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THE KNOT WEDDINGS MAGAZINE

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THE INSPIRATION ISSUE!

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MONIQUELHUILLIER.COM Monique Lhuillier Salons: new york 212.683.3332* los angeles 323.655.1088* Additional Salons: Alabama birmingham Ivory & White Bridal Boutique* 205.871.2888 mobile Something New 251.345.0860 / Arizona scottsdale Destiny’s Bride 480.368.8868 / scottsdale The Wedding Suite at Nordstrom 480.946.4111 / California costa mesa Erin Cole Couture Bridal* 949.642.5552 la jolla M Bride 858.551.1718 san francisco Bridal Galleria* 415.362.2277 / Colorado denver Anna Bé 720.855.1111 / Connecticut westport The Plumed Serpent Bridal* 203.226.9868 / Florida coral gables Chic Parisien* 305.448.5756 orlando The Collection Bridal* 407.740.6003 / Georgia atlanta Joan Pillow Bridal Salon* 404.841.6202 / Illinois chicago Ultimate Bride* 312.337.6300 / Louisiana baton rouge I Do Bridal Couture 225.361.0377 / Massachusetts boston L’elite* 617.424.1010 / Michigan birmingham Roma Sposa Atelier* 248.723.4300 / Minnesota minneapolis L’Atelier Couture Bridal* 612.367.8120 / Mississippi jackson The Bridal Path 601.982.8267 / Missouri st. louis Berrybridge Bridal Boutique 314.997.1439 / New Hampshire portsmouth Madeleine’s Daughter 603.431.5454 / New York manhasset Wedding Salon of Manhasset* 516.869.8455 new york Bergdorf Goodman Bridal Boutique* 212.872.8957 new york Mark Ingram Atelier* 212.319.6778 new york Saks Fifth Avenue Bridal Salon* 212.940.2269 / North Carolina raleigh Alexia’s Bridal Boutique 919.829.5900 / Ohio cincinnati Bridal & Formal 513.821.6622 / columbus Big Rock Bridal Atelier 614.754.8116 / Oregon portland Divine Designs 503.827.0667 / Pennsylvania pittsburgh Anne Gregory For The Bride 412.531.3160 wayne The Wedding Shoppe* 610.293.1299 / South Carolina charleston Maddison Row Bridal Chic 843.720.7979 / Tennessee nashville The Bride Room 615.297.9899 / Texas dallas Neiman Marcus-Downtown* 214.573.2663 dallas Warren Barrón Bridal* 214.526.8400 houston Casa de Novia Bridal Couture* 713.523.9090 houston Joan Pillow Bridal Salon* 713.622.1122 / Washington seattle Marcella’s La Boutique* 206.264.0700 seattle The Wedding Suite at Nordstrom 206.628.2111 / District of Columbia washington Carine’s Bridal Atelier* 202.965.4696 Canada montreal White Montreal* 514.507.4296 toronto Dina Alonzi 416.236.0270 toronto White Toronto* 416.849.9196 vancouver Bisou Bridal 604.696.0880 International Salons: london paris kuwait istanbul hong kong tokyo sydney. For a complete list of International Salons visit our website. moniquelhuillier.com *Indicates Platinum Collection


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IN EVERY ISSUE About the Cover

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Behind the scenes at our shoot.

real weddings

Editor’s Letter

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Cheers to you! We kick off 2016 celebrating our 20th anniversary and our Inspiration issue.

A Soiree to Remember The Knot sixth annual gala.

Contributors

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76

The talented pros who made this issue possible.

Daily Fix

78

What’s hot on TheKnot.com, plus our favorite engagement ring Instagrams.

Let the Planning Begin!

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What to do, when, on your way to the altar.

Ask Carley

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Brunch receptions, favors versus welcome bags, bridesmaid dilemmas and more.

New & Now

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Our Favorite “Will You Marry Me?” Moments

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Seven supersweet proposal stories.

Real Weddings

293

Personal style was front and center for these couples. Rivini’s gowns through the years, 161

50 Weddings, 50 States

338

Our roundup of each state’s most iconic celebration.

Last Look

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One couple’s stunning shot.

PLANNING Celebrating 20 Years With Rivini

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Designer Rita Vinieris reflects on how bridal fashion has changed, and where she sees it going in the future.

Anatomy of a Cake

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The skinny on this iconic wedding dessert.

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The Dapper Groom

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Tim Gunn answers all of your style-related questions.

Netflix Star Julie Lake Gets Married

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The actress dishes on her engagement and wedding plans.

Age Appropriate

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Should you have children at your reception?

Stylist on Call

172

Fashion tips from style guru Louise Roe.

15 Minutes With Samantha Wills

176

The Aussie jewelry designer talks bridal accessories.

SHOPPING Wish List

183

Modern pearls, oval diamonds and swoon-worthy gifts.

194

What to Wear to...

A loft, vineyard and ballroom wedding.

Modern Nautical

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Vacation Chic

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Try these finds on your honeymoon to Italy’s Amalfi Coast.

Boudoir

206

Flirty bridal accessories are having a sexy moment.

Where’d They Get That?

208

Steal the looks of these real couples’ stylish details.

Haute Hues

210

Aqua and fuchsia, copper and navy, and merlot and peach.

HEALTH & BEAUTY Great Lengths

219

Pretty celeb-inspired wedding ’dos for any hair length.

Bridal Beauty Cheat Sheet

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Pull off the hottest makeup looks from the runway. our favorite oval-cut diamond rings, 188

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Look and feel your best pre- and postwedding.

Pure and Simple

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Our editor in chief’s favorite toxin-free products.

All the Right Moves

234

The best exercises for your dress style.

STYLE & REGISTRY Gift Guide

242

Our finds to celebrate each milestone.

20 Things We’re Loving Right Now

254

Get inspired by the newest and coolest wedding ideas.

White Haute

264

Texture, contrast and a layering of colors come together to reinvent a timeless palette.

FASHION

254

20 things we’re loving right now

In Bloom

342

Make a serious statement with a floral gown.

Light as Air

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Float down the aisle in weightless silhouettes, sheer fabrics and feathery details.

HONEYMOONS Honeymoon Trends

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One-of-a-kind experiences from around the world.

The Caribbean Decoded

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Find the best island for your getaway style.

Real Honeymoons

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Thailand, Seattle and Sicily.

226 bridal beauty cheat sheet

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PHOTOGRAPHER: TOM CORBET T @ BA-REPS.COM FASHION ST YLING: ANNIE CAVALLO FOR ENNIS INC . AND WELLST YLED EVENTS

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I fell in love with this feather shawl and all of the romantic dresses at our fashion shoot (p. 350).

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I’m a huge fan of adding natural elements to your day, like these moss place mats (p. 254).

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This is a big year for The Knot: 2016 marks our 20th anniversary in the world of weddings! For the past two decades we’ve had the great joy of providing couples with creative solutions and on-trend ideas, so it only seems right to kick off the year with our Inspiration issue. From ethereal wedding dresses and pretty pearl accessories to vibrant color combos and all-natural beauty products, this magazine is chock-full of unique details we think you’re going to love. But we’re not the only ones celebrating! Influential designer, and friend of The Knot, Rita Vinieris of Rivini has been delighting brides for 20 years, and we were lucky enough to chat with her about this impressive milestone—check out our interview on p. 161. As I toast our 20th anniversary, I’ll be honoring you—our reader—and all of the talented pros who inspire us. I hope you enjoy this issue and discover beautiful ways to make your day truly your own.

OUTDOOR WEDDING INSPO!

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KELLIE GOULD Editor in Chief

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Towering cakes featured bold blooms and gilded details.

When it came to our sixth annual gala at the iconic New York Public Library, AaB Creates pulled out all the stops for an epic night filled with the A-list of the wedding world. Highlights included a hanging origami flower installation, mozzarella bar, lipstick readings, a performance by Batala NYC Brazilian drummers and 3-D printed rings. Venue New York Public Library, New York City Planning & Design AaB Creates Videography Cloudless Weddings Trees & Plants Interior Foliage Design Origami Flowers LusinePaperArt, Etsy.com Stationery Ceci New York Rentals Patina; Smith Party Rentals Lighting Luminous Designs Drapery Drape Kings Wallpaper Spoonflower Linens Nüage Designs Lounge Furniture RentQuest Catering Marcia Selden Catering & Event Planning Cakes Nine Cakes Liquor Chandon/Moët Hennessy Music Generation Events Entertainment Drummers: Batala NYC; social media booths: 5th Avenue Digital; lipstick reading: Bash Entertainment; photo booth: Shake and Share Media; 3-D Printer: NRI Technology Apple

Football pro Devon Still and his fiancée, Asha Joyce, with The Knot cofounder Carley Roney.

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CONTRIBUTORS

ELYSE JENNINGS, WEDDING PLANNER, ELYSE JENNINGS WEDDINGS

WHERE DO YOU LOOK FOR IDEAS WHEN PLANNING A WEDDING? I’m really inspired by the world of interior design. I set out to design each wedding as a really homey and comfortable environment that my couples and their guests get to live in for the day. I love when elements feel full of life and even static items appear to have movement and dimension. @elysejenningsweddings

TOM CORBETT, PHOTOGRAPHER

WHAT SHOULD COUPLES KEEP IN MIND WHEN CHOOSING A SHOOTER?

