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 »

Beach wedding bonanza: 5 ideas for a seaside ceremony

Fiesta Beach wedding at Allegro resorts

Any couple that chooses to marry on a tropical beach wants the seaside essentials: rolling waves, a boat or two on the horizon, and sand that demands you abandon your shoes. But a beach wedding also needs a focal point, places for guests to sit, and a bit of romantic embellishment. Occidental Hotels & Resorts, a […] Read more »

The perfect welcome bag for an island wedding

woven palm welcome bag

On a recent visit to French Polynesia a group of American women at our hotel were showing off a bit of local accessorizing that seemed as if it ought to be part of any island wedding in the tropics. The hotel was the Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort, on a coral atoll too remote even from […] Read more »

Riviera Maya beach wedding: a tale of two dresses

Does a destination wedding cost less than a traditional wedding?

Which wedding dress came first, the short or the long? The Spring 2013 issue of Destination: W magazine, out just this week, features a beach wedding on the Riviera Maya that’s as notable for its barefoot elegance as for the fact that the bride and groom put it together in just nine weeks. (Having a […] Read more »

5 Things you need to know about marrying on a beach—from an Aruban who knows

Bucuti Wedding Setup

Beach weddings are gorgeous, no question. But they can also be a little tricky. We asked Nashette Wouters, the wedding specialist at Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts, an adults-only, boutique-style property on Aruba’s famed Eagle Beach, to share her insights. Take notes! On keeping it private Because so many beaches are public, the first challenge […] Read more »

How to have a beach wedding everyone will love

Who hasn’t imagined a destination wedding on the beach? Everybody barefoot, surf nibbling at your heels, the best man keeping your ring secure, he insists, in a bright yellow pail. And who, on second thought, hasn’t imagined their beloved grandma sinking in the sand all the way down to her hip replacement? To which we […] Read more »