The dress The most anticipated wedding dress of the year was worth waiting for. Megan Markle chose a very elegant and minimal silk cady dress designed by Clare Waight for Givenchy Couture. The non embroidered and understated yet feminine floor length gown with had a bateau neckline and long sleeves and featured a triple silk […]
The wedding of Alessandra Osma and Prince Christian of Hannover was celebrated in Lima (Peru) in the Basilica of San Pedro. The Peruvian beauty made the traditional paseíllo from the Goyeneche house to the basilica on the arm of his father, Felipe Osma Berckemeyer.
The gorgeous bride chose to wear a very romantic and elegant long-sleeved lace dress by Jorge Vazquez that took the designer more than 600 hours to create. Alessandra was every inch the perfect princess in the spectacular high neck gown with a long train. She completed her look with the Hanover floral diamond tiara that was previously worn by princess Caroline of Monaco on her Marriage to the father of the groom, Prince Ernest of Hanover .
Alessandra and prince Christian were previously married in a civil ceremony in London last November.
If you want a ring with style as everlasting as your love, look to one of these amazing choices. No matter which one you decide on, you are sure to wind up with an instant heirloom .
Since one is never quite like another, a vintage ring has the advantage of being yours and yours alone. Delicate Edwardian Designs from the early 1900s are as popular as the sophisticated art deco looks from the twenties and thirties.
This iconic engagement ring is characterised by a round brilliant cut stone in a prong setting. Designed for the first time by Charles Lewis Tiffany in 1886, the silhouette works on nearly every bride, regardless of her personal style.
These beautiful stones have been used in jewellery making for more than 100 years, though only recently have they become the popular stone for engagement rings. This eye catching look appeals particularly to celebrity brides.
Worn widely in the art deco era, this rectilinear stone takes its name from the traditional cut for emeralds. Yet no other shape so well deserves diamond’s other name; ‘ice’. This beautiful gem stone can be worn alone or with side stones
Symbolising a couple’s past, present and future, this style features three stones of roughly the same size and shape that are most often round. Three-
stone rings have existed for hundreds of years, but the look works for brides as stylish and up to the minute as Megan Marckel.
Invented in Paris about 20 years ago, this technique involves setting many tiny stones on a ring. The gems can appear everywhere, from the band and prongs to around the main stone.
In the 1950s, Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn popularised this look, featuring an endless circle of diamonds. Because it relies on a collection of relatively small stones to dazzle, it can be an affordable alternative to a diamond solitaire.
The simple alliance ring, in gold or platinum is favoured by both minimalists, who love it for its simplicity, and jewellery loving brides who want a ring that goes with everything.
Bold, sleek and modern , this style is ideal for brides who prefer not to wear an engagement ring with a wedding band. Its strong enough to stand alone.
A favourite from the 1940s on, this ring uses two smaller stones, such as baguettes, to flaunt the main stone by flooding it with light and making it sparkle even more.
Every bride knows that behind a beautiful wedding dress there is always a dazzling and fantastic hairstyle to go with it. No matter what kind of wedding you have, there is always a style that matches the most special day of your life. Get inspired by these gorgeous styles that accommodate each and every type of bride and will leave you looking marvellous on your big day.
A floral tiara makes an otherwise casual look, seem festive. To achieve this look, comb a moisturising mousse through damp hair, then blow it dry with a diffuser and finish by curling the hair using a small curling iron.
A relaxed hair-do creates a style that is sophisticated yet absolutely charming. Pinning and twisting long hair loosely around creates a messy and effortless upswept hair style that looks less structured and more romantic.
This simple half up, style is perfect for the brides getting married outdoors that can be easily accessorised with a comb, headband or fresh flowers. Lightly add volume to the hair at the crown before pulling it back to create an extra height on the top of the head to help balance out the fullness of the curls.
The side bum is a flattering style that suites most brides A beautiful and delicate hair accessory makes this off-centre chignon party-ready. To create a fuller bun add extra volume to the hair at the base of a low ponytail before twisting it into a knot.
An elegant and classic up- do that looks great with a tiara or headband. Start this look with a french twist instead of a ponytail. It’s easier to form the bun when the hair is already twisting from its base. If you begin with a ponytail, the hair tends to hang straight down rather than twist up.
For a hair-do that is polished yet natural, try these loose waves . Use a thickening spray on damp hair before blow-drying and wrapping individual sections around a curling iron. The spray is a great addition to the hairstyle because it helps keep the finished curls from wilting before the evening is over.
A sleek, low chignon accessorised with a single comb on the side of the head gives this otherwise demure style an air of drama. Work a silicone serum through damp hair before blow-drying to boost shine and control flyaway hairs.
A voluminous french twist with a Swarovski hair comb creates a hairstyle that has an au-courant feel while maintaining a classic and elegant look. Back-comb your hair before attempting this look because then you will be able to achieve the required volume.
For the first time, Farah Novias is pleased to announce collaboration with the renowned and prestigious Spanish fashion label ; Sophie et Violà in Barcelona. The background of the creator of the firm Sofia Arribas as an architect and her knowledge of haute couture since childhood resulted in a structured style collection with impeccable details.
