Brides magazine January/February 2016 issue on sale now, priced £4.99

THE PRETTY LIST Magical macarons, cute confetti and the quirkiest decor - matching your cake to the invite, anyone?

'MY NOTES FROM  THE FROW' Brides fashion director Bryony Toogood on what was hot at NY Bridal Week

CLASSIC LOOKS, MODERN BUYS The new base investments, prettiest products and relaxed make-up looks - this is your get-gorgeous guide

YEP, THIS IS A WEDDING RECEPTION! From metallic takeovers, to white henna - check out the global trends heading their way to your big day

LOSE THE WEIGHT (NOT YOUR MIND) Ditch that hated exercise regime and get reading - these expert tips work

THE 25 MOST INSTAGRAM-ABLE HEN DOS Looking for a chilled-out hen, pampering party or adventure trip? Hand this to your chief maid now

PLUS, save 20 per cent off Elemis, win a Jenny Packham gown from her Wonder collection for David's Bridal, nab up to 70 per cent off designer gowns at our sample sale, jet off on a luxury honeymoon to Japan and win wedding treats worth £6,624!

On the cover:   Photographer: Ed Miles. Styling: Bryony Toogood. Beaded lace, silk and organza dress with belt, from £2,900, www.lynashworth.co.uk and Boa Boutique, Richmond: www.boa-boutique.co.uk. Crystal and rhodium haircomb, POA, Paris Tiaras at www.brownsfashion.com/bride. 17.69ct diamond and white-gold bracelet, POA, and 2.24ct diamond and white-gold earrings, £19,800, www.debeers.co.uk. 0.5ct diamond and platinum ring, from £5,950, and 0.95ct diamond and white-gold ring, £3,450, www.mappinandwebb.com. Bouquet (peonies), from £90, www.maryjanevaughan.co.uk. Wallpaper, £154 per roll, www.ralphlaurenhome.com. Hair: Laurence Close at Carol Hayes using Schwarzkopf Got2B. Make-up: Salina Thind using TOM FORD Beauty and Darphin. Nails: Gintare Lisauskiene at Blossom & Jasmine using Morgan & Taylor. Model: Katarina at Milk Management. Photographer's assistants: Nick Martin and Liam Bundy. Fashion assistant: Lucinda Turner

Brides magazine January/February 2016 issue on sale now, priced £4.99