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Look for a photographer that shoots the type of pictures you’d like to have taken at your wedding. If you like a reportage feel, find someone who shoots beautiful, loose photos. If you like a more portrait feel, find a photographer who does formal shots well. @tomcorbettnyc

TIM GUNN, TELEVISION PERSONALITY AND AUTHOR

WHAT TIPS DO YOU HAVE FOR GROOMS? Be yourself! Our clothes are a form of semiotics—they send a visual message about who we are. If you’re inclined to wear black, think about midnight instead. A boutonniere is a must-have. It can even be simple greenery. And in spite of shaking knees and general “nervous-itis,” your look should give your confidence a boost and, ideally, put a smile on your face. @timgunn

LAURA PRITCHARD, FASHION STYLIST

WHAT WAS YOUR INSPIRATION WHEN STYLING “LIGHT AS AIR” (P. 350)? The concept for this shoot was ethereal and minimal. Ostrich feathers were a huge inspiration for me, as well as soft textures and a color palette of light gray, blush and cream. I visualized a lot of delicate, barely there jewelry and strappy, smooth leather sandals for this story. @laura_pritch

SHELLEY BROWN, ASSOCIATE FASHION & BEAUTY EDITOR

STAFF SPOTLIGHT

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WHAT WERE YOUR FAVORITE LOOKS IN THIS ISSUE? My favorite dress was a particularly dramatic Romona Keveza ball gown covered in hand-painted blue hydrangeas from “In Bloom” (p. 342). It was a total work of art. I’m an old soul at heart, so I’m also really excited that pearl accessories are “in” again (p. 183). @shelley_brown_

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Here’s what to do, when, on your way to the altar.

months

months

DATE: ______ /______ /______

DATE: ______ /______ /______

Think about when and where you’d like to have your wedding (the question everyone will ask about 20 minutes after you two get engaged).

Plan the ceremony with your officiant; it’s the reason you’re having this party, so don’t wait too long. Discuss religious requirements, like premarital counseling.

Nail down a budget and go to TheKnot .com/budget. We’ll help you figure out how much you should spend on flowers, stationery and your day-of looks.

Have engagement photos taken so you can get comfortable with your photographer.

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Research and book ceremony and reception locations. This is your first big decision! Need some help? See if our free venue concierge service is available in your area at TheKnot.com/concierge. Book any pros you just have to have, like a band or wedding planner, especially if you live in a competitive market.

9 to11 months

DATE: ______ /______ /______

Find a stationer and order your savethe-dates. This is really happening!

Book your honeymoon. Thinking about Hawaii? Europe? Check out our fave trips at TheKnot.com/honeymoons. It’s time for the groom to choose his day-of look, and his groomsmen should also be told what to wear.

Ask your picks for bridesmaids and groomsmen if they’re up for being in your wedding party. Book your photographer, florist, musicians, cake baker and other pros. If there’s no in-house caterer, interview candidates and select one.

Get your engagement ring appraised and then insured ASAP. (Trust us—this is one to-do you don’t want to delay.) Reserve hotel room blocks. Easily book them on TheKnot.Jetaport.com. Decide whom you want to officiate your ceremony and book him or her. Create a “look fab” plan, including facials, teeth whitening and haircuts. Make a wedding website to give guests important info such as directions and where you have your hotel room blocks. Include some fun details too! Get a free customizable one at TheKnot.com/pwp.

Register for gifts (and put the links on your wedding website). Order your gown and veil and schedule fittings (for six weeks and one to two weeks before the wedding). Choose the bridesmaid dresses and have your bridesmaids order them.

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Send out your save-the-dates. Start your search for your dress.

Iron out the rehearsal dinner details, like the time and location. Order the invitations and thank-you notes. Reserve venues for the welcome party, after-party and next-day brunch. Book a day-of coordinator (if you don’t have a full-service planner and a day-of planner isn’t included with your venue). Schedule your beauty trials and book hairstylists and makeup artists. Buy any special lingerie you need. Purchase wedding insurance (if you’re planning on getting it). >>

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4 to 5

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months

DATE: ______ /______ /______

DATE: ______ /______ /______

Finalize your flower proposal with your florist. Will you go with roses or ranunculus, gerbera daisies or gardenias? Address your invitations or hand them off to your calligrapher. Finalize the rental list (tables, chairs) with the caterer or rental company.

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Mail your wedding invitations at the six- to eight-week mark. RSVPs should be due one month before the wedding. Work on your ceremony vows, especially if you’re writing them yourselves.

Buy your wedding day accessories. Think: shoes, purse and jewelry.

Purchase presents for your parents, attendants and each other (you deserve it after all this planning).

Schedule dance lessons (worth it if your first dance is already stressing you out).

Order or start making your ceremony programs.

Complete your cake order and order the groom’s cake, if you’re having one.

Buy your guest book, a nice pen and any supplies you’ll need for your escort card display.

Purchase or rent ceremony decorations, like an aisle runner or program basket.

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month DATE: ______ /______ /______

Compile a must-take photo list for your shooter. Keep it under a dozen so you get the shots you really want. Check off your “something old, new, borrowed and blue.” Put together a day-of emergency kit (bandages, deodorant, fashion tape, concealer).

Confirm your hotel room blocks.

Buy wedding rings—yes, it’s totally normal to freak out (in a good way) in the store.

Finish assembling ceremony programs or pick them up from your stationer or printer.

Order wedding favors—go to TheKnotShop.com.

Put together welcome baskets for outof-town guests.

Arrange for day-of transportation for you and the wedding party.

Send out your invites for the rehearsal dinner.

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Have a blast at your bridal shower and bachelorette party! Finalize your playlist with your band or DJ. Figure out how to get a local marriage license—you need one to make it legit.

Have your first dress fitting—bring your shoes and undergarments.

Write thank-you notes for gifts as they arrive (you’ll thank us later).

Finalize the menu with your caterer.

Finalize your ceremony with your officiant.

Create a timeline for the weekend and share it with your attendants, planner and photographer.

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1 to 2

2 to 3

DATE: ______ /______ /______

DATE: ______ /______ /______

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Missing RSVPs? Follow up now! Once you’ve got your final head count, share it with the caterer, cake baker and site manager. Give your caterer the final seating chart (and have a glass of bubbly to celebrate finishing this puzzle). Pass on requests from your pros to the site manager, like a table for the DJ.

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Pack an overnight bag for the wedding night (include outfits for any day-after events, like a good-bye brunch). Leave a copy of your honeymoon itinerary with your family and other important people, like your pet sitter. Steam your dress or suit if wrinkled. Touch base with the ceremony and reception sites one more time to go over the schedule and any last-minute details.

day of DATE: ______ /______ /______

Eat breakfast—you may forget to eat later, even if that never happens to you.

Plan the processional/recessional. Give gifts to your parents and each other. Confirm last-minute details, like flower and cake deliveries and when you’re meeting your photographer. Deliver welcome bags to out-of-town guests’ hotel rooms (the hotel staff will usually hand them out at check-in).

Have your last dress fitting (and get butterflies thinking about the next time you’ll put on your gown).

postwedding to-dos DATE: ______ /______ /______

Confirm all final payment amounts, details and deliveries with your pros. Double-check the day-of schedule and contact list; distribute to wedding party, parents and wedding pros. Write your wedding toasts. Pick up your marriage license (the most fun you can have at a government office). Give a “must-play” or “don’t-play” song list to the DJ or bandleader. Include your first, father-daughter and mother-son dances. Get a final hair trim and color touch-up. Arrange for transportation for outof-town guests who aren’t renting cars. Give tips for your wedding pros to an attendant (or planner) to distribute.

1 day before

Freeze the top layer of your cake (you’ll be shocked when it’s still pretty tasty on your one-year anniversary). Have your wedding dress cleaned and/or preserved and return the tuxedo rentals.

DATE: ______ /______ /______

Get a fresh mani and pedi. Bring all ceremony accessories, like the unity candle, to the site. Give the marriage license to your officiant (this is one to-do you definitely don’t want to forget). Rehearse the ceremony and have dinner. Give your attendants their presents. And for goodness’ sake, get some rest. You’re the star of the show tomorrow, remember?

Send your pros thank-you notes and submit online reviews at TheKnot.com/ marketplace.

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Print or write your escort cards or send them to your calligrapher.

Hand off wedding bands to the best man. Have him hold the officiant’s fee to deliver after the ceremony.

Thank your attendants for standing by you on the day—and during planning. Finish up thank-you notes for gifts. Changing your name? Streamline the entire process by going to HitchSwitch.com/TheKnot. Get more planning tips and to-dos at TheKnot.com/checklist

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ask carley Our cofounder answers your questions.

banded together

Q My engagement ring is a unique shape (it’s an art deco design), and traditional bands don’t look right with it. Could I just wear my engagement ring sans band after I’m married? A If you’re a more unconventional bride who won’t miss the tradition of having a wedding band, that’s definitely a fine option. But if you do want a wedding band in addition to your engagement ring to celebrate your union (not to mention a new piece of jewelry!), consider going for a custom band that follows the shape of your engagement ring, or try to find one that mimics its style. If you want to go with a more traditional one, you could always wear your wedding band on your left hand and engagement ring on your right to show off both rings.

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Most of our guests are traveling from out of town. Should we deliver welcome bags to hotel rooms or give favors?

Welcome bags are a great way to greet your guests—especially if you’re hosting a lot of out-of-towners. It’s a fun thank-you to guests for celebrating with you. While any “gift” isn’t required, we love a good favor. But if the majority of guests will receive a welcome bag, consider an inexpensive favor option or an edible token, like chocolates.

