January 2012 - Buy This Now!


Cover Look

Fashion: Carolina Herrera's showstopping trumpet dress features black-and-white floral lace over tulle, while a blush pink anemone accents the ribboned waist; $8,290, carolinaherrera.com. Diamond earrings and diamond ring, hstern.net.
Flowers: Bouquet of roses, hydrangeas, dahlias, and Japanese cucurmas, Zezé Flowers.
Makeup: All makeup by Clinique. Repairwear Laser Focus All- Smooth makeup SPF 15, Lid Smoothie Antioxidant 8-Hour Eye Colour in Salt and Pepper and Pinkgo Biloba, Blushing Blush powder blush in Cupid, and Long Last Glosswear SPF 15 in Cabana Crush.
Hairstylist: Noah Hatton at Kramer+Kramer for Cutler/Redken
makeup artist Elaine Madelon for Nars Cosmetics
Photographed by Naomi Kaltman

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tulle cool

The wedding shoe gets a super-romantic upgrade
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how to wear b&w

White gowns with black details are hip picks
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color school: rose

Warm up a winter wedding with the season's prettiest pastel
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dramatic flare

There's a fit-and-flare gown made for your body—here's how to find it
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why I love my dress!

We camp out at an NYC salon to ask girls why their gown is "the one"
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in the pink

A ring in elegant, warm-toned rosy gold is a red-hot choice
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amazing lace

This classic fabric makes a comeback, with mod cuts and glittery details
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what's your aisle style?

The fast route to bridal fabulousness: Let your closet be your guide

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fit together

Getting a slammin' wedding-day bod is way more fun when he's there, too
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long hair, short hair, your hair

Flowing tresses or mod pixie—get inspired by our gallery of looks

Entertainment

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celeb wed: Hillary Scott

What we'd love to see at the Lady Antebellum singer's wedding
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Next Great Baker exclusive!

Behind the scenes at the show's wedding-cake challenge
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Busy Philipps's wedding top 10

The Cougar Town sexpot shares favorite wedding memories

Ideas


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real wedding

A winter wedding in downtown Denver celebrated the history of the West
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trend: sequins

The fashion world is obsessed with sparkle. Here, seven fun ways to bring the bling.
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editors' picks

Velvet guest books, chic and cheap jewels, and a signature cocktail you'll love
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easy elegance

A white-and-gold tablescape works a bit of winter magic at a formal afternoon fete
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staff-tested: sparkling wine

We rate the best affordable bubblies(one's just $10.99!)
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10 ways to save on flowers

Check out these clever tips to nip skyrocketing floral expenses in the bud
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the busy girl's guide to DIY

If our all-thumbs "crafter" can create gorgeous garlands, so can you
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the new insiders

A stunning trend from Half Baked—The Cake Blog, plus a young florist going the seasonal route
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one-bite wonders

Delish hors d'oeuvres and snacks that will take your wedding menu to haute new heights
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your ultimate guide to the wedding budget

What you should spend, genius cost cutters, picking your priorities, real-life strategies, smart swaps, great apps, and more!
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real wedding

A chic palette shared the spotlight with an artist and her NFL-star groom at a San Francisco art gallery. Now that's what we call a style touchdown.
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idea list

15 movie lines to borrow for your vows

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Caribbean cool

Yes, the water really is that blue. And the sand—that white. The rum punches? Beyond. We've got splurges and steals, secret islands, top all-inclusives, and your ultimate packing list (yep, it all fits in your carry-on).

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registering with the stars

See how four young celeb couples are feathering their nests
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how to cope with financial infidelity

It's time to come clean with your expenses. Here's how.
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