Queen  for a Day  Emulate Kate Middleton’s updated take on classic princess style with a Monique Lhuillier long-sleeved re-embroidered Chantilly lace gown ($9,900 to order at Marcella’s La Boutique). Complete the look with loose locks beneath a Monique Lhuillier hand-appliqué lace and tulle veil ($3,300 to order at Marcella’s La Boutique). OPPOSITE Top left: Roberto Coin Mauresque Collection ring ($2,440), Alvin Goldfarb Jewelers. Top right and bottom left: Anne Barge strapless silk organza gown with knotted bodice ($3,510), to order at La Belle Elaine’s. Organic cotton capelet ($145), Holly Stalder. Enzoani sash (worn as headpiece) with chiffon flower clusters, rhinestones, and pearls on a velvet ribbon ($385), to order at Luly Yang Couture

Fashion: Dream a Little Dream

Revel in the glow of dramatic gowns, dashing details,and a day that belongs entirely to you

Photographs by Elizabeth Messina styled and edited by Laura Cassidy shot on location at Bella Luna Farms

Just Picked

Asymmetrical necklines like the one on Badgley Mischka’s crystal-studded one-shoulder stunner ($4,610 to order at La Belle Elaine’s) offer a little extra coverage and a lot of extra glamour. See Resource Guide for vendor information Stylist assistant: Heather Fink Hair and makeup: Erin Skipley Models: Alex Long for Heffner Management, Jonah Gross for Seattle Models Guild

 

 

 

 

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Queen  for a Day  Emulate Kate Middleton’s updated take on classic princess style with a Monique Lhuillier long-sleeved re-embroidered Chantilly lace gown ($9,900 to order at Marcella’s La Boutique). Complete the look with loose locks beneath a Monique Lhuillier hand-appliqué lace and tulle veil ($3,300 to order at Marcella’s La Boutique). OPPOSITE Top left: Roberto Coin Mauresque Collection ring ($2,440), Alvin Goldfarb Jewelers. Top right and bottom left: Anne Barge strapless silk organza gown with knotted bodice ($3,510), to order at La Belle Elaine’s. Organic cotton capelet ($145), Holly Stalder. Enzoani sash (worn as headpiece) with chiffon flower clusters, rhinestones, and pearls on a velvet ribbon ($385), to order at Luly Yang Couture

Queen for a Day

Emulate Kate Middleton’s updated take on classic princess style with a Monique Lhuillier long-sleeved re-embroidered Chantilly lace gown ($9,900 to order at Marcella’s La Boutique). Complete the look with loose locks beneath a Monique Lhuillier hand-appliqué lace and tulle veil ($3,300 to order at Marcella’s La Boutique). OPPOSITE Top left: Roberto Coin Mauresque Collection ring ($2,440), Alvin Goldfarb Jewelers. Top right and bottom left: Anne Barge strapless silk organza gown with knotted bodice ($3,510), to order at La Belle Elaine’s. Organic cotton capelet ($145), Holly Stalder. Enzoani sash (worn as headpiece) with chiffon flower clusters, rhinestones, and pearls on a velvet ribbon ($385), to order at Luly Yang Couture

 

 

 

 

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Perfect Pair

Two-piece looks like this mohair wrap sweater and bias-cut crepe-back satin skirt by Luly Yang ($3,200 at Luly Yang Couture) are less formal, but they’re also more contemporary and well-suited to elegantly offbeat affairs and cozy, wintertime celebrations. Ioselliani rhinestone and gemstone necklace ($450), Hitchcock Madrona

 

 

 

 

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Top left: Beaded lace and crepe-back satin V-neck by Luly Yang ($9,800), Luly Yang Couture. Satin ribbon-edged, cathedral-length tulle veil ($199), A Princess Bride Couture. Top and bottom right: Hugo Boss corduroy suit ($795), cotton shirt ($135), and bow tie ($55), all Mario’s

Coming Up Roses  The gorgeous details on the crystal-embellished bodice of this Vera Wang gown ($10,800 at Marcella’s La Boutique) give way to structured waves of Chantilly lace and tulle. It’s a modern ball gown with Old World appeal. Emerald-cut blue topaz and diamond cocktail ring ($1,500), Shamila Fine Jewelry. Birdcage veil ($100), Belltown Bride

Coming Up Roses

The gorgeous details on the crystal-embellished bodice of this Vera Wang gown ($10,800 at Marcella’s La Boutique) give way to structured waves of Chantilly lace and tulle. It’s a modern ball gown with Old World appeal. Emerald-cut blue topaz and diamond cocktail ring ($1,500), Shamila Fine Jewelry. Birdcage veil ($100), Belltown Bride

 

 

 

 

