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9 Ways To Style Your Barn Wedding Tables

9 Ways To Style Your Barn Wedding TablesThe possibilities for styling your barn wedding are endless. How do you decide which look to go for? To help get your creative juices flowing—and show you just how versatile a barn wedding venue can be—we've compiled 9 of our favorite barn wedding tablescapes. Let the drooling commence.


Unique California Wedding Venues & Rehearsal Dinner Locations: Spotlight On Patina Catering

Unique California Wedding Venues & Rehearsal Dinner Locations: Spotlight On Patina CateringPatina Catering is all about celebrations. Every wedding or special event is customized to reflect your individual personality and style, thanks to a world-class team of experts.


Explore by Day, Celebrate by Night: 4 Wedding Venues in the heart of Downtown Austin

InterContinental Stephen F AustinA wedding in Austin can be so much fun—especially if you choose a venue that’s a great home base for exploring this world-famous city's attractions. All of the following spots are within an easy drive to plenty of daytime adventures, like hikes in the Hill Country, paddle boarding on Lady Bird Lake, or checking out Zilker Park. And, since they're nestled in Austin's bustling downtown, they’re within steps of restaurants, galleries, shopping, and legendary music-infused nightlife (hello, 6th Street!).

10 Lofts We Love For Your Chicago Wedding

Morgan ManufacturingOften historic and always architecturally interesting, lofts offer a wealth of design possibilities for a trendy, eclectic wedding. Whether you choose a repurposed old factory or a sleek urban gallery, you’re apt to find unique features like original columns, brick walls, exposed ductwork, industrial lighting…even such perks as great views and cool artwork.


Affordable Wine Country Weddings: 8 Napa and Sonoma Venues We Love!

Affordable Wine Country Weddings: 8 Napa and Sonoma Venues We Love!The Napa/Sonoma Wine Country is famous for its wines and gorgeous scenery, but it’s also renowned as a wedding mecca. And although hosting your Big Day here can be pricey, you’ll be happy to know that the region is also home to more affordable venues. Here’s a list of places that are easier on your wallet!


27 Ridiculously Fun Wedding Ideas

27 Ridiculously Fun Wedding IdeasThe main point of any wedding is for you and your partner to get married, right? But beyond that, it may also be the biggest party you'll ever throw! And when we think of the word “party,” we think FUN.


6 Unique Maryland Wedding Locations We're Crushing On!

Planning a wedding on the Maryland side of the DC Metro area? You’ll discover a wealth of sites full of history and character, including contemporary architectural masterpieces and a fairytale hilltop castle. Check out this selection of unique Maryland venues—and don’t be surprised if you become smitten with more than one of them!

Cheers! Our Top 10 Favorite Texas Winery Wedding Venues

Cheers! A Dozen of our Favorite Texas Winery Wedding VenuesWhat could be more memorable and romantic than a winery or vineyard wedding? And with Texas now the fastest-growing wine region in the country, you’ll have your choice of visually stunning locales, each with its own charms and personality.


SoBe Vibes: 9 Chic Spots for your Miami South Beach Wedding

SoBe Vibes: 8 Chic Spots for your Miami South Beach WeddingWith its beautifully preserved Art Deco buildings, pristine beaches, and ultra-hot nightlife, South Beach is an ideal wedding spot—whether your guests are traveling from afar, or just driving in from the next county.


Top Flight: 9 Country Club Wedding Venues in Massachusetts

Top Flight: Country Club Wedding Venues in MassachusettsCountry clubs offer amazing versatility with landscaped grounds, terraces with a view, private dining rooms, and elegant ballrooms.

5 Fabulous Wedding Venues in Coconut Grove, Miami

5 Fabulous Venues in Coconut Grove, MiamiCoconut Grove is one of Miami's most sought-after wedding addresses for good reason—it’s a perfect blend of modern and vintage, upscale and relaxed.

No Passport Required: Top Destination Wedding Venues in the U.S.

Top Destination Wedding Venues in the U.S.Want to have a fantastic destination wedding but don’t want to learn a foreign language or take a 12-hour plane ride to get there? No problem—some of the best destination wedding venues are right here in the U.S.!


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.


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.


Wish for a Better Guest Book

I’ve attended two weddings this year where the bride and groom decided to move away from the traditional guest book and mix it up a bit with a Wish Tree. The Wish Tree is a Dutch wedding custom where guests are given a piece of paper, either shaped like a leaf…


7 Intimate Chicago Wedding Venues That Will Fit Your Event Just Right!

Creativo LoftIf you’re planning a small wedding, you may feel a little like Goldilocks as you try to find a place that fits your event “just right”. But if you’re searching in Chicago you’re in luck! The Windy City offers plenty of options for hosting an intimate wedding, from a private mansion or vintage loft to a sleek yacht or Italian restaurant. While some of the venues we’ve listed also have spaces that are great for larger groups, all of them happily accommodate cozier celebrations.


Shhh...Private Estate Wedding Secrets

Whether it’s on a faraway tropical island, at a secluded wine country villa or at a seaside manse, weddings at signature private properties top the charts for couples tying the knot—and we’re not just talking about celebrities.


7 Extras You Might Need for Your Private Estate Wedding

Extras You Might Need for Your Private Estate WeddingYou’ve visited a lot of potential wedding venues, and the private estate you’re considering for your Big Day has it all: it’s gorgeous, romantic, and, of course, totally private—truly your dream location! However, while it’s great to get swept away by the beauty of the place, make sure you’re aware of all the extras you’ll need to provide to turn your vision into reality.


North of Wine Country: California's Secret Clearlake Wedding and Event Venues

While I’ve lived in the Bay Area for 30 years, I took my very first trip to Lake County only recently when I rented a house on Clearlake for a much-needed family vacation. Now that I’ve finally visited, though, I’m already starting to wonder when I can return to this peaceful region north of the wine country. Of course I managed to scout out some ideal wedding ceremony, reception and rehearsal dinner sites while there. A couple of my new favorite places:


Good Food, Good People: Tarpy’s Roadhouse

Through the front door swooped the lovely staff from Tarpy’s Roadhouse, there to make our dinner. But, more than that, they took care of us. They made us tea, they served us in front of the TV so we could watch Glee and they whipped up fantastic, comforting food: a salad with apples, pecans and gorgonzola, steak and garlic mashed potatoes, Chilean Sea Bass with a mango relish and, finally, strawberry shortcake—yum!!!