This past Saturday I watched the Royal Wedding live between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Yes, I set my alarm at 3:30am PST so that I didn’t miss it. That is pure dedication if I do say so myself. I wasn’t about to miss all of the fashion, the celebrities, the glamorous venue, the dress reveal, Prince Harry’s reaction…shall I go on? Even though I needed at least three cups of coffee the next day, it was totally worth it! I now have extremely high, unrealistic expectations like getting married at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle and having my wedding dress designed by Clare Waight Keller of Givenchy. One can dream right?
Now that we all have wedding fever, I decided to post “The Top Trends for Summer Wedding Dresses.” My spread in Charleston Weddings Magazine has the perfect gowns for the summer months. They are a mix of high-fashion, traditional, and sexy. Take a look at the spread below and pick out your dream summer wedding dress. Trust me, you’ll have a hard time picking just one!
Charleston Weddings Magazine Winter 2010
Dock Street Theatre, Charleston, SC
Photographer: Peter Frank Edwards
Stylist: Ayoka Lucas
Hair & Makeup: Ashley Brook Perryman
IN THE WINGS
Taffeta Amsale gown with a dropped rushed waist and skirt with rosettes from White. Mixed metal, bead, and crystal necklace from Finicky Filly. Velvet ribbon flower with tulle and gems by Kira Elizabeth Designs from Belle Couture Bridal.
MAKE AN ENTRANCE
Carolina Herrera V-neck gown with organza ribbons and crystal details and tunic overlay with floral details from Maddison Row. Pearl and black silk cord necklace by Kate Spade from Finicky Filly. Pearl bead and cameo necklace by Kelly Wenner from kellywenner.com.
OUT OF THE SHADOWS
Strapless A-line Junko Yoshioka organza gown with ruched bodice, draped skirt, and belt with floral corsage from Gown Boutique of Charleston. Sterling silver and quartz bracelet from Croghan’s Jewel Box. Tulle and satin “Ariel” headband by Nicole & Company from Phyllis.
Happily Ever After…
I LOVE every one of those dresses. If I had to pick a favorite it would be the “Curtain Call” Carolina Herrera strapless dress. It is the perfect unique dress for the modern bride. What was your favorite Summer Wedding Dress? Let me know in the comments! Ciao Bellas and Happy Wedding Season!