FASHION: Monique Lhuillier’s Lovely Wedding Gowns for Fall 2013

October 30, 2012

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As usual, Monique Lhuillier has designed a collection of wedding gowns that rocks our world.

Her Fall 2013 collection is all about a modern, fairy tale of romance with light tulle overlays, lacy illusion necklines, long sleeve columns, and wispy feminine florals. There’s even plenty of shimmer and sparkle on many of the silhouettes, just enough to satisfy every bride’s dream bridal style!  And, there’s a hemline and neckline for everyone as the collection includes contemporary high-low gowns, Hollywood-inspired A-line gowns with cap sleeves, one-shoulder tulle necklines, shirred and draped form fitters, corseted mermaids, as well as the traditional strapless ballgown. What is simply ingenious about the collection is that all gowns designed with an overlay can transform into a different look simply by removing it! For that after-party, rather than purchasing another gown entirely, you just need to remove the overlay, change your hair and jewelry and VOILA!  You’ve got a whole new look to work.

Monique Lhuillier Fall 2013 Collage

The Monique Bride loves to feel red carpet ready, blending romance with sensuality right down to her toes! Monique’s new line of bridal shoes not only completes the look as she intended, but also makes a dramatic fashion statement.

Monique Lhuillier Fall 2013

Other than seeing these beautiful gowns float past us down the aisle or dance around us on the dance floor, we find event design inspiration in the look and feel they convey overall.  We’re already envisioning wedding design concepts with whimsical, dreamlike gardens.

If you haven’t seen the collection yourself, take a little look at some of our favorites here…  or hop up to Manhattan as Monique Lhuillier’s new boutique opened this month.

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WE LOVE: The View from the Back, of a Wedding Gown, That is

January 18, 2011

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. 

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