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Fashion: True to Form

No matter what your style or how you envision your day, there’s a wedding-day look that’s just right for you. Photographs by Howard Petrella

Edited by Laura Cassidy,  Hair and makeup by Gene Juarez Salons & Spas Artistic Team,  Prop styling by Steven Moore Designs

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ROMANTIC

Gossamer fabrics, floral details, jeweled embellishments, and ball gowns evoke storybook endings. Drop-waist silhouettes, like that of Madina Vadache’s custom-made asymmetrical silk tulle gown with organza and feather skirt (price available upon request, La Belle Rêve), suit short-waisted brides very nicely.

For additional dresses and accessories, see page 66.

 

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BOHEMIAN

You like the grass between your toes, vintage jeans with soft tunics, and the feel of silk arranged in gentle folds. Styles without a lot of structure, like this wispy silk chiffon halter-top dress by Amy Kuschel ($1,400 at Something Blue), will give you an elegant and feminine look that’s not fussy.

 

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MODERN

The secret of ultramodern design is that it often mirrors the art deco movement of the 1920s and ’30s. The architectural lines in Matthew Christopher’s silk satin gown ($3,060 at Calla Bridal) feel at once futuristic, functional, graphic, and glamorous. Grooms evoke a similar forward-thinking timelessness with lean suiting and deep, jewel-toned hints of color.

 

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PLAYFUL

Set the stage for a lively, laid-back celebration with oversize accessories and a short, sweet dress like this one by Amy Kuschel ($1,280 at Something Blue), made with repurposed duchess silk satin. If you’re picturing a romp down the aisle in color, explore your options in bridesmaid collections, and leave white to your bridal party.

 

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CLASSIC

For an understated look with a contemporary, polished presence, choose old-world accessories in bold black, and go for upswept hair and refined makeup. A-line gowns such as 2Be Bride’s silk shantung stunner ($1,399 at A Princess Bride Couture), in which the bodice is cut close and the skirt sports a full flare, flatter many brides—particularly those with full hips and small busts.

 

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DRAMATIC

Make a splash in a modified mermaid shape; this one, in organza with a jeweled corsage by Vera Wang ($4,600, available for order at Marcella’s La Boutique), creates gorgeous curves and conjures bold silver-screen sirens. Shades of fawn and mauve-gray are sedate enough to be taken seriously, but are incredibly stylish and chic, too— especially next to your groom’s red tie.

Models: Courtney Harp / Q6 Model & Artist Management, Kyle McIntyre / Heffner Management
Assistant stylists: Lacey Comstock and Linda Scott
Location: The Engine Room at Georgetown Studios
Special thanks: Penny Lane Antiques, Bellingham

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