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Love, by Design

By Cristina Wilson and Lindsey Regan Thorne | Photography by Indigo Photography

Posted: Friday, Dec. 28, 2012

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Stunning silhouettes and subtle blush pinks bring fairy-tale romance to life with this season's gowns and embellishments. Here, a captivating bride in one of uptown's most design-savvy spaces offers a peek at the luxe looks you'll want for your day.

Carolina Bride

Daphne gown, $1,496, Hayden Olivia Bridal
Kate Spade “Charm” shoes, $325, Neiman Marcus
Ted Baker bag, $145, Nordstrom
Earrings, $300, Hayden Olivia Bridal
Haute Bride cuff, $340, Hayden Olivia Bridal

Dinner jacket, $898, Paul Simon
Pocket square, $55, Paul Simon
Tie, $95, Paul Simon

Carolina Bride

Gown, $1,700, Poffie Girls
Sabrina cap, $525, J Major’s Bridal Boutique
Cheryl/King earrings, $138, J Major’s Bridal Boutique
Tasha bag, $98, Nordstrom

Carolina Bride

Maggie Sottero gown, $1,679, New York Bride & Groom
Cheryl studs, $138, J Major’s Bridal Boutique
Sondra Roberts clutch, $100, New York Bride & Groom
Valley Brook “Cascade” veil, $200, New York Bride & Groom

Carolina Bride

Modern Trousseau “Regan” gown, $4,620, Hayden Olivia Bridal
Teardrop earrings, $152, Hayden Olivia Bridal
Picone hairpiece, $85, Hayden Olivia Bridal
Desla “Rebecca” stole, $1,012, J Major’s Bridal Boutique

Carolina Bride

Lazaro gown, $2,860, J Major’s Bridal Boutique
Romona Keveza “Legends” bolero, $781, J Major’s Bridal Boutique
Cheryl studs, $138, J Major’s Bridal Boutique

Tuxedo, $795, Paul Simon
Tie, $95, Paul Simon
Studs, $115, Paul Simon

Carolina Bride

Amy Kuschel “Audrey” gown, $2,860, J Major’s Bridal Boutique
Belt/headband, $175, New York Bride & Groom
Cheryl studs, $138, J Major’s Bridal Boutique

Carolina Bride

Blush by JLM gown, $2,090, Hayden Olivia Bridal
Tearddrop earrings, $152, Hayden Olivia Bridal

Carolina Bride

Ted Baker bag, $145, Nordstrom

Indigo Photography
Lead photographer: Jay Weinmiller

Hair, Makeup, and Wardrobe Styling
Be Pretty
Lindsey Regan Thorne

Floral Design
Flowers from the Cellar

220 North Tryon Street at Foundation For The Carolinas

Wardrobe and accessories provided by:

Hayden Olivia Bridal
221 S. Tryon St. #200, Charlotte

J Major’s Bridal Boutique
2400 Park Road G

Neiman Marcus
SouthPark mall

New York Bride & Groom
4618 South Blvd., Charlotte

SouthPark mall

Paul Simon
The Village at SouthPark

Poffie Girls
512 New Hope Road, Gastonia

Special thanks to models and real life newlyweds Melissa and Chad Pappas. Want to see their wedding? Check it out here!

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