It’s another week of #CoffeeWithCalluna and we’re so excited to share a few more tips and tricks. Each week we’ll answer questions we receive from our readers. Send your questions about weddings, planning, style, or anything really and we’ll answer them!
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” I’m wondering if you can explain the difference between wedding dress codes? I am not sure what to put on my wedding invitation and want my guests to have an idea of what to wear!”
This is a great question! We know it can get confusing sometimes, so we are happy to lay out how wedding attire is traditionally broken down.
White Tie : This is the most formal of wedding attire options, think tuxedos with a jacket and tails for men, and formal ball gowns for women.
Black Tie : This is the second most formal option after white tie, think a tuxedo for men, and a stylish cocktail dress of chic evening gown for the ladies.
Black Tie Optional (or Formal) : This option is less formal than black tie, though still suggests black tie attire would be appropriate to wear. A tuxedo is still an option, though a dark suit and tie would be acceptable for men. For her, we would suggest a long evening dress or a more formal cocktail dress.
Cocktail : Cocktail attire can be interpreted in a few different ways, but normally implies men in suits and women in fun party dresses.
Beach or Garden Party Attire : Beach or garden party implies casual dress appropriate for heat or a spring/summer wedding. Think light summer suits for men, and fun sundresses for the ladies.
“My fiancee and I want to stay in the US for our honeymoon, any fun and exciting recommendations for places to travel?
We are so lucky to live in such a beautiful country and there are so many fabulous options for a honeymoon. While we could go on for hours about honeymoon spots, we have narrowed it down to a few of our favorites!
For the Adventurous Couple:
- Brush Creek Ranch (Saratoga, WY)
We are huge fans of BCR, and it is truly the most spectacular venue for a wedding, a family trip or a honeymoon! From fly fishing, to horseback riding to rock climbing, you will not be disappointed with all of the activity BCR has to offer. “Set on 30,000 pristine private acres in the heart of the Platte River Valley in Southeastern Wyoming, The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch offers guests the opportunity to experience the grandeur and adventure of the American West in sophisticated style. A lauded destination for glorious weddings, high end corporate retreats, adventurous Wyoming ranch vacations for families, and romantic getaways, our luxury dude ranch provides an authentic taste of the best of the West.”
- Collective Reatreats (Vail, Sonoma, Yellowstone, Hill Country, Hudson Valley)
” From Montana to Colorado, each has its own spirit and personality, and we know you’ll love getting to know them all. We’re also constantly adding locations, which means the adventure is just beginning. Each luxury tent features unique design using locally sourced decor, and books and maps to enrich your trip. (And yes, there’s an en-suite bathroom)
For the Foodie Couple
- The Spectator Hotel (Charleston, SC)
The Charleston food scene is no joke, and this top rated hotel leaves you centrally located among some of the best restaurants. “Relish the spirit of the Roaring Twenties – the era that inspired our beginnings. It was The Golden Age of Travel, a time when everything seemed possible; inside The Spectator, everything is possible. From the moment you enter, you’ll be enchanted by the personality of The Spectator Hotel: a mix of the captivating charm of the Southern belle, the flair of the flapper, and the elegance of the socialite. There’s both style and substance at our hotel in Historic Charleston.”
- The Hotel Healdsburg (Healdsburg, CA)
“Located 67 miles north of San Francisco, Hotel Healdsburg encompasses the Sonoma wine country’s simplicity and charm. The Hotel is set on the western edge of Healdsburg’s historic town plaza, and guests can enjoy some of the world’s finest vineyards, restaurants and shops within minutes of the front steps.”
For the Music Loving Couple
- Urban Cowboy BnB (Nashville, TN)
It is no secret that Nashville, TN is one of the music capitals of the US. “Located in the cultural epicenter of East Nasvhille, Urban Cowboy’s eight experiental suites are housed in a historic Victorian mansion, sure to create unforgetable memories. In the Stable House out back our Public House Bar and Kitchen serves up amazing wood fired food and craft cocktails. We find inspiration from the world travelers we meet and the lasting relationships we forge, which is why you’ll always find a welcome mat on our porch!”
For the Spa Going Couple
- Amangiri (Canyon Point, UT)
“The Spa aims to reflect the healing traditions of the Navajo through the four elements of earth, wind, fire and water. Spread across 2,322 square metres (25,000 square feet), the pavilions, treatments rooms and terraces provide a variety of treatments including massages, scrubs, wraps and flotation therapy”
- Grand Wailea Resort & Spa (Maui, HI)
Voted one of the best spas in the country, this luxury resort spa will leave you feeling completely relaxed. With 40 different treatment rooms and an extensive spa menu, The Grand Wailea spa is the perfect spot for a spa loving couple!
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