Dubbed "The Inspiration Issue," the Winter 2017 edition of Martha Stewart Weddings delivers on its name. Look no further for romantic dresses, dazzling diamonds, and colorful cakes. And did we mention shoes?
Dive in with a collection of favors—or holiday gifts—perfect for the bride, groom, and the bridal party in our "In Love With" section. Shop our selection of bow-ties, baubles, cocktail napkins, and clutches that have our hearts. Then, turn to "Good Things" for warm weather cocktails (hello, hot buttered rum), inventive takes on place card holders, and a how-to on creating a sophisticated centerpiece with dried flowers. Put swatches of fabric to work on your big day with four ideas for adding flair to your guest book, escort cards, bouquet, and ring pillow.
Whether or not you've checked "find a dress" off your bridal bucket list, our fashion section is sure to help style your look. Find your perfect shoe with our round up of flats, wedges, kitten heels, pumps, and sparkly sneakers. Then, browse our wedding dress selections inspired by iconic first dance songs—from classics like "At Last" by Etta James, to current chart-toppers like "XO" by Beyoncé. To top off the section, wedding-dress designer Lela Rose shares her know-how on wedding-dress shopping, and her favorite gowns of all time, in our designer spotlight.
Next, turn to our "Beauty" section for a comprehensive his-and-hers primping countdown, from six months ahead of time to the day before you say, "I do." Read up on skincare products a bride and groom can share, and get the lowdown on hair extensions and top mascaras on the market.
Once your bridal beauty routine is in check, get more planning advice from the experts, and the brides who have been there. We have info on how to choose and implement an inspiration point, new ways to dress your bridal party, and a beginner's guide to bubbly.
You'll also find inspiration from our jaw-dropping real weddings. Be our guest for gorgeous California, Colorado, and Canada weddings in our "Celebrations" section, and features on trendsetting L.A. couple Louise Roe and Mackenzie Hunkin's wedding in England, an unconventional ceremony in Palm Springs, and a romantic fête in a historic Hudson Valley mansion.
Like what you see on the cover? Turn to our "Wild at Heart" feature for more fashion-forward wedding gowns fit for a fairy tale. We also have a crash course on everything you need to know about choosing the ring of your dreams and a collection of cakes modeled after glassware that are almost too pretty to eat. Then, find dreamy wedding décor, stationery, and sweets inspired by the clouds, moon, and the stars.
Last but not least, decide on a honeymoon spot. Discover beach getaways for everyone from the explorer to the food lover, learn about ski vacations around the globe, and read about one couple's honeymoon under the Northern Lights.
The new issue of Martha Stewart Weddings is on stands Monday, December 12!