Filled with joy, excitment and the promise of everlasting love, every bride is truly beautiful on her wedding day. Glowing from the inside out and more than likely buffed and polished to a rosy sheen on the outside, the wedding gown is the final layer of beauty that completes the bridal silhouette. The proverbial cherry on the sundae if you will. A rather large and sweet cherry that every bride savours and every guest relishes. As the shining star of the wedding day, all eyes follow the bride wherever she goes and that means her every angle, pose and posture is on display. Watching her gown float behind her as she glides down the aisle or twirl around her legs as she turns to hug a friend or shimmer under the light as she dances with her groom ** sigh **; there really is nothing quite like the allure of the wedding gown. But it’s the view from the back, with all its endless stream of buttons, soft romantic shirring, traditional lace panels, rich fabric folds, gossamer layered tulle and sophisticated drapes, that catches our attention and never lets it go.
[Photo courtesy of Ash Imagery
Carefully selecting the gown silhouette that best enhances her figure is of utmost importance and shouldn’t be taken lightly. In most cases bridal gowns are much more fabric and formality than women are used to wearing in these modern times and as a result can be overwhelming to control. But when perfectly selected, fitted and worn with confidence, there is nothing more gorgeous than seeing the face of a bride who FEELS beautiful from the inside out. And when she feels beautiful, she’s breathtaking eye candy for the rest of us.
The small of bride’s back holds as much drama or subltety as she desires.
[Photos from the left: Cliff Mautner
, Anna Kuperberg
, Phil Kramer
The dramatic duchess satin train and cathedral veil that only a formal Catholic wedding in a Basilica can require.
[Above photo courtesy of Cliff Mautner
This satin mermaid gown had buttons all the way down the back but paired with it’s elbow-length veil the vision was modern and ethereal as she recessed down the aisle.
[Photo courtesy of Scott Lewis
This stunning strapless gown of lace, organza and tulle appliques was the perfect accessory for the bride’s tall willowy figure.
[Photo courtesy of Faith West
This classic lace and shirred tulle gown never knew it would be “tooling” down the summer streets of Philadelphia.
[Photo courtesy of Cliff Mautner