Brides turns 80 years old this month! And to celebrate our milestone, just-married Victoria's Secret Angel Lindsay Ellingson is covering our October/November issue.
Inside our brand-new special issue, Lindsay (who has walked the catwalk for designers like Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Christian Dior, and Valentino) rocks more wedding-ready looks including a chic white jumpsuit from Monique Lhuillier's Ready to Wed collection (below).
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In addition to sporting several bridal looks, Lindsay also gives readers an inside look at her own wedding dress (below). The newlywed shares never-before-seen photos from her intimate July wedding in South Carolina to longtime love Sean Clayton. "Sean and I locked eyes as I walked down the aisle," Lindsay tells Brides of her ceremony. "It felt like we were the only ones there."
Photo: Perry Vaile
Lindsay was every bit the blushing bride in a stunning V-neck Sophie Theallet sheath complemented with a classic chignon hairstyle, while her bridesmaids wore pale pink Joanna August dresses (below). On her custom wedding dress, Lindsay says: "It's so special to wear a gown no one else will have. Sophie knows how to make a woman feel beautiful."
Photo: Perry Vaile
Along with dishing wedding-day details, Lindsay opens up about her husband, who is a medical sales rep. "I turned around and saw tall, dark, and handsome," she says of their initial meeting at an album-launch party for Jay Z and Kanye West in 2011. The next day, she ended up running into him in New York's Union Square, and from that moment she said, "I knew it was fate."
Yes, their romance is as amazing as it sounds. "Sean is everything I ever looked for," Lindsay adds. "I never thought I'd be so lucky."
For more on Lindsay's storybook romance and photos from her Southern wedding, be sure to pick up our October/November issue on newsstands Tuesday, September 9! And watch our exclusive behind-the-scenes video of the Victoria's Secret Angel's wedding-dress fitting with fashion designer Sophie Theallet, above!