Heady Metal: 9 Gilded Wedding Gowns

Gilded with gold, silver and bronze details, the latest metallic-kissed gowns define modern cool.

Eve of Milady tulle ball gown with sweetheart neckline accented by cap sleeves, a sculptured beaded bodice and full skirt with champagne sequin underlay, $4,170, and Erica Koesler rhinestone clasp bracelet, price upon request, both from MeaMarie Bridal Atelier.

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Rue De Seine “Jasmine” nylon mesh sheath gown with boat neckline, liquid silk satin slip underlay and hand-embroidered metallic details on the bodice, $3,850, from The Dress Theory. Trace Henningsen Bridal “Lanetta” silver crystal-encrusted hairpiece crafted from an Art Deco–era brooch, $225, from the hair stylist’s bridal line.

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Luly Yang Couture “Gilded Rose” limited-edition black and gold metallic knee-length column dress with laser-cut rose detail at bust and a sweetheart neckline, $5,400, from Luly Yang Couture. Belle Aire Bridal tulle blusher veil with gold rose detail, price upon request, from MeaMarie Bridal Atelier. Blue Nile round-cut diamond stud earrings (.75-carat total weight) set in 18K white gold, $1,600, from Blue Nile. T. Anthony Jewelers 4.2-carat cushion-cut morganite engagement ring with accent diamonds (.37-carat total weight) set in a 14K rose gold band, $4,480, from T. Anthony Jewelers.

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Truvelle “Sierra” almond chiffon gown with strapless sweetheart neckline, grosgrain ribbon waist tie and rose-gold-sequined skirt, $1,600, from The Dress Theory. Trace Henningsen Bridal “Jasmine” headband crafted from vintage flower elements, layered with “Lily” intertwined crystal flower headband in rose gold, $175 each, both from the hair stylist’s bridal line.

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Theia petal appliqué nylon gown with cascading beaded petal details, three-quarter-length sleeves and low, open back detail, $1,295, from Nordstrom. Susanna Galanis “Blazing Delight” layered copper pyrite and mixed agate stone necklace, $695, from Butch Blum. Bouquet of loose baby’s breath, florals from Central Market. For diamond earring details, see page 100.

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Jovani strapless gold-embroidered gown with lace details and fit-and-flare tulle skirt, $600, from Dolce Bleu. Twigs & Honey “Rosette” gold-plated headpiece in a rose motif, $200 from The Dress Theory. Susanna Galanis “Warrior Goddess” 14K matte gold-plated brass bangles, three at $165 each, from Butch Blum. For engagement ring details, see page 100.

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Anna Campbell “Annabella” silk tulle gown accented with a shaped sweetheart neckline, crystal beading on the bodice and a silk tulle train with bustle, $3,443, from The Dress Theory. Blue Nile 14K yellow gold leaf chandelier earrings, $125, from Blue Nile. For engagement ring details, see page 100.

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Musani Gold sequin sheath gown with sheer tulle underlay, $825, from Dolce Bleu. Trace Henningsen Bridal “Petite Aine” 23K gilded gold crown headpiece crafted from vintage lace, $575, from the hair stylist’s bridal line. For diamond earring details, see page 100.

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Luly Yang Couture “Shimmering Allure” strapless sequin column gown with square-cut neckline and hand-beaded sequin appliqué, $5,600, from Luly Yang Couture. Susanna Galanis “Vixen’s Chandelier” antique gold necklace with smoky crystal chandelier drop details, $695, from Butch Blum. For diamond earring and engagement ring details, see page 100.

Stylist: Cameron Levin

Photographer: Liam Gillies

Makeup: Shannon Rasheed

Hair: Trace Henningsen

Model: India G for Seattle Models Guild

Shot at Flutter Studios in Pioneer Square