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FEATURES 160 Bouquets You’ll Love

No matter what your wedding style is or where you’re saying “I do,” there’s the perfect combination of blooms out there for you.

166 Defining Details

Stray from the typical white wedding with structural elements and edgy accents for a visually striking affair.

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182 Registry Awards 2017

We’ve done the research for you and rounded up more than 50 must-have registry items to start newlywed life off right.

230 Ring It In

Signal the start of your future together by choosing your perfect ring.

234 Marry the Night

Dazzling embellishments, glitzy beading, edgy metallics and art-deco-inspired attire make for a glam night.

346 Island Time

ROBERT TRACHTENBERG

Dip your toes in the sand and relax postwedding at a picturesque locale.

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FASHION & BEAUTY 113 Wish List

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Millennial pink details, bridal-worthy clutches and rose gold rings.

REAL LOVE

118 What to Wear

Attire ideas for country club, beach and penthouse celebrations.

197 Real Weddings

Get inspo from five stunning destination weddings.

126 Honeymoon Style 128 Hot Hair

From flowing locks to an edgy pixie cut, find the look for your hair length.

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226 Refined Elegance

Actor David Henrie and Maria Cahill’s classic fete.

HONEYMOONS

130 Makeup Lesson

100 Honeymoon Trends

Makeup artist Daniel Martin talks foundation that lasts.

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

132 Beauty Beat

354 Real Honeymoons

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134 The Dapper Groom

Celeb stylist Vaughn Acord offers grooming fixes.

136 The Fitness Countdown

STYLE & PLANNING 151 Color Crush:

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154 Big Question

Should you and your partner have a first look?

156 Expert on Call

Stationer Jessica Peddicord shares her tips.

180 Plan Your Wedding on Your Phone

The Knot Wedding Planner app has all the tools you need to put planning in the palm of your hand.

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How to look and feel your best for your nuptials.

Winter’s hottest hue is a win for your wedding and home.

A Southern road trip, Japan, and Bali, Indonesia.

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CONTRIBUTORS

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COFOUNDERS OF NAME GLO “New & Now” (p. 93)

What’s your favorite way to incorporate neon into a wedding reception? We love using it as an entrance piece to say, “Welcome to the party.” Neon is awesome as a photo booth backdrop too—all the pictures have an eye-catching setup and are totally Insta worthy. And our new table numbers are becoming a favorite. They bring such an incredible sense of light to a room. So basically, we love neon in any form at a wedding and beyond—the sky’s the limit. @nameglo

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What’s your best advice for a bride thinking about her wedding day look? The most important thing is you look like yourself and you simply enhance the beauty you already possess. I suggest highlighting your best features so your personality shines through. It’s important not to try a completely different look or heavier makeup on your wedding day—it can make you feel uncomfortable or self-conscious. You want to recognize yourself and look like the best version of you. Just keep it simple, and let the dress and your inner beauty stand out and shine. @steffiwillmann

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In a nutshell, what do you do at The Knot?

As the style and planning editor, my job is equal parts pretty and practical. I’m charged with helping our couples learn the ins and outs of planning a wedding, like how to hire a photographer or what questions you should ask your caterer, as well as highlighting exciting (and beautiful) trends in the industry, like edgy florals or our favorite new registry items. @alongobucco

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Let the Planning Begin 12+ MONTHS

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Take our style quiz on The Knot Wedding Planner app to narrow in on your wedding vision. Nail down a budget. Determine where and when you’d like to tie the knot. Not sure where to start? Use our app to get personalized suggestions based on a few key details, like guest count and general location. Hire any pros you just have to have on your wedding team, like your photographer or planner. Start searching for the dress, jumpsuit, skirt or tuxedo of your dreams. If you haven’t already, get your engagement ring appraised and insured.

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date: ______ /______ /______

Find a stationer and order your save-the-dates. Propose to your wedding party. Create your website with The Knot. Pack it full with need-to-know info like reception details and nearby hotels.

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Plan the ceremony with your officiant, and discuss any religious requirements such as premarital counseling. Book your honeymoon. Choose the formalwear. Send out your save-the-dates.

Book your other important pros, like a band or DJ, florist or videographer.

Place an order for your invitations— and thank-you notes while you’re at it.

Order the gown and veil, and schedule fittings for six weeks and one to two weeks before the wedding. (A third fitting may be necessary.)

Hire a day-of coordinator (if you don’t have a full-service planner or a day-of planner isn’t included with your venue).

Order the bridesmaid dresses.

Schedule beauty trials, and book hairstylists and makeup artists.

Go to TheKnot.com/registry and start adding things to your wish list.

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WEEKS

Finalize all of your flower arrangements with your florist. Address your invitations or hand them off to your calligrapher. Finalize the rental list (tables, chairs, linens and so on) with the caterer or rental company. Purchase any wedding day accessories for you and your partner. Think: jewelry, shoes, a tie and more. Taste test some flavors and complete your wedding cake order. Also order the groom’s cake if you’re having one. Schedule dance lessons (they’re the perfect excuse for a date night). Buy wedding rings—yes, it’s totally normal to freak out (in a good way) in the store.

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Have a blast at your shower and bachelorette or bachelor parties.

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Mail your invitations at the six- to eight-week mark. RSVPs should be due one month before the wedding. Begin writing your vows. Go to your first fitting. Be sure to bring along whatever shoes, undergarments and accessories you’d like to wear on your wedding day. Finalize the cocktail hour and reception menu with your caterer. Having an after-party? Take care of those eats too. Order your ceremony programs. As you’ve been checking off your to-dos in the app, we’ve been working to build you a custom day-of timeline. Check it out, then share it with your pros and wedding party.

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Once you’ve got your final head count, share it with the caterer, cake baker and site manager, and finish up your reception seating chart. Pass on requests from your pros, like a table for the DJ, to the site manager. Go to your last fitting. Designate point people for any day-of tasks. Confirm all final payment amounts, details and deliveries with your pros (and don’t forget tips).

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Steam the dress or suit if wrinkled. Touch base with the ceremony and the reception sites to go over the schedule and points of contact. Pack an overnight bag for the wedding night (include outfits for any day-after events, like a good-bye brunch). Deliver welcome bags to hotels (staff will usually hand them out at check-in).

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Figure out how to get a local marriage license. You need one to make your “I dos” official.

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

Finalize your ceremony outline and readings with your officiant.

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

Pass off the marriage license to your officiant.

Send out rehearsal dinner invites.

Rehearse the ceremony and enjoy the rehearsal dinner.

Write thank-you notes for gifts as they arrive (you’ll thank us later). Talk with your band or DJ about your playlist. Let them know what songs are must-haves and definite do-not-plays.

Put together welcome baskets or bags for out-of-town guests.

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

Breathe—and have fun!

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I’ve heard a lot about airbrush makeup— should I do it for my wedding? Brittany Lo: Airbrush is a popular option for bridal makeup, but it’s not for everyone. It really depends on your skin type. Consult with your makeup artist during your trial and see if they would recommend it for you. Then use your trial as a way to test the look—how do you feel about it initially, how do you think you look in it and how does it wear throughout the day? Both traditional and airbrush foundation should last all day, so try both to figure out which is best for you. In general, if you have normal to oily skin, airbrush may be a great choice, but if your skin tends to be dry, the makeup could eventually get flaky. Another thing to consider is while airbrush application can be quicker, it can be harder to touch up after all those emotional happy tears.

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I’m having trouble choosing my bridesmaid bouquets—where should I start? Carley Roney: Bridesmaid bouquets typically echo the style and shape of the bride’s but are slightly smaller. Think about your bouquet—do you have a favorite flower in it? Is it a tight bundle or overflowing and wild? From there you can model your attendants’ bunches after yours. To mix it up, swap exact flowers for blooms in similar shades or even stick with just greenery. The bouquets should complement their outfits and your style, but they don’t have to match perfectly. And you don’t have to stick to just flowers— we’ve seen cute clutches, fans, lanterns and even ribbon wands come down the aisle.

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What are some budget-friendly activities to keep guests entertained at the cocktail hour or reception? Mary Chatman: If you’re having an outdoor wedding, include games like ring toss and Jenga during your cocktail hour. They’re always fun and interactive, plus you can keep them for future backyard parties with friends. For the reception, Mad Libs or crossword puzzles at tables can be the perfect ice breaker to get your guests engaged in conversation. But don’t stress too much about providing entertainment—let your DJ or band take the lead and do what they do best. Remember: Dancing doesn’t cost a thing, and doing something like a soul train line is a great way to get guests on their feet and on the dance floor. You can even come up with your own routine to a specific song and teach your friends and family members as a way to ensure they’ll remember your wedding every time they hear that tune.

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PER PERSON The PP that appears next to the pricing you see on your contracts indicates the cost per guest. You’ll want to keep an eye out for this type of pricing structure on anything that involves your catering or liquor choices.

MARRIAGE LICENSE Obtained from the state registrar’s office where you plan to tie the knot, a marriage license grants you permission to legally wed (your officiant needs this to make it official). After the signed license is filed, you’ll receive a marriage certificate.

OVERTIME Sports fans probably already know this one. Like a football game, wedding receptions can go over the intended time frame and into overtime. If the wedding is extended, OT fees may apply for the venue, as well as the band, photographer or other vendors you’ve contracted on an hourly basis. Be sure any OT fees are spelled out clearly in your contracts so the rate won’t be a surprise.

SAVE-THE-DATE Wedding STDs are a good thing! A precursor to the formal invitation, a save-the-date notifies guests to mark their calendars for your day. Etiquette suggests sending them out six to eight months before your wedding.

PROCESSIONAL AND RECESSIONAL The processional is the entry of the wedding party into the ceremony—the officiant, groom(s), attendants and/or finally the bride(s). The recessional is the exit.

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of 400 guests, but only maybe 50 of them were actually my friends. At the time I was grateful with what I was given, but who I am now and what I want is completely different. Most importantly I feel blessed to have a second chance at love, but as a wedding planner, to have a second chance to plan my wedding is also priceless. I want to figure out ways to make this wedding more personal. Kevin and I are getting married in [our home] New Orleans because we want everyone we’re close with to be there. We’re writing our own vows, and my brother will be officiating. The ceremony will revolve around Kevin and me, and we’ll only have two witnesses standing up with us: his sons. I think our age came into play when we decided not to have a wedding party, but close friends and family members went dress shopping with me and will be with me on the morning of the wedding. I’m not having a shower either, based a little bit off of the fact that this is a second marriage, but I am having a bachelorette party. No matter how old we get, any excuse to celebrate with my girls will definitely be welcomed. All in all, I don’t feel I’m planning a second Kelly Sherlock wedding. I feel I’m planning something I’ve never and her partner, Kevin Elwell, had the joy of planning before: a celebration for celebrate their my friends and family. It took a lot of support for engagement. us to get past our pasts and start moving toward a future together, so I hope we’re creating something our guests will enjoy too. I’m planning a party to celebrate my partner and me, but also to thank those we’re closest to for sticking with Just because it’s your second trip down the aisle doesn’t mean you can’t us. Every person on our guest list was discussed in detail and picked have a full-on wedding. Here’s how my fiancé and I are celebrating. for a reason. We have very few BY KELLY SHERLOCK PHOTOGRAPH BY PHOTOGRAPHY BY LOUIS obligatory invitees and I wouldn’t have it any other way. It’s very SECOND MARRIAGES: To have a big wedding important to us that we start off our married life or not? That is the question. I’m engaged to be together with positive people who want to see us married for the second time, so I’m currently succeed and want to share our wedding day with us. I feel blessed planning my second wedding. Many people have I would have never seen marriage this way in to have asked if we’re heading out of town for a destination my 20s, and I would have never planned a wedding a second celebration, or if we’re just eloping. Because my like this marrying someone else. It had to be now groom-to-be has also been married previously, I and it had to be him, and I’m grateful that I’ve been chance at think the assumption is we’ve already “been there, where I’ve been and know what I know. Now I can love, and done that.” But that’s not the case at all. plan, show up, drink and celebrate! a second I’ve never understood downplaying a second marriage. I was married 11 years ago when I was chance to ABOUT THE AUTHOR in my 20s. I had no money and no idea what I was plan my Kelly Sherlock has designed weddings and events for doing. My parents paid for and picked out almost almost 200 couples, and her fiancé, Kevin Elwell, is a wedding. everything, including who would be invited to wedding photographer at Creative Images Photography near New Orleans. They plan to say “I do” in February. the big event. I had a very large wedding made up

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It doesn’t get more timeless than a round diamond in a simple setting. Round Quilted engagement ring, $2,600 (not including center stone), AJaffe.com

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WHAT TO WEAR

GET FORMAL FOR A

COUNTRY CLUB Wedding A traditional tux and a dramatic, embroidered ball gown are made for elegant nuptials in a grand venue. Layer on classic statement pieces that sparkle and shine.

