2017’s Best Wedding Dresses

We scoured the racks of local bridal boutiques to bring you a variety of sophisticated silhouettes that each hold a modern twist. They’re perfectly at home in the elegant surroundings of the 119-year-old University Club.

On Chelsea, left: Lily of the Valley dress by Sareh Nouri, $5,490 at White Dress Bridal Boutique. Mirror earrings, $25 at Lizzibeth. On Jacki: Style 8558 by Jim Hjelm, $4,579 at Bucci’s Bridal. Flower dusted earrings, $18 at Lizzibeth. Square bracelet, $359 at Bucci’s Bridal. Hair by Lynee Ruiz (Ford Chicago). Makeup by Gina Barrington (Ford Chicago). Flowers by Bjorn Chinander (Sendik’s Mequon). Rings throughout courtesy of A Trio Jewelry Design Studio; prices available upon request (414-431-7112).

On Chelsea: Nuria dress by Atelier Pronovias, $2,440 at White Dress Bridal Boutique. Mirror earrings, $25 at Lizzibeth. Kabira pointedtoe pumps in claret by Ralph Lauren, $90 at Macy’s.

On Jacki: Andie dress by Maggie Sottero, $1,239 at Bucci’s Bridal. Pearl drop earrings, $28 at Lizzibeth.

On Chelsea: Stream dress by Lela Rose, $5,650 at Gigi of Mequon. Golden dust earrings, $34 at Lizzibeth. On Jacki: Watt dress by Rosa Clará, $2,719 at Bucci’s Bridal. Talon earrings, $30 at

On Jacki: Jones top by Willowby by Watters, $470 at Bliss Bridal. Roswell skirt by Willowby by Watters, $1,317 at Bliss Bridal. Rectangle drop earrings, $460 at Gigi of Mequon.

Read the rest of this story in Milwaukee Weddings. Find a copy on newsstands beginning Monday, Jan. 2, buy a copy online at milwaukeemag.com/shop, or read it now using Member Pass.



Claire Hanan worked at the magazine as an editor from 2012-2017. She edited the Culture section and wrote stories about all sorts of topics, including the arts, fashion, politics and more. In 2016, she was a finalist for best profile writing at the City and Regional Magazine Awards for her story "In A Flash." In 2014, she won the the Milwaukee Press gold award for best public service story for editing "Handle With Care," a service package about aging in Milwaukee. Before all this, she attended the University of Missouri's School of Journalism and New York University's Summer Publishing Institute.