Summer 2016 Cover

Summer 2016 Issue on Stands Now!

May 10, 2016
Words by Courtney Kellar
Photos courtesy of

With temperatures rising and endless sunshine on the horizon (hopefully!), summer is near. To celebrate, our Summer 2016 cover launches today! Our Summer 2016 cover features a shot from our Fashion Forward photo shoot, “California: Golden Summer.” A wedding is the dawn of a new life together as “man and wife.” The beginning and end of each day inspired this shoot – meant to represent the colors of the sunrise, sunset and the sky’s natural ombré. The cover features our bride and her beautiful maids basking in the warm, sunset light. Their bouquets are by The Hidden Garden and their hair and makeup are by Fiore Beauty. Our bride is wearing the “Luna” gown by Amy Kuschel and her bridesmaids are each wearing dresses by Joanna August. The photo was captured by the talented Caroline Tran Photography. For a behind the scenes look at our cover photo shoot and a complete list of the talented vendors involved, click here.

Here’s a recap of what you can find inside DID’s Spring/Summer 2016 issue. Discover places to say “I do” via our Drivable Destinations and Elevation Enchantment sections including domestic destinations such as North Carolina, Montana, California and the Florida Keys. Our Honeymoon Hideaways section is enticing as ever with features about St. Barths, Guatemala and Italy.

If you’re looking for fashion and wedding inspiration beyond the sunset sky of California, we also have two beautiful Fashion Forward photo shoots that highlight traditional Mexican vibes and nature’s natural beauty in Yellowstone National Park. Once you’ve decided on your dream destination, it’s time to start planning the big day and, of course, the honeymoon. Our resident honeymoon expert, The Honeymoonist, explores the recently reinvigorated Cabo, Mexico and our Adventures in Etiquette section focuses on wedding guest decorum. For brides considering a bridal shower in addition to their destination wedding, our Guest Book features one of our Real-Life Wedding bride’s destination-inspired hometown bridal soirée.

Speaking of Real-Life Weddings, there’s enough gorgeous inspiration to go around with a colorful Baja bash, a glitzy Lake Tahoe affair, Italian scenery in Tuscany,  classic romance in Grand Cayman, peachy hues in Maui, a skyline-inspired event in San Miguel de Allende and Kate Spade kitsch in Vail. Of course, this is just a sampling of what you’ll find between the glossy covers of our Summer 2016 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 and we’ll deliver it straight to your doorstep!

As always, we at Destination I Do would like to take a moment to thank each and every person who helped to make this current 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! Cheers to spring and Happy Planning!

Weddings at Sandals
Black couple getting married in Jamaica
Jamaica Destination Weddings
Couple in Cancun doing a gazebo destination wedding
White couple getting married in Punta Cana, DR
destination wedding couple throwing rose petals in costa mujeres

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