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 »

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 »

Beautiful Colorado destination weddings on a budget

Outside view dining hall Chautagua Colorado

  Never mind what they’re smoking in Colorado these days.  If you’re planning a destination wedding, the state’s real Rocky Mountain high is a location that combines charm, history and stunning vistas with wallet-friendly prices. We’re talking about Chautauqua, a National Historic Landmark in Boulder that has been a meeting place for all manner of cultural celebrations […] Read more »

Brides in Boots, the West’s Destination Wedding Dress Code

bridal part in cowboy boots

  While some purists don’t approve of brides who pair their gowns with a pair of cowboy boots (“too wide a gap,”  some sniff, “between the formality of the dress, and the informality of the boots”), we beg to differ. Particularly if you’re planning a dude ranch destination wedding, in which case we say, Yee […] Read more »

4 more haunted hotels for spirited destination weddings

Haunted hotels destination weddings

  We got such a response when we previewed haunted hotels that are scary good for destination weddings we decided Halloween would be the perfect day to share four more with you. Each has a ghost story or two attached to it and a team ready to help plan your own spirited destination wedding, no […] Read more »

Haunted hotels make for scary good Halloween destination weddings

haunted hotel bed

Halloween weddings have been on the radar for a while now, with vampire officiants, costumed bridal parties, and plenty of cobwebs festooning the dance floor. If you want to take things to a whole new level of gruesome, forget hopping over to Party City for plastic spiders—instead, invite your ghouls guests to a wedding at a […] Read more »