Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Wedding Dresses

And so to a matter that evokes so many emotions, excitement, stress and distress, spring to mind! Usually an enjoyable, expensive and emotional shopping experience, but also one of the higlights of planning a wedding! The idea of what to choose to wear may be something that has been forming in your mind since you were playing bride with your playmates or a revelation since you have become engaged, it may also be a simple need to dress yourself for this day! However you see your wedding dress, it is a hard decision to make and an important one! I have chosen my top ten favourite dresses for a wedding abroad: ~ Claire Pettibone dress, a beautiful silvery-grey lace dress, intricate, delicate with a modern edge, light enough to wear on a hot day and to dance the night away in! ~ Dolly Couture dress, this short 50's style dress is so "now" with the nod to vintage themed weddings, the simple style, luxurious fabric is perfect for those wanting to step away from a traditional wedding dress and are planning an informal wedding. ~ Jenny Packham dress, now an established name in wedding designers, this is a designer for the modern woman with taste and attention to detail! I love the headress that was shown on the catwalk, although it might look a little out of place on a beach. The dress is almost ethereal and would suit a castle or whimsical wedding very well. ~ Lela Rose dress, this is one of my favourite dresses in the top ten, interesting textured fabric and an easy to wear shape. This is certainly a "heavier" dress than the other ones, but suitable for a church or hotel wedding. ~Unique Vintage dress, I love the gold band on this dress and I also love the price tag, although I think it holds its own among the designer dresses very well! A perfect solution to those looking for an affordable option for their wedding abroad. ~ Divine wear dress, I thought that I should include a Greek designer in the list, the designer is Agni Hatzidaki, who has this gorgeous Grecian gown in her current collection, of course very appropriate for a wedding abroda in Greece, this is light, easy to wear and the draping will complement most body types! ~Lucibella dress, the only off white dress in the top ten, I like this colour, especially on brunettes with a slight tan, I love the shape, this would be perfect to hide a growing bump, but also extremely comfortable to wear during a whole day of festivities. I think the dress could be worn with leather flats for added comfort on the dance floor. ~ Sarah Arnett dress, I have been following Sarah's collections for the past couple of years and really love her designs, she does some slinky numbers that are perfect for a 20's or 30's themed wedding teamed with red lipstick, however I can't see this fitting into a hot summer wedding on a Greek island, instead I have picked the simplest gown, beauitfully cut, with the tiniest hint of a train, this is the dress that I would wear to my wedding if choosing today. ~ Pronovias dress, this company needs no introduction, at the moment it is the leading wedding dress company in the world and rightfully so, great dresses, great stores, good service (probably debatable) and great new ranges every season. Almost every girl wants the Pronovias experience in the run up to her wedding! I have chosen a traditional gown with a lacy edged veil, a true Spanish feel to it. This is for the romantic bride who has dreamt of her wedding since being a little girl. I would remove the veil after the wedding ceremony.

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