This Month's Issue


Cover Look

Fashion: Tulle peplum ball gown with floral and crystal embroidery, $11,800, Rafael Cennamo White Couture. Quartz and diamond earrings set in white gold, Plukka. Diamond ring, Scott Kay. Bouquet of sweet peas, Faubourg Saint-Martin

Beauty: All makeup by CoverGirl: Clean Whipped Creme Foundation in Creamy Natural, Clean Glow Blush in Roses, Flamed Out Shadow Pencil in Ice Flame, Flamed Out Mascara in Very Black Blaze, and Lipslicks Smoochies Lip Balm in Sweet Tweet. Styling by Anthony Unwin. Hair by Jean Paul Ealet/Agence Aurelien Paris. Makeup by Christina Lutz/B Agency. Manicure by Lucia Cheptene/B Agency. Set design by Agnes Laffourcade.

Photograph by Pascal Chevalier

Features

312

La Dolce Vita

At an old-world Italian hotel, one couple threw fun and whimsy into their regal affair.
318

Into the Great Wide Open

A New York couple mixed East Coast refinement with a relaxed western vibe for a picturesque wedding in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
332

Beyond the White Plate

These colorful place settings will dazzle your guests before the meal is even served.

First Person

124

Shelter from the Storm

One year ago, Hurricane Sandy dampened one bride's dream wedding, but she came away with a lesson she'll never forget.

Style

139

Work That Bootie

There's no better moment than a fall wedding for that perfect magic marriage between sandal and boot.
140

Trend Alert: Short and Sweet

Hike up that hem with these cocktail-length frocks.
146

Dresses We Love For Under $1,500

You can totally spend all the money you save on shoes.
150

Dress Like a Superstar, Shine Like a Bride!

Celeb inspiration from the red carpet for your walk down the aisle.
154

Just Add Glamour

Bling out your look without busting your budget.
158

Get Lucky

Give your bikinis some competition with honeymoon-ready lingerie.

Beauty

175

New Fall Perfums: Love!

Six dreamy blends worthy of your wedding day—and night.
176

Haven't Found Your Wedding Scent Yet?

Consider us your virtual perfum counter.
178

The Best Wedding Look for Your Length

Romantic hairstyles for every cut. That includes you, pixie girls.
182

Three Easy Steps to Gorgeous Eyes

A smoldering look you can create on your own.

Details

195

Sweet Things

Chocolates that are almost too pretty to eat.
196

Pick Your Palette

Sugary pastels and spice-market hues make for a sultry color scheme.
222

What I've Learned from the 142 Events I've Catered (This Year)

Celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck knows the recipe for a homerun wedding menu and reception.

Getaway

243

10 Easy Steps to a Kick-Ass Destination Wedding

Yes, you can pull off the far-flung fete of your dreams. From island-friendly details to showing your guests a good time, we've got the secrets for a smooth celebration. Plus, find out how five real brides planned their destination weddings!

In Every Issue

62

Behind the Scenes

Romance was in the air at three Brides photo shoots captured on location in Paris.
68

Editor's Letter

78

The List

Your wedding to-dos—and when to do them!
92

Ask Us Anything

Go ahead, pick our brains or send us on a wild goose chase! Email your Q's to askus@brides.com.
98

Brides Poll

What really happens on the honeymoon. From sex to scuba diving, 138 newlyweds tell all.
104

Want. Need. Love.

What Brides editors are obsessed with right now.
114

Get Inspired

10 creative ideas for a winery wedding.
338

Shopping Guide, Etc.

348

Horoscope

Planetary predictions for your engagement and beyond.
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