David’s Bridal and Vera Wang 2014 collection online

With the Spring 2014 WHITE by Vera Wang collection, exclusively at David’s Bridal, Vera Wang continues to incorporate her artistry and sophisticated design aesthetic into elegant looks for any modern bride and her bridesmaids. The Spring 2014 collection introduces new bridal gowns, bridesmaid dresses and accessories.4059



The Spring 2014 Bridal Collection presents five new bridal gowns ranging from $728-$1,798 in a variety of feminine silhouettes with modern details.The bridal collection color palette includes White, Ivory, Champagne, Sterling and Blush while introducing new colors for the Spring season that include Blush/Gold and Champagne/Blush combinations. 4056



The Spring 2014 Collection introduces the limited edition Ebony Collection, priced between $728-$1,248, featuring five popular bridal gowns available in Ebony. The variety of styles includes SOPHIE, NATALIE, ELLA and EMILIA.The Ebony Collection will be available online for a limited time beginning in December at http://www.davidsbridal.com and at select David’s Bridal stores.4058



The Spring 2014 Bridesmaid Collection, priced between $168 to $198, introduces four new dresses that reflect contemporary and classic styles in both short and long silhouettes. The Bridesmaid Collection introduces new colors into the collection including Mist (a light blue shade), Stone (a new neutral) as well as color combinations of Blush/Gold, Champagne/Gold and Cassis/Gold. 4054



The Spring 2014 Accessories Collection, ranging from $78 to $198, features elegant bridal accents that perfectly compliment any bridal look including headbands and veils. 



The Spring 2014 WHITE by Vera Wang collection is available now, exclusively at David’s Bridal nationwide, as well as online at http://www.whitebyverawang.com.




Vera Wang adds to her empire opens boutique in San Francisco

Seems only natural for Vera Wang.  She now has a home on the west coast, so the next obvious project for her was to open a boutique there. This is her first bridal boutique in San Francisco.  “It is one of the most beautiful cities in the United States filled with incredible culture, refinement and a unique clientele,” says Vera Wang.

Located at 180 Geary Street, San Francisco, California, the store occupies 4,640 square feet and overlooks Union Square. Along with outposts in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Moscow, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney, Vera Wang’s latest venture houses her bridal collection and will also carry evening-wear.

This boutique has a contemporary look is created with graphite concrete floors, charcoal grey walls, etched glass doors and blackened steel design elements. The salon experience is about understated elegance, sophistication and modernity. It is designed to engage the bride and her family and friends with options through knowledge and service. vw2 VWSF VWBFStoreRendering1

With boutiques located around the world, it’s increasingly easy for brides to experience “Vera”.

For a complete list of retailers, please visit www.verawang.com.

Win your gown by The White Gown contest

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, The White Gown how about a chance to participate in the “All You Need is Love” Bridal Gown Giveaway!
 The White Gown Event
Rules: To participate, brides-to-be must submit the story of how the couple fell in love in 500 words or less, as well as provide photos with their beloved fiancé. Three finalist candidates will be chosen by The White Gown from these submissions. The selection of the final winner to will be opened up to audience vote on The White Gown’s Facebook page .
Prize: Winner will receive a free fitting and wedding gown valued up to $2,000! (Gown must be chosen by March 31, 2013.) Gown choice must be a currently stocked item. (The bride may choose a more expensive gown from stock and pay the difference.) The bride must be new to The White Gown. No exceptions. There will be no reimbursement if chosen gown is under $2,000. (However, the balance may be put towards other bridal accessories.)
Timeline: Contest submissions must be received by February 4. Tally of audience votes will be finalized by midnight on February 12. Winner will be announced on The White Gown/Facebook on February 14.

Monique Lhuillier 2011 Garden of Eden collection

“The collection came to me in a dream… A beautiful girl running through a lush garden.  Her very own Garden of Eden. Beautiful flowering trees in watercolor hues.  Red Apple dresses and the temptation of the snake, Seen in a subtle reptile pattern in flowering chiffons.  Lots of shimmer from the glistening sun on dewy surfaces.  Ombres in blues and greens, pale pinks dominate.  I don’t want to wake up, I am in a state of Euphoria!”  Monique Lhuillier

What is there to be said about Monique Lhuillier that you’ve not heard before?  She’s brilliant.  She is loved by her fans. She is an amazing designer. Her evening gowns (and bridal wear) are flawless.  Her designs are what dreams are made of.  In this case, all of this is true in her very own garden of Monique.

I wish I had dreams like this.  Beautiful gowns floating by in my own flower field. There can be no denying the talent and craftsmanship of this collection. Murmurs the moment of the first step on the runway.  Deep sighs and perhaps wistfulness as women dared to dream new places – or in some case, any place to wear one. We know it’s only a matter of time when we’ll see one of these on the red carpet.

The only thing I look more forward to is her bridal collection.  It will surely create new visions of gardens and beautiful blooms.  I’m sure we will see one or more of these in a few weeks in bridal white or ‘something blue’.  I don’t know how she does it, but I’m so grateful she does.

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