Mia Mia have released their 2012 wedding gown collection, and (this is a first for me – no, really) never have I before felt compelled to slather a collection of photos all over my body :D. They are deliciously rich and creamy, like an expensive moisturiser or an exceptionally good slice of cake. And testimony to the fact that investing in beautiful photos makes your product just that much more desirable. Drooling over photography aside, the dresses are equally delicious. Mia Mia never fail to deliver beautifully fashionable gowns that are downright pretty, yet not meringue-esque. Check out more on the Mia Mia website »
I’ve been invited along to the Designer Vintage Bridal Show at Hagley Hall in Worcestershire, and can’t wait – the pictures look awesome. If you like vintage gowns from the ’20s through to the ’70s (I wonder when the ’80s will become vintage. Though on second thoughts, I hope it’s not too soon, seeing as I remember them clearly. *gulp*) it might well be worth you trundling along too.
Paula Del Vas is another new (to me at least) designer who I stumbled across recently. I’ve found myself more and more drawn to fashion forward wedding dresses of late, and her designs well and truely fit into that category. Beautiful lines, completely wearable gowns, with the odd slightly avant garde design thrown in for good measure.
Mark Tassoni (a remarkably talented photographer as it happens) was out on a wedding photography session with some newlyweds when an extraordinary thing happened – a bunch of nude cyclists appeared in the road behind them. And this photo is the result. The bride cracking up (so to speak), the impish look on the groom’s face – pure genius.
Image copyright Mark Tassoni (thanks Mark!).
Channelling Hollywood glamour in a beautifully simple, fashion forward way. And those sleeves. Mouth watering. See more on Kula Tsurdiu’s website »
I’ve just discovered Kisui. There is one word that nicely sums up their gowns, and that is ‘wow’. Simple, clean lines, beautifully put together in the latest fashions to create deliciously beautiful wedding gowns.
They’re based in Germany so I’m not sure about the stockist status for elsewhere, but I’ll get in touch with them to see. Meanwhile, have a look at these beauties:
The Just Got Married Game – a great and fun idea for a wedding reception. Unforutunately it has slightly crappity crap video quality.
Beautiful fashion forward gown from Amanda Wakeley »
If you’ve joined the ranks of admirers of the beautiful wedding dress worn by Mila Kunis in Ted, you officially have good taste. A gorgeously warm taupe/gold colour, her wedding gown was designed by the inimitable Monique Lhuillier – a designer whose work is so delicious, it gives you eye ache.
Dress image from Bauer Griffin.
Now oddly, the dress used is from a couple of seasons ago – called Amelie – and it’s not available anymore. HOWEVER. Monique Lhuillier has many other gorgeous creations, some in a similar vein. Here are some other mermaid/fishtail concoctions from Monique Lhuillier that may just fit the bill.
Vera Wang’s 2012 Spring collection is notable not only for the fact that the wedding dresses are beautiful (well there’s a surprise – ha!), but also because they’re colourful. Colour has been a flirtation in past Vera Wang collections, but this collection is a full blown affair. Beautiful, non?
The Vera Wang Fall 2012 Collection is a much moodier matter altogether – titled ‘Witchcraft’, there is not a white dress in sight.
As an ardent admirer of anything Vera Wang, I’m somewhat predictably enamoured, but can imagine it’s not to everyone’s taste. I do love the wintery feeling in the Fall collection which contrasts with the more cheery, lighter tones of the Spring collection.
Vera Wang is a heavily influential figure in the wedding industry so I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see brides venturing away from white and ivory.
So, would you wear a black wedding dress??
*Photography of the Fall Collecion by Dan Lecca