April (bridal) showers bring May (wedding) flowers. Our April/May 2017 issue of BRIDES magazine is hitting newsstands, meaning it's time to spring ahead into alfresco days, warmer nights—and wedding planning! Ready, set, plan!
So long winter coats, hellooo strapless wedding dresses! As the weather heats up, so will your wedding plans—thanks to our latest issue practically overflowing with ideas for big-day details, hotter than the steadily rising temps.
These pretty pages are full of wedding dress inspiration, of course. Designers are upping the romance and giving already-stunning classics a brand-new twist—think windswept skirts, delicate embroidery, and soft pastel hues—resulting in gorgeous gowns ready for the coming wedding season and the destination "I dos" ahead.
But since your wedding day look isn't instantly complete when you find the frock, it's time to get your bridal beauty regimen in check. And it's legit never been easier: The results from our annual BRIDES Beauty Awards are officially in, y'all, after more than 30 editors tested hundreds of products to find the best of the best. From the coolest cleanser and most fab face mask to get your skin in tip-top shape before the big day, to the best highlighter for cheekbones that really pop and waterproof mascara guaranteed not to run during your vows, these are the bridal beauty must-haves you'll want in your makeup bag.
Plus, expect plenty of inspo with everything from cakes, to decor, to beautiful blooms. We're even taking you inside a Kennedy wedding—full of nautical accents and Americana touches, natch. And keeping with the theme of totally presidential "I dos" (we did just celebrate Presidents' Day, after all!), you need to also check out these Florida nupitals that toted a guest list rivaling that of the 2009 inaugural ball. (Former President Obama was a groomsmen. Yup.)
So what you are waiting for, bride-to-be?! It's time to get your hands on our April/May 2017 issue. (Don't you want to know what your future MIL is really thinking? Oh yeah, we went there...)
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