Vera Wang's Must-Read Wedding Gown Advice + Win $200 Towards Your Engagement Ring or Wedding Band
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January 21, 2014
Traditionally, brides carried chaffs of wheat to invoke fertility and celebrate the joy of marriage. Today, the bridal bouquet still symbolizes beauty and the ritual of wedding. A traditional bouquet will always complement the gown – avoid excessive ribbons, ties, doilies or the like which will undermine (or overwhelm) your carefully chosen wedding dress.
The bouquet can serve as a noteworthy accessory; make it extraordinary through choice of flowers and unusual color, not unnecessary frills. I love deep orange, black-red or purple against a traditional white wedding gown. Finally, remember to taper the stems and keep the tips visible otherwise the bouquet looks unnatural and too heavy for the delicate look of the bride. - XO, Vera
Rich in Romance
College sweethearts, Hélène and Christopher, decided to get married near the bride's home in France. After searching across continents for her wedding gown, she selected a Vera Wang tulle ball gown, made famous by Kate Hudson in the romantic comedy Bride Wars. The couple chose a soft palette of pastels to complement both her dreamy gown and the lush florals in the estate's gardens. Take a look at their romantic wedding at Vera Unveiled.
Kaley Cuoco at the SAG Awards
Newlyweds Kaley Cuoco and Ryan Sweeting walked hand in hand down the red carpet at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on January 18th. The star of The Big Bang Theory wore a dove grey strapless silk crepe mermaid gown by Vera Wang with a classic bustier neckline, hand draped silk tulle detail accented by large bows, and a silk organza pleated skirt.
In the latest issue of Martha Stewart Weddings magazine, Vera shared her expert advice with brides on how to choose their wedding-day look, including the dress' silhouette, neckline, color, and bridal accessories. Read the complete story -- and see some stunning Vera Wang gowns! -- at marthastewartweddings.com.
Enter to Win
Shopping for your engagement ring? Or are you looking for the perfect pair of wedding bands? The Vera Wang LOVE collection, exclusively at Zales, has a variety of options for the traditional and modern bride. This week we’re picking five (5) winners who will each receive a $200 gift certificate to Zales. Visit zales.com to browse the complete collection.
Click here to e-mail your entry. Winners will be selected in a random drawing. You can only enter once per giveaway. You must enter before 5 p.m. ET on Monday, January 27, 2014. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 or older. We'll notify the winners by e-mail and you'll have 24 hours to respond. If we don't hear back, we'll pick a new winner. Click here for complete Official Rules.