Our DWH A-List Planners know a thing or two about planning perfect beach weddings. We solicited their best advice for an oceanfront affair — everything from choosing the right gown to windproofing your decor — to keep you worry-free while exchanging vows on the sand.
If there’s one U.S. destination that literally has it all, from beaches and deserts to forests and vineyards, it’s the Golden State. Whatever your vision, we’ve got the must-know tips for where and how to throw a California celebration.
Planning a beach wedding? We found ideal beach destinations, perfect for exchanging vows, plus expert advice from wedding planners to make sure you enjoy your day in the sun.
You’ll love these chic beach wedding accessories — from attire to favors to jewelry — in cool ocean tones of turquoise and aqua for your destination wedding.
Forget jewelry for your ’maids: Make an impression with Clutch Gifts from Venokado.
I just returned from bridal market in New York City, where all the biggest designers in bridal fashion unveil their latest lines of wedding dresses. As always, I had my eyes peeled for the best travel-ready gowns that would make a splash on the beach. Here are some of my favorites from the runways.
Want a unique way to commemorate your destination wedding? We suggest a trash-the-dress photo shoot! From passionate kisses on the shoreline to taking the plunge underwater, destination couples are (literally) diving headfirst into this fun trend. There are a few things to keep in mind, so heed this expert advice from wedding photographers to get the perfect shot.
Looking for the ultimate bridal-party gift that won’t fill up your entire suitcase? Style meets sentimentality with these personalized clutches by Maddy Nash.
You chose your wedding locale for a reason, so give it special recognition at your event with a custom I Heart magnetic board from Bixby & Ball. The 16-by-24-inch boards, handmade with reclaimed wood and metal, can be customized with any state or country.
After meeting through a mutual friend at Dara’s 25th birthday party, “I knew I wanted her to be my girlfriend,” Daniel says. Four years later, the Fairfax, Virginia-based couple got engaged on a hot-air-balloon ride — which became the motif of their island celebration, appearing on everything from invitations and programs to welcome totes and menus. Dara says the pair wanted “a place that we could both experience together for the first time,” and the lush Dominican Republic fit the bill.