Fashion: Uptown Girl

We take wedding-day fashion to dazzling heights, proving that modern is the new classic | Photographs by Elizabeth Rudge | Styled by Eden Dawn

Well Rounded

The gathered lace halter on Pronovias’ chiffon gown ($1,025 at Bridal Exclusives) puts sexy shoulders on display while the empire waist and sweeping skirt coax gorgeous curves. Similar crystal stretch bracelets and bangles available at Nordstrom



Easy Street

Take a cue from red-carpet and street-style icons with a two-piece look: these contrasting textures make a sophisticated (and surprisingly comfortable!) statement. Watters’s shirred, multitiered ruffle skirt (price upon request), AniA Collection. Knit jersey T-shirt by Vince ($125) and Givenchy rhinestone necklaces ($75–78), Nordstrom. Jenny Packham crystal and silk organza bracelet ($325),



Crystal Clear

Bedecked with gems, local designer Sunjin Lee’s abalone sequin cap-sleeve sheath ($1,780) conjures visions of an evening spent clinking glasses, dining on couture canapés, and asking the band to play on. Vintage blue rhinestone earrings ($100), Xtabay Vintage Bridal Salon




Top Shop

One-shoulder bodices like this asymmetrically draped version on Lillian West’s satin organza frock with beaded waist (price upon request at Charlotte’s Weddings & More) support full figures with style. Similar crystal cuffs and stretch bracelets available at Nordstrom. Visit Kassab Jewelers for similar 18K white gold and diamond (and other) engagement rings, plus an extensive range of wedding bands.




Color Theory

The soft pink hue of Monique Lhuillier’s silk gazar column with sweetheart neckline and back-bow train accent ($4,550 to order at Divine Designs Bridal Boutique) gives a just-right touch of romance to a cosmopolitan silhouette. Crystal earrings ($180),



Magical Realism

Feel like a modern-day fairy princess in local designer Emily Riggs’s beaded French lace top with plunging neckline and champagne tulle over silk skirt ($600 and $1,800). Vintage rhinestone bracelet ($78) and similar rhinestone earrings, Xtabay Vintage Bridal Salon. Ritani half-bezel diamond engagement ring (price upon request), Kassab Jewelers



Party Lines

Tone-on-tone stripes in the folded, layered fabric of Hayley Paige’s low-back organza ball gown ($3,157 at Anna’s Bridal Boutique) take flouncy fashion-forward. Similar faux-pearl necklaces available at Xtabay Vintage Bridal SalonOn him: After Six tuxedo (packages, including shirt, tie or bow tie, vest, studs, and cuff links, start at $179.95 before in-store discounts), to rent at Mr. Formal


Urbane Renewal 

Local accessory designer Austie Eckley’s crystal rhinestone illusion necklace ($220) will make a simple but universally flattering A-line dress truly shine. Justin Alexander sweetheart neckline silk dupioni gown (price upon request at Bridal Exclusives). Similar rhinestone chandelier earrings available at Xtabay Vintage Bridal SalonOn him: Paul Smith suit ($1,395), Eton cotton shirt ($245), Canali silk tie ($150), and Robert Talbott pocket square ($50), all Mario’s. Find similar 14K white gold wedding bands at Fred Meyer Jewelers