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Behind the Scenes Archives - New Orleans Weddings - Reception, Venue & Planning
Sep 092014
Brides Magazine October/November 2014 Cover

Photo: Matt Jones

Our 80th anniversary issue of Brides starring newlywed and Victoria's Secret Angel Lindsay Ellingson officially hits newsstands today! And the October/November issue is brimming with useful wedding advice from the moment you say "yes" to "I do."

Along with featuring exclusive photos from Lindsay's South Carolina wedding to Sean Clayton, we're also counting down the 33 most iconic brides ("Eight Decades of Unforgettable Brides," page 128) of all time. And for the bride-to-be who needs some sage planning tips, we compiled a complete list of our best advice ever ("80 Years of Great Advice from Brides," page 374).

Plus, we included a flip side, which features our ultimate beauty guide, including week-by-week countdowns to help you get perfectly glam before your big day ("Beauty Countdown," flip, page 4).

But before you dive into our 80th anniversary issue, take a trip down memory lane and look back at a few vintage Brides covers to celebrate our major milestone!

Brides 1934 Issue

Photo: Matt Jones

In the fall of 1934, our first ever issue, seen above, hit newsstands under the name So You're Going to Be Married, before quickly being renamed The Bride's Magazine.

Brides 1952 Issue

Photo: Matt Jones

Our spring 1952 issue features an illustration of a classic bride, complete in a ball gown with a sheer high neckline. What's old is new again, with this trend becoming a huge hit on the latest bridal runways!

Brides 1955 Issue

Photo: Matt Jones

In autumn 1955, our cover starred a groom, who was helping the blushing bride cut their wedding cake.


Photo: Matt Jones

The winter 1958 edition is one of our favorites. The sleek black backdrop and colorful balloons look modern enough to sit on the newsstands now!

For even more wedding-day inspiration, fashion-forward advice, and helpful planning tips, be sure to pick up our October/November issue, available on newsstands today and for digital download here!

Sep 042014
Lindsay Ellingson Brides October November 2014 Cover

Photo: Matt Jones

Brides turns 80 years old this month! And to celebrate our milestone, just-married Victoria's Secret Angel Lindsay Ellingson is covering our October/November issue.

The Angel models two separate cover looks: a plunging V-neck Vera Wang gown slip dress and a short Angel Sanchez number with back cut-outs.

Inside our brand-new special issue, Lindsay (who has walked the catwalk for designers like Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Christian Dior, and Valentino) rocks more wedding-ready looks including a chic white jumpsuit from Monique Lhuillier's Ready to Wed collection (below).

Lindsay Ellingson Brides Photoshoot

Photo: Matt Jones

In addition to sporting several bridal looks, Lindsay also gives readers an inside look at her own wedding dress (below). The newlywed shares never-before-seen photos from her intimate July wedding in South Carolina to longtime love Sean Clayton. "Sean and I locked eyes as I walked down the aisle," Lindsay tells Brides of her ceremony. "It felt like we were the only ones there."

Lindsay Ellingson Sean Clayton Wedding

Photo: Perry Vaile

Lindsay was every bit the blushing bride in a stunning V-neck Sophie Theallet sheath complemented with a classic chignon hairstyle, while her bridesmaids wore pale pink Joanna August dresses (below). On her custom wedding dress, Lindsay says: "It's so special to wear a gown no one else will have. Sophie knows how to make a woman feel beautiful."

Lindsay Ellingson Wedding and Bridesmaids Lindsay Ellingson Wedding Dress Back

Photo: Perry Vaile

Along with dishing wedding-day details, Lindsay opens up about her husband, who is a medical sales rep. "I turned around and saw tall, dark, and handsome," she says of their initial meeting at an album-launch party for Jay Z and Kanye West in 2011. The next day, she ended up running into him in New York's Union Square, and from that moment she said, "I knew it was fate."

Yes, their romance is as amazing as it sounds. "Sean is everything I ever looked for," Lindsay adds. "I never thought I'd be so lucky."

For more on Lindsay's storybook romance and photos from her Southern wedding, be sure to pick up our October/November issue on newsstands Tuesday, September 9! And stay tuned for an exclusive behind-the-scenes video of the Victoria's Secret Angel's wedding-dress fitting with fashion designer Sophie Theallet.

Bridal Fashion Week Fall 2014 is Here! Stay Tuned for Exclusive Runway Photos from Your Favorite Wedding Dress Designers

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Oct 102013
Pronovias Bridal Fashion Week Fall 2014

Photo: Courtesy of Pronovias

It's that time of year again! Bridal Fashion Week Fall 2014 has officially begun. Starting today, you'll be seeing non-stop coverage as all of our favorite bridal designers send their latest crop of wedding dresses and bridesmaid dresses down the runway. Our editors are poised front row center to bring you first-look photos, behind-the-scenes exclusives and gorgeous runway video. No one does Bridal Fashion Week quite like Brides. In fact, you could say it's kind of our thing!

Follow Brides on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google + to chime in on which wedding dresses you love, whichi collections you can't stop talking about, and what you'll be wearing down the aisle!

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Watch: The Inspiration Behind Liancarlo’s Spring 2014 Collection Come to Life

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Apr 242013

Here at Brides, we write a lot about what inspired a particular wedding dress designer's collection—everything from 1950s couture to something more abstract like the discipline of architecture. But rarely do you get to see how and why those seemingly grand statements and metaphors take shape in the designer's mind (and how they translate to the designs). To bridge that gap, Liancarlo created "Venetian Light - a Collection Takes Shape," a short film in which Carlos Ramirez, the designer behind the ultra romantic line, describes how he became fascinated with the light in Venice, and how that fascination made its way to the hand-stitched lace and Italian tulle gowns in his latest collection. To get up-close-and-personal with the latest Liancarlo designs, check out the video above.

Don't forget to follow Brides on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Google+ to get even more behind-the-scenes photos, videos and news from Bridal Fashion Week!

—Lauren Frankfort

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