Go Inside Our April/May 2016 Cover Shoot!

Wedding Dresses

Photo: Christopher Ferguson

Have you spotted the cover of our new April/May 2016 issue yet? Our 2016 dress issue cover is pure elegance featuring a romantic Oscar de la Renta trumpet gown with silk-organza petal and petite-floral Chantilly-lace bustier and silk-faille skirt. For the beauty look, think effortless beauty and just the lightest shade of bridal blush! Makeup artist Shane Paish used Dior Prestige for a natural glowing look, with just a hint of flush to the cheeks. The hair was kept classic and soft by hair stylist Christian Marc, using René Furterer. Trumpet Chantilly-lace gown, $7,890, Oscar de la Renta, 212-288-5810; Earrings and rings, Martin Katz.

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Photo: Christopher Ferguson

Keeping things "easy, sexy, cool," one of our fashion stories takes to the Hollywood Hills to show off effortless wedding day looks inspired by Marrakech. Think flowing styles that would be right at home at the souk. With sprawling gardens and intricate Moroccan tiles as backdrop, our model saunters through in flowing styles. This silk Rosa Clara — dress styled with bracelets from Bavna and Le Vian and a gorgeous long-sleeved lace dress by Jonathan Simkhai, paired with Banana Republic earrings and a Swarovski ring &mash; make for bohemian fodder to turn any bride's head! Silk-muslin dress, from $4,000, Rosa Clara; Bracelets, Bavna and Le Vian; Lace dress, Jonathan Simkhai, $2,495, Saks.com; Earrings: Banana Republic; Ring, Swarovski.

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Photo: Christopher Ferguson

For a more modern LA bride, we took to the gardens where our bride dons a feathered Vera Wang gown with just the perfect amount of sunset lighting to keep her warm. Silk-chiffon dress with hand-embroidered passementerie, prince upon request, Vera Wang Bride; Earrings, Tacori.

A Japanese-scuba material halter dress by Lakum, paired with Tacori earrings, a Kenneth Jay Lane bracelet and Simon G. ring goes perfectly with golden Greek sandals by Gianvito Rossi. Japanese-scuba material dress with mesh details, $4,500, Lakum; Earrings, Tacori; Bracelets, CZ by Kenneth Jay Lane; Ring, Simon G.; Sandals, Gianvito Rossi.

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