It’s all about the dress! You might not think that autumn/winter seems like an obvious “bridal season” (surely it starts in April?), but for the designers this is the time of year that’s most important. Their new collections of dresses are shown to the boutiques and the press, stunning catwalks are happening around the world, and the buyers are itching to see the new, gorgeous gowns hitting the shops. I’ve already seen hundreds of beautiful designs here in the UK, and I’ve started packing for New York Bridal Fashion Week (yes, yes, it’s a tough job). From sexy and romantic to modern and traditional, there really is something for every shape and every budget. In this issue, we’ve picked our favourites for our shoots and fashion pages. Whether you’re having a chic city wedding, marrying abroad or going for a manor house in the countryside, we’ve got you covered. If you haven’t yet got your dress, you are going to be bowled over with the prettiness of it all – this is one special purchase – and the bridal boutiques know how to make it really memorable. Make sure you take just a few people you trust and who’ll adore to share these moments, and then… enjoy it! It’s the dress you’ll remember forever.