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fashion & beauty 207

the ultimate ring guide Your complete resource for finding the right sparkler for you.

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10 things bridal consultants want you to know Brush up on these pro tips before visiting the salon.

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veils, unveiled We break down the details on every style, from traditional to trendy.

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upgrade your maids Keep your girls looking fabulous with the hottest bridesmaid looks.

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stylist on call Celebrity stylist Jeanne Yang dishes on everything menswear.

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elements of style

style 106

20 things

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Get inspired with our annual list of unique ways to wed.

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the year’s freshest color palettes From bold and bright to muted and mod, we’ve got a pairing for you.

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the art of love

Whatever your wedding colors, there’s stunning stationery for you.

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your perfect venue Find your ideal locale with our personality-based guide.

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flowers for every budget Get gorgeous buds for your wedding décor at every price point.

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décor details 101 We break down some of the most popular wedding elements so you know what you need for your day.

Let museum-worthy details lead your celebration style.

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a suite for every shade

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elements of style Draw inspiration from the four elements of nature.

These bold bridal looks are all about theatrical details and grand silhouettes.

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10 things bridal consultants want you to know FROM LEF T: JOHNNY MILLER; PHOTO BY BETSY; DRESS: AL AROBE.COM

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THE PERFECT PLACE FOR YOUR WEDDING

A LIFETIME OF ROMANCE BEGINS WITH THE PERFECT WEDDING AT HAWKS CAY RESORT Tie the knot on the water’s edge with an intimate ceremony, or host a grand event in our waterfront ballroom. No matter how you choose to celebrate, Hawks Cay Resort offers the most beautiful and accommodating venues in the Keys.

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CONTENTS

real weddings 81

charnele & joe november 3, naples

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monica & james january 8, clearwater beach

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jesse & preston july 28, tampa

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cassidy & alex december 2, estero island

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kelly & benjamin april 21, orlando

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milan & ian october 27, maitland

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allie & tyler november 10, orlando

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david & hunter may 19, miami

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jenna & paul march 25, fort lauderdale

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cece & elliott kristen & will

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dana & nick august 18, fernandina beach

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emily & stephen november 17, jacksonville

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10 questions to ask before writing your vows your catering checklist Whatever the cuisine, you need these important tips.

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venue makeover

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crowd-pleasers We asked real guests about the wedding details they’ll always remember.

the road to “I do” Top tips to ensure you and your wedding party are riding in style.

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registry awards We’ve rounded up the best of the best to start newlywed life off right.

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insta-worthy party spots Show your crew a ’grammable time at one of these group-friendly destinations.

Overcome writers block by asking yourself these meaningful Qs.

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Smart hacks to help camouflage eyesores at your venue.

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traditions with a twist

shot at love Our best advice for finding the right photographer for your day.

Fresh ideas for a day that celebrates your love, your way.

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luxe for less Your dream honeymoon doesn’t have to break the bank—these spots are true fantasy (and affordable) locales.

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HORSING AROUND Certified animal trainer and circus performer Jenny Vidbel brings two white horses into the center of the ring to pose for our photographer Dewey Nicks.

FINISHING TOUCHES Fashion editor and wardrobe stylist Shelley Brown adds her final tweaks to a Jenny Packham slip dress and embellished cape before heading to set.

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PUPPY LOVE Tiny rescue dog Sheriff comes out of retirement to do some very impressive tricks on command for our model (with the help of a few yummy treats).

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Kristen Maxwell Cooper DESIGN DIRECTOR

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SENIOR DIGITAL EDITOR SENIOR NEWS EDITOR SENIOR FASHION & BEAUTY EDITOR SENIOR STYLE & PLANNING EDITOR REAL WEDDINGS EDITOR ASSOCIATE REAL WEDDINGS EDITOR ART DIRECTOR JUNIOR DESIGNER ASSISTANT EDITOR, RESEARCH ASSOCIATE DIGITAL EDITOR, PHOTO ASSISTANT EDITORS, DIGITAL EDITORIAL ASSISTANT, FASHION & BEAUTY CONTRIBUTING ART DIRECTOR REAL WEDDINGS DESIGNERS ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, SOCIAL MEDIA EDITOR, SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING MANAGER, SOCIAL MEDIA SENIOR VIDEO PRODUCER VIDEO PRODUCER

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EDITOR ’S NOTE

your day, your way When my husband, Mickey, and I tied the knot in St. Louis (my hometown), we wanted to include a subtle nod to New York City too—after all, it was the place we met and where we planned to continue building our life together. So we asked our baker to incorporate both city skylines into the design of our cake—it was “us” and the perfect way to honor our future. At The Knot, we’re less about following rules and all about making it your own. From spins on classic wedding rituals to totally unexpected wedding venues (like a circus—really!) and inventive ways to honor two different cultures in one epic party, we’ve got lots of ideas to help you make your wedding day a true reflection of who you are as a couple. You’ll likely receive lots of unsolicited advice while planning—they mean well—but at the end of the day, this is a celebration of your unique love story. You have our full support to do it your way.

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Editor in Chief @kristenmax kristen@theknot.com Put your own twist on tradition—we’ve got the new “something blue” and swaps for the unity candle. (p. 282)

This colorful invite screams party. Find your perfect suite in our rainbow of paper inspo. (p. 147)

Doan Ly of a.p. bio created bouquets at every price point—and they’re all stunning. (p. 156)

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TOOL S

CONGRATULATIONS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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GET THE MARRIAGE LICENSE You’ll find this must-have doc at the state registrar’s office in the county where you’ll wed.

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

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

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

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GET YOUR DAY-OF TIMELINE As you check off to-dos (so satisfying, right?) the app creates a detailed day-of timeline. Share it with your pros, wedding party and VIPs. This way, everyone knows when it’s all going down, and you can focus on enjoying some champagne and having a blast with your people. >>

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Not sure how to define your style and theme?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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ADVICE

THE CREW

Q AND A

ask the knot squad We tapped our experts for answers to your most pressing questions.

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SHAWNA GOHEL Founder and editor in chief, Maharani Weddings

MARY CHATMAN CEO and editor in chief, Black Bride

LOUIS BARAGONA Associate real weddings editor, The Knot

MARK INGRAM Owner and creative director, Mark Ingram Atelier

LAUREN KAY Executive editor, The Knot

How can I tell if prospective vendors are LGBTQ+ friendly? BRIT TNY DRYE: No one wants to have that conversation of, “By the way, I’m a woman marrying a woman—are you cool with that?” It’s uncomfortable to feel like you have to “out” yourself every time you talk to a vendor. To avoid the awkward (and possibly heartbreaking) convo, there are ways to determine if a pro is equality minded before even sending an email. While some sites clearly state their delight in working with everyone, others may not be as clear. This is where you’ll need to do a deep dive into their online presence: Does their website have images of LGBTQ+ couples? Do they use gender-neutral language? Do their social accounts celebrate LGBTQ+ marriage? (Pro tip: Go back to June 2015 to see if they posted about the marriage equality win.) You can also see if they’re a preferred vendor, have had work featured on equality-minded sites like Love Inc. or even include badges such as the one from The Knot. ST YLE

FA S H I O N

I’ll be flying with my wedding dress— what are some good travel tips? HARMONY WALTON: Always carry it on. And add a few layers of protection, like tissue, between your gown and the garment bag. Before you board, check airline sites for your options. Some have closets where you can hang it, but you may need to lay it in the overhead. Don’t stress—simply steam it once you arrive. As a rule, never check anything you can’t live without on your wedding day.

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What are some fresh color palettes for Indian weddings? SHAWNA GOHEL: This depends on your aesthetic, but I love a look that leans toward saturated glamour. Since Indian weddings are bright, energetic celebrations, vibrant palettes tend to work best. Some of my favorite hues for weddings include jewel-toned combinations such as saffron and plum, peacock blue and silver, or crimson and gold. >>

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I’m really close to my brother and would love to have him in my wedding party, but does he have to stand on my fiancé’s side? LOUIS BAR AGONA: As tradition takes a backseat to personalization and preference, so should some of the more unnecessary confines of gendered practices. You love your brother, so why put him anywhere else but by your side? More couples are mixing things up with their wedding parties as a testament to the modernization of roles and the creation of totally new traditions. Whether it’s a groom’s female best friend, a relative who identifies as non-binary or a wedding without any gender roles, your setup shouldn’t come down to choosing historically assigned sides. Make your day about what’s best for you as a couple, whether that means your brother is standing on the “bridal side,” aka the left, or simply forgoing and just surrounding yourselves with your people.

What kind of undergarments should I plan to wear to my dress fitting? MARK INGR AM: Try to wear the same undergarments you’ll be wearing on your actual wedding day. Many gowns today have a built-in corset and bust cups (or they can be easily added) so an additional bra is not required. Your undergarment needs will also depend on your body type, and the fabrication and structure of your gown. Ask your consultant for their recommendation before purchasing any added pieces.

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RECEPTION

How do I tell my guests I want to have an unplugged ceremony? MARY CHATMAN: A simple note on your wedding website and a small, concise sign advising guests that you’re having an unplugged wedding should suffice. Say something like, “We want our friends and family to be present at our ceremony, so we ask that you put away all cameras and cell phones. We’ve hired an amazing photographer, so don’t worry—this memory will be captured, and we can’t wait to share the photos with you.” It gets the point across without cell phone shaming.

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I’ve heard I have a year to send out thank-you notes—is this true? LAUREN K AY: You should try to share your gratitude as soon as possible. For any gifts received before the wedding, thank-yous should be mailed out within two weeks. For those received on or after your wedding day, aim for a two- to three-month turnaround. Guests want to know you received their gift, and you don’t want to risk forgetting to pen a note altogether. If you’re coming up on your first anniversary and have outstanding notes, get writing. It’s never too late to show your appreciation.

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WHITE TIE EVENTS Y? ENTERTAINMENT

ensembles & soloists

caterers

DERON BAKER MUSIC LLC

EXECUTIVE CATERING AND EVENTS!/EFS CATERING

wedding florists

wedding cakes & desserts

A HAPPILY EVER AFTER FLORAL

DEBRA’S BRIDAL SHOP AT THE AVENUES

SWEET WEDDINGS

JADE VIOLET WEDDING & EVENT FLORAL BOUTIQUE

FRENCH NOVELTY

bands

MISSY GUNNELS FLOWERS

MARGARET ELLEN BRIDAL

BAY KINGS BAND

PARKER’S EVENTS FLORAL DESIGNS

ONE FINE DAY BRIDAL SALON

EASTCOAST ENTERTAINMENT

THE PLANT SHOPPE FLORIST

PHOTOS BY DAISY, LLC SARAH HEDDEN PHOTOGRAPHY

ABC DJS

SASKIA PENLAND HAIR ARTISTRY

RICKER FILMS

(PARENTHESES) PHOTOGRAPHY

SARA PURDY PHOTOGRAPHY

djs

hair, makeup & wellness

LOVE, A BRIDAL BOUTIQUE

COUTURE FLORALS AND EVENTS FLOWER GIRLZ INC.

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JANNETTE DE LLANOS PHOTOGRAPHY

THE COOPER ESTATE

TheCooperEstate.com

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D BATISTA PHOTOGRAPHY

SECRET GARDENS OF MIAMI

SecretGardensMiami.com

BENVENUTO

BenvenutoRestaurant.com

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THE OLD GROVE

BAYFRONT FLORAL & EVENT DESIGN

TheOldGrove.com

officiants & premarital counseling SENSATIONAL CEREMONIES

rehearsal dinners & bridal showers SWEETWATER BRANCH INN

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gown cleaning & preservation

BayfrontFloral.com

SECRET GARDENS OF MIAMI SecretGardensMiami.com “The staff is out of this world—grateful for the entire Secret Garden team, especially Blanca. [They] make you feel like family. I recommend this venue 150 percent.” THE ADDISON

RESCUE FLATS

RescueFlats.com

ALINA MOLETA EVENT PLANNING & DESIGN ALMA EVENT PLANNER ANJÉ SOIRÉES ATWATER EVENTS BE SOCIAL EVENTS BELLISIMO EVENTS

THE MARRIED CO. MSWEVENTS NAOMI ZORA EVENTS OLIVE & IVORY EVENT DESIGN SIMPLY YOU WEDDINGS SOLEA EVENTS STUNNING & BRILLIANT EVENTS

DEER CREEK GOLF CLUB

BLUE ORCHID EVENTS & DESIGN

DOUBLETREE BY HILTON GRAND HOTEL BISCAYNE BAY

BSOCIAL EVENTS

ESPERANZA ESTATE VENUE AND EQUESTRIAN CENTER

BUSY BEE’S EVENTS

WEDDING BELLS AND SEASHELLS BEACH WEDDINGS

SUSAN JAFFE PIECES OF DREAMS WEDDINGS & EVENTS

CRISTI G EVENTS

WHITE DREAMS EVENTS

JUPITER BEACH RESORT & SPA

D’ASIGNER EVENTS

YOUR WEDDING BY LAUREN

OCEANSIDE CLEANERS

KEY LARGO LIGHTHOUSE BEACH

DREAMDAY WEDDINGS

SEW BEAUTIFUL CUSTOM CREATIONS

YSD EVENTS

LA JOLLA BALLROOM

EVENT BLISS DESIGN

MAYFAIR HOTEL AND SPA

EVENTS BY CARMEN

MERMAID BEACH WEDDINGS

EVENTS BY JESS

THE MILLER ESTATE

EVENTS BY MARIELA

OUT OF THE BLUE WATERFRONT WEDDINGS

EVENTS BY PROMO IDEA

SOUTHERN FLORIDA

photographers SCRIBBLED MOMENTS PHOTOGRAPHY

PGA NATIONAL RESORT & SPA

EVENTS BY VENTO DESIGNS

BENVENUTO

RECEPTION PALACE BALLROOMS

BenvenutoRestaurant.com “The absolute best wedding venue ever! The food was AMAZING, the service excellent. It was our dream wedding!”

REDLAND FARM LIFE

EVERLASTING EVENTS COORDINATION SERVICES

UNIQUE PALMS

FLAWLESS EVENTS FLA

ScribbledMomentsPhotography.com “Her passion for photography is inspiring. She works so hard to make sure your day is captured exactly the way you want it. Thank you, Scribbled Moments.”

UP THE CREEK FARMS

FOREVER IN LOVE

ADAM COTTON PHOTOGRAPHY

VILLA TOSCANA

GABRIELA SOUSA EVENTS

ADAM KING WEDDINGS

VISTA LAGO BALLROOM

HAUTE COUTURE EVENTS

ADAM OPRIS PHOTOGRAPHY

IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS

ALEE GLEIBERMAN PHOTOGRAPHY

JANESSA GERMAN EVENTS

ALICIA MAGNUS PHOTOGRAPHY

JESSICA’S EVENTS JG EVENTI

ALIZEE PECHMAJOU PHOTOGRAPHY

JUST GLAM EVENTS

ANCHORS COLLECTIVE WEDDINGS

KEITH WILLARD EVENTS

ANDREA HELFER PHOTOGRAPHY + CINEMATOGRAPHY

wedding venues

THE COOPER ESTATE TheCooperEstate.com “The moment I arrived at Cooper Estate and saw the grotto on our tour, I got tears in my eyes. I knew this was the perfect wedding venue, and that it was!”

THE OLD GROVE TheOldGrove.com “I wish I could give The Old Grove more than five stars. It was truly spectacular. The venue is gorgeous, the location perfect and the staff was incredible.”

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wedding planners YOUR SPECIAL DAY BY JONI YourSpecialDayByJoni.com “Joni is the absolute best! They were attentive and worked with all our vendors to make sure my vision came to life. I would 100 percent recommend Joni and her team!” A MODERN ROMANCE

EVENTS BY SARAH

KELLY DOSS EVENTS LINA BENDER EVENT & WEDDING PLANNER LUNA EVENTS

ANGELA VALLEJO PHOTOGRAPHY AVANT GARDE WEDDINGS BARO STUDIOS

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BECA C PHOTOGRAPHY BECCA BORGE PHOTOGRAPHY BELLS & WHISTLES PHOTOGRAPHY + VIDEOGRAPHY

MICHAEL FREAS PHOTOGRAPHY MICHELLE LAWSON PHOTOGRAPHY

WILL HARRIS PRODUCTIONS YTM STUDIOS

MUNOZ PHOTOGRAPHY

photo booths

CASSANDRA TRCKA PHOTOGRAPHY

NOVA ONE PHOTOGRAPHY

EVENT BOOTH - PHOTO BOOTH

OLIVER PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO

FOTOBOOTH MAGIC

CHRISTOPHER RAMOS WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

ORGANIC MOMENTS PHOTOGRAPHY

THE HIPSTR COMPANY

CLAUDIA RIOS PHOTOGRAPHY

PALM BEACH PHOTOGRAPHY, INC.

COLORS OF GRACE

PEVIDE PHOTOGRAPHY

COUTURE BRIDAL PHOTOGRAPHY

THE PICTURE COTTAGE

CRISTINA CARRIZOSA PHOTOGRAPHY

POIRIER WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY & FILMS

DANA LYNN PHOTOGRAPHY, VIDEO & PHOTO BOOTH

RAMSES GARCIA PHOTOGRAPHY

BRANDI TOOLE PHOTOGRAPHY

DAVIDZ PHOTOGRAPHER DEIVIS ARCHBOLD PHOTOGRAPHY DOLCE PHOTOS & FILMS

RAY PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO REEM PHOTOGRAPHY REGINA HYMAN PHOTOGRAPHY RKM PHOTOGRAPHY

MAGIC MIRROR MIAMI PHOTOG BOOTH SWEETS AND PIXS PHOTO BOOTH

KAYLA ANNE FLORES HAIR & MAKEUP ARTIST KEY WEST HAIR AND MAKEUP ARTISTRY MAJESTIC HAIR MAKEUP ARTIST PALM BEACH ANNA DAHLIN MAKEUP BY ALINA K. MAKEUPBYJILLCARMAN MODERN BRIDE BY NATALIA POWER HOUSE BEAUTY SAMMY’S SUITE HAIR & MAKEUP

bridal salons

SIMPLY PERFECT BRIDAL BEAUTY

A&BÉ BRIDAL SHOP

ULTIMATE BRIDAL BEAUTY

BACIO BACIO BRIDAL BOUTIQUE BELLISSIMA BRIDAL DESIGNS BELLISSIMA BRIDE

TASHY MARIE MAKEUP

tuxedos & formalwear MENGUIN

ROBERT HACMAN PHOTOGRAPHY

BOCA RATON BRIDAL & CONSULTANTS

ERIKA DIAZ PHOTOGRAPHY

SIMPLY CAPTIVATING PHOTOGRAPHY

BRIDAL COUTURE OF THE PALM BEACHES

ERIKA TUESTA PHOTOGRAPHY

STARFISH STUDIOS

BRIDES OF AMERICA MIAMI

EZEKIEL E. PHOTOGRAPHY

SUGARFREE STUDIO

COUTURE BRIDAL MIAMI

FILMS TV PHOTOGRAPHY ART

THE TALENTED PHOTOGRAPHER

LA VIE EN BLANC

FRANCHESCA EDWARDS PHOTOGRAPHY

TESSA MAXINE PHOTOGRAPHY

LAUDERDALE BRIDE

EGGWHITES SPECIAL EVENT CATERING

THOMPSON PHOTOGRAPHY GROUP

LINDI BRIDAL

FREIRE WEDDING PHOTO

EVENT DESIGN PRODUCTIONS

LOVELY BRIDE MIAMI

GREG POLAND PHOTOGRAPHY

THE TOP PHOTOGRAPHERS

EXQUISITE BITES CATERING

RASHAWNROSE BRIDAL

HEATHER FUNK PHOTOGRAPHY

TROY HUYNH PHOTOGRAPHY

RIVERA CATERING

WONDERLAND BRIDAL

INFINITE LOOP PHOTOGRAPHY + FILMS

VISUALS PHOTO AND VIDEO

TASTEBUDS FINE CATERING & EVENT PRODUCTION

hair, makeup & wellness

TASTY CREATIONS CATERING

DONNA IRENE WEDDINGS EMILY PRADA PHOTO

WALTER ALEMAN PHOTOGRAPHY AND EVENTS

JANNETTE DE LLANOS PHOTOGRAPHY

WEDDING PHOTO & VIDEO BY LIAM

JASMINE BAETZEL PHOTOGRAPHY

ZAITOGRAPHY

JONATHAN CONNOLLY PHOTOGRAPHY

ZOE LIFE PHOTOGRAPHY

KRYSTAL CAPONE PHOTOGRAPHY

videographers

KYEPARK PHOTO

DARSYS MAKEUP AND HAIR MakeupbyDarsys.com “Darsys got my vision from the beginning and made me feel and look so beautiful. My husband wouldn’t stop telling me how beautiful I looked.”

LA VIE STUDIOS

THE ARTIST GROUP

LALANI PHOTOGRAPHY

BABY BLUE FILM

ALEXIS GARCIA HAIR & MAKEUP ARTIST

LAURA MEMORY PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY

BLU COUTURE WEDDING FILMS

ASTERIA BEAUTY STUDIO

BYDESIGN FILMS MIAMI

BOMBSHELL MAKEOVERS

CALYPSO WEDDING FILMS

CELEBRITY STYLES OFFICIAL

DANA LYNN PHOTOGRAPHY, VIDEO & PHOTO BOOTH

DGPRO MAKEUP AND HAIR

DIEGO STUART FILMS - SF

ECW HAIR AND MAKEUP

DIGITAL PRODUCTO FILMS

ELLE & MICHELLE HAIR AND MAKEUP ARTISTRY

LAWZA PHOTOGRAPHY LENISSE KOMATSU PHOTOGRAPHY LIFEKAPTURED PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY LIGHT AND GRACE PHOTOGRAPHY LIGHT SKY PHOTOGRAPHY

DIVINE BEAUTY ARTISTS

LIGHTCAP STUDIOS

THE DRUDE FLEET VIDEO PRODUCTIONS

LILY & LIME

KEY MOMENT FILMS

EYE DO MAKEUP & HAIR SOUTH LLC

LUIS VARGAS PHOTOGRAPHY

KRAFTED MEMORIES

FIORELLA CASTRO HAIR

M SUAREZ PHOTOGRAPHY

SHUTTER AND SOUND FILMS

GET GORGEOUS BY KELLY

MAGGIE ALVAREZ PHOTOGRAPHY

TOAST WEDDING FILMS SOUTH FLORIDA

GIA DESPO HAIR AND MAKEUP

VALCINEMA PRODUCTIONS

HAIR AND MAKEUP BY DEMY

VIDEOGRAPHY BY CRISTINA

KATE HAIR&BEAUTY

MARTIN AND GLORIA PHOTOGRAPHY, LLC MASSON LIANG PHOTOGRAPHY

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GLAMTOURAGE LLC

A FANCY FIESTA GOURMET CATERING & EVENT PRODUCTION A PCS EVENT PRODUCTION

wedding cakes & desserts

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JAMES MINNS PHOTOGRAPHY

caterers

ANA PAZ CAKES EARTH AND SUGAR TICA DESIGNER CAKES TWO FAT COOKIES

bands BAY KINGS BAND EASTCOAST ENTERTAINMENT GREEN FOURTEEN THE HEADLINERS BAND JOHN PARKER BAND® MALLORY MOYER MUSIC ON THE MOVE EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT XENTRIC ENTERTAINMENT

djs AAMUSICIANS COVER STORY ENTERTAINMENT DJ AND SOLO MUSICIAN SERVICES

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CUSTOM DJ SERVICES

MARATHON FLORIST, INC.

STEPHANIE MARTINEZ WEDDINGS

THE BIRCHWOOD

DJ CONNECTION

PANACHE STYLE

WEDDING CEREMONIES FL

CASA LANTANA INC.

DJ DONNY EVENTS

PETAL PRODUCTIONS

EDDIE B & COMPANY

POLISHED PETALS FLORIST

ELEGANT DREAMS, INC

STELLA’S FLOWERS

EVENT FACTOR DJS & LIGHTING SOLUTIONS

VICTORIA PARK FLOWER STUDIO XQUISITE EVENT’S

GO LIVE DJ & PHOTO BOOTHS KENNY MONDO PRODUCTIONS MIAMI DJZ & LIGHTING

invitations

ARALIMO INC. MOLLY’S TROLLEYS OF WEST PALM BEACH

lighting & décor

MIKE SIPE

BLISS STATIONERY & EVENTS

RED ELEPHANT ENTERTAINMENT

EMILY BAIRD DESIGN

ROCK WITH U ENTERTAINMENT

THE INVITORIUM

SCJ EVENTS

IT’S MY PARTY

SEEGERS SOUND

LOVE PAPER CREATIONS

SHUT DOWN PRODUCTIONS

PAPER & LACE

FLORIDA DANCESPORT

SOFLO MAIN EVENTS DJ & LIGHTING

RACHEL FALLAS DESIGNS

I DO, DANCE

SOUND EVENT DJS

favors

party rentals & service staff

THAT AWESOME ENTERTAINMENT CO ULTIMATE SOUNDS VISION DJS & LIGHTING VISUALIZE ENTERTAINMENT, DJ-LIGHTING-PHOTO BOOTH WHITE TIE AFFAIRS

RESCUE FLATS RescueFlats.com “LOVE these as an alternative to flipflops that you see so often at weddings. Setup is easy and cute! Great company, fast shipping, awesome product!” CINDEROLLIES

THE FLOWER WALL CO. MIAMI RENT MY WEDDING

dance lessons

CJ PARTY RENTAL & EVENT PLANNING, INC. TENT AND PARTY EVENTS

honeymoon & travel

CASA YBEL RESORT CROSS CREEK RANCH HARBORSIDE CHAPEL HARMONY HAVEN HYATT HOUSE NAPLES 5TH AVENUE HYATT REGENCY CLEARWATER BEACH RESORT AND SPA IMG ACADEMY GOLF CLUB OCTOBER OAKS FARM THE PAVILION AT MIXON FARMS PINK SHELL BEACH RESORT AND MARINA SAFETY HARBOR RESORT & SPA SAND PETAL WEDDINGS SIRATA BEACH RESORT TOWN MANOR ON THE LAKE TRADEWINDS ISLAND RESORTS VENUE 650 THE WHITE ROOM WISHING WELL BARN

wedding planners CHANTILLY CHIC CELEBRATIONS

ensembles & soloists

INITIALLY YOURS

COLL MUSIC LLC

TALARIA FLATS

gifts & registries

calligraphy

KOLBO FINE JUDAICA GALLERY

KENIA EVENT PLANNING + DESIGN

INKY FINGERS CALLIGRAPHY

unique ideas

KIMBERLY HENSLEY EVENTS

officiants & premarital counseling

CANVAS AND CONFETTI

RUNWAY EVENTS

wedding florists BAYFRONT FLORAL & EVENT DESIGN BayfrontFloral.com “BEAUTIFUL flowers and AMAZING team! Everyone was very friendly, accommodating and detailed. They truly went above and beyond. You will not be disappointed!” A MARC IN DESIGN BEAUTIFUL KREATIONS BIG ROSE BOCA CREATIVE FLORALS & BRIDAL BLISS INC. DALSIMER ATLAS FLORAL & EVENT DECORATORS DVINE CREATIONS

A WEDDING BY FRANK ADRI CAMACHO BILINGUAL WEDDING OFFICIANT - NOTARY CANTOR JESSICA TURNOFF FERRARI CANTOR JINNY MARSH, JEWISH & INTERFAITH WEDDINGS CEREMONIES BY CINDY CEREMONIES BY GARRETT CEREMONIES WITH CYNTHIA: DR. REV. CYNTHIA CAPACCIO

ENJOY FLOWERS

THE OFFICIANTS: SIMPLY PERFECT CEREMONIES

EVENT BLISS DESIGN

RABBI JONATHAN KAPLAN

EVER AFTER FLORAL DESIGN

RABBI MELINDA BRACHA

FLOWERS UNVEILED

RABBI PAUL OFFENKRANTZ

KISH EVENTS & DECOR

RABBI ROBERT SILVERMAN

KITANIM FLOWERS AND EVENTS

REV. EDDIE RODRIGUEZ

LA FETERIE BY JULIANA SCHIFFER

SENSATIONAL CEREMONIES

LUSH CELEBRATIONS

SÍ WEDDING CEREMONIES

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TRIPGUY

SOMETHING NEW BRIDAL BOX

MASTER MUSICIANS INC.

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transportation & valet

COASTAL COORDINATING EVENTRICS WEDDINGS JENNIFER MATTEO EVENT PLANNING

PIPER MARIE EVENTS SARASOTA AND TAMPA WEDDING GALLERY

WEST COAST FLORIDA

SIDE BY SIDE WEDDINGS SIMPLE WEDDINGS

wedding venues

SPECIAL MOMENTS EVENT PLANNING

THE SUNSET WEDDINGS BY GULF DRIVE CAFÉ

SWANKY SOIREE EVENT DESIGN & WEDDING PLANNER

TheSunsetWeddings.com “Sunset Weddings at Gulf Drive Café was an absolute dream wedding venue! If you are looking for a local Florida feel with gorgeous sunsets, look no further!”

TABLE 6 PRODUCTIONS TAYLOR FALCON EVENTS

photographers

YACHT STARSHIP

ROSY AND SHAUN WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS

YachtStarShip.com “The food, the music and the atmosphere on the yacht are like no other! We couldn’t have selected a better venue for our wedding.”

RosyandShaun.com “I knew right away that we didn’t need to look any further—Rosy and Shaun were easy to talk to, and they knew their stuff.”

BAKERS RANCH

ABUNDANT GRACE PHOTOGRAPHY

BEACH HOUSE WATERFRONT RESTAURANT

AISLINN MALAYTER PHOTOGRAPHY

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AMBER MCWHORTER PHOTOGRAPHY ANDREW DO PHOTOGRAPHY

LOVE AND STYLE PHOTOGRAPHY LOVE LUXE STUDIO

ANDY MARTIN PHOTOGRAPHY

MATLOCK AND KELLY PHOTOGRAPHY

ANN COFFMAN PHOTOGRAPHY

MCNEILE PHOTOGRAPHY

ASHLEY IZQUIERDO

MELISSA LAUREN IMAGES

BABY BLUE FILM PHOTO+VIDEO

MIKE ZAWADZKI PHOTOGRAPHY

BAILEY LANE PHOTOS

MOBILE VIDEO AND PHOTOGRAPHY

CAMI ZI PHOTOGRAPHY CARLY MAC PHOTOGRAPHY CHELSEA RENAY CHI PHOTOGRAPHY CHRISTOPHER RAMOS WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER CORNER HOUSE PHOTOGRAPHY DEWITT FOR LOVE PHOTOGRAPHY

WHIMSICAL BLISS PHOTOGRAPHY, LLC

CC’S BRIDAL BOUTIQUE

YACHT STARSHIP

LORETTA BRIDAL BOUTIQUE

THE DRESSING ROOM PALM BRIDAL

videographers

PATRICIA’S BOUTIQUE TRULY FOREVER BRIDAL TAMPA

ALL IN WHITE

THE WHITE CLOSET BRIDAL COMPANY

BABY BLUE FILM BLU COUTURE WEDDING FILMS

PENNY SOUZA PHOTOGRAPHY

BYDESIGN FILMS

PHOTO, VIDEO AND PHOTOBOOTH BY ROCKSTAR VETERANS!

CONTESSA FILMS

PHOTOGRAPHY BY V PHOTOS BY RISSA

FAIRYTALE PRODUCTIONS EVENT SERVICES

THE PORTOS PHOTO + VIDEO

LEGENDARY FILMS BY DAMIR LLC

RACHEL BURKHART PHOTOGRAPHY

MANGIONE STUDIOS

THE WHITE MAGNOLIA BRIDAL COLLECTION

hair, makeup & wellness

DEVOTED FILMS

DESTINY & LIGHT—HAIR AND MAKEUP GROUP DestinyandLight.com “I can’t recommend them enough. Their flexibility and enthusiasm and how they made me feel/look as a bride is something I will be grateful for years to come.”

