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What Will Kate Wear | White Couture

Friday, June 18th, 2010

Kate and William

I was a big fan of Princess Di and now it looks like I think Kate is just as wonderful!  As soon as I saw her in the perfect cage hat and veil I knew she would be a hit.  So recently brides.com asked a group of designers to design a gown they think the next Princess should wear.  Reem Acra and Amsale were among the best and rumor has it she is considering one of the two.  So who will it be?  You decide.  Here are the sketches provided by two designers currently available at White Couture.  What do you think?

Reem Acra

Reem Acra for Kate

This ivory silk gazar A-line gown with a square neckline and long sleeves would feature French Alençon lace accents at the wrists, veil, and tiers of the gown. “The simple elegance of the gown reflects her personal style,” says the designer. “I used French Alençon lace accents to honor the traditional styles worn by previous royal brides, to whom Kate will undoubtedly be compared.” To view more gowns by Reem Acra, click here.

Amsale

Amsale For KateThe designer, known for her modern interpretions of traditional bridal fashion, would dress Kate in this subtly beaded Alençon lace gown that features cap sleeves, a romantic, ballerina neckline, and a cathedral length train. “The gown is reflective of Kate’s young, fresh style with a nod to tradition,” says Amsale. “The silhouette is elegant and refined, and the fabric is all about texture—corded lace, soft beading, and detailed thread work.” To view more gowns by Amsale, click here.

Glamour and More! | White Couture | Park City

Friday, May 7th, 2010
Last week White Couture was invited to participate in a photo shoot with a few of Utah’s Wedding Vendors.  We packed up a few wedding gowns and our tuxedos and spent the day taking photos of this glamorous look!  This is just the beginning…We have three themes.  The first was an Old Hollywood theme.  Next week we’re going for a Romantic/Vintage theme.  Wait until you see those gowns and props.  And the third theme…we’re keeping it a surprise!  Be sure to check back often because we’ll have those photos to share too thanks to Heather Nan Photography.  Every vendor participating is talented and spending time together to share their work and experience with you.  We hope you enjoy the final product which will launch in June.  Don’t worry, you’ll be invited!  For now, here’s a peak at Old Hollywood.
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Participating Vendors:

Floral (Hair & Bouquet): Kado Designs
Hair & Make-Up: Gabby Gabbitas
Gown, Tuxedo & Accessories: White Couture Designer Bridal & Tuxedos
Vintage Car: Something Vintage Something Blue
Videography: Elizabeth Bergeland Productions
Photography: Heather Nan Photography
Models:  Adaline and Jared!

REEM ACRA TRUNK SHOW | WHITE COUTURE DESIGNER BRIDAL & TUXEDOS

Saturday, April 24th, 2010

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White Couture is honored to host a trunk show for a bridal legend, Reem Acra, this weekend!    Beginning Friday, April 23rd her entire collection will be in the studio.  Reem Acra is  an  inspiring designer who pushes bridal fashion forward and allows her brides to believe that any dream can come true. Like a fairy godmother, no matter what kind of gown a bride has dreamt about wearing on her wedding day, Reem Acra has created it.    She has  designed gowns that are modern works of art and  are unique enough to be displayed in museum and galleries. 

Celebrities and brides alike are knocking  at her door to wear one of her gowns . Many gowns are touched with unique embellishments  and  every gown is creatively constructed. One of our favorite gowns that is currently on display at White Couture showcases her style.   The silk satin gown that swirls and twists around the body with sophisticated origami pleating and then struck with embroidery. 

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Reem Acra has made it possible for many brides to own their own dream gown: “There’s something for all my brides, for all the different price levels. There’s something that everyone can afford.” REEM ACRA

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Reem Acra Trunk Show is this week on beginning Friday, April 23 – Saturday, May 1.  Schedule your fitting! Take advantage of special promotions and gifts all weekend long. Appointments are required so make yours soon! (435) 655-3180

TODAY’S WEDDING GOWN | PART 3 | WHITE COUTURE DESIGNER BRIDAL & TUXEDOS

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

A New Century

We have now reached a new century, and no doubt the wedding gown will carry on changing in fabric and altering in form. But there is equally no doubt that it will remain with us. Since the civil wedding laws were relaxed in the 1990s, allowing marriages to be conducted almost any where; even those with no religious convictions can have a beautiful setting. As wedding fashion continues to evolve separately from the general vogue, people have felt freer to allow full rein for their imaginations.

