Utah Bride and Groom

Out of the Woods

· Ten mountain-glam fashion ideas to score a Rocky Mountain high on your big day ·

Bam! Walk into any gown shop and at first, it may be overwhelming. Ball gowns explode from one section; bohemian sheaths coo in another. Mermaids flutter on one rack, while fit-and-flares flirt from a turn-style.

Wait. Consider yourself lucky. Like fashion’s runways, today’s wedding scene bursts with styles to fit any personality. “Lace is still all the rage and I don’t see that phasing out anytime soon,” says Gateway Bridal manager Barbie Berg. “Gowns with dramatic backs are another big trend I see. Also, flowing sheaths made with soft tulle and chiffon have garnered much attention.” And the princess brides need not worry. Berge says, extravagant ball gowns are staging a comeback.

So, relax. Untangle yourself from the frock-filled forest. Let us introduce some high-altitude fashion that will have any bride thinking this gown-shopping gig isn’t so bad after all.

Mountain Fever

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Opt for lace served up with a side of boho. And don’t forget an all-green bouquet. Beaded Chantilly lace bodice with silk organza ballgown skirt.

Summit Siren

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Add drama–and maybe sound an alarm or two– with an exaggerated sweetheart neckline and edgy jewels. Strapless gown with empire waist, fitted bodice and long a-line skirt.

Windswept

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Style hair down and let nature–the Park City Mountain Resort breeze in this case– do what it wants. To offer some alt-mountain flair, Enzio founder Cynthia Dean says, “Add volume to hair and use a deep red lipstick for a sexy, vamp look.”

Waist Deep

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Keep the ‘rock’ in the Rockies. This studded stunner shows off the back and glitters in the sun. Ivory pleated English net A-line bridal gown featuring studded trim detail, a keyhole back and a halter illusion neckline with lace applique.

Wanderlust

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Surrender to snowy white. With all the rage in off-white gowns, polar-hued ones– like this 1940s-style dress–remain classic. Chiffon micro-pleated full-length gown with natural waist, wide midriff and blouson bust.

Fireside Fox

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Go with the flow. Take in all the mountain majesty in a flowing sheath that shows off sun-kissed shoulders. Halter neckline, chiffon gathered bodice with satin-jersey soft A-line skirt.

Pocket Full of Posies

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Add hillside color. Before an aisle walk, pluck a few wildflowers and quickly tuck into hair. Bateau neckline with pockets of silk satin organza embellished with Alençon lace.

Mountain Fever

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Suprise him. An outdoorsy girl can like ruffles, too. Laser-cut lace applique through the bodice with ruffled full tulle skirt.

Golden Rule

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Style hair half-up, half-down. Enzio‘s Cynthia Dean keeps ends loose and wavy, but slicks back the top for formality. Say farewell to the bridal updo for now. She says, “I’m drawn to simple, effortless [hair] styles on brides.”

Crop it Like it’s Hot

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Try a two-piece. Customize a look all your own with a skirt-and-crop-top combo. And better yet, trade out one or the other for an entirely-new reception ensemble. Champagne silk dupioni pleated full skirt.

Photography: Mikki Platt

Venue: Resort Property Management, The Canyons Colony Home #116

Hair and makeup: Enizio

Florist: La Fleur Design

Models: Dani Braun and Anna Gee

Styling: Val Rasmussen

Intern: Alexandra Adamson

Gowns: Avenia Bridal, Gateway Bridal & Prom, Betsy Couture and Alta Moda Bridal

Jewelry: O.C. Tanner Jewelers, Apt. 202 and Sharpewerks

Need housing for your wedding party or family? With 11,400 square feet and seven bedrooms, Colony Home #116 is an entertainer’s paradise. This Park City luxury mountain chalet sits slope side offering ski-in/ski-out access in the wintertime and a bubbling stream plus large pond in the summer. Contactresortpropertymanagement.com to reserve.

Tess Barker
March 4, 2016

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