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Aug 13 2011

Bridal Beauty: Alberta Ferretti Forever

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I don’t know why but I have come over a little broody about weddings; maybe it is because of all the high profile weddings with a couple of Royal affairs, Kate Moss finally becoming Kate Hince, and even Daniel Craig tied the knot even though I didn’t know he was dating Rachel Weitz this summer; or maybe it is because I am obsessing about the Grace Kelly Bridal Barbie. I just don’t know what it is but I even nearly bought a wedding magazine the other day!!

I should also quickly add a disclaimer for my boyfriend, no I am not pressurising you to propose, one day would be nice, but I just couldn’t not blog about these gorgeous dresses.

This is Alberta Ferretti’s second bridal collection ‘White Carpet’, and consists of 13 dresses which are all sheer perfection, with each being named after a Hollywood movie star.

I am quite taken with ‘Scarlett’ at the top, with its long lace sleeves, voluminous skirt, and that dramalicious silk-tulle veil with Chantilly lace and a crystal hem – gorgeous!! If ever there was an Oscar-winning wedding dress this beauty would be it, no need to worry about the bridesmaids taking the spotlight with this gown.

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After something a bit more delicate and romantic? Then you are probably after the ‘Audrey’, with its empire line dress adorned with floral embroidery made from gems, satin and chiffon petals to the front.

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Then there is ‘Mia’, completely different again with its shorter skirt length and sheer embroidered train, it kind of breaks away from tradition slightly.

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My second favourite is this ‘Nicole’ wedding gown, I think it is because it is so different, I love that it is Twenties-inspired with a headscarf replacing the tiara and the floaty ethereal skirt. Actually this dress is quite hippy isn’t it. I don’t think it reminds me much of Nicole Kidman though, but it is a stunning dress.

The other gowns are named: Greta, Marilyn, Liz, Ava, Claudia, Catherine, Isabelle, Michelle, and Penelope, and each has its own sense of femininity, different in silhouette and volume, but still just as stunning as the next.

The wedding dresses will be available from November, with prices starting at £1,700 and reaching £7,500 *bet you that is for Scarlett*. But considering the dresses are hand sewn in Italy and each take between 30 and 80 hours to complete that is a great price.

“I believe that every woman on her wedding day wants to feel like a diva wearing a beautiful dreamy dress. Just like how the Hollywood movie stars create an important presence in red carpet gowns, I also want my brides to feel unique and special in the dresses that I have created for them. This is what I love to call white carpet.” Alberta Ferretti

Also how gorgeous does Poppy Delevigne look in these black and white shots??? Love!!!

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  • http://fuyume.net faye

    i love alberta ferretti everything she designs is so wonderfully feminine and these dresses are no exception xx

  • http://fashionistabarbieuk.com/ Danielle Wightman-Stone

    I am kind of obsessed by the ‘Scarlett’ it even made it into my dream last night!!!