The Second Course

More and more brides are slipping into something new post-ceremony for their reception. Whether it’s a pantsuit, separates, a leather jacket, or something she can really dance in, the second look lets a bride be playful, fashion-forward, and even add a pop of color.

Lazaro Style 3851 Yesi sparkle gown ($3,600) at Gamberdella Salon for Brides. Beaded purple drop earrings by Mignonne Gavigan ($195) from Sassanova of Baltimore. Diamond button bracelet by Phillips House ($4,700) from Radcliffe Jewelers. Modern London blue topaz and diamond ring in 18K white gold by Little Bird ($2,450), thin point diamond band ($575), and estate platinum ring with old European-cut center ($13,995) from Nelson Coleman Jewelers.


Mara jumpsuit by Jill Stuart ($280) from BHLDN. Black Opal geode necklace ($59,000), 18K rose gold Malaya garnet set, and Little Bird diamond ring ($1,775) from Nelson Coleman Jewelers. Gold square earrings with mini diamonds by Julez Bryant ($2,196) and Cleo by Marli NY gold twist ring ($4,800) from Radcliffe Jewelers. Leopard print chunky heels by Marc Fisher ($175) from Sassanova of Baltimore. Table designed by NoLo Weddings + Events. Florals by Maryland Bay Blossoms. The Charm City zinc farm table, Allegra jute chargers, Onyx dinner plates, Bloomington salad plates, Kai gold and black silverware, and clear glass goblets from Something Vintage Rentals. Gold chanel back wooden chairs with snow-white cushions from White Glove Rentals. Place cards by EAlex Designs

Pretty IN PINK

Black Label by Anne Barge pink high-neck shirt with cutouts ($870) and pink skirt ($1,310) from Francesca’s Atelier. Handcrafted sugar flower cake designed by Trouvaille Bakery. Cake stand from Sarah’s Stands. Custom drop-pearl cluster earrings ($140) from Jill Andrews Gowns. Three-stone marquise diamond halo engagement ring by Martin Flyer ($8,000) and thin eternity band ($1,630) from J. Brown Jewelers. Estate open-cuff bracelet in 14K yellow gold with pave-set diamonds ($1,995) from Nelson Coleman Jewelers.

Material GIRL

Ceremony by Joanna August Michelle Dress ($255) from Bella Bridesmaids. 18K white gold earrings with blue topaz and diamonds by Little Bird ($1,850) from Nelson Coleman. Semi-mount square overlapping octagon 18K white gold engagement ring ($3,400), thin 18K white gold pave diamond twist eternity band ($1,540), and platinum multi-sized pastel-colored diamond bracelet ($32,000) from J. Brown Jewelers. LSA International deco champagne flutes ($93 for set of eight) from Radcliffe Jewelers. Dolce Vita Halo sparkle heels ($100) at Poppy & Stella. Pompass grass from Thurman & Fig. Mini cakes from Trouvaille Bakery.

Pup Makes Three

Thias dress by Watters ($3,995) from Betsy Robinson’s Bridal Collection. Til Death Do Us Part custom leather jacket ($100 rental) from Signs of Our Lives. Lola, the Baltimore Bugg (a cross between a pug and a Boston Terrier). Madeline winged black and gold earrings by Mignonne Gavigan ($235) from Sassanova of Baltimore. Two-row zigzag rose gold ring ($4,030) and Cleo by Marli NY gold bangle ($2,400) from Radcliffe Jewelers. Early Victorian 18K yellow gold ring with diamonds ($2,050) from Bijoux Jewels


Custom petal skirt, belt, camisole, and transparent long-sleeved blouse (price upon request) at Jill Andrews Gowns. Rhylan veil by Sara Gabriel ($265) from Garnish Boutique. Handmade golden sterling bow earrings with honey amber by Ruslan Tokaez ($625) from Bijoux Jewels. Marquise-cut engagement ring by Henri Daussi (price upon request) from Radcliffe Jewelers. Thin diamond eternity band ($1,630) from J. Brown Jewelers.

Fashion Styling Janelle Erlichman Diamond Photography Kate Grewal Hair and Makeup Amie Decker Beauty Location Sagamore Pendry Baltimore Model Valeria Leonova, Q Management

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