When our groom hit the set, sparks flew. Sure, it was just for show, but we think our photographer captured a moment that all of you are looking forward to for real: the first gleeful moment you share as Mr. and Mrs. Our cover girl looks radiant in Allure Bridals' soft organza ball gown with a ruffled skirt and a Swarovski-crystal accent, which adds just the right amount of sparkle. Nothing should outshine the bride, so we kept the jewelry to a pair of understated Stephen Russell diamond earrings and a Tiffany & Co. bracelet. An Untamed Petals hair comb and a short Tia Mazza veil top a chic, low chignon (the hottest updo on the red carpet as well as the wedding aisle). The rich-hued bouquet by LMD (Lewis Miller Design) features saracena, "Yves Piaget" roses, dahlias, hosta leaves and passion vine. And for him, we went classic with a tux from Calvin Klein, a shirt and cuff links by Eton, a Thomas Pink bow tie, and Allen Edmonds shoes.
Wondering if this dress could be the one? Head over to brides.com/makeover to virtually try it on, along with lots of other gorgeous dresses featured in the magazine—even colorful ones for your 'maids. And don't leave the site without virtually trying on hairstyles to complete your wedding-day look.
To see the back of this dress, as well as others from the issue, download our digital edition for the iPad (free to all subscribers). You'll also get behind-the-scenes video, real wedding slideshows, audio from our editors raving about their favorite products, and more.
And although our November issue is on stands, the whole month of October is White Hot Hope month. Go to whitehothope.com/buy to get a huge discount on the gowns featured in our October issue. All proceeds from the sales will go to Operation Smile and Dress for Success. There's only one of each, though, so hurry before your favorite is gone!
—Beth Swanson, Fashion & Beauty Assistant, BRIDES magazine