A Great Romance
Wedding style informed by Gatsby-era finery is history in the making | Photos by Elizabeth Messina
Vintage inspiration isn’t just for brides. Brooks Brothers outfitted Leonardo DiCaprio in looks similar to this three-piece wool suit ($1,098) for the upcoming remake of The Great Gatsby. Cotton shirt ($88), silk bow tie ($55), silk pocket square ($40), and leather wing tip oxfords ($298), also Brooks Brothers. Crown 14K white and yellow gold wedding band ($1,575), J. Brooks Jewelers. On her: Claire Pettibone silk dropped-waist and illusion sleeve gown with ecru embroidery and nailhead embellishment ($5,500), Gateway Bridal. Vintage rhinestone necklace used as headpiece ($56), Designs by Knight. BCBG Max Azria gold chain bracelet ($78) and drop earrings ($38), Nordstrom. Privately owned 1929 Mercedes-Benz coupe; contact Something Vintage Something Blue for vintage car rentals.
Simple shapes with gorgeous details—for instance, Pronovias’ beaded lace slip dress ($2,835 to order at Danielle’s Bridal)—suit brides of many shapes and sizes while conveying sophistication and ease. Twigs & Honey embellished belt used as headband ($375), twigsandhoney.com. Vintage rhinestone bracelet ($250), Designs by Knight. JBJ Collection rose gold and diamond ring ($6,950), J. Brooks Jewelers. Prada bow toe patent-leather pumps ($650), Nordstrom
High, bateau necklines and curve-hugging silhouettes like those on this Amy Kuschel silk charmeuse gown with vintage brooch details ($2,050 to order at Alta Moda Bridal) evoke Old Hollywood glamour. Vintage rhinestone chandelier earrings ($195), Designs by Knight. Vintage gloves ($40), Decades
Fashion and gown designers have been highlighting the beauty of the female back in recent seasons. The sheer detailing and intricate buttons on this silk and Chantilly lace sheath dress by Monique Lhullier ($7,325 to order at Alta Moda Bridal) calls quiet attention to the spot. Twigs & Honey cotton gauze veil with lace embroidery ($575), twigsandhoney.com. LeVian 14K gold, chocolate diamond, and pearl earrings ($2,000), Macy’s. JBJ Collection rose gold and diamond ring ($6,950), J. Brooks Jewelers
The traditional ball gown shape gets updated with dreamy dove gray brocade—and pockets—by Modern Trousseau ($4,360 at Alta Moda Bridal). Vintage rhinestone cuff ($250) and hair comb ($160), Designs by Knight. Praseolite and sterling silver stud earrings ($550), Tiffany & Co. Michael M Design platinum engagement ring ($6,750, center stone sold separately), J. Brooks Jewelers. On him: Lightweight wool Isaia suit ($3,395), barneys.com; find a similar style at Beckett & Robb. Ermenegildo Zegna wool tie ($195), Prada double monk-strap wing tip loafers ($640), and Prada leather belt ($310), Nordstrom. Cotton shirt ($88) and silk pocket square ($40), Brooks Brothers
The prim asymmetrical bow of Amsale’s Royal Duchess satin trumpet gown ($3,850 at Gateway Bridal) is right at home with a vintage beaded hat ($68 at Decades) and a glass of Champagne. Diamonore blue sapphire and diamond simulant sterling silver ring ($400), Morgan Jewelers.
Lady & the Vamp
Sleek silhouettes call for elegant restraint; a four-legged companion could be the sole accessory for a lightweight sheath like this cowl-front Badgley Mischka bias-cut satin one ($3,730 to order at Alta Moda Bridal). Praseolite and sterling silver stud earrings ($550), Tiffany & Co. Vintage rhinestone cuff ($250), Designs by Knight. Coast Diamond white gold engagement ring ($1,3750, center stone sold separately), J. Brooks Jewelers. JBJ Collection diamond anniversary band ($7,850). J. Brooks Jewelers
Feeling dramatic? Consider the fit-and-flare shape, ostrich feather skirt, and woven silk charmeuse strips of this Rivini by Rita Vinieris stunner ($14,520 to order at Alta Moda Bridal)—and then add some real fireworks. Vintage rhinestone earrings, stylist’s own. Roberto Coin 18K white gold, diamond, and black sapphire ring ($6,000), Roberto Coin at Montage Deer Valley. Bel Aire Bridal veiled headband ($129), Danielle’s Bridal. Simon G platinum and diamond ring ($8,250, center stone sold separately), J. Brooks Jewelers. On him: Hugo Boss lightweight wool suit ($795), Eton cotton shirt ($235), and Prada double monk-strap wing tip loafers ($640), Nordstrom. Silk tie ($80) and silk pocket square ($40), Brooks Brothers
Models: Paula Newlands / Look Model Agency, Ian Clarke / Heffner Management Hair and Makeup: Erin Skipley
Event Design: Steven Moore Designs