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Make A Statement: Nine Bold Bridal Gowns For The Daring California Bride

Brynna Tocco
Lenka Ulrichova

Bring the drama down the aisle in wedding gowns featuring dramatic trains, floral embellishments and delicate beading.

(above) Anne Barge’s enchanting “Opal” gown features a strapless tulle and charmeuse bodice with a two-tier petal-textured ball gown skirt. $14,510, from Kinsley James Couture Bridal in Walnut Creek. Lazaro’s ivory plain-edge cathedral veil, $410, from the JLM Couture Flagship Boutique in Los Angeles. “Touch of Whimsy” silk flower hairpins, $160 each, online at Erica Elizabeth Designs. Cirari’s marquise diamond earrings, $4,049, online at Cirari. 

Ysa Makino’s stunning gold ball gown with ostrich feather accents. $5,600, from Mon Amie Bridal Salon in Costa Mesa. Rose gold diamond ring boasts a flower and butterflies; 18K white and rose gold flower earrings with pink and white diamonds,  both price upon request, at Dena Kemp in Beverly Hills.

Elisabetta Polignano’s “Ammiana” gown boasts a gorgeous bodice with eye-catching lace and tulle sleeves. Price upon request, from Nouvelle Vogue in San Mateo. Dena Kemp’s 18K white gold chandelier earrings, price upon request.  “St. Helena” European-cut diamond and platinum ring, $10,200, from Trumpet & Horn in Los Angeles.

Viktor & Rolf Mariage oversized ball gown with sweetheart neckline and dramatic bow,  $6,999, from Mon Amie Bridal Salon in Costa Mesa. 18K white gold earrings with 6.14-carat round brilliant-cut diamonds, online at Michael John Jewelry.

Allison Webb’s cashmere pleated tulle and Italian netgown has a tiered full A-line skirt, floral embroidery accents and chapel train. $4,360, fromJLM Couture Flagship Boutique. Cirari’s round diamond earrings, $8,398, from Cirari. Trumpet & Horn’s “Peachtree” Edwardian-inspired diamond and platinum ring, $4,450. Props by Papillon Rentals.

Oscar de la Renta’s ivory trumpet gown is embroidered with flowers, vines and leaves and a tulle bow sash. $8,590, from Oscar de la Renta in Los Angeles. Dena Kemp’s rose gold flower ring and earrings, details on page 106.  

This Ines di Santo gown features an embroidered strapless plunging V-neck and low illusion back. $6,490, with a cap sleeve bolero cape with cathedral train, $2,189, both from Lovella Bridal. Dena Kemp’s 18K white gold earrings, price upon request.  

Classic elegance meets modern romance in Marchesa’s “Rosemary” gown. $10,000, from Kinsley James Couture Bridal in Los Angeles. “Valentina”  cathedral veil in argento antico luster, price upon request, online at Monvieve. Cirari’s 14K Ethiopian opal earrings, $2,771.    

Naeem Khan’s “Sierra” gown is a long-sleeved, sequined floral dream. $19,995, from Jin Wang Bridal in San Francisco. “Shine On” celestial headpiece,$470, online at Erica Elizabeth Designs in Los Angeles. Trumpet & Horn “St. Helena” ring.

Lenka Ulrichova

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