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

By: 
Brynna Tocco
Issue: 
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