SIMPLIFY THE PROCESS: FIVE KEY COMPONENTS TO BRIDAL GOWN SHOPPING
Arrion and Eddie joined together as one at their beautiful blush and rustic steal outdoor wedding on a lovely Saturday morning last June. The romantic rustic theme reappeared in every decorative detail of the occasion, from the heartfelt ceremony to the brunch reception, coordinated by Warm Touches interior design company. And, every special moment was captured by Bliss Culture Photography, bringing to life the pages of this fairytale.
Some of the major plans for the wedding came together months before the wedding. Which gave them plenty of preparation before both saying “I do”. One of those majors details was the selection of Arrion’s elegant bridal gown. Most bridal gowns are ordered months in advance for two reasons. The first is that they are made to order, and the second is that they need time for fittings and alterations to take place. Searching for a gown can be an overwhelming venture. But, there are five key components for a bride to consider to simplify the process. Those components are the silhouette, the fabric, the neckline, the waist, and the embellishments.
Bridal gown: Morilee by Madeline Gardner
(Asymmetrically draped bodice with sweetheart neckline, satin and organza tie sash with diamante beaded lace appliqué
natural waistline, floor length, chapel train, tulle fabric
button detail on the back)
Shoes: Steve Madden
Cathedral Veil: Lazaro
For Arrion, she already knew that her dream silhouette was a classic ball gown, but there are tons of other silhouettes brides can choose from. Some of the popular styles include a-line, sheath, mermaid, and trumpet. When selecting the fabric for her dress, it was important to consider not only Arrion’s body type, but also the weather, the venue, and the movement of the gown. Most wedding dresses are made out of silk or polyester woven into satin. But, there are also many gowns made of tule, charmeuse, chiffon, organza, mikado, taffeta, georgette, crepe, and more. Arrion choose a full tulle skirt for her dress, and it fit the occasion perfectly. The neckline of the gown is something that often gets over looked by brides, but it plays a key role in helping to accentuate and frame the shoulders, neck, and face. Brides can choose between sweetheart, high neck, halter, v-neck, scoop, bateau, off the shoulder, one shoulder, and square necklines. Or, they can go strapless sweetheart like our blushing bride choose to do. Each option can give a gown a completely unique look. The waistline is essential to accentuating a bride’s figure in all of the right places. Styles range anywhere from princess, to dropped waist, or natural waist, and more. Lastly, the embellishments of the gown can add just the right touch to complete the wedding look. Details like crystals, appliqués, edging, or sequins can always spice up a gown. Arrion choose to go with a delicate ribbon and a jeweled brooch rapped around her waist to polish off her bridal look with a bang!
Like Arrion, those five key components are all a lady needs to find the wedding gown of her dreams. Styling a bride for her wedding day is always and honor and an incredible responsibility! No body knows this better than Fathia Savory, who is always up to the challenge. Luckily, she has the right eye to help you find the perfect gown and accessories to add an extra dose of awe to your already momentous occasion.
Bridesmaids dresses: asos.com
Groom and Groomsmen: Men's Warehouse
PHOTOGRAPHY: BLISS CULTURE PHOTOGRAPHY
VENUE: MESSIAH COMMUNITY CHURCH