ALL THAT GLITTERS
This embellished mini dress ($1,200) is begging to be worn for your next holiday affair!
For Atlanta-based Brides by NoNA’s latest collection, Bella Paradiso, Creative Director and Head Designer Nneka C. Alexander drew inspiration from her own clients and their reactions during studio consultations over the past year. “I couldn’t forget the ‘oohs!’, ‘aahs!’ and ‘wows!’ as I showed off my designs. ... It was almost as if they were lost in paradise for a moment,” she says. It’s easy to see why: The elegant bespoke gowns feature fine fabrics, intricate designs and immaculate beadwork, making each one a unique work of art. Alexander notes that the collection is designed with luxury-seeking brides and bridesmaids in mind, but also women who simply want to bring a touch of glitz and glamour to a special-occasion ensemble. Looks like city sidewalks won’t be the only thing glistening this holiday season! Bridesmaids dresses from $300, evening gowns from $1,000, bridal gowns from $3,000; by appointment only, @bridesbynona
Photostyling by Simone Johnson of Pure Elegance Wedding & Events; hair by Jasmine Nikol; makeup by Ud Ogene of Face by Maori; modeling by Anna Oswald; shot on location at Cha’le Gardens