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Bridal Fashion

Tuesday’s Trendwatch – The Couture Flower Girl

December 20, 2011

A flower girl can always seem to be a little unexpected in weddings these days.  Not all brides choose to have flower girls or junior bridesmaids in their wedding.  Especially for the modern bride and taking changing basic elements of a traditional wedding.  But if you ARE that Bride that loves to keep traditional weddings as “traditional” as possible – then yes, you will probably opt to have a flower girl as part of your cermony and bridal party.  When thinking of what the beautiful young ladies should wear, you need to remember that many designers are realizing that Brides would prefer to not have bland choices in selecting these dresses.  But rather, have couture options that not only compliment the Bride but also the bridal party.  Some of my favorites are by one coveted designer, Lazaro.  These designs seem timeless but still traditional.  Taking the basic flower girl dress to something beautiful and couture.

Just as a fun fact, do you know the history of the flower girl?   History dates it back all the way to the Victorian Era.  In the ceremony, the flower girl always walks in front of the bride. She represents the young and pure girl, who adds sweetness and joy to the ceremony. She throws out the petals, which symbolize the transition of the bride into a loving and passionate wife. Originally, the petals may have also been used to ward off evil spirits, so the flower girl walking in front of the bride would protect her on her wedding day.  No matter what you can make the flower girl represent what YOU want it to symbolize.  You are in control of you own history and tradition.

Images – Lazaro // History – eHow

Bridal Fashion

Giambattista Valli Fall 2011 Couture Collection

December 8, 2011

I love looking for inspiration outside of the wedding industry and the Giambattista Valli Fall 2011 Couture Collection did not disappoint. Putting on a simple yellow belt can add a pop of color or wearing a bold necklace can make a big statement and totally change the feel of a dress. Coral is turning out to be a popular color for spring and I think it works well for a bridesmaid dress. A fun purse, gold leaf belt and brushed gold peep toe shoes make the outfit complete!

Images by Giambattista Valli // Purse and Shoes from BHLDN

 

Bridal Fashion

Bridal Dress Inspiration from Givenchy Fall 2011 Couture

December 1, 2011

“Purity” is what Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy used for his inspiration for the Fall 2011 Haute Couture collection. I’ve been looking forward to featuring these dresses for awhile now. I first came across this collection in July and obviously haven’t forgotten about it! I love everything about it…the way the dresses are photographed, the streamline shape and the beautiful details. Tisci used crystal drops with a reflective treatment to transform in different light on one dress and duck and ostrich feathers frame the neck of another. I also love how he kept the dresses modern with the cutaway backs, chunky zippers and sleek pulled back hair. To me these dresses truly embody what couture is all about.

Images by Givenchy

Bridal Fashion

The Golden Age of Couture – Frist Center, Nashville

September 3, 2010

You love fashion.  You love pretty dresses and we all admit that we love Couture.  You will just plain love this exhibit.

Make your way over to the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville, Tn before September 12th to visit “The Golden Age of Couture: Paris and London 1947-1957”.  See amazing gowns, dresses, sketches and history of the designers that made their mark on that Era.  Also, make your way over to our friends at The Bride Room {blog} for one outstanding recap of this exhibit.   Trust me, you will love it.  This is inspiration at its finest.

Visit the Frist Center for the Visual Arts at 919 Broadway in downtown Nashville, TN.

Open 1 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday

10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday and Friday

1-5:30 p.m. Sunday

Admission is $10 for adults