Whitney Teal

Whitney Teal

Although I've spent more than a decade riffing on everything from suburban politics to celebrity hairstyles, helping couples plan their wedding day definitely takes the cake. A proud alumna of Howard University's journalism program, I've written for Parents.com, The Huffington Post, xoJane and Essence magazine. When I'm not writing, I'm debating the merits... of Drake, obsessing over frozen yogurt or plotting my next international adventure. View More

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Planning Basics How to Get Married in Texas: A Guide to Lone Star Weddings

For couples considering wedding in any part of the Lone Star state, you’ll definitely want to check out this guide to how to get married in Texas.

Places to Celebrate The 7 Best Wedding Venues in South Louisiana

Couples in Baton Rouge and Lafayette are super-close to some of the best wedding venues in South Louisiana.

Places to Celebrate 8 Picturesque North Louisiana Wedding Venues in Shreveport and Beyond

Our favorite North Louisiana wedding venues run the gamut from luxe historic estates to stylish industrial spaces and trendy barns.

Places to Celebrate Your Ideal Wedding Venue Type, Based on Zodiac Sign

Indoor or outdoor? Rustic or sophisticated? If you’re struggling to choose a wedding venue, just look to your sign for cosmic inspiration.

Trends & Tips Mercury Retrograde & Wedding Planning: 4 Tasks to Put on Hold

How will Mercury Retrograde affect your wedding planning? Here’s what this planet’s transits mean, and the problematic wedding tasks you should avoid to keep your sanity.

Places to Celebrate 6 Gardens That Double as Outdoor Wedding Venues in San Antonio, Texas

These scenic outdoor wedding venues in San Antonio are blooming with on-trend greenery and abundant charm.

Places to Celebrate 6 Oakland Wedding Venues With Seriously Scenic Views

Head across the bay from San Francisco and you'll find all types of picturesque Oakland wedding venues, including planetariums and redwood forests.

Places to Celebrate 6 Unique San Francisco Wedding Venues That Stand out from the Rest

From stylish museums to scenic waterfront spots and a mountaintop trail, these unique San Francisco wedding venues offer plenty of offbeat charm.

Places to Celebrate 7 Affordable Wedding Venues in the San Francisco Bay Area

Yes, it’s totally possible to plan a San Francisco wedding on a budget! Check out these affordable wedding venues in the Bay Area to start.

Photography & Video How to Create the Very Best Wedding Photo Album

Creating the very best wedding photo album might seem like a herculean task, but by following these eight steps, it's sure to be a breeze.

Places to Celebrate 8 Garden District Wedding Venues in New Orleans

Get married in the heart of the Garden District, an iconic locale highlighted by gorgeous Victorian homes, at one of these New Orleans wedding venues.

Planning Basics How to Get Married in Houston

Planning your perfect H-Town bash? Before you dig into the deets, check out this guide to how to get married in Houston.

Places to Celebrate 9 Rustic Barn Wedding Venues in Houston & Southeast Texas

Dust off your cowboy boots and get ready to tour some of the most beautiful rustic venues in Southeast Texas!

Places to Celebrate 9 Super Unique Wedding Venues in Houston, Texas

From renting a museum for the night to borrowing a whole historic town for your nuptials, these unique wedding venues in Houston will wow your guests.

Places to Celebrate 9 Small Wedding Venues in Houston For an Intimate Bash

Exchange vows and celebrate with your closest friends and family at these small wedding venues in Houston.

Places to Celebrate 10 Downtown Houston Wedding Venues H-Town Couples Will Love

Downtown Houston wedding venues are diverse, full of character and insanely convenient to guests from all parts of the area.

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