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Come travel with me: Walt Whitman wedding reading (+ quotes for vows!)

If travel is important to you and your partner, let these Walt Whitman wedding vows inspire you. These vows include excerpts from the Walt Whitman poem “Song of the Open Road,” plus a reading that’s a mashup of both “Song of the Open Road” and Whitman’s “Song of Myself.”

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Puerto Rico wedding in a rainforest with love and a 5-piece Latin band

Puerto Rico was the first trip we took together, and travel is a big part of our relationship – so it has always held a special place in our hearts. We didn’t have a wedding party so much as a party wedding: a welcome party at a beach bar, a post-wedding food truck party, and then an island trip on a catamaran a few days later! Really we just wanted our friends and family to come travel with us for a week.

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Sword fights and hot booty: Don’t miss Ashley & Erik’s Caribbean pirate wedding

You guys, we know a good pirate wedding when we see one, and this one brings the house down with its Caribbean locale, amazingly detailed costumes, ACTUAL SWORD FIGHT at the ceremony, super well-crafted pirate-themed decor (including treasure chests), cardboard cut-outs, fire spinners, drunken video guest book, pirate-themed scavenger hunt, and my favorite father/daughter walk down the aisle yet.

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Apples skewered on bare branches + purple calla lilies = tablescape that will haunt your dreams

Remember how I went to Puerto Rico last month, and toured a bunch of amazing wedding and honeymoon venues? Well, one of the spots we toured was the Ritz-Carlton San Juan, where they did it UP for a dinner for all of us journalists. This amazing tablescape greeted me when I walked in the dining room… yes, those are green apples skewered on bare branches, surrounded by purple calla lilies and moss balls.

I was all HOLY FUCK, OFFBEAT BRIDES ARE GOING TO DIE. You have to see more.

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4 offbeat destination wedding & honeymoon venues in Puerto Rico

Last month I went on a 5-day press tour of Puerto Rico, busing around the island with a pack of other journalists to check out wedding and honeymoon destinations. It was fucking awesome, and I saw some venues that OMG, you guys… if you’re planning a destination wedding (or looking for a honeymoon spot), you would LOVE these places.

No, seriously: goth vegan former convents? Zebra-print villas? Rainforest terraces? You’re going to freak out.

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Mirka & Tony’s salty ‘n’ sweet tropical fiesta wedding

If you’re planning a destination wedding, this couple has tons of advice. They also have tons of ’50s style that somehow blends seamlessly into the beaches of Puerto Rico. Check out this tropical/vintage fusion complete with sand and salt.