Real Maui Destination Wedding Budget

A teenaged girl’s dream turned reality when she married the love of her life in Maui, Hawaii. “Carmen fell in love with Hawaii when she was 13 and had been planning her wedding there ever since,” said the groom. Over 80 people watched this lifelong dream come to fruition at the Mauka Lani Estate on…

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Real Wedding In The Big Easy

When the world turns upside down and everything you planned has to be changed what do you do? For Stephanie and Brian, the answer was simple; you make it work. As the COVID-19 pandemic began in March, the couple was in the process of planning an extravagant wedding with optimism that the world would be…

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New Orleans: Old, New, Borrowed, Blue

Traditional & Contemporary

You’ve probably heard of the tradition of needing “something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue” for your wedding day. This saying comes from an Old English rhyme that names the four items a bride should include in her wedding outfit to ensure good luck in marriage. Over time, couples have put their own…

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Real Destination Wedding Budgets

Spending Savvy: What You Get for the Money You get what you pay for – or so they say. When it comes to some things, that old adage can absolutely ring true, but weddings are a bit more complex. We interviewed five couples to find out what their weddings cost, where they placed their priorities…

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Southern Wedding at Stella Plantation

Gown display

Myra and Hao said “I do” in front of friends and family during a Southern wedding at Stella Plantation. Her family heritage is Indian and his Chinese, so their reception consisted of a blend of both cultures. The bride simply dazzled in an empire waist, fit and flare gown with a sweetheart neckline and beaded bodice.…

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A Hip New Orleans Wedding Venue

Center Of Action

New Orleans might not be the first destination that comes to mind for a wedding away, but it has so much more to offer than Mardi Gras. In fact, locals cherish the softer side of NOLA. Also, discover our editor in chief’s go-to New Orleans itinerary! The NOPSI Hotel is one of the first luxury…

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Plantation Destination Wedding Venue

A Historic Outdoor Venue

Imagine hosting your dream Southern destination wedding on a 200 year-old plantation along the Mississippi River, just 20 miles from downtown New Orleans. Stella Plantation is set on 1500 acres of picturesque landscape just minutes from the hustle and bustle of New Orleans. With various venue spaces, all unique to each other, Stella Plantation is…

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Uniquely New Orleans Wedding

Crescent City

New Orleans is the perfect location for a wedding as unique as the city itself. In the Crescent City, a wedding is more than just a one-day event – it’s a weekend celebration. An incomparable blend of Southern hospitality, world-famous cuisine and vibrant culture will make your special day in New Orleans one you and…

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