From the Red Carpet to the Wedding Day
I don’t know if any of you noticed, but the Oscars were this past Sunday. From Gemma Chan (my personal fav!) to Lady Gaga, the ladies really brought it this year on the red carpet! Being in the bridal industry and watching the red carpet arrivals, I always think, “what would that gown look like in white??” After thinking about it, many of my favorite gowns from this year’s Oscars already have bridal equivalents out there and I took the liberty of collecting a few of my favorites!
First up, Angela Bassett in Reem Acra. While I am sure this look will make an appearance in white for Reem’s upcoming collection, I have chosen Romona Keveza’s one shoulder, silk crepe gown from her minimalist collection as this look’s bridal counterpart. On the red carpet look, Reem has an oversized shoulder detail. To make it more bridal friendly, Romona softens the look by using a transparent piece instead. This gown is perfect for the bride who wants the contemporary look. The overskirt is a great add on if she wants to be a little extra on her big day! After all, it’s the one day to be extra and no one can say anything about it so WERK it girl!
Next we have Michelle Yeoh in Elle Saab. I cannot say enough how much I loved this gown! The fabric choice makes it perfect for the red carpet but this silhouette is as classic as it gets, making it perfect for the bride who wants to be timeless on her wedding day. Reem Acra has a beautiful take on this gown in her Celebration collection. She “bridal-lizes” (yes, I made up that word) the look by using duchess satin, which is the epitome of classic bridal fashion.
Finally we have Gemma Chan, aka QUEEN, in Valentino. At first glance you may not look at this gown and immediately think bridal but then you see Viktor & Rolf’s Lily Garden Sheath gown and it makes perfect sense. This gown is for the bride who is effortless in style but still appreciates all things couture. While she may be wanting a simply chic look, she will be anything but forgettable.
Now I could go on and on with more examples of red carpet inspired wedding day looks, but the moral of the story is to find your own inspiration and run with it for your big day. Not all of us are famous but on the wedding day why not make the aisle your own red carpet!