Enchanted Moment: Chic Fashion for Greenhouse Weddings
Rich texture and modern design unite for big-day fashion that's pure magic.
With embroidered lace flowers on the corset and a bold floral print on the drop waist fil coupé full skirt, this Monique Lhuillier ensemble is cosmopolitan garden-chic ($3,750 and $7,950 to order at Divine Designs Bridal Boutique). Roberto Coin 18K rose gold and black-and-white diamond collar necklace with matching bracelet (both price upon request), Nordstrom. Doves 18K yellow gold engagement ring (center stone not included; $2,645), Shane Co
Grooms can go bold, too! With a subtle navy-and-black abstract print, Lanvin’s silk dinner jacket ($3,995 at Marios) is fashion-forward finery at its very best. Isaiah wool tuxedo pants (price upon request), Eton cotton tuxedo shirt ($275), Dion silk bow tie ($85), and Magnanni velvet loafers ($295), all Marios. On bridesmaids: Jenny Yoo chiffon Racquel dress with pleated front panel and high leg slit ($280 to order) and vintage crystal necklaces ($38 and $48), all the English Dept. Doves morganite cocktail ring (price upon request), Shane Co
Own the aisle in a one-of-a-kind haute couture gown by Sonia Kasparian for Urchin. Based in Portland, Kasparian specializes in bespoke beauties, often created from a mix of new and vintage materials, or a reworking of a family heirloom dress. We can’t stop ogling this dip-dyed ombré lace over ecru tulle stunner with illusion neckline and back (price upon request at soniakasparian.com). Mizuki 14K yellow gold-dipped freshwater pearl earrings ($1,770), Kothari Elements labradorite and blue topaz marquise cuff ($1,870), Todd Pownell 18K yellow gold and diamond cluster cuff ($3,760), Alex Sepkus 18K yellow gold and lab-grown diamond engagement ring ($15,345), all Twist
With lanky silhouettes, transparent layers, and flowing fabrics, Portland designer Claire La Faye’s latest collection, In the Light, is an homage to the laid-back, natural beauty of the 1970s and the great artists and musicians who inspired it. The easy elegance and edgy styling of her slinky two-piece beaded silk chiffon ensemble with detachable cape ($3,475 at clairelafaye.com) will certainly have you feeling like a rock star. Cathy Waterman pearl and diamond-and-platinum “wheat leaf” earrings ($6,200), Twist
VISION OF LOVE
Local designer Austie Eckley’s crown-like lace blusher ($120 at austieeckley.com) gives Portland-style princess panache to Anne Barge’s feathered Chantilly lace and beaded tulle Black Label fit-and-flare gown ($8,130 to order at Divine Designs Bridal Boutique). Mikimoto South Sea pearl and diamond earrings and cocktail ring (both price upon request), Nordstrom. Doves 18K white gold engagement ring (center stone not included; $1,745), Shane Co. Mizuki 14K yellow gold, freshwater pearl, and diamond cuff ($1,800), Twist
Davie & Chiyo rhinestone sashes (both price upon request at the English Dept) can define a waist or be worn as a headband to give your ’maids a dash of fun deco-meets-boho flair. Jenny Yoo glitter-knit Blake dress with flutter neckline ($320), glitter-knit Devon dress with detachable flutter sleeve overlay ($320 to order), and Elizabeth Bower pearl and crystal studs ($165) and Swarovski crystal drop earrings ($155), all the English Dept. Couch is courtesy the specialty rental company Something Borrowed Portland.
