American Idyll

Set against Edith Wharton’s bucolic Berkshires manse, this season’s loveliest gowns are ready for romance.


Photographs by Sadie Dayton. Styling by Annie Nicholas/Ennis.

On Her: Monique Lhuillier “Candice” Chantilly-lace-embroidered silk gown with tulle overskirt and silk cummerbund, $13,050, L’élite Bridal Boutique; Enchanted Atelier “Peony” silk-organza birdcage veil, $465,; Simon G. 18-karat-white-gold earrings with diamonds, $2,200, and Simon G. 18-karat-white-gold ring with diamonds, $4,400, both Homsy Jewelers.

On Him: “Golden Fleece” wool tailcoat and trousers, $1,900, cotton broadcloth shirt, $135, and silk bow tie, $60, all Brooks Brothers; “Simmons” leather shoes, $110, Aldo.


DRESS TO IMPRESS: Yolan Cris “Malasia” lace gown with beaded appliqués, $4,590, Musette Bridal Boutique; Simon G. 18-karat-white-gold ring with diamonds, $1,750 (without center stone), Homsy Jewelers; Doloris Petunia gold-plated earrings with Swarovski crystals, $125, M. Flynn.


MY FAIR LADY: Lazaro tulle gown with embroidered lace bodice, $4,950, L’élite Bridal Boutique; St. Erasmus “Water Gardens Drops” crocheted zari earrings with Swarovski crystals, $160,


GRAND ENTRANCE: Kenneth Pool “Farrah” silk-organza gown, $5,400, Cristina’s; “Grace” rhodium-plated earrings with Swarovski crystals, $160,


DECO DELIGHT: Jenny Packham “Nicole” tulle-and-silk-charmeuse dress with crystal beading, $6,100, Musette Bridal Boutique; Tacori platinum ring with diamonds, $7,760 (without center stone), Sisters Jewelry; Malis-Henderson tulle veil with crystal beading, $445, Cristina’s; “Eiffel Drop” rhodium-plated earrings with Swarovski crystals, $145,


BRIDLE PARTY: BR Monogram wool trousers, $248, vest, $150, and cotton shirt, $79.50, all Banana Republic; Larr Brio silk-satin tie, $20, Russo Tux.


WALKING ON SUNSHINE: Allure Bridals lace-and-netting gown with Swarovski crystals, $1,350, Platinum Bridal Boutique; “Impatiens” silk flower headpiece with freshwater pearls and rhinestones, $395,; Simon G. white-gold-and-diamond earrings, $1,400 (without center stones), Homsy Jewelers.


TWINKLE, TWINKLE: Rivini by Rita Vinieris “Crystal” organza-and-tulle gown with French lace, $4,800, Cristina’s; Lulu Frost “Soiree Stud” earrings with crystals, $145, M. Flynn; nosegay of ranunculuses and Japanese andromeda, $100, Gillooly & Co. Design.



On Her: Lela Rose “The Plaza” silk-chiffon-and-tulle gown with crystal-embroidered bodice, $5,995,; “Florence” rhodium-plated clip-on earrings with Swarovski crystals, $240,; bridal bouquet of spray roses, hydrangeas, Peruvian lilies, and waxflowers, $125, Gillooly & Co. Design.

On Him: BR Monogram wool blazer, $500, trousers, $248, and cotton shirt, $79.50, all Banana Republic; Larr Brio silk-satin tie, $20, and silk-satin pocket square, $10, both Russo Tux; “Zaffino” leather brogues, $110, Aldo.


INTO THE LIGHT: “Lark” lace-and-organza gown with rosettes, $7,900, Vera Wang Boston; Enchanted Atelier “Helena” rhodium-plated combs with Swarovski crystals, $540 for two,; “Estate” rhodium-plated earrings with Swarovski crystals, $225,



On Her: Jenny Lee crinkled-silk-taffeta gown, $5,250, Cristina’s; “First Light” lace capelet with pearls, $150,; St. Erasmus “Lodestar Pendant” gold-plated necklace with Swarovski crystals, $300,; “Judie Petal” 18-karat-gold-vermeil earrings with white sapphires, $60,; Tacori 18-karat-white-gold ring with diamonds, $7,010 (without center stone), Sisters Jewelry.

On Him: Allure Men by Jean Yves wool-blend jacket, trousers, and vest, $600, and Larr Brio silk-satin bow tie, $20, all Russo Tux; cotton shirt, $79.50, Banana Republic; “Zaffino” leather brogues, $110, Aldo; boutonniere of Japanese andromeda, succulent, hypericum berry, and dusty miller, $15, Gillooly & Co. Design.

Hair, Liz Morache/Anchor Artists. Makeup, Michelle McGrath/Team. Models, Jessica/Click and Chris/Maggie, Inc. Horses courtesy of Undermountain Farm. Shot on location at the Mount, Lenox, Edith Wharton’s circa-1902 estate hosts weddings for up to 140 guests.

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