Bridal Gown Fashion: Golden Age

Glowing, flowing, graceful and grounded, these lushly romantic gowns embody the spirit of Seattle's relaxed yet refined style
From: Spring/Summer 2013 edition

(above) A flowing tulle Juliet cap veil from Marcella's La Boutique is a romantic nod to the 1920s.
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(above) Wildflowers and a field of gold: simple, stunning and perfectly bohemian. A splash of sequined embellishment adds a touch of glamour to this tiered lace, champagne-colored "Burnished Organza" gown by Fleur Wood. $1,400, from Bhldn. Vintage moss agate ring, $475, and vintage silver band, $425, from Isadora's.

(above) Lace frill along the bustier of this elegant floor-length French lace and cotton-lined "Romanced" gown by Sarah Seven adds a bit of flirt. $2,020, from The Dress Theory. "Atlantis" headpiece with woven metal, Swarovski crystals and glass beads from Paris by Debra Moreland, $675, available at Marcella's La Boutique. Edwardian diamond platinum filigree ring, $9,175, and Art Deco green ring, $575, both from Isadora's.
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(above) Dappled sunlight picks up on the ethereal translucence of this floor-length nylon tulle "Beach Club" Juliet cap veil, $825, from Paris by Debra Moreland. From Marcella's La Boutique, the veil featured an unusual cut that is long in front and short in back. White silk lace "Mila" dress, with a trumpet silhouette, illusion back and front-slit detail on skirt, by Monique Lhuillier. $6,360, from Marcella's La Boutique. Edwardian diamond filigree ring, $2,780, from Isadora's. 14K rose gold Francesca Lacagnina textured pearl ring, $1,260, from Essenza. Art Deco 1.83-carat old European-cut diamond ring, $20,050, from Isadora's.
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(above) A delicate take on a peasant-style dress, this gown's off-the-shoulder neckline and lace-edged tiers give off a sense of effortless beauty. The creamy-hued "Dulcinea" gown, with a silk chiffon shell and a silk lining by Quillaree, pairs beautifully with daring jewelry, $800, from Bhldn. Fossilized coral pendant necklace, $1,640, and a 14K white gold textured ring with blue silver mabe pearl, $1,800, both from Francesca Lacagnina and available at Essenza. Vintage silver chalcedony cuff, $1,375, and a mid-20th-century diamond eternity band, $7,500, both from Isadora's.
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(above) "Grace" by Claire Pettibone has sheet three-quarter-length sleeves that cover up, but hint at bare shoulders. A deep V-neck and delicate guipure embroidered tulle reads as simply romantic. $2,250, from The Dress Theory. Vintage turquoise coral and silver necklace, $1,200
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(above) Hand-cut floral appliques on the bodice of this Roses by Reem Acra "Marigold" gown, with a layered organza skirt, creates texture, $3,510, from the Nordstrom Wedding Suite. Victorian silver engraved bangles, $575 each (left wrist) and $1,300 (right wrist), from Isadora's. Sterling silver ribbed shell Francesca Lacagnina cuff, $520, from Essenza. Vintage pave-set diamond eternity band, $5,110, and mid-20th-century diamond eternity band, $7,500, both from Isadora's. Florals: Cafe au alait dahlias, peach garden roses, limelight hydrangeas, thistle, rudbeckia, miscanthus grass, spray roses and amaranth. Courtesy of Juniper Flowers.

Ali Brownrigg
Makeup and hair
Heidi Nymark for Celestine Agency
Chelsea Miller for Nous Models
Photographer's assistants
Clayton Joyner and Coralie Hews
Vashon Island
Special thanks
Julie Jaffe and Tom Bradrick