Paradise Found: 9 Beautiful Gowns for the Bohemian Bride
(above) Rue de Seine’s form-fitting lace “Juno” gown with a dramatic train and low back, $2,650, online at Rue de Seine. Add rings from the Twilight Wish collection, $130, online at Samantha Wills, paired with the “Lara” crown, with its seven floral varieties, $125, from The Crown Collective in Los Angeles.
The Moonlight Collection’s two-piece trumpet-style wedding dress has a flowing chiffon skirt paired with a French lace capelet, $1,350, at Mon Amie Bridal in Costa Mesa. Add Samantha Wills’ azure cuff earrings, $69, and The Crown Collective’s “Crystal Mermaid” crown with rose blush florals and quartz crystals, $125.
Elizabeth Dye’s ethereal “Huron” gown has tiers of chiffon cascading from an empire bodice and a gossamer train of silk and tulle petals, $2,400, online at Elizabeth Dye. Add the dramatic “Jasmine” headband crafted from vintage floral elements and layered with “Lily” hair jewels, $175 each, online at Trace Henningsen Bridal in Los Angeles. Layer rings from the Twilight Wish collection, $115 each, and the “La Luna” band, $64, all from Samantha Wills (on right hand). Complete the look with Trumpet and Horn’s “Marcelle” emerald and diamond ring, $8,450, online at Trumpet and Horn, and The Crown Collective’s long-stemmed, beach-bohemian bouquet, $150.
Claire Pettibone’s “Whitney” lace gown has roses with blossoms and buds spun from ivory and silver threads trailing along delicate tulle. The finishing touch is a lace, scallop-edged floral cape, $8,125, from the Claire Pettibone Flagship Salon at the Castle in Los Angeles. Make a statement by adding Heart of Gold Designs’ one-of-a-kind Thai-inspired headdress with opals, $470, and Samantha Wills’ petite rose gold ring from the Gold Dust Nights collection, $99.
Add drama in RMiné’s “Suzette” gown, featuring hand-embroidered chantilly and French alençon lace, $4,500, paired with the daring “Elise” cape by Galia Lahav, price upon request, from Galia Lahav flagship store in Los Angeles. Drukker Designs pink quartz and cubic zirconia ring, $351, online at Drukker.
Modern and sleek, the “Mariella” gown features a lace detail on the flared sleeves and bottom of gown, $2,000, online at Stone Cold Fox. Give it a metallic touch with the “Gilded Celestial” band, $508, online at Heart of Gold Designs.
Theia’s low-back gown is a marvel with its delicate beaded embroidery, $1,999, at Mon Amie Bridal Salon. Keep the accessories simple with a white opal teardrop and cubic zirconia crystal ring, $66, and a white opal moon ring, $41, both online at Drukker.
Julie Vino’s French beaded lace “Taylor” gown, $6,287, at A Bride by Samantha in Beverly Hills, is paired with Bliss Lau’s pearl “Labyrinth” shoulder piece, $2,400, at LOHO Bride in Los Angeles. Finish the look with stud earrings, $92, and the “La Luna” ring, $64, both from Samantha Wills.
Houghton’s silk crepe “Bette” gown features vintage shaping details on the full skirt and whimsical “wings” that trail along the low scoop back, $3,500, at LOHO Bride in Los Angeles, cinched with Heart of Gold’s quartz warrior belt, $196. Add Samantha Wills’ gold dust ring, details on page 122.
Styling by Conor Graham
Shot on location at El Matador Beach in Malibu
Florist: The Crown Collective
Hair: Trace Henningsen
Makeup: Stevi Christine
Model: Nicole Zimermann, Freedom
First Photo Assistant: Kevin Burnstein
Second Photo Assistant: Pat Hancock
Digitech: Chris Nowling