Cocktail Party: Festive Wedding Day Looks for Everyone

Pop the bubbly, cut the cake, it’s time to celebrate! Starring the cocktail-length frock and accented by pops of pattern for everyone from the maids to the man, these ensembles are the life of the party
From: Spring/Summer 2016 edition

Set hearts further aflame with his-and-hers ensembles highlighted by an Armani suit and Alicia + Olivia sweater, plus a silk satin skirt from local designer Shelby Healy.

ON HER: Alice + Olivia ‘Carey’ embellished wool crewneck sweater, $368, from Nordstrom, paired with Shelby Healy “Carlton” double-faced silk satin skirt with welt pockets, $425, from local designer Shelby Healy. Selin Kent rose gold and black diamond bar earrings, $350, from Hitchcock Madrona. AGJ 18K white gold blue sapphire bracelet with diamond pavé surround, $11,280, and Roberto Coin three-stone quartz ring set in 18K white gold, $3,300, both from Alvin Goldfarb Jeweler.

ON HIM: Armani Collezioni solid wool blend navy blazer with black lapels, $1,295, and Topman stextured cotton button-up shirt, $50, both from Nordstrom. Tom Ford herringbone and polka-dot black silk bow tie, $250, and Theory “Kody 2” black wool suit pants, $225, both from Neiman Marcus. For details on wedding band, see page 116.

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Accessorized with leopard-print heels and a peony bouquet from Fleurish, this Taylor Dresses frock from Nordstrom is pretty in pink.

Taylor Dresses floral jacquard fit-and-flare dress with jewel neckline and pleated skirt detail, $138, from Nordstrom. Jennifer Behr ruby satin headband with tulle netting, $425, from Hitchcock Madrona. BP. “Luminate” leopard-print suede ankle strap sandals, $59.95, and two Kate Spade New York “Idiom” bracelets, $32 and $48, all also from Nordstrom. One-of-a-kind sliced ruby earrings with micropavé diamond surround, $15,750, from Alvin Goldfarb Jeweler. Sholdt Design half-bezel diamond engagement ring set in palladium with channel-set side diamonds (.24-carat total weight), $2,900, from Sholdt Design. Coral peony bouquet from Fleurish.

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STARS IN STRIPES (above)

ON LEFT: Adelyn Rae stripe cross-back fit-and-flare dress, $98, paired with Alicia + Olivia cream wool sweater with pearl and rhinestone details, $440, Tasha crystal-studded metal headband, $24, and Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star “Chelsee” leather sneakers, $84.95, all from Nordstrom. ON RIGHT: Dress and sneaker information listed above. Cara faceted glass crystal headband (in gold and black), $28 each, Kate Spade New York chain link necklace, $58, also all from Nordstrom. Yellow ranunculus bouquet from Fleurish.

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ON THE DOT (above)

Matthew Christopher “Hope” silk satin tea-length dress with V-neckline and cap sleeves, $2,737.50, from Calla Bridal. Mariell polka-dot tulle birdcage comb veil, $98.50, at I Do Bridal. AGJ 18K rose gold and diamond necklace with five briolette-cut diamonds (1-carat total weight), $4,500, from Alvin Goldfarb Jeweler.

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PARTY ON (above)

ON GROOM: Theory “Wellar” black wool blazer, $545, paired with Theory “Kody 2” wool suit pants, $225, both from Neiman Marcus. Topman textured cotton button-up shirt, $50, from Nordstrom. Hook & Albert silk knit tie, $65, and red floral shell button lapel pin, $30, both from Hook & Albert. Aldo “Rubbiano” leather derby shoe, $120, from Aldo. AGJ platinum wedding band, $1,950, from Alvin Goldfarb Jeweler.

ON FLOWER MAID: Frenchi metallic jacquard fit-and-flare dress, $68; Nadri faux pearl drop back earrings, $35; Kate Spade New York faux pearl and 12K gold-plated collar necklace, $198; and “Idiom” crystal pavé bangle bracelet, $48; all from Nordstrom. Vans silver metallic high-top sneakers, $75, from Vans.

ON FLOWER GIRL: Xhilaration cream lace crewneck dress, $19.99, from Target. Sneaker information listed above. Nadri faux pearl drop back earrings, $35, from Nordstrom. Stuller blue sapphire ring set in 14K white gold, $700, from Mallinak Designs Jewelers.

ON REX THE DOG: Tom Ford herringbone and polka-dot blue silk bow tie, $250, from Neiman Marcus.

ON BRIDE: Luly Yang “Golden Harmony” strapless silver and gold jacquard A-line cocktail dress, $4,800, from Luly Yang Couture. Aldo silver platform sandals, similar style available for $90, from Aldo. Kate Spade New York post earrings, $88 (sold as set of three), from Nordstrom. Lulu Frost rhinestone spike collar necklace with golden pearl accents, $410, from Hitchcock Madrona. On right hand: One-of-a-kind Brazilian tourmaline and diamond ring, $16,500, from Alvin Goldfarb Jeweler. On left: Sholdt Design platinum disc ring in a fern finish, $3,900, from Sholdt Design.

