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Inside Nicole Trunfio’s California Coachella wedding
& Gary Clark Jr
Three years ago in 2016 Perth born model, Nicole Trunfio tied the knot in a Coachella themed wedding in Palm Springs, California.
When you meet and fall in love at Coachella, you make a point of saying your vows at the very place that brought you together after years–and an adorable son named Zion–together. Nicole tied the knot in a Steven Khalil gown. They 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.
For her wedding ceremony, Nicole wore a stunning silk Steven Khalil gown with a scalloped-edge veil with her brunette locks softly framing her face. The gown featured silver embroidery along the back and around the bust area, while the stunning A-line skirt cascaded into an elegant train.
Nicole later changed in a ’70-s style lace Yolan Chris gown for the reception, while Gary wore a John Varvatos suit paired with his trademark fedora hat.
Nicole told Vogue that when she found the dress by Steven Khalil that “ot was that ha-ha! moment that a lot of women speak about, completely different to anything I thought I would wear. I went to a few designers to custom make me dresses, but found myself with cold feet after knowing how often I change my taste and question my style decisions. So I waited. People thought I was crazy to wait so long. Unexpectedly I found ‘the one’ in Sydney. After two long photoshoots, my friend Melanie Grant and I visited Steven Khalil’s studio, which he opened after-hours for us. As I walked in I eyed off a dress that ‘wasn’t me’, and then tried on a few others. Before leaving I just had this gut feeling to try on that first dress. We were all laughing at how much it just was not me. Even when I put it on, my audience was still making fun, but I saw something different. It was traditional, yet modern and unique in every way. Together with Steven we customised it, added and took away a lot and we gave it a cathedral- length veil. I felt slightly dolce Vita, slightly undone.
“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 Patrickson
“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 Patrickson
The Brides Black Book:
Dress: Steven Khalil
Reception dress: Yolan Cris
Rings: Trunfio Universe
Shoes: Sophia Webster
Hair: Cassie Harwood
Make-up: Victoria Baron
Fragrance: Cuban Tobacco candles by Lumira
Groom’s attire: John Varvatos
Bridesmaid’s outfits: Custom tailoring
Photographer: Kane Skennar
Venue: Colony Palms Hotel, Palm Springs, California
Cake: Over the Rainbow
Music: Alice Smith & Citizen Cope
First dance: You Send Me by Sam Cooke
Flowers: Artisan Events