Read Our 'Love Letter' to Dallas Brides
This issue, full of romance, includes everything from the perfect hostess gift to gorgeous gowns galore.
In an age of Facebook, Twitter, and texting, do people even write love letters anymore? As both a writer and a romantic, I hope so. Nothing beats a rainy day going through a box of handwritten (okay, typed will do in a jam) letters that detail when you and your beloved fell in love—and why. Scrolling through old status updates and conducting searches through Gmail archives tends to cause more agitation than adoration. You’ll have to trust us on this.
That’s why we want you to consider this issue our love letter to you. In one respect, we mean that literally. Our fanciful fashion feature incorporates a cake, a groom, and, yes, a few key letters of the alphabet, as well as ethereal and elegant gowns. Whether you find the dress of your dreams there or it inspires you to go in a different direction, we have you covered. Prominent custom wedding gown designers Bea Harper, Matthew Earnest, and Patti Flowers talk to us about what it takes to make your fantasies a reality.
We also hit the streets of Dallas to find the latest and greatest in everything from hostess gifts to exercise regimens—and we chronicled our favorites. We checked out a number of fabulous weddings and parsed the details for ideas you can borrow, ranging from venues and transportation to place settings. We found—and sampled—delightful edible favors that will make your wedding guests happy. And once our tummies were full, we took a break and asked four local calligraphers to pick up a pen and showcase their gorgeous writing skills. We hopped on a plane to New York City to take notes on fashion-forward wedding trends, and we visited St. Thomas, a sun-kissed honeymoon destination perfect for a romantic getaway.
After reading our love letter to you, we hope it inspires you to set pen to paper and write us a note. If you just got engaged, tell us how it happened so we can share it with the world on our BridalBuzz blog (bridalbuzz.dmagazine.com). When you finish that writing exercise, maybe drop me a line and let me know your thoughts and ideas for upcoming issues. Then, if you don’t have writer’s cramp, craft a love note to your special someone. You won’t regret it. I promise.