April 2012


Cover Look

Fashion: Marchesa's chiffon full-skirted A-line gown features a heavily embroidered illusion neckline and waist; $7,975, marchesa.com.
Makeup: All makeup by Estée Lauder. Pure Color Five Color eye-shadow palette in Posh Petals, Sumptuous Extreme Lash Multiplying Volume mascara in Extreme Black, Automatic brow-pencil duo in Dark Brown, Pure Color blush in Mauve Mystique, and Pure Color gloss in Tempting Tearose.
Hairstylist: Leon Gorman at the Magnet Agency for Redken.
Makeup Artist Nico Guilis at the Magnet Agency for Chanel.
Photographed by Patric Shaw

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find your dress!

Flattering styles for the most beautiful you...ever
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plus, gorgeous gowns under $1,000

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Frédéric Fekkai's secrets to perfect hair

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win a free honeymoon!

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object of desire

Marchesa's ornate box clutch has the makings of an heirloom
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how to wear: high slits

Show some skin in this season's leg-baring dresses
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underworld

The best undergarments to pair with your big-day look
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style for a steal

No matter where you're getting married, we've got dresses you'll love for under $1,000
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editors' picks

This month's fashion and beauty finds we can't keep to ourselves
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why I love my dress!

We camped out at a New York City boutique to ask girls how they knew their gown was the one
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swept away

Gorgeous details, lace, and embroidery rule the day in these ultrafeminine gowns
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American maritime

Celebrate in nautical style with a patriotic color palette and lots of preppy accents
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new construction

Minimalist style meets architectural sophistication in these stunning dresses
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Napa natural

Go for a rustic-chic vibe with details inspired by California wine country

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salon report

Frédérick Fekkai's style secrets
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DIY miracle workers

Beautiful hair on a budget
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the wedding-dress workout

Arm-sculpting routines to get you sleeveless-ready in just five minutes

Ideas

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wedding news

Wang does cosmetics; Wu unveils candles; Apatow takes another trip down the aisle
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garden party

An ivory-on-white scheme and lush blooms lend an outdoor fete an elegant, effortless feel
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trend: black lace

From graphic tiers to peep-toe booties, delicate embroidery is showing its dark side
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color school: orange

Work the season's hottest hue into your party palette
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favorite finds

Our latest obsessions
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10 ways to save on photography

Looking to cut costs? Skip the pre-party photos.
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mellow gold

Precious metal gets an earthy makeover for the modern table
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our ultimate guide to invitations

With invites, it's all in the details
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come what may

College sweethearts were married by candlelight at an old-school Maryland yacht club
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perfect pairing

A farmer's market-going couple from North Carolina threw a foodie wedding in Napa
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15 takes on table numbers

Swap ho-hum stationery for a playful display

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best honeymoons 2012

The top resorts, cities, and islands for your big getaway. Get packing!

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money matters

The five finance topics you and your husband need to talk about before the big day
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managing the modern family

feel like a few of your sweet relatives have grown claws and horns during the wedding-planning process? You're not alone.
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