Bridal Fashion Week: Drama, Beads and Sparkle

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Bridal Fashion Week floods brides with abounding inspiration for their big day. Whether you’re planning an intimate vintage-inspired ceremony or an extravagant soirée, we’ve narrowed down the fairytale dress. 

By Jemma Walker

Both dresses by Elie Saab, Photographed by Stefania Paparelli for MOJEH Magazine, styled by Sara Francia

Both dresses by Elie Saab, Photographed by Stefania Paparelli for MOJEH Magazine, styled by Sara Francia

Vera Wang

Vera Wang’s dark fairytale encapsulates drama, from the sultry sheer material to the unique silhouettes – the New York-based designer creates haute couture bridesmaid and wedding gowns like no other. Fashioning sleek bodies with contrasting feathery mermaid tales – the powerful designs are fit for any bride with a taste for trends. Oversized black bows add alternative femininity and the unique, underwear-like nature of the collection is complimented by the small, tame trains adding functionality.

Vera Wang Spring 2016 Bridal Collection

Jenny Packham

The scene of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ was set, with the brides carrying handfuls of vintage blooms dressed in delicately beaded gowns, Jenny Packham – arguably the queen of bridal fashion – conquers spring 2016. The sweet feminine silhouettes decorated with demure flowers, pearls and Swarovski crystals brought the fairytale to life. Loose natural waves fell around the models shoulders, with some adorning intricate pearl headpeices – bohemian beauty is welcomed in Packham’s world.   

Jenny Packham Spring 2016 Bridal Collection

Oscar de la Renta

The iconic dressmaker’s bridal collection turns heads with a flurry of feminine shapes, focusing on the simplicity of the 21st century bride with a touch of modernity. Forget your something blue – the spring collection updates classic lace gowns with a vivid pink sash. With Oscar de la Renta’s lace figure-hugging fishtail dresses, dramatic feathering and layered bandeau gowns to choose from, the versatile designs ensure there’s something for every bride. From detailed veils to crowns of fresh flowers – the freshness of spring is embedded with every stitch.      

Oscar de la Renta Spring 2016 Bridal Collection

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