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QUITE THE PAIR (above)

ON HIM: Boss Hugo Boss three-piece “Nailhead” gray wool suit (pictured without jacket), $1,095, from Neiman Marcus. Topman textured cotton button-up shirt, $50, from Nordstrom. J.Crew Italian silk knit tie, $69.50, from J. Crew. For details on wedding band, see page 116. ON HER: Luly Yang Couture taffeta bubble wrap high-low cut skirt, $4,800, from Luly Yang Couture, layered with BB Dakota “Callan” sequin romper, $118, from Nordstrom. Sam Edelman “Eleanor” ankle strap sandals, $109.95, and Kate Spade New York faux pearl drop back earrings, $58, also from Nordstrom. Sholdt Design solitaire engagement ring set in brushed palladium, $1,300, from Sholdt Design. Coral peony bouquet from Fleurish.

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TAKES THE CAKE (above)

Two-tier red velvet cake iced with fondant frosting in a peach and gold stripe and polka-dot design, and accented by a peach-hued gum paste flower, $14/serving from Baked. Table setting: Waterford “Ballet Ribbon” collection cake plate, available from Macy’s, and Zanzibar stripe table linen, available from Choice Linens.

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ALL AFLUTTER (above)

Matthew Christopher “Roxie” silk mikado cocktail dress with a strapless sweetheart neckline, fingertip hem and Alençon lace detailing, $1,955, paired with “Velma” high-low sheer tulle skirt with chapel-length train, $1,522, both from Calla Bridal. Luly Yang Couture silver peep-toe heels with rhinestone bow detailing, $325, from Luly Yang Couture. Kate Spade New York crystal post earrings, $88 (sold as set of three), and Nadri pavé hinged rhodium plate and glass bracelet, $90, both from Nordstrom. Lisa Freede Jewelry 14K yellow gold-plated brass and crystal pearl necklace (worn looped), $85, from Neiman Marcus. Sholdt Design three-stone half-bezel diamond engagement ring set in 14K white gold, $4,200, from Sholdt Design.

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OH, SNAP (above)

FROM LEFT, ON BRIDE: Justin Alexander regal satin and tulle tea-length ball gown with strapless sweetheart neckline, $1,124, from I Do Bridal. Badgley Mischka glass pearl necklace, $98, from Neiman Marcus. Alainn hinged bangles, $78 each, from Nordstrom. Sholdt Design pavé halo engagement ring with accent diamonds (0.36-carat total weight), $3,600, from Sholdt Design.

ON FLOWER GIRL: Xhilaration gold glitter frock with pleather belt, $22.99, from Target. She.Rise Swarovski crystal and leather wrap bracelet, $48, from Alvin Goldfarb Jeweler. For details on right-hand ring, see page 116. Camera: Fujifilm Instax pink camera, available from Amazon.

ON FLOWER MAID: Xhilaration dress information listed above. Alice + Olivia black and white stripe sequin sweater, $398, from Nordstrom. Kate Spade New York post earrings, $88 (sold as set of three), from Nordstrom.

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SHIMMER & SHINE (above)

Sarah Seven “Astor” sequined crepe romper, $590, from The Dress Theory, paired with Mural metallic gray boyfriend-style blazer, $74, from Nordstrom. Lisa Freede crystal and brass cuff-style earrings, $80, and Eddie Borgo yellow gold and pavé crystal bracelet, $275, both from Neiman Marcus. Sholdt Design solitaire engagement ring set in brushed palladium, $1,300, from Sholdt Design.

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TIE THE BOW (above)

Kate Spade New York stretch crepe A-line dress with cap sleeves and bow detail at waist, $328, from Nordstrom. Kate Spade New York faux pearl and 14K gold-plated drop back earrings, $58, and Steve Madden “Semona” red suede ankle strap sandal, $99.95, also from Nordstrom. Nora Kogan red and pink enamel lips cuffs, $475 each, and Ashlyn’d dice acrylic clutch, $375, all from Hitchcock Madrona. Sholdt Design custom pink tourmaline ring with accent diamonds (.36-carat total weight), $5,000, from Sholdt Design.

Stylist: Lauren Schugar
Stylist’s assistant: Cora Brown Rock
Photographer: Ryan McVay
Photographer’s assistant: Noah Forbes
Hair and makeup: Melissa Korn Hair + Makeup Artist
Hair and makeup assistant: Finan Mehari
Models: Bride: Lily V for SMG; 
Groom: Brjan for Heffner Management; 
Flower maids: Avery and Brooklyn; Dog: Re
Credits: 
Styling
Stylist’s assistant
Cora Brown Rock
Photography
Photographer’s assistant
Noah Forbes
Hair + Makeup Assistant
Finan Mehari
Models
Bride: Lily V for SMG; Groom: Brjan for Heffner Management; Flower maids: Avery and Brooklyn; Dog: Rex