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Bridal Fashion for the Modern Fine Arts Bride

Milwaukee’s Saint Kate - The Arts Hotel, is one of Wisconsin’s coolest boutique hotels. Displaying work by local artists, it’s a natural showcase for this season’s gowns, all masterpieces in their own right.
By: 
Megan White

Carried Away
Faith makes her entrance under the distinctive Saint Kate sign in a Watters “Demi” mini satin sheath gown with detached puff sleeves and Haute Bride “Krista” elbow-length tulle veil from Strike Bridal Bar.

In the Eye of the Beholder
Faith contemplates “Prophetic Perfect Tense: An Expanse into the Past, Present, Future” by Nykoli Koslow, one of many works hanging in the galleries. No need to interpret her attire, however; it’s simply drop-dead gorgeous: Willowby by Watters “Renae” top and “Innika” skirt with tulle sleeves and cotton floral appliques, accented by pearl and tulle drop earrings from White Dress Bridal Boutique.

Fashionably Late
Faith is ready for anything, with a cartful of vintage luggage from Velvet Rentals. She shows up in style in a Martina Liana Style no. 1406 beaded lace gown with puff sleeves from Tie The Knot Bridal Boutique and silver art deco earrings from Vera’s House of Bridals.

Poster Child
Faith steals away in the secluded study with a ceiling of concert posters above. For her moment of quiet, she wears a Vera Wang “Marion” ball gown in a soft gold shade and “Porter” earrings from White Dress Bridal Boutique.


Portrait Mode
No single slide could capture our bride in all her dimensions, but Faith considers the options in The Dark Room, a private dining space, inspired by speakeasies, with a secret entrance. She’s wearing a Hayley Paige Style no. 52000 pleated jumpsuit from Brandi’s Bridal Galleria, Etc. and A.B. Ellie “Poppy Tier Statement” earrings from Strike Bridal Bar.

Sip, Sip, Hooray
A little bubbly at the Bar makes for the perfect nightcap. Faith lounges royally in a Lillian West Style no. 66208 all-over lace fit-and-flare gown with scalloped flutter sleeves, gold and white art deco crown and gold and pearl hoop earrings from Vera’s House of Bridals.

Feelin’ groovy
Winding down with some classic tunes, Faith relaxes in a Canvas Suite designed by This Time Tomorrow Foundation. Saint Kate has four Canvas Suites, each designed by a different artist; a portion of the proceeds from every stay in a suite benefits arts initiatives. She graces the space in a Vera Wang “Laure” mermaid gown with ivory crepe skirt, beaded bodice and detachable glove sleeves and “Porter” rhinestone cluster earrings from White Dress Bridal Boutique.

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