Sara Dickinson, Freelance Writer
Sara Dickinson, Freelance Writer

Sara Dickinson

Sara Dickinson is a freelance writer for MarthaStewart.com.
The bride-to-be celebrated with 33 guests in a glass conservatory and brought in cherry blossom trees for the event.
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The pair invited 175 guests to Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., for their modern, romantic nuptials.
This duo planned everything from the décor to the custom setlist and opted for a soft color palette of blush and ivory.
The pair hosted 175 guests at a vineyard in the bride's hometown of San Luis Obispo, Calif., where transitional florals and a coastal-inspired design scheme set the tone for the end-of-summer soirée.
This couple invited over 100 guests to join them for a wedding weekend in St. Petersburg, Fla., where they hosted a civil ceremony with a unity ritual and a garden-inspired dinner reception.
This couple opted for a spring bloom-themed celebration with a chapel ceremony, followed by an artsy, al fresco reception with unique wildflower arrangements.
The classic celebration was held on a farm in Tennessee with mountain views and organic flower installations.
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This couple didn't shy away from DIY elements that reflected their relationship at their vineyard wedding in California.
This couple invited 95 guests to Carmel Valley for their elegant outdoor wedding with mountain views and contemporary details.
The classic celebration was held on a farm in Tennessee with mountain views and organic flower installations.
This couple didn't shy away from DIY elements that reflected their relationship at their vineyard wedding in California.
This couple invited 95 guests to Carmel Valley for their elegant outdoor wedding with mountain views and contemporary details.
The typography-loving couple invited 55 guests to their contemporary celebration that featured Vietnamese and Jewish traditions, a guest appearance from the couple's two dogs, and a cake buffet.
The duo invited 200 guests to Vail, Colorado, for a weekend of festivities that culminated with an outdoor ceremony in an aspen grove, a tented reception with live music, and an after-party that lasted late into the night.
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Neely Burch, the co-founder of Neely & Chloe, and her now-husband Rob Morandi, invited 100 guests to spend the weekend in Aix-en-Provence, France, to celebrate their nuptials with a scenic rehearsal dinner, outdoor garden ceremony, al-fresco reception, and late-night dancing at a historic chateau.
The pair covered their venue's gates in flowers and greenery—and when guests stepped through the entryway into a lush, flower-filled wonderland, with just the right amount of industrial details.
Their celebration featured al fresco dining, dancing in an ornate ballroom, and an appearance from their dog, Indigo.
This couple invited 95 guests to their destination wedding in France, which began with a Provençal-themed rehearsal dinner on the terrace and culminated in an elegant big-day. Their wedding was complete with a tented reception, five-course dinner, and an epic dance party.
This couple invited 60 guests to an estate in Ohio for their celebration, which featured design elements inspired by a French painting and their London engagement.
The pair chose a color palette of sage green, dusty pink, and off-white and pulled design inspiration from the chateau where the ceremony took place. They invited 130 guests to join them for their big day in Cannes, France.
This couple invited 12 of their closest loved ones to stay with them at a private residence in Sonoma, California, for their wedding weekend, complete with stunning views and a surprise musical performance by the bride's uncle.
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After a flower-filled ceremony and reception with a vibrant spring palette, these two threw a disco-themed late-night pizza party.
These New Yorkers planned a classic destination wedding in Carmel Valley, California, with a neutral color palette.
After canceling their wedding in Italy, this pair hosted a celebration inspired by their Amalfi Coast engagement—just closer to home.
And is there ever such a thing as too many parties?
The duo planned a celebratory weekend for 140 guests at an iconic hotel in California, where they tied the knot under a silk chuppah and dined and danced in a ballroom.
This couple incorporated every guest into their ceremony with readings and performances; they later invited them to take in the ocean sunset views during dinner, cocktails, and dancing. 
The pair's ceremony was officiated by the groom's brother; it was followed by a flower-filled reception anchored by two 16-foot ficus trees.