.

GEL POLISH: STUDIO 504/GETTY IMAGES; NAIL POLISH: YASU + JUNKO/TRUNK ARCHIVE; ALL OTHERS COURTESY OF VENDORS

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Inspired by the young Coco Chanel, this elegant perfume is equal parts sexy and serious. A balanced blend of light florals and heavy musks means it can work for any wedding theme, location or time of year. Coco Mademoiselle Intense, $115 for 1.7 oz., Chanel.com

Not into heavy floral perfumes? You aren’t out of options. Scents inspired by modern greenery are right on trend. This mix of citrus, lush greens and magnolia is as crisp and vibrant as it gets. Éclat de Vert, $225 for 1.7 oz., Aerin.com

FRAGRANCE Scent has the ability to evoke a memory even years later. Choose a special one to remind you of your day every time you wear it. BEST BEST

F LO R A L This powdery, ultra-feminine scent lives up to its name. Just a spritz or two and you’ll be transported to a thriving garden full of blooming tuberose and jasmine. Bloom, $97 for 1.6 oz., Gucci, Macys.com

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Calling all bridechillas. This is the boho bride’s answer to a signature scent. A unique blend of oakmoss, plum and freesia is all about the wild contrast of soft, fruity notes and sharp florals. Nomade, $105 for 1.7 oz., Chloé, Macys.com

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CLEAN Whether perfume isn’t really your thing or you’re new to wearing fragrance in general, this hybrid of floral and citrus notes is a great place to start. It’s pleasant but never overpowering. Reserve Acqua Neroli, $98 for 3.4 oz., Clean, Sephora.com

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SPICY If you’re feeling bold, dab on this musky choice that is as every bit as sultry as its flame-red bottle. A bouquet of Bulgarian rose plus woody notes packs a seriously seductive punch. Narciso eau de parfum Rouge, $98 for 1.6 oz., Narciso Rodriguez, Bloomingdales.com

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U NI S E X Once you catch a whiff of this intense combo of smoke and leather, you won’t forget it. No matter your gender, this unexpected scent is sure to turn a few heads. Santal 33, $189 for 1.7 oz., Le Labo, Barneys.com

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BE ACH Y Created with summer days in mind, a smooth blend of dry coconut wood, cashmere and sandalwood creates a relaxing scent perfect for equally laid-back nuptials. Sun Saint, $65 for 1.7 oz., Pinrose, Sephora.com

This is a compliment magnet. Both women and men stop to ask me what perfume I’m wearing.

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Clockwise from top left: Emma invitation suite, price upon request, WhimsyB.com; Green Band service plate, $212, Royal Crown Derby, JungLeeNY.com; Madison dinner napkins, $130 for four, ShopLettermade.com; Berry & Thread bright satin flatware, $125 for 5-piece set, Juliska, NeimanMarcus.com; Antiqued brass telescope, $16, WorldMarket.com; Round stir stick, $86 for 100, ForYourParty.com; Jackson Dots bow tie, $19, TheTieBar.com; Mini lobster buoy, $4, PartySwizzle.com

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STYLE + PLANNING

SHOW SOME MUSSEL PICTURE PERFECT

Moody metallic mussel shells are the perfect unexpected material for keepsake escort cards.

Take portraits at a beachy spot that bottles a seaside vibe, like a lighthouse, dock or maritime museum.

SHIPSHAPE SUITE Anchor your wedding day décor with a classic navy suite that sets a nautical tone.

nautical prep DA R K A N D STORMY

Capture that coastal cool, whether by land or by sea. TO P I T O F F

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Swap a traditional cake topper with a sugar coral sculpture as an eye-catching nod to your vibe.

M I X E D C O M PA N Y For a collected look, set your reception table with a variety of patterned china. Hint: Sticking to a blue and white palette keeps it looking cool, not crazy.

Looking to tie the knot sailor style? You’re in luck—nautical nuptials are a forever classic, but we’re loving the fresh preppy touch they’re getting lately. Start with a refined navy and white palette, then add a pop of personality with New England–inspired details like rich kelly green, vintage blue and white dishware, and sophisticated seaside touches. Get the party started by serving up a Dark and Stormy signature cocktail, then segue into a lobster boil feast for dinner and dancing under the stars.

With historic ties to boating and the sailboat racing community, this crowd-pleasing rum cocktail is perfect for your signature sip. STEP 1 Pour two ounces of a dark rum (Gosling’s or Myers’s are traditional) over ice into a highball glass. STEP 2 Top with ginger beer and the juice from one lime wedge. STEP 3

THE FAVOR Thank your mates with charming compass favors (plus, they can even double as escort cards). Gold compass, $24 for 6, TheKnotShop.com

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Finish with a fresh lime wedge and custom drink stirrer or striped straw. Cheers!

SNACK SHACK Serve up cocktail hour eats from a retro-inspired food truck to capture that boardwalk atmosphere.

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STYLE + PLANNING

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Language of Flowers H A N A KO T O B A

The Japanese language of flowers, in which plants and blooms are used to convey emotion and communicate meaning to the receiver without the need for words.

B Y A LY S S A LO N G O B U C C O P H OTO G R A P H Y BY R E B EC CA YA L E PLANNING AND DESIGN BY CALLISTA & COMPANY FLORAL DESIGN BY SARAH SAUNDERS STUDIO

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Layer meaning into your day by pairing a fresh palette (red, pink and black FTW!) with bespoke, handmade details and sweet stems that hold secret symbolism.

Strength of character, sincerity and remembrance

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TULIP True and eternal love, caring, attachment, happiness

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EDIBLE ART Give a simple fondantcovered cake a stylish upgrade with intricate sugar flowers. Bonus points if they mimic the blooms in your dĂŠcor. Cake, NineCakes.com

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STYLE + PLANNING

DAPPER EXTRAS Don’t forget the gents! Coordinating (but not matching) boutonnieres help each wedding party member stand out.

COLORFUL CLUTCH Splurge on bold blooms for your bouquet—it will be in lots of pictures.

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Complement the main cake with personalized sweet treats at every seat.

HEIRLOOM PAGES Instead of reciting your vows from crumpled paper, invest in bespoke vow journals you can pass on to future generations. Dress, Flock of Angels by Reem Acra, KleinfeldBridal.com; custom vow books, WeddingStoryWriter.com; ring box, TheMrsBox.com; cake, NineCakes.com; plate, TheArkRentals.com

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L I LY Purity, refined beauty, wealth and prosperity

SLEEK SUITE Pair dusty pastel paper with standout typography for modern invites that let the design do the talking. Stationery, IpanemaPress.com; painted matchbox, NealyStiles.com

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ROSE Grace, gratitude, happiness

Linens, BBJLinen.com; flatware, glassware and dishware, TheArkRentals.com; menu, IpanemaPress.com

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DRAMATIC DINING Pops of black and metallic turn the typical wedding reception table up a notch. Didn’t budget for rental upgrades? Splurge on charger plates for the most impact.

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STYLE + PLANNING

ALL ABOUT THAT EDGE For a wow-worthy head table, opt for statement chairs, like these geometric copper beauties.

FINISHING TOUCH Carry a floral theme into cocktail hour by floating edible blooms in your signature sips.

SWAG BAG Spoil loved ones with a custom tote packed to the brim with goodies, like floral liqueur and chocolates.

