California’s Pacific Ocean is a constant muse for wedding design. From harborside happenings with nautical touches to barefoot celebrations in the sand to bohemian fêtes atop rugged sea cliffs, these inspired event designs breathe new life into a well-loved trend.
Noted celebrity wedding planner Mindy Weiss is back with more wedding wisdom for brides- and grooms-to-be in her newly updated The Wedding Book: An Expert’s Guide to Planning Your Perfect Day—Your Way ($22.15, Amazon.com). This step-by-step guide offers readers tips from beginning to end, from sharing the big news through the planning stages and decor to the culmination on the big day. Ideas for incorporating social apps, how to work with budgets big and small—are combined with unique insights on the latest trends in florals, tabletop design and ceremony beauty.