Haute Couture Spring / Summer 2014: Elie Saab

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Inspired by the masterful art of 19th century Dutch painter, Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, the Spring/ Summer Couture 2014 Elie Saab collection features flowers and textures which the painter is known for. Full of detail-oriented pieces, each dress in this collection shines with flowing, delicately embroidered lace frocks that are superbly feminine and romantic. The combination of flower appliques and crystal embellishments is so captivating, it will fill your day with languid dreams of lush gardens and of sweet smelling roses.
Definitely wedding-worthy, here are my top favorites.

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Dresses by Elie Saab | Photo source: Vogue

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Bridal Spring 2015: Monique Lhuillier

It’s Bridal Fashion Week once again, cherries! And it is that time of the year when we can openly swoon over those endless gorgeous arrays of exquisitely made wedding gowns from the wedding fashion indsutry’s crème de la crème. I am quite excited as I have already seen some of the works of my favorite designers, and I am happy to say than 2015 is going to be filled with lots of gorgeousness than we could take!

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To start Bridal Spring 2015 here on the blog, I bring you the remarkable wedding gowns by no less than THE Monique Lhuillier. Her creations have always been my favorite so it is just fitting that I start my Bridal Spring 2015 features with her work. Entitled “My Ethereal Daydream”, Monique Lhuillier Spring 2015 wedding dress collection was inspired by the works of painter, John Singer Sargent. She even ended the runway show by gathering all the models on a platform with some of them sitting and others standing, thus creating the effect of a Sargent portraiture.

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photo source: Monique Lhuillier Facebook page

Whimsical arrays of romantic dresses in tulle, Chantilly lace, intricate embroideries and delicate beadings in varied symmetries and silhouette were evident throughout the show, something that Monique Lhuillier has always had effortlessly executed in her previous collections. She has this flair for variety and texture, her creations has that distinct something that all kinds and types of brides will appreciate. This collection was made even more unexpected with the infusion of delicious shades of pistachio, mist and hydrangea. All sophisticated, romantic and exquisite, here are the rest of the Monique Lhuillier Bridal Spring 2015 collection to fill your dreams with wedding-gown-goodness!

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Wedding gowns by Monique Lhuillier | Photo source: The Knot | Photos by MCV Photo

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Bridal RTW 2014: Veluz Reyes

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Remember when Veluz Reyes answered a lot of bride-prayers last year when she decided to launch her very own RTW line (see Bridal RTW 2013: Veluz Reyes)? Well, hold on to your seats cherries, because Veluz will once again sweep us off our feet and carry us to bridal gown heaven as she has just launched her 2014 Bridal Ready-to-Wear collection!

Carefully crafted and perfected, each gown in this collection embodies Veluz‘s desire to make brides glow and radiate even more on her wedding. She wanted to create something that will capture and highlight the mystery and the beauty of the bride as she first walks down that aisle. She shares, “It’s never just about me, but about the bride. I needed to go back to what this is all about. It is about her desire to wear that most special dress, fitting of that most special day. How to bring out that happy feeling while celebrating her uniqueness. To make her feel loved, because she is. It is then that I revisited the past, went back to what is essential. I want gowns that will speak for the bride, gowns that will highlight that glow in her face. not overpower her. I want gowns that will make you smile at the first glimpse, and will leave everyone in lingering awe. This collection is exactly how I want to see that bride, full of life. and so in love — soft, sparkling details that enhance, opulence of taffeta in that simple skirt, purity of white amidst the sea of creams and those floral details that are so familiar yet so fresh.

We cannot argue that each of this stunning pieces still carry the signature Veluz timeless style — a bridal gown that is an epitome of true dedication to exquisite beauty and fine art of bridal gown making. ♥

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Don’t forget to watch this enchanting video by Jason Magbanua. You will definitely fall in love more with the Veluz RTW 2014 collection!

The Dream Team:

Wedding gowns: Veluz Reyes | Catalog Photos: Pat Dy | Creative Photos: Mimi and Karl | Videography: Jason Magbanua | Make Up: Madge Lejano | Hair:  Steve Pagsanjan, Brian Borda and Angel Salian | Catalog Photos Backdrop, Bouquets and Swing: Teddy Manuel | Cake: Penk Ching | Details and Styling: Ernest PascualKaye Cunanan and Jo Claravall | Jewelry: Cuenca Jewelry | Models: Caroline Ruegg, Gianna Von Sprengeissen, Nichole Dychangco and Nikita McElroy