As you might have noticed, wedding dress shopping has its own language and it’s really hard to decipher. You’re standing at your first appointment in a whirlwind of gowns, and you suddenly realize you have no idea what you have gotten yourself into! I would see it in the store all the time, it’s a very surreal moment for the bride… and that’s when it’s time to just sit down and take a deep breath. Hopefully, I can help you decipher some of the crazy things we do in bridal-land, and avoid the stress that shopping inevitably brings.
The main components of the bridal gown are silhouette, neckline, fabric, train and color. A simple change in just one of the components can create a completely different look. For example, a halter open back, charmeuse sheath with a sweep train will create a dramatically sexy look, or a soft sweetheart organza ballgown with a chapel will create a playful and romantic look. A portrait duchess silk trumpet gown will create a vintage old Hollywood look. There is no right or wrong combination (well, almost none), it’s just about what your style is!
Enjoy shopping, and if you have any comments or questions, please email me, I love to hear from you!