REBECCA JORDAN PHOTOGRAPHY

MOBILE VIDEO AND PHOTOGRAPHY

REGINA AS THE PHOTOGRAPHER

PETIT FOUR FILMS

RUTH TERRERO PHOTOGRAPHY

SUBLIME STUDIOS

SALVADOR ROBLES PHOTOGRAPHY SAMANTHA LEE PHOTOGRAPHY

TOAST WEDDING FILMS WEST COAST FLORIDA

SANDHILL PHOTOGRAPHY

TRINITY WEDDING CINEMA

SCRIBBLED MOMENTS PHOTOGRAPHY

YTM STUDIOS

JONATHAN HARE PHOTOGRAPHY

SHAUNA AND JORDON PHOTOGRAPHY

photo booths

ASHLEE ANN ON LOCATION HAIR AND MAKEUP LLC.

LATANYA & CO. WEDDINGS

SUGARFREE STUDIO THE TALENTED PHOTOGRAPHER

CHUBBY’S PHOTO BOOTH & GAMES

BEAUTIFUL DREAM TEAM

LEDIA TASHI PHOTOGRAPHY LIFELONG PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO

TIM ZELLER PHOTOGRAPHY

DS HAIR & MAKEUP CREATIONS

LIGHT SKY PHOTOGRAPHY

TIMELESS PHOTOGRAPHY

THE HIPSTR COMPANY FLORIDA WEST COAST

LILI LU PHOTO

TODD GILMAN PHOTOGRAPHY

LILY & LIME

THE TOP PHOTOGRAPHERS

bridal salons

FEMME AKOI

LIMELIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY

TRUE LOVE PHOTOGRAPHY

ATHENA’S BRIDAL BOUTIQUE

JAMIE LYN CINTRON ~ SALON ~ SPA ~ WEDDING

FAIRYTALE PRODUCTIONS EVENT SERVICES FALLBROOK PHOTOGRAPHY GEOFFREY PHOTOGRAPHY HEAD OVER HEELS PHOTOGRAPHY IMPRESSIONS PHOTOGRAPHY JASMINE BAETZEL PHOTOGRAPHY JEN HOUSE PHOTOGRAPHY JONATHAN DYER PHOTOGRAPHY

AIRBRUSH MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLES BY CHARLOTTE & CO. ANA MOLINARI SALON AND SPA

CAMPOSECCO ARTISTRY EYE DO MAKEUP & HAIR SOUTH LLC

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DESTINY & LIGHT—HAIR AND MAKEUP GROUP

DestinyandLight.com

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THE SUNSET WEDDINGS BY GULF DRIVE CAFÉ

TheSunsetWeddings.com

SCRIBBLED MOMENTS PHOTOGRAPHY

ScribbledMomentsPhotography.com

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DARSYS MAKEUP AND HAIR

ROSY AND SHAUN WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS

MakeupbyDarsys.com

RosyandShaun.com

KYLELYNN WEDDINGS LASTING LUXE HAIR AND MAKEUP ARTISTRY

FLORAL ARTISTRY OF SANIBEL

ISLAND SOUND MODERN ERA WEDDINGS

LDM BEAUTY GROUP

IZA’S FLOWERS

MOMENTS IN TIME DISC JOCKEYS

LOVE YOUR BEAUTY, LLC

LEAF IT TO US

MUSIC BY KEVIN KRAMER

MAKEUP BY PINK LLC

WONDERLAND FLORAL ART

ON THE MOVE PRODUCTIONS

bands

RHYTHM OF THE NIGHT ENTERTAINMENT

MICHELE RENEE THE STUDIO NICKI MAC BRIDES ONCE UPON A BEAUTY HAIR & MAKEUP

RIG ENTERTAINMENT BAY KINGS BAND

THE ROCK GLOVE

DUELING PIANOS FELIX AND FINGERS

SALON TEEZ WEDDINGS

EASTCOAST ENTERTAINMENT

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BRIDES N BLOOMS, WHOLESALE & DESIGNS

YACHT STARSHIP

YachtStarShip.com

AFFORDABLE CATERING INC AMICI’S CATERED CUISINE CATERING BY ROBERT MILAN CATERING AND EVENT DESIGN OLYMPIA CATERING SARASOTA CATERING COMPANY

wedding cakes & desserts

FROM ME TO YOU THE HEADLINERS BAND

SOUNDS GREAT ENTERTAINMENT

ensembles & soloists

MALLORY MOYER MUSIC

ENSEMBLE AEVIA

djs

THE MOELLER CELLO & GUITAR DUO

honeymoon & travel HYATT REGENCY CLEARWATER BEACH RESORT AND SPA

unique ideas COVADONGA CIGARS

SUNSET STRINGS ALL THAT EVENTS DJ-UP LIGHTING-PHOTO BOOTHCANDY BUFFET ALLSTAR ENTERTAINMENT AND UPLIGHTING BLACK TIE DJS CELEBRATIONS 24 DELITE ENTERTAINMENT

ALESSI BAKERY

DJAYPROS

CHANTILLY CAKES

EVERLASTING SOUNDS

LADYCAKES BAKERY

EXPERT PRODUCTIONS

SWEETIFIED

FAST BREAKS EXECUTIVE ENTERTAINMENT

DJ DAYVE

officiants & premarital counseling A WEDDING WITH GRACE DEARRUDA WEDDINGS CEREMONIES & RELATIONSHIP COACHING ROOTS OF CHANGE CEREMONIES SENSATIONAL CEREMONIES SWFL WEDDING OFFICIANT WEDDINGS AND WELLNESS WEDDINGS BY BONNIE

wedding florists

GRAINGERTAINMENT

party rentals & service staff

2BIRDS EVENTS

GRANT HEMOND & ASSOCIATES, INC.

A CHAIR AFFAIR, INC.

THE BRIDE’S BOUQUET

INSPIRE DJ

THE RESERVE VINTAGE RENTALS

GO DJ PRODUCTIONS

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ALL THAT EVENTS DJ-UP LIGHTING-PHOTO BOOTHCANDY BUFFET

A DJ WITH CLASS INC.

A SPECIAL TOUCHCAKES BY CAROLYNN

TRUDY MELISSA CAKES

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WIGGLE AROUND IN IT LIKE YOU’RE DANCING. WHICH ONE FEELS THE BEST? THAT’S HOW I KNEW!” —Hannah G.

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Guests caught glimpses of the Gulf of Mexico from their lucite chairs draped with greenery and roses.

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Our friendly professional staff and award-winning culinary team are dedicated to ensure your day is unforgettable. The elegant ballroom has a spectacular view of the golf course and a perfect setting for your wedding reception, rehearsal dinner, engagement party and bridal shower.

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JANUARY 8

• CLEARWATER BEACH

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THEIR STORY On their wedding day, physicians Monica Mukherjee and James Henri Clark celebrated not only the marriage of two people, but also that of two cultures. Monica, whose family hails from India, and James, who was born in England, followed that principle down to the smallest details. “We wanted an English country garden party, but with elements of India,” Monica says. The pair also switched up the color scheme. “Red is the customary color of Hindu weddings, but I wanted soft, beachy tones to represent the sand and water of Florida,” Monica says. The couple covered their paper goods in Mughal-inspired elephants alongside calligraphy. At the end of the night, guests took home Indian sweets and papier-mâché ornaments straight from Kolkata. —LB

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Make Your Wedding

a Part of History

Exchange vows in the historic waterfront Powel Crosley Estate. One of the best places to host a dream wedding in the Bradenton Area, this Mediterranean Revival-style mansion sits directly on the water and also features a circular tower. Outside this gorgeous estate, visitors can enjoy island pleasures, mainland adventure and the rest that the area has to offer.

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MONICA & JAMES’S WEDDING INGREDIENTS CEREMONY & RECEPTION SITE Wyndham

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Grand, Clearwater Beach PHOTOGRAPHY Ledia Tashi Photography VIDEOGRAPHY

RECEPTION Gold chargers, greenery runners and vibrant pink peonies added a pop of color to the clean, white tablescapes. BOUQUET Monica carried pink peonies and roses as well as greenery and leaves. MANDAP Monica and James used the details of the traditional Indian ceremony stage to

Javad Akbarpour PLANNER Two Ladies and

artfully combine both of their cultures. “We chose antique, British-inspired furniture and a chandelier for the mandap,” Monica says. The couple covered the tent in oversize peonies, roses and eucalyptus.

Design FLOWERS Dana Dineen GOWN Banarasi

Events EVENT DESIGNER Tas Events and silk sari, Kolkata, India; lehenga: Sabyasachi Mukherjee TUXEDO Hugo Boss; sherwani/ churidar, Kolkata, India WEDDING PARTY ATTIRE Bridesmaid lehengas/saris: Tequela

Rose, Kolkata, India; groomsmen: kurta pajamas from Kolkata, India FLOWER GIRL ATTIRE Fabindia, Kolkata, India HAIR & MAKEUP The Shop Salon SHOES Bride:

Badgley Mischka ENGAGEMENT & WEDDING RINGS Radcliffe Jewelers STATIONERY

Invitations: Sean Miller; program, escort card & menu template: SmallHouseBigPony, Etsy.com RENTALS Tas Events and Design CATERING New Punjab CAKE Publix CAKE TOPPER AlphabetCanvas, Etsy.com INDIAN DESSERTS Sanatan Mandir OFFICIANT

Manikya Sharma MUSIC DJ Philip Blessen PHOTO BOOTH Boone’s Professional Events FAVORS Papier-mâché ornaments: Kashmir

Emporium, Kolkata, India GUESTS 350

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4400 BAYOU BLVD., SUITE 48 PENSACOLA, FLORIDA (850) 475-8296 PensacolaBridalLoft.com

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JULY 28

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THEIR STORY Jesse Wainwright (above right, 28 and a national flood claims adjuster) and Preston Kinsey (29 and an event designer) make a pretty good team. While Jesse planned the Malibu proposal, Preston relied on his experience to plan the wedding. “Working in weddings, Preston knew exactly what he wanted,” Jesse says. That vision reflected the couple’s personal style, which Jesse calls “dark, chic, refined and designer.” For the dark and chic elements, the couple went with a black-tie dress code, refined rose gold touches and, of course, designer with Preston’s Gucci accents. —LB

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BAR Guests arrived at a hedge wall of hidden doors and took flutes of champagne courtesy of white-gloved servers. PLACE SETTINGS Gold flatware added a touch of sparkle to the black marble-print chargers, onyx napkins and white marble menus,

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all topped with a white phalaenopsis orchid. “Preston is a floral designer, so we wanted our flowers to be different and edgy,” Jesse says.

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Destination weddings near Naples, Florida. Gather here to celebrate.

With a variety of venues to suit your personal style, create the wedding of your dreams and memories to last a lifetime.

THREE ACRES OF POOLS

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GOLF & SPA

For more information, visit HyattRegencyCoconutPoint.com or call 239 390 4240.

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TABLESCAPES Curly gold banyan roots, willows, white roses and orchids topped tables. CAKE Jesse and Preston cut into an eight-tier black cake with layers of marble and gold flakes, inspired by Versace’s signature design style. EXIT At the end of the night, the couple said goodbye

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to their guests in a white 1963 Chevy Impala and headed off to their Sarasota honeymoon. As Jesse and Preston drove off, sparkler cannons and fountains lit up the outside of the Oxford Exchange.

Exchange, Tampa PHOTOGRAPHY Katelyn

CEREMONY & RECEPTION SITE Oxford

Prisco Photography PLANNER Jennifer Matteo EVENT DESIGNER Preston Kinsey FLOWERS Tailored Twig TUXEDOS Mastroianni Custom Tailoring WEDDING PARTY ATTIRE Bridesmaids: various;

groomsmen: Jos. A. Bank HAIR Nicole Ramona Collazo MAKEUP Brittany Woods RINGS Cartier SHOES Preston: Gucci STATIONERY Write-On Sarasota RENTALS So Staged Event Design +

Rentals CATERING Oxford Exchange CAKE Cakes by Ron OFFICIANT Nikki

Logan-Curran MUSIC Live music: Breezin’ Entertainment; Jamaal Wilkerson-Day/Jam all Day PHOTO BOOTH The Fancy Booth TRANSPORTATION Dr. Gary Kompothecras HONEYMOON Sarasota GUESTS 100

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DECEMBER 2

• ESTERO ISLAND

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THEIR STORY For Cassidy Galbraith (22 and the vice president of a landscaping company) and Alex Howard (26 and the chief purchasing officer for a landscaping company) the beach is home. The pair, whose date nights involve walking their dogs on the sandy shores, immediately knew there’d be no other place to get married, so they headed to Estero Island. “We wanted a tropical paradise,” Cassidy says. The couple covered their beachfront arch in philodendron and palm leaves as well as tropical flowers, and Cassidy walked down the aisle to Pachelbel’s Canon in D Major, played by a steel drum for a little island-inspired flair. Cassidy, Alex and their guests sipped mai tai mules, snacked on Key lime ice cream push pops and ended the night with a last dance on the beach, lit by sparklers. —LB

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C A SSIDY & ALE X WES T COA S T FLORIDA

CASSIDY & ALEX’S WEDDING INGREDIENTS CEREMONY & RECEPTION SITE A private

residence, Estero Island PHOTOGRAPHY Melanie Gabrielle VIDEOGRAPHY T&C Studios PLANNER, EVENT DESIGNER & FLOWERS

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RECEPTION Gold flatware, black linens, orchids and split-leaf philodendron added a tropical touch to the tables. “Above all, we really wanted the sunset to shine,” Cassidy says. FAVORS Guests took home locally made soaps as well as fresh Florida oranges and Kind bars for a late-night snack. GUEST BOOK Cassidy and Alex’s loved ones signed a surfboard, which the couple later hung in their house. CAKE Naturally, a tropical philodendron leaf also topped the black buttercream chocolate cake.

Miss Tashina, Los Angeles SUIT Macy’s WEDDING PARTY ATTIRE Bridesmaids: Show Me Your

Mumu FLOWER DOG COLLAR Lauren Emerson Events & Design RING BEARER ATTIRE Janie and Jack HAIR & MAKEUP Jamie Lyn Cintron Salon VEIL Miss Tashina FOOTWEAR Barmine, Etsy.com ENGAGEMENT & WEDDING RINGS Jared the

Galleria of Jewelry STATIONERY Every Little Letter; vintage stamps: TreasureFox, Etsy.com; coral paperweight: StoneBeachStudio, Etsy.com; coral escort card holder: BrookeHowie, Etsy.com DÉCOR Ceremony arch: WallKnot, Etsy.com;

café lights, tiki torches & fans: Amazon.com RENTALS Nüage Designs; Party Time Rentals and

Events; Wish Rents CATERING, CAKE & OTHER DESSERTS Chef Jack Raben, Fogg Café and Lurcat

Catering (closed) CAKE TOPPER Lauren Emerson Events & Design OFFICIANT Pastor Tom Mullins (friend) MUSIC Cocobean Productions FAVORS Candy sea glass: DelectableBakedGoods, Etsy.com WELCOME BAGS Amazon.com; custom maps, Every Little Letter; custom sunscreen, NicePriceFavors.com; Naples Soap Company; Target; XinhandCoGoods, Etsy.com HONEYMOON Estero Island GUESTS 50

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DIstinctly Hyatt. Uniquely naples!

Experience a place like no other with an open, airy banquet facility overlooking the beautiful water and a resort-like pool. Let your wedding guests stroll the magnificent property with its enchanting British West Indies inspired dĂŠcor, open lobby, and a restaurant and bar flowing out to the pool, docks and marina. Take advantage of sandy areas surrounding the pool and a fire pit for smaller gatherings or parties. Even take a boat ride right from the dock. Make your day special in a special place. Experience the new Hyatt House Naples. Distinctly Hyatt. Uniquely Naples! Contact Karla Feazell Director of Sales 239.775.1000 karla.feazell@hyatt.com

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1345 5th Avenue S Naples, FL 34102 P: 239.775.1000 naples.house.hyatt.com

Wedding photography by Ashtyn Brooke Photo

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THINGS WE’RE LOVING

right now

GET INSPIRED WITH OUR ANNUAL LIST OF THE FRESHEST WAYS TO TIE THE KNOT IN STYLE.

1 SMOKE BOMB EXITS Sparklers, make way. The new wedding send-off is a riot of color: smoke bombs. These fun props create a cloud of dreamy pigment, eliciting otherworldly photos and “oohs” and “ahhs” from your guests. Match the smoke color to your wedding hues or opt for a standout rainbow backdrop. The only caveat— this farewell is best captured during daylight hours.

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JEANNIE MUTRAIS PHOTOGRAPHY; OPPOSITE: STATIONERY: COURTNEY AND ERIN DE JAUREGUI/THE DE JAUREGUIS, DESIGN: THREE LITTLE WORDS; PAW PRINTS: ALEX MURAVEV/NOUN PROJECT; CUFF: SARAH ANNE WARD

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3 REGISTRY DNA It’s now not only cool to ask for cash (three cheers for The Knot Newlywed Fund!) but you can wish list virtually anything. If you know you’ll never use a KitchenAid mixer, skip it. Instead ask for the samurai sword lessons you’ve been eyeing for your Japan honeymoon. Planning to adopt a family mascot after “I do?” Set up a puppy fund. It’s all about you two and your life together.

SOUPED-UP INVITES

DE JAUREGUI/THE DE JAUREGUIS, DESIGN: THREE LITTLE WORDS; PAW PRINTS: ALEX MURAVEV/NOUN PROJECT; CUFF: SARAH ANNE WARD

With stationery like boxed correspondence and even video messages from to-be-weds, invitations are setting the stage for an epic party. Typography is leading the charge as the chicest design detail, while custom illustrations of venues and beloved pets continue to be a mainstay as well.

With our Universal Registry tool, you can make wish lists at big retailers, add individual items from one-of-a-kind stores and ask for cash. Learn more at TheKnot.com/registry.

FLORAL JEWELS

All hail the new flower crown—real blooming jewelry is all the rage. Think: gorgeous bib necklaces full of fresh buds, succulent cuffs and elegant orchid drop earrings. These living baubles make an exceptional style statement. >>

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ROYAL Pageantry in fashion reigns. Tiaras and headbands are big, along with minimalist dresses à la The Duchess of Sussex’s second look. Regal capes and capelets, billowy sleeves and blinged-out stunners are also making their way down runways and aisles alike.

don’t forget to deck out your entourage

LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BAND—AND THE DJ You used to have to pick a team: eight-piece brass band or hip DJ. But now you can have both. Tap a DJ to spin your favorite hits with the added benefit of a guitarist or sax. You get the best of both worlds— original artists plus highenergy accompaniment.

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A favorite book or TV show can dictate the style of your wedding (Game of Thrones lovers, rejoice), or a feeling could also be your source of inspo (high-energy dance party, anyone?). Colors are still part of the vision—they’re just playing more of a supporting role.

FRESH-FACE BEAUTY Natural beauty (aka no-makeup makeup) is always on trend. Look like the best version of yourself by indulging in one of these prewedding treatments.

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MICRONEEDLING

MICROBLADING

LASH LIFT

DERMAPLANING

A device with tiny needles causes micro-damage in skin to activate cell regeneration.

Hairlike strokes are tattooed onto your brow area to give you a fuller look.

Like a perm for your lashes, this treatment enhances curl for six to eight weeks.

A surgical blade, held at a 45-degree angle, scrapes away dead skin cells and fine hair. >>

BRIDE: MICHELLE FLORES PHOTOGRAPHY; MUSIC NOTES: MARIA ZAMCHY/NOUN PROJECT; DISCO BALL: FREE FAIR & HEALTHY/NOUN PROJECT; STARS: ALEX MURAVEV/NOUN PROJECT; BOOKS: B HULL PHOTOGRAPHY; MODEL: GETTY IMAGES

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Kt Crabb Photography

Bohemian Road Photography

Kandice Story Photography

Vanessa Rogers Photography

A Hidden Gem on the Outskirts of Cowboy Country Outdoor Chapel | Reception Barn | Up to 200 Guests Down a winding dirt road, past a cypress swamp and oak hammocks, Woods & Weddings is a picturesque barn venue on Diamond P Ranch in Arcadia. Perfectly suited for all styles from elegant and refined to modern and romantic. We’re committed to making your experience with us special and stress-free so you can enjoy your wedding weekend without feeling rushed.

To schedule a tour, please contact Alycia at (863) 496-3380 or alycia@woodsandweddings.com. Tours by appointment. 3 7 3 1 S W W I L D C AT R U N R O A D , A R C A D I A , F L 3 4 2 6 6 WO O D SA N DW E D D I N G S . CO M | (8 6 3 ) 4 9 6 - 3 3 8 0

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Wedding cakes are here to stay, and sculptural is the name of the game. Bakers are opting for unexpected shapes and varying tier sizes—so much so it’s hard to tell they’re actual cakes. Many are finished with stunning designs rich in color and texture.

EXPERIENTIAL FAVORS

Skip the monogrammed chocolates and offer guests an experience as the ultimate thank-you. Hosting a wedding weekend? Organize a bonus activity like a guided nature walk or hands-on cocktail class. If you’re celebrating for one day only, invite a cigar roller or ice cream truck to post up at the reception.

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Every year ushers in a new trending spirit—and in 2019 it’s all about gin. This quintessential liquor is the perfect mixer for herbals and adaptogens (yes, you read that right), and it’s in classics like the French 75 and negroni. Cheers to that!

RESOLUTIONS 1.5 oz. O.R.E. 118 gin ½ oz. pomegranate juice ¼ oz. simple syrup ¾ oz. lemon juice kombucha

THE UN-VENUE VENUE Breweries have replaced wineries as the place to tie the knot. And while barns and lofts are still hot, distilleries, ranches and greenhouses are gaining in popularity too.

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Combine ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake and strain in a glass over fresh ice and top with kombucha. Garnish with cucumber and fresh thyme.

ZENGRONI 1 oz. O.R.E. 118 gin 1 oz. Aperol 1 oz. sweet vermouth Combine ingredients in a chilled rocks glass with ice (ideally one oversize cube) and stir to chill. Garnish with a twisted orange peel. Recipes courtesy of O.R.E. 118 >>

FOOD TRUCK: BAYLEE DENNIS PHOTOGRAPHY; CAKE: COURTESY OF MAH ZE DAHR BAKERY; COCKTAILS: MARIA ZAMCHY/NOUN PROJECT (2); GREENHOUSE: CASSANDRA ZETTA

HAUTE CAKES

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1825 FOURTH STREET NORTH ST. PETERSBURG, FL 33704 727.551.3106 WWW.SUNKENGARDENS.ORG

A Botanical Experience

CHI PHOTOGRAPHY

Wedding Lawn, on the North Lawn or under a canopy of shady trees in the Oak Pavilion. Contact us today for more information on the packages we offer!

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BINARY FLIPS

Celebrate your special moment strolling over the bridge onto the historic

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The new way to brand your wedding can’t be seen—but it will be smelled. Custom blends are being crafted especially for the occasion, spritzed on invites, pumped through the venue and even gifted in candle form as a party favor. Smell is the sense most closely linked to memory, so your guests will remember #thebestdayever when they light the wick.

THE IT RENTAL:

LIGHTING

From fine linens to lounge furniture, there are many ways to enhance a space with rentals. But this year is all about the lighting. Uplighting is being replaced with more bespoke options like basket lanterns, neon installations and subtle colored taper candles.

it’s like the first look, but next level

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This bar doesn’t serve cocktails—it’s the bathroom amenity basket with the volume turned way up. A hair and makeup pro posts up in the ladies room to add bobby pins to dancedout ’dos, or a fresh swipe of lipstick for a total face refresh that will keep your guests looking fab well into after-party hours. >>

PRIVATE VOWS Shy couples, this one’s for you. Instead of sharing intimate promises with 150 of your nearest and dearest, exchange vows privately before the start of the ceremony and recite standard vows at the altar (to make things official). Another twist? Whispering your vows to your partner so only you two know what was said.

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CANDLES: COURTESY OF CANDLEFISH; LIGHTING: COURTESY OF WAYFAIR.COM; BOBBY PINS: OLENA PANASOVSKA/NOUN PROJECT; COMPACT: ALEX MURAVEV/NOUN PROJECT; COUPLE: SAWYER BAIRD

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Covington Farm Weddings & Events

WE MAKE WEDDING DREAMS COME TRUE

• The Covington Farm Design Team can style your engagement shoot • 75 acres of Rolling Hills, Hay Fields, Pastures and 2 Lakes • Lakeside Ceremony Site • Air-conditioned, Heated Barn, and a Fireplace • Bridal Makeup Area, Dressing Room, Bridal Suite with ensuite Bath • Groom’s Dressing Area and Lounge • Catering Kitchen • Seating Capacity 299 • The Covington Farm Design Team offers complete wedding planning, as well as decorating • Certified Wedding Planners

We will make your wedding vision a reality 36222 COVINGTON ROAD • DADE CITY, FLORIDA www.covingtonfarmweddingsandevents.com

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RICH HUES

ALSO TRENDING

The steady return to color continues, this year with über-saturated hues in a moody palette.

SQUID INK

MIDNIGHT BLUE

EMERALD

BURGUNDY

Infuse your day with glamour.

Choose a classic, seasonless shade.

Add a touch of sophistication and prep.

Evoke romance with this purply-red hue.

IRIDESCENT EVERYTHING

Not quite metallic, but just as special—add it to any scheme.

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Think of this edible trend as the ultimate high-low mix—root beer floats in champagne flutes, or mac and cheese spoons topped with fresh lobster. The pairing (and presentation) possibilities are endless and totally ’grammable. And look out doughnuts, there’s a new sweet in town: cinnamon rolls.

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BESPOKE ATTIRE

Two words: custom suit. If not now, when? These bespoke creations are not your average formal ensemble— they’re next level (photo-lined suit jackets or personalized embroidery). Guys (and gals) are looking at this outfit as the ultimate keepsake.

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SPECIAL GUESTS Magicians and palm readers are a surprising (but exceptionally cool) way to entertain guests during cocktail hour. College mascots, bell-bottom-clad Elvis impersonators and stormtroopers are also getting a nod, making their debut at the least expected moment for maximum impact (and photo ops).

COLORS: GETTY IMAGES (4); FLATWARE: COURTESY OF CB2; STORMTROOPERS: SO PHOTOGRAPHY; GROOM: THE VONDYS; CINNAMON ROLLS: ALEX MURAVEV/NOUN PROJECT

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606 Washington Avenue Homestead, FL 33030 Call 305-245-0898 AnnMariesBridalBoutique.com annmariesbridalboutique@gmail.com weddinggownsannmaries

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salvador robles PHOTOGRAPHY

www.salvadorroblesphotography.com (727) 608.0084 Tampa • Sarasota • Orlando • Miami and Beyond

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the year’s freshest color palettes Whether you favor bold and bright or soft and subdued, we’ve got a color pairing for you. BY ALYSSA LONGOBUCCO PHOTOGR APH BY IMMERSE PHOTOGR APHY AUSTR ALIA

We’ve tested out tons of wedding-worthy combos to determine the prettiest shades you (and your guests!) will love. Plus, all the ways you can work your favorite colors into your day to make them the star of the show. >>

FLOR AL DESIGN & ST YLING: NAOMI ROSE FLOR AL DESIGN; C AKE & ST YLING: REGNIER C AKES

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modern wedding whites ecru, cream, stone, slate

WHY IT WORKS White is forever a classic, there’s no arguing that (um, hello, it’s called “wedding white” for a reason!). But this is 2019, and you want your wedding to feel like you, so add in shades of subtle cream, gray and taupe to give the monochromatic palette a bit of added dimension. We promise, it will keep it feeling fresh and modern, not crazy-traditional or boring. HOW TO USE IT White can really play well with any style, from a glam affair overflowing with metallic accents to a rustic, Scandiinspired intimate elopement. Whatever your vibe, complement a single-shade palette with tons of added texture. Ask your florist to vary the style and size of the blooms at your altar, dress up your crew in gowns or suits in a variety of fabrics or layer your tables with a mix of linen, velvet and silk. More visual interest will mean your overall look feels dynamic, not stale and uninspired.

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TOP LEF T: AWAKE PHOTOGR APHY; LÍSOL A , FOTOGR AFIA; PUR A SOUL PHOTOGR APHY; EMILY WREN PHOTOGR APHY

WHY IT WORKS Boho is back, but this time it’s grown up a bit. Sunset-inspired hues like rust and sienna are offset by moody mauve and barely-there taupe for a celebration that’s warm and welcoming yet sophisticated. Plus, these picks are fit for any season—play them up in summer with pops of bold yellow, or make them a bit more wintry with the addition of a dark green. HOW TO USE IT Sprinkle these desert hues over every inch of your fete, starting with your invitation suite. Rose gold foil printing will look amazing on blush or burnt orange invitations. At your reception, blanket your tables in mauve linens or macramé table runners and finish off your lounge seating with a pile of Moroccaninspired blankets and pillows. When it comes to blooms for your day, ask your florist to add in exotic picks like protea or pampas grass, or go green with tons of succulents, ferns and air plants. >>

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WHY IT WORKS Pastels have gotten a bad rep as being sticky sweet or overly feminine—but we’re here to prove you wrong. The new take on these soft hues: a bit of grit. Slightly muted and paired with black or modern details, your favorite softies are now part of a funky-and-fresh combination that’s anything but saccharine. HOW TO USE IT Instead of going the (maybe obvious) romantic route with these hues, work them into an otherwise modern vibe for your day. Artist-inspired brush strokes and bold black typography on your invitation suite suggest guests prepare for the unexpected, while a pastel wedding dress or suit could be the perfect surprise touch. When it comes to florals and décor, swap spray roses and peonies for spray-painted foliage or flowers (baby’s breath FTW!) that will feel playful and festive. Finish your bash with a smoke bomb exit for an Insta-worthy explosion of color. >>

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WHY IT WORKS You know those works of art that are all moody and rich and absolutely stunning? Well, gear up, because that’s about to be your wedding. This palette is all about bringing the drama, with luscious wine and cerulean blue pairing up with brighter tangerine and saffron for a combo that is unbeatably gorgeous. With colors this pretty, it’s really a more-is-more-is-more situation, so don’t be afraid to saturate every single part of your day. HOW TO USE IT Flowers, flowers, flowers! Tons of buds naturally play into this palette, especially if you’re saying “I do” during autumn. Let your arrangements or installations do the décor work for you (even better if you’re celebrating outside among fall foliage), then add to the scene with cool pops of blue textiles and tons of luxe gold metallics. While you’re at it, carry these colorful shades into your wedding party look—they’ll complement everyone.

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WHY IT WORKS These colors pretty much scream luxury, making them the ideal unexpected combo for a black-tie affair. They’re complementary to each other too, meaning you can use them in any combination and really never get it wrong (finally, something in wedding planning that is straightforward!). HOW TO USE IT A little goes a long way when it comes to shades this saturated, so focus on intentional pops of color, like beautiful tinted tablecloths or an emerald invitation suite that makes for a very happy mail day. Task your florist with adding tons of greenery to your reception venue as an eye-catching (and inexpensive) way to stick with your chosen palette. Extra wow-worthy moments, like an art-deco-inspired cake in rich emerald, will have all your guests reaching for their phones. Plus, how stunning would your gals be as your “something blue” in peacock-hued dresses? So chic!

