This Month's Issue


Cover Look

Fashion: GOWN Ivory tulle and silk organza with crystals and sequins, $6,325, Rivini by Rita Vinieris. HEADBAND Crystal gunmetal, $550, Jennifer Behr. EARRINGS Diamond and platinum flower studs, $4,300, Tiffany & Co. BANGLES $125 for a set of nine, Tejani. BOUQUET Antique hydrangea, dahlias, delphiniums, and poppy pods, $300, Amy Merrick.

Beauty: All makeup by Benefit Cosmetics. Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow liquid foundation in Ivory, Brows A-Go-Go Brow & Eye-Shaping Kit, They're Real! mascara, and Coralista Ultra Plush lip gloss. Hair by Marki Shreli at Artlist using Leonor Greyl. Makeup by Cyndle Komarovski at The Wall Group.

Photograph by Charlie Engman

Features

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In Love With Lace

Clouds of Chantilly and graphic florals abound when fashion's most romantic fabric takes center stage. Click here to see the romantic lace wedding dresses.
240

La Dolce Vita

A couple that loves Tuscany found the perfect setting for their wedding—the green hills and herb gardens of California's San Ysidro Ranch. Click here to see this couple's real wedding photos.
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Best Party Ever

The key to throwing a killer wedding is making sure your guests are taken care of—from the welcome basket to the late-night snack.
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Destination Mexico

Mariachis, on-the-beach nuptials, and late-night tacos made for one blowout bash when a photographer wedded his muse in Tulum. See more photos from this casual destination wedding.
258

The Bold & The Beautiful

The secret to a festive wedding party? Short, flirty dresses in fabulous jewel tones like purple, fuchsia, and royal blue. Click here to browse all of the wedding guest dresses.
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In The Heart of Texas

A crafty Austin couple hosted a country wedding on the bride's family farm, featuring an Elvis impersonator, "glamping," and dinner in an open-air barn under the stars. Click here to see this couple's real wedding photos.

Stylist

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Sheer Joy

Oscar de la Renta's floral appliquéd veil is pure romance.


Spotlight

A spectacularly edgy architectural cake—and the prettiest pearl box clutches.


The Look

Wedding-day looks inspired by Cabaret, Phantom of the Opera, and West Side Story.


The One

A high-drama twist led this bride to her dream gown.

Beauty

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Countdown

Ready, set, glow! Our 10-page plan to getting ready for your big day.


The Beauty List

Your yearlong guide to gorgeous—from growing out your hair to that final lavender-infused bath the night before your wedding.


10 Months

Get luminous skin with these gentle exfoliators.


6 Months

Perfect your nails with soy-based remover and vitamin-infused lacquers.


4 Months

The best bridal boot camps.


6 Weeks

Red-carpet hair and makeup pros bring their Holly­wood beauty secrets to the aisle.


1 Month

Pretty DIY hair styles (and styling tools).


Final Touch

Inspired wedding scents!

Details

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Perfect Pastels

Fall in love with soft watercolor shades.


Palettes

Blogger Jen Campbell imagines a party in shades of rose and gold. Click here to see the wedding color palette.


Spending Well

Invitations so chic, no one will know how much you saved!


The Expert

Event designer Annie Lee creates her dream wedding.


Personalization

Fresh, fun customizables.


Registry

Star chef Mario Batali's newlywed kitchen picks.

On Location

185

Chicago

Our guide to local planners, venues, florists, and more.

The Getaway

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Napa and Sonoma

Idyllic country settings, killer wine, and some of the best food in the U.S. Hello, honeymoon! Click here to read the complete honeymoon itinerary.

In Every Issue

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Editor's Letter

56

The List

Your wedding to-dos—and when to do them.
68

Snapshot

The multitalented mogul, Ivanka Trump, talks Grace Kelly, gigantic guest lists, and glass tents!
74

We Hear You

Mastering your wedding-party math: Lisa Birnbach on what to do when everyone wants a piece of the action.
82

Newsflash

90

Inspiration

Design a masquerade to remember with vibrant masks and festive details.
280

Outtake

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