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Wedding fashion 2018: brides are ditching veils for modern hats

In the past it has been customary to walk down the aisle wearing a sweeping white dress and matching elegant veil.
But, in recent years, modern brides have well and truly switched up wedding day style rules, banishing tradition bridal dresses for jumpsuits, capes and colour, as well as ditching veils for flower crowns or bedazzled headbands.

Sabrina Carder writes in the Evening Standard her update on the wedding veil.

Anything that isn’t a veil seems to go. From sleek white fedoras to floppy straw styles, bridal hats are the new ‘it’ wedding accessory in town. And, thanks to Instagram, the new trend has quickly picked up pace.
Emily Ratajkowski first bought the trend to our attention back in February when she married Sebastian Bear-McClard at New York City Hall in a very unconventional outfit.
The ensemble consisted of a £120 mustard suit from high-street shop Zara and a wide-brim black fedora hat adorned with a mini veil.

Furthermore, the model isn’t the only celebrity to take bridal headgear up a notch.

Millie Mackintosh

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Millie Mackintosh opted for a similar bridal ensemble when she recently wed Hugo Taylor.
But, the 29-year-old managed to put a tradition spin on the suit and hat combination, sticking to an all-white colour scheme.

 

The ‘gram has also been filled with fashion-forward brides rocking the new must-have accessory.
For ultimate inspo check out hat enthusiast, Quigley Goode, who has served up numerous perfect bridal looks featuring extra large panama hats. Tempted? Us too.
Or, if you’re feeling brave, you could make a real show-stopping entrance in an extra large straw hat like Danish model, Emma Leth, who paired a piece of Jacquemus headgear with a see-through wedding dress back in June.

So, if you want to elevate your bridal look this year, you now know how.

 

Actress HILARY Swank secretly marries in forest near her home

Hilary Swank marries

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The actress Hilary Swank ties the knot with social entrepreneur Philip Schneider in a stunning yet intimate wedding location close to her California home.

Alexandra Macon of Vogue detailed the joys for us.

Actress Wears Elie Saab Couture and Christian Dior at Her Wedding in the Redwoods

Hilary wore a white lace and embroidered dress by Ellie Saab Couture for her fairytale ceremony. Mariska Hargitay served as her maid of honour while fellow actor and Supernatural star Misha Collins were amongst the guests.

The gown comprised of 25 meters of Chantilly lace, eight meters of silk chiffon, furthermore six meters of organza silk. It took 150 hours to create with 70 hours of that focused exclusively on embroidery. Seven people made the dress, including three seamstresses, two petites mains, one patternmaker, and above all, the head of the atelier. “I have loved Elie Saab for years and was thrilled he designed my dress,” Hilary says. “I wanted something romantic that felt as timeless as the redwood grove where we were to be married, and he consequently delivered. Designing something that far surpassed my greatest expectations, as a result it was certainly everything I imagined and more.”

Of the setting, most noteworthy, “It was timeless. There is just no other way to describe it.” explained Hilary. The couple said their vows in intimate redwood grove populated with trees that are over 800 years old.

 

Why Do Brides Wear Veils?

Ever wonder why brides wear veils on their wedding day. What is the significance of that delicate fabric covering your face? That can only be removed when it is time for the groom to kiss the bride.

Ellen Scott just got the answer to that.

Why do brides wear veils on their wedding day?

Veils came into practice at different points in different cultures, and have seen dips and increases in their popularity. But here are the main reasons and theories behind a bride’s NEED to wear a veil.

Brides wear veils to ward off demons

Wedding veils started being a thing in Roman times, when brides were covered from head to toe in a massive red veil called ‘flammeum’.

Why? Because Romans were scared of evil spirits popping into the ceremony to curse the couple. They thought that making it look like the bride was on fire would scare them off. Makes sense.

Brides wear veils to symbolise their virginity

And their ‘purity’. Agh.