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WHAT TO WEAR

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BEACH Wedding

Skip the formal duds and play off the relaxed feel of your venue with a simple, strapless lace dress and a laid-back khaki suit. Fun, nautical-themed accessories and no-fuss footwear feel right at home in a seaside setting.

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Jacket, $350, vest, $70, pants, $150, Pronto Uomo Platinum, Mens Wearhouse.com; shirt, $95, Joseph Abboud, MensWearhouse.com; bow tie, $30, Bows-nTies.com; cuff links, $145, Miansai.com; pocket square, $10, TheTieBar.com; shoes, $160, Sperry.com >>

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Dress, $1,385, Kenneth Winston, PLBGBridal .com; earrings, $150, KennethJayLane .com; clutch, $205, KayuDesign.com; sandals, $275, AncientGreek-Sandals.com

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WHAT TO WEAR

GO GLAM FOR A

PENTHOUSE Wedding

A luxe affair calls for equally sophisticated attire. A curve-skimming sheath with crystal embellishments and a slim-cut charcoal suit are a perfectly polished pair. Add metallic accents for a dazzling touch.

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Dress, $1,498, Sottero and Midgley, MaggieSottero .com; earrings, $175, KendraScott .com; clutch, $1,995, LeeSavage .us.com; shoes, $425, StuartWeitzman.com

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WHAT TO WEAR

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Dress, $218, Wtoo, Watters .com; earrings, $75, Carolee.com; clutch, $3,695, JimmyChoo.com; shoes, $595, Alexandre Birman, NeimanMarcus.com

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Dress, $310, Amsale.com; bracelet, $44, AprilSoderstrom .com; clutch, $1,160, LAfshar.com; sandals, $325, SophiaWebster.com

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Dress, $231, Lela Rose, Dessy.com; earrings, $34, ExperimentalJewelleryClub .com; clutch, $850, Emm Kuo, EKRDesigns.com; shoes, $1,195, NicholasKirkwood.com

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GEOMETRIC GEMS

Necklace, $85, ADMKJewelry.com

FRINGE BENEFITS

Earrings, $195, Lizzie Fortunato, ShopBop.com

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CUTE CURVES

Swimsuit, $395, LisaMarieFernandez.com

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PINK HAZE

Sunglasses, $30, PriveRevaux.com

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Clutch, $110, ShopMarYSol.com

Sandals, $165, ShopMystique.com

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Sunscreen, $34, Glossier.com

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Nail polish in Ole Caliente, $9, Essie.com

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WHETHER YOU HAVE RAPUNZEL-LENGTH LOCKS OR A CROPPED CUT, FIND THE PERFECT LOOK FOR YOU.

Play with texture and volume to make the most of shorter strands. GET THE LOOK

Does It All hair spray, $29, Bumble and Bumble, Ulta.com; headband, $475, JenniferBehr.com

Channel Jourdan Dunn and elevate an angled bob with BEACHY WAVES.

MEDIUM HAIR

Flapper-inspired PIN CURLS à la Julianne Hough are pure retro fun.

Janelle Monáe’s edgy TOUSLED PIXIE CUT brings the cool-girl drama.

Shoulder-grazing hair is ideal for pulling off a variety of the trendiest ’dos. GET THE LOOK

January Jones’s smooth RETRO WAVES are old-Hollywood #hairgoals.

LONG HAIR

Emilia Clarke’s volumized HALF-UP style is versatile and easy to pull off.

Steal Rita Ora’s boho-chic look and rock an intricate CROWN BRAID.

Whether it’s a slicked-back ponytail or an elaborate updo, pick a style that shows off your long tresses. GET THE LOOK

Omega+ Anti-Frizz dry oil mist, $34, AlternaHaircare .com; bobby pins, $12, Bando.com

Opt for Jessica Chastain’s TWISTED TENDRILS for effortless romance.

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Zendaya’s sleek LOW PONYTAIL gives off instantly glamorous vibes.

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For a fresh updo, take a cue from Lily Collins and try a MESSY BUN.

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MAKEUP LESSON

Make It Last

CELEBRITY MAKEUP ARTIST DANIEL MARTIN GAVE US THE SCOOP ON APPLYING FOUNDATION THAT STAYS PUT FROM YOUR FIRST LOOK TO YOUR AFTER-PARTY. STEP 1/PREP

» Start by applying a water-based serum

OUR EXPERT Daniel Martin is a celebrity makeup artist who’s worked with Jessica Alba, Kate Bosworth and Bella Hadid. @danielmartin the flat edge of a tapered makeup sponge is the perfect shape for contouring

for a hydrating boost that will help makeup go on smoothly, then follow with a waterbased moisturizer. It’s important to stay consistent with the formulas you use to achieve flawless coverage. If your skin care is water based, use a water-based foundation as well. Oil and water don’t mix. STEP 2/COLOR CORRECT

» After prepping skin, use color-correcting concealers to neutralize any discoloration before adding your foundation. Green correctors are ideal for canceling out redness around the nose and covering blemishes. For fair skin, try a peach concealer to cover blue-ish areas like dark under-eye circles, and for darker skin tones, use a yellow corrector. STEP 3/BLEND

» After color correcting, apply your foundation with a foundation brush. Start in the center and blend out toward the ears, temples and chin. For the most even coverage and a dewy finish, continue buffing with a damp makeup sponge. STEP 4/SET

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» Complete your look by misting your face with a setting spray. It will keep your makeup in place for hours, even if you’re dealing with heat and humidity.

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MARTIN’S MUST-HAVE PRODUCTS FOR INVINCIBLE FOUNDATION.

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Step 1 Skin Equalizer redness correcting primer, $37, Make Up For Ever, Sephora.com

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Diorskin Forever Perfect foundation broad spectrum SPF 35, $50, Dior, Sephora.com

Heavenly Luxe complexion perfection brush #7, $48, ITCosmetics.com

Invisible Blurring powder, $28, Honest Beauty, Target.com

All Nighter makeup setting spray, $32, UrbanDecay.com

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BEAUT Y BEAT

Going

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LOOK TO NATURE TO HELP REVAMP YOUR SKIN CARE ROUTINE FOR A CAMERA-READY COMPLEXION.

BEDTIME BEAUT Y

The fruit enzymes and exotic butters in this overnight treatment are perfect for soothing sensitive skin. Moon Fruit Superfruit night treatment, $58, HerbivoreBotanicals.com

SKIN REFINER

Lactic acid is the star ingredient in this exfoliator, which promotes cell turnover for a smoother, more even complexion. SPOT TREATMENT

Probiotic skin refiner, $75, The Beauty Chef, CAPBeauty.com

Watch dark spots and sun damage fade away while using this powerful natural retinol, packed with antiaging essentials like vitamins A, C and E.

SUN SHIELD

Gentle retinol night serum, $110, MarieVeronique.com

BALANCING ACT

Protect yourself from damaging UVA rays with a zinc-oxidebased SPF that won’t clog pores.

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Force Field daily defense lotion with SPF 18, $54, UrsaMajorVT.com

BRIGHT IDEA

Get ready to glow with a free-radical-fighting antioxidant serum that revives dull skin. Antioxidant Dew, $72, KyprisBeauty.com

MOISTURE BOOSTER

A nourishing blend of olive and almond oils helps melt off makeup and cleanse skin without stripping it of muchneeded hydration. Oil cleanse, $80, OlioEOsso.com

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MEN’S HAIRSTYLIST AND FOUNDER OF V76 BY VAUGHN, VAUGHN ACORD, HAS ALL THE SOLUTIONS TO ANY PREWEDDING GROOMING DILEMMAS. What are the essential products a groom should use for everyday shaving and facial hair maintenance? Grooming is more than just hair care. Healthy facial hair comes from the healthy, hydrated skin underneath, so you should pay attention to what your skin needs. Start with a good, exfoliating cleanser you can use on a daily basis. Exfoliating will help clear away impurities and smooth out the skin for a closer shave. If you have a longer beard or coarse hair, use a beard conditioner in the shower to help soften the whiskers. Afterward, apply a light beard oil for even more moisture. How can a guy get rid of unexpected razor burn or ingrown hairs before the wedding? Any quick fixes? Razor burn is a mild skin irritation that happens when you use a dull blade or shave too often. It should go away on its own within 24 hours. Ingrown hairs are an infection that are a bit tougher to get rid of. Using an astringent with salicylic or glycolic acid can help clear the skin, but it’s much easier to prevent ingrown hairs than it is to treat them. Always start with a clean, sharp blade and take your time shaving—there’s no need to rush.

How can a guy make sure his hands and nails are ready for close-up ring photos? Your wedding is an ideal time to treat yourself to a manicure, a professional haircut or even a massage. Handshake maintenance is a must, especially for men who don’t normally have any treatments done. If you’d rather care for your nails at home, you should invest in a great nail brush and a sturdy pair of nail clippers. Use the brush to clean and buff your nails while you shower. The hot water will soften the skin, making it easier to push back cuticles and clip nails. If you’re worried about cracked, dry cuticles, try applying a little Neosporin cream to heal your skin. What about eyebrow maintenance? Is it important? You can always clean up your brows if you want, but don’t think it has to be a wedding day necessity. If you’re concerned about the shape of your brows, you can either go to a professional groomer or take care of them on your own. Tweeze any long, errant hairs and keep brows in place with a soft hold wax or even leftover beard oil. Exercise a very light touch when tweezing— you don’t want to end up with uneven or overplucked brows.

THE ESSENTIALS Before saying “I do,” add these items to your “groom”-ing routine.

Beard oil, $19, V76.com

Buff and Wash facial gel, $120, Sisley-Paris.com

Normalizing shampoo, $26, conditioner, $29, DavidPirrotta.com

Nail brush, $58, D. R. Harris, MrPorter.com

OUR EXPERT Vaughn Acord works with celebs like George Clooney, Ashton Kutcher and former president Bill Clinton. @vaughnnewyork

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And remember, the type of products you’re using on your skin and the ingredients in them matter. Traditional, soapbased shaving creams and foams will dry out the skin, causing irritation, which can lead to ingrown hairs when you shave. Look for grooming products with hydrating ingredients like vitamin E or coconut oil.

