It’s the details that make this Carolina Herrera gown so great. First, there’s the embellished belt that cinches the waist and adds a touch of glam. Then there’s the notched neckline, which is a fresh take on the strapless style. All of this plus a Duchesse satin ball skirt -- we love it! Carolina Herrera jeweled belt with satin ribbon tie, $2,290, Carolina Herrera white Duchess satin ball gown, $5,990, available at the Carolina Herrera boutique in New York, Dallas, and Los Angeles
A heavily beaded gown doesn’t need much additional jewelry. Try a pair of sleek, silver earrings by Frank Gehry for Tiffany & Co. ($525) and an architectural diamond cuff by Antonini ($14,280). And who can resist a Tiffany & Co. platinum and diamond ring ($128,500)? Hey, a girl can dream! Antonini Brasilia Onda cuff, $14,280, Saks.com; Frank Gehry for Tiffany & Co. flux earrings in sterling silver, $525, and Tiffany & Co. emerald diamond ring set in platinum, $128,500, Tiffany.com
On your wedding day, don’t be afraid to let your hair down and consider changing your hairstyle for the reception from an elegant updo to long, romantic waves. For touch-ups, keep a wide-barrel iron stashed in your emergency bag. Conair Satin Finish 11/2-inch ceramic curling iron, $26, Conair-Store.com
Play around with champagne and rosy pink eye shadow to give your eyes that “I’m getting married today!” glow. Bourjois Wet/Dry eye shadow in Rose Perle, $14, Ulta.com
For long-lasting color, the trick is to line your lips first and then apply the lipstick or gloss. We love Kevyn Aucoin’s versatile, flesh-tone pencil. It never fades no matter how many kisses you dish out. Kevyn Aucoin flesh-tone lip pencil, $24, KevynAucoin.com
Who says the bride’s bouquet has to be white? LMD Floral Events Interiors used Coral Charm peonies, poppies, ranunculus, phalaenopsis orchids, and parrot tulips to create a stunning bouquet.
-- Taylor Engler
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