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 »

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 »

Romantic swimwear for your destination wedding from Zimmermann

Sexy, flirty, and romantic aren’t the adjectives you’d normally use to describe a one-piece swimsuit,  but don’t tell the people at Australian-based fashion company Zimmermann. Because that’s exactly what they’ve managed to deliver with this totally cute, totally pretty, totally wearable suit. This is one of my faves from their massive swim collection, which is filled […] Read more »

Destination wedding beauty: five sensational sunscreens

Whether you’re getting married on a mountaintop or by the sea, sunscreen is a must—even the most beautiful bride has a hard time pulling off a Rudolph-esque nose and flaming-red shoulders.  As an SPF enthusiast, I’ve been testing sunblocks for years, and have winnowed the field to five absolute faves. They’re all super lightweight and […] Read more »

Charming and affordable destination wedding dressing from BHLDN

Seaside ceremonies call for effortlessly chic dresses. BHLDN’s Kauai dress is the perfect one to slip into. The price tag is fab ($800 for a wedding gown!), the embroidered tulle and the braided neckline are super-special, and you won’t have a problem fitting it into an overhead bin. Splurge on some amazing gold sandals, work […] Read more »

Rentable destination wedding dresses at the St. Regis Bora Bora

  Why hasn’t anyone thought of this before? The St. Regis Bora Bora now offers beautiful wedding gowns with a Polynesian flair for rent on the island! They teamed up with young, hip Norwegian fashion designer Cecilie Melli to offer an array of the flowiest, most ethereal creations from her line as well as two […] Read more »

Destination wedding how-to: 5 packing tips

  Shrinking overhead bin space, hefty luggage charges, and the nightmare of lost bags have made the carry-it-or-check-it conversation more confusing than ever. These five tips should help: 1. Don’t let that dress out of your sight. As long as they lie fairly flat, the TSA allows garment bags to go through X-ray machines, and […] Read more »