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FITNESS

The Fitness Countdown

WANT TO SET UP A PREWEDDING WORKOUT PLAN? HERE’S HOW TO LOOK AND FEEL YOUR BEST WHEN YOU SAY “I DO.” BY STEPHANIE CAIN

OUR EXPERT Mary Ann Browning is a 20-year veteran of the fitness industry who has trained celebrities and wedding pros like Vera Wang, and has developed her trademark Browning Method. @browningsfitness

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Start making fitness a habit to increase your endurance. Schedule regular time on your calendar to exercise and stick to it—showing up is sometimes the hardest part. Begin with cardio: Walk, jog, run or hit the bike for a sustained period of time to get your heart rate up. “It’s like training for a race—you have to build your base,” Browning says of focusing on endurance before tackling anything else. “If you start out too hard, you’ll burn yourself out.” Change up the types of cardio as you feel more comfortable exercising. This variation helps condition your muscles, prevents injury and sets you up for success when you begin toning the parts of your body you want to highlight on your wedding day. >>

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We think you look great just the way you are. But if you want to tone up or streamline your physique, we have some tips. Whether you only hit the gym once in a while or run every morning, our pro Mary Ann Browning shares her get-fit timeline that works for everyone. The key? Balance. Make progressive increases over the course of nine months, and be honest with yourself about your workout goals. With commitment, you’ll condition your body, blast extra weight, tone and relieve stress. Our plan suggests you kick it off early, not only to ensure results that will last beyond the wedding, but to curb your anxiety if you miss a workout along the way.

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Now’s the time to tone and sculpt, so pick up those dumbbells. Target your back, since that muscle group includes the biceps and triceps and many dresses show off these areas. It also contributes to good posture, which enhances a svelte figure and builds overall strength that boosts your metabolism. Don’t fear that lifting weights will bulk you up—it’s often what you eat that’s to blame. For the best results, pair exercise with nutrition. Strive to balance your workouts with meals full of healthy veggies and cut excess sugar, especially in drinks like soda or cocktails.

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Now that you’ve built endurance, it’s time to add interval training into the mix. This technique—a circuit of highenergy activity followed by lower intensity movements—blasts fat and will prep your body for strength training. Browning recommends you focus on big picture goals before training. “A mistake I see women make is to immediately start squatting and lunging,” she says. Instead, try speed intervals (see Get Fit Faster below) two to three days a week, interspersed with bike rides, slow jogs or an aerobics class on the other days.

Get Fit Faster

Torch calories with these intervals—no gym required. 1. Run stairs. Head to a local stadium or park with steps. Race up as fast as possible, then jog or walk back down. Repeat. 2. Alternate weights and cardio. Lift free weights in reps of 10, followed by a quick burst of cardiovascular activity, such as running in place for a minute. 3. Jump rope. Switch between three minutes of light hopping and one minute of high-intensity jumping.

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Since you’re getting busier with planning as the wedding approaches, relax your rigorous workout schedule. Make simple swaps in your daily activities that aid your fitness goals but don’t take a lot of time out of your day—you’ll need those precious minutes for organizing seating charts and welcome bags. These changes can be as straightforward as taking the stairs instead of the elevator. If you’re at the gym, consider swapping a high-intensity spin class for yoga—you’ll still burn calories, and you’ll be supporting your mind and body by releasing stress and anxiety, which can both definitely escalate in the final weeks.

1 WEEK

Combat wedding day jitters and the pressure of final to-dos by continuing to move. “I’m a big believer in exercising the week of,” Browning says, suggesting two to three workouts before the festivities begin. “Instead of long cardio sessions, walk to the gym, do a quick session focused on interval training and get in a good stretch.” You’ll raise your heart rate without an imposing time commitment that can deter you from last-minute errands. A quick morning-of yoga practice or casual stroll with your bridesmaids will put you in the right mind-set for your walk down the aisle.

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6 MONTHS

MAYBE ONE DAY YOU CAN’T FIT EVERYTHING IN. THAT’S OKAY! THAT’S THE DAY YOU’LL WALK EVERYWHERE. IT’S NOT THE END OF THE WORLD IF YOU DON’T MAKE IT TO THE GYM.

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POMEGRANATE

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From florals to furniture, there are plenty of places to work color into your wedding style. Try out winter’s hottest hue in one of these creative, eye-catching ways.

WINTER Pair with dusty gray blue for the cooler months.

SUMMER Make it pop with fuchsia for a cheery outdoor affair.

...OR YOUR GUYS They’ll look dapper decked out in a colored suit jacket or tie. Or, use a shade similar to the bridesmaid dresses in their boutonnieres.

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HANG ESCORT CARDS Simple paper escort cards feel special when displayed in a unique way, like these pomegranate and gilded ink ones hanging from clothespins.

FALL Hosting a cozy, evening soiree? Team it with emerald.

BRING IT HOME

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TOP YOUR CAKE WITH BLOOMS An almost-naked cake gets a jaw-dropping finishing touch with a topper of rich burgundy peonies, berries and hanging amaranthus. LET YOUR GIRLS STAND OUT... A bold pomegranate is a universally flattering color that’s amazing on everyone. For a wintry detail, opt for bridesmaid dresses in a luxe, weighty fabric (like velvet) or a long-sleeve style.

Orondo mini vase in Dark Cherry, $30, Villeroy-Boch.com

PICK SATURATED FLORALS Good news: Nearly all of your favorite blooms come in this pretty color, so there are endless ways to work it into your bouquets, centerpieces and beyond. There’s a pomegranate-hued flower that fits any style or budget, like fluffy dahlias and ranunculus, or more structural calla lilies. MAKE THE TABLETOP POP With such a versatile shade, you have lots of options. Top your reception tables with colorful candlesticks or an elegant silk runner.

Barbery end table in Burgundy, $56, AllModern.com

Chloe chair in Vance Burgundy, $799, RoomandBoard.com

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Await an Aisle Reveal Delaying that first moment together builds suspense, adds emotion to your ceremony and gives a nod to tradition. “Plenty of couples forgo a first look,” says Jana Williams, owner of Jana Williams Photography in California. “Just make sure there’s enough time after ‘I do’ to take portraits.” Work with your photographer to perfect your postceremony timeline. That may mean you need to skip out on some of your cocktail hour to score shots during golden hour or sneak in family portraits.

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If you’re an especially private or emotional person, a glimpse before walking down the aisle may be the way to go. “I always suggest a first look—it eases nerves, allows couples to focus during the ceremony and is a great way to capture an intimate moment,” says Judy Pak, owner of Judy Pak Studio in New York City. Pair your first look with couple portraits to translate that romantic feeling in photos and free up more time to enjoy cocktail hour with guests.

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JESSICA PEDDICORD, THE CREATIVE FORCE BEHIND SIMPLY JESSICA MARIE, SHARES HER STATIONERY KNOW-HOW. What are some of your favorite trends in the stationery world?

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How can to-be-weds ensure they choose a design that best suits them? Brides and grooms should strive to visually portray their love story through every inch of the stationery. Instead of having my couples turn to Pinterest to compile their inspiration, I send them a questionnaire asking all about their favorite date-night activities, their personal style, their home décor and what they’re most looking forward to on their wedding day and in their marriage. The stories they share with me about their everyday lives together are the perfect jumping-off point for creative ideas that are unique to them. The insight also allows me to dream up other details to work into their wedding paper, like a fill-in-the-blank cocktail recipe on the back of a response card so a host-loving pair has a box full of ideas to try when throwing their next soiree. I encourage my couples to approach the creative process from that personalized mind-set.

What detail do you love creating most for your clients? My favorite detail has to be painting a signature custom crest for a couple. Every one I’m tasked with making turns out differently. I include a lot of little illustrations to tell their story and add personality, like a set of golf clubs to represent a groom’s favorite leisure activity or a watercolor painting of the sweet puppy they recently adopted together. Every combination I create for the crest is unique to each couple, and I love that. To-be-weds can use their crest in their invitation suite and throughout their wedding day, like printed on an aisle runner or lounge area pillows. After their “I dos,” newlyweds typically transition the crest into a family heirloom and display it in their homes, which is a thoughtful way to commemorate their wedding day for generations to come. Where do you get inspiration from—anywhere unexpected? While I draw most of my artistic ideas from my couples’ love stories and personalities, I have fun pulling inspiration from other out-of-the-box places as well. Instead of searching within the stationery and calligraphy industries, I like to look outward to home décor brands as well as clothing stores. One of my favorite “creative breaks” involves walking around an Anthropologie and browsing its beautiful items and displays—I always leave full of new pattern or color ideas. In a similar vein, I also look to a bride’s gown or veil, or a couple’s table linens or wedding china patterns, to inform my designs and coordinate their paper goods and accents with other day-of details.

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OUR PRO Jessica Peddicord is a watercolor artist, brush calligrapher and custom wedding stationer based in Dallas.

The thing I’m loving most this year has to be couples requesting custom stationery moments, especially in different mediums. While I’ll always adore printing and calligraphing on paper, it’s been so fun to try my hand at designing on other surfaces like fabric, wood, acrylic and silk ribbon. I created the paper goods and details for my own wedding in 2016 (pictured at right) and even calligraphed a sweet quote on the silk ribbon of the bridesmaid bouquets. I loved the texture and pop of color it provided so much that I offer it in my shop and as a service to my couples.

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A subtle green and white palette and a tighter ball shape is perfectly suited for a formal affair. Cream garden roses, peonies and ranunculus pair with eye-catching anemones for a neutral look that’s anything but bland. BOUQUET BY ÉLAN FLOWERS, ELANFLOWERS.COM

use a variety of greens for texture

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For an undone bunch made for a winding vineyard, ask your florist to focus on a loose shape and soft, feminine colors. Here, fluttery pink lisianthus and light purple clematis are paired with roses, white campanulas and sprigs of wispy greenery and vines. BOUQUET BY POPPIES AND POSIES, POPPIESANDPOSIES.COM

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An edgy venue calls for a textural standout arrangement that will hold its own against an industrial backdrop. A monochromatic bouquet comprising proteas, anthurium and quince fruit, tied with a chic leather ribbon, is the perfect accompaniment for a modern fete. BOUQUET BY L’ATELIER ROUGE, LATELIERROUGE.COM

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Channel the islands with a bright bridal bouquet. Tropical picks, like ti leaves, pink anthurium and orchids, team with classic favorites ranunculus and garden roses for an accessible combo. Pink, peach, green and orange hues keep the palette playful.

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ST YLE & PLANNING ST YLE A moody mix of blooms is ideal for a nature-infused celebration. Burgundy peonies, scabiosa and cosmos create a dramatic feel, while jasmine vines, blackberries and roses bring airiness to the composition. Velvet ribbon and hanging amaranthus give a pretty, cascading look. BOUQUET BY TIN CAN STUDIOS, TINCANSTUDIOSBK.COM

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To make a monochromatic scheme work, focus on incorporating a variety of textures and elements to keep things visually interesting. Here, a striking swag of lunaria and cherry blossom branches creates a wow moment overhead, while architectural table details, such as sleek candlesticks, Lucite chairs and round bud vases, ensure the modern tablescape is anything but simple. Place settings and tabletop rentals, CortPartyRental .com; egg ceramic vases, $12 each, WestElm .com; Wadsworth small taper candleholders, $20 each, CB2.com

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SLEEK SETTING

A dove-gray dinner plate adds depth to an airy tabletop, while acrylic menus (etched with the night’s meal offerings) complete the place setting. Bud vases holding pairs of blooms dot the tablescape and inject an understated femininity.

