Discover new takes on wedding décor, dresses, desserts, and more to help you plan your big day.

By Erica Sloan
June 04, 2018
summer 2018 weddings magazine cover

On the heels of an awe-inspiring royal wedding and with summer around the corner, it's an exciting time to be a bride. Kick your planning into full-gear with our newest issue, which features a range of colorful ideas fit for the season. Think bridesmaids dresses in a full rainbow of hues and invitations designed with vibrant palettes in mind.

If you're still reeling from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's historic Windsor nuptials, turn to our "Style Look Book." You'll find cascading gowns, crystal tiaras, and rhinestone-studded heels, all fit for a royal. Looking for something a bit more modern? Keep paging through for a selection of convention-defying wedding dresses, which mix details like mesh and daring cut-outs with classic necklines and delicate embroidery. Once you've landed upon your dream gown and picked out the jewels to go with it (trust us, this issue has plenty of heirloom-worthy ones!), flip to our "Good Things" section to nail down the details. We've got unique ideas like mini bundles of preserved roses that can replace classic escort cards and a cluster of colorful, translucent vases that can be used in a mod centerpiece.

Then, read on for even more ways to wow your guests, including single-serving confections as a twist on the traditional wedding cake, plus textural décor ideas incorporating straw and wicker. (And no, we're not just talking baskets!)

Get a glimpse at how other couples brought their special days to life by looking through our real weddings. We share an elegant Jamaican fête on a hill overlooking the ocean, a kid-friendly celebration at a Virginia vineyard, and an eclectic Brooklyn bash in a metal-factory-turned-event-space, as well as parties in Washington, D.C., and the Hudson Valley. And whether you'd prefer to spend your honeymoon unwinding on a beach or exploring all the sights in an exotic destination, we've got you covered for that, too. Our "Getaways" section takes you to the hottest coastal locales of 2018, and then brings you inside one couple's 11-day African safari.

The latest issue of Martha Stewart Weddings is on stands June 5!


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