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HANG TIME Inject a playful touch into your reception by having guests pick their place card off of a dangling installation of roses. Furniture, YourGreenRoom.com; venue, 7LineStudio.com; cocktails, LeonandSonWine.com; edible flowers, GourmetSweetBotanicals.com; paper goods, IpanemaPress.com

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1 Larabee Dot flatware, $70 for 5-piece set, Kate Spade, Lenox.com 2 Guizar flatware in Gold, $165 for 5-piece set, Mercury Row, Wayfair.com 3 Ravina flatware, $110 for 20-piece set, Cambridge, BedBathandBeyond .com 4 Aladdin antique flatware in Blue, $90 for 5-piece set, Vietri, Bloomingdales.com 5 Pin tumbled flatware in Black, $100 for 20-piece set, CB2.com 6 Galaxy wood flatware, $260 for 5-piece set, Capdeco, JungLeeNY .com 7 Silversmiths Logan rainbow mirror flatware, $100 for 20-piece set, Cambridge, BedBathandBeyond .com 8 Goa flatware in Gold and White, $485 for 24-piece set, Cutipol, ShopHorne.com 9 Cognac flatware, $115 for 5-piece set, Colebrook, Lenox.com

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Newlywed Nest Need a bit of inspo for making your house a home? We’ve tapped the pros over at Homepolish to help you re-create some of their most stylish looks (and get their tips for when you just cannot with your new spouse’s décor style...). B Y A LY S S A LO N G O B U C C O

B O W L E D OV E R Happy hour snacks (or popcorn—we won’t judge) look super stylish in this natural dish. Olive wood bowl, $30, PotteryBarn.com

FA M I LY S T Y L E Pro tip: Invest in cookware that looks just as good on display as it does in the oven. The Dutchess in Broccoli, $145, GreatJonesGoods.com

POUR ONE OUT This sleek kettle is a must-have for tea or slow-drip coffee fans.

YO U ’ V E B E E N S E R V E D Set a pretty table for guests—or just you two!— with these simple gray ceramic plates.

Stagg pour-over kettle, $70, Fellow, Williams-Sonoma.com

Big Plates in Fog, $52 for 4, YearandDay.com

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Let’s face it—a stand mixer is pretty much a newlywed rite of passage these days. Choose a fun color to stand out from the pack. Series 5 quart tilt-head stand mixer in Pistachio, $500, Artisan, KitchenAid.com

SWEET STRIPES A red striped tea towel adds just the right country touch to your kitchen. Striped kitchen towel in Coral, $8, SurLaTable.com

T H E B R E A K FA S T C L U B Channel all the retro diner vibes with this charming (and totally modern) toaster.

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YO U R N E W R O C K

Think of hardware as kitchen jewelry. Fancy gold pulls equal an instant cabinet upgrade.

Pro chefs know a marble mortar and pestel is key for crushing spices and grinding up delish pesto.

Mission drawer pull in Aged Brass, $16, Rejuvenation.com

ÄDELSTEN mortar and pestel, $15, IKEA.com

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Toaster in Cream, from $160, SMEG, CrateandBarrel.com

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love this shade? coat your cabinets with Cromarty by Farrow & Ball for a similar look.

KITCHEN: JOYELLE WEST; TATE: COURTESY OF DESIGNER; ALL OTHERS COURTESY OF VENDORS

FA N C Y S U D S Orange, rosemary and lavender oil team up in a soap that smells so delicious, you may want to wash your hands twice. Resurrection Aromatique hand wash, $39, Aesop.com

STIR THINGS UP This do-it-all spoon set will help you conquer any dish your Pinterest feed serves up. Bamboo tool set, $7, Good Cook, Target.com

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THE DESIGNER

Shannon Tate The recipe for a home cook’s haven? One part rustic, one part timeless, a handful of fan-fave gadgets. Mix well. RAISE A GLASS Toast your newly cemented union with a classic set of red wine glasses. Cabernet/Merlot glass, $30 for 2, Riedel, Amazon.com

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THE DESIGNER

Liz Lipkin @lizlipkin

I always encourage my clients to invest in pieces they’ll use the most, like a great bed, mattress and sheets. Nothing can beat getting into a well-made bed with luxe linens.

Bedroom L I G H T TO U C H A chic black and gold floor lamp is a great statement piece.

A calm, modern oasis is only a click away— that is, if you wish list these registry items.

Walker floor lamp in Black and Gold, $580, Lights Up!, LampsPlus.com

STRIKE ONE Notes of amber and vanilla will make your retreat smell like a luxury hotel (room service not included). Apothecary candle in Amber & Smoke, $19, Paddywax.com

P L AY F U L PAT T E R N Ground a relaxing bedroom scene with a vintageinspired rug—it’ll lend an added dose of style.

UNDER COVER

Loren area rug, from $99, Loloi Rugs, RugsDirect.com

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Nighttime readers, rejoice! A swing-arm sconce means you won’t keep your roomie up while devouring that true crime thriller. Mantis wall sconce in Nickel, $149, CB2.com

CHILL ZONE This mid-century armchair pretty much screams “reading nook,” right? Otio chair in Black Leather and Walnut, $799, Article.com

C LO U D 9 Bedtime just got a serious upgrade thanks to this luxe linen duvet and sham set. Linen duvet cover set in Navy, from $249, Loomstead, Wayfair.com

Grain sack pillow in Red Stripe, $109, ASouthernBucket, Etsy.com

DECOR HACK Hint hint: Hanging a mirror above the bed can help a snug space feel more roomy. Rounded rectangle metal framed mirror in Aged Brass, $299, Rejuvenation.com

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V I N TA G E TO S S Punctuate your bed with a cool throw pillow, like this one crafted from a vintage grain sack.

COZY UP A casual cotton throw is the perfect finishing touch to a freshly made bed. Carlsbad throw in Natural, $128, SerenaandLily.com

IRON THRONE The only reason you’d need to fight over this throne is if your spouse is a mattress hog. Piper bed, from $699, RoomandBoard.com

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#TWINING Trust us: “yours and mine” robes are totally something you can get away with as newlyweds.

SWEET SPRIG

Taylor cozy robe, $79 each, PotteryBarn.com

BEDROOM: SEAN LITCHFIELD; BATHROOM: DUSTIN HALLECK; LIPKIN: COURTESY OF DESIGNER; CALLAHAN: COURTESY OF DESIGNER; MATCHES: JAIRA CARPEGGIANI/EYEEM/GETTY IMAGES; ALL OTHERS COURTESY OF VENDORS

A bit of greenery (real or fake) automatically makes a space come alive. Faux leaf mini stem bundle, $4, Hearth & Hand with Magnolia, Target .com; Padro cylinder ceramic floor vase, $86, AllModern.com

QUICK DRY A Turkish towel is the perfect linen for display by a sink or piled in a basket for your overnight guests. Turkish bath towel in Light Brown, $25, Cacala, Amazon.com

LO U N G E L E D G E Use this handy caddy to prop up a tablet and binge-watch your favorite Netflix series while you soak. Fiji bath caddy, $219, ARB Teak & Specialties, Wayfair.com

SOAK IT UP Picture this: you, a glass of wine, a juicy book and this tub. Have we convinced you yet? Cadet acrylic flatbottom freestanding tub, $1,586, American Standard, HomeDepot.com

S A LT B A E This soak is vegan and free of toxins, so you don’t have to worry about adding it to your routine. Sleep Time bath salt, $29, OseaMalibu.com

Bathroom THE DESIGNER

DRY SPELL Plush and absorbent bath towels are an upgrade everyone deserves. Treat yo’ self.

Make self-care Sunday last all week in a bathroom packed with Zen essentials.

Carly Callahan @callahaninteriors

Classic towel set in Mineral, $114, ParachuteHome.com

I love that people are starting to stray from all-neutral décor and are incorporating more rich color. I love any shade of green, and the color is really having a comeback!

BASKET CASE Your “needs washing” pile looks a lot less messy in a natural woven basket. Nobody needs to know your dirty laundry. Emlyn basket, $90, CrateandBarrel.com

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B R E AT H E D E E P HAPPY FEET Plush underfoot and cute to look at, this bathmat will add a smile to your morning routine.

Pair this diffuser with the brand’s “Dusk” oil blend to wind down after a long day.

