Brides Magazine January 2012 Reviews
For Brides mag January cover, we wanted to ring in a new year with a fresh look, and Carolina Herrera’s stunner, with its embroidered black-and-white floral motif, was the head-turner we were searching for.
To keep all eyes on the dress, the BRIDES fashion team outfitted cover girl with beautiful and understated diamond earrings and a ring from H.Stern. The soft pink bouquet by Zezé Flowers made up of roses, hydrangeas, dahlias, and Japanese cucurmas complements the flower at the gown’s waist.
1 year (12 issues)
Fashion: Carolina Herrera’s showstopping trumpet dress features black-and-white floral lace over tulle, while a blush pink anemone accents the ribboned waist; $8,290, carolinaherrera.com. Diamond earrings and diamond ring, hstern.net.
Flowers: Bouquet of roses, hydrangeas, dahlias, and Japanese cucurmas, Zezé Flowers.
Makeup: All makeup by Clinique. Repairwear Laser Focus All- Smooth makeup SPF 15, Lid Smoothie Antioxidant 8-Hour Eye Colour in Salt and Pepper and Pinkgo Biloba, Blushing Blush powder blush in Cupid, and Long Last Glosswear SPF 15 in Cabana Crush.
Hairstylist: Noah Hatton at Kramer+Kramer for Cutler/Redken
makeup artist Elaine Madelon for Nars Cosmetics
Photographed by Naomi Kaltman
87. tulle cool
The wedding shoe gets a super-romantic upgrade
88. how to wear b&w
White gowns with black details are hip picks
98. color school: rose
Warm up a winter wedding with the season’s prettiest pastel
102. dramatic flare
There’s a fit-and-flare gown made for your body—here’s how to find it
104. why I love my dress!
We camp out at an NYC salon to ask girls why their gown is “the one”
108. in the pink
A ring in elegant, warm-toned rosy gold is a red-hot choice
246. amazing lace
This classic fabric makes a comeback, with mod cuts and glittery details
258. what’s your aisle style?
The fast route to bridal fabulousness: Let your closet be your guide
Beauty & Fitness
129. fit together
Getting a slammin’ wedding-day bod is way more fun when he’s there, too
Flowing tresses or mod pixie—get inspired by our gallery of looks
70 celeb wed: Hillary Scott
What we’d love to see at the Lady Antebellum singer’s wedding
Behind the scenes at the show’s wedding-cake challenge
144 Busy Philipps’s wedding top 10
The Cougar Town sexpot shares favorite wedding memories
64. real wedding
A winter wedding in downtown Denver celebrated the history of the West
92. trend: sequins
The fashion world is obsessed with sparkle. Here, seven fun ways to bring the bling.
122. editors’ picks
Velvet guest books, chic and cheap jewels, and a signature cocktail you’ll love
143. easy elegance
A white-and-gold tablescape works a bit of winter magic at a formal afternoon fete
148. staff-tested: sparkling wine
We rate the best affordable bubblies(one’s just $10.99!)
150. 10 ways to save on flowers
Check out these clever tips to nip skyrocketing floral expenses in the bud
156 the busy girl’s guide to DIY
If our all-thumbs “crafter” can create gorgeous garlands, so can you
160. the new insiders
A stunning trend from Half Baked—The Cake Blog, plus a young florist going the seasonal route
274. one-bite wonders
Delish hors d’oeuvres and snacks that will take your wedding menu to haute new heights
280. your ultimate guide to the wedding budget
What you should spend, genius cost cutters, picking your priorities, real-life strategies, smart swaps, great apps, and more!
288. real wedding
A chic palette shared the spotlight with an artist and her NFL-star groom at a San Francisco art gallery. Now that’s what we call a style touchdown.
312. idea list
15 movie lines to borrow for your vows
183. Caribbean cool
Yes, the water really is that blue. And the sand—that white. The rum punches? Beyond. We’ve got splurges and steals, secret islands, top all-inclusives, and your ultimate packing list (yep, it all fits in your carry-on).
Marriage & Relationships
168. registering with the stars
See how four young celeb couples are feathering their nests
170. how to cope with financial infidelity
It’s time to come clean with your expenses. Here’s how.
Top 20 Engagement Rings by Blue Nile