Walking down the aisle may not be around the corner, but that doesn’t mean a girl can’t dream. You’ve fanticized about the ideal engagement ring when Mr. Perfect proposes, and collected plenty of pictures of the bridal gown you’re pining for. At work, you get lost in your imagination, cherishing visions of the colorful party dresses and pumps you’ll wear at every event. When the Big Day finally rolls around, you’ll be the vision of perfection for your own incredible man.
hair by Beto, Ugly Press makeup by Patti Stapp, First Impression florals by Parie Designs creative consultant: Dustin Ward model: Annika Johansson Special thanks to Got Junk? Thrift Store for letting us borrow the mannequin for our photo shoot.
Proposal Charm him in a glamorous dress for a special night on the town.
Antonio Melani dress $169; Jessica Simpson peep-toe pumps $59.99, Dillard’s Belt $19.90, Express
1MX extra slim dress shirt $59.90; Photographer slacks $79.90; belt $39.90; tie $49.90, Express
Rehearsal Dinner Toast to a long life together in a beguiling cocktail dress.
Visconti Uomo shirt $115; Calvin Klein slacks $69.50, Dillard’s Belt $39.90, Express
Wedding Day Flawless.
A v-neck accents the bodice of a formal gown of French re-embroidered Aléncon lace. A ribbon festooned with Swarovski crystals and pearls defines the waistline. Hemline and chapel train feature a bouffant design of textured French tulle $1,575, Brides Jacqueline Ferrar Tiffany peep-toe pumps $40, JC Penney’s Heart-shaped diamond earrings at 2 carats each on a platinum setting with a halo of round, brilliant diamonds, price upon request; “Diamonds by the Yard” style necklace with a total carat weight of 7.38 carats, price upon request; two round, brilliant diamonds in a pendant-style necklace at a total carat weight of 3 carats with a halo of accenting round brilliant stones, price upon request; South Sea water white pearl necklace (35 total) with diamond rondel sections and an 18kt white gold diamond clasp, price upon request; engagement ring with emerald cut center stone with 5.25 carats on a platinum setting with accenting round brilliant diamonds and a decorative undercarriage and gallery, price upon request; bracelet with 35 round, brilliant diamonds at 13.02 carat total weight, price upon request, Graham Brothers Jewelers
Jean Yves Black Twilight two-button coat with notch with self trim; Jean Yves black flat-front trouser with satin stripe; Jean Yves button-up vest; white ¼- pleated cotton turndown tuxedo shirt; Gateway Black Jazz shoe; white pocket square; black classic bow-tie $178 rental fee, Mister Doyce Tuxedos
Ivory Battenburg lace cascades from a strapless neckline to a flowing hemline and train with an optional treatment to define the waist. Eye-catching lace is echoed on the stunning cathedral length veil $1,459, Brides
Reception Take a turn in an airy dress made for dancing the night away.
Honeymoon Get decked out in jet-setting outfits for a tropical paradise.
Extra slim shirt $59.90, Belt $39.90, Express Line & Dot bow-tied wide leg pant $110, Makie Black; Coach bag $198; Antonio Melani espadrilles $89.99, Dillard’s Tom Ford sunglasses $395, Et Cetera
Daniel Cremieux hat $35; Daniel Cremieux shirt $79.50; Hugo Boss sweater $125; Ralph Lauren Rylander shoes $65, Dillard’s Rocco slim fit skinny jeans $79.90, Belt $39.90, Express Brics Life men’s tote/handbag $420; Brics Safari computer attaché $360; Brics Life 26-inch spinner $625; Brics Life 21-inch carry-on spinner $580; Brics Safari holdall $625; Brics Life medium traditional kit $160; Brics Life 28-inch rolling duffle $685; Brics Safari tri-fold traveler $180; Brics Safari business elite $365; Tom Ford sunglasses $395, Et Cetera