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

Megan McCarty Lara Burnap


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

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