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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.
Before she was even engaged, Natalie knew she’d get married in Seaside. On her first trip to the idyllic northern Florida town with the family of her then-boyfriend, George, she told George’s parents of her plans. “They were like, ‘OK, sure,’ but I knew it in my heart. I had never been to a place so beautiful and relaxing,” she remembers.
As a then-Web designer working on a long-term project, Rachael met with her client at the end of the assignment — and knew immediately he would be her husband. Two years after they began dating, they got engaged on top of Wayna Picchu, a mountain in Peru that overlooks the ruins of Macchu Pichu. This travel-loving couple (Burton was a finalist on Survivor: Pearl Islands) were destined for a destination wedding.
Virginia residents Sarah and Erik grew up childhood friends in west Kentucky but eventually lost touch, and it wasn't until 10 years later that she and Erik reconnected via email. After dating long-distance, Erik proposed, and it seemed only natural to have their big day in their home state. "I wanted an entire weekend to spend with our guests, as opposed to just a few hours on a Saturday night," Sarah explains. "Plus, we were both excited about bringing all of our friends together to experience the Kentucky bluegrass region."
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Kathi had a simple request for her groom: “Meet me here at sunset,” she wrote in an email, accompanied by a stunning photo of Jumby Bay, which she found while searching for an extra-special beach wedding destination. The San Francisco Bay area couple’s 25 guests also made the journey to celebrate at this 300-acre offshore private-island resort.
“How do I love thee?” asked the poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning. “Lyrically” is the answer for this Los Angeles-based couple. The two writers met when Amelie submitted poems to Jason’s poetry magazine. Intrigued, he invited Amelie to an event. “We’ve been together ever since,” Amelie says. “We thought a destination wedding would give our LA friends a great vacation and make traveling easy for our East Coast families.”