Monday, 2 May 2011

Royal Wedding Dresses for a Princess Bride

Life is gonna be sweet. Treat yourself to a sherbet tulle confection with a pleated silk satin-organza bodice and a gathered circular skirt; $3,630, Lazaro. Tiara, Paris. Earrings, CZ by Kenneth Jay Lane. Necklace, Nadri. Ring, Monet Bridal Couture. Engagement ring (worn throughout), Chocolates, Charbonnel et Walker. Pillows, ABC Carpet & Home.

Strike a formal pose in a strapless silk-organza ball gown with a draped sweetheart bodice and a three-tiered skirt. A pleated organza wrap provides regal cover. Dress with wrap, $3,289, Jim Hjelm. Tiara, Haute Bride. Veil, Tia Mazza. Earrings and necklace, Cuff, Badgley Mischka.

Want a frock that totally takes the cake? Look no further than this silk-organza-and-tulle ball gown. Three voluminous tiers flow out from the gathered fitted bodice; $2,500, Rosa Clarà. Earrings and necklace, Nadri. Plate, Royal Doulton. Cake, Ana Parzych Custom Cakes

A treasure trove of texture stars on this one-shoulder gown. The tulle-draped bodice has petals and beads, while the semidropped-waist skirt features a fanfare of ruffles;$1,369, Sottero & Midgley. Earrings, Badgley Mischka. Bracelet, Adriana Orsini. Tray, Reed & Barton.

Forget about the glass slippers. A modern princess steps out in bold (royal!) blue platforms. Let these jewel-toned babies peek out from a strapless organza ball gown featuring a ruched top and a beaded belt; $4,900, Mark + James Bridal by Badgley Mischka. Pumps, $150, Pour La Victoire. Tiara, Paris. Earrings, Kenneth Jay Lane. Necklace, Thorin & Co. for House of Lavande. Bracelets, Ben-Amun by Isaac Manevitz. Cooler, Tiffany & Co. Flute, William Yeoward Crystal.

A classic point-d'espirit lace style gets playfully posh when paired with a flirty chapeau. Other graphic details: a beaded belt and fluted skirt with a chapel train; $3,995, Legends by Romona Keveza. Feather hat (worn), $1,659, and pink and black-and-white hats, Philip Treacy. Bracelet, Nadri. Ivory, orange-and-purple, and red heats, Leah C. Couture Millinery.

Serve up a little sexy with your sweet. A plunging V-neckline adds daring allure to a tiered tulle gown; $5,475, Jason Wu. Earrings and cuff, CZ by Kenneth Jay Lane. Necklace, Adriana Orsini. Teapot, creamer, and sugar bowl, Royal Doulton. Teaspoon, Tiffany & Co. Tiered server and vase, Reed & Barton. Petits fours, Dragonfly Cakes.

No family jewels? Don't fret! Give thanks for spot-on-reproductions that add heirloom flair to a lace-and-illusion tulle bolero. It's worn over a strapless gown with a hand-appliquéd lace A-line skirt;$1,300, White by Vera Wang. Earrings, $72, and ring, $65.99, Necklace, $325, brooch $165, and bracelet, $360, Nadri. Vase and frame (couple photo) Reed & Barton. Frame (polo photo), Tiffany & Co. Pen, Parker. Stationery, Smythson.

Play the provocative princess in a slinky silk-crepe gown with a fishtail train. This high-cowl neckline in front gives way to beguiling beaded straps;$6,930, Douglas Hannant. Earrings, Badgley Mischka. Bracelet, House of Lavande.

Whether castle or condo awaits, make a dramatic exit in a two-piece ensemble. The silk-organza pleated bolero tops a strapless silk-mikado bustier gown with a draped, appliquéd trumpet skirt. Dress, $4,290, and bolero, $1,890, Carolina Herrera. Earrings and necklace,

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