The Daring Bride: 9 Fashion Forward Wedding Dresses
Fashion forward and unconventional, these head-turning wedding dresses transform the walk down aisle into an unforgettable fashion moment
(above) Cocoe Voci’s “Valerie” bridal pantsuit features silver metallic Chantilly lace over delicate silk chiffon. The high-necked bodice boasts a completely open back and crystal straps. Price upon request, from Cocoe Voci Design Atelier in Los Angeles. Add a regal touch with the handmade “Danu” silver crown, $825, online at Trace Henningsen Bridal, and a silver and pearl jeweled cuff, $750, online at Maria Elena Headpieces. “Lance” silver mirrored leather sandals complete the look, $895, from Jimmy Choo in Beverly Hills.
(above) Make a strong statement in this black strapless wedding gown by R-Mine, featuring a duchesse satin miniskirt cinched at the waist with a corseted top. The graduated, dotted overlay is perfect for the ceremony; remove it to showcase a short ball gown, perfect for hitting the dance floor. $5,600, from R-Mine Bespoke in Studio City. Up the ante with Noir “Black Diamond” crystal-encrusted earrings, $159, online at Margaret Rowe, and Jimmy Choo’s silver mirrored leather heels, $795.
(above) Bling is the word to describe Hayley Paige’s “Freddie” wedding gown, an ivory showstopper with a stunning beaded neckline. Price upon request, from the JLM Couture Flagship Salon in Beverly Hills. Add a touch more dazzle with Margaret Rowe’s swinging floret crystal earrings, $145.
(above) Delicate and fashion forward, the A-line “Deidra” gown boasts a minidress composed of a long silk organza ribbon skirt, and a beaded Swarovski bodice and sheer bateau neckline, $4,359, from Winnie Couture Beverly Hills Flagship Salon. Complete the look with “Regal Romance” pendulum Diamontage 3.13-carat earrings, $165, and the “Celebration” teardrop Diamontage bracelet, $295, both by Margaret Rowe.
(above) Berta Bridal’s beaded lace mermaid gown with open back,$8,050 at Lovella Bridal, is pure romance. Add a vintage look with Maria Elena’s silver cage headpiece, $950, and Martin Katz’s pear-shaped diamond cluster platinum earrings set with 5 diamonds each, weighing a total of 11.90 carats, $250,000, and a three-stone marquise ring set with three, 4-carat diamonds and eight franch baquettes, $145,000. Both from Martin Katz in Beverly Hills.
(above) Only glamour girls need apply for Ines Di Santo’s “Abigail,” with its jeweled neckpiece layered over a delicate scoop neck gown, $3,800, from Lovella Bridal in Pasadena. Add Martin Katz’s dazzling pear-shaped diamond cluster platinum earrings.
(above) For the modern princess, the plum “Chlomin” ball gown layered with silk organza and a fitted bodice is perfection; $5,895, from Winnie Couture. Be grand in Trace Henningsen Bridal’s ethereal gold-leafed “Hathor Halo” crown, $675.
(above) Be an original in this gorgeous silk duchesse satin high-low ball own, with its sexy plunging neckline and hand-beaded floralappliqué on the bodice and skirt, $12,000, from R-Mine Bespoke. Finish this haute couture look with Margaret Rowe’s cascading “Nouveau” earrings, $159, and Jimmy Choo’s silver mirrored shoes, $895.
(above) Make a star-studded entrance in this embroidered French lace “Victoria” wedding dress, featuring a figure-flattering mermaid cut, halter neckline with a metallic gold choker, delicate gold belt, beautiful open back, and a pointed lace train and lace trim, $10,320, from Galia Lahav Flagship Salon in Los Angeles. Tucked in the hair is Maria Elena’s silver “Angel” crystal headpiece, $950, finished with Margaret Rowe’s 13 carat cushion-cut Diamontage earrings, $149.95
Styling: Olivia Crouppen
Makeup: Sarah Najafi
Hair: Trace Henningsen
Hair assistant: Sophia Gabriella
Model: Gina Buldorini, Hollywood Model Management
First assistant: Kevin Burnstein
Second assistant: Shane Lopes
Digitech: Dan Kim
Location: Studio 60