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The Knot Weddings Magazine Winter 2018

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United States
XO Group Inc.
4 Issues

in this issue

1 min
saying “yes”

Mickey (my husband) caught me completely by surprise when he proposed a few days before my December birthday. I had just gotten home from work when he casually suggested I open an early gift he’d already placed under the Christmas tree. While I’ll admit it definitely looked like a jewelry box, I really wasn’t expecting it to be the jewelry box—but that’s exactly what it was. So there, in our first apartment together, Mickey took the ring from me and got down on one knee. (Seven years later, it would be my turn to surprise Mickey in that very same spot when I told him I was expecting our first baby—coincidentally due in December.) Two weeks later, when I finally came down from the high of being engaged, I quickly…

1 min
my favorite proposal stories

TRUDY + TAYREEN Trudy popped the question to fellow FDNYer during the 2018 NYC Pride Parade. LAUREN + TIMOTHY A trail of heartfelt notes led Lauren to an emotional Timothy waiting atop a local bluff. MOLLY + ANDY Andy proposed during a blizzard in Sioux Falls, South Dakota—the city where he and Molly met. DANA + TJ Under the guise of a photo shoot, Dana was dressed to the nines when TJ got down on one knee. COOPER: SARAH LOVE PHOTOGRAPHY; COOPER ENGAGEMENT: JANE SEYMOUR; TRUDY AND TAYREEN: ANTHONY ALMOJERA; LAUREN AND TIMOTHY: @MOSPEERPHOTOGRAPHY; MOLLY AND ANDY: EMILY MITTON PHOTOGRAPHY; DANA AND TJ: IMAGES BY AMBER ROBINSON…

2 min
meet our contributors

BEN WATTS PHOTOGRAPHER Cover and “The Suite Life” (p. 218) What’s your best advice when it comes to wedding photos? Get to know your photographer so you feel at ease around them, and tell them to go with their gut when it comes to which photos to take. Sometimes candid shots end up being the ones people love the most. Also, try to get ready in a room packed with natural light, and ask your photographer ahead of time the best place to do a first look if you’re having one. Finally, relax and remind yourself to have fun. @wattsupphoto UMBER AHMAD CHEF AND FOUNDER OF MAH-ZE-DAHR BAKERY “Color Crush: Ink” (p. 135) What inspires the totally unique cakes you create for your couples? The couple themselves—we want their cake to be reflective of who they are,…

1 min
prewedding bash

We teamed up with American Express to throw some of our Most Influential Weddings of the Year influencers (check out their “I do” plans on p. 149) the #bestweekendever in The Hamptons. The bash began with a relaxing dinner alfresco and movie night, followed by a Saturday sweat sesh at SoulCycle and a pool party DJed by Hannah Bronfman. Signature sips, a seafood boil and lawn games closed out the weekend. PARTY PROS Venue EMP Summer House Influencers DeAndré Upshaw (@heyitsdeandre); Caitlin Covington (@cmcoving); Hunter McGrady (@huntermcgrady); Jake Cohen (@jakecohen); Janelle Ginestra Adams (@janelleginestra); Keyma Morgan (@styleweekender); Lauren Chan (@lcchan); Olivia Harlan Dekker (@oliviaharlandekker); Sydel Curry-Lee (@sydelcurrylee) Photography The Hons Studio Catering Impatient Foodie; Little Gem Signature Cocktails Casa Dragones Florals & Step and Repeat B Floral Entertainment Hannah Bronfman; SoulCycle Hair…

1 min
the knot digital download

GET EVEN MORE IDEAS ON THEKNOT.COM AND AT @THEKNOT ON SOCIAL. A NEW APP FOR GUEST PHOTOS Want one place to see all of your guests’ snaps? Same. Simply register your wedding on The Guest app (free, App Store and Google Play) and send out the link and password. Any photos or videos your guests take at your wedding will be uploaded and shared with you and other attendees. TRENDING ON FACEBOOK FUNNY FIRST LOOKS More couples are using these private preceremony moments to show off their playful sides. 1 Cat Lady This bride hilariously shocked her groom by slipping into one of her fave casual looks: an oversize cat T-shirt and sweats. 2 Bro Bride The brother of the bride—clad in a bridesmaid’s old wedding gown—tricked this groom who was expecting his wife-to-be. 3 Llama…

2 min
plan your wedding on your phone

FIND YOUR WEDDING STYLE We know—you’re probably figuring out where you should even start. We’ve got you covered. Once you download the app, the first thing you’ll do is swipe on images you love in our Style Quiz. It’s a fun way to help zero in on your wedding vibe. Once complete, you’ll have your very own Wedding Vision (more on that on the next page). KEEP ORGANIZED Not sure what to do when? No sweat—we’ve put together a checklist for you, and it’s totally customizable. So if Uncle Jeff is officiating, we’ll take “find an officiant” off your list. Plus, our budgeter will help you track your overall spending and how much you’ve put toward each detail. COMPILE YOUR TEAM After sharing all your info (budget, location, guest count) we’ll help…