This month, we revealed the winner of our third-annual Operation Dream Dress contest, Nandi Fernandez, live on Good Morning America. Congratulations to all of our finalists and to Nandi for creating the winning dress. Thousands of reader votes later, her one-shoulder gown—inspired by Botticelli's The Birth of Venus—graces our July cover, officially on sale today.
Inside the issue, you'll also find our ultimate guide to wedding colors, how to avoid post-wedding depression, closet-clutter busters for your first year together, and the juiciest jewelry pieces of the summer.
Can't get enough of our Operation Dream Dress contest? See all 24 of our semifinalists' dresses.
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—Jackie Lebowitz, Assistant Managing Editor, BRIDES magazine