Monday, February 18, 2008

Invitation & Dress Pairings I

In many ways deciding on an invitation and deciding on a wedding gown are very similar. You have to consider the style that appeals to you: traditional, formal, informal, modern?
The cut of the dress or invitation: a-line, sheath, mermaid, princess OR rectangular, square, pocket folder, tri-fold, in a silk box, in a silk folio, etc. What are your main colours? Are you going to have a metallic accent such as silver or gold? Any embellishments? Ribbons?

I thought I'd create some invitation and dress pairings for those brides who are looking for inspiration in making their decision on a coordinating bridal gown and couture invitation.
Here is the "Satin" design from our Prestige Collection, it's a pocket folder with an embossed floral cover in white with an ivory satin ribbon belly band and pearl and rhinestone embellishment.

Here are some coordinating wedding gown ideas:
This romantic Vera Wang ballgown is the perfect shade of ivory (like "Satin"'s ribbon belly band) and has a gorgeous bustled skirt with antique embroidery.

How about this Vera Wang silk taffeta mermaid gown, it has the white from the invitation and is simple in shape while still romantic with the rouched bodice and bubble hem - just like the practical shape of the pocket folder which still has the romantic touch of the embossed floral cover.
Lastly, this is a gorgeous gown by Reem Acra from her Fall '08 Collection - the detailed bodice and satin belly band is a perfect match to the "Satin" invitation design.

I hope this gives you a bit of inspiration...keep checking back for more of this recurring feature!

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