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flowers, but I don’t want it to look like I scrimped either. Any suggestions for savvy (and inconspicuous) ways to save? A Think of places where you won’t miss seeing flowers at your wedding. Make the groomsmen flowerless boutonnieres by swapping in berries, acorns or other greenery for an equally handsome look. Even more on trend? Grooms wearing brooches in place of boutonnieres! Bridesmaid bouquets are another place you can save. Opt for smaller arrangements, like nosegays or posies, and have them work double-duty as part of the reception centerpieces or bar décor after the ceremony. Just make sure your bridal bouquet isn’t too large or the bridesmaid ones will look unbalanced. >>

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Q My parents are paying for the wedding,

followed by a brunch reception, but I still want a cake! Is there something light we can serve so people won’t be consuming massive amounts of sugar early in the day? A Carrot, lemon or angel-food cake and cheesecake are all great dessert options for a brunch party. You could even top them with fruit to lighten things up. But if a fudgecovered cake is your dream cake, you should go for it! If you don’t have a problem eating a sugary treat around noontime, you can bet your guests won’t either.

but they’re super-traditional. How do we throw a wedding that’ll make us all happy? A Find out what the most important elements are to them. They may not mind if you serve a doughnut tower instead of cake, but they may insist you have a band not a DJ. If their must-haves don’t get in the way of your vision, problem solved. If they do, compromise. Give them their way sometimes, so you can get yours other times.

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Q We’re planning a morning wedding

party years ago, but we’ve since grown apart. Am I obligated to ask her to be one of my bridesmaids? A That’s tough. You want the people closest to you by your side, but not asking her to be a bridesmaid is acknowledging you’re not as close anymore. Don’t ignore the situation— ask her out for coffee and explain that you aren’t able to include everyone. If you still treasure memories of your friendship, ask her to be part of your bachelorette party or give her another role in your wedding like a guest book attendant.

program dilemma

Q We’re having a very casual ceremony, with only a maid of honor and best man as our attendants. Are programs necessary? A While not required, programs are nice keepsakes for guests. Plus, they give you the chance to thank your parents or other meaningful participants (like all the girls that made your bridal shower happen!), remember your deceased loved ones and share significant readings or songs. Lessen the formality and include fun facts and stories. The program doesn’t have to be fancy—it can be a simple printout.

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identity crisis

Q I still can’t decide whether or not to change my last name. Help! A Don’t get stressed out—you actually have several options: Keep your last name, hyphenate your name with his, take his name, or keep your maiden name for work and change it for everything else. If you choose option one, there’s no paperwork— bonus! The second plan of action is to hyphenate, in which case your last name would usually go first, followed by his. You can also go the traditional route and use his last name for everything, or just in your personal life. If you decide you want to change your name but are dreading the paperwork, use a service like HitchSwitch to help you make it official. It’s easy and takes care of all the prep work for you.

81% of brides take their spouse’s last name

silence is golden

Q Our reception is in a public garden, where amplified music isn’t allowed. Will our guests be bored with no dancing? A You don’t have to dance to have a good time! This just means your wedding reception will be more like a dinner party than a dance party, so guests will be able to mingle more. Talk to your musicians about occasionally changing the tempo of the music to jazz or something more upbeat to keep toes tapping.

professional etiquette

Q How can I let a candidate know that we’ve decided to hire someone else?

A While you’re not obligated to contact potential wedding pros after meeting with them, it’s a courtesy they’ll most likely appreciate. The best approach is to call or email them, thank them for their time, and say that while you enjoyed meeting them, you’ve decided to move forward with someone else. If they ask why and you’re okay answering their questions, be honest; if not, just tell them you’d prefer not to say.

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Q I love pink, but don’t want my wedding to look like Barbie’s tying the knot with Ken. Any suggestions for a sophisticated look?

A Adding gray to the mix is a great way to prevent a princess vibe from taking over­­­­. Try pale pinks or brighter hues, like raspberry, mixed with a soft gray or silver. Or combine white and cream with one or two pink hues for a clean, modern aesthetic. Avoid mixing a ton of pinks—it can look too girly.

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From fashion to décor, wedding personalization is everywhere—and the cake is no exception. Get creative with flavors and fillings for a completely custom dessert. Tight budget? Limit the special flavor to the top tier for an exclusive newlywed treat. Cakes, BakedNYC.com

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not one, not two, but three big players in the paper biz launched new wedding suites. With a collaboration between rifle Paper co. and Paperless Post, hallmark’s new online storefront, and Paper culture’s first ever line of wedding invites, there are more options than ever.

riFle paper Co. Known for its playful whimsy and color combinations, rifle is adding ready-to-order designs to their existing custom-order service (plus digital versions). heron heralds paper invitations, from $159 for 100, PaperlessPost.com

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One of the most iconic names in greeting cards has launched an entirely new brand—meet ink & Main by hallmark, filled with customizable details like font and color. Everything beautiful invitations, $199 for 100, inkandMain.com

paper Culture Expanding on current bridal offerings, like save-the-dates and shower invites, the eco-friendly company, which plants a tree for every order, is adding wedding suites to its repertoire. love intersected invitations, $159 for 100, Paperculture.com

décor debut Kate Spade new york wants to decorate your home. its newly launched furniture line offers 325 pieces for a perfectly preppy style. Drake Slipper chair, $2,600, KateSpade.com

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luxury travel company black tomato has a separate concierge service that can make any dream proposal happen, whether it’s underwater in belize or on a glacier in iceland. blacktomato.com

the W retreat & Spa’s proposal team in Vieques island, Puerto rico, offers a romantic nighttime experience near the bioluminescent bay, where you can see microorganisms light up underwater. WVieques.com

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the triO restaurant at the four Seasons hotel austin dreamed up the perfect proposal for dessert lovers: a handmade chocolate flower with the ring sitting in the center—revealed by pouring hot chocolate on it to melt the petals. fourSeasons.com

Since central Park is such a popular proposal spot, the ritz-carlton new york, central Park, created a luxe picnic package featuring a horsedrawn carriage ride, gourmet lunch, personal photographer and more. ritzcarlton.com

included on the St. regis bora bora resort’s “romance menu” is a helicopter proposal where you can see “marry me” written in coconuts on the sand of a private island. Stregisborabora.com >>

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wine not We’ve found the most convenient bridal beverage yet: individual servings of rosé packaged in shatterproof and sealed glasses, courtesy of host and television personality Giuliana rancic. Pop the top while celebrating your engagement, or toast your ladies as you get ready in the bridal suite. $12 for a 4-pack, XoGWine.com

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fancy fete throwing a bridesmaids luncheon? brush up on hostess tips and tricks while soaking up inspiration from lela rose, one of the bridal fashion industry’s best. Prêt-a-Party: Great Ideas for Good Times and Creative Entertaining, $40, lelarose.com

if there’s one thing we know about favors, it’s that the edible kind never gets left behind— especially if it’s something sweet. With ecreamery, you can choose from more than 30 flavors and 40 add-ins to make a custom ice cream combo all your own. the packaging can even be personalized with a fun logo or monogram. and for any guests with dietary restrictions, there’s also dairy-free, gluten-free and gelato options. custom cups, $100 for 24, ecreamery.com

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jenny packham’s insider tips how can a bride pull off a more fashion-forward look? your styling will help you stand out. think about making your jewelry and your flowers feel really unique to you. Shoes are also important, but make sure you’re comfortable—don’t wear heels that are too high!

What’s your advice for the bride on a budget? Spend money only on what’s important to you. if you’ve got beautiful hair, maybe you don’t need to spend so much on your hairstyling. Or, you can even buy a simple dress and spend more on jewelry to dress it up.

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i love the idea! it gives you the option of having a dress with a lovely train for your ceremony, then changing when it’s time to let loose.

What’s the one thing every bride needs? happiness.

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simply wonderful Jenny Packham is the latest high-fashion designer to launch an exclusive collection with David’s bridal, and we couldn’t be more excited about it. Wonder by Jenny Packham features nine dreamy wedding gowns plus bridal party attire and accessories, all inspired by the vintage glamour of the belle epoque. and while the dresses are less costly, they definitely don’t skimp on the opulent details Packham is known for. from $900, Davidsbridal.com

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cool convertibles looking for bridesmaid dresses your friends will actually want to wear again? We’ve got you covered. Kelly faetanini and bridal e-commerce site brideside joined forces to create altar Ego, a collection of convertible bridesmaid dresses that seamlessly transition from formal, full-length gowns to reception-ready short frocks. cocktaillength dresses and detachable skirts are sold separately, so you can mix and match different styles to your heart’s content. from $150 to $370, brideside.com

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boho dress designer claire Pettibone recently partnered with vintage jeweler trumpet & horn to launch her first engagement ring line, featuring 18 pieces. Drawing on the romantic aesthetic of her gowns (think: delicate lace appliqué, florals and pretty pastels), Pettibone’s handcrafted rings incorporate elaborate, heirloom-inspired settings and colorful stones. trumpetandhorn.com

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clutch collab now you can own the bags Kara ross designed for Dennis basso’s Spring/Summer 2016 ready-to-wear show. campy and colorful, these clutches are perfect for the offbeat bride. from $3,750, Dennis basso, new york city

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Known for her couture dresses, Galia lahav is making her foray into ready-to-wear bridal with Gala, a more accessible take on her avant-garde designs. the line is more budget-friendly than lahav’s custom work but still has her signature embroidery and sultry, curve-skimming silhouettes. from $4,700 to $6,150, Galialahav.com

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Destinations are now making every minute count with amazing after-dark activities. In Key West, Florida, join LED Nightboarding Tours at Ibis Bay Beach Resort to get a rare glimpse of nocturnal sea life from paddleboards rigged with LED lights. Looking for relaxation? The Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa whisks guests across a lagoon to The Night Spa (open 10 p.m.-12:30 a.m.) for an open-air lunar ritual that’s tied to the moon’s phase and each person’s zodiac sign. (It includes a massage and body scrub!)

