Fashion: Into the Blue

The classic wedding hue colors a return to refined styling and timeless grace | Photographs by Carmen Daneshmandi

pronovias hand beaded wedding dress

Be Dazzled Sometimes more is more. Strike it rich in hand-beaded frocks like this Pronovias dazzler ($7,300 at A Princess Bride Couture). Cut-glass chandelier earrings ($49), Belltown Bride. Jamie Joseph sterling silver and 14K gold topaz ring ($990), Essenza.

 

luly yang draped silk dress

Flying Colors Let the volume and artistry of luxurious fabric and draped silk such as Luly Yang’s ($4,200 at Luly Yang Couture) interact with the day’s natural elements and unfolding excitement. Vintage rhinestone bracelet ($126) and earrings ($46), Alana Antique and Estate Jewelry. Jamie Joseph sterling and 14K gold topaz ring ($990), Essenza

 

claire-pettibone-open-back-embroidered-dress

Point of View Intricate open backs like the one on this sequined and embroidered Claire Pettibone gown ($4,700 at the Dress Theory) highlight graceful strength and a great updo. Vintage faux-pearl drop earrings, stylist’s own (find similar styles at Rhinestone Rosie). Bouquet by Cashmere Floral Design

 

jenny packham sequin beaded sheath dress

Time After Time Sparkling sequins and beaded details add a ’20s appeal to sheath dresses like this one by Jenny Packham ($5,200 at the Dress Theory). Roberto Coin circle-drop earrings in 18K yellow gold with blue topaz ($2,400), similar styles available at Nordstrom. Floral centerpiece arrangement by Cashmere Floral Design

 

jane wang mermaid silhouette dress

Out of the Blue Sometimes just a whisper does it—like with the  customized blue underskirt and bodice detailing on this Jane Wang mermaid silhouette gown ($2,800 at Belltown Bride). Luly Yang Mongolian fur stole ($550) and Abloom Design aquamarine crystal earrings ($290), Luly Yang Couture

 

pronovias button train bateau dress

New Classic Balance a standout accessory such as a feather-capped custom hat ($245 at Olive and Boone) with clean lines and elegant austerity. Pronovias’ button-train, bateau gown ($2,120), A Princess Bride Couture. Vintage pearl bracelet ($162), Alana Antique and Estate Jewelry. Vintage room divider screen from Homestead Seattle, polka-dot netting from Far 4 Events

 

cassablanca fit and flare blue lace

Silver Lining Three-dimensional details like the metallic bits and steely-blue lace on this Casablanca fit-and-flare gown ($1,775 to order at La Belle Rêve) lend a sense of modern ease to an otherwise formal day. Vintage diamond and sapphire earrings ($580) and diamond and lapis pendant ($1,200), Alana Antique and Estate Jewelry. 18K white gold engagement ring by A. Jaffe (price available upon request; center stone sold separately), J. Rankin Jewelers. On him: Paul Smith wool suit ($1,405), Armani cotton shirt ($245), Hugo Boss silk tie ($95) and silk pocket square ($30), Nordstrom

 

monique lhuillier flower organza dress with cape

Forever Camelot Channel ’60s-era icons in minis like this frothy, flower-festooned organza one by Monique Lhuillier ($7,500). Matching cape ($5,900, both to order at Marcella’s La Boutique). T-strap heels ($149), Banana Republic. Vintage pearl necklace ($320) and aquamarine earrings ($49), Alana Antique and Estate Jewelry. 18K white gold engagement ring by A. Jaffe (price available upon request; center stone sold separately), J. Rankin Jewelers

 

modern trousseau draped bodice and tulle skirt gown

Once in a Blue Moon Somewhere between Cinderella-blue and dove gray, Modern Trousseau’s vertically draped bodice and tulle skirt gown ($3,696 to order at the Dress Theory) would be equally at home on the beach and at the ballroom. Roberto Coin blue topaz earrings ($2,400), similar styles available at Nordstrom. Vintage pearl bracelet ($162), Alana Antique and Estate Jewelry. 18K white gold engagement ring by A. Jaffe (price available upon request; center stone sold separately), J. Rankin Jewelers. Chair from Far 4 Events

 

watters silk charmeuse slip dress

JUST FLOAT With their gossamer-soft layers and sheer details, gowns such as this silk charmeuse slip dress by Watters ($2,090; Watters is sold at Weddings with Joy and A Princess Bride Couture) give the day a dreamlike quality. Side table from Alchemy Collections, antique blue fabric from Patricia Nugent Design and Textiles, bowl from Far 4 Events. Bouquet by Cashmere Floral Design


Stylist’s Assistant Julia Kernerman  Hair and Makeup Tiffany Colors  Models Melanie Ratcliff and Alex Woloszczuk / Heffner Management

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