in this issue:

whirl wedding guide volume 12, fall/winter 2015, pittsburgh weddings magazine, white by vera wang collection, david's bridal

On the cover: Corinne Tumpson of Docherty Talent + Modeling Agency wears White by Vera Wang Collection’s Limited Edition Twill Gazar Lace Applique Gown with Tulle Overlay, available exclusively at David’s Bridal. Jewelry by Henne Jewelers. Hair by Samantha Casale. Photograph by Michael Fornataro.

Chance of Showers
Don’t let the idea of throwing a bridal shower cloud your life with stress. We asked local event planners and catering experts to share their best advice to make planning a shower fun and free of worries.

Photographers’ Favorites: Enchanting Engagements
The first stop on the road to marital bliss is the engagement photo session. Let Pittsburgh’s best photographers show you the top spots in the city to serve as the perfect representation of your love for each other.

Tiers of Joy
Any way you slice it, wedding cake is the best. Find the inspiration for decorating your confection with five designs to appeal to every taste — inside and out!

Venues: Location Inspiration
From rustic outdoor spaces to marvelously modern hotels, our area’s venue options are endless. Narrow down your favorites from our complete, detailed list.

Rings: All Set
You’ve found your perfect match. Now, it’s your ring’s turn! Pair your engagement ring with a coordinating wedding band for a beautifully unified bridal set, and shop similarly styled bands for your man, too.

Happily Ever After
Even in the fun chaos of a reception, we found one shot where time stood still.

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