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This Month's Issue


Cover Look

Fashion: GOWN Silk chiffon with hand-stitched rhinestone bustier, $4,900, Sarah Seven. VEIL Tulle embellished with Swarovski crystals, $432, Jennifer Leigh. EARRINGS Clear topaz, $475, Anzie. BOUQUET Dinner plate dahlias, lace hydrangeas, ranunculus, snowberries, and spray roses, $250, Amy Merrick.

Beauty: All makeup by Mally Beauty. Evercolor Poreless Face Defender, 24/7 Brow Express in Medium Brown, Evercolor Starlight waterproof eyeliner in Kona, Evercolor shadow stick in Rosy Taupe, Volumizing mascara in Black, 24/7 Illuminating Blush in Pink Glow, and High Shine liquid lipstick in Starburst. Hair by Marki Shreli at Artlist NYC using Leonor Greyl. Makeup by Thorsten Weiss at Artlist NYC for Dior Beauty. Shot at the Gramercy Park Hotel.

Photograph by Charlie Engman

Features

208

Star Turns

A showstopping bow, plunging backline, or daring cutout in rose crepe-satin: These gowns are as gorgeous in back as they are in front. See all of the wedding dresses with dramatic backs.
218

Rocky Mountain High

The sky was the limit for this outdoor wedding in the mountains of Utah, starting with a procession of spice girls and ending with a midnight costume party.
226

The Ice Storm

Whether you love romantic vintage sparklers, colored gems, or modern classics, we have an engagement ring for you. Plus, learn how to shop for the perfect stone in "Gem Class."
234

Airstream Dreams

A hip L.A. couple created a retro oasis for their wedding in the Mojave Desert—with vintage trailers, pink flamingos, and a Wild West-style BB-gun range!
240

All That Glitters

Talk about gilt-y pleasures! The season's metallic favors, festive invites, and spectacular, sparkly decor will turn any wedding into a blowout celebration.

By The Numbers

90

The Little Blue Box Turns 175

Tiffany & Co. is celebrating almost two cenutries' worth of fab engagement rings. Here, a bunch of fun facts about the iconic jeweler.

Stylist

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Lace Time

We went crazy for this cap-sleeve Chantilly-lace ball gown.


Spotlight

Monique Lhuillier's debut collection of engagment rings, high-drama wedding night lingerie, and sparkly hair accessories.


The Look

Stunning big-day styles for the romantic, the modernista, and the princess.


The One

Sometimes the perfect dress is hiding in plain sight.

Beauty

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True Colors

Star colorists tell how to get the perfect wedding-hair hue.


Skin Smarts

Expert skin doc Macrene Alexiades-Armenakas solves the biggest skincare dilemmas. Plus, facials you can nab at the beauty counter.


The Party Diet

Delicious hors d'oeuvres you can eat—without breaking your wedding diet!


Details

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Blue Prints

Royal blue ikat gives cakes, coupes, and cookies an exotic feel.


Negotiations

One couple, two very different lists of wedding must-haves: how to create a win-win.


Wedding Style

Blogger Nole Garey matches gorgeous invitation suites with equally gorgeous blooms. See all of the matching wedding bouquets and invitations.


Spending Well

How one couple threw a fabulous wedding for $17K.


The Expert

Party maestro Bronson van Wyck lays out the ultimate wedding bash—from morning suits and fascinators to ginger-and-jalapeño margaritas!


Setup

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


Registry

Stylish bowls and dishes you can mix and match.

Field Guide

173

How to Look Amazing in Your Wedding Photos

From choosing the right photographer to the best "skinny poses": how to make sure you'll love your wedding photos.

The Getaway

179

Insider's Guide to the Caribbean

Whether you want to sip Domaines Ott in St. Barts, go sailing in the British Virgin Islands, or take cooking classes in St. Lucia, we break down the Caribbean islands to help you plan the perfect honeymoon.

Just Married

202

The In-Laws: A Survival Guide

Even if they're awesome, they may still pop by unannounced on Saturday mornings or have way too much advice about how to fold laundry. Here's how to manage your new set of parents!

In Every Issue

58

Editor's Letter

62

The List

Your wedding to-dos—and when to do them.
72

Snapshot

Alice Temperly, the London-based bridal and ready-to-wear designer, talks vintage lace, bonfires, and a bridal teepee!
80

We Hear You

Lisa Birnbach helps you channel your inner hostess.
86

Newsflash

94

Inspiration

Channel the jazz-age with feathers and sparkling details. See all of the 1920s- and Art Deco-inspired wedding ideas.
258

Outtake

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