Rise and Shine bath mat, $39, UrbanOutfitters.com

Stone diffuser in White, $119, Vitruvi.com

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STYLE + PLANNING | REGISTRY

Living Room Whether you’re hosting your whole crew or hanging as a twosome, your living room should be your happy place. S H O W S TO P P E R This eye-catching lamp sheds light on your excellent taste— and your living room, of course. Prospect Ave floor lamp, $478, Lazy Susan, BurkeDecor.com

GALLERY GOALS Add a bespoke touch to your living room with a one-of-a-kind piece of art.

THE DESIGNER

S U N N Y S P OT

@lizlipkin

Add a happy pop of color to your room with this lemon-yellow chair

Let your common ground be the foundation for your home’s style, whether it’s a color or furniture type. Then, add pieces that embrace your differences!

Markus velvet armchair in Yellow, $200, Pier1.com

Temple woodblock print, from $320, BlockShopTextiles.com

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FOREVER FIG

Make the most of your space by choosing pieces that do double (or triple) duty, like this sleek storage ottoman.

Listen, fiddle leaf fig trees are hard to keep happy. Don’t make life harder than it needs to be— buy this believable dupe instead.

Drum pouf tray in Dark Walnut, $225, DWR.com

Sven sofa in Aqua Tweed and Walnut, $999, Article.com

Faux fiddle leaf fig tree, $268, ShopTerrain.com

PLUSH PICK No couch is complete without a pile of pillows to dive into during scary movie night. Del Mar pillow cover in Smoke, $98, SerenaandLily.com

A chambray-blue sofa made with super-durable fabric is bound to be the MVP of your living room.

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PICTURE PERFECT This TV boasts such a clear image, you’ll think you’re actually at Sur while watching Vanderpump Rules. 4K Smart TV, $530, Samsung, BestBuy.com

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An almost-neutral rug (with just a touch of blue) acts as the perfect foundation for your living room look. Numa hand knotted wool rug in Blue, from $198, AnnieSelke.com

WINE ON WHEELS A bar cart is a great showpiece— whether you actually stock it with booze or use it for books. Quan 2-tier galvanized bar cart, $200, Gracie Oaks, Wayfair.com

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Dining Room THE DESIGNER

These stylish picks are all you need to create a room that’s totally #dinnerpartygoals.

Haley Weidenbaum @haleyweidenbaum

THE KNOT TIP: Love the dining nook Haley created? It also holds a genius hack for when you can’t agree on a paint color—opt for a statement wallpaper instead!

HANG TIME Call attention to tall ceilings with a gorgeous pendant light. Hudock 3-light bowl pendant in Brushed Nickel, $180, Charlton Home, Wayfair.com

PULL UP A CHAIR ’80s-inspired cane furniture is back in a big way. The good news? Modern shapes and colors keep it looking very now. Ton 811 caned side chair in White, $399, Rejuvenation.com

PRETTY IN PINK Even Italian takeout will look five-star in bowls this chic. Open Kitchen matte coupe bowls in Pink, $24 for 4, Williams-Sonoma.com

LIVING ROOM: CHRISTIAN TORRES; DINING ROOM: LAURNE PRESSEY/HOMEPOLISH; FLOWER POT: MIMA FOTO/EYEEM/GETTY IMAGES; WIDENBAUM: COURTESY OF DESIGNER; ALL OTHERS COURTESY OF VENDORS

TROPICAL ESCAPE Find your place among the palms with this removeable wallpaper that doubles as an excellent Insta backdrop. Green Leaf wallpaper, $40 per roll, ChasingPaper.com

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A P L A C E AT T H E TA B L E This small-scale surface is perfect for a pair but still fits a few more party crashers. Odyssey white dining table, $229, CB2.com

Use this rattan storage unit to house everything from extra linens to favorite cookbooks and serveware. Farrah storage tower, $130, WorldMarket.com

FA N C Y F R I D G E Temperature-controlled chambers ensure that your favorite whites and reds are ready to be uncorked at any moment. Cheers to that! Pro2 S Dual Zone wine cellar, $999, N’FINITY, ThirstyNest.com

DRINK PINK F U N F L AT W A R E KEEP IT CLEAN These blush linens mimic the look of bespoke block printed fabric for a one-of-a-kind tabletop vibe. Block print blush floral napkin, $22 for 4, PotteryBarn.com

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Looks like bamboo but is dishwasher safe. That’s what we call the best of both worlds. Natural bamboo-style flatware in Brown, $35 for 20-piece set, Cambridge, BedBathandBeyond.com

This tinted stem is practically begging for a pour of summer water (aka rosé, obviously). Waterfall wine glass in Pink, $16, Anthropologie.com

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It’s your honeymoon, aka time for a once-ina-lifetime trip for two. If you’re animal lovers and looking to do more than just lounge on a beach somewhere, we’ve got the perfect trip for you: a safari. Here are our top picks to get you in touch with your wild side and spot some furry friends (cheetahs, monkeys and walruses included) along the way.

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Channel your inner child and stay in a real-life tree house. Twenty-one forest acres near the Bandhavgarh National Park in India is where you’ll find Tree House Hideaway. Each treetop oasis was built by hand with the perfect balance of modern amenities and jungle living. While here, you’ll dine and sip among the trees as you spot various birds and reptiles from your own balcony (don’t forget your binoculars). You’ll head out for game drives at dawn, around 6 a.m., and in the afternoon, around 3 p.m., returning before sunset. The Bandhavgarh National Park is known for having the highest density of Bengal tigers, and is home to a variety of other animals as well. WHAT YOU’LL SEE tigers, leopards, spotted and barking deer, wild boar, Indian bison, jackal TreeHouseHideaway.com

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Book a private mixology class with the cocktail whisperers at Ghost Coast Distillery.

JAM SESH Your final destination: Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos (rockin’ until 3 a.m.).

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COOL OFF Before leaving town, grab a cone at Leopold’s Ice Cream (get the rum bisque).

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You help me forget the things I don’t need to hold onto and realize those that are too precious to let go. — E X C E R P T F R O M R A C H E L’ S V O W S T O A N N A B E L (see their wedding on p. 138)

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FASHION Annabel (right) wore a custom suit and an emerald-green bolo tie, while Rachel went with a tulle champagne gown. They both rocked cowboy boots.

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TABLESCAPE Blue and white runners and patterned china that’s less fussy than traditional chinoiserie, along with dark candlesticks and seablue drinkware, dressed up wood farm tables.

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CEREMONY A friend officiated the service that took place near Cypress Creek under a cedar arch and a canopy of oak trees. BOUQUETS The two carried foraged succulents, bluebonnets, cork, mint and milkweed. MUSIC A bluegrass band learned an edited version of “Cowboy Take Me Away” by the Dixie Chicks. “We had them sing ‘Cowgirl’ in replacement of ‘Cowboy,’ ” Annabel says. FOOD The family-style Southern fusion menu included braised carnitas and sriracha fried chicken. FAVORS Annabel and Rachel gifted guests linen sacks of wildflower seeds to plant at home. CAKE The Mexican chocolate and butter pecan cake topped with succulents sat on a wood pedestal. STATIONERY Their photographer created the watercolor suite, which included an oak tree drawing.

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an easy choice for Annabel Kugler (29 and a social worker) and Rachel Brightwell’s (35 and a gynecologic oncologist) wedding. Not only are they in-season locally in April, but also they deliver on color, keeping the day’s primary shade, blue, front and center in everything from centerpieces to Rachel’s hair and Annabel’s lapel. Celebrating outside was a priority for the pair. “We wanted a place that was natural, beautiful and reflective of our mutual love of the outdoors,” Annabel says, who even proposed at nearby Mount Bonnell. The Texan touches extended beyond the environment. Annabel’s signature cocktail, “Heart of Texas,” mixed Tito’s with soda and muddled strawberries and jalapeños, while guests took home the couple’s “Lone Star BBQ” dry rub as favors. —Becky Murray

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Annabel & Rachel WEDDING STYLE Rustic, Romantic and a touch Bohemian. The setting could be a Backyard, a Vineyard or Tented.

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COLOR PALETTE Earth tones Pale blue, ivory, taupe and sage accented with navy.

