Party of Two

Who are you getting dressed up for, if not each other? Celebrate your new status as Mr. and Mrs. in festive fashion

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Photographs by Alvin Nguyen

The Road to Love
After the I do’s, steal a moment alone to revel in being husband and wife—it’s official! Now, pop the champagne, and get ready to have the best dang party of your lives. On her: Two-piece Enzoani gown with Swarovski crystal and precious stone-encrusted corset bodice and chiffon skirt ($3,420 to order), The Brides’ Shop. Austie Eckley rhinestone and netting eye blusher ($160), etsy.com/shop/austie. Tai gemstone bracelets on stretch cord ($145 each), shopbop.com. Roberto Coin 18K yellow gold and pink quartz earrings ($2,800), Roberto Coin at Montage Deer Valley. Amanda Pearl duchess satin, Swarovski crystal, and mother-of-pearl clutch ($2,295), amandapearl.com. On him: Brooks Brothers wool suit ($998), cotton shirt ($88), silk tie ($80), and silk pocket square ($40), all Brooks Brothers

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Rock Steady
Wear an above-the-knee number for your walk down the aisle, or pull a wardrobe change after the ceremony and put on your party dress. You’ll dance until dawn in a short, flirty frock. Tiered silk shift dress with organza discs and ostrich feather accents by Rivini ($3,450 to order), Alta Moda Bridal. Amanda Pearl Lucite bead and organza ribbon-tie necklace ($245), amandapearl.com
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Fashion Plates
Opposite: silver dresses were spotted all over the spring 2013 bridal fashion shows—be among the first to wear the trend. You’ll sparkle in a glamorous metallic gown and glittery heels; he’ll shine in a sharp suit and blue suede shoes. On her: Watters hammered silk charmeuse gown with front and back v-necks, cascading side drape, and slim, bias-cut floor length skirt ($2,090 to order), The Perfect Dress. Kate Spade glitter-covered pumps ($325), katespade.com. Doris Panos Designs stacking bracelets in 18K rose gold and 18K white gold with diamonds ($2,620 each), J. Brooks Jewelers. On him: Brooks Brothers linen suit ($698), cotton shirt ($148), silk tie ($99), madras pocket square ($20), and nubuck oxfords ($198), all Brooks Brothers
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Cheers! 
Channel the glitz and glamour of generations past with a 50s-style dress, sparkling statement necklace, classic red lip, and polished chignon. On her: Matthew Christopher midi-length silk dress with tulle panels and sweetheart neckline ($2,629 to order), Avenía Bridal. Sophia Tolli tulle, rhinestone, and chiffon-flower bib necklace ($210), Danielle’s Bridal. On him: Brooks Brothers wool suit ($998), cotton shirt ($88), silk tie ($80), and madras pocket square ($20), all Brooks Brothers

 

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Piece of Cake
Part of Vera Wang’s new Witchcraft collection, this sexy, whimsical mermaid gown with Chantilly lace illusion neckline, gathered tulle and degrade ruffle seam bodice, and eyelash organza flange skirt ($7,900 to order at verawang.com) is sure to put a spell on everyone around you. Roberto Coin 18K yellow gold Ipanema lemon quartz earrings ($3,110), Roberto Coin Montage Deer Valley. Grayling quartz ring ($75), graylingjewelry.com. Simon G 18K white gold diamond eternity band and 18K white gold diamond eternity ring with 18K rose gold halo ($1,450 and $2,175, center stone sold separately), J. Brooks Jewelers

 

Cue the Confetti
Celebrate good times in a gown so special you’ll never want to take it off. Dress details do all the talking; keep the rest of the look clean and simple: loose locks, dark lashes, and a bold lip. Monique Lhuillier sweetheart gown with Chantilly lace corset bodice and embroidered organza high-low hem skirt ($13,575 to order), Alta Moda Bridal
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Future Looks Bright
Easy-to-wear ensembles, such as a featherweight dress and fuss-free suit, ensure you’ll be among the last ones standing at the end of the night. On her: Carolina Herrera column dress of soft jersey with duchess satin banded detail and soft sweep train ($3,586), Gateway Bridal. Roberto Coin 18K rose gold diamond and pink sapphire earrings ($4,400) and white crystal and diamond ring ($8,300), Roberto Coin at Montage Deer Valley. Simon G 18K white gold engagement ring with side kite-shaped diamonds ($6,600, center stone sold separately), J. Brooks Jewelers. On him: Brooks Brothers wool suit ($998), cotton shirt ($88), silk tie ($80), and madras pocket square ($20), all Brooks Brothers
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Mercury Rising 
Flaunt and flatter your curves in a structured, figure-hugging silhouette—a sure-fire way to make his heart skip a beat. Jorge Manuel silk satin mermaid dress with architectural elements at bodice and skirt ($4,190 to order), Alta Moda Bridal
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Sitting Pretty
Don’t forget to breathe. On her: Anne Barge fitted gown with banded silk taffeta stripes ($5,455 to order), Alta Moda Bridal. Grayling crystal necklace ($235), graylingjewelry.com. Triple-strand antique pearl necklace ($2,000), similar styles available at Lanny Barnard Gallery. On him: Cotton suit ($498), French-cuff cotton shirt ($88), silk tie ($99), madras pocket square ($20), all Brooks Brothers
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Stylist’s Assistant: Amanda Austin
Makeup: Erin Skipley
Hair: Niko Weddle
Models: Ashley Foster and Tyler McDowell for Heffner Management