5 Great Tropical Wedding Destinations

If the frigid winter has you dreaming of a tropical wedding, Bora Bora is one of 5 top spots I listed for Observer—and paired with fantastic bridal gowns.

The sub-zero temperatures that roared across the country last week got a lot of just-engaged couples dreaming about weddings in places where the sand is talcum-soft, the water is as clear as acrylic, and tropical flowers perfume the trade winds. Exotic escapes like these aren’t a frugal wedding choice, but they do pack plenty of […] Read more »

An Ultra Violet Wedding in Miami

An ultra-violet wash of light gave this Coral Gables wedding a mystical, night-sky spirit.

If you’re wondering what a wedding inspired by Pantone’s color of the year—ultra violet—would look like, we have the answer, courtesy of Laura and Mauricio Alfonsin. The couple invited guests to their destination wedding at the Hotel Colonnade Coral Gables, which seduces plenty of romantics with its glorious rotunda starring a handsome stone fountain and grand […] Read more »

Italy’s Top Spots for Celebrity Weddings

The Tuscan countryside was a favorite celebrity wedding destination. (Photo courtesy Rosewood Castiglion Del Bosco)

Looking at the year in celebrity weddings, one place kept popping up again and again: Italy. It’s no surprise—who wouldn’t want to marry in a Medieval village, the air scented with orange blossoms and tables laid with some of the best food and wine on the planet? Here are the half-dozen spots that lured 2017’s […] Read more »

Tucson’s Most Romantic Wedding Site: Hacienda Del Sol

Hacienda Del Sol combines a rugged western past and dramatic desert views in one of Arizona's most elegant wedding venues.

There’s a reason Tuscon, Arizona, gets more than its fair share of destination weddings: eight months of great weather, outrageous sunsets, superb outdoor activities, and a rich spa culture. In 2016, UNESCO named it a City of Gastronomy (the first place in the U.S. to earn that designation). And did we mention breakfast tacos, prickly […] Read more »

Dressing for the Ultimate Destination Wedding: What Will Meghan Wear?

Meghan Markle is planning the ultimate destination wedding—with a little help from Britain's royal family. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)

Most brides marrying in another country spend their time dealing with logistics like finding an officiant and getting guests to and from the airport. But if you’re engaged to marry a member of the British royal family—specifically, a prince soon to be sixth in line for the throne—you’ve got a whole other range of challenges […] Read more »

Glorious Sites for a Fall Wedding

At the Grace Mayflower Inn, fall weddings get the classic treatment.

The months of September and October are officially America’s favorite time to get married, which makes a lot of sense. Humidity is on the decline, the trees are ablaze with color, and you can decorate with mini pumpkins and grapevines to your heart’s desire. Our latest post on observer.com showcases a trio of wedding sites […] Read more »

The World’s Richest Man Married Here (You Can, Too)

On the Hawaiian island of Lanaie, the Manele Bay golf course is back in business as a spectacular wedding venue.

When Bill Gates and Melinda French married on the tiny (and mostly private) Hawaiian island of Lanai in 1994, their wedding made the news. Gates was already the second-richest man in the world and was determined to keep the event thoroughly media-free: Not only did the Microsoft mogul buy out all of the resort’s 250 hotel rooms for […] Read more »

Summer Classics: 6 Sublime Wedding Spots

A Beach Plum Inn wedding makes the most of Martha's Vineyard sunsets.

When you’re inviting people to dig into their savings and possibly upend their vacation plans in order to attend your destination wedding, there’s a good chance you’ll meet a few pockets of resistance. The remedy is to choose a destination that fulfills all the holiday fantasies—remarkable scenery, comfy accommodations, and food worth writing home about. My […] Read more »

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 »

Red Carpet Gown or Wedding Dress?

Is is ready-to-wear or bridal? Nowadays, it's getting touch to isolate red carpet from wedding aisle.

In our latest piece for observer.com, Rachel Leonard and I looked at red-carpet dresses that would be right at home at a wedding, and wedding gowns that would turn heads on the red carpet. These genre-bending creations are sophisticated, original, and perfect for a destination wedding. Check out the full story!   Email ThisFacebookTweet This!Google […] Read more »