Cover Look

Fashion: Royal duchess-satin-and-organza ball gown with a sheer illusion neckline, a dropped waist, and bows on a chapel train, $800, Eden Bridals. Hair clip, Bel Aire Bridal. Pearl earrings and bracelets; both, Mikimoto. Platinum and diamond ring, David Alan Jewelry.
Makeup: All makeup by Make Up for Ever: Face & Body Liquid Make Up #34, HD Microfinish Blush #14, Aqua Eyes #0L, and Rouge Artist Intense #12. Nail lacquer by OPI: Feelin' Hot-Hot-Hot!
Hairstylist: Noah Hatton at Kramer + Kramer for Cutler/Redken
Makeup Artist: Elaine Madelon for Nars Cosmetics
Manicurist: Kazuki at Warren-Tricomi Artist Management for Sally Hansen
Cupcake: Margarette Adams
Photographed by Naomi Kaltman

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how to create your dream reception!

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themes, colors, menus & more

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where to save, where to splurge

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head-turning dresses from $400 (honest!)

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sex gets even better!

and other secrets of the first year of marriage

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the look

Peach, fashion's new neutral, brings a flattering glow to romantic gowns
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4 shapes, 1 style

Think you can't pull off a body-conscious gown? Think again.
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glove love

It's all about proportion when you wear the accessory of the year
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cream of the crop

Garden-fresh details create rings that go ka-bloom!
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real-bride makeover

A hipster says buh-bye to black-and-white and embraces a feathered fantasy
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color school

Attendants look utterly posh in peacock and navy
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sculpture garden

Put these captivating gowns on a pedestal. This season's designs are all about fantastic folds and chic construction.
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party hounds

Want your pooch to look well-groomed for the wedding? Check out these ultrachic doggie styles.
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shopping guide

Where to find it all

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hands on

Now that the ring's the thing, your hands are in the spotlight. Tips, tricks, and cool new hues to make your nails finger-looking good.

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

In November, we're mad for a marvelous mobile, the deep colors of fall, and mixing childhood favorites into the menu. Plus, chic bridal booties, a vintage-style guest "book," the words of Russell Brand, and more.

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all about monograms

The easiest way to customize your day is to say it with letters. Here's how.
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the modern wedding video

Uncheese it with these vital pointers
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diy ribbon wreath

Four steps to a stunning wedding accent that dresses up your doorway
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etiquette police

Down-to-earth solutions to your peskiest problems
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10 tips for a great wedding menu

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the dish

Step up to the plate and learn how to register for china you'll be using happily ever after
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10 shocking secrets of the first year of marriage

We're not saying it won't be bliss—just that paradise comes with some surprises

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destination weddings

Ever dream of saying "I do" in a faraway spot? We're here to make it a reality, with planning pointers, locations we love, off-season deals, answers to guest dilemmas, and the perfect carry-on.

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the brides guide to reception style

From how to work a cool theme to how to spend smart, this is your ultimate blueprint to the party of a lifetime
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haute & spicy

This is the story of a couple intent on an Asian reception, an MOB set on a traditional party, and their grand collaboration
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simple stems

We asked six top floral designers to create centerpieces, each for $75 or less. Awesome!
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state of the union

A presidential catering firm turned its hand to meatballs and dumplings for the Washington wedding of two dedicated foodies

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Editor's Letter

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Countdown

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Style

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Planning

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Shopping guide

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