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Christiana and Millet (Mel) looked to Europe to design their black-tie Long Island wedding. “We were inspired by old-world elegance,” Christiana says.
  • One Couple's Colorful Estate Wedding at the Seversky Mansion in Glen Head, New York
  • One Couple's Colorful Estate Wedding at the Seversky Mansion in Glen Head, New York
  • One Couple's Colorful Estate Wedding at the Seversky Mansion in Glen Head, New York
Dallas’s Deep Ellum district was a fitting locale for Kristin and Konrad's  “warehouse-chic” wedding at Hickory Street Annex—an industrial cluster of
  • A Chic Warehouse Wedding at Hickory Street Annex in Dallas, Texas
  • A Chic Warehouse Wedding at Hickory Street Annex in Dallas, Texas
  • A Chic Warehouse Wedding at Hickory Street Annex in Dallas, Texas
For their Hudson Valley wedding, Vicki and Javin  softened the industrial Roundhouse, a former hat factory, with lush flowers, greenery and deep color
  • Lush Greenery Filled this Hudson Valley Wedding at the Roundhouse in Beacon, New York
  • Lush Greenery Filled this Hudson Valley Wedding at the Roundhouse in Beacon, New York
  • Lush Greenery Filled this Hudson Valley Wedding at the Roundhouse in Beacon, New York
Morgan and Michael  spend most of their summers in LBI, so when they began planning their wedding, they knew just the place to show off its natural be
  • A Simple Wedding at the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences in New Jersey
  • A Simple Wedding at the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences in New Jersey
  • A Simple Wedding at the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences in New Jersey
Sophie and Michael looked to a childhood film favorite when planning their wedding: Beauty and the Beast. The Disney fans even choreographed their fir
  • Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" Inspired This Wedding in Napa Valley, California
  • Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" Inspired This Wedding in Napa Valley, California
  • Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" Inspired This Wedding in Napa Valley, California
Shereen and Thomas looked to their venue—Villa Antonia—for design inspiration for their blush, gold and silver celebration. “We loved the old-world st
  • One Couple's Blush, Gold and Silver Wedding at Villa Antonia in Austin, Texas
  • One Couple's Blush, Gold and Silver Wedding at Villa Antonia in Austin, Texas
  • One Couple's Blush, Gold and Silver Wedding at Villa Antonia in Austin, Texas
The reasoning behind Karissa and Shockey's rural venue was simple: “It’s the most beautiful place on earth,” Karissa says of Telluride Sleighs and Wag
  • A Rustic Mountain Wedding at Telluride Sleighs and Wagons in Colorado
  • A Rustic Mountain Wedding at Telluride Sleighs and Wagons in Colorado
  • A Rustic Mountain Wedding at Telluride Sleighs and Wagons in Colorado
To design their wedding at the Millennium Park Rooftop Terrace, Kit and Chris started with the fashion. Blue-green watercolor bridesmaid dresses infor
  • One CouplesVibrant, Fun Millennium Park Rooftop Terrace Wedding in Chicago, Illinois
  • One CouplesVibrant, Fun Millennium Park Rooftop Terrace Wedding in Chicago, Illinois
  • One CouplesVibrant, Fun Millennium Park Rooftop Terrace Wedding in Chicago, Illinois
High school sweethearts Christa and Lucas knew they wanted to exchange vows in the great outdoors. “Lucas and I love to hike and camp,” Christa says.
  • One Couple's Nature-Filled Wedding at Silver Oaks Chateau in Pacific, Missouri
  • One Couple's Nature-Filled Wedding at Silver Oaks Chateau in Pacific, Missouri
  • One Couple's Nature-Filled Wedding at Silver Oaks Chateau in Pacific, Missouri
On the eve of their two-year dating anniversary, Michael proposed to Jenna using only two words. “We were on the ninth hole of a golf course when I pu
  • Champagne, Gold and Burgundy Wowed at This Wedding at the Haseltine Estate in Springfield, Missouri
  • Champagne, Gold and Burgundy Wowed at This Wedding at the Haseltine Estate in Springfield, Missouri
  • Champagne, Gold and Burgundy Wowed at This Wedding at the Haseltine Estate in Springfield, Missouri
As a part-time wedding photographer, Kim had a clear vision of what her and Zane ’s own nuptials would look like. “We booked the 5&J Gallery because i
  • An Elegant Wedding at a Modern Art Gallery in Lubbock, Texas
  • An Elegant Wedding at a Modern Art Gallery in Lubbock, Texas
  • An Elegant Wedding at a Modern Art Gallery in Lubbock, Texas
Greenville locals Chancey and Zach drew inspiration from their home city when planning their spring nuptials at Village Green. “I wanted a tasteful an
