What a truly amazing time it is to be a bride-to-be. You have the best choice of designers to create your once-in-a-lifetime gown; the one that's going to make you look more beautiful, and feel more confident and loved, than any you've ever worn before.


And to celebrate that immense bridal design talent and some of our closest contacts here at Brides, we've shot this glorious portrait for our 60th anniversary issue. Now you can see for yourselves the brains behind that dress in a million, and know these designers have more than 760 years' expertise between them!

In the end, whether you chose Stewart Parvin's luxuriously classic-cut shapes, the pretty wearability that defines Charlie Brear's latest collection, or Amanda Wakeley's curve-loving silhouettes, the quality and choice open to you has never been so strong. Here's to another 60 years collaborating with the very best in the business!


Or perhaps you've already fallen in love with the stunning Jenny Packham dress that the designer is generously offering to make for one lucky Brides reader this issue.

The sensational ivory silk-organza gown, worth £20,000 is decorated with more than 300 individual silk-organza flowers, each sewn on by hand and finished with a Swarovski crystal centre. It took 400 hours to create a coloured version featured in Jenny's Ready To Wear Spring/Summer 2015 show in New York. The wedding gown is not available in Jenny's collection - so you'll be the very first bride to own it.


It is one of a stellar line-up of one-off gifts worth £135,000 we're offering you the chance to win in this issue. So get involved and help us celebrate this very special edition of your favourite bridal magazine!


The January/February 2015 issue of Brides is on sale now, priced £4.99. Sneak a peek here.

(Back row, from left) Maria Yiannikaris, Mirror Mirror Couture; Terry Fox; Regine Ellis, Ellis Bridals; Caroline Castigliano; Britta Kjerkegaard,The Couture Gallery; Tony Mentel, Justin Alexander Bridal; Chenca Williams, Ritva Westenius; Gill Harvey, Eliza Jane Howell (Second row, from left)Kate Halfpenny, Halfpenny London; Sharon Cunningham (Third row, from left) Amanda Wakeley; Stewart Parvin; Charlie Brear; Louise Selby; Marguerite Hannah, Alan Hannah; Jade Beer,BridesEditor; Ian Stuart; Camilla Newman,BridesPublisher; Naomi Neoh (Front row, from left) Stephanie Allin; Veni Infantino, Ronald Joyce; Sassi Holford; Ritva Westenius; Jane Freshwater, Mirror Mirror Couture; Suzanne Neville; Charlotte Balbier. All Hair: Michael Van Clarke, www.vanclarke.com; all Make-up: Bobbi Brown, www.bobbibrown.co.uk; Jade and Camilla's Make-up: Maja Rikner using Lancôme; Hair:Headmasters Pro Art Team; Photograph: Ed Miles