The Princess Diary: Statement Ball Gowns

Find your moment in these stunning statement ball gowns with billowing layers of tulle, chiffon and silk
From: Fall Winter 2014 edition
R-Mine Bespoke's Chloe Gown

Winner of the California Wedding Day 2014 Best New Reception Site, Loft on Pine was the the perfect location for our stunning brides to pose in beautiful statement gowns by R-Mine Bespoke, Monique Lhuillier, Vera Wang, and Lazaro. We collaborated with Krista Jon at Archive Rentals who transformed this elegant rustic venue into a etherial site that perfectly complemented the billowing ball gowns. She brought our blushing brides to life with amazing sets and florals that were fit for a princess.

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Romance abounds in Winnie Couture’s luxurious Pieretta gown, featuring a form-fitting bodice with cascades of organza rosette appliqués on the skirt, $4,395, from Winnie Couture in Beverly Hills. Add an elegant glimmer with a single bangle in yellow gold adorned with white diamonds, $13,780, from Soffer Ari in Beverly Hills.

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Ines Di Santo’s blush Farrah ball gown demands a dramatic entrance. Encrusted with a sequined tulle overlay and accented by Swarovski stones, soft ostrich feathers and delicate floral appliqués, the full-skirted gown features a unique drop-waist bodice with a sweetheart illusion neckline, $17,380, from Lovella Bridal in Glendale. Keep the jewelry to a minimum by adding simple oval-silhouetted Swarovski gold earrings with sparkling clear crystals, $80, at The Shops at Mission Viejo.

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Dazzle your groom in this strapless ball gown by Sareh Nouri, with its stunning hand-sewn silk crystal bodice and flowing silk tulle skirt, $5,298.95, from Mon Amie Bridal Salon in Beverly Hills. Up the wow factor with Camilla Christine’s ivory Cynthia illusion hem circle veil finished with Chantilly eyelash lace, $398, at Styled by Two’s Company in Tustin. Jennifer Behr’s Elissa crystal comb cinches the glittering look, $325, at Opening Ceremony in Los Angeles.

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The dreamy strapless Emma gown melds a classic princess silhouette with a whimsical polka-dot overlay, $4,000, from R-Mine Bespoke. Camilla Christine’s Begonia sash, featuring chiffon flowers, acrylic pearls and metallic embroidery, adds a subtle pop of color, $228, at Styled by Two’s Company. Finish the stunning look with a Swarovski-encrusted headband, $389, from Winnie Couture in Beverly Hills, rhinestone teardrop earrings, $58, from Camilla Christine, and a twinkling diamond ring set in 18K white gold finish, $44,000, from Martin Katz in Beverly Hills.

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Channel Princess Kate in Monique Lhuillier’s striking silk Karlotta gown with illusion long sleeves, luscious Chantilly lace and a richly embroidered white overskirt, $9,100 (dress) and $4,995 (overskirt), both from the Monique Lhuillier Flagship Salon in Los Angeles. Add a delicate hint of sparkle with Camilla Christine’s earrings featuring Swarovski crystals intertwined with rhinestone fireball beads, $78, from Styled by Two’s Company in Tustin.

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Twirl like Cinderella in this tulle Lazaro ball gown featuring a delicate Alençon lace bodice that spills into a circular skirt with a layered horsehair hem and a sweep train. Lace off-the-shoulder straps and a sweetheart neckline add a demure touch, $3,998, while a custom-designed Swarovski necklace cameos as a sparkling floral headpiece, $435.95, all from Mon Amie Bridal in Costa Mesa. Dvnchi’s Swarovski crystal earrings add a wisp of sparkle, $295, from R-Mine Bespoke.

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Jennifer Behr’s vintage birdcage veil adds vintage glamour, $398, from J.Crew, to R-Mine Bespoke’s fit and flair Leah gown featuring a double-layered lace bodice, $5,800. Add a glint of sparkle with Maria Elena Swarovski crystal drop earrings, $285.95, at Mon Amie Bridal in Costa Mesa.

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Let your inner garden nymph bloom in this stunning ivory tulle ball gown by Vera Wang. A pleated bodice is accented by ruffled cotton straps, while the ruched skirt features lovely floral embroidery. Price upon request, from Vera Wang in Beverly Hills. A dried floral crown in autumn hues adds a fairy-like quality, price upon request, from Krista Jon for Archive. Camilla Christine’s teardrop rhinestone crystal drop earrings add a shining moment, $58, Styled by Two’s Company.

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A dress fit for a fairy tale, R-Mine Bespoke’s Chloe gown is a strapless confection adorned with gold and ivory French Chantilly lace and swirling layers of ruffles, $11,800, from R-Mine Bespoke in Studio City. Perfect the royal look with Erin Cole’s gold tiara blinged out with clear and gold Swarovski crystals, $515.95, from Mon Amie, and Swarovski crystal drop earrings, $270, from Haute Bride in Los Gatos.