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.)

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

ODD Intro SlideLast month, in BRIDES Operation Dream Dress contest, America voted for the world’s most beautiful wedding dress. Finally, we’re revealing the finalists, who are in the running for the grand prize of $10,000 and a spot on the cover of BRIDES magazine. Take a look at the top 10 dresses at brides.com/dreamdress, and tune in to Good Morning America on Thursday, June 25th to see who’s crowned the country’s next top wedding dress designer! –Jackie, Cubicle Chat