With the new year fast approaching, we figured it would be a good time to help inspire the newly engaged (or soon-to-be engaged) with planning their wedding. And why not draw inspiration for your wedding from your dress. In our case, we chose four of our gowns from both of the 2016 collections to create the dream wedding to go with them.
Dress is Aurora | Cake image courtesy of The Bridal Dish Online | Crystal Headpiece Comb on Mod Wedding | Charleston House image courtesy of LoCountry | Brilliant Earth Emerald Cut Ring | Christian Louboutin Shoes | Peony Bridal Bouquet
The gorgeous gown, Aurora, is hands down a perfect fit for a spring wedding. Taking inspiration from the delicate floral detailing around the neckline and a voluminous flowing skirt, your wedding will be beautiful and romantic, full of soft pastels, intricate details, and jaw-dropping florals. After all, the wedding is a reflection of the beautiful romance between you and your beau.
The wedding would be held in one of the historic Battery district homes of Charleston (SC) with a custom-designed tent in the garden filled with lounge seating areas for guests to enjoy during the cocktail hour, as well as, after dinner. The tiered cake would be covered in crisp white fondant with a single tier covered with tiny flowers to perfectly match your dress. There will be flowers everywhere in light shades of pink, green and white that match your bridal bouquet. Peonies, poppies, and roses will fill the air with their fragrances as you float through the crowd covered in flowers yourself.
The Aurora gown is the perfect blend of feminine soft lines, and a sheer back covered in Swarovski crystal buttons and flowers. You splurged on your amazing Christian Louboutin white leather, laser-cut shoes. The tiny leather cord wraps around your feet for a secure fit so you can dance the entire night! And nothing makes a bride feel more perfect than those last finishing details, including your custom floral hair comb. The flowers perfectly mimic the ones on your dress bodice, and who wouldn't love more sparkles in their hair!
There will be nothing comparable to a Spring wedding day perfectly balanced with romance, flowers, and blush.
Dress is Heathe | Cake image courtesy of Weddings Online | Lelet NY Crystal Headband | Hotel image courtesy of Loews Miami Beach Hotel | Brilliant Earth Elana Ring | Sergio Rossi Tressor | Estate Fred Leighton earrings
Heathe's wedding theme is befitting of what I'd like to call: Sparkling Art Deco. As you've probably figured, this summer wedding is about two things: 1) dazzling crystals and diamonds EVERYWHERE, and 2) Art Deco. I chose the Loews Miami Beach Hotel for the wedding - it is where modern meets art deco. There are ballrooms with amazing views and giant crystal chandeliers! Plus, it's in the heart of Miami's Art Deco district. Just imagine all of the gorgeous wedding photos in front of almost century old buildings!
The bride is the diamond of the wedding - eye-catching and glistening from head to toe. The crystal headband from Lelet NY is a different take on your "normal" tiara, and it'll secure your hair up and out of the way of the open back. I'm a believer in having your earrings compliment your engagement ring without it all looking too "matchy-matchy." And if you're lucky, you might have access to your grandmother's heirloom jewels that she can let you borrow...or if you're really really lucky, maybe you just happen to be friends with someone at Fred Leighton. And with your hair up, everyone will be able to see your stunning drop earrings. Now, can you please direct your attention to those shoes! Don't get me wrong, I love Heathe, but I'll take these Sergio Rossi Tressor sandals ANY DAY! The geometry, the sexiness...the sparkle!!!
As for other aspects of the wedding, add bling to your cake without making it too fussy. You also can't forget the sparkle on your bouquet - throw a vintage brooch on there. If you don't want to do an all-white bouquet, you can definitely use it to bring in some color. On another side note, I chose calla lilies since they seemed to be a popular flower with 1920s brides.
And there you have it: glitz, glam and (modern) deco done the Edith Élan way!
Dress is Hudson | California Redwood Forest images courtesy of Ruffled Blog | Twigs & Honey Juliet Veil | Antique Wedding Ring from Erstwhite Jewelry | Bouquet featured on Deer Pearl Flowers | Custom silver Ear Cuff | Jimmy Choo Shoes
For Fall, I picked the breathtaking and demure Hudson. Her details made me think of a beautiful Fall Boho-classic wedding: a beautiful floral lace overlay, sheer long sleeves with lace scallop edging and a Swarovski closure at the wrist, the low V back, and delicate ties at the neck.
The entire day is just effortless. The ceremony and reception will be held surrounded by the sleeping giants of the California Redwood Forest. The ceremony will be very intimate with family and friends. Your bouquet will reflect the season change - fall colors in roses, eucalyptus, ranunculus, and amaranthus. The quiet ceremony will only be a few steps away from your outdoor forest reception where your guests will continue to enjoy the fall season.
Your relaxing day will be reflected in the effortless details of your bridal ensemble. You picked a hand-made Juliet veil with delicate lace detailing at the crown to match your dress. It will be chapel length just like your dress, but it will be sheer to show off your low v-back. Your shoes have the little bit of sparkle to match your vintage wedding ring, but then you add the simple edgy silver ear cuff to make it your own.
The wedding will take everyone's breath away. It will feel refreshingly uncomplicated.
Dress is Amaryllis | Museum images courtesy of Museum of Contemporary Art | Bouquet image courtesy of chicvintagebrides.com | Cake image courtesy of glamourandgraceblog.com | Christian Louboutin Beloved | Brilliant Earth Ellipse Diamond Ring | Image of couple courtesy of TheKnot.com
This winter wedding is about bringing art to life. All art is "out of the ordinary" in some way. Take for example, Amaryllis. She is a wearable, artistic interpretation of an inverted blossom.
The venue for this wedding is a no-brainer: Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art. And with the floor-to-ceiling windows, guests will have a wonderful view of the cityscape blanketed in sparkling snow. To contrast with the white of the museum's spaces, as well as, the snow falling outside, the interiors are lit with vibrant, warm hues. Hues that are also hand-painted onto the cake - the baker's canvas - and interwoven in the florals. The decor is also unconventional: floral arrangements tall enough for a guest to walk under. And instead of having your ordinary rows of chairs for the ceremony, be extraordinary and set up the space with a grouping of plush, oversized ottomans.
The bride must obviously be the Jackson Pollock of the wedding. The minute she enters the room she commands the attention of all those in attendance. The bouquet is the "pop of color" in her ensemble, and a work of art in itself. And for a chilly Chicago winter's day, opt for a (faux) fur shrug or caplet instead of a veil. That way if you and your hubby opt to go outside for a few pictures after the ceremony, you are warm. Then, come the reception, take it off for a wardrobe change of sorts. The Christian Louboutin shoes are the masterfully created art on your feet. Mr. Louboutin put it best:
This shoe has many elements that I love, especially the mirage heel, it adds a softness to the silhouette, there are many curves and fluid lines. And the laser cut detail is like a touch of delicate lace.
Now, go off and create your own wedding masterpiece!