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Fashion: Uptown Girl

We take wedding-day fashion to dazzling heights to show off modern style in an urban oasis | Photographs by Elizabeth Rudge | Styled & Edited by Laura Cassidy

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Such Great Heights

Take a cue from runways, red carpets, and street-style icons everywhere with an elegant and easy ball gown skirt-and-shirt combo. Watters’s multitiered ruffle skirt ($1,700; available to order at the Dress Theory). Knit jersey T-shirt by Vince ($125) and assorted Givenchy rhinestone necklaces ($75–78), Nordstrom. Jenny Packham crystal, silk organza, and sterling silver bracelet ($325; similar Jenny Packham accessories are sold at the Dress Theory). A. Jaffe 18K white gold and 3.24 carat diamond eternity band ($7,995), J. Rankin Jewellers


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Well Rounded

The gathered lace halter on this chiffon gown by Pronovias ($1,085 at A Princess Bride Couture) coaxes gorgeous curves and soft, round shapes. Assorted rhinestone and crystal bangles and stretch bracelets ($18–26), Dolce Bleu


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Think Pink 

Monique Lhuillier’s softly hued silk gazar strapless column with back-bow train accent ($4,550; available to order at Marcella’s La Boutique) imparts a feminine, graceful energy. Crystal earrings ($180), BHLDN


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Cut Above

The cutout panels and figure-hugging shape of this Faviana stunner ($408 at Dolce Bleu) is a match for brides who dare to be dramatic. Lapis and gold-filled chain and wire earrings by Seattle designer Maria Carter ($185), Hitchcock Madrona


 

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Party Lines

Tone-on-tone stripes in the folded, layered fabric of Hayley Paige’s ball gown ($3,157 at Laineemeg Bridal) create a graphic effect that’s both subtle and spectacular. Faux pearl and brass necklace by Subversive Jewelry by Justin Guinta ($595), Hitchcock Madrona. Jenny Packham crystal-encrusted box clutch ($510; similar Jenny Packham accessories are sold at the Dress Theory). On him: After Six tuxedo suit by Infinity by John Galante ($490), Calvin Klein cotton shirt ($90), and Geoffrey Beene silk bow tie ($49), all to rent at the Tuxedo Club. 18K white gold band by Crown Rings ($1,895), J. Rankin Jewellers


 

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Top Rated

One-shoulder gowns like this asymmetrically draped satin organza one by Lillian West (under $1,000; price available at Calla Bridal upon request) support full figures with style. Lulu Frost bracelet ($395), Hitchcock Madrona. Rhinestone stretch bracelet ($29), Dolce Bleu. A. Jaffe 18K white gold and 3.24 carat diamond eternity band ($7,995), J. Rankin Jewellers


 

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Crystal Clear

The well-placed sparkle on Portland designer Sunjin Lee’s cap-sleeve sheath ($1,780 at Laineemeg Bridal) ensures a radiant bride. Vintage blue rhinestone earrings ($100), Alana Antique and Estate Jewelery


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Now & Later

Cut the cake and then dance the night away after you’ve changed into the curved seaming and structured panels of Truly Zac Posen’s knee-length satin dress ($195 at David’s Bridal). Coast Diamond 14K engagement ring with .50 carats of diamonds ($2,895; center stone sold separately), J. Rankin Jewellers. Allison-Kaufman 14K yellow gold cocktail ring with 1.00 carat of champagne diamonds ($1,995), J. Rankin Jewellers


 

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Next Level 

The coiled linen lace of the peplum top that pairs with Rue de Seine’s low-waisted silk georgette skirt ($2,950 for both at the Dress Theory) brings a sense of modern romance and Old World style. Assorted crystal and rhinestone bangles and stretch bracelets ($18–26), Dolce Bleu. Lapis and gold-filled chain and wire earrings by Seattle designer Maria Carter ($185), Hitchcock Madrona


 

Special thanks to Heather Redman and family.

Hair and Makeup: Jenny Bowker  

Models: Lindsay Trachtenberg for Vision Los Angeles and Goran Jankovic for Seattle Models Guild