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 »

5 destination wedding resorts with a little country and a lot of luxury

Primland aerial view

  When couples say they want a country wedding, they’re usually talking about an authentic back-to-the-land kind of party with flowers in mason jars, family-style food, and maybe a bluegrass band. And that’s charming, no question. But what if you want a dose of glamour along with your antique linens and pie buffet? We’ve brought […] 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 »

Destination wedding photography: Telling a story with details

Melanie Nashan wedding photos: The Thank-You sign

Melanie Nashan, our favorite Montana wedding photographer (frankly, one of our favorite wedding photographers, period), has a way of telling a story. Even if you haven’t attended one of the celebrations she’s shot, you can look at her pictures and honestly feel the emotion and delight of the day. One of the tools she employs […] Read more »

The most romantic wedding resort in Montana: Paws Up

Paws Up Creekside camp

It may sound like a brand of dog food, but Paws Up is in fact an outrageously romantic Montana resort that seems to have been built with weddings in mind. The 37,000-acre ranch is home to over two dozen vacation homes; but even more intriguing are its “glamping” units (that’s glamour meets camping), stone, wood, […] Read more »

How to find your perfect destination wedding photographer

Melanie Nashan photog

One of our favorite wedding photographers, Melanie Nashan, lives in the tiny town of Livingston, Montana, and spends much of summer through fall aiming her lens at some of the most beautiful weddings imaginable. Though couples lucky enough to hook up with Melanie know their pictures will be amazing, finding the right photographer for your […] Read more »

5 most elegant log cabins—for a cozy wedding or romantic honeymoon

Who doesn’t love the idea of a log cabin in the woods? So cute, so quaint, so cozy. And frankly, so uncomfortable. So I set out to find log cabins that turn the whole idea of a rustic vacation on its ear. With thick Oriental carpets, fine linens, antique accessories, and deep soaking tubs, these […] Read more »