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Modern Love: Avant-Garde Wedding Dresses with a Floral Flair

Garden weddings are aflutter with heart-melting moments in these romantic looks
By: 
Lara M Burnap

Garden weddings are aflutter with heart-melting moments in these romantic avant-garde gowns with a floral flair as photographed by Stephanie Williams of This Modern Romance at Kestrel Park in Santa Ynez.

Hayley Paige’s storybook toile embroidered “Gilmour” ball gown is a fairy tale come true with blue willow embroidery, a sweetheart neckline and open keyhole back. Price upon request, exclusively at JLM Couture Flagship Salon in West Hollywood. Los Angeles–based Gladys Tamez Millinery’s “Elizabeth” hat with a grosgrain band and chin tie, $560, at Gladys Tamez online. Vintage-inspired platinum pear-shaped diamond ring, $7,850, and martini studs, $2,240, both from Trumpet and Horn in Beverly Hills.



Photography by Stephanie Williams

Naeem Khan’s “Charleston” ivory embroidered gown with cascading ostrich feathers. Price upon request, at Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills. Ben Bridge’s “Diamond Wave” ring, $999, from Ben Bridge online.



Photography by Stephanie Williams

Vera Wang Bride’s organically draped “Clémentine” is a dream. The soft white one-shoulder crepe gown features asymmetrical sleeves with a silk organza and feathered flower accent on the left. $3,590, at Vera Wang in Beverly Hills and San Francisco. Dena Kemp’s 18K white goldearrings with South Sea pearls and diamonds, price upon request, from Dena Kemp in Beverly Hills.



Photography by Stephanie Williams

The “Casablanca Lily” tulle gown has an embroidered 3-D rose motif, sheer corset with a ruffle detail accentuating the shoulders and sheer pleated skirt. $9,600, from Galia Lahav in Los Angeles. Picchiotti’s earrings (style E428) set with 2.36 carats of round white diamonds, $11,700, from Cayen Collection in Carmel, and Trumpet and Horn’s martini studs, $2,240.



Photography by Stephanie Williams

Italian designer Elisabetta Polignano’s mermaid dress is one of a kind, boasting a technical liquid effect on the duchesse silk gown. Price upon request, from Nouvelle Vogue in San Mateo. Pearl and diamond earrings, $450, and antique cushion-cut diamond ring, $25,200, both from Trumpet and Horn.



Photography by Stephanie Williams

Bring the drama in this floor-length crepe gown in ivory with a stunning side bow. $648, from Tadashi Shoji in Newport Beach. Dena Kemp’s 18K white gold earrings with rustic diamonds (46.97 total carat weight), price upon request.



Photography by Stephanie Williams

Find your vogue moment in J’Aton Couture’s structured, pearl-adorned sheer gown (style J0003). $11,500, from Lovella Bridal. Mini tulle birdcage veil, $60, from Erica Elizabeth Designs in Los Angeles.



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J’Aton Couture whips up a romantic take on leather and lace with this gown featuring delicate puffed sleeves and vintage lace over leather panels. $30,580, from Lovella Bridal in Glendale. Gladys Tamez Millinery’s “Alexandra” hat with a black silk chin strap, $395.



Photography by Stephanie Williams

Zuhair Murad’s “Charlotte” ball gown features a multicolored tulle bolero over a blush wedding dress with floral details. $23,752 (dress), $2,221 (bolero), from Panache Bridal Salon in Beverly Hills and Costa Mesa, and The White Dress in Corona del Mar. Dena Kemp’s 18K white gold earrings with aquamarine and diamonds, price upon request, and a morganite cushion ring with diamond halo, $2,380, online at Cirari.



Photography by Stephanie Williams

“Promise” gown by Ines Di Santo has a bateau neck sheath with godet bottom and illusion low back, but the real stunner is the oversize, detachable back bow that also serves as a train. $7,780, from Lovella Bridal. Double up with Cirari’s pavé diamond marquise drops crafted in 18K white gold, $8,398, and Trumpet and Horn’s martini studs, $2,240.



Photography by Stephanie Williams