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 »

Cape Cod weddings with a large dose of luxury—and a pretty nice price

One of the Cape's most delightful wedding spots: Ocean Edge, in Brewster, Massachusetts

We’ve always been partial to destination weddings on Cape Cod, one of the country’s classic summer retreats. You’ve got guys in blue blazers and khakis,  girls who kick off their heels in the sand dunes, and clusters of tanned and toned guests tossing back vodka-spiked cranberry juice around beach bonfires. You can get all of […] 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 »

5 destination wedding ideas inspired by classic love stories

Everyone agrees that your wedding will be an historic event. But here are five destination wedding locations where your own love, and history, will be intertwined with couples, and destinations, whose names are already in the history books. HOTEL DEL CORONADO, San Diego Built in 1888 as a celebrity magnet, the Hotel del Coronado, a […] Read more »

Winter weddings in New England—four romantic resorts

People usually think of New England resorts as places for a summer wedding: the bride arrives via sailboat, marries in a flower garden or beside the sea, then sits down to a lobster supper under a tent on a wide green lawn. Summer is also when prices are at their highest and reservations are toughest […] Read more »

Where would a Destination: W editor marry? The most romantic wedding site in Massachusetts

Thirteen years ago, when Bob and I got married at Wheatleigh, an exquisite small hotel in Lenox, Massachusetts, I should have known that destination weddings were in my future. Our reasons were typical of most couples who decide to marry away from the homefront: Ginormous guest list, ginormous hassle (we lived in Manhattan), and ginormous […] Read more »