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BAROQUE BEAUTIES Characterized by shiny metallics, washed-out hues and a more-is-more attitude, this style marries all the vibes of Romanticism with a fresh, timeless spin. Set the scene with an artsy door illustration (as the ceremony backdrop) and plush tufted seating for an ultra-luxe place to promise, well, forever. Then, utilize unique shapes and textured accents ( yas, please) to edge up an otherwise sweet suite, like above. Calligraphy, FlourishGraceCalligraphy.com; ring, SusieSaltzman.com; ring box, TheMrsBox.com; rentals, ForgetMeNotVintageInc.com and BookMCR.com >>

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YOU ARE COASTAL COOL A relaxed, effortless duo who loves all things sun, sand and surf. Your ideal wedding day is a no-frills affair with good old Mother Nature lending most of the décor. YOUR SPOT A BEACH When seeking out your ideal wedding venue, look to the water. A beach bash will give that effortless vibe you and your partner crave, and guests will love toasting your union among swaying palm trees and a salt-strewn breeze. Host just your vows directly on the shore for added ease, then move to a beachfront pavilion, lawn or club for the reception. If you prefer the whole party take place on the coastline, book the stretch of sand ahead of time with the city and check local ordinances to get the lowdown on what is (and isn’t) allowed when it comes to catering, alcohol, rentals, noise and more. >>

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YOU ARE NATURE NUTS An adventure-loving team always on the hunt for the next fun weekend activity. Your dream day (make that weekend) involves treating your loved ones to a few of the heartthumping adventures that had you falling in love in the first place. YOUR SPOT A CAMP Steal away to summer camp for your celebration. Often a whole weekend affair, a wedding on the grounds of a camp (or a spot dedicated to outdoorsy adults-only weekends) means f-u-n for your guests. Traditional events are replaced with childhood favorites, like a capture-the-flag welcome party, a wedding day spent on the lake or a morning-after kickball game. When it comes to throwing a successful camp wedding, communication with your guests is key. Your choice of venue may mean modifications in attire (heels and mulch don’t mix) or accommodations (Aunt Sue is going to want to know if she’s sleeping in a tent, so she can look for nearby hotels) are necessary, so be clear from the start regarding what the weekend entails.

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Denise Wilson is the owner of Dogwood Blossom Stationery. She has spent 12 years as a wedding and event stationer, striving to push the design envelope with each of her clients.

We always start our designs by asking the couple what aspects of their story they want to incorporate. Personal elements can inspire everything from a single motif to the whole design.

Spend extra on what brings you joy and what makes you most excited when you see your invitation samples. Consider using letterpress or foil on the main invite, but not the extra pieces.

Day-of papers and signage should be beautiful and functional, but they can also be part of the experience. We love creating interactive place cards so each guest has a surprise at their seat.

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Perfect for bridesmaids or the lady of the hour, a more petite bouquet will pack in the pretty without costing a ton. Ask your florist to focus their attention on gorgeous colors and a few bold, standout blooms, like an antique rose.

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Chiffon and satin ribbon combine for a flowy look that feels luxe.

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Give guests a stylish place to hang during cocktail hour or on a break from the dance floor with these must-haves. Lots of seating Don’t underestimate the amount of furniture you’ll need to rent—you don’t want guests to have to battle for seating, after all. Several couches, armchairs and floor poufs should be enough to please the crowd. Playful pillows Nod to your wedding vibe or color palette by mixing in pillows (or throws) in patterns or hues that complement the rest of the décor. Coffee tables Think of your lounge as a living room—which isn’t complete without a coffee table! Bonus: It will give dancers a place to rest their drinks.

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welcome package Leave an assortment of thoughtful goodies for your loved ones to discover at check-in. Local treats Include an item or two that represents the area where you’re saying “I do,” like oyster shuckers for Cape Cod or maple syrup for Vermont. A weekend itinerary Guests crave being told what to do (at least a little bit) at a wedding. Include a short write-up of the

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Cool glassware Set the bar high with a specialty glass. An edgy rocks glass or gold-rimmed coup will make everyone want to order one.

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Kelly Sullivan (28 and a pediatric nurse practitioner) and Benjamin Darden (28 and a sales representative), who met in high school but reconnected through mutual friends years later, both took inspiration from their loved ones and their family’s history for their wedding day’s design. “The wedding was dreamt up to honor and respect the couples that came before us,” Kelly says. After entering the venue, which Kelly says reminded her of her childhood spent on the lake, guests passed a welcome table of old family photographs and scrapbooks. The couple said their vows with their families positioned around them as opposed to their wedding party. Later, Kelly and Benjamin capped off the night by inviting each generation of their family to dance to their favorite love songs, from Ray Price to Conway Twitty. —Louis Baragona

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WEDDING PARTY “I could never picture my bridesmaids in dresses,” Kelly says. Instead, her gals wore black jumpsuits and heels. “Their outfits were one of my favorite things about the wedding,” Kelly says. STATIONERY A lakeside scene of cypress trees decorated Kelly and Benjamin’s save-the-dates. CAKE Kelly and Benjamin cut into a naked buttercream cake topped with tufts of greenery and made from Kelly’s great-grandmother’s legendary lemon cake recipe.

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FIRST DANCE Kelly and Benjamin chose “More of You” by Chris Stapleton, whose music the pair bonded over early on, as well as a shared love of classic country music. PLACE SETTINGS The bare wood of the farm tables struck a rustic note alongside garland runners and dark linens. TABLE NUMBER DISPLAY The couple showed guests their assigned seats with a minimalist vintage typewriter font. RECEPTION String lights hung from oak trees added a glow to the reception.

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THEIR STORY Milan Cook (30 and a client relationships manager) and Ian Bauder (31 and works in customer success) do things their way—and they color with every Crayon in the box when doing it. For their wedding, “The color palette was a bit of everything,” Milan says. “I don’t believe in limiting myself when it comes to tradition.” The same could be said for the ceremony, in which Milan and Ian jumped the broom as guests watched from seats covered in brightly colored ribbons. “I wanted pops of color everywhere,” Milan says. After the ceremony, guests sat down to a brunch of grits and biscuits, followed by dancing and champagne. Later, Milan and Ian set off for Disney World, and guests took home custom coloring books full of pictures of the couple on their engagement day. —LB

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THEIR STORY Allie Carson (25 and a registered nurse) and Tyler Spink (26 and a pharmacist) wanted their wedding to feel just how they describe their personalities: warm, relaxed and thoughtful. “We envisioned a laid-back but chic bohemian backyard gathering,” Allie says. The couple filled their venue, The Acre, with all the necessities for a casual bash, from custom cornhole boards to lots of dancing. To dress up the day, Allie and Tyler chose to wear formal attire. At the end of the party, guests said goodbye with custom koozies and freshly baked cookies in hand “because after dancing the night away, everyone loves a cookie,” Allie says. —LB

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SWEETHEART TABLE In line with their relaxed vibe, Allie and Tyler sat in rattan armchairs decorated with bright pink peonies. During dinner, the couple ate roasted corn, beef brisket and mac and cheese as they reclined. STATIONERY Allie and Tyler kept their paper goods classic, sending guests white invitations decorated with soft calligraphy and a leather cord. A wax seal embossed with the letter S for Spink, their last name, sealed it all together.

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There are several basic shapes to choose from. The eight most popular are: round, oval, pear, marquise, princess, emerald and cushion. And while it’s easy to confuse the two, it should be noted that the term “diamond cut” does not refer to its shape. While you must cut a diamond to make a shape, the shape is essentially the overall geometry or form of the diamond (round, square and so on) and the cut of a diamond refers to how its facets and proportions affect how it interacts with light—the things that give diamonds their brilliance, fire and scintillation (read: sparkle). ROUND Often referred to as brilliant or as RBC (round brilliant cut), round diamonds are far and away the most popular shape for engagement rings, accounting for 52 percent of all diamonds sold, according to The Knot 2017 Jewelry and Engagement Study. Perfected by Polish diamond cutter Marcel Tolkowsky in 1919, round diamonds are cone shaped and have 58 facets (as opposed to the 17 facets of the original brilliant cut stones), which causes light to bounce from the bottom of the diamond back through the top. This maximizes the reflection of light, giving you the most sparkle for your buck.

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remarkable brilliance. Even and symmetrical, this shape in a solitaire setting is a popular choice for those with smaller hands and shorter fingers, because the oval’s elongated shape gives the illusion of longer, slimmer digits. But the oval is also often surrounded by a halo of diamonds or flanked by side stones, whether smaller diamonds, sapphires, emeralds or other gems, appealing to a wide range of tastes. Originally developed in the 1950s, this edgier take on the traditional round diamond has since become the go-to shape of many A-list celebs, appearing on the fingers of Blake Lively, Salma Hayek and Serena Williams. MARQUISE Legend has it that this cut was invented

during the 18th-century reign of Louis XIV of France and named after his mistress, the Marquise de Pompadour, whose smile inspired its unique shape. The tapered cut, essentially an oval with rounded sides and points at each end, is distinctive and dramatic. Modern versions often have a hexagon-shaped surface with facets on the top and bottom to reflect light. Since it has one of the largest surface areas of any diamond shape, this clever cut can also look larger than it actually is. It’s not uncommon to see a marquise set east to west (where the stone rests horizontally across your fingers instead of vertically), putting an unexpected twist on this time-honored shape.

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PEAR Mixing the best qualities of the marquise and the round diamond, this haute hybrid resembles a twinkling teardrop with a tapered point on one end. Popular for pendants and earrings, the pear shape is also an excellent choice for engagement rings and can be fatter (or, as we like to say, juicier) or more elongated, depending on your preference. When selecting a pear, look for one with properly curved sides that aren’t too boxy. Because the pointed end of a pear can be prone to chipping, consider opting for a prong or halo setting to protect your center stone. Pro tip: Though it can be worn either way, the most common way to wear a pear is to have the tip of the diamond pointing toward your fingernail. PRINCESS The year was 1961: London was swinging, and jewelry designer Arpad Nagy was inventing the princess, a square-shaped diamond with an array of intricate facets (anywhere from 49 to 144, depending on the diamond’s size). Because the additional facets add brilliance to this square or rectangular stone with pointed corners and increase the diamond’s inherent sparkle, flaws may be less noticeable. Princess diamonds are also one of the least expensive diamond shapes to create, and work with a variety of settings. For a less traditional take on this cut, consider a setting that places the princess diamond at a 45-degree angle. EMERALD If you’re all about iconic glamour (think: the preferred diamond shape of Grace Kelly, Beyoncé and Amal Clooney), this is your diamond. A rectangular shape with long, lean facets extending down the sides, it’s the large table (the flat part on top) that shows off the rock’s clarity better than any other shape, creating a hall of mirrors effect. What it lacks in brilliance, it more than makes up for in undeniable quiet elegance and subtle sparkle. Created during the art deco period, this diamond has a rectangular shape with cut corners that resemble stair steps (sometimes called a step cut) and is often set with tapered baguettes on the sides that mimic its more geometric feel. CUSHION Once referred to as the old mine cut, cushions look like a rectangle with rounded corners and have larger facets to increase their brilliance (note that cushions aren’t as easily executed on smaller stones). One of the most popular shapes a century ago, cushion cuts call back to a more romantic time, and are perfect for those who care about fire (the colorful sparkle you see when a diamond is exposed to light). This cut also enhances a stone’s color, making it a common choice for rings with colorful diamonds or gems. >>

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Ring metals Whether you decide to go romantic with rose gold or classic with platinum, get to know your options before you select a setting. PLATINUM A rare, natural white metal known for its strength and purity, platinum is usually 95 percent pure. Platinum’s density makes it extremely durable, meaning it will keep your center stone protected and secure. It’s also naturally hypoallergenic, so it won’t irritate sensitive skin. When platinum scratches (all metals do), there’s very little metal lost, so your ring will withstand years of wear. Also, since it’s a pure-white metal, it won’t cast any tint onto your center stone. Ashoka diamond

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YELLOW GOLD In its purest form (24k), this naturally soft, vibrant yellow metal is usually combined with different base metal alloys for added strength and durability. The yellow gold available to consumers is usually 70 to 75 percent pure. The result is jewelry available in a rainbow of colors, including white, green and pink (see below). Though 61 percent of brides have white gold engagement rings, yellow gold has become steadily more popular in recent years. Oval cut solitaire engagement ring, $37,000, MarisaPerry.com

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gold when the surface is plated with rhodium (a silvery-white metal). If you want the look of a white metal setting but don’t want to splurge on platinum, white gold is a budget-friendly choice. Though it bears a very similar resemblance to platinum, it’s more widely available and, therefore, less expensive. If you opt for this metal, keep in mind you may need to have your ring replated in the future. The white rhodium coating may eventually wear away and return to its original color. Cushion cut

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Once you’ve chosen a stone for your engagement ring, then the fun really starts: picking the setting. Although the stone can account for up to 90 percent of the cost of the ring, the setting is what gives it personality as well as showcases and protects the center stone. PRONG This most common type of

engagement ring setting involves three to six “claws” that hold a stone firmly in a metal “head” or “basket.” Prongs can be pointed, rounded, flat or V-shaped and act as pockets for a square stone’s corners. When deciding on the number of prongs, know that four prongs show more of the diamond, while six prongs are more secure but can overwhelm a small stone. If you have a marquise- or pear-shaped stone, make sure its more fragile points are cradled in a V-shaped prong for protection. Round diamond solitaire engagement ring, $440 (not including center stone), Ritani.com

TENSION A design in which the compression-

spring pressure of the shank holds the stone firmly in place. The minimal interference of metal on this über-modern setting gives the impression that the stone is floating. Only extremely hard stones such as diamonds, sapphires and rubies can withstand the required pressure. Knife

PAVÉ The French word for “paved,” a pavé setting (pronounced “pah-vay”) involves three or more rows of several small stones fitted into holes that set them level with the surface of the ring. Surrounding metal—white gold or platinum for white stones, so it’s unnoticeable—is then raised to form beads that secure the gems. The setting can be flat or domed. One of the trendiest uses of pavé diamonds is the halo setting, where a ring of diamonds (or two!) surrounds the center stone. Pavé engagement ring, $12,250, HeartsOnFire.com

BEZEL A metal rim with edges fully or partially surrounding the perimeter of the stone. A bezel setting will protect a stone’s girdle from being nicked or chipped, as well as conceal any preexisting nicks or chips. A yellow gold version of this modern setting will cast yellow light onto the center stone, enhancing the hues of colorful stones like emeralds. Bezel set engagement ring, $1,190 (not including center stone), BrilliantEarth.com

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CHANNEL Also a popular choice for wedding bands, this timeless setting sandwiches a row of accent stones between two strips of metal that hold them in place. The end result is a clean look without prongs. Solitaire diamond engagement ring, price

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Cut

The cut of a diamond is the angles and proportions of the stone. It is the most important of the four Cs to consider. If the diamond is cut too deep or shallow, it will leak light on the sides, giving it a dull or lackluster appearance. A well-cut diamond will have two factors: mirrorlike facets and a “white light” reflected both internally and externally, also known as the brilliance.

Color

This actually refers to a lack of color, since a structurally perfect white diamond has no hue. The degree of a diamond’s colorlessness is graded on a scale from D (colorless) to Z (light yellow) with colorless stones being the most valuable. As a rule of thumb, a colorless diamond will cost you more than a colorful one, unless the color is extremely rare, like red, blue or green.

Clarity

A flawless diamond is extremely rare. The fewer inclusions (internal flaws) a diamond has, the clearer and more expensive it is. Inclusions occur when the diamond crystallizes under pressure in the Earth’s mantle. The clarity of a diamond is measured on a scale with six categories (some of which are divided, for a total of 11 grades). ranging from Flawless (FL) to Included (I1, I2, and I3).

Carat

Carats refer to the weight of the diamond. As the carat size increases, so does its price tag. But a diamond that has a bigger carat weight doesn’t necessarily mean it will look bigger. A diamond with a smaller carat size but a shallow cut may look larger than a diamond with a bigger carat size and a deeper cut. Different designs and mountings can also make your center stone appear larger.

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Shop early Take note: A designer wedding gown is custom made. It will take months of work to create and a series of alterations to fit your body perfectly. In other words, it’s not the kind of garment you can toss into an online shopping cart and have show up on your doorstep two days later—which is why you should go to a bridal salon to shop for your gown. Book your first appointment 9 to 12 months before your wedding date so you have plenty of time to order and alter your dress. (Some designers can accommodate orders in six months or less, but, even then, you’re cutting it close.) If you’re shopping closer to your wedding, you may be limited to floor samples or off-the-rack gowns. And small stores may not be able to accommodate last-minute orders.

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Hidden costs add up Your wedding gown budget includes more than the dress. Your veil or headpiece, shoes, jewelry, undergarments and alterations (and in some cases, steaming and storing your dress) will also add to your bottom line. Factor in these costs before you give the salesperson your final shopping budget.

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Always book an appointment While you may get lucky and snag a salesperson just by walking in, scheduling an appointment is the only way to ensure you’ll get a full hour of undivided attention. Also, plan to play hooky to avoid crowds. Going in on a weekday will allow you to hit the stores while crowds are at a minimum, making for a less stressful experience. You’ll get much more attention from the sales staff if you shop on a slow Tuesday morning rather than a hectic Saturday afternoon.

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Make requests Just because a bridal salon carries your favorite designer doesn’t mean it will have the exact wedding dress you’ve been wanting to try on. But if you phone in advance and request a specific style, chances are a salon staffer will be able to call in a sample of that gown ahead of your appointment. >>

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Start shopping for your gown at least 12 months before your wedding date. If you’re in a pinch, there are other options like purchasing an off-the-rack dress or rush shipping your order (for a charge).

Know your budget before you start shopping. Give yourself a range you can realistically work with that includes accessories too. And make sure to communicate your budget to your consultant.

Photo inspiration is a great place to start when dress shopping, but remember to always keep an open mind. You never know where you’ll ultimately end up when you start to try on gowns in person.

It’s important to trust your bridal consultant. They’re trained, they know the dresses in stock and they have the experience to help. They can find the right dress for any body shape or wedding style.

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Shop for your shape When trying on dresses, focus less on the number on the scale or your dress size and more on the general shape and frame of your body. Your weight may be constantly fluctuating, especially if you’re stressed out, so don’t let that be the deciding factor in choosing your dress. Concentrate on finding a silhouette that accentuates the features you love and makes you feel confident.

Limit your entourage You may be tempted to invite all your friends and family to help you shop for your gown, but bringing a big group to the salon is a gown shopping don’t. Enlist one or two of your closest friends or family members to help you start your search. This way you can find the gown that best suits you and your style and not feel pressured by too many conflicting opinions.

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Trust is key Even if a gown doesn’t look amazing on the hanger, that doesn’t necessarily mean it won’t look amazing on you. Be open to what an experienced consultant thinks will flatter your figure and work with your wedding style (after all, they’ve done this before). Bottom line: The dress you end up loving might be different than what you originally pictured, and that’s okay.

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Don’t get discouraged We know coming up empty-handed on your first salon appointment can be a letdown, but don’t give up. There are hundreds of bridal designers out there with thousands of designs, which makes your odds of finding a fantastic wedding day look pretty darn good. “The one” for you is definitely out there.

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You’re paying for an experience While shopping online for your dress may seem like the more convenient option, visiting a bridal salon is a once-in-alifetime experience with numerous benefits of its own. For starters, you’ll get face-to-face interaction with a wedding dress expert to help guide you, taking the guesswork out of finding your perfect size and silhouette. Additionally, you have the opportunity to touch and feel the dresses you’re considering, so you know exactly what you’re paying for. Trust us—while dress photos may look dreamy online, there’s a huge difference between high-quality fabrics and embellishments and low-quality ones in person. Practical aspects aside, your salon appointment is first and foremost a special moment. It’s a chance to celebrate your upcoming nuptials, spend a day with the people you love and enjoy accomplishing a huge moment in your wedding planning process.

5 ways to customize your wedding dress Gowns certainly aren’t one style fits all—and there are actually a lot of options where customizing your dress is concerned. Here are some common add-ons.

1. Modify embellishments

You might feel like your dress could use a little more, or even a little less, embellishment. See how much control you have over the existing details on your dress—can you add more to or remove from certain areas?

2. Lace it up

Swapping out a zipper for a corset closure adds a romantic finishing touch for brides looking for a dramatic back. But a corset-style closure isn’t only for looks. If you think you might need extra breathing room, a lace-up back gives you some leeway.

3. Make it personal

Find a creative way to incorporate “something old, new, borrowed or blue.” Stitch your loved one’s initials in blue inside your bodice, close to your heart, or sew a charm with a special meaning into the hem.

4. Add sleeves

Fell in love with a strapless dress but looking for more coverage or support? Ask your stylist about adding sleeves or straps. Most gowns can be customized with cap sleeves or straps, and many silhouettes can even be altered with long sleeves. Bonus: They’re on trend. Or if you’re looking for a less permanent option that you can switch out between ceremony and reception, consider a jacket or capelet.

5. Switch up your bustle

Every dress with a train needs a bustle, but not many brides know that each bustle is custom made to suit the gown. These tricky systems of hooks, buttons and ties are designed to pull your train off the floor, and they need to be carefully sewn in a pattern that works with each individual silhouette.

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Veils are an easy way to express yourself. But with so many options to choose from, how do you know which one’s right for you? We broke down all the different styles, including the latest trends, with tips on how to wear them so you can uncover (sorry, we had to!) the perfect veil for your wedding look. >>

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birdcage Also known as a cage, this shorter style covers and frames just your face for a more minimalist statement. Most often it’s made out of wide net or sheer tulle—something you’ll easily be able to see through—and finished with whimsical accents like feathers, flowers or pearls. The trick to pulling off this less traditional look is to let the edge of the veil fall just below the nose. PAIR IT WITH Cage veils were the height of fashion in the ’40s and ’50s, so that makes them the perfect match for retro-inspired dresses like swingy, tea-length gowns, structured sheaths and slinky, old-Hollywood-inspired slip dresses. They’re also a fun way to add a touch of vintage glam to a suit or jumpsuit.

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blusher A blusher actually refers to the short, single layer of tulle, lace or netting that’s worn over the face and then flipped over the head or removed after you walk down the aisle. It comes in chin, shoulder or fingertip length and can be added to a variety of veil styles. But a blusher can also stand on its own. Choose one layer, or if that’s too simple, try a double-tiered style where you have two layers of tulle: one layer pulled over the face and the other draped behind your head. Whichever length or however many layers you choose, the veil should be fastened to the crown of your head. PAIR IT WITH A universal style, the blusher works with almost any type of gown. Wearing just the short layer gives off a chic, sophisticated air that lends itself to more fashion-forward dresses.

mantilla This Spanish-style veil almost always comes in either all lace or in tulle that features a wide, intricate lace edge. It should be positioned two inches from your hairline so its circular shape gracefully drapes down and frames your face on either side. For the traditional look, attach it with an ornamental comb (also called a peineta), or edge it up with a fresh flower crown or crystal tiara. PAIR IT WITH Allow the dramatic lace to take center stage and pair this romantic veil with sleek silhouettes that won’t compete with its shape. Skip the heavy embellishments as well and opt for a gown with small touches of matching lace instead.

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waltz Also sometimes called a ballet veil, this style falls between the knee and the ankle and is usually double layered and worn with a blusher. These veils exude elegance and formality and, because they don’t touch the floor, they’re short enough for a bride to comfortably walk and even dance in—hence the name. PAIR IT WITH This style pairs well with formal floor-length gowns, like A-line and mermaid silhouettes, and dresses without trains.

elbow Slightly shorter than fingertip, this veil extends 25 inches in length to the bride’s elbows. The more manageable length tends to be more versatile. It’s a nice complement to a simple silhouette, but it also won’t overpower a more showstopping gown. PAIR IT WITH One of the best things about this veil is you can pair it with just about any style. The elbow length is also perfect for brides who want the look of a longer veil but have a gown with details on the lower half (like intricate buttons, lace appliqué or ruffles) they don’t want to cover up. >>

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One of the most popular lengths (even Kate Middleton sidestepped royal tradition and chose this shorter option), this veil falls below the hips and extends to—you guessed it—the fingertips. Secure this style, which is usually made up of several layers of tulle or netting, at the crown of your head, slightly behind it or, if your hair is up, just above your updo. PAIR IT WITH This versatile veil is beautiful with a wide range of dresses, but it looks particularly pretty with ball gowns and, since it puts the focus on the torso, dresses with more elaborate bodices. You may also want to consider pairing it with a cathedral- or chapel-length veil—that way you can remove the longer one for the reception and leave the shorter top layer in place.

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flyaway A wispy, multilayered style that just brushes the shoulders, it’s considered less formal than other options. As the name suggests, the tulle used in this kind of veil usually has a stiffer quality that causes it to “fly away” from the to-be-wed, adding poufy volume to the top of the head. PAIR IT WITH Due to its short and sweet feel, a flyaway veil works well with shorter, more casual dresses. If your gown is heavily embellished or has a sexy, plunging back, this simple style is also the perfect way to wear a veil without obscuring the details you love.

juliet cap Inspired by the fashion of the 16th century, this unique veil is making a comeback thanks to its pretty, oldworld feel. This über-romantic style is typically made of sheer tulle or tulle with a lace-embellished edge. There are two ways to work it: You can either take a lace-trimmed veil and wear it as a cap, with the sides pinned back behind each ear, or attach a veil of your choosing to a separate cap. PAIR IT WITH It’s perfect for a lacy gown with a vintage-inspired feel or a simple slip dress with lace details. Add fresh blooms behind one ear for an extra-sweet effect.

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chapel Typically 90 inches long, this is a formal veil that extends to the floor, falling two-and-a-half yards from the headpiece. It should sweep the floor, extending slightly past your gown. PAIR IT WITH This simple style is often worn in combination with a sweep train (a veil that just brushes the floor) and blusher for extra oomph. It works with most dress silhouettes and styles but is particularly stunning when layered over a flowy or multilayered gown with a train. If you’re forgoing a train, a chapel veil can add drama without the weight or the hassle—no bustle required. >>

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Whether your hair will be down and flowing or in a formal updo, you want a final detail to tie your whole look together. If a veil isn’t for you, there are plenty of other options, from jeweled headbands and tiaras to a bohemian floral wreath or flirty fascinator.

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4 bridal fashion rules to break Rules are meant to be broken, and this applies to your wedding. You’re the bride, so follow tradition or make up your own—it’s up to you. RULE TO BREAK

You Can’t Mix Metals Pairing yellow gold, rose gold and platinum used to be a big no-no, but now we’re saying yes to this trendy mix. There are so many ways to

channel your inner royal with this dramatic option

incorporate this new style (go with platinum earrings and a rose gold bracelet or have gold and silver details on your dress), but our favorite interpretation of this trend is stacking a variety of metal bands with your engagement ring. RULE TO BREAK

You Must Have a Veil You won’t have too many chances to wear a veil, but just because the opportunity to do so is rare, doesn’t mean it’s the right choice for you. Instead of a piece of tulle, adorn your hair with a flower crown, an art-deco-inspired halo headpiece that wraps around

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cathedral Looking to make an entrance? This is the style for you. The mother of all veils, the cathedral is also the most formal. Sometimes referred to as the “royal veil”—it’s the veil of choice for countless members of the British royal family, including Diana and Meghan Markle—this style typically falls about three-and-ahalf yards from the headpiece and is often worn in combination with a blusher and a gown with a long train. It’s an especially great option if your ceremony venue has a long aisle to walk down. PAIR IT WITH The sweeping cathedral can hold its own next to even the most over-the-top ball gown. As a rule of thumb, the veil should extend past the train, so if you choose a cathedral veil, opt for a cathedral- or semi-cathedral-length train.

your forehead, or a hair vine that winds around a pretty updo. If you want to give a nod to tradition without all the formality of a long veil, try a headband that has a cage veil attached to the front. RULE TO BREAK

Don’t Forget Your “Something Old, New, Borrowed and Blue” We love this tradition, but you don’t need to follow it so strictly—or at all. We say if you want to flaunt a “something red” instead (like the bottoms of a new pair of Louboutins) or pretty blush accessories, then go for it. RULE TO BREAK

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Did you know the bride originally wore a veil because the groom wasn’t supposed to see her before they were married? And not just in the hours before the wedding, but not once before they said “I do.”

You Have to Wear Heels We understand the allure of heels—they make you look taller and thinner, but they do come at a price. You’ll be on your feet for close to (if not more than) 10 hours on your wedding day. If it’s worth it to you, do it—but you definitely don’t have to put your toes through torment. Other totally weddingworthy options are embellished sneakers, chic ballet slippers or trendy strappy flats.

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upgrade your maids Searching for the perfect bridesmaid dress is all about finding a look your bridal party will love and (hopefully) wear again. With endless options out there, knowing where to start can be overwhelming—but don’t stress. We’ve got you covered with this year’s hottest bridesmaid dress styles. Here are the trends you need to know about, plus how to pull them off. >> BY FAR AH PRINCE PHOTOGR APH BY EMILY DEL AMATER PHOTOGR APHY

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High shine Not into bling? Sequins, beading and rhinestones aren’t the only ways to help your friends stand out. Opt for luxe fabrics like silk or satin with a natural sheen to get the same effect as glitzy embellishments—without the over-the-top feel. High-shine fabrics will catch the light no matter what shade you choose, but we love darker hues like charcoal, navy and hunter green for evening weddings, while light colors like blush and nude work well for daytime nuptials. From left: Monique Lhuillier Bridesmaids; Allure Bridals; Theia; Reformation

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Romantic off-the-shoulder styles are a bridesmaid dress staple for good reason: They’re versatile enough to work for every dress code and most body types. Plus, the added support makes this style perfect for bustier bridesmaids who may not feel comfortable in strapless or sleeveless silhouettes. To accessorize this unique neckline, skip necklaces and opt for statement earrings or headpieces. >>

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perfect timing Avoid the drama and be prepared with this bridesmaid dress timeline.

5 to 6 months ahead

Start shopping once you know the color and silhouette of the dress you want your wedding party to wear. It takes two to three months for designer dresses to be ordered and delivered—and don’t forget to factor in time for alterations. To simplify the shopping experience, scout dresses ahead of time so you don’t waste hours trying on lots of options.

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2 to 4 months ahead

Once the dresses have arrived, alterations can take up to six weeks, depending on the type of changes needed. Remember, the more embellished the dress, the more time it will take to alter, and the more it will cost. If you’re renting dresses, you should start as early as two months out. They may take up to two weeks to arrive, so give yourself a cushion just in case.

1 month ahead

With only a few weeks left, it’s time to start finalizing details. Finish up any final fittings, and make sure you have your girls’ accessories picked out. This includes jewelry, shoes and any headpieces. If you’re letting your bridesmaids pick their own, give them guidelines (preferred colors, metals and styles) so your crew has a cohesive look in photos.

Wedding day

Bring a handheld steamer to your venue in case your girls need to smooth out any wrinkles on their dresses. They should also show up with the appropriate undergarments, plus all of their accessories in tow. Put your maid of honor in charge of an emergency kit with safety pins, fashion tape and a handy stain-removing pen in case of wardrobe malfunctions.

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Ruffles This feminine detail gives cleaner silhouettes a high-fashion vibe without feeling too fussy. For a fresh take on the mismatched dress trend, have your bridesmaids wear dresses in the same color with different ruffle details (like on the sleeves or bodice). Just remember, not all ruffles are created equal. If anyone in your bridal party is petite, steer clear of oversize ones that could overwhelm them. From left: Wtoo by Watters; Monique Lhuillier Bridesmaids; BHLDN; Fame and Partners

Jewel tones These rich colors resemble the gemstones they’re named after and give any wedding party an instant regal upgrade. Though these shades are a standard for fall and winter weddings, they can also work year-round, especially for evening nuptials. Sapphire and emerald are perfect for lighter skin tones, while amethyst and ruby are vibrant against darker skin. Stylist’s tip: Let these bold hues take center stage and have your girls choose subtle accessories in metallic tones.

