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Photos courtesy Pearl's Place
Premier red-carpet designer Angel Sanchez has created wedding gowns for stars such as Sandra Bullock and Eva Longoria, and now his designs will be available in New Orleans, including this strapless, heavily embellished sheath gown with a train from his newest line, and this strapless, tucked and tufted drop-waist short wedding dress. Sanchez' wedding dresses range from $4,000 to $6,000 and will be available at Pearl's Place (3144 Severn Ave., Metairie, 885-9213).
A strapless white dress embodies the simple elegance of a Hollywood classic, with an inverted, pleated V at the front and a mermaid-style skirt and abbreviated train by Demetrios, $1,750, from The Red Carpet (3425 Magazine St., 281-4610).

Photo courtesy Demetrios

Photo courtesy Demetrios
Ultra contemporary is a cream gown with a lace, spaghetti-strap top that's sheer on the midriff with a fitted skirt that's belted at the hip and splits in the front to reveal flowered lace. It also has a train on the back of the skirt by Demetrios, $1,150, from The Red Carpet (3425 Magazine St., 281-4610).
Let her feet glitter as much as her eyes with gold crackle-finish leather sandals with a pleated upper and figure 8 on top by Faryl Robin, $128, from Per MŽ (5517 Magazine St., 897-0300).

Photo by Romney Photography

Photo by Romney Photography
The Moroccan Shimmer Puff, which has the power contained within a super-soft puff, adds a sexy shimmer and gold highlights to the skin as well as an alluring Moroccan scent that can be used alone or over Moroccan Gold Glow cream, $36.95, from Earthsavers (3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Lakeside Shopping Center, Metairie, 835-0225; 5501 Magazine St., 899-8555; 3414 U.S. Hwy. 190, Mandeville, 985-674-1133; www.earthsaversonline.com
Green peridot, blue topaz and a dozen pearls are set in sterling silver and 18-karat gold in this wide-band bracelet by actress-turned-designer Barbara Bixby, $2,499, from Boudreaux's Fine Jewelers (701 Metairie Road, Metairie, 831-2602; 4550 Hwy. 22, Mandeville, 985-626-1666; www.boudreauxsjewelers.com).

Photo by Romney Photography

Photo by Romney Photography
Help her dress for romance in olive-and-white lace boy-cut bikini panties by Necessary Objects, $14.95, from Simple Elegance LLC (712 Adams St., 861-4200).
The green silk handbag is only a fraction of the gift. Attached as a handle with a toggle clasp is a necklace made with chunky green vasriscite beads that detaches so you can place it around your neck by Donna Marie Creations, $640, exclusively from Aucoin Hart Jewelers (1525 Metairie Road, Metairie, 834-9999).

Photo by Romney Photography

Photo by Romney Photography
Colorful medallions dangle from a gold bracelet with a toggle closure, $159, from Yvonne LaFleur (8131 Hampson St., 866-9666).
Give them a personal gift with thong bikini panties in bright colors such as purple lace with bows on the sides and center back, orange net with tomato-red lace trim and a crystal flower on the center back, and turquoise with a black bow in the front, all by Necessary Objects, $14.95 each, from Simple Elegance LLC (712 Adams St., 861-4200).

Photo by Romney Photography

Photo by Romney Photography
A pendant of pearls, beads and crystals is hung on a strand of smoky freshwater pearls by Shelly Beson, $198, from Little Miss Muffin Children & Home (244 Metairie Road, Metairie, 482-8200).
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