The sleek glass and metal redesign of the Park Hyatt Washington is the ideal setting for WL’s modern, clean-lined bridal gowns of Spring/Summer 2007.
By Barbara McConaghy
Photography by Len de Pas at The Park Hyatt Washington
Hair Cindy Booth, Make-up by Anita Bahramy
Floral Design Kelly for Capital Décor and Events
Platinum Collection strapless silk gown with embroidered bodice, waist detail, and beaded tulle skirt, $4,800, Carine’s; antique platinum pave diamond drop earrings, $8,100, round and marquise diamond necklace, $35,000, and 5.6 CT diamond ring in platinum setting, $57,500 all by Boone and Sons; Chantel head piece, $195, Trousseau; Moyna Couture beaded wrist-cord handbag, $265, Harriet Kassman; bouquet of jade green roses, hydrangea, cymbidium, and black calla lilies.
Our selections are at once romantic yet confident looks that speak to the contemporary Washington woman. New this season, softer dresses in slip and empire shapes that add airiness; ruching and draping for subtle body consciousness; and the continuation of intricately beaded accents, insets and overlays. As a counterpoint to the modern gowns, reach back for vintage and estate jewelry inspiration, and add the boldness of innovative floral design. In all, go for a modern romance.