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Spring Issue

Weddings, Spring 2012

This issue celebrates amazing ways to paint—and ultimately, personalize—your own day. Find vibrant spring flowers, behold a stunning spectrum of bridesmaid dresses, and then see how real couples used color in their own nuptials. And we can’t forget the ethereal quality of white: Did you know it’s actually a mix of every shade?!  We bring you 13 gorgeous gowns options. By then you’ll be able to answer that all-important question: What’s your favorite color?

From the Magazine

The Right Stripes
Dozens of creative ways to let the timeless pattern decorate your day.
Browse the Ideas
Projects:
Fabric Flower Bouquet How-To
Modern Ribbon Escort Card Display How-To
Paper Votive Candle Covers How-To
Recipes:
Beet-and-Goat-Cheese Tea Sandwich Recipe
Striped Lasagna Recipe
Classic Breadsticks Recipe
Striped Ice Cubes Recipe

Wonders in White
Resplendent gowns in the most classic bridal hue of all.
See the Gowns

Natural Beauties
Bouquets and centerpieces inspired by dreamy settings, from the desert to the forest and beyond.
See the Flowers

A Perfect Pairing
Two wine lovers toast their union at a gathering among the grapes in Southern California.
See the Photos

A Taste of Nostalgia
Old-fashioned favorites get a revamp with contemporary cakes that will bring back sweet memories.
Browse the Ideas
Recipes:
Pineapple Upside-Down Mini Cakes Recipe
Dried Pineapple Flowers Recipe
Sour Cherry Sauce Recipe
Grasshopper Milkshake Recipe

The Maine Event
An East Coast duo celebrate their affection for Paris -- and each other -- in an opulent soiree fit for Marie Antoinette herself.
See the Photos

Lone Star Love
A Texas twosome make it official with a Technicolor bash deep in the heart of their home state.
See the Photos

In Love with Color
Browse Our Finds

Good Things
Browse the Ideas
Projects:
Geometric Folded-Paper Wall Decoration How-To
Centerpiece Favor Note Cards Clip-Art
Origami Garland How-To
Origami Flower Place Cards How-To
Calendar Ring Pillow Template and How-To
Flip Book Save-the-Date Signs and How-To
Snow Cone Syrup Labels and How-To
Recipes:
Peach Daiquiri Syrup Recipe
Mojito Syrup Recipe
Cosmo Syrup Recipe
Margarita Syrup Recipe

Real Weddings
Vanessa and Michael, Elizabeth and Matthew

Get Ready Guide
Makeup shades that brighten your eyes.
Get the Tips

Seasonal Arrangements: Fresh Picks
Florist Sarah Ryhanen transforms springtime flowers into sigh-worthy displays.
Browse the Ideas

Feels Like Home
Wish-list essentials that will fill your new pad with personality -- and color.
See the Products

Expert Advice
Pros help you shop for a dress, throw a killer party, and save for the future.
Articles:
Expert Advice from the Event Planners at Bash, Please
Expert Advice from Financial Planners
Expert Advice from Bridal Salon Owner Mark Ingram

Perfect Palette: Lemon and Mint
Browse the Ideas
Projects:
"Over-the-Moon" Favor Tag Template
"Pucker-Up" Favor Tag Template
Mint Tin Favor Wrapper and Lining Template and How-To
Recipes:
Honeydew-Jasmine Seltzer Cocktail Recipe
Lemon Drop Cocktail Recipe
Choco-Mint Whoopie Pie Recipe
Lemon Curd Cookie Recipes

Great Escapes
Incredible destinations for weddings and honeymoons.
Galleries:
Destination Weddings Location Scout: Los Cabos, Mexico
Alternatives to Traditional Honeymoon Destinations
Honeymoon Diary: Italy