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Monique Lhuillier Aviva Wedding Dress
Available June 1, 2018
The Monique Lhuillier, "Aviva" is a timeless vision from the Platinum Collection, which includes only the highest end of Monique Lhullier's gowns. Made of the finest fabrics, this dress is overwhelmingly impressive and elegant. Horse hair tulle and Spanish tulle are hand embroidered with "confetti" beadwork that create an illusion look. Rather than having bare shoulders, the illusion bateau neckline with sleeves gives you a polished, flawless look. This Monique Lhuillier has a slight blush color with white and silver beadwork, that make the dress look off white, ivory, or blush depending on the lighting. Beadwork is hand stitched into multiple layers of the tulle. As a result, the way the dress picks up the sunlight and candlelight will give you a shimmering glow throughout your wedding day. It is the most spectacular dress I have ever seen.
If you would like to try this dress on, the Platinum Collecion is only carried at a handful of bridal boutique retailers. If you are not located near a Platinum Collection retailer, you may request it from your Monique Lhullier retailer either free of charge during a Monique Lhullier trunk show (just call and request your retailer include it in their trunk show), or for $150 you may have Monique Lhullier send it to your retailer for you to try at any time. After June 2018, you may also travel to try on the exact dress.
This was the first wedding dress I saw at my very first appointment. After six other bridal boutiques and nearly 40 other dresses, it was clear the Aviva was the one! The quality of other designers in similar price points was far less than the Aviva's. There is something so unique about this gown and of course, the Monique Lhullier Platinum Collection does not disappoint. You will be the most stunning bride on your big day. Once you see this gown in person, like me, you will undoubtedly realize no other gown can compare.
I strongly considered purchasing the Aviva on one of the consignment sites. I even travelled to see one dress in person. Sadly, they were all altered too drastically, changing the inherent shape and structure of the dress's perfect design. For example, one was a size 8 dress altered to be a size 2, making the alterations noticeable. Or, the veils did not match the dress color and fabric because it was not the veil made for the dress. After months of frustration, I decided to purchase it "made to order" directly from Monique Lhuillier, and hope another bride that loves this dress as much as I do finds it to wear on her wedding day. Maybe she even passes it along when she is done.
This dress is not a sample; rather, it is custom ordered for a traditional US size 2 (specific measurements above, but please note waist is irrelevant because this is a ball gown and if you have slightly larger breasts than 32B, it should still be okay since the top is similar to a corset and will act as a push up). There are no alterations, but the addition of French bustling was added to allow for dancing. The silk bow in some of the pictures is not included, as I believed it took away from the dress. However, I am the original owner of the dress, and thus can order that matching ribbon, additional fabric, or extra beading should you desire to make any changes or alterations that speak to you.
This circle veil was specifically made by Monique Lhullier to accompany this dress, so it is the exact same color, fabric and beadwork. The confetti, illusion beading is hand embroidered into the end of the veil. The sparkle stunningly lays on top of the gown, ending roughly 8 inches past the end of the gown, showcasing the beadwork as you walk down the aisle. No other veil could compare to the beauty of the dress, making it well worth the added expense. Of course, this is included with the dress for you to wear. You will be the most stunning bride. The Monique Lhuillier Aviva gown is priced at $13,000, and the veil at $2,300. Please reach out with any inquiries and I will gladly reply ASAP.
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