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Modern Luxuries: Sleek, Glamorous Bridesmaid Styles

Bridesmaid dresses take a modern turn, courtesy of sleek silhouettes, jewel-toned palettes and minimalist accessories.

(Above) Bill Levkoff style No. 7107 rust chiffon halter dress with key-hole opening and Bell Levkoff style No. 7112 evergreen chiffon dress with ruffle-trim bodice from Ellynne Bridal. Beyond Beautiful emerald teardrop earrings from Hello Beautiful Bridal & Formal Wear. Yellow-gold and diamond bracelet, yellow-gold hoop earrings and yellow-gold and diamond collar necklace from Borsheims.

(Below) Allure Bridals style No. 1606 dusty rose stretch jersey wrap-waist dress and Sorella Vita style No. 8880 burgundy double-knit sheath dress from Hello Beautiful Bridal & Formal Wear. Starburst stud earrings from Noa Brides. Yellow-gold chain station necklace and Kendra Scott “Gia” geometric rose-gold earrings from Borsheims. On Harper, rhinestone sash collar from Dream Dress Express; on George, rhinestone crown headpiece from The Bridal Collection.

 

(Above) Vintage blush beaded dress, vintage black velvet floral beaded dress and gold stud earrings from Noa Brides. Rose-gold teardrop earrings from Dream Dress Express. Mattia Cielo coil diamond ring and Luisa Rosas white-gold oval diamond ring from Borsheims.

(Below) Mori Lee style No. 21559 fawn chiffon A-line dress with scoop neck and Mori Lee style No. 21634 bordeaux chiffon V-neck dress from adorned Bridal. Kendra Scott “Gia” geometric silver earrings, gold and diamond bracelets, and yellow-gold and diamond hoop earrings from Borsheims.

 

(Above) Johnathan Kayne style No. 8022 blue burnout velvet bell-sleeve dress, silver ruched-waist dress, and multi-colored gemstone bracelet from Dream Dress Express. White-gold ivy earrings and multi-strand collar necklace from Borsheims.

(Below) Sorella Vita style No. 9256 forest green satin halter dress with chiffon micro plunge and Morilee style No. 21573 navy satin spaghetti-strap V-neck dress from The Bridal Collection. Silver station necklace, Mattia Cielo coil diamond ring, silver hoop earrings and white-gold and diamond bracelet from Borsheims.

CREDITS
Photography: Jessica Blex Photography and Design,
Styling Assistants: Sam Areman + Amanda Leise
Location: The Kindler Hotel
Hair:Rebecca Forsyth + Eric Burden, BUNGALOW/8 Hairdressing 
Makeup:Natasha Freeman, BUNGALOW/8 Hairdressing
Videographer: Alisha Cerny Films
Talent:Regina Palmer + Kailee Lawrence, Sasha Models
Photo Shoot Coordination: Sam Areman + Amanda Leise

Go Retro: Mod Details for the Vintage Bride

The spirit of the ’60s is alive in today’s wedding-day beauty, with high-volume hair, sultry-but sweet makeup, and vintage-inspired jewelry that strikes a modish mood.

(Above) Yellow-gold ball stud earrings, Marika yellow-gold flower cluster pendant and cabochon rose quartz and sapphire ring from Borsheims. Adrianna Papell for House of Wu style No. 40234 long-sleeve beaded gown and cathedral veil from adorned Bridal

(Below) TARA Pearls moonstone bead necklace, Graymoor Lane Designs “Juniper” diamond and yellow-gold ring, and cushion-cut prasiolite earrings from Borsheims. Wtoo by Watters “Savannah” off-the-shoulder lace gown and birdcage veil from adorned Bridal.

 

(Above) Kendra Scott “Malika” mother-of-pearl earrings and Doves emerald-cut blue topaz, diamond and onyx ring from Borsheims. Moda Bella by Mary’s style No. MB2007 crepe A-line gown with flutter sleeve from adorned Bridal.

(Below) Freeform druzy quartz and diamond pendant and Marika “Honeycomb” yellow-gold and diamond ring from Borsheims. Adrianna Papell for House of Wu style No. 40238 beaded and sequined gown from adorned Bridal.