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Menu, place card and calligraphy, BespokeStrokes.com

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MONOCHROM ATIC MOMENTS

Acrylic candleholders calligraphed with guests’ names and tables act as chic escort cards while also creating ambience. White flowers play a part in the monochromatic palette: Sugar blooms top the all-white cake, and boutonnieres of white ranunculus and grape hyacinth finish the groomsmen looks. Favor boxes of candy are a sweet way to thank guests. CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT Oslo crystal tealight candleholders, from $11 each, CrateandBarrel.com; cake, LilacCakeBoutique .com; champagne bubbles candies, $8 per cube, Sugarfina.com; pentagon dish, from $14, ConvivialProduction.com

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Accent a streamlined dress silhouette with an equally structured mix of blooms and branches. Here, sculptural cherry blossom branches team with fluttery ranunculus for a decidedly edgy take on a traditional bridal bouquet. Gown, price upon request, Alexandra Grecco, TheDressTheory.com

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COLOR VOID A refined invitation suite feels as timeless as it does fresh, thanks to barely there vellum envelopes and acrylic elements. Whisper-thin white script, vintage stamps and white wax seals are stylish finishing touches.

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The first thing you’ll do in our new app is take our imagebased style quiz to help zero in on your wedding vibe. Once complete, you’ll have your very own “wedding vision” that you can easily share with pros with one click. This way, everyone knows exactly what you mean when you say “rustic chic.”

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You’ll find all of your to-dos, and when to do them, in the app’s checklist. Best of all, it’s customizable. If you’re not hiring an officiant because your uncle is doing the honors, that to-do disappears off your list. Worried about staying on budget? We’ve got you covered there too. The app’s budgeter tool tells you how much to spend on individual tasks, as well as tracks your overall spending.

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We’ll take the info you share with the app and provide personalized vendor suggestions based on your location, style and budget. You can also browse thousands of award-winning pros on your own via The Knot Marketplace.

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Give guests all the info they need, like hotel details and registry links, in one pretty package with the app’s wedding website feature. We’ll guide you every step of the way to make the most helpful wedding website with tips and reminders as the date approaches. Sync it with your phone contacts (to save time address hunting) then stay on top of guests who haven’t RSVP’d.

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Keep an eye on your registries from the app. After all, your wedding day isn’t the only time you’ll receive gifts (there’s the engagement party and shower too), so make it easy on your guests and keep your registries full of options. Have everything you need? Check out The Knot Newlywed Fund, which lets you ask for cash gifts for things like a down payment on a home.

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As you check off your to-dos (so satisfying, right?) the app is creating a day-of timeline behind the scenes to help you ensure everything goes off without a hitch. Share the super-detailed schedule of events, arrival and set-up times, and more with all of your pros, plus your wedding party and parents. This way, everyone will be on the same page—so you can just focus on your walk down the aisle and making this day your best day ever.

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Palmetto Bay china, $139 for 5-piece place setting, Kate Spade New York, Lenox.com An always-in-style metallic china pattern makes date night in feel extra special. D5 Brushed Stainless Steel cookware, $1,286 for 10-piece set, AllClad.com Stainless steel plus aluminum makes for even heat distribution and a cook surface that’s forever food safe. And the sleek design is easy on the eyes too.

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A22 Carry suitcase in Light Blue, $295, Raden .com Your luggage deserves some techy upgrades, and this go-anywhere suitcase is a natural choice for a travel-loving couple to use during their honeymoon and beyond. The modern design boasts bonus features like Bluetooth-enabled location technology, a built-in charger and a handle that doubles as a scale to keep you under airline weight limits.

These timeless picks probably made an appearance on your parents’— or even your grandparents’—registry. Thanks to fresh new colorways and innovative upgrades, they’re equal parts classic and cool.

18th Century sterling silver flatware, $850 for 5-piece place setting, Reed and Barton, BedBathandBeyond .com Sterling silver flatware is a definite splurge, but it’s destined to become a treasured family heirloom. Artisan Series 5-Quart tilt-head stand mixer in Watermelon, $460, KitchenAid.com Add a juicy pop of color to your countertops with the mixer every cook deems a must-have.

Watercolor Collection Blue Lagoon mixing bowl (not pictured), $10, Pyrex.com A unique blue swirl treatment gives this staple a modern update. Plus, it’s dishwasher, microwave and oven safe. Carina Essence champagne flute (not pictured), $80, Waterford.com Toast to newlywed life at your reception with elegant crystal flutes, then break them out at home for Sunday brunch mimosas.

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French press in Copper (not pictured), $50, Chambord, Bodum .com Your cup of joe will feel even more indulgent when it’s made with an old-school French press. Classic Ikon knife block (not pictured), $800 for 12-piece set, Wüsthof, Williams-Sonoma.com Every kind of blade you’ll ever need can be found in this set—from a paring knife and chef’s knife to a quad of steak knives— all in high-carbon steel that’s built to last. >>

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Digital photo frame in Ivory/Rose Gold, $399, AuraFrames.com A modern aesthetic makes this digital frame one you won’t be embarrassed to display. Bonus: It holds unlimited photos and will create and update albums of people and places you shoot most frequently. August Smart Lock, $229, August.com This smart lock is now the gate keeper to your home. Fit the device over your existing dead bolt and control your door lock via smartphone, Amazon Echo and more. You can even grant virtual keys to guests, and an activity log tracks who’s coming and going. LG Signature OLED TV W-4K HDR Smart TV, from $8,000, LG.com Paper thin and with picture quality you have to see to believe, this is a total splurge gift sports fans and Netflix addicts can both agree on. Insight smart plug, $50, Wemo, Belkin .com Make any device “smart” by plugging it into this Wi-Fi-enabled outlet, which grants you immediate smartphone wireless control and energy monitoring. RS622 mower, $2,199, RoboMow.com Bid farewell to weekends spent mowing the lawn. RoboMow gets the job done for you and avoids destroying your garden beds along the way. Which is more than you can say, right? >>

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Pure Hot+Cold Link air purifier heater and fan, $620, Dyson .com This two-in-one device pumps out hot or cool air and removes over 99 percent of allergens and pollutants in the process. Control it using your phone or Amazon Echo. Sleep Number 360 i7 smart bed, $4,698 for queen, SleepNumber .com Sleep Number’s newest model boasts updated SleepIQ technology, which adjusts your mattress position, firmness and temperature for a dreamy night’s sleep. Joule sous vide tool, $199, ChefSteps.com Try your hand at the new “it” way of home cooking with this sleek, smartphone-synced sous vide tool. It will help you cook everything from steak to creme brulee perfectly every time. Nest Learning thermostat, $249, Nest.com Live a little bit greener with help from this thermostat. It studies your home life, then adapts temps to reflect your most common habits, like turning the heat down a few degrees when you leave for work. Echo Show, $230, Amazon.com Your favorite household helper Alexa just got a visual upgrade. Echo’s latest version touts additional screen-savvy features, like recipe browsing, video calls and more. Just say the word.

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Terrace bar cart, $399, WestElm.com Channel your inner Don Draper with a tiered gilded bar cart that gives any spirit top-shelf status. Striped square wood tray in White, $69, MarkandGraham .com Show off your new monogram as you serve up appetizers on this preppy acacia wood tray. Tank vase, $135, Tom Dixon, JungLeeNY .com This handmade glass-and-copper vase will make even lastminute grocery store blooms stand out. Tundra 45 cooler, $350, Yeti.com Achieve tailgate master status with this cult favorite cooler, which has plenty of space for beverages and food. It will keep everything cold until the final touchdown and beyond. Cantwell cocktail shaker, $350, RalphLauren.com Mix up predinner cocktails for two in style with this timeless nickel-plated and embossed saddle leather cocktail shaker.

Corn hole set in Dwelling Dawn, $229, Dash and Ash, DenyDesigns.com Use these corn hole boards to entertain guests at your outdoor wedding reception during cocktail hour. Then, break them out at home anytime you want a little friendly competition. They come in endless patterns, so you’re sure to find one that suits your tastes. Madison cocktail napkins (not pictured), $68 for 4, ShopLettermade.com These custom linen cocktail napkins come embroidered with your monogram in cool thread colors. They’re the ideal housewarming gift—to yourselves. Scalloped capiz hurricane pillar (not pictured), from $88, SerenaandLily .com Translucent capiz shells give this candleholder a romantic glow, perfect for topping your table—whether it’s for Thanksgiving or during an intimate anniversary dinner.

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INSPO As movie buffs, the pair loved that their ceremony venue appeared in the James Bond film Casino Royale.

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CEREMONY Donning a cathedrallength veil, Sarah walked down the aisle to an acoustic rendition of “Un-thinkable (I’m Ready)” by Alicia Keys. Framed by a floral-accented loggia, she and Kieran exchanged rings engraved with their wedding date. COCKTAILS After the ceremony, guests traveled by boat to Villa Giuseppina for an aperitivo (drinks and light bites) on the terrace. FLORALS A mix of green and white blooms, including scabiosa, magical noblesse hydrangea, delphinium and loose eucalyptus, underscored the refinement of the historic property.

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rrival by boat, sips of Aperol spritz, waterfront vistas and ivy-covered loggia set the scene for Sarah Swan (28 and a clinical psychologist) and Kieran McCullough’s (30 and a commodities broker) romantic nuptials along the shores of Italy’s Lake Como. “Seeing beautiful villas appear as you round the corner on the water is such a sight,” Sarah says of first visiting the area and the venues. “We saw the huge arches framing a mind-blowing view, and we could just imagine standing there with all our family and friends.” The pair’s celebration highlighted traditional food and drink from the region, including risotto and prosecco, while also showcasing personal touches, like the newlyweds’ first dance to Usher’s “Superstar.” —Stephanie Cain

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MEMORY “We had a moment—just us— looking out onto the lake, soaking up what we had experienced so far,” Sarah says.

ATTIRE “Wearing a dress by an Italian designer was the ultimate fit for our Italian wedding,” Sarah says of her lace, mermaid-style gown. Kieran headed to a tailor to get a custom-made, slim-fit suit. RECEPTION To echo the villa’s gardens, treelike structures—dotted with hanging cupolas—stood on long feasting tables. White pillar candles added a romantic atmosphere to the tablescape. MONOGRAM The couple’s monogram, designed by a friend, accented their letterpress invitations and the embroidered handkerchiefs they gifted the wedding party.

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O Plan excursions. Make it a weekend. Organize a daytime mountain hike and an evening meal at a harbor trattoria.

O Be clear about location. Como is larger than people think. Give guests detailed information so they stay in the area you want them to.

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Sarah and Kieran chartered a Venetian-style water taxi to transport them and the wedding party from villa to villa. “Boats are by far the most spectacular and unique way to travel,” says planner Rachel Birthistle of The Lake Como Wedding Planner of getting around the area. She also recommends the sporty Riva boats, made famous by James Bond movies, for a dramatic and memorable groom’s entrance.

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STYLE Hanging lanterns added light and romance to the newlyweds’ alfresco beach reception.

