A Short Story: Tea-Length Bridal Gowns and Swanky Heels

Frolic all night long in a sweet, sassy or downright sexy mini-bridal gown with a kicky pair of heels.
From: Spring/Summer 2012 edition


Image 1: Winnie Couture playful white Rayna strapless dress with sweetheart neckline and charmeuse bodice surrounded by layers of tulle and lace ruffles (also available in pearl and cream pearl), $1,598, Winnie Couture in Beverly Hills. Drop earrings from R-Mine Private Collection, $265, R-Mine in Studio City.

Image 2: Hayley Paige satin-faced organza mini bridal dress with ombre pleated peplum, $1,870, Blush Bridal Couture in Tustin, Mira Bridal Couture in Modesto and JLM Couture flagship store in West Hollywood.

Image 3: Elizabeth Fillmore fitted Iris cocktail gown featuring soft organza layers over taffeta, with a sweetheart neckline and a tulle and petal peplum with floral embellishments, $2,860, Erin Cole in Costa Mesa. Fascinator on headband embellished with creamy silk metallic organza, gunmetal beading and an embroidered rose, $130, Louise Green Millinery in West Los Angeles. Pour La Victoire blush pink 4-inch Evelia wedge heels with an ankle strap and crisp bow at the toe, $150, My Glass Slipper.

Image 4: Cocoe Voci ivory duchesse silk satin Zoe gown with a drop waist bodice and a sweetheart neckline above a pencil skirt, which is overlaid with a French lace flounce that falls into a detachable lace and tulle train, along with a corset feather belt, crystal hand beadwork and a dash of feathers, $4,796, Cocoe Voci in Los Angeles. Badgley Mischka Lucie black satin open-toe 4 and-a-half-inch heel finished with a bow, $215, Bloomingdales.

Image 5: Monique Lhuillier Lili silk faille gown with a natural waist bodice, low V-shaped back and box pleated high-low mini skirt, $2,290, Monique Lhuillier in Los Angeles. Fascinator on headband embellished with copper silk metallic organza, gunmetal beading and an embroidered rose, $130,  Louise Green Millinery in West Los Angeles. Badgley Mischka 4-inch Keeper peep-toe pump with ruched crepe detailing gathered into grosgrain ribbon bow, $200, Last Call by Neiman Marcus. 


Styling: Cathryn Van Breene

Hair: Shelia Stone, The Studio Agency

Makeup: Whitney Greenstein, The Studio Agency

Model: Paloma, Industry Models Agency

Photgrapher’s assistant: Dennis Ayuson