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The Finer Things — Glam Gowns for the Bride Who Likes a Little Drama

Set against the historic backdrop of the American Swedish Institute’s Turnblad Mansion, this season’s mega-glam gowns demand a dramatic entrance.

(Above) Galia Lahav “Loretta” gown with lace bodice and tulle skirt ($9,700) from Annika Bridal Boutique. Gem Treasures 14k rose-gold morganite and diamond ring ($3,670) from Evine.

(Below) Eddy K. “Lucia” V-neck sheath gown with sequined embroidered lace ($2,875) from Che Bella. Dagger Collar ($535) from Stephanie Lake Design. Gems of Distinction 14k gold diamond ring ($2,445) from Evine.

(Above) Martina Liana “Bryce” illusion lace bodice ($1,025) and “Shae” silk chiffon skirt ($1,135) from Bridal Accents Couture. Celestial Mock Rock ($535) necklace from Stephanie Lake Designs. NYC II emerald-cut blue topaz and white zircon ring ($1,025) from Evine.

(Below) Pronovias “Oasis” lace gown with tulle overskirt ($1,944) from Brides of France. White sapphire and diamond necklace ($695) from Gretchen Ventura. Art Deco cuff ($325) from Stephanie Lake Design.

(Above) Theia “Emma” V-neck gown with petals ($1,450) from Flutter Bridal Boutique. Ribbed Coral Maltese Cross necklace ($435) from Stephanie Lake Design. Sonia Bitton Galerie de Bijoux 14k gold diamond flower ring ($3,140) from Evine. Dior white patent leather pumps ($780) from Nordstrom.

(Below) Rivini “Margaux” silk organza ball gown with beaded bodice ($8,250) from Posh Bridal Couture. Czech lead and quartz crystal necklace ($355) from Gretchen Ventura. Miu Miu crystal-heel patent pumps ($990) from Nordstrom.

(Above) Joynoelle “Vivianne” high-neck gown ($4,200) from the designer Toni Federici. “Napoli” bronze headpiece ($495) from Annika Bridal Boutique. Climbing Serpents earrings ($415) from Stephanie Lake Design. NYC II emerald-cut blue topaz and white zircon ring ($1,025) from Evine.

Location: American Swedish Institute 
ASI is an exquisite historic-meets-modern setting for weddings, receptions, meetings and celebrations. For information about space rental, contact Lisa Krueger, director of catering, 612.870.3668 or visit the website.

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