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There’s a reason grand whirlwind relationships anchor so many blockbuster hits—they’re just so romantic. Persis Kham- batta (34, a real estate agent)
  • This Surprise Proposal Turned Into a Whimsical Same-Day Wedding at The Hummingbird Temple in Hollywood Hills, California
  • This Surprise Proposal Turned Into a Whimsical Same-Day Wedding at The Hummingbird Temple in Hollywood Hills, California
  • This Surprise Proposal Turned Into a Whimsical Same-Day Wedding at The Hummingbird Temple in Hollywood Hills, California
There's something so compelling and enthralling about a well-written love song. And for this musically minded couple—their real-life journey was worth
  • This DJ Bride Mixed Beats at the Reception of Her Garden Wedding at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, Maryland
  • This DJ Bride Mixed Beats at the Reception of Her Garden Wedding at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, Maryland
  • This DJ Bride Mixed Beats at the Reception of Her Garden Wedding at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, Maryland
When an interior designer and an event designer get hitched, the decor has to be, well, nothing short of perfection. Add the fact that both experience
  • A Wedding Planner's Evening Celebration Under the Stars at Hall of Lights in Carrollton, Texas
  • A Wedding Planner's Evening Celebration Under the Stars at Hall of Lights in Carrollton, Texas
  • A Wedding Planner's Evening Celebration Under the Stars at Hall of Lights in Carrollton, Texas
When someone says “vineyard wedding,” what comes to mind? Before now it probably wasn’t anything like Vita Newstetter (26, the founder of an online fa
  • The Couple at This Colorful Napa Wedding Wore 18 Different Outfits and Walked a 500-Foot Pink Aisle
  • The Couple at This Colorful Napa Wedding Wore 18 Different Outfits and Walked a 500-Foot Pink Aisle
  • The Couple at This Colorful Napa Wedding Wore 18 Different Outfits and Walked a 500-Foot Pink Aisle
Even before the main event, Natalia Renna (28 and a digital marketing strategist) and Zachary (Zach) Nathanson (30 and a small-business owner) infused
  • The Couple's Grandmothers Inspired Their Jewish-Italian Pizzeria-Themed Welcome Party in Ojai, California
  • The Couple's Grandmothers Inspired Their Jewish-Italian Pizzeria-Themed Welcome Party in Ojai, California
  • The Couple's Grandmothers Inspired Their Jewish-Italian Pizzeria-Themed Welcome Party in Ojai, California
There’s creative and then there’s absolutely and utterly visionary—and the Southern California beach wedding of Mychaela Miller (32 and a nurse practi
  • This Colorful Mod Wedding in Santa Barbara Included Mood Rings, Goldfish, Sand Castles and a Marching Band
  • This Colorful Mod Wedding in Santa Barbara Included Mood Rings, Goldfish, Sand Castles and a Marching Band
  • This Colorful Mod Wedding in Santa Barbara Included Mood Rings, Goldfish, Sand Castles and a Marching Band
Three months after a serendipitous introduction to Mudra Patel (34 and a VP of product management), Paul Cressman (35 and an attorney) knew he wanted
  • We Can't Stop Dreaming About This Couple's Romantic Wedding at Santa Barbara Historical Museum in California
  • We Can't Stop Dreaming About This Couple's Romantic Wedding at Santa Barbara Historical Museum in California
  • We Can't Stop Dreaming About This Couple's Romantic Wedding at Santa Barbara Historical Museum in California
Although the pandemic forced Phil and Kellen to postpone their larger wedding celebration, they didn’t want to wait to get legally married. The couple
  • One Couple's Simple Urban Minimony at Maketto in Washington, DC
  • One Couple's Simple Urban Minimony at Maketto in Washington, DC
  • One Couple's Simple Urban Minimony at Maketto in Washington, DC
Spectacular views and desert vistas made of red rock sandstone formations at Valley of Fire State Park in <a href="https://www.theknot.com/content/las
  • A Sandstone Formation Was the Backdrop For This Mohave Desert Wedding at Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada
  • A Sandstone Formation Was the Backdrop For This Mohave Desert Wedding at Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada
  • A Sandstone Formation Was the Backdrop For This Mohave Desert Wedding at Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada
Pansy and David tied the knot with a modern, sophisticated wedding with bohemian flair at Ricarda's Restaurant in Toronto, <a href="https://www.thekno
  • An Elegant-Meets-Boho Wedding at Ricarda's Restaurant in Toronto, Ontario
  • An Elegant-Meets-Boho Wedding at Ricarda's Restaurant in Toronto, Ontario
  • An Elegant-Meets-Boho Wedding at Ricarda's Restaurant in Toronto, Ontario
Vibrant tangerine, dark teal and dusty sage green set the scene at Tila and Jake’s private residence wedding in <a href="https://www.theknot.com/conte
  • Blue and Orange Wowed at This Couple's Indian-English Fusion Wedding in Calgary, Alberta
  • Blue and Orange Wowed at This Couple's Indian-English Fusion Wedding in Calgary, Alberta
  • Blue and Orange Wowed at This Couple's Indian-English Fusion Wedding in Calgary, Alberta
