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12 Tips for Planning a Multicultural Wedding

Indian Wedding at Hyatt Regency Monterey, CA with the largest ballroom in the County!Make it clear that this is your wedding, yet you also want to make your families’ customs a part of your day. If they’re not 100% happy with your choices, don’t sweat it. The important thing is you tried, and they’ll probably come around once they see the awesome party you’ve put together.


Be An Outdoor Romantic! 6 Northern Virginia Barn, Farm and Country Wedding Venues You’ll Love

Be An Outdoor Romantic! 6 Northern Virginia Barn, Farm and Country Wedding Venues You'll LoveGet married in the country, and you’re likely to be surrounded by open sky, mountain vistas, hay bales, and maybe even a weathered red tractor. If you want to tie the knot on a farm or party in a barn, pay a visit to these Northern Virginia wedding venues.


Mother Nature Showin’ Off: 8 of the Best Outdoor Virginia Wedding Venues

Mother Nature Showin; Off: 8 of the Best Outdoor Virginia Wedding VenuesIf you want to be one with nature on your wedding day, it couldn’t be easier! Winery…resort…historic estate…botanical garden—here’s an irresistible handful of Virginia’s best outdoor wedding venues.


My Big Fat Multicultural Wedding

Karina Marie Diaz PhotographyMy father is Middle Eastern, my mother hails from Louisiana’s Cajun country, and I’m proud to say that both cultures have always been an integral part of who I am. I can make hummus and shrimp gumbo pretty darn well, and I can swear in Arabic and Cajun French if the need arises. We’re also Texans, so that means we all can whip up a mean barbecue, too. When I became engaged to Jon, who has Nordic and German roots, we just sprinkled a few more ingredients into our family’s melting pot.


From Barns to Ballrooms: A Dozen of the Best Virginia Wedding Venues

From Barns to Ballrooms: A Dozen of the Best Virginia Wedding VenuesVirginia is home to a wide range of exceptional wedding venues, from botanical gardens and historic landmarks to luxury resorts and fabulous farms. We’ve selected a dozen places that showcase the state’s wealth of event locations, and you just might want to check them ALL out!


Sun, Sea and Sand: 9 Great Getaways for a Southern California Beach Honeymoon

Sun, Sea and Sand: 9 Great Getaways for a Southern California Beach HoneymoonYou don’t have to go to a faraway tropical shore or exotic island to channel your inner beachcomber. If you crave the sand, sun and sea, you can get all that and so much more right in beautiful Southern California. From glamorous resorts to quaint waterfront hotels, here’s our pick of 9 beachy destinations for a romantic getaway:


Lake Life is Back! Austin’s Waterfront Wedding Venues on Lake Travis

Austin's Waterfront Wedding Venues on Lake TravisSome of Texas’ most beautiful waterfront wedding venues aren’t on the Gulf coast—they’re on Lake Travis! Just 20 minutes from Austin, the lake and its surrounding area offer a natural environment with woods, hills, and prairie land, not to mention plenty of outdoor recreation options (fishing, boating, swimming, scuba diving, picnicking, camping, and zip lining). Host your wedding at any of these Austin waterfront venues, and you can easily turn your celebration into a vacation!


Rethinking Rehearsal Dinners

Cliffs ResortThink about it: rehearsal dinners include a high concentration of people you love who have gathered in your honor. So why not relax and let your hair down? With very little effort, you can assemble a pre-wedding event that provides some much-needed calm before the busy storm of your wedding weekend. Learn how to make the most of your rehearsal dinner.


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