Glorious Sites for a Fall Wedding

At the Grace Mayflower Inn, fall weddings get the classic treatment.

The months of September and October are officially America’s favorite time to get married, which makes a lot of sense. Humidity is on the decline, the trees are ablaze with color, and you can decorate with mini pumpkins and grapevines to your heart’s desire. Our latest post on observer.com showcases a trio of wedding sites […] Read more »

The World’s Richest Man Married Here (You Can, Too)

On the Hawaiian island of Lanaie, the Manele Bay golf course is back in business as a spectacular wedding venue.

When Bill Gates and Melinda French married on the tiny (and mostly private) Hawaiian island of Lanai in 1994, their wedding made the news. Gates was already the second-richest man in the world and was determined to keep the event thoroughly media-free: Not only did the Microsoft mogul buy out all of the resort’s 250 hotel rooms for […] Read more »

Summer Classics: 6 Sublime Wedding Spots

A Beach Plum Inn wedding makes the most of Martha's Vineyard sunsets.

When you’re inviting people to dig into their savings and possibly upend their vacation plans in order to attend your destination wedding, there’s a good chance you’ll meet a few pockets of resistance. The remedy is to choose a destination that fulfills all the holiday fantasies—remarkable scenery, comfy accommodations, and food worth writing home about. My […] Read more »

Ultimate Country Wedding Sites and Gowns

Weddings at The Point, on Saranac Lake, are a throwback to the gilded era of Adirondack Great Camps, complete with mahogany boats and croquet.

Not ever country wedding features gingham-clad flower girls and banjo processionals. For couples who are more “Downton Abbey” than “Little House on the Prairie,” planning a sophisticated wedding surrounded by nature starts with an unforgettable location. In our latest post for observer.com, colleague Rachel Leonard and I collaborated on a guide to the ultimate countryside wedding. I identified six extraordinary rural […] Read more »

Red Carpet Gown or Wedding Dress?

Is is ready-to-wear or bridal? Nowadays, it's getting touch to isolate red carpet from wedding aisle.

In our latest piece for observer.com, Rachel Leonard and I looked at red-carpet dresses that would be right at home at a wedding, and wedding gowns that would turn heads on the red carpet. These genre-bending creations are sophisticated, original, and perfect for a destination wedding. Check out the full story!   Email ThisFacebookTweet This!Google […] Read more »

Rebirth of a Sonoma Wedding Classic: Timber Cove

Timber Cove, a treasure of the Sonoma Coast is wedding-worthy once again.

The California coastline home to the town of Jenner has always felt like a bit of land that time forgot. And that was definitely true of Timber Cove, a guest lodge with a stunning perch on the Sonoma cliffs and a rustic ambiance that was starting to feel a little too stuck in its 1960s hippie heyday. The setting is still spectacular, but […] Read more »

Bridal Jewelry Ideas for 5 Destination Weddings

The hallmark of classic Nantucket wedding details: one perfect pearl.

For a lot of brides, choosing the jewelry to wear on their wedding day usually comes down to A) finding a piece in  Mom’s jewelry box that can work as their “something borrowed,” or B) a last-minute race through the “better jewelry” section of the local department store. But for women planning a destination wedding, […] Read more »

A Wedding Dress for Every Obsession

Modern poet sleeves are just the ticket for a bride who want a bit of romantic flair. Dress by Christos Costarellos.

Is it possible to successfully work references to both Mr. Robot and Pilates into an article about bridal gowns? I’ll let you be the judge. In my latest post for observer.com I looked at the spring 2017 bridal collections in terms of individual obsessions. Truth is there really is a wedding dress for every kind of […] Read more »

An Italian Proposal With a View—and a Soundtrack

The rooftop restaurant at Palazzo Manfredi, in Rome

The pressure to deliver a creative marriage proposal has a lot of potential grooms—and brides—scrambling for over-the-top ways to pop the question. We’ve seen it all, from airplane banners to sports arena score boards to crossword puzzles. But if  you’re looking for a truly outrageous way to pop the question, it’s hard to beat a flash […] Read more »

Chicago’s Most Instagram-Worthy Weddings at Willis Tower

Bridal couples who care a lot about Instagram head straight from the ceremony to The Ledge, on the 103rd floor of Chicago's Willis Tower.

If you want to combine a gasp-worthy wedding with a few million likes on Instagram, it’s hard to find a better venue than Chicago’s Willis Tower (old-timers still call it Sears). The Western Hemiphere’s second-tallest building has a private event space on the 99th floor, complete with 50-mile views courtesy of floor-to-ceiling windows (and a dozen or […] Read more »