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Ivy & Aster gown, The Gown Shop.

The new issue of Metro Detroit Bride is on newsstands now (and online here!), and I'm so excited to share it with all of you! There are so many beautiful stories in this issue, from Rebecca and Ben's gorgeous wedding (her Marchesa gown - swoon!), photographed by Jess + Nate Studios, to the exquisite jewelry story. I hope our readers are as inspired by this issue as I am!

I'm also, of course, in love with our cover shoot, photographed by the amazing Jenny Risher. My bestie wore a midnight blue gown on her wedding day, and it was so fun to channel a bit of her energy while pulling together the looks for this shoot. From barely-there blush to sparkling black sequins, the gowns all break the traditional white dress mold. Check out all of the looks below. Which one is your favorite? Would you wear a colored gown for your wedding?