In good company with her fellow Israeli wedding gown designers, Berta Balilti of Berta Bridal offers a modern, sensual spin on the wedding dress. If you’ve recently been flipping through Pinterest or a luxury bridal magazine, you’ve likely been stopped dead in your tracks by one Berta’s stunning creations. The avante garde designs with a bridal twist are capturing the hearts of fashion-forward brides everywhere.
Berta, a graduate of the Shenkar College of Design in Tel Aviv, Israel, has designed amazing gowns for beauty and pageant contestants in the past. However, it was when she designed her daughter’s three wedding dresses that she realized the world of couture bridal wear was her passion.
Berta’s background designing for beauty queens is easily seen in the subtle sexiness of her wedding dresses, a sort of cross between evening gown and wedding aisle. With over 16 years of experience creating wedding dresses, the workmanship and quality in Berta’s luxury wedding gowns is second to none.
The bodice in a Berta Bridal wedding dress often holds the most detail and interest. A contoured corset style silhouette is often composed of nude or sheer paneling topped with carefully placed embellishment and embroidery. Seductive lace panels and long sleeves prevent these figure-hugging wedding dresses in satin and silk from being too sexy, but retain their femininity.
High waists and modern belts pair with plunging V-necklines and stunning open backs. Pearls and one of Berta’s favorite fabrics, Solstiss lace, create a vintage look, but the dresses are really meant to remain timeless. Gown creation (all handmade!) is managed by Berta herself, a self-described perfectionist in both design and production.
Ballgowns are not commonly seen in Berta Bridal’s collections, and most of the dresses are form-fitting from the waist down, sometimes kicking out into a fishtail or chapel train. Some dresses offer the addition of a train for true wedding aisle glamour. The tight fit and cut are designed to complement the bride’s shape and style at the same time. The shapes are simplistic and modern, but offer elaborate detailing at the same time, in truly luxurious fabrics.
Berta Bridal wedding dresses are well-suited for the sophisticated bride, but not one who follow trends. These luxurious, daring dresses with sensual shapes are not for the modest woman, either. The designs are limited to certain shops in certain countries, making the dresses difficult to find in areas outside of major bridal markets. They are definitely worth the extra work to seek out though, as one thing is for sure with a Berta Bridal wedding dress: it is unforgettably unique.
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