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Weddings

Something Blue: Artsy Gowns and Accessories We Love

Pared down silhouettes and timeless embellishments like pearls and lace are making the season’s most magical wedding gowns radiate romance.

By Heather Kane

Jan 2018

Photo by Brandon AlmsOn model to left: Stella York dress, $1,299 at Normans Bridal; On model to right: Willowby by Watters Sanya dress, $1,125 at Ella Weiss Wedding Design; Earth Song belt, worn as headband, $337.50 at Ella Weiss Wedding Design; floral arrangement with blush roses, millet, ilex, cymbidium orchids, lilies, tulips, curly willow and eucalyptus, $225–300 by Greens
Photos by Brandon Alms ON LEFT: Antique Lace: Willowby by Watters Sanya dress, $1,125 at Ella Weiss Wedding Design; Earth Song belt, worn as headband, $337.50 at Ella Weiss Wedding Design; eucalyptus stem, $2, eucalyptus gunni stem, $3, both at Ozark Mtn Flower Truck; ON RIGHT: Sheer and Sweet: Dreams by Eddy K Lara dress in ivory, $1,545 at The Dress; Illusions short veil, $105; diamond and pearl belt, worn as headband, $110, both at The Dress; anemone stems, $5 each at Ozark Mtn Flower Truck
Photo by Brandon AlmsFeminine Layers: WToo Rowena dress in cashmere, $1,215 at Ella Weiss Wedding Design; Tacori 18-karat rose gold diamond Encore earrings, $2,690; Necklaces listed top to bottom: 14-karat two-tone adjustable beaded choker, $199.95; 14-karat yellow gold adjustable disk choker, $199.95; Tacori Encore 18-karat rose gold necklace, $2,190; Tacori 18-karat rose gold diamond chevron necklace, $1,290; Tacori Ivy Lane diamond necklace, $890; Tacori two-tone chalcedony gemstone pendant with sterling silver chain, $1,630; Tacori sterling silver chalcedony gemstone necklace, $690; Rings listed left to right: Tacori two-tone Crescent Cove ring, $690; 14-karat white gold diamond pave infinity-style ring, $7,795.95; Tacori 18-karat rose gold RoyalT engagement ring, $13,390; Tacori RoyalT platinum diamond eternity band, $11,490; Bracelets listed top to bottom: 14-karat rose gold diamond bolo-style bracelet, $1,895.95; 14-karat white gold diamond bolo-style bracelet, $1,895.95; 14-karat yellow gold diamond bolo-style bracelet, $1,595. All jewelry available at Mitchum Jewelers.
Photo by Brandon AlmsDouble Vision: On model to left: Stella York dress, $1,299 at Normans Bridal; On model to right: Willowby by Watters Sanya dress, $1,125 at Ella Weiss Wedding Design; Earth Song belt, worn as headband, $337.50 at Ella Weiss Wedding Design; floral arrangement with blush roses, millet, ilex, cymbidium orchids, lilies, tulips, curly willow and eucalyptus, $225–300 by Greens
Photos by Brandon AlmsDeep Hues: Hayley Paige Sloane dress in ivory, $5,500 at Tesori Bridal and Formal; ranunculus flower stem, $6 at Ozark Mtn Flower Truck
Photos by Brandon AlmsLayers of Love: Heaton dress, $1,125 at Ella Weiss Wedding Design; Veil Trends long tulle veil in diamond white, $225 at Ella Weiss Wedding Design; ranunculus stem, $6 at Ozark Mtn Flower Truck
Photos by Brandon AlmsClassic Meets Modern: Normans Private Collection dress, $718 at Normans Bridal; short veil with ribbon trim, $189; jeweled belt, $420, both at Normans Bridal; single-stem peony, $15, at Ozark Mtn Flower Truck;
Photos by Brandon AlmsBack Statement: Allure Bridals antique ivory dress, $2,585 at Normans Bridal; beaded trim veil, $370 at Normans Bridal; flower crown with nandina and eucalyptus gunni, $3 per stem; single-stem anemone, $5, all at Ozark Mtn Flower Truck
