Justin Alexander Bridal Gown

Fashion: Through the Looking Glass

Romance leads the way with quietly dramatic wedding-day style | Photographs by Carmen Daneshmandi

Justin Alexander Bridal Gown

Soft Focus

Glamorous one-shoulder details like those on this Justin Alexander ruched-tulle mermaid gown ($1,323 to order at A Princess Bride Couture) add a just-so pop of style. Erica Koesler rhinestone drop earrings ($49), A Princess Bride Couture.

First Dance- Watters' beaded tulle skirt

First Dance

When it’s time for the party, unwrap Wtoo by Watters’

 

beaded tulle skirt ($425) and reveal the strapless mini ($529 to order at La Belle Rêve) underneath. Diamond bangles in white, yellow, and pink gold ($4,511–8,691), Marci Jewelry. Valentino studded ankle-strap kitten-heel pumps ($985), Neiman Marcus. Vanity desk, Vintage Ambiance. Mirrored table, Amy Henderson Design at Pacific Galleries. Dress forms, Rosichelli Design (rental prices vary according to order)

 Necessary ExtravaganceVanity

Necessary Extravagance 

The brilliance of Brit “It” designer Jenny Packham’s jeweled sheath ($4,680 at the Dress Theory) lies in its luxuriously timeless details and flattering drape. On vanity (clockwise from top): Tessa Kim dot veil ($95), Tessa Kim. Alexis Bittar Lucite cuff ($245), cocktail ring ($245), and necklace ($445), Neiman Marcus. Simon G pavé diamond band in 18K rose gold ($5,060), E. E. Robbins. Tessa Kim mini-hat fascinator ($185), Tessa Kim. Erica Koesler crystal headband ($225), A Princess Bride Couture. Jean Schlumberger 18K gold, diamond, and enamel ear clips ($3,750), Tiffany and Co. Vintage gloves ($75), A Princess Bride Couture. Gold mirror, Jenn Elliott Blake

Jane Wang's Silk-Satin Mermaid Gown (at Belltown Bridal)

Period Piece 

Jane Wang’s silk-satin mermaid gown ($3,650 at Belltown Bride) evokes the iconic lines of the Chrysler Building, built in 1928. Elsa Peretti braided silk earrings ($475), Tiffany and Co

pronovias-lace-poncho

Mirror Mirror

Layer chunky and delicate lace patterns for a pretty twist on tradition. Pronovias lace poncho ($690), A Princess Bride Couture. Modern Trousseau’s cotton lace strapless dress ($2,600), the Dress Theory. Precision Set 3.50-carat diamond hoop earrings ($10,601), Marci Jewelry. Found object mirror by Codor Design (price available upon request), codordesign.com

Cotton Poplin SuitBlue by Enzoani: Beaded Bolero Jacket

 

Now and Again

 Grooms will return to this versatile, two-button cotton poplin suit by Brooks Brothers ($598 at Brooks Brothers) for years to come. Cotton botton-down shirt by Eton ($235), Mario’s. Silk bow tie ($65), Brooks Brothers. On her: Beaded bolero jacket by Blue by Enzoani ($935), A Princess Bride Couture. Jean Schlumberger 18K gold, diamond, and enamel ear clips ($3,750), Tiffany and Co

Claire Pettibone Tulle and Silk Dress

Something Blue

Consider stepping out of the black-and-white box together in shades of cream, taupe, and slate. On her: Claire Pettibone tulle and silk dress (price available upon request), to order at the Dress Theory. Acrylic spike bracelet, stylist’s own. Vintage rose-gold cuff ($110), Alana Antique and Estate Jewelry. On him: Hugo Boss wool blend suit ($995), Eton cotton button-down shirt ($235), Isaia silk tie ($225), and Magnanni leather oxfords ($435), all Mario’s

Pronovias Chiffon Dress

Such Great Heights

Make an entrance in whisper-soft layers and a quietly
dramatic train. Pronovias chiffon dress with beaded appliqué waist ($1,716), A Princess Bride Couture. Paris crystal crown ($300), Marcella’s La Boutique. Vahan blue topaz and diamond cocktail ring ($3,925), J. Lewis Jewelry. Vintage fox fur stole from White Stole ($100 for a three-day rental), Belltown Bride

 

Swept Away

Swept Away  Talk about an elegant balance: the long lace sleeves and daringly slit skirt of Monique Lhuillier’s bateau-neck gown ($7,700 to order at Marcella’s La Boutique) signal seductive sophistication. Round bezel-set diamond ring in 14K gold by Coast ($2,185, center stone sold separately), Marci Jewelry

In the Pink

In the Pink

You don’t have to have a custom-made dress to have a look that’s uniquely your own; the ruffled silk-organza train of Jane Wang’s French lace sheath ($3,350 at Belltown Bride) is available in the hue of your choosing. Malis Henderson crystal-detail tulle veil ($419; worn as a wrap), A Princess Bride Couture. Alexis Bittar resin bangle ($245), Neiman Marcus. Vintage silver cuffs ($56-112), Alana Antique and Estate Jewelry

Hair and Makeup: Tiffany Colors

Models: Laurie Bing and Jacob Simons / Heffner Management
Prop Stylist: Jenn Elliott Blake

 

 

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