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Deep breath, Instagrammers: Selfiestick bans are growing! Disney parks, France’s Palace of Versailles and the Wimbledon tennis tourney have all recently prohibited this trendy item. The reason? Venues are stressing over the safety of exhibits and other guests. So before packing it, confirm that it’s allowed at the sights on your list by checking the websites.

Score a seat at a chef’s dining room table through EatWith (EatWith.com), for which chefs in more than 150 cities, from San Francisco to São Paulo, prep meals for travelers in their homes.

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celebrating 20 years with rivini Rita Vinieris, the designer behind Rivini (and this gorgeous dress from The Knot Spring 2014 issue), reflects on how bridal fashion has changed, the trends sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s loving now, and what she sees coming down the road. By Shelley bRown photograph by corbin gurkin

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out of it. I felt women should get married in easy, comfortable dresses.” After establishing herself as the go-to designer for fabulous sheaths, Vinieris continued to push the limits, sending sequined jumpsuits, feathery minidresses and bridal bodysuits down the runway. And while Vinieris may have started her line during a time when wedding gowns were structured and ultra-formal, she

believes bridal fashion has become more adventurous in the last two decades. “Twenty years ago there wasn’t even such a thing as a strapless wedding dress,” Vinieris says. “And a wedding dress is becoming closer to a nice dress you might wear to other events in your life. That’s a major change when you think about it.” Although Vinieris isn’t certain what the future holds for wedding dresses, she knows designers will continue to push the limits. “It will be insanely innovative, no matter what happens,” she says. “I just can’t see it going any other way.”

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Rivini, the bridal line known for its fashionforward aesthetic, has come a long way since Rita Vinieris created a small collection of custom gowns in 1996. A budding fashion designer, Vinieris was nudged into bridal by friends who asked her to design their dresses after they couldn’t find the effortless styles they wanted. Inspired by ready-to-wear designers like Narciso Rodriguez, Vinieris envisioned a line of airy dresses and loose silhouettes. “I designed beautiful sheath dresses for my friends that were really nontraditional at the time,” she says. “Then I made a business

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embellishments Fondant appliqués, ribbon borders and piped pearls are common design elements. Some bakers can even create custom patterns or motifs.

Here’s the skinny on this sweet wedding dessert.

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tier size Most wedding cakes consist of three to four tiers, with four layers of cake and three layers of filling in each tier, feeding 100 to 140 guests.

sugar flowers Handcrafted from gum paste, sugar flowers are assembled one petal at a time. And while they’re completely customizable, that also means they’re labor intensive, so a cascade of roses will drive the price up. Looking to save? Fresh blooms are a cost-effective swap.

fondant vs. buttercream Fondant (a mixture of sugar, water, corn syrup and gelatin) is rolled out and draped over the tiers, preventing the cake from drying out and doubling as a canvas for endless design possibilities. Buttercream (made from butter and sugar) is generally less expensive. But because of its soft texture, décor options are more limited and it won’t hold up as well in heat.

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flavors Alternating layers of cake and fillings add interest to a confection. Choose from classics, like red velvet or vanilla, and opt for a unique filling, like hazelnut or praline crunch.

extra layers Styrofoam tiers can be added to achieve your desired height— without the added cost.

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A lower price tag generally means a simple design (think: smooth buttercream and few embellishments). Tight budget? Opt for a smaller cake and ask about non-decorated sheet cakes that can be cut in the kitchen.

More dollars means more design options, from piped patterns to simple sugar flowers or a hand-painted monogram. You can also get a bit more creative with your flavor and filling choices.

The sky’s the limit! Towering tiers, exotic fillings and custom design elements (like a lace pattern that matches your gown) will contribute to this labor-intensive, jaw-dropping creation.

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We went to Tim Gunn, fashion guru and host of Lifetime’s Project Runway and Project Runway Junior, to get the answers to all of your—and your groom’s— pressing style-related questions.

Solid-colored suits are nice and traditional, but my groom is looking for something a bit unexpected. Is a patterned suit an appropriate option for a wedding? Absolutely! I think a charcoal suit with a chalk stripe or a pinstripe works well for the wedding day. Personally, I prefer a chalk stripe—I think it would look smashing on a groom. You could also go with a windowpane pattern or a Prince of Wales check if it’s not too graphic. Here’s a thought: If your groom is wearing a charcoal suit with a chalk stripe, have the groomsmen don coordinating solid charcoal suits. After all, in my opinion, the groom shouldn’t look like the groomsmen. Visually, he should appear different, and a printed suit would do the trick.

My groom isn’t sure what to ask the tailor. What are your guidelines when it comes to tailoring a suit? My refrain is always the same: It’s about silhouette, proportion and fit. It all has to be in harmony and balance. Most men wear a suit that’s at least one size too big—sometimes two sizes too big—when a suit should actually skim your body. That being said, I believe most men look best in a trouser with a slight break—nothing dramatic. And when being fitted for pants, men need to wear the shoes they’re going to wear at the wedding. (I see guys doing fittings wearing flipflops!) And no pleats in the pants—they add excess fabric and can make a man look not as put together. When it comes to the jacket’s sleeve length, roughly threequarters of an inch to an inch of the cuff should be showing. And where the sleeve of the jacket meets the bodice of the jacket needs to correspond to where your arm and shoulder actually meet. So many men want a broader shoulder, but it just looks sloppy.

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Is wool too heavy of a fabric for a beach wedding? What are some other options we should consider for the groom and groomsmen suits? A traditional wool may be, but you could always go with a worsted wool that’s rather light. Another option is linen, which feels especially fitting for a beach wedding. In terms of colors, the location opens up a whole realm of possibilities, like khaki or light gray— or you could even do white.

Get more expert advice at TheKnot.com/fashion

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Lake’s engagement ring

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The Orange Is the New Black actress dishes on her speedy engagement, day-of dresses (yes, there’s more than one!) and glitter Funfetti cake.

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Jeff was very persistent, sent me funny messages and seemed charming. I was so nervous on our first date, because he was so tall and so my type! We fell in love quickly. We said, “I love you,” after a week, moved in after a month and got engaged after five months. We’ve now been engaged for a year, and he’s the perfect guy for me.

he knew I wanted a classic ring

Earrings by Lindsie Jones

We’d been talking about a ring—he knew I wanted a round-cut diamond with a diamond band. The stone is actually a family heirloom: an old mine-cut dating anywhere from 1840 to 1920. It’s beautiful!

we’re heading south to tie the knot

Lake trying on her Matthew Christopher dress for the first time.

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We’re getting married in New Orleans. Jeff grew up in the French Quarter, and my dad loves New Orleans and I love it too. We’re getting married at The Cabildo museum in Jackson Square, and then walking across the street to Muriel’s Jackson Square. It has a wraparound balcony and lots of outdoor space. There’s actually a séance lounge too!

I’m wearing two dresses and having jewelry custom made I looked up bridal salons on The Knot and went to Haute Bride in Los Gatos, California. I immediately gravitated toward Matthew Christopher dresses—they’re so timeless and elegant. The first dress I tried on was “the one.” I’m excited for everyone to see it! I’m also wearing one of his shorter dresses for dancing at the reception. Lindsie Jones of Haute Bride is designing all of my wedding jewelry. She owns the salon but is also an incredible jewelry designer.

we’re putting our own spin on all of the wedding details We’re writing our own vows and having a Phish-inspired groom’s cake, and a jazz band is playing when I walk down the aisle. Wendell Brunious, a famous jazz trumpeter, and his band will perform. As for the cake, we’re serving a four-layer, naked Funfetti one with edible glitter, plus lemon, almond, raspberry and strawberry fillings. Find more wedding inspiration at TheKnot.com

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kid appeal “Children at weddings can add a special joy,” say Amber Karson and Emily Butler of Karson Butler Events in Washington, DC, and San Luis Obispo, California. “There’s just something magical about little ones spinning around the dance floor!” Plus, if you’re hosting an out-of-town or destination affair, parents will appreciate not having to leave their brood. TIP Hire a nanny service (that’s licensed and insured) to oversee the kids and plan age-appropriate activities, like crafts and games, in a room adjacent to your reception space.

all about adults If it’s a formal affair and you want guests to let loose and not have to worry about children disrupting the festivities, then politely request no kids. “Adults want to party and look and feel fabulous, and toddlers running around or babies crying doesn’t let them have that sort of evening,” says Lauren Sozmen of Loli Events in New York City and Paris. TIP Make it clear on the invite that the reception is adults only by including just their names. Have a response planned for when guests give you pushback, and stay firm—exceptions could lead to hurt feelings.

Find more planning advice at TheKnot.com/planning

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or plain metallic shoes—it’s something that’s not totally off the beaten path but still different and very on trend. If you’re a bohemian bride, consider simple touches, like wearing a headpiece or flowers in your hair, to give your look that personal feel. If you’re going for a more casual vibe, stacked rings and ear cuffs feel less formal and more “fashion-y” than traditional jewelry.

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Find more style tips at TheKnot.com/fashion

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She’s a more luxe-bohemian bride—not completely traditional but she has traditional elements. She doesn’t change her style for her wedding—it’s just more an extension of her normal style.