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Outfitting a large bridal party with a variety of body types? Meet your new best friend. Made famous in the ’70s by designer Diane von Furstenberg, the wrap dress became iconic for its ability to look good on almost every body. A cinched tie waist coupled with an A-line skirt skims over the hips, creating an hourglass shape. Paired with a V-neckline, this flattering design elongates the body. For casual nuptials, go with a cotton style, or for formal occasions, opt for silk. >> From left: Wtoo by Watters; Theia; Jenny Yoo; Show Me Your Mumu

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High slits Show just the right amount of skin (and a killer pair of shoes) with this edgier trend. A high slit helps to break up the heavy feel of a long skirt while also elongating the body. Stick to flowing fabrics like tulle or chiffon to keep the look balanced. If you really want to sex it up, red-carpet-inspired dresses with high slits and geometric cutouts are right on trend—just make sure your friends are comfortable with taking a walk on the wild side before you commit to a sultrier silhouette. From left: Fame and Partners; Jenny Yoo; Bari Jay; Monique Lhuillier Bridesmaids

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IS THERE A TRICK TO MAKING A RENTAL OUTFIT LOOK CUSTOM? The most important aspect of a suit or tuxedo rental is

getting the fit right. If the sizing or alterations are off, it will look like the suit is wearing you, not the other way around. What’s great about Men’s Wearhouse is they have locations all over the country, so even if members of your wedding party live far from you, you’re all still guaranteed professional tailoring. Pro tip: If you’re not all shopping together, have your groomsmen send you photos of themselves in their outfits so you can ensure no one looks out of place. It’s also important to choose styles that feel on trend for that tailor-made feel, so stick to modern or slim-cut suits or tuxedos with a peak lapel. Skip the boxy fit—it’s outdated and will scream “rental.” DO YOU HAVE ANY TIPS FOR BUYING CUSTOM FORMALWEAR WHILE STAYING ON BUDGET ? Unlike a wedding dress, you’ll wear

a suit or tuxedo more than once, so think of it as an investment piece and buy smart. If it’s not in your budget to get a custom black tux, opt for a black suit with a peak lapel. It has the same formal feel but you can wear it to events that are semiformal as well as black tie. A midnight navy or dark green suit is another great option because it works for almost any occasion and the color pops on camera. If you’re getting something custom made, ask for extra fabric. It’ll come in handy if you need to make alterations later on. >>

day-of emergency kit and socks a groom can choose from—the possibilities are endless. Wear a vest in a patterned print, incorporate bold colors into your tie or think outside the box and sport your favorite superhero on your socks for a fun surprise. Make it even more personal by engraving your monogram or wedding date into a lapel pin for extra flair. HOW CAN I PULL OFF THE MISMATCHED GROOMSMEN TREND WHILE STILL MAINTAINING A COHESIVE WEDDING PART Y ? When you’re outfitting your guys in different suits, tuxes or

accessories, the key is to make everyone look coordinated even if they’re not wearing the exact same thing. One of the easiest ways to pull that off is to stick to specific colors that work well together. Try to incorporate just three shades into an outfit. If everyone is wearing the same dark suit and a colorful vest or tie, keep the color palette to three complementary colors like gray, navy and black— especially if you’re outfitting your party based on their roles, such as styling your best man differently from your groomsmen. You don’t want to have too many conflicting shades—that can make your wedding party look uncoordinated. If you’re opting for different prints or patterns, remember less is more. Keep everything within the same color family, vary the sizes of each print or pattern, and have a neutral in the mix for a balanced look.

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To solve any last-minute mishaps, keep a few essential items on hand. Black shoe polish (or a black Sharpie in a pinch) can help mask any scuffs, and shirt button extenders (small buttons that loop onto the existing button on your shirt collar) can give you extra room on a snug collar. Black safety pins and double-stick tape will also save you from a multitude of issues, like a ripped hem or split seams.

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Black tie means you have to be the dressiest you can be, which actually leaves a lot of room to play outside of a classic black tux. Break from tradition and opt for something colorful instead; it’s a chic alternative, and you’ll stand out from the sea of other black outfits. If you’re going for color, stick to darker shades like maroon or emerald. Accessories can inject some personality

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(read: fun) to a formal look as well. Besides your wedding ring, add another piece of statement jewelry to your outfit, like a watch with a patterned strap. Take the staple accessories like a tie or bow tie and choose options in different colors or textures like velvet or leather. Cuff links or lapel pins in cute shapes and designs are also a playful addition to any traditional tuxedo. If you’re looking to incorporate your pet or favorite hobby into your wedding, have custom cuff links made for an unexpected twist on tradition. Don’t be afraid to switch up your footwear too. A sleek pair of dark leather sneakers or velvet loafers adds a fashion-forward vibe without looking out of place.

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important things to get right is the shoulder of the jacket. Unless you’re having an ’80s-themed wedding, you don’t want a sloped shoulder, meaning the shoulder seam should lay flat and not sag past the natural line of your actual shoulder. Most tailors are hesitant to even alter that area since it’s difficult to execute and can be extremely costly, so make sure the jacket you choose fits perfectly before you go in for alterations. You also don’t want your pants to look too wide and unstructured. They should be slim throughout the leg and then break at the hem. Another tailoring tip is to stick to having just one break to avoid cutting off your legs. More than one break will make you look shorter and can give off a sloppy vibe too. Lastly, take into account the shape of your body when you’re getting your outfit altered. When men are on the shorter side or a bit wider, I find they’ll wear suits or tuxedos that are less tapered to either give the illusion of height or a slimmer build, but that’s not the case. You should find a suit or tux in a slim fit (meaning the coat should be fitted through the waist and the pants are narrow with a more tapered leg) to help elongate the body, particularly with tuxedos, since they’re almost always a single-button jacket and have a much longer lapel. It tricks the eye into making you look taller and slimmer since it drops lower.

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Dresses not your thing? A sleek white tux with flowing tails still commands attention. Tuxedo jacket and pants in sizes up to 18, camisole in sizes up to XL, price upon request, SavannahMiller.com; earrings, $4,400, Joelle Jewellery, Swoonery.com; shoes, $1,220, ReneCaovilla.com

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The drama is in the details. An oversize embroidered peplum makes a simple, strapless silhouette feel couture. Dress in sizes up to 24, $6,560, FrancescaMiranda.com; engagement ring, $1,289 (not including center stone), NoamCarver.com Comic Characters: Mark Gindick & Adam Kuchler

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Go ahead, make the most of your time in the spotlight. An over-the-top ball gown covered in luxe beads, sequins and crystals is guaranteed to wow the crowd. Dress in sizes up to 12, price upon request, ElieSaab.com; engagement ring, $3,586 (not including center stone), SimonGJewelry.com

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Frilly sleeves plus a flirty tea-length hemline equal one whimsical number. Dress in sizes up to 20, price upon request, Viktor&Rolf at Boca Raton Bridal, BocaRatonBridal .com (Boca Raton); shoes, $425, StuartWeitzman.com

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Celestial-inspired jewels are a great alternative to more traditional bling: They’re just as glam but also have high-fashion edge. Dress in sizes up to 16, $2,375, cape in sizes up to L, $5,465, JennyPackham.com; engagement ring, $2,100, SofiaZakia.com; earrings, $168, JenniferBehr.com

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If there was ever a time for a good party dress, your wedding is it. Allover sequins and tiered ruffles are perfect for dancing the night away. Dress in sizes up to 18, $4,195, TemperleyLondon.com; earrings, $99, CZbyKennethJayLane.com; shoes, $495, SophiaWebster.com

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If you’re feeling bold, opt for a dress in a daring hue. A flamered ball gown is sure to turn a few heads. Dress in sizes up to 14, $8,995, Monique Lhuillier at Chic Parisien, CPBride.com (Coral Gables), The Collection Bridal, TheCollectionBridal.com (Winter Park); engagement ring, $3,586 (not including center stone), SimonGJewelry .com; earrings, $4,900, DoyleDoyle.com

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Throwing a vintage-themed affair? Give a nod to a bygone era with swinging fringe, art-deco-style jewels and a bold red lip. Dress in sizes up to 18, $3,495, Naeem Khan at Chernaya Bridal House, ChernayaBridalHouse .com (Miami); earrings, $17,000, MindiMondNY .com; cuff, $7,590, Joelle Jewellery, Swoonery.com

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MAY 19

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THEIR STORY When it came to wedding inspiration, David Preston (left, 31 and a boutique manager at Christian Dior) and Hunter Pugh (31 and an attorney) looked to the likes of Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw. For their own day, David and Hunter combined Carrie’s chic city style with a bit of their own Miami flair. “We wanted art deco décor with modern touches,” David says. “Think: formal but fun.” The women in their wedding party wore white tuxes and sapphire pumps, an homage to Carrie’s wedding day style. At the ceremony, guests sat on ghost chairs as David and Hunter said their vows under a monstera leaf arch. At the reception, champagne took the place of Carrie’s cosmo as the signature drink. After all, “It’s our favorite,” David says. —LB

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CENTERPIECES Acrylic and mirrored columns, tons of candles, and crisp white orchids topped tables covered with sequined tablecloths. CAKE Layers of marble, silver leaf and black rose buttercream coated David and Hunter’s coconut cream cake. MUSIC David, Hunter and their guests spent the night sipping bubbly and dancing to songs by Beyoncé, Madonna and Cardi B after the newlyweds changed into late-night looks: a sequined blazer on David, and an animal-print jacket for Hunter.

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Above all, Brooke Sanders (29 and an interior designer) and Maxime Mareschal (32 and an geological engineer) wanted the vibe of their wedding to remain relaxed and breezy. After a spontaneous engagement, “I wanted everything to be calm and stress free, like a vacation,” Brooke says. The couple went to Brooke’s home state of Florida in search of a cozy, comfortable venue. They chose Moorings Village because “it just felt you were staying at your family home,” Brooke says. Subdued greenery marked the ceremony spot and served as the day’s minimal décor. “As I walked down the aisle looking at the trees and Maxime waiting for me, I just enjoyed the view,” Brooke says. —LB

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CAKE Brooke and Maxime cut into an almond amaretto cake with espresso filling. MENU After the ceremony, guests grabbed appetizers like fig spread and crackers as they sipped champagne on the front porch. PLACE SETTINGS Vibrant croton leaves added color next to the neutral linens and silver flatware. RECEPTION Brooke, Maxime and their guests sat down to dinner at a single farm table, where they passed scallops and filet mignon over a greenery runner and colorful flowers.

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When designing their Miami Beach destination wedding, Minneapolis residents Ashley Siebenahler (26 and works in childcare) and Connor Kapryan (28 and a financial analyst) took most of their inspiration from the destination itself. The selfprofessed avid travelers first felt a connection to the area on a trip there years before. “The people, the culture and the atmosphere are so great,” Ashley says. “Seeing the Nautilus rooftop sealed the deal.” The pair filled the event with beachy, sand-inspired colors and textures as well as tropical monstera leaves. Connor also designed the paper goods, which included illustrations of Miami Beach’s iconic palm fronds. “We wanted the vibe to be tropical, but also minimal and modern,” Ashley says. After the ceremony, guests sipped freshly made mojitos and watched in surprise as Ashley and Connor took to the dance floor for an impromptu salsa dance to Camila Cabello’s “Havana,” accompanied by a three-piece Cuban band. “It felt like a movie,” Ashley says. —LB

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DESSERT “Connor and I aren’t cake fans, so we decided to go a bit of an alternative route,” Ashley says. Instead, the couple satisfied their sweet tooths with a doughnut tower topped with berries and cream. GREENERY Palm, monstera and eucalyptus leaves filled sky-blue vases at the seaside ceremony. RECEPTION Ashley, Connor and their guests raised toasts, snacked on lamb empanadas and danced in the Nautilus’s backyard, which Ashley calls “our very own little green oasis.”

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THEIR STORY Jenna Cloyd (31 and an attorney) and Paul Jump (30 and a senior manager at Uber) know how to combine formality with fun. Upon their engagement, the San Francisco-based pair began planning a wedding all the way across the country in their hometown of Fort Lauderdale. As the couple envisioned their day, Jenna and Paul pictured minimal décor and a traditional ceremony, but with punches of coral, clever signage and a “Florida formal” dress code. “We wanted guests to dress up like they were on vacation, but spiffed up a bit,” Jenna says. At the ceremony, a sign labeled “Can I get a witness!?” welcomed guests. —LB

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There’s nothing more exciting than the first few weeks post-engagement. You’ve got that to-be-wed glow, a new accessory and are dreaming up all the ways to make your wedding day one to remember. Start your journey with these important tasks and you’ll be ready for “I do” in no time.

Insure your ring No matter how careful you are, you’ll want the peace of mind that comes with knowing your engagement ring is protected, so insure it as soon as possible (the same is true if your partner asked with a high-end watch or other accessory). There are two ways to go about it. First, you can add it as an extension of your renter’s or homeowner’s policy, which will reimburse you for a set amount of money in relation to its value should anything happen. Or, you can seek out a company that specializes in jewelry insurance, like Jewelers Mutual, which can offer customizable policies or provide more coverage than a homeowner’s insurance policy can. >>

engagement party planning 101 You don’t need an excuse for a bash—you’re engaged! Get party ready with these tips.

Take time to breathe

An impromptu gathering the weekend after your partner has proposed is the perfect time to break out the bubbly, but don’t schedule an all-out affair during the first month of your engagement. You’ll want (and need) time to revel in your new status. Plan to have an engagement party two to four months after the question was popped.

Figure out your guest list

Everyone invited to the engagement party should be on the wedding guest list as well. Otherwise, guests may wonder what they did at the engagement party to insult you. If you decide to keep your wedding guest list small but want to throw an extravagant engagement party, go for it. Just let people know the main event will be intimate so no feelings will be hurt.

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Register for gifts beforehand

Guest aren’t traditionally required to bring presents to an engagement party, but there’s always the chance someone will want to. It’s smart to stock your registry early and provide those wishing to gift you something with a bit of guidance. Register for gifts in the low to middle range, and save the bigger ticket items for closer to the shower and wedding—after all, a $500 cappuccino machine is not your typical engagement present. If some guests arrive bearing gifts, unwrap them after the party, so people who came empty-handed won’t feel bad.

Remind yourself there’s still a wedding to enjoy

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Every host wants to plan an unforgettable affair, but you never want to upstage the main event. Try to create a different mood for your engagement party while maintaining a style that’s true to you and your partner. You won’t want to force a casual cookout if you (and your guests) favor formal parties, and vice versa.

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Download The Knot Wedding Planner app Our app is an essential ingredient in making these next few months as stress free as possible. You’ll start by taking our image-based Style Quiz to help you zero in on your wedding vibe and give you a personalized inspo board you can share with vendors, like your florist or planner. From there, we’ll help you stay organized with our step-by-step checklist, land your dream team with custom vendor suggestions based on your budget and location, manage your registry, keep tabs on your guest list and RSVPs, and, finally, construct a foolproof day-of timeline that will keep everything running smoothly. Think of it as the pocket-size planner you simply can’t head to the altar without.

Map out your budget While it’s not the most fun conversation, the budget talk is an important one. Sit down with your partner (and families, if they’re contributing) and figure out how much you’re comfortable spending. It’s helpful to have a general idea of whom you’d like to invite, where you’d like to get married and what time of year, so you’ll be able to easily picture how far your budget will go. Once you’ve landed on a number, talk through your priorities to clarify where you envision most of your money going (like being willing to splurge on a pricier photographer but cut back on your paper goods). The more on top of your finances you are before you begin planning, the less likely it is that you’ll end up going over your budget or spending more than you should in the long run.

Your venue is the key to all other wedding-related decisions, like your exact guest list count, catering menu, time of year and even décor. Make it one of the first things you book (at least nine months to a full year ahead of time) to ensure you get the look, price and date you really want.

Book your venue Your venue is the key to all other wedding-related to-dos, so it should be one of the very first things you book. Where you decide to host your wedding will likely determine other heavy-hitter decisions, like your exact guest list head count, catering menu and even the vibe of your décor. To ensure you get the look, price and date you want, start browsing The Knot Marketplace or our in-app suggestions at least a year to nine months ahead of your anticipated wedding date (possibly even earlier, depending on your location, desired date and the venue’s popularity). As you review your options, keep an eye out for sneaky budget busters, like a spot that doesn’t include furniture or tabletop rentals, or rules that could possibly become an issue later on, like a noise ordinance that will end the reception early, or a preferred vendor list that doesn’t permit you to hire your dream caterer. >>

5 times not to wear your engagement ring Keep that rock bright, clean and safe.

1 At the beach

If you lose your bauble in the sand or surf, it’s as good as gone. The second and lesser known reason to avoid bringing it to the beach is because of sand. The tiny grains can wedge themselves in the ring setting or get under the diamond. Also, don’t apply sunscreen while wearing your ring—it can cloud your stone right up.

2 At the gym

Wearing your ring during cardio won’t do it any harm, but it’s the weightlifting that can take a toll on your hardware. The pressure of the weight’s bars can bend it, which is especially bad for a pavé setting because the smaller stones can fall out. Take off the ring during any contact sports, or risk a serious injury.

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3 In the shower

Similar to sunscreen, many soaps, hair and beauty products can cause a cloudy buildup to collect on your stone, or worse, under your stone (which is much harder to clean at home). Shampoos and body washes are all a no-go, as are any hair serums, styling products and lotions you apply throughout the day.

4 In a pool

Losing your ring in a swimming pool (or hot tub) isn’t as big of an issue compared with the open ocean. After all, filters can be checked and, in the worst-case scenario, the pool can be drained. The real issue here is the chemicals often found in pools, like chlorine, which can do major damage and discolor metals over time.

5 While cleaning

Washing your car on the weekend? Cleaning the oven? Bleaching the shower? Take that rock off, please. It’s good practice for anyone (particularly if you’ll be using chemicals), but especially important if your ring has a colored gemstone, as many cleaning astringents can erode the finish and polish on specialty gems.

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Set up your wedding website

If you can’t imagine your first dance without the acoustics of a certain local band, or you love the portfolio of a hard-to-get photographer, do yourself a favor and act now. Many top vendors are hired more than a year in advance—and once they’re booked, you’re out of luck. Figure out what your biggest vendor priorities are, and find out their availability as soon as you have a date and venue locked in. That way, you can relax a little and enjoy the rest of the planning process knowing key members of your dream team are already on board. A bonus to booking early: Your primary vendors can recommend other A+ pros they enjoy working with, so ask them for direction on any outstanding hires. They may have insight into the perfect calligrapher for your day-of signage or the florist that will really make your venue come to life.

You’ve nailed down the basic details, so now’s the time to create your (free) personalized wedding website on TheKnot.com. It’s the ideal place to house need-to-know info for your guests, like directions to your venue, schedule for the weekend, registry links and hotel suggestions. In addition to these practical details, consider adding a few charming customizations to give guests insight into your event (and you as a couple). Provide background on yourself and your soon-to-be spouse, like how you met, your proposal or why your reception locale is special to you. Engagement photos or a who’s who of the wedding party can’t hurt either.

Choose your wedding party Now it’s your turn to propose. Once you and your partner have settled on who you’d like to include in your wedding party, think of a creative or meaningful way to ask. A little thought goes a long way here—you’re asking these people to spend a lot of their time and money celebrating you and your partner in the next year, so treat them to a fun night out, trip to the spa or home-cooked meal before you pop the question. Another perk: The sooner you ask your pals, the sooner you can rally the troops to help with any lingering to-dos, fun projects or planning conundrums that arise.

Create your wedding registry If you’re worried you’ll look greedy or inconsiderate if you set up your registry too early, don’t. With all the parties and well-wishing relatives in your near future, guests will appreciate your foresight. Have a registry started before the first big wedding event (like an engagement party) or at least before your save-the-dates go out. Register for more gifts than there are guests on your invite list, and make sure they fall within a variety of price points. Aim for a mix of the practical (a stainless steel cookware set), the pretty (a gorgeous throw for your bedroom) and a few off-beat items (like bikes to enjoy on the weekend or a cash fund on The Knot registry for your first house). Share the links on your wedding website, and don’t forget to check back in on them periodically.

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A fresh take on the shade Originally thought to deflect the Evil Eye and represent purity and fidelity, the “something blue” superstition of years past is meant to help couples get luck on their side ahead of “I do”—whether they want to prevent a rainy ceremony, drunken groomsman or legit marriage doom (not that you should be worried about that last one). Nowadays though, the pretty hue is showing up in much more playful ways than before, with modern pairs working blue into everything from getaway cars and painted leather jackets to frosty signature cocktails and even their wedding day hairstyle (how cool is that?). >>

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Personality-packed attire for all Historically, matching bridesmaid dresses stemmed less from wanting a colorcoordinated girl squad and more from, you know, distracting vengeful attackers looking to kidnap a bride because of her dowry. Thankfully, we live in 2019, and you can marry whomever you want with whomever you want by your side. And if you don’t envision your crew rocking the same floor-length gown, encourage them to choose their own unique looks that match their personalities. Unifying the vibe through a color palette or pattern helps it feel cool but cohesive.

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Your favorite food, stacked Wedding confections may have been a mainstay since, oh, ancient Rome—but that doesn’t mean one has to appear at your bash. If you’re a pair that prefers savory to sweet or Swiss cheese to Swiss buttercream, then you do you. Cut into a stack of cheese wheels or feed each other from a tower of whippedcream-covered waffles. As long as there are a few sweet moments to end the night (guests love a sugar rush), no one will miss the cake. >> CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: HUNTER RYAN PHOTO; ANNE MARIE PHOTOGRAPHY; ZAC WOLF PHOTOGRAPHY; CAT MAYER STUDIO; INSTAGRAM: KATIE STOOPS PHOTOGRAPHY

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At its core, marriage is two lives becoming one (awww), so it’s no surprise that customs meant to reinforce unity are at the center of many religious and spiritual ceremonies. Tried-and-true acts like lighting a candle or tying your hands together (known as handfasting) are still wildly popular with couples, but more duos are choosing to cement their bond with a unity moment that’s more reflective of their love story. Was your first date at a Mexican taco joint? Mix up the perfect batch of guac (cilantro or no cilantro, we’ll let you decide) or swig tequila shots as your first act as a married pair. Or get your blood pumping by tag-team sawing a log to then display in your home. Whatever you come up with, give the act a shout-out in your ceremony program to let guests in on the unique meaning behind it. (Hey, you could even invite them to take those tequila shots with you.)

TRADITIONS AROUND THE WORLD

Native American quilt wrapping symbolizes warmth.

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A Chinese tea ceremony shows familial respect.

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Swapping posed portraits for couples’ shots on a merry-go-round? Yes, please!

Whether out of superstition or religious reasons, many couples forgo seeing each other before hitting the aisle. And while that’s totes a personal choice, it doesn’t mean you can’t score those cute “first look” photos you see all over Insta. If you don’t want to have a face-to-face with your love before the ceremony, why not try a secluded hand hold meets pep talk, in which you touch— but not see—your partner? Or get wow-worthy reactions from your crew by revealing your wedding day look to your parents, friends or siblings. >>

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Fun with your florals Believe it or not, flowers at a wedding have less than romantic beginnings. They were initially incorporated to ward off evil and mask odor. (Yep, sorry.) But since then, pretty stems have become a main style point for many to-be-weds looking to decorate their day. For a fresh twist, take inspiration from Victorian-era couples and ask your florist to use buds with special meanings (like gardenias for joy or hydrangeas for gratitude) or focus on drama with oversize bouquets and hanging installations. Non-flower “flowers” are big now too, so feel free to trade petals for plants, greenery and even tropical leaves painted in pastels.

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Incorporating whomever you want There’s no denying it—kids are cute. And if you have a few little ones you want to involve in your walk down the aisle, we say go for it. But just because you’re sans a niece or nephew doesn’t mean you have to go without that coveted “aw” moment at the ceremony. Couples are now having anyone and everyone precede them down the aisle, whether it’s a beloved dog ring bearer or flower grannies (we die). Think of these roles as the perfect opportunity to incorporate friends or family who may not otherwise be included in your wedding party.

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Draping can help disguise unsightly wallpaper or add interest to a blank ceremony space.

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Unless you’re lucky enough to find a unicorn venue that checks off every box on your wish list, you’re probably going to compromise on a few things here or there when deciding where you’ll tie the knot. Maybe the space you chose has the incredible seaside view you dreamed of, but the tables it provides leave you feeling underwhelmed. Or, maybe you can hardly stand to look at the ballroom wallpaper, but the price per head can’t be beat. Whatever the issue, we have the clever fix. Trust us—clashing colors will be the last thing on your mind on your wedding day.

take a seat If you don’t have the budget to rent chairs, disguise yours with help from custom seat cushions or swags of greenery.

Terrible flooring

Gaudy chairs

The problem An unattractive carpet or eclectically tiled floor gives the venue a worn-out feel or majorly competes with your vision. The fix Take a big deep breath and keep in mind that, depending on your setup, your dining tables will cover much of the less-thanstellar floor in question (as will dim evening lighting). Ask to walk through the venue again the next time they’re setting up for a wedding about the same size as yours to get a peek into just how much of the floor will actually be showing. If it still bothers you, you have a few options. If you’ll have to bring in a dance floor surface anyways, consider pricing out the cost of outfitting the whole space in the same material (like hardwood flooring or a chic black-and-white checkered tile). Another solution? Roll out several neutral carpets (a timeless neutral style, like sisal, can often be rented) to create a blank-slate background fit for any décor.

The problem You didn’t luck out with beautiful dining chairs. The fix If your venue’s available seating is cramping your style, you may have to resort to rentals. The bad news? It’ll definitely add to your tab. The good news? With so many unique styles to choose from (metallic chiavari chairs, rustic wood benches and so on), you’ll be able to find a version that perfectly suits your wedding day vibes. Your planner or venue can suggest a rental company that outfits large parties on the regular, so you won’t have to worry about coordinating drop-off or pickup on your own. If you simply can’t swing the extra cost, try making the current style work with a few clever solutions. Pick an eye-catching fabric to make into seat cushions for a pop of color, ask about the availability of slipcovers to disguise them completely or task your florist with creating swags of greenery for each individual chair. >>

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LIGHT IT UP Use image mapping on a blank white wall to make your space feel more dynamic.

An oversize space The problem A too-large reception room feels cavernous and impersonal, even though you’ll be having over 100 guests. The fix Don’t stress—or feel like you need to add to your guest list. You can up the intimacy of a sprawling space in a few easy ways. First, ask your planner or venue coordinator if it’s possible to use rectangular tables for your dining setup—they’ll take up more empty space than circular tables, which will go a long way in making the room feel more utilized. Past that, consider setting up different areas around the reception to put the extra square footage to work. Cluster together several plush sofas, ottomans and even fire pits (if outdoors) to create a cozy space right off the dance floor where guests can relax, mix and mingle, or set up a special satellite bar and high-top table section for the perfect spot to serve up the evening’s signature cocktail selection.

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Glam drapery hung from the walls or ceiling helps create a world within your venue and neutralizes any in-your-face wallpaper.

Too bold wallpaper

Clashing colors

The problem The red-and-gold damask print wallpaper in the ballroom is a look only your grandmother will appreciate. The fix Create another world within the room and install a neutral backdrop by covering the walls in glam drapery. Select a fabric that fits well with your wedding style (for example, a light and breezy blush linen for a vineyard affair) or opt for a simple white for a clean, neutral look. Then, have the venue hang it from the walls (or even the ceiling) for an intimate, cozy feel that will also rid you of the unsightly wallpaper altogether. The end result will be beautiful as is, but to really make it stand out, you could also invest in image mapping. The projection technology allows you to transform any space with lighting and moving pictures, like soft flowers or a beautiful forest scene. On a budget? Stick to traditional uplighting, which can lend a similar glowy effect, sans imagery.

The problem The off-beat color scheme already saturating your venue competes with the soft and romantic blush-hued event you have your heart (and your mood board) set on. The fix Instead of fighting against the palette already present in your venue, try to embrace it. Pick one or two of the less offensive hues to pull into your color scheme via pretty rental napkins or patterned seat cushions, so it feels like they coordinate intentionally, not clash drastically, with your added décor. If you really can’t work with any of the preexisting shades, you’re going to have to collab with a team of pros to transform everything your eye sees into a neutral base using rentals (like rolling out a carpet or covering chairs). Then, you’ll be free to layer in textures and colors that reinforce your preferred range of shades. It’ll be a pricey fix, but we promise—guests won’t even notice what’s left behind.

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The problem Support beams or columns spread throughout the space interrupt the eye and will hinder the flow of guests. The fix Disguise any posts or columns (even the poles in a tented reception) with the clever addition of greenery. Task your florist with bringing a few smaller trees or branch arrangements to place in front of the poles and distract guests from seeing what’s beneath. If you’d rather not add to your floral budget (totally fine!) turn the visual interruption into a romantic accent by stringing café bistro light bulbs between the poles or wrapping them down the pole in a spiral. They’ll end up looking so pretty glowing in the night, you may even be happy they’re there (seriously).

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Kick the writer’s block (and overcome your public speaking paranoia) with these meaningful questions all about your person. PHOTOGR APH BY EMILY WREN PHOTOGR APHY

Admit it: You totally thought writing your own vows would be quick and painless, but, sure enough, you’re now realizing that picking just a few promises or sentiments to sum up your whole relationship is hard. Don’t worry though—you’re definitely not the first person to struggle with what to say. To kick things off, sit down

for a little one-on-one reflection sesh with yourself. We’ve rounded up a list of sweet and sentimental questions to help you delve into what it is that makes your partner, and your love, so special. Once you get in a groove, you’ll have all the makings of deep and personal vows finished in no time—we promise. >>

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WHAT DID YOU THINK WHEN YOU FIRST SAW THEM?

There’s no better place to start than at the beginning of your story. Whether you had a meet-cute in a hotel elevator (swoon!) or are totally the product of a dating app (praise that algorithm), spend some time reflecting on your thoughts and feelings surrounding your first introduction to your partner. PUT IT INTO WORDS:

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WHEN DID YOU REALIZE YOU WERE IN LOVE?

The more specific you can be about the moment in time, the better. Was it when they helped you keep it together while you brought your sick pup to the vet, or when they held their own at your huge family reunion? If humor is more your brand, don’t fight it. Throw in that playful anecdote about spending an entire weekend binging Adam Sandler movies together.

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HOW HAVE THEY MADE YOUR LIFE BET TER?

For this Q, put the focus on the heart and head, not on material possessions (as much as you may love that new engagement ring you’re rocking). Think about all the ways you’re better off with your partner in your life. Have they taught you to appreciate the little things or bolstered your self-confidence at work? Be sure to make it known. PUT IT INTO WORDS:

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HOW HAS YOUR WORLDVIEW CHANGED?

We’re just guessing here, but life has probably gotten a lot better since you two met and fell in love, so tell everyone about it. Having trouble pinpointing exact specifics? Consider all the new stuff you’ve tried or places you’ve seen together that you would have never experienced on your own. PUT IT INTO WORDS:

e ause of you, I see the world ______________ .

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WHAT DO YOU MISS MOST WHEN YOU’RE APART ?

This will probably end up being something super simple— but powerful. For most people, it’s the little moments that make up a relationship, so it makes sense those are what you’d crave when apart. From their signature morning slow-drip coffee to the way they talk in their sleep (hey, it could be charming), this is a great way to show you care about both big and small. PUT IT INTO WORDS:

ou re su h a part of me that when you re one, I ______________ .

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WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELVES IN 10, 20 AND 40

YEARS? We’re going to push you to go beyond the whole “happily married with a family” thing here. What are your true long-term hopes, dreams and goals for the future? It could be as simple as enjoying summer sunsets from a lakeside cabin, or as big as starting an animal charity together. PUT IT INTO WORDS:

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5 of our fave vow books IS THERE A LINE FROM A MOVIE THAT SAYS IT ALL?

It’s definitely okay to borrow from your favorite movie, song or poem for a bit of inspiration, as long as it’s not too much of a cliché (please, no “You had me at hello,” Jerry Maguire fans).

Instead of holding a crumpled (probably sweaty) piece of paper at the altar, slip your words into one of these chic holders or notebooks.

PUT IT INTO WORDS:

When I see you _____________, I think, "God only knows what I'd be without you."

Here’s your biggest opportunity to personalize your vows if that whole “for better or for worse” line just doesn’t do it for you. So many couples pledge endless love, but what about everything else you and your person do for each other, like refusing to watch your favorite Netflix show without one another?

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WHAT WILL KEEP YOUR MARRIAGE STRONG?

Dig deep—focus on how you’ve already fostered a solid foundation and how you plan to maintain and grow that connection in the years to come. This can encompass relationship-healthy habits you guys already have (go you!) as well as attributes you’re hoping to work on or bring into your marriage more. PUT IT INTO WORDS:

I know that even when life gets hard, you and I will ________________, because ________________ .

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WHAT ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO WHEN IT COMES TO MARRIED LIFE?