According to Farah, “The Spanish bride has traditionally been characterised by its elegant and classic style; nowadays more modern and more individual touches are being introduced, reflecting a greater extent of catwalk trends in bridal fashion. The way the woman dresses on her wedding day is changing, Sofia understands this trend of change and reflects it perfectly in her contemporary designs. “
For their first bridal collection as creative directors for Oscar de la Renta Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim continued with the late desginer’s legacy and love for flowers. “We kept some Oscar-isms, like sashes and ferns and foliage as a strong base for embroideries, because he loved gardens so much,” Garcia said. “But we’re making it much lighter and more relaxed,” Kim added.
Among floral guipure lace, silk tulle with jasmine embroidery, Chantilly lace with anemone appliqué and stretch silk georgette, there were modern column gowns, ballgowns, a suit with a silver sequin corset and lots of illusion necklines.
The designers surprised everyone with a less conventional bridal look which Kim called “Ode to Sarah Jessica Parker”, with a white denim jacket embroidered with “Just Married” across the back over a white, tea-length tulle ball skirt embroidered with the Oscar de la Renta signature across the hem.
For Anne Barge Spring 2018 bridal collection inspiration were the 60s fashion icons. Audrey Hepburn, Twiggy and Jackie Kennedy looks allured the runway with timeless and sophisticated silhouettes in Mikado, silk organza and French lace. Each gown represents classic beauty with a modern twist thus making it the perfect choice for the contemporary bride.
“When we want to make someone feel especially glamorous in the pages of vogue, we turn to Carolina Herrera, who personifies the power and the positivity of dressed-up american style. She was, and remains, the very idea of chic for so many women.”, Anna Wintour
Celebrating 35 years since Carolina Herrera established her eponymous company, the Fall 2017 bridal collection embodies the timeless elegance and grace that has defined the brand for three and half decades. Carolina Herrera’s first show in 1981 culminated with a wedding dress, and from that moment on, the designer has always been inspired by the bride of today and this season is no exception.
“I want to make each dress an important one. Fashion is about the details,” notes Carolina Herrera. the Fall collection is highlighted by the “35th anniversary” tribute dress – a refined silk faille bodice crescendos into the full volume of a ball gown. A layered tulle gown in blush, all-over lace and embroidered styles crafted beautifully both inside and out, epitomize the very essence of style renowned to designer, Carolina Herrera.
The Anne Barge Bridal Collection embodies timeless design elements interpreted into chic and modern classics. Founded in 1999, each gown is inspired by vintage couture and designed with a contemporary eye, using the finest fabrics, embellishments, and embroidery sourced throughout the world. With three distinct collections, Anne Barge offers an abundance of elegant options for the discerning bride with Anne Barge Couture, Black Label, and Blue Willow Bride. With profound expertise in creating special occasion gowns, Anne Barge Eveningwear is made with Anne’s trademark attention to detail, from fabric to fit.
The Anne Barge philosophy is simple, “Good design is timeless”.. A favorite among celebrity brides and red carpet icons alike, Anne has created custom designs for Kristen Cavallari, Taraji P. Henson, Laura Benanti, Amber Riley, Leah Pipes, and Eva Longoria.
Anne Barge Couture
The Anne Barge Couture collection exudes refined luxury. Each gown epitomizes classic bridal design through traditional craftsmanship and meticulous construction in premier silk fabrics, hand-loomed laces, and impeccable embellishments. The Anne Barge Couture aesthetic is inherently romantic and defines the modern bride as an arbiter of timeless and iconic beauty.
Anne Barge Black Label embodies elegant extravagance. Each gown is immaculately designed with opulent beadwork and lavish embroidery in silhouettes to garner attention towards a woman’s shape. Anne Barge Black Label is for the emboldened bride who dares to make a statement.
Blue Willow Bride
Blue Willow Bride by Anne Barge offers the brand’s signature classic aesthetic at a more moderate price point. The Blue Willow Bride collection is crafted with the finest poly-blend fabrics and the same trademark attention to detail synonymous with Anne Barge Couture. Blue Willow Bride designs highlight time-honored silhouettes with a romantic flair and nod to current trend.
Whether you have a clear idea of your ideal wedding gown or are not sure about the style you want to chose, it is vital that you get the professional advise you need in plenty of time to make sure that you look your best on your big day. It is very important to consider the time of the year you are planning on getting married. Bridal dresses in lighter materials such as tulle, chiffon and other soft and floaty fabrics create a light and delicate style which are ideal for a summer wedding whereas Satin, Lace or heavier fabrics are the perfect choice for winter weddings. If you are concerned about being cold in the evening consider wearing a matching warp or bolero to complement your dress.Wedding gowns can de made in different shades of white, cream, champagne and Ivory so before deciding on the colour consider your venue or the theme of the wedding. A traditional church ceremony is the perfect setting for a more classic and traditional gown but if you are getting married on the beach or having a open air civil ceremony you can opt for a more extravagant and less formal.
You should remember that whatever style of the dress you go for, should feel comfortable and reflect you as an individual, giving you a look that not only accentuate all the best bits of you, but one in which you will feel a million dollar.