A Girl for All Seasons

For twists on conventional wedding day looks, draw style inspiration from winter, spring, summer and fall.



Embrace the look of a winter wonder-land in a diamond white dress with rhinestone or sequin accents. Layers of light chiffon fabrics embody the crisp, whimsical spirit of the season.

Above Left Illusion neckline dress (Mori Lee, I Do Bridal & Formal). Rhinestone cuff (Bliss Bridal). Bangle (her own). Mardi Gras mask (Toomey’s Mardi Gras).
Above Right Mermaid dress (Pronovias, Bliss Bridal). Earrings (Bliss Bridal). Rhinestone belt as headband (Bliss Bridal).


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Channel the playful attitude of warmer months with a flirty hemline or an unconventional hue. Trendy additions like peplums and floral embellishments are sweet touches.

Above Left Short strapless going-away dress (Jim Hjelm, Bella Bridesmaids). Rhinstone hoops (Bliss Bridal). Gray rain boots (Hunter, The Gallery Shoe Boutique).
Above Right Blush V-neck chiffon gown (Moonlight, Bliss Bridal). Hair comb (Bliss Bridal). Pink and white bouquet (Cleveland the Florist).



Champagne-colored dresses, reminiscent of  golden sunsets, show off seasonal tans. Summertime motifs and fabrics, like pleated rosettes and eyelet, mix well with ponytails for ultra-feminine looks.

Above Left Strapless ball gown (Wtoo by Watters, I Do Bridal & Formal). Pearl bracelet (Bliss Bridal). Flower brooch pearl necklace (Bliss Bridal). Earrings (Bliss Bridal). Cup and saucer (Eternal by Lenox, Claude Moore Jeweler).
Above Right V-neck dress (Saja, Bella Bridesmaids). Pearl drop earrings (Bliss Bridal). Pearl necklace as bracelet (Bliss Bridal).



Cream and ivory gowns complement the warm tones of later months. Take a walk on the wild side and search for options with long sleeves or shawls to avoid the autumnal chill.

Above Left Long-sleeved ivory sheath (Ceremony by Joanna August, Bella Bridesmaids). Statement pendant brooch (Bliss Bridal) necklace.
Above Right Strapless scalloped-lace gown (Saja, Bella Bridesmaids). Brooch (Bliss Bridal) worn as feathered hair piece. Fur shawl (her own).

Bella Bridesmaids •
 7 N. Conception St. 517-5474. bellabridesmaids.com
Bliss Bridal • 19 N. Church St. 990-3244. beablissbride.com
Claude Moore Jeweler • 3700 Dauphin St. 380-9400. claudemoorejeweler.com
Cleveland the Florist • 4404 Old Shell Road. 341-3555. clevelandtheflorist.net
The Gallery Shoe Boutique • 4310 Old Shell Road. 344-4257. thegalleryshoeboutique.com
I Do Bridal & Formal • 6020 Airport Blvd., Suite 103. 447-2784. idobridalformal.com
Mac at Dillards • 3300 Bel Air Mall. 471-1551. dillards.com
TMAC’S Total Treatment Studio • 1861 Old Government St. 607-6666. tmacshairstudio.com
Toomey’s Mardi Gras  755 McRae Ave. 877-450-5077. toomeys-mardigras.com

Photos by Toni Riales • Makeup by Mary Carlton Monach • Hair by Natalie Kennedy • Model Victoria Henley

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