Fabled Finery

June 02, 1996|By Vida Roberts | Vida Roberts,Sun Fashion Editor

All brides are, for a day, the heroines of a storybook romance. Many hands lovingly and carefully busy themselves to make the fantasy come true. The gathering of flowers, the baking of sweets and pasties, and the fancy stitching on wedding finery is rewarded in those precious moments when the bride passes to cast her spell on her guests.

Her gown sets her apart as princess, duchess or queen among her circle of well-wishers, and it should enchant with all the mysteries that veiling, broideries and ornament can effect.

All craft and magic are permitted in the making of a beautiful bride.

Styled and produced by Pascale Lemaire. Makeup by Eric Spearman/Zoli Illusions. Hair by Richard Moten. Floral arrangements and bouquets by Andrea Stieff for Wildflowers. Assistance by Brenda Wilson. Models: Marcia Griffith/Nova. Danielle/New Faces. Lily, Kaylie and Kara/3 West. Shot on location at the Cloisters. For shopping information, please see Page XX.

SHOPPING GUIDE

Cover and Page 6 -- Coat costume, $1,800, parasol, $94, at Romance Studio. Cameo, $1,050, at Heirloom Jewels Inc.

Page 7 -- Gown, $2,350, by Scaasi at Robinson's Bridal & Formal Wear. Tiara, $325, at Romance Studio. Necklace, $2,350, and opal ring, $1,350, at Heirloom Jewels Inc.

Page 8 -- Gown, $1,950, by Alvina Valenta at Robinson's Bridal & Formal Wear.

Page 9 -- Hat, $450, at Romance Studio. Gown, $2,700, by Pearl Couture at Gamberdella's Salon for Brides. Antique lorgnette, $525, and cameo, $295, at Heirloom Jewels Inc.

Page 10 -- Gown, $650, at Romance Studio. Cap and veil, $210, at Robinson's Bridal & Formal Wear.

Page 11, top -- Children's dresses, left to right: $145, $189, $189 at Pied Piper.

Page 11, bottom -- Shoe, $128, by Stuart Weitzman at Joanna Gray. Accent pillow, $60, at Wildflowers.

Page 12 -- Gown, $2,100, by Carmella Sutera at Robinson's Bridal & Formal Wear. Tiara, $200, and necklace, $200, at Romance Studio. Ring, $550, at Heirloom Jewels Inc.

Pub Date: 6/02/96

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