-Photographs by April Brimer | Styled by Laura Cassidy, Eden Dawn, and Tessa Woolf-
Theses seven wedding gowns didn't make the final cut for the True Nature fashion feature in the current issue of Salt Lake/Park City Bride & Groom magazine, but we still love 'em. A LOT. So we're sharing the pretties with you here today to further inspire your big-day style. Which frock is your favorite?
Romantic lace and crystals give a long-sleeved look a glamorous boost. Crystal-studded lace gown by Jovani ($618); shop Jovani at Ypsilon. Vintage rhinestone earrings; find similar styles at Antoinette’s Antique Jewelry.
Sweet & Low
Take a cue from runways and red carpets with gowns that plunge and scoop to dramatic effect. Alvina Valenta lace sheath with low-cut back ($3,300). Simon G double halo diamond and white gold ring (price upon request), J. Brooks Jewelers.
Flower of Now
The boldly textural designs and chic cap sleeves atop Portland designer Sonia Kasparian’s tulle and repurposed lace column ($3,200 at Urchin Studio Boutique) creates an instant modern classic. Xiao Wang milky diamond and 14K yellow gold leaf studs ($760); find similar unique studs at Magpie & Rye.
High-neck dresses draw the eye up and create elongated shapes, great for brides with narrower shoulders. Casablanca beaded halter neck gown ($1,185), Gateway Bridal. Simon G double halo diamond and white gold ring (price upon request), J. Brooks Jewelers.
Crystal applique on barely there sheer “sleeves” adds a dash of organic flair to Portland designer Sophie Chang’s sweetheart-neckline A-line silk chiffon dress ($1,800 at Sophie Chang Collection). Suzanne Kalan English blue topaz and diamond solitaire ring ($640) and Lena Skadegard coin pearl bracelet ($132); find similar styles at Masseys Jewelers.
Rich silk taffeta creates a crisp effect that really stands out in sunshine and candlelight. Mermaid-cut strapless gown by Watters ($2,090), available at Alta Moda Bridal Boutique. Forevermark white gold ring ($3,599), diamond and white gold bracelet ($4,999), available at O.C. Tanner Jewelers.
Wood You Be Mine
Sparkling floral beading and a voluminous tulle skirt soften the linear racer-back bodice on Portland designer Holly Stalder’s halter-neck ball gown ($920 at Haunt), while a cool pearl gray hue gives the hard-and-soft silhouette a cosmopolitan air. Simon G double halo diamond and white gold ring (price upon request), J. Brooks Jewelers.
Hair & Makeup: Lindsey Watkins
Models: Sierra / Heffner Management
Stylist’s Assistant: Emma Ranniger