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Written In the Stars

Easy elegance and cutting-edge style unite for cosmopolitan wedding fashion that's pure poetry.

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PICTURE THIS
With poet sleeves, a chapel train, and a dramatic illusion back, Sottero & Midgley’s lace and tulle sheath dress (price upon request to order at Bridal Exclusives) is boho that could easily go black tie or art gallery chic.

Katie Waltman pearl ear jackets ($56), katiewaltman.com. Ben Bridge 14K rose gold and cushion-cut brown diamond ring ($3,499), Ben Bridge Jeweler.

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On him: John Varvatos Star USA sport coat ($425), vest ($125), and trousers ($155), Hugo Boss shirt ($145), and John W. Nordstrom silk tie ($85), all Nordstrom. Cartier Santos watch with stainless steel case and rubber strap ($6,650) and ArtCarved 14K rose and white gold band ($1,315), both Ben Bridge Jeweler. Goorin Bros hard pinch-front wool fedora ($150), Goorin Bros

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SHINE ON
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), Ania Collection. 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), Kassab Jewelers. 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

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MAKE WAVES
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 made-for-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

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SITTING PRETTY
With an elaborate hand-beaded neckline and full shortened train, Sarah Janks’s crêpe de chine sheath ($3,063 to order at the English Dept) 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 watersnake clutch with fabric feather embroidery ($2,095), both jimmychoo.com

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STEP AHEAD
Formal can still be fun: We love Isaia’s trim wool tuxedo ($3,595 at Marios) 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), Anna’s Bridal Boutique. 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

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POSH SPICE
Strike a modern retro pose in Portland designer Sunjin Lee’s crêpe de chine midi-length dress ($2,000 at sunjinlee.com) with tiers of feathers down the jeweled pencil skirt. Complete the new-vintage look with local accessory designer Austie Eckley’s soft pink blusher ($125 at austieeckley.com). Insider tip: Eckley also does bridal hair and makeup!

Elizabeth Perry faceted crystal earwires ($38), elizabethperrycollections.com. Ben Bridge 14K white gold and brilliant-cut diamond ring ($14,999), Ben Bridge Jeweler. Jimmy Choo mirror leather pumps ($675), jimmychoo.com

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BACK TO THE FUTURE
Hallelujah! Hip bridal line Houghton is all new at the English Dept. 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.

Ben Bridge 14K rose gold and diamond hoops ($5,999), Ben Bridge Jeweler. Find similar stacking rings at Shreve & Co

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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 Divine Designs Bridal Boutique). 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

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SHEER BLISS
Let great gams strut their stuff in Portland designer Holly Stalder’s modern take on the ball gown ($920 at Haunt). A voluminous sheer tulle overskirt and beaded lace bodice lend big-day charm to the sexy racer-back mini beneath.

Elizabeth Perry wire-wrapped fluorite earwires ($38), quartz-arrowhead cuff ($54), and druzy quartz cuff ($54), all elizabethperrycollections.com. Jimmy Choo mirror leather sandals ($895), jimmychoo.com


Models: Tiffany Hirth and Christian Schilling / Option Model & Media
Hair & Makeup: Nancy Wright
Props: Vintage Meets Modern
Wardrobe Styling: Anna Sachse, Karyn Fiebich, Tessa Woolf
Digital Tech: Paul Erlich

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