 

 

(Above) Yellow-gold oval beveled hoop earrings and bracelet and Graymoor Lane Designs “Juniper” diamond and yellow-gold ring from Borsheims. Martin Thornburg by Mon Cheri “Angelina” beaded gown with scalloped cap sleeves from adorned Bridal.

(Below) Yellow-gold multi-hoop earrings, Graymoor Lane Designs “Juniper” diamond and yellow-gold bangle bracelet, and “Artichoke” link yellow-gold bracelet from Borsheims. Moda Bella by Mary’s style No. MB2007 crepe gown with beaded back detail from adorned Bridal.

 

CREDITS

Photos: Kaylie Sirek Photography
Styling: Sarah Baumann Rogers
Styling Assistants: Sam Areman + Amanda Leise
Hair: Rebecca Forsyth for BUNGALOW/8 Hairdressing
Makeup: Sekara Lorsch for BUNGALOW/8 Hairdressing
Hair + Makeup: Eric Burden for BUNGALOW/8 Hairdressing
Location: Graduate Lincoln
Talent: Lauren Speicher, Sasha Models
Videographer: Alisha Cerny Films
Photo Shoot Coordination: Sam Areman + Amanda Leise

The bride's pink shoes add a flirty pop of color

8 Ways for Unconventional Brides to Wear a Pop of Color

(Above) Martina Liana “Carter” ivory silk corset bodice and “Sachi” tea-length skirt from Ellynne Bridal. Gurhan gold and pink tourmaline necklace and Kirk Kara rose-gold and pink sapphire rings from Borsheims. Gold necklace from Michael Tish Jewelers. Bouquet by Memrical Design Studio.

(Below) Allure Bridals style No. A2002 ivory beaded top and style No. A2011 crepe fit-and-flare skirt from Hello Beautiful Bridal & Formal Wear. Doves St. Barths Blue collection quartz and turquoise earrings from Borsheims. Lovebird Jewelry Collective rhinestone tennis bracelet from Blush Bridal Boutique. White-gold diamond rings from Michael Tish Jewelers.

   

(Above) House of Wu style No. 22889 chiffon gown with plunge neckline and circle skirt from adorned Bridal. White-gold diamond earrings from Michael Tish Jewelers.

(Below) Claire La Faye “Harlan” crepe bell-sleeve top and “Blake” wide-leg trousers from Noa Brides. Oval amethyst, pink tourmaline and diamond ring from Borsheims.

(Above) Enchanting by Mon Cheri Bridals style No. 119111 embroidered Schiffli lace and tulle sequined gown from The Bridal Collection. Kendra Scott “Annaliese” maroon jade pendant and “Charmian” gold drop earrings from Borsheims. Rose-gold starburst diamond ring from Michael Tish Jewelers.

(Below) Justin Alexander style No. 9904 strapless sweetheart ballgown from Dream Dress Express. Earthen Joy gold tassel earrings from Noa Brides. Yellow- and white-gold diamond band from Michael Tish Jewelers.

(Above) Justin Alexander style No. 88023 jewel-neck ballgown with layered tulle skirt from Blush Bridal Boutique. Diamond ring from Michael Tish Jewelers. Custom-dyed pink veil (held) from adorned Bridal. Floral backdrop by Memrical Design Studio.

CREDITS

Photos: Jessica Blex Photography + Design
Styling; Michelle Meyer
Art Direction: Ashley Nicole Photography + Design
Venue: The Venue at Highlander
Hair and Makeup: Creative Hair Design
Talent: Peyton Saar, Sasha Models
Floral Design: Memrical Design Studio

The bride and her dog on a winter wedding day.

Winter Wedding Style with Evergreen Sophistication

   

(Above) More and more brides are including Fido and Fluffy in their big day—they’re part of the family, after all. Barking Vows makes it easy with full pet services, including transportation to and from (plus they donate a portion of the proceeds to an animal-friendly organization). Here, even the leash and collar are garlanded—now that’s what we call fetching.

(Below) Palest florals and a graceful spray of greenery take the classic three-tier cake, from Cake Expressions, Inc., to the refined next level.