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BRITTNEY & DUSTIN JULY 30 • KAILUA-KONA, HI

Island Dinner Party PHOTOGRAPHY BY SARAH GOSS PHOTOGRAPHY EVENT PLANNING & DESIGN BY BLISS IN BLOOM

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CEREMONY “We wanted a traditional Christian ceremony that still felt Hawaiian,” Brittney says. She walked down the aisle to an acoustic ukulele cover of a Fleetwood Mac song, and Dustin donned a lei of greenery. The couple cleansed their rings in ocean water as part of a custom called Ho’oponopono. CAKE The gold-leaf-accented naked cake had the island flavors of macadamia nut and lilikoi. EARRINGS A former professional jewelry designer, Brittney made her bridal pearl and 24-karat gold earrings, inspired by her love of the ocean.

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o signal the start of Brittney Ames (28 and an interior designer) and Dustin Elliott’s (33 and works in private wealth management) intimate waterfront wedding in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, the pastor blew a conch shell in all four directions. With guests donning outfits in shades of white, the couple—framed by a monstera leaf arch—exchanged vows before celebrating with an elegant sushi dinner on the beach. “It’s the most magical place for us—one where we have had once-in-alifetime adventures,” Brittney says of Kona. “We were married with our toes in the sand.” The couple included colors inspired by the islands’ sunsets, a bouquet of roses and orchids, poke appetizers and a night of live Hawaiian music from a local band. —SC

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O Get a permit. Explore different beach options and be sure to obtain a permit before committing.

O Check the officiant’s license. They must be licensed in the state of Hawaii for the marriage to be legal.

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O Go nontraditional. Don’t be afraid to think out of the box. Do something different than you would at home.

White Attire Thinking about their guests’ comfort and the beach, Brittney and Dustin requested that everyone don white outfits. The looks not only complemented the scenery but also added to the event’s simple intimacy. “My mom asked me why I didn’t want to stand out more on my wedding day—that’s not who I am,” Brittney says. “The wedding wasn’t about me. We truly enjoyed celebrating with family and friends.”

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O Use local talent. Incorporate hula and fire dancers, musicians and Kona coffee for an authentic experience.

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O Be flexible. Island time is real— be mindful that vendors may be more laid back than you’re used to.

To have a wedding in a place rooted in the aloha spirit is a foundation a couple can carry through their marriage. —ALLISON BENNETT, PLANNER

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REAL WEDDINGS MUSIC After making their entrance to Britney Spears’s “Work B**ch,” Jack (left) and Jeff slowed it down for a first dance to Keyshia Cole’s “Heaven Sent.”

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Desert Getaway PHOTOGRAPHY BY RANDY + ASHLEY STUDIOS EVENT PLANNING & DESIGN BY ARTISAN EVENT FLORAL DÉCOR

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ATTIRE Jack and Jeff opted for classic looks that coordinated but didn’t match. The wedding party donned gray suits and black dresses to look “sophisticated but not take away from the setting.” DETAILS The hotel’s graphic wallpaper and potted succulent arrangements inspired the overall style, including the leaf motif on the escort cards, agave plants at the ceremony and the terrariums that topped reception tables. BLOOMS Jack and Jeff swapped flowers for succulents in the centerpieces and boutonnieres to reflect the location and their personalities.

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fter attending a friend’s nuptials in Palm Springs, California, Jack Taormina (34 and a manager of an interior design boutique) and Jeff Lawley (32 and a lead recruiter at Google) fell in love with the idea of a desert wedding amid the mid-century architecture of the SoCal oasis. “We had the opportunity to host everyone in one location,” Jack says of exchanging vows away from their Bay Area home. Inspired by their venue’s history as an old-Hollywood getaway, the pair added glam details like Greek-key-printed linens, patterned paper goods and succulent-hued macarons. But the standout moment came when their planner unveiled the surprise checkered dance floor at the reception— and the get-down commenced. —SC

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The Cheat Sheet | Jack & Jeff JOEY LIZOTTE’S PLANNING TIPS

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O Choose heat-friendly flowers. If you plan to host outside, be conscious of florals that don’t do well in a hot and dry climate. Be flexible with blooms.

O Note the noise ordinance. The city is strict about a 10 p.m. cutoff for loud music. Move the after-party inside.

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O Opt for a weekday. Palm Springs is a resort town with parties all the time. Swapping a busy Saturday for a relaxed Tuesday may offer more options.

“I told our stationer that I love the feeling of driving into Palm Springs and being greeted by windmills and mountains,” Jack says of collaborating on the invitations. What resulted was a visual journey to Coachella Valley, complete with custom illustrations of the sunset and geometric patterns inspired by the venue’s wallpaper. “I never thought I’d obsess about paper goods the most,” Jeff adds.

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O Feature the sun and stars. Because of the San Jacinto Mountains, the weather is clear almost year-round. Expect sun for a daytime ceremony and a starry sky for an alfresco reception.

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JISUN & PIETER JUNE 23 • PARIS

Parisian Fantasy PHOTOGR APHY BY SALLY PINER A PHOTOGR APHY EVENT PLANNING & DESIGN BY SMITH + JAMES EVENTS

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WELCOME The couple greeted guests in Paris with a boat party on the Seine River and baskets filled with French treats, rosé wine and a guide book listing some of their favorite local spots. JEWELRY Pieter’s mother lent Jisun her diamond earrings to wear as her “something borrowed,” and later told her to keep them. SPEECH Prior to their first dance to “Unforgettable” by Nat King Cole, Pieter shared how the couple first met in the hallway of his graduate school. “I didn’t see her again until a year later, and that time I was determined to get to know her,” he says.

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CEREMONY “ My father bringing me into the grand salon will remain one of my most cherished memories,” Jisun says of her entrance.

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CEREMONY When the glass they planned to break went missing, Jared crushed the next best thing: an empty Modelo beer can.

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MILLIE & JARED APRIL 9 • SAYULITA, MEXICO

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FLOWERS Inspired by the bride’s love of art, the flowers were Dutch Masters meets Mexican fiesta. “I was always in awe of the rich color of the bold florals in the Dutch works,” she says. “That’s what I wanted my bouquet to look like.” RINGS To honor her mother and deceased father, Millie had a jeweler melt their wedding rings together to make her band. “My parents were an incredible example of how true partnership can get you through anything in life,” she says. BEAUTY The bride opted for a beachy look but did add “Popsicle-stained lips” for a hint of color.

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The Cheat Sheet | Millie & Jared KAREN RUEZGA’S PLANNING TIPS

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Ingredients Ceremony & Reception Site Villa Amor, Sayulita, Mexico Photography Jillian Mitchell Photography Event Planning & Design Karen Ruezga/Mexico Weddings by Karen Ruezga Floral Design Flor Mimo Officiant Elizabeth Wells (friend) Gown Rue De Seine, LOHO Bride, San Francisco Wedding Rings Custom, Anderson Goldsmiths Earrings Amrapali Bridesmaid Dresses Various Formalwear Suits: J.Crew; ties: StagHandmade, Etsy.com Stationery Invitations: VintageBabydoll, Etsy.com; escort cards: Say Hye Calligraphy Sign-In Book Say Hye Calligraphy Rentals & Catering Mexico Weddings by Karen Ruezga Churros Churros by Don Miguel Music DJ Xtassis/Wedding DJ Puerto Vallarta Accommodations Airbnb.com; Villa Amor Registries Williams Sonoma; Zola .com Honeymoon Japan Guests 80 Don’t forget to share your wedding! Go to TheKnot.com/submit

O Include local flavor. Sayulita is known for its food. Add tacos, tequila, churros and fresh fish to your menu.

O Pay to check a bag, rather than mail wedding items. If you ship important materials like décor and attire, they can go missing or result in high taxes. Taking them on the plane is safer.

O Hire vendors with equipment. Since you don’t want to travel with objects like vases and candles, work with pros who will bring them for you.

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O Don’t worry. Just because it’s a destination wedding doesn’t mean guests will opt out—many people will journey across the border.

Seeking favors that guests could actually use, Millie and Jared recalled a purchase on their first trip to Sayulita: locally crafted straw hats. “They were well worn by the time we got home,” Millie says. “And we realized it’s best to be inspired by what you love.” Their planner commissioned a local artisan to craft hats for their guests to wear and enjoy throughout their time in Mexico.

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Invest in a great wedding website. With a wedding in another country, there’s a lot of info to share with guests. —MILLIE ABERNATHY, BRIDE

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BEAUTIFUL BLOOMS Clusters of hydrangeas and delphiniums dotted dining tables.

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The two first connected at an event in Los Angeles, when David, 27, offered up his sweater to a chilly Maria, 26, who was only in town for 24 hours. “I flew back to New York City, not giving him a second thought,” Maria admits. A day later, she received a text message from David, who asked a mutual friend for her number. “The rest is history,” Maria says. Two years passed before David popped the question using a custom, oval-shaped diamond ring that resembled a bauble found on Maria’s private Pinterest board. “I was ready to marry Maria from the moment I proposed,” he says of keeping their engagement to a short six months. During that time, the couple collaborated with David’s mother on

a sophisticated design scheme reminiscent of old-Hollywood glamour. “Our wedding had to represent who we are and our love of tradition, family and friends,” Maria says. “David’s mom went above and beyond anything I could have imagined—she nailed it.” The couple exchanged vows on April 21, opting for a traditional Catholic wedding at a church in Wilmington, California. Guests were asked to stash away their phones prior to the start of the ceremony, in which Maria wed David in an A-line Enzoani gown that featured beaded alençon and Chantilly lace and a scalloped hem. The regal look was finished with a long-sleeve topper and lace-trimmed veil, which measured a lengthy five yards. “I saw the shadow of her dress

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REAL WEDDINGS DISNEY REUNION Selena Gomez and the other members of David’s on-screen family attended the “I dos.”

underneath the church door, and I just lost it,” David says of the emotional moment before Maria’s grand processional. “When I looked back up and saw her for the first time, I lost it again.” The newlyweds exited the ceremony in the back of a vintage 1962 Rolls-Royce before celebrating with 170 guests in nearby Rancho Palos Verdes. Glam lavender and gold details set the scene for their SoCal reception overlooking the Pacific Ocean. “We wanted to make our guests feel like they had stepped right into a Cary Grant movie,” Maria says of dressing up dining tables with candelabras and

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a textured mix of lace and velvet linens. A sevenpiece band played into the evening, and the couple swayed to Michael Bublé’s “Hold On” for their first dance, before Maria and all six of her siblings performed a traditional Irish jig on the dance floor. “It was a fun moment to get together and do what we all loved to do as kids,” she says. The occasion also doubled as a Wizards of Waverly Place reunion for the Disney alum, whose former costars, including Selena Gomez and Jake T. Austin, joined in on the festivities. “All of my closest friends and family were there,” David says. “It was a very joy-filled room, and we were all celebrating something that should be celebrated.”

IN THE GROOM’S WORDS On designing Maria’s dream ring: “Maria’s sister knew about her Pinterest page, so I did some detective work. I sent a photo of the ring to a friend and had him make the exact one for her.”

On their short engagement: “It was less about the planning and more about wanting to live with her and start my life with her. We wanted to get married as soon as possible.”