Your wedding is just the (very fun) beginning of this insanely amazing adventure you’re about to go on. So what do the next few decades look like? Call out what you’re most excited about when it comes to marriage, whether it’s raising a family together or having a built-in partner to sneakily leave parties with. Be funny, be sentimental—say whatever feels right. PUT IT INTO WORDS:

I look forward to

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as we embark on __________ .

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your catering checklist Whether you’re planning a delicious buffet or seven-course sit-down dinner, you’ll want to abide by these important tips. BY ALYSSA LONGOBUCCO PHOTOGR APH BY ABBY JIU PHOTOGR APHY

Dreaming up your wedding reception menu can be one of the most fun (and important) parts of the planning process, especially if you and your partner are big foodies. A large portion of your budget will be put toward feeding your guests, so you’ll want to make sure everyone ends the night happy and full. As you’re booking your food pros and creating a menu to remember, here are six questions you should ask to ensure you get it right. >>

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Is your caterer legit? Whether you’re working with the team provided by your reception venue or are planning on bringing in an outside crew from your favorite barbecue joint, you’ll want to make sure your caterer is licensed for both food and liquor. This means they’ve met important local health department standards for food prep and service and carry liability insurance for both the food and the alcohol they’ll be serving, ensuring no responsibility falls on your shoulders (or your venue’s) if something goes wrong the day of.

Have they worked at your venue before? Hiring a caterer who has prepared food at your venue for previous events can make the day run more smoothly and efficiently. A repeat team will already be in the know about the available cook space on-site and what your venue supplies. They’ll have a clear idea of what additional gear may be needed (this is especially important if you’re celebrating at a nontraditional venue, like a barn or vineyard, where an entire kitchen may have to be brought in). If you’re really pulling for a catering team that hasn’t worked in the space before, see if they can arrange a walk-through of the venue and get a sense of the available equipment at least a month beforehand so they’re fully prepared for your event.

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What does their package include? There are a lot of different things to consider before signing on the dotted line. Catering packages can vary, so make sure you leave your initial meeting with a concrete idea of what your caterer includes in theirs. For instance, is your quoted price based on the specific foods or dishes you choose, or is it an all-inclusive rate (which typically includes an appetizer, salad, entrée and dessert,

plus coffee service and, in some cases, wine for each guest)? Also, unless you’re going with an outside mixology team, work alcohol service into your contract and your catering plans. Talk through the tiers of alcohol coverage, what brands will be served and whether there’s a corkage fee if you provide your own wine or champagne. When it comes to must-have items like plates, napkins, silverware and more, ask if they’ll be bringing those and whether they or the venue are in charge of setup and breakdown. Lastly, inquire as to whether waitstaff is provided. Most caterers work with their own staff, but it’s good practice to check. >>

4 must-hire vendors Add these other experts to your wedding team for a flawlessly beautiful celebration.

Snapshots of your day are the longest-lasting legacy when it comes to your wedding, so it’s not the place to skimp or trust just any friend with a digital camera. Splurge on a quality, experienced photographer (plus an engagement session) to get the memories you deserve.

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Planner/coordinator The last thing you want to do on your wedding day is field questions or direct vendors. Enter: a planner. Whether you work with someone for a year ahead of your day or just the month before, it’s beyond amazing to have extra help so you can party stress free.

Florist

Blooms may seem easy to execute on your own, but when you factor in the time and energy spent sourcing and arranging, hiring a florist practically pays for itself. If you really want to DIY some florals, opt to do an event leading up to your day, like your shower.

Band or DJ

Music makes the party, so your band or DJ pick is a very important one. These entertainers understand the flow of music and how to keep guests on the dance floor all night long, in a way that your Spotify playlist just can’t. Trust us—and the pros—on this one.

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Depending on the vibe and formality of your event, there are plenty of tasty choices to consider when it comes to serving your guests. If you want a constantly bustling party, a dinner of passed apps and interactive stations may work for you. But if you’re looking for something more formal, a sit-down meal is always on trend. Want guests to interact with their surroundings? Hire foodie-themed entertainment like a flair bartender, ballerinas to serve champagne or even a few bow-tie-clad oyster shuckers. Whatever feels right for your day, make sure your catering team is on board to execute. Staffing and equipment needs can vary greatly between a buffet meal and multicourse plated dinner, so plan your style from the get-go in case it affects the overall cost of the services.

Can you sample their menu in advance? Researching caterers through reviews and sample menus is a great start, but taste-testing the food yourself is a must-do, and it’s a delicious part of the process. Sitting down for a tasting before your wedding day will help you and your caterer plan out a cohesive menu and eliminate any dishes that don’t suit you and your partner.

Can they handle food allergies? Depending on your guests’ needs, there may be special dietary restrictions your caterer should plan for in advance. See if your team is able to prepare vegetarian, gluten-free, kosher or halal meals if guests should request or need them, and what the additional cost per plate may be. While you’re at it, if you’re planning on having children at your reception, ask about including a kid-friendly menu or smaller portions. You’ll also want to learn about meal options for serving wedding pros the day of (a must). Ask what date your caterer needs to know your final menu choices and guest head count by. Then, base your RSVP date on that to ensure all responses from guests are in at least two weeks before your catering head count is due to their team.

5 alternatives to a traditional sit-down meal Plated service isn’t the only option. Personalize your meal with one of these fun (and tasty) swaps.

A movable feast

Skip the seats and instead delight your guests with a bevy of passed plates piled high with hearty appetizers and filling finger foods for a cocktail party atmosphere.

Family style

Top your tables with platters of mains (like fish, steak and chicken) and yummy sides, then let guests pass around the plates and serve themselves. It’s a great way to keep the conversation flowing.

European family style

Similar to traditional family style, except each guest selects their main meal course and only the side dishes are shared among the guests.

All action eats

For a meal that feeds and entertains at the same time, create a culinary circuit of interactive stations serving foods like make-your-own burgers, tacos, pasta, sushi and more.

Drive-in dinner

Round up a few of your favorite food trucks to serve guests for a charming picnic-style event. Be sure your venue has an accessible gravel patch for the vehicles, as well as electrical access.

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You want your wedding day to be a reflection of you two, so your reception menu should be also. If you have a particular cuisine in mind, seek out a caterer who specializes in it. They’ll not only boast all the right resources (like the perfect shop to secure that French cheese you love for cocktail hour), but also know how to properly prepare and serve specialty dishes on a large scale, promising a better and tastier event. Expecting a Southern barbecue crew to execute a traditional Indian menu probably isn’t going to end well for anyone, so inquire ahead of time about your top picks for cuisine specialties and ask to see sample menus.

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crowd-pleasers Sometimes, the wedding moments that mean the most aren’t filled with gorgeous florals or over-the-top fireworks. We tapped 14 guests to learn about the details, add-ons and performances (yes!) they’ll always remember. BY ALYSSA LONGOBUCCO ILLUSTR ATIONS BY AMY BL ACK WELL

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At one wedding I attended, the couple created a mini booklet to put in our welcome baskets that included info on every guest in attendance. It had pictures of each person or couple, a bio about them, details on their relationship with the couple and some memories or fun facts. I thought it was so unique and super thoughtful, and it was great to flip through it before the wedding to familiarize ourselves with who else would be there. -SAR AH >>

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sweets to share

At a recent wedding reception I attended, the couple had a Pittsburgh cookie table. Not only did it look stunning (and taste delicious), but it allowed family, friends and the local community to contribute to the wedding by making batches of treats ahead of time. I had never seen anything like it before, and it was a beautiful way to incorporate loved ones into the day. At the end of the night, we got to box up cookies to take home with us too! -ANDIE jersey fun

I went to a wedding where the couple surprised their guests with a live performance from the cast of the Broadway show Jersey Boys. Everyone was on the dance floor singing along to top-10 hits from the legendary The Four Seasons. It was an unbelievable touch that brought together guests of all ages. -COLET TE

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dancing queen (and king)

A friend of mine got married a few months ago. Her dad had passed away two years prior, so her husband and his mom decided to join her and her mom for one big parent dance, rather than the traditional separate ones. They did a giant jig to Mamma Mia! and literally everyone there was singing along, laughing and dancing in their seats. It’s such a hard tradition to figure out with a big loss, and they made it so fun. -JESS

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At one friend’s wedding, they hired a DJ for the reception plus a standalone sax player who played along with all the songs, bopping around the perimeter of the dance floor the whole night. It was unexpected, hilarious and fun—and the only thing the groom felt strongly about having. -IV Y

support system

the new wedding march

little monsters

My friend is Indian and her husband is Jewish, and they got married in a Jewish wedding ceremony. They didn’t have a formal wedding party, but they did select seven loved ones to recite prayers. I was one of those selected, and it was so special to be included. Guests surrounded them in a circle at the request of the officiant, who wanted to create a space of community for the couple to rely on. It was such a sweet moment. -MANAL

I was recently at a wedding where the groom, who works as an audio engineer, wrote an original song for his bride to walk down the aisle to. They also had a few friends of theirs sing during the ceremony, and those two elements combined really reflected them as a couple. Oh, and the groom completely lost it when my friend walked down the aisle to his song. Swoon. -ANDREA

A wedding reception in our family started off with a surprise appearance by a fabulous Lady Gaga impersonator. Watching her and five burly, mesh-and-leather-clad backup dancers own the dance floor in an upscale ballroom, surrounded by their fairly traditional families (some of whom were probably attending their first same-sex wedding ever) instantly set the tone for the rest of the night. It was a blast! -SHERRY >>

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At a friend’s wedding, the groom rode through his baraat procession on an ice cream truck (traditionally in India, it’s done on a horse or elephant). I thought his twist was really unique and matched the fun of the rest of the day. -MAT T

I attended an outdoor wedding in October, and it ended up being freezing that day. They provided hot apple cider for guests to enjoy while waiting for the ceremony to begin. It was so thoughtful and helped everyone’s hands stay warm. -HANNAH

When my best friend got married, her mom gifted her with a beautiful charm that had a picture of her father on it (he passed away when she was very young). It was on a ribbon, and when her flowers were delivered to the room before the ceremony, her mom gave it to her to wrap around her bouquet. There was seriously not a dry eye in the room—even the florist was tearing up! -SAMANTHA dancing gents

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At a friend’s wedding a couple of years ago, there was a particularly special moment when it came time for the father-daughter dance. My friend had lost her dad many years before, so she took the time to make a small speech in his honor, then explained she would be dancing with the men who have helped her throughout life. She danced with her uncle, her grandfather and, finally, her brother. When he stepped forward to cut in for the last dance, everyone was teary. It was emotional to witness the bond they had, and to feel their love and loss in one moment. -ANDY guests on parade

fixer upper

I was at a wedding recently where the groom’s father had passed away a few years before. His dad had enjoyed fixing up vintage cars as a pastime, and the groom had inherited one of them that he hadn’t finished before he died. Little did he know, his mom secretly had it fixed up and parked in the front of the church for when the ceremony ended. The groom was floored when he came out—they drove to their reception in it! -STEPH

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For her wedding reception exit, my best friend hired an 8-piece brass percussion band to lead guests from the venue to the after-party spot four blocks away. The musicians were instructed to play crowd-pleasing ’90s hits like Boyz II Men’s “Motownphilly” while all us guests trailed behind them. Everyone was too happy and wrapped up in the moment to even notice the freezing temperatures outside (it was the middle of winter!)— we were too busy reliving our glory days together. -ESTHER

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shot at love Choosing who will photograph your day is a major style decision for your wedding, right alongside picking your palette or landing your dream venue. Learn what your options are to help you decide on the right look for you. BY ALYSSA LONGOBUCCO PHOTOGR APHY BY JAMES X SCHULZE

The photography industry can be complicated to navigate as a newly engaged couple. With so many unique options out there—and so many talented pros to choose from— it’s hard to decide what vibe suits your celebration best. We’ve rounded up our best advice to help you figure out your style and find a true-to-you photographer. >>

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capture this Make sure you loop your photog into any surprise moments or special dances planned so they can be ready to snap them.

Gather inspiration

Do your research

The first step to finding your dream photographer is a fun one—just get inspired. Spend some time pouring over any and every kind of imagery you love, such as sunny home décor shots, a fashion blogger’s Instagram feed or moody avant-garde French movie posters. Once you have a good collection of inspiring photographs, take a step back and try to narrow in on what draws you to them specifically. Is it the soft pastel color palette? The off-the-cuff happy grins of the people in the picture? The interesting angles and perspectives? The more you familiarize yourself with what you like photo-wise, the easier it will be for you to identify that same quality in a potential photographer’s portfolio.

Now’s the time to hit the web to find the pro who will bring your day to life. Browse The Knot Marketplace for photographers in your area and price range, then peruse their portfolios and social media channels to identify if they’re a good fit. How do they capture the moments that are important to you? Have they shot in a venue similar to yours? Do they seem friendly and personable with their online audience? If available, check out reviews from past couples as well. Then, go ahead and send an introductory email with a bit about you and your soon-to-be spouse, your event and the vision for your day—you can even attach a few inspiration images you love from their portfolio. Be sure to chat with them and get to know each other on a personal and professional level. You’ll be spending the most time with them on your wedding day, and you’ll want to feel comfortable as they capture some of your and your family’s most emotionally intimate moments.

Decide on a “feeling” When you’ve figured out what inspires you, dig deeper and dissect what feels most authentic to you and your partner, and how you envision your album looking. If you’re a timeless couple that has your heart set on formal portraits, you may gravitate toward a more classic photography style. If your inspiration was fly-on-the-wall images that bottle an authentic moment in time, then lifestyle photography may be the right choice for you. If you fell in love with the sharp and contrast-y editorials of a favorite blogger, then maybe you’ll want to seek out a photographer with a flair for the dramatic.

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Finesse the contract To get the most out of your photography investment, consider several points when choosing your package and reviewing your contract. Most photographers offer a variety of services—including day-of coverage, digital proofs, second shooters, tangible prints and gorgeously assembled albums—and it’s easy to get overwhelmed. >>

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4 tips from real photographers Put these direct-from-the-pros tips to work to get pictures you’ll cherish forever.

1 Don’t skip the engagement session

Think of an engagement session as a second date with your photographer. This is your chance to get to know your pro and how they work. “Nothing helps build trust more than an engagement session,” says James Christianson, a fine art wedding photographer and one-half of the James x Schulze photography team. “It helps us understand you as a couple, strips away any preconceived ideas of what shooting together will be like and allows us to capture you exactly as you are.”

Present your photographer with your budget and see how far it will take you. The number of hours they spend at an event or shots they provide you with may be flexible, so see if you can find a middle ground that works for both of you. Now’s also the time to inquire about the cost of any add-ons you’re envisioning, like retouching services or an engagement session. Ask about any additional fees that could add up, like having to pay for your photographer’s travel and lodging. Finally, settle on an image delivery date so you know exactly when to expect your shots.

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Prep for the day of Instead of putting together a detailed shot list for your photographer, pass along your day-of timeline, give them an idea of what images you’d like captured (like a picture with each of your bridesmaids or flower girls) and let them do their thing. Ahead of the wedding is also the perfect time to give them a heads up on any familial or friendship intricacies they should be aware of, like divorced parents, a grandmother that needs to remain seated for portraits, or a groomsman and bridesmaid that don’t get along (hey, it happens). If you’re hoping to get your wedding day published online or in a magazine, relay that to your photographer. This way, they’ll put extra emphasis on snapping shots of all your amazing details and will likely come armed with gorgeous styling accessories, like ribbons, linens and more—all with the goal of helping your wedding aesthetic truly stand out.

Be relaxed and ready You’ve put a lot of work into finding the right photographer so, like with all your pros, put your faith in them come the wedding day. In the week leading up to your wedding, confirm all the important details (your venue location, day-of timeline and any surprises you’ve planned for your guests or partner), then chill out. It’s time for you and your partner to enjoy yourselves and get married.

2 Put their knowledge to good use

Use your pro as your personal vetting tool and take their advice on whom to bring on board. Your photographer will be encountering everyone involved in your day, so it’s in your best interest (and theirs) that they feel confident about your picks. “To make sure my clients will receive the best images they can, I advise on all aspects of the wedding,” explains Jen Huang, a fine art photographer. “This includes helping select their team of vendors—if I know how the other vendors will operate on a wedding day, I can work seamlessly with them.”

3 Plan for the light

When making your day-of timeline, it’s important to factor in the golden hour—that coveted time of day when photographers love to shoot to capture incredible, romantic images. “Shooting in the best light possible makes all the difference, both for engagement shots and wedding day portraits,” says Kate Ignatowski, a fine art photographer. “A foolproof tip is to schedule about an hour and half before sunset for an engagement session and to start portraits about an hour before sunset on your wedding day.”

4 Don’t try and control everything

All prep work aside, on your wedding day, you’ll need to relinquish control to your photographer and trust you’re in good hands. “Trying to re-create that Pinterest-perfect image you love means we may be missing out on authentic moments, like your mom holding your veil or your bridesmaids tearing up,” says Elizabeth Fogarty, a fine art wedding photographer. “Trust your photographer and their eye—if you let your story unfold naturally, your photographer will capture it beautifully.”

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When it comes to wedding day transportation, getting to the church on time is only half the battle. There are also contracts, guests’ needs and, yes, even aesthetics, for you to consider before booking your ride. Ensure your day-of drive is safe, streamlined and super stylish with these important to-dos.

Book ahead of time Really ahead of time—we mean it. Transportation may not be your top priority going into wedding planning, but move it up the list. Depending on the season, a lot of the best rides can book up early, so if you have your heart set on a gorgeous old-school trolley or vintage Rolls-Royce, you should inquire ASAP (between six to nine months before your wedding day is the sweet spot, no matter what you want to rent). First, figure out your ceremony and reception sites, as well as any special photo locations, so you can give the transportation company an idea of the exact routes and timing you’ll need for the most accurate price quote.

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Aim to book your wedding day transportation between six and nine months beforehand—more if you’re getting married during peak season.

Make a list of whom you’re transporting The size and number of vehicles you choose will depend on how many people need transportation. As a rule of thumb, you should provide a ride for the wedding party (groomsmen, bridesmaids, flower girls and ring bearers and their parents, if necessary), as well as your and your partner’s parents, your photographer and possibly your officiant. It’s also important to consider more specific needs. If you decide to forgo a first look and plan on traveling separately to the ceremony with your respective wedding parties, you’ll need two vehicles instead of the usual party bus for everyone. Likewise, if you’re planning to shoot couple’s portraits around town with your photographer postceremony, you’ll need a car for the three of you and a way to get your wedding party to the reception in the meantime. To guarantee everything goes smoothly day of, make a call sheet to pass out to your drivers with addresses and directions, timing, a roll call of everyone expected in the vehicle and emergency numbers.

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Think beyond the limo While transportation is a practical matter, it can also be an added layer of personalization for your wedding day. Think of it as a fun opportunity to nod to your wedding vibe, location or love story. Did your first date include a pedicab ride around New York City’s Central Park? Find a charming rickshaw to take you from your ceremony to your reception. Throwing a boho backyard bash? Rent out a Volkswagen van for a wow-worthy entrance, then keep it on premises to double as a fun photo booth backdrop. With so many out-of-the-box options available to rent, there’s no need to settle for a traditional choice if it’s not a match for your personalities.

Time it right Keep the day running seamlessly by padding your schedule with an extra 20 to 30 minutes of transportation time when going to and from your ceremony or reception venues. Events beyond your control (traffic, road work or even an accident) can happen, so having that extra bit of wiggle room already built into your day will make it less likely you’ll end up with a delayed ceremony or an officiant who is running late. Another thing to consider? Working around the arrival of your guests. If you’re the type who wants to remain hidden away until your walk down the aisle, you’ll want to be extra careful about coordinating your arrival to your ceremony spot around when your partner and your guests get there. Ask ahead of time if there’s an alternative entrance you can use to sneak in, or arrange transportation schedules so you’re at least 20 minutes ahead of all your guests and your partner. >>

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insta worthy Now’s the perfect time to consider your getaway style, so book something fun and photo ready, like a retro convertible, sailboat or carriage.

Don’t forget about your guests

The moments you spend traveling to your “I dos” or the reception will be one of the few spots of calm in an otherwise jam-packed wedding day. Savor the time alongside your friends or make the most of a one-on-one moment with your new spouse by preparing ahead of time with a few essentials. Champagne flutes and some bubbly are musts for toasting on your way to and from the altar, while a care package of tissues, aspirin, Band-Aids, a quick snack, stain remover stick and bobby pins is also good to have on hand. Task a savvy bridesmaid with compiling a playlist of upbeat, fun tunes that’ll be perfect to set the mood and alleviate any lastminute nerves. You can also bring along decorations—just check with your rental company before decking out the interior or exterior of your vehicle so you don’t accrue any damage fees.

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Make it a ride to remember

Unless you’re hosting your ceremony and reception in the same place all of your guests will be staying, chances are you’ll have to factor guest transportation into the day-of game plan. If you’ve reserved a block of rooms at a specific hotel, arrange to have transportation (like a charter bus, which can hold over 50 passengers) leave from the preceremony, that way guests who are staying elsewhere or live local can meet in the parking lot to catch a ride. It’s important to offer transportation postreception, too (especially if guests have been drinking) as well as provide the numbers of local cab companies. Allow guests to board the shuttle at least a half hour before your night officially ends—early birds can get a prime seat on the way back, while guests who aren’t quite ready to leave the dance floor yet can catch the next bus out.

Now’s the perfect time to consider your grand getaway as a married duo. Leave a lasting impression for your guests by exiting your wedding reception in Insta-worthy fashion on a cute bicycle built for two, speeding away in a retro red convertible or sailing into the sunset (literally!) aboard a vintage boat. It’ll make for a great photo op and seal the deal for a wedding to remember.

how to hang postreception After the party comes the after-party. Keep the fun going with these quick tips.

Keep it casual

Leave the wedding day formality behind with a chill after-hours shindig. Choose a low-key bar or lounge area to relax and catch up with loved ones over a few cocktails.

Spread the word

It’s important for guests to know they’re welcome at the afterparty. Include the info on your wedding website or have your DJ announce the continued festivities.

Serve some eats

Ensure no one goes hungry by serving up a few quintessential bar foods like wings, fries and grilled cheese. Or order a slew of pizzas for your friends and family to enjoy.

Set the mood

This is the perfect time to play DJ. Break out your best playlists and ask your after-party venue to hook up your phone to speakers. Keep the tunes fun and dance-y.

Pay the tab

If you’re hosting an “official” after-party (like an ’80s-themed dance sesh), then pick up the tab. Just hanging at the hotel bar? People can probably cover their own tab.

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TEA TIME Your morning cup of Earl Grey tastes better poured from a stylish spout—fact. Stagg EKG 0.9L kettle in Polished Copper, $169, FellowProducts.com

YOU KNOW ’EM, YOU LOVE ’EM— THESE PERENNIAL FAVES WILL BE YOUR GO-TOS FOR YEARS TO COME.

A TOAST FOR T WO Use these flutes on your wedding day and for all the date nights to come. Talia platinum champagne flute, $25, Mikasa, BedBathandBeyond.com

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Whether you entertain a little or a lot, go for at least 8 to 12 place settings (think: dinner and salad plates, a soup bowl and flatware). That way, you can host dinner for two or a Turkey Day feast.

PACK IT UP Stackable storage bowls are essential for weekly lunch prep. Bonus: They’re cute!

WHAT A DISH Even takeout looks classy on a plate this pretty. Shhh, we won’t tell.

Microwavable nested storage bowls in Nordic Berry, $60 for 4, Rosti Mepal, Food52.com

Prince Bleu dinner plate, $175, Bernardaud, JungLeeNY.com

PICTURE THIS Show off a favorite wedding day snap in this timeless silver frame.

SHARP OBJECTS Chef-grade steel makes slicing and dicing a cinch. Crafter knife set, $500 for 7-piece set, Wüsthof, Williams-Sonoma.com

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Grace Avenue 8x10 frame, $75, KateSpade.com

COOL COPPER A focus on construction and even heat distribution means these pans are as practical as they are pretty. Martellata tri-ply copper cookware, $900 for 10-piece set, Lagostina, Macys.com

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CLEAN SWEEP This high-tech gadget may have you battling it out for vacuum duty. Hey, it could happen.

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Cyclone V10 Absolute vacuum, $700, Dyson.com

TEAL TOSS A pretty hue and cozy cashmere make this throw worth fighting over. Dorsey throw in Ice, $610, Sferra.com

BREW BUDDY Score coveted pour-over coffee hands-free thanks to this automatic brewer. MONOGR AM MAT Tout your new family moniker with a signature jute doormat. Personalized wreath doormat, $89, MarkandGraham.com

Ottomatic 6-cup pour-over coffee machine, $350, Chemex, WorldMarket.com

FINISHING TOUCH Add a bit of glam to any table with gilded flatware. Colebrook Champagne flatware, $115 for 5-piece set, Lenox.com

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Round Dutch oven, from $140, LeCreuset.com

MIX IT UP This do-it-all pick has dozens of uses, so why limit yourselves? whip up some ice cream

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Swap the metal bowl for Kitchen Aid’s freezer-ready ice cream maker. Then, just add cream and your go-to flavors or toppings.

MUST-HAVE MIXER Do we even need to sell you on this culinary hero? Your kitchen counter would be empty without one. Artisan Series 5-quart tilt-head stand mixer, $500, KitchenAid.com

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BOLD BOWL Serve up your daily dose of greens in this acacia wood bowl. Stonewood stripe round serving bowl, $188, Juliska.com

Hair of the Dog cocktail napkins, $38 for 4, AugustMorgan.com

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SUCCESSFULLY HOST EVERYTHING FROM THE FANTASY DRAFT TO A GAME OF THRONES WATCH PARTY WITH THESE PICKS.

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DraftPour in Copper, $150, Fizzics.com

TOOL OF THE TR ADE Keep this 10-in-1 gadget on hand to mix up everything from margs to martinis like a pro.

SPIN IT Your favorite vinyl become the party soundtrack thanks to this USB-enabled turntable.

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STOUT SPOUT Score that freshfrom-the-tap taste from any brew (really!) with this draft beer system.

10-in-1 bartender tool, $39, MarkandGraham.com

AT-LP120-USB turntable in Silver, $249, AudioTechnica, Amazon.com

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COCKTAIL COUNTER Use this chic cabinet as a bar. Don’t drink? Store board games inside it instead. Dock cabinet, $799, GrandinRoad.com

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POPPIN’ BOT TLES This opener uses a needle to pierce the cork and dispense a perfect pour, meaning your bottles stay way fresher.

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Model Two Elite, $350, Coravin.com

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COUNTER GARDEN Grow herbs, veggies and flowers worry free with this smart garden, complete with LED lights and a zero-effort water tank.

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TR AVEL BUDDY Take the guesswork out of flying with TSA-approved luggage that even boasts a phone charger (genius!).

The Smart Garden 9 in Grey, $200, ClickandGrow.com

GOAL GET TER This smart scale syncs up with your phone to log your BMI, body composition, weight and more.

The Bigger Carry-On in Sky, $245, AwayTravel.com

QardioBase 2 in Arctic White, $150, GetQardio.com

SMART CHEF Cook everything from swordfish to creme brulee like a pro every time with this app-enabled sous vide. Joule, $199, ChefSteps.com

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LIGHT IT UP This futuristic light simulates a sunrise “alarm” to wake you up gradually. Somneo sleep and wake-up light, $200, Philips.com

SWEAT SESH Track your next 5K (or hey, trip to the grocery store) with Fitbit’s newest smart watch. Fitbit Ionic watch, $270, Fitbit.com

CHORE HELPER Upgrade garbage duty (yep, we went there) with a voice-activated can. Sensor can, $200, SimpleHuman.com

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PetChatz HD, $380, PetChatz.com

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WHITE NOISE Tune out city commotion (or your spouse’s snoring) with this sound machine.

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PLUSH PICKS Cloud-like towels (thanks to organic Turkish cotton) are a bathroom mainstay.

Wave premium sleep therapy sound machine, $30, Pure Enrichment, Amazon.com

Cloud Loom organic towels, $198 for 6-piece set, Coyuchi.com

TUB SHELFIE Draw a bath, prop up a glass of vino and read your latest book club pick.

TR ANQUILI-TEA Indulge in one of the 40 tea flavors in this box, including pear cobbler and Belgian mint.

Aquala bathtub caddy in Natural, $40, Umbra.com

COMFORT QUILT Use a gravity blanket (engineered to be 7 to 12 percent of your body weight) to calm your mood and fall asleep faster.

Dolce Vita tea chest, $60, TeaForte.com

The Gravity Blanket in Moon Ivory, $249, GravityBlankets.com

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SALT BAE Upgrade bath time with scented salts that also pack in skin-soothing essential oils. Bath salts, $25 each, SabonNYC .com

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HAPPY FEET Give tired soles a rest in cushy velvet slippers. (Tip: Get ’em early and rock them while prepping for your wedding day.) The Phoebe slippers in Saffron Bow, $120, BirdiesSlippers.com

SAY “OM” Get Zen with the Headspace app, which offers hundreds of themed sessions and guided meditations. Year-long membership, $96, Headspace.com

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JUST BREATHE Relax, reinvigorate and even purify with this streamlined essential oil diffuser. Stone diffuser in White, $119, Vitruvi.com

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BED IN BLOOM You’ll actually want to make the bed with sheets this pretty. Poppy pillowcases in Azure, from $135 for set, Matouk.com

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BRIGHT TOUCH Use these floor cushions for extra seating when company swings by. Chartreuse velvet tufted floor cushions, $45 each, WorldMarket.com

Primavera 50 50 Anniversario in Azzurro, $4,149, Vespa.com

FANCY FLOORS Brighten up your living room with a bold patterned rug built to withstand a bit of everyday wear and tear. Samode rug in Denim/Ivory, from $50, Dash & Albert, AnnieSelke.com

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WINE AND DINE This duel zone fridge keeps your vino at the perfect temp and stores up to 21 bottles. Silent 21 bottle dual zone wine refrigerator, $299, WineEnthusiast.com

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Stowe, Vermont Why you’ll love it Winter getaways always seem like they’re harder to plan, but don’t panic. Instead, embrace the cool temps by planning a bachelor or bachelorette party in a snowy locale, like trendy Stowe, Vermont. It’s packed with all the cold-weather activities you could want, plus quaint small-town charm. Where to snap a shot While hitting the slopes with your besties. What not to miss Kick off your winter wonderland weekend by checking yourselves into The Lodge at Spruce Peak, which legit looks like it’s out of some Swiss mountainside day dream. Plus, it’s the area’s only ski-in, ski-out resort, so hitting the powder anytime you want is a breeze. If black diamond trails aren’t your thing, there are treatments aplenty at the on-site spa. Once you’ve sweat it out for the morning (slopes or sauna, that is) you can head to town for a bit of shopping and sightseeing. When you’re ready for a midday break, choose from a bevy of local breweries or pop into the family-owned Von Trapp Brewing Bierhall (yep, that Von Trapp family) for some Austrian-inspired lager and eats. Speaking of food, Vermont locals are passionate about their cuisine and you’ll find a ton to love here. From a hearty post-ski brunch at Butler’s Pantry or Café on Main (get the homemade soup) to a fancier celebratory dinner at Harrison’s Restaurant or The Bistro at Ten Acres, you will leave with a happy heart and a very full stomach.

