Photo: Gilles Bensimon; Styling by Debbie Hsieh
Get excited, brides-to-be! Our October/November 2015 issue is almost here, and we're giving you a first look at this gorgeous cover and all that lies inside this packed issue.
Famed photographer Gilles Bensimon shot this stunning cover model, who's looking ultra chic in a crocheted cotton and lace YolanCris dress, accented with crocheted-flower appliqués. To complete the effortlessly striking waterfront look, the barefoot beauty is caring a natural bouquet of roses and lush greenery and is made up minimally with natural beauty touches and her hair in loose, beachy waves around her shoulders.
This issue holds much more than just this wow-worthy cover though. Pick up this ultra-special edition to find exclusive photos of Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder's wedding! The famous newlyweds tied the knot in a super hush-hush backyard barbecue bash in California — swoon over her Claire Pettibone gown and get inspired by their sweet ceremony and reception photos.
See more: 29 Backyard Wedding Ideas
Speaking of beautiful brides, this issue's real weddings run the gamut from Palm Beach to New York City to Jamaica — that's right, the bride and groom from our very own BRIDES Live Wedding series are featured in the issue! In case you missed an episode, you can relive the full series here.
Seeing as this issue contains a bonus beauty special, our dedication to helping you look and feel great on your big day knows no bounds. Master the perfect cat-eye liner, see which apps will guide you toward stunner status at the push of a button, and check out our latest workout moves to help you look and feel great in your bridal gown.
In addition to pages and pages of wedding inspiration and beauty expertise, we guide you through every single planning detail in our packed issue. From big-picture decisions — like detailing venues in Napa Valley to combing through the best honeymoon beaches — to the meticulous specifics, like your registry, planning your wedding cake — even a how-to on creating the best welcome bags that will help set the perfect tone for your big day. We've got you covered.
For the best wedding dresses, advice, and big-day inspiration, pick up the BRIDES October/November 2015 issue when it hits newsstands on September 8.