BRIDES magazine’s blog is moving to a new site today! Visit us at: brides.com/blog/weddedbits/brides_magazine/ for all future postings. We’ll be giving you the same great information, helpful tips, and quick ‘n’ easy ideas—all at a new, even more user-friendly location. Come back daily for updates! –Jackie, Cubicle Chat

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Almost there! Watch tonight to see Christina's transformation from army fatigues to fantasy wedding ready.

Watch tonight to see Christina's transformation from army fatigues to wedding ready.

Tonight on TNT‘s new reality show, Wedding Day, BRIDES comes to the rescue as an Army captain on leave from Iraq has just days to go from battle-ready to bridal. Our editors jump into action, helping her find the perfect wedding gown, choose gorgeous accessories, decide on a romantic hairstyle, and figure out her makeup. Tune in at 8:00, EST, to see the amazing transformation–and one extraordinary wedding! –Sally, Cubicle Chat

Christina getting hair and makeup done.

Christina getting hair and makeup done.

Tomorrow, BRIDES comes to the rescue on Wedding Day, TNT‘s new reality show that gives couples their dream celebration, as an Army captain on leave from Iraq has just days to go from battle-ready to bridal. Our editors jump into action, helping her find the perfect wedding gown, choose gorgeous accessories, decide on a romantic hairstyle, and figure out her makeup. How does she look? You’ve got to see it to believe it! Tune in on Tuesday, June 30th, at 8 P.M. EST! –Sally, Cubicle Chat

We unveiled the winner of Operation Dream Dress this morning, live on Good Morning America. It was a tough decision—the five final designs were both unique and inspired. According to Diane Sawyer, each of the gowns was “dazzling”–and we have to agree! After the on-air fashion show, editor in chief Millie Bratten revealed that Amy Wong Micucci from Beverly Hills, CA, would go home with $10,000—and the distinction of having her dress photographed for the cover of our November/December issue. If you love it, you’ll be able to wear it for your wedding, since it will be manufactured by David’s Bridal this fall. Best of luck to all of our contestants, and we look forward to seeing all of your entries next year. –Jackie, Cubicle Chat

(sketches and corresponding dresses from left to right: Johnny Corona, Jennifer Allen, Haley Badenhop, Amy Wong Micucci, Claire Thompson.)

Tonight is our private fashion show, where the final five Operation Dream Dress designs–chosen by America!–will be showcased on the catwalk and critiqued by our panel of experts. Among these panelists are our own fashion director, Rachel Leonard; Austin Scarlett, who you might recognize from the first season of Project Runway; Hilary Rhoda, the face of Estee Lauder’s fragrance, Beautiful; Dan Rentillo, designer for David’s Bridal; and Britt Aboutaleb, Associate Editor of Fashionista.com.  Our panelists and models are just arriving! –Jackie, Cubicle Chat

ODD Intro SlideBack in February we asked designers all over the country to submit original sketches of a wedding dress that exemplified the idea of “visionary romance” for our Operation Dream Dress contest. Tonight, the five finalists will  appear alongside their creations in a private showing for our editors and VIP panelists; tomorrow, our editors will announce the grand prize winner on Good Morning America. Tune in tomorrow morning, June 25th, to see a live runway show of the finalists’ dresses and find out who will go home with $10,000–and their dress on the cover of BRIDES! –Jackie, Cubicle Chat

This is Army Captain Christina Fanitzi, engaged and in uniform. Stay tuned to see her finished wedding look.

This is Army Captain Christina Fanitzi.

Next Tuesday, BRIDES comes to the rescue on Wedding Day, TNT‘s new reality show that gives couples their dream celebration, as an Army captain on leave from Iraq has just days to go from battle-ready to bridal. Our editors jump into action, helping her find the perfect wedding gown, choose gorgeous accessories, decide on a romantic hairstyle, and figure out her makeup. How does she look? You’ve got to see it to believe it! Tune in on Tuesday, June 30th, at 8 P.M. EST! –Sally, Cubicle Chat