Top Wedding Trends and Destinations Across America

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.

• This is a region rich with history—our nation's first (Philadelphia) and present (Washington, D.C.) capitals are here, as is New York, the city that inspired the term melting pot.

• While views of landmarks are coveted, so are sites that mesh with modern, minimalist design, like lofts, warehouses, and hotel penthouses.

• Hot Locale: PHILADELPHIA
As in the rest of Pennsylvania, you can marry yourselves here. Other ways to make your day city-centric: Ring chimes during your walk down the aisle in a nod to the Liberty Bell, toss Tastykake baked goods into the welcome bags, and pass mini-cheesesteaks during cocktail hour.

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