On the wedding moments he’ll never forget:

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Ceremony Site Catholic Church of SS. Peter & Paul, Wilmington, CA Reception Site Private residence, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA Photography Christine Skari Photography Videography Shai Hazan Films Day-of Coordinator Ashley Elaine/One Up Entertainment Florals Los Angeles Floral Couture Gown Enzoani, Pebbles Bridal, Woodland Hills, CA Veil Bel Aire Bridal, The Bridal Suite of Johnstown, Johnstown, PA Rings Engagement: Barry Kagasoff Diamonds Inc.; wedding: deBebians Bridesmaid Dresses Watters Formalwear Indochino; shoes: Bruno Magli Stationery Occasion to Celebrate Rentals Ensemble Events; Etablir; Found Vintage Rentals; Rental Avenue; Wildflower Linen Desserts Mango Cakes Entertainment Non-Stop/de Bois Entertainment Transportation Classic Limos

“The first was seeing Maria’s dress under the door in the church. The second was being alone in the car together as we drove off. We finally looked at each other as a married couple—it was really sweet.”

On the advice he’d give to an engaged friend: “Don’t forget that your wedding is all about two becoming one, and nothing else. The second you forget that, nerves set in, things get difficult and you’re trying to please other people.”

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GET IN ON THE HOTTEST TRENDS WITH ONE OF THESE STUNNING SPARKLERS.

ALL THAT GLITTERS 1. FANCY SHAPES

Retro marquise- and pearshaped diamonds are making a comeback. $1,750 (not including center stone), SylvieCollection.com 2. YELLOW DIAMONDS

A canary diamond is equal parts timeless and fashion forward. Price upon request, Kwiat.com 3. FLORAL DETAILS

Diamond-encrusted petals give a round center stone just enough whimsy. $5,700 (not including center stone), ParadeDesign.com

6. YELLOW GOLD

Put your own spin on an old standard and opt for this glamorous, warm metal. $7,990 (not including center stone), Tacori.com 7. EAST-WEST SETTINGS

Mix it up with a center stone that rests horizontally across your finger. $2,480 (not including center stone), AJaffe.com 8. ROSE-CUT DIAMONDS

This time-honored cut dates back to the 1500s and gives off instant vintage vibes. $3,925, RoseyWest.com 9. HEXAGONAL HALOS

Add a boost to your center stone with a modern twist on a trendy setting. $6,700 (not including center stone), SayYesWithKarl.com Shoes, $750, Jimmy Choo, KleinfeldBridal.com

CLARITY The clarity of a diamond is graded on how free it is of inclusions (or imperfections) when viewed with the naked eye and with a loupe (a 10x magnifying glass). The fewer inclusions a stone has, the more valuable it is. CARAT This is a unit of weight. One carat is exactly 0.2 grams, or about the same weight as a paper clip. COLOR This refers to the colorless to near-colorless variety of diamonds. The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) grades color based on a range from D (colorless) to Z (light yellow and brown). A colorless diamond will generally cost more than a colorful one.

A GUIDE TO METALS A rundown of the most popular ring metals. PLATINUM One of the purest metals, platinum is naturally white and hypoallergenic.

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If diamonds aren’t your thing, a dazzling colorful gemstone like this sapphire will set you apart from the crowd. $36,000, OmiPrive.com

You don’t need a giant rock to make a statement. Lots of dainty diamonds feel just as special. $2,250, SelinKent.com

CUT A diamond’s cut determines its brilliance and refers to the facets within a stone. Don’t confuse this with a diamond’s shape.

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THE 4 Cs Brush up on diamond grading before you buy.

YELLOW GOLD Naturally yellow-tinted, this metal is malleable but strong. WHITE GOLD This white metal is yellow gold plated with rhodium. It’s less pricey than platinum, but its white coating can wear off. ROSE GOLD A mix of yellow gold and copper alloys gives this metal its pretty pink tint. PALLADIUM Similar to platinum but less costly, this lustrous gray metal can also be an alloy in white gold.

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YOUR FAVORITE BAND 1. NEGATIVE SPACE

Two “kissing claws” meet in the middle to give this ring its one-ofa-kind shape. $6,950, EvaFehren.com 2. TWISTED BANDS

Overlapping diamond bands are glam enough to stand alone. $5,000, DavidYurman.com

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3. RAINBOW STONES

Whether you’re a color fanatic or want to give a nod to Pride, a rainbow eternity band is pure fun. $905, SydneyEvan.com

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Intersecting links symbolizing an eternal connection are both modern and sentimental. $3,500, ScottKay.com

Larger diamonds all the way around make for one luxe band. Price upon request, LizzieMandler.com

5. STACKABLES

7. NATURAL FLAIR

What’s better than one ring? Three gorgeous ones in different metals. $1,565 each, ArtCarved.com

Leaf motifs are the perfect complement to a floral engagement ring. $1,720, KirkKara.com

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SELECT A FRAME FOR YOUR CENTER STONE THAT REFLECTS YOUR PERSONAL TASTE.

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THROWING A FORMAL AFFAIR AFTER DARK? SULTRY DRESSES DRIPPING IN GLITTER, LUXE TEXTURES AND METALLIC DETAILS MAKE FOR AN EVENING YOU'LL NEVER FORGET. PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROBERT TRACHTENBERG

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DAZZLE

Give your wedding look the flapper treatment and go for full-on fringe. It doesn't get more glam than layers and layers of swinging sparkle. Dress, price upon request, Pronovias .com; earrings, $840, Bea Bongiasca, Swoonery.com

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Cold shoulder cutouts and contoured beading put a fresh spin on classic old-Hollywood style. Dress, $5,460, JennyPackham.com; gray diamond engagement ring and wedding ring, price upon request, LizzieMandler.com; zodiac ring, $325, LuluFrost.com

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SWOON

Take a cue from the red carpet and opt for a one-ofa-kind gown with art deco beading and a skirt of cascading plumes.

Dress, $13,995, Naeem Khan, MarkIngramAtelier .com; earrings, $7,800, DavidYurman.com

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Cast a spell in an edgy black number. Split cape sleeves and a formfitting silhouette are as bewitching as they are fashion forward. Dress, $25,000, ReemAcra.com; engagement ring, $7,500 (not including center stone), JackKelege.com; shoes, $2,695, ChristianLouboutin .com

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INDULGE

Ditch the dress and slip into something more comfortable (but still fabulous) for the after-party. A sequined jumpsuit is made for dancing the night away—and savoring midnight snacks. Jumpsuit, $2,795, TemperleyLondon .com; earrings, $7,900, Walters Faith, Swoonery.com; shoes, $1,195, NicholasKirkwood.com

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Who says a simple ensemble can't make a splash? A curveskimming column gown plus structured sleeves and a navy tux feel very of the moment.

Dress, $1,398, Sottero and Midgley, MaggieSottero.com; engagement ring, $4,600 (not including center stone), wedding ring, $1,200, SayYesWithKarl.com; earrings, $14,900, Hueb, Swoonery.com; shoes, $149, ShoesofPrey.com ON HIM Tuxedo, $1,000, shirt, $168, Bonobos.com; bow tie, $19, TheTieBar.com

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SPECIAL THANKS TO

THE HOLLYWOOD ROOSEVELT

Looking for a chic locale for your nuptials? Consider the historic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles, located off the Hollywood Walk of Fame. This landmark destination hosted the inaugural Academy Awards in 1929 (in the Blossom Ballroom—available for weddings) and dozens of icons over the decades, including Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, Prince and Angelina Jolie. The eclectic property features a variety of wedding-worthy spaces designed to evoke the feel of Hollywood's Golden Age and the sophistication of the California coast. Host guests in The Academy Room, formerly the offices of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and treat them to views of Hollywood Boulevard from its floor-to-ceiling windows. Want to celebrate under the stars? Say your "I dos" on the striking rooftop (pictured above). For more information about its spaces and accommodations, visit TheHollywoodRoosevelt.com. FASHION STYLING Shelley Brown HAIR Kristin Heitkotter using Oribe at TMG-LA MAKEUP Stefanie Willmann for Burt's Bees and BABOR at Art Department MANICURE Millie Machado using Essie for TraceyMattingly.com FLORALS Honey and Poppies

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OPPOSITE PAGE Own your role as the star of the show in a shimmery, pearlencrusted statement gown with a plunging V-neckline and dramatic bell sleeves. Dress, $6,000, JASignature.com; earrings, $26,697, Le Vian, Jared.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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caribbean island details ISLAND

GEOGRAPHY/ AFFILIATION

LANGUAGE

CURRENCY

FLIGHT TIME IN HOURS

ANGUILLA

Lesser Antilles/ British

English

East Caribbean dollar (EC), US dollar

7/NYC, 7/Chicago, 7.5/Dallas, 13.5/LA

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ANTIGUA & BARBUDA

Lesser Antilles/ British

English

East Caribbean dollar (EC), US dollar

4/NYC, 8/Chicago, 7/Dallas, 10/LA

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ARUBA

Netherlands Antilles/Dutch

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Aruban Florin (AFl), US dollar

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

(800) to-aruba

British

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Bahamian dollar (BSD), US dollar

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Barbados dollar ($BD), US dollar

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(800) 744-6244

7/NYC, 9/Chicago, 10/Dallas, 15/LA

InfoBonaire.com

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THE BAHAMAS

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Netherlands Antilles/Dutch

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US dollar

CAYMAN ISLANDS

Greater Antilles/British

English

Cayman Island dollar (CI), US dollar

6/NYC, 7/Chicago, 6/Dallas, 8/LA

CURAÇAO

Netherlands Antilles/Dutch

Dutch, English, Spanish, Papiamento*

Netherlands Antilles guilder (NAFl), US dollar

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

(800) 328-7222

Lesser Antilles/ French-British

English, Local Patois**

East Caribbean dollar (EC), US dollar

7/NYC, 26/Chicago, 12/LA

(888) 645-5637

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Greater Antilles/ Spanish

Spanish, English

Dominican peso (RD$)

4/NYC, 7/Chicago, 9/Dallas, 11/LA

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GRENADA

Lesser Antilles/ British

English

East Caribbean dollar (EC)

4/NYC, 9/Chicago, 12/Dallas, 17.5/LA

GrenadaGrenadines.com

Lesser Antilles/ French

French, English, Creole

Euro

7/NYC, 8/Chicago, 8/Dallas, 12/LA

Antilles-Info-Tourisme.com/guadeloupe

Greater Antilles/ British

English, Local Patois**

Jamaican dollar (J$)

