Fashion: Into the Blue

The classic wedding hue colors a return to refined styling and timeless grace | Photographs by Carmen Daneshmandi; Styled and edited by Tessa Woolf

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Mix Master

Sometimes more is more. Strike it rich in Manuel Mota’s fully beaded fit-and-flare frock ($6,887 to order at Danielle’s Bridal) and knockout accessories. Vintage cut-glass chandelier earrings, stylist’s own; find similar styles at Decades. Jamie Joseph sterling silver and 14K gold topaz ring ($990), jamiejoseph.com.

 

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Time After Time 

The jeweled blouson neckline of this Casablanca sheath with keyhole back ($1,020 at Gateway Bridal), and a fluffy, powder-blue stole (stylist’s own; find similar styles at Decades) are nods to Old Hollywood glamour. Roberto Coin circle-drop earrings in 18K yellow gold with blue topaz ($2,400), Roberto Coin at Montage Deer Valley.

 

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Float On 

With tiered layers of delicate fabric, Tara LaTour’s lagoon-hued silk and crepe ball gown ($7,845 at Alta Moda Bridal) gives the big day a dreamy quality. Roberto Coin circle-drop earrings in 18K yellow gold with blue topaz ($2,400), Roberto Coin at Montage Deer Valley. Coast yellow gold diamond engagement ring ($1,135, center stone not included), J. Brooks Jewelers.

 

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Cross Examined

Intricate open backs like the one on this embroidered Claire Pettibone gown accented with matte sequins ($5,200, to order at Gateway Bridal), highlight graceful strength and a great up-do; the floral appliques in front are all about romance. Vintage pearl drop earrings, stylist’s own; find similar styles at Decades.

 

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Embellish Much

Sparkling sequins and beaded steel-blue details add a cascade of cool color, shimmer, and shine to Jenny Packham’s dazzling dress ($4,370 at Alta Moda Bridal). Roberto Coin circle-drop earrings in 18K yellow gold with blue topaz ($2,400), Roberto Coin at Montage Deer Valley.

 

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Sheer Delight 

You’ll be sitting pretty when you slip into Rivini’s silk chiffon sheath with a pearl- and crystal-beaded silk organza bodice ($ 6,415 to order at Alta Moda Bridal). Top it off with a frothy veil and heirloom-worthy jewels. Sunjin Lee tulle veil ($150), sunjinlee.com. Diamond and blue sapphire ring ($15,780), J. Brooks Jewelers. Vintage rhinestone and pearl earrings, stylist’s own; find similar styles at Antoinette’s Antique Jewelry.

 

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Forever Camelot

Channel 60s-era icons in this fancy, flower-festooned organza mini by Monique Lhuillier ($7,500) with coordinating coat ($5,900, both to order at Alta Moda Bridal). Freshwater cultured pearl necklace ($3,225) and Coast yellow gold diamond engagement ring ($1,135, center stone not included), both J. Brooks Jewelers. Vintage blue rhinestone stud earrings, stylist’s own; find similar styles at Lanny Barnard Gallery. Ankle-strap heels ($149), Banana Republic.

 

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Once in a Blue Moon

Somewhere between Cinderella-blue and dove gray, Modern Trousseau’s vertically draped bodice and tulle skirt gown ($3,530 to order at Alta Moda Bridal) would be equally at home in a downtown ballroom and a luxe mountain lodge. Roberto Coin 18K white gold earrings with diamonds and blue topaz ($4,800), Roberto Coin at Montage Deer Valley. Vintage pearl bracelet, stylist’s own; find similar styles at Antoinette’s Antique Jewelry. Simon G 18K white gold diamond engagement ring ($2,860, center stone not included), J. Brooks Jewelers.

 


 

{All photos by Carmen Daneshmandi for Salt Lake/Park City Bride & Groom magazine} 

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