Cover Look

Fashion: Soft organza ball gown with a sweetheart neckline, a ruched bodice with a Swarovski-crystal-and-pearl accent, and a ruffled skirt, $1,033, Hair comb, Veil, Earrings, Bracelet, On groom (where applicable): Tuxedo, Calvin Klein; Shirt and cuff links, Bow tie, Shoes,

Flowers: Bouquet of sarracenias, "Yves Piaget" roses, dahlias, hosta leaves, and passion vine, LMD, Lewis Miller Design.
Makeup: Makeup by Elizabeth Arden. Smoky Eyes Powder pencil in Espresso, Ceramide Lash Extending Treatment mascara in Black, Ceramide cream blush in Pink, and High Shine lip gloss in Rosegold.
Hairstylist: Noah Hatton at Kramer + Kramer for Cutler/Redken.
makeup artist Elaine Madelon for Nars Cosmetics
Photographed by Naomi Kaltman

celeb wed

Here's what we envision for Jessica Simpson's wedding. (Check out the shoes!)

how to wear a peplum

See how today's takes on the Victorian look can flatter your figure

fab looks for less

Three gorgeous gowns priced under $1,000

why I love my dress!

We asked brides-to-be how they knew their gown was "the one"

color school

Going gray is glam when you outfit your party in tones of smoke and silver

two if by sea

Borrow the glamour of the yachting set with flowing Empire dresses and sheaths that shimmer

get the parties started

Being engaged is cause for big celebrations. Here's what to wear.

it's all about the dress

Randy Fenoli of TLC's Say Yes to the Dress tells you how to find the best silhouette for your shape


take cover

Why do movie stars and models always look perfect? Foundation. We'll help you select the right shade and apply it with finesse.


news, views, and I do's

November is a feast of mini comfort food, zigzag graphics, and harvest details. Also, wedding secrets from the set of Breaking Dawn, velvety chocolate favors, and one super-sparkly pair of flats. Plus: the music that guys really want at their party!

cupcake wars

We tested dozens of couture cupcakes to determine the nation's best

the busy girl's guide to DIY: table runners

Can't thread a needle? Fear not: No sewing required.

blog star: 10 things that do double duty

Ideas for getting the most out of every dollar

a higher love

Antlers! Berries! Basil cupcakes! An adventurous couple celebrated their union with a destination wedding in the heart of the Wild West.


year one: money and the Real Housewives

Financial no-nos from our favorite Bravo ladies.

build a registry around this!

Two couples, two must-keep objects. We help them create wish lists that work with their stuff and their entertaining styles.


10 ways to save on the honeymoon

A dream vacay doesn't have to set you back serious cash. Seriously.

destination weddings

You two + your peeps + an exotic setting = amazing-ness. Here's our guide to planning one wowsa of a vow-cation.

a higher love

Antlers! Berries! Basil cupcakes! An adventurous couple celebrated their union with a destination wedding in the heart of the Wild West.
Give a Subscription to Brides Magazine as a Gift

Get personalized planning advice, exclusive offers and must-read wedding news.

Thank You
for Signing Up!

Check your e-mail inbox for the latest updates from