What should a bride consider when choosing her jewelry? Keep in mind what you wear on a daily basis. If you don’t usually wear big earrings, there’s no reason to on your wedding day. You want a more glittery version of what you normally wear every day. Don’t try to reinvent the wheel.

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I like the nontraditional route—it might be as simple as mixing metals or adding in a piece your mother gave you. And just making your jewelry feel really personal.

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At the moment it’s about mixing your fine jewelry and your statement jewelry. So you might wear a cocktail ring and add a midi ring to complement it. I’m not a fan of statement rings with statement earrings with a statement necklace. I think you should pick one piece you love, and then add some additional glitter with fine jewelry.

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These aren’t your grandmother’s pearls. From über-luxe multi strands to 3-D pearl pavé, the new takes on this deep-sea treasure have an heirloom quality all their own. Bracelet, $445, Ben-Amun Bridal, ThomasLaine.com; clutch, $4,850, RogerVivier.com; ring, $135, LuluFrost .com; shoe, $2,725, JimmyChoo.com; necklace, $4,800, DavidYurman.com >> Photograph By addie juell

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Initial bar pendant necklace, $38, Baublebar.com

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City hexagon compact, $35, MarkandGraham.com >>

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Everyday Hello, Gorgeous cosmetic bag, $25, LeSportsac, RiflePaperCo.com

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Perfecting translucent illuminator, $15, Sonia Kashuk, Target.com

The Multiple face stick in Copacabana, $39, NarsCosmetics.com

Born to Glow liquid illuminator in Sunbeam, $8, NYXCosmetics.com

A few swipes “of highlighter is an Éclat Lumière highlighter pen in Light Medium, $40, Chanel.com >>

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Zodiac cocktail napkins, $82 for 12, KimSeybert.com

DRINKING BUDDIES

Inside Out champagne glasses, $70 for 2, MoMAStore.org

Whiskey wedge glass, $18, CrateandBarrel.com

Pineapple cocktail napkins, $48 for 4, ShopLettermade.com

Copper martini glasses, $89 for 2, MarkandGraham.com >> Small Talk cocktail napkins, $20 for 4, Kate Spade New York, BedBathandBeyond.com

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classic linen napkins— the cocktail variety is so fun! Plus, they instantly class up 5 0’clock and look amazing on a bar cart. – LAUREN KAY, SENIOR STYLE EDITOR

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On the Rocks cocktail napkin, $36 for 4, AugustMoran.com

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Nostalgia Edition Clue, $30, BedBathand Beyond.com

gAME nighT engage in some friendly newlywed competition with one of these grown-up versions.

Brass Tic Tac Toe set, $195, JonathanAdler.com

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Oak backgammon set, $399, MarkandGraham.com

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Add some glitz to a sleek space with a crystal-encrusted neckline and art-decoinspired accessories. Dress, $1,800, AllureBridals.com; earrings, $170, Ben-Amun, ThomasLaine.com; clutch, $625, StuartWeitzman.com; heels, $850, JimmyChoo.com

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Touches of floral lace and a flowy tulle skirt make this dress perfect for an outdoor affair. Slip on strappy sandals with a chunky heel for a more laid-back feel. Dress, $1,598, MaggieSottero.com; earrings, $290, Oscar de la Renta, NeimanMarcus.com; shoes, $125, DuneLondon.com

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A sand-colored suit is just as cool as it is casual. Skip the tie and opt for shades and a fun printed pocket square instead. Suit, $120, shirt, $30, CombatGent.com; sunglasses, from $95, WarbyParker .com; pocket square, $10, TheTieBar.com; belt, $85, Beltology.com; shoes, $198, ColeHaan.com >>

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Stick with the classics for an ultra-formal occasion. You can’t go wrong with a sophisticated black tux and snazzy lace-ups. Tuxedo, $110 for rental, shirt, $15 for rental, TheBlackTux.com; bow tie, $19, TheTieBar.com; cuff links, $50, OxandBull.com; watch, $175, Kenneth Cole, Macys.com; shoes, $560, Ferragamo.com

Book these venues or others in your area at TheKnot.com/concierge

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An opulent ballroom wedding calls for an equally gorgeous ball gown. Add pearlescent accessories for a look that really shines. Dress, from $1,300, MoriLee.com; earrings, $175, LuluFrost.com; clutch, $1,595, Edie-Parker .com; shoes, $149, DuneLondon.com

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Handwoven rope pillow cover, $71, Coyuchi.com

Molten charger in Gold, $74, Kim Seybert, NeimanMarcus.com

modern nautical

SAILING SPIRITS Hobby sailing decanter, $175, GraciousHome.com

You don’t need a beach house to get this season’s coastal-inspired look.

ROCKY HANDLES

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MAKING WAVES Arabella Delft blue goblet, $39, Juliska.com

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UNDER THE SEA Lace large fishshaped platter, $151, Vietri.com

INTO THE BLUE Harding Collection crystal giftware, from $50, Lenox.com

GOLDEN THREADS Freeform napkin, $34, Kim Seybert, NeimanMarcus.com

Start your registry at TheKnot.com/registry

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CIRCULAR STATEMENT Earrings, $310, Lizzie Fortunato, NeimanMarcus.com

WRIST INTEREST Bracelet, $175, HolstandLee.com

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GOLDEN VIEW Sunglasses, $345, EtniaBarcelona.com

CROCHET ’KINI Bikini, $285, Kiini.com

CHIC SATCHEL BLUE NOTES Mediterranean Honeysuckle eau de parfum, $110 for 1.7 oz., AERIN.com

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NEW FLAME Prosecco Rose candle, $10, Voluspa.com

STATEMENT SLIPPERS Shoes, $695, SophiaWebster.com

PASTEL POSIES Bouquet by Flower Girl NYC

Slinky silhouettes, romantic pastels and flirty accessories are having a seriously sexy moment.

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Steal the looks of these real couples’ stylish wedding details.

VALERIE & TAYLOR TERLINGUA, TX APRIL 4

rugged style For a fresh take on an outdoor altar, invest in a rug that reflects your personal style. It can also double as newlywed home décor. Perfect symmetry rug, from $198, Anthropologie.com

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silver and gold Have some preceremony bridal party fun with temporary tattoos. Metallic hues are eye-catching and totally wedding worthy. Mini arrow tattoo pack, $6, Orelia.co.uk

SARAH & PAUL

playful poufs An airy lounge space decked out with exotic lamps, pillows and poufs exudes a casual-chic vibe. (Read: Guests will want to plop down and enjoy a drink!) Metallic Moroccan pouf ottomans, from $153 each, AllModern.com

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inflated fun The combination of giant balloons and tissue tassels adds an air of playful whimsy to photo ops, signage or reception décor—just customize the fringe to match your wedding colors. Jumbo confetti balloons with tassels, $30 each, One Stylish Party, Etsy.com

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Votive, $40, WilliamsSonoma.com

Dress, $210, AllureBridals.com

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Eye shadow in Moon Rock, $36, BobbiBrownCosmetics.com

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SPARKLY MANI Polish in Summit of Style, $9, Essie.com

Donegal invitation, from $1,345 for 100, SmockPaper.com >>

FANCY FEET Shoes, $535, StuartWeitzman.com

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ARM CANDY Clutch, $294, Serpui, RenttheRunway.com

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HEALTH & BEAUTY SKIN CARE MUST-HAVES, FROM THE RUNWAY

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TWINKLY TRESSES Sparkly hair accessories add a pretty final touch.

Headband, $1,475, JenniferBehr.com

Find more hairstyles for your wedding at TheKnot.com/hair

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retro glam It doesn’t get more classic than a cat eye, red lipstick and rosy cheeks. Pro tip: Keep your eyeliner thin, so it doesn’t compete with your bold lip color. Lipstick in Dolce Blood, $37, Dolce & Gabbana, SaksFifthAvenue.com; eyeliner in Intense Black, $8, Covergirl .com; blush in Orgasm, $30, NarsCosmetics.com

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pink flush Allover pink is totally on trend. Start with a light wash of color on your lids, then dab cream blush on the apples of your cheeks for a naturallooking flush. Finish the look by applying a pink lip stain at the center of your lips, then blending outward to create an ombré effect. Eye shadow in Pink Chiffon, $24, BobbiBrownCosmetics.com; blush in Sweet Pea, $25, Stila, Sephora.com; lip balm in Sweetheart, $9, Revlon, Drugstore.com

Find more makeup ideas at TheKnot.com/beauty

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Give your lids a gilded upgrade with shimmery-gold eye shadow. To make your eyes really pop, pair golden lids with a matte peach blush and almost-nude lipstick. (It should have just a hint of pink.) Blush in Flush, $22, The Edge Beauty, Dillards.com; eye shadow in Sideline, $19, UrbanDecay .com; lipstick in Pink Honey, $17, Clinique, Sephora.com

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9 healthy habits to adopt before your wedding Ready to start planning your dream day? Of course you are! But first, take a deep breath and begin your journey to looking and feeling your best pre- and postwedding. BY IV Y JACOBSON

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Planning a wedding is the time where you and your partner need to bring your A+ communication skills to the table. “There are many things en route to getting married that, if left unresolved, can create resentment and anger that will spoil the celebration,” says Jane Greer, PhD, New York–based marriage therapist. By developing good communication habits early on, you learn how to address problems directly and openly.

