It really couldn't have been more perfect: six stunning ballerinas in the esteemed American Ballet Theatre engaged at the same time. All of them, set to float down the aisle in their best costume yet — a wedding dress!
Naturally, we had to seize the moment, and, lucky for us (and you), we were able to shoot all six dancers in dream bridal gowns. The result? Elegant insight into their unbelievable poise, personalities, and wedding plans.
And, just as we expected, the designer dresses we threw their way didn't wear the talented artists by any means — they wore them. With a simple arabesque here and jeté there, each beautiful ballerina made the designs come to life.
Photo: Alexei Hay
We also have a behind-the-scenes video, below, that captures the magic from shoot day. It's in the clip that you can really see the girls in action — as Nicola Curry takes a breathtaking twirl, on point, in an ethereal, floral-embellished Mira Zwillinger, Lauren Post and Elina Miettinen show off their strong-standing extensions in a Reem Acra tulle mini akin to a tutu.
Photo: Alexei Hay
The awe-inspiring athletes also shared sweet anecdotes about their wedding plans and relationships: Brittany de Grofft revealed her future husband is a fellow ABT member, plus her bridesmaids are all ballerinas as well! Cassandra Trenary noted she'll be wearing a DIY headpiece of pears, gold wire, and flowers picked from her future mother-in-law's veil.
"It's been fun because we just pass around magazines and have plenty of conversations about flowers, and cakes, and all that," Curry says in the video. "It's definitely going to be summer of weddings."
"You know putting on the dresses, getting your hair and makeup done, it's sort of preparing you for that day. So I think we're all feeling the excitement," Post adds.
See more from our shoot by watching the behind-the-scenes video, above. To check out the rest of the spread, don't forget to pick up our October/November issue, on newsstands now!