For these women, wedding dresses carry the tale of the big day

Lindsey Kupferman

While sitting in graduate school classes, Lindsey Kupferman often found herself sketching a wedding dress—a high-necked, Victorian-style gown with long, bell sleeves—even before she was engaged to Eric Nederlander. So clear was her vision that she tried on only one dress and immediately knew it was the one for her Palm Beach, FL, wedding. The cream-colored, A-line, lace gown by Vera Wang had a delicate floral pattern that Lindsey loved, but there was a hitch—it was strapless. To achieve the look Lindsey had been dreaming of, the stylists at Vera Wang created a bolero in the same lace as the dress, with hidden snaps at the back. It was sewn so carefully that it looked as if it and the dress were one. The lace was also used to embellish her floor-length veil. Manhattan-based stylist Lauren Lavelle created Lindsey’s updo, looping her hair through her tiara and into a chignon. The vine pattern in the tiara echoed the motif for the wedding. It was a tree of life with the couple’s initials, symbolizing the joining of their families.

Photo: Jeff Greenough