Some overenthusiastic dancing ending somewhat disastrously (though having your first dance immortalised all over the internet in an animated gif is quite fun)… – Keren
For me, there’s nothing quite like seeing a gown on a moving model to appreciate it in all its glory, and Claire Pettibone‘s gowns are really rather fabulous in all their glory. -Keren
Jesus Peiro dresses are (honestly) even more delicious in real life than they are in pictures. It’s a miracle I managed to pick out just one from the plethora of toothsome (I’ve ALWAYS wanted to use that word, so excuse me while I indulge myself) gowns in the 2011 collection. Why this one? I think it’s the natural waistline, and the simplicity of the gown, but with the rather fabulous, slightly quirky assymetrical chiffon ruched detailing on the front. Check out the rest of the collection and tell me which one you would have picked. – Keren
I spotted this designer whilst leafing through an Italian wedding mag, and had to drag my jaw back up off the floor – so exquisitely pretty. They seem to include lots of soft drapy chiffon in many of their designs, which is seriously wonderful. Enjoy! Check out more of their designs on their (lovely) website too. – Keren
I made my way to a couture bridal trade show yesterday clad in inappropriate shoes (heels, to which I am unaccustomed to wearing – slippers being my more usual footage attire). I was also clad in other garments I hasten to add, should you have a mental image of bloggers traipsing about trade shows in the altogether. The point being that I came back from the aforementioned trade show with feet like sausages, cursing both the day that high heels were invented, and myself for allowing vanity to overrule saneness when one was expected to assail the pleasures of a train trip, an underground trip, a bus trip, a trek about, a surveying of a number of catwalk shows, and a good old gossip with various wondrous bridal designer folk. Putting high heels to one side, my overall point (for I really do have one) is that IT WAS WORTH IT. I saw so many delightful concoctions, all of which I am very keen to share with you. So, in the spirit of eking out my various discoveries (I know, what a tease), I’m starting off a ‘dress of the day’ slot.
Sanyukta Shrestha (a rather wonderful Nepalese name) was one of the designers I discovered yesterday – beautiful beautiful dresses.
Matthew Williamson is new to the bridal market (though not to fashion), but wow. If you’re looking for style but don’t want to be traditional, he’s definitely worth a look. And kudos for the stunning, easy to use website too. Take a look »
Plus size brides often seem to have traumatic and even humiliating experiences trying to find gowns to suit their curves, especially when bridal shops often only carry gowns in smaller sizes. And if you think about it, that must indeed be very crappity crap – when an experience is supposed to be wonderful, and it turns into poo, that really is crying into your pillow stuff. But take heart – there are some bridal lines out there specifically designed for plus-size brides, and some really stunning gowns among them.
Veromia have a plus-size line called Sonsie (I particularly like the gorgeous pink they are using on some of their gowns).
Benjamin Roberts have a new ‘Gorgeous with Curves‘ line which is stunning (in the inimitable Benjamin Roberts way).
Special Day Bridal
Special Day Bridal have a plus size collection called Beautiful Bride Plus.
The gown on the left is very VERY pretty – Alfred Angelo Plus Size Bridal »
Sincerity have a lovely plus-size range, and extremely lovely photos (I love dark moody backgrounds for wedding gowns).
If you know of any others that should be listed here, please do leave a comment! – Keren
If you fancied the dress that Pippa Middleton wore as a bridesmaid at The Wedding (which was indeed very nice – so nice in fact that it raised the blood pressure of many men across the globe), why not pick up a similar(sort of) one from Motasem here» (at only £695, it seems a bit of a bargain). – Keren
The wedding dress on the left is a fairly simple sheath, but the sheer over-dress thingie is sheer genius (sorry, couldn’t help it). Seriously, it turns the gown from average to haute couture on one stroke. Stunning. And the neckline of the dress on the right ain’t half bad either. Want to see more? Check out the Mon-Cheri website » – Keren