Wedding Guide

party is out, and instead brides are more typically selecting a color, then inviting their bridal party to choose what feels flattering to their own body, not to mention comfortable, within that. The photo lineup of women in perfectly matching dresses and perfectly matching shoes is out. Some couples choose unique styles or a bit of flair that captures them— think roller skates on the dance floor, or custom sneakers. And for some brides, a dress represents something bigger than just a piece of fashion. Maybe it’s mom’s old dress from 40 years ago, chopped up and reassembled, transforming an outdated high, modest neckline into an elegant scoopneck. Or in the case of Liz Gogliucci (formerly Gheen) from Salinas, it’s a lace tablecloth that Engelman transformed into a magnificent, flowy dress for a wedding just a few months ago. “I wanted something more vintage that looks like it was passed down from your grandmother,” Gogliucci says. Engelman found a handmade lace tablecloth for Gogliucci’s dress, and the bride loved it. She ended up with a matching flower girl dress for her niece, both in elegant, flowing tablecloths-turned-dresses. For Engelman, it’s an art form— finding the blend of challenging, interesting and fun. “I like to play in the fantasy,” she says. EVYNN LEVALLEY PHOTOGRAPHY Fashion MICHAEL DADULA 20 THE BEST OF MONTEREY BAY ® WEDDING GUIDE 2024-2025 Beautiful wedding attire and perfect accessories to complement the special day. Jewelry, Purses, Scarves & Gifts 211 Forest Avenue, Pacific Grove Across from Grove Market 831-655-2422 • @victoriuspg Accessorize! Victorius_1-3s_WG23_dg.indd 1 2/16/23 9:56 AM (831) 624-7404 Your unique, momentous occasion requires our special touch... Traditional, Non-Traditional including Interfaith, spiritual or secular ceremonies LGBTQ+ Friendly In our forested sanctuary or location of your choice UUCMP_1-6v_WG24_kpr.indd 1 2/23/24 10:30 AM