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Thoughts of a Bride

Weddings are a special moment filled with lavish details for so many brides. The walk down the aisle becomes the runway where their chosen designer will be seen for the first time. There is so much glitz and glamour behind the scenes preparing for this special day. Social media has become the invite into the world of weddings.

Choosing the right designer is the key to selecting the perfect wedding gown. Having the advantage of changing gowns various times for the evening makes it even more special. Whether you’re meeting with your wedding planner, designer, or stylist, time is of the essence when selecting a dream gown that is the perfect silhouette, shape and style, that also engages with your personality. Who doesn’t want to feel like a princess? It’s no wonder translating your everyday style to your wedding day is challenging.

Elie Saab is known for his bridal couture gowns and embroidery detail that contours and enhances the body. Reem Acra is known for her opulent taste using the finest silk and complex beading; creating gowns that give a romantic feel. Carolina Herrera’s new creative director, Wes Gordon, pays attention to detail and keeps it modern, fresh and chic. My favorite looks below have adorned the runway and are sure to make a statement on your wedding day. Don’t be shy! The best wedding style is worn with a daring dose of confidence and grace.

Elle - Bride

Elie Saab creates that “princess” moment for every bride that wears his gowns. This mini cocktail style dress with cape is not only a standout, but marks his first short bridal gown. Wear with ethereal heels – like these ribbon wrapped heels from the Rime Arodaky Fall ‘19 runway show. I love this long-sleeved gown that has artfully and strategically placed beading designed to emphasize different areas of the body. The flowing cape skirt and belt are a different take on your traditional white bridal look. Wear these Christian Louboutin Choca Criss Sandals to heighten the sophistication.

Meghan Markle would approve of this stunning Elie Saab lace wedding gown. The A line, Princess Grace themed gown is extraordinarily styled for the fairytale bride. Slip-on Gianvito Rossi‘s Portofino Sandals to bring an elegant finish to your look.

Thoughts of a Bride

Carolina Herrera offers brides that perfect balance between sleek and dramatic. This understated gown features a scarf-neck bow that ties in the back. These Gianvito Rossi Corset 105 Stiletto Sandals are a glam accessory with unique corset-inspired lace-up heel backs.

Thoughts of a Bride - Christian Dior

Make a sweet yet delicate statement on your wedding day in Christian Dior. With the right amount of texture, this couture gown is layered with simple, elegant lines. Soft and minimal heels like the Bar sandal from Alevì will let your outfit take center stage.

The Spring 2019 bridal collection from Inbal Dror showcases details worthy of the red carpet. Front slits, plunging necklines, and shimmering beads will make you the standout bride. This long-sleeved feathered dress also works as a second look on your wedding day. Paired with the Chaos Leather Ankle-Strap Sandal from Manolo Blahnik, which will perfectly peek through the slit.

What better to way accentuate your Art Deco wedding theme than with a gorgeous inspired gown by Zuhair Murad. Lavish, strong, and fierce, the architectural silhouettes and geometric details are sure to make a statement on your special day. This particular style offers both softness and structure. Pair with a heel that adds to that Old Hollywood Glamour, like these silver-tone leather stiletto sandals from Oscar Tiye.

Zuhair Murad’s convertible silhouette gowns are a great choice for brides that easily want to transform their look. The lotus embroidery, seen throughout his Fall 2019 collection, fades away towards the hem, so the bride can show off her shoes.

Flowers made several appearances in Monique Lhuillier’s Fall 2019 collection. This lace mermaid gown creates a dramatic edge for a surreal fairytale wedding. Accentuate with white Matilde Bridal d’Orsay Pumps from Aquazzura with lace and upper ties at the back of the ankle.

Thoughts of a Bride

Viktor & Rolf offer a wide range of gowns and jumpsuits for brides that want a bit of everything. Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren aren’t interested in creating your average lace garment,  usually working with satin or tulle. Their jumpsuits are popular year after year creating classy and chic wedding options. If you can’t imagine walking down the aisle in these sleek and minimalistic jumpsuits, than they are a great choice for your wedding rehearsal. Let your heels shine with a pair of Christian Louboutin So Kate Patent Red Sole Pumps.

Stella McCartney has launched her first bridal collection. Her entrance into the bridal world began the moment Meghan Markle Duchess of Sussex slipped into an exquisite ivory silk crepe- gown with a halter neck and open back. McCartney’s debut collection, “Made with Love” reimagines wedding dresses for the modern woman. Her timeless and chic style from her ready-to-wear collection has been incorporated into her bridal designs. The collection includes lace jumpsuits, double breasted suits, and clean cut gowns made with luxe viscose, sourced from certified forests in Sweden.

Thoughts of a Bride - Danielle Frankel

Danielle Frankel‘s fresh approach to bridal gowns has made an impression within the marketplace. She has a variety of options for brides that cover the rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception to even post-wedding events. The soft and relaxed style of her looks remix old world-school charm for more subtle weddings. These Christian Louboutin Nosy T-Strap Red Sole Pumps bring the outfit together.

Thoughts of a Bride - Balmain

For a chic and non-traditional wedding style, this Balmain jumpsuit has a plunging neckline and sheer pants. It will surely wow your guests as a great rehearsal look. Pair with a silver belt and the right shoes for the ultimate bridal style. Alexander Wang’s Kaia High Heel Sandal is a perfect choice. The nude, asymmetric satin strap stiletto sandals complete this evening ensemble.