It’s no secret we’re lovers of high-fashion design around here at Jordan Payne Events. So naturally, when Bridal Fashion Week rolls around we perk up and take notice—careful not to drool into our
coffee wine while we ogle the latest swoon-worthy designer frocks for every bride’s dream nuptials. And though we love them all for different reasons, we did painstakingly gather some of our absolute favorites here for a little fashion inspo. Or wedding inspo. Because you never know what might spark the next beautiful fantasy!
This gorgeous, delicate label was created by designer Amsale Aberra after she went through the frustrating process of finding a dress she truly loved for her own wedding back in 1985. While we feel for every bride that sometimes struggles to find “the one,” we’re so glad Amsale encountered the challenges that ultimately brought about a collection of gowns that are truly timeless and beautiful. Her collection for spring 2018 touted a series of chicly modern silhouettes and the less-is-more appeal. (Images courtesy of Amsale.)
Stunning and striking are two of the best words that come to mind when we spotted the 2018 line from Berta Bridal. Tulle and lace were in abundance, as were nude overlays and glowing skin. The latter was predicted as a big trend for this year, which we covered here in our trends for 2017 series. Sequin-studded lace appliques, mesh panels, flutter-detailed sleeves and bare shoulders have us all in for Berta this season.
Clearly, tulle was a fan favorite for Christos spectacular line and we couldn’t agree more. Though the designer also debuted a few more figure-hugging frocks, there’s just something slightly whimsical and playful about a billowing tulle skirt that we’ll never get over. It’s even more perfect when paired with delicated lace bodices, as Christos did so well this collection.
Ines Di Santo
Ines Di Santo’s flair for the dramatic always translate well—eliciting beautiful designs and daring gowns in various shapes and styles. While some of our images featured above are from the brand’s previous season, we couldn’t resist including them in this round-up as well. The jaw-dropping designs—like the incredible floor-sweeping cerulean gown with those romantic sleeves and luxurious details—are just unique in every way. And all the illusion detailing, bespoke silhouettes and half skirts are speaking our language. Yes, please!
Described by Vogue as “regal in tone,” Monique Lhuillier’s beautiful array of dresses encapsulated all that’s elegant. She introduced nude-toned colors—latte and cappuccino, to be exact—and even a stunning blush pink Chantilly lace bustier dress. One tiered peplum dress featured hand-painted florals while numerous models also donned jewel-bedecked capes, like one made entirely of strung pearls. Now that’s a trend we can get behind!
Ready to buck the restraints of tradition, Vera Wang designed her 2018 collection to challenge the idea of what a bride should wear and how she should appear. Wang strayed away from past staples like sweetheart necklines and mermaid silhouettes in favor of delicate ivory macrame lace and long sleeves, v-neck ball gowns paired with Italian tulle skirts and an incredible amount of hand-pieced macramé lace and passementerie embroidery.
It was clear that this season was one to welcome the unique, to elaborate on the standard “bridal image” and to add in an unexpected touch—whether it’s a black-hued floral shoulder accent or embrace the blues from head to toe in an elegant gown completely out of the norm. Consider us inspired!