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The Chicest Wedding

by habituallychic

10 . 17 . 12
During fashion week, I read that Vanessa Traina was a newlywed.  I didn’t realize she had gotten married so a quick Google search ensued.  I found beautiful black and white images of her wedding to artist Max Snow on Purple DIARY by Oliver Zahm online and wondered if it would be published in Vogue. Today when I picked up the November issue, I found the color photos I was waiting for.  It is one of the most beautiful weddings I’ve ever seen.  For those of you who don’t know, Vanessa Traina is the daughter of novelist Danielle Steel.  She could have had a huge society wedding with hundreds of guest.  Instead, she had an intimate affair for 80 friends and family in her mother’s home in San Francisco. Of course, her friends include famous fashion designers and celebrities but even they couldn’t eclipse the beautiful bride.  Her dress was designed by another designer friend Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy.  I loved the embroidery and bracelet sleeves and zippers. It was a mix of tradition and modern touches and perfect for the fashion forward bride. 

Photos by Samuel Lippke & Allan Zepeda for Samuel Lippke Studios and Oliver Zahm

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  1. Slim Paley October 17, 2012 | 6:47 am

    OK, that wedding dress is INSANELY beautiful!!
    the back is just incredible.
    I hope you are feeling better soon!!

  2. GvN October 17, 2012 | 7:08 am

    What a dream!
    The dress is stunning!
    The location even more :))))!


  3. Kate Luella October 17, 2012 | 9:36 am

    wow – that is a lovely wedding, in such a lovely home – What a lovely house!!! 🙂 Kate

  4. MJH Design Arts October 17, 2012 | 11:25 am

    The dress leaves me speechless.

  5. Alie October 17, 2012 | 11:31 am

    Bella bella bella! – so incredibly beautiful! – thanks to you for sharing this as always! Hope you are feeling better.

  6. Alice Olive October 17, 2012 | 12:47 pm

    I’m not a fan of bridal.

    But this dress… This dress shows why bespoke is the way to go and that there’s no need to buy all the tulle in the world to show you’re a bride.

    It’s fitted to her so beautifully. Bravo Riccardo.

  7. design roundup October 17, 2012 | 1:08 pm

    OMG! Everything is gorgeous, especially her gown! Amazing!
    ♥, Londa

  8. The Swan October 17, 2012 | 1:59 pm

    It’s beautiful too see my friends grandmothers home that she built featured with beauty and love…and lovingly maintained…it wasn’t too long ago, that many thought ms.steele overpaid!

  9. Karena October 17, 2012 | 6:01 pm

    The dress is one of the most stunning I have EVER seen! The entire wedding venue is perfectly chic and sophisticated! Adore!

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  10. fancyfreeme.com October 17, 2012 | 7:52 pm

    Simply stunning! I esp love the family photo.

  11. FOLLOWPIX - Anna Pitto October 17, 2012 | 9:01 pm

    Wow that’s amazing! my fav is the one with the kids under the dress 😀


    Kisses from Italy,


  12. Alexandra Singer October 17, 2012 | 11:27 pm

    Oh my Lord!! These photos are stunning!! Vanessa has amazing style, and it’s such a dream to see the photos of her wedding. I actually live down the street and saw a huge party being prepared some months back. I had no idea she was engaged, however! Complete and utter gorgeousness!! Now I have to run out and get Vogue!

  13. Meg October 18, 2012 | 1:03 pm

    Wow, stunning photos, thanks for posting! I love her long sleeved dress and her sleek bun. I pretty much love everything except the cigarette smoking by the guests and the bride. I mean, who smokes at a wedding? It seems kind of disrespectful of other guests, but hey, I guess it’s ok if they were ok with it. Beautiful photos nonetheless.