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Real talk: A positive body image outweighs any wedding diet that could be harmful in the long run. That said, if you want to create a healthy fitness plan that matches your personal goals, make sure to do it smartly. “Your wedding day should never be a day you look back on and think how you extreme-dieted or overexercised,” says Tracy Anderson, fitness expert. “Make your health and connection to your body the priority.”

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“Practice meditation to stay present and fully enjoy each moment,” says Jane Ehrman, mind/body medicine specialist and owner of Images of Wellness LLC. There are no rules for where and when to do it—just taking 10 minutes a day to focus on your breathing (called mindfulness meditation) can make positive changes and improve your concentration when it comes to wedding-related stress. “Meditation is called a practice because it’s not going to be perfect every time,” Ehrman says. “It teaches you to focus on one thing, be patient with yourself, and get out of your own head.” When you’re focused and calm, you don’t run the risk of missing those special wedding day moments you want to remember. >>

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Looking and feeling your best while planning shouldn’t have to involve crash dieting, detoxing and depriving yourself of certain food groups. “Wedding planning is stressful enough already, and you don’t want your eating habits to add to it,” says Amy Gannon, M.Ed., RD, LD, and program manager of eCoaching at the Wellness Institute at Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. “Taking a healthy, balanced approach to eating doesn’t have to mean changing up your diet all at once, because then it’s hard to keep it up. Start slowly and stick to specific goals, like incorporating more whole grains one week and adding in a vegetable to every meal the next.” Lean protein sources, fruits, whole grains and starchy vegetables are your best bets for feeling satisfied, not to mention keeping your energy up.

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NUDE ATTITUDE A perfect blend of all-natural pink and brown dyes, this moisturizing lip color works for every skin tone. Lipstick in In My Room, $26, IliaBeauty.com

LIQUID BOUQUET Unexpected notes of rhubarb and grapefruit put a new spin on the classic rose scent. Rose de Vigne perfume, $39 for 50 ml., Caudalie.com

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PETAL SOFT Rose water and natural plant oils clean skin without drying it out. Cleanser, $24, KensingtonApothecary.com

Made with organic plant fibers and French clay, this sponge gently removes dirt. Sponge, $10, One Love Organics, Integrity Botanicals.com

puree and simple pu Feel good about looking good on your wedding day with this mix of toxin-free products.

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SMOKE SHOW Create a subtle smoky eye with this sheer mineral shadow that doubles as an eye cream. Eye shadow in Magnetic, $28, RMSBeauty.com

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Find day-of beauty tips at TheKnot.com/beauty

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Grape-seed oil, olive oil and aloe give this antioxidant-rich tinted moisturizer an age-defying boost. Everything tinted moisturizer, $28, HonestBeauty.com

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all the right moves Based on your wedding dress style, target these areas to look your best. ILLUSTRATIONS BY BROWN BIRD DESIGN

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EQUIPMENT Five-pound weights STEP 1 Stand with your feet hip-width apart, arms at your sides (palms in) and your knees slightly bent. Hold one weight in each hand. STEP 2 Slowly shrug your shoulders up toward your ears, keeping your arms straight. Hold for three counts and release. Repeat 10 times. AREA WORKED Your upper back

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EQUIPMENT Five-pound weights STEP 1 Stand with your feet hip-width apart and your knees slightly bent, holding your weights with a palms-forward grip. Extend your arms so they rest in front of your thighs. STEP 2 Keep your elbows close to the side of your body and curl the weights up using your biceps, making sure to keep your shoulders down and back. STEP 3 Lower the dumbbells slowly to the start position without allowing them to rest on your thighs or locking your elbows. Aim for 15 reps. AREA WORKED Your biceps

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Rosie and Michael dated for almost three years before an eventful trip to visit family in Washington, DC, for Rosie’s birthday. Since the travel dates coincided with the city’s National Cherry Blossom Festival, Michael planned to pop the question while enjoying a scenic walk around the Tidal Basin. Once Michael found the perfect spot to propose, Rosie’s sister pretended to take a photo on her phone, but instead began recording video. “We took the fake photo, and I turned Rosie toward me so I could express my feelings for her,” Michael says. “She didn’t realize what was going on until I got down on one knee!”

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Delbert planned to propose at the sushi restaurant where he and Taylor went on their first date, but when the check came, his nerves set in. “I thought, ‘Come on, Del, you can’t go out like this!’  ” he says. On their way to the car, Delbert asked Taylor if she realized that this was where it all started. “She put two and two together and almost had an anxiety attack,” he says. “I got down on one knee and asked her if she’d make me the happiest man on Earth and be my wife.”

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Despite first meeting in high school, it took seven years and multiple attempts before Meghan agreed to a real date with Mark at a local restaurant. “I thought Meghan had stuck me in the friend zone for good!” he says. After dinner, the pair sat on a park bench, where they spent hours talking. Six years after that first date, Mark proposed on the same bench. “We celebrated later that day into the night with friends and our family, who watched the proposal nearby,” Meghan says. “It was truly a magical day.” >>

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Seven years after they started dating, Maurice planned a surprise trip with Elizabeth to their favorite wine country locale, Healdsburg, California. But Maurice was so eager to pop the question that he pulled out the ring almost immediately after arriving at the hotel. “I had barely put my bags down in the room when I turned and saw him on one knee,” Elizabeth says. “We already knew we’d be together forever, but the excitement of that weekend and the love we felt was incredible.”

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On a late summer day, Emily and Ambrose decided to go for a hike near their home. As they stood atop the mountain looking down on their farmhouse in the valley, Ambrose said, “We live a good life, don’t we?” Following Emily’s affirmation, he pulled out his grandmother’s ring and asked, “Do you want to do it forever?”

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While Brigid (right) was working late one night, Jess was finishing painting a small ring box complete with a string of sweet notes that she planned to use to propose the next day. The only problem? Brigid came home early to find the unattended box sitting out in their bedroom. “She started to open it and I yelled for her to stop,” Jess says. “I wasn’t prepared for it to happen in sweatpants. I remember thinking ‘Oh, it’s happening right now!’  ” >>

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Six years after Vivian lent him a pen at a pre-orientation training in college, Kevin caught her off guard by proposing at home—at midnight! “He put on his only suit and gave a speech,” Vivian says of the surprise. Despite Kevin’s attempt at a memorable proposal, his rehearsed spiel fell on deaf ears. “I only remember him saying that I challenge him to be better, and that he mentioned our two cats!” she says.

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the reception Bold flatware and custom place mats topped the tables along with geometric gold shapes and “avant-garde” floral arrangements of wild greenery and pink and red blooms. the stationery Heavily involved in the design of their paper goods, Lauren and Ben strove for a look that said more “art gallery opening” than “traditional wedding,” which especially came across in the hexagonal escort cards. the food The New York–based couple knew immediately what baker would provide dessert: Dominique Ansel, creator of the cookie shot and cronut. “This was a highlight—since it’s not easy to get your hands on a cronut!” Lauren says.

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the style Antlers and garlands of greenery set the mood for the elegant, country affair. Guests took home silver antler bottle openers, and Tyler gifted his groomsmen personalized antler pocket knives. The stand for the four-tier almond cake was even surrounded by antlers and ferns. the cocktail hour Guests sipped Moscow mules and old-fashioneds from copper mugs, while the couple’s friend and fellow musician Tyler Chiarelli strummed the guitar. “The music during our wedding was incredibly special for both of us,” Hayley says. “We couldn’t have imagined anything better.” the first dance Tyler surprised Hayley with a last-minute swap of their first dance song to one he secretly recorded before the wedding. “Talk about romantic!” Hayley says.

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the style With “Nordic chic” in mind, the couple transformed the industrial space into a birch-accented lounge complete with studded leather couches, wishbone chairs and bronze accents. Hundreds of candles lit up the room, and streamlined arrangements of white parrot tulips, amaryllis and blue spruce added fresh dimension. the food Warm, bourbon-spiked apple cider started the evening, followed by artichoke tostadas, smoked black cod, eight kinds of doughnuts and late-night “big macs” served on bao buns. Napkins set the tone with cheeky sayings like “Drink Up: We want you on that dance floor!” while the vodka cart servers rocked T-shirts emblazed with, “It’s all downhill from here.”

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the ceremony Guests held taper candles as the couple exchanged personalized vows on a center stage. To honor Michael’s Jewish heritage, the pair broke glasses and danced the hora. Then, an Italian accordion player serenaded the crowd in an ode to Mike’s family. the stationery Playful typeface and bold signage kept guests on track. “Because our event schedule was unusual, we didn’t want people to be confused,” Mike says. the cake The classic Italian dessert sfoglia is Mike’s favorite, but he had never seen it in cake form. “I didn’t know if it would be possible!” he says.

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the bridal style Stephanie’s red and gold, sari-inspired reception gown set the tone for the couple’s wedding aesthetic, since it was the first dress she purchased. The statement-making design featured hand embroidery, while the groom’s black-and-white dinner jacket was made using silk brocade fabric from India. the hair For one of the looks, the bride wove jasmine flowers throughout her braided bun for a twist on a South Indian bridal hairstyle. the baraat Vik arrived to their Hindu ceremony in a red convertible adorned with bold yellow and orange blooms. the shoes Friends signed the bottom of Stephanie’s glitzy heels for good luck, a Greek custom suggested by a close friend at the bridal shower.

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the jewelry Aside from gold anklets, the bride wore a gold belt borrowed from the groom’s family for the Hindu ceremony. “Every woman in the family wears it to get married,” Stephanie says. the location Sunny California vistas set the stage for the couple’s weekend-long wedding. the dress For their Catholic ceremony, Stephanie channeled an old-Hollywood vibe thanks to a white short-sleeve dress complete with an illusion neckline and crystals. “I felt more like I was going to the Oscars than to my own wedding!” she says.

