Non-Traditional Wedding Style Inspired by Elvis and Priscilla

Australasia's Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Brendon Chase joins forces with model Maia Cotton for a carefree ode to one of rock 'n' roll's most stylish power couples


Bold sleeves and languid trousers are a fresh approach to wedding day dressing.

Maia wears a Solace London top, $550, from Muse Boutique. Paris Georgia pants $460. Scala sequin cape, $369, from Glamour Boutique. Beau Coops ankle boots, $440, from Scarpa. Vintage gloves, $45, from Retro Addiction. 9ct diamond ring, $599, from Stewart Dawsons. Swarovski earrings, $149, from Smith & Caughey's.

Who says you have to wear white? Give this lovely canary yellow lace dress, $599, by Kate Sylvester a whirl. Vintage clip earrings, $30 (part of brooch set), from Retro Addiction. Topshop boots, about $160.

Tia Feng's hyper-feminine designs nod to nostalgia, like this whimsical sheer dress, $450, teamed with elegant jewels and Callas lilies.

Pleasure State lace bra $150. Ingrid Starnes lace briefs $136. Hera Couture crystal earrings $129. Swarovski necklace $549. Natalie Chan crystal bracelet $250.

She’s come a long way from her hometown of Palmerston North, and now New York-based model Maia Cotton makes a pit stop at The Langham hotel in Auckland. With a loyal social media following and successful fashion and lifestyle website, the model is making professional inroads in the lucrative American market.

A retro-inspired lace gown with fluttering sleeves by Natalie Chan, $3000, makes a grand entrance.

Calvin Klein bra, $90, and Simone Perele briefs, $90, from Smith & Caughey’s. Pascoes 9ct gold coin pendant $100. Teardrop crystal earrings, $129, from Hera Couture. Topshop boots, about $160. Karen Walker diamond ring, from $24,149. Bouquet of fresh white roses selected and created by Davina Prankerd of Vida Flores.

A chic little black dress is an easy alternative to the flounce and frippery of traditional wedding gowns — not every bride wants to be a princess on their wedding day. Just add veil.

Maia wears a Ted Baker dress, $439, and Jonathan Aston tights, $25, from Smith & Caughey’s. Dior 'Lady Dior' handbag $5800. Hera Couture veil $200.

Go from chapel to reception in one fell swoop with a dress you can wear and cherish forever.

Georgia Alice dress $939. Swarovski earrings, $149, from Smith & Caughey's. Vintage gloves, $45, from Retro Addiction. Karen Walker ring $2359. Hera Couture Veil $200.

A honeymoon escape is complete with faithful accessories — get the Cadillac revved up and you're good to go.

Maia wears Tadashi Shoji embellished lace dress, $699, from Glamour Boutique. Amber Sceats earrings, $155, from Smith & Caughey's. Vintage gloves, $45, from Retro Addiction. Natalie Chan crystal bracelet $250. Diamond band ring, $699, and pave set halo ring, $899, from Pascoes. Le Specs sunglasses $90. Dior 'Addict' handbag $5000.

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