Simply Beautiful

June 12, 1994|By Vida Roberts | Vida Roberts,Sun Fashion Editor

The ceremonies that mark the transitions in our lives are set apart by the effort and care we take to print them in memory. At a wedding, every blossom and leaf that will grace the tables is considered. Music is selected from strains that will forever evoke the moment. Food and drink are lavished upon the well-wishers in a spirit of generosity that will long be remembered.

The bride may choose to outshine the decorations and flowers, or to keep her look as simple and quiet as the language of her centuries-old marriage vows.

It is the bride's day and not a gesture will go unnoticed, even if the dress she wears speaks of elegance in a whisper.

Styled by Suzin Boddiford. Hair and makeup by Kent Lodamore for the Award Agency. Models: Rachel Adams and Kristen Pazik for New Faces Models. Flowers by Barbara Taylor. Styling assistance by Maddy McCoy. Photographed at the Walters Art Gallery. For Shopping information, please see page 15.

SHOPPING INFORMATION

On the cover and Page 14: Beauty in Repose -- Chiffon dress with fichu collar by Rose Taft, $750, at Nan Duskin. Pearl crown, $175, by Jennifer Brown at Romance Studio. Necklace, $145, earrings, $49, and gloves, $40, all at Nordstrom.

Page 9: Demure Drama -- French-cuff sheath with court train, $667, at Robinson's Bridal and Formal Wear. Earrings, $65, at Hecht's. Veiling, $195, at Romance Studio.

Page 10: Sweet Pleats -- Satin gown with latticework bodice by Marionat, $555, at La Bella Bridal and Formal Shop. Earrings, $65, at the Treasure House. Pearl headpiece, $325, by Jennifer Brown for Romance Studio.

Page 11 and above: Soft Sculpture -- Sculpted gown by Scaasi, $1,515, at Robinson's Bridal and Formal Wear. Earrings, $90, at the Treasure House. Amano shoes, $100, at Joanna Gray. Barrette, $145, by Jennifer Brown for Romance Studio. Gloves, $12, at Nordstrom.

Page 12: Simple by Design -- Off-the-shoulder satin sheath by Vera Wang, $2,600, at Gamberdella's Salon for Brides. Vintage headpiece, $145, at Romance Studio. Earrings, $75, at the Treasure House. Kenneth Cole shoes, $78, at Cole Porter. Gloves, $29, at Juliet's Bridals.

Page 13: Chapeau Chic -- Short dress by a.b.s., $183, at the Red Garter. Hat by Eric Javitz, $250, at Kit's Millinery. Earrings, $175, at the Treasure House. Christian Dior lace hosiery, $20, at Hecht's. Stuart Weitzman shoes, $185, at Joanna Gray.

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