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1 Hanging artificial sedum, $12,, CrateandBarrel.com $12 2 Vintage old oak tree rustic invitations, $124 for 100, Jinaiji, Zazzle.com 3 Bolo tie, $88, BoloRevival.com 4 Red Fleece stretch wool jacket and trousers in sizes up to 14, from $128, BrooksBrothers .com 5 Gown in sizes up to 24, from $2,695, Watters .com 6 Sign, from $15, TheRoaringFlamingo, Etsy .com 7 Crackle Collection teal white wine glass, $7, Pier1.com 8 Eden dinner plate, $30, Caskata, Williams-Sonoma.com

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My late grandmother’s three-stone blue topaz ring was my something borrowed —Rachel and blue.

CEREM ONY & RECEPTI ON S ITE Cypress Falls Event Center, Wimberley, TX PH OTOG R APH ER Clayton Austin E VENT PL AN N I N G & DES I G N Clayton Austin; Cypress Falls Event Center FLOR AL DES I G N Clayton Austin OFFI CIANT Kassondra Grzankowski (friend) AT TI RE Suit & shirt: Book A Tailor, Austin, TX; bolo tie: YippoAccessories, Etsy.com; gown: Jovani, Neiman Marcus, Austin, TX S H OES Allens Boots EN GAG EM ENT RI N G Ken & Dana Design WEDDI N G RI N GS Annabel: Rustic & Main; Rachel: Spence Diamonds HAI R & MAKEU P Victoria Cruz STATI ON ERY Clayton Austin; Cypress Falls Event Center; Urban Cowboy Southern Fusion RENTAL S Clayton Austin; Cypress Falls Event Center CATERI N G Urban Cowboy Southern Fusion CAKE & DES S ERTS Hill Country Cakery M U S I C Ceremony & cocktail hour: Three Quarter Moon; reception: The Buchanan Entertainment Firm FAVORS & WELCOM E BAGS DIY REG I STRI ES Overstock.com; Zola.com H ON E YMOON Grenada

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An Inclusive Processional Annabel walked halfway down the aisle with her dad, then linked up with her mom and stepdad for the rest of the way.

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STYLE Erin’s bespoke gown was embellished with butterflies that were hand-fastened, each with a single pearl. Josh paired his tuxedo tails with a tie finished in a resurrection knot. “Josh loves creating different knots from his upbringing around sailing,” Erin says.

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CEREMONY Erin and Josh braided three cords together during their ceremony, symbolizing Christ’s place at the center of their relationship, as illustrated in Ecclesiastes 4:12. Josh’s dad even laser-engraved the verse onto a shadow box Josh’s grandfather made. STATIONERY Erin designed nearly all of the paper goods, including the watercolor invitation digitized with hand-painted flowers. ACTIVITY A “watercolor station” invited guests to add color to pages of hand-drawn butterflies. DRINKS Guests clinked glasses of Trader Joe’s blood orange Italian soda. DESSERT Along with cake, guests sampled mini creme brulees and Erin’s mom’s “famous” homemade chocolate chip cookies.

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(27 and an educator) and Joshua Warner (23 and a mechanical engineering student) grew up in the same town, ironically, they didn’t hit it off until they had distance between them—293 miles, to be exact. To celebrate their relationship’s evolution and to make use of Erin’s background, which includes a degree in plants and insects and a knack for art, they filled their wedding with butterflies. “Butterflies are beautiful, and I love their life cycle,” Erin says. She even created a “bug hunt,” sending guests onto the grounds with a custom map in search of insect drawings. Winners went home with a milkweed plant—a gift that, like Erin and Josh’s compatibility, revealed itself in time. “Monarch butterflies are on the decline and can only lay eggs on certain pollinating plants, including milkweed” Erin says. —BM

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RECEPTION The mustard and blush color scheme inspired the linens, drinkware and the addition of coral charm peonies, plus distant drums and combo roses, in the centerpieces.

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COLOR PALETTE Brights Orange, pink and emerald green softened with blush and mustard.

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A Personalized Dish The menu included a “Warner Salad” named after the newlyweds and made with arugula, berries, candied walnuts and blackberry balsamic dressing.

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Butterflies represented us and how our relationship fell into place over time, just as —ERIN they grow in stages.

CEREM ONY & RECEPTI ON S ITE San Diego Botanic Garden, Encinitas, CA PH OTOG R APH ER Shauntelle Sposto/Sposto Photography VI DEOG R APH ER Cross & Co. Studios E VENT PL AN N I N G & DES I G N Amorology FLO R AL DES IG N Posey Pop OFFI CIANT Steven Cook (friend) GOWN & VEI L Jana Ann Couture, Del Mar, CA HAI R & MAKEU P KC Witkamp SH O ES Bride: Vince Camuto; groom: Barker EN GAG EM ENT RI N G Custom, Israel WEDDI N G RI N GS Bride: Zales; groom: Golden Knots BRI DES MAI D DRES S ES JJ’s House M EN SWE AR Friar Tux; hat: Goorin Bros.; groomsmen: Friar Tux STATI ON ERY Invitations & calligraphy: DIY; table numbers & escort cards: Laura Made It ESCORT CARD BACKDROP Back Up Backdrops; Laura Made It RENTAL S Abbey Party Rentals; BBJ Linen; Bright Ideas Lighting; Farm Tables and More; Hostess Haven CATERI N G & DES S ERTS Miho Catering CAKE SusieCakes M U S I C Guitar: Bill Palmer; DJ: Matt Phipps/Choice Entertainment FAVORS Butterfly Farms; DIY

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#MAKETRADITION Rather than signing a guest book, loved ones underlined their favorite Bible verse and snapped Polaroids.

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LOCATION “Khayangan Estate felt like heaven on earth,” Jenifer says. “It was absolutely stunning.”

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“I wanted a walkway full of dreams lined and decorated from the moment guests stepped into the ceremony,� Jenifer says. Fuchsia woven pandan leaf hand fans and monogrammed pouches filled with rose petals topped Lucite chairs.

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FLOWERS Pampas and sorghum grass, plus dried fan palm, added drama to the altar backdrop and showed up in groupings around the resort. SIGNAGE Jenifer and June’s initials were positioned on the edge of the resort’s infinty pool, which borders the Indian ocean. BRIDESMAID DRESSES Jenifer designed custom silk charmeuse wrap gowns for her best girls. ACCESSORIES June added British bulldog cufflinks to his Ermenegildo Zegna tuxedo in honor of their own pups who couldn’t travel abroad. BOUQUET The dark-bluecentered anemones in Jenifer’s bouquet were right on palette, while white garden roses and carnations popped against wild eucalyptus.

Traveling has always been important to Jenifer Thai (33 and a jewelry designer) and Truong “June” Vo (38 and an entrepreneur). They met precisely because Jenifer repeatedly flew to LA to visit friends while working in Seattle. Soon enough, her time in California increased when she took up an apprenticeship with a goldsmith and moved in with June. Once engaged, they knew they’d hop on a plane for their wedding. “June wanted Bali because it’s the only place in the world that we travel to together every year,” Jenifer says. They looked to the locale and other far-flung destinations for inspiration, importing décor from Vietnam and Morocco to create their version of paradise. “If I could choose my heaven, it would be a kaleidoscope of bright jewel tones, patterns and light,” Jenifer says. —BM

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TABLESCAPES The design and architecture in Fes and Marrakesh inspired the mix of collected objects, including the gold vases and lanterns, Jenifer says. Acrylic table numbers propped in gem stones and finished with city names, like Saigon, otherwise known as Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, gave dining tables an even more worldly spin. ENTRANCE The newlyweds added pyrotechnics for their head-turning walk into the reception. CAKE A Moroccaninspired cake topped with an air plant shared the spotlight with a table of other desserts and exotic delicacies, like snake fruit and mangosteen. DINNER An Indonesian buffet, which included a suckling pig roast, created a relaxed atmosphere. DRINKS Guests sipped fresh coconut water straight from customized coconuts with bamboo straws.