Photos by Brandon AlmsPearl Passion: Allure Bridals antique ivory dress, $2,585 at Normans Bridal; beaded trim veil, $370 at Normans Bridal; flower crown made with nandina and eucalyptus gunni, $3 per stem at Ozark Mtn Flower Truck
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Photos by Brandon AlmsDazzle In Diamonds: Normans Private Collection dress, $718 at Normans Bridal; short veil with ribbon trim, $189 at Normans Bridal; Justice Collection 14-karat white gold diamond lace oval dangle earrings, $1,349; custom 18-karat white gold diamond collar necklace, $75,599; Rings on model’s right hand, top to bottom: custom 18-karat white gold sapphire and diamond spiral ring, $2,099; custom 14-karat white gold emerald cut diamond halo ring, $5,999; Gabriel & Co.14-karat white gold round diamond vintage-inspired sapphire ring, $3,675 (center stone sold separately); custom 14-karat white gold vintage-floral halo ring, $2,199; True Romance 14-karat white gold cushion diamond halo infinity spiral ring, $7,599; Rings on model’s left hand, top to bottom: custom 14-karat white gold sapphire and diamond band, $2,899; Gabriel & Co. 14-karat white gold vintage 3-stone cushion halo diamond and sapphire ring, $2,000 (center stone sold separately); Gabriel & Co. vintage platinum diamond and sapphire ring, $2,255 (center stone sold separately); Gabriel & Co. 14-karat white gold multi-row diamond split shank ring, $3,865 (center stone sold separately); Gabriel & Co. 14-karat white gold diamond and sapphire bypass ring, $1,299 (center stone sold separately); custom 14-karat white gold oval double halo split shank diamond ring, $6,499; Bracelets on model’s left arm, top to bottom: Beverley K. 14-karat white gold diamond floral design tennis bracelet, $4,999; Justice Collection 14-karat white gold diamond circle clasp tennis bracelet, $2,700; Gabriel & Co. 14-karat white gold diamond link bracelet, $2,149. All jewelry available at Justice Jewelers.
Photo by Brandon AlmsChandelier Dreams: Eddy K dress in ivory champagne, $1,625 at The Dress; 14-karat white gold diamond inside-out hoop earrings, $17,750; Rings on model’s right hand: Frederick Sage 14-karat white gold ring (center stone not included), $7,835; 18-karat white gold chandelier necklace, $34,500; Ring on model’s left hand: Verragio wedding set, Insignia collection 18-karat white gold engagement ring (center stone not included), $4,800; 18-karat white gold wedding band (center stone not included), $3,300; 31-millimeter Rolex Datejust stainless steel and 18-karat white gold, diamond bezel, Mother-of-Pearl diamond dial, Jubilee bracelet wristwatch, $18,450; 18-karat white gold three-strand bracelet with round and baguette diamonds, $26,815; David Austin purity garden rose, $13.50 per stem from Ozark Mtn Flower Truck. All jewelry available at Maxon Fine Jewelry.
Photo by Brandon Alms LEFT: Ice Queen: Eddy K dress in ivory champagne, $1,625 at The Dress; Illusions long tulle veil, $100 at The Dress; arrangement, $175 from Ozark Mtn Flower Truck; MIDDLE: Lovely in Lace: Pronovias Dracma dress, $2,510 at Tesori Bridal and Formal; floral hairpiece made with nandina, $3, eucalyptus gunni, $3, and blushing bride protea, $6, all at Ozark Mtn Flower Truck; RIGHT: Standing Tall: Dreams by Eddy K Adela dress in ivory nude, $1,685 at The Dress; diamond and pearl belt, worn as headband, $110 at The Dress; single-stem roses pulled from arrangement by Greens
Photo by Brandon AlmsDeep Hues: Arrangement with David Austin purity garden rose purity, Blushing Bride protea, ranunculus, Veronica, peony, anemone, eucalyptus pods, eucalyptus, eucalyptus gunni, nandina, $175 at Ozark Mtn Flower Truck