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



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.




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.




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.




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.




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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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