The best of this year’s wedding gowns span the spectrum from glamorous to alternative, dramatic to handmade. There’s something we love about all of them, so thank goodness we don’t have to narrow it down any further!
It’s Valentine’s week, ladies! That means that for the next two days, we’ll be bringing you all sorts of sweetness and light. To kick things off, we are so happy to be introducing the 2012 collection from Chaviano Couture, a fabulous bridal gown designer based in the South! You know we love supporting our fellow Southern ladies.
Says Annette, the designer: “The new Chaviano Couture collection for 2012 is titled ‘How Fair is Your Love.’ The inspiration came from all things feminine and romantic. Lace, tulle, chiffon, and organza bring an air of whimsy and romance, while details like pockets and separates add practicality and comfort.” Practical and beautiful — sounds like a Southern lady to me!
Of course, we’re loving the soft images by Harwell Photography, as well.
We’re so happy to be debuting a small peek at Annette’s collection, but be sure to stop by her site tomorrow to check out the whole line! In the meantime, tell me: which one is your favorite?
The talented vendors:
Gowns and accessories: Chaviano Couture // Photography: Harwell Photography // Styling: Carlee Sizemore // Florals: Amy Osaba // Calligraphy: MM Ink // Hair: Shornell McNeal // Makeup: Mara Zal // Model: Alex Lahey
Harwell Photography and MM Ink are fabulous members of our Blue Ribbon Vendor Directory!
Well, my dearies, I don’t know about you, but I’m still basking in the glow of Christmas even as New Year’s Eve sneaks around the corner! To celebrate this lovely in-between time, we have a glamorous yet sweet fashion shoot to share. Shannon Nicole Smith sent in the sparkly submission and was both the photographer and stylist for the day. Solutions Bridal provided the gowns (and the larger bow!), In Bloom Florists the bouquets, and Le Chic Studio the insanely (sorry, I can’t help it!) chic hairpieces and veils. Props also go to Sarah Hearts for the torn fabric backdrop spotted in a few photos. Enjoy, and happy almost New Year’s!
Those beautiful blushes? All courtesy of Make Me Up Labs. I love how fresh and sweet these ladies look!
Anyone else IN LOVE with the sparkly bolero or petite bow veil?! I DIE!
For any ladies who might be interested, I have a few more details on the dresses…
Dress No. 1: Mimi by Watters (silk taffeta full a-line with pleating at the natural waist and chapel train)
Dress No. 2: Tabernas by Watters (fitted dropped waist mermaid with a gathered skirt created with silk organza)
Dress No. 3: By Marisa (Silk satin rouged bodice with a multiple layered organza skirt)
Dress No. 4: Torrean by Watters (silk satin bodice with textured neckline and skirt created with hand cut flowers with swarovski center)
…and bouquet: white mini calla lilies, spray roses, porcelina, and yellow stock (tied with satin ribbon).
Check back tomorrow for personal reflections on 2010 from Katharine, Lara, and myself!