Classic Beauty: The Most Romantic Bridal Gowns
Inspired by the beautiful ball gowns seen on the runway this fall, this stunning editorial was shot by fashion photographer Stephanie Williams at the Legendary Park Plaza in downtown Los Angeles. Featuring gorgeous wedding dresses by Los Angeles' R-Mine Bespoke, Hayley Paige, Edgardo Bonilla, Nouvelle Amsale, Alvina Valenta, BHLDN and White by Vera Wang, the inspiration is all once classic and fashion forward. With the talented Make-up Therapy team handling hair and makeup the final looks are aisle-ready. Take a twirl in these ladylike gowns featuring layers of tulle, cascading trains and intricate details shown below.
Glide down the aisle in R-Mine’s Colette gown with a ruched bodice, stunning beaded asymmetrical strap, and hand-pleated tulle skirt billowing with two layers of horsehair and a delicate bow on the back, $7,500, at R-Mine Bespoke in Studio City. Add elegance with Your Paths Will Cross Diamontage earrings, featuring eight simulated diamond baguettes and rounds coupled with pear-shaped drops, $135, and a handmade Art Deco–inspired silver Novella ring with crystals handset in filigree, $265, both from Margaret Rowe. A silver pearl and Swarovski crystal Maria Elena comb finishes the look, $880, at Lovella Bridal in Glendale.
Structured yet romantic, Edgardo Bonilla’s silk gazar ball gown features crystal details on the hip and back of skirt, $4,840, from Lovella Bridal.
Nouvelle Amsale’s waffle organza Erin ball gown with a delicate lace appliqué bodice promises a picture-perfect moment, price upon request, from Mon Amie Bridal Salon in Costa Mesa. Channel your inner princess by adding Margaret Rowe’s Diamontage collar necklace, $375, and an emerald-cut diamond ring, price upon request, from Martin Katz in Beverly Hills.
Turn heads in Nouvelle Amsale’s delicate, one-shouldered, fit and flare Narelle gown with a lace bodice, price upon request, from Mon Amie. Accessorize with rose gold earrings featuring a Swarovski crystal design, $330, and a rose gold headband with crystal and mother-of-pearl details, $765, both by Maria Elena at Lovella Bridal.
Sparkle and shine in this Alvina Valenta dress featuring ivory net over champagne lining with a crystal- encrusted bodice and pearl detail, price upon request, exclusively at JLM Couture Flagship Salon in Los Angeles. Add a Hollywood-inspired moment with Maria Elena’s jeweled cap encrusted with Swarovski crystals, $670, at Lovella Bridal.
Make a dramatic entrance in this strapless White by Vera Wang ivory ball gown with its softly draped net bodice and flounced tulle skirt, $1,498, exclusively at David’s Bridal.
Whisper soft and sweet, Catherine Dean’s silk tulle Zoe gown features a plunging lace-inset neckline with a satin-cinched waistline and a breathtaking sheer, embroidered back, $1,600, at BHLDN in Beverly Hills. Margaret Rowe’s Centered by Love golden headpiece lends an ethereal touch, $395.
Hayley Paige’s Josie ball gown begs for a spin on the dance floor. An alabaster and crystal strapless bodice with a sweetheart neckline is a dreamy accompaniment to the tiered Moonstone tulle skirt with a wide horsehair trim and endless chapel train, $4,290, at JLM Couture. Keep the look effortlessly simple by adding Margaret Rowe’s Scrolling Leaf earrings, $150.