LOVE in Bloom

Spring approaches, and our hearts open to the spirit of renewal that arrives with season. Nature reawakens, and love blooms. In the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, D celebrates that love with attire that reflects and imspires true romance.

Revel in the moment’s every splendor and sparkling detail in a Diamond Collection gown of Venise lace and tulle from Patsy’s, A Bridal Boutique. Enchanting bridesmaids’ gowns by Jim Hjelm Occasions feature an empire waist Available at Neiman Marcus, downtown. The groom’s classic tuxedo with sophisticated style makes the wedding party’s look complete. Tuxedo from Pockets. Jewelry, this page and others, from William Noble Rare Jewels. Flowers from Special Occasions by Vicki and from The Garden Gate.

The perfect gown captures the romantic essence of the moment without compromising your personal style.

This page: Carmela Sutera’s silk satin off-the-shouler bridal gown with basque waistband and tucking at the neckline and waistband provides timeless elegance. From Patsy’s, A Bridal Boutique. Attendants’ dresses of silk shantung veiled with organza available at Currie-Bonner For Bridesmaids.

At right: The thoroughly modern bride looks per-fect in this short sheath with detachable tulip start and sheer illusion back and sleeves. By Vera Wang from Stanley Korshak.

This page: Sweep down the aisle in yards and yards of English net, gathered at the waist by a celedon sash and a glorious bow holding cascades of silken roses. By Christian Dior. The older flower girl wears an ivory lace dress by Dessy; the younger girl’s dress in ceiedon dupioni with Battenburg lace trim is by Posies. All dresses from Neiman Marcus, downtown. At left: A regal empire bridal jacket of hand-embroidered and beaded silk organza cutwork with satin facing reigns over a body-skimming A-line gown of silk satin. By Kathryn Bauman. Custom headpiece and veil impart a crowning touch. From Kathryn Bauman Bridal. Off-the-shoulder bridesmaid dress in dupioni by Jim Hjelm from Stanley Korshak. Portrait collar attendant’s gown by Watters and Witters from Neiman Marcus, downtown. Man’s tuxedo by Barry Bricken and collarless shirt by lke Behar from Pockets.

This page: The epitome of glamour and romance- saying “I do” in this floral-inspired gown resplendent with gold embroidery, beading, and pearls. Dress by Dodson. At left: Ulla Maija’s silk satin gown with sweetheart neckline and full skirt is bustled here with beguiling bows. From Neiman Marcus, downtown. A dark shirt and plaid vest by Barry Bricken lend a modern twist to the groom’s tuxedo from Pockets. Young attendants in dresses of Strasburg lace and organza from Currie-Bonner For Bridesmaids. Attendants’ dresses at center by Jim Hjelm; dress at right by Watters and Walters from Neiman Marcus, downtown. Cake by Frosted Art.

The story of love is not important-what is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.


Love is the great amulet that makes this world a garden.



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