An off-the-shoulder wedding gown made with Swiss-dot tulle? We’ll take it. Oh, and it sparkles? We’re weak at the knees. Made with three different types of French and Spanish tulle, the Marquise gown by J. Crew is at the top of our love list. This modern, opulent ball gown features a delicately gathered bodice, a cinched waist of grosgrain ribbon, and hand-sewn, antiqued-silver beads. The side button closure seals the deal for us, as if we needed to be convinced. Sigh…
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This week we adore, Tie the Knot by Sarah Seven. Actually we always adore Sarah Seven! She is clearly a designer that every bride should have her eye on. Her 2011 Spring collection’s soft, romantic lines, flowing fabrics, and delicious ruffles send us swooning. Tie the Knot’s dramatic sweetheart bodice and gently draped layers of ivory fabric are for the bride with a soft, ethereal side.
Photographs by Brandon Witzel.
Want more gowns by this amazing designer? Visit eleGALA.com’s Wedding Gown Gallery.
Fit for a fairy princess, Starlight by Monique Lhuillier is our “Unveiled” Gown of the Week. An embellished illusion keyhole neckline steals the show with stunning sparkle, while layers of white silk chiffon flow gently from a sweetheart bodice and empire waist. It’s official: We’re in love.
See more gorgeous wedding gowns in our Wedding Gown Photo Gallery.
Ivy & Aster, the most recent object of our affection, creates gorgeous, whimsical, and unique gowns. Whether fairy princess or fashionista, their collection has a gown that will suit your wedding style. We’re preparing to tell their story in Unveiled soon, but for now we present to you our Gown of the Week, In Bloom by Ivy & Aster. Silk organza tiered layers? We could eat this gown for dessert.
Photo by Sweet Little Photographs.
We’re always on the prowl for unique and different bridesmaid designs. Joanna August definitely brings something new to the table while remaining flexible with color and style. The collection is fresh and fabulous with a variety of fashion-forward designs that can be mixed and matched so your girls can express themselves accordingly. The colors are vibrant, the fabric is flattering, and the lines are more than modern.
Only discussing her bridesmaid collection would be a serious oversight as the Joanna August bridal collection is equally gorgeous. With all of this borne from August’s own 2008 nuptials, the entire line fights conventional wedding standards while offering a creative approach to what every brides wants: a gorgeous wedding that reflects their own unique style.
We adore Joanna August, and you will, too. See both her bridal and bridesmaid collection at an upcoming trunk show near you.
Additional trunk show information can be found at JoannaAugust.com.
See more of Joanna August’s gorgeous designs in eleGALA.com’s Bridesmaid Photo Gallery.