Petal Power For brides who crave a dress with polish and edge, the skirt of cascading petals below this fitted, drop-waist Matthew Christopher satin organza gown ($3,100 at Calla Bridal) creates a striking effect that’s a little bit Old Hollywood and a little bit rock ’n’ roll. Roberto Coin Bollicine Collection 18K white gold and diamond cuff ($4,700) and Cento Collection diamond eternity band ($11,660), Alvin Goldfarb Jewelers Custom-made mixed-material fantasy flower by Blue Elephant Weddings

Petal Power

For brides who crave a dress with polish and edge, the skirt of cascading petals below this fitted, drop-waist Matthew Christopher satin organza gown ($3,100 at Calla Bridal) creates a striking effect that’s a little bit Old Hollywood and a little bit rock ’n’ roll. Roberto Coin Bollicine Collection 18K white gold and diamond cuff ($4,700) and Cento Collection diamond eternity band ($11,660), Alvin Goldfarb Jewelers
Custom-made mixed-material fantasy flower by Blue Elephant Weddings

 

 

 

 

Top right and bottom left: Monique Lhuillier’s embroidered illusion tulle corset bodice with modified A-line gown ($6,940), to order at Marcella’s La Boutique. Locally made 18K gold and carnelian earrings ($250), Shamila Fine Jewelry. Seattle artist Debra Baxter’s solid sterling silver and quartz cuff ($550), Hitchcock Madrona

Top right and bottom left: Monique Lhuillier’s embroidered illusion tulle corset bodice with modified A-line gown ($6,940), to order at Marcella’s La Boutique. Locally made 18K gold and carnelian earrings ($250), Shamila Fine Jewelry. Seattle artist Debra Baxter’s solid sterling silver and quartz cuff ($550), Hitchcock Madrona

Come Rain  or Come Shine Formalize garden and outdoor settings with glamorous gowns like this lace and tulle drop-waist style by La Sposa ($2,399 at A Princess Bride Couture) and fine, stately appointments—including those for inclement weather. On her: Faux-fur and tulle wrap ($145), fabulousfurs.com. Elbow-length leather gloves with pearl detail ($225), Luly Yang Couture. Locally made marquise-cut Peruvian chalcedony and 18K gold earrings ($540), Shamila Fine Jewelry. On him: Brooks Brothers Italian wool suit ($998) and cotton dress shirt ($135), Brooks Brothers. Robert Talbot silk tie ($135) and Roda pocket square ($65), Mario’s. Pagoda umbrella ($20 to rent or $99 to purchase), Bella Umbrella OPPOSITE Top left: Etro wool suit ($1,595), Hugo Boss shirt ($175) and tie ($95), and Dion pocket square ($30), all Mario’s. Top right and bottom left: Monique Lhuillier’s embroidered illusion tulle corset bodice with modified A-line gown ($6,940), to order at Marcella’s La Boutique. Locally made 18K gold and carnelian earrings ($250), Shamila Fine Jewelry. Seattle artist Debra Baxter’s solid sterling silver and quartz cuff ($550), Hitchcock Madrona

Come Rain or Come Shine

Formalize garden and outdoor settings with glamorous gowns like this lace and tulle drop-waist style by La Sposa ($2,399 at A Princess Bride Couture) and fine, stately appointments—including those for inclement weather. On her: Faux-fur and tulle wrap ($145), fabulousfurs.com. Elbow-length leather gloves with pearl detail ($225), Luly Yang Couture. Locally made marquise-cut Peruvian chalcedony and 18K gold earrings ($540), Shamila Fine Jewelry. On him: Brooks Brothers Italian wool suit ($998) and cotton dress shirt ($135), Brooks Brothers. Robert Talbot silk tie ($135) and Roda pocket square ($65), Mario’s. Pagoda umbrella ($20 to rent or $99 to purchase), Bella Umbrella

 

 

 

 

Future Looks Bright Grooms have cool character in on-trend corduroy suiting by Hugo Boss ($795) and suede saddle shoes by Walkover ($225 at Mario’s). On her: Justin Alexander Signature strapless silk and tulle mermaid gown ($3,450), to order at I Do Bridal. Roberto Coin Mauresque Collection bangle ($7,100) and Granada Collection small bangle ($7,400), both in 18K rose gold with diamonds, Alvin Goldfarb Jewelers

Future Looks Bright

Grooms have cool character in on-trend corduroy suiting by Hugo Boss ($795) and suede saddle shoes by Walkover ($225 at Mario’s). On her: Justin Alexander Signature strapless silk and tulle mermaid gown ($3,450), to order at I Do Bridal. Roberto Coin Mauresque Collection bangle ($7,100) and Granada Collection small bangle ($7,400), both in 18K rose gold with diamonds, Alvin Goldfarb Jewelers

 

 

 

 

 

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