Get excited! The Spring 2013 issue of The Knot magazine will be on newsstands tomorrow and we can’t wait to share it with you! Shop hundreds of bridal gowns, get endless design inspiration and kick off your wedding planning with our jam-packed issue full of gorgeous ideas.
We think you’re especially going to love our fashion shoot by the fabulous photographer, Elizabeth Messina, that showcases our favorite designers — from the established couture dress-makers to the up-and-comers. Take a look at the gorgeous shoot below and then get your own copy!
The one you know: Vera Wang (top left)
Even your most fashion-averse groom knows Vera Wang. What he may not know is that all her gowns are masterfully crafted and have signature touches like organza petals and light-as-air skirts. Beaded gown, $5,500, VeraWang.com; engagement ring, $8,620 (not including center stone), MichaelMCollection.com; earrings, $3,080, Caro74.com
The one to watch: Tara LaTour (top right)
Newcomer Tara LaTour takes after Vera Wang in that she magically mixes killer construction with interesting textures and weightless details (note the ostrich feathers in this airy skirt). Gown, $3,410, TaraLaTour.com; ring, $3,420 (not including center stone), CoastDiamond.com; earrings, $6,490, KirkKara.com
The one you know: Elie by Elie Saab (top left)
This talented couture dressmaker’s defining traits are his use of embroidered lace, his love of handmade details and his meticulous attention to the movement of his gowns. Elie by Elie Saab for Pronovias gown, $13,446, Pronovias.us; ring, $6,225 (not including center stone), Caro74.com; hair comb, $329, WinnieCouture.com
The one to watch: Myra Callan Bridal (top right)
After establishing a huge following for her enchanting Twigs & Honey headpieces, Myra Callan debuted her first bridal collection this past fall. The result: gowns that capture that same sense of wonder and whimsy. Gown, $2,380, and cape, $990, MyraCallan.com; earrings, $5,500, SimonGJewelry.com
The one you know: Lazaro (top left)
Lazaro Perez knows how to skillfully balance the fine line of being sexy without being showy. His secret? Combining slim-fitting silhouettes with understated yet rich textures and embroidery. Lazaro gown, $4,620, JLMCouture.com; ring, $3,190 (not including center stone), SimonGJewelry.com; earrings, $225, WinnieCouture.com
The one to watch: Kelly Faetanini (top right)
This young designer is all about creating gowns with a fresh and feminine perspective. A perfect example? This fashion-forward scalloped peplum that’s trimmed with romantic lace (psst…the peplum is also detachable). Gown, $3,275, KellyFaetanini.com; ring, $6,225 (not including center stone), ParadeDesign.com; earrings, $20,800, Chanel.com; veil, $87, SaraGabriel.com
Special thanks to Catherine Sheppard for fashion styling, Erin Skipley for hair and makeup, Jeni Maus of Found Vintage Rentals for prop styling, Steven Moore Designs for the flowers and Jennie Ma, our fashion editor.