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The Art of the Dress

When it comes to the gown of your dreams, nothing less than haute craftsmanship will do.

Catherine strapless floral jacquard sheath dress with matching overskirt, $8,990, by Carolina Herrera at Ultimate Bride, 312.337.6300; flat circular ring, price upon request, by Gabrielle Sanchez at fragments.‌com; Abel champagne glitter pointy-toe stiletto pumps, $575, at Jimmy Choo, 312.255.1170.

Star gown, $6,810, by Anne Barge at Belle Vie Bridal Couture, 312.751.2222; Briolette diamond earrings with round diamond pavé cone tops, and cushion-cut diamond ring with pear-shaped diamond shoulders, both priced upon request, at Graff, 312.604.1000.

Corded lace three-quarter-sleeve dress with lace-up back, silk satin belt and tea-length skirt, $5,950, by Marchesa at Ultimate Bride, 312.337.6300; Stratosphere ring, $430, by Erickson Beamon at Ikram, 312.587.1000; pavé crystal headband, price upon request, by Oscar de la Renta at Ultimate Bride; Conquilla white satin shoes with black lacing on back by Christian Louboutin.

Lucianna dramatic Victorian ball gown with illusion corset bodice, hand-beaded floral appliqués throughout and skirt made in French net with gazar underlay, $10,890, by Ines Di Santo at Bella Bianca Bridal Couture, 312.787.2377; extra-large Baroque pearl necklace, $3,690, and pearl ring, price upon request, both by Gabrielle Sanchez at fragments.‌com; pear-shaped morganite and diamond earrings in platinum, $19,000, at Tiffany & Co., 312.944.7500.

Coat dress in white crepe with gold buttons and low back, available by special order, by Zuhair Murad at Dimitra’s Bridal Couture, 312.787.0920; Girlie Queen necklace, $1,728, and Stratosphere ring, $643, both by Erickson Beamon at Ikram, 312.587.1000; Abel champagne glitter pointy-toe stiletto pumps, $575, at Jimmy Choo, 312.255.1170.

From left: Undine strapless natural-waist column gown with tulle overlay and dramatic horsehair train, $5,400, by Austin Scarlett at Ultimate Bride, 312.337.6300; Maddalena sweetheart strapless gown with Lalique lace and full A-line skirt, $3,100, and matching removable Matthia bolero jacket, $400, both by Watters at Macy’s Bridal Salon, 312.781.3545; cap-sleeve wedding dress with illusion neckline, $700, by Oleg Cassini at olegcassinibridalgown.‌com; necklace, $613, by LK Designs at Elements, 312.642.6574.

Silk crepe Rose Petal gown with asymmetrical one-shoulder bodice and slim column skirt, $5,845, and Italian-crafted silver metal belt, $660, both by Romona Keveza Collection at Ultimate Bride, 312.337.6300; Fayme ivory-and-white satin sandals, $995, at Jimmy Choo, 312.255.1170; Core crystal barrel ring, $195, by Rachel Zoe at Bloomingdale’s, 312.440.4460.

Ivory web lace long-sleeve blouse and ivory tulle ball gown skirt with ruched details, both priced upon request, at Vera Wang, 312.379.5355; satin lace-up pumps, $1,195, by Oscar de la Renta at Neiman Marcus, 312.642.5900; cushion-cut diamond ring with pear-shaped diamond shoulders, price upon request, at Graff, 312.604.1000.

Mikado gown with tulle underskirt, $8,990, by Alberta Ferretti at Belle Vie Bridal Couture, 312.751.2222; 1950s hat, price upon request, by Leah C. Couture Millinery at leahc.‌com; pavé silver feather broach, $495, by Oscar de la Renta at Neiman Marcus, 312.642.5900.

Silk white tulle Escape gown with sweetheart neckline, exaggerated draped bodice and floral embroidered skirt, $9,900, and Escape comb, $575, both by Monique Lhuillier at Ultimate Bride, 312.337.6300; Biwa Petal pearl drop earrings, $660, by Melissa Joy Manning at fragments.‌com.

Alivia photogram hand-beaded gown on tulle layered over chiffon and silk charmeuse, $12,980, by Rivini by Rita Vinieris at Belle Vie Bridal Couture, 312.751.2222, and Bella Bianca Bridal Couture, Oakbrook Terrace, 630.627.4027; pearl and crystal necklace, $488, by Millianna at Elements, 312.642.6574; Soleste diamond ring in platinum, price upon request, at Tiffany & Co., 312.944.7500.

May heavy crepe slim fit-to-flare gown with illusion neckline and covered buttons to waist, $3,200, by Amsale at Belle Vie Bridal Couture; fox headband, $300, by Leah C. Couture Millinery at leahc.‌com; Stratosphere ring, $643, by Erickson Beamon at Ikram, 312.587.1000.

Ivory sleeveless crewneck soft tulle gown with gathered detail and empire godets, price upon request, and pearl multistrand necklace, $1,150, both at Vera Wang, 312.379.5355.

Ivory textured silk organza ball gown with sweetheart neckline, Alençon lace bodice with silk ribbon at natural waist, circular skirt accented with lace appliqué and chapel train, price upon request, by Lazaro, exclusively at JLM Couture Salon, West Hollywood. Lazaro is also available at Macy’s Bridal Salon, 312.781.3545, and Bella Bianca Bridal Couture, Chicago, 312.787.2377, and Oakbrook Terrace, 630.627.4027; mini boater hat, $425, by Leah C. Couture Millinery at leahc.‌com; 18K gold ring, price upon request, by Suzanne Kalan at Neiman Marcus, 312.642.5900.

Shot on location at Bergdorf Goodman's Atelier
Hair by Alexandra Andrade using Oribe Hair Care & Noah Hatton for Redken/Cutler at Judy Casey
Makeup by Kim Weber for Ellis Faas Cosmetics