Caroline DeVillo

Stephanie and Michele share the story of their Los Angeles County wedding—all about good friends, good food and making memories to last a lifetime.

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Location: Saddle Peak Lodge in Calabasas, California

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The Venue: Nestled in the stunning and world-famous Malibu Canyon, Saddle Peak Lodge offers a rich history and old-time setting that many venues in Los Angeles can’t come close to. At one time, the building served as a Pony Express station; there are incredible historical photos of the location, giving off a feeling of the palpable narrative within the actual space. The inside is cavernous and spacious, with interesting decor—including antique books, lamps and taxidermy, resulting in an incredibly unique style. Outside, the patio extends offering a gorgeous backdrop.

The selling point for us, however, was the food and food service. We both agreed: It had to be stellar. The Saddle Peak Lodge is a four-star Michelin-rated venue with an out-of-this-world menu, we knew we were in good hands.

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BLISS Monique Lhuillier Lace Low Back Wedding Dress

Wedding dresses with eye-catching backs are very of-the-moment! And it makes perfect sense—most of the time, a bride is facing away from her guests during the ceremony, so why not make the back of a gown just as beautiful as the front? More and more designers are thinking beyond straight-across strapless or traditional buttons on the train and adding unexpected details like architectural shapes, low scoop cuts, illusion detailing and embellishments.

Whether it’s a dramatic keyhole like the BLISS Monique Lhuillier dress above or an intricate illusion design like Lela Rose’s ‘Tompkins Square Park’, we know one thing for sure: in these gowns, baby got back!

Find your favorite from our selections below, or browse our in-store wedding gowns for more ideas!

Two by Rosa Clará ‘Delicia’ Wedding Dress

Heidi Elnora ‘Rubie Joe’ Wedding Dress

Kelly Faetanini ‘Georgina’ Wedding Dress

Lela Rose ‘Tompkins Square Park’ Wedding Dress

Nouvelle Amsale Bow Detail Wedding Dress

Caroline DeVillo ‘Cassidy’ Wedding Dress

Hayley Paige ‘Mila’ Wedding Dress

La Fleur by Anne Barge ‘Chantal’ Wedding Dress

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In our latest photo shoot, we wanted to capture an elegant theme all throughout the wedding party, to inspire brides- and grooms-to-be with the whole picture of a grand affair. Set in a downtown hotel, the wedding party attire is modern and polished, with vintage-inspired touches.

For the bride: The V-neck, V-back ‘Eva’ gown is one of our favorites (remember this post on Gatsby style?) and for good reason: the wrapped bodice and slightly off-the-shoulder sleeves are incredibly flattering, and the silk charmeuse fabric is formal but not fussy. See more lovely gowns from Caroline DeVillo in the lookbook.

Accent this dress with a floral headband, major chandelier earrings and cuff bracelet from Nina, and sparkly lace T-strap shoes from Ivanka Trump.

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For the groom: A tailored black tux like the HUGO ‘Aikin Hollo’ makes for a dashing and dapper groom, adding a slim-cut Hugo Boss tux shirt and classic bow tie. For a black-tie affair, matching the groomsmen in black suits and ties (long or bow) brings a modern look we love.


For the bridesmaids: We love the Donna Morgan ‘Laura’ style for its effortless grace. The strapless, floor sweeping gown comes in both regular and plus sizes, and is now in 15 different colors! ‘Amethyst’ is gorgeous paired with the dark red in the bouquets.


For the mother of: A formal wedding calls for a sophisticated gown for the mother of the bride or groom, like this unique Adrianna Papell style. We love the mix of layers in the asymmetrically-cut skirt and the lace cap-sleeve top.


For the little ones: The flower girl and ring bearer are dressed to impress: him in a Joseph Abboud suit and her in an Us Angels lace dress. We love how they mimic the look of the bride and groom!

For help with dressing your wedding party from head to toe, make an appointment with one of our free Wedding Stylists to discuss your vision, and they’ll take care of the rest!

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The release of the Great Gatsby movie last spring had a major impact on the world of weddings, with brides everywhere dreaming of the glamour of the roaring 1920s. (And women everywhere dreaming of Leo. Sigh!) The elegance and spirit of the era have been incorporated into many wedding trends, including this vintage-inspired gown by Caroline DeVillo.

This silk charmeuse sheath is a sophisticated throwback, accessorized with a signature headwrap of beaded flowers, stunning silver shoes and a crystal bracelet. Channel Daisy Buchanan by adding a red lip and plenty of attitude!

See more details on this gown—and more of our favorite new wedding dresses—in our fall 2103 lookbook!

Jimmy Choo ‘Lace’ Pump | Micky London Beaded Clutch | Tasha Crystal Beaded Headwrap | Nina ‘Kiera’ Bracelet

Shop for your perfect style with a Wedding Stylist in one of our in-store Wedding Suites—the service is free. Call 1.888.300.1295 or book an appointment online in a Suite location near you.

 

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