Be Dazzled Sometimes more is more. Strike it rich in hand-beaded frocks like this Pronovias dazzler ($7,300 at A Princess Bride Couture). Cut-glass chandelier earrings ($49), Belltown Bride. Jamie Joseph sterling silver and 14K gold topaz ring ($990), Essenza.

 

Flying Colors Let the volume and artistry of luxurious fabric and draped silk such as Luly Yang’s ($4,200 at Luly Yang Couture) interact with the day’s natural elements and unfolding excitement. Vintage rhinestone bracelet ($126) and earrings ($46), Alana Antique and Estate Jewelry. Jamie Joseph sterling and 14K gold topaz ring ($990), Essenza

 

Point of View Intricate open backs like the one on this sequined and embroidered Claire Pettibone gown ($4,700 at the Dress Theory) highlight graceful strength and a great updo. Vintage faux-pearl drop earrings, stylist’s own (find similar styles at Rhinestone Rosie). Bouquet by Cashmere Floral Design

 

Time After Time Sparkling sequins and beaded details add a ’20s appeal to sheath dresses like this one by Jenny Packham ($5,200 at the Dress Theory). Roberto Coin circle-drop earrings in 18K yellow gold with blue topaz ($2,400), similar styles available at Nordstrom. Floral centerpiece arrangement by Cashmere Floral Design

 

Out of the Blue Sometimes just a whisper does it—like with the  customized blue underskirt and bodice detailing on this Jane Wang mermaid silhouette gown ($2,800 at Belltown Bride). Luly Yang Mongolian fur stole ($550) and Abloom Design aquamarine crystal earrings ($290), Luly Yang Couture

 

New Classic Balance a standout accessory such as a feather-capped custom hat ($245 at Olive and Boone) with clean lines and elegant austerity. Pronovias’ button-train, bateau gown ($2,120), A Princess Bride Couture. Vintage pearl bracelet ($162), Alana Antique and Estate Jewelry. Vintage room divider screen from Homestead Seattle, polka-dot netting from Far 4 Events

 

Silver Lining Three-dimensional details like the metallic bits and steely-blue lace on this Casablanca fit-and-flare gown ($1,775 to order at La Belle Rêve) lend a sense of modern ease to an otherwise formal day. Vintage diamond and sapphire earrings ($580) and diamond and lapis pendant ($1,200), Alana Antique and Estate Jewelry. 18K white gold engagement ring by A. Jaffe (price available upon request; center stone sold separately), J. Rankin Jewelers. On him: Paul Smith wool suit ($1,405), Armani cotton shirt ($245), Hugo Boss silk tie ($95) and silk pocket square ($30), Nordstrom

 

Forever Camelot Channel ’60s-era icons in minis like this frothy, flower-festooned organza one by Monique Lhuillier ($7,500). Matching cape ($5,900, both to order at Marcella’s La Boutique). T-strap heels ($149), Banana Republic. Vintage pearl necklace ($320) and aquamarine earrings ($49), Alana Antique and Estate Jewelry. 18K white gold engagement ring by A. Jaffe (price available upon request; center stone sold separately), J. Rankin Jewelers

 

Once in a Blue Moon Somewhere between Cinderella-blue and dove gray, Modern Trousseau’s vertically draped bodice and tulle skirt gown ($3,696 to order at the Dress Theory) would be equally at home on the beach and at the ballroom. Roberto Coin blue topaz earrings ($2,400), similar styles available at Nordstrom. Vintage pearl bracelet ($162), Alana Antique and Estate Jewelry. 18K white gold engagement ring by A. Jaffe (price available upon request; center stone sold separately), J. Rankin Jewelers. Chair from Far 4 Events

 

JUST FLOAT With their gossamer-soft layers and sheer details, gowns such as this silk charmeuse slip dress by Watters ($2,090; Watters is sold at Weddings with Joy and A Princess Bride Couture) give the day a dreamlike quality. Side table from Alchemy Collections, antique blue fabric from Patricia Nugent Design and Textiles, bowl from Far 4 Events. Bouquet by Cashmere Floral Design


Stylist’s Assistant Julia Kernerman  Hair and Makeup Tiffany Colors  Models Melanie Ratcliff and Alex Woloszczuk / Heffner Management