Spring 2017 Wedding Dresses

Pretty bridal gowns from the Spring 2017 Collection.

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Marchesa, Bridal Spring 2017, Lookbook, April 13 2016
Marchesa, Bridal Spring 2017, Lookbook, April 13 2016

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12-naeem-khan-bridal Naeem Khan Spring 2017 Collection

Floral Lehenga’s

Anushree Reddy is absolutely one of my favourite Indian fashion designers.  She made her debut at the 2013 Lakme Fashion Week and I can’t say enough about how insanely gorgeous her designs are.

I really love the fresh & whimsical take in her designs and the soft pastel colors used remind me so much of the Spring & Summer months.  The floral lehengas seen below are so pretty and the detailing is exquisite without the use of heavy stone work as so often favoured in Indian designs.  Sometimes less can definitely be more!

Her light and airy designs are perfect to wear for a romantic outdoor wedding.

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2015 Wedding Trend: Two Piece Bridal Dresses

Two piece wedding dresses are a big trend for 2015.  These crop top bridal gowns are perfect for those brides that Dare to Bare on their Big Day!

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reem-acra-wedding-dress-crop-top-fall-2015-2 Reem Acra

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elizabeth-stuart-wedding-dress-crop-topElizabeth Stuart

houghton-bride-wedding-dress-crop-top Houghton Bride

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lihi-hod-wedding-dress-crop-topLihi Hod

rami-kadi-wedding-dress-crop-topRami Kadi

christian-siriano-wedding-dress-crop-topChristian Siriano

Ravishing Red Lace Cheongsams

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I first wore a cheongsam as the MOH at the wedding of one of my bff’s and felt like a princess! The elegant and classic style of the cheongsam also known as qipao has long been a favorite of mine.

The cheongsam came from the Manchu Dynasty in the 17th century and was originally loose and covered most of a woman’s body.  In the 1920’s the cheongsam became more popular and this the time when the shape evolved to the more modern styles that we see today which are designed to accentuate a woman’s figure. Over the years many forms of the cheongsam have emerged – shorter, sleeveless, high neck, collarless and also in a wide variety of fabrics for example lace.

Chinese brides often wear red cheongsams for their wedding day as the color red symbolizes good fortune and joy in the Chinese culture.  It is believed by wearing the color red on your wedding day the couple will be able to chase away bad luck and bring happiness to their wedding day and marriage.

Below are pictures of beautiful and modern red lace cheongsams that I think would be just amazing for a wedding or event!

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Bridal Styles

Having grown up in such an ethnically diverse city as Vancouver, I’ve been exposed to an array of different cultures and have attended many multi-cultural weddings and events. For me, the most anticipated moment of a wedding, no matter what the culture, is the arrival of the bride and the first look at her outfit. Whether it’s the classic white wedding dress, a lengha, saree, cheongsam or any other form of wedding attire, it’s ALWAYS about ‘The Dress’.

Being of Indian descent, I have many fond memories of getting ready for an Indian wedding. My Mom always took such care in putting on the sarees for me and my sister. I still rely on Mom to perfect my saree to this very day, so I always find myself nipping over when I need to get ready for a wedding! I love the multitude of colors and designs that you can choose from when it comes to Indian attire. You can be sure it will be a feast for eyes at an Indian event with all the gorgeous outfits and jewelry the ladies will be wearing.

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Although I love all the bling that comes with an Indian outfit, I have a great appreciation for Western wedding gowns, too. Traditionally in Indian culture, the bride will choose almost any color except white, but in Western culture white or ivory dresses are the most common – both are distinct styles that are equally as beautiful, but there’s just something about the designs, the fabrics, and the detailing of these ‘Western’ gowns that I adore. On my way home from work I drive along a few blocks of Western wedding stores and am always trying to peer in to see the latest styles on display.

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I’m truly fascinated by the vast differences in bridal style all around the world, and am fortunate that, in my line of work, I get to learn more about bridal traditions and wedding dresses within all cultures. I will be searching the globe for the latest styles & trends in designer Bridal fashions so please check back for future posts.