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

VisitJamaica.com

Lesser Antilles/ French

Creole, French, English

Euro

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

(011) 0596-61-61-77 (212) 838-6887

DOMINICA

GUADELOUPE

JAMAICA

MARTINIQUE

Yes

Bahamas.com

English

BONAIRE

Yes

Aruba.com

Lesser Antilles/ British

BARBADOS

Yes

Yes

VisitBarbados.org

(800) bonaire

Yes

(212) 889-9009

Yes Yes

Curacao.com

Yes

Dominica.dm

(800) 723-6138

Yes

(800) 927-9554

Yes

(011) 590-590-82-0930

No

(800) 233-4582

Yes No

Martinique.org

MONTSERRAT

NEVIS & ST. KITTS

Lesser Antilles/ British

English

Lesser Antilles/ British

English

East Caribbean dollar (EC), US dollar

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

East Caribbean dollar (EC), US dollar

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

(664) 491-2230

Yes

VisitMontserrat.com

(800) 582-6208 &

Yes

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

SABA & ST. EUSTATIUS

Greater Antilles/ US

Spanish, English

US dollar

Lesser Antilles/ Dutch

Dutch, English, Papiamento*

US dollar

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

(800) 866-7827 SeePuertoRico.com

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

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

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

(011) 590-590-27-8727

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

(800) 372-usvi

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

(800) 372-usvi

East Caribbean dollar (EC), US dollar

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

(888) 4-stlucia

Dutch, Papiamento*, English

Netherlands Antilles guilder (NAFl), US dollar

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

(800) 786-2278

Lesser Antilles/ French

French, English

Euro, US dollar

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

(877) 956-1234

Lesser Antilles, USVI/US

English

US dollar

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

(800) 372-usvi

ST. VINCENT & THE GRENADINES

Lesser Antilles/ French-British

English

TORTOLA & VIRGIN GORDA

Lesser Antilles, BVI/British

English

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

British

English, French, Spanish, Hindi

Trinidad and Tobago dollar (TT), US dollar

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

GoTrinidadandTobago.com

TURKS & CAICOS

British

English, Creole

US dollar

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

TurksandCaicosTourism.com

ST. BARTHELEMY

ST. CROIX

ST. JOHN

ST. LUCIA

ST. MAARTEN

ST. MARTIN

ST. THOMAS

Lesser Antilles/ French

French, English

Euro, US dollar

Lesser Antilles, USVI/US

English

US dollar

Lesser Antilles, USVI/US

English

Lesser Antilles/ British

English, Creole Patois

Lesser Antilles/ Dutch

US dollar

East Caribbean dollar (EC), US dollar

8/NYC, 10/Chicago, 14/LA

US dollar

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

Yes Yes

(Saba)

No

(St. Eustatius)

No

St-Barths.com

Yes

VisitUSVI.com

Yes

VisitUSVI.com

Yes

StLucia.org

Yes

St-Maarten.com

No

St-Martin.org

Yes

VisitUSVI.com

(800) 729-1726

Yes

DiscoverSVG.com

(800) 835-8530

Yes

BVITourism.com

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

Yes Yes

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GOLF

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NIGHTLIFE

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SHOPPING

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HIKING

LUSH FLORA

PACKAGES

RAIN FORESTS

TENNIS

BEACHES

ECO-TOURISM

HURRICANE-SAFE

MUSIC

PEACE & QUIET

SAILING

WATER SPORTS

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

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

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

7 The Abaco islands are famous for sailing and bird-watching, while the Exumas and Pelican Cays feature incredible land and sea parks. 8 Popular cuisine includes locally grown guava, mangoes, papaya and plantains with conch, kingfish, wahoo and grouper—all washed down with pineapple wine from Eleuthera. 9 Boats are available for chartering or group tours, including Sail Nassau’s two multimillion-dollar Racers, where you can take the helm or just sit back and feel the wind in your hair. 10 The Bahamas are just a 75-minute plane trip from Florida, making them a quick trip for destination weddings and honeymoons alike. SHUTTERSTOCK

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

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

W A N T M O R E I N F O O N T H E B A H A M A S ? G O T O TheKnot.com/honeymoons

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

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

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

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

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

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

8 Hike along an inland trail or down a coastal pathway, laugh at a mischievous green monkey in the wildlife preserve or unwind in one of the numerous parks. 9 If you want to take to the water, board a catamaran in Bridgetown for lunchtime snorkeling, or set sail for a sunset dinner cruise 10 Dance the night away in “irie” oblivion to live soca, reggae or calypso at Harbour Lights or hot spot Sugar Ultra Lounge. SHUTTERSTOCK

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urrender to endless sunshine and calypso rhythms. The first resort in Barbados exclusively for couples, this paradise is an idyllic refuge to reconnect and recharge. Find inner peace at the serene yoga and fitness center. Embrace cool Caribbean waters at three sparkling pools or by diving into the vibrant coral reefs. With 11 gourmet dining venues and 280 luxurious rooms—all overlooking the exotic gardens and ocean, 877-SANDALS many featuring private Tranquility Soaking TubsTM for Sandals.com two—there’s a magical story just waiting to be told.

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he royal treatment awaits you at Sandals Royal Barbados, 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 five world-class restaurants, innovative bars and pools, and a 15,000-square-foot spa. Ocean views, 877-SANDALS every land and water sport imaginable, and Butler Elite Sandals.com service complete your Luxury Included® experience.

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

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

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

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2 Montego Bay is definitely a must-see. Located near the airport on the northwest side of the island, “MoBay” is perfect for golf getaways and short honeymoon trips. Ever since Sandals opened the first all-inclusive resort there, it’s been the top destination for young newlyweds.

Bob Marley’s birthplace, Kingston, is perfect for honeymooners seeking their reggae roots or even just a starting point for spa trips and hikes in the beautiful Blue Mountains. 3

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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2 Unlike its bustling neighbor Cancún, Cozumel is relatively quiet: Only 3 percent of this 189-square-mile island with clear waters, beautiful reefs and white-sand beaches has been developed. 3 If you like nightlife, discos are popular in Acapulco; they’re open 365 days a year, from 10:30 p.m. until 4 or 5 a.m. 4 The “Corridor” near Los Cabos is a gorgeous string of cozy hotels, championship golf courses, winding horse trails and white-sand beaches. 5 Big ocean-side resorts in Cancún are a good home base for exploring ancient Mayan ruins. The seaside Mayan city of Tulum is closest. Good day trips include Coba and Chichen Itza.

6 Most of the Yucatán peninsula is great for water sports like snorkeling and scuba diving. For underwater sightseers, check out El Chileno, an underwater preserve, or Bahia Santa Maria, a cove surrounded by cliffs, near Los Cabos. 7 People fall in love with Playa del Carmen equally for what it has (gorgeous beaches and rustic charm) and for what it doesn’t (the crowds and overbuilt beachfronts of some big tourist spots). 8 Located at the edge of the Sierra Madre range, Puerto Vallarta is full of old cobblestone streets and plenty of Mexican tradition (think: fiestas!). 9 San José del Cabo is an old Mexican village built around the Colonial-style church Iglesia San José and a charming town square. 10 The Riviera Maya parallels the Caribbean coast. It starts in Playa del Carmen and ends in Tulum.

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ouples with a refined palette will delight in the sommelier-led wine tastings of some of the world’s finest wine collections at the adultsonly, Unlimited-Luxury® Secrets The Vine Cancun. With wine the signature element and a “wine wall” of over 3,000 varieties, toasts to happiness and the future will be limitless. And with its prime location in the heart of Cancun, access to nightlife, fabulous shopping 866-467-3273 and so much more is just steps away! SecretsResorts.com

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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.

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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 Oceanview 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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WHEN TO GO Bermuda is in the Atlantic, not the Caribbean, so even the summer nights can get cool. September and October are free of humidity, but the water still remains warm enough to swim. WHERE TO STAY A massive renovation of the Hamilton Princess has reimagined the legendary hotel, known as the Pink Palace, for modern times. The new look includes a chic beach club, an Exhale spa, a restaurant from chef Marcus Samuelsson and artwork from the likes of Banksy and Andy Warhol. (From $399; TheHamiltonPrincess.com) WHAT TO DO Explore the island by scooter (visitors can’t rent cars). Get a glimpse of Bermuda’s British past in the town of St. George, climb 185 steps to the top of Gibbs Hill Lighthouse, then head to Horseshoe Bay to unwind and catch the sunset. DON’T MISS Bermuda’s ocean floor is the resting place for more than 300 shipwrecks. Dive Bermuda can accommodate both beginners and certified divers on underwater adventures. (BermudaScuba.com) >>

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The sunniest island in Croatia, Hvar offers both buzzy beach parties and quiet coves. Often called the St. Tropez of the Dalmatian Coast, the island’s harbor is dotted with yachts, but there’s still historic charm to be found along the winding stone streets and in family-run seafood restaurants. WHEN TO GO Skip July and August— ferries fill up and crowds cover the beaches. September and October are still warm enough for sunning and sailing and you won’t have to stress about dinner reservations. WHERE TO STAY Little Green Bay is just three miles from Hvar Town, but it offers a calm escape from its party scene. Nestled on a secluded bay, this restored farmhouse has just 15 rooms with rustic touches. A pebble beach has beanbags for lazing, and its private boat can whisk you away on an excursion. (From $463; LittleGreenBay.com) WHAT TO DO Take a short water taxi ride to Palmižana—a magical island surrounded by pine forests and aquamarine sea. Splurge on a cabana at Laganini, a boho-hip beach bar with delicious cocktails and an excellent seafood menu. (Laganini-Novak.com) DON’T MISS Walk up to the 16th-century Fortica Španjola at sunset to take in views of the Adriatic Sea and the old town.

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Cascading waterfalls, sacred valleys, lunarlike lava landscapes and a choice of black-, green- or white-sand beaches create a tapestry of natural beauty, paired with rich cultural roots. WHEN TO GO April to June and August to early November are the quieter months. WHERE TO STAY Set on the Kona-Kohala Coast, with a backdrop of white-sand beaches, the Four Seasons Hualalai is all about sense of place. (From $795; FourSeasons.com/hualalai) WHAT TO DO Snorkel with a spotted eagle ray in King’s Pond. This lava rock pool—one of seven pools at the Four Seasons— is home to more than 4,000 colorful sea creatures. DON’T MISS Take in the active Kilauea volcano from above on Paradise Helicopters’ Volcanoes & Waterfalls Extreme tour. ($299 per person; ParadiseHelicopters.com)

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EXPLORE WILD JUNGLES AND SPIRITUAL TEMPLES, BIKE THROUGH TEA PLANTATIONS, SOAK UP THE SUN ON BEACHES, AND VISIT ELEPHANT SANCTUARIES IN SRI LANKA.

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This teardrop-shaped island has been at the top of travel bucket lists thanks to its mix of spectacular beaches, monkey-filled jungles and ancient heritage. The south coast offers the perfect blend of beach, nature and culture and gives visitors insight into Sri Lanka’s past and present.

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WHEN TO GO May can be chilly but is less crowded than peak summer months, or catch New England’s fall foliage in September or October. WHERE TO STAY Chebeague Island Inn transports guests to simpler times. The 21 rooms in this 1920s Greek Revival–style home are free of phones and TVs. Sunset cocktails on the front porch are a ritual. After dinner, get cozy around the Great Room’s large stone fireplace, where you’ll find books and puzzles. (From $180; ChebeagueIslandInn.com) WHAT TO DO Bike around the three-by-five-mile island. Stop to collect sea glass at Deer Point, and catch a sunset at the aptly named Sunset Beach. DON’T MISS The inn’s restaurant is so fantastic that even residents of foodie hot spot Portland ferry over for a meal.

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WHEN TO GO December through March is the driest time. June, July, October and November can bring daily bursts of rain. WHERE TO STAY The six stylish suites at KK Beach offer a refreshing (and affordable) alternative to the many colonial-inspired stays on the south coast. The hotel is set on Habaraduwa, one of Sri Lanka’s prettiest beaches. Book a table for its restaurant’s weekly seafood barbecue. (From $300; KKBeach.com) WHAT TO DO Learn to prepare Sri Lankan street food, like a rice pancake stuffed with curry, during a two-hour, hands-on cooking class at Why House. (WhyHouseSriLanka.com) DON’T MISS Wander the markets of Galle and explore Galle Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. >>

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low rainfall, low humidity and lower prices. Avoid wet season: November to April. WHERE TO STAY Royal Davui Island Resort floats amid the crystalline waters (and diving wonderland) of the Beqa Lagoon. The adults-only property has just 16 thatched-roof villas, each with its own private plunge pool and sun deck for some intimate one-on-one time. (From $1,170, all-inclusive; RoyalDavuiFiji.com) WHAT TO DO You’ll spend most of your days in the water, on the beach or island-hopping to local villages and secret surf spots. DON’T MISS Get dropped off by boat on your own tidal islet with champagne and a picnic.

