Will you marry me? Yes! Is this dress the one? Yes! Do you take this man to be your husband? Yes! Notice a theme? (You know the answer.) A wedding is much more than just one day. It’s the engagement party, bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, day-after brunch, honeymoon … the list is long. Through it all, you’re the main attraction; enjoy and dress the part!
With a removable tulle skirt, this dress will let you dance the night away in comfort. Everyone will think you had a full wardrobe change when you come out in a cocktail dress … the secret is yours to keep.
Tara Keely lace cocktail dress with detachable tulle skirt, $2,699, Toni Federici ‘Fling’ veil, $300, Toni Federici red satin sash, $160; all from The Ultimate Bride | Gabriel New York 14kt. white gold engagement ring at 1.07cttw, $3,865 from Genovese Jewelers | Earrings, model’s own | Floral arrangement by Thorn Studio
This skirt will complement your own sparkle as the new bride-to-be. Paired with velvet heels, one of fall’s biggest trends, it’s a glamorous way to stand out when all eyes are on you … for the first time.
D. Exterior knit sweater, $450 from Mister Guy Women’s | Alice + Olivia ‘Ella’ embellished sequin midi skirt, $795, Valentino velvet bow sandal, $795; both from Neiman Marcus | I Kendra Scott ‘Sophia’ drop earring, $55, Kendra Scott ‘Phara’ tassel necklace, $120; both from Nordstrom at West County Center | Floral arrangements by Ken Miesner’s Flower Shoppe
bold and beautiful
Don’t be afraid to have fun with it all! Express your style at the rehearsal dinner in a standout design. After all, you should be the center of attention.
Ted Baker ‘Niema’ tunic dress, $295, Treasure & Bond drop earrings, $49; both from Nordstrom at West County Center | Sunglasses, $10, multistrand bracelet, $24; both from Shine Boutique
Shoes, model’s own
a cut above
With a gorgeous neckline and beads and sequins galore, this dress rises to the occasion. It’s an easy way to feel like the belle of the ball.
Stella York ‘770’ gown, $1,199 from The Ultimate Bride | Chad Allison 18kt. white gold cuff with pavé flower design at 4.15cttw, price upon request, Gabriel New York 14kt. white gold engagement ring at 1.07cttw, $3,865; both from Genovese Jewelers | Earrings, model’s own | Floral arrangement by Thorn Studio
go with the flow
It’s stressful planning a wedding. For the day-after brunch, think easy and comfortable so you can relax and enjoy being a ‘Mrs.’
Sachin & Babi ‘Rana’ dress, $795 from Neiman Marcus | Prada velvet Mary Jane pump, $650, Cara pearlembellished headband, $29; both from Nordstrom at West County Center |Earrings, $10 from Shine Boutique
out with a bang
No matter where your honeymoon takes you, it’s always best to travel in style. If the destination is somewhere cool, ward off the chills in an amazing vest. You’re not ready to give up the attention yet, are you?
Lafayette 148 Pants, $368 from Mister Guy Women’s | Degrade fox vest, $1,800 from The Fur Boutique | Sunglasses, $10 from Shine Boutique | Shirt and boots, model’s own
Photos: Suzy Gorman
Special thanks to:
Model: Karen Rassieur
Hair: Dirty Brown
Makeup: Randi Nicole
Fashion assistant: Emily McGehee
Venue: ANEW, a space of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri dedicated to building and sustaining relationships. All rental revenue supports the nonprofit. Book at meetanew.com.