Posts Tagged ‘Romona Keveza’

Feb
20
Luxe-Vintage Wedding on a Farm
Posted by Kate. Filed under Real Weddings

This week’s Real Wedding is just. so. darn. gorgeous.  Brittany and Bryan held their luxe-vintage, autumn wedding at Hackberry Hill Farm in a small town between Austin and Houston, Texas.  An organic fall palette of mocha, olive, beige, and brilliant vermillion was woven throughout, leaving us thoroughly inspired.  Many thanks to the awesomely talented Rebekah Westover for sharing this album with us!The bride wore a classic, A-line gown by couture designer, Romona Keveza.  She looked positively angelic on her wedding day.. with soft gold curls falling on her shoulders.
After the outdoor ceremony in front of a romantic, woodsy backdrop, there was a place for relaxing and chatting in the vintage outdoor lounge!The reception was indoor/outdoor… guests could gather at log tables on the patio or inside the fancied-up Silver Oak Hall.  We’re particularly fond of the way colored glass and mini floral arrangements were used on the tabletops. 

Wishing newlywed bliss to Brittany + Bryan!

Catch the full story and more photos {here}.

Photos by Utah-based photographer, Rebekah Westover

Coordination by Deborah Bradley Events

Venue: Hackberry Hill Farm

Bridal Gown by Romona Keveza

Bride’s Makeup by Kandy Glass

Florals by Melanie Tipton of Last Petal

Catering by Bistro 108


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Dec
02
Trend Snippet: Finale Dresses
Posted by Kate. Filed under Wedding Dress

After we’ve had the pleasure of seeing nearly every dress in a bridal designer’s new collection… there is always the anticipated finale dress.  Sometimes it’s highly climactic…. a statement dress…something a little different, more avant garde, a piece the designer takes particular pride in,  other times, there is a more subtle close to the show.  Here are eighteen finale dresses in every variety from this October’s New York bridal fashion week. We’ll let these dresses speak for themselves and you can be the judge.

Sweet Classics by 1. Badgley Mischka 2. Christos 3. Romona Keveza

Mermaid Stunners by 1. Ines di Santo 2. Lazaro 3. Jim Hjelm

Retro, Vintage & Mod by 1. Hayley Paige 2. Claire Pettibone 3. Amsale

Dramatics and color by 1. St. Pucchi 2. Anne Barge 3. Vera Wang

And of course, ever voluminous ballgowns by:

1. Alvina Valenta 2. Ulla Maija Couture 3. Rivini

4. Reem Acra 5. Monique Lhuillier 6. Yumi Katsura

So, tell us… which ones strike your fancy?

Have a fab December weekend friends!

xo

{Photos by Dan Lecca}


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Nov
04
Trend Snippet: Sleeves Please
Posted by Kate. Filed under Wedding Dress

This past New York bridal market was really such a treat.  While strapless gowns have stolen the show year after year, this season was different.  We saw sleeves in all shapes and size… beautiful, feminine, sheer sleeves… short and long, beaded and simple, one shoulder sleeves, and off the shoulder sleeves! Whew!  It was a sleeve extravaganza that we enjoyed very much.  Here’s a peek at the sleeve trend with looks from our fave designers:

1. Elbow Length Sleeves

1. Marchesa 2. Rivini 3. Monique Lhuillier

2. Asymmetrical Sleeves

1. Douglas Hannant 2. Jenny Packham 3. Angel Sanchez

3. Flowing Sleeves

1. Angel Sanchez 2. Carolina Herrera 3. Nicole Miller

4. Puff Sleeves

Jenny Packham

5. Lace Sleeves

1. Monique Lhuillier 2. Carolina Herrera 3. Claire Pettibone

6. Tulle Sleeves

1. Monique Lhuillier 2. Reem Acra

7. Off the Shoulder Sleeves

1. Badgley Mischka 2. Marchesa 3. Romona Keveza

8. Beaded Sleeves

1. Reem Acra 2. Jenny Packham

We’re hoping sleeves are here to stay…

Happy Weekend!

Photos by Dan Lecca

Jenny Packham Photos Courtesy of Jenny Packham


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Oct
18
NY Bridal Runway Top Ten: Day no. 2
Posted by Kate. Filed under Wedding Dress

Get ready for some pretties, because day two in New York was jam packed with gorgeous dresses, headpieces, and hairstyles from the best in bridal.  We’re sooo excited to share, so without further ado, here are the highlights (in no particular order) from NYC bridal market on Saturday, October 15th~

no. 1

This season, Amsale showed a super-contemporary collection of clean lines and precise construction.  Each piece, a work of modern art.

no. 2

The Monique Lhuillier collection is always one of the most highly anticipated.. and for good reason.  We saw bustier bodices, imprint fabrics, and high slits all with the classically feminine Monique touch.  It was light, ethereal, airy and alltogether gorgeous.

no. 3

Reem Acra accentuated a stunning bridal collection with feather-like petal and sparkle hair adornments.  Always inspiring, our imagination ran wild when we saw these designs.  See the full gown collection here.

no. 4

Claire Pettibone has this gift of creating a wonderland of Bohemian bliss wherever she goes… and most of all in her utterly unique and artistic bridal gowns.  It wouldn’t be enough to call her creations ‘dresses,’ the term ‘masterpiece’ seems more fitting.  This season’s collection was inspired by the French countryside, and we were enamored by the color, pattern and lace.

no. 5

There was color to be found at Romona Keveza’s Fall 2012 presentation, with dresses in the colors ‘something blue,’ metallic gold, and blooming lilac.  Paired with Romona’s couture construction, it was an absolute highlight of the day.

no. 6

Think classic fabrics and silhouettes with subtle twists of contemporary design.  We enjoyed seeing the aisle-ready styles from Christos in traditional lace, chiffon, organza, and tulle.

no. 7

The new Jenny Packham collection is a healthy dose of sultry sophistication… each gown truly exquisite and extraordinary in its fabric, shape, and embellishment. Dare I say, to die for?  Exposed shoulders, deep V-necks and slim A-line silhouettes made us swoon!

no. 8

Besides a collection of beautiful bridals, there was lots to see at Maggie Sottero’s early morning runway presentation.  We took note of the loosely upswept hairstyles and stand-out back-of-dress styling.

no. 9

We hit up the Kenneth Pool runway show in the afternoon and came across these two beauties, designed by Amsale Aberra.  We loved the starburst sparkles (L) and dynamism of gathered fabric (R).

no. 10

And last, but certainly not least, we had to show you Jenny Packham’s collection of vintage-inspired headpieces.  With the look of an expensive antique heirloom, the pieces whisper glamour and luxury.  Bravo~

Stay tuned for more from NY International Bridal Week!

xo

{Photos by Dan Lecca}

{Jenny Packham collection images courtesy Jenny Packham}

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