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MEET OUR CONTRIBUTORS • We tapped some of the photography pros from our issue to get the scoop on the best shots.
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MAKE IT YOURS • Share your uniquely personalized details, whether stitched, inked or chocolate dipped, on Instagram and tag #maketradition for a chance to be featured on @theknot.
You’re Engaged! • Here are the big to-dos from “yes” to “I do.” Turn the page for more, including the tools you’ll need and how to get your personalized checklist.
Plan your wedding on your phone • Organizing all those details and a checklist? There’s an app for that. The Knot Wedding Planner pulls together your vision, pros and guests to put planning in the palm of your hand.
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You can be disabled and your life can still be aspirational. • How one bride’s inexplicable disease inspired a celebration that could truly be enjoyed by all.
What’s in a name? YOU DECIDE • As the definition of marriage evolves, so do the possibilities of what to call yourself. Couples of all kinds are finding unique ways to personalize the thing that literally personifies them, from creating a whole new name to skipping the change entirely. Now more than ever, the options are endless. Get inspired by how these four couples did it.
CHANGE IT • Make sure each of these documents reflects your new moniker, in this order.
love around the world • Nod to your zest for adventure with this global-inspired guest book idea.
it’s time to shine • The trendiest wedding-worthy footwear is all about metallic shimmer, luxe details and unexpected silhouettes.
KEEP IT CASUAL FOR A Tropical Destination • Jetting off to a sunny locale? A flirty, short dress plus a lightweight lace jumpsuit make a simple—but stunning—couple combo. Mix in pops of color for a playful nod to your vibrant surroundings.
GET GLAM FOR AN Art Gallery • To look as chic as your venue, opt for outfits with a modern vibe. A slim-cut suit and sleek trumpet-style gown are a polished pair. Metallic touches give a fashion-forward flair.
GO FORMAL FOR A Ballroom • A swanky affair is your opportunity to get fancy. Make a lasting impression with an embellished ball gown, dapper double-breasted tux and luxe accessories.
MAKE IT CHIC FOR YOUR Wedding Party • Don’t be afraid to shake up your attendants with trendy patterns, silhouettes and textures—trust us, your friends will love it.
RAINBOW Rings • Looking to set yourself apart from the crowd? Opt for an unexpected sparkler with a colorful center stone.
stone symbolism • A gemstone is more than just a sparkly addition to your engagement ring—many of them have deeper meanings.
Iconic BEAUTY • THESE FEMALE FOUNDERS HAVE HELPED DEFINE BEAUTY AS WE KNOW IT. SO WHEN IT COMES TO LOOKING LIKE THE BEST VERSION OF YOURSELF ON YOUR DAY, THEY KNOW A THING OR TWO ABOUT HOW TO MAKE IT HAPPEN. HERE, FIVE ICONS SPILL THEIR MUST-HAVE PRODUCTS, BEAUTY SECRETS, AND HAIR AND MAKEUP TIPS.
the knot BEAUTY AWARDS • We tested hundreds of products and polled our readers (indicated by a)to find the very best for your bridal beauty arsenal. The result? Everything you need to get gorgeous for your wedding day. See all the winners, plus get more expert advice at TheKnot.com/beautyawards.
preppy nautical • Use classic New England touches to capture the place where the sand meets the sea (even if your venue is landlocked).
nautical prep •...