Theses seven wedding gowns didn’t make the final cut for the "True Nature" fashion feature in the current issue of Seattle Met Bride & Groom magazine (get your copy here), but we still love ‘em. A LOT. So we’re sharing the frocks with you here today to further inspire your big-day style. Which dress is your favorite?
Flower of Now
The boldly textural designs and chic cap sleeves atop Portland designer Sonia Kasparian’s tulle and repurposed lace column ($3,200 at Urchin Studio Boutique) creates an instant modern classic. Xiao Wang milky diamond and 14K yellow gold leaf studs ($760 at Twist)
Crystal applique on barely there sheer “sleeves” adds a dash of organic flair to Portland designer Sophie Chang’s sweetheart-neckline A-line silk chiffon dress ($1,800 at Sophie Chang Collection). Lena Skadegard coin pearl bracelet ($132, Twist). Suzanne Kalan English blue topaz and diamond solitaire ring ($640), similar styles at Neiman Marcus
Evoke the soft beauty of dreamy sandy dunes with the layered tulle and lace skirt of this Blush by Hayley Paige gown ($2,100 at Nordstrom Wedding Suite). Simon G double halo diamond wedding ring ($4,070, center stone not included) and band ($1,650), available at Robbins Bros. Jewelry, Turgeon-Raine Jewellers, and other retailers
Wood You Be Mine
Sparkling floral beading and a voluminous tulle skirt soften the linear racer-back bodice on Portland designer Holly Stalder’s halter-neck ball gown ($920, order online), while a cool pearl gray hue gives the hard-and-soft silhouette a cosmopolitan air.
The sparkling motifs on this beaded tulle bateau top by Alyce Designs ($310) add a dash of organic flair to Alyce’s minimal strapless jersey mesh gown ($395; designer avaialable at Dolce Blue); an easy-to-pack ensemble for destination weddings. Diamond wedding band ($2,590) and JBJ Collection pave diamond teardrop earrings ($5,520), similar styles available at Turgeon-Raine Jewellers.
Dress the part of a blushing bride in Project Runway alum Leanne Marshall’s draped silk chiffon gown with removable wide-set spaghetti straps and plunging deep-V back ($3,020 to order online). Diamond earrings in 14K white gold; find similar styles at Robbins Bros. Jewelry.
Shimmer and shine like the surface of a Wasatch mountain lake at sunset in this sequined mermaid-style gown with a dramatic low back and detachable silk chiffon overskirt (not pictured) by Utah’s Chantel Lauren Designs ($2,516).
Hair & Makeup: Lindsey Watkins
Models: Sierra / Heffner Management
Stylist’s Assistant: Emma Ranniger