We went all swoony over Jennifer Behr's Spring/Summer '13 line, but that was just the tip of the iceberg. The NY-based designer's bridal collection has gone and upped the stakes, offering brides-to-be a plethora of dainty and delicate ways to top off their dream dress. Inspired by the elegance of the early 20th centuary, Behr has used Swarovski crystals, silk chiffons, French veiling and handmade blooms to imbue her headpieces with femininity and opulence. Daisy Buchanan would be proud! If you're looking for something a little bit special for your big day, or just like to look, this beautifully shot lookbook will delight. Best bit? She ships to Oz!
What better reason to come out of retirement than to design a royal wedding dress? Valentino Garavani did just that, offering his services to Princess Madeleine of Sweden. HRH married American banker Christopher O'Neil in a traditional ceremony in her native home Stockholm, Sweden, over the weekend. And the dress? It was everything you'd hope for a Valentino-dressed bride, and more. According to the official Swedish Royal Court website, the gorgeous gown was made of silk organza and ivory Chantilly lace and featured a low-cut back, waist-pleats and a four metre train. The six metre long veil was also made of silk organza, and was edged with point d'esprit dots and appliqued Chantilly lace orange blossom. Fresh orange blossom topped the Princess' privately owned tiara.
The designer himself said of the royal commission, “Working with Princess Madeleine has just been so easy. . . She is very lovely girl. She is modern, fun, full of energy and enthusiasm, and she is so beautiful! It has been a pleasure and an honor.” Move aside Kate Middleton! From her beautiful jewellery to the detail on this exquisite dress — we think this royal bride deserves her own all angles gallery. Step inside to zoom in on all the dress details.
The designer of Jennifer Hawkin' much-hyped wedding gown has been revealed this morning, thanks to Woman's Day magazine. Given their close working relationship, Toni Maticevski was always the front-runner to design the bride's dress — a rumour which was confirmed this morning via the weekly's 12 page cover story featuring the couple's Bali wedding. Jennifer's princess-style dress reportedly required 70 metres of silk organza, which is no surprise given the gown's intricately ruched bodice and full, tiered-ruffle skirt and train. Jen apparently loved wearing the dramatic dress so much that plans to change into a shorter, less formal Maticevski number were ditched mid-reception.
From walking the runway in his glamorous creations, to sitting front row at the designer's fashion week shows, Jen's soft spot for Toni Maticevski is well documented. To celebrate their stylish union, we've rounded up some of Jennifer Hawkins' most memorable Maticevski moments. And just quietly, we think it may have all started back in 2007. . . step inside to see why.
Yesterday, we were privvy to an intimate showing of Collette Dinnigan's 2013 Bridal collection. Hosted at the newly refurbished Sunset Room at The Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs, it was an elegant early-morning affair filled with Ladurée macrons, harbour views, canapés by Pete Evans and last but hardly least — a concise edit of Collette's favourite wedding designs. The designer herself talked us through the current season edit — and in the process reaffirmed Collette's title as Australia's first lady of lace. The finest French laces and the most delicate embellishments were beautifully showcased via her modern yet romantic silhouettes.
We were taken with two gowns in particular; a '60s inspired cotton lace number and a tulle-edged off the shoulder dress in Chantilly lace. Whether you're getting married or just like to dream, these gorgeous gowns are well worth inspecting up close. To see them before they drop into stores Aug/Sept simply step this way. . .
The bridal trends for Spring 2014 leave room to try something a bit different. While gorgeous white gowns and traditional strapless silhouettes certainly made their customary appearance, it wasn't all run of the mill. Vera Wang surprised with black-and-white looks, finished with dramatic black opera-length gloves. Oscar de la Renta dipped into the colour wheel for a true "something blue," Reem Acra turned out cocktail minis topped with veiled umbrellas, and Carolina Herrera debuted a sexier kind of wedding-day ensemble (think deep V-front necklines). For inspiration aplenty — and a closer look at what exactly the Spring '14 bridal forecast means for your own wedding-dress search — click on.
Whether you're a bridesmaid or a bride looking for dress ideas for your bridal party, look no further than these famous faces. Be your wedding black-tie, set in a casual garden, or beachside, these red-carpet moments will — no doubt — speak to you. What's more, the gowns certainly don't skimp on spotlight-worthy details, such as rich colours, exquisite fabrics, and dramatic silhouettes. Click on to see standout gowns worn by everyone from Kate Hudson to Solange Knowles for further wedding-fueled inspiration.
Planning a wedding? You're probably thinking about the dress. But there a slew of other details to consider for your big day, too. Enter stage left: the Ultimate Wedding Planning Party. Come this evening (Wednesday the 8th of May), Sydney's Opera Point Marquee will turn into a one-stop wedding shop, showcasing a huge range of professional providers. Think of it as a flash course in wedding planning. Everything you haven't thought of (yet) will be on show; invitations to honeymoon destinations, designer gowns to registry ideas, flowers to photographers. We've checked out the itinerary to see what you should be putting on your hit list . . .
Keira wore a short blush dress, paired with a chic jacket, for the nuptials, and her outfit was rumoured to be designed by her friend at Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld. She polished off the look with headpiece made of flowers. Congrats to Keira and James!
Bridal Fashion Week Spring 2014 showed off another season of stunning aisle-worthy confections, all thanks to Vera Wang, Reem Acra, Monique Lhuillier . . . and the list goes on. With each runway presentation came another "here comes the bride" moment, of which inspired countless oohs and aahs in response. From traditionally modest cuts adorned with vintage lace veils to princess-like ball skirts with corsage-embellished bodices to skin-revealing back details on even slinkier floor-length silhouettes, to tulle-infused fishtail hems and decadent embroidery, every bride will find The One in this lineup. Click on to see the latest wedding-dress fare — with Marchesa, Oscar de la Renta, THEIA, and Temperley Bridal also inside — right this way.
Looking for a little something top off your wedding day look (literally)? Then you might need to meet Jennifer Behr. The New York-based accessory designer specialises in head ornamentation of the prettiest kind. Her handmade, delicate pieces are uniquely feminine without falling into the glitzy/ostentatious/scary category of bridal headwear. Dainty headbands, heirloom-looking barrettes and fascinators with more flirt than fluff — we couldn't recommend her latest Spring/Summer 2013 collection more. Not walking down the aisle? You'll still benefit from checking out her line of races-appropriate head candy.