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Fashion: Hats Off

You’ll remember two weddings this year: yours, and the one at Buckingham Palace. We pay tribute to you and the royals with wedding-day fashion that’s posh, preppy, and poppy.

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You’ll remember two weddings this year: yours, and the one at Buckingham Palace. We pay tribute to you and the royals with wedding-day fashion that’s posh, preppy, and poppy.

 

cheerio

Cheerio! The clean lines, smart patterns, and bright colors of classic British prep make grooms look stylish and fresh. Paired with a plaid shirt and fuchsia tie, this pale poplin suit by Etro ($1,625 at Mario’s) is a noble match for a swishy tea-length dress and cropped jacket. Hugo Boss cotton shirt ($155) and Isaia silk tie ($195), both Mario’s. On her: Reverie by Melissa Sweet silk shantung dress with net embellishment and pockets ($2,075), Calla Bridal. Indian estate 14K gold earrings with rubies and lemon topaz ($2,950), Alexandria Rossoff Jewels and Rare Finds. Straw cloche hat with grosgrain ribbon and hand-dyed flower detail by Seattle-based Miriam Goodman-Miller ($88), Millinery by Miriam. Elizabeth Dye raw silk and organza bolero ($285), The English Dept. Jimmy Choo leather ankle boot ($775), Jimmy Choo
Opposite: Be the queen of hats in Seattle-based Suzy Fairchild’s miniature felt top hat with Italian silk rose, beaded ribbon, and feather trim ($88), Frock Shop

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High Tea Grooms are smashing in tone-on-tone ensembles; here, a Z Zegna wool-mohair suit ($1,195), Prada stretch cotton shirt ($420), Hugo Boss silk tie ($95), and Roda silk pocket square ($65), all Mario’s, provide layers of rich, royal hues. Boutonniere by Finch & Thistle (prices vary according to services).   On her: Two-piece Vera Wang mermaid gown with asymmetrically pleated peplum bodice and double back corset (price upon request at Marcella’s La Boutique). 1950s-era rhinestone, crystal, and glass bracelets ($85–105), Rhinestone Rosie. Victorian-era diamond and pearl earrings ($13,840), Isadora’s Fine Antique Jewelry. Feather and silk fascinator by local designer Miriam Goodman-Miller ($88), Millinery by Miriam

charmed-life

Charmed Life Your white—or eggshell, or rich cream, or wonderfully pale gray—dress is a canvas. Likewise, handsome suiting. Whether you go 21st century with locally made statement pieces or carry an air of purpose and history by way of heirloom finery, you make the look your own when you clasp on accents and slip into sweet adornments. Clockwise from top left: Iolite and hematite gemstones on silk ribbon necklace with brass chain accents by Seattle’s Hitchcock Jewelry ($299), Hitchcock Madrona. Boutonniere by Finch & Thistle (prices vary according to services). 14K white gold necklace with Persian turquoise beads and diamond rondelles ($7,650), Alexandria Rossoff Jewels and Rare Finds. Pillbox hat with detachable birdcage veil by Seattle’s Miriam Goodman-Miller ($110), Millinery by Miriam. Early-1900s-era amethyst necklace ($3,850) and cameo earrings ($1,400), Isadora’s Fine Antique Jewelry. Midcentury 14K oak leaf brooch with single cut diamonds ($2,350) and Victorian-era rose gold and carved mother-of-pearl cuff links ($350), Alexandria Rossoff Jewels and Rare Finds. Leopard-print pony hair and patent leather kitten-heel pumps ($795), Jimmy Choo. Hand-woven 14K gold taille d’épargne buckle bracelet from the Victorian era ($3,350), Alexandria Rossoff Jewels and Rare Finds. Victorian-era onyx and pearl brooch ($4,300), Isadora’s Fine Antique Jewelry

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Best Buds Who says best friends and little sisters need to be all matchy-matchy? The of-the-moment neutral tones and flattering silhouettes of Amsale’s crinkle silk chiffon bridesmaid dresses (from $259 each at Bella Bridesmaid) give way to a gorgeous, low-key color palette that allows flowers and natural beauty to pop. On bride: Pronovias V-neck lace and tulle trumpet gown with ruffle detail ($1,899), A Princess Bride. Velvet fascinator with Italian silk flowers and rooster feather accents by Seattle’s Suzy Fairchild ($78), Frock Shop. On left bridesmaid: Iolite and freshwater pearl earrings ($98), Jane Currin. On right bridesmaid: Antique platinum, diamond, and citrine briolette earrings ($6,150), Alexandria Rossoff Jewels and Rare Finds. Rhinestone and brass stretch bracelet ($38), Anthropologie. Bouquets by Finch & Thistle (prices vary according to services)

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AT FIRST SIGHT All eyes will be on yours when dress details draw attention to your beaming expression. The knotted, origami-like silk pieces on this Notte by Marchesa column dress ($935 at downtown Nordstrom’s Wedding Suite) call for a quietly modern accessory like Seattle designer Xenia Mara’s glass bead and vintage chain necklace ($135), Hitchcock Madrona. Straw fascinator with crinoline loop and pheasant tail feather trim by local designer Suzy Fairchild ($88), Frock Shop Opposite: When your wedding-day look is all about the gorgeous shoes, consider a dress like this taffeta one by Mikaella ($1,330 at Calla Bridal). Shorter in front, the asymmetrical bubbled hemline means you’ll walk down the aisle in style. Reclaimed felt hat by local designer Miriam Goodman-Miller ($165), Millinery by Miriam. Enzoani grosgrain ribbon belt with crystal embellishment ($825), Luly Yang Couture. Antique platinum, diamond, and citrine briolette earrings ($6,150), Alexandria Rossoff Jewels and Rare Finds. Jimmy Choo leopard-print pony hair and patent leather kitten heels ($795), Jimmy Choo. Scattered shoes: Various styles ($80–1,375), Nordstrom and Jimmy Choo

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ROYAL BLUSH

For a look that feels both modern and vintage, try this flapper-inspired silk satin chiffon sheath silhouette, handmade in San Francisco by Amy Kuschel (about $2,260 at Belltown Bride or Something Blue). The soft layers, flyaway bodice overlay, and silk charmeuse waist sash make it work for a range of figures. Seattle designer Maria Carter’s ruby and pyrite drop earrings ($160), Hitchcock Madrona. Victorian garnet flower bracelet ($875), Isadora’s Fine Antique Jewelry. Rhinestone and brass stretch bracelet ($38), Anthropologie. Victorian 14K gold and black spinel multistrand bracelet with enameled buckle ($2,175), Alexandria Rossoff Jewels and Rare Finds. Italian silk flower fascinator with rooster feather trim by Seattle-based Suzy Fairchild ($88), Frock Shop

 

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A Cut Above The one-shoulder shape of this Notte by Marchesa dress ($895 at downtown Nordstrom’s Wedding Suite) ensures a little drama, but the straight-and-narrow column silhouette makes it sublimely subtle as well. Ruby and pyrite drop earrings by local designer Maria Cater ($160), Hitchcock Madrona. Plexiglass cuff with crystal embellishments ($108), Luly Yang Couture. 18K white gold and ruby ring ($4,750), Isadora’s Fine Antique Jewelry. Locally made beaded rhinestone headband ($68), Littlest Boutique

 

Hair and Makeup: Gene Juarez Salons and Spas; Stylist Assistants: Sharron Anderson and Nico Ortega; Models: Brittany Morgan, Demetrius Sager, Marshay Mitchell / TCM Models & Talent, and Kate Sykes / Heffner Management

 

Furniture and art: courtesy the Seattle showroom of Baker Knapp & Tubbs