Wednesday, January 2, 2013

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Works of Art: Bridal Looks Straight from the Gallery
Part One

What happens when ChicagoStyle Weddings plans a day at the museum? You get a gallery full of timeless bridal looks that feel at home next to the masters. In part one of our album, there are nine breathtaking styles, from modern to deco. (Location: The Art Institute of Chicago; Photography: Kurt Gerber of Gerber +Scarpelli Wedding


ONE.
Trumpet Call

Complete look provided by The Crystal Bride, crystalbride.com
GOWN: Strapless satin gown from Mikaella features a trumpet skirt with soft draping and a ruched bodice.
SASH: Removable Swarovski crystal-encrusted sash.
HAIRPIECE: Mariell Swarovski crystal hair comb.
JEWELRY: Earrings: Mariell Swarovski crystal teardrop chandelier earrings. Bracelet: Two stacked Mariell Swarovski crystal bracelets.
CLUTCH: Beaded Felicity clutch with scattered rhinestones.
HAIR/MAKEUP: Appease Inc., appease2you.com



TWO.
Beaded Bride

Complete look provided by Bella Bianca, bellabianca.com
GOWN: Blair gown by Ines Di Santo, featuring Italian silk shantung in a fit-and-flair silhouette and a detachable beaded overlay with bow detailing in the back.
HAIRPIECE: Haute Bride diamond-cut Swarovski crystal headband.
JEWELRY: Bracelet: Haute Bride Swarovski crystal beaded, embroidered cuff.
HAIR: One Bridal Company, onebridalcompany.com
MAKEUP: Bomber Betty Custom Cosmetics, bomberbetty.com




THREE.
Silver Vines (Left)

Complete look provided by Kathryn's Bridal & Dress Shop, kathryns-bridal.com
GOWN: Enzoani Gretchen gown, mermaid cut with a sweetheart neckline, pleated tulle, and beaded appliqué on the bodice.
HAIRPIECE: Symphony Bridal organza, pearl, and rhinestone comb.
HAIR: One Bridal Company, onebridalcompany.com
MAKEUP: Bomber Betty Custom Cosmetics, bomberbetty.com

Pearly Girl (Right)
Complete look provided by Bella Bianca, bellabianca.com
GOWN: Enzoani Gretchen gown, mermaid cut with a sweetheart neckline, pleated tulle, and beaded appliqué on the bodice.
HAIRPIECE: Haute Bride diamond-cut Swarovski crystal headband.
JEWELRY: Earrings: Haute Bride clustered, freshwater pearl studs. Necklace: Susan G. Allen three-strand pearl and crystal necklace with a vintage-inspired Swarovski crystal closure. Bracelet: Susan G. Allen three-strand pearl bracelet.
HAIR/MAKEUP: The Bridal Beauty Salon, thebridalbeautysalon.com




FOUR.
Champagne Dreams

Complete look provided by The Crystal Bride, crystalbride.com
GOWN: James Clifford strapless, champagne Alencon lace gown with re-embroidered, three-dimensional flowers accented with Swarovski crystals.
SASH: Braided rhinestone belt.
HAIRPIECE: Madison Avenue Designs custom champagne peacock feather hair clip, embellished with Swarovski crystals.
JEWELRY: Earrings: Mariell crystal teardrop earrings with rhinestone accents. Bracelet: Mariell Swarovski crystal rhinestone bracelet.
HAIR/MAKEUP: The Bridal Beauty Salon, thebridalbeautysalon.com




FIVE.
Gathered Flowers (Left)

Complete look provided by Kathryn's Bridal & Dress Shop, kathryns-bridal.com
GOWN: Allure Bridals trumpet-style, ivory satin lace-up with a modified sweetheart.
HAIRPIECE: Symphony Bridal double-layered fine tulle birdcage veil with a Bel Aire Bridal rhinestone ribbon comb.
JEWELRY: Earrings: Creations Georgianni princess-and oval-cut rhinestone earrings. Bracelet: Creations Georgianni princess-and-oval-cut rhinestone bracelet.
HAIR/MAKEUP: Appease Inc., appease2you.com

Champagne Dreams (Right)

Complete look provided by The Crystal Bride, crystalbride.com
GOWN: James Clifford strapless, champagne Alencon lace gown with re-embroidered, three-dimensional flowers accented with Swarovski crystals.
SASH: Braided rhinestone belt.
HAIRPIECE: Madison Avenue Designs custom champagne peacock feather hair clip, embellished with Swarovski crystals.
JEWELRY: Earrings: Mariell crystal teardrop earrings with rhinestone accents. Bracelet: Mariell Swarovski crystal rhinestone bracelet.
HAIR/MAKEUP: The Bridal Beauty Salon, thebridalbeautysalon.com



SIX.
Statuesque




SEVEN.
Statuesque (Left)

Complete look provided by Bella Bianca, bellabianca.com
GOWN: Simone Carvalli tulle mermaid gown with a tiered skirt and embroidered floral one-shoulder.
HAIRPIECE: Susan G. Allen vintage-inspired comb with Swarovski crystal vine pattern.
JEWELRY: Bracelet: Assorted crystal bangles by Susan G. Allen.
BOUQUET: Colonial Bouquet of nuance gerbera daisies with an accent of Malibu gerbera daisies in an antique silver holder. Bonnie Flower Shop, bonnieflowers.com
HAIR: One Bridal Company, onebridalcompany.com
MAKEUP: Bomber Betty Custom Cosmetics, bomberbetty.com

Statuesque (Right)

Complete look provided by The Crystal Bride, crystalbride.com
GOWN: Allure Bridals fitted Alencon lace down with embellished high-neck collar and keyhole back.
SASH: Casablanca Bridal organza beaded belt with Swarovski crystals.
JEWELRY: Earrings: Mariell crystal drop earrings with rhinestone detail.
BOUQUET: Tied colonial bouquet of cool water roses, pink-striped mokara orchids, purple anemones, and salal (lemon leaf). Bonnie Flower Shop, bonnieflowers.com
HAIR/MAKEUP: Appease Inc., appease2you.com

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