Check out these exquisite ’boutique box’ wedding invitations from Studio Twenty-Four.
We were delighted to see our one shoulder lace dress (“Willow”) featured in a video posted by Grace Ormonde in her personal blog. The video was produced by Andrew Hsu of Studio MSV and photographed by Gustavo Fernandez.
Filmed in Sonoma, Ca, it tells the story of a beautiful young couple who chose this area as their home and decided to design a wedding around the lush surroundings that Sonoma has to offer.
The mood created with all the vintage details relives the “old world” feeling of California mission days.
We really love the fun new look of the latest editorial from
You & Your Wedding magazine with our Lily dress.
History of Pearls
I have always been a big fan of pearls, whether they are a simple strand of cultured pearls, large contemporary fashion pieces or vintage heirlooms, they add style and elegance to any outfit.
Whenever I meet with brides the topic of accessories is always part of our discussion. The accessories a bride chooses are almost as important as the dress. Her choices define her personality and individuality, which is why this month I decided to talk about pearls.
Known as the “Queen of Gems”, pearls were once the exclusive property of the rich and powerful. A symbol of love, virtue and happiness, these lustrous gems of the sea still remain one of the most popular stones of a bride’s day. The gift of pearls on a bride’s wedding day dates back centuries.
Ancient Greeks believed that pearls were a must in any wedding, as they ensured marital bliss and even prevented the bride from crying on her wedding day! According to the sacred Hindu text “Rig Veda” the god Krishna discovered the first pearl at the bottom of the sea and offered it to his daughter on the day she was to be married.
Today whether these beautiful drops of the sea are used on the dress, part of the accessories, or the theme for a wedding cake, they are still the most popular choice of stones for a bride.
Sarah’s Fashion Trends for this Season
This is an exciting decade when it comes to bridal gowns. 2010 brings lots of choices to bridal fashion.
The focus this season is skirts with fuller and more dramatic silhouettes. Embellishments such as flower appliqués, bows, masses of ruffles or draped layers are incredible details that create individuality and style.
Fabrics for the next year are leaning back to the industry favorites. Lace, taffeta and tulles take the limelight. These light fabrics can create lots of airy volume allowing for a more comfortable gown on a hot summer day. Perfect for the ball gown bride because one thing is for sure…the ball gown is back. The only difference is that there will be a lot more drama on the lower half.
Another emerging trend is eye catching accents with the use of beading. Less fabric detail and more glitter is definitely in vogue. Embellished “jewelry style accents” in skillful patterns are incorporated into the design which forms part of the dress. This means less searching for that perfect piece of jewelry.
Finally, two emerging fashion trends worth noting:
While our society still thinks of a wedding dress in white, many brides are now confident enough to step outside the box and embrace a color that flatters their skin tone. Shades such as, silver blue, muted pinks, soft yellow and purple are popular choices.
2. The Two Dress Dilemma
Celebrities have set the tone here, by changing from their traditional wedding gown after the ceremony to a more contemporary slinky silhouette by evening. Whether the choice is a short number to show off a great pair of shoes or long and slender silhouette, it is a great excuse to buy another wedding dress. As long as the budget permits not too many of us would require much arm twisting here.
Our latest ad features an alternative to the two dress dilemma: lace sheath with removable tulle overskirt…we call it the “two in one dress” (Eternity).
The 2009 trends that still carried forward to this year
1. One shoulder dresses have taken the runway by storm in 2009, so it is no surprise that it is a focal point in bridal fashion Drama created by architecturally manipulating fabric into many different types of details gives the basic strapless dress a whole new look.
2. Asymmetry, ruching and draping are still the rage and you will find it everywhere. It is rare to see a plain dress that doesn’t have some type of fold, pleat or gathers.
Today’s brides are exercising their right to portray their unique personality by selecting the perfect dress. Choosing a wedding gown is always a special time in a bride’s life. No matter what their taste is, they are sure to find an incredible creation in 2010.