One thing's for sure—this country knows how to celebrate. From chardonnay-and-cab bashes in Cali to gourmet grits and gospel in the South, join us as we road-trip across the nation's wedding landscape, one rollicking region at a time.

• Precipitation is a given in this rain-forested region, so in-the-know couples always have a day-of backup plan.

Sustainability is the buzzword here—expect stationery made of recycled paper, flower-free centerpieces (vegetables! driftwood!), and a caterer who can name the farm where each and every ingredient came from.

• Hot Locale: PUGET SOUND
Get wed on an isle off Washington's northern coast and a sea lion might make a cameo in your photos. On the menu? Mini-portions of oysters, mussels, and scallops, all paired with Columbia and Yakima Valley wines. Seattlites who want to stay in town book the Virginia V, a restored steamship on Lake Washington with views of Mount Rainier.

—BRIDES magazine

Photo by We Heart Photography

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