Something Blue: Escala Berazza

Courtesy Escala Berazza

Courtesy Escala Berazza

We always look forward to new gown designs by Escala Berazza since we met them at bridal market. Today we would like to introduce you to their gown, “Emma.”

This sapphire blue gown uses contrast between the straightforward front of the garment and the striking back, featuring an oversize bow tail falling down from the waistline as the train. It has a rather complicated back, yet a relatively simple front. The dramatic bow flows down from an floral cluster around the waist, giving the dress an 1870s bustle illusion. When we saw this dress, we immediately thought of that time period, post-Civil War, when hoopskirts were pushed to the back of dresses, essentially being replaced by large bustles. I admire how Wei Escala seeks to bring elements of nostalgia in her work, but with modern flair!

“Emma” is perfect as a wedding gown and yes, in … [read more]

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Olia Zavozina Couture Designs

Courtesy Olia Zavozina Couture

Courtesy Olia Zavozina Couture

Today we’re featuring a fantastic Russian designer based out of Nashville- Olia Zavozina. We noticed her line last fall during Bridal Market, and were eager to meet her this spring.

Zavozina has been designing dresses since childhood and has a great love for fabrics. When designing a gown, she literally plays with the fabric, placing it on a dress form to see how the fabric lays and flows. Once satisfied, only then does she begin her design process, drawing a picture of the future dress, stating to me that her designs are all about the fabric. It’s also about the color. If a dyed batch of fabric doesn’t meet her color requirements, she will not use it for the intended design. She is particular and meticulous and does not sway from her vision. The beautiful ball gown pictured above was love at first sight for us. … [read more]

Escala Berazza

Courtesy Escala Berazza

Courtesy Escala Berazza

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Escala Berazza

Escala Berazza, the design company, was born with the goal of delivering the perfect bridal gown, custom-created and measured to fit a bride’s body, needs, and desires. We came across their booth at New York International Bridal Week, stopped by the sight of a beautiful bright-blue peacock dress created for the company’s co-founder, Wei Escala. We were shown many gown styles, one of which had a uniquely gathered skirt, while another was a combination mini-dress with train, which I would have worn back in my younger days. Wei told me that she had searched high and low to find a gown that perfectly fit her body, but failed to find a local designer who could provide her with the gown of her dreams. She settled for a dress, and not too long after her wedding she began plans to start her own company. Fast forward to twelve … [read more]

Something Blue: Atelier Aimee Couture Bridal Gowns

Courtesy Atelier Aimee

Courtesy Atelier Aimee

We love utilizing blue in wedding gowns, whether it be blue thread in the hemline or blue lace throughout the dress. Atelier Aimee offers two blue dresses but with different skirts. I am captivated with the leggy look on the left, paired with cobalt stilettos. Talk about making an entrance! I’m guessing the entire congregation would gasp in surprise.

**A woman with the courage to wear this dress would likely have an incredibly interesting love story. Make sure you contact us!**

All of my best

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Red Wedding Dress: 2014 Rania Hatoum Capella II Collection

Courtesy Rania Hatoum

Courtesy Rania Hatoum

 

Courtesy Rania Hatoum

Courtesy Rania Hatoum

There’s something about a red wedding gown that I’m in love with and it’s not only because red happens to be my favorite color. On more than one occasion in my life I’ve considered wearing a red wedding dress. In my high school sewing class one of my class assignments was to design a wedding, along with a dress.  My choice?  Red. That wedding never happened, but I never gave up on the red dress.  When engaged to my now-husband, Ian Stuart created a gorgeous red wedding gown, absolutely to die-for, but instead I opted for a simple cream-colored organza ball gown (by Ian Stuart, as well). I guess I was too frightened to wear red when it came down to it, or perhaps it was because I am traditional at heart.

The gorgeous dress above took me by surprise.  While in New … [read more]

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