Charleston, South Carolina Why you’ll love it For a trip that bottles quaint Southern charm with all the perks of a modern city (think: shopping, delicious food and good nightlife) look no further than the Holy City. Charleston is made for a weekend away with a group big or small, and the beauty around the city ensures it will look great on your feed too. Where to snap a shot In front of the iconic and charming colorful Georgian pastel homes on Rainbow Row or The Battery. What not to miss The gorgeous 86 Cannon inn is the perfect home away from home for your weekend—if its cozy rooms don’t convince you, the wraparound porch, light blue bikes and resident pups Sully and Gus will do the trick. Peruse the local farmers market at Marion Square, then roam King Street for shopping >>

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Why you’ll love it For a weekend packed with color, personality and sunshine, Palm Springs is your place. Picture this: You and your pals sipping coladas poolside out of cups with flamingo koozies (obviously), then hitting the streets to take in all the food, fun and culture this desert town has to offer. Where to snap a shot Head to The Saguaro hotel, where guests, day visitors and locals alike can spend time sunning themselves at the playful, crazy-colorful rainbow pool area. What not to miss Palm Springs has some of the coolest hotels around—Ace Hotel, The Saguaro and the iconic Parker Palm Springs, to name a few—so you’ll definitely want to splurge on a fancy suite as your home away from home for the weekend. Fuel up with a morning iced cold brew from Ernest Coffee, then take in some local mid-century modern architecture with a tour through the Palm Springs Mod Squad. If your group prefers succulents to stylish interiors, then a jaunt through the Moorten Botanical Garden may be more your scene. Follow up with lunch at one of the retro-inspired spots in town, like Cheeky’s, Frankinbun (yes, hot dogs) or King’s Highway. Then, treat your squad to a little pampering at the luxe Palm Springs Yacht Club inside the Parker Palm Springs. Nightfall should find you at Workshop Kitchen & Bar for one of the best meals (and enviable interiors) in town, followed by tropical libations at Bootlegger Tiki.

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Why you’ll love it Plan a trip to vibrant ATX and get ready for all the country crooners and barbecue you can handle. The hip locale is packed with killer food, great nightlife and enough street art to keep your Insta feed full for months. Where to snap a shot Pose alongside one of the city’s iconic murals, like the “Greetings from Austin” wall or the “Love is the question love is the answer” wall at 12th and West Lynn. What not to miss Pile your party into a hip rental house (trust us, there are plenty!), or go with one of the many boutique hotels, like the colorful Austin Motel or sleek South Congress Hotel. Spend the day at the “it” local watering hole, Barton Springs Pool, or take your buds paddleboarding on scenic Lady Bird Lake. Come afternoon, take a stroll through SoCo for shopping, and get a pick-me-up treat from nearby famous spot Voodoo Doughnut. For dinner, a big boisterous group will feel right at home at Franklin Barbecue, while Eden East promises a farm-to-table meal you won’t forget. Cap off the night with drinks at Easy Tiger, Whisler’s or Garage, or catch a live show at Broken Spoke. If you’ve been sipping enough bubbly, you could maybe even convince your crew to brave the karaoke mic at The Highball. Austin, TX

Portland, OR

Portland, Oregon Why you’ll love it If the thought of whitewater rafting, hiking or craft breweries gets your heart thumping, then Portland should be on your must-visit list. Adventure buddies will go crazy over Portland’s great-outdoors-geared activities, while those seeking a more chill experience will love the hipster scene the city offers. Where to snap a shot Grab a cone outside local legend ice cream stop Salt & Straw (we recommend the honey lavender or cinnamon snickerdoodle flavors) for #foodporn everyone will be jealous of. What not to miss The centrally located Ace Hotel is an everpopular spot, while The Society Hotel and Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel have their own cult followings. Kick off your weekend with a little bit of green time at Tom McCall Waterfront Park, Mount Tabor or Washington Park, where you can catch a glimpse of the internationally acclaimed rose garden (and get some inspo to send to your florist). No trip to Portland would be complete without a little coffee and beer imbibing, so hit up local giant Stumptown Coffee Roasters before taking part in a few brewery tours. Can’t pick from the 60-plus spots in Portland? Book an experience through Brewvana, which gives you a VIP look into stops around the city with their all-access bus tour. If your group isn’t into IPAs, take a pottery or paint class through Carter & Rose, or indulge in a luxurious foot soak and massage at Soakology. Once your stomachs start rumbling, hit up Pok Pok for unique Thai dishes, Farm Spirit for a veggie menu that will blow your mind or Departure for some local favorites. End your night with another sweet-tooth fix at Blue Star Donuts or a trip to Multnomah Whiskey Library for the best spirit selection in Portland. Not a bad way to spend a weekend.

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CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA Charleston charms visitors with genuine Southern hospitality, Lowcountry cuisine and oak-lined cobblestone streets.

WHEN TO VISIT The magnolias and honeysuckles are in bloom April through June, and the temperatures won’t be sweltering.

The 155-room Dewberry has a mid-century modern vibe and one of the city’s buzziest restaurants. A killer location, just off Marion Square in the Upper King District, puts you within walking distance from the best boutiques. From $350, TheDewberryCharleston.com

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SPLURGE-WORTHY EXPERIENCE Kiawah Island is just 20 miles south of Charleston. Spend a night at The Sanctuary, a 255-room seaside mansion equipped with loads of amenities, including its own high-rated spa. From $285, KiawahResort.com

WHAT TO EAT Start with cocktails at The Bar at Husk (try the Centre Court) before moving next door to Husk, chef Sean Brock’s shrine to Southern ingredients. Set within a Victorian-era home, the restaurant serves elevated classic comfort dishes such as skillet corn bread with Benton’s bacon crumble and RC Cola–glazed duck with Anson Mills heirloom grits. HuskRestaurant.com

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WHERE TO STAY Eco-friendly Ekies All Senses Resort is set on an unspoiled beach in the village of Vourvourou on Halkidiki’s second peninsula, Sithonia. The new Evergreen and Pine suites are stunning, with private pools and gardens, but if you’re on a budget, standard double rooms are super comfy too and have balconies. From $186, Ekies.gr

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HALKIDIKI, GREECE Halkidiki may not be as well known as Mykonos and Santorini, but its beaches are just as pretty. Located in off-the-tourist-radar northern Greece, Halkidiki’s three peninsulas are blanketed in lush pine forests and surrounded by the warm waters of the Aegean Sea.

Go during mid-April to early June or September to mid-October to avoid the heat and summer crowds. WHAT TO EAT At Búbo, award-winning chef Dimitris Pamporis reimagines traditional dishes—his Greek salad is topped with feta mousse and olive soil. For a more intimate, adventurous setting, head up to the Treehouse and indulge in his tasting menu. Bubo.gr SPLURGE-WORTHY EXPERIENCE Ekies All Senses Resort can arrange a boat for a day of island-hopping. Picnic at Diaporos and hike past the scattered ancient ruins of Agios Isidoros. >>

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Beach-perfect weather and good deals can be found in the shoulder seasons: April through May and August through early October. November through March are the rainiest months.

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Aqua Kauai Beach Resort is one of the island’s best oceanfront values. The 25-acre property sits on a three-mile beach on the eastern Coconut Coast. With four pools, a lava-tube waterslide and complimentary activities, including hula shows and lei making, Aqua is a great option for couples who get antsy lounging in the sun. Plus the recently renovated accommodations— 350 rooms, to be exact— all feature private lanais. From $170, AquaAston.com

Tropical rain forests, cascading waterfalls, emerald valleys and gold-sand beaches—explore all these and more with your SO on the Garden Island.

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SPLURGE-WORTHY EXPERIENCE Learn to hang ten with pro surfer and Kauai native Evan Valiere at the North Shore’s legendary Hanalei Bay. $400 for private lesson for 2, HanaleiSurfSchool.com

THE SEYCHELLES Sugar-white beaches, pristine waters and secluded five-star resorts make the Seychelles archipelago a favorite honeymoon escape for A-listers. WHEN TO VISIT

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Just south of the Equator, the Seychelles is blessed with year-round 80-degree temps. April to May and October to November are the best months for diving.

Cycle to Anse Source D’Argent on La Digue. This stunning stretch of sand is considered one of the Seychelles’s most beautiful beaches. Don’t forget a mask and fins for snorkeling.

WHAT TO DO Don’t miss the dramatic cliffs and endless trails of the 17-mile Napali Coast. The Kalalau Trail—11 miles from Ha’ena State Park to Kalalau Beach—is a bucket list hike.

DON’T FORGET A MASK AND FINS FOR SNORKELING.”

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WHERE TO STAY In a destination known for luxury stays, Le Repaire is a beachfront gem. Located on La Digue, the smallest of the inhabited islands, this cute boutique hotel has 18 spacious rooms, a pool and an Italian restaurant. From $199, LeRepaireSeychelles.com

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SPLURGE-WORTHY EXPERIENCE The waters off Mahé island are a scuba diving paradise. Four wreck dives offer the chance to spot marine wildlife like nurse sharks, turtles and rays. From $115 per person, BlueSeaDivers.com >>

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SEDONA, ARIZONA Sedona is easily accessible (two hours from Phoenix) yet offers a vibe all its own, surrounded by mystical red rock formations and a national forest. Outdoor enthusiasts can find 100 hiking trails within a 20-mile radius, while culture lovers are steps from art galleries and can’t-miss restaurants.

WHAT TO DO Don’t just gaze at the iconic red rock sandstone spires—get out and explore them. Little Horse is an easy 3.4-mile round-trip trail with views of Cathedral Rock. Or take in the scenery on a Jeep tour. From $59, PinkAdventure Tours.com SPLURGE-WORTHY EXPERIENCE Indulge in a day of pampering at the spa at L’Auberge de Sedona. Start with a desert sage sugar scrub, then join your spouse for a forest bathing session. LAuberge.com

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WHERE TO STAY The 100-room Kimpton Amara Resort & Spa is walking distance of Uptown Sedona’s galleries and shops. An infinity-edge pool and outdoor fire pits make it easy to fall into vacation mode. From $200, AmaraResort.com >>

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Active couples will love the cool temperatures of fall. Desert flowers are in full bloom March through May.

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Santa Barbara embodies California dreaming with its mix of gorgeous beaches, vineyards and Spanish Colonial Revival architecture.

TAKE AN URBAN WINE TOUR ON FOOT OR BIKE.” WHERE TO STAY Rooms at Hotel Milo are on the smaller side, but you can’t beat the location across the street from West Beach. Iconic Stearns Wharf is a short bike ride away, and the hotel’s Dutch-inspired cruisers are complimentary. Lounge by the pool, play bocce, and swirl, sniff and sip at the hotel’s weekly wine tastings. From $199, HotelMiloSantaBarbara.com

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WHEN TO VISIT During shoulder season— early fall to late spring— you can find great deals on hotels and attractions, plus the weather is still warm and sunny. WHAT TO DO Take an urban wine tour on foot or bike. Check out Au Bon Climat for pinots, Babcock for single-vineyard chardonnays and Margerum for its signature blends. UrbanWineTrailSB.com SPLURGE-WORTHY EXPERIENCE Hop into a helicopter and enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the Channel Islands, known as the Galapagos of North America, as you fly over Santa Barbara. $300 for a 45-minute tour, NancoHelicopters.com >>

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To experience Paris like a local, visit in April, May, October or November. On the first Sunday of October through March, museums are free.

Situated in the 8th arrondissement, Le Pavillon des Lettres is a short walk from the Champs-Elysées and the shops of Rue Faubourg St Honoré. Each of the 26 snug rooms is dedicated to a writer, with lines from poems, plays and text hand-stenciled above the bed. Two top-floor suites have Eiffel Tower views. From $239, PavillondesLettres.com SPLURGE-WORTHY EXPERIENCE No trip to Paris is complete without visiting the Eiffel Tower. Experience the architectural wonder from its second-floor Michelin-star restaurant, Le Jules Verne. The Gift Box dinner experience includes bubbly, a sixcourse meal and a meet-and-greet with the chef. $1,110 for 2, LeJulesVerne-Paris.com

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PARIS, FRANCE Arguably the capital of romance, the City of Lights has charmed the likes of Julia Child and Ernest Hemingway with its cozy cafés, delicious cuisine, cool art scene and effortless style.

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WHERE TO STAY The views from Hotel St. Moritz are unbeatable. Located in the heart of the city, the hotel looks across Lake Wakatipu at the Remarkables mountain range. An autumnal color scheme and natural materials (slate, exposed wood beams) give the hotel a retro, ski chalet feel. Lombardi restaurant is known for its hyper-local menu, including the area’s top pinots. From $200, StMoritz.co.nz WHAT TO EAT A tasty burger and fries are worth the wait in line at Fergburger. This low-key joint has a cult following with its made-from-scratch, locally sourced ethos and creative takes on the humble burger. Fergburger.com

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QUEENSTOWN, NEW ZEALAND

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Known as the adventure capital of the world, Queenstown is basically an outdoor playground. It’s also the gateway to the Central Otago wine region.

SPLURGE-WORTHY EXPERIENCE A day of activities should be rewarded with a steamy soak in the Onsen Hot Pools. Cedar tubs are perched on a high cliff with cinematic views of Shotover River. Treat yourself and add on a couple’s massage. $432 for 2 people, Onsen.co.nz >>

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Summer (December to February) is perfect for hiking and enjoying Lake Wakatipu. Crowds thin out and flowers are in bloom September through November. Winters are heaven for skiers—just avoid July when schools are on holiday.

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TUSCANY, ITALY Rolling vineyards and endless olive groves provide a dreamy backdrop for exploring ancient hill towns, Michelin-star restaurants, and the art and architecture of Florence. WHEN TO VISIT

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Mid-spring and early autumn bring perfect weather, but also higher prices. Fields are ablaze in golden sunflowers in summer. Winter can be chilly and restaurants close, but the area is vibrant green and tourist free.

Le Due Volpi’s owners are cycling geeks (ask to see their vintage bicycle collection) and know the area’s most scenic roads.

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Tuscany has 34 restaurants with Michelin status, but Enoteca Pinchiorri is the only one to boast three stars. Foodies won’t want to miss the tasting menu, featuring dishes like roasted ravioli filled with mascarpone and caviar. $260 (without wine), EnotecaPinchiorri.it

A former farmhouse turned B&B, Le Due Volpi has just four rooms. Garden-filled grounds and a swimming pool are ideal for lazy days, but the museums of Florence are less than 30 miles away. From $100, LeDueVolpi.it

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BORA BORA Bora Bora has been called the most photogenic place on earth. The island’s dazzling sapphire- and turquoisehued lagoon and sandfringed motus (islets) are worth the extra 50-minute flight from Tahiti.

WHERE TO STAY Bora Bora’s famous overwater bungalows usually cost a small fortune, but the digs at Oa Oa Lodge are $200 a night (garden bungalows start at $100). With just eight rooms total, a pool and a private beach, you’ll feel like you’re on your own private island. Bookings must be made directly with the lodge owner Heimiti Buchin at oaoalodge@gmail.com.

April and November are shoulder months. December through March can be hit or miss with rain. WHAT TO EAT Dining out in French Polynesia is pricey. For a local vibe and affordable eats, try favorite Fare Manuia. SPLURGE-WORTHY EXPERIENCE Explore Bora Bora’s famed lagoon at your own pace on a private cruise. Your captain can take you to secret snorkel spots and deserted beaches for afternoon bubbly. From $577 for 4-hour cruise for 2, Moana AdventureTours.com

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CeCe Looney (28 and a loan office assistant) and Elliott Marshall (30 and general manager at a fine-dining restaurant) like to keep things fun with color, texture and what CeCe calls “organized chaos.” The pair wanted nothing less for their beachfront “I dos.” First, they decided on casual attire. “I’m not so good in heels, so everyone went barefoot,” CeCe says. Once the wedding party hit land, the groomsmen rocked blue Vans, though “I’m pretty sure most people just kept their shoes off for the reception as well,” CeCe says. Afterward, guests snacked on passed appetizers while listening to live music back on dry land. CeCe and Elliott made their dance floor debut to “Something in the Way She Moves” by James Taylor, accompanied by a groomsman on guitar. At the end of the night, guests brought home snacks including pickle chips and local craft beers. —Louis Baragona

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BOUQUETS CeCe and her bridesmaids carried loose bundles of vibrant delphinium, craspedia and other colorful wildflowers down the aisle. CENTERPIECES Bright pink dahlias filled geometric glass vases. “I wanted to do something different from other beach weddings I’d seen, and I really love jewel-tone colors and crazy flowers,” the bride says. COCKTAILS After the ceremony, flutes of champagne and fresh pomegranate seeds greeted everyone as they came from the beach. Guests also snacked on mini quesadillas, tacos and mac and cheese. “Yes, we eat like 5-year-olds,” CeCe says.

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THEIR STORY Carillon Beach holds a profound meaning for Kristen Ledlow (30 and a sports broadcaster) and Will Ramanakiwai (25 and a musician). “I grew up vacationing in Carillon, and, as a young girl, I always imagined getting married there someday,” Kristen says. Will proposed to Kristen in Carillon as the sun set, and four months later, the couple said their vows in the same spot under a circular arch draped in greenery. When it came to décor, Kristen and Will let the location lead the way, finding inspiration in the beige and white shades of the sand as well as the area’s greenery. “I wanted to capture the magic of the beach,” Kristen says. The pair felt that very magic during their vows as the sun set over the beach again. “It felt more than special,” Will says. —LB

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THEIR STORY Dana Camacho (30 and works in human resources) and Nick Godinho (30 and a finance manager) wanted to put a modern spin on classic details for their wedding design. The couple did just that by filling their day with romantic touches like blush roses, large candles and a draped fabric arch with modern décor and geometric architecture. “Mixing styles, textures and colors felt like a risk, but it turned out beautiful,” Dana says. After the ceremony, Dana kicked off her Badgley Mischka heels and grabbed Keds for the reception. —Louis Baragona

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BOUQUET Dana carried ranunculus, anemones and garden roses down the aisle.

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TABLESCAPES A green garland runner and white garden roses marked the long wood farm table where Dana and Nick sat with their closest friends and family. Gold vases and lanterns topped the other round guest tables. ESCORT CARD DISPLAY Acrylic escort cards and vines of greenery hung from a gold geometric frame marked with Dana and Nick’s monogram. STATIONERY Acrylic also played a role in the invitation suite paper, which was housed in a chic black envelope.

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FIRST DANCE Dana and Nick put a fun spin on the classic “The Way You Look Tonight” by choosing Maroon 5’s version for their first dance. “We needed something with a little modern twist,” Dana says. CAKE Marble and gold fondant covered the almond, white chocolate buttercream and pound cake dessert. TABLE NUMBERS The black text and gold geometric shapes on the acrylic plaques of the numbers complemented the signage and stationery designs.

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FASHION Emily’s aunt customized her Catherine Deane gown by adding a gray underskirt and dyeing appliqués black to achieve a “tastefully goth” look.

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Stephen and Emily’s friend reimagined the duo and their pets as Star Wars characters for their invitations. Guests were later gifted pins made from the same design.

THEIR STORY Stephen Usina (28 and an area development manager) proposed to Emily Munn (27 and a manager) on Halloween night. To honor their favorite holiday, they incorporated fall and gothic elements into their wedding, using a black color scheme with jewel-tone accents. The pair also showcased their love for pop culture, with Harry Potter books lining the ceremony aisle, and framed pictures of film and television couples atop tables at the reception. “Our wedding was a modern-day Victorian love celebration for two nerdy weirdos, sprinkled with pumpkins and pop culture references,” Emily says. —Antonia Maric

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make it legal Central Florida Marriage License Requirements GUIDELINES FOR OBTAINING A MARRIAGE LICENSE In the Central Florida region, the legal age for marriage is 18 years old. Those who are 16–17 must have parental consent. Florida has a required three-day waiting period (which can be waived upon completion of a premarital course) and asks that both the bride and groom present a valid photo ID and a Social Security card to obtain the marriage license, which is valid for 60 days. Residency and blood tests are not required. Both the bride and groom must apply for and sign the license together. There is a fee of $93.50 (methods of payment vary), which can be reduced to $61 upon completion of a premarital course. If either the bride or groom has been previously married, he or she must state the exact date of the divorce or death, although no official documentation is required unless the marriage ended in the last 30 days. All offices are open Monday through Friday. Call ahead to get all of the details. WHERE TO APPLY Brevard County Clerk of the Court 400 South St., Fl. 2 Titusville, FL 32780 (321) 952-4604 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Lake County County Clerk of the Circuit Court 122 E. Main St. Tavares, FL 32778 (352) 253-2650 8:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m.

Orange County Clerk of Courts 425 N. Orange Ave., Rm. 355 Orlando, FL 32801 (407) 836-2067 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Seminole County Clerk of Courts 301 N. Park Ave. Sanford, FL 32771 (407) 665-4375 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Volusia County Clerk of Circuit Court 101 N. Alabama Ave., Rm. C119 DeLand, FL 32724 (386) 736-5911 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Although The Knot strives to provide accurate information, we assume no responsibility for changes since publication. Please confirm all details with your local licensing bureau and inform us of updates or errors at licenseinfo@theknot.com.

make it known Central Florida Publications GUIDELINES FOR ANNOUNCING YOUR WEDDING IN THE LOCAL PAPERS Photographs may be submitted to accompany the announcement; however, instant photos or color copies are not acceptable. In some instances, photographs may be returned if a self-addressed stamped envelope is included with the announcement. Call to get all of the details before submitting. GUIDELINES/ RESTRICTIONS

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Daytona Beach News-Journal

(386) 252-5550 Attn: Celebrations Announcements– Classified Advertising 901 6th St. Daytona Beach, FL 32120

Must submit info no later than five weeks after the wedding date; must submit by 4 p.m. the Monday prior to the desired Saturday publication.

Form: Yes; must be typed.

Packages range from $75 to $375.

Orlando Sentinel

(407) 420-5696 633 N. Orange Ave., MP 501 Orlando, FL 32801

Must submit info by 5 p.m. on the Tuesday before the desired Sunday publication.

Form: No; submit online.

Prices range from $45 to $75, and $27 extra for photo.

The Villages Daily Sun

(352) 753-1119 1100 Main St. The Villages, FL 32159

Published on a first-come, first-served basis.

Form: Yes Photo published with a caption; no additional text.

There is no charge for this service for local residents.

The Daily Commercial

(352) 365-8200 PO Box 490007 Leesburg, FL 34749

Submissions are accepted up to six weeks after the wedding date and must be received one week before the desired Thursday or Sunday publication.

Form: Yes

There is no charge for this service.

Osceola News-Gazette

(407) 846-7600 108 Church St. Kissimmee, FL 34743

None. Announcements are published on a space-available basis. Bride or groom must be a resident of Osceola County to be featured.

Form: No

There is no charge for this service.

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make it legal North Florida Area Marriage License Requirements GUIDELINES FOR OBTAINING A MARRIAGE LICENSE In North Florida, the legal age for marriage is 18 years old. Couples under 18 must have parental consent. Florida has a required three-day waiting period and asks that the bride and groom present a valid photo ID and Social Security number to obtain the marriage license, which is valid for 60 days. Licenses are valid out of county, but not out of state. Residency and blood tests are not required. Both the bride and groom must apply for and sign the license together. There is a fee of $93.50 (methods of payment vary), which can be reduced to $61 upon completion of a premarital course. If either the bride or groom has been previously married, she or he must know the dates of divorce or death; documents may be required. Offices are open Monday through Friday. Call ahead to get all of the details. WHERE TO APPLY Alachua County

Clay County

Escambia County

Leon County

Okaloosa County

St. Johns County

Clerk of the Circuit Court 201 E. University Ave. Gainesville, FL 32601 (352) 374-3636 8:15 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Clerk of the Circuit Court 825 N. Orange Ave. Green Cove Springs, FL 32043 (904) 284-6302 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Clerk of the Court M.C. Blanchard Judicial Building 190 Governmental Ctr. Pensacola, FL 32502 (850) 595-4310 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Clerk of Courts 313 S. Calhoun St. Tallahassee, FL 32302 (850) 577-4060 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Clerk of Circuit Court 101 E. James Lee Blvd. Crestview, FL 32536 (850) 689-5000 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Clerk of Court 4010 Lewis Spdwy. St. Augustine, FL 32084 (904) 819-3640 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Duval County

Flagler County

Marriage License Dept. Duval County Courthouse 330 E. Bay St., Rm. 101 Jacksonville, FL 32202 (904) 630-1436 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Clerk of the Circuit Court 1769 Moody Blvd., Bldg. 1 Bunnell, FL 32110 (386) 313-4400 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Bay County Clerk of Courts 300 E. 4th St. Panama City, FL 32401 (850) 763-9061 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Nassau County

Putnam County

Union County

Clerk of Courts 76347 Veterans Way, Ste. 456 Yulee, FL 32097 (904) 548-4600 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Court Clerk 410 St. Johns Ave. Palatka, FL 32177 (386) 329-0250 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

County Clerk 55 W. Main St., Rm. 103 Lake Butler, FL 32054 (386) 496-3711 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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GUIDELINES FOR ANNOUNCING YOUR WEDDING IN THE LOCAL PAPERS Photographs may be submitted to accompany the announcement; however, instant photos or color copies are not acceptable. In some instances, photographs may be returned if a self-addressed stamped envelope is included with the announcement. Call to get all of the details before submitting. GUIDELINES/ RESTRICTIONS

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Florida Times-Union

(904) 359-4111 Attn: Features Dept., Weddings PO Box 1949 Jacksonville, FL 32231

Must submit info by 5 p.m., 16 days prior to the desired Sunday publication and within 6 months of wedding.

Form: Yes; available online.

Fees range from $69 to $169.

Gainesville Sun

(352) 337-0304 Attn: Celebrations Dept. 2700 SW 13th St. Gainesville, FL 32608

Announcement must be received no later than 5 p.m. on the Thursday 10 days prior to desired publication date.

Form: Yes. Photos can be sent as JPEGs or mailed. Must be professional; black-and-white is preferred. Bride’s face must not be covered by veil.

Fees start at $98, which includes 5 complimentary copies.

Northwest Florida Daily News

(850) 315-4350 2 Elgin Pkwy. NE Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32548

No deadline.

Form: No

Cost is $17 per inch on Sundays and $14.80 per inch in Monday– Saturday editions.

Pensacola News Journal

(850) 435-8585 Attn: Classifieds Dept. 101 E. Romana St. Pensacola, FL 32502

Must submit info at 5 p.m. on the Friday prior to desired Sunday publication. Published on a space-available basis.

Form: Optional, email to celebrations@pnj.com.

Fees range from $75 to $255. Both packages include a photo.

St. Augustine Record

(904) 819-3486 Attn: Celebrations One News Place St. Augustine, FL 32086

Must submit info by noon on the Tuesday prior to the desired Sunday publication.

Form: Yes

First photo is free, second photo is $20.

Tallahassee Democrat

(850) 599-2210 x 5 277 N. Magnolia Dr. Tallahassee, FL 32302

Must submit info by 5 p.m. on the Monday prior to the desired Sunday publication.

Form: Online only at Tallahassee.com.

Price available online.

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Hernando County

Lee County

Pasco County

Polk County

County Clerk 350 East Marion Ave. Punta Gorda, FL 33950 (941) 637-2240 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Clerk of Circuit Court 20 N. Main St., Rm. 362 Brooksville, FL 34601 (352) 540-6382 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Official Records Office 2115 2nd St. Fort Myers, FL 33901 (239) 335-2283 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Clerk of Circuit Court 14236 6th St., Ste. 201 Dade City, FL 33523 (352) 521-4468 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Clerk of Court 255 N. Broadway Ave. Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-4547 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Collier County

Hillsborough County

Manatee County

Pinellas County

Sarasota County

Clerk of Circuit Court 3315 Tamiami Trail E. Naples, FL 34112 (239) 252-2646 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Clerk of Circuit Court 419 Pierce St. Tampa, FL 33602 (813) 276-8100 x4366 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

County Courthouse 1115 Manatee Ave. W. Bradenton, FL 34205 (941) 741-4020 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

County Clerk 315 Court St., Rm. 150 Clearwater, FL 33756 (727) 464-4876 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Clerk of Circuit Court Marriage License Dept. 2000 Main St. Sarasota, FL 34237 (941) 362-4066 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Although The Knot strives to provide accurate information, we assume no responsibility for changes since publication. Please confirm all details with your local licensing bureau and inform us of updates or errors at licenseinfo@theknot.com.

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Must submit info two weeks before the desired Sunday publication.

Form: Yes Photos will be returned with SASE.

Price varies from no cost to $98 according to inches of text.

(941) 206-1000 23170 Harborview Rd. Charlotte Harbor, FL 33980

Announcements are published on a spaceavailable basis.

Form: Yes; email familyalbum@sun-herald.com

Cost is $25 for one photo with 200 words.

The News-Press

(239) 335-0452 Attn: Celebrations PO Box 10 Fort Myers, FL 33901

Must submit info on Friday, four weeks before the desired Sunday publication.

Form: Yes Photo returned with SASE.

Fees range from $20 to $220 depending on size of announcement and photo submitted.

Naples Daily News

(239) 403-6161 Attn: Celebrations Coordinator 1100 Immokalee Rd. Naples, FL 34110

Submit info within six weeks of the wedding date at noon the Tuesday before Sunday publication. Announcements published on a space-available basis.

Form: Optional Photos are not returned.

Cost range from $75 to $600 based on size.

Sarasota Herald-Tribune

(941) 361-4163 Attn: Wedding Announcements PO Box 1719 Sarasota, FL 34230

Must submit info within one month of the wedding date, ten days prior to publication date. Announcements published on a spaceavailable basis.

Form: No; prefer online submission.

Ranges from free to $180 based on size of ad. A photo is $40 extra.

St. Petersburg Times

(727) 893-8215 490 1st Ave. S. St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Must submit info within six months of the wedding date. Announcements published on a space-available basis.

Form: Yes

There is no charge for this service.

The Tampa Tribune

(813) 259-8050 202 S. Parker St. Tampa, FL 33606

Must submit info within one year of the wedding date. Submit by noon on the Monday before the desired Sunday publication.

Form: Optional

Rates start at $95.38 without a photo and $171.68 with a photo.

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The Bradenton Herald

(941) 746-7355 102 Manatee Ave. W. Bradenton, FL 34205

The Charlotte Sun

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make it legal South Florida Marriage License Requirements GUIDELINES FOR OBTAINING A MARRIAGE LICENSE Around the southern tip of Florida, the legal age for marriage is 18 years old. Those ages 16–17 must have parental consent. Florida has a required three-day waiting period (which can be waived upon completion of a premarital course) and asks that the bride and groom present a valid photo ID verifying DOB and a Social Security number to obtain the marriage license, which is valid for 60 days in the state of Florida only. Residency and blood tests are not required. Both the bride and groom must apply for and sign the license together. There is a fee of $93.50 (methods of payment vary), which can be reduced to $61 upon completion of a premarital course. If either the bride or groom has been previously married, he or she must state the exact date and location of the divorce or death. Some counties do not require official documentation unless the marriage ended 60 days prior. Offices are open Monday through Friday. Call ahead to get all of the details.. WHERE TO APPLY Broward County

Hendry County

Miami-Dade County

Monroe County

Palm Beach County

Clerk of Courts 201 SE 6th St., Rm. 270 Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301 (954) 831-6565 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Clerk of Court 25 E. Hickpoochee Ave. LaBelle, FL 33935 (863) 675-5217 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Clerk’s Office 140 W. Flagler St., Rm. 1503 Miami, FL 33130 (305) 275-1155 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

County Clerk 530 Whitehead St. Key West, FL 33040 (305) 292-3458 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Clerk’s Office 205 N. Dixie Hwy. West Palm Beach, FL 33401 (561) 355-2996 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Although The Knot strives to provide accurate information, we assume no responsibility for changes since publication. Please confirm all details with your local licensing bureau and inform us of updates or errors at licenseinfo@theknot.com.

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The Miami Herald

(305) 376-4614 Attn: Celebrations 1 Herald Plz. Miami, FL 33132

Must submit info no later than 5 p.m. on the Wednesday two weeks prior to the desired Sunday publication.

Form: Yes

Fees range from $65 without a photo to $210 with a photo.

Palm Beach Post

(561) 820-4310 Attn: Features Dept. PO Box 24700 West Palm Beach, FL 33416

Must submit info at 5 p.m. on the Wednesday before the desired Sunday publication, no later than three months after the wedding date.

Form: Yes; available online.

Rates range from $40 to $405. Photos are included in each package.

Sun-Sentinel

(954) 698-7040 Attn: Celebrations 333 SW 12th Ave. Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Must submit info on the 15th of the month prior to the desired Sunday publication.

Form: Yes; available online.

Rates range from $125 to $200. A photo is included in packages.

The Islander News

(305) 361-3333 104 Crandon Blvd., Ste. 301 Key Biscayne, FL 33149

Must submit info within two months of the wedding and by Monday at 5 p.m. prior to the desired Thursday publication.

