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Lisa Light Featured Destination Weddings and Honeymoons Magazine

Napa or Nantucket, St. Lucia or Santorini? The right destination sets the tone for your entire wedding. So when it comes to choosing the perfect locale, let the experts help guide your decision. Here, 25 of DWH’s own A-List Planners share the places they consider tops for wedding backdrops.

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Styling with one of the best

I recently had the opportunity to work with stylist, Barbara Camp, in New York City. Barbara Camp’s client list is a veritable cosmos of beauty, fashion, photographers, directors and celebrities including my personal idol, Princess Diana! Having worked with literally hundreds of people—from supermodels and Oscar winners to the Mother-of-the-Bride—which bookings inspire her talents the most? Weddings! She told me that, “Nothing comes close to the collective, contagious joy experienced when making a bride look and feel gorgeous on her day of days.” Signature warmth and humor inclusive, Barbara’s talents—available for events, photo shoots and lessons—can be seen at barbaracamp.com and YouTube.com. Want to chat? Call her at (917) 859-6991. Operators are standing by...

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Two Real Weddings by Lisa Light Featured in Fall 2011 Issue of Well Wed NY

AS SANDRA’S FAVORITE PLACE IN THE ENTIRE WORLD IS LAKE GEORGE—SHE HAS BEEN SPENDING SUMMERS THERE SINCE INFANCY— SHE IMMEDIATELY KNEW IT WAS THE PERFECT LOCATION FOR THEIR WEDDING

THE PROPOSAL. It was during Sandra’s first year of residency that the couple planned a vacation to Argentina, looking forward to a relaxing getaway. At the beginning of their trip, they stayed in the Patagonia region, on the shores of a gorgeous lake surrounded by mountains. One afternoon, Sandra and Kashie went on a short hike before dinner. Soon, they found themselves standing on a rocky lakefront, overlooking a stunning mountain view. Kashie, who had concealed the ring in a fanny pack he wore on the pretense of keeping his passport safe, knew it was the perfect time. Getting on one knee, he delivered a beautiful and long proposal.

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The ‘Bottom Line’ of Weddings - Who Pays for What?


Photo by Emma Dodge Hanson
By Lisa Light

A few questions always come up in my first meeting with an engaged couple. “Who pays for what?” is one of those questions. We all think we know the answer. At least, we have an idea—sometimes vague, sometimes clear—of who paid for what back in the days when there were ironclad etiquette rules for such things. (I’ll refresh your memory of the ‘traditional’ breakdown of costs and responsibilities, according to Emily Post, below.)

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NY Style featured in Well Wed

DECADENT DECOR & WHIMSICAL FLORALS CREATE A DREAMY & UPSCALE AUTUMN WONDERLAND THAT EXUDES ELEGANCE

A bouquet of delicate pink blooms, designed by ariella chezar, is both seasonal & chic; this sharply-dressed couple strikes a pose for parris whittingham; twinkling lights cast a golden glow over this stately celebration; birch-bark vessels, spilling with golden apples, ferns & lady slipper orchids, accent this handsome tabletop; tawny orange details & grand fourishes make this invite pop, designed by j papers; a towering cake, designed by mezze restaurant group, echoes the outdoors with bark-inspired fondant.

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Michelle & Josh's Feature in WellWed New York

“WE CHOSE TO GET MARRIED UPSTATE IN ORDER TO ENJOY A WEEKEND WITH OUR FAMILY & FRIENDS IN THE BEAUTIFUL COUNTRYSIDE, AWAY FROM THE HUSTLE & BUSTLE OF DAILY LIFE,” SAYS MICHELLE.

THE PROPOSAL. It was on a trip to visit Josh’s parents in Western New York that Josh decided it was time to take the next step. A few hours into the drive, he suddenly pulled over next to a scenic overlook in the Delaware Water Gap. Michelle thought it was somewhat odd but went along with it. She was shocked when Josh got down on one knee and asked her to be his wife. Even better, he surprised Michelle by inviting her family across the country to his parents’ house to celebrate that weekend. When the newly engaged couple arrived in Western New York, they spent the rest of the weekend with family, reveling in newly-engaged bliss.

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Travel Talk with Lisa Light, author Destination Bride

Destination wedding author and expert, Lisa Light, discusses why destination weddings are so popular today. Lisa's book, DESTINATION BRIDE: A Complete Guide to Planning Your Wedding Anywhere in the World covers diverse locations and venues in countries all over the world. You will find out how Lisa got started in the business and why she loves planning international events. Her extensive travel background and wedding planning experience is a significant asset when helping couples plan their dream wedding away. Lisa says, "Couples have a desire to plan on their own, but are overwhelmed. If you know how to do it you can do it anywhere around the world."

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Queen of American lakes

Lake George, affectionately known as The Queen of American lakes, sits on the southern end of the Adirondacks, halfway between New York City and Montreal. A jewel of a lake, it is 32 miles long, dotted with 395 little islands, and framed all around by the majestic beauty of forested mountains.

For two hundred years Lake George has been a vacation destination for such wealthy families as the Roosevelts, Vanderbilts, and Rockefellers. When he visited in 1791, Thomas Jefferson wrote to his daughter...

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Real Wedding Stories

John & Isabelle | Stuyvesant, New York

Isabelle, a floral designer originally from France and John, an inspired painter from California, met, fell in love, and married in Stuyvesant, New York, a small, sleepy town two hours north of Manhattan. Their wedding, on a gorgeous late spring evening in May, incorporated the charms of the place they both had to find, in order to find each other. Read more...

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