Glow from head to toe in local designer Austie Eckley’s luminous pale gold veil ($220 at austieeckley.com) atop Lazaro’s showstopper champagne tulle ball gown with gold and ivory lace appliqués and an ethereal chapel train. Try on this fab frock (price upon request) and more at Ania Bridal’s gorgeous new location: 521 SW 11th Ave. Roberto Coin 18K yellow gold and diamond triple-drop earrings (price upon request), Nordstrom. Kothari Elements labradorite and blue topaz marquise cuff ($1,870), Twist. Luvente 14K yellow gold bangle ($1,650), jbrooksjewelers.com
There really are no rules for wedding dress hues: with elaborate lace and a sweeping train, this striking black Claire Pettibone Romantique number is beautifully bridal ($2,375 to order at the English Dept). After your I do’s, keep it long or cut it short and wear it again! Cathy Waterman 22K yellow gold and diamond “falling leaves” earrings ($3,830) with matching bracelet ($9,580), both Twist. Doves art deco–style 18K yellow gold engagement ring (center stone not included; $2,645), Shane Co. On him: Charcoal Z Zegna trim-fit two-button notch lapel wool-mohair suit ($1,395), Hugo Boss cotton shirt ($125), and Ted Baker London floral cotton bow tie ($59.50), all Nordstrom. Rosanne Pugliese platinum and 22K yellow gold band ($2,090), Twist
ALL THAT GLITTERS
With deep side-cuts on the sheer bodice and sparkly geometric beadwork on the skirt, Calla Blanche’s V-neck-and-back gown (price upon request at Ania Bridal) is simply dazzling. The glitzy dresses for your gal pals can be rented for a mere $95 each (!) from vowtobechic.com.
Cathy Waterman platinum and diamond “falling leaves” necklace ($7,230), Twist. 14K white gold and diamond “wave” earrings ($5,750), jbrooksjewelers.com. Heidi Hull framed cubic zirconia and Swarovski crystal bracelet ($141), the White Dress Bridal Boutique. On bridesmaids: Donna Morgan silver (cloud) sequin Courtney dress with spaghetti strap blouson bodice, and rose gold (feather) sequin Tiffany dress with halter blouson bodice (both $95/rental, $19.95/try on, $290/purchase), vowtobechic.com. 14K white gold and blue topaz bangle ($1,650) and 14K rose gold and amethyst bangle ($1,650), both jbrooksjewelers.com. Jimmy Choo strappy satin sandals ($695), jimmychoo.com
Strike a captivating pose in Wtoo’s beaded lace sheath with high neckline, cap sleeves, and open keyhole back ($1,460 at Anna’s Bridal Boutique). Grosgrain ribbon trim and cutouts contour the body, giving the refined silhouette a fashion-forward and ultra-flattering twist. Roberto Coin 18K yellow gold and diamond braid collar necklace and matching earrings (both price upon request), Nordstrom. 14K yellow gold and pavé diamond bangle ($2,100), jbrooksjewelers.com. Todd Pownell 18K yellow gold and diamond cluster cuff ($3,760), Twist
Look lovely from every angle in Maggie Sottero’s strapless sweetheart neckline sheath dress with shimmering lace appliqués (price upon request at Charlotte’s Weddings & More). Pearl buttons run down the back of both the dress and a coordinating illusion tulle bodysuit. Mignonne Handmade rhinestone and chain Dianthe headpiece (price upon request), the English Dept. Similar gem and pearl earrings can be found at Twist. On him: Blue Z Zegna trim-fit two-button notch lapel wool suit ($1,395), Eton cotton shirt ($245), and Ermenegildo Zegna paisley silk tie ($285), all Nordstrom. Di Bianco leather dress shoes ($795), Marios
LA VIE EN ROSE
Blush and gold embroidered blooms lend eye-catching romance to the bodice of Badgley Mischka’s mermaid gown with a layered lace-and-silk tulle skirt ($2,148 at the White Dress Bridal Boutique). The texture beautifully balances a pretty statement necklace—or three. Mizuki 14K yellow gold, freshwater pearl, and diamond cuff necklace ($3,485) and Lena Skadegard silverite, pearl, and 18K yellow gold bead necklace ($1,782), both Twist
STYLE YOU PRETTY
Our setting’s dreamy “decayed grandeur” vibe called for sumptuous floral arrangements in subdued hues that would add lush texture and life without feeling out of place. Giant candelabras and a vintage couch topped with a fur throw suggest an event that’s elegant, lavish, and fun. All props were provided by Kim Foren and her team at Geranium Lake Flowers. Nationally acclaimed, they offer full-scale event planning and design in addition to gorgeous blooms.
Models: Andrea Bartlow, Braeden Eufemia, Jessica Smith, and Simone Howard / all Option Model & Media
Hair & Makeup: Lindsey Avenetti
Photographer Assistant: Shae Williams
Production Assistants: Laura Poch and Richard Gillespie