by Amy Mutscher

Destination Wedding Look Book

Need some inspiration for your wedding style? Infuse your personality and story into the wedding day with design details that authentically express your essence. Have a look at some stunning wedding venues, distinctive features and fashion choices that can help you vision board your ceremony and customize your celebration.

Married couple on the beach

Island Vibe

Capture the relaxing spirit of Hawaii for your event. Blend soft colors into your wardrobe and floral selections to make it feel beachy. Finishing touches might include greeting guests with leis, a chilled white towel or a refreshing island mocktail at the conclusion of the ceremony.

Laid-Back Natural

For a fresh aesthetic, book an outdoor venue with a woodsy ambiance that displays a muted color palette of green, auburn, champagne and bronze. Bring in the natural beauty of your surroundings whether it’s snow-capped mountains, rolling hills, verdant forests or a lush lawn centered within a historic property. Add earthy elements like dried flowers to your altar or an arch made of dried branches.

Wedding rings and flowers

 Pink flowers

Pink Passion

Move fun to the forefront with a party atmosphere in a sleek setting. Playful couples might compose their heartfelt vows punctuated with jokes and silly stories. Energetic music is a must, capped off with an inspired recessional song like "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" by Stevie Wonder or "Get Lucky" by Daft Punk. This Miami wedding embraced bold, tropical colors like fuschia and orange and carried the theme through the table settings, floral accents and bridesmaids’ attire.

Wedding Wear for the Whole Family

A marriage ceremony isn’t always just for couples, it’s often a union of families. Elevate your kiddos’ look with special wedding wear that makes them feel confident and confirms that they’re part of the unity ceremony. Little ones can fill the classic roles of flower girl and ring bearer by wearing simpler versions of their parents' ensembles. Older children can serve as junior bridesmaids and groomsmen or even walk Mom down the aisle, wearing the same outfits as the rest of the wedding party.

 A wedding family on the beach


Bridal Silhouettes

Arguably the most important decision of the wedding, right after the spouse, “The Dress” is meant to express your true self as you make your grand entrance. From traditional to contemporary, or a blend of the two, there will be a dress that says “yes” to you.

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Classic Gown

An elegant floor-length dress crafted of fine silk with traditional lace accents is a perennially popular selection.

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Beach Ready

Fabrics like satin and silk photograph beautifully in a breezy oceanfront locale as they flutter and float around the bride. A sleek bun keeps hair in place and allows the dress to take center stage.

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Pop of Color

Colorful hues are making their way into gowns meant for the fashion-forward bride with designers like Monique Lhuillier incorporating floral elements into their collections.


Suits: The Spectrum of Formality

Ensure that you’re dressed appropriately for the occasion with these guidelines that cover a range of looks. Consider the season, time of day and the venue before making your selections. And there’s always room to play with pattern and color within the dress code.

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Black Tie

  • Tuxedos in a smooth wool fabric with silk or satin lapels
  • Black is the default, but midnight blue, hunter green and burgundy also appear
  • Silk or satin stripe down the outer seams of the pants
  • Bowtie is customary, in black or colorful satin or silk
  • White dress shirt with vertical pleats, wing collar and studs instead of buttons
  • French cuffs fastened with cufflinks and cummerbund in lieu of a belt
  • Black shoes in patent or highly shined leather, with black socks
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Cocktail Attire

  • Suits in dark fabrics in wool or cotton blend, depending on the season
  • Notched lapel is standard on a single-breasted suit
  • Dress shirts may be white or pastel with a spread collar
  • Long necktie that ends at the belt is typical
  • Pocket square of a complementary color in silk or cotton
  • Leather belt matches shoe color
  • Lace-up leather shoes with coordinating socks
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Resort Formal:
Beachfront Best

  • Casual, light-colored suit in breathable fabrics like linen or cotton
  • Long-sleeve buttoned shirts with classic barrel cuffs
  • No tie, open collar
  • Stylish sunglasses
  • Cotton belt and pocket square
  • Footwear: loafers, boat shoes, sandals or barefoot


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