Cover Look

Fashion: Natural white silk-shantung taffeta gown with a V-neckline, long Chantilly-lace sleeves, and an A-line skirt, $5,000 Legends by Romona Keveza. Veil, Jennifer Leigh. White-gold and diamond tiara, Chopard. Diamond earrings, Tacori.
Makeup: All products from Sephora Collection: Perfecting Cover foundation in 25 Beige, Harmony Trio bronzer in Apricot, Retractable Waterproof eyeliner in 08 Brown, and Ultra Vinyl lip pencil in 07 Gorgeous Peach.
Flowers: Lily-of-the-valley bouquet, Miho Kosuda, New York.
Hairstylist: Riad Azar at Opusbeauty.com for Tresemmé
makeup artist Elaine Madelon for Nars Cosmetics
Photographed by Naomi Kaltman


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jeweled necklines

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ring leaders

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color school

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on the plus side

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big-day makeover

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sweet seduction

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chic thrills

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eat, glow, love

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news, ideas, and fun finds for your wedding and beyond

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get with the program

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shrink the catering bill

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the busy girl's guide to DIY: boutonniere

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expert challenge: the favor

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blog star: personalize your day

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the Kate effect

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your ultimate guide to photography

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hot for Hawaii

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a way with words

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year one: going the distance

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