New Wedding Dresses: Romona Keveza

Posted by Kim on Aug 16, 2012

Photos by Dan Lecca

Jennifer Aniston’s engagement to Justin Theroux was this week’s big news in celebrity wedding world. We immediately started brainstorming about which wedding dress the fashionable star would wear on her big day (something modern, form-fitting, and sleek, most likely), and found that there were several gowns from Romona Keveza’s new collection that would certainly suit her. The four gowns pictured above were our favorites – the two white gowns are from Romona Keveza’s bridal couture collection, and the two colored gowns are part of her evening gown collection. And yes, we do think Jennifer might wear a hue other than white for her second wedding – and black and red are two of her favorite colors for her red carpet appearances.

Are you a fan of these gowns for Jennifer (or yourself)? Check out the rest of Romona Keveza’s wedding dresses here.

Red, White, and Blue Wedding Dresses

Posted by Kim on Jul 02, 2012

We are feeling awfully patriotic here at WeddingWire HQ this week, and wanted to share a little red, white, and blue wedding dress inspiration. Of course, there are an abundance of white wedding dresses out there, but we found it interesting that two of the most popular non-white wedding dress colors from the most recent bridal market were red and (pale) blue.

Photos by Dan Lecca

Red: Vera Wang‘s entire collection (including the dress at top, left) was in shades of red and burgundy, while the finale gown at Romona Keveza (top, right) was a rich shade of crimson.

White: Layers and layers of white tulle on these ballgowns by Maggie Sottero (center, left) and Kenneth Pool (center, right).

Blue: Pale blue wedding dresses appeared in several collections, including Oscar de la Renta (bottom, left), and Angel Sanchez (bottom, right).

What do you think of these red, white, and blue wedding gowns? Let us know in the comments!

V-Neck Wedding Dresses: Which Do You Love?

Posted by Kim on Jun 26, 2012

Lots of brides covet a v-neck wedding dress not only because it’s flattering, but also because v-necks are so versatile. Whether you’re looking for a princess-y ballgown, a slinky, sexy style, or a beach-worthy gown, there’s likely a v-neck out there to fit the bill. We picked our favorite brand-new v-neck wedding dresses from the most recent New York Bridal Market (they’ll be available soon at a bridal salon near you), but we also want to know which v-neck style is your favorite?

Dresses by (from left): Jim Hjelm, Legends by Romona Keveza, Sarah Jassir
Photos by Dan Lecca

So tell us:

Which v-neck wedding dress style do you love most?

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Pick a Venue, Pick a Wedding Dress

Posted by Kim on May 23, 2012

One of the best pieces of wedding-planning advice we can share is: Don’t go shopping for your wedding gown until you’ve booked your venue. Sure, it may be tempting to go shopping as soon as you have that ring on your finger, but avoid the pull of the bridal salon until you’re all squared away on your wedding site. Here why: Different types of wedding dresses look best at different types of venues. If you’re getting married on the beach, for example, you probably don’t want to wear a big, heavy ballgown. And vice versa – a barely-there sheath might not be appropriate at a grand house of worship or ballroom. Check out these examples from our Fashion Ideas section:

Dresses by (clockwise from top left): Anna Maier/Ulla-Maija Couture, Anne Barge, Romona Keveza, Encore by Watters
All photos by Dan Lecca

If you’re having a wedding in a large space, like a hotel ballroom or a house of worship, look for gowns that have the grandeur to match, like these ballgown wedding dresses.

Marrying outdoors, a garden or backyard perhaps? Choose a romantic wedding gown with an ethereal feel and feminine touches.

Destination weddings call for lightweight beach wedding gowns that aren’t overly beaded or structured and show just the right amount of skin.

And if you’re planning a casual soiree, perhaps at City Hall or a restaurant, a short wedding dress will fit in perfectly. These styles even work well for rehearsal dinners, or as cake-cutting or “going away” dresses.

Are you choosing a gown to fit your venue? Let us know in the comments!

For the next week, we’re asking bridal salon owners from around the country to share their favorite hot-off-the-runway looks from the most recent Bridal Market. Today, we’re talking to Salwa Khoory of L’elite Bridal and Gisele Khoory of Musette Bridal Boutique, both in Boston. Here’s what they had to say:

Q: Was there one collection or gown that you thought was the “best of market?”

Salwa: Monique Lhuillier knows how to make a bride feel beautiful. She had a nice balance of classic silhouettes, romantic and glamorous touches, and couture details. Reem Acra‘s collection was very well-rounded, too. The gowns moved effortlessly as they came down the runway.

Gisele: Romona Keveza has a beautiful collection of styles ranging from “princess” to glamorous. She doesn’t disappoint with her romantic and sexy styles.

Q: Of all the gowns that featured color (pink, blue, black, etc.), was there one or two that you think brides will fall in love with?

Gisele: Rivini had a beautiful nude copper-tone gown (left), Romona Keveza had a crimson red dress.

Salwa: Oscar de la Renta‘s soft blues and bold reds, Monique Lhuillier‘s blush gowns (right).

Photos by Dan Lecca

Q: What’s your favorite new trend or dress detail this season?

Salwa: I love the peekaboo and portrait backs, like this style by Monique Lhuillier (center). Peplums, like on style by Amsale (left),  are another feature we saw on the runways, they give brides a touch of couture.

Gisele: Color was all over the runways! Red is the new white – like on this gorgeous Romona Keveza gown (right).

Photos by Dan Lecca