Marchesa | Designer Profile

For some brides, nothing but the most utterly romantic or feminine wedding gowns will do. If you are one of these brides, you’re going to want to fall deeply in love with Marchesa wedding dresses.

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Co-founded in 2004 when costume designer Georgina Chapman and embroidery expert Keren Craig paired up, Marchesa has established itself as a brand for A-listers, socialites and celebrities. It’s no surprise their bridal collection has caught on among brides seeking a little bit of that magical elegance with an immaculate attention to detail. Celebrity brides have included Blake Lively and Nicole Richie, who wore three Marchesa designs on her wedding day.

Regal, sophisticated silhouettes reign in Marchesa’s designs. Ballgown shapes are common but are layered with the sheerest and lightest of gauzy fabrics formed from fitted bodices, so they never seem overwhelming or heavy, only ethereal and dreamy. Skirts are often tulle, creating a soft trailing effect that is so easy to envision walking down the aisle in. Handkerchief skirts, a popular bridal trend in recent years, bring a multilayered piece-y effect to some dresses.

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Marchesa’s intricate craftsmanship, attention to detail and whimsical flourishes have quickly become house signatures. Floating French Chantilly lace, pearls and crystals with silver-threaded embroidery add elegant embellishment. Textured elements and 3D detail further increase the visual interest and bring glamour to the dresses. These elements often begin on the bodice but extend up and down sleeves and onto skirts. The effect is unforgettable.

Detachable peplums, skirts and even tiny sleeved capes are a welcome addition for the undecided bride as they significantly change the shape of a dress in many cases, making it convenient to change your ceremony and reception looks quickly.

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In 2017, Marchesa’s collection looks as if it were sewn within a secret garden. The wedding gowns are dripping with floral details with botanicals imprinted, added and embroidered into and onto the gowns. Organza roses and hand-cut petals are stunning additions. Shades of pink reign, from the most subtle rose underneath tulle layers to further mute it, up to a standout blush pink ombre masterpiece.

Recently the design house became brand ambassadors for the luxury St. Regis hotels, creating what could be one of the first capsule wedding collections exclusively designed for a hotel chain. Four gowns — each named and inspired by a location the iconic hotel operates in— feature organza trains, duchess satin skirts, exquisite rose gold beading and sleek silhouettes. The gowns feature customs and culture of each venue within their design.

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Graceful brides seeking a beautifully handcrafted gown to wear on their wedding day will not be disappointed by Marchesa. With collections constantly evolving and shapes to suit all silhouettes, a Marchesa wedding gown will flatter nearly every bride. Especially those seeking a fiercely feminine yet fashion-forward bridal look.

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Pronovias | Designer Profile

A leader in bridal design for more than 50 years, the Barcelona-based Pronovias is known for its amazing array of wedding dress selection and trendsetting looks.

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Since 2013 creative director Hervé Moreau has headed the team of seamstresses, designers and tailors who create wedding dresses sold in 105 countries.

Atelier by Pronovias features innovative silhouettes and details, all made by hand from sketch to last stitch in a truly couture tradition, while the classic Pronovias line focuses on flattering fits with the variety of shapes available. Nearly every bride is sure to find a silhouette to suit her in these collections.

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For 2017 Le Ciel (The Sky) highlights an astounding array of looks and shapes for all women. From slinky modern crepe sheaths and empire lace dresses to soft Grecian A-lines in gauze or showstopping princess ballgowns with voluminous skirts, complete with pockets, all styles are represented. Fashion-forward brides will love the looks that incorporate capes, such as Elvira, or a surprise back of sheer embroidery hiding behind panels of tulle as seen in Niara.

A selection of lavish fabrics are used in the creation of the dresses. Lace, including on-trend tattoo or floating varieties, shows up again and again, with floral details layered over stretch gauze covering up crucial parts for a sensual, barely there look. Crepe hugs the body in all the right ways, creating a long, fluid line on the body.

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Traditional shades of white dominate, but some gowns come in hints of blue, taupe and blush pink for the color-loving bride. Mikado, with its trademark glow and sheen, highlights ballgown shapes with bateau necklines, perfect for brides seeking a more modest look.

