From the Gown to the Flowers How Have a Vera Wang Wedding + a Beautiful Real Wedding At Home
Email sent: Dec 26, 2012 2:29 am
December 26, 2012
Whether you get ready at the ceremony venue or somewhere else, a few must-dos will ensure getting ready goes smoothly. Follow a sequence: hair and makeup, followed by undergarments, then wedding gown and finally veil, accessories and lip color.
Once you have your gown on, remain standing to avoid wrinkles (have a small steamer on hand just in case). Eat small snacks all day and drink lots of water to stay hydrated. Get dressed in a separate room and, most importantly, spend a little time alone to prepare – figuratively and literally – for your big day. Take time to take in the moment. -XO, Vera
See Vera's Latest Bridal Collection
Your wedding dress will set the tone for your wedding's look and feel. A voluminous ball gown will call for a black tie affair, while a sexy mermaid can work well for a loft, countryside and vineyard setting.
Still searching for your dream gown? Check out Vera Wang's Fall 2013 Bridal Collection, which Vera describes as "an exploration of laces, all handwrought, pieced, appliqued and tossed onto an assortment of light, airy confections with a casual nonchalance."
A Backyard Bash
The essence of Father of the Bride, captured this classic Pasadena wedding. Mary and Ryan exchanged vows in the extensive, elegantly decorated backyard of Mary’s childhood home. Fortunately, the guests did not have to endure all of the crazy mishaps that Steve Martin finds himself in during the movie, just the good hearted theme of love, sophistication, and family. See more of this beautiful backyard wedding at Vera's blog, Vera Unveiled.
Kareena is for the bride who can’t decide if she wants to wear a mermaid gown, or if she wants the storybook ballgown. The highly layered, voluminous skirt really gives you the effect that a ballgown would, but it drops so low on the body that it defines the bride’s figure alluringly, molding to her shape the way a mermaid gown would. It has a split personality that works really well.
What’s really beautiful about Kareena is the clean bodice, with its soft, sweetheart neckline, very fine, diagonally-draped French tulle, and foliage-inspired embroidery on the bodice that follows the line of the drape. The way the draping wraps around the...READ MORE
Vera Wang Launches Wedding Flower Collection
Whether your wedding will be modern, romantic or traditional, the new Vera Wang Wedding Collection is sure to have the perfect flowers for the bouquets, centerpieces and décor.
The Collection, which recently launched in the U.S. as well as the United Kingdom and Ireland, reflects Vera’s aesthetic. Participating florists will work with each bride to create arrangements that reflect her vision for her wedding day.
For couples getting married in the United States, visit FTD.com to view the collection. For brides and grooms getting married in the United Kingdom and Ireland, visit interflora.co.uk.