Explore our Current IssueWords by Courtney Kellar
Today marks the launch of our Winter 2020 issue! Believe it or not, this is DID’s whopping 30th issue and the magazine is bigger than ever before! While our blog and website are constantly tended with TLC, our magazine is the bread and butter of what Destination I Do is all about. Whether you’re in the process of planning your destination wedding, honeymoon or simply a romantic getaway for two, this issue has something for you. In this issue, you’ll find the trusty departments some of you may have come to count on, as well as some new and exciting features that strive to aide and inspire.
Our stunning Winter 2020 cover displays a real wedding that took place in the mountains of the Teton Range in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. A stellar team of vendors, many local, put together the couple's dream day. In fact, smoke from wildfires in California gave the mountain views a foggy appearance, creating a dramatic backdrop for the couple’s Jewish ceremony.
Real Wedding Cover Vendor List: Photographer: Christina McNeill, Wedding Designer & Planner: Kendra with Simply Grand Events, Ceremony/Reception Site: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Florist: Abigail Hubley, Stationery: XOWYO Paper and Press, Gown Designer: Alyssa Kristin from Grey Pearl Bridal, Bride’s Shoes: Chloé, Groom’s Clothing Designer: Isaia Beverly Hills, Groom’s Shoes: Moreschi, Makeup: Jordan Exber & Hair: James Fiala
If you can make it beyond the glossy cover, you’ll find lots of goodies inside this issue. We’ve got a wonderful batch of features that are unique to the Winter 2020 issue and include a variety of destinations. For those interested in venues other than resorts, we have our Villa Vows feature, which highlights uber luxe options in Mexico and Costa Rica. We also asked a few members of our team to write about the cities in which they live for the “I Do” as the Locals Do feature. Couples planning their dream honeymoon can explore options in destinations like Thailand, Switzerland and Tuscany in our Honeymoon Hideaways section. This issue also includes a sentimental twist – my very own destination wedding and honeymoon itineraries are included in the Marry Here, Honeymoon There feature, highlighting Scotland, Ireland and Northern Ireland. This is just a sampling of this issue’s special features, so you’ll have to pick up a copy to explore and discover more wedding and honeymoon destinations!
Our trusty departments are also back, offering the latest and greatest in fashion, etiquette, real-life weddings and more. Be sure to check out our newest article from The Honeymoonist that will help you discover “Vintage Honeymoon Spots Reimagined” and our Ask the Expert story all about creating the ultimate floral fantasy with advice from an expert destination floral designer. This issue also includes two photo shoots within our Fashion Forward section: “A Riot of Color” and “White Out.” For our Guest Book section, we're breaking down various bachelorette ideas based on your group's personality.
Last but not least, our Real-Life Weddings section is also back. Featuring real-life destination wedding couples always holds a special place in our hearts, but this issue is extra special! My own destination elopement in Scotland is included, as well as a lovely former intern of ours who said “I do” in Lake Como! You can also discover bold florals in Santa Barbara, jewel tones in Mammoth Lakes, wine country chic in Santa Ynez, ombre perfect in Jackson Hole, and downtown details in Los Angeles.
Of course, this is just a sampling of what you’ll find between the pages of our Winter 2020 issue. To get the whole scoop, be sure to pick up a copy at your local Barnes & Noble, Target, Safeway, 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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