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Brides' August 2012 Cover

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Brides magazine August 2012 coverPhoto: Billy Kidd

A fresh way to wear your wedding gown is with an air of insouciance — just like our August cover girl, who was photographed by Billy Kidd. Monique Lhuillier's textured organza corset and tufted ball gown skirt certainly make a grand pair, so we kept the look unfussy with Kara Ross crystal drop earrings and an 18-karat noble gold H.Stern rock crystals and diamond bracelet. A simple chignon by Yoichi Tomizawa with Art Department and soft makeup by Sam Addington enhanced our bride's pretty features (after all, you want to look like yourself on your wedding day!) Our go-to florist, Amy Merrick, finished the look with a summery bouquet of tree peonies, garden roses, poppy pods, Claire de lune peonies and geranium leaf.

—Elizabeth Swanson

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