Friday, May 30, 2008
Style File: Wedding Trends
June is always hyped as the month with the most weddings, but you don't have to be a June bride to get in on this year's and next year's bridal trends. In tonight's Style File, Seven's Belkys Nerey takes us for a fashionable walk down the aisle.
WSVN -- That old song "Here Comes the Bride All Dressed in White" is out of tune this wedding season. Brides are now going for a little color.
Catherine Fox Milian, Chic Parisien, owner: "You're going to see a lot of splashes of color, splashes of embroidery."
Catherine Fox Milian: "This is a Monique Lhuillier, this is part of the spring 2009 collection, an embellished corset with a pistachio-colored sash."
Whether it's white sand beaches or romantic mountains, destination weddings are still a big trend and dresses are now being designed to travel.
Catherine Fox Milian: "What that means is it's light, airy. You can wear it on the beach. It's easy to pack."
Traditional dresses are also going, well, non-traditional. Over the next year, you'll see more chiffon, lace and goddess-like dresses.
Catherine Fox Milian: "This is a Ravini dress, and this is a traditional dress but with an edge. You have a rouged bodice and razor cut organza, which gives it a feathery, airy look."
And don't be afraid to mix and match. The fashionistas at Chic Parisien in Coral Gables, helped this bride take two dresses and turn them into one dream dress.
Catherine Fox Milian: "We took two separate dresses from M.L., the top of one, bottom of the other and put them together, the beaded corset and the layered skirt, made her a custom piece."
Sandra Chartouni De Saovat: "This dress was everything I could have ever wanted. It was perfect."
Miami Couture designer Rene Ruiz is also creating new wedding trends.
He's putting metallics under wedding gowns for bold brides who want to shine. He's even using the material to make bridesmaids stand out.
Rene Ruiz: "We're also using metallic under the maid of honor gown to set her apart from the rest of the bridal party."
The girls don't get to have all the fashion and fun. For the groom and his best men, Rene is adding interesting jacket linings, like animal print, and even ties are getting a little bling.
Rene Ruiz: "So one of the things we're doing right now is matching the ties to the bridesmaids' dresses to make it that more special, we're adding bling and Swarovski crystals to make the whole bridal party stand out."
Rene is also the first to create champagne fitting parties for bridesmaids.
Renee Ruiz: "What we do is get hors d'oeuvres and champagne and very good looking waiters, and we get all the bridesmaids here together, and they pick and choose the style that they want the gown to be in."
Finally, a way to make trying on all those bridesmaid dresses fun. Another hot trend, experts say headpieces, hair pins and ribbons are replacing veils this season.
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