Form: Yes

There is no charge for this service.

The Key West Citizen

(305) 292-7777 Attn: Lifestyle Dept. PO Box 1800 Key West, FL 33041

Must submit info by noon on the Tuesday prior to the desired Sunday publication.

Form: Optional Submissions must be typed.

There is no charge for this service for local residents.

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(954) 556-3025 | michelle.cannici@hilton.com BahiaMar.com Nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal Waterway, Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach—a DoubleTree by Hilton—is the perfect location for your special day. Say “I do” at our private tropical gardens, then dance the night away in one of our ballrooms. We will make your dreams come true!

BonnetHouse.org Fort Lauderdale’s best-kept secret, Bonnet House Museum & Gardens embodies old-world charm and understated elegance with modern convenience. Spanning 35 acres, it offers exquisite settings for any size event. Built in the 1920s, Bonnet House was and still is a testament to a time of genteel grace. capacity 350 | price $$$

capacity 400+ | price $$$

the acre orlando

4421 Edgewater Dr., Orlando, FL (407) 704-5161 sales@theacreorlando.com TheAcreOrlando.com Located in Orlando’s historic College Park neighborhood, The Acre Orlando is a hidden gem—an eclectic and wild landscape perfect for any celebration, especially for weddings. Celebrate your big day with the blue Florida sky overhead, surrounded by nature, with full run of our property. capacity 300 | price $$

the addison

2 East Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL (561) 372-0568 TheAddison.com The grandeur of this 1920s estate makes the Addison the perfect setting to host your wedding and offers a variety of private settings for intimate soirees or grand affairs. The full-service 5-Star Diamond awarded planning, culinary and service team can personalize every aspect of your big day. capacity 400+ | price $$$

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art ovation hotel

1255 N. Palm Avenue, Sarasota, FL (941) 316-0808 aathomas@artovationhotel.com ArtOvationHotel.com Immerse yourself in an all-encompassing, existential experience at the new Art Ovation Hotel. Located in the heart of downtown Sarasota, Art Ovation enriches the senses, heightens creative awareness and arouses and refreshes artistic sensibilities vital to love, life, success and happiness. capacity 400+ | price $$$

avila golf and country club

943 Guisando de Avila, Tampa, FL (813) 963-3537 | specialevents@avilagolf.com AvilaGolf.com The perfect place to celebrate the day of your dreams! Enjoy the beautiful surroundings, spectacular views, and personalized service of Avila for your wedding and/or reception. Our friendly, professional staff will put you at ease and ensure your special day is truly unforgettable.

the balcony orlando

(407) 730-9547 hello@thebalconyorlando.com TheBalconyOrlando.com The Balcony Orlando adapts to match your dreams. With over 13,000 square feet of versatile indoor and outdoor space, you can plan your dream wedding. Our venue floats 11 stories high, with every angle of the surrounding skyline providing irresistible photo ops for all your beautiful moments. capacity 300+ | price $$$

the barn at cottonwood ranch

52039 Old Dixie Hwy., Callahan, FL (904) 707-2127 BarnatCottonwoodRanch.com The Barn is situated on a sprawling 759-acre working cattle ranch in northeast Florida. Beyond the secluded setting (no noise ordinances) and grandeur of the main hall, the barn includes exclusive amenities like a bridal lounge, groom’s lounge, large indoor kitchen, large fire pit and many others. capacity 300 | price $$

bella collina

15920 County Road 455, Montverde, FL (407) 469-4999 BellaCollina.com Embrace the ambience and the spirit of Tuscany that will leave a lasting impression. Experience a standard of excellence that far surpasses the highest quality of service. Tucked away, just outside of Orlando, is an unexpected destination where your dreams become a reality. Your castle awaits. capacity 250 | price $$$$

the biltmore

(844) 772-2354 BiltmoreHotel.com The Biltmore Hotel, a Miami tradition, has hosted iconic weddings for generations. With elegant ballrooms, romantic courtyards and beautiful fountains, you will see why our hotel has been at the top of worldwide Best of the Best lists since 1926. Arrange for your private tour today. capacity 400+ | price $$$

capacity 200 | price $$$

bahia mar fort lauderdale beach—a doubletree by hilton hotel 801 Seabreeze Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL

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bonnet house museum & gardens 900 N. Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL (954) 703-2608 davidwoodin@bonnethouse.org

breakers west country club

1550 Flagler Parkway, West Palm Beach, FL (888) 537-4586 BreakersWestClub.com In the celebrated tradition of The Breakers Palm Beach, Breakers West seamlessly blends casual sophistication with distinctive style. Whether you are planning a ceremony and reception, rehearsal dinner, or engagement party for 20 to 200 guests, our scenic vistas, superior service and exceptional food will make your day unforgettable. capacity 200 | price $$$

buca di beppo

(844) EAT-BUCA groupreservations@bucainc.com BucaWeddings.com We’re perfect for rehearsal dinners and wedding events, serving authentic, family-style Italian cuisine. Catering and delivery is available, plus banquet and bar packages. Capacities vary by location. Our festive dining rooms and attentive staff keep the celebration energetic and fun. Now that’s amoré! price $$

cadillac hotel & beach club

(305) 538-3373 sales@cadillachotelmiamibeach.com CadillacHotelMiamiBeach.com Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club is an all-new oceanfront luxury hotel inspired by the 1940s Italian Riviera with a preserved art deco aesthetic. This Autograph Collection hotel features 357 guestrooms and suites, two distinct dining outlets, and offers beachside and pool service at two pools. capacity 100 | price $$$

café boulud at the brazilian court hotel

301 Australian Avenue, Palm Beach, FL (561) 655-6060 CafeBoulud.com/palmbeach Enjoy Chef Daniel Boulud’s superb cuisine in historic boutique hotel The Brazilian Court—a picture-perfect setting. With pampering at Frédéric Fekkai Salon & Spa and luxe guest suites, this newly renovated, amenityrich destination offers a level of intimacy you and your guests will remember for a lifetime. capacity 150 | price $$$

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(407) 636-9317 info@capenhouse.com CapenHouse.com Situated on pristine grounds in beautiful Winter Park, the Capen House at the Polasek offers the perfect Central Florida backdrop for any type of special event— from engagement parties, bridal showers and rehearsal dinners to receptions and anniversary parties. capacity 300 | price $$

caribe royale

8101 World Center Drive, Orlando, FL (407) 238-8002 CaribeRoyale.com Our wedding experts are here to create a one-of-a-kind Orlando wedding that exceeds your every desire—all while offering packages that take the guesswork out of the planning process. From the entertainment to the cuisine, we will help you plan an event that will become your memory of a lifetime. capacity 400+ | price $$$

casa feliz

(407) 628-0230 CasaFelizVenue.com Elegance and romance intertwine to create the perfect venue to celebrate your special day. Casa Feliz’s rich textures of original Spanish roof tiles, whitewashed century-old bricks, lush gardens, heavily carved European antiques and sweeping oaks create a gorgeous setting for your picture-perfect wedding. capacity 120 | price $$$

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clay theatre

326 Walnut Street, Green Cove Springs, FL (904) 710-0911 info@claytheatre.com ClayTheatre.com See your name in lights at the Clay Theatre. This newly restored 1930s movie cinema is now the perfect backdrop to host your next big celebration. The space can host a gorgeous outdoor ceremony and indoor seated reception for up to 200 guests. capacity 200 | price $$$

the club at admirals cove

200 Admirals Cove Blvd., Jupiter, FL (561) 745-2606 catering@admiralscove.net AdmiralsCove.net Welcome to The Club at Admirals Cove. Our exclusive, first-class amenities provide the perfect setting for your wedding. Our accommodating staff will help you create an original, inspired and unforgettable occasion. Allow our panoramic coastal views to paint the backdrop for your special event. capacity 350 | price $$

the club at boca pointe

7144 Boca Pointe Drive, Boca Raton, FL (561) 864-8511 balexis@bocapointecc.com theClubatBocaPointe.com The Club at Boca Pointe offers a resort-style atmosphere with unparalleled amenities for you to enjoy. Allow us the opportunity to create the perfect setting and the perfect day to begin this experience of a lifetime. Your time, your day, your moment. It begins right here at the Club at Boca Pointe. capacity 350 | price $$

capacity 200 | price $$$

ceviche orlando

125 West Church Street, Orlando, FL (407) 592-0528 | kelly@ceviche.com Ceviche.com In Orlando’s historic Church Street Station, Ceviche’s old-world architecture and Spanish flair sets a stage to pledge your love, raise toasts, pass plates and celebrate. With award-winning cuisine, exceptional services and a breathtaking setting, Ceviche helps create extraordinary lifelong memories. capacity 150 | price $$

citrus club

255 S. Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL (407) 843-1080 For more than 40 years, the Citrus Club has been

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the cocoplum womans club

(305) 665-6567 contact@thecocoplum.com Rich in Florida history and Spanish architecture, The CocoPlum Design is a full-service event planning and production company. We offer couples a romantic and classic setting for their ceremony, cocktail hour, reception and more. We will work with you to make your dreams come true! capacity 300 | price $$$

conrad fort lauderdale beach 551 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL (954) 414-5100 fllci.info@conradhotels.com ConradFortLauderdale.com

Celebrate your dream wedding overlooking the Atlantic at Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach, where you can enjoy a curated, tailored experience within an inspired setting. With over 20,000 square feet of event space, this is the ideal destination for your wedding ceremony and luxurious, personalized reception. capacity 300 | price $$$$

the cooper estate

14201 SW 248th St., Redland, FL (305) 904-9032 | info@thecooperestate.com TheCooperEstate.com The Cooper Estate is the perfect wedding venue. Its rustic elegance makes for a romantic and unforgettable wedding. It has both indoor and outdoor capabilities, like a beautiful stone manor and sunken grotto with waterfalls, all on three acres of lush manicured landscaping. Have a wedding to remember. capacity 150 | price $$$

coral gables country club

997 N. Greenway Drive, Coral Gables, FL (305) 392-0819 | CoralGablesCountryClub.com As one of Coral Gables’ few traditional ballrooms, the Coral Gables Country Club is the perfect location for groups of one hundred to one thousand people. capacity 400+ | price $$

crystal ballroom

(321) 240-0857 | CrystalBallroom.com With 10 stunning Florida locations, the Crystal Ballroom prides itself on being a one-stop shop for all of your party and event needs. We offer the most exquisite event venue design services available. Any party, anytime, anywhere! capacity 250+ | price $$

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Sanibel Island, FL (866) 748-8958 CasaYbelWeddings.com A private resort located on Sanibel Island, Casa Ybel is perfect for your beach wedding. Featuring the Gulf of Mexico as a backdrop, award-winning culinary service and all beachfront suites, it’s easy to see why we’re celebrating over 100 years of weddings. Casually elegant. Sophisticated. Timeless.

known for its blend of exceptional service, fine cuisine and an unparalleled downtown view. After completing a $4 million renovation, the Club is an upscale, modern venue that is perfect for any style of wedding.

2801 Deer Creek Country Club Blvd., Deerfield Beach, FL (954) 426-6588 | catering@deercreekflorida.com DeerCreekFlorida.com Deer Creek offers breathtaking views of exotic, lush landscaping surrounding a cascading waterfall and ballroom ceilings reaching a stunning 18 feet, complemented by crystal chandeliers. The most elegant, intimate experience for all guests on your special day. capacity 200 | price $$

deering bay yacht & country club

13610 Deering Bay Dr., Coral Gables, FL (305) 964-4051 | catering@dbycc.com DBYCC.com For over 25 years Deering Bay Yacht & Country Club has been a part of countless weddings, making each couple’s most special day come to life. Deering Bay provides a naturally beautiful backdrop that is the canvas for your imagination, complete with catering, flowers, entertainment and much more. capacity 200 | price $$

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the diplomat beach resort

3555 South Ocean Drive, Hollywood, FL (855) 293-8851 | cateringinfo@diplomatresort.com DiplomatResort.com The start of a new life together deserves a beautiful wedding to match. Our team of specialists will make your special day truly memorable. Choose from personalized menus and cake from our culinary artists, while breathtakingly beautiful beachfront venues serve as the perfect backdrop for your “I dos.” capacity 300+ | price $$$

doubletree by hilton ocean point resort & spa

17375 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach, FL (786) 528-2586 | weddings@oceanpointresort.com OceanPointResort.com The elegant wedding you have always imagined with panoramic views, luxurious space, exquisite food and impeccable service.

HistoricDubsdread.com With 15-plus years of full-service catering, we’re known for culinary excellence served with Southern charm. We can create the perfect event at one of our premier venues—Historic Dubsdread or The Highland Manor. With our new mobile catering kitchen, you pick the place and we’ll bring the Southern charm! capacity 250 | price $$

the dunes golf & tennis club

949 Sand Castle Road, Sanibel Island, FL (239) 472-3355 | dswanson@theinnsofsanibel.com DunesGolfSanibel.com Whatever you’ve imagined your island wedding to be, The Dunes is the perfect setting. From a ceremony on the Gulf of Mexico to a celebration in front of our sparkling lake at sunset, The Dunes is pleased to host your wedding with our exceptional staff. We promise you the experience of a lifetime. capacity 130 | price $$

capacity 150 | price $$$

doubletree by hilton orlando downtown

(407) 313-6025 DoubleTreeOrlandoDowntown.com At DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando Downtown, we create wedding celebrations both big and small that reflect your unique sense of style. Let our experienced staff make your special day perfect down to the last detail, while you and your guests enjoy the party of a lifetime. capacity 300 | price $$

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doubletree by hilton st. augustine 116 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine, FL (904) 825-1923 maggie.goller@hilton.com StAugustineHistoricDistrict.DoubleTree.com At the DoubleTree by Hilton St. Augustine Historic District, our wedding professionals are here to make your planning process easy and seamless, where you can relax and enjoy the experience because we take all of the worry out of planning when you book your special event with us. capacity 120 | price $$

douglas entrance

800 Douglas Road, Coral Gables, FL (305) 444-1941 | (305) 448-1195 raraya@banyanstreet.com Where old-world charm and elegance come together, Douglas Entrance is a one-of-a-kind location to host your ceremony and reception. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it features a restored grand ballroom and archroom whose main entrance is through a beautiful grand staircase. capacity 250 | price $$$

dubsdread banquet facility

549 West Par Street, Orlando, FL (407) 650-9558 | events@historicdubs.com

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eau palm beach resort & spa

100 S. Ocean Blvd., Manalapan, FL (561) 540-4940 | celebrations@eaupalmbeach.com EauPalmBeach.com Intimate or lavish, weddings at Eau Palm Beach Resort are elegant celebrations beyond expectation. Choose from more than 30,000 square feet of flexible event space including our oceanfront courtyard, or in one of our extravagant ballrooms dressed in Austrian crystal chandeliers. capacity 400 | price $$$$

emerald grande at harborwalk village

(850) 424-0622 | EmeraldGrande.com Your once-in-a-lifetime event deserves a stunning location. Overlooking the emerald-green water of the Destin Harbor, our exquisite resort offers breathtaking sunset views, an elegant array of indoor and outdoor space, chef-catered cuisine and resort accommodations. Make memories that last a lifetime! capacity 300 | price $$

epping forest yacht & country club

1830 Epping Forest Drive, Jacksonville, FL (904) 421-2226 | EFYC.com Epping Forest Yacht & CC combines turn-of-the-century romance with a setting of historical significance. Built in 1926 on the banks of the St. Johns River, the duPont Mansion provides English-style gardens, stone fountains and historic oak trees, perfect for unforgettable weddings of 20 to 400! capacity 400 | price $$$

esperanza estate venue

(786) 299-3512 info@esperanzaestate.com EsperanzaEstate.com From rustic to glamorous, the Esperanza Estate Venue & Equestrian Center has rapidly gained a stellar reputation

as the premier destination venue for weddings. The magic of the sunset, the summer breeze, the charming environment, and the warm and loving ambience contribute to creating lifetime memories. capacity 400 | price $$

the estate on the halifax

5123 S. Ridgewood Avenue, Port Orange, FL (386) 763-2285 | info@estateonthehalifax.com EstateontheHalifax.com Tie the knot at our 10-acre estate located on the Halifax River—romantic and timeless with The Chapel, The Gardens and The Tavern, offering both indoor and outdoor venues. Our exclusive-use reservation provides total privacy for your entire day and a special honeymoon night in Agatha’s Guest House. capacity 200 | price $$

the event factory

7565 W. Hillsborough Ave., Tampa, FL (813) 806-0026 | TheEventFactory.com Experience the fairy-tale you’ve always dreamed about. We offer wedding ceremonies, receptions, facility-only rentals and complete all-inclusive packages for every budget. Portrait studios, off-site photo and video services are also available. capacity 400+ | price $$

floridian ballrooms

17850 NW 2nd Street, Pembroke Pines, FL (954) 436-5524 info@floridianballrooms.com FloridianBallrooms.com Whether you’re planning an intimate gathering for 30 or a grand social event for 500, we offer complete packages for all occasions. We are confident we will provide you with the perfect setting, service and cuisine to make your event a complete and most pleasant success! capacity 400+ | price $$$

formosa gardens

3011 Formosa Gardens Blvd., Kissimmee, FL (407) 507-9888 sales1@formosawinery.com FormosaWinery.com Welcome to Island Grove Wine Company at Formosa Gardens. Many years ago, we envisioned creating an unprecedented venue for weddings and special events in the southwest Orlando area: a winery and bistro with stunning outdoor gardens and indoor reception space. capacity 220 | price $$

four seasons resort orlando at walt disney world® resort

10100 Dream Tree Boulevard, Lake Buena Vista, FL (407) 313-6780 orlando.wedding@fourseasons.com FourSeasons.com/orlando Discover Central Florida’s only resort to receive the coveted AAA Five Diamond Award. Whether you dream of a lakeside gathering or a lavish reception, our Four

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spot to make memories with a personalized wedding ceremony envisioned by you and brought to life at Guy Harvey Resort St. Augustine Beach.

iconic vibe and energetic beat to a wide stretch of world-famous Atlantic shoreline. capacity 300 | price $$$

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funky buddha brewery

1201 NE 38th St., Oakland Park, FL (954) 440-0046 FunkyBuddhaBrewery.com We’re thrilled to offer our state-of-the-art banquet room. The room is designed with reclaimed wood from North Carolina, beautiful beams, a rustic metal ceiling and unique bottle lighting. Join our amazing culinary team, service professionals, and your family and friends to make for a perfect occasion. capacity 150 | price $$

hacienda de las palmas

Pompano Beach, FL (954) 614-2274 hello@haciendafl.com This brand-new venue is the perfect location for celebrations of any size! A private setting offers multiple spaces for ceremony and reception and enough space to sleep 14 on-site. Rentals are available for the reception only up to a full week. Give your guests an experience they won’t forget. capacity 300 | price $$$

grand plaza beachfront hotel

5250 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, FL (800) 448-0901 weddings@grandplazaflorida.com GrandPlazaFlorida.com Imagine yourself escorted down a palm tree-lined aisle on the sugar white sand of St. Pete Beach. Imagine yourself with the backdrop of a magnificent sunset. Imagine yourself at the Grand Plaza. Our ballrooms offer spectacular views of the beach and Gulf of Mexico.

hacienda los robles b&b

19050 SW 194th Avenue, Miami (Redlands), FL (305) 222-1111 | (786) 344-8916 HaciendaLosRoblesBB.com Colossal or quaint, celebrate your wedding day in endless country charm. Hacienda Los Robles B&B is in the heart of the Redlands, a short drive from Miami. We are unique, beautiful and breathtaking, amazing, enchanting, serene and accommodating. capacity 300+ | price $$$

capacity 300 | price $$$

grove resort orlando

capacity 125 | price $$$

6538 Lake Griffin Rd., Lady Lake, FL (800) 822-5558 weddings@harborhills.com HarborHills.com/weddings Central Florida’s premier wedding destination, Harbor Hills is the ideal location for your special day. Offering breathtaking views, exceptional service, fine cuisine and dedicated staff to make sure all the details of your perfect day come together beautifully. Your full-service wedding destination. capacity 350 | price $$

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the harriet himmel theater at cityplace

700 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach, FL (561) 231-6044 CityPlace.com/harriethimmeltheater In the heart of CityPlace and catered by the awardwinning Hilton West Palm Beach, we look forward to helping you plan the unforgettable wedding of your dreams! Let the Theater’s hardwood floors, grand archways and vaulted ceilings accent your love story and provide the perfect backdrop for your day. capacity 180 | price $$

hawks cay resort

61 Hawks Cay Blvd., Duck Key, FL (866) 628-1337 HawksCayWeddings.com A lifetime of romance begins with the perfect wedding at Hawks Cay Resort. Tie the knot on the water’s edge with an intimate ceremony, or host a grand event in our waterfront ballroom. No matter how you choose to celebrate, Hawks Cay offers the most beautiful and accommodating venues in the Keys.

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14501 Grove Resort Ave., Orlando, FL (407) 734-0609 weddings@groveresortorlando.com The Grove Resort Orlando is devoted to turning your wedding dreams into reality. With our gorgeous backdrops, delectable cuisine and flawless service, we promise to make your wedding celebration one to remember. We offer many comprehensive packages for all types of weddings and receptions.

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harmony haven

6320 US Highway 98, Bartow, FL (863) 581-7400 harmonyhavenevents@gmail.com HarmonyHavenEvents.com Originally built as a citrus barn in the late ’70s, our rustic and elegantly charming event venue features an outdoor ceremony site surrounded by a canopy of mossy oaks and an air-conditioned reception room featuring lofty ceiling draping where twinkle lights create a romantic, starry sky atmosphere.

capacity 400 | price $$$

gulf drive cafe

900 Gulf Drive North, Bradenton Beach, FL (941) 778-1919 | thesunsetweddings@gmail.com TheSunsetWeddings.com Our waterfront venue is Anna Maria Island’s most appealing site for weddings. The Sunset Tiki Hut overlooks sugar-white sands, the Gulf of Mexico’s turquoise-blue waters and a gorgeous, multi-colored horizon during sunset. Let our team of experts work with you to create your perfect dream beach wedding. capacity 150

harborside chapel

2100 Marshall St., Safety Harbor, FL (727) 726-0202 hello@harborsidechapel.org HarborsideChapel.org The Harborside Chapel is a new extension of the ministry of Harborside Christian Church. It is dressed with classic white pews, a neutral color palette and large, high windows that showcase the natural Florida landscape. Haborside Chapel is one of the most elegant places to host your special day. capacity 216 | price $$

guy harvey resort st. augustine beach

860 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach, FL (904) 471-2555 GuyHarveyResortStAugustineBeach.com Say “I do” on beautiful St. Augustine Beach and begin your happily ever after in the nation’s oldest city. Our unforgettable oceanfront location offers the perfect

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hilton daytona beach oceanfront resort

100 North Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach, FL (800) 233-1056 | (386) 254-8200 concierge@daytonahilton.com DaytonaHilton.com Say “I do” in the perfect fairy tale setting. Located directly on the beach, breathtaking views will surround your day. With on-site catering, multiple venues with spectacular ocean views and even a spa, The Hilton will make planning easy and your wedding perfect. capacity 300+ | price $

hard rock hotel daytona beach

918 North Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach, FL HardRockHotelDaytonaBeach.com Panoramic ocean views, mid-century modern design, legendary amenities and stylish luxury have put Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach center stage. The musicinspired property has introduced the global brand’s

hilton marco island beach resort and spa

560 S. Collier Boulevard, Marco Island, FL (239) 642-2198 HiltonMarcoIsland.com When the date is exclusively yours, the experience

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hilton orlando/altamonte springs

350 Northlake Blvd., Altamonte Springs, FL (407) 830-1985 | AltamonteHilton.com Hilton Altamonte Springs awaits your special day, with your own Hilton events wedding planner, chef creations that wow and hospitality that amazes. Our special One Year Anniversary Offer guarantees a cost-effective first anniversary celebration. Our all new banquet space, designed to impress, awaits you. capacity 400 | price $$$

hilton sandestin beach golf resort & spa

4000 Sandestin Blvd. South, Miramar Beach, FL (866) 741-6435 | HiltonSandestinBeach.com A perfect location for the wedding of your dreams! Whether you prefer to say “I do” under a brilliant sunset with your toes in the sugar-white sand, overlooking the emerald-green Gulf waters, or in one of our beautifully appointed ballrooms, we will make your special day an experience of a lifetime. capacity 400+ | price $$

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hilton singer island oceanfront

3700 North Ocean Drive, Singer Island, FL (561) 472-0302 kelly.vieau@hilton.com Facebook.com/singerislandhilton HiltonSingerIsland.com Treat your guests to a true island wedding experience! Our Oceanfront Pavilion can accommodate up to 250 and is the perfect setting for your special day. Our wedding specialist and culinary team will assist in creating an event reflecting your personal taste and style. Follow us on Instagram: @hiltonsingerislandweddings. capacity 250 | price $$

hilton tampa downtown

211 N. Tampa Street, Tampa, FL (813) 222-4905 | TampaDowntown.Hilton.com Be one of the first brides to reserve your wedding at the newly renovated Hilton Tampa Downtown. Whether your wedding is 50 people or 1,000, we can make your day special! Our wedding expert can help guide you to your special day and make it memorable. capacity 400+ | price $$$

the howey mansion

1001 Citrus Avenue, Howey-in-the-Hills, FL (407) 906-4918 events@thehoweymansion.com TheHoweyMansion.com Step back in time to the early 1920s in our one-of-a-kind, fully restored mansion. capacity 300+ | price $$$

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hyatt house naples

1345 5th Avenue South, Naples, FL (239) 775-1000 | mari.hornbeck@hyatt.com Naples.House.Hyatt.com This first-class wedding venue offers the finest services to make your day extra special. The hotel, built in 2016, with its British West Indies–inspired décor and resortlike pool, provides the ultimate wedding experience from a dockside ceremony to a lavish reception overlooking the pool and water. capacity 260 | price $$

hyatt regency clearwater beach

301 S. Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater Beach, FL (727) 373-4444 HyattRegencyClearwater.com Let the wedding professionals at Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa cater to your every need. At Hyatt, no detail is too small. We offer all the necessary ingredients for the celebration you’ve always imagined. Contact our wedding professionals for booking and event specials! capacity 220 | price $$$

kathleen’s garden, llc

5701 Pless Rd., Plant City, FL (813) 982-1818 kathleensgarden1@gmail.com KathleensGardenLLC.com We love our gardens and barn, and we hope you do too! We’re excited to share the versatility and originality of our venue—a wonderfully rustic yet elegant barn in the heart of our gardens! Our talented staff would love to help you with your wedding, bachelor/bachelorette party and honeymoon needs! capacity 220 | price $$

la jolla ballroom

301 Alcazar Avenue, Coral Gables, FL (305) 460-0047 lajollaballroom@gmail.com LaJollaBallroom.com A gem in the heart of Coral Gables. An eclectic array of elegance available for weddings, quinces, corporate and special events. We provide all-inclusive services. With over 20 years of experience, our in-house designers and event coordinators will assist in creating your perfect event. capacity 200 | price $$

hyatt regency coconut point resort and spa

5001 Coconut Road, Bonita Springs, FL (239) 390-4240 CoconutPoint.Regency.Hyatt.com Your wedding is a joyous celebration, an important day to share with family and friends. Let us delight you with personalized service from a caring staff of Hyatt professionals dedicated to ensuring your special day is a perfect expression of your style and your new life together. capacity 400+ | price $$$

isla del sol yacht & cc

6000 Sun Boulevard, St. Petersburg, FL (727) 828-0003 melissa@idsycc.com IslaDelSolYCC.com Escape the ordinary on an island paradise—Isla Del Sol, island in the sun! Whether on our glittering private beach, caressed by a tropical breeze, or indoors overlooking the blue green waters of Boca Ciega Bay, we have a venue to make yours a one-of-a-kind day. capacity 300 | price $$$

jacaranda country club

9200 West Broward Boulevard, Plantation, FL (954) 474-8998 JacarandaCC.com Jacaranda offers one of the most sought-after ballrooms in Broward, featuring floor-to-ceiling walls of glass framing expansive views of our lush country club setting. Striking yet unobtrusive decor highlighted by miniature lights offers a spectacular backdrop for our tempting cuisine and attentive service. capacity 200 | price $$

lexington country club

16257 Willowcrest Way, Ft. Myers, FL (239) 985-1823 Our friendly professional staff and award-winning culinary team are dedicated to ensure your day is unforgettable. The elegant ballroom has a spectacular view of the golf course and is a perfect setting for your wedding reception, rehearsal dinner, engagement party and bridal shower. capacity 200 | price $$

lightner museum

75 King Street, St. Augustine, FL (904) 417-8619 info@lightnerweddings.com LightnerMuseum.org In the center of historic St. Augustine stands a crown jewel of Gilded Age architecture and old-world charm: Lightner Museum. Host your wedding in one of the effortlessly elegant indoor spaces. Enjoy the lush beauty of the private courtyards. Let art, history and culture surround you as you say “I do!” capacity 250 | price $$$

the mezz

100 S. Eola Dr., Orlando, FL (407) 704-6268 ArtfulEvents.com Your day deserves to be celebrated in an extraordinary manner! Nestled within downtown Orlando’s charming Thornton Park district, The MEZZ offers 7,000 square feet of elegant, urban space to exquisitely accommodate up to 300 guests for your reception, ceremony or celebration. capacity 300 | price $$

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miami beach woman’s club

2401 Pine Tree Drive, Miami Beach, FL (305) 674-0538 alison.colberg@southbeachgroup.com MiamiBeachWomansClub.com Our restored, historic, Mediterranean-style clubhouse, featuring vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors and antique chandeliers, is perfect for romantic and elegant weddings. Make an unforgettable entrance as you walk down the aisle of our cathedral-inspired hall and dance with your beloved in our ballroom. capacity 150 | price $$$

mr. c coconut grove

2988 McFarlane Road, Miami, FL (305) 619-6414 | agallo@mrchotels.com MrCHotels.com We have multiple traditional and unique indoor and outdoor event venues. The unparalleled panoramic views from the top-floor Starlight Ballroom capture the beauty and landscape of Miami and Biscayne Bay—on a clear summer’s day you can see as far as South Beach from the wraparound terrace. capacity 250 | price $$$

the naples beach hotel & golf club

(844) 207-9252 | NaplesBeachHotel.com Our 125-acre tropical paradise in Southwest Florida offers miles of white-sand beaches, amazing sunsets and 319 rooms and suites. Discover the perfect destination for a truly memorable wedding or honeymoon. Call or visit our website to take advantage of our romantic beachfront honeymoon. capacity 400 | price $$$

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newport beachside

(305) 949-2113 salesandcatering@newportbeachsideresort.com NewportBeachsideResort.com With over 25,000 square feet of flexible indoor and outdoor event spaces and 500 feet of dedicated beach space, the Newport Beachside is the ultimate destination for a beachfront affair. Our goal is to make your dream wedding a reality.

capacity 250 | price $$

old davie school

6650 Griffin Rd., Davie, FL (954) 797-1044 | events@olddavieschool.org OldDavieSchool.org Our beautiful, historic campus is an inclusive venue where you can prepare for your day in our bridal suite, wed under the amphitheater trees, enjoy an outside cocktail hour in the authentic Seminole Chickee Hut and dance the night away in the schoolhouse, circa 1918, or the cafetorium, circa 1951.

