Summer Style Guide: 8 Iconic Spots for a Beach Wedding

The Grand Hotel's wedding-worthy front porch, Mackinac Island, Michigan

Summertime weddings and beaches go hand in hand, and my most recent article for observer.com features eight U.S. spots ideal for seaside vows. They range from a sophisticated hotel in the Hamptons that feels like an artsy house party to Michigan’s most famous waterside venue, where you can marry on the world’s longest front porch. With gorgeous ceremony options and reception […] Read more »

Vermont’s prettiest wedding resort opens today: Topnotch at Stowe

Topnotch at Stowe: Evening Normas

A luxe site with magnificent mountain views It took $15 million and almost a  year, but Topnotch Resort & Spa, a small but legendary Vermont resort, has reinvented itself as a rustic-luxe New England wedding destination. With only 68 rooms (there are also houses available for rent), it’s just the right size for a wedding, […] Read more »

One great destination wedding idea: tasty favors from Vervacious, Portland, ME

Here’s a wedding favor that’s practical, pretty, and packable: spices and rubs from Vervacious, an artisinal provisioner in Portland, Maine (there’s a branch in Freeport, as well). Their locally-blended finishing salts, peppercorn blends, and seasonings, all packaged in chunky glass vessels, are inspired from the owners’ extensive travels: Oaxacan mole, Tunisian zataar, Sicilian sumac salt. […] 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 »