This Month's Issue


Cover Look

Fashion: GOWN Ivory embroidered illusion tulle top with ribbons, sequins, and Swarovski crystals, $9,485, and tulle skirt, $6,370, Peter Langner. HEADPIECE Swarovski-crystal headband, $930, Maria Elena Headpieces. RING Diamond ring set in 18-karat white gold, price upon request, Simon G. BOUQUET Dinnerplate dahlias, viburnum berries, cibidium orchids, price upon request, Amy Merrick.

Beauty: All makeup by MAC Cosmetics. Eye shadows in Shroom and Tempting, eye kohl in Smolder, Extended Play mascara in Endlessly Black, Mineralized blush in Dainty, lip pencil in Beet, and lipstick in Lickable. Hair by Marki Shreli at Artlist NYC using Leonor Greyl. Makeup by Tadayoshi Honda. Shot in front of "SY-600 hand-painted wallpaper by Gracie.

Photograph by Charlie Engman

Features

210

Snow Angel

Baby, it's cold outside! Turn up the heat with sexy sequins, fabulous feathers, and dreamy organza fit for a princess.
220

Paradise Found

College sweethearts journeyed from Seattle to Hawaii to tie the knot in an oceanfront ceremony full of local flavor, vintage flair, and one seriously cool wedding dress.
228

Winter Wonderland

Make your big day a frosty fantasy with spun-sugar hues, glass snowflakes, glittering details, and glam, glacial cakes that will make your guests swoon!
236

Meet Me At The Plaza

A glamorous Puerto Ricobased couple hosted 250 guests for an over-the-top wedding at one of New York City's most iconic Fifth Avenue hotels.

Brides Live Wedding

48

You Could Win a Free Five-Star Wedding—

created just for you!

Stylist

91-112

Gifts For Everybody!

Candy-colored jewels make perfect presents.


Gift Guide

Irresistible goodies for a glam, romantic, or preppy bride.


The Look

Gorgeous ideas in three perfect palettes: blue, blush, and black & white.

Beauty

117-124

Long Story

Want luscious locks for your big day? How to grow your hair out fast.


Paint the Town

Polish in an unexpected shade will add a pop of color to your wedding look.


Glisten Up

Learn how to use a makeup artist's go-to secret weapon. Try it and you won't leave home—or walk down the aisle—without it!


Details

133-165

City Chic

Hot pink and purple mix with silver for an urban-inspired celebration.


Palettes

Blogger Vané Broussard of Brooklyn Bride shares stylish ideas in blue and green hues.


Tech

For the bride who's always on the go (and on her phone!), these 12 apps make wedding-planning a snap.


Menu

Delight your guests with comfort-food favorites during the day and decadent treats in the evening—without breaking the bank.


The Expert

Style Me Pretty's Abby Larson shares her formula for a dream wedding: watercolor invites, a '20s-inspired gown, and a touch of laid-back Napa glamour.


Setup

See how a vast space in Brooklyn is transformed into a romantic wedding scene.


Spending Well

Seven spectacular bunches of blooms, each under $200.


On Location

Top wedding planners create fab welcome baskets inspired by four great American cities.


Registry

Stock a stylish home bar with elegant glasses and cocktail accessories.

Field Guide

167

Save-The-Dates

From fortune cookies to DIY photo cards, we've got tons of fun ways to tell your friends and family to mark their calendars!

The Getaway

177

50 Shades of Blue

The South Pacific is the ultimate beach lover's escape. Whether you head for Tahiti or Fiji, we've got the insider's guide to the most romantic bungalows, beaches, restaurants, and private islands in paradise.

Just Married

196

The Money Talk

Our experts' tips on talking finances with your spouse.

In Every Issue

58

Editor's Letter

54

The List

Your wedding to-dos—and when to do them.
62

Snapshot

Kelly Wearstler, Hollywood's reigning interior-design queen, talks lace, glamour, and soul mates!
70

Trend Report

They're all over the runway: luxurious silk gowns in tones of pearl and cream.
78

We Hear You

Crashing cousins? A scandalous sister? A few too many besties? Lisa Birnbach helps you navigate rocky (wedding) waters.
86

Newsflash

88

Inspiration

'Tis the season for a holiday-hued wedding.
256

Outtake

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