Fashion: Uptown Girl

We take wedding-day fashion to dazzling heights, proving that modern is the new classic | Photographs by Elizabeth Rudge | Styled by Tessa Woolf


Well Rounded

The gathered lace halter on this chiffon gown by Pronovias ($1,085; Pronovias is sold at Danielle’s Bridal) coaxes gorgeous curves and soft, round shapes. Similar rhinestone bangles and crystal stretch bracelets available at Macy’s



Easy Street

Take a cue from designer runways, red carpets, and street-style icons with a two-piece look; bridal separates signal a fashion-forward sensibility and provide elegant comfort. Watters’ shirred, multitiered ruffle skirt ($1,790; Watters is sold at Alta Moda Bridal). Vince knit jersey T-shirt ($125) and assorted Givenchy rhinestone necklaces ($75-–78), Nordstrom. Jenny Packham crystal, silk organza, and sterling silver bracelet ($325), Alta Moda Bridal



Crystal Clear

The well-placed sparkle and shine on this Allure Bridals layered gown ($2,150 at Gateway Bridal) ensures an especially radiant bride. The top layer is English net with beading and crystals; the bottom layer is a soft satin slip. Crystal draped-leaf headpiece ($145) by local designer Danani Handmade Adornments. Claudia Cabal copper cuff ($120), Farasha Boutique



Top Rated

One-shoulder gowns like this asymmetrically draped satin organza one by Lillian West ($1,061; Lillian West is sold at The Brides’ Shop) support full figures with style. Similar vintage rhinestone bracelet and gold and crystal bangle available at Designs by Knight. JBJ Collection 18K white gold and diamond ring ($5,430), J. Brooks Jewelers



Think Pink 

Softly hued gowns like Monique Lhuillier’s silk gazar strapless column with back-bow train accent ($4,550; Monique Lhuillier is sold at Alta Moda Bridal) impart a bold yet graceful energy. Crystal earrings ($180),



Short & Sweet 

Cut the cake and then dance the night away in Alice Yim’s retro-inspired silk and lace frock ($242 at Farasha Boutique). YES leather ankle-strap platform sandals ($160), Assorted diamond wedding bands ($1,140-–3,450) and 2ct diamond stud earrings ($13,550), J. Brooks Jewelers



Party Lines

Tone-on-tone stripes in the folded, layered fabric of Hayley Paige’s ball gown ($3,895; Hayley Paige is sold at Alta Moda Bridal) create a graphic effect that’s both subtle and spectacular. Similar faux pearl and brass necklace available at Decades. Jenny Packham crystal-encrusted box clutch ($510), Alta Moda Bridal. JBJ Collection 18K white gold and diamond ring ($5,430), J. Brooks Jewelers. On him: similar tuxedo suit, cotton shirt, and silk bow tie available at Black Tie Tuxedos. 14K white gold men’s wedding band ($1,700), J. Brooks Jewelers



Such Great Heights 

Make a grand entrance and exit in this silk Casablanca fit-and-flare gown ($1,460 at Gateway Bridal). The notched illusion neckline and back are draped with glittering rhinestones, dainty pearls, and Swarovski crystal beading. Similar vintage rhinestone and emerald cocktail ring available at Designs by Knight


Hair & Makeup: Jenny Bowker
Models: Lindsay Trachtenberg for Vision Los Angeles;
Goran Jankovic for Seattle Models Guild