Nina Durante had been to so many traditional weddings as a kid that she could instantly identify the year, location and highlights of a stranger's nuptials when they showed her an old wedding photo. It was easy, she says, because of the entrenched customs that defined so many unions decades ago.
A remote Balinese guesthouse and a handmade ring box or a mountain vista on a mushroom foraging trek, elaborate destination wedding proposals are challenging those doing the asking to create memorable engagement events.
In a phone-toting, social media-mad age, you might think trying to keep your wedding offline would be crazy. Yet we did just that. We asked our guests to stay off their phones during our ceremony and other key moments.