Just days before her wedding last weekend in Austin, Harper’s Bazaar asked us to shoot a story on alternative bridal looks for the fashion girl. This fashion girl being our friend Laurel Pantin and editorial director of The Coveteur who bought so many wedding dresses IRL it became a joke among friends. She explained to Harper’s:
“I want to feel really cool, and different and fun but then I also want to feel unique and like I was doing something off the beaten path, but then I also want to feel like a gorgeous princess…
I think my looks really round out all the different sides to my personality and the different things that I was hoping to express through my clothes at my wedding–the fashion-y part, the romantic, pretty girl and then just…disco garbage.”
In the end she was a beautiful princess (Monique Lhuillier), the hopeless romantic (Altuzarra) and a true sparkle baby (vintage Calvin Klein).
Below is a fun mix of playing dress up with Harper’s Bazaar with Fall 2016 runway looks and a few avant-garde bridal gowns from Spring 2017 for that fashion bride who truly has her own sense of style.
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Ermanno Scervino pleated lace dress || Stephen Russell 15k yellow gold pendant earrings and 18th century silver, gold and diamond cluster ring, ca. 1780 || Brother Vellies “Lali” boot in brocade
Valentino gown || Aquazzura “Christy” flat in white gold || Jemma Wynne 18K blackened pave diamond and pearl ear climbers
Jonathan Simkhai layered loop tulle dress || Jimmy Choo “Viola” sandal || Stephen Russell platinum and diamond chandelier earrings
Alberta Ferretti cream silk and lace trimmed blouse, pants with cream blazer and mules || Stephen Russell gold Etruscan style earrings and 18kt yellow gold & diamond “vinaigrette” cuff ca. 1880
Self Portrait “Daisy” off-shoulder maxi dress || McTeigue & McClelland “Pinecone” diamond earrings handmade in 18k bloomed yellow gold
Roksanda Fall 2016 gown || Colette 18k gold and ruby roses studs with tsavorite fancy backs
Temperley London midi crossbone lattice dress || Jennifer Behr “Imma” tiara
Delpozo pret-a-couture bridal gown || McTeigue & McClelland single row medallian bracelet handmade in 18k bloomed yellow gold
Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2016 dress || Colette “Galaxia” crown in 18k gold and white diamonds || Ilana Ariel “Aziza” earrings in 14k gold, diamonds & London blue topaz
Caroline Hayden stretch velvet full-skirted midi dress in claret || McTeigue & McClelland “Kite over the Moon” earrings in 18k yellow gold & platinum with kite-shaped natural pink sapphires and brilliant-cut diamonds || Stephen Russell platinum, diamond & Burmese ruby ring ca. 1920 || Delpozo Fall 2016 shoes
Houghton “Casey” ivory silk sleeveless romper and “Flame” Houghton x Commando ivory bodysuit in iridescent sequins || Delfina Delettrez “Big Ear-clipse” earring
Delphine Manivet “Pasquier” long dress with princess volume in pleated ivory cotton and silk tulle paired with a large volume crinoline || Keren Wolf ribbon chocker
Carolina Herrera Fall 2016 nude striped dress || Monique Lhuillier “Jules” embellished blush suede slipper
Monique Lhuillier pistachio hand painted tulle illusion long sleeve sheath gown with tulle overskirt and nude lining with pistachio tulle hand painted floral cathedral length veil || Colette 18k gold and ruby studs with tsavorite fancy backs
Vera Wang Bride Spring 2017 “Sigourney” light ivory corset body and opulent two-tiered tulle ballgown with a lace overlay on the bodice and peplum
Originally published April 29, 2016 for Harper’s Bazaar || Fashion Editor Carrie Goldberg || Flowers Set Design by Putnam & Putnam || Hair by Michael Thomas Lollo || Makeup by Romy Soleimani || Fashion Assistants Caroline Hulsey & Tennille Yamashita || Lighting Designer Nigel Ho Sing || Photography Assistant Anderson Zacharias || Shot at Fast Ashleys
9 thoughts on “The Fashion Bride”
Such a beautiful dresses!
With options like these, I can only imagine how difficult her final decisions must have been to narrow it down to the three that she did! The Delpozo, Dalphine Manivet, Monique Lhullier, and Vera Wang gowns are right up my alley… so soft and beautiful! And these photographs capture each of the gowns so perfectly! <3
wow this is such a unique outfit, love the dress!
wow!! Nice Alternative Wedding Dresses and Bridal Dresses.
All these dresses are amazing..you look gorgeous in all these outfits..I liked your valentino gown very much.
Beautiful collections and very inspiring also…you made a such different and new styles with your fashion…all the outfits are very attractive and you looking awesome in all those outfits..have a great time…thank you..
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