WHEN TO GO December to June brings tropical temperatures that can exceed 100 degrees. July to November offers cooler temps. You’ll need a wet suit, but this is the best time to snorkel with penguins and see the tortoise migration. WHERE TO STAY Centrally located on Santa Cruz island, eco-conscious Pikaia Lodge is perched atop extinct volcanic craters, with ocean views from its floor-to-ceiling windows. Take the lodge’s yacht out (with a captain) and explore other islands. (From $8,750 for a three-night stay, including meals and guided excursions; PikaiaLodge.com) WHAT TO DO Have the lodge pack a picnic lunch and go bike the untouched shoreline of Garrapatero Beach. DON’T MISS Visit the resort’s tortoise reserve. Grab a bottle of wine at sunset and watch the gentle giants.

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The Spice Island’s palm-fringed, powdery sand make it the ideal place to decompress postsafari (and postwedding). Zanzibar’s endangered red colobus monkeys are a true wildlife highlight, while traditional Swahili villages and the UNESCO-listed Stone Town deliver a dose of interesting culture. WHEN TO GO Visit during the cool, dry months of spring, from June to October. Kitesurfing conditions are best from July to September and December to February.

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WHERE TO STAY White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa epitomizes barefoot indulgence. Palatial villas are set on 16,000-square-foot, seafront plots with private pools. Paje Beach is at your doorstep, and a rooftop champagne bar has a telescope for stargazing. (Rooms from $240; villas from $730; WhiteSandVillas.com) WHAT TO DO Steady sideshore winds and flat lagoon water make Paje Beach a world-class kitesurfing destination. Learn to fly with Zanzibar Kite Paradise. (From $262 for a three-hour private lesson; ZanzibarKiteParadise.com) DON’T MISS Dine at the Rock, a seafood-centric restaurant named for its location in the Indian Ocean. >>

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são miguel, azores THE LARGEST AND MOST POPULOUS ISLAND IN THE PORTUGUESE ARCHIPELAGO OF THE AZORES

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Just a four-hour flight from the East Coast, the Azores, an archipelago of volcanic islands just west of Portugal, deliver the natural wonders of Hawaii, New Zealand and Ireland at a fraction of the price. São Miguel is the most accessible island. WHEN TO GO Spring and summer are prime whale viewing months, while fall brings waves for surfers. November to March remains warm but is often rainy. WHERE TO STAY Furnas Lake Villas, a family-run collection of Japanese cedar bungalows with Scandi furnishings, is a tranquil base for exploring São Miguel’s ethereal crater lakes, exotic botanical gardens and boiling hot springs. (From $105; FurnasLakeVillas.pt) WHAT TO DO Spot breaching fin whales and striped dolphins on a whale-watching cruise with eco-pioneer Futurismo. ($66 for a half-day; Futurismo.pt) DON’T MISS At Furnas Lake Villas, guests can learn to prepare the island’s signature dish, cozido. The Portuguese stew is buried in the volcanic ground and left to cook for five hours.

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Indulge in pasta alla Norma, sip a glass (or two) of crisp Sicilia Bianco, then hike up a volcano to work up an appetite for your next meal. There are also 600 miles of coastline to bask in and Greek and Roman ruins to explore. WHEN TO GO Early fall temps are often still warm enough for the beach. In September and October, the countryside is ablaze in fall colors. WHERE TO STAY Casa Talía feels like a hidden gem tucked on a hillside overlooking

the baroque town of Modica. The owners, two Milanese architects, lovingly restored a cluster of abandoned cottages into a 10-room B & B decorated with earthy touches like bamboo ceilings and terra-cotta tiles. (From $136; CasaTalia.it) WHAT TO DO Visit some of the island’s top wineries, such as COS and Planeta, to discover the region’s distinctive Nero d’Avola and Frappato varietals. DON’T MISS Set within an old palace, Michelin-starred Accursio Ristorante brilliantly updates Sicilian classics in its tasting menus. (AccursioRistorante.it)

A ZORES: DAVID BROOKE PHOTOGR APHY; ITALY: ISTOCK

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Editor’s Note: Our hearts go out to those affected by the 2017 hurricane season, especially the Caribbean islands, which you’ll notice are absent from our coverage as we give them time to rebuild. At press time, all of the resorts featured are open for business. Please visit TheKnot.com/honeymoons for more information.

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Arlene & Aubyn

Southern Road Trip

Rainbow Row in Charleston

THE PLAN “We aren’t the type of couple to sit on a beach, so we figured our honeymoon was the perfect excuse to finally load up our Jeep and road trip down south,” Aubyn (above, right) says of driving from their home in Windsor, Ontario, and kick-starting their trip in Lexington, Kentucky. “We’d heard wonderful things about Southern hospitality, which we were pleased to witness firsthand.” MUST-SEE SIGHTS The couple stopped for Doc Collier Moonshine and horseback riding during their time in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. In Georgia, they took in the scenery of remote Tybee Island and the cobblestone path of Savannah River Street, and later toured the Historic Charleston City Market in South Carolina.

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HONEYMOON HIGHLIGHT The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee, topped the list of memorable moments for the pair, who enjoyed performances by Carrie Underwood, Kelsea Ballerini and Old Crow Medicine Show. “We hit the jackpot with that lineup,” Aubyn says. “The experience was better than we ever expected.” MEMORABLE MEALS Blood orange mimosas at The Southern Steak & Oyster in Nashville come highly recommended, as does dinner at Charleston’s Husk Restaurant and locally sourced comfort fare from The Public Kitchen & Bar in Savannah. —Rachel Sylvester

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MAP IT

August

The pair drove around 350 miles to Lexington. They then spent two nights in Nashville before moving on to Gatlinburg, Savannah, and, finally, Charleston.

BUDGET $3,000

LENGTH OF TRIP 9 days

TRAVEL TIME 6 hours from Windsor to Lexington

BOOK IT

Lexington, KY: The Campbell House, Curio Collection by Hilton

Nashville, TN: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Nashville Downtown

Gatlinburg, TN: Stony Brook Cabins

Savannah, GA: Mansion on Forsyth Park

Charleston, SC: The Elliott House Inn

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: ISTOCK; MEGAN IN SAVANNAH FOR FLYTOGRAPHER; COURTESY OF COUPLE; COURTESY OF THE CAMPBELL HOUSE LEXINGTON, CURIO COLLECTION BY HILTON; EMILY B HALL

Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry

MAP ILLUSTR ATIONS BY PUTRI FEBRIANA

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Vicki & Nitant

Japan THE PLAN In search of an immersive escape totally out of their comfort zone, anime-obsessed pair Vicki and Nitant traveled across Japan for nearly a month of sightseeing.

Senso-ji Temple

MEMORABLE MEAL The couple splurged during dinner at Sushi Kanesaka—a Michelin-starred restaurant in the heart of Tokyo. TRAVEL TIP Book restaurant reservations well in advance, and consider what you pack. “Japanese culture is more modest,” Vicki says. “Pack clothing that isn’t revealing.” STANDOUT STAY “We had our own private hot spring tub at Gora Hanaougi,” Vicki says of their resort in tranquil Hakone, where they were surrounded by breathtaking views of nearby Mt. Fuji. “You’re treated so well, and the stay is so worth the splurge.” MUST-SEE SIGHTS Beyond mastering the Japanese subway system and taking a traditional samurai sword course at Samurai Kembu Theater in Kyoto, the pair visited Ghibli Museum and had an illustrator draw their composite at Kyoto International Manga Museum. “You can spend an entire day getting lost in all of the anime that’s available there,” Vicki says.

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HONEYMOON HIGHLIGHT During their weeklong stay in Kyoto, Vicki was transformed into a geisha, much to her husband’s surprise. “He didn’t even recognize me!” she says of her traditional Japanese makeover. “I felt like true Japanese royalty.” —RS

H  ONEYMOON AT A GLANCE TIME OF YEAR

MAP IT

July–August

The fun-loving couple started in Tokyo and made stops throughout Japan in Fujinomiya, Hakone, Kyoto, Osaka, Hiroshima, Fukuoka and Yakushima island.

BUDGET $10,000

LENGTH OF TRIP 28 days

TRAVEL TIME 12-hour flight from Los Angeles to Tokyo

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BOOK IT

Fujinomiya: Guest House Tokiwa

Hakone: Gora Hanaougi

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: SHUTTERSTOCK; WAKI IN TOKYO FOR FLYTOGRAPHER; COURTESY OF VICKI HONG & NITANT KARNIK (2); ISTOCK; COURTESY OF VICKI HONG & NITANT KARNIK

Vistas of Mount Fuji

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Bevin & Matt

Bali Mount Batur volcano

THE PLAN New York–based newlyweds Bevin and Matt utilized a slew of credit card points to plan their two-week excursion that spanned three picturesque towns on the Indonesian island of Bali. MUST-SEE SIGHTS The pair took in the sunset from Seminyak’s Potato Head Beach Club and biked through the Balinese village of Batur and its paddy fields with Dana Bali Tour. MEMORABLE MOMENT The couple woke up at 2 a.m. for an unforgettable sunrise hike on Mount Batur—an active volcano that took nearly two hours to climb. “We hiked up the mountain in the middle of the night with flashlights,” Bevin says. “When we got to the top, tour guides had breakfast ready, and we fed the wild monkeys around us that were just waking up for the day.” STANDOUT STAY Bali’s COMO Uma Ubud hotel served as a tranquil retreat for Bevin and Matt, who spent five days relaxing poolside with local treats like black rice pudding and muesli. “The resort was seriously magical,” Bevin says. “The private villas were beautiful, and the pool looked like something out of a magazine.”

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PACKING ESSENTIALS Preloaded Google Maps came in handy while exploring sans cell reception. “Even with a tour guide, it was useful to have offline maps of the area on our phone,” Bevin says.

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TRAVEL TIP “Hire a driver,” Bevin says. “It’s affordable and so worth it to have someone who’s familiar with the area.” —RS

H  ONEYMOON AT A GLANCE TIME OF YEAR

MAP IT

May–June

A 15-hour flight from New York City to Hong Kong was followed by a layover and finally a 5-hour flight to Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport.

BUDGET $10,000

LENGTH OF TRIP 16 days

TRAVEL TIME 26 hours

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BOOK IT

Seminyak: The Royal Beach Seminyak Bali

Ubud: COMO Uma Ubud

Nusa Dua: The Laguna Bali

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: COURTESY OF COUPLE (2); SHUTTERSTOCK; ISTOCK; COURTESY OF COUPLE; ISTOCK

Poolside at COMO Uma Ubud

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We were finally married and couldn’t wait to jump into the beginning of our lives together,” Angela says of her and Young letting out their excitement after signing their marriage license. “It was a moment to go crazy. We laughed so much, we just collapsed on the bed!” ANGEL A & YOUNG SEPTEMBER 26; BROOKLYN, NY PHOTOGR APH BY REBECC A YALE PHOTOGR APHY

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