Destination I Do

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Words by Lauren Ertl

Today marks the launch of our Summer 2020 cover. Our 31st issue is an invitation to adventure in every sense of the word! 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.


On the cover, is real-life destination wedding couple Brittany and Ryan who look as lovely and in love as any two could be. Brittany is stunning in a gown by Hayley Paige, hair and makeup by Styling Trio, earrings by Anthropologie and bouquet by Vanessa Jaimes Floral. Ryan’s blue suit and burgundy tie by Cravats look dapper and sophisticated. The two wed in Tulum, Mexico and celebrated their event at Chiringuito Tulum Hotel. Everything was planned to perfection by Tropical Occasions and photographed by Erin and Gabri Photography.


One characteristic of a strong relationship is a shared passion –whether that be for travel, family or simply living life to its fullest. Destination I Do readers tend to be adventurous, so we encourage you to take your passions into account when pursuing your destination wedding or honeymoon dreams. We’re sharing examples in “Pursue Your Passions,” highlighting ancestry travel in Ireland, history in London, whisky in Scotland, adventure in Alaska and entertainment in Las Vegas. he U.S. is distinct in that it has so much to offer in one country, both culturally and geographically. One of the most beloved regions is the South –known for its warm hospitality, down-home cooking and scenic countryside. We’re highlighting three special destinations that would make an ideal setting for your very own “Southern Sojourn” –New Orleans, Louisiana, Asheville, North Carolina and Nashville, Tennessee. For those who envision themselves saying “I do” surrounded by stunning vistas rolling hills or peaceful waters, these destinations are sure to meet your expectations in “Love in the Hills" and "Love on the Water."

Our robust departments offer the latest and greatest in fashion, etiquette, real-life weddings and more. Adventures in Etiquette gives sound advice on how to handle the tricky situation of whether to invite children to your destination wedding or not. In the newest article from The Honeymoonist, our resident expert, provides her top tips for ditching the drama and planning the best, most flawless trip of your lives. This issue also includes two photoshoots within our Fashion Forward section: “Desert Daydream” and “Table for Two.” For our Guest Book section, luxury event and wedding planner Alejandra Poupel shares her tips on tying the knot in one Europe's most iconic cities.


When it comes to our Real-Life Wedding couples who have tied the knot away from home, we really have a little bit of everything this issue. From a city-stunner in NYC and a brightly-hued celebration in Tulum, Mexico to an ugly-cry inducing father-daughter dance on the island of Maui and a sweet Southern soirée in Charleston, these couples all celebrated in their own unique ways. Looking for a floral fantasy in Costa Rica, a garden setting in Cabo, or even a tropical Hawaiian fête on the shores of Oahu? You’ll be inspired by these real couples who found their perfect destination “I do’s.”


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 & 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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