Posh Places to Say "I Do"

Fall 2017 Issue on Stands Now!

August 8, 2017
Words by Courtney Kellar
Photos courtesy of

With wedding season coming to a close and engagement season on the horizon, our Fall 2017 issue is on newsstands now! Whether you’re recently engaged and considering a destination wedding, planning your honeymoon or are in the mood for a romantic trip for two, Destination I Do’s latest issue is for you. It’s chock-full of helpful advice, inspiring real weddings and fashion, potential wedding destinations and much more. Our editors and contributing writers traveled to over 30 destinations for this issue to weigh-in on the latest and greatest in the wedding and honeymoon world – including places like Africa, Central America and Australia! 

Without further ado, our Fall 2017 cover features newlyweds who exude tranquility thanks to their dream-like setting. She is the epitome of grace in an “Aubriella” tulle Tara LaTour gown, with sunset-worthy hair and makeup by Styling Trio. The soft sands and pastel sky surrounding Banyan Tree Mayakoba in Riviera Maya, Mexico served as inspiration for her dusty-hued bouquet by Moni Junco of Xochitl Botanicals. The couple’s ceremony set-up is courtesy of Archive Rentals Mexico. Special thanks to the design team at Crosby + Jon Design. The image was captured by the talented Tec Petaja.

DID’s Fall 2017 issue has more than a few wonderful features, but two of our favorites include Posh Places to Say “I Do” and High-Low Luxe. Our “Posh Places” section includes a new all-inclusive resort in Los Cabos, Mexico, a historic gem in Phoenix, Arizona and a Mediterranean escape in Ranch Santa Fe, California. For a luxury wedding in an affordable destination, our “High-Low Luxe” destinations include Maine and Vermont, Lake Tahoe, California, Sea Island, Georgia, La Quinta, California and Atlanta, Georgia.

For this issue’s Fashion Forward features, we have two beautiful and vastly different photo shoots. The first is the dramatic “Midnight Garden” – a modern twist on wedding style with a moody mix of traditional tastes and a jewel-toned color palette. The next (and featured on our Winter 2018 cover) is “Love & Luxury in Mexico” – which attempts to redefine the beach destination wedding with a sophisticated combination of organic details and elegant, polished elements.

In addition to our Honeymoon Hideaways department, The Honeymoonist is back with a feature on “Epic Australia.” Get this savvy traveler shares “Five Signature Stays for a Down Under Honeymoon.” Other department ditties include our Ask the Expert section (a destination engagement in Morocco), Guest Book (“Love Your Lay Over”), To Have & To Hold (“Give Good Face”) and Adventures in Etiquette (“Top 10 Wedding Faux Pas”), among others.

This post is meant to peak your interest and get you pumped-up to go out and pick-up our latest issue, but we couldn’t sign off without mentioning everyone’s favorite section – Real-Life Weddings! This issue includes the ultimate in country elegance in Solvang, California, a colorful celebration in Maui, Hawaii, quintessential Southern charm in Charleston, South Carolina, a familial affair in Thousand Islands, New York, a forest fantasy in Issaquah, Washington, fairy tale romance in Ireland and soft-hued sophistication in Seaside, Florida.

Of course, this is just a sampling of what you’ll find between the glossy covers of our Fall 2017 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 to continue to inspire destination wedding couples and romantic travelers the world over! Happy Planning!

Wyndham Alltra

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