When planning a wedding I really thing the dress sets the tone. Some say it is the location (the beach, a ballroom, a bar – whatever). But, I disagree. When brides begin their planning in the back of their head they have a vision of what they will look like on their wedding day. The bride who sees herself as a princess, sophisticate, goddess will pick the setting to match their style.
I reviewed the Resort 2012 shows to find these looks and created mini inspiration boards to accompany them.
Images: Marchesa, Martha Stewart, Great Gatsby, Martha Stewart
How decadent is this style? Inspired by the Marchesa gowns, it’s elegant, bright, fresh and while attached to a vintage aesthetic it still feels completely modern.
Images: Naeem Khan, Pinterest, Bhldn, Pinterest
Naeem Khan, a favorite of Hollywood and the FLOTUS, this inspiration board feels well traveled, glamorous, and collected by your friend with the most admirable and enviable style.
Images: Badgely Mischka, Brides, OneReverie, WeddingBee
This style is for the playful bride – Hello! Polka Dots! – and yet it is still completely sophisticated and lovely for a wedding. Added to the playful nature this inspiration board picks up the theme of dots and color.
Images: Salvatore Ferragamo, Stella & Dot, Ruth Drennan Cakes, Rosebrook Meyer Stationary
This inspiration board, inspired by the Salvatore Ferragamo gowns, have a sprinkle of sparkle, a fluidity of movement and clean lines.
Images: Carolina Herrera, Oh So Beautiful Paper, The Velveteen Baker, Constanca Cabral, Christian Louboutin
This set inspired by Carolina Herrera is for the fun, retro inspired bride. It feels seasonless with the crisp black and white and the pop of red.