2022 saw a rise in <a href="https://www.theknot.com/content/domestination-wedding-definition" target="_blank">domestic destination weddings</a>, and K
  • One Couple's Personalized Waterfront Wedding at Ocean Key Resort in Key West, Florida
  • One Couple's Personalized Waterfront Wedding at Ocean Key Resort in Key West, Florida
  • One Couple's Personalized Waterfront Wedding at Ocean Key Resort in Key West, Florida
Asha and Rene celebrated their marriage with a rooftop garden party-inspired reception at Potomac View Terrace in Washington, DC. However, before the
  • A Garden Party-Inspired Rooftop Wedding at Potomac View Terrace Overlooking Washington, DC
  • A Garden Party-Inspired Rooftop Wedding at Potomac View Terrace Overlooking Washington, DC
  • A Garden Party-Inspired Rooftop Wedding at Potomac View Terrace Overlooking Washington, DC
Vanessa and Joe’s wedding at Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg, <a href="https://www.theknot.com/content/virginia-wedding-planning-tips" target="_blank">Vi
  • Guamanian, Nigerian and Military Traditions Filled This Wedding at Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg, Virginia
  • Guamanian, Nigerian and Military Traditions Filled This Wedding at Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg, Virginia
  • Guamanian, Nigerian and Military Traditions Filled This Wedding at Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg, Virginia
NFL player <a href="https://www.instagram.com/mtrubisky10/" target="_blank">Mitch Trubisky</a> of the Pittsburgh Steelers and <a href="https://www.ins
  • The Atrium of the Cleveland Museum of Art Was the Centerpiece of This Pink Ohio Wedding
  • The Atrium of the Cleveland Museum of Art Was the Centerpiece of This Pink Ohio Wedding
  • The Atrium of the Cleveland Museum of Art Was the Centerpiece of This Pink Ohio Wedding
Mili Shah (31 and a VP of corporate strategy) and Jaidav (Jai) Reddy (32 and an investment banker) wanted a destination wedding so they could gather l
  • Jewel Tones Filled This Luxurious Beach Wedding in Mayakoba, Mexico
  • Jewel Tones Filled This Luxurious Beach Wedding in Mayakoba, Mexico
  • Jewel Tones Filled This Luxurious Beach Wedding in Mayakoba, Mexico
Although Nakisha and Antonio tied the knot in <a href="https://www.theknot.com/content/historic-chicago-wedding-venues" target="_blank">Chicago, Illin
  • One Couple's Classic Lakefront Wedding at Chicago Cultural Center in Illinois
  • One Couple's Classic Lakefront Wedding at Chicago Cultural Center in Illinois
  • One Couple's Classic Lakefront Wedding at Chicago Cultural Center in Illinois
Both the East and West Coasts hold immense meaning for Kellen Schefter (36 and a clean energy professional) and Philip (Phil) Javellana (38 and a nonp
  • This Retro-Inspired California Wedding at Skyview Los Alamos Kicked Off With a Pool Party
  • This Retro-Inspired California Wedding at Skyview Los Alamos Kicked Off With a Pool Party
  • This Retro-Inspired California Wedding at Skyview Los Alamos Kicked Off With a Pool Party
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/miguelfuller/" target="_blank">Miguel Fuller</a>, radio personality and host of Miguel and Holly on I Heart Radio's
  • Epic Signature Cocktails and Chic Decor Wowed at This Tampa Wedding at The Current Hotel
  • Epic Signature Cocktails and Chic Decor Wowed at This Tampa Wedding at The Current Hotel
  • Epic Signature Cocktails and Chic Decor Wowed at This Tampa Wedding at The Current Hotel
Amelia and Brian live in <a href="https://www.theknot.com/content/new-york-city-industrial-loft-venues" target="_blank">Brooklyn's</a> Williamsburg ne
  • One Couple's Urban-Meets-Boho Wedding at Brooklyn Winery in New York
  • One Couple's Urban-Meets-Boho Wedding at Brooklyn Winery in New York
  • One Couple's Urban-Meets-Boho Wedding at Brooklyn Winery in New York
Hailey and Lukas are obsessed with <a href="https://www.theknot.com/content/best-destination-wedding-locations" target="_blank">travel</a> and used th
  • The Sky Inspired This Dreamy Blue-and-White Wedding at Mount Holly Municipal Complex in North Carolina
  • The Sky Inspired This Dreamy Blue-and-White Wedding at Mount Holly Municipal Complex in North Carolina
  • The Sky Inspired This Dreamy Blue-and-White Wedding at Mount Holly Municipal Complex in North Carolina
After not one, but three postponements, Cierra and Mike were finally able to say "I do" with a disco ball-filled jewel-tone wedding at the Larz Anders
  • Disco Balls Added Glitz to This Pink-and-Emerald Wedding at the Larz Anderson House in Washington, DC
  • Disco Balls Added Glitz to This Pink-and-Emerald Wedding at the Larz Anderson House in Washington, DC
  • Disco Balls Added Glitz to This Pink-and-Emerald Wedding at the Larz Anderson House in Washington, DC
Amid the pandemic, Gagan, whose from the United States, and Raj, whose from the United Kingdom, had been separated for almost a year due to travel and
  • An Intimate Courthouse Elopement in Gibraltar With Doughnuts
  • An Intimate Courthouse Elopement in Gibraltar With Doughnuts
  • An Intimate Courthouse Elopement in Gibraltar With Doughnuts