While some brides have known exactly the style of gown they will wear on their wedding day ever since pre-school days, others remain uncertain - almost to the wire.
Fashion and Dresses
Finding the perfect bridesmaids’ dresses is often more stressful than finding the right wedding gown.
One of the leading figures in the Southern fashion scene, prominent Queenstown and Dunedin businesswoman Annemarie Mains opens her wardrobe to Sarah Harvey.
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Mid-century styling brings back the soft, demure femininity of French lace, little capped sleeves, long sleeves and flattering boat-style necklines and figure-skimming shaping. There are also gowns that feature decorative fitted lace bodices that are framed with a flowing skirt or those that use lace as a delightful accent.
From florals and prints for garden weddings to satin and silks for more formal celebrations, options galore await mothers of the bride and groom this season.
With today's relaxed dress codes men are no longer required to wear a particular style of suit at a particular time of day or at any particular style of wedding. In saying that, the morning suit or dinner suit would look out of place at a beach barbecue or casual separates off-skew at a formal dinner and dance.
ODT fashion contributor Jennifer Hughson takes the pain out of choosing the perfect bridal gown.
Rowan Williams, of Mosgiel, recently moved to Linton Military Base near Palmerston North, where her fiance, Private Thomas J. Leoni, is a movements operator with 5 Movement Company. Thomas is from Brisbane.
The wedding dress design has been sorted. But to accomplish the desired overall fabulous look, the bride has other little details to consider.
Soft sensuality in wedding dresses is sought by brides this season.
Those who have been around grooms and their groomsmen know that the blokes get as big a charge out of donning their threads as brides and their attendants.
Chic is the operative word for the mothers of brides and grooms this season. Dresses teamed with contrasting short jackets and longer duster coats are a top option.
Although the groom doesn’t quite share the limelight to the same degree as his blushing bride on their big day, it’s still important that he looks and feels his best. 2012 offers several trends for the groom who wants to look stylish and sophisticated at his wedding.
The veil is a beautiful ceremonial headpiece that should work seamlessly with the gown.
The impact of lingerie on the wedding gown is such that every bridalwear designer or dressmaker in New Zealand and beyond will insist that all fittings are carried out in the undergarments to be worn on the wedding day.
New fabrics and fabric finishes are in part responsible for the latest looks in bridal wear.
Hiring of suits is the rule rather than the exception these days. The main reason for this is the ease with which outfits can be co-ordinated at a suit-hire establishment for not often, if at all, does a groom, his best man and groomsman own matching suits!