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Words by Lauren Ertl


We are ecstatic to bring you our 33rd issue for Winter 2021! Offering a treasure trove of interesting ideas for your destination weddings and honeymoons, there's something for every type of couple in these pages!



On the cover, standing on the shores in front of the Thompson Zihuatanejo, models Alex Watson and Laura Persons are stunning in gowns by Watters, hair and makeup by Nicole Samara Iyer of Samara Beauty, planning by Jaime Kostechko of Wild Heart Events and travel/production by Renée Strauss and Pamela Goldman of Wedaways. Image captured by the incomparable Valorie Darling.⁠


Perhaps a destination wedding sounds appealing to you and your partner, but you'd like to keep travel logistics simple for family and friends. The good news is there are countless destinations in the U.S. that evoke the magical feeling of stepping into a whole new world. Discover seven trending state-side destinations in “Unexpected Drivable Destinations” on pg. 22. In this issue's "Spotlight Destination" head south of the border and experience world-class hospitality, cuisine and more stunning backdrops than you can imagine. We uncover some of Mexico's most magical locations starting on pg. 44. Maybe you're ready to jet off for your honeymoon but need some suggestions for where in the world to go. The "Honeymoon Hideaways" included in pg. 74-81 require a spirit of adventure and an appreciation for the finer things.


Our robust departments offer the latest and greatest in fashion, etiquette, real-life weddings and more. In "Wedded Wisdom," learn from couples who have "been there, done that" as they share advice from their own destination wedding experiences (pg. 14). Pinterest board-worthy wedding inspiration can be found on pg. 50 and 64 as part of our "Fashion Forward" section. There you'll find sunlit gardens with romantic enclaves and the most beautiful details as well as a collection of sea-side setups in the Dominican Republic. This issue's "Guest Book" will help you find fun and easy ways to direct your guests to their seats.

Nothing inspires us quite like other couples’ success stories! We are highlighting seven stunning "Real-Life Weddings" including India and Hope's intimate nuptials in the city of love. Paris was an easy decision for this couple not only because of the utterly romantic atmosphere but also for the ability to honeymoon throughout Europe after! 



This is just a sampling of what you’ll find between the pages of our Winter 2021 issue. To get the whole scoop, be sure to pick up a copy at your local Barnes & NobleTargetSafeway, some of the U.S.'s major airports and select newsstands. Can't wait? Visit our website to order your issue today or view our digital edition of Destination I Do!

As always, we at Destination I Do would like to take a moment to thank each and every person who helped to make this new issue what it is! From our real wedding couples to the talented photographers and creative contributors, thanks for helping us continue to strive to inspire destination wedding couples and romantic travelers the world over!

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