St. Pucchi unveils poetic 2012 bridal collection

It is hard to pick a favorite from the 23 statement pieces for the St. Pucchi 2012 collection.  Inspired by the 13th century poet and philosopher Rumi, this collection was designed to reflect evolution and movement.

“Rumi believed that the spirit undergoes many an evolutionary process to become close to the divine ego,” says Rani. “ I wanted to reflect an evolutionary process in the line as well.  Each gown has a traditional basis but reflects movement in time and a modernized feel for today’s bride.”

Rani has captured this feel by using the lightest fabrics and created airy textures that she is known for.  This collection truly transcends time and the beautiful usage of the Queen Anne neckline, modernized panels of silk, pearls and crystals are breathtaking.

In an effort to create something for everyone, there are an additional 11 whimsical and fun St. Pucchi Sposa gowns.  Ranging from off the shoulder scoop necklines dresses to blush colored gowns or tea length dresses, the only problem is deciding which one to choose.

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St. Pucchi 2012 bridal couture collection

With a focus on fabrication, this collection is inspired by the futuristic appeal of geometrics combined with femininity and romance.  It celebrated the simplicity and minimalism of modern contemporary structures.”  Rani Totman

This collections focus is on fabrication and was inspired by the futuristic appeal of geometric combines with femininity and romance.  Choosing eight new designs, St Pucchi paid homage to you and the beauty of the female form.  Intricate designs accompanied with beads and crystals  replaced by fabrics which were manipulated to create different visible textured. From strapless, sweetheart necklines, one-shouldered gowns and modified mermaid pieces was created with all luxury fabrics like Pure silk organza, silk shantuns, Ricamo net, tulle and Alenon lace.  Of course there wouldn’t be a St. Pucchi gown without the added element of surprise, which could be an elaborate flower or geometric design.

As if you needed another reason to love St. Pucchi their sizes range from a 4 to 20.

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Event: St. Pucchi Bridal Trunk Show Winter Park Fl.

Just in time for the royal wedding, St. Pucchi Bridal, the renowned bridal line by Rani Totman, is proud to announce their first ever trunk show with The Collection in Winter Park, Fl. this Friday, April 29th to Saturday, April 30th.

A gown fit for a Princess (Hey Kate...did ya see this??)

The Collection is an exclusive bridal boutique and designer atelier on Park Avenue known for offering the best in quality and originality. Brides-to-be will have a chance to receive 10% off on St. Pucchi gowns. To book your appointment, call (407) 740-6003.

If you haven’t already, you can keep up to date with this amazing designer on her Face Book Page – St. Pucchi Bridal

Five days and counting….I need a royal dress.

Dear Lisa,

There is so much going on that I have had a tough time of keeping it all in order.  I wish everyone truly understood that this is not only an important time for me, but also extremely stressful.  Everyone has his or her opinion on what should happen, how it should happen and it’s timed down to the last second.  I think my planner even has my bathroom moments timed.

I need to take a moment and really search for my dress.  I actually have a good idea about the style I want and actually want to design it myself.  Is that simply crazy??  I also know that I want two more party dresses to change.  One for the family reception and then one for the real party with our friends that evening.  I also think that since we are now planning a breakfast the next morning with family and friends, I need yet one more outfit.

Yes there are just five days until our wedding, but I know that it will come together….I think.



Dear Kate,

Let’s take it one at a time.  Remember first, you must breathe.  I’ve seen more than one bride (and a few grooms) topple over because they get so stressed that they forget to take a moment to relax.  Secondly, this is your wedding – you and Will.  Nothing will happen before you both arrive so if you’re a few moments late…so be it!  Just don’t ‘be 30 minutes or more because that would be rude.

Communication with Will is extremely key at this time.  This is your partner and the person that you are saying (and he to you) that you want to spend the rest of your life with.  That means that you can discuss everything and truly share the stresses of this time with each other.  If he is a good guy, he’ll do his best to help you and you know what, I’m sure he’s a bit stressed as well.  If you can, why not take a few hours for a date?  Go to lunch, hang out in the park, go for a couples massage or take in a funny movie.  Just the two of you – away from all the prying eyes.  Connect and remember this: The Wedding is one day….the Marriage begins after the party stops.

I was wondering if you had your dress yet.  After just coming back from bridal market in NYC a few weeks ago, there are so many designers that have beautiful gowns.  There is Sassi Holsford, Temperly, Jasper Conran and Jenny Packham who are among my favorite British designers and who could absolutely design for the church or your receptions and parties.

There are also several other designers who have a princess like theme this year and I think they would be lovely for any of your wedding dresses.  Some of my favorites include Monique Lhuillier, St. Pucchi, Reem Acra, Claire Pettibone and of course Carolina Herrera.  A relatively new bridal designer, but he’s dressed lots of A-list celebrities, is Kevan Hall Priscilla of Boston has five separate lines under their umbrella that are beautiful, but Vintage line is my favorite for its chic, sophisticated yet youthful feel.  If you truly wanted to help design your own gown, you should set up an appointment with Amsale, Alfred Angelo, and Reem Acra who I know are always happy to collaborate with a bride that wants to help design their own gown.

Remember to breathe and all will be well.


NYC Bridal market is winding down

Hi!  OMG the last 4 days have been on FIRE! Running from here to there; looking at countless dresses, speaking with designers and of course catching up with some of my friends in the industry.  Honestly, it is like a high school reunion.  OK, so I honestly hope that you’re been following along with my tweets and of course that you have subscribed to our facebook page.  There is just so much goodness on there, I can barely contain myself.

I’ve posted hundreds of photos from Reem Acra, Monique Lhuillier (did you hear my BIG an EXCLUSIVE ANNOUNCEMENT from Monique?! I’m the FIRST and ONLY Journalist she has shared this with!!), Ines Di Santo, Alfred Angelo, Simone Caravilli, Christos, Kenneth Pool, Amsale, Jenny Lee, Priscilla of Boston, St. Pucchi, Romona Keveza, Anne Bowen, Matthew Williamson, Vera Wang – WHEW!!  That’s only the first 4 days.  There are still more pictures to upload and shows today.  OH…look at the time.  I’ve gotta run, but…here are a few more of my favorite pictures.

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Remember, all the shows I attend, WILL HAVE PICTURES that I’ve taken (I tweet live from the shows – @bridalease) as well as the really pretty-pretty ones from my photographer when they are available.  There is just so much to share on trends, color, style and yes just a bit for the Royal Wedding.  I know!

Happy Monday