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This Sonoma County destination wedding itinerary will have you scrambling to plan a wine country wedding (Part 1!)

I was ultra lucky to be included on a destination wedding tour of Sonoma County in Northern California to show us all of the reasons why a wine country wedding can be the swankiest, most immersive, and totally customizable wedding weekend experience. Here are some of the highlights that I got to experience that you can totally steal for your own destination wedding. If you particularly love some elements in this itinerary, the amazing all-inclusive wedding planning team at Off The Beaten Path Weddings can hook you up with it.
Let's take a peek at part one of a STELLAR wedding weekend itinerary in Sonoma County, California…

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Venue search DONE: industrial meets rustic at this chic New Jersey wedding venue

The venue search can easily be one of the hardest parts of wedding planning. You don't want to be stuck with a venue that isn't you at all and you know you want one that can become a part of your whole wedding aesthetic. So when we found this chic New Jersey wedding venue, it was love at first sight and we knew that it was ideal for any and all offbeat couples in the Northeast U.S.

Live out all your corseted fantasies with a wedding at the Scarborough Renaissance Festival

As a lifelong Ren Fest nut myself, I can't stop ogling weddings that feature armor, weapons (peace-tied, natch!), dragons, corsets, and a whole royal court at the ready. It's so immersive and whimsical and I get giddy just imagining what new Medieval and Renaissance-inspired weddings will come our way out of Scarborough. The best part? YOUR WEDDING CAN BE THERE, TOO!

Here's what you can expect by booking an all-inclusive (and ultimate TBT!) wedding at the Scarborough Renaissance Festival…

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Wedding venue search tips from the wedding ninjas: wedding planners

Newly engaged folks: have you started your wedding venue search yet? Are you ready to pull your hair out or just the beginnings of a breakdown? Either you're in a town with so few offbeat options or you're in a big city with WAY too many options and no way to narrow it all down or find the perfect weird and wonderful venue for you between all the banquet halls. I decided to reach out to some of our favorite wedding coordinators to see what sage venue search wisdom they could impart on us to make the arduous search easier.