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MUST-HAVES Custom Jewelery Jenifer found a sapphire that “spoke” to her, then she and June designed her engagement ring together. Spiritual Souvenirs “I’m a huge gem geek,” Jenifer says. Guests left with a bag of crystals and an explanation of the properties behind each stone.”

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INGREDIENTS

Guests exited the party under lanterns from Hoi An, Vietnam, which are believed to —JENIFER bring good luck.

CEREM ONY & RECEPTI ON S ITE Khayangan Estate, Kabupaten Badung, Bali PH OTOG R APH ER Jenny Fu Studio VI DEOG R APH ER Leura Film E VENT PL AN N I N G & FLO R AL DES IG N Bali Event Styling OFFI CIANT Thao Nguyen (groom’s aunt) GOWN Inbal Dror, Panache Bridal, Beverly Hills, CA HAI R Yeanne Makeup Art MAKEU P DIY VEI L One Blushing Bride J E WELRY IO Collective S H OES Bride: Manolo Blahnik; groom: Christian Louboutin EN GAG EM ENT & WEDDI N G RI N GS IO Collective WEDDI N G PART Y AT TI RE Bridesmaids: Susan European Dressmaker, Long Beach, CA; groomsmen: Topman M EN SWE AR Ermenegildo Zegna; bowtie: Saint Laurent STATI ON ERY Maison Maquette CATERI N G Lumbung Catering CAKE Butter Bali M U S I C Ceremony: Allegro Bali; reception: DJ Nando Sisowath FAVORS IO Collective

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FASHION Tavon put a glam twist on his tux with a metallic jacket, while Samone sparkled in a crystal headpiece.

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VENUE Dancing kicked off under the light of Founders Hall’s historic lofted glass ceiling. FLOWERS Tall floating arrangements of white orchids, roses and peonies filled the venue, from the tabletops to the walls. ESCORT CARDS Guests found their names written on cards suspended from a crystal curtain installation. MUSIC Partygoers hit the dance floor to the sounds of everything from The Carters to Musiq Soulchild. SHOES Diamondstudded loafers added even more sparkle to Tavon’s look. DESSERT A custom fondant medallion brought a regal touch to the seven-tier cake. DÉCOR Instead of color, Samone and Tavon played with texture and structure, including sparkling glass, black-andwhite tile, gray velvet and aged metal.

Samone Leach (28 and a homemaker) and Tavon Wilson (28 and a safety for the Detroit Lions) have a talent for combining the sentimental with the finer things in life. After their engagement on family game night, the couple started planning a celebration centered on loved ones, with Tavon even walking down the aisle with his grandmothers. “We wanted clean lines and colors in order to keep the focus on the important details,” Samone says. “Think: simple, but elevated.” Crystals, metallics and purple lights decked Founders Hall, from accent walls to vases of floating candles. However, Samone and Tavon both agree on their favorite part of the day, the ultimate statement: their meeting at the aisle. “As Samone turned the corner, I thought ‘finally, it’s really time for us to get married,’ ” Tavon says. —Louis Baragona

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WEDDING VISION Samone & Tavon WEDDING STYLE Glamorous and Formal with Modern touches. The setting could be a Ballroom, Hotel or Loft. COLOR PALETTE Metallics Silver and gold with black, white, ivory and pops of purple.

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MUST-HAVES Sentimental Symbols Tavon’s grandmothers lit candles at the ceremony in memory of his late parents. Postceremony Vows Samone and Tavon chose to exchange standard wedding vows but wrote their own to share on their honeymoon.

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Samone and Tavon’s sons took center stage at the ceremony, including serving as ring bearers.

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Seeing Tavon standing up at the altar with our kids and feeling that love was —Samone just amazing.

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FASHION “Because our industrial venue could have skewed more informal, we made sure to dress the heck up,” Sarah says.

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COLOR PALETTE Red and pink balloons struck a celebratory vibe in the muted industrial space. TABLE NUMBERS Black cards laser cut with modern fonts marked tables. BOUQUETS Red anemones and dahlias added a saturated pop of color to the bridesmaids’ all-black looks. DESSERT “Cocktail hour was more important to us than cake,” Sarah says. Instead, guests ate cookies and mini cheesecakes throughout the night. MENUS The paper’s bold font and graphic floral design contrasted with the black flatware and subtle centerpieces. FOOD STATION To honor Sarah’s late father’s love of Italian food, guests took bites of roasted red pepper and prosciutto from an antipasto bar. BAR Guests sipped cocktails as they trickled into the venue’s attached beer garden.

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(30 and an editor at Philadelphia Wedding magazine) and Zach Harris (30 and an analyst at a consulting firm) there’s a line between formality and fun—and they make a great team walking it. Exhibit A: After Zach proposed on Georgetown’s campus, the pair partied with loved ones at Sarah’s favorite college bar. From there, “We had two priorities,” Sarah says. “The wedding needed to be formal enough to satisfy Zach’s traditional Southern tastes, but it also had to be one hell of a party.” The pair filled the industrial La Peg with playful neon signs and balloon installations next to black flatware and table numbers. Meanwhile, guests rocked black-tie attire and sipped champagne while playing cornhole. “We told everyone to come hungry and dressed to kill,” Sarah says. —LB

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STATIONERY The suite’s mix of black-and-white elegance and bold color exemplified the day’s distinct vibe.

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WEDDING STYLE Modern, Industrial and a bit Formal. The setting could be a Museum, Restaurant or Historic Venue.

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I want to frame the ping pong paddles and the ball—I’ll always —ZACH treasure them.

CEREM ONY & RECEPTI ON S ITE La Peg at FringeArts, Philadelphia PH OTOG R APHY Marisa Rebecca and John Awad/Redfield Photography E VENT PL AN N I N G & DES I G N Clover Event Co. FLORI ST Devon & Pinkett BALLOO N IN STALL ATIO N Rabbit Rabbit Crew OFFI CIANT Brad Davidson (groom’s friend) GOWN Lela Rose, Hitched, Washington, DC S H OES Bride: Lord & Taylor; groom: Hugo Boss M EN SWE AR Suitsupply EN GAG EM ENT & WEDDI N G RI N GS Martin Zlotnick, Philadelphia HAI R & MAKEU P Alayna Marie Rakes; House of Clarity WEDDI N G PART Y Various STATI ON ERY Invitations: Clover Event Co.; calligraphy: Charlie Whiskey Design; table numbers: A Tribe Called KUT CATERI N G & DES S ERTS La Peg at FringeArts RENTAL S FringeArts; Maggpie Rentals; Party Rental Ltd. M U S I C Ceremony: Stella Ruze; reception: Lovesick PIN G PO N G TABLE J-Dogs Catering & Amusements FAVORS Clover Event Co.; ForYourParty.com REG I STRI ES Macy’s; Zola.com

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Bridal Sale EVENT 2019 July 20-27 The fourth annual National Bridal Sale Event (NBSE) takes place on July 20 - 27, 2019. Nearly 1,000 independent, locally-owned bridal retailers including top bridal salons in the United States and Canada will participate in this event meant to offer brides, bridesmaids, and wedding guests an unprecedented opportunity for substantial savings (up to 80% off in some salons). Many bridal salons will extend the event through the following week until July 27. (and longer). Check with your local salons. For a list of participating bridal shops, brides can visit www.nationalbridalsaleevent.com. The site also offers brides a guide to successful shopping for a wedding gown as well as changing features such as the bridal-shop-of-the-month, and designer-of-the-month that brides will find useful year-round.