It’s all to do with being covered, and the veil being a thinly veiled (pun intended) reference to the hymen. Veil intact, virginity intact. So you can go right ahead and get wedded.

Brides have their veils lifted as a sign of ownership

Think about it this way: whoever unwraps a present is the owner, right?So through the ages, tradition has stated that the father of the bride must lower the veil on his daughter’s face, in order to ‘gift’ her to her new husband.

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Princess-Charlene-Monaco-2011

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Catwalk Dresses Perfect For Summer Wedding Dresses

More often than not, brides take inspiration for their wedding dresses from catwalks, fairs or movies. They get the inspiration and picture that perfect wedding dress for their dream wedding. Today we focus on the runway and look at how catwalk dresses may play a part on your day.

And here are some more inspiration for all of you who are planning your wedding for the coming summer.

39 Catwalk Dresses That Are Perfect For A Summer 2016 Wedding

Julien Macdonald

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Jenny Packham

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Givenchy

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Carven

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Alberta Ferratti

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For the full list, please go here.

 

Bridal Fashion Week’s Unique Styling Ideas

Each bride is different. Each have their own type of dress and type of wedding they wanted to have. And so being unique is a wonderful yet hard thing to do.

So it is always helpful to attend bridal shows, fairs and fayres. So that you can get fresh new ideas.

For these year’s Bridal Fashion week, here are some of the unique styling ideas that has been gathered by Bibby Sowray

10 unique styling ideas from Bridal Fashion Week

The social bride
There’s no getting away from social media these days so you may as well embrace it on your wedding day, says Reem Acra. The designer sent models down the runway with bedazzled selfie sticks and sporting sparkling headphones – no doubt inspired by Dolce & Gabbana. It’s a bold move, but if you’re a bride who can’t bear to be apart from your social media accounts, this is the look for you.

social media

Frida Kahlo flower crowns
Naeem Khan never disappoints, and for autumn/winter 2016 he was inspired by Frida Kahlo’s favoured placement of flowers in her hair to create a wonderful riff on the tired flower crown trend.

flower crown

Capes and capelets
Capes never loose their classic elegance so are the perfect alternative to a veil. They can be long, simple and sweeping, like at Pronovias, or short and detailed like at Flora.

capes

Icy blue
There’s no reason why you can’t be your own something blue. Coloured gowns are becoming more and more common and an icy blue hue is just right for a winter wedding. Marchesa’s epic ombre gown is a dream, while Houghton’s holographic, palest blue sequins are just the thing for the more adventurous bride.

icy blue

Skater bride
Being a bride is really stressful, so why not be comfortable while you’re doing it. Try sparkling skater shoes – which remain very much on-trend – or a delicate lade hoodie to add a casual edge to a bridal look.

Skater

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100 Years of Fashion: Wedding Dresses By Mode

Wedding dresses have gone through quite the transformation over the decades. After all, trends come and go from a daily basis.That is even though wedding gowns tend to have a longer shelf life than any other clothes we wear.

And for that, Mode, have created a film that breaks down how wedding dresses have transformed from 1915 to date. And that is in under 3 minutes.

Click the picture below to see the video.

Mode

 

Real Life Princesses and their Breathtaking Wedding Gowns

Every girl dreams being a princess at one point in their life. And more often than not, it is realized on the day of their wedding.

Who would not feel like a princess when you wear the wedding dress of your dreams?

And to give you some insights on what real life princesses wedding gowns would look like, take a peek on the list made by Aemilia Madden.

21 Breathtaking Wedding Gowns Worn by Real-Life Princesses

Duchess Catherine Cambridge

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Duchess Catherine of Cambridge, 2011

Kate Middleton married Prince William in an Alexander McQueen gown designed by Sarah Burton.

Princess Charlene of Monaco, 2011

Charlene Wittstock married Prince Albert in a gown designed by Giorgio Armani.

Princess Charlene Monaco

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Princess Claire

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Princess Claire of Luxembourg 2013

Claire Lademacher married Prince Felix of Luxembourg wearing a gown designed by Elie Saab.

