When I started planning this issue of Columbus Bride, I knew I wanted to make some changes.

When I started planning this issue of Columbus Bride, I knew I wanted to make some changes. Central Ohio is home to more style mavens, out-of-this-world reception venues, cake-baking geniuses and innovative florists than I can mention here, and I wanted to refresh the magazine so we could do an even better job showing them off. I also wanted to do justice to the city's trendsetting brides-all of you who want your big day to be a distinct, high-style affair. And so we set out to craft an issue that would incorporate small, organizational changes (for example, you'll now find the rings up front with the rest of the issue's style stories) as well as some big changes-hello, fashion shoot.

I'm so excited for you to see the gorgeous gowns Big Rock Bridal Atelier and La Jeune Mariee styled for our totally romantic shoot, as well as the look-too-good-to-eat cakes crafted for us by Jan Kish, Michelle Sauer and Christina Jones. As for the aforementioned rings? Meyers Jewelers was nice enough to lend us some serious bling for our look at the rose-gold trend.

As always, we've got something for the fellas-find out what tie to wear-and tips for choosing the right blooms. Brides considering a video booth will want to check out our profile of PicMe Entertainment, and foodies can get to know Two Caterers' CEO Angela Petro.

My first piece of planning advice is to take your time going through the pages of this issue-I think you'll find we crammed a lot of tips, tricks and ideas into 216 pages. Enjoy your engagement, bride-to-be, and let us help you plan a day as distinct as you are.

Cheers!