Watch: Go Behind the Scenes at Our Hayden Panettiere Cover Shoot

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Hayden Panettiere Brides Magazine Cover Shoot

Photo: Nicole Hyatt

She's the star of Nashville and our latest cover! Hayden Panettiere is all smiles on our peach-hued annual dress issue, wearing a gorgeous floral sequin and crystal-embellished Naeem Khan gown puncuated with a bright coral-and-pink bouquet, plus sunny fresh-faced makeup.

We photographed the actress at the Paramour Estate in Los Angeles, a mansion and music studio where Gwen Stefani has recorded. And Hayden showed up to the locale wedding ready, wearing her picture-perfect six-carat Montblanc engagement ring, which she helped design.

Throughout the shoot, the actress rocked out to Katy Perry as she slipped in and out of bridal couture for "Hayden Happily Ever After" (page 358). The day also happened to double as a shopping trip since she hadn't yet chosen her own wedding dress. "I loved the big princess gowns, but I'm five foot two," she says, "That's not a lot of body to dress!" One look that Hayden loved? The strapless faille gown by Lanvin pictured above.

We also captured the star having some fun poolside with photographer Brian Bowen Smith in between shots below.

Hayden Panettiere Brides Magazine Cover Shoott

Photo: Nicole Hyatt

Here, a staffer steams the gorgeous gowns for their close-up!

Hayden Panettiere Brides Magazine Cover Shoot

Photo: Nicole Hyatt

Want even more behind the scenes scoop from Hayden's shoot? Watch the below clip. (She also dishes on how she met her future husband Wladimir Kitschko and does an adorable impression of him!)

Be sure to pick up the April/May issue of Brides on newsstands now!

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