Bridal Gowns for Fall and Winter – 2014/2015
“The” dress. It is arguably the most important garment a woman will ever wear. The frock she will don as she walks down the aisle to speak the vows that will solidify her commitment to her one and only. Some women will try on hundreds of dresses, while others will fall in love with the first one they slip on. Regardless of what the bride chooses, she will no doubt look stunning- all brides are beautiful, period!
As the summer draws to a close, it is a delight for my eyes to see all the tantalizing designs that have come out of all the big houses for fall/winter 2014. Let us peak at some of the offerings, shall we?
Sigh. Everything she touches is gold. Clearly I found it challenging to select only a couple from this season’s collection. When I look at the threads below I think Grace Kelly, Jackie Onassis, Kate Middleton. The beading and appliqué work is TO DIE, the silhouettes immaculate, and the varying shades of blush, cream and silver offer something different in terms of palette. Lhuillier does it again this sason, like every season. Lhuillier is my bridal queen, all hail.
Notorious for his extravagance and intricacies, Khan describes the gowns in this season’s collection as “…a once in a lifetime moment, a once in a lifetime dress…” Khan’s aesthetic this season focuses on plenty of meticulously executed details- layers of sequins, appliquéd florals, textured chiffon, complex embroidery … it really doesn’t end. The techniques employed in the execution of these designs can only be described as pure opulence and luxury.
Israeli designer Inbal Dror creates some of the sexiest, form-fitting couture gowns I have seen, and this season is no exception. Tulle, beading, chiffon and boleros- can we discuss the boleros? Flawless. Too bad the brunette model appears to be having the worst day ever. You’re wearing couture and you look fabulous- smile.
Reem Acra gives us a variety of silhouettes this fall/winter, as well as a range of different styles. from lace columns to sheer beaded bodices to full tulle ball-gowns, there is definitely something for everyone. Her application of feathers is also a lovely addition to some of her gowns and boleros (did I mention I love a good bolero?).
Ok, so this is my wild card pick. Reformation presented their second “bridal” collection this season, and I for one love what they have turned out. The silhouettes are simple, but there is something very effortless and sexy about the designs. These dresses are also not exclusively for bridal purposes so you can re-wear them, unlike most wedding dresses which, let’s face it, you would look absurd (yet fabulous) popping over to the local green grocer in. The two-piece number is a bold (but amazing) option, and I love how you can put your bridesmaids in these for your big day too. Finally, the price points are unbeatable.
I look forward to seeing some of these fab frocks on my brides this fall.
Today’s blog is brought to you by certified wedding planner, Katie Wallbank, WPICC:
Katie is a Toronto native who started her events career in tournaments and sports travel, after obtaining her Art History degree in Ottawa. Upon her return to Toronto, Katie volunteered at St. John’s Rehab Hospital in the foundations department, where she assisted with the execution of various fundraising events. Katie took a brief hiatus from events to pursue work as a licensed paralegal, for which she obtained her license in 2012. Shortly after acquiring her license, Katie became engaged, and started the whirlwind process of planning her own wedding. Having heard horror stories from multiple brides about what a daunting task it is to plan one’s own nuptials, Katie was un-phased by it all, and quickly took a shine to the daily ins and outs associated with wedding planning. Creative by nature, Katie thrives in the planning realm by pairing her detail oriented and organized skill sets with her keen eye for stunning aesthetics, resulting in seamless, beautiful events. You can find Katie fingering through racks of gorgeous linens at her favourite decor company, or with her nose stem-deep in a fragrant floral arrangement at her local florist.
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