Fashion: Opening Ceremony

Make an entrance with stunning statement gowns and modern tuxes worthy of your grand premiere.

Photographs by April Brimer | Styled by Amanda Zurita


Blushing Bride

Take center stage with a modern cascade of color, metallic florals, and a sweeping skirt in White by Vera Wang Collection’s showstopping jacquard ball gown ($1,498 at David’s Bridal). On her: Danielle Welmond Jewelry caged coin pearl necklace with vermeil beads ($176), Essenza


Cut Above

As a fresh, fashion-forward twist on the traditional big-day ensemble, try bridal separates. We love fancy, midriff-baring tops paired with full, frothy skirts like Theia’s silver jacquard crop top ($795) over silver lamé and tulle ball gown skirt ($1,495; Theia is sold at the Dress Theory). JBJ Collection 18K white gold teardrop pavé diamond earrings ($8,420), J Brooks Jewelers


Starry Night

For an unforgettable entrance and exit: Sarah Janks’s shimmering beaded silk chiffon gown with deep V’s in front and back ($6,450, Sarah Janks is sold at the Dress Theory).

On her: Moonstone wire-wrapped gold and quartz drop earrings ($64), Rockstella titanium labradorite rope lariat necklace with yellow gold–fill charms ($410), Essenza. Gregg Ruth 18K white gold oval diamond ring with alternating white gold and rose gold triple halo ($6,130), find similar styles at Turgeon-Raine Jewellers. On him: Hugo Boss cotton button down ($155) and trim-fit wool tuxedo ($1,095), both Nordstrom


Love Story

Illusion panels and sheer cutouts are among the top trends on New York’s bridal fashion runways; get the look in Casablanca’s silk gown with lace embroidered tulle overlay ($1,135; Casablanca is sold at A Princess Bride Couture). Gregg Ruth 18K white and rose gold triple halo pavé diamond earrings; find similar styles at Turgeon-Raine Jewellers. Francesca Lacagnina 14K textured rose gold and pearl ring ($1,790), Essenza


Earth Angel

Transition seamlessly from ceremony to after-party in Tara Keely’s lace minidress with a strapless sweetheart bodice and a removable gathered net overskirt with a chapel train ($2,310 at Marcella’s La Boutique). Simon G 18K yellow gold diamond band ($2,750; Simon G sold at Robbins Bros Jewelry). Vintage Victorian garnet necklace ($4,800) and vintage 18K yellow gold and garnet earrings ($1,825), Isadora’s. Jimmy Choo snakeskin stilettos ($1,050), Nordstrom


To the Chapel

Frame a classic sweetheart neckline with a modern-retro veil, like this voluminous, girly bow from bridal designer Sunjin Lee ($100 at Blush by Hayley Paige lace and tulle ball gown with a horsehair belt and tiered tulle skirt ($1,825; Blush by Hayley Paige is sold at Laineemeg Bridal). Rockstella blue topaz ballast necklace ($460) and Jamie Joseph 18K yellow gold double halo diamond ring with yellow diamond solitaire ($10,300), Essenza


Perfect Pairing

Bold but edited accessories like a statement necklace in traditional wedding white or a ruffled pop of bright purple in his pocket lend sophisticated flash to formal wear.

On her: Lea-Ann Belter silk taffeta gown with draped bodice, open back, crystal straps, and voluminous circle skirt with pockets ($3,575; Lea-Ann Belter is sold at Belltown Bride). Assael 18K white gold netted necklace with diamonds and South Sea pearls ($76,800), 18K white gold stacked Akoya pearl strands bracelet ($3,800), and 18K white gold pearl and diamond cross earrings ($10,000), all On him: Paul Smith wool suit with contrast lapel ($1,815), Hugo Boss cotton button down ($155), Edward Armah wool pocket square ($75), and Calibrate tricolor silk woven tie ($50), all Nordstrom


Old Hollywood

Luly Yang’s lustrous ivory crepe and satin silk crossover gown adds a structural peplum for a sleek vintage silhouette ($4,500 at Luly Yang Couture). White gold and spinel and banded agate earrings with scalloped diamonds by local jeweler Shamila ($4,850). Gregg Ruth 18K white gold oval diamond ring with alternating white gold and rose gold triple halo ($6,130), find similar styles at Turgeon-Raine Jewellers

Hair and Makeup: Lindsey Watkins

Models: Autumn Johnson / Heffner Management; Gregory Kuykendall / Seattle Models Guild

Stylist’s assistants: Emma Ranniger, Olivia Tinsley