(Above) Opulence abounds in this Justin Alexander Signature gown from Dream Dress Express. All-over beadwork and the plunging Sabrina neckline keep it posh; with sheer stretch mesh, peekaboo details never looked so good. The lavish bouquet by I Bloom. includes snow-dusted thistle, roses, lisianthus and panda anemone.

(Below) A modern take on the sweetheart table: Gold-plated candlesticks frame the floral centerpiece amid the rustic-luxe surroundings of the Wilderness Ridge. A floral centerpiece from I Bloom. is set in a sleek glass vase for effortless style. 

(Above) White-on-white returns in the table setting, with layered porcelain plates; black glass Champagne flutes bring the drama. Coppery-gold cutlery adds warmth, while a sprig of the eternal evergreen makes a playful cameo nestled in the green table linen. 

(Below) From RSVP, the letterpress invitation suite, by Jessica Downs for Bella Figura, features barely-there type in Garamond font printed in cobblestone-gray ink. Garlands of greenery wend their way throughout.

(Above) Placed at the reception entrance, this swank placecard frame, wreathed in seasonal boughs, puts the “ease” in “easel”: guests have only to find their name, then guide themselves to their seats—no wondering or wandering required.

(Below) The timeless fit-and-flare cut lets brides indulge in their flouncy and sultry sides, all in one stunning gown. Think spare elegance and glam don’t mix? Think again. Drop earrings in quartz, mother-of-pearl and diamonds from Borsheims highlight the glowing bride, with extra shimmer courtesy of Bobbys and Blush’s hair and makeup (and the joyful day, of course).

(Above) The precision-set diamond halo ring with diamond shank is designed for maximum sparkle, so you’ll think of that special “I do” moment every time it catches the light.

CREDITS

Text: Judy Arginteanu
Photos: Emily Jessen Photography
Art Direction, design and styling: Ashley Nicole Photography + Design
Design/styling assistance: Rachel J. Events
Venue: Wilderness Ridge
Florals: I Bloom.
Cake: Cake Expressions, Inc.
Stationery: RSVP
Rentals: United Rentals
Hair and makeup: Bobbys and Blush
Jewelry: Borsheims
Ring Box; The Mrs. Box
Pup: Barking Vows
Model: Lizzy Waite, Sasha Models

Stone Cold Style: Local Baubles, Bangles and Rings for Nebraska Weddings

Daring in design, color, texture and shape, these works of art are aglow with chic appeal.

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Michael Tish Jewelers rings, stacked in splendor on the Sheldon Museum of Art’s marble floor, give new meaning to the phrase “set in stone.” In the array: a shared-prong diamond band, marquise 1-karat diamond solitaire ring, 14-karat white-gold diamond wedding band and 14-karat gold diamond ring.

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This wedding ring of 14-karat white gold is the ideal setting for a classic look, while the 14-karat yellow gold “Lynden” solitaire ring with tapered shank boasts contrast and detail. From Borsheims.

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A dainty set of rings from Borsheims boasts colorful chic. (From top): 14-karat yellow-gold oval peridot ring with beaded shank, 14-karat yellow-gold baguette ruby and diamond ring, 14-karat yellow-gold baguette citrine and round diamond bezel-set ring, 14-karat yellow-gold diamond eternity ring, and 14-karat yellow-gold baguette and round diamond ring.

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If gold is in your palette, consider these statement pieces from Borsheims. The Marika 14-karat yellow-gold tourmaline and diamond cuff bracelet and Marco Bicego 18-karat yellow-gold “Lunaria” double dangle earrings play off the sophistication of a matte finish. Try the 18-karat yellow-gold diamond infinity locket with a matte black chain for a modern twist on tradition.

 

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Add pizzazz with Michael Tish Jewelers sterling-silver pearl druzy drop earrings, yellow-gold vermeil howlite cuff bracelet and Syrena opal necklace.

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Go forth boldly with Michael Tish Jewelers yellow-gold vermeil cerulean howlite cuff, sterling-silver pearl druzy drop earrings, gold and opal stud earrings, and the Syrena blue opal necklace.

CREDITS
Photos: Sam Areman Photo
Venue: Sheldon Museum of Art
Text: Emily Kerr
Art Direction: Courtney Nielson