Brides Magazine December 2011 Reviews
The beaded bodice, a Jennifer Behr crystal comb, and a Harry Winston diamond bracelet and earrings add just the right amount of holiday sparkle without sending the look over the top. To keep the focus on the dress, Elisabetta Urioni created a muted bouquet of pink “Keira” garden roses, blush “Majolica” spray roses, mini “Cymbidium” orchids, stephanotis blooms, and gilted ivy and rose leaves.
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Fashion: Strapless sweetheart tulle ball gown with beaded embroidery and a chapel train, $2,895, eveofmiladybridals.com. Crystal hair comb, jenniferbehr.com. Diamond-and-platinum earrings and bracelet, harrywinston.com.
Flowers: Bouquet of pink “Keira” garden roses, blush “Majolica” spray roses, mini “Cymbidium” orchids, stephanotis blooms, and gilted ivy and rose leaves, elisabettaurioni.com.
Makeup: All makeup by CoverGirl: NatureLuxe Silk foundation in Sandstone, CoverGirl & Olay Simply Ageless Sculpting blush in Lush Berry, LiquilineBlast eyeliner in Brown Blaze, and LipPerfection lip color in Heavenly.
Hairstylist: Anthony Nader at Atelier Management for Redken
makeup artist Elaine Madelon for Nars Cosmetics
Photographed by Naomi Kaltman
81: the feather report
Spotted floating down the runway: flocks of fantasy frocks
82: how to wear plumes
They turn even a simple white dress into a showstopper
92: color school: crimson
‘Tis the season to outfit your party with fiery fashion options
94: why I love my dress!
We hit the salons to learn what you’re crazy about
102: fab looks for less
Seriously pretty styles at seriously friendly prices
210: power tulle
Visionary designers give this light-as-air fabric a high-fashion makeover. We add divine details: feathers, jewels, fur.
224: a show of hands
Fingers get fierce this season, sporting stunning rings and graphic manicures
Beauty & Fitness
113: your top beauty questions
From zapping a zit to fighting frizz, we’ve got answers
118: staff-tested: waterproof mascara
We jumped into pools and hit the showers to see which work best
66: celeb wed: Carey Mulligan
If the British actress asked us to plan her day, here’s what we’d do (ooh, garden party!)
104: a $1 million gown for Nikki Reed
The scoop on the Twilight star’s diamond-encrusted dress
124: Carrie Ann Inaba’s top 10
The DWTS judge—she’s engaged!—shares what she loves about weddings
60: real wedding
Emerald to lime, kelly to jade, this South Carolina celebration was fresh as spring
84: trend: gold rush
A dash of this metallic adds a rich, refined look to any wedding
100: editors’ picks
The genius ideas and must-have finds we can’t keep to ourselves
123: modern romance
Pastel pink and a shot of black create instant edginess
126: 10 ways to save on locations
We asked pros to share fab but frugal ideas for booking the reception
132: the busy girl’s guide to DIY
If our resident noncrafter can make these fluffy pomanders, so can you
132: the new insiders
A spotlight on Abby Larson of Style Me Pretty and the girls of Weddington Way
238: your ultimate guide to bridesmaids
Is his sis a must-ask? Can you fire a friend? How much is too much to make your girls spend? We tackle your toughest questions and spotlight dresses the gang will look great in.
246: alfresco altars
Most outdoor locations don’t come with ready-made ceremony spots. We’ve got six spectacular ways to give your space vow appeal.
254: real wedding
A swanlike dress inspired a creative, organic party in a West Coast national park
270: 15 cozy winter ideas
Proof that a snowy wedding can be the warmest celebration of all
161: around the world
We’ve scoped out the scene in nine way-exotic places—Tahiti! India! Vietnam!—to help you plan the vacay you’ll be bragging about, well, forever. Plus, beauty essentials for a long-haul flight.
Marriage & Relationships
140: home(s) for the holidays
Your parents’ or his? How to navigate your first holidays as newlyweds.
232: the proposal: it’s his day! it’s your day!
For a lot of guys, popping the question has become a can-you-top-this rite of manhood. Keeping it real—for both of you.
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