Fashion: Statement Makers
It's your day to shine, right? We say have a sartorial blast in big-impact bridal finery!
Photographs by April Brimer | Styling by Eden Dawn
Local designer Sunjin Lee’s voluminous modern-retro veil ($100) provides sweet fashion-forward balance to flouncy layers of must-be-twirled tulle. Blush by Hayley Paige ball gown with horsehair belt and chapel train ($1,826), Anna’s Bridal Boutique. Rockstella blue topaz ballast necklace ($460), rockstella.com
Think outside the garment bag in both color and cut for a cosmopolitan scene-stealer you’ll want to wear again! Local designer Sonia Kasparian’s silk Grecian gown with open front/back and metallic drop accents ($2,500) and Urchin Redesign hammered gold cutout cuff ($65), both Urchin Studio. Local designer Elizabeth Perry’s labradorite and mint chalcedony drop earrings ($74). On him: Zegna tuxedo ($2,895), Eton dress shirt ($265), and Carrot & Gibbs bow tie ($60), all Mario’s
The midriff-baring bridal crop top is 2015’s answer to a daring décolletage—pair it with a frothy skirt and boho tiara or couture floral crown. Theia silver jacquard crop top and silver lamé and tulle skirt (both price upon request), Ania Collection. Circa-1880 silver bookmark chain necklace ($1,475), isadoras.com. Simon G multilevel entwined pavé diamond and 18K rose gold ring (price upon request), Kassab Jewelers. White gold and diamond earrings, find similar at Packouz Jewelers.
Strike a statuesque pose in this sleek, fitted silk jacquard boatneck sheath by Anne Barge (price upon request at Divine Designs Bridal Boutique)—simply detach the dramatic train when it’s time to tear up the dance floor. Jimmy Choo satin stilettos ($750), Nordstrom. Rockstella gray freshwater pearl earrings ($160), rockstella.com. Vintage engagement ring, find similar at Gilt.
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 open-back silk taffeta gown with crystal straps, circle skirt, and pockets, also available in blush (price upon request), Ania Collection. 18K white gold, diamond, and South Sea pearl netted necklace ($76,800); stacked Akoya pearl and 18K white gold bracelet ($3,800); and 18K white gold, pearl, and diamond cross earrings ($10,000); all by Assael at Alchemy Jeweler.
On him: Paul Smith wool suit with contrast lapel ($1,815), Mario’s. Hugo Boss cotton button down ($155), Edward Armah wool pocket square ($75), and Calibrate tricolor silk woven tie ($49.50), all Nordstrom
Femme & Fortune
Enhance (or create!) gorgeous curves with local designer Claire La Faye’s tulle peplum and Chantilly lace boatneck gown ($2,895). The airy, romantic vibe proves an elegant foil to vibrant jewels. Laguna agate, rosecut diamond, and 24K gold earrings ($6,450); Laguna agate, 24K gold, and fine silver bracelet ($8,360); and Laguna agate, diamond, 24K gold, and fine silver ring ($5,280); all by Victor Velyan at Alchemy Jeweler. Jamie Joseph 18K gold and yellow diamond ring (price upon request), Twist
Ensure a grand exit in this slinky beaded chiffon sheath with deep Vs in front and back by Sarah Janks—the fluted skirt spills into a shimmering sweep train ($5,675 to order at the English Dept). Elizabeth Perry’s moonstone and 16K gold drop earrings ($64). Rockstella titanium and labradorite rope lariat ($410), rockstella.com. On him: Hugo Boss trim-fit wool tuxedo ($1,095) and cotton button down ($155), and Calibrate silk woven tie ($49.50), all Nordstrom
Who says wedding fashion has to be frilly or sweet? Instead, own the aisle in this übercontemporary open-shoulder crepe stunner with beaded cuffs and studded belt by local designer Sunjin Lee ($2,255). Alex Šepkus 18K yellow gold, sapphire, and diamond cocktail ring ($8,750), Alchemy Jeweler
Hair and Makeup: Lindsey Watkins
Models: Autumn Johnson / Heffner Management; Gregory Kuykendall / Seattle Models Guide
Stylist’s Assistants: Emma Ranniger, Olivia Tinsley