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Fashions for the bride and her attendants

Photos by Romney Photogrphy

A beige silk gown has a beaded and sequined lace off- the-shoulder top and ruching and covered buttons all down the back, $729, from Yvonne LaFleur (8131 Hampson St., 866-9666).
A silk chiffon wedding gown has a drop-shoulder collar and cross-front V-neck with a short overskirt and flowers on the side by Christian Dior as well as a flower and netting for the hair, $1,209.99, from Prima Donna's Closet (1206 St. Charles Ave., 522-3327; 1218 St. Charles Ave., 525-3327; 3258 Severn Ave., Metairie, 888-3327; 4409 Chastant St., Metairie, 885 -3327).
 
White crepe spike-heel sandals have a crystal buckle on the ankle strap and a ribbon strap on the front by Colorful creations, $46.99, from Juanita's Shoes (721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 934-9511).
Vertical ruffles add femininity to a sheer white V-neck dress with black polka dots, a pink ribbon at the empire waist and twisted fabric straps by BCBG Maxaria, $252; worn with pearlized crystal cluster earrings on a silver chain, $62; both from The Villa (1281 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, 985-626-9797).
Fuchsia mules have holes pierced on the front and a leather flower in the middle by Jazz, $59.99, from Juanita's Shoes (721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 934-9511).
Blush-colored heels have a leather bowknot on the side by XOXO, $76, from Shoe Envy (785 Harrison Ave., 488-6832).
A strapless gown has a gathered top and tufted skirt with rhinestone-and-sequin embellishments by Angelina Faccenda, $1,500, from The Red Carpet (3425 Magazine St., 281-4610). In the hair is a tiara of tiny flowers, $32, from Blush (5235 Magazine St., 324-6874). The crystal necklace, $29.99, and earrings, $15.99, are from Prima Donna's Closet (1206 St. Charles Ave., 522-3327; 1218 St. Charles Ave., 525 -3327; 3258 Severn Ave., Metairie, 888-3327; 4409 Chastant St., Metairie, 885-3327).
An olive satin halter dress has diagonal pleating on the top and sheer, vertical pleats on the skirt, which has a scarf hemline by Niteline, $440, from The Red Carpet (3425 Magazine St., 281-4610). The crystal bead choker has a long drop of crystals on the front, $29.99, and is worn with matching three-bead earrings, $15.99; both from Prima Donna's Closet (1206 St. Charles Ave., 522-3327; 1218 St. Charles Ave., 525 -3327; 3258 Severn Ave., Metairie, 888-3327; 4409 Chastant St., Metairie, 885-3327). It's finished with white crepe spike-heel sandals with a crystal buckle, a slender strap across the front and another around the ankle by Colorful Creations, $46.99, from Juanita's Shoes (721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 934-9511).
Light green sandals with a small heel have rhinestones and leaves on the criss-cross straps by Moda, $59.99, from Juanita's Shoes (721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 934-9511).
Lime flowers dance on a pale yellow silk background on a drop-waist dress that's gathered on one side of the front by MaxStudio, $248. It's worn with green-and- clear faceted Austrian crystal cluster earrings on a gold chain, $62; both from The Villa (1281 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, 985-626-9797).
A turquoise chiffon V-neck gown with seed-bead straps has beading on the neckline and scarf hemline by Precious Formals, $119; and is worn with "falling star" crystal earrings, $19.99; both from Prima Donna's Closet (1206 St. Charles Ave., 522-3327; 1218 St. Charles Ave., 525-3327; 3258 Severn Ave., Metairie, 888-3327; 4409 Chastant St., Metairie, 885-3327).
Brown satin mesh mules have sequins to add sparkle to the front by A. Marinelli, $84, from Shoe Envy (785 Harrison Ave., 488-6832).
For the honeymoon, don a pink-and-white polka dot tulle cami set by Belabumbum, $46 for camisole and $24 for tap pants, from Blush (5235 Magazine St., 324-6874).
Stow all you'll need for the honeymoon trip in a beautiful pearlized champagne shoulder bag by Hobo, $208, from Diane's Boutique (3426 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, 985-626-4820).

 

THE ARTISTS:

Hair: Jessica Thompson for Stardust Salon & Day Spa (1904 Magazine St., 525-7777)

Makeup: Blair Wilson for Giorgio Armani at Saks Fifth Avenue (The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., 524-2200)

Model: Caitlyn Louviere for Del Corral Model and Talent Agency (130 S. Telemachus St., 486-6335; www.delcorralmodel.com)

Photography: Romney Photography (By appointment, 366-1808)

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