  • Shades of Mauve Set the Tone at This Wedding at The Wyche Pavilion in Greenville, South Carolina
  • Shades of Mauve Set the Tone at This Wedding at The Wyche Pavilion in Greenville, South Carolina
  • Shades of Mauve Set the Tone at This Wedding at The Wyche Pavilion in Greenville, South Carolina
With its stone fireplace, wraparound porch and prime waterfront location, Walloon Lake Country Club was a fitting choice for Carrie and Dheeraz  “lake
  • A Colorful Lakeside Indian-Christian Fusion Wedding at Walloon Lake Country Club in Petoskey, Michigan
  • A Colorful Lakeside Indian-Christian Fusion Wedding at Walloon Lake Country Club in Petoskey, Michigan
  • A Colorful Lakeside Indian-Christian Fusion Wedding at Walloon Lake Country Club in Petoskey, Michigan
As a jewelry designer, Elaine has deep ties to Charlottesville’s vibrant creative community, which was useful when planning her wedding to Brad. “The
  • A Modern, Chic Farm Wedding at a Private Residence in Covesville, Virginia
  • A Modern, Chic Farm Wedding at a Private Residence in Covesville, Virginia
  • A Modern, Chic Farm Wedding at a Private Residence in Covesville, Virginia
New Yorkers Rebecca and Kevin crossed the river for their modern wedding at the W Hoboken. “It has the most amazing views,” Rebecca says. “It was also
  • A Colorful Black-and-Berry Wedding at the W Hoboken in Hoboken, New Jersey
  • A Colorful Black-and-Berry Wedding at the W Hoboken in Hoboken, New Jersey
  • A Colorful Black-and-Berry Wedding at the W Hoboken in Hoboken, New Jersey
After looking at venues all over Rhode Island, where her family has a summer home, Lydia and Derrick decided on the gardens at Waveny House. Inspired
  • A Fashion-Forward Estate Wedding at Waveny House in New Canaan, Connecticut
  • A Fashion-Forward Estate Wedding at Waveny House in New Canaan, Connecticut
  • A Fashion-Forward Estate Wedding at Waveny House in New Canaan, Connecticut
Amy and Evan met through friends, but later realized that they’d crossed paths before: playing soccer as kids. They sealed their status as teammates b
  • A Stylish Spring Restaurant Wedding at Battello in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • A Stylish Spring Restaurant Wedding at Battello in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • A Stylish Spring Restaurant Wedding at Battello in Jersey City, New Jersey
Brittany and Coulter both come from musical families, so their wedding at the Prairie Glass House was filled with meaningful songs. Coulter wrote the
  • This Couple Threw a Music-Filled Wedding at Prairie Glass House in Champaign, Illinois
  • This Couple Threw a Music-Filled Wedding at Prairie Glass House in Champaign, Illinois
  • This Couple Threw a Music-Filled Wedding at Prairie Glass House in Champaign, Illinois
Though Ashley designs weddings for her nine to five, when it came time to organize her own celebration with Daniel, she had to pause. “I initially wan
  • An Intimate Alfresco Wedding in the Texas Hill Country at Camp Lucy in Dripping Springs, Texas
  • An Intimate Alfresco Wedding in the Texas Hill Country at Camp Lucy in Dripping Springs, Texas
  • An Intimate Alfresco Wedding in the Texas Hill Country at Camp Lucy in Dripping Springs, Texas
When you marry at St. Mary’s Church Newport, where John F. and Jackie Kennedy wed, a classic celebration is in order. “I am a sucker for a traditional
  • A Classic-Chic Wedding at Belle Mer in Newport, Rhode Island
  • A Classic-Chic Wedding at Belle Mer in Newport, Rhode Island
  • A Classic-Chic Wedding at Belle Mer in Newport, Rhode Island
James and Michael have taken a trip to New England every fall for the eight years they’ve been together. For their wedding, they invited 130 friends t
  • An Elegant Destination Wedding at The Chanler in Newport, Rhode Island
  • An Elegant Destination Wedding at The Chanler in Newport, Rhode Island
  • An Elegant Destination Wedding at The Chanler in Newport, Rhode Island
Danny and Vinnie aren’t afraid to change things up. “As a gay couple, we make our own rules,” Vinnie says. That meant upholding some traditions, inclu
  • A Highly Personalized, Modern Wedding at Detroit Yacht Club in Detroit, Michigan
  • A Highly Personalized, Modern Wedding at Detroit Yacht Club in Detroit, Michigan
  • A Highly Personalized, Modern Wedding at Detroit Yacht Club in Detroit, Michigan
After visiting The Woodlands Country Club, Tanzim and David wanted to host an outdoor ceremony overlooking the lake. Tanzim tasked herself with creati
  • A Colorful Garden Wedding at The Woodlands Country Club in The Woodlands, Texas
  • A Colorful Garden Wedding at The Woodlands Country Club in The Woodlands, Texas
  • A Colorful Garden Wedding at The Woodlands Country Club in The Woodlands, Texas