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The 5 Most Romantic Places to Get Married in America

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Whether you're marrying in Michigan or Maui, searching for a fairy-tale castle or a soaring city loft, we've compiled a list of the dreamiest spots in the country to say "I do."

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1. Montelucia Resort & Spa

Scottsdale, Arizona

With its jaw-dropping views of Camelback Mountain and its Andalusian-luxe sensibility, this resort is the ultimate desert splurge. Luxuriate with your girls in the Moroccan spa, then tie the knot on the Valencia Lawn (amazing at sunset) or beneath the 18-foot cathedral ceilings in Castillo Lucena;

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2. P. Allen Smith Garden

Roland, Arkansas

Perched on a hill overlooking a river valley, this red-roofed farmhouse is an elegant tableau of orchards, manicured terraces, and vegetable gardens. Host a springtime ceremony in the Rose Garden--an oasis of stone sculptures and wrought-iron gates--followed by an outdoor luncheon in a field of daffodils!;

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3. Beverly Hills Hotel

Beverly Hills, California

When it comes to Hollywood glamour, it doesn't get any better than this fabled pink palace on Sunset Boulevard, where Marilyn Monroe used to soak up the sun and Elizabeth Taylor came (six times!) on honeymoon. The tropical gardens, art deco Crystal Ballroom, and on-site catering--not to mention complimentary wedding-night accommodations--make it the ideal place for an iconic Tinseltown wedding;

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4. St. Regis Monarch Beach

Dana Point, California

If a dressy oceanfront wedding is your dream, this stunning Tuscan-style resort--with its awe-inspiring views and sweeping marble staircasest--is for you. The Grand Lawn is ideal for outdoor vows, while indoor spaces range from the intimate Club 19 to the palatial Pacific Ballroomt--complete with coffered ceilings, bronze chandeliers, and enough room to party with 800 of your nearest and dearest;

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5. Dunton Hot Springs

Dolores, Colorado

A heady mix of rustic charm and serious luxury, this former ghost town in the San Juan Mountains has emerged as one of America's finest small resorts. It's also the perfect place for a cowgirl-chic wedding: Think log cabins, an open-air chapel, and a down-home dance-hall reception;