Utah Bride and Groom

Light Theory: Gallery-Worthy Fashion

The spotlight is on and you’re the crown jewel. 

It’s opening night at the museum. contemporary art comes alive in the form of chic sheaths, bleached-out blooms and high-low pairings of jewels. In a Fashion Week replay, photographer Jacque Lynn and stylist Erica Kopp highlight wedding looks that are sleek, sophisticated and aisle-ready. The latest big-day fashions? We’ve got ’em.


Take a Supermodel Moment

This Bitsy Bridal gown ($2,500) by Watters is powered by a corset-inspired body and pleated ballgown with soft, dotted netting.

Get the Look: 

Faux perlassent petals, $12, Borcik Jewelry 
Floral crown made of bleached and dried ruscus, starting at $80, Urban Chateau Floral 
Jade Trau Selma Ring with pear shape center diamond, set in platinum and 18kt yellow gold, $25,730, O.C. Tanner Jewelers SLC

Be the Belle

Voluminous dry silk radiates from this Harlow Brides gown ($1,400) by Jenny Yoo. Illusion mesh tulle provides peek-a-boo panels on the bodice. 

Get the Look: 

Fresh Phalaenopsis orchid floral crown, starting at $175, Urban Chateau Floral
Roberto Coin Diamond Symphony bangle in 18kt rose gold, $4,600; .56. ctw in 18kt rose gold, $5,140, O.C. Tanner Jewelers

Flaunt Your Curves

This high-neck crepe fit-and-flare gown ($2,500) is reserved for the ultra-modern bride. The chic ensemble by Justin Alexander Signature at Pritchett Bridal flaunts a chapel-length train and low-open back. 

Get the Look: 

Stiff Straw Pork Pie Hat, $78, GiGi Pip, SLC.

Unveil A Soft Side

Delicate trim tailors soft lace that’s tucked into a sheer waistband enriched with fine pearl detailing, ideal for the refined boho bride. This Bodhi by Jane Hill gown ($4,000) from The Bridal Studio makes a statement when topped with a simple tulle veil. 

Get the Look: 

JL Johnson cathedral-length veil, $110, Harlow Brides, SLC.
Calla lily, anthurium and rose bouquet, $200 and up, Urban Chateau Floral.

Jam With the Right Band

Sure, single diamonds are sensational, but a band of multiple stones are out of this world. This rose gold ring pairs perfectly with a ladylike, beaded lace Vicki by Truvelle gown ($2,100) from The Bridal Studio. 

Get the Look: 

Pearl cluster hoops, $32, Borcik Jewelry
Rahaminov baguette diamond band in 18kt rose gold, $16,700, O.C. Tanner Jewelers

Get Moving

This flow frock and overskirt ($2,500) from Bitsy Bridal boasts an easy-to-dance-in cut. Bonus points for an overskirt that can change your look from ceremony to reception. 

Get the Look: 

Geometric metal earrings, $75, Stil Works Studio

Embrace the Flutter

Big sleeves are hot, and this fit-and-flare crepe number adds all-season demure. Plunging neckline and back add interest to this Lilian West gown ($1,200) offered by Pritchett Bridal, Orem. 

Get the Look:

Dropping by pearl dangle earrings, $34, Borcik Jewelry, SLC

Bring the Drama

Lazaro’s proprietary sparkle illuminates the A-line skirt of this Bitsy Bridal gown (Left, $3,600). Delicate, jeweled straps fasted the drop-waist, bias-cut bodice made of tulle. 

Embroidered lace rosettes embellished with clear sequins adorn this Chantel Lauren tulle sheath (Right, $3,000). An open back gives way to a curve-hugging, fit-and-flare skirt with asymmetrical hemline and godet train.

Get the Look:

Serene organic pearl statement bridal earrings, $145, Borcik Jewelry

Tap Into Your Inner Goddess

This mermaid-fit gown ($1,505) by Beautiful by Enzoani and available at The Bridal Studio, is seductive and alluring. A one-shoulder bow neckline accentuates the soft, stretch georgette. 

Get the Look:

Geometric metal earrings, $75, Stil Works Studio
Bree straw hat, $72, Gigi Pip
Roberto Coin Obelisco bracelet with diamonds in 18kt yellow gold, $16,500, O.C. Tanner Jewelers

To the Afterparty We Go

One-shoulder, ruffles AND a pantsuit? You bet. Get more bang for your buck with three trends in one. For the dance party, jump into this most comfortable –and affordable– trend ($127) from ASOS online shop. 

Get the Look: 

Roberto Coin Primavera Bracelet in 18kt yellow gold, $2,750, O.C. Tanner Jewelers


Photography: Jacque Lynn Photography | @jacquelynnphoto
Styling: Erica Kopp, Stay Co | @stay__co
Hair: Steven Robertson | @stevenrobertsonhair
MUA: Kristen Packard | @kristenpackardartistry
Venue: Studio Elevn, SLC | @studioelevn
Art: Annie Pugmire | @annies.c.a.k.e.s
Flowers: Urban Chateau | @urbanchateaufloral
Film: Allison Michelle, Provo | @stil.works
Models: Rebecca Lima | @niyamodels, @beccaa.lima
Miranda Porter | @mirandaprtr

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Val Rasmussen
Val Rasmussen reports on local trailblazers in design and fashion for Utah Bride & Groom, Utah Style & Design and Salt Lake magazines. Additionally, she works with marketing teams to create content about leaders impacting business, construction, technology and healthcare.



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