A Rustic and Romantic Real Wedding + Vera on Neckline Do's and Don'ts
Email sent: Jan 28, 2014 4:50 am
January 28, 2014
For many women, sensuality is expressed through the choice of a neckline, but how much is too much? Anything too obvious is seldom appropriate. The neckline of a wedding dress frames the bride’s face and shoulders, and is critical to emphasizing (or deemphasizing) her bosom.
For a small bosom, a deep V-neck is always flattering and a carved racer-front or narrow halter creates a sleek, sexy look. For a full bosom, choose a neckline that can hold extra stays or an additional layer of stretch lining for support. I recommend a crumb-catcher neckline as it flatters all sizes.
In all cases, err on the side of discretion – even high necklines can be provocative if combined with an element of surprise, such as a low back. - XO, Vera
With the beautiful architecture of San Diego's Grand Del Mar Resort as their backdrop, Stacy and Mack's event designer created a refined rustic setting for their outdoor ceremony and ballroom reception that included an ivory and green color palette. Guests were seated at long wooden tables that were lit with over 500 candles and set with a mix of high and low centerpieces. See their gorgeous outdoor wedding at theknot.com.
I wanted Mabel to be a blank canvas that let the bride be the focal point—a quiet whisper of a dress, as opposed to a scream. At first glance, the gown looks deceptively simple—a soft mermaid gown in dense, matte silk crepe, completely unadorned except for a flutter of guipure lace in the cap sleeves. But I find that this minimalist quality is what makes the bride look so intoxicating. The opaque crepe falls off the body like pure liquid silk without ever feeling too wispy. It gives the gown a silhouette that is exceptionally sleek, reminiscent of the glamorous gowns of 1930s Hollywood.
For a textural counterpoint to the smooth crepe in the gown, I’ve used...READ MORE