This Urban Shoot Redefines Sophistication

Isil Dohnke Photography
Shot in uptown Charlotte

These stunning gowns (and pantsuit!) are enough to stop traffic—and imbue your big day with an air of city-chic sophistication.

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In the heart of uptown Charlotte, these brides demonstrate the wide range of styles that modern wedding dresses can take.

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Lela Rose Pearl Street top, $2,495 and pant, $1,695, Pearl Collar, $995, LelaRose.com; Clear Quartz Teardrop Earring with Daisy Vermeil Post, $95, and Mother of Pearl Ring with Clear CZ, $165, both from Meredith A. Jackson Jewelry Boutique, www.meredithjackson.com; shoes, Stuart Weitzman, stylist’s own.

The white pantsuit is sweeping the wedding scene with flair and sophistication.

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uptown Charlotte wedding Hayden Olivia dresses lily rose dress lela rose carolina bride charlotte wedding

Lela Rose The Tide, $5,500, LelaRose.com; Mother of Pearl Earring outlined in Black CZ, $235, Mother of Pearl Ring outlined in Black CZ, $165, both from Meredith A. Jackson Jewelry Boutique, www.meredithjackson.com

This floor-length strapless dress is form-fitting, sleek, and classy.

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Hayley Paige Elysia/6556, $3,995, Hayden Olivia Bridal, www.haydenolivia.com; Hazel Smyth Mother of Pearl Quatrefoil with Moonstone, $150, Meredith A. Jackson Jewelry Boutique, www.meredithjackson.com.

This dress, with its dynamic back and ball-gown style skirt, is sure to make any bride feel like a princess.

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uptown Charlotte wedding Hayden Olivia dresses lily rose dress lela rose carolina bride charlotte wedding

Hayley Paige Cali/6606 $2,970, Hayden Olivia Bridal, www.haydenolivia.com; Fresh Water Pearl with Black CZ Accents and Post, $195, Meredith A. Jackson Jewelry Boutique, www.meredithjackson.com.

Lace has always been a big part of wedding styles, and this modern dress is no exception. Over sheer material or on its own, lace gives wedding dresses a sweet, vintage look.

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uptown Charlotte wedding Hayden Olivia dresses lily rose dress lela rose carolina bride charlotte wedding

Atelier Pronovias “Vintage” Gown, contact for pricing, the Lily Rose, www.lilyrosebridal.com; Bracelet – 18kt gold plate with Milky Quartz (bracelet), $250, Meredith A. Jackson Jewelry Boutique, www.meredithjackson.com; earrings, stylist’s own.

Flowy and flowery, this dress is enchanting, romantic, and enticing.

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uptown Charlotte wedding Hayden Olivia dresses lily rose dress lela rose carolina bride charlotte wedding

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WARDROBE STYLING AND PRODUCER Whitley Adkins Hamlin of The Queen City Style // HAIR AND MAKEUP Deme Fourtounis of Who’s the Fairest?, Stewart Hough of Stewart Hough Hair and Makeup, Chelsea Kimrey of Chelsea Kimrey Makeup + Wardrobe, and Zara Milián // MODELS Jenna Bien, Abby Hollandsworth, Haley Talton, Iris Olivia, and Olivia Hill, all of Marilyn’s Agency // SOFA Carolina Charm Vintage Rentals