Fashion: My Fair Lady

Be a wedding belle in modern fashion with refined romance | Photographs by Carmen Daneshmandi

0813-fashion-soft-focusSoft Focus One-shoulder details like those on this Justin Alexander mermaid gown in ruched tulle ($1,323 at The Brides’ Shop) are just the thing for brides who are big on high style. Vintage rhinestone drop earrings ($49), Decades.




Let’s Dance When it’s time for the party, unwrap Wtoo by Watters’ tulle overlay skirt with grosgrain ribbon and beaded appliqué waistband ($425 to order at Mary’s Bridal) and reveal the strapless lace mini ($529 to order at Mary’s Bridal). Vahan stackable sterling silver, 14K gold, and diamond bangles ($5,125-–19,000), J. Brooks Jewelers. Valentino studded ankle-strap kitten-heel pumps ($985), Valentino shoes available at Nordstrom.


Necessary Extravagance Brit “It” designer Jenny Packham’s Jazz Age-inspired jeweled sheath ($4,680 to order at Alta Moda Bridal) would razzle-dazzle in enchanting gardens and grand ballrooms alike. Luscious quartz earrings ($25), Simon G 18K yellow gold and diamond band ($2,750), J. Brooks Jewelers. On vanity (clockwise from top): Metallic clutch ($68), Koo De Ker. Meg crystal drop earrings ($165), Lily & Iris. Fana 14K white gold and diamond 3D flower ring ($2,250), J. Brooks Jewelers. Meg crystal headband ($330), Alta Moda Bridal. Fana 14K white gold and diamond flower stud earrings ($5,750) and pendant necklace ($3,215), J. Brooks Jewelers. Chandelier earrings ($12), Koo De Ker. Paris enamel and crystal bracelet ($450), Alta Moda Bridal. To find the perfect red lipstick for your pout, let your skin tone be your guide. Salt Lake City makeup artist Gabby Gabbitas says cooler complexions should choose a blue-based, pinkish, or true red tone, while warmer complexions should reach for reds with an orange, gold, or coral tone.






From the Heart  Channel the elegance of the 1920s and the glamour of the 1940s in a dress that combines a blouson-style bodice and a fitted sequined skirt. Mignon chiffon dress (price upon request), The Brides’ Shop. Chandelier earrings ($12), Koo De Ker.












Mirror Mirror Fairest of them all? Layer bold and delicate lace patterns for a bewitching twist on tradition. Pronovias lace poncho ($690), Danielle’s Bridal. Modern Trousseau cotton lace strapless dress ($2,600 to order), Alta Moda Bridal; available in-store with sleeves. Gold and rhinestone hoop earrings ($55), Lily & Iris. Simon G pavé diamond band in 18K rose gold ($5,060), J. Brooks Jewelers.  Found object mirror by Codor Design.










Such Great Heights Make an entrance in whisper-soft layers and a quietly dramatic train. Pronovias chiffon dress with beaded star appliqué at waist ($1,716 to order), Danielle’s Bridal. Paris crystal crown ($300), Alta Moda Bridal. Vahan blue topaz and diamond cocktail ring ($3,925), J. Brooks Jewelers. White Stole fox fur stole ($100), similar faux-fur accessories available at Lily & Iris.









Elegant Balance The long lace sleeves and slit skirt of Monique Lhuillier’s blush Chantilly lace bateau-neck gown ($7,700 to order at Alta Moda Bridal) signal seductive sophistication. Ben Bridge white quartz and pearl earrings ($599), Round bezel-set diamond ring in 14K gold by Coast ($2,185, center stone sold separately), J. Brooks Jewelers.









Lucky Charms Consider stepping out of the black-and-white box together in shades of cream, taupe, and slate blue. On her: Claire Pettibone tulle and silk open-back dress scattered with gold vines and ivory flowers ($8,750 to order), Gateway Bridal. Peach-hued acrylic spike bracelet ($16), Lily and Iris. Vintage rose gold cuff ($110), Decades. Rose gold and rhinestone bangle ($55), Lily & Iris. Shoes: Allure silk-satin slingbacks with rhinestone-embellished bow ($82), The Brides’ Shop. Claudia Ciuti satin sandals ($275), On him: Hugo Boss wool blend suit ($995), Eton cotton button-down shirt ($235), and Magnanni leather oxfords ($435), all Nordstrom. Isaia silk tie ($225),



Hair and Makeup: Tiffany Colors Models: Laurie Bing and Jacob Simons / Heffner Management Prop Stylist: Jenn Elliott Blake