After years of staying close to home because of the pandemic, this issue we have a serious case of wanderlust. And we’re dreaming big.
In our honeymoon feature (page 64), we set our sights on some of the dreamiest destinations to cross off your globetrotting bucket list. Whether you’re craving the serenity of the Maldives, the adventure of Iceland, the rich culture of Croatia, the stunning vistas of New Zealand, the Mediterranean glamour of Mallorca, or the one-of-a-kind wildlife of South Africa, we give you all the details for a perfect getaway.
We’re also giving you a taste of the West with our cover feature (page 46), inspired by the rugged landscapes of Big Sky Country and the undeniable cool of modern cowboy culture — and yes, everyone’s favorite Western family drama, Yellowstone. This issue’s fashion shoot showcases some of the season’s most wildly romantic gowns, all perfect for saddling up and riding off into the sunset after your vows have been exchanged.
If your case of wanderlust is as strong as ours, consider taking inspiration from this issue’s Real Wedding (page 72) and chose a unique destination for your “I Do’s.” Wedding photographer Grace Kalil and her husband, Matthew Werick, knew they wanted a venue that was “photogenic from every angle.” The pair eventually settle on the Ancient Spanish Monastery of St. Bernard de Clairvaux in Miami. Originally built in Spain in 1133 A.D., it was brought to the United States in 1925 and reassembled, stone by stone. The historically rich monastery served as a stunning backdrop for their picture-perfect destination wedding.
If you and your beloved are homebodies rather than world travellers, never fear — our pages are filled with endless inspiration for planning the wedding celebration of your dreams. From a cake feature that’s double the fun (page 40) and Michigan’s most stylish mobile bars (page 25) to stunning florals by M. Dawn Floral (page 34) and Bailarose’s beautiful ballet-inspired accessories (page 30), we hope you find what makes your heart sing in this issue’s pages.