Carolina Herrera's gown; although not traditional was featured on the cover of Martha Stewart Weddings

Carolina Herrera's gown; although not traditional was featured on the cover of Martha Stewart Weddings

Today, we see lace, pearls, simple fabrics, silks, a rouched bodice, long trains or short. The pick up in the skirt has made it in and out  of  fashion and more and more brides are adding details to their simple skirts making the train easier to bustle.  Ivory, champagne, white or blush — anything goes. Of course the timeless dress is still a simple A-line skirt or modified ballgown, strapless top, simple French bustle, and a little bit of beading and maybe even some lace. With so many beautiful lace options, lace is used to add the feminine touch, but added in such a way that the gown is modern in form. Every designer from the highest end has at least one gown showcasing lace bringing back some of the traditions from long ago.

This duchess satin gown by Amsale features a modified ballgown skirt and one shoulder detail.

This duchess satin gown by Amsale features a modified ballgown skirt and one shoulder detail.

Corsette bodice and full skirt by Reem Acra

Corsette bodice and full skirt by Reem Acra

Reem Acra's Flowers and beading; A tradition you'll see today and in the 1800's.

Reem Acra's Flowers and beading; A tradition you'll see today and in the 1800's.

THE COLOR OF A WEDDING GOWN | PART 2 | WHITE COUTURE DESIGNER BRIDAL & TUXEDOS

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

The Color of the Gown

Today a popular choice includes adding a sash or color in a special color

Today a popular choice includes adding a sash or flower in a special color

The color of a gown was a popular source of luck.  Those who rely on their happiness and superstition had to select the right color gown. White, or a variation of white, was a favorite and symbolized a girl’s virginity and innocence in the face of her imminent change of state. But it was not a practical shade for most purposes and it was not always the favorite choice. Blue, with its associations with the Virgin Mary, was another strong symbol of purity, which also traditionally symbolized fidelity and eternal love (hence the popularity of the sapphire in engagement rings). Brides who wore blue believed their husbands would always be true to them, so even if their gown itself was not blue, they would be sure to wear something blue. This is another tradition that has survived to this day.

Pink was another popular color, considered most suitable for a May wedding. It is flattering to most complexions and associated with girlhood, but some superstitions held it to be unlucky – “Marry in pink and your fortunes will sink”! The deeper shade of red was definitely taboo by Victorian times, with its reference to scarlet women and hussies. An unpopular shade was green. This was considered the fairies color, and it was bad luck to call the attention of the little folk to oneself during a time of transition. Also linked with the lushness of foliage, it was held to make rain spoil the big day.

This gorgeous A-line features a band of color in the sash.  Availabel in black, stone or ivory; a hint of color is a good choice!

Do you think Vera Wang did her homework prior to introducing so many wedding gowns in various colors.  Although the modern bride might be willing to step out of the box, her guests may be left to wonder!  We’ll have to wait to see if anyone is daring enough to make Vera’s new collection flourish or will it flop.  Let’s face it, tradition is still expected and with so many options we’ll see if tradition is still most important.

This makes a great evening gown but would you consider it for your wedding?

This makes a great evening gown but would you consider it for your wedding?

Up until the nineteenth century ribbons would be tied into bows or “love knots” and loosely attached to the dress. These “bride laces” would be pulled off by the guests during the post ceremony festivities, and kept as wedding favors, or souvenirs. This custom gradually died out, being replaced by flowers instead. Guests would be given floral button-holes to wear, and the bride might wear flowers in her hair or as a corsage or garland around her skirts, or else carry them in a bouquet. Rosemary and myrtle were early favorites, and orange blossom became popular in the 1830s.  The floral tradition lives on and most brides, no matter how simply dressed, will have a flower in her hair or carry a bouquet.

Carolina Herrera's hand painted watercolor inspired gown has a hint of blue undertone yet keeps a traditional look.

Carolina Herrera's hand painted watercolor inspired gown has a hint of blue undertone yet keeps a traditional look.


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