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BE WELL, BE WED
OUR WELLNESS PICKS • Take a time-out from wedding planning and focus on your zen. Here are some of our favorite mood lifters and game changers.
MEET OUR CONTRIBUTORS • We asked some of the pros from this issue for the inside scoop on their areas of expertise.
Q+A ASK THE KNOT SQUAD • You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. We tapped our team—and one of our go-to industry pros—to solve some of your most of-the-moment planning asks.
PETAL POWER • Flower girls have long been a staple of the processional, but the concept needn’t just include flowers and girls. Dudes tossing confetti? We’re here for it, and all the other ways to-be-weds can reimagine this tradition.
ENTER IN STYLE • Petals don’t have to be part of the processional.
BACK TO THE CRASH SITE • For better and for worse, April 11th is a significant day for slopestyle freeskier Jamie “MoCrazy” Crane-Mauzy. It’s the day she suffered a career-altering catastrophic skiing crash in Whistler, British Columbia, in 2015. But it’s also the day she and her fiancé Reggie Clark will tie the knot, back at the accident site—bringing healing and joy to the spot where her life once changed in a split second.
heart of gold • TWO-TIME OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST AND WORLD RECORD HOLDER SYDNEY MCLAUGHLIN OPENS UP ABOUT LIFE ON THE TRACK, HER UNWAVERING FAITH AND FINDING LOVE WITH FELLOW ATHLETE ANDRE LEVRONE JR.
IT’S A LOVE THING
FINDING ZEN • PREWEDDING BACH PARTIES DON’T HAVE TO INCLUDE BOOZY BAR CRAWLS. GATHER YOUR BESTIES FOR A WELLNESS-FOCUSED GETAWAY TO GROUND YOURSELVES AHEAD OF THE WEDDING DAY.
runway REPORT • THE TRENDS YOU NEED TO KNOW—STRAIGHT FROM NEW YORK BRIDAL FASHION WEEK. FROM THE “IT” SILHOUETTE TO NEW MAXIMALIST DETAILS, HERE’S A SNEAK PEEK OF WHAT’S HITTING SALONS NEAR YOU IN THE COMING MONTHS.
BEAUTY beat • Less is more where the hottest wedding hair and makeup looks are concerned. From dewy skin to unfussy ’dos, we’ve got the deets on what’s trending—plus how to pull off au naturel beauty IRL.
ring tones • White diamonds are totally classic, but they aren’t for everyone. Looking for bling with a more unexpected vibe? Go bold with a colored center stone.
BEAUTY AS SELF-CARE • Real talk: While planning a wedding is one of life’s most exciting milestones, prepping for such a monumental event can also feel downright stressful at times. That’s why it’s crucial to prioritize your mental health in the months leading up to your day. Celebrity makeup artist and psychotherapist Lee Pycroft shares nine simple ways to turn your prewedding beauty regimen into a transformative wellness experience, so you can look—and feel—your best throughout your wedding journey.
22 TRENDS FOR 2022 • We say, go your own way when it comes to wedding planning. But if you’re in need of some inspo here are 22 ideas we’re excited to see couples make their own.
Arboret um Affair • Nostalgia is reinvented for the modern couple—the pair begins a new chapter while embracing their Asian heritage with dual ceremonies.
Your Wellness Wish List • WELLNESS IS THE BUZZWORD OF 2022—AND FOR GOOD REASON. ON THE HEELS OF A GLOBAL PANDEMIC, WE’RE ALL TAKING NOTICE AND CHECKING IN, PRIORITIZING OUR HEALTH AND WELL-BEING. WE’VE ROUNDED UP OUR FAVORITE PICKS FOR YOUR REGISTRY TO GIVE YOU A STRONG START IN MARRIED LIFE.
Take Time to Rest • Get your eight hours and then some with these sleep aids. From weighted blankets to noisecancelling earbuds, our...