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 »

Top 10 Reasons for a Hotel del Coronado Destination Wedding

A Beach Village cottage at the Hotel Del Coronado

The Hotel del Coronado, a California landmark since 1888, has just emerged from a renovation that lasted two years and cost $13 million. Reason enough for us to compile a list of the San Diego resort’s most destination-wedding worthy assets. 1. One Mighty Fine Beach. None other than Stephen Leatherman, a.k.a. Dr. Beach, named it “America’s […] Read more »

4 more haunted hotels for spirited destination weddings

Haunted hotels destination weddings

  We got such a response when we previewed haunted hotels that are scary good for destination weddings we decided Halloween would be the perfect day to share four more with you. Each has a ghost story or two attached to it and a team ready to help plan your own spirited destination wedding, no […] Read more »

California’s best destination wedding resorts: the ultimate guide

Ojai Valley Inn and Spa deck with mountain view.

When you’re planning a destination wedding, picking the right destination is almost as important as picking the right spouse. Our growing library of amazing resorts might be your most valuable tool for doing just that. We started with a guide to Caribbean hotels, and this month move west to California, where we roamed from northerly […] Read more »

San Diego destination wedding hotels to match your style

Grand Del Mar wedding chapel

Nearly perfect temperatures year round, the Pacific Ocean as a backdrop, and a relaxed Southern California vibe makes it hard to argue with San Diego as a good choice for a destination wedding. Of course every bride has her own style, so here are five of our favorite San Diego area hotels that will let […] Read more »

3 romantic new wedding hotels in California, Hawaii, and Virginia

Santa BArbara's El Encanto offers serene views above the Pacific.

  El Encanto, Santa Barbara, California With hilltop gardens all around, and the Pacific Ocean off in the distance below, it’s hard to imagine a more serene setting for a destination wedding than El Encanto, a fabled Santa Barbara hotel that first opened in 1918 and re-opened in late March after a seven-year, $134 million […] Read more »