Photo: Brian Bowen Smith
It's here! Our showstopping April/May cover, shot by Brian Bowen Smith, features the gorgeous (and recently engaged) Nashville star Hayden Panetierre. Flaunting an enviable bridal glow, Panettierre shines in a beaded column wedding dress by Naeem Khan styled by Jessica de Ruiter. Matching the fun feminity of the gown's floral embellishments, Hayden rocks a wispy high bun and fresh-faced makeup look—featuring copper lids, a peachy pink lip, and a natural bronze blush—from Neutrogena. A touch of De Beers bling on the ears and wrist and a coral and blush bouquet from Moon Canyon top off the look.
Inside this issue, we sat down with Hayden to talk about all things wedding-related ("Hayden Happily Ever After," page 358). From how she and fiancé Wladimir Klitschko met to how their families get along and exclusive wedding planning scoops, we have the exciting big day deets.
As for the rest of the inspiration-packed issue? We're bringing you everything you need to know about searching for your dream wedding dress. Learn to how to find the right silhouette, perfectly match your veil, and get the most dress for your dollars in our "Ultimate Guide to the Dress" (page 285). Then, see the season's most stunning bejeweled dresses modeled by the radiant Selita Ebanks in a piece shot by Diego Uchitel and styled by Soraya Dayani ("Lovely & Amazing," page 365).
Speaking of incredible bridal fashion, we asked a few of our favorite designers— Carolina Herrera, Marchesa, Monique Lhuillier, and Zac Posen to be exact—for their dream reception tablescapes ("Dressed for Dinner," page 375). And you won't want to miss the 30-plus must-have products featured in our 2014 Beauty Awards (page 171). Our very own editors tested each and every one to ensure you're pretty and polished during your engagement, wedding day, and honeymoon.
For even more wedding-day fun, helpful tips, and awe-inspiring fashion, be sure to check out our April/May issue, available on newsstands now! And don't forget to subscribe to Brides for even more amazing wedding-day inspiration.