Every Look From Nicole Trunfio's Coachella Wedding

BY Harper's Bazaar Arabia / Apr 21 2016 / 16:27 PM

Bazaar ​joined Nicole and her stylist Anita Patrickson in final fittings

Every Look From Nicole Trunfio's Coachella Wedding
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When you meet and fall in love at Coachella (naturally, when you're a supermodel and a super-talented musician, these things happen), you make a point of saying your vows at the very place that brought you together after years together. So goes the story with Nicole Trunfio and Gary Clarke Jr., who said their vows last night at The Colony Palms Hotel in Palm Springs at music and fashion's biggest festival just days after Gary's concert at the venue. With the help of Bazaar-approved stylist Anita Patrickson and her team, here's what it takes to achieve the perfect Coachella wedding wardrobe.

Just some of the options...

"In our first initial fitting, we had a bit of everything for Nicole to try. Princess gowns, romantic lace dresses and cool, edgier pieces. Nicole actually fell in love with so many looks that day that she started adding more events to the wedding! So really in some cases, the looks determined some of the weekend's events surrounding the wedding." - Anita Patrickson

The bride at Coachella...

What do you wear to your fiancé's concert at Coachella just days before you say your vows? A bridal look of course. Nicole opted for a two-piece, off-the-shoulder look by Houghton and accessorised the look with a wide brimmed Nick Fouquet hat, Ippolita gold bangles and Trunfio Universe gold hoop earrings.

The rehearsal dinner...

The night before the ceremony, Nicole donned a Bianca Jagger-esque ensemble, also by Houghton. The bride opted for a sexier take on wedding suiting, pairing an open voluminous satin cape with coordinating palazzo pants, Stuart Weitzman sandals in nude, a Judith Leiber clutch, a Gladys Tamez Millinery hat and Cartier and Le Vian jewellery.

"Its always tough dressing a celebrity, especially a supermodel for their wedding. They have spent their lives trying on and wearing the most exquisite gowns in the world and now you have to top every dress they've ever seen or touched!" says Anita. She adds, "Each of Nicole's wedding looks are so different, and each have such a different vibe and 'personality' whilst still fitting together in one story. Every time Nicole would put one of them on I'd say 'Oh this one is my fave!' – but if I had to choose, this cape and pants from Houghton are so unique and the outfit has such an edgy, cool feel to it. Its unlike anything I've really seen or put anyone in before. It also feels very 'Nicole' which I love." 

The ceremony gown...

Steven Khalil beaded plunging v-neck ballgown with a never-ending train was the traditional way to cap off a very non-traditional wedding weekend. Nicole opted for this stunner as a classic contrast to her otherwise sexy, edgy and 70's inspired bridal style. The designer also created a silk robe for the bride to pair with a Cosabella  romper while she was getting ready for the ceremony with her bridesmaids, Gemma Ward and Jess Gomes.

"I always want my clients to feel like themselves in their wedding gown... just their best version. This is not the moment to try out the latest trend or to really push yourself way out of your comfort zone," Anita advises. "When Nicole and I first met we had a really in depth conversation about what she envisioned for her wedding dress – it was sheer, sexy, form fitting and quite ethereal. We distinctly said we weren't really going to try any large gowns or princess cuts.... I am always amazed how 90% of the brides I have dressed end up in a dress that is completely different to what they had imagined they would wear!"

The veil...

Nicole paired her ceremony gown with a lace trimmed Cathedral-length mantilla. "When you are dressing a client for her wedding it's quite different than when you approach a red carpet. I want my client to truly feel like themselves, to wear something they will still be in love with 30 years from now and at the same time, I want it to feel very elevated and chic. Nicole, being the beauty that she is, is so much fun to dress from a stylist's point of view, but she also understands fashion knows herself and her body so well. I truly cannot imagine her wedding story without a single one of these looks," Anita tells Bazaar.

The reception dress...


Business at the ceremony, party at the reception. Nicole ended her night in a semi-sheer sheath by Barcelona-based designer Yolan Cris with a unique square train in a branch-motif lace. Nicole accessorised her reception look with a Marchesa bag and headpiece, Casadei shoes and a Simon G white choker and ear climbers.

Photography: Riker Brothers. Via Harper's Bazaar US