Eurobrides vs. US Brides: Wedding Dress Trends on observer.com

French wedding gowns from Delphine Manivet

European and American women have some pretty profound style differences. It’s often said that Europeans make investments when they shop for their wardrobes, while Americans look for what’s most current. But does that extend to what a woman wears when she chooses a wedding dress? The recent European bridal fashion shows revealed some intriguing trends. […] Read more »

European destination weddings just got more affordable

The euro is down, and weddings at Ashford Castle just got more affordable

  Couples who’ve dreamed of marrying in Tuscan villa, a Provencal vineyard, or a Greek village have reason to rejoice. The euro recently fell to below $1.20 against the U.S. dollar—its lowest in over nine years. And experts predict that the euro’s value will continue to dip for many months to come. That means U.S. couples […] Read more »

An Italian Destination Wedding for Real People: 5 Perfect Venues

Le Sirenuse, a jewel in Positano

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West may have rented a renaissance fort for their May 24th wedding in Florence, but you don’t have to be quite that over-the-top to stage  an unforgettable celebration in Italy. We’ve identified five Italian venues that combine classic good looks, sublime locations, and some of the most talented chefs in the […] Read more »

Destination wedding plans set? How about a destination bachelorette party?

Barcelona fountains

  We call them bachelorettes; the girls across the pond call them Hen Parties. But beyond a name, there are some other major differences between pre-wedding girl gatherings in the States and in Europe. For starters, locations. We may have alcohol-fueled party buses, but they’ve got Barcelona. Or Amsterdam. Or Ibiza. We asked Sabrina Mable […] Read more »

Kelly Clarkson elopement ideas? We’ve got three surprises

Pontoon dinner at Turtle Island, Fiji

The original American Idol has tossed her wedding planner and gone rogue—and our money is on a destination wedding for the singer, her fiance Brandon Blackstock, and his two kids. Here’s what she told people.com: “We are so busy that we finally just came to terms the other night and were like, ‘So, we changed […] Read more »

Destination: W’s newest issue: weddings in Palm Springs, Ireland, and the Caribbean

Wedding couple in front of castle on cover of Destination: W magazine Fall-2013

Our new issue of Destination: W magazine is fresh off the presses (well, fresh off InDesign, in any case), with gorgeous real weddings that range from romantic and regal to beachy and breezy. So we hope you’ll start reading. But first, here’s a preview of some of the highlights. First is a tale of a bicoastal […] Read more »

An old castle in Spain becomes a new destination wedding hotel

Entrance to Castell Son Claret, former castle now luxury hotel

When imagining a setting for a destination wedding, what’s more romantic than a castle in Spain? It took us a moment to think of something, too. But if the idea appeals, you’ll be interested in the recent opening, on Spain’s Mediterranean island of Mallorca, of the Castell Son Claret, a 38-room luxury hotel that retains […] Read more »

New destination wedding ideas in the Spring 2013 issue of Destination: W

Proud to announce the second issue of Destination: W magazine!

The second issue of Destination: W magazine is live today! With gorgeous real wedding photography by Thayer Allyson Gowdy, Hillary Harvey, and Cengiz, of Adagion Photography, the Spring 2013 issue of Destination: W magazine invites you behind the scenes at amazing celebrations on Mexico’s Riviera Maya, in New York’s Hudson Valley, and on the Greek […] Read more »

Four destination wedding venues with world-famous views

Golden Gate Bridge views from wedding at Cavallo Point lodge

How do you measure the world’s man-made wonders? How about by how well they serve as a backdrop for your destination wedding? Here are four hotels with ceremony and reception views that are of some of the world’s most recognizable architectural icons. Just add the oohs and I do’s.   Statue of Liberty The Ritz-Carlton […] Read more »

How to have a storybook destination wedding: 5 fairytale resorts

Thornbury Castle

I recently did a story for CNTraveler.com on hotel rooms set in fairytale-like towers, which was picked up by FoxNews.com for Valentine’s Day. (Here’s the link.) All five places are unbelievably romantic; let’s see how they rate as wedding territory. We’ll assign each one to five hearts. 1. Thornbury Castle, Thornbury, England. While Henry VIII […] Read more »