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Give your ensemble some flirty texture with frothy organza blossoms. Dress, $12,995, LelaRose.com; belt, $1,490, OscardelaRenta.com; engagement ring, $7,250, HeartsonFire.com; wedding band, $880, Zeghani.com; earrings, $1,980, SimonGJewelry.com; clutch, $2,000, Nancy Gonzalez, NeimanMarcus.com

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pretty in pink Blush dresses have been hot for a few seasons, but a sultry gown in cherry-blossom pink will set your bridal look apart. Pair with a matching veil for an ultra-romantic feel. Dress, $12,500, veil, $750, Naeem Khan, BergdorfGoodman.com; headpiece, $998, JenniferBehr.com; earrings, $2,437, SupremeJewelry.net >>

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painterly perfection A floral gown doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to be totally over the top to stand out. For a subtler take on this trend, consider a watercolor print in a soft shade­like wisteria blue. Dress, Lazaro, similar styles at JLMCouture.com; engagement ring, $27,499, Ritani.com; earrings, $6,500, FinnJewelry.com; necklace, $768, JennyPackham.com

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câ&#x20AC;&#x2030; oming up roses A gorgeous combination of cascading rosettes and a sweeping train makes for one dramatic bridal moment. Dress, $7,200, MoniqueLhuillier.com; headpiece, $410, JannieBaltzer.com; earrings, $1,085, TimelessDesigns.com; clutch, $7,995, JimmyChoo.com >>

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Brocade gowns have been around for centuries, but bold champagne and platinum blooms give this formal fabric a trendy twist. Dress, $1,250, Oleg Cassini, DavidsBridal .com; engagement ring, $4,175 (not including center stone), ParadeDesign.com; earrings, $13,640, SimonGJewelry.com; rose gold bracelet, $799, KayJewelers.com; white gold bracelet, $7,625, RomanandJules.com

story: Shelley Brown Fashion Styling: Laura Pritchard Hair: Eloise Cheung at kate ryan inc . for Aveda Makeup: Brian Duprey using MAC Cosmetics for Judy Casey Inc . Location: Junior League of New York Photo Production: Kristi Drago-Price/Editorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Edge

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fresh as a daisy Play up a fun crop top gown with a cut-edge veil covered in 3-D daisies—it’s equal parts sweet and unexpected. Dress, $8,990, CarolinaHerrera.com; veil, $225, Nilah.com; stacking wedding bands, $5,533, UneekJewelry.com; earrings, $1,830, SupremeJewelry.net

Find more fashion inspiration at TheKnot.com/fashion

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t  hinly veiled Opt for a barely there bandeau veil for an unforgettable, ethereal effect. Dress, from $3,000, MatthewChristopher.com; veil, $165, TwigsandHoney.com

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If you’re feeling daring, slip into a flowy, lingerie-inspired gown— it’s edgy yet totally effortless. Dress, $7,990, InesDiSanto.com; earrings, $1,722, TimelessDesigns.com; shoes, $895, Marchesa, ElitePourLaVie.com

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Dress up a simple sheath with an airy ostrich feather wrap. Keep your other accessories minimal and let your pretty plumes do all the talking. Dress, $3,080, ChristosBridal.com; vintage ostrich feather wrap, NewYorkVintage.com >>

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lovely illusion If you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want the heavy coverage of a full lace look, consider translucent tattoo lace. A plunging illusion back with floral appliquĂŠ shows just the right amount of skin. Dress, $1,876, MaggieSottero .com; earrings, $60, CZ by Kenneth Jay Lane, BHLDN.com

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flight of fancy Put a luxe spin on the detachable skirt trend with a luxe feather overlay. Make a grand entrance at your ceremony, then whisk it away for your reception. Dress, $4,990, overlay, $13,550, MoniqueLhuillier .com; earrings, $3,500, MiaCarizza .com; shoes, $100, AldoShoes.com >>

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A shimmery dove-gray gown is a whimsical take on the “something blue” tradition. Pair with a pastel bouquet for a dreamy color palette. Dress, $3,950, Rivini.com; shoes, $895, Casadei.com; vintage ostrich feather (in bouquet), NewYorkVintage.com

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Story: Shelley Brown Fashion Styling: Laura Pritchard Hair: Noah Hatton for Redken/ Cutler @ Judy Casey makeup: Yuko Mizuno at Rona Represents using Benefit Cosmetics Photo Production: Kristi DragoPrice/Editor’s Edge florist: BRRCH

F ind more fashion inspiration at TheKnot.com/fashion

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Special Advertising Section

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wedding gowns 101 We know your first priority—finding the (other) one—your dress.

gown silhouette styles trumpet gown

mermaid gown

The skirt in this gown style extends from the bustline. It’s a great choice for pear-shaped brides because it disguises the hips.

The skirt in this style flares out just below the hips, creating a semi-full skirt (shaped like the bell of a trumpet) without extra volume and bulk.

This gown is a bit more fitted and flares out at the knee (or lower). It’s a great silhouette for showing off curves.

a-line gown

ball gown

sheath

This universally flattering style hugs the torso and has a flared skirt in, you guessed it, an A-shape.

The ball gown has a fitted bodice and a dramatic full skirt. Busty brides will love this shape because it creates balanced proportions.

This slim, form-fitting silhouette hugs the body from head-to-toe. It’s the perfect look for casual, intimate weddings.

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finding the right white skin tone Dark go for Stark white, or almost any shade

gown shopping pointers HEAD TO A TRUSTWORTHY SALON Don’t know where to begin? Just scan the QR codes on the bottom corners of the Look Book pages to find local salons that carry our featured designers, along with the addresses of bridal salons in your state.

skin tone Medium with olive tones go for Champagne or diamond white skin tone Medium with yellow tones go for Off-white or creamy ivory skin tone Fair and pink-toned skin go for Ivory

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want more gowns? Check out TheKnot.com/ weddingdresses

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lillian west

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pronovias $$$ on theknot.com pronovias on the web pronovias.com collection pronovias styles prala, precious

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wedding party 101 The least you need to know to coordinate your wedding party’s look.

bridesmaids • For a modern, but still put-together look—pick the color and fabric, but consider letting your bridesmaids choose the neckline and silhouette. • When shopping, bring one or two bridesmaids—maybe the maid who has the body or coloring that’s most similar to the rest of the bridal party, or the maid who is the most difficult to fit. • Ask for your maids’ advice, but make the final decision yourself. You’re the one who knows the big picture—overall look, formality and people’s budgets—best. • The bridesmaids should try to place their orders at the same time to ensure that the dresses will be made from the same dye lot. • Allow three months’ delivery and alteration time for the dresses. • Don’t forget the extras. Should the maids all have the same shoes, jewelry, hairstyles, handbags or wraps? Communicate your desires clearly to your maids. Email works great for this.

sweetheart neckline

scoop neckline

one-shoulder neckline

groom & groomsmen • Brush up on your tuxedo terms and take a peek in your own closet before you begin suit shopping. This will give you an idea of what style you like best—notched or shawl lapel, standard or spread collar.

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2 Montego Bay is definitely a must-see. Located near the airport on the northwest side of the island, “MoBay” is perfect for golf getaways and short honeymoon trips. Ever since Sandals opened the first all-inclusive resort there, it’s been the top destination for young newlyweds.

Bob Marley’s birthplace, Kingston, is perfect for honeymooners seeking their reggae roots or even just a starting point for spa trips and hikes in the beautiful Blue Mountains. 3

Many popular Jamaican destinations are between one and two hours from the Montego Bay airport by car. Make sure you bring Dramamine if you’re at risk for motion sickness, as taxi drivers take the curvy roads at quite a clip.

6 To see Jamaica at its best, go during Carnival, the highlight of the Jamaican year, in Kingston, Ocho Rios and MoBay each April and in Negril each May. 7 Reggae lovers should wait until August for the Reggae Sumfest, held in MoBay. 8 While shopping in Montego Bay, be polite and don’t hesitate to haggle. Sellers are insistent. 9 Coconut water—sold as “cold jelly” at roadside stands—and conch soup are said to heighten amour.

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ick back on the best and longest stretch of Jamaica’s famous SevenMile Beach and experience the very chic and slightly playful side of Negril. Unwind poolside or at the Red Lane® Spa. There are seven gourmet restaurants, including our signature dining experience, Barefoot by the Sea. Breathtaking Swim-up Suites are on the edge of a lagoon pool with the beach in view and exquisite Millionaire Suites include private 877-SANDALS outdoor pools and gardens that wrap you in luxurious Sandals.com seclusion while personal butlers attend to your needs.

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2 Unlike its bustling neighbor Cancún, Cozumel is relatively quiet: Only 3 percent of this 189-square-mile island with clear waters, beautiful reefs and white-sand beaches has been developed. 3 If you like nightlife, discos are popular in Acapulco; they’re open 365 days a year, from 10:30 p.m. until 4 or 5 a.m. 4 The “Corridor” near Los Cabos is a gorgeous string of cozy hotels, championship golf courses, winding horse trails and white-sand beaches. 5 Big ocean-side resorts in Cancún are a good home base for exploring ancient Mayan ruins. The seaside Mayan city of Tulum is closest. Good day trips include Coba and Chichen Itza.

