Written In The Stars: Chic Fashion for Brides & Grooms
Easy elegance and cutting-edge style unite for cosmopolitan wedding fashion that's pure poetry.
Formal can still be fun: We love Isaia’s trim wool tuxedo ($3,595 at Mario’s) in midnight navy with an unconventional colored bow tie and brown shoes—the perfect match for a new Mrs. in a swingy, blingy frock. Eton’s tuxedo shirt ($265) and silk bow tie ($98), both Marios. ArtCarved 14K white gold band ($1,235), Ben Bridge Jeweler. Santoni cap-toe oxfords ($625), Nordstrom.
On her: Blush by Hayley Paige pleated-net A-line gown with beaded appliqué (price upon request to order), The Dress Theory. Katie Waltman glass earrings ($58), katiewaltman.com. Mixed Ben Bridge gold and diamond bracelets (price upon request), Ben Bridge Jeweler. Jimmy Choo mirror leather pumps ($675), jimmychoo.com
With poet sleeves, a chapel train, and a dramatic illusion back, Sottero & Midgley’s lace and tulle sheath dress (price upon request; maggiesottero.com) is black-tie, art-gallery chic. Katie Waltman pearl ear jackets ($56), katiewaltman.com.
The bridal crop top trend goes glam with long sleeves, a bateau neck, and way more glittering sequins than you can count. Theia crop top and satin-faced georgette skirt (both price upon request to order), The Dress Theory. Local designer Elizabeth Perry’s aurora druzy quartz earrings (seen on cover; $48) and dipped rose quartz cocktail ring ($48), both elizabethperrycollections.com. Simon G 18K yellow gold and diamond halo wedding set (price upon request), Robbins Brothers Jewelry.
On him: Collier notch-lapel plaid wool suit ($850), Balmain shirt ($165), and Ferretti silk tie ($125), all Collier. Cartier Santos watch ($6,650) and ArtCarved 14K rose and white gold band ($1,315), both Ben Bridge Jeweler
Don local designer Elizabeth Dye’s showstopper double-strap gown ($2,400 at elizabethdye.com), and you’ll spend the entire evening floating on air. Tiers of chiffon end in a madefor-the-dance-floor train of silk and tulle “petals.”
Lisa Bridge Collection sterling silver and green quartz double chain pendant ($249), Ben Bridge Jeweler. Katie Waltman beaded wrap bracelet/necklace ($102), katiewaltman.com. Ikuma Diamonds 14K white gold and diamond halo wedding set ($6,599), Ben Bridge Jeweler. Jimmy Choo mirror leather sandals ($895), jimmychoo.com
With an elaborate hand-beaded neckline and full shortened train, Sarah Janks’s crêpe de chine sheath ($3,063 to order at The Dress Theory) makes us think of the famed “Kate Moss slip dress” gone sublimely bridal. Mixed-metal accessories are now a hallmark of smart urban style—customize your combo at Ben Bridge Jeweler.
Jimmy Choo mirror leather pumps ($675) and metallic water snake clutch with fabric feather embroidery ($2,095), both jimmychoo.com
BACK TO THE FUTURE
Hallelujah! Hip bridal line Houghton is all new at The Dress Theory. The definition of city chic, Houghton’s gowns, short frocks, separates, and suits offer comfortable luxury inspired by style icons Katharine Hepburn and Bianca Jagger. Top this sleek boatneck and cutout-back French guipure lace column dress ($4,325) with their fluttery ostrich-feather shrug ($2,225), and you’ll feel downright legendary yourself.
PANTS ON FIRE
Show off a rockin’ bod and seriously sophisticated style in Monique Lhuillier’s white-hot fitted jumpsuit ($2,290 to order at Nordstrom). The floral Chantilly and guipure lace, high illusion neckline, and sleeves keep the unexpected silhouette feeling beautifully bridal.
Austie Eckley birdcage blusher ($100), austieeckley.com. Signature Forevermark 18K white gold and diamond halo earrings ($5,599), Ben Bridge 14K rose gold and diamond cuff ($1,999), and Ben Bridge 14K rose gold and diamond flower cocktail ring ($1,699), all Ben Bridge Jeweler. Find similar 18K white gold and diamond wedding sets at Fred Meyer Jewelers. Jimmy Choo satin pumps ($595), jimmychoo.com
Short but no so sweet. This lace White by Vera Wang dress ($798 at davidsbridal.com) looks trés chic with a black leather jacket and reflective silver stilettos. Leather jacket, stylist’s own. Jimmy Choo mirror leather pumps ($675), jimmychoo.com. Katie Waltman crystal stud earrings ($36), katiewaltman.com.
Models: Tiffany Hirth and Christian Schilling / Option Model & Media
Hair & Makeup: Nancy Wright
Shoot Styling: Karyn Fibich
Digital Tech: Paul Erlich
Props: Vintage Meets Modern