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 »

New “something blue” ideas for a destination wedding

Something Blue on the beach—Loup Charmont coverup

Figuring out the “something blue” that you’ll incorporate into your wedding ensemble can drive a bride around the bend. Blue earrings are too obvious. Blue toenails? So very 2004. And blue eyeliner isn’t even trying. But for women embarking on a destination wedding, there’s a whole other path to pursue: the blue wedding gown. We’re not talking […] Read more »

Destination wedding style: Playful, chic hats with a royal connection

From Gina Foster, the ideal hat for a Cotswold wedding

Dressing for a destination wedding means you can get a little dramatic: We’ve seen brides marry in everything from eyelet shorts and a bikini top to Red Riding Hood velvet cloaks. But our favorite bridal accessory by far is a hat. And this year, British milliner Gina Foster—who’s created talked-about toppers for the Duchess of […] Read more »

Over-the-top wedding details from NFL star Joe Haden

Customized garter--perfect for marrying an NFL star (photo courtesy Alain Martinez)

  When you play for the NFL, you can pretty much have any kind of wedding you like. Which is exactly what Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden and his long-time girlfriend, Sarah Mahmoodshahi, got when they married at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach this summer. We asked the resort’s wedding planners for some inside info on […] Read more »

Vera Wang at a destination wedding: A do or a don’t?

Black by Vera Wang tuxedo

One of the main reasons people choose a destination wedding is so they can thumb their noses at the traditional trappings of a marriage—they can say the heck with matchy-matchy bridal parties, mile-long guest lists, and white stretch limos. But there are a couple of things that even the most evolved couples want, and that […] Read more »

Destination wedding sandals, Jackie Kennedy style

"Valentina White" Canfora sandals

Finding a great destination sandal isn’t as easy as it sounds. It has to be stylish, it has to be practical, and it has to live a long and happy life after the vows. Since a wedding is a time to splurge, we’re going to make the case for Canfora sandals, handmade by members of […] 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 »

Fabulous wedding flowers from Vera Wang and FTD

Finding a superb florist for a destination wedding can be a challenge, particularly in more remote locations. After all, gorgeous, out-of-the-way locations and talented floral designers don’t always go hand-in-hand. And even on the most splendid tropical island, you may not find a local shop which has a vision that matches your own. Which is […] Read more »

Super-glam wedding accessories inspired by Veuve Clicquot Champagne

  We can probably all agree that Champagne—the good French stuff, of course—is the ultimate wedding drink. The pop of the cork, the delicate fountain of bubbles, and the taste of liquid stars pretty much screams “wedding.” And so what could be a more fitting choice of wedding accessories than pieces created as a high-fashion […] Read more »

Cutest destination wedding shoes: Lace espadrilles from Soludos

We’re admitting it right here: A lot of wedding planning is work, but when it comes to finding the perfect bridal footwear, we say bring it on.  After all, when there are so many big decisions to make (civil vs. religious? honor vs. obey? beach vs. boardwalk? sit-down vs. buffet?), drilling down on something as […] Read more »