6 Most of the Yucatán peninsula is great for water sports like snorkeling and scuba diving. For underwater sightseers, check out El Chileno, an underwater preserve, or Bahia Santa Maria, a cove surrounded by cliffs, near Los Cabos. 7 People fall in love with Playa del Carmen equally for what it has (gorgeous beaches and rustic charm) and for what it doesn’t (the crowds and overbuilt beachfronts of some big tourist spots). 8 Located at the edge of the Sierra Madre range, Puerto Vallarta is full of old cobblestone streets and plenty of Mexican tradition (think: fiestas!). 9 San Jose del Cabo is an old Mexican village built around the Colonial-style church Iglesia San Jose and a charming town square. 10 The Riviera Maya parallels the Caribbean coast. It starts in Playa del Carmen and ends in Tulum.

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he moment couples arrive, they will be enraptured by luxury and infused with romance. This adults-only haven offers an UnlimitedLuxury® getaway on three miles of pristine beach, footsteps from a private marina, pedestrian village, botanical gardens and artisan walkway—the perfect mix of relaxation and adventure. Customize your complimentary Secrets honeymoon registry so 866-GOSECRETS family and friends can gift you romantic dinners SecretsResorts.com and spa packages to maximize your experience.

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1 Avoid St. Lucia’s rainy season, which runs from June until November. 2 Make sure you check out Gros Piton and Petit Piton, rugged mountains located on the island’s southwest coast; they’re among the Caribbean’s most recognizable landmarks. 3 You’ll need a guide to enter the island’s restricted rainforest region, so sign up for a tour to walk through the dense foliage and swim in one of the tropical waterfalls. If you’re lucky, you may see the rare St. Lucian parrot.

6 The best place to start a scuba dive along the coral walls is the beach at Anse Choiseul, a hotel on the southwest coast. 7 Some of the coral walls plunge 200 feet deep! Keep your eyes peeled for barrel sponges, angel fish, sea horses, spotted eels, stingrays, nurse sharks and sea turtles. 8 Try local favorites like saltfish, green fig and Creole barbecue. While you’re in Castries, try Jimmie’s or Bang, two can’t-miss restaurants.

If you rent a car, make sure you keep to the left side of the road (like you would in the UK). You can also make your way around via ferry, bus or cab.

9 Gros Islet, a small island on the northwest shore of St. Lucia, is known throughout the Caribbean for its Friday night jump-up. Street-side music blares as locals jam to the sounds of reggae, soca and calypso.

5 Visit the hopping Saturday market in Castries, the island’s capital. The vendors sell everything from fruits and local spices to crafts.

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igh glamour rises to new heights of luxury on the legendary La Toc estate, which includes a half-mile cove beach, a nine-hole golf course, nine impressive gourmet restaurants and a stunning Red Lane® Spa. Dramatic two-story villas atop Sunset Oceanview Bluff Village, with private pools and butler service, are the pinnacle of indulgence. Exclusive Millionaire Suites with private pools are the summit of 877-SANDALS prestige at the cliff’s peak with 180-degree ocean views, Sandals.com while elevated privileges include personal butler service.

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give the resort’s half-mile Mary’s Trail a go. Once your legs are warmed-up, hike the moderatelevel Lind Point Trail, which conveniently ends on Caneel’s Honeymoon Beach. In the afternoon, taxi into the town of Cruz Bay for fresh seafood and shopping at Waterfront Bistro. “Hook” bracelets in silver or gold are the souvenir to score. Point the jewelry’s “J” hook toward your heart to tell the world you’re taken! >>

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Why go More than half of this woodsy isle in the US Virgin Islands is blanketed in a national park. As a result, serene tropical forest trails, OMG-inducing overlooks of cobalt water, and run-ins with donkeys and other wildlife are part of the daily happenings on this peaceful island. Where to Stay Caneel Bay Resort, the only lodging within the national park, hits the sweet spot between rustic and unstuffy luxury. Comfy rooms reveal thoughtful details, including mini flashlights, beach coolers—and no TVs. Insider tip: The resort’s homemade gelato is ridiculously tasty (from $559 per night, CaneelBay.com). how to spend your island time Don’t miss the renowned hiking trails: For major lookouts without much effort,

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Why go Even with tourist crowds and big resorts, this laidback country’s colorful soul always shines through. The friendly locals, traditional street food, reggae music and abundance of natural assets keep Jamaica’s authentic rhythm on repeat. Where to Stay Built on Negril’s cliffs, the boho-chic, 34-room Rockhouse is both architecturally stunning and big on embracing local culture and the community (the property’s foundation supports area educational projects that guests can visit). Plus, it can brag that

Bob Marley was once a guest. Don’t leave without a couple’s aromatherapy soak in its Holistic Bath House (stand-alone villas from $195 per night, Rockhouse.com). How to Spend Your Island Time You’ll do as Jamaicans do when you feast on amazing jerk chicken and jam to live reggae at the hotel’s seaside Pushcart Restaurant & Rum Bar. Climbing waterfalls is another island custom. Take a refreshing guided walk up Mayfield Falls, which tends to be less touristy than Jamaica’s other popular falls.

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Anguilla Why go The only thing better than hanging in an island setting is adding a killer meal to the scene. No problem for Anguilla. From fine restaurants to roadside barbecue stands, more than 100 eateries dot its 35 square miles, leaving gourmands seriously satisfied. Where to Stay A few decades back, cliffside resort Malliouhana put Anguilla on the culinary map by importing fine, French cuisine and a Michelin-starred chef to the island. Renovated and reborn as the chic, airy Malliouhana,

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an Auberge Resort, the icon is still spoiling guests with its epicurean magic (the main restaurant leans Mediterranean now) and in every other way possible (from $470, Malliouhana.com). How to Spend Your Island Time Troll the food trucks in the island’s capital, The Valley (hunt for Hungry’s Good Food van and its exotic soups), or spend the afternoon dining on fresh seafood and drinking rum punch on one of the offshore cays, such as Scilly Cay (ScillyCayAnguilla.com). >>

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Providenciales Why go There are beaches— and then there’s “Provo,” as this Turks & Caicos island is called, complete with blindingly white sand and turquoise water that are mind-blowing. Spectacular Grace Bay Beach, where there’s no slimy seaweed or rocks in the water, is the crown jewel. Where to stay At the posh Grace Bay Club, you’re privy to 1,100 feet of beach frontage, the largest of any resort in Provo. The VIP treatment

continues with beach butlers fetching drinks and food when you flash your personal flag (junior suite from $515 per night, GraceBayResorts.com/ gracebayclub). How to Spend Your Island Time Zone out during a Time for Two couple’s massage in an oceanfront cabana. Keep the seaside indulgences rolling with a torch-lit, toes-in-thesand romantic dinner for two on Grace Bay Beach.

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shopping plaza, golf course, nightly shows and multiple pools. Upgrade to a Club Premium room for special perks, like entry to the hydrotherapy spa (allinclusive Club Premium room from $152 per person per night, BarceloBavaroBeachResort.com). How to Spend Your Island Time Filling your days and nights are easy here. Tee off on the resort’s championship P.B. Dye designed golf course (your first round is free), take kayaks out together, or check the activities board for cooking classes. After dark, watch a Vegas-style number and then hit the casino or thumping nightclub. >>

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grand cayman Why go Besides its famed Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman has a major following for its underwater thrills. Snorkelers and scuba divers are stoked by the water’s good visibility, warm temps, vibrant coral reefs and choice of about 240 dive sites. Where to Stay Hang your flippers at The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa. It has top diveoperator Red Sail Sports on-site, and snorkelers can see some

colorful fish right off the beach. Set up the hotel’s honeymoon registry to score your aquatic excursions as wedding gifts (from $239 per night, WestinGrandCayman.com). How to Spend Your Island Time Raise your adrenaline with a dive around the USS Kittiwake, a rescue-shipturned-dive-attraction sunk just off Seven Mile Beach, or by petting a friendly stingray in shallow water at Stingray City.

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Why go This under-the-radar private island resort in the British Virgin Islands maxes out at around 35 guests (though occupancy hovers closer to just 10 during the off-season), granting couples an almost deserted feel (in a good way!). Find luxury style “roughing it” here. Be dropped on a remote beach, with a boat on call, where you can have your fresh catch eagerly prepped by a skilled chef. Getting to this island entails a couple of connections, but the journey is worth it. Where to Stay Go crazy over the view of electric-blue water from your cottage or villa at Guana Island. Start exploring and you’ll see that the grounds, which include a

beautiful fruit orchard and a Garden of Eden for yoga and outdoor movie screenings, are just as impressive. On the departure dock, guests are even photographed for the resort’s memento binder—you’ll feel just like family (all-inclusive rates from $695 per night, Guana.com). How to Spend Your Island Time Sign up for the hotel’s Castaway Picnic and you can pretend to be shipwrecked together on Bigelow or Harris beach (two of the island’s pristine seven beaches), snorkel, enjoy great food—and do whatever else comes to mind. Also arrange a day trip to The Baths National Park on Virgin Gorda or the infamous Soggy Dollar Bar on Jost Van Dyke.

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“We skipped and danced through a nearby garden, excited for our next adventure together,” Akilah says of this postceremony shot. “It was our own little celebration.”

Akilah & Tristan; August 9; Atlanta photograph by vue photography

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A HERITAGE OF SKILLED ARTISTRY

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ince 1850, ArtCarved has handcrafted high quality, elegant and timeless engagement rings and wedding bands. Continuing our rich heritage, we introduce new styles into the Vintage Collection inspired by designs from our century-old archival catalogs.

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