1450 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, FL Norton.org Norton Museum of Art offers the authentic Palm

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capacity 400 | price $$

pavilion grille

301 Yamato Rd., Boca Raton, FL (561) 912-0000 paviliongrille@gmail.com PavilionGrille.com Pavilion Grille is a spectacular setting for engagement parties, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, wedding ceremonies and receptions. The Atrium features fountains, natural palm trees and a canopy-covered 2,000-ft. dance floor. Private Grille room seats up to 60 and Atrium holds 50-200+ guests. We have a wide range of menu selections. capacity 250 | price $$$

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the old grove barn

(305) 904-9030 | TheOldGrove.com The Old Grove is a five-acre canopying avocado grove with impressive waterfalls, a lazy river, arched bridges, lush gardens and a beautiful barn—a quiet oasis that makes you feel as if you are the only people on the planet. Make your farm-to-table wedding rustic, chic and unique. capacity 150 | price $$

orlando museum of art

2416 N. Mills Ave., Orlando, FL (407) 896-4231 OMArt.org/pages/facility-rental The Orlando Museum of Art is a beautiful and unique venue for the sophisticated bride. Located between downtown Orlando and idyllic Winter Park, the museum provides the perfect ceremony and reception venue. Celebrate your love surrounded by artwork and grandeur that only the museum can provide. capacity 200+ | price $$

palencia golf & country club

600 Palencia Club Dr., St. Augustine, FL (904) 599-9040 palenciaevents@hamptongolfclubs.com PalenciaClub.com Our indoor and beautiful outdoor options let you have all activities at one location. We can accommodate up to 160 people for a cocktail reception or sit-down dining and dancing. The clubhouse provides ample space, parking, handicap access and breathtaking views from patios and verandas. capacity 160 | price $$$

paradise cove norton museum of art

the magical glow of this secluded paradise. We will customize a wedding to fit your vision and budget.

13245 Lake Bryan Dr., Orlando, FL (407) 239-6939 ParadiseCoveOrlando.com Tucked away in a private corner of Lake Buena Vista, Paradise Cove is an idyllic oasis on the shores of Lake Bryan. Twinkling lights and tiki torches add to

the pearl hotel

63 Main Street, Rosemary Beach, FL (850) 460-9040 weddings@thepearlrb.com ThePearlRB.com Your vision for a sophisticated wedding on 30A will be stirred to life with beautifully appointed accommodations, four distinctive indoor and outdoor venues, and custom-tailored wedding planning at The Pearl Hotel—one of Northwest Florida’s only Forbes Four Star and AAA Four Diamond hotels. capacity 100+ | price $$

pebble hill plantation

(229) 226-2344 cdollinger@pebblehill.com PebbleHill.com Pebble Hill Plantation offers five different and unique areas perfect for events: Main Grounds, Uno Hill Barn, Sugar Hill Barn and Oak Post, plus Piney Grove Church for wedding ceremonies.

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550 Port-O-Call Way, Naples, FL (239) 649-2275 | NaplesPrincessCruises.com Commemorate your special day aboard the Naples Princess. Enjoy yourself as our professional staff executes the wedding of your dreams. Celebrate your full wedding, reception and any other wedding-related function as you cruise the calm waters of Naples Bay. All-inclusive event planning is available.

Beach experience. This newly renovated and expanded venue is located on more than six acres of land, with contemporary event spaces, lush landscaping and distinguished art collections. If you are looking for an elegant, artful wedding, this is your venue.

capacity 350 | price $$$

pelican club

1065 North Highway A1A, Jupiter, FL (561) 660-0108 aerickson@lessings.com LessingsWeddings.com Soak in the coastal ambience with a classic Floridian touch and panoramic views of the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse. The Pelican Club will make your wedding extraordinary. With more than 125 years of experience, Lessing’s is proud to extend our mission of remarkable hospitality from our Northeast roots to you. capacity 450 | price $$$$

phillip and patricia frost museum of science

1101 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL (305) 434-9531 FrostScience.org/plananevent Miami’s newest cultural institution offers incredible surroundings—flexible science exhibition halls, a three-

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THE ULTIMATE WEDDING DIRECTORY cont. level Aquarium, 250-seat full-dome Frost Planetarium, living rooftop and more. Indoor and outdoor event spaces are fully equipped with the most advanced audiovisual and production capabilities. capacity 300+ | price $$$

pink shell beach resort & marina

Fort Myers Beach, FL (866) 976-9620 | PinkShell.com Whether you prefer the casual elegance of a beach wedding or a formal evening in a grand ballroom, our wedding specialists make your dreams come true. Pink Shell provides impeccable service in a picturesque setting. After all, the only thing we overlook is the beach.

mansion features a circular tower. Visitors will also enjoy the area’s island beaches and fun mainland adventures. capacity 800 | price $$$

pullman miami airport hotel

5800 Blue Lagoon Drive, Miami, FL (305) 503-8326 pullmanmiami.sales@accor.com Pullman Miami Airport brings elegance and beauty to your wedding day. More than just a stunning setting, the Pullman offers attention and service. Meet with our world-class chef to create your menu. Our wedding specialist will guide you from start to finish, so your day will be an occasion to remember. capacity 300 | price $$$

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plantation preserve golf course & club

7050 W. Broward Blvd., Plantation, FL (954) 585-5030 smaher@plantation.org PlantationPreserve.org Our breathtaking views portray Florida at its finest. Plantation Preserve can accommodate up to 130 guests for your wedding ceremony and reception, engagement party, bridal shower or rehearsal dinner. All packages accommodate a wide range of tastes and budgets. capacity 130 | price $$

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playa largo resort & spa

97450 Overseas Hwy., Key Largo, FL (305) 853-1001 PlayaLargoResort.com Come celebrate at the Florida Keys’ newest luxury resort. Whether you exchange your vows on our whitesand beach, in our exquisite private beach house or upon our impressive wedding lawn, the backdrop can be our gorgeous, wow-inducing sunsets. We specialize in signature one-of-a-kind events. capacity 400+ | price $$$$

plaza resort and spa

(855) 441-2062 kcooperdeans@plazaresortandspa.com PlazaResortandSpa.com Our beautiful historic resort, located directly on Daytona Beach, overlooking white sandy beaches and pristine waters, is the perfect backdrop for your special day. Whether an intimate wedding by the beach or a grand affair, Plaza Resort & Spa will make all of your wedding dreams come true. capacity 800 | price $$

powel crosley estate

(941) 722-3244 sales@bacvb.com PowelCrosleyEstate.com Exchange vows in the historic waterfront Powel Crosley Estate. One of the best places to host a dream wedding in the Bradenton area, this Mediterranean Revival–style

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rafter j ranch barn

10249 Corbett John Road, Parrish, FL (941) 737-9987 | info@rafterjranchbarn.com RafterJRanchBarn.com With our captivating ranch views, old Florida charm and enchanting lighting, the Rafter J Ranch Barn will set the mood for a romantic outdoor wedding and a fun, memorable reception. Whether you want a country, rustic, vintage, simple or elegant event, we offer the dream venue for your special day. capacity 200 | price $$

reunion resort

7593 Gathering Drive, Kissimmee, FL (855) 421-3384 | weddings@reunionresort.com ReunionResort.com Whether you’ve always dreamed of a lavish black-tie gala, a tranquil garden celebration or a trendy rooftop gathering, Reunion Resort offers an array of indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception locations to fulfill every couple’s vision of their perfect wedding day. capacity 400 | price $$$

the river club

1 Independent Drive, Suite 3500, Jacksonville, FL (904) 354-1111 | JaxRiverClub.com Located on the top of the Wells Fargo Center on the 34th and 35th floors, The River Club commands a spectacular panorama of the St. Johns River and the city’s downtown district. Please contact us for more information so we can create an event you and your guests will never forget! capacity 400 | price $$$

riverside hotel on las olas boulevard

(954) 377-0971 RiversideHotel.com/weddings-events Exchange vows on the New River while yachts cruise by. Sip cocktails on the skyline terrace with views of the city and New River. Dance the night away in our ballroom, or elevate your celebration to our new Rooftop 788 under the stars. Make a statement about your future by creating memories with us. capacity 250 | price $$$

rococo steak

655 2nd Ave. S., St. Petersburg, FL (727) 501-6602 info@rococosteak.com RococoSteak.com Located in a historic 1926 brick building in downtown St. Petersburg, Rococo Steak will immerse your guests in unparalleled elegance, personalized touches and award-winning cuisine found nowhere else in Tampa Bay. We’ll even create a signature cocktail just for you and your guests. capacity 150 | price $$$

roof top café key west

308 Front Street, Key West, FL (305) 294-2042 | RoofTopCafeKeyWest.com Escape to paradise and leave the worrying to us! From island casual to black-tie elegance, The Roof Top Café can make all your dreams come true. Featuring gourmet cuisines, fine wines and libations, we specialize in rehearsals and receptions where no party is too small. capacity 150 | price $$$

rosen centre hotel

9840 International Drive, Orlando, FL (407) 996-1285 yourspecialday@rosencentre.com RosenCentre.com Beyond our luxury accommodations, Rosen Centre offers everything from breathtaking reception spaces and tantalizing custom menus to indulgent treatments at our full-service spa and salon, The Spa at Rosen Centre. Basically, all you need to ensure that your wedding day will be truly unforgettable. capacity 400+ | price $$$

rosen plaza hotel

9700 International Drive, Orlando, FL (407) 996-9700 | rpcatering@rosenplaza.com RosenPlaza.com Whether you’re looking for something classic and elegant or intimate and secluded, we can help make your dream a reality. With award-winning service, beautiful presentations, mouthwatering menus, personalized décor and experienced wedding specialists, the new chapter in your love story starts here. capacity 400+ | price $$$

rosen shingle creek

9939 Universal Blvd., Orlando, FL (407) 996-9939 sales@rosenshinglecreek.com RosenShingleCreek.com Undeniably luxurious, Rosen Shingle Creek boasts a number of bride-approved features and amenities. From stunning reception spaces, like Orlando’s only two-story ballroom, and picturesque outdoor settings to customized menus and attentive staff, Rosen Shingle Creek delivers your happily ever after. capacity 400+ | price $$$

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the royal crest room

5330 Michigan Ave., Saint Cloud, FL (407) 892-2009 karen@theroyalcrestroom.com TheRoyalCrestRoom.com First you found your soulmate. Now you’ve found The Royal Crest Room. The Royal Crest Room is the most romantic setting for a wedding. Classic. Picturesque. So beautiful. capacity 250 | price $$

royal fiesta

1680 SE 3rd Court, Deerfield Beach, FL (954) 570-9422 | Royal-Fiesta.com Have the wedding of your dreams in a beautiful setting with Intracoastal views, delicious food, elegant décor and attentive, white-glove service.

appointed ballroom, world-class catering and a dedicated event staff committed to saying “I do” to your every need. Wonderful possibilities await you—call our wedding specialist to begin planning today. capacity 500 | price $$

showcasewg llc

12100 W. Colonial Dr., Winter Garden, FL (407) 347-9914 | jvnatoli0920@yahoo.com ShowcaseWG.com Come see our newly renovated midsize event hall with large dance floor and $85,000 in sound and lights. The perfect party doesn’t just happen! We have the right combination of space, atmosphere and menu just nine miles from downtown Orlando and 14 miles from the Convention Center. capacity 300 | price $$

capacity 250 | price $$

safety harbor resort and spa

Safety Harbor, FL (727) 724-7727 SafetyHarborSpa.com Located on 15 acres of pristine Tampa Bay waterfront, this historic landmark is the ideal setting for a truly memorable wedding and reception. Indoor and outdoor facilities accommodate up to 250 guests. Call today to check availability or to speak with a wedding coordinator. capacity 250 | price $$

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secret gardens miami

(305) 507-7405 SecretGardensMiami.com The Secret Gardens Miami is a breathtaking property located in the Redlands agricultural area of Miami. Its natural ambience and serene setting make it the perfect location for weddings. The extensive tropical foliage, complemented by flowing waterfalls and ponds, makes the Secret Gardens Miami “paradise found.” capacity 350 | price $$

sheraton orlando north hotel

600 North Lake Destiny Drive, Maitland, FL (407) 551-7522 weddings@sheratonorlandonorth.com SheratonOrlandoNorth.com/orlando-wedding The most engaging setting for your wedding or reception! Enjoy luxury accommodations, a beautifully

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140 Columbus Blvd., Sarasota, FL (941) 349-1125 The Tropical Breeze Resort gives you the comfort of private vacation rentals with beach resort amenities! You can have the best of both worlds and only be steps from the top beach in the US and the vibrant Siesta Key Village with rows of shops, bars and restaurants. Your guests are sure to love it. capacity 120 | price $$$

south seas island resort

(800) 524-7601 weddings@southseas.com SouthSeas.com Whether you desire beach elegance or barefoot simplicity, South Seas Island Resort offers a pictureperfect setting for your island wedding.

625 E. University Ave., Gainesville, FL (800) 595-7760 | (352) 373-6760 SweetwaterInn.com Sweetwater Branch Inn offers modern indoor and outdoor receptions, exquisite garden ceremonies and gourmet catering. Our bed and breakfast boasts 20 unique guest rooms and cottages. Our attention to detail, exceptional service and breathtaking grounds make for an unforgettable experience. capacity 250 | price $$

tarpon lodge

13771 Waterfront Dr., Bokeelia, FL (239) 283-3999 info@tarponlodge.com TarponLodge.com The historic Tarpon Lodge is the perfect backdrop for your dream wedding. Experience our tropical, oldFlorida feel, four-star cuisine, island-style rooms, and lush, waterfront grounds. Enjoy boating our beautiful gulf waters and island hopping to our sister resort, the legendary Cabbage Key. capacity 140 | price $$$

tavares pavilion on the lake

200 S. Disston Avenue, Tavares, FL (352) 253-4300 tavarespavilion@tavares.org TavaresPavilion.com Serenely floating over beautiful Lake Dora, this tropical-inspired oasis is a one-of-a-kind venue. Walls of glass allow for breathtaking viewing opportunities, and a winding, handcrafted staircase makes a grand statement—fit for any princess. Page 22 photo courtesy of Bonnie Whicher Photography. capacity 300+ | price $$

capacity 400 | price $$$

sundial beach resort & spa

1451 Middle Gulf Dr., Sanibel, FL SundialResort.com With breathtaking views of the Gulf of Mexico, comprehensive services and a luxurious ambience, our expansive facilities are the perfect setting for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Sundial Beach Resort & Spa has extensive experience in planning all the details that surround your special day. capacity 200 | price $$$

sunken gardens

1825 4th St. N., St. Petersburg, FL (727) 551-3106 SunkenGardens.org Meandering walkways invite you to surround yourself with lush tropical displays, vibrant flowering plants, and cascading waterfalls. The beauty and tranquility of this timeless sanctuary add an air of romance and magic to your day. Let us help you create a wedding filled with splendor and magic. capacity 200 | price $$

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1000 East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL (855) 576-1100 | cprante@theseagatehotel.com WeddingsatTheSeagate.com Whether you prefer an oceanfront setting at our private Beach Club, Balinese-inspired décor with golf course views at our Country Club or the city-sophisticated ambience of our boutique hotel, The Seagate is always the perfect setting. Call to find out how to receive a complimentary bridal suite.

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thalatta estate

17301 Old Cutler Road, Palmetto Bay, FL (305) 234-6383 abencomo@palmettobay-fl.gov ThalattaEstate.com Nestled on the shores of Biscayne Bay, on Old Cutler Road, in the Village of Palmetto Bay, stands Thalatta Estate. Today, this vintage mansion serves a prominent role in the community as a unique park for outdoor weddings, as well as an event and program venue. capacity 200 | price $$$

town manor on the lake

Centrally located between Tampa & Orlando (863) 984-4008 | TownManorWeddings.com Stress free, all inclusive, ceremony and reception services include complimentary professional wedding planner, custom wedding cake and DJ. capacity 100 | price $$

tpc sawgrass—home of the players 110 Championship Way, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL (904) 273-3344

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THE ULTIMATE WEDDING DIRECTORY cont. sawgrasscatering@pgatourtpc.com TPC.com/sawgrasswedding Enjoy our newly remodeled rooms that accent the Mediterranean-style Clubhouse or our Event Lawn with beautiful views of fairways and Florida sunsets. With our award-winning culinary team and world-class service, we’ll set the stage for a memorable experience that will exceed your expectations in every way. capacity 400+ | price $$$

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the treasury on the plaza

24 Cathedral Place, Suite 111, St. Augustine, FL (904) 217-0077 info@treasuryontheplaza.com TreasuryonthePlaza.com Built in 1927, The Treasury was originally a bank in the heart of St. Augustine. The Grande Ballroom will take your breath away with its beauty and unique features, including a Vault Bar inside the original bank safe. We invite you to make history at St. Augustine’s most treasured wedding venue. capacity 250 | price $$$

trump international beach resort

18001 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach, FL (877) 250-4445 | weddings@trumpmiami.com TrumpMiami.com/weddings We promise you a world of difference on your special occasion. Trump International Beach Resort offers distinctive event venues, award-winning culinary menus and unparalleled service. Contact our catering team and let us create a world of difference on the most magical day of your life! capacity 250 | price $$$

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trump national doral miami

(800) 936-7259 | TrumpNationalDoral.com Unrivaled amenities. Spectacular settings. Unlimited possibilities. Trump National Doral, Miami’s premier resort, will provide you with the ultimate fairy-tale wedding. After $250 million in meticulous restorations, our team will ensure your wedding day is one for the storybooks.

chandeliers. Space is not an issue with 10,500 feet to accommodate your events. The convenient location of this historic site in central Florida welcomes the destination experience with comfort and ease. capacity 400 | price $$

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vero beach hotel & spa

(772) 231-5666 weddings@verobeachhotelandspa.com VeroBeachHotelandSpa.com Imagine an intimate oceanfront gathering for close family and friends or an elaborate black-tie reception for up to 150. Secluded and romantic, our island resort is the ultimate wedding destination with breathtaking views and world-class attractions.

(407) 503-9411 UniversalOrlando.com/hotelweddings Our four distinctive settings—Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel®, Loews Royal Pacific Resort and Loews Sapphire Falls Resort—make your special day unforgettable. From intimate celebrations to elaborate receptions, Universal Orlando Resort’s on-site hotels offer the perfect setting for your day. capacity 50+ | price $$$

venue 650

650 6th Street SW, Winter Haven, FL Venue650.com Enter through the spacious garden and step into a city-chic environment with brick walls and romantic

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wishing well barn

(813) 478-6554 | wishingwellbarn@gmail.com WishingWellBarn.com Wishing Well Barn is a fully functioning cattle ranch with adjacent blueberry fields and a beautiful rustic old barn. It’s the perfect location to celebrate your best day ever in the great outdoors or inside our beautiful barn. capacity 250 | price $$

capacity 200 | price $$$

vineyards country club

400 Vineyards Blvd., Naples, FL (239) 353-1500 afritz@vineyardscountryclubnaples.com VineyardsCountryClubNaples.com Award-winning hospitality with a humble service heart is primary and foremost to the experience we provide. This private club takes unique pride in having every attendee’s encounter become one they will always remember. Come discover why Vineyards Country Club does indeed have it all! capacity 250 | price $$$

w fort lauderdale

401 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL (954) 414-8207 | arlene.espino@whotels.com Marriott.com/hotels/event-planning/weddingplanning/fllwh-w-fort-lauderdale Start your happily ever after beachside at W Fort Lauderdale, where glittering oceans and electric-blue skies create your dream backdrop. We make ordinary weddings extraordinary with breathtaking indoor and outdoor spaces and elevated cuisine by James Beard Award winner Stephen Starr’s culinary team. capacity 250 | price $$$

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universal orlando resort™

Four Star and AAA Four Diamond hotel offers multiple venues, from sugar-white sand beaches to rare coastal dune lakes and pristine parks. Let our hospitality experts guide you through each step to an unforgettable wedding experience.

waldorf astoria orlando

14200 Bonnet Creek Resort Lane, Orlando, FL (407) 597-5424 WaldorfAstoriaOrlando.com Nestled in a 482-acre nature preserve within the gates of Walt Disney World® Resort, the Waldorf Astoria Orlando is a premier wedding location where elegant settings, unparalleled service and the unrivaled expertise of Waldorf wedding consultants combine to make your big day a grand event. capacity 400 | price $$$$

watercolor inn & resort

34 Goldenrod Circle, Santa Rosa Beach, FL (850) 231-7773 | weddings@stjoeclub.com WaterColorResort.com One of Northwest Florida’s only beachfront Forbes

woodmont country club

7801 NW 80th Ave., Tamarac, FL (954) 722-4300 EXT. 3 marylinn@windswept.com Our beautiful brand new clubhouse has breathtaking golf course views. capacity 250 | price $$

woods & weddings

3731 SW Wildcat Run Road, Arcadia, FL (863) 496-3380 | alycia@woodsandweddings.com WoodsandWeddings.com Tucked away on a private ranch surrounded by Old Florida woodlands, our venue features an outdoor chapel, entertaining lawn and reception barn with a bridal suite, bar, kitchen, fire pits and more. This private paradise is yours to enjoy all weekend long. We can’t wait to show you around. capacity 200 | price $$

wyndham deerfield beach resort

2096 Northeast Second Street, Deerfield Beach, FL (954) 428-2850 WyndhamDeerfieldResort.com/weddings With the waves behind you, exchange vows on one of the most beautiful South Florida beaches. Guests will enjoy a poolside cocktail hour with views of the ocean. Then, the Royal Palm Ballroom will play host to your elegant reception, where guests will enjoy fabulous food and dance the night away. capacity 150 | price $$

yacht starship

603 Channelside Dr., Tampa, FL (813) 223-7999 | weddings@yachtstarship.com YachtStarShip.com Create a sea of memories aboard Florida’s largest fleet of wedding yachts. Cruise the waterways where stunning views change throughout your event. Our experienced, award-winning wedding coordinators will make sure your wedding is perfect—just as you have always dreamed! capacity 400+ | price $$

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tastes and budgets. Our motto is, “one-at-a-time brides and one-of-a-kind wedding dresses.” We guarantee a wonderful time whether you purchase from us or not. We strive to make all women feel confident.

flowers & décor ann marie’s

606 Washington Avenue, Homestead, FL (305) 245-0898 annmariesbridalboutique@gmail.com AnnMariesBridalBoutique.com You’ve dreamt of your wedding day your entire life. Let Ann Marie’s help you make the perfect choice with our elegant and fashion-forward selection of gowns— bridal gowns, mother-of, bridesmaid and guest-of. Personalized service is our specialty. Before you say “I do,” come and see what we do.

the bridal loft

4400 Bayou Boulevard, Suite 48, Pensacola, FL (850) 475-8296 | info@pensacolabridalloft.com PensacolaBridalLoft.com The Bridal Loft is dedicated to providing exquisite designer fashions for the bride and her bridal party. We also have a selection of debutante, prom and formal gowns. We have been serving our clients in this industry for over 20 years and have an in-house seamstress.

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sarafina dreams, custom couture lingerie

Hollywood, FL sarafinadreams@ymail.com SarafinaDreams.Etsy.com Sarafina Dreams is the brand brides are turning to for their wedding night lingerie. Each piece is custom made, making it perfect for those hard-to-find sizes and lengths. Exclusive embroidered laces, imported satins and the softest cottons are procured for exquisite nightgowns, robes and pajamas.

Lakeland, FL (863) 858-5314 | gibsoniaflowers@aol.com GibsoniaFlowers.com We are family owned and operated and committed to offering only the finest florals, backed by service that is friendly and prompt. Our professional staff is dedicated to making your experience a pleasant one, and we always go the extra mile. Let us be your first choice for flowers.

harbour bay florist & events

1500 SE Ocean Boulevard, Stuart, FL (772) 221-1009 | (800) 221-1009 info@harbourbayflorist.com HarbourBayFlorist.com Harbour Bay Florist & Events has served Stuart and the surrounding communities for over 20 years. We offer a wide selection of bridal bouquets, ceremony flowers and centerpieces to fit any budget. Additional services include: invitations, favors, wedding planning and day-of event coordination.

mloo flower

478 W. Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach, FL (954) 427-2100 | malu@mlooflower.com MlooFlower.com Choose Mloo Flower for your ceremony and reception floral design, including aisle décor, wedding arches, bouquets and boutonnieres, flower crowns, centerpieces and more. We also deliver and can help set up to create the wedding day look you’ve been dreaming of.

cakes & caterers

something new bridal boutique

430 West New England Ave., Winter Park, FL (407) 622-0707 | info@snbridalboutique.com SomethingNewBridalBoutique.com We offer the freshest collection of wedding dresses from today’s most talented designers that span all

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ana paz cakes

1460 NW 107th Avenue, Suite D, Miami, FL (305) 471-5850 | AnaPazCakes.com Ana Paz Cakes is a family-operated business that

artichoke and company

(239) 263-6979 dara@artichokeandcompany.com ArtichokeandCompany.com For over 20 years, we have been dedicated to excellence in food quality, preparation and presentation. Our team of international chefs and event planners offers innovative cuisine tailored to your budget, palate and theme. Delighting our clients is at the core of everything we do.

edda’s cake designs

3 Locations in South Florida (954) 885-8770 | (305) 666-6999 | (305) 418-5000 EddasCakeDesigns.com Your wish is our creation. We offer an endless assortment of exclusively designed wedding cakes–each one decorated to your unique specifications. Visit one of our three stores in South Florida and look through our albums and taste the different flavors we offer.

exquisite catering & events

1800 NE 150th Street, North Miami, FL (954) 516-0041 | ExquisiteCatering.com Exquisite Catering & Events prides itself on its creative, professional, personalized approach to catering and event planning. We coordinate everything from rehearsal dinners and bridal showers to the ceremony and reception of your dreams.

frescos catering & events

132 S. Kentucky Ave., Lakeland, FL (863) 608-1347 | catering@frescoslakeland.com FrescosLakeland.com We offer off-site and on-site boutique catering services to ensure a one-of-a-kind event that reflects your vision and wows your guests. Our team will partner with you to create a custom menu and unique presentations that truly separate the Frescos experience from the rest, turning your dreams into reality.

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3000 NW 107th Ave., Miami FL (305) 873-1474 | isabella@cubavera.com Cubavera.com/weddings Perfect for any destination wedding, Cubavera blends beach sophistication and relaxed elegance for a look that you will fall in love with! Our collection of classic summer suiting and soft handcrafted linen help your wedding party dress to impress on the day you’ll never forget.

gibsonia flowers

makes one-of-a-kind spectacular and delicious edible designs. Our showroom displays a wide array of artistic creations. We specialize in all-occasion and wedding cakes. It would be our pleasure to consult with you on the phone or in person.

john michael exquisite weddings & catering

627 Virginia Drive, Orlando, FL (407) 894-6671 | JohnMichaelEvents.com John Michael Exquisite Weddings and Catering creates perfect events. John Michael is owned by Michael Thomas. Our staff is handpicked by Michael to ensure only the best. We are a green caterer—using only organic/all-natural foods in what we cook.

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tastebuds fine catering & event production

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tasty creations catering

South Florida/Tri-County Area—West Palm Beach to Key West (305) 467-8113 | jscism@tastycreationscatering.com TastyCreationsCatering.com Family owned and operated, Tasty Creations takes high-quality food and customer service to heart. Our dedication to service and making each event our own ensures you will have a stress-free experience. Let our in-house events and planning director assist you in making your wedding one to remember.

photography & video

MunozPhotography.com With nearly 100 years and four generations of experience, the Muñoz family continues to take pride in their legacy. The newest generation capturing true emotion with an innovative photographic style has become one of the highest awarded wedding photographers in the United States.

teddy bear photography

Deerfield Beach; will travel (773) 576-5022 teddybearphoto4@gmail.com TeddyBearPhotography.com When you look at your wedding pictures 20 years from now, we want you to have the same feelings you had on that day! Trust Teddy Bear Photography to capture your day in an authentic, beautiful, romantic way!

tina ortiz photography

Tampa Bay; will travel (813) 784-6964 | someonehasashoot@gmail.com SomeoneHasaShoot.com Tina Ortiz, formerly of Ortiz-Sellers Photography, has returned with a studio designed for photo lovers! Tina uses her 20-plus years of experience and love of photography to bring you the best priceless memories. She also works with several studios to make sure she always has a professional second shooter.

wedding consultants

cocoluna events

Serving southwest Florida and worldwide (239) 227-7884 info@cocolunaevents.com CocoLunaEvents.com CocoLuna Events is a full-service planning and design company serving brides and grooms anywhere in the world! They focus on the details so couples can focus on the experience. Their planning services are detail oriented and cover everything you can think of and more to ensure a stress-free wedding day.

events by promoidea

Miami-Dade, Palm Beach, Broward and Monroe Counties (954) 709-5161 events@promoideaus.com Events.PromoideaUS.com Your wedding lasts a day, memories last forever. Our bilingual events planner and design team make your dream a reality to create a wedding that fits your needs and budget. Whether your event is small and intimate or large and elaborate, we always exceed your expectations.

john gandy events

(850) 570-5999 JohnGandyEvents.com We are a Florida-based, award-winning design team obsessed with all things weddings! Our attentive staff has gained us a reputation for industry-leading customer service experiences, and our innovative designs will ensure that your special day exceeds your every expectation!

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erika grace photography

(386) 748-7566 | ErikaGracePhoto.com We capture photographs that celebrate beauty, joy and love.

latanya & co. weddings

Serving the Tampa Bay area, West Florida and all destinations (813) 419-2048 latanya@lhwedding.com LHWedding.com Congratulations! You’re engaged! Consider Latanya & Co. Weddings as part of your special day to capture the joyful moments, from preceremony to the reception and everything in between. My team and I take pride in not only offering the highest quality photography and video, but telling your unique story.

munoz photography

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bailey smith events

Florida and destination (305) 930-1087 bailey@weddingsbybailey.com BaileySmithEvents.com Our team is committed to bring to life everything you imagined your wedding to be, making you very proud and your friends a little jealous. This truly is your time to shine and enjoy the engagement. Leave the details to us and cross “wedding planner” off your planning-awedding checklist!

be social events

4443 NW 2nd Ave., Miami, FL (305) 437-8336 info@be-original.com BE-SocialEvents.com BE Social Events is a creative production company specializing in the design, production and planning of customized events around the globe. Our success has grown and evolved throughout the years, always with a focus on innovation, customer service and attention to detail.

Sarasota, St. Petersburg, Tampa and Orlando (813) 702-3811 events@kissofperfection.com KissofPerfection.com Kiss of Perfection welcomes you to enjoy your wedding planning experience with our certified wedding planners. Through our detailed planning process, we easily capture the essence of who you both are and transform your love story into something stunningly amazing.

opulent lighting and design

Bonita Springs, FL (239) 301-4065 gina@opulentlightinganddesign.com OpulentLightingandDesign.com We take your lighting and décor needs off your shoulders but never out of your hands! Starting with a personal consultation, we then combine meticulous planning with impeccable attention to detail to plan the lighting and décor of your dreams, leaving you free to relax and enjoy a spectacular display.

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Junction88.com At Junction 88, we use our combined experience and industry-leading reputation to make your event nothing short of an incredible success. With our legendary DJs and lighting, whether you’re having a wedding, party or corporate event, Junction 88 will make everything come together—perfectly.

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(786) 405-6602 info@lovepapercreations.com LovePaperCreations.com Love Paper Creations (LPC) designs and produces custom-made party favors sure to make any occasion sparkle. LPC offers an assortment of products, including luxe printed invitations, digital invitations, stationery, stylish menu cards, dessert labels and other customized paper goods.

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a chair affair, inc.

(813) 784-6077 | info@baykingsband.com BayKingsBand.com The Bay Kings are a premium, customizable 3- to 14-piece band at a sensible price. They host live local showcases so couples can preview the band before booking. Their talented and professional musicians bring energy and fun to every event they perform and pride themselves on filling dance floors!

the bay kings

607 Triumph Court, Suite C-D, Orlando, FL (386) 479-4308 ann@chairaffairrentals.com ChairAffairRentals.com From proposal to honeymoon, our rental service offers what you need to make your event you. Our goal is to go beyond the expected. From subtle elegance to bold statements, our products enhance and complete any event, casual or formal. Regardless of the event’s size, we guarantee attention to detail.

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South Florida and Caribbean ask@djdayve.com | DJDayve.com Based in Naples, DJ Dayve began DJing at the age of 12 and has performed at over 600 events throughout the US and Latin America including Naples, Tampa, Miami, Washington, DC, Playa Del Carmen and Antigua. A former pianist and hip-hop dancer, DJ Dayve has now mastered the art of the wedding DJ.

junction 88 productions, inc.

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Orlando Museum of Art

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Riverside Hotel

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