This issue's cover stars, real-life newlyweds Jenny Bernheim and Freddie Cipoletti, wed in a fantasy-filled fête in a French château outside of Paris, and we were there to capture all the jaw-dropping details. Jenny runs the fashion and lifestyle site Margo & Me (Freddie takes the photos!), and her personal sense of style permeated every aspect of their tres chic weekend, starting with a boat ride on Seine for all of their 60 guests and culminating with their vows, said beneath a floral arch in front of the nearly 500-year-old property. See more photos from Jenny and Freddie's wedding here!
While Jenny and Freddie's romantic nuptials were a Francophile's dream, other couples featured in this issue chose to keep their fairy tales closer to home. Case in point: New York bride Kristina Christiansen, who turned to her favorite aunt, our very own Martha Stewart, to help her celebrate in high style. The resulting bash, on Aunt Martha's sprawling upstate farm, combined the couple's love of the outdoors and nature with the glamour of a black-tie event.
If you're newly engaged, you'll appreciate an excerpt from our brand-new book, Martha Stewart Weddings Ideas & Inspiration, which includes a quiz to help you determine what kind of celebration suits you best and tips for picking and booking a venue. No doubt one of the first things you'll do as a new bride-to-be is embark on The Great Dress Quest. We've got you covered there, too, with no less than 50 gorgeous gowns to whet your appetite. On the flowers front, Chicago-based floral designer Kelly Marie Thompson takes winter blooms to task, showcasing the cold-weather petals that will warm up your day, no matter the temps outside.
Wherever you are in the planning process, you'll benefit from this issue's health and beauty coverage: a step-by-step guide for getting big-day beautiful whether you have months, weeks, or just days to go. To help you score the best stuff for your new life ahead, we've compiled a comprehensive blueprint for building a better registry, with tips and ideas for entertaining, decorating, traveling, and more. Speaking of travel, who doesn't love a good road trip? We've gone to the ends of the earth to come up with these four-wheel-worthy routes that take you through breathtaking vistas in Australia, Spain, Ireland, Hawaii, and California. Bon voyage!
Pick up Martha Stewart Weddings Winter 2016 issue on stands now!