by Livy Traczyk February often feels like the longest month of the year despite being the shortest. With the winter holidays gone and inches of snow still on the ground, no one counts down the days of winter quite like a spring bride. Nordstrom’s bridal director, Andrea Wasseman, shared a few of the 18 Wedding Suites exclusive to Nordstrom, with dresses made-to-order from designers Reem Acra, NOUVELLE Amsale, and Christian Siriano. Aisle File previewed two unique ensembles available in stores this winter, and we have to admit, they gave us spring fever! Wedding Suite No. 1: Earthly Harmony Any dress within the “Roses by Reem Acra” collection is a perfect fit for the nature-loving bride. Complete with organic designs of vines, leafs and the collection’s namesake flower—the rose, the gowns within this collection are in true-harmony with nature.
Wasseman selected the elegant “Zinna” gown, which is delicately outlined in a beading reminiscent of ivy. She paired the dress with Reem Acra’s “Rich” veil, which keeps with the theme by softly hinting at traces of petals and leaves within its trailing beadwork. Adding the “Nadri Small Leaf Bracelet” completes the organic feel of the ensemble by adding another twist to the vine-inspired sparkle.
Following the ceremony, Wasseman suggests replacing the veil for something more casual. The “Tasha Crystal Beaded Head Wrap” transitions the day of ceremonial decadence to a night of celebratory earthiness. And with the ice melting soon, the bride can step into a pair of TOMS Grosgrain wedges and save her feet from hours of discomfort while feeling good about her purchase! Roses by Reem Acra ‘Zinnia’ Gown ,$3,996; ‘Rich’ Veil, $1,330; Tasha Crystal Beaded Head Wrap, $78; Nadri Small Leaf Bracelet, $110; TOMS Grosgrain Wedge in Ivory, $79.95 Wedding Suite No. 2: Vintage Love The big day will hold ample opportunities to reflect on the past and toast to the future of the happy couple, so why not start with an ensemble that embraces both?
The “Peplum Gown” by NOUVELLE Amsale is a timeless choice that showcases modernity by embracing the vintage style of dress from the early 20th century. The classic cut of the Peplum Gown pairs perfectly with the fascinator headband by Lauren Ralph Lauren, which when coupled together, says “I Do” to tradition in a fashionable way.
Wasseman added a bit of retro to the 1940s-inspired Wedding Suite with a Pearl Caged Clutch from Natasha Couture. The netting of the pearls intertwined with woven jewels continues the sparkling motif of vintage-flair. Add a pair of lace, peep-toe pumps and the Nordstrom exclusive pendant boxed necklace from Nadri as accents and the ensemble is complete! NOUVELLE Amsale Peplum Gown, $2,800; Lauren Ralph Lauren Linen Rosebud Fascinator headband, $78; Nadri Faceted Pendant Boxed Necklace, $65; Natasha Couture Pearl Caged Clutch, $298; Joan & David ‘Cutie’ Pump, $219.95