Inside the January/February 2024 Issue

With a new year on the horizon come weddings — lots and lots of weddings. Find tips and inspo in our annual trends feature, where our favorite planners give us the scoop on everything from the “it” flower to the sweetest desserts and details. Keep turning the pages for aisleworthy gowns, scent-sational hair spritzes and stellar travel destinations. Plus, you can enter our sweepstakes to win the cover gown!

10 Reasons to Love Fall Weddings

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While we love a good summer bash, fall weddings make our hearts skip a beat. The gorgeous colors, crisp air, and cozy vibe of an autumn wedding are absolutely breathtaking. If you’re not convinced, here are ten more reasons to love fall weddings.

1. You can have a beautiful outdoor ceremony without worrying your guests are going to melt or freeze. (Well, at least not worrying as much.)

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Photo Credit: Ulmer Studios on Wedding Chicks via Loverly  

5 Things You Need to Know About Summer Weddings

The long, sun-drenched days of summer are so appealing for weddings. But before you plan an outdoor wedding during these steamy months, there are a few important things you need to keep in mind:

1. You'll need to book your date early. Not only is it the most popular time of year to get married — meaning the best venues book up quickly — but you're also going to be competing for your guests' attention; between vacations and other weddings, it pays to let your wedding VIPs know your date as early as possible so that they don't make other commitments. 

5 Fun Ideas for an Outdoor Summer Wedding

Can't picture having your wedding in a traditional ballroom? Summer is the perfect season to take your wedding outdoors. And while you can certainly still throw a formal affair under the stars, we have a soft spot for less buttoned-up summer affairs. Here, some of our favorite ideas.

Ceremony Aisle
With an outdoor ceremony, you typically have much more flexibility with the seating arrangements. We love this winding aisle, which gives each guest a front-row seat as you walk. 

Top 5 Wedding Color Mistakes to Avoid

Guest Blogger: Chrissy Arpie Ott
Chrissy Arpie Ott is the founder and CEO of The Perfect Palette, a wedding resource dedicated to helping couples find the perfect color palette for their wedding day. Since its launch in 2008, The Perfect Palette has been the go-to color resource for couples who dream of a unique, creative, and colorful wedding day. 

My job is dedicated to helping engaged couples think creatively when it comes to color and event design, so it's safe to say that I've witnessed my fair share of wedding color mistakes over the years. So, I thought it might be helpful for BG brides if I compiled the most common pitfalls and how to avoid them. Let's dive right into it!


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Patriotic Wedding Inspiration Shoot

Just in time for Independence Day, this beautiful inspiration shoot filled with stars and stripes landed in our inbox and we couldn't wait to share it with you. Photographer Jennifer Nicole Photography decided to feature  a military couple in this gorgeous shoot, which took place at Field Manor in Florida. From the elegant tablescape to the incredible dessert display to the whimsical fashion details, this shoot is pure magic. 


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