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Your wedding is your moment in the sun—don’t be afraid to make a splash and take some bridal fashion risks. This season’s trendiest looks are all about sexy silhouettes, edgy details and playful embellishments. P H OTO G R A P H Y BY C H R I S C RAY M E R

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BABE WATCH If you’re looking to make waves, a crop top and a feathery ball skirt is an unexpected—but seriously sultry—combo. Dress in all sizes, price upon request, Pronovias .com; engagement ring, $2,499, ALTR, Helzberg .com; earrings, $295, BeckJewels.com

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BOLD MOVES Who says a white suit has to be traditional? A shorter hemline is the perfect opportunity to show some leg (and rock a fab pair of shoes). Dress in sizes up to 12, $2,990, DanielleFrankelStudio .com, earrings, $14,960, MoritzGlik.com; cocktail ring, $4,298, EffyJewelry .com; shoes, $795, PaulAndrew.com

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BOTANICAL BEAUTY Oversize fern-inspired embroidery puts a fresh twist on a classic ball gown. Dress in sizes up to 20, $15,990, OscardelaRenta .com; engagement ring, $56,052, ChristopherDesigns .com; shoes, $249, BrianAtwood.com

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ON A ROLL Your wedding is a serious event—but your outfit doesn’t have to be. A flouncy, midi-length dress with allover 3-D embellishment is pure whimsy. Dress in all sizes, $6,750, DanaHarelDesign .com; engagement ring, $4,499, ALTR, Helzberg .com; earrings, $1,650, SelinKent.com

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KEEP IT COOL Not all coverups are created equal. An architectural lace bodice makes a simple sheath feel totally of the moment. Dress in sizes up to 20, $4,895, Cushnie Bridal, Nordstrom.com; earrings, $275, MignonneGavigan.com

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FLOWER POWER A dress with floral details, plus strategically placed sheer panels, is equal parts sweet and sassy. Dress in sizes up to 20, $4,900, Rime-Arodaky.com; engagement ring, $9,812, ChristopherDesigns .com; earrings, $335, LeleSadoughi.com

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STRUT YOUR STUFF If dresses aren’t your thing or you’re planning to hit the after-party in style, a lace jumpsuit is both comfortable and right on trend. Jumpsuit in all sizes, $5,500, FrancescaMiranda .com; engagement ring, $2,490 (not including center stone), AJaffe.com; earrings, $7,180, AnneSisteron.com; shoes, $575, RitchErani.com

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INTO THE DEEP Don’t be afraid to take the plunge. A curve-skimming number with an open back makes for one dramatic exit. Dress in all sizes, $4,900, Daalarna.com; cocktail ring, $4,250, Little H, LoveAdorned.com Location: Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science

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STUNNING SIGHT Get ready to turn some heads. There’s nothing subtle about a flirty mini dress covered in bedazzled feather flowers. Dress in sizes up to 18, $3,295, NaeemKhan.com; engagement ring, $8,999, ALTR, Helzberg.com; earrings, $75, KennethJayLane .com; clutch, $299, Serpui.com.br; shoes, $525, RitchErani.com Location: Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science

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EASY ELEGANCE Slip into a slinky, sequined number for an effortlessly glam result—no matter where your celebrations take you. Dress in sizes up to 12, $3,620, Stella McCartney, Net-a-Porter.com; engagement ring, $14,290 (not including center stone), Tacori.com; earrings, $19,999, ALTR, Helzberg.com SPECIAL THANKS TO THE BETSY HOTEL Planning your own fab affair in Miami? Consider The Betsy, a luxury boutique hotel located in the heart of Miami Beach’s Art Deco district. The newly renovated property offers 15,000 square feet of special event space, including indoor and outdoor wedding and reception venues. Couples also have access to an expert event coordination team, as well as in-house catering by Chef Laurent Tourondel. Learn more at TheBetsyHotel.com FASHION STYLING Shelley Brown HAIR & MAKEUP Gianluca Mandelli using Kérastase at Art Department

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Wedding Gowns 101 We know your first priority—finding the (other) one: your dress.

GOWN SILHOUETTE STYLES

trumpet gown

mermaid gown

The skirt in this gown style extends from the bustline. It’s a great choice for pear-shaped brides because it disguises the hips.

The skirt in this style flares out just below the hips, creating a semi-full skirt (shaped like the bell of a trumpet) without extra volume and bulk.

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

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ball gown

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

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

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

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FINDING THE RIGHT WHITE skin tone Dark go for Stark white, or almost any shade skin tone Medium with olive tones go for Champagne or diamond white skin tone Medium with yellow tones go for Off-white or creamy ivory skin tone Fair and pink-toned skin go for Ivory

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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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1 The three islands of Grenada, Carriacou & Petite Martinique are located in the eastern Caribbean at the southern extremity of the Windward Islands, only 100 miles north of Venezuela. 2 International flights stop at Maurice Bishop International Airport, and visitors who continue have only a short hop by inter-island charter to Lauriston Airport in Carriacou. 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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River Antoine Rum Distillery, the oldest functioning distillery in the Caribbean, is a must-see for visitors. Using only locally BEST MONTHS TO GO sourced sugar cane, the rum is handmade January to May by the same process (and on some of the same equipment!) that was used when the distillery first opened in the late 1700s. You can even sample the rum at the end of your tour.

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world-class resort in Grenada has finally emerged. Introducing Sandals Grenada, an unsurpassed, all-inclusive luxury experience on the seductive “Spice Island.� Exotic elements of the South Seas are infused with bold, contemporary design resulting in a first-class resort unlike any other. Guests revel in pools that float in the sky, a living room that floats inside a pool and Tranquility Soaking 877-SANDALS Tubs for two that offer endless ocean views from Sandals.com magnificent patios and balconies.

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TURKS & CAICOS 5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW 1 Try to catch the “green flash” at sunset. This split-second burst of emerald light can sometimes happen along the horizon on a clear day.

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Go horseback riding on Grace Bay beach, one of the highest-rated beaches in the western hemisphere. 3

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

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

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enowned for its sparkling turquoise waters and the longest, most coveted stretch of Grace Bay’s 12-mile white-sand beach, “the last of the true exotics” is perfect for romantic getaways and family-friendly escapes. This includes underwater adventures at one of the top diving destinations in the world. Enjoy 21 fabulous restaurants, and sip tropical drinks at 15 bars. Plus, choose from five spectacular 877-BEACHES villages: French, Caribbean, Italian, Seaside and the Key Beaches.com West Village—all boasting stellar accommodations.

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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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rand panoramic views add to the grandeur of this palatial resort, set on its own spectacular peninsula with the ocean on both sides. The most discerning guests will be impressed by indulgences such as 12 gourmet restaurants including the signature Barefoot by the Sea and Gordon’s Over-the-Water Restaurant. Five magnificent pools and the island inspired Red Lane® Spa invite total relaxation. Accommodations 877-SANDALS include circular Rondoval Suites with private plunge pools, Sandals.com lagoon Swim-up Suites and Over-the-Water Bungalows.

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waken your desires for romantic temptation in the true Garden of Eden. Quintessentially Caribbean with classic island architecture and charm, this intimate seaside oasis is blissfully serene. Enjoy six gourmet restaurants, including Kelly’s Dockside Over-the-Water Restaurant, which extends out over the ocean and offers a one-of-a-kind dining experience. Laid back and casual, this is Saint Lucia’s ultimate beach 877-SANDALS resort, with Stay at 1, Play at 3 exchange privileges Sandals.com offered among all three Sandals Resorts in Saint Lucia.

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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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1 The best way to get around is in Jamaican Union of Travelers Association (JUTA)– licensed taxis.

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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.

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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 gourmet restaurants and an exclusive Red Lane® Spa are a few of the 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.

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ascading down from the lush St. Ann Mountains to the romantic beach of Ocho Rios, this newly renovated family golf and beach resort offers something for everyone. Unwind at one of five pools, or get revved up at the Pirates Island Waterpark and the chic 18-and-over Liquid nightclub. From beach bonfire parties and a Red Lane® Spa to gourmet dining at seven world-class restaurants—plus the 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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he flagship Sandals, set on Jamaica’s best, private white-sand beach in Montego Bay, is where the beach goes on and the party never stops. Twelve gourmet restaurants make you think, it doesn’t get any better than this, and a Red Lane® Spa renews you. Wedding bells ring at the new Over-the-Water Serenity Wedding Chapel. For those who prefer glamorous seclusion, the Beachfront Villa Suites 877-SANDALS with Butler Service provide privilege and specialized Sandals.com butler service along a beautiful stretch of beach.