Princess Madeleine of Sweden, 2013

Princess Madeleine married Christopher O’Neill wearing a creation by Italian fashion designer Valentino Garavani.

Princess Madeleine Sweden

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Princess Sofia

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Princess Sofia of Sweden, 2015

Sofia Hellqvist married Prince Carl Philip of Sweden wearing a gown by Swedish designer Ida Sjöstedt.

Princess Stephanie of Luxembourg, 2012

Stephanie de Lannoy married Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg wearing a custom gown by designer Elie Saab.

Princess Stephanie Luxembourg

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For the full list of Real Life Princesses gorgeous wedding gowns, please go here

How about you? Which one do you like best?

 

Head-turning Dresses From Coast

If you are one of those ladies who love to add more sparkle to their already beautiful aura during their wedding engagement party, then the new range of Coast dresses would have to be a must see for you.

We have picked some of them for you to feast your eyes on.

stacie

 

An exclusive A-List Party dress that harks back to stylish Hollywood glamour covered in glimmering sequins. Crafted to luxuriously enrobe your figure The Stacie Sequin Maxi Dress features a high round neck with low plunge back making for a dramatic appeal. With full length sleeves for just the right amount of arm coverage, and the beautiful drop with descending sequins revealing sheer mesh at the bottom showing off your legs for an alluring look.

 

paparazzi

 

 

Make an entrance with this dazzling dress. The Paparazzi dress is embellished all over with sequins making for the ultimate party look. From the cinched in waist the bodice elegantly drops into a full netted tulle skirt creating a feminine silhouette. The plunging v neckline and the cut out strappy low back makes for a sensuous appeal, closed with concealed back zip.

 

 

limelight

 

Celebrate in style with this statement bandeau dress. The limelight dress dazzles and dripping in sequins from the bodice into a swirling pattern. With full tulle skirt makes for a fabulous fairytale-inspired gown. The dress is cinched at the waist for an enviable silhouette, and closed with concealed zip.

 

Bridal Jewellery by Amazon.co.uk

amazon.co.ukAmazon.co.uk is one of the biggest sites where you can actually buy almost everything. They have a wide range of book collections, household items and other stuff which you can order and delivered at your doorstep.

And they are going to expand their horizons to having their own bridal collections. This collection would be released this year and they would be having their first appearance at the National Wedding Show next month.

Amazon plots bridal jewellery focus for 2014

The online retail giant made a push into the designer jewellery market in 2013, creating a Best of British section online and welcoming a number of designers to its books including OAK, Mawi, Fiona Paxton and Nicholas King.

At its Summer Wishlist press day in London yesterday the company’s head of vendor management for jewellery and watches, Julian Exposito-Bader, told Professional Jeweller that Amazon UK will this year focus on building awareness of its bridal lines and expanding its men’s collection.

Amazon will go offline to showcase a range of bridal jewellery, including wedding bands and engagement rings, at next month’s National Wedding Show at the NEC in Birmingham. Exposito-Bader said the range on show will include entry-level price points through to high-end diamond jewellery, alongside branded pearl collections from Jersey Pearl.

The company will relaunch a new store front online for its bridal collections, also will focus on increasing its bridal offer having found some gaps in terms of 18ct gold and platinum collections. At present its offer includes designs by F. Hinds and Vashi alongside unbranded goods.

Amazon also used its Summer Wishlist event to unveil its first men’s jewellery collection, something it will focus on in 2014. The retailer has introduced cufflinks and jewellery from Tateossian, Kasun London, Babette Wasserman and Gina Stewart Cox, with Alice Made This set to be introduced in the coming months.

Amazon also showcased a number of new fashion and fine jewellery collections for SS14 at the Summer Wishlist event, with new collections from AS29, Gurhan, Violet Darkling, Lucy Q, Iosselliani, Sarah Angold, M.C.L. and Sydney Evan, amongst others.