Thursday, April 4, 2013

THE MATURE BRIDE

Because I create so many out of the ordinary gowns I attract my share of  mature brides.  Let's define maturity. I've found its pretty much a state of being--it can be any age woman who gravitates toward a more a tailored,  grown up look.  1940s chic is a great example.  If you think Joan Crawford in designer, Adrian's creations you're definitely zoned in.   Typically, a mature bride is over forty, has kids of her own and is marrying for the second or third time around. She and her groom aren't  likely to be all consumed with getting the garter throw right or most of the other details that go with putting together the traditional bash. Instead the focus is usually on a meaningful celebration and one very special dress sans the layers of lace and ruffles. Here are a few 'righteous gems'  I thought would go nicely for second time around brides . . .
 
 
Header Photo: Valentino Couture SS 2013/Photo 2: Cymbeline Paris/
Photo 3: Georges Hobeika Spring-Summer 2013, Couture/Photo 4: Oscar de la Renta/
Photo 5: Chanel 2013/Photo 6Alexander McQueen Fitted Cap-Sleeve Gown/

14 comments:

The Dainty Dolls House said...

I would wear all of these any day, haha! These are marvellous, love the first one!! Just stunning! I love the way dresses are changing and becoming more and more creative and different, yet still wedding dresses :) Have a great day doll xx

Wedding in Italy said...

This dresses are verry elegant and I think is more for an intimate wedding or for those married 2nd time or more. Indeed they are for mature bride! :D

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Kim Alston said...

I love the first two! How exquisite!

Kristy said...

I was married in Oct and fall under the category mature bride. You are right, we weren't too worried about all the traditional things although we did do a few of them for the photos. These dresses are perfect for a mature bride. I love photo #5!

Mitha Komala said...

it doesnt look like the usual wedding dresses! but they are totally gorgeous! <3

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honey my heart said...

wow. the oscar de la renta dress in photo 4 is just amazing.

Rachel Jensen {Da Paura ♥} said...

These dresses seriously took my breath away. Wow.

GlamFabChameleon said...

Very pretty pieces! I would wear them anyway!:)
Happy Friday!

Rebecca said...

I think I am gravitating towards the mature bride because every look I was in awe of! Love the clean lines and shapes! I want that cropped white jacket with the big flower for myself to wear just on a regular day!

Rebecca
www.winnipegstyle.ca

Imogen said...

The 3rd picture is so perfect

Punctuation Mark said...

those dresses would look fantastic on any bride no matter her age!

Sweetpea said...

I am in love with the Oscar de la Rente suit, number 4. Anyone know the price tag?

Anonymous said...

I would also like to know the price of that suit?