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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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estled between the St. Ann Mountains and the Caribbean Sea, Jamaica’s hippest resort features three extraordinary destinations in one: the chic Ochi Beach Club and Riviera Seaside, the lively plantation-style Great House, and the exclusive Butler Village, with 105 pools and romantic Romeo & Juliet Suites. Enjoy 16 restaurants, 11 bars, a nightclub, live entertainment at a cutting877-SANDALS edge amphitheater and two Red Lane® Spas. Sandals.com

uilt in the glamorous 1950s and luxuriously appointed in the 21st century, this serene sanctuary still maintains its stellar reputation as one of Jamaica’s most exquisite resorts. Sandals Royal Plantation sits on a bluff 25 feet above the Caribbean Sea, granting each of its 74 suites heart-stopping views of the ocean and exclusive butler service. Bask blissfully on the spectacular twin beaches where you can spend hours 877-SANDALS sunbathing or partake in exciting water sports including Sandals.com daily scuba diving for certified divers or snorkeling.

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

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Top Our favorite honeymoon spots may be scattered around the globe, but they all promise just the right mix of relaxation romance, adventure and culture. BY JEN MURPHY

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A honeymoon is all about the escape. Retreat to your exclusive terrace, with loungers and an infinity plunge pool overlooking the turquoise waters of the Caribbean.

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R I V I E R A M AYA You can alternate days laying on dreamy white-sand beaches and exploring ancient Mayan ruins and jungle-shaded cenotes (sinkholes that occur when limestone collapses and fills with groundwater). Plus, the food options are stellar, from simple fish tacos and ceviche to avant-garde Mexican fare served in casual beachside settings.

B E S T T I M E TO V I S I T Skip the crowds in December and January and visit February through April, the tail end of dry season. November sees some rain but still offers plenty of sun and empty beaches for an almost-private escape.

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W H E R E TO S TAY The Riviera Maya is lined with pricey luxury resorts like Rosewood Mayakoba and Hotel Esencia, but for a more intimate stay, try Hotel La Semilla in Playa del Carmen. Located less than a five-minute walk from the beach, the nineroom, adults-only inn is decorated in vintage flea market finds, and the rate includes a decadent breakfast of fresh fruit and hot dishes like chilaquiles. From $120; HotelLaSemilla.com W H AT TO D O Pull yourself away from the beach one day and experience the region’s magical cenotes. Edventure Tours offers snorkel excursions to locales in both jungles and caves. ($115; EdventureTours.mx)

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Not even the most powerful hurricane can take away the effortlessly chic vibe of Saint Barth’s. There are enough idyllic white-sand beaches to try out a new patch of sand every day and plenty of nightlife spots to dance the night away.

B E S T T I M E TO V I S I T November through June offers the best weather—many hotels, including Cheval Blanc, shut down for hurricane season, from September through mid-October. Christmas and New Year’s brings a see-and-be-seen crowd, so prices skyrocket. W H E R E TO S TAY Cheval Blanc has prime real estate on dreamy Flamands Beach and boasts one of the islands best spas from cult brand Guerlain. Whitewashed rooms and bungalows are accented in neutral and pastel hues, and you can choose between a beach or garden setting. Be warned: You’ll want to buy everything you see at the weekly poolside fashion shows hosted by the hotel’s boutique. From $820, including breakfast and airport transfers; ChevalBlanc.com W H AT TO D O Colombier Beach is only accessible by foot or boat. The 30-minute hike is worth the effort, as it’s consistently ranked one of the island’s most gorgeous stretches of sand. Hire a guide through Body + Soul and tack on a massage after your trek. (BodyandSoul-StBarth.com)

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MAUI A perennial favorite of honeymooners— so much so that the slogan “Just Maui’d” graces T-shirts and trinkets in island souvenir shops. On Maui, you can find it all: luxury shops, golf courses and star chef restaurants in Wailea; indie boutiques, locally owned eateries and killer surf along the North Shore; and off-the-grid bliss in Hana.

B E S T T I M E TO V I S I T During the spring and fall shoulder seasons—April through May and September through November— you’ll find more affordable rates, fewer crowds and idyllic weather. From December through May you have a great chance of spotting humpback whales.

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Set in the French countryside, this romantic novel is the perfect amount of drama, heartbreak and finding new love.

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W H E R E TO S TAY A beachfront location, adults-only pool area complete with an infinity pool, tricked-out cabanas and topnotch service makes Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea worth the splurge. You can snorkel straight off the beach, and turtle sightings are basically guaranteed. From $709; FourSeasons.com/maui W H AT TO D O Get a taste of Maui’s vanishing paniolo (cowboy) culture on a day trip to the upcountry towns of Makawao, Kula and Pukalani. For a more curated experience, book the Four Seasons’s Unforgettable Experience, “Where the Cowboys Still Roam,” and meet a fifth-generation paniolo on his ranch.

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B E S T T I M E TO V I S I T Spring, especially early May, is picturesque, as the hills are carpeted in blooming poppies and sunflowers. The weather is in the low 70s and the summer tourists haven’t yet descended, so there’s less foot traffic in the nearby towns. By October, the tourists have gone but sunny weather remains warm enough for cycling and even picnics at the beach.

MAKE IT LAST Continue basking in that honeymoon glow even after you’ve unpacked by bringing some edible souvenirs home. Opt for regional specialities, like olive oil, vinegar, jam and pesto. Then make plans for an at-home date night and tackle a new Tuscaninspired recipe.

W H E R E TO S TAY Set among 3,200 olive trees, Locanda Rossa is a stylish farmhouse located just outside of the medieval village of Capalbio. Last year, the property added 20 new suites, most with terraces or gardens, but with only 38 rooms (including four villas) total, the vibe is still intimate. Meals are a highlight because the honey, olive oil and much of the produce is harvested on-site. Two pools are ideal for lounging after a day of exploring. From $104; LocandaRossa.com W H AT TO D O Locanda Rossa has road and e-bikes available to rent. From the hotel, it’s an easy 30-minute ride to the weird and wonderful sculpture garden at the Giardino dei Tarocchi (IlGiardinodeiTarocchi.it). Active travelers can tackle the region’s famed hills and explore Sorano and Sovana, unique towns carved into the local tufa stone.

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Located in the southwest part of Tuscany, Maremma still remains off the radar for most travelers. Its surrounding vineyards and hill towns are utterly romantic, and even the simplest bowl of pasta is out of this world. You can base yourself in the dreamy countryside but still easily day-trip to pretty beaches and the galleries and museums of famed cities like Florence, Siena and Pisa.

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B E S T T I M E TO V I S I T Sabi Sands boasts ideal travel conditions year-round. The hot, lush summer (October to April) offers the best opportunity to see baby animals. Winter (May to September) ushers in cooler days and cold nights, thinning the bush for great game viewing. W H E R E TO S TAY The newly opened, modern andBeyond Tengile River Lodge blends style and sustainability. “Tengile” means serene in the local Tsonga language, and the nine suites, each with a private deck and pool, will certainly feel as such. On twice-daily game drives, you’re likely to spot the Big Five (lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino), and days always end with sundowners. From $1,490 per person; andBeyond.com

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An African safari is a bucket-list experience, and Sabi Sands Game Reserve in South Africa is one of continent’s most legendary places to spot wildlife, especially the elusive leopard. Added bonus: You can tack on a few days pre- or post-visit in Cape Town. GET NEW GEAR iPhone cameras have come a long way, but you’ll want to upgrade your lens to truly capture the wonders of South Africa. Add a DSLR or a GoPro to your wedding registry. Get familiar with the features and settings on the flight, then take a lesson with a pro once you land.

W H AT TO D O Book a safari on a vehicle led by photography specialist Andrew Schoeman and capture expert-level photos while getting close-up views of the wildlife. ($653)

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N A PA + S O N O M A In the last few years, these neighboring wine regions have been infused with fresh energy, thanks to the openings of design-savvy tasting rooms, creative restaurants and boutique hotels. You can still find plenty of Napa cab and chardonnay, but you’ll also be turned onto more esoteric varietals, like chenin blanc and trousseau.

B E S T T I M E TO V I S I T There’s never a bad time to visit wine country. Winter is quieter, which means there’s a better chance of scoring restaurant reservations and getting one-on-one time with a winemaker.

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W H AT TO D O For the best tasting room experience, make reservations. Not-to-miss visits include the The Prisoner Wine Company (ThePrisonerWineCompany .com), which features artists-in-residence, mid-century cool Ashes & Diamonds (AshesDiamonds.com), the hip tasting room of Reeve (ReeveWines.com) and Wheeler Farms (WheelerFarmsWine.com), where farmfresh bites complement tastings.

HIRE A DRIVER The best way to experience the valley is as a passenger. Enlist a designated driver (like Napa Shuttle & Limousines, My Napa Valley Driver or even Uber) to shuttle you between vineyards. Or catch a ride on the Napa Valley Wine Train for a totally unique experience.

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W H E R E TO S TAY Japanese ryokans partly inspired SingleThread Farms, a five-room inn with a threeMichelin-star restaurant located in the cute Sonoma town of Healdsburg. Rooms are stocked with goodies from local vendors including Pliny the Elder beer and housemade sweets. The complimentary breakfast spread is just as thoughtful as the 11-course kaisekistyle dinner. And only overnight guests are able to experience an in-room donabe hot pot dinner. From $1,000; SingleThreadFarms.com

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C O S TA R I C A Consistently ranked as one of the planet’s happiest countries, the pura vida vibe here is contagious. Super safe and easy to reach, Costa Rica never disappoints with its mix of surf spots and jungle adventures.

B E S T T I M E TO V I S I T Dry season (December to April) brings glorious beach weather, but also more crowds. Green season (May to November) offers better value and fewer tourists. It usually rains only a few hours midday and at night, but certain areas, like Nosara, aren’t nearly as rainy as others. W H E R E TO S TAY Surfers and yogis will love eco-conscious The Harmony Hotel. Playa Guiones, a longboard-friendly stretch of sand, is located within a twominute walk down a greenery-shaded path, and the hotel provides surfboards for all levels of expertise. Meditation and vinyasa classes are complimentary for guests, and a juice bar serves tropical elixirs. From $280; HarmonyNosara.com W H AT TO D O Experience Costa Rica’s diverse wildlife on a guided kayaking tour down the Rio Nosara and Rio Montana. As you paddle through mangroves, you’re likely to spot great blue herons, roseate spoonbills and a croc or two. ($65 per person; Experience-Nosara.com)

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PACK HAPPY You’re going to experience some crazy-cool wildlife— come prepared. Pack adventure gear, plus sunscreen and bug spray, binoculars and a good camera (like a point-and-shoot with a zoom lens for capturing birds).

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B E S T T I M E TO V I S I T The city has a more local vibe in April, May, October and November. Paris is extra twinkly in December, and you can shop its adorable holiday markets.

BRING IT BACK Registering for an epic vacation instead of things for your newlywed nest? Fret not! You can find just about anything at Paris’s Vanves Flea Market. Search for antique flatware, vintage game sets or unique trinkets for a lasting reminder of your honeymoon.

W H E R E TO S TAY If you want to treat yourself, stay at newly refreshed grand dames like Le Bristol or Hôtel Ritz, or save your money for meals and shopping and book a stay at 20-room L’Hotel in the heart of the Left Bank. This charming spot was the last home of Oscar Wilde. Designer Jacques Garcia is responsible for the opulent interiors done up with red velvet drapes and leopard print stair coverings. From $457; L-Hotel.com W H AT TO D O Skip pricey Clignancourt market and instead shop for vintage finds at the Vanves Flea Market. Nearly 400 vendors gather here on weekends to sell everything from 18th-century vases to antique cameras. After treasure hunting, head to La Buvette and nibble on farm-fresh charcuterie while getting schooled in natural wines at the zinc bar.

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KITCHEN: ANTONIN BORGEAUD; SILVERWARE: JOHN HESELTINE/ALAMY STOCK PHOTO; PARIS: BG COLLECTION/ GALLERY STOCK; MUSÉE RODIN: IAN DAGNALL/ALAMY STOCK PHOTO; FIELD: CUONG HONG/EYEEM/GETTY IMAGES; MONKS: JIM PURDUM/GETTY IMAGES; SHEEP: UBALD RUTAR/GALLERY STOCK; GLIDER: DAVID WALL/ALAMY STOCK PHOTO; FABRIC: MANUEL ROMARIS/GETTY IMAGES; ALL OTHERS COURTESY OF VENDORS

The City of Lights remains a beacon of romance and offers endless options for shopping, dining and museum hopping. Iconic attractions, like the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre, and Michelin-star meals are musts, but smaller gems, like the Musée Rodin, and wine bars such as La Buvette (see below), are what you’ll come home raving about.

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10 VIETNAM + CAMBODIA Less-touristy alternatives to Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia have each come into their own thanks to better infrastructure and new hotels. Boutique cruise operator Aqua Expeditions makes it easy to take in the incredible culture and cuisine of both countries in one trip.

B E S T T I M E TO V I S I T High water season (August through November) so you can experience Tonlé Sap lake and embark or disembark in Siem Reap, where you can experience iconic Angkor Wat.

W H E R E TO S TAY Even the most cruise-averse travelers have a change of heart when they see the sleek, 20-cabin Aqua Mekong. Request one of the eight suites so you can have morning coffee (or mimosas!) on a spacious balcony. Star chef David Thompson consulted on the menu— don’t miss the catfish green curry. From $4,050 per person for a three-night cruise; AquaExpeditions.com W H AT TO D O Explore local life along the riverbanks and in the villages on one of the ship’s complimentary bikes. Routes of five to 10 miles take in stilted Khmer houses, rice paddies and monks in traditional garb.

The jaw-dropping nature is well worth traveling halfway around the world to see. This is a dream base for hiking, and the wine regions have sauvignon blancs you won’t find anywhere else.

B E S T T I M E TO V I S I T Summer falls between November and April, making it peak season for outdoor adventures. Fly fishing season runs from December through April. Quiet times are May through October—the weather can be chillier, but stargazing is at its best. W H E R E TO S TAY Nestled in the pristine Ahuriri Valley in New Zealand’s South Island, the Lindis is a five-room architectural stunner surrounded by rugged mountains, wetland and beech forest. The sky is so clear here that you can see the Milky Way most nights (ideally, while sipping bubbly from your hot tub). From $1,606; TheLindis.com

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W H AT TO D O Experience South Island’s other-worldly scenery from high above with Glide Omarama. The international gliding school offers hands-on instruction in flying unpowered sailplanes, also called gliders. If the wind blows strongly, you might get to fly over Mount Cook or Milford Sound from The Lindis’s private airstrip. From $253; GlideOmarama.com

you’ll feel one with nature nestled in your mountainside room

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“It was important to us to acknowledge our respective cultures, and I love how we fused Hindu and Western rituals,” John (right) says. “While researching Indian weddings, I was gobsmacked by the beauty of traditional menswear, and I was even more wowed once I saw this embroidered sherwani in Maharashtra, where Tanay’s family is from. As someone who’s always been obsessed with fashion, I was excited to wear something like that.” TANAY & JOHN AUGUST 18; SANTA ROSA , CA PHOTOGRAPH BY EICHAR PHOTOGRAPHY

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