Winter Issue

Weddings, Winter 2012

He popped the question you’d been dreaming of, and you gave him the answer he’d been hoping for. Now let us help you plan a party! This issue has everything you need to do just that—from a clever way to break the news to an effervescent approach to commemorating your day. No matter where you are in the process—shopping for a gown, considering flower choices, or fine-tuning your menu—our ultimate planning issue, will fill your celebration with creative ideas. Now go get inspired!

From the Magazine

Pattern Play

Showpiece cakes inspired by iconic dish designs.
Browse the Ideas

Sweet Carolina

Two lovebirds exchange vows under ancient oak trees on a sprawling Southern plantation.
See the Photos

Ring in the New Year

Jewels so downright dazzling, it might be impossible to pick just one.
Browse the Rings

Love in Bloom

A creative duo redefine the backyard ceremony with a lush, vibrant affair.
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Personal Style on Display

Beautiful gowns to suit every kind of bride, from classic to quirky.
See the Styles

7 Ways to Wow

Tried-and-true floral techniques that yield jawdropping decor.
Browse the Ideas

A Photo Finish

Two grooms honor their commitment in a magical setting framed by the California mountains.
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Celebrate with Champagne

Intoxicating details turn any wedding into a positively effervescent event.
Browse the Ideas
Celery Root Custard
Raw Oysters with Mignonette Gelee
Blue Cheese Gougeres
Citrus Fizz
Citrus and Thai-Chile Sparkler
Brandied Cherry Rose
Tarragon-Prosecco Cocktail
Champagne-Apple Punch

In Love with Celebrations

Browse Our Finds

Good Things

Browse the Ideas
Secret Source
Fill-In-the-Blank Story Cards
Kaleidoscope Name Tags
Etched-Glass Dot Pillars
Custom Coat-Check Tag
Mini Croques Monsieurs
French Toast with Hot Mapled Rum
Mini Quail Eggs in Prosciutto Nests
Apple Cider Doughnuts
Sweet Pear Cocktail
Planning Worksheets

Real Weddings

Ashley and James, Kristin and David, Brooke and Joshua

Savvy Spending Secrets

Stealth ways to save on every aspect of your event.
Read Our Tips

Seasonal Arrangements: A Wintry Mix

Claire Marie Johnston warms up cold-weather blooms.
Browse the Ideas

Get Ready Guide

Skin, hair, and health smarts to have you glowing for the big day and beyond.
See Our Must-Have Makeup Products

Picture Perfect

A 101 on how to guarantee gorgeous photos.
Tips for Finding Your Wedding Photographer
Wedding Photo Shot List
How to Pose for Wedding Pictures

Wallpaper Your Day

Transform aisles, stationery, tables, and even lanterns with the home-decor staple.
Browse the Ideas

Expert Advice

Peter Callahan's Catering Tips
Kara Underwood Gordon's Stationery Tips
Matthew Robbins' Flower Tips

Pretty Shiny Things

Precious silver, pewter, and stainless-steel pieces you'll want to have and hold on to.

Perfect Palette: Black, White, and Gold

Browse the Ideas
Customized Deck of Cards Favor
Black Diamond Table Number
Chocolate Crackle Cookies
Gilded Chocolate Cookie Sandwiches
White-Chocolate-and-Mint Cups
Glazed Chocolate Diamond Cakes
Chocolate Ganache Glaze
Panna Cottas with Gilded Spun Sugar
Spun Sugar
Almond Meringue Kisses with Coffee Dust

Great Escapes

Unforgettable locales for weddings and honeymoons.
Lake Placid Location Scout
The Beach and Beyond
Honeymoon Diary: Bora Bora and Moorea


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