Embellishment is subtle and never the main statement of a Pronovias wedding dress. In fact, most gowns rely on luxurious textiles to accentuate the body, instead. Many dresses are minimal, featuring crystal-encrusted cap sleeves or the addition of a sparkling belt.

Not to be forgotten, backs feature rows of buttons, lace or gemstones set as a continuing down the dipped back from a floating necklace on the front for just the right amount of dazzle. Some have fluffy feathers or barely there embroidery to finish the look.

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No matter your own personal style or body shape, there is sure to be a gown in the Pronovias collections that will suit you and your wedding theme. From minimal modern to rustic country bride, there are styles and silhouettes to suit every type of woman on her wedding day. Immaculate tailoring and impeccable attention to detail will make you feel like royalty.

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Badgley Mischka | Designer Profile

Want to look like you stepped out of a classic Hollywood film for your wedding day? A decadent Badgley Mischka dress will fit your fashion dreams perfectly and create a memorable wedding look.

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When it comes to vintage glamour, very few bridal houses do the style as well as Badgley Mischka. An American fashion label designed by Mark Badgley and James Mischka, their signature look is all about approachable glamour and vintage gone contemporary.

“Our style harks back to the glamorous Hollywood of the forties,” says Mischka.

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One of the hallmarks of a Badgley Mischka wedding gown is the intricate, symmetrical hand beading and embellishment from the neckline to the waist, sometimes trailing down the skirt and train.

Ivories, whites and soft pearl fabric seems to glow with gold or silver beading and Swarovski crystals that drip and drape down the figure, highlighting your feminine figure.

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Silhouettes feature a favorite shape for the duo: the mermaid. Using tulle, lace and organza in the skirts and trains create softness for an elegant look from head to toe. Sweetheart necklines frame the face and finish the feminine look, while soft illusion panels keep the figure-hugging shapes from being too sexy or revealing.

Column dresses, barely there sheaths dotted with crystals and elegant slip dresses are also common, keeping with the vintage theme. This makes Badgley Mischka dresses a perfect choice for ballroom, black tie or restaurant weddings.

Sophisticated brides seeking red carpet glamour with traditional bridal elegance will love the soft vintage looks and detailing of a Badgley Mischka wedding dress.

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Alvina Valenta | Designer Profile

“For those with romantic hearts, Alvina Valenta is for you,” reads the wedding designer’s website. But it’s not just romantics who will love Alvina Valenta wedding gowns. Any brides with a desire to wear a classically elegant wedding dress with a hint of modern edge will love these looks.

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Designed and sewn in New York City by Jessica Williams, each dress in the Alvina Valenta collection is a dreamy, ethereal one specially created for brides with a romantic, sentimental side. Meant to highlight the bride’s personal style, these gowns also reflect the fact she will be joining her true love to begin their life together, so there is always something a little surprising about them.

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Silhouettes range in shape, but are always feminine and not too fitted. Ballgowns come with bateau necklines for a balanced look, while full-skirted A-lines are full of graceful, soft movement.

Inspired by fashion sourced in dance studios, ballerina-style straps are a gorgeous, dainty look on many bodices. Daring brides seeking a trendsetting style may not be dazzled by the traditional shapes and fit of the Alvina Valenta look, but brides seeking a timeless look will be delighted by them.

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Fabrics used include luxurious Mikado and marbled silks, multi-tiered tulle with horse-hair trim and a bridal favorite (especially in Alvina dresses): French Alencon lace. Shades of ivory and white dominate the gowns for that classic bridal look.

Beading in the 2016-2017 collection is inspired by “The Garden Of Mystery And Enchantment,” as seen in the sparkly, botanical embellishment on dress bodices. Subtle shimmer seems to be sourced from inside layers with metallic threading, crystals and beading cleverly woven within fabrics to create a luminous look. The perfect way to capture and maintain that bridal glow throughout the day. Personalization comes in the forms of beaded jackets, lovely long-sleeved gloves or jewel-encrusted belts.

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Brides seeking an iconic, individualized look for the day they join their partner in life together may find what they are looking for in the Alvina Valenta wedding dress collection. Impeccable fit and signature intricate embellishment define an Alvina wedding dress … and the bride who wears one.

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