Every bride dreams of a dress that will unveil the most beautiful version of herself — a fitting sentiment these days, as wedding gowns have never been more varied in silhouette, fanciful in embellishment, or just out-of-this-world special. Be it a blush ball-gown confection, a whimsical multitiered lace number or a pale-blue tulle gown paired with a traditional veil, not style rules apply. Except for those that suit the bride’s fancy.
Gown, $13,000 at Monique Lhuillier, 19 E. 71st St.; Tiffany Enchant diamond-and-platinum earrings, $20,000, and Tiffany Soleste diamond ring, price upon request, both at Tiffany & Co., 727 Fifth Ave.; Crystal belt, $243 at jennypackham.com; Bouquet, price upon request at crownsbychristy.com
Naeem Khan gown, $7,995, and veil, $2,590, both at Mark Ingram Atelier, 110 E. 55th St.; Pearl earrings, $275 at Oscar de la Renta, 772 Madison Ave.; Tiffany Enchant diamond-and-platinum bracelet, $30,000, and Tiffany Soleste diamond-and-platinum ring, price upon request, both at Tiffany & Co.; Bouquet, price upon request atcrownsbychristy.com
Gown, $8,690 at Angel Sanchez, 148 W. 37th St.; Tiffany Enchant diamond-and-platinum earrings, $20,000, and Tiffany Embrace diamond-and-platinum ring, $6,550, both at Tiffany & Co.; Untamed Petals by Amanda Judge hair comb, $298 atkleinfeldbridal.com
Layer on the charm
Oscar de la Renta gown, $13,990 at Bergdorf Goodman, 754 Fifth Ave.
Our Alexa Weddings cover story was photographed in Long Island City’s industrial-glam Metropolitan Building (4401 11th St.), built in 1909 as an electrical-parts facility and now a striking wedding and events venue. Its 12-foot-high ceilings, hand-painted hardwood floors, oversize windows and captivating antique chandeliers and settees can host ceremonies and receptions for up to 250 guests. Upstate brides might also consider one of its two sister properties, the Hudson Elks Lodge or the Philmont Mansion, both furnished with eclectic vintage pieces. Find booking details for all three properties at metropolitanbuilding.com. — Carrie Seim
Photo shoot by Tom Corbett