Inspired by the story of Rapunzel, as told by The Brothers Grimm, we showcase empowering bridal gowns. See the print editorial below and click through the gallery above for additional images.
PHOTOGRAPHER: Sandra O’Claire, Eau Claire Photographics | ON-LOCATION: The Federal Ballroom | CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Angie D’Ingianni | DRESSES: Linda Lee Bridal & Boutique, The Bridal Boutique by MaeMe and Southern Bridal Boutique | HAIR + MAKEUP: True Beauty | DECOR STYLING + RENTALS: Jazzi Events | FLORALS: Meade Wenzel | LINENS: Event Rental | BAKERY: La Petite Confections | CAKE KNIVES, STATIONERY: Rudman’s | JEWELRY: Kendra Scott | NAILS: Native Polish, with Manicures by Anika Allen for Woodhouse Day Spa | MODELS: Brooke Cryer and Sophia Giavotella
Sophia is wearing Sadie by Calla Blanche, a two piece beaded lace gown with an a-line satin skirt, available at Linda Lee Bridal
Brooke is wearing a beaded Chantilly lace mermaid gown with handkerchief shirt and deep keyhole back by Justin Alexander from The Bridal Boutique by MaeMe.
With a soft elegant sideswept curled hairstyle, she can show off her Sayers statement earrings by Kendra Scott (inset).
Brooke looks amazing in this Kenneth Winston Crepe Georgette trumpet-style gown with Cotton French Lace cape from Linda Lee Bridal
We love the Bateau neckline of this lace sheath silhouette, Bianca by Calla Blanche, available at Linda Lee Bridal and Boutique. The Alex earrings and Elisa necklace by Kendra Scott add a sophisticated elegance to Sophia's look. The 14-karat white gold princess cut diamond engagement ring showcases a 1.00 carat princess cut diamond set in a prong set diamond halo ring mounting, from Hiller Jewelry. On the table, hand-dipped white chocolate pears with ornate decorating give an added touch to the beautiful cake by La Petite Confections. Decor styled by Jazzi Events.
Brooke is wearing a French-inspired long sleeve a-line gown featuring soft lace over crepe by Essence of Australia, available at Southern Bridal Boutique with a Platinum oval cut diamond halo engagement ring with a 1.50 carat oval cut diamond surrounded by round brilliant cut diamonds that are bead set with a milgrain border from Hiller Jewelry. The Kaplan necklace by Kendra Scott adds a modern vibe to this classic gown. Her nails are manicured with Tchoup Tchoup by Native Polish.
Sophia is wearing a stretch French lace gown from Olvi's The Lace Collection, available at The Bridal Boutique by MaeMe with the Scottie necklace and Lawson bracelet by Kendra Scott and a Platinum round brilliant cut diamond halo antique style engagement ring with a 1.25 carat round brilliant cut diamond set in a halo setting from Hiller Jewelry.