We’re so excited – it’s that time of year – time to kick off the craze of wedding season with our annual Wedding Week! For the next five days, we’re bringing you everything wedding – at least the pieces of the wedding world that we’re obsessed with. We have an ah-mazing lineup {if we do say so ourselves!} – that we’d bet even our singles out there will appreciate!

To start things off, we decided to indulge in a little bridal fashion fantasy. Since it’s every little girl’s dream to have their own version of a fairytale day, we teamed up with one of our favorite photographers, Emily Scott, to dream up just that – our fairytale bridal editorial, starring THE dress!

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It’s certainly not easy to plan a wedding, especially when the goal is to only have one in your lifetime. As we were researching wedding trends and bridal stories most were pretty, but too feminine, cool, but redundant, show stopping yet not as minimal as we’d prefer our pretend ‘dream day’ to be. So we attempted to create what we felt was missing in the bridal world at the moment! How do you think we did??

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We knew what we wanted: edgy, modern and sophisticated with a touch of timeless glamour. So we started with a mood board {something every bride or pretend-bride {us!} should do!}. Our go-to inspirations were Solange Knowles’ wedding, duh, oh and of course, Jenna Lyons in that to die for floor length, feather skirt! Drool. Once we confirmed that a minimal, clean, yet unique gown was what we were looking for, we headed to Lovely Bride, a new bridal salon in San Francisco, to find the perfect dress. Through a sea of tulle {too big!} and sequins {too much!} we laid eyes on the winner. You know how they say when you know, you just know? We knew. We immediately said ‘yes, to the dress’- a sleek, modern two-piece Carol Hannah.

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We loved the idea of a two-piece – something brides should totally consider if they want something edgy and different and… way easier to get into! The croptop style Silk Jersey Ballet Tank was flirty and drapey, yet athletic and cool. We tucked it into the Le Ciel Skirt that had the most gorgeous waist detail and ethereal flow. With a fringy chiffon jacket over top and minimal gold jewelry, the look had the picture perfect balance of sass and funk.

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To accompany our spunky style, we needed equally spunky hair and makeup. Camille Monique took our vision: a beautiful balance betwen hard and soft and nailed it! We went with a bronzy, gold eye – not too dark – with a softer cheek and a fresh apricot lip. To get the look, Camille used Make Up For Ever New Equalizer in Smoothing {to prime areas like around the nose}, Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal {as a base highlight to shine through the foundation}, Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer {to conceal under eye circles and at high points on face}, Face Atelier to contour face, Dior 5 Couleurs Eye Shadow Palette in Versailles and Nars Satin Lip Pencil in Biscayne Park and Lodhi. A loosely, slicked back hairdo provided the perfect amount of edge which our model, Laura, took from there!

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Oh, if only we were getting married {or renewing our vows!!} any time soon! How we’d die to look this gorgeous.

We hope this modern take on bridal style inspires some of you who are, in fact, tying the knot this year! How exciting! What does your fairytale wedding entail? We’ll expect to see some pictures, post-knot-tying.

P.S. We have a super sick floral-decor tutorial tomorrow that you will not want to miss!

Need more wedded bliss? Check out our favorite posts from Wedding Weeks past HERE and our Wedding Style Pinterest board HERE.

original photography for apartment 34 by emily scott // art direction bianca sotelo // styling emily scott // hair and makeup camille monique // model laura stern // dress c/o lovely bride

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  1. Stunning.. so simple yet beyond elegant. . Love the hair too