Summer Love: 8 Stunning Wedding Dresses + Handsome Looks for the Groom

Whispers of lace, soft, flowing organza and a delicate Bohemian touch make these ethereal gowns perfect for a sun-dappled wedding.
From: Summer 2016 edition

(above) ON HER: Claire Pettibone’s delicate gold lace “Asscher” gown features a scalloped neckline and beaded tulle overskirt, $6,450, at the Claire Pettibone flagship boutique in Los Angeles. Add sparkle with Jennifer Behr’s “Australis Halo” gold-tone crystal headband, $495, online at Net-A-Porter.

(above) ON HIM: The slim-fit Friar Tux Allure suit in slate blue features premium wool blend pants, white laydown-collar dress shirt and blue checkered tie, $154.95 rental (includes coat and vest), all from Friar Tux Shop.

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(above) Make a fashion statement in Demetrios’ “Kristoff” tuxedo in black with a notch lapel and slim-fit trousers, $164.95 rental, from Friar Tux Shop. Add a stylish touch with a black silk bow tie featuring a gilded platinum vintage lace leaf, $130, online at Trace Henningsen Bridal, and a ranuncula boutonniere, $20, by Davia Lee Weddings & Events in Santa Ynez.

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ON HER: Made for twirling, Los Angeles–based designer Christy Dawn’s “Athena” wrap dress features a four-tiered skirt and a low-plunging neckline, $1,800, from Christy Dawn in Venice. Add a bit of sparkle with Trace Henningsen Bridal’s ivory silk sash boasting handmade vintage lace gilded in platinum, $225, and oval Elle earrings in chalcedony, $55, from Kendra Scott Boutique in Newport Beach, and Bella Belle’s crystal and pearl embellished “Hera” sandals, $160, online at Bella Belle Shoes.

ON HIM: The slim-fit “Valencia” suit in gray is the perfect dancing attire paired with a white dress shirt and pink and navy-dotted tie, $134.95 rental (includes coat and vest), all from Friar Tux.

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ON HER: Make a statement in Galia Lahav’s ivory gown featuring vintage crocheted lace and stretch silk satin with a dramatic cathedral train and plunging back. Chic pockets adorn the front of this curve-hugging gown, $5,300, from Galia Lahav flagship store in Los Angeles. Finish the look with the handcrafted “Artemis Ivy” crown gilded in 23K gold, $575, online at Trace Henningsen Bridal, and dainty, handmade cubic zirconia earrings, $60, from BHLDN in Beverly Hills and online.

ON HIM: Friar Tux’s “Valencia” suit in gray.

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Twirl the night away in Hayley Paige’s “Kennedy” gown, featuring an ivory beaded silk crop top with cap sleeves and bateau neckline, and tiered chiffon A-line skirt accented with a charmeuse band. Price upon request, at JLM Couture Flagship Boutique in Beverly Hills. Sweep back tendrils with the “Adeline” silver-tone Swarovski crystal headband, $625, online at Jennifer Behr. Kendra Scott’s mixed metal stacked bangles add a stylish flair, $150.

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Pure romance, Jinza Couture Bridal’s silk crepe and French guipure lace “Alexa” gown features a fit-and-flare cut with an illusion neckline with a V neckline, and a deep V in the back, $6,000, from Jinza Couture in Los Angeles. Bring the bling with Coast Diamond’s 1-carat diamond ring set in white gold, $8,500, from B. Anthony Jewelers in San Luis Obispo; Kendra Scott’s “Fran” gold earrings in iridescent druzy, $175; and a crystal, freshwater pearl and glass beaded bracelet arranged in beautiful blooms, $60, from BHLDN.

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ON HER: Vintage beauty comes alive in Lazaro’s ivory Chantilly lace, long-sleeved gown with bateau neckline and deep V back finished with a silk satin ribbon tied at the natural waist. The fit-to-flare skirt features lace godet panels and a delicate chapel-length train, Price on request, JLM Couture Boutique.

ON HIM: Friar Tux’s “Valencia” suit in gray.

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Sparkle and shine in Sarah Janks’ “Frederique” silk chiffon gown featuring hand-beading and pin tuck details, $6,450, at Lovely Bride in West Hollywood, And Something Blue in San Francisco and The Dress Theory in San Diego. Add a pop of glitter with the floral Eloise ring, featuring cubic zirconia set in rhodium-plated brass, $89, online at Mindy Weiss Jewelry, and BHLDN’s delicate crystal earrings.

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ON HER: Perfect for a garden wedding, the ethereal “Genevieve” dress by Sarah Janks features a laser-cut V neckline with a flowing tulle skirt, $3,745, at The Dress Theory, And Something Blue and Lovely Bride. Toby Pomeroy’s 1.9 carat diamond ring, $35,000, with matching wedding band in white gold, $2,300, both at B. Anthony Jewelers.

ON HIM: Michael Kors’ “Destiny” tuxedo with a black shawl lapel jacket with a blue and purple checkered silk tie, $189.95 rental both from Friar Tux.

 

CREDITS:

Shot on location at Greengate Ranch & Vineyard in San Luis Obispo

Cake: Enjoy Cupcakes

Hair: Trace Henningsen

Hair assistant: Sophia Gabriella

Makeup: Amy Castaniero, The Blushed Company

Photographer’s assistant: Sir Seabrook

Rentals (furniture AND glassware): Embellish Vintage Rentals

Set design and florals: Davia Lee Weddings & Events

Stylists: Keely Brittles, Lara M. Burnap

Models: Taylor Rose, Vision; Erko, Hollywood Model Management