July/September 2014

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Cristina Wilson

From the Editor

Get the Inside Scoop

Upcoming June 3rd bridal event turns the typical bridal show experience on its head.

Behind the Scenes: January 2014

The making of the issue, and outtakes from my editor's note session with Crystal Stokes Photography.

The Journey Begins

We're excited to debut our first annual Destination Issue.

Family Style

A photo session with Georgina Emily Photography captures some major milestones for my sister and me.


Sarah Ryberg

The Making of a Mrs

We have big news!

Poor Robert is going to be outnumbered by Disney fans...

The Clock is Ticking

Sarah discusses the big 30 and how her thoughts about that daunting number are changing.

The Journey to Becoming a Wedding Planner

Sarah shares another learning experience on her journey to become a full-time wedding planner.

Newlywed Must-Haves

These newlywed must-haves gave us the starting point for making an ordinary house our home.

A Spring Inspired Birthday

Sarah designs a spring inspired birthday table for her mum’s birthday.

Samantha Alexander

Bustle & Blush

The Belk Fall Fashion Preview

Get ready for sweater weather with fall’s biggest trends.

Product Love

Whether you're getting wedding ready, going on vacation, or running to the office, these budget-friendly brushes are perfect!

Say Yes to Separates

If you want to be on the cutting edge of fashion on your wedding day, try these tips to look Olivia Palermo-esque.

Product Love

Looking for a perfectly unique wedding band? I've got just the place!

If the Shoe Fits

Before you go to your first wedding gown fitting there’s one thing you need to find - the right pair of shoes.


Ashleigh Farley

From Bridesmaid to Bride

It's here! First Anniversary

It’s hard to believe that on Sunday, I will have been married for a whole year.

4 C's of Engagement Rings

For those with no idea where to start when it comes to engagement rings, here are the four most important points to know.

Wedding Party Gifts

Let's be honest, being a bridesmaid can be a little overwhelming (and expensive!). Treat your ladies to a gift or two to show them how much their help means to you.

Wedding Tipping

Confused on how much to leave who? Here are some easy tips on tipping.

A Gift to Remember

Give your husband-to-be something he'll never forget.


Sheri

Get Fit Finalist - Sheri

Hitting the ground running

I look forward to sharing my goals, tips and wedding planning with all of you and cannot wait to cross the finish line to a new and healthy lifestyle.


Amanda

Get Fit Finalist - Amanda

No time like the present

Marriage will be the beginning of a new life with my fiance. What better way to start this new life than as a healthier me?


Alyn

Get Fit Finalist - Alyn

The shrinking bride

I have 50 pounds to lose, and I’m getting married in 13 months -- so I’m putting it all out there on the line.


Brittany

Get Fit Finalist - Brittany

Running to the altar

I’m not fat, it’s just my awesomeness swelling up inside of me.


Becca

Get Fit Finalist - Becca

Graduating and getting fit

This year I looked in the mirror and realized that I needed to get in shape, not only to fit into my dream wedding dress, but also just to feel better about myself.


Brandee Dishner

Beauty Dish

Get Her Look

When Brandee Dishner, Carolina Bride’s very own beauty writer and expert, said yes to high school sweetheart Dustin James, we were biting our nails to see what style direction this fashionista would choose.

All good, all natural.

When reviewing new beauty products, I rarely read the promises in pretty colors on the front - I go straight to the list of ingredients on the back.

Beauty arsenal: Are you packin'?

Seven must-have items I can't live without!

Quick fixes for hair and skin sins.

Chances are, if you are preparing for your wedding, you're old enough to know better. Kick those bad skin habits once and for all.

Suncare, serums and making your shadow stay put.

How to find products that are perfect for your unique hair and skin, and how to work their magic to your advantage.


Kirsten Valle

CB: Getting To 'I do'

It's here!

Kirsten counts down the final 10 days before her wedding.

The final countdown

One month to go!

Dress rehearsal

It takes more than a dress to make a bride.

'We're really getting married!'

Reality sets in as Kirsten and Reese purchase their wedding bands.

Time or money?

Kirsten realizes that sometimes, something's gotta give.


Alison Henry

Miles From The Aisle

Interview with an adulteress

Nearly six million people have signed on to AshleyMadison.com to cheat on their spouses. Here, one of them speaks out.

Whoa, Tiger

There's a fine line between swoon and too much, too soon.

Unwifeable

In honor of the new book 'Undateable: 311 Things Guys Do That Guarantee They Won’t Be Dating or Having Sex,' Alison polls the male species to find their Top 10 Female Deal Breakers.

Calling it quits

Alison offers some advice on how to bounce back from your breakup.

The times they are a-changin'

Alison gets a sudden desire for this whole marriage business.


Francie Hartsog-Dolack

The Bride Whisperer

Q and A

Big-dollar demands, intimacy uncertainty and a doubting deployment.

Q and A

Mean girls, klepto-mom and a coveting conundrum.

Q and A

The best dress, maid of honor drama and calming your nerves on the big day.

Q and A

Francie helps one bride put things in perspective.

Q and A

Francie talks to three brides with toppling familial tension.


According to Andy

According To Andy

The friend zone

Andy appreciates the benefits of female friendship.

The wonder years

Andy takes control of his dating destiny.

Why he won't call

Andy answers one of the biggest things that drive us bonkers.

Breaking the mold

Andy teaches men what it really takes to step up their